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‘No Choice But to Pick Up Gun': 2 Days After Custodial Death Of Kashmiri Principal, Friend Joins Militancy

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'I Don’t Sleep with Men, or Anyone': Karnataka Speaker’s Bizarre Comeback to Congress Leader

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BJP doing vendetta politics: Lanka Dinakar on IT raids at Andhra minister's properties

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TDP leader Lanka Dinakar on Thursday accused the BJP of doing "vendetta politics" by "using the Income Tax department" to conduct raids at various properties of Andhra Pradesh minister P Narayana."This is vendetta politics. BJP B team is in Andhra - Jagan Mohan Reddy, with Telangana Chief Minister (K. Chandrashekar Rao). They had asked P Narayana not to contest the election on behalf of TDP. He didn't accept the proposal, so they are using the Income Tax department with the help of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP," Dinakar told ANI.The TDP minister also said it was time for the public to teach YSRCP Chief Jagan Mohan Reddy and Prime Minister Modi a "lesson"."On one hand the Prime Minister has not fulfilled AP Reorganisation Act and Special Category status, on the other hand, Jagan Reddy is at the footsteps of KCR and Prime Minister Modi, acting against wishes of people of Andhra Pradesh. It is time people of Andhra teach a lesson to Jagan Mohan Reddy and Narendra Modi," Dinakar ....
                 

Indian Coast Guard ship evacuates ailing British national off Goa

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The Indian Coast Guard successfully evacuated a critically ill British national off the coast of Goa.The 67-year-old had suffered a cardiac arrest on his voyage to Abu Dhabi onboard RMS MV Queen Mary 2, a transatlantic ocean liner which departed from Kochi.At around 5:00 PM on Thursday, the Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) Mumbai was alerted by M/s Carnival Maritime Hamburg about the medical emergency onboard the Bermuda-flagged passenger ship. The passenger was critically ill and was in need of immediate medical attention.Indian Coast Guard C-158, an interceptor boat, was launched and Indian Coast Guard ship ICGS Amal on surveillance mission was also immediately diverted to attend to the matter.In a speedy mission, Indian Coast Guard Boat reached the ocean liner and the passenger was evacuated off Goa. He was then admitted to Manipal Hospital...
                 

At ground zero of Vedanta protest: A family mourns, police probe conflicting reports

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BJP MLA from UP`s Lakhimpur Kheri Yogesh Verma shot at during Holi celebration

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Ethiopia Crash Captain Did Not Train On Airline's MAX Simulator: Report

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Almost 100 dead as Iraq ferry sinks on spring holiday trip

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Almost 100 people, mostly women and children, died as a ferry packed with families celebrating Kurdish New Year sank in a swollen river in the former jihadist stronghold of Mosul, in Iraq's worst accident in years. There was an outpouring of grief among residents who only this year resumed the annual festivities on the banks of the Tigris after the northern city's recapture from the Islamic State group. Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi decreed three days of national mourning as he visited the site of the tragedy. He ordered a swift investigation "to determine responsibilities". The vessel was crammed with men, women and children crossing the Tigris Thursday to go to a popular picnic area to celebrate Nowruz, the Kurdish New Year and a holiday across Iraq marking the start of spring. The accident, which struck as the overloaded vessel turned back, also coincided with Mother's Day in Iraq. The interior ministry, issuing a fresh toll, said 94 people had died and 55 were rescued, after its..
                 

Death toll from cyclone surpasses 500 in southern Africa

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A week after Cyclone Idai lashed southern Africa, flooding still raged Thursday as torrential rains caused a dam to overflow in Zimbabwe, threatening riverside populations. The confirmed death toll in Zimbabwe, neighboring Mozambique and Malawi surpassed 500, with hundreds more feared dead in towns and villages that were completely submerged. Aid agencies and several governments continued to step up their deployments, with helicopters in short supply for hundreds of thousands of people displaced by the cyclone. Spokesman Herve Verhoosel of the World Food Program told reporters in Geneva of the "alarming news" that the Marowanyati dam in Zimbabwe was hit by heavy rains overnight, putting populations in the region at risk. Zimbabwe's defense minister said more than 120 bodies had been washed into neighboring Mozambique, where residents there buried them, and more bodies were still being recovered in rivers, raising the official death toll in the country to 259. "Most of the bodies were ...
                 

BJP releases list of candidates for Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim Assembly poll

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One jawan martyred as Pakistan violates ceasefire in Rajouri`s Sunderbani sector

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Time For US To Fully Recognise Israel Sovereignty In Golan Heights: Trump

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Boeing To Offer Safety Feature As Standard In 737 MAX Software Upgrade

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Guaido aide arrested in Venezuela as regime defies

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Defying US warnings, President Nicolas Maduro's regime on Thursday arrested a top aide of opposition leader Juan Guaido, who Washington recognizes as Venezuela's interim leader. Guaido and the opposition-ruled National Assembly denounced the arrest of Roberto Marrero, charging on Twitter that he was taken from his home during a pre-dawn raid by intelligence officers. The United States has repeatedly warned Venezuelan Maduro against arresting Guaido or his aides. The United States and a grouping of Latin American nations plus Canada vigorously condemned the arrest and demanded Marrero's release. "They have grabbed Roberto Marrero, my chief of staff. He yelled out that they planted two rifles and a grenade" as a pretext for the arrest, Guaido tweeted. "The raid happened at around 2:00 am (0600 GMT). We don't know his whereabouts. He must be released immediately." He later told a news conference that "we won't be intimidated" by the "vile, vulgar kidnapping." Maduro and Guaido both claim..
                 

Dhoni breaks his silence on 2013 IPL fixing scandal

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Two terrorists killed in encounter in Jammu and Kashmir`s Baramulla, operation continues

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BJP Fields Ajay Bhatt, Tirath Rawat from Nainital, Pauri In Uttarakhand

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Hyderabad Police Busts Human Trafficking Gang, 18 People Arrested

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Top US general to meet with Google on China security worries

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The top US military officer plans to meet with Google representatives next week amid growing concerns that American companies doing business in China are helping its military gain ground on the US. Gen Joseph Dunford says efforts like Google's artificial intelligence venture in China allow the Chinese military to access and take advantage of US-developed technology. He told an audience at the Atlantic Council on Thursday that it's not in America's national security interest for US companies to help the Chinese military make technological advances. Last week acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan expressed similar concerns and noted that Google is stepping away from some Pentagon contracts. Google has said it would not renew a defense contract involving the use of artificial intelligence to analyze drone video...
                 

UK's commemorative Brexit coin on hold amid political crisis

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The Royal Mint, Britain's official coin-maker, has joined the legions of people and businesses left in limbo over Brexit as the country asks the EU to delay its departure from the bloc. The 1,100-year-old government-owned company had planned to issue a new 50-pence coin to mark Britain's European Union exit on March 29 -- with the date inscribed on it -- and had started producing test pieces. The Treasury announced in October the commemorative piece "will be available to buy from Spring 2019". But amid the chaos engulfing the withdrawal process, it said that no coins have been produced yet for sale. "The commemorative 50-pence coin... will be made available following our departure," a Treasury spokesman told AFP on Thursday. Asked on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show over the weekend whether he would have to melt coins with the wrong date, Finance Minister Philip Hammond said they could instead become "collectors' pieces"...
                 

BJP releases list of 100 candidates for Odisha Assembly election

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After Ranjitsinh Mohite Patil, Another NCP Lawmaker To Join BJP

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China 'invites' EU diplomats to visit Xinjiang

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China said Thursday it had invited European diplomats to visit the restive northwest region of Xinjiang, where Beijing is accused of rights abuses against the ethnic Uighur Muslims. "In order to enhance the understanding of the achievements of Xinjiang's economic and social development in Europe... the Chinese side invited the diplomatic envoys of European countries to visit Xinjiang," foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told reporters. The dates of the visit and other arrangements were under discussion, he said, hoping the trip would allow the diplomats to "experience the stability and harmony of Xinjiang, and the real situation of people of all nationalities living and working in peace and contentment". As many as one million Uighurs and other mostly Muslim minorities are being held in internment camps in Xinjiang, according to a group of experts cited last year by the United Nations. Beijing claims the camps are "vocational training centres" that help steer people who may be .....
                 

BJP releases list of 100 candidates for Odisha Assembly polls

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The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday released a list of 100 candidates for the upcoming assembly elections in Odisha after a meeting of the Central Election Committee under the leadership of Amit Shah.Damodar Rout, Kusum Tete, Prakash Behera, and K Narayan Rao, who recently joined BJP after quitting BJD, have been given tickets to contest polls in the state.Rout has been fielded from Balikuda-Ersama assembly constituency, Prakash Behera from Salepur, Kusum Tete from Sundergarh and K Narayan Rao from Paralakhemundi.In the 2014 Assembly elections, BJP had won 10 out of 147 seats in Odisha.Odisha will be going to polls in four phases on April 11, 18, 23 and 29. The state will be voting simultaneously for parliamentary and assembly constituencies.There are 21 Lok Sabha and 147 Assembly seats in Odisha...
                 

Boeing to make safety feature standard on troubled Max jets

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Boeing will make standard on its troubled new airliner a safety feature that might have helped the crew of a jet that crashed shortly after takeoff last year in Indonesia, killing everyone on board. The equipment, which had been offered as an option, alerts pilots of faulty information from key sensors. It will now be included on every 737 Max as part of changes that Boeing is rushing to complete on the jets by early next week, according to a person familiar with the changes. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because Boeing and federal regulators are still discussing details of the upgrade to the Max fleet, which was grounded worldwide after a second deadly crash this month in Ethiopia. The cause of the accidents has not been determined, but investigators probing the crash of a Lion Air Max jet have focused on an automated system designed to use information from two sensors to help prevent a dangerous aerodynamic stall. The sensors measure whether the plane is pointed up, .....
                 

New entrants 'disrupting' equity broking industry, says HDFC Securities

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A contest of content in this election

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Keeping trolls at bay, the HUL way: What can brands learn from missteps?

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Court refuses discharge plea of MSRDC chief engineer in graft case

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Death toll climbs to 11 in Dharwad building collapse, rescue operations still underway

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Cyprus seeks EU intelligence access for migrant screening

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Cyprus wants access to the European Union's security intelligence network so it can screen arriving migrants more thoroughly for signs of radicalization by extremist groups, the Mediterranean island nation's interior minister said Thursday. Rising numbers of migrants enter ethnically divided Cyprus on its breakaway Turkish side to seek asylum in the internationally recognized Greek side in the south, creating a situation that Interior Minister called "more disconcerting" and "very difficult to manage." Petrides said monthly asylum applications have surpassed 1,000 so far this year. According to Cyprus' Asylum Service, one-quarter of arriving migrants are from Syria, but significant numbers come from India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Cameroon. Cyprus joined the European Union in 2004, but only the south enjoys full membership benefits. EU Migration Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos said after talks with Petrides on Thursday that Cypriot officials shed light on issues that he hadn't .....
                 

China deploys troops in Sindh, just 90 km away from Indo-Pak border

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BJP releases names of 28 candidates from Uttar Pradesh, denies tickets to six sitting MPs

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Sole Authority To Decide: Poll Body On Plea Over Tamil Nadu Polls Dates

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UH president Khator appointed to NCAA Division I Board of Directors

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Indian-American University of Houston President Renu Khator has been appointed to serve the Board of Directors of the highest level of intercollegiate athletics in the US through August 2023. According to the university release, the appointment begins May 1. The NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) Division I Board of Directors provides strategic direction and oversight of committees responsible for academic policies and standards, infractions, infractions appeals and day-to-day decision-making while also engaging presidential leadership from member institutions. The Board consists of 20 presidents, a student-athlete, faculty representative, athletics director and female administrator. "Upholding the highest level of integrity and sportsmanship in intercollegiate athletics is more important now than perhaps ever before. I embrace this new opportunity to work alongside the dedicated leaders on the NCAA Division I Board of Directors," said Khator...
                 

UN rights body grants Sri Lanka war crimes probe extension

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The UN Human Rights Council on Thursday approved giving Sri Lanka two more years to set up a credible war crimes investigation into the island nation's brutal civil war. The UN's top rights body approved without a vote a resolution to postpone discussing the implementation of an official probe into crimes committed during the 37-year guerilla war, which ended in May 2009. Sri Lankan government troops were accused of killing at least 40,000 ethnic Tamil civilians in the final months of the war. A 2015 UN Human Rights Council resolution gave Sri Lanka 18 months to establish a credible investigation. Colombo secured a two-year extension in 2017 that expires this month. UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet warned earlier this week that Sri Lanka could slip back into conflict unless it addressed the "worst crimes" during the final stages of its ethnic war. She told the Human Rights Council that Sri Lanka was yet to set up the special judicial mechanism as promised four years ago to try war .....
                 

PM Modi from Varanasi, Smriti Irani Amethi, Amit Shah Gandhinagar in BJP`s first list of 184 Lok Sabha election candidates

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Andhra Pradesh: Congress releases names of 3 candidates for Lok Sabha, 45 for Assembly polls

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In Bengal, BJP's First List Is A Red Carpet To Rebels From Rival Parties

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LS polls: BJP announces 10 candidates from Telangana, pitches DK Aruna from Mahbubnagar

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The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday announced the names of 10 candidates in Telangana for the upcoming Lok Sabha election.Former Congress leader and ex-Minister DK Aruna, who joined BJP in the presence of party president Amit Shah in Delhi on Tuesday, has been fielded from Mahbubnagar Lok Sabha constituency. Aruna had lost the Assembly elections from Gadwal in December 2018.D. Aravind has been pitched against K. Kavitha, daughter of Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao, from the Nizamabad Lok Sabha constituency.G. Kishan Reddy has replaced present MP of Secunderabad, Bandaru Dattatreya in the list. Reddy had lost the Assembly election from Amberpet constituency in December 2018.MLC Ramchandra Rao will contest from Malkajgiri constituency in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.The party is yet to announce seven more candidates in Telangana.Hyderabad is touted to be the main Lok Sabha constituency for the BJP from where AIMIM party president Asaduddin Owaisi is .....
                 

Rajasthan: BJP names 14 sitting MPs, drops only woman MP from first list

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BJP first list out; Amit Shah replaces Advani from Gandhinagar, Smriti Irani to take on Rahul Gandhi again

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High Courts Asked To Deal With Issue Of Filling Vacanies In Police Force

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UK firms step up preparations for a 'no-deal' Brexit

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UK companies have ratcheted up their preparations for a disorderly "no-deal" Brexit as best they can over the past couple of months, the Bank of England said Thursday. With the prospect of a chaotic Brexit potentially eight days away, a survey by the central bank's agents showed that around 80 per cent of companies "judged themselves ready" for such a scenario, in which the country crashes out of the European Union with no deal and no transition to new trading arrangements with the bloc. That's up from around 50 per cent in an equivalent survey in January. For decades, trading with the rest of the EU has been seamless. A disorderly Brexit could see the return of tariffs and other restrictions on trade with the EU, Britain's main export destination. To prepare, some firms have moved jobs and operations to the EU to continue to benefit from its seamless trade. Many have had to learn how to file customs declarations and adjust labels on goods. Exporters of animals are learning about .....
                 

Andhra: Congress announces candidates for 3 LS, 45 Assembly constituencies

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Dozens dead as Tigris ferry on spring holiday trip sinks in Iraq

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At least 77 people died as a ferry packed with families celebrating Kurdish New Year sank in a swollen river in the former jihadist stronghold of Mosul, in Iraq's worst accident in years. There was an outpouring of grief among residents who only this year resumed the annual festivities on the banks of the Tigris after the northern city's recapture from the Islamic State group. The vessel was crammed with men, women and children crossing the Tigris to go to a popular picnic area to celebrate Nowruz, the Kurdish New Year and a holiday across Iraq marking the start of spring. While war and jihadist attacks have claimed hundreds of thousands of lives in Iraq in recent years, such accidents are relatively rare. "It's a disaster, no one expected that," said a young man who had just managed to reach the shore. "There were a lot of people on the boat, especially women and children," he told AFP. A Mosul security source said the high water levels and overcrowding on the boat, with well over .....
                 

Short duration schemes are seeing an uptick in investor inflows: Experts

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A swap in time

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Kerala family awaiting son’s body receives body of Lankan woman

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SP leader Ram Gopal Yadav insults CRPF martyrs, slams BJP, says Pulwana attack was for votes

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Won't Plead Support With Congress Leaders Against Son: HD Kumaraswamy

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One more time: Levi Strauss goes public again

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Levi Strauss & Co, which gave America its first pair of blue jeans, is public for the second time. The stock, which is listed under the ticker "LEVI," opened for trading on Thursday up 31 per cent on very strong demand and recently changed hands at USD 22.90, up USD 5.90. The offering priced at USD 17, above an originally expected range of USD 14 to USD 16. As of noon, shares were up nearly 34 per cent. In a rare move, the New York Stock Exchange suspended its "no jeans" policy on Thursday to commemorate the event, transforming the floor from suits and ties into a sea of blue denim, with its traders sporting jeans and denim jackets. More than 120 employees from Levi's global offices, including its CEO Chip Bergh outfitted in denim, were on the trading floor. On Wednesday, the NYSE even Tweeted, "Tomorrow we'll be in our 501s." The 166-year-old company, which owns the Dockers and Denizen brands, previously went public in 1971, but the namesake founder's descendants, the Haas .....
                 

Will not plead for support with Congress leaders opposed to son`s candidature: Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy

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Drunk Holi Revellers Allegedly Attack Cops In Shimla

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BJP Denies Tickets To Sitting Chhattisgarh Lawmakers, Including Minister

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River ferry sinks in Tigris near Iraq's Mosul, killing 83

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A ferry overloaded with people celebrating the Kurdish new year and Mother's Day capsized in the Tigris River near the Iraqi city of Mosul on Thursday, killing at least 83 people, including families, officials said. Many of the dead were women and children who could be seen struggling to swim against a strong current, their heads bobbing in the water opposite restaurants and an amusement park where people had been celebrating minutes earlier. The death toll from the accident, which residents said was the worst in recent memory, was expected to rise as people waited on the banks of the Tigris for news of loved ones. Col Hussam Khalil, head of the Civil Defense in Iraq's northern Nineveh province, told The Associated Press the accident occurred as scores of people were out in the tourist area, known as Ghabat, celebrating Nowruz, which marks the Kurdish new year and the arrival of spring. The boat had been ferrying people to a small island nearby. Abdulrazzaq Falih, a rescuer with the ....
                 

British military opens no-deal Brexit nerve centre

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Britain's defence ministry has started up a no-deal Brexit operations centre in a nuclear-bomb-proof bunker in central London, a spokesman told AFP on Thursday. "It's a team that's ready to support any action if it becomes necessary," the spokesman said, adding that the new centre has "all the right infrastructure". "As we get closer to a theoretical or possible no-deal, this is the place where the response could be co-ordinated", the spokesman said. Britain is due to leave the European Union on March 29 without a deal, unless one can be agreed in time or an Brexit extension is implemented. The defence ministry in December said 3,500 military personnel would be on stand-by to help government departments for "any contingencies" in case of a no-deal outcome. The spokesman said those troops were now "at readiness". The military's crisis management operation for a no-deal Brexit, which is dubbed "Operation Redfold", was activated at the beginning of this week. The bunker is underneath the..
                 

Karnataka: BJP announces names of candidates for 22 Lok Sabha seats

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BJP drops sitting MPs including Union minister in Chhattisgarh in its first list

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Amit Shah Explains Why Himanta Biswa Sarma Won't Contest Lok Sabha Polls

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Pompeo visits Western Wall with Netanyahu in break with diplomatic practice

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US top diplomat Mike Pompeo became the first high-ranking American official to visit the Western Wall with an Israeli prime minister on Thursday, providing another boost to Benjamin Netanyahu's re-election campaign. Two experienced former US diplomats could not recall such a senior US official visiting the site with an Israeli premier. It could be taken as tacit approval of Israel's sovereignty over the site, one of the holiest in Judaism and located in mainly Palestinian east Jerusalem. The visit comes less than three weeks before Israel's April 9 elections in which Netanyahu is facing a tough challenge from a centrist alliance led by a former military chief of staff, Benny Gantz. Netanyahu is also due to visit Washington and meet with his close ally US President Donald Trump twice next week. On Thursday afternoon, Netanyahu and Pompeo, along with US ambassador to Israel David Friedman, approached the wall together, placing a hand on it before depositing prayers on slips of paper, as..
                 

UK lawmaker faces death threats on Brexit stance

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An independent British legislator who favors staying in the European Union says she cannot return to her home district this weekend because of credible death threats against her. Anna Soubry said she is facing "very, very serious death threats" and had been advised by a senior police officer that she should be concerned for her safety. She says Thursday that "I'm not able to go home this weekend, I am not safe." Tensions have been running high as Britain's planned exit from the European Union nears. The British government has asked the EU for an extension for Brexit, which as of now takes place on March 29. Soubry recently left the Conservative Party and joined the Independent Group. She says the fact that her home address is widely known is a further deterrent to returning to her district in Nottinghamshire, 140 miles (225 kilometers) north of London. Leaders of European Union countries are considering whether to give the U.K. an extension that would postpone Brexit until May 22. Two..
                 

BJP names 2 former BJD leaders in list of 10 Lok Sabha candidates from Odisha

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Kalraj Mishra, BJP MP from Deoria, won`t contest 2019 Lok Sabha election

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Men Who Raped, Killed 10-Year-Old Tamil Nadu Girl Get Double Life Term

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Netanyahu hails Trump's 'historic' pledge on Golan sovereignty

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday welcomed US President Donald Trump's "historic" pledge to recognise Israel's disputed annexation of the Golan Heights, which it seized from Syria in 1967. "At a time when Iran seeks to use Syria as a platform to destroy Israel, President Trump boldly recognises Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights," he wrote on his personal Twitter account. "Thank you President Trump!" Trump's statement of intent on the strategic plateau Israel seized in the Six-Day War came after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Jerusalem and stood shoulder-to-shoulder with Netanyahu at the Western Wall in the city's Israeli-annexed eastern sector. It was the first time such a high-ranking US official had visited the highly sensitive site in the Old City, part of the mainly Palestinian east of Jerusalem, alongside an Israeli premier. Both US gestures serve to boost Netanyahu's campaign for a fifth term, less than three weeks before Israel's April 9 ...
                 

Dozens of migrants missing after boat capsizes off Libya

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Dozens are missing and bodies have washed ashore after a boat carrying 44 migrants seeking a better life in Europe capsized off the coast of Libya, officials said Thursday. Jassim Ayoub, a spokesman for the Libyan navy, said the coast guard of the western city of Sabratha has rescued 17 migrants since the boat capsized Tuesday. Bodies, including those of children, have also been retrieved from the water. Most of the migrants were from African countries, he said. Thousands of migrants have perished trying to make the perilous Mediterranean crossing, often undertaking it in crowded wooden ships or inflatable rafts. In recent years, European countries have provided training and funds to Libyan authorities to reduce the crossings. But critics say those efforts leave the migrants trapped in Libya, where they face abuse and exploitation at the hands of smugglers and local militias. Doctors Without Borders said Thursday that dozens of migrants are suffering from hunger while being held in a ...
                 

Oil holds above $60 as stronger dollar caps supply-driven rally

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