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91% say note call worthy: Survey on PM Narendra Modi's app

Reiterating that the Prime Minister has made a massively illegal move, Tewari further said that the entire demonetarisation seems to be a massive cover-up. He also said the Prime Minister aims to bring JAM (Jan Dhan, Aadhar and Mobile) soon. The survey which consisted of ten questions aimed at garnering public opinion about the implementation, execution and impact of the demonetisation drive.

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Lok Sabha adjourned, government fails to break logjam

After the Congress Party refused to attend a meeting called by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to resolve the of demonetisation, Union Minister of State for Finance Arjun Ram Meghwal on Thursday said the opposition parties should abandon their adamant stand over demonetisation so that a peaceful discussion can take place.

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Turkey dismisses EU Parliament vote to freeze talks

Turkey's Minister for EU Affairs Omer Celik responded on Thursday, calling the motion "null and void", state-run Anadolu Agency reported. He said the vote was an indicator of the fact that the European Union took the side of "terror organisations" - meaning Kurdish groups that the Turkish state is fighting against.

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Israel's New Friends in the Trump White House

Asked about the U.S.'s role in the world, the president-elect said he did not think it was the country's responsibility to be a "nation builder", but that Syria was a problem that "we have to solve". Talk to Israelis on either the left or the right about the prospects of a Trump administration and they express uncertainty and deep concern. Embracing the idea of Israel as a Jewish state, supporting it and advocating for its defense is no more an antidote to latent anti-Semitism as criticizing ...

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Sting reopens Paris Bataclan amid tears, cheers and controversy

Ceremonies were held around Paris yesterday to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the rampage. The remembrances come after the Sting concert that reopened the refurbished Bataclan concert hall. "It's a tragic event but as we use to say, we have to look forward and try to turn the page, even if this event will be engraved in our memories". Some survivors on Saturday stayed outside the Bataclan in quiet vigil, while others inside stood silently sipping a drink, waiting for the ...

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Turkish president hints 'his people' see United States involvement in coup attempt

Some observers caution against rapidly enlarging the SCO, arguing that the alliance's integrity could be compromised by unresolved disputes among its members. The news was announced on Tuesday as 375 institutions and news outlets were shut, as the government in Ankara takes further measures to crack down on dissent in the country.

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Trump wins MI by 10704 votes, state official says

Outgoing Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) introduced a constitutional amendment to elect the president by popular vote, and the National Popular Vote Compact - a state-based attempt to abolish the Electoral College by allocating electoral votes to the popular vote victor - has gained momentum .

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Donald Trump's comments on various issues in NYT interview

FactCheck.org explains how the Electoral College works: "When U.S. citizens go to the polls to "elect" a president, they are really voting for a particular slate of electors. All of these facts have caused liberals and Democrats to call for audits in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin, three states that Trump won by a very narrow margin.

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Revelers cheer amid police at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Security was tight through the route. According to CBS News, more than 80 New York City sanitation trucks were filled with salt and sand and used as a physical barrier to block intersections and other strategic locations along the parade route from potential vehicular threats.

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Fukushima tsunami warning lifted after strong quake hits Japan

The JMA initially said the natural disaster registered a magnitude 7.4, according to Kyodo News , but the U.S. The early Tuesday quake registered 7.3 on the Richter scale but was later downgraded to 6.9 by the Geological Survey of the US.

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Trump outlines policy plans for first 100 days in office

Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged at the APEC summit in Peru to open the economy further, as leaders of Asia-Pacific countries sought new free-trade options following the election of Trump whose campaign promised to scrap or renegotiate trade deals.

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Clinton's popular vote lead hits two million

As many as 7,143,347 votes went to third party, write-ins, or independent candidates, the data revealed. Trump, who once called Electoral College a "disaster", said a popular vote-only system would force candidates to campaign only in bigger states like California , Texas , Florida , and NY.

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Turkish minister blasts European Union body for vote on membership talks

Turkey formally applied for an European Union member in 1987 and accession talks in 2005, even though Ankara's aspirations to become part of the bloc dates back to the 1960s. European parties ranging from Christian Democrats to ex-communists have demanded the EU show Turkey a red card for arresting around 150 journalists, detaining more than 2,300 judges and prosecutors, and suspending or dismissing nearly 130,000 public employees in response to a failed coup in July against President ...

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has condemned the Autumn Statement

It also pointed out the borrowing over the next five years was going to be "about £122bn more than expected", and that the reference to "just about managing" (JAMS) may apply to the entire economy. "We also welcome the investment in roads and research and development". The Brexit vote meant potential growth in the current Parliament would be 2.4% lower than forecast in March, according to the OBR who also admitted producing a forecast was "far from straightforward" , as it had not been ...

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Tsunami Warning After Earthquake Off Japan's Coast

About a dozen other waves were recorded elsewhere on the northeast coast, according to the Meterological Agency, but they were smaller than initial warnings of waves as high as 3.0 metres. Earthquakes are common in Japan, one of the world's most seismically active areas. The powerful natural disaster that hit northeastern Japan early Tuesday caused a fire at a research facility run by chemical maker Kureha Corp.

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Park Guen-hye corruption allegations: South Korean prosecutors to question president

Protesters also marched in front of the palace gate and near the Blue House, the mountainside presidential office and residence, carrying candles, blowing horns, banging drums and chanting: " Park Geun Hye , resign!" Even so, she's twice apologized to the nation for consulting her friend Choi Soon-sil on state affairs, and her approval rate has dropped to 5 percent.

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South Korea, Japan Sign Intelligence Sharing Deal on North Korea

The bilateral pact to directly exchange military intelligence on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) would be referred to a cabinet meeting on Tuesday for approval, according to Seoul's defense ministry. The pact is to take effect after representatives of the countries formally sign it later this week. The pact is "very significant", Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida told reporters in Matsushima, Miyagi Prefecture.

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Sarkozy Quits Politics after Shock Primary Defeat

In New Caledonia, the most popular candidate was a former president Nicolas Sarkozy with 38 percent, followed by Mr Fillon on 30 percent. In a major upset, Fillon , a pro-business conservative, took more than 44 percent of the vote to around 28 percent for former prime minister and foreign minister Juppe and just under 21 percent for Sarkozy , according to almost complete results.

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Son-in-law Kushner could help broker Israeli-Palestinian peace

Federation Internationale de Football Association envoy Tokyo Sexwale on Tuesday called for movement on the "headache" issue of Israeli clubs in settlements in the occupied West Bank, after meeting Israeli and Palestinian leaders. The US ambassador to Israel, Dan Shapiro, reiterated the White House's commitment to the two-state solution, but did not directly address Israeli fears over diplomatic moves Obama could make seeking to cement his legacy on the peace process.

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UN agency says China tops world again in patent applications

The World Intellectual Property Organization reported that China's one million or so applications accounted for more than a third of world's total. The US finished in second place with 578,000 applications, followed by Japan (325,000) and South Korea (214,000).

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Suspect in Texas Police Shooting Death Got Married Hours Before His Arrest

Hay, a licensed real estate broker in Florida, reportedly has had 15 interactions with Sanibel police since 2006. He was wanted on charges of attempted murder of police officers and domestic violence stemming from a September incident in SC, according to the U.S.

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Babies exposed to Zika developed microcephaly after birth, CDC says

On Tuesday, Florida authorities lifted an alarm for the Zika transmission zone in sections of Miami Beach. During the summer, mosquitoes started to spread the Zika virus in Florida. "CDC continues to recommend that pregnant women not travel to areas with Zika", the CDC said in a release regarding the cases. Among these infants, 11 later developed microcephaly, according to the report, a collaboration between USA and Brazilian researchers.

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OH zoo's barrier didn't meet standards day Harambe shot

The barrier at the Cincinnati Zoo's Gorilla World was never updated since it was built in 1978, according to the USDA. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a report this week that said the almost 40-year-old barrier needed immediate improvements after the May incident, which sparked widespread outrage over Harambe's death.

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Trump softens on Clinton prosecution

Anthony Weiner, the husband of Huma Abedin, a top aide to Mrs. Clinton. During their second debate, Trump turned to Clinton and vowed, "If I win, I am going to instruct my attorney general to get a special prosecutor to look into your situation, because there's never been so many lies, so much deception".

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CDC: Zika-Infected Babies May Not Show Symptoms For Months

Zika is a virus that has been linked to microcephaly , a condition that causes babies to be born with small heads and restricted brain development. Brazil encountered the worst Zika infection which 2,100 cases of microcephaly confirmed a year ago, proving the connection between the virus and the disease.

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Pak Army destroys Indian posts, kill 7 soldiers

The fresh escalation was triggered after Pakistani intruders mutilated the body of a soldier and killed two others very close to the LoC in Kashmir's Macchil Sector on Tuesday. Pakistan protesters burn an Indian flag to condemn recent firing at the Line of Control, in Multan. Britain Thursday asked India and Pakistan to find a "lasting" solution to the Kashmir issue amid an escalation in tension, but made it clear that it was not for the United Kingdom to "prescribe a solution or act as a ...

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United States service member killed by explosive in Northern Syria

The first death among U.S. soldiers in the country was reported today near Kurdish-held Ayn Issa, north of Raqqa. The Pentagon has not yet released the name of the service member, which is customary to ensure proper notification of the service member's family.

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APEC host says too soon to write off TPP after Trump victory

Continuing implementation of the Paris agreement on climate change also is a priority, he said. Obama also stressed following both the letter and spirit of the law and repeated that he is "extremely proud" that his administration hasn't had the kinds of scandals that have plagued other administrations.

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MP Jo Cox killer found guilty of murder

Witnesses have said Cox suffered a ferocious attack when she arrived at the Birstall library to give an advice session to local residents, and that when apprehended by police Mair had said "It's me" and described himself as a political activist.

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Dalai Lama not anxious about Trump

During the bitter campaign, some of Mr Trump's remarks were deemed offensive to United States minority groups including Hispanics and Muslims. "Sometimes I feel, oh, too much personal criticism", he said during the March interview. These facts reflect how Buddhism is developing along a more scientific than religious way and, based on this, China should agree that this visit from His Holiness the Dalai Lama is apolitical and refrain from levying criticism against his visit.

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South Korean protesters gather over information sharing pact

South Korean protesters with a picture of South Korean President Park Geun-hye, left, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, stage a rally to oppose the General Security of Military Information Agreement (GSOMIA) between South Korea and Japan, in front of the Defense Ministry in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Nov.

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Climate change, Trump and finance: A look back at COP22

Last week, we reported that German MEP Jo Leinen had appealed for the European Union and China to join forces to ensure that the United States does not go back on its pledges in the Paris agreement , following the election of Donald Trump.

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White Supremacist Found Guilty Of Murdering British Lawmaker Jo Cox

Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the opposition Labour Party, added: "We have lost one of our own and our society as a whole has lost one of our very best". After the verdict, Brendan Cox remembered his wife, saying that he and his family had "no interest in the perpetrator".

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Won't allow innocent civilians to be targeted: PM Nawaz

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today warned that Pakistan will not tolerate "deliberate" targeting of civilian areas by Indian troops, a day after the Pakistani military claimed 12 people, including soldiers, were killed in alleged cross-border firing.

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Tags: SC refuses to stay demonetisation proceedings

The Supreme Court bench comprising Chief Justice Thakur and Justice A R Dave, however, took the view that the pleas seeking the intervention of courts reflected the "distress". The AG had then explained the situation by stating that after printing, the currency has to be moved to thousands of centres across the country and ATMs have to be re-calibrated.


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