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I&B Ministry Denies Vendetta Against Prasar Bharati I&B Ministry Denies Vendetta Against Prasar Bharati
- March 03, 2018

The Prasar Bharati , an autonomous media body, receives grant from the I&B ministry. It is learnt that as the ministry refused to release funds for salaries since December 2017, the public service broadcaster had to dip into its own kitty and withdraw almost Rs 200 crore to pay salaries. (more...)
Pressure mounting on British Government to outline plans for Irish border Pressure mounting on British Government to outline plans for Irish border
- March 03, 2018

However, after the transition period family members will have fewer rights and we will wait to see if this is acceptable to European negotiators. Former British Prime Minister John Major criticized Theresa May for her strategy in the negotiations for Brexit . (more...)
Hice: Billy Graham fought the good fight Hice: Billy Graham fought the good fight
- March 03, 2018

Pittenger is talking about a statue of Billy Graham , the statue is said to replace former North Carolina Governor, Charles Aycock inside Statuary Hall. Friday's goodbye also emphasised the message that only Graham's earthly journey has come to an end, a point underscored by Franklin Graham as he stood behind the same pulpit his father used in the 1990s. (more...)
Brexit: a three course meal or a packet of crisps? Brexit: a three course meal or a packet of crisps?
- March 03, 2018

The fear among May's supporters is that if Labour and the Tory renegades were to unite over Brexit , it could bring down a government already weakened by a poor showing in the last elections. Agreeing to remain in a customs union with the EU would make Britain an unattractive trading partner and prevent future trade deals with non-EU nations. (more...)
Pedestrian dies after being hit by unmarked police vehicle in Markham: watchdog Pedestrian dies after being hit by unmarked police vehicle in Markham: watchdog
- March 03, 2018

Around 8:30 p.m. that night, London police officers tried to pull over a stolen truck in the area of Hamilton and Egerton. The agency said the truck was ditched near Vancouver Avenue and Moffat Crescent and the suspect fled on foot. "It is clear that no police officer was present at the time this tragic incident occurred". SIU director Tony Loparco announced Tuesday (Feb. 27) that he had ended the investigation into the December 27, 2017 arrest of a 52-year-old man in a home on Ray Lawson ... (more...)
Syrian Envoy Slams UN Report on Alleged Chemical Weapons Use
- March 03, 2018

The Associated Press reported that the finding made by the State Department was posted on the website of the Federal Register and takes effect Monday. "As we have clearly said several times , our republic does not develop, produce, and stockpile chemical weapons and opposes chemical weapons themselves", the state-run television KRT cited a spokesman at the North Korean Foreign Ministry's research institute of American studies as saying Friday. (more...)
Tractor-trailer overturns on Mario Cuomo Bridge, backs up traffic Tractor-trailer overturns on Mario Cuomo Bridge, backs up traffic
- March 03, 2018

The driver of the tractor-trailer was entrapped and was later transported to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. Two overturned tractor trailers have shut down I-95 at Tydings Bridge and USA 40 Hatem Bridge Friday morning. I-95 Tydings Bridge and United States 40 Hatem Bridge are in temporary closure for excessive winds. Passenger vehicles will be allowed to continue over the bridge after the traffic stop. (more...)
London man convicted of trying to build child jihadist army London man convicted of trying to build child jihadist army
- March 03, 2018

Despite having no teaching qualifications and being employed as an administrator, Haque used the guise of teaching Islamic studies to indoctrinate children into becoming militants for IS. We faced a wall of silence as a result. "Haque was a unsafe man who was inspired by attacks in Europe and Westminster". One victim told police that Haque had aimed to gather an army of 300 men. (more...)
NRA says Trump opposes gun control after 'great' meeting NRA says Trump opposes gun control after 'great' meeting
- March 03, 2018

Not immediately, President Trump said Wednesday. And unlike earlier meetings where Trump has embraced bipartisanship without any specificity, Trump was explicit about what he wanted Wednesday. Sen. Marco Rubio , a Republican from Florida, was skeptical "comprehensive" could work. If it's 21 for a handgun, I think the president was rationalizing. (more...)
Vladimir Putin, before election, unveils new nuclear weapons to counter West Vladimir Putin, before election, unveils new nuclear weapons to counter West
- March 03, 2018

Putin enjoys sky-high approval ratings because many Russians see him as having restored national pride. In comments Thursday on Twitter, Dmitri Trenin, the director of the Carnegie Moscow Center, said: "Giving half the time in the annual address to the Russian parliament to a graphic description of new weapons' capabilities is a measure of how close the United States and Russia have moved toward military collision". (more...)
Pradyuman murder case: Gurgaon special court acquits school bus driver Ashok Kumar Pradyuman murder case: Gurgaon special court acquits school bus driver Ashok Kumar
- March 03, 2018

It asked that the final chargesheet be filed by April 10. Additional Sessions Judge Jasbir Singh Kundu exonerated him of charges pertaining to the murder of the minor boy after taking on record the CBIs submission that there was no evidence against him in the case. (more...)
Just rain in Chicago as massive storm hits east Just rain in Chicago as massive storm hits east
- March 03, 2018

Rain will change to wet snow Friday morning . The snow could cause whiteout conditions with the high winds . "Closer to midnight and thereafter, the wind gusts should relax to under 45 miles per hour inland, but gusts may remain higher along the southeastern shoreline until Saturday morning", DePrest said. (more...)
Teenager jailed for life for planned terror attack on Justin Bieber gig Teenager jailed for life for planned terror attack on Justin Bieber gig
- March 03, 2018

Police raided the boy's home in south Wales on the day of the show and found a claw hammer and a gutting knife in his school rucksack. The police found a bag in Gunton's room with a claw hammer and a knife, which he apparently meant to use to carry out the attack. (more...)
Britain's May sets out vision for frictionless trade after Brexit Britain's May sets out vision for frictionless trade after Brexit
- March 03, 2018

The government has previously said it is aiming to get an adequacy ruling from the European Commission on the UK's data protection capabilities , by aligning United Kingdom data protection law with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as closely as possible, to ensure the unhindered flow of data between the EU and the United Kingdom post-Brexit. (more...)
Ed Sheeran lodges plans for private chapel at Suffolk home Ed Sheeran lodges plans for private chapel at Suffolk home
- March 03, 2018

The 27-year-old musician apparently wanted a place that he could retreat to for "contemplation and prayer", as well as for the "celebration of key life and family milestones", like marriages and christenings, according to a proposal submitted to the Suffolk Coastal District Council . (more...)
Bid to oust Rep. Steve Lebsock falters but vote still set Bid to oust Rep. Steve Lebsock falters but vote still set
- March 03, 2018

On Friday morning, the resolution will be heard on the House floor, during which Lebsock will be given an opportunity to address the body. Bente Birkeland has more on a dramatic day at the Capitol ahead of an expulsion vote against Rep. Then there are those like Rep. Yeulin Willett, a Republican of Grand Junction, who said Lebsock's behavior does not merit expulsion. He also said criminal investigations would remove any political element from the current practice of hiring outside ... (more...)
NSA Chief: US Must Do More To Stop Russian Meddling NSA Chief: US Must Do More To Stop Russian Meddling
- March 03, 2018

The warning by Rogers, an Obama-era appointee who's planning to retire within months, sparked concern by both Republican and Democratic lawmakers. As president, Trump has dismissed as a "witch hunt" Special CounselRobert Mueller's investigation into whether anyone close to him or his campaign colluded with the Russians , and he has scoffed at the inquiries into meddling . (more...)
Four dead in French Alps avalanche Four dead in French Alps avalanche
- March 03, 2018

The cause of the snow slide is unknown. One person was also injured, while another individual is still unaccounted for. During a visit to the southern city of Nice, French prime minister Edouard Philippe told reporters that rescue operations are still ongoing. (more...)
Three arrested following looting in west Dublin Three arrested following looting in west Dublin
- March 03, 2018

Dublin Fire Brigade tweeted: "We've left the scene of a supermarket in #Fortunestown #Citywest, no fire found. Gardai are attending the incident". In a brief statement this evening Lidl say they are aware of an incident at one of its stores and they are now in liaison with Gardai regarding the incident. (more...)
Hundreds of drivers trapped in snow storm overnight on M80 Hundreds of drivers trapped in snow storm overnight on M80
- March 03, 2018

Forecasters said high ground could see up to 40cm (16in) of snow. Heavy snow has seen surgical operations called off, bus services and flights suspended as well as Scottish Parliament committees cancelled while part of the country is under the highest-level weather warning. (more...)
Nebraska up next for No. 15 MI in Big Ten Tournament Nebraska up next for No. 15 MI in Big Ten Tournament
- March 03, 2018

Michigan's defense is ninth in KenPom's efficiency rankings, so even if the game against the Huskers was an extreme example, the Wolverines can bear down. They got the score back to a two-point margin only being down 38-36. MI went into halftime shooting 0-7 from 3-point range (ended the game shooting 15.8% total from three) compared to Iowa's 30.4%. (more...)
Gameday preview: Gophers take on Iowa in Big Ten women's basketball tourney Gameday preview: Gophers take on Iowa in Big Ten women's basketball tourney
- March 03, 2018

Following a five-second call by MI on the ensuing inbounds, Iowa got the ball back but misfired on a Bohannon 3-pointer. Iowa lost to MI in overtime. Nebraska fell to MI (score) in the Big Ten Tournament on Friday afternoon at Madison Square Garden in New York City . (more...)
State Dept. Clears Ukraine's Javelin Missile & Launcher Procurement Request State Dept. Clears Ukraine's Javelin Missile & Launcher Procurement Request
- March 03, 2018

Russian-backed rebels took over the Crimean Peninsula which belonged to Ukraine and annexed it in 2014. Officials from the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, the Pentagon directorate overseeing worldwide arms deals with the USA, notified Congress Thursday on the proposed sale of the FGM-148 Javelin anti-tank missile. (more...)
Workers Split $60-Million in Atlantic Lotto's Largest Ever Jackpot Workers Split $60-Million in Atlantic Lotto's Largest Ever Jackpot
- March 03, 2018

Eugene Lewis says he woke up early on Saturday morning and was first in the group to notice the win. Five of them retired immediately after learning of their prize, which will be about $1.9 million each, according to a news release from the ALC. (more...)
Egypt doubles number of soldiers in Sinai Egypt doubles number of soldiers in Sinai
- March 03, 2018

Since the launch of the large-scale anti-terror campaign on February 9, dubbed "Sinai 2018", a total of 95 terrorists have been killed so far while the army has lost 10 soldiers. Egypt's North Sinai has witnessed many terror attacks since the January 2011 revolution that toppled the former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. According to Wednesday's report, Israel has agreed to successive requests from Cairo , leading to a massive accumulation of Egyptian forces in the territory. (more...)

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