• Don't deny pensions for lack of Aadhaar, EPFO tells banks
Don't deny pensions for lack of Aadhaar, EPFO tells banks

The pensioner has to present the Life Certificate in all the exceptional cases and banks are asked to maintain a separate register, preferably in digital format, to keep track of the cases. Till the time, Aadhaar number is assigned to pensioners, a paper life certificate may be accepted after collecting Aadhaar enrolment application receipts from s...

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  • Indonesia bootleg alcohol deaths exceed 100
Indonesia bootleg alcohol deaths exceed 100

Indra Hermawan, the chief adjunct commissioner of the Bandung police, told Anadolu Agency on Tuesday that the deaths took place in the Rancabolang and Cicalengka districts in Bandung Regency, West Java Province. Potentially lethal methanol can be a byproduct of bootleg distilling and the tainted alcohol is also sometimes mixed with soft drinks. P...

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  • School district arms teachers with bats
School district arms teachers with bats

The said Directors agree upon their part, in consideration of the covenants of said teacher, hereinafter contained, to employ the said W.A. Hudson to teach a common school in said district for the term of three months, commencing on the 8th day of July A.D.

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  • Local Roundup: Red Devils, St. Pauls fight for 1-1 tie
Local Roundup: Red Devils, St. Pauls fight for 1-1 tie

Both teams are back in action today in Peotone with the back half of their home-and-home series. Despite that, the Plainsmen appeared headed to a 0-0 tie at halftime until Zhividze helped set up the Plainsmen's first goal. Freshman Raul Guzman came to the plate with two out and connected on a pitch that went over the second baseman's head, scoring ...

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  • Winnie Mandela bore the scars of battle, helped heal a nation
Winnie Mandela bore the scars of battle, helped heal a nation

But we also feel blessed that while she lived, she was an exemplary leader of practical idealism who always spoke truth to power, whatever the consequences. A simple explanation for both types of double-speak is most likely due to the combination of the ideology and practice of patriarchy with racism, all of which that prowl and haunt the continent...

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  • US Says Syria Not Qualified To Head UN Disarmament Forum
US Says Syria Not Qualified To Head UN Disarmament Forum

When he wrote about the Syrian chemical weapon attack Sunday, Jazz noted that the U.S. State Department response seemed to be leaning pretty heavily on Russia's responsibility. Israel's government did not confirm that it had carried out any strikes in Syria, but it has struck Assad's forces and it's Iranian allies inside the country before.

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  • Calgarians rally for pipeline outside provincial office
Calgarians rally for pipeline outside provincial office

Kinder Morgan Canada , announced Sunday that it is suspending "all non-essential activities and related spending on the Trans Mountain Expansion Project". "The pipeline needs to go forward". Kinder Morgan's announcement came just a couple of days after Prime Minister Trudeau visited Fort McMurray and assured the pipeline would be buil...

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  • Lawmakers Seem Very Concerned About A Lack Of Transparency At Facebook
Lawmakers Seem Very Concerned About A Lack Of Transparency At Facebook

On Monday, Zuckerberg said it had been "clearly a mistake" to believe the data-mining company Cambridge Analytica had deleted user data that it had harvested in an attempt to sway elections. "We'll do everything possible to ensure these elections are safe", he said. Earlier this year Mueller charged 13 Russian individuals and three Russia...

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  • Trump cancels first LatAm trip to 'oversee Syria response': WHouse
Trump cancels first LatAm trip to 'oversee Syria response': WHouse

On Sunday, the White House confirmed that North Korea had told the United States it was willing to discuss the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said afterward that US officials were keeping a close watch on "disturbing reports ... regarding another alleged chemical weapons attack, this time targe...

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  • Israel claims slain journalist was Hamas spy
Israel claims slain journalist was Hamas spy

He said the journalist had been paid by Hamas since 2011 and had used a drone to collect information on Israeli forces along the border. After the shooter opens fire, knocking the man to the ground, one of the voices says in Hebrew, "Wow". Per the Times of Israel , "family members, eyewitnesses, and fellow journalists repeatedly denied that" Murta...

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  • Eurocontrol warns airlines of 'possible military action' in Syria
Eurocontrol warns airlines of 'possible military action' in Syria

US President Donald Trump vowed on April 9 to respond "forcefully" to the suspected chemical attack in the Syrian city of Douma, which killed dozens of people and injured hundreds others, according to several NGOs. The Eurocontrol statement included a broader area outside the airspace controlled by Damascus. Concerns over risks to civil aviatio...

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  • Russian Federation warns U.S. against Syria strike
Russian Federation warns U.S. against Syria strike

Twelve council members voted in favour, while Bolivia joined Russian Federation in voting against, and China abstained. A senior Russian lawmaker says that a US strike on Syria could trigger a direct military clash between Russia and the United States.

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  • Pensioner who killed burglar now in hiding after harrowing 'death threats'
Pensioner who killed burglar now in hiding after harrowing 'death threats'

Vincent's traveller community family have taken over the street in Hither Green, south east London, and are furious that their shrine has been taken down by outraged neighbours. "But he's got loved ones and family too so I understand why they did it". One neighbour said they saw a vehicle circling the block while the tribute was being erected, wh...

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  • Italy top European Union granter of new citizenship in 2016
Italy top European Union granter of new citizenship in 2016

Romania granted citizenship to over 4,500 people, nearly 90% of who were Ukrainians. Of the total number of persons obtaining the citizenship of one of the EU Member States in 2016, 12% were former citizens of another EU Member State, while the majority were non-EU citizens or stateless, it added.

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  • Korean, Japanese FMs vow cooperation on N. Korea
Korean, Japanese FMs vow cooperation on N. Korea

On Tuesday, global NGOs sent a letter to Moon asking him to press the human rights issues in the April 27 meeting. "With preparations underway for South Korea and the United States' summits with North Korea, which could serve as a major turning point in attaining denuclearization, (we) hope for cooperation to achieve the two countries' shared goa...

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  • Pakistan diplomats on wanted list, NIA to approach Interpol against them
Pakistan diplomats on wanted list, NIA to approach Interpol against them

They agency had arrested Hussain for allegedly carrying out reconnaissance of the US Consulate and Israeli Embassy. After the area police arrived at the incident, they asked Hall to surrender. This is the first time that India has put a Pakistani diplomat's name in the "wanted" list or sought a red corner notice against one, the ToI report said q...

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  • Trump orders National Guard to Mexican border
Trump orders National Guard to Mexican border

Though states will have control over the troops, the federal government will foot the bill for the operations. But Trump has repeatedly cited it as an example of what he called America's weak immigration laws. The office of California governor Jerry Brown did not respond to questions about whether it would deploy troops. "We have to have stro...

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  • Labour MP forced to apologise over 'outdated' remark
Labour MP forced to apologise over 'outdated' remark

The Labour boss was forced to apologise for supporting an anti-Semitic mural back in 2012, and has vowed to meet community leaders to discuss what more can be done. The Labour Party has in recent months found itself deeply divided over how to implement Brexit, which the majority of its party members oppose and most Labour supporters voted aga...

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  • Burmese Soldiers Sentenced to 10 Years for Rohingya Killings
Burmese Soldiers Sentenced to 10 Years for Rohingya Killings

Two Reuters journalists who're in jail in Myanmar have failed to win their freedom after a judge rejected a request for the case against them to be dismissed. Seven Burmese soldiers have been sentenced to ten years of hard labour for their role in the massacre of ten Rohingya Muslim men in the village of Inn Din in Burma's northwestern Rakhine...

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  • BJP income rose 81.18% in FY 2016-17, Congress' went down
BJP income rose 81.18% in FY 2016-17, Congress' went down

The Indian National Congress followed with ₹225.36 crore - 14.45% of the total income, it said, adding that the CPI has declared the lowest income of ₹2.08 crore which forms a mere 0.13%, PTI quoted the report as saying. In the same period, the Congress party which was trying to regain its glory faced a fall in party's income, which was from Rs 2...

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  • United Nations fails to adopt Russian draft resolution on Syria
United Nations fails to adopt Russian draft resolution on Syria

Haley said the draft resolution was not impartial or independent since it would allow Russian Federation to veto investigators and staff for the new body - and to block its findings. As NPR reported , Syria accused Israel on Monday of carrying out a raid on the Tiyas air base in central Syria in a pre-dawn raid. The US, Britain and France opposed...

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  • CRISIS IN SYRIA: Trump Cancels Trip to 'OVERSEE' America's 'Response'
CRISIS IN SYRIA: Trump Cancels Trip to 'OVERSEE' America's 'Response'

In response to the allegations, Syria said it had invited the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to investigate the suspected poison gas attack , which opposition activists say killed 40 people and wounded hundreds over the weekend.

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  • Haley says Russian Federation chose 'protecting a monster' over Syrian people
Haley says Russian Federation chose 'protecting a monster' over Syrian people

Syria's government has denied accusations of using banned weapons such as chlorine or sarin throughout the country's seven-year war . In Tuesday's first vote, Russian Federation vetoed a US -drafted resolution that would have condemned the suspected Douma attack in the strongest terms and established a new independent and impartial investigat...

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  • Kerala HC asks CBSE to conduct Maths retest, only for this girl
Kerala HC asks CBSE to conduct Maths retest, only for this girl

A petition filed by Ameeya Saleem of Mount Carmel Vidyanikethan in Kottayam is being considered by the court. The CBSE had on 3 April decided not to conduct the retest in Delhi-NCR and Haryana, the two regions where the leak reportedly took place.

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  • Despite SC nod, filmmakers wary of 'Nanak Shah Fakir' release in Punjab!!
Despite SC nod, filmmakers wary of 'Nanak Shah Fakir' release in Punjab!!

Any decision to ban on the movie had become unnecessary in view of the film-makers' decision against releasing it in Punjab, he said. Talking to HT, Sikka said: "I am not going to release the film in Punjab. On Monday, with a section of the Sikhs opposing Nanak Shah Fakir for essaying the role of a Sikh Gurus as living human beings, the Akal T...

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