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No more grace marks for difficult questions, CBSE scraps marks moderation policy

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Earlier, schools in the Delhi region were given one question paper, while candidates appearing from the rest of the country had to answer a different set of questions. Moderation is a common practice adopted to "bring uniformity in the evaluation process". The practice of awarding grace marks up to 15 percent for all hard questions was adopted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in 1992. Read More »

PACE votes to monitor Turkey

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The motion was passed by 113 votes to 45, although among Turkish representatives 15 voted against it and only two in favour. Mikko also expressed disappointment that Turkish authorities were considering the re-introduction of the death penalty. Read More »

Daniel Sturridge ruled out for rest of season

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Sturridge was out of action for two months with the initial injury, returning only for the recent Premier League wins at Stoke City and West Bromwich Albion, where he appeared as a second-half substitute in both fixtures. "A lot of things will influence this and we can speak about it when it is time ". Klopp favours Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho as his strongest attacking line-up which pushed Sturridge further down the pecking order. Read More »

Former South Korea president indicted

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She was impeached late a year ago and now stands accused of abuse of power, coercion, bribery and leaking government secrets, prosecutors said. The former leader, already detained at a center near Seoul , also faces charges of abusing her powers and leaking state secrets. Read More »

Trump Targets Tech Teams (And Others) Through H-1B Crackdown

He announced that the government is about to take "bold, new steps" to follow through on his pledge to "Buy American and Hire American". Trump said his administration is going to enforce "Hire American" rules that are created to protect jobs and wages of workers in the United States. Read More »

Trump Says Iran not 'Living up to Spirit' of Nuclear Deal

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As Trump administration has begun to speaking again, some of the cooler heads have begun to realize it, including Secretary of Defence James Mattis and (NSA) General McMaster... Disappointment over their continued economic stagnation has created an opening for conservative candidates in May 19 elections who are opposed to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, a relative moderate who helped oversee the nuclear deal's conclusion. Read More »

3 men convicted in Swedish rape livestreamed on Facebook

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The court rejected that, saying the prosecutors had showed that the woman had been in a "vulnerable state" due to a high level of intoxication from alcohol and drugs. In addition to prison terms, the court ordered the trio to pay damages totalling 330,000 kronor ($A49,678) to the unnamed woman. Testimony from several witnesses who saw the live stream was also part of the case. Read More »

France honors police officer killed in Champs-Elysees attack

Two other officers were injured in the attack. A gunman shot and killed Jugele on the famed Champs-Elysees just d. The Islamic State group claimed the killing by 39-year-old Karim Cheurfi , who was shot dead by police in a gun battle. "That combat will be long, demanding, hard but, I am certain, victorious", he said. Shortly after Jugele's death it emerged that he had been among the first responders at the Bataclan theatre in Paris on November 13, 2015, where IS gunmen massacred 90 ... Read More »

France elections: Le Pen steps aside as National Front leader

Le Pen, who will face a runoff vote on May 7 against centrist Emmanuel Macron, may be trying collect votes from those who are less than thrilled to support the National Front. Republicans candidate Francois Fillon was seen as the favourite until January when his campaign was torpedoed by allegations that he gave his British-born wife and two of his children fictitious jobs as parliamentary assistants. Read More »

Neymar (Barcelone) ne jouera pas le Clasico

L'attaquant brésilien avait été sanctionné de trois matchs de suspension pour une "attitude de mépris" lors de la défaite du Barça (2-0) contre Malaga le 8 avril dernier. " Malgré tout, le FC Barcelone fait part de sa stupéfaction devant l'énorme vide juridique qu'implique le refus du TAD d'exercer ses fonctions juridictionnelles, une donnée qui porte préjudice à la fois au club et à la compétition ", a ajouté le club. Read More »

Trump to sign orders on oil drilling, national monuments

President Trump is pretending not to care about the 100-day milestone in his presidency, which he will hit Saturday. He's endured the steady drip of investigations and seemingly endless public personnel drama. If at end of the day, the Wal-Mart shoppers feel like they've been screwed and that the Goldman Sachs people get more benefits out of the tax overhaul, Trump could lose support from his base. Read More »

Le Président François Hollande votera pour Emmanuel Macron

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Marine Le Pen est visée par une enquête pour des soupçons d'emplois fictifs de collaborateurs de son parti au Parlement européen. La position adoptée par Emmanuel Macron au sujet de la colonisation française, qu'il a qualifié de crime contre l'humanité, ne doit pas cacher la réalité des enjeux que représente l'Algérie pour Macron et ses soutiens. Read More »

Third U.S. Citizen Detained in North Korea

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The paper is known for its often stridently nationalistic views. "All stakeholders will bear the consequences, with Pyongyang sure to suffer the greatest losses". "We have been informed and can confirm that there has been a detention of a United States citizen Saturday morning local", she said. The nuclear-powered USS Michigan submarine arrived at Busan in what was described as a routine port visit to rest the crew and load supplies. Read More »

François Hollande "votera pour Emmanuel Macron"

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Si la candidate frontiste est arrivée deuxième au niveau national avec 21,30 % des voix, Marine Le Pen a obtenu les faveurs des électeurs de Genlis, une commune de 5400 habitants au sud-est de Dijon. " C'est vrai qu'en interne, c'est une véritable déception ", assure Valérie Igounet, historienne spécialiste de l'extrême droite. Les marchés financiers, à commencer par la Bourse de Paris qui évoluait au plus haut depuis janvier 2008, ont salué par de très fortes hausses sa performance au ... Read More »

Supreme Court lets 2nd execution proceed

His death warrant expires at midnight. U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker had halted Williams' execution while his attorneys argued whether the night's first execution had gone properly. According to the inmates' attorneys, that's exactly what happened in Jones's execution. The prisoner, who had spent more than two decades on death row, had been pushed into the death chamber in a wheelchair having had one leg amputated as a result of diabetes. Read More »

Taco Bell to start serving beer in Canada

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The Mexican-style fast-food chain says its flagship Toronto location on Queen Street West will be the first store to serve a selection of beer. The franchise, which is known for its budget, Mexican-inspired cuisine, now operates 170 locations in Canada but plans to increase that number to 700 over the next five to 10 years, according to the Financial Post . Read More »

American Astronaut Breaks Space Record

President Donald Trump will speak to Whitson from the Oval Office, along with his daughter Ivanka and NASA astronaut Kate Rubins. The objective of the orbital linkup from the Oval Office was to recognize Whitson's new status as the USA record-holder for most cumulative time in space - "534 days and counting", Trump noted. Read More »

Dems launch pro-Ossoff ad blitz in Georgia

Ossoff, a former congressional staffer and documentary filmmaker, ran on a pledge to "Make Trump Furious". The leadership of the Democratic party quickly jumped behind the message with several high-dollar fundraisers hosted by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and New Jersey Democratic Sen. Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S8 more expensive to manufacture than iPhone 7, Google Pixel

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He confirmed the Google Play app "will be the default music player and music service on new Samsung phones and tablets globally". Samsung's team-up with Google for Google Play Music means several important things. When Bixby officially launches this spring, users will be able to use voice commands to control music playback and play their favorite song or genre. Read More »