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Highway liquor ban: Amul invites liquor shops to open milk bars instead

Hotels and restaurants in close proximity to State and national highways have already stopped serving liquor either prompted by notices from authorities or out of sheer precaution to be in compliance with the court order. Messiah said the hotels located along the highways are likely to be affected. The southern state stands to lose Rs 4,000-5,000 crore a year in excise and sales tax revenue if the order is implemented, added Isaac, who had factored in excise and sales tax collection of Rs ...

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Malaysia interviewed, cleared 3 N Koreans before they left

Thae suggests that defectors and exiles should band together to depose the Kim regime, but Jong-un gave a rather pointed and pre-emptive demonstration in February about that strategy by assassinating his brother in an worldwide airport with VX nerve agent .

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Westminster attacker died from single shot in chest

Westminster attacker Khalid Masood died from a gunshot wound to the chest, an inquest has heard. On the morning after the attack Charlton Athletic recognised the tragic passing of PC Palmer, a season-ticket holder at the Valley, by placing a red and white scarf on the seat that he called his own for so many years.

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US condemns St. Petersburg metro blast; death toll rose to 11

Russia has experienced bomb attacks carried out by Islamist rebels from Russia's North Caucasus region in the past. ROTH: So there have been attacks like this before, although this is the largest attack of this kind on Russian soil since 2013.

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Conte: There is big pressure on Chelsea

It was an unlikely victory, for no team has been able to stop the juggernaut that Chelsea have become this season under manager Antonio Conte. Chelsea and Manchester City renew acquaintances this midweek at Stamford Bridge. "I very much hope so [we keep him] and we look forward to sitting down as soon as possible to make that happen". Victor Moses' absence was a contributing factor in Chelsea's surprise loss to Crystal Palace last weekend, with coach Antonio Conte praising the ...

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Trump Takes up Health Care With Rand Paul, on Golf Course

President Donald Trump suggested in an interview published Sunday that he was not done with his attempt to overhaul the United States healthcare system, despite the failure of his first attempt. Trump's director of social media, Dan Scavino, Jr., said of Amash: "Defeat him in a primary". Tell the President conservatives, especially the House Freedom Caucus , saved him by helping to kill Ryancare, and it's time to sit down with them to craft a repeal and replace bill that does what the ...

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Chaffetz reportedly says Flynn may need to repay 'tens of thousands'

Senate and the House of Representatives, his lawyer, Robert Kelner, said on Thursday. "We have paperwork that's due from the White House, the Pentagon, and the State Department today, but we may be doing something later this week related to his payments that he received from not only Russian Federation but Turkey as well", Chaffetz said on MSNBC.

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Korea prosecutors grill Park over corruption allegations

The friend, Choi Soon-Sil, is accused of using her presidential ties to force local firms including Samsung to "donate" almost $70 million to non-profit foundations she allegedly used for personal gain. Why did Park lose her job? Choi is now on trial on charges that include abuse of power and coercion. Park's supporters and opponents have held protests in Seoul for months but police have managed to keep them apart and no serious violence has broken out between them.

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Neil Gorsuch Passes Senate Judiciary Committee, Nuclear Option Seems Imminent

The Senate's Republican leaders insist Gorsuch will be confirmed on the Senate floor on Friday regardless of what the Democrats do. Chris Coons said before the vote that he would vote with his fellow Democrats to block the nomination later this week, giving them the 41 votes needed.

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Senate expected to approve Trump's Supreme Court pick

Sen. It reduces the required number of votes from 60 to a simple majority of 51. "How that happens really depends on our Democratic friends". Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina. "I am not ready to end debate", Sen. "With Judge Gorsuch on the bench, I am deeply concerned that dark money will continue to drown out the voices and votes of citizens, the Court will stand between women and their doctors, and the government will reach into the private lives of law-abiding Americans".

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China downplays tensions with U.S. as Xi prepares to meet Trump

He blamed the trade imbalance largely on unscrupulous foreign powers, aided by U.S. special interests that have helped push through "bad trade deals". Trump has frequently accused China of keeping its yuan currency artificially low against the dollar to make Chinese exports cheaper, and "stealing" American manufacturing jobs.

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At least 1000 star hotels hit by SC's liquor ban

An excise department official said there are around 750 hotels and restaurants with bar licences in Rajasthan out of which around 15% are affected by the order. In Goa, some 30 per cent of liquor outlets have shut down following the Supreme Court order. The SC order has put liquor outlet owners in a quandary prompting the Goa Liquor Traders Association and the All Goa Bar and Restaurant Owners Association to urge the state government to brief the apex court about the demographics of Goa.

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Uber Canada hits back at Liberal plan to charge tax on rides

The federal government is projecting slightly smaller annual budget shortfalls in the years ahead and placing "big bets" on hand-picked sectors of the economy that the Liberals are banking on to eventually help balance the books. But Alex Hemingway, a public finance policy analyst with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, says increased government investment is not necessarily a bad thing.

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Tillerson of US to chair UN meeting on North Korea nuclear programme

Iliichev suggested that the debate could be linked to peacekeeping but that "just a general statement that global peace and security are threatened by human rights violations is not true". Her point was that Assad has hung on through six years of conflict, and while the United States would prefer otherwise, he is likely to remain. A few days before, she told her new colleagues that the United States under Trump would be "taking names" of nations that try to use the United Nations to thwart ...

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Why I Cannot Reverse Ndume's Suspension - Saraki

The committee made the recommendation after clearing Saraki and Melaye of allegations brought against them. He however described the committee set up by the presidency to interface with the National Assembly on the rejection of Ibrahim Magu as the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC amongst others as a welcome development.

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Suspects charged in London mob beating of teen asylum-seeker

Police say eight youths approached the teen at a bus stop Friday night. After discovering he was an asylum seeker they chased him and launched a vicious assault, repeatedly kicking him on the floor and aiming blows to his head. They have also released CCTV images of two men they would like to speak to about the events. The thugs who attacked an asylum seeker in Croydon are from a "small toxic minority" of United Kingdom society, thinktank British Future believes.

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Brexit row as report slams Theresa May's deal claim

Committee chair Hillary Benn had criticised the government's position that no deal was preferable to a bad deal, and called for an impact assessment of trading on World Trade Organisation terms. Lib Dem committee member Alistair Carmichael said the report was "a devastating critique of the shambles that is the Conservative Brexit strategy".

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Ecuador chooses between leftist, ex-banker in tight presidential vote

Political analysts said it was unlikely Lasso would succeed in overturning the result, given the grip that Correa's camp has on the levers of power. Lasso tweeted photos showing what he said were original votes for him that were changed by electoral officials and on Monday presented his complaint to the Organization of American States, which has an observation mission in Ecuador.

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Israel accuses Hamas of "abusing" Turkish aid fund

His activities included military training and exercises, the manufacturing of weapons and explosive devices, and digging terror tunnels. "It is misleading", Argaman said, because the Palestinian Islamist group "Hamas and global jihadists are constantly trying to carry out attacks on Israeli territory and in Judea-Samaria (Religious Jewish term for the illegally occupied West Bank)".

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Tackle task of changing health care incrementally

Along with Republicans in the House and Senate, President Trump also campaigned heavily to repeal Obamacare, and made it a priority of his presidency. "I want us to become a unified majority", Ryan told reporters . In early 2009, in one of my final conversations with him before he died suddenly, he shared his hope that President Obama would dare to tackle health care reform again.

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Commander says USA may have played role in Mosul deaths

The Pentagon on Thursday, March 30 said it would soon release a video showing Islamic State militants herding civilians into a building in the Iraqi city of Mosul and then firing from it, the USA military's latest response to an outcry over a separate explosion thought to have killed scores of civilians, Reuters reports.

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Oxford win Boat Race for fourth time in five years

Cambridge eventually secured victory in 18 minutes, 34 seconds and with an 11-length lead. Much of the build-up to the 163rd staging of the Boat Race was focused around the intense rivalry between the two crews, spiked by the fact that Oxford bow-man William Warr previously competed for Cambridge in 2015.

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Winning EPL will be tough, says Conte

The implications of this result to the title race will overshadow the fact that Palace has won four straight games to boost its bid to stay in the Premier League. It is always hard in the first game after worldwide duty, all the players arrive at different dates, but we were very professional. "Today we deserved at least to draw because we had many chances to score and we dominated the game".

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Kremlin critic jailed for protests

The report also accused Mr Medvedev of having a special house for a duck on one of his properties and on Sunday, some demonstrators held up images of yellow rubber ducks. "You are the country's best people and Russia's hope for a normal future", he wrote on Twitter . Russian state television completely ignored the protests on Sunday.

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Deadly blast hits St. Petersburg metro, 11 killed

The likely suspect in a deadly blast in the Russian city of St. Petersburg is a Kyrgyz-born Russian citizen, Kyrgyzstan's security service said on Tuesday. Asked about the report, Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov wouldn't comment, saying it's up to law enforcement agencies to comment on details of the probe.

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Martin McGuinness 'not pursued' over 1972 massacre to keep peace process alive

The congressman touted his and McGuinness' joint efforts to bring reconciliation to Ireland and cast the former Northern Ireland deputy first minister as "an individual who helped change the course of Irish history for the better". Tributes have poured in from across the political spectrum following the death of veteran republican Martin McGuinness. However, in recent years, Martin McGuinness dedicated himself to constitutional politics and to the peace process.

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Russia-US Relations 'Maybe Even Worse' Than Cold War: Kremlin Spokesman

He added that the value of the Arctic's mineral riches was estimated to be US$30 trillion (S$41.8 trillion). Speaking at an Arctic forum in the northern Russian city of Arkhangelsk, he also offered the U.S. "All those things are fictional , illusory and provocations, lies. He's there to speak to people, to maintain contacts with the political elite, with businessmen, with members of the House and the Senate, with administration officials".

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Adityanath to campaign for BJP in the upcoming MCD polls

However, since the beginning CM Yogi made it clear that only the illegal slaughterhouses will be targeted but meat sellers complaint they are being raided by the police despite having licences. The party has also rejected Congress' claim that eight BJP MLAs were in touch with the party to switch over and said that BJP's core strength is its unity and Congress is misleading the people.

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At least 10 killed in Russian metro explosion

Authorities are now investigating what happened but Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on social media that the blast was a terrorist attack. Poltavchenko's office said 43 injured people were taken to hospitals after the blast in Russia's second-largest city. "After the blast, survivors pounded out the metro auto windows and passersby pulled the injured onto the station platform as rescuers arrived on the scene".

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Senator Markey: Changing rules for Gorsuch 'terrible precedent'

Just as changing the rules would now aid Trump , Republicans have warned about a boomerang effect - Democrats ramming through liberal justices once the GOP loses the White House. While Gorsuch's opponents would fight a Senate rule change, it was the Democrats who in 2013 changed the Senate rules to limit filibusters after Republicans used the procedure against Obama's appeals court nominees.

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Donald Trump sends condolences to Putin for St Petersburg train bomb

Russia's health minister on Tuesday raised the death toll from 11 to 14 and said 49 people were still hospitalized. The metro network announced it was shutting down entirely after evacuating all passengers and Russia's Investigative Committee also began a probe into the blast.

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Showers and thunderstorms return to central IN tonight

If you don't already, be sure you have the WSFA First Alert Weather App . More storms could hit the region Wednesday and Thursday. To the south, storms could be strong to severe, with large hail and damaging winds, according to the weather service.

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Justice Dept. seeks pause on agreement with Baltimore police

In Baltimore, the Justice Department is asking for a delay in Thursday's hearing on the consent decree between DOJ and the Baltimore Police Department. A department spokeswoman would not elaborate on which consent decrees would get a fresh look or describe the potential outcomes. The department, in a report past year, said that the Baltimore police engaged in racially discriminatory policing and used excessive force due to "systemic deficiencies" in the department.

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Tar Heels take NCAA title over Gonzaga

North Carolina defeated Gonzaga 71-66 in a contested championship game Monday night, winning the title a year after coming up short in heartbreaking fashion. Karnowski went 0-for-4 in the half, turning the ball over three times, while Collins lasted all of eight minutes before getting into foul trouble. In a choppy, whistle-happy game that saw every big man for both teams in foul trouble, North Carolina finally took control in the final 100 seconds.

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Trump campaign adviser met with Russian intel operative

Page confirmed to ABC News that he is the individual identified at "Male-1" in a 2015 court document submitted in a case involving the Russian spies. He got hooked on Gazprom thinking that if they have a project, he could rise up. The recruiter says he "promised Male-1 a lot" and told him he would use his "connections in Russia" to "push contracts" his way.


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