• Chao: Trump concerned about 'viability' of key Gateway projects
Chao: Trump concerned about 'viability' of key Gateway projects

But she spent much of the time confirming and defending the administration's attempt to kill a NY and New Jersey rail program. "Yes, the president is concerned about the viability of this project and the fact that NY and New Jersey have no skin in the game", Chao replied.

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  • Rohingya crisis: United Nations envoy says refugees facing 'forced starvation'
Rohingya crisis: United Nations envoy says refugees facing 'forced starvation'

Aung San Suu Kyi has reportedly refused to say the word "Rohingya" in public appearances, and private talk of the "ethnic cleansing", as the USA has called it, makes her angry. "Silence encourages the tormenter, never the tormented", the museum added in its press statement, quoting Elie Wiesel. Some 700,000 Muslim Rohingya have fled Buddhist-ma...

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  • BSF jawan loses 7 days' pay for referring to Modi without 'Shri'
BSF jawan loses 7 days' pay for referring to Modi without 'Shri'

BSF said in a tweet that the concerned commandant has been cautioned for not dealing with the matter judiciously. The incident happened in BSF's 15 Battalion Headquarters in Mahatpur, Nadia in West Bengal on February 21 while the jawans were performing zero parade, an assembly where jawans report to seniors about their official activities.

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  • RBI penalises Axis Bank, IOB for violating NPA, KYC norms
RBI penalises Axis Bank, IOB for violating NPA, KYC norms

In a reply to stock exchanges, ICICI Bank said it is a part of the working capital lender consortium, adding its exposure is not the highest. Indian investigators have so far arrested almost 20 people, including some senior executives of companies owned by Modi and Choksi as well as high-ranking officials of the Punjab National Bank, in the bank ...

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  • DeKalb Water Main Break Open Thread
DeKalb Water Main Break Open Thread

Many homes and businesses have low water pressure or no water. City Schools of Decatur cancelled classes for the day at 9 a.m. Officials said the break happened early Wednesday morning in a 48-inch transmission main in the 5700 block of Buford Highway, between Longmire Road and McElroy Road.

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  • Man leads officers on chase while drunk, is hit by own vehicle
Man leads officers on chase while drunk, is hit by own vehicle

Slowed down but undeterred, Bonsu kept running, the video shows. Bonsu didn't go far though, according to police. He continued 2600 block of Arlington Drive before bailing out of the vehicle, according to police. Bonsu is facing several charges in Fairfax County, including his third DWI offense, WJLA reported . Bonsu tried to evade police in...

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  • Weah congratulates Ghana on 61st Anniversary
Weah congratulates Ghana on 61st Anniversary

President Buhari lauded President Nana Akufo-Addo's role in the brokerage of peace in Togo and appealed to political leaders in Togo to resolve their problems to enable the country leap forward in development. Rather, he said that Nigeria is ready to collaborate with Ghana in the fight against corruption . "Your Excellency I can assure you that ...

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  • Water-saving campaign helps drought-hit Cape Town push back
Water-saving campaign helps drought-hit Cape Town push back "Day Zero"

Maimane said when the decision was taken, dam levels were sitting at 27.2%, with only 17.2% of usable water left. If Day Zero arrives, the city would be the world's first metropolis to run out of water . Maimane, however, said that while the collective achievement must be celebrated, "this is not the time for complacency". In a release, agricu...

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  • Texas primaries: Democrats, women score big in country's 1st midterms under Trump
Texas primaries: Democrats, women score big in country's 1st midterms under Trump

Republicans responded in even larger numbers, passing 1.5 million, breaking the party record of 1.48 million set in 2010. Energized and angry Democrats in Texas , where the GOP has dominated for decades, came out in force to surpass 1 million voters Tuesday - the first time the party has eclipsed that benchmark in a midterm primary since 2002,...

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  • Florida Senate approves gun law reforms
Florida Senate approves gun law reforms

Rick Scott's proposal to add armed security guards, keep guns away from the mentally ill and improve mental health programs for at-risk teens. Scott "is against arming teachers", said Lauren Schenone, a spokeswoman for the governor. "I think we have to call that what it is. No, I don't. But what I disagree with more is the idea of our allowing...

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  • Spring Break! Jared Kushner Plans Trip to Mexico
Spring Break! Jared Kushner Plans Trip to Mexico

Kushner has seen an increase in unwanted attention over the past few weeks after a series of embarrassments. Mr Videgaray lost his job as finance minister over the trip's fallout, but was later appointed foreign minister after Mr Trump's surprise win in the U.S.

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  • Saudi crown prince greeted in Britain with pomp, protests
Saudi crown prince greeted in Britain with pomp, protests

The debate took place as Prince Mohammed lunched with the British monarch on the first leg of trip packed with displays of diplomatic affection created to help the widen longstanding defence ties into a more far-reaching partnership. British arms companies are some of the biggest suppliers of weapons to Saudi Arabia, and the British government has ...

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  • Cashman: Suggestion to arm teachers at top of class
Cashman: Suggestion to arm teachers at top of class

Jackson said there was never a gun introduced into the school by the student at any time and there are no indications that any other students were involved in this incident. Parents are not pleased with the Cape Henlopen School District's decision to allow students to participate in next week's " National School Walkout ", a protest that has man...

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  • IEC confirms Atul Gupta is registered to vote
IEC confirms Atul Gupta is registered to vote

South Africa has opened an inquiry into allegations of influence peddling revolving around former president Jacob Zuma and businessman friends of his, the deputy chief justice said on Wednesday. The minister called a press briefing on the matter. "Following my redeployment to Treasury the matter was repeatedly explained to the committee by the Dire...

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  • President Trump says maybe US will have a president for life someday
President Trump says maybe US will have a president for life someday

In May, Trump praised President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines for doing an "unbelievable job on the drug problem" - a problem that the leader has dealt with through state-led killings that have left more than 12,000 dead . Speaking about the latest turn of events, Trump described Xi as "the most powerful president in 100 years, you know, ...

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  • Saudi crown prince greeted in Britain with protests
Saudi crown prince greeted in Britain with protests

Saudi Arabia's crown prince was being greeted Wednesday in Britain by Queen Elizabeth II - and met by protesters against the war in Yemen. The crown prince of Saudi Arabia has arrived for a historic meeting with the Queen at Buckingham Palace amid widespread protests over the Middle Eastern country's human rights record.

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  • Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar leaves for USA for treatment
Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar leaves for USA for treatment

He flew to the United States from the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport , Mumbai . The Chief Minister was discharged on March 1 and was recuperating at home until he flew to the U.S. While spelling out further details on the functioning of the committee and the financial power up to Rs 5 crore, Chief Minister also informed that any impo...

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  • Thiruvanchoor comes with tear gas shell
Thiruvanchoor comes with tear gas shell

In 2012, CPI (M) legislator EP Jayarajan had brought two used tear gas grenades to the House to protest alleged police atrocities. "This will result in huge health problems", he said. Between the ruckus, the assembly speaker assured the ruling MLAs to investigate the matter and said that if found violation of the rules, action against Thiruvanchur ...

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  • FIR against Raveena Tandon for shooting inside Lingaraj Temple
FIR against Raveena Tandon for shooting inside Lingaraj Temple

She also said that she has no knowledge of mobile phone restriction inside the temple premises. Mohra girl was accused by the administration of Lingaraja temple in Bhubaneswar for shooting the advertisement in the "No Camera Zone" inside the premises of the 11th century and ASI protected lord Shiva shrine.

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  • Deadline to link Aadhaar likely to be extended
Deadline to link Aadhaar likely to be extended

The CBSE in its order (forms) made it mandatory for the aspiring NEET candidates to fill their Aadhaar . Jain told the Court that the last date for application is March 9 and hence sought urgent listing for interim relief. The court is now in the middle of hearing a constitutional challenge against Aadhaar and its mandatory linking to vari...

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  • Navarro says 'no exclusions' on steel and aluminum tariffs
Navarro says 'no exclusions' on steel and aluminum tariffs

The study also found that sugar trade barriers had caused many sugar-using companies to close or move to foreign markets (e.g., Canada and Mexico) where sugar prices were lower. Johnson said Trump was "taking an terrible lot of risk with the economy" by touting these tariffs. However, Ryan said Tuesday that 232 is "a little too broad" and "...

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  • Air India denies 'any confirmation' for flights to Israel using Saudi Airspace
Air India denies 'any confirmation' for flights to Israel using Saudi Airspace

India's flagship airline said Tuesday it had not received approval for direct flights to Israel over Saudi airspace, hours after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told reporters an agreement for such a route had been reached. Israeli PM Netanyahu had acknowledged that the Israeli national carrier El Al would be at a disadvantage both in term...

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  • CBI moves Delhi court seeking permission for narco test on Karti
CBI moves Delhi court seeking permission for narco test on Karti

The Gujarat Government today said in the legislative Assembly that narco analysis of Congress leader P Chidambaram's son Karti , who is in CBI custody, could be conducted at the Forensic Sciences Laboratory (FSL) based here if the Centre wanted so.

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  • Accountability judge hearing references against Sharifs to get extension, SC told
Accountability judge hearing references against Sharifs to get extension, SC told

Acting on the apex court's order, NAB had initially filed four references against the Sharifs and former finance minister Ishaq Dar. The trial of the accused started on September 14, 2017 and the deadline was expiring on March 13. Three of the references were against the Sharif family - which includes Nawaz Sharif, his children Hassan, Hussain ...

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  • Flight cancellations reported at Bradley
Flight cancellations reported at Bradley

More than 50 million people from Philadelphia to Boston are under winter storm warnings and watches. Carriers scrapped about 2,200 flights scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday to, from, or within the USA, according to FlightAware . The Port Authority of NY and New Jersey is advising travelers to check their flights before arriving at the airport...

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