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Sasikala seeks 15-day parole to attend husband's funeral

Sasikala seeks 15-day parole to attend husband's funeral Sasikala, lodged in Bengaluru Central prison after she was found guilty in a disproportionate assets case was allowed to visit her ailing husband on parole. Later, Sasikala dropped her husband's name a year ago and added the prefix VK to revert to her maiden name, soon after she was appointed general secretary of the AIADMK. [Full Article...]

Madhuri Dixit repalces Sridevi in Abhishek Varman's next, Janhvi thanks actor

Madhuri Dixit repalces Sridevi in Abhishek Varman's next, Janhvi thanks actor The film will commence in mid-April. A grateful Janhvi posted a picture of the two veteran actresses together and wrote. However, Sridevi preferred to not be a part of the movie as she felt that she was already doing several films with Anil Kapoor. [Full Article...]

Brexit talks could break down over Ireland border issue, warns former diplomat

Brexit talks could break down over Ireland border issue, warns former diplomat During this period Britain will be able to negotiate and sign trade deals with other countries while remaining covered by European Union common trade policy. Among other issues, it would set out how the two sides intend to avoid a hard border in Ireland. "But it remains our intention to achieve a partnership that is so close as to not require specific measures in relation to Northern Ireland and... [Full Article...]

Apprentice students demand permanent jobs, halt train services

Apprentice students demand permanent jobs, halt train services In a presser today, Minister of Indian Railways Piyush Goyal stated that all applicants should get a fair and equal opportunity to serve the nation. In view of the agitation, the CR authorities swung into action and said a fresh round of exams to recruit the apprentices will be held soon. BEST is providing extra buses from Matunga station. [Full Article...]

Consider This: School walkout

Consider This: School walkout But he also said the teens have turned away money from people who offered donations with strings attached. "It was completely student organized". "Long after you're gone, you're going to remember this day and America will remember you were here". [Full Article...]

Mike Pompeo scheduled to meet with Rex Tillerson

Mike Pompeo scheduled to meet with Rex Tillerson Trump, these people said, informally offered Cohn the position, telling him he thought he'd be a good fit for the job, and Cohn had agreed to take it. But Paul has vowed to throw wrenches in the way of his GOP colleagues as they undergo the process of confirming Pompeo and Haspel - and he doubled down on that promise, not excluding a filibuster option, although that ultimately wouldn't be successf... [Full Article...]

U.S. retailers warn Trump over negative impact of China tariffs

U.S. retailers warn Trump over negative impact of China tariffs American trading partners and USA companies are pressing for exemptions and exclusions from the tariffs, which take effect on Friday (March 23). The letter was signed by 24 companies, also including Abercrombie & Fitch Co, American Eagle Outfitters Inc, Big Lots Inc, Chico┬┤s FAS Inc, Columbia Sportswear Co, Costco Wholesale Corp, Dollar Tree Inc, Gap Inc, Havertys Furniture Cos Inc, J.C. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom accuses Russian Federation of violating Chemical Weapons Convention

United Kingdom accuses Russian Federation of violating Chemical Weapons Convention The United Kingdom believes Russian Federation was behind the attempted murders of Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia because the nerve agent used, Novichok , was developed in the Soviet Union and could not be replicated by non-state actors. [Full Article...]

Bodies found of dozens of Indian workers abducted in Iraq in 2015

Bodies found of dozens of Indian workers abducted in Iraq in 2015 The development was confirmed by minister for external affairs Sushma Swaraj, in a statement made in Parliament on Tuesday. "Our envoy in Baghdad told us last night that 38 bodies have been identified", EAM said, clarifying that the sole remaining body of Bihar's Raju Yadav has not been "completely identified" as the DNA samples of both his mother and father could not be sent, as they have die... [Full Article...]

Trump legal team gives document to Mueller

Trump legal team gives document to Mueller The records were given as Trump's lawyers negotiate with Mueller's team about the scope and terms of any possible interview. This time around, for instance, the prosecutors said they would ask about Attorney General Jeff Sessions' involvement in the Comey dismissal and what Trump knew about national security adviser Michael Flynn's phone calls with then-Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in late ... [Full Article...]

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang re-elected for second term

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang re-elected for second term Li was nominated on behalf of Chinese President Xi Jinping, who earlier on Saturday was re-elected for a second term . Li Keqiang was reelected as the Chinese Prime Minister for the second time on Sunday. When Xi's top economic adviser Liu He visited Washington recently, the Trump administration pressed him to find ways to reduce China's $375-billion trade surplus with the United States. [Full Article...]

Mahmoud Abbas Blames Hamas For Gaza Attack On PM's Convoy

Mahmoud Abbas Blames Hamas For Gaza Attack On PM's Convoy Netanyahu said Trump's decisions on Jerusalem appeared to have brought Abbas to the point of making a verbal attacks on a USA official. "The US administration wants the plan to be productive, and therefore will wait for calm - which, in the meantime, is nowhere in sight", the source added. [Full Article...]

1 injured after package bomb explodes at FedEx in Texas

1 injured after package bomb explodes at FedEx in Texas The San Antonio Fire Department said the package exploded shortly after midnight on Tuesday, hurting a FedEx employee who apparently suffered a non-life-threatening "percussion-type" injury from the blast. Two men in their 20s were injured in that explosion, which was caused by a device using a trip wire on a sidewalk in the city's Travis Country neighborhood. [Full Article...]

Five graphics that show Putin's dominance in the Russian election

Five graphics that show Putin's dominance in the Russian election But employees of state and private companies and students reported coming under pressure to vote. His comments, which are likely to be heard with some scepticism in the West following years of confrontation, mark a change in tone after a bellicose election campaign during which Putin unveiled new nuclear weapons he said could strike nearly any point in the world. [Full Article...]

China's Xi begins second term with stark warning to Taiwan

China's Xi begins second term with stark warning to Taiwan On March 11, a historic amendment to China's constitution - the first in 14 years - was nearly unanimously adopted by the 13th National People's Congress (NPC), with 2,958 in favor, two against and three abstentions. Xi also invoked China's historical achievements in governance and culture and stressed the importance of national unity in working to reduce poverty. [Full Article...]

Mississippi's only abortion clinic sues state over nation's most restrictive ban

Mississippi's only abortion clinic sues state over nation's most restrictive ban The only exceptions to the measure are if a fetus or the mother has health problems and their lives are threatened. Bryant has said before he wants to make MS the " safest place in America for an unborn child ". That means the restrictions kick in about two weeks before those of states whose 20-week bans begin at conception. 'Those are the ones we're trying to protect'. [Full Article...]

Former South Korean President Lee faces further bribery allegations

Former South Korean President Lee faces further bribery allegations The first woman came forward last month, and 16 have since filed complaints with prosecutors seeking investigation. The Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office called for a Seoul court to issue a warrant to arrest Lee, who served out his five-year presidential term through early 2013, according to local media reports. [Full Article...]

Africa's leaders to launch world's largest free trade area at Rwanda meeting

Africa's leaders to launch world's largest free trade area at Rwanda meeting Critical steps remain in advancing the AfCFTA, said Vera Songwe, Under-Secretary-General of UN and Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa. The AfCFTA is aimed at creating a single continental market for goods and services with free movement of businesses and investments. This, according to the AU, will pave the way for accelerating the establishment of the Continental Customs... [Full Article...]

Kushner Companies Filed False Documents With New York City Officials

Kushner Companies Filed False Documents With New York City Officials The false claim came to light in contradictory paperwork filed with the Department of Buildings and Department of Finance. "The hallways were always filled with lumber and sawdust and plaster". Tenants interviewed by AP said they were subsequently subjected to targeted harassment as construction began in some of the properties. These buildings aren't the only ones that Kushner Cos.is accused o... [Full Article...]

Putin wins 4th term as president

Putin wins 4th term as president While Russia's constitution prohibits Putin from seeking a fifth term as president in 2024, he could seek to amend the constitution before then to allow himself to run on an unlimited basis for the rest of his life. Observer Sergei Krivonogov said voters were taking pictures of the pocket calendars or leaflets that poll workers distributed, seemingly as proof of voting. [Full Article...]


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