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CBI raids premises of former environment minister Jayanthi Natarajan

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Sources said Jayanthi is overseas and is likely to return "very shortly", when she is likely to be questioned about the 2012 episode when she, as the minister of state for environment and forests, had cleared 55.79 hectares of forest land inside the core zone of Singhbum Elephant Reserve ignoring the fact that her predecessor Jairam Ramesh had rejected the proposal. Lire la suite »

Liberal MLA Darryl Plecas becomes new Speaker

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He accused him of betrayal, saying the Abbotsford South Liberal assured him he was not interested in the Speaker's job. Horgan called Plecas's decision "an honourable thing". He added that this is a positive step in being able to effectively work across party lines to create public policy that serves the interests of British Columbians. Lire la suite »

What steps taken to save youths from Blue Whale menace: SHRC

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As the game progresses, participants are then given hard tasks - most notably carving the outline of a blue whale on their own skin. Already some of the perpetrators have faced the criminal justice system, with Budeikin having received three years in prison for his central role in creating it. Lire la suite »

Japan, South Korea call for stronger pressure on DPRK

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Along with blacklisting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the draft resolution would impose a travel ban and asset freeze on four other senior North Korean officials. Russian Federation is a permanent member of the Security Council and wields veto power. According to South Korean data, Beijing supplies roughly 500,000 tonnes of crude oil annually. Lire la suite »

JNU polls: Left Unity leads in top four seats

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In the vote count concluded in early hours of Sunday, the election office announced Left alliance's Geeta Kumari as the President-elect for the JNUSU , who defeated the closest candidate Nidhi Tripathi of the RSS-affiliated Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) by a margin of over 400 votes. Lire la suite »

Sitharaman takes charge as Defence Minister

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Elevated to the rank of Cabinet minister in Sunday's major rejig of the Narendra Modi Cabinet, Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday took charge as India's first full-fledged woman Defence Minister . It's in their welfare soldiers are assured that their interests are being taken care of, " said the Defense Minister. She assumed charge at the South Block office in the presence of her predecessor Arun Jaitley and minister of state for defence Subhash Bhamre. Lire la suite »

Keen to talk to everyone in Kashmir : Rajnath Singh

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In a tweet, Singh, who is accompanied by newly-appointed Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba and senior MHA officials, said that he has "come here with an open mind and willing to meet anyone who helps government find solutions to the problems faced by the state". Lire la suite »

China's exports weaken in August while imports accelerate

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Exports rose 5.5 percent year-on-year, the customs administration said, down from a 7.2 percent increase in the previous month and missing a Bloomberg News forecast of 6.0 percent. In August alone, the yuan rose 2.1 percent against the dollar, and on Thursday it broke through 6.5 yuan per dollar for the first time since May 2016. Lire la suite »

Putin opposes military action against North Korea

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South Korea and the United States are technically still at war with North Korea after the 1950-53 Korean conflict ended with a truce, not a peace treaty. Some 38 protesters were wounded in tussles with police, with 21 sent to hospital, according to a Seongju Fire Station official. Several U.S. military vehicles, including trucks carrying payloads covered in black sheets that appeared to be launchers, had been seen heading toward the site. Lire la suite »

Local and state agencies preparing for Hurricane Irma

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Federal forecasters have shifted the center of Irma well west of SC. The latest National Hurricane Center forecast has the center of Irma moving well west of SC, but the western part of the state is still in the forecast cone. Rick Scott ordered all state colleges and universities closed through Monday to support shelter and emergency relief efforts. "These tropical systems can pack a powerful punch and those who are prepared ahead of time will fare better". Lire la suite »

Texas, Utah win 1st night of Miss America preliminaries

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Miss Louisiana Laryssa Bonacquisti won the swimsuit competition while Miss Minnesota Brianna Drevlow won the talent competition with a classical piano recital. "Not because of a sympathy vote or anything". The judges are there for a very specific reason. The 91st Miss America competition is being held at Boardwalk Hall where the victor will be crowned Sunday night. Lire la suite »

Putin: North Korea Would 'Eat Grass' Before Giving Up Nukes

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Throughout the week, South Korean officials have warned the North could launch another intercontinental ballistic missile, in defiance of UN sanctions and amid an escalating standoff with the United States. A US-drafted resolution obtained by AFP also called for banning textile exports and ending payments made to North Korean laborers sent overseas, further depriving the regime of revenue to pursue its military programs. Lire la suite »

Aboulaye Daouda Diallo quitte le Ministère de l'Intérieur

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Aly Ngouille Ndiaye devient le nouveau ministre l'Intérieur et de la Sécurité publique. Le désormais ex-ministre de l'Intérieur a été muté. Abdoulaye Daouda Diallo, quant à lui, ne quitte pas le Gouvernement de Mahammad Boun Abdallah Dionne, il est désormais le ministre des Infrastructures, des Transports terrestres et du Désenclavement. Lire la suite »

Grupo Simec SAB de CV (SIM) Lowered to Hold at BidaskClub

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The stock has a market cap of $1.74 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.47 and a beta of 1.11. Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico S.A. B.de C.V. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $10.92 and a 200-day moving average of $11.44. Among 6 analysts covering Banco Santander Mexico (NYSE:BSMX), 2 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. The legal version of this report can be viewed at ... Lire la suite »

Temperatures to inch up… Irma's track becoming more clear this weekend

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Sunday: Mostly sunny. High: Low 70s. Tropical Update: We have three systems we are now tracking - Hurricane Irma , Tropical Storm Jose, and Tropical Storm Katia. The sunshine will stick around Monday with temperatures in the mid-70s. We'll have a partly-mostly cloudy sky throughout the afternoon. - Will we see any rain from Irma next week? Low temps will be quite cool...down into the 40s. Lire la suite »

Militants attack police near Rajnath's scheduled meeting venue; one policeman killed

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One militant was killed in the encounter who was identified as Shahid Ahmad Sheikh @Shabir, district commander of HM, resident of Kachloo Qaziabad, Handwara. The security forces had earlier on Monday killed two terrorists while taking action on intelligence inputs. The incident took place barely 500 yards from the venue of Home Minister Rajnath Singh's scheduled meeting on Sunday. Lire la suite »

Sino-Indian ties damaged by Doklam, not derailed: China Foreign Minister

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According to a Times of India report, Indian ambassador to China Vijay Gokhale was called to Beijing at a mere few hours notice, sat down with the Chinese for a meeting at 2 am on August 28, and the result three hours later was a decision to mutually de-escalate the tensions at the border by pulling out troops, essentially signalling the end of the standoff. Lire la suite »