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Led Coalition Government Takes Charge in Manipur

The BJP, on Sunday, in a show of strength reportedly paraded to Manipur Governor Najma Heptullah along with leaders and BJP north-east in charge Ram Madhav and Himanta Biswa Sarma. It has now become the third state after Assam and Arunachal Pradesh in the northeast to have a BJP government. For instance, the BJP state unit's election manifesto stressed on "Manipur territorial integrity" whereas NPF stands for "One Naga", fighting for merger of Manipur and Nagaland Nagas.

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Leaked Video of AAP Celebrating a 'Victory' in Punjab Goes Viral

It is not clear what the response from Mann is but the video shows Sanjay Singh imitating what would be a news broadcast on March 11. "We will fight for the rights of the people in Punjab in the assembly as well on the streets and highlight the plight of farmers", Phoolka said after being chosen as the leader of the AAP legislature party.

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ED summons Geelani, Yasin Malik over money laundering, FEMA cases

Malik, chairman of the Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front, has been asked to appear before the agency on March 28, while Geelani, chairman Hurriyat (G), has been summoned on April 3. The FEMA case pertaining to Malik is based on a 2001 FIR of local police where they seized $ 0.1 million from a person identified as M A Dar and his wife.

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Britain's GCHQ Dismisses Claims it Wiretapped Trump: 'Nonsense, Utterly Ridiculous'

British officials complained to the White House Thursday after press secretary Sean Spicer cited a Fox News commentator's report linking the U.K.to Obama's alleged wiretapping efforts of Trump following the November 8 election. Australia, Canada and New Zealand are the other members. The president is a voracious consumer of news and frequently repeats information he reads or hears on television, often without verifying it first.

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China, US differ over approach to N. Korea

While Tillerson's refusal to restart talks with North Korea maintains standard USA policy on the matter, his suggestion that America consider military action against the rogue nation is risky break from status quo. March 2014: Two ballistic missiles tested over the Pacific Ocean, the first such tests since 2009, violating United Nations resolution. Mr Tillerson is using his trip to South Korea, Japan and later China to focus on finding a new approach to North Korea.

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Trump's budget could cut 'Meals On Wheels'

Meals on Wheels does sound great - delicious, in fact. "I'm not going to try and justify it because that's not my plan", Collins said. "I could cook a meal, but I'm crippled in my hands and my feet and legs, so I have problems - I have problems opening a can of food and stuff like that", he says.

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Saudi airstrike on refugee boat kills over 31 off Yemen coast

Houthi-controlled Saba news agency reported that the Somali refugees came under an air attack late night of Thursday, blaming a military coalition led by Saudi Arabia which is having tight control of the Red Sea and the Strait of Bab al-Mandeb off the western Yemeni coasts.

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Patrick, the shamrock saint

Ultimately, he returned to Ireland to preach the Gospel, converting untold numbers of pagans in the process. In A.D. 411, Palladius, the first missionary bishop to Ireland died, and Pope Celestine I sent Patrick to Ireland, beginning his work in northern and western Ireland, where Christianity had never been preached.

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Tillerson: US policy of 'strategic patience' with North Korea over

The US, South Korea , Japan , China and Russian Federation have tried repeatedly to negotiate a solution with Pyongyang during Six-Party Talks, which began in 2003. The negotiations ground to a halt in 2009 when North Korea abruptly withdrew . Sanctions and diplomatic engagement have failed to convince North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons program.

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European stocks rise with eyes on Fed, Dutch vote

But the Fed's policy-setting committee did not flag any plan to accelerate the pace of monetary tightening. The lack of a reaction in markets before and after the election, however, shows that few investors were expecting the far right to gain any significant power in the Netherlands' heavily-fragment parliamentary system.

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Under pressure, Mexican-owned Cemex says it won't help build border wall

Key GOP senators expressed concerns this week about who would foot the bill for the wall, with some bluntly voicing doubts that Mexico will cover it, as Trump has vowed. After the 2016 election, apprehensions at the U.S. -Mexico border dropped, the Post's analysis of DHS data showed, suggesting a correlation between Trump's win and reduced illegal migration from Mexico.

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Former chancellor George Osborne appointed editor of Evening Standard

George Osborne has been appointed as the new editor of the London Evening Standard, in a move that has astonished political commentators and media-watchers alike. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn called the move a "joke", saying: "The appointment makes a mockery of the independence of the media". He will take up the post in May and will succeed Sarah Sands, who is leaving the newspaper to join the BBC.

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Wonder of Worlds Taj Mahal is ISIS' next target, see graphic

Uttar Pradesh ADG (law and order) assured that security has been enhanced in and around the area. Ahir had said that the Islamic State is using various platforms to propagate its ideology and to attract recruits from across the world. Site Intelligence Group , which tracks jihadi activity on the web, has confirmed the report. Agra will host the Taj Mahotsav - a 10-day festival of art and craft from March 18 - and Shilpgram, the venue of the festival, is just a kilometre east of the ...

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Tillerson: Use of pre-emptive force an option with NKorea

Tillerson, however, said that "20 years of talks with North Korea have brought us to where we are today". The US intelligence community and defence officials are anticipating that North Korea will soon carry out a new round of testing of its missile and nuclear programme, a media report said on Friday.

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GCHQ: Claim we bugged Donald Trump 'utterly ridiculous'

Britain has received assurances from the United States that allegations the GCHQ intelligence agency helped former President Barack Obama eavesdrop on Donald Trump will not be repeated, a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday.

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Nuclear-hit Fukushima gets nod for 2020 baseball

But Tokyo Electric Power Co, the nuclear plant operator, and the government are facing a four-decade task of cleaning up and decommissioning the facility. "The Fukushima nuclear power plant accident was the result of collusion between the government, the regulators and Tepco, and the lack of governance by said parties", the report said.

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Manipur CM Biren Singh initiates process to lift economic blockade: BJP

Four are from National People's Party (NPP), one each from Naga People's Front (NPF) and Lok Janshakti Party (LJP). Sarma had on Monday tweeted, "In the house of 60 in Manipur, BJP has the support of 33 MLAs now". The police had at that time reportedly said the statement published in the newspaper that Biren edited was "seditious and anti-national". If NPF sticks to its demands, BJP has to give in and receive a huge backlash from the Meitei community or let the party go and give up power.

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Cops Search Property Where Bodies of Teen Indiana Hikers Were Found

The (Lafayette) Journal and Courier reports that Logan's attorney, Andrew A. Achey, released a statement Friday on Logan's behalf, saying that Logan "had no involvement in this heinous crime" and maintains his innocence. Logan was arrested last Saturday on probation violations in a previous conviction for driving under the influence. This update has been corrected to show that Logan is 77, not 70.

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Kids find parents dead in bedroom; coroner suspects heroin-fentanyl overdose

Police in Montgomery told WSFA that a boy, also a student, was in custody after the shooting was reported just after 3 p.m. CDT outside Robert E. Lee High School. 'I don't know if they decided they were going to party or went and they got a hold of this bad stuff going around town, ' Casey said. But Casey, 51, believes heroin or drugs were not a persistent problem in the parents' lives, and added that her daughter was well-liked and described her as "a light in the room".

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Man exonerated over LA murder walks free after 32 years

One day later Wilson was free. However, while the district attorney's office stated that it would not re-file its charges against Wilson and noted that it was "explicitly clear" that Wilson was "denied a fundamentally fair trial", the office said that it did not feel Wilson was "factually innocent".

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JC Penney to shutter Baxter store

The JC Penney store in Yankton is closing. The company said it believes closing stores will allow it to adjust "to effectively compete against the growing threat of online retailers". The company did not specify a closure date. The Hutchinson location is joined on the list of impacted stores by locations in Great Bend, Chanute, Lawrence and Winfield.

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Dismiss Goa Governor, Congress urges President after losing trust vote

It will be led by N Biren Singh, who was elected as the BJP's legislature party leader on Monday. The Naga Peoples Front (NPF) and the National People's Party (NPP) bagged four seats each. State BJP president K Bhabananda Singh also exuded confidence of forming the government in the state. "In Goa, Congress did not approach the governor even after we did", Shah added.

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Justice Department Gives Documents on Wiretap Claim to Congress

Republican Representative Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania said there was no evidence or proof of Trump's claim and "he should simply retract it and move on". Fox News host Shepard Smith made the following statement shortly after Trump's comments on Friday: " Fox News can not confirm Judge Napolitano's commentary".

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UK Raps White House Over 'Ridiculous' Donald Trump Snooping Claims

Andrew Napolitano , Fox's judicial analyst, claimed three intelligence sources confirmed to him that the Obama administration engaged GCHQ so here would be "no American fingerprints on this". The president's allegations are expected to dominate a March 20 House Intelligence Committee hearing with Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey and National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers.

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Tillerson Doesn't Rule Out Preemptive Strike Against North Korea

The State Department has described Tillerson's trip to Asia as a "listening tour". U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson shakes hands with an official awaiting his arrival from Japan at Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek on March 17, 2017 . When asked about the likelihood of Donald Trump's administration engaging in military action against North Korea during a press conference in neighbouring South Korea, the former ExxonMobil boss said it was "an option on the table".

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Germany calls Turkish president's Nazi comparisons 'absurd'

Erdogan's defiance sounds very well to those who feel this Judeo-Christian alliance is trying to enslave Turkey", Yesilada said. "I think that coming here to advocate a change of the Turkish constitution that will only strengthen the Islamo-fascist leader Erdogan of Turkey more than Parliament, Turkish parliament, is the worst thing that could happen to us", Wilders told reporters at a campaign event.

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Tillerson in Asia Issues Warning to North Korea: Military Action 'An Option'

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the U.S.is considering "all options" to counter North Korea's nuclear threat while criticizing China over moves to block a missile-defense system on the peninsula. Victor Cha, director of Asia affairs for President George W. Bush's National Security Council from 2004 to 2007, likewise said he thinks Tillerson's tough talk was more a message to China .

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Conservative news site only media outlet on Tillerson's flight to Asia

Tillerson said the United States would press on with its " strong, principled objection to the Human Rights Council's biased agenda item against Israel ". "Several of our members have traveled commercially to meet Secretary Tillerson on the ground in Asia". Israel and its supporters have accused the Human Rights Council of disproportionately targeting the Jewish state with criticism while overlooking abuses by other countries.

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Media protests after Tillerson takes only one reporter to Asia

Tillerson was speaking as he met with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida on his first trip to Asia as the top US diplomat. Mr. Tillerson visited Japan on Thursday, meeting Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida.

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White House Apologizes to British Government Over Spying Claims

In what security experts said was an nearly unprecedented response, the British agency publicly denounced this allegation on Thursday, calling it "nonsense" and " utterly ridiculous ". President Trump's spokesman Sean Spicer repeated the allegations on Thursday, quoting from the Fox News report in which Napolitano spoke. Is the story: GCHQ spied on President Trump? Napolitano said that GCHQ had assisted the US National Security Agency (NSA) is the wiretap and that it had been ...

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Japan, US agree to urge North Korea to halt nuke, missile programs

A Japanese foreign ministry official said US officials had discussed potential new approaches regarding North Korea , but he declined to elaborate. At the same time, Seoul must correct Washington's misled views that the free trade agreement with the United States unilaterally benefits South Korea.

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"Different Approach Required": Secretary Tillerson On North Korea

The US and the countries on Tillerson's itinerary are trying to find ways to convince the regime led by North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un to stop firing missiles and pursuing development of nuclear weapons, reported the newspaper. Yanmei Xie, a foreign policy expert at Gavekal Dragonomics in Beijing , said Tillerson had "a dearth of good choices" when it came to putting more pressure on Pyongyang.

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Fighting talk from the USA for North Korea

He said any North Korean actions that threatened the South would be met with "an appropriate response". When asked about the possibility of military actions against Pyongyang, Tillerson said, " Certainly we do not want to, for things to get to military conflict ".

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Tillerson Visit To Show How China Plans To Deal With The US

We are exploring a new range of security and diplomatic measures. Last week, North Korea launched four missiles into seas off Japan , in an apparent reaction to major annual military drills the U.S.is now conducting with South Korea . The North Korean threat could also rekindle the largely dormant idea of a domestic USA missile defense system. His visit comes after North Korea said earlier this year it was ready to test a ballistic missile that could threaten the USA mainland.

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Armed Passerby Shoots, Kills Man Attacking Deputy on Side of Road

After a high-speed pursuit, Edward Strother exited the vehicle and began attacking Bardes, according to NBC2. "Mr. Russell, along with many others, witnessed a man violently remove Deputy Bardes from his marked patrol auto and attack him", the statement reads.


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