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Nitin Patel presents Gujarat Budget 2018 in Assembly Nitin Patel presents Gujarat Budget 2018 in Assembly
- February 21, 2018

Revenue surplus in state increased to Rs 5,946 crore in FY 2016-17 from Rs 1,704 crore in FY 2015-16, says Nitin Patel . "Due to prudent fiscal management and lower market borrowings, we have been able to keep fiscal deficit in 2016- 17 at 1.42 per cent of GSDP against 2.24 per cent in 2015-16", he said, added the fiscal deficit for 2018-19 is estimated at 1.71per cent. (more...)
National level tribunal to solve river water dispute National level tribunal to solve river water dispute
- February 21, 2018

In a dramatic way, when Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is busy in his two-day long campaign for Bijepur by-poll, the Union Cabinet on Tuesday approved for Tribunal under Inter-State River Dispute Act, 1956, for adjudication of dispute on Mahanadi river waters between Odisha and Chhattisgarh. (more...)
Treating Loya case as a 'cause', SC tells petitioners Treating Loya case as a 'cause', SC tells petitioners
- February 21, 2018

The bench gave the assurance after Dave, appearing for the Bombay High Court Bar Association, complained that pressure was being exerted on lawyers raising the death and the Bar Council of India (BCI) had issued him a notice asking him to explain his "misconduct" since he was making statements relating to the case in newspapers, TV channels and also in the court. (more...)
Girl, 17, pretended to be victim after planning her friend's robbery Girl, 17, pretended to be victim after planning her friend's robbery
- February 21, 2018

The suspects robbed Barry of the money in his wallet, while striking him numerous times and threatening his life with the knife and gun, Mize said. A 15-year-old suspect allegedly ordered Barry into the back seat of his auto, and that is when deputies said the 16-year-old boy pulled out a knife. (more...)
Drogba's teenage son signs for top French club Drogba's teenage son signs for top French club
- February 21, 2018

Guingamp now sit 10th in the Ligue 1 table . The teenager follows in his father's footsteps as Drogba made 50 appearances at Guingamp before moving to Marseilles and later Chelsea. "We wish to welcome Isaac and the full success of EA Guingamp ". Drogba's former teammates Frank Lampard and John Terry were among the first to reply."Congratulations!" Didier Drogba won four league and FA Cup titles, one Champions League trophy and several individual honours during his nine seasons at ... (more...)
Data from NSPCC shows increase in child sex offences recorded in Hampshire Data from NSPCC shows increase in child sex offences recorded in Hampshire
- February 21, 2018

A children's charity voiced alarm at the figures. Peter Wanless, chief executive of the NSPCC , said: "This dramatic rise is extremely concerning and shows just how extensive child sexual abuse ..." New figures obtained via a "freedom of information" request to police found officers recorded crimes including rape, sexual assault and grooming. (more...)
Canadian Olivier Rochon finishes 5th in men's aerials Canadian Olivier Rochon finishes 5th in men's aerials
- February 21, 2018

This is Ukraine's first medal at the Olympics in Pyeongchang. Abramenko took the gold with 128.51 points. The Winter Olympic Games will close on February 25. Hladchenko's compatriot Anton Kushnir, the defending champion, failed to qualify for the final. The result in South Korea means Belarus has failed to secure a medal in the event for the first time since 1994. (more...)
Singapore Announces Monetary Bonus To All Citizens After Surplus In Budget Singapore Announces Monetary Bonus To All Citizens After Surplus In Budget
- February 21, 2018

He said the exact timing of the adjustment depended on "the state of the economy, how much our expenditures grow and how buoyant our existing taxes are". "Second, we will enhance the permanent GST Voucher (GSTV) scheme when the GST is increased, so as to provide more help to lower-income households and seniors..." B2C imported services would be taxed through "Overseas Vendor Registration", which would require overseas suppliers and operators of online marketplaces that processed "significant ... (more...)
President Trump Addresses Florida Shooting President Trump Addresses Florida Shooting
- February 21, 2018

The FBI apologized Friday for mishandling a tip it received in January from someone who was concerned about Cruz, his ownership of guns and his potential to carry out a school shooting . "We had this monster living under our roof and we didn't know", said Kimberly Snead, 49, a nurse. Florida Gov. Rick Scott responded quickly by calling for the resignation of Christopher Wray. (more...)
Missouri Third-Graders Selling AR-15 Raffle Tickets For Their Baseball Team Missouri Third-Graders Selling AR-15 Raffle Tickets For Their Baseball Team
- February 21, 2018

Levi Patterson , the coach of a 9-and-under baseball team, is going ahead with the gun raffle. "One of the people. turned in [a Facebook post about the raffle] for I don't know what", Patterson said . Maybe it's time to talk about arming select school staff and having them undergo armed response training and casualty care. A Republican running for congress in Kansas has refused to stop his AR-15 free-entry raffle in the wake of rising scrutiny. (more...)
Coal-for-sale mining gets nod Coal-for-sale mining gets nod
- February 21, 2018

State-owned Coal India has been the sole commercial miner for 41 years with a market share of 80 percent. When asked if companies would be allowed to sell coal abroad, Goyal said it is unlikely that there would be exports, although there are no restrictions on overseas sales. (more...)
Egypt Puts Prominent Islamist Critical of Sisi on Terrorism List Egypt Puts Prominent Islamist Critical of Sisi on Terrorism List
- February 21, 2018

Aboul Fotouh announced that he had separated from the MB group and rain in Egypt's presidential elections in 2012. What exactly did Aboul Fotouh say before his arrest? . Mr Abdel Fotouh's lawyer, Abdelrahman Haridy, said he had not yet been notified of the court's decision and that it was not yet clear if it included an asset freeze, reported Reuters . (more...)
FBI Admits It Ignored Warning about School Shooter's Desire to Kill FBI Admits It Ignored Warning about School Shooter's Desire to Kill
- February 21, 2018

What we know about Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz "We shouldn't be responding, we should be preventing", said Democratic House Minority Leader, Nancy Pelosi. Students who survived the shooting are also speaking out , questioning how many more students need to die before lawmakers act . "$30 million dollars!" Here are five things you should know about the student looking to make a difference. (more...)
BC launches challenges Alberta's ban on wine BC launches challenges Alberta's ban on wine
- February 20, 2018

Alberta halted purchases of wine from its western neighbor earlier this month, after B.C. proposed new rules to block increased oil shipments through the province, potentially holding up Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd's planned C$7.4 billion ($5.9 billion) Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. (more...)
Prepare for storm season during Severe Weather Awareness Week Prepare for storm season during Severe Weather Awareness Week
- February 20, 2018

One key point is understanding the dangers of severe thunderstorms and knowing the difference between watches and warnings. As part of the National Weather Service's Severe Weather Awareness Week, WAFB wants you to know more about Severe Thunderstorms. (more...)
School Shooting Survivors Travel to Florida Capitol to Demand Gun Control School Shooting Survivors Travel to Florida Capitol to Demand Gun Control
- February 20, 2018

She vowed Stoneman Douglas school would be "the last mass shooting". The district said it hopes to resume classes February 27 at the high school on a modified schedule. Florida Governor Rick Scott on Monday called on the Federal Bureau of Investigation to release all the information it had about Cruz. Scott shook hands and hugged churchgoers there. (more...)
Court restores passports of Orengo, Wanjigi and Ndii Court restores passports of Orengo, Wanjigi and Ndii
- February 20, 2018

This was despite a court order on Monday asking the Immigration authorities to reinstate passports of seven opposition leaders, which it had suspended. It will be remembered that the High Court on Monday, February 19, reversed a decision by the government to suspend passports of high ranking Opposition leaders and officials including Orengo and Wanjigi the latter being a key Nasa financier. (more...)
Tuition fees: key questions about the government review Tuition fees: key questions about the government review
- February 20, 2018

Most of the interest will be in undergraduate tuition fees, which stand at a hefty £9,250 a year at all but a handful of universities. The current rate of 6.1 percent is higher than most banks charge for mortgages or unsecured personal loans. (more...)
Bialowieza Forest: Poland infringes European law Bialowieza Forest: Poland infringes European law
- February 20, 2018

The standoff over Bialowieza, one of Europe's last primeval forests, is part of a greater clash between the European Union executive and the EU's biggest eastern member, whose ruling Law and Justice party (PiS) is accused of undermining democracy. (more...)
Men's Basketball In The Polls Men's Basketball In The Polls
- February 20, 2018

After starting Big Ten play 2-2, Michigan State has reeled off 10 consecutive wins thanks to a balanced attack. The Fighting Illini recorded a home win against Nebraska on Sunday, but were on a four-game losing streak prior to that and are 3-7 in their last 10 games. (more...)
Florida students to march on Washington demanding more gun controls Florida students to march on Washington demanding more gun controls
- February 20, 2018

Stunned by the deadliest high school shooting in United States history, students mobilized across the country on Sunday to organise rallies and a national walkout in support of stronger gun laws, challenging politicians they say have failed to protect them. (more...)
Mississippi State women's basketball wins its first-ever SEC title Mississippi State women's basketball wins its first-ever SEC title
- February 20, 2018

Ado also averages 8.1 points per game. He said the team is focusing on a game-to-game basis. "I felt like we responded better on Saturday". At this point we have no idea how AK will open this game up offensively. Ole Miss is hoping to snap a six-game skid. Coach Andy Kennedy made it pretty clear in postgame press conferences recently: this is a team searching for answers and doesn't now have a good lead on any. (more...)
Americans skating for South Korea make cut in ice dance Americans skating for South Korea make cut in ice dance
- February 20, 2018

The 24-year-old Swede, who had recovered from a broken neck last March, was diagnosed with a concussion after the Olympic crash. The Korean women's curling team, ranked No. "It was an wonderful day for us and for our sport in Germany". Women's team Canada hockey players defeated the Olympic team of Russian Federation in the semifinal match of the Olympic tournament. (more...)
Syria War: 20 children among 77 killed in heavy bombardment Syria War: 20 children among 77 killed in heavy bombardment
- February 20, 2018

More than 100 civilians have been killed in Syria's Eastern Ghouta in the past 24 hours, the largest single-day death toll in the rebel-held area in almost three years, according to observers. Damascus says it only targets militants. "The situation in Eastern Ghouta is tragic. if it is this bad psychologically for adults - it is worse for children", she said. (more...)
Joint Korean women's hockey team plays final match Joint Korean women's hockey team plays final match
- February 20, 2018

The result means that Korea finished in last place in the tournament. The Pyeongchang Olympics in the South have seen the North engage in a charm offensive, sending athletes, cheer leaders, and its leader Kim Jong Un's sister to attend the Games and meet with President Moon Jae-in. (more...)

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