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Tehmina Janjua in USA to hold dialogue with civil, military leadership

Tehmina Janjua in USA to hold dialogue with civil, military leadership Last week, President Ghani offered the Taliban peace talks "without preconditions", with a view towards recognising the armed group, which has been fighting USA and Afghan forces for 16 years, as a legitimate political party. "They have concerns over border management; over the [Pakistani Taliban's] presence in ungoverned space in Afghanistan; refugee concerns", she said. [Full Article...]

Daughter fighting for life after being 'poisoned' alongside ex-Russian spy father

Daughter fighting for life after being 'poisoned' alongside ex-Russian spy father The UK broadcaster reported that 66-year-old Sergei Skripal and a woman in her 30s were taken ill on Sunday at a shopping centre in Salisbury, south England . A UK Foreign Office representative later clarified those comments, stating that Johnson was referring to the UK's diplomatic representation at the event, rather than its soccer team. [Full Article...]

Trump administration withdraws ban on elephant trophy permits

Trump administration withdraws ban on elephant trophy permits In a memo, the agency's principal deputy director announced, "The service intends to grant permits to import a sport-hunted trophy on a case-by-case basis pursuant to its authorities under the ESA [Endangered Species Act] and CITES [the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora]". [Full Article...]

China's Party System is Great Contribution to Political Civilization: Xi

China's Party System is Great Contribution to Political Civilization: Xi Sometime in the next week, China's rubber-stamp parliament is expected to pass a constitutional amendment removing term limits from the presidential office, clearing the way for Mr. By the 2030s, "China may be in a position that it could be the pre-eminent state in the global system", he said , able "to move the world away from the so-called post cold war liberal worldwide order". [Full Article...]

Trump administration to challenge California laws protecting immigrants

Trump administration to challenge California laws protecting immigrants The lawsuit was filed late Tuesday in Sacramento. AB 103 , which requires the state to inspect detention facilities where federal authorities are holding immigrants who face deportation. Tensions between local and federal officials reached yet another crescendo as last week, when Mayor Libby Schaaf of Oakland publicly warned of coming large-scale immigration arrest operations. [Full Article...]

Parliament adjourned following uproar on various issues

Parliament adjourned following uproar on various issues Monday - the first day of the second leg of the Budget Session - also saw both houses adjourning proceedings owing to similar protests. They carried placards reading - "Marathi Bhasha, Abhijat Bhasha" while members from Andhra Pradesh had placards reading "Save Andhra Pradesh". [Full Article...]

Thad Cochran, Mississippi Republican, to quit Senate April 1

Thad Cochran, Mississippi Republican, to quit Senate April 1 He says he's proud of Cochran's decision and believes it's best for him, but hates it for MS, because he's been a champion for the State. That race grabbed national attention after a McDaniel supporter entered a nursing home without permission and photographed Cochran's wife, Rose, who was bedridden with dementia. [Full Article...]

Lobbying for vacant Rajya Sabha berths begin after ECI notification

Lobbying for vacant Rajya Sabha berths begin after ECI notification According to BJP sources Jaitely would be a party candidate from UP for Rajya Sabha. Congress plans to field a Muslim and a Lingayat for the two seats it is sure to win in Karnataka. However, the source also said that the final decision regarding the candidates will be taken by the party high command in New Delhi. Finance minister Jaitely has been representing Gujarat in the Rajya Sabha for la... [Full Article...]

Rohingya 'ethnic cleansing in Myanmar continues'

Rohingya 'ethnic cleansing in Myanmar continues' Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Andrew Gilmour , who has just visited Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh, made the conclusion, said the United Nations spokesman, Stephane Dujarric. Last week, Myanmar's army deployed additional security forces to the border with Bangladesh, with the apparent aim of driving about 6,000 Rohingya refugees staying in a no man's land into Banglad... [Full Article...]

Meet Vipul Chitalia, Brain Behind Alleged Rs 12600 Crore PNB Fraud

Meet Vipul Chitalia, Brain Behind Alleged Rs 12600 Crore PNB Fraud When he thought he had managed to escape the fraud and came back to India, he was detained by the immigration authorities at the airport and was then handed over to the police. CBI had, on Monday, submitted that the violation of norms for issuance of Letters of Undertakings (LoUs) to benefit billionaire jewelers Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi had been going on since 2010. [Full Article...]

United Nations says child marriage declining globally

United Nations says child marriage declining globally UNICEF on Tuesday came out with a report that highlights the decline in child marriage across the world. UNICEF says progress in India helped reduced the risk of a girl in South Asia marrying before her 18th birthday to about 30 percent from almost 50 percent. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump's shifting stance on guns leaves lawmakers baffled

Donald Trump's shifting stance on guns leaves lawmakers baffled Republican senator Ben Sasse of Nebrasksa slammed the tariffs idea as "bad" policy from a "supposedly Republican" administration. Yet, they do not understand the effects of what a real gun can do. "From a so-called right-wing president, that was such a stupid thing to say". A day after his meeting with lawmakers, the president tweeted that he had a "Good (Great!) meeting" in the Oval Office with ... [Full Article...]

Dad's punishment for 'bully' son, 10, divides opinion

Dad's punishment for 'bully' son, 10, divides opinion The video, which Thornhill appeared to film while he was driving, shows Hayden jogging in the rain with his backpack on. Thornhill also joked that his athletic son "kept a pretty good pace" and ran six-minute miles. "Wow I just watched this video and can not agree with this form of punishment for a child on this day". After all of the attention in the news Tuesday morning, Thornhill posted on ... [Full Article...]

Kurdish-allied Arab militias move fighters to Afrin from IS frontlines-spokesman

Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hami Aksoy told a news conference in Ankara on Tuesday that Turkey would tell US authorities during meetings on March 8-9 that it expected Washington to take concrete steps on retrieving the weapons it has provided to the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG). [Full Article...]

India vs Sri Lanka 1st T20I

India vs Sri Lanka 1st T20I He took Manish Pandey with him and resurrected the innings of the team. They added 50 runs in 17 balls. Dhawan was the top-scorer for India as he blasted 90 off 49 balls studded with six boundaries and as many sixes. 175 is the highest target chased down by Sri Lanka versus India in T20Is. All their top batsmen were back in the pavillion. But Danushka Gunathilaka (19) and in-form Perera ... [Full Article...]

Tamil Nadu: BJP member expelled for vandalising Periyar statue

Tamil Nadu: BJP member expelled for vandalising Periyar statue This is exactly how the makers of our Constitution envisioned our great nation to be. Muralidhar Rao, in his twitter post, said "The BJP does not subscribe to any kind of provoking or disrespectful statements and actions of vandalism towards leaders like Periyar. [Full Article...]

Endangered tiger brutally killed, hung from ceiling

Endangered tiger brutally killed, hung from ceiling There are only around 400 Sumatran tigers left in the world, meaning it is on the brink of extinction, according to the World Wildlife Fund . "We explained to the villagers that the tiger is an endangered animal.but they didn't like our way of handling this situation", said Hotmauli Sianturi, of the Natural Resources Conservation Agency, adding a trap had been used to try to capture the cat, r... [Full Article...]

Japanese volcano erupts, grounding dozens of flights

Japanese volcano erupts, grounding dozens of flights The volcano billowed smoke and ash from smaller eruptions last week, local media reported, but the new series of eruptions on the country's southern island of Kyushu was a significant increase of potentially risky activity, Japan's Meteorological Agency said in an Associated Press report . [Full Article...]

Hammond - sceptics are wrong to say banks can't be in Brexit deal

European Union President Donald Tusk will on Wednesday unveil draft guidelines for future ties with Britain, which are expected to warn London it can not have completely free trade after Brexit. "But once again we have to avoid any misunderstanding between the British people and the French people, between the United Kingdom and the European Union", he told BBC Radio 4's Today programme. [Full Article...]

Stephen Colbert recounts former Trump aide Sam Nunberg's 'cable news auto chase'

Stephen Colbert recounts former Trump aide Sam Nunberg's 'cable news auto chase' He's been asked to appear before a grand jury and turn over thousands of emails and other communications with other former Trump campaign officials. "Why do I have to give them my personal communications?" At times, Nunberg appeared to contradict himself when it came down to whether he believed there was any basis for Mueller's investigation. [Full Article...]


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