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Punjab CM's son-in-law among 13 booked for bank fraud in Simbhaoli Sugars Punjab CM's son-in-law among 13 booked for bank fraud in Simbhaoli Sugars
- March 03, 2018

Gurpal Singh is the son-in-law of the Punjab CM. The Oriental Bank of Commerce registered a complaint against Simbhaoli Sugars Limited in November past year. Claiming that his son-in-law had done nothing wrong, he said, "All the vital and true facts would emerge before the judicial courts when the CBI case is taken up by them". (more...)
French President, Macron To Visit Trump In April French President, Macron To Visit Trump In April
- March 03, 2018

There are reports that during the shooting, which killed 17 students, three Broward County Sheriff's deputies, although armed, did not enter the school. The first lady said that in the wake of the Parkland, FL, mass shooting , she "has been heartened to see children using their voice to speak out and try to create change". (more...)
Saudi Crown Prince Salman to pay three-day visit to Egypt Saudi Crown Prince Salman to pay three-day visit to Egypt
- March 03, 2018

Prime Minister Saad Hariri Friday night capped his three-day official visit to Riyadh with a much-anticipated meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, centering on bolstering Lebanese-Saudi ties, strained since Hariri's resignation crisis previous year. (more...)
Security Council condemns terrorist attacks in Burkina Faso Security Council condemns terrorist attacks in Burkina Faso
- March 03, 2018

The UN Security Council on Friday strongly condemned the terrorist attacks against the army headquarters and the French Embassy in Ouagadougou , capital of Burkina Faso. The assailants there also arrived in a pickup and starting shooting at soldiers, said Moussa Korbeogo, a trader at a nearby market. Communications minister Remy Danguinou said five of the extremists were killed near the embassy and three others near the army head of state offices. (more...)
Hopes for tax deal to close Louisiana budget gap are fading Hopes for tax deal to close Louisiana budget gap are fading
- March 03, 2018

The session must end Wednesday, March 7. "In the morning I had hopes, but as things go forward today, it's looking more and more we're not going to have some kind of agreement", said Connick. The Republicans refused to break the tie between the income tax deduction and the Medicaid restrictions that upset the five Democrats. The vote on that bill sent the chamber into a meltdown, with members from all sides publicly chiding each other and airing frustrations with the chamber's leadership. (more...)
Florida politicians consider allowing teachers to carry guns Florida politicians consider allowing teachers to carry guns
- March 03, 2018

That legislation also put new limits on gun purchases; it imposes a three-day waiting period and raises the age for anyone to buy a gun from 18 to 21. The Senate passed a bill previous year that would give school districts the power to allow teachers or staff to carry a gun on school property. "There's nothing in our bill that says you're going to arm teachers", Simpson said, expressing frustration that the focus from opponents has distorted the concept. (more...)
Florida shooting survivor thanks conspiracy theorists Florida shooting survivor thanks conspiracy theorists
- March 03, 2018

Runcie said Cruz had the support of his mother. Hogg - who has been a major player in the student-activist movement staging protests in Florida calling for stricter gun laws - sent the tweet to his followers, which now number more than 300,000. (more...)
PM Modi :India's democracy is a celebration of our plurality PM Modi :India's democracy is a celebration of our plurality
- March 03, 2018

A number of diplomats, representatives from a wide range of Islamic institutions, academicians and think-tanks attended the event at Vigyan Bhavan. "Faith is supposed to draw humanity together", the King said. He received PM Modi at his residence despite it being a holiday in Jordan. "Be it Buddha or Mahatma Gandhi, the fragrance of peace and love has spread across the world from India". (more...)
Meghalaya election result: Cong leading in 8, UDP in 3 seats Meghalaya election result: Cong leading in 8, UDP in 3 seats
- March 03, 2018

Incumbent chief minister Mukul Sangma of the Congress has clinched victory from both Songsak and Ampati seats. North East Assembly Election results in 2018 in 3 NE states crucial for BJP's morale ahead of 2019 General Election. "People's voice is for change". The Hill State People's Democratic Party (HSPDP) is leading in one seat while Independents are leading in three. The party is of the view that it needs to be prepared for any eventuality and does not want a repeat of the Manipur ... (more...)
Sen. John Cornyn: Trump told me he supports improving background check system Sen. John Cornyn: Trump told me he supports improving background check system
- March 03, 2018

Prospects for a tough crackdown are low. But wheels are turning in Congress, and some retailers have already taken a lead. Cornyn's bill, which has bipartisan support, would offer incentives to federal and state agencies to file already required reports with the FBI's National Instant Criminal Background Check System, known as NICS, to block ineligible gun purchasers with felonies or unsafe mental illness. (more...)
Punjab Assembly passes resolution against National Accountability Bureau Punjab Assembly passes resolution against National Accountability Bureau
- March 03, 2018

The chief secretary said the matter of arrest of Ahad Cheema will be resolved according to the law whereas in Civil Secretariat, LDA and PRA officers on the matter of strike are divided in two groups. In an unprecedented development, NAB on Monday released a photo of arrested bureaucrat Ahad Cheema meeting with his wife, both of them wearing smiles on their faces. (more...)
Halcon Resources (HK) Issues Earnings Results
- March 03, 2018

Analysts are expecting average earnings estimates of $-0.05 for the current quarter based on the opinion of 10 analysts, relating to high earnings per share estimates of $-0.02 and low estimates of $-0.09, however Halcon Resources (NYSE:HK) reported $0.66 earnings per share for the same quarter previous year. (more...)
Trump Ridicules Lawmakers For Fearing NRA, Failing To Act On Guns
- March 03, 2018

One of the strangest moments came when he argued that the alleged shooter in the tragedy in Parkland, Florida - about whom there were numerous red flags - should have had his guns taken away regardless of what the law allowed. Laws restricting gun usage would garner support from many Democrats, but would also need to win over more conservative Democrats in red states as well as some Republicans. (more...)
Schools and colleges to close on Thursday and Friday Schools and colleges to close on Thursday and Friday
- March 03, 2018

In a statement issued this morning, the National Emergency Coordination Group (NECG) withdrew the public safety advice to shelter indoors, saying: "The blizzard conditions have passed". Dublin Bus has kept services running on main roads. Iarnr√≥d √Čireann will stop all services from 2pm on Thursday. Galway Bay fm newsroom - Storm Emma is continuing to pass over Ireland bringing heavy snowfall and strong winds. (more...)
Erdogan's Spokesman Responds to Putin Over Evacuation of Civilians From E Ghouta Erdogan's Spokesman Responds to Putin Over Evacuation of Civilians From E Ghouta
- March 03, 2018

But he said there has been no access for humanitarian convoys, nor authorisation by the regime to go into the besieged areas, nor medical evacuations since the security council resolution was passed, he said. The UNSC meeting was convened after President Bashar al-Assad's government carried out an air raid on Wednesday. "Are we going to tolerate this indefinitely?" "Of course not", he said. (more...)
How Canada has lobbied for tariff relief How Canada has lobbied for tariff relief
- March 03, 2018

President Trump's surprise plan to impose tariffs on aluminum and steel imports was met with widespread derision from his own party, including from Sen. Both reports concluded that the imports threaten national security and recommended a menu of options, including increased tariffs and/or quotas, to curb imports of steel and aluminum. (more...)
Vice President Pence addresses taxes in Detroit, talks about school shootings Vice President Pence addresses taxes in Detroit, talks about school shootings
- March 03, 2018

These included reinstating the Mexico City Policy-also known as the global gag rule preventing US -funded organizations around the world from discussing abortions-and allowing states to block funding to family-planning centers like Planned Parenthood, although federal dollars are already barred from funding abortions under the 1976 Hyde Amendment. (more...)
Trump Will Talk with Gaming Industry Figures About Gun Violence Trump Will Talk with Gaming Industry Figures About Gun Violence
- March 03, 2018

President Trump over the past few days, and as recently as Monday, lauded the NRA as "on our side" and " great American patriots ". "He's obviously moving back from that", a key GOP congressional source said. White House spokesperson Hogan Gidley told Fox News on Monday that such a proposal would be "very inconsistent" given all the rights afforded to people after they turn 18. (more...)
CCL: Seattle Sounders blow out Santa Tecla in second half CCL: Seattle Sounders blow out Santa Tecla in second half
- March 03, 2018

The Seattle Sounders and New York Red Bulls moved into the CONCACAF Champions League quarter-finals on Thursday. The deal, announced at the end of January, includes an exclusive YouTube TV channel for LAFC games, which will only be available to the TV service's subscribers in the Los Angeles market. (more...)
Nato says Russian warnings against allies 'unacceptable' Nato says Russian warnings against allies 'unacceptable'
- March 03, 2018

It could loft its payload over a longer distance - capable of crossing the South Pole as well as the North Pole, the shortest route between Russian Federation and the United States . "It was sad to watch the video that demonstrated a nuclear attack on the United States". She called the animation "cheesy". However, Putin dismissed such claims as "propaganda", adding that he had offered to work together with the US but his advances had been rebuffed. (more...)
NIA to probe human trafficking cases NIA to probe human trafficking cases
- March 03, 2018

Rehabilitation of victims will not be contingent upon criminal proceedings being initiated against the accused. The national anti-trafficking relief and rehabilitation committee would be headed by the secretary of women and child development ministry. (more...)
Child Rights Body To Study Rituals At Kerala Temples Child Rights Body To Study Rituals At Kerala Temples
- March 03, 2018

Now there is no need to pounce on it. This comes after the DGP (Prisons) R Sreelekha in her blog titled - 'Time to Stop this Yearly Crime in the Name of Faith!' had said "While women of certain age groups are banned near Sabarimala, men of every age group throng around Attukal Temple during 'Pongala .' So, hardly akin to Sabarimala!" Issuing a statement, the state's Commission for Protection of Child Rights asked the government to depute a senior officer to collect details regarding ... (more...)
High winds, flooding lash US Northeast, one person killed High winds, flooding lash US Northeast, one person killed
- March 03, 2018

Forecasters don't predict a lot of snow, but the storm is expected to bring plenty of other precipitation. "On the other hand, the North American Model (NAM) looks to be overdone at this time, as it shows around 33" of snow for parts of the central MA area. (more...)
Special Category Status alone not enough for Andhra: CM Naidu Special Category Status alone not enough for Andhra: CM Naidu
- March 03, 2018

SCS alone is not enough, all points in the act must be implemented. According to TDP sources, Mr Naidu made it clear that there will be no compromise on the commitments made in Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act 2014. "We will use all options", the MPs said. "We will remind them of the promises made in the Reorganisation Act as well as the assurances given by the then Prime Minister in February 2014". (more...)
Senate Republican says challenging to pass U.S. infrastructure bill Senate Republican says challenging to pass U.S. infrastructure bill
- March 03, 2018

He says too many in Congress are beholden to the National Rifle Association . First proposedin November after the largest mass shooting in Texas history, the legislation does not expand background checks to more purchases, but rather requires state and federal officials to do a better job of reporting relevant legal and mental health detailsto the national instant background check system. (more...)

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