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Global Media Yogi Govt waives off Rs 36359 crore loan of farmers
Author: 0 Yogi Govt waives off Rs 36359 crore loan of farmers

The government also chose to write off loans amounting to Rs 5,630 crore of around seven lakh farmers who had defaulted and bore the non-performing asset tag. "This is for the farmers of the state on the occasion of Ram Navami, and a step towards building Ram Rajya (kingdom of Ram)", Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma said.

Global Media Escaped inmate from BC's Mission Institution recaptured
Author: 0 Escaped inmate from BC's Mission Institution recaptured

The man already had a criminal record, notably because of convictions for threats, confinement, aggression and breach of conditions. Chillingly, his teenage son was convicted of murdering a classmate a decade after Dezwaan's crime. It is extremely unusual for Canadian courts to try a teenager as an adult and sentence him to a maximum-security facility. There are minimum securities in a number of locations in British Columbia.

Author: 0 Syria's Assad says Idlib chemical attack 'fabrication': AFP interview

The attack prompted the United States to strike a Syrian air base with cruise missiles and worsened relations between the U.S. and Russian Federation. The Syrian head of state stated that the U.S. missile attack on Shayrat Airfield had not diminished Damascus' ability to carry out counter-terrorism strikes.

Author: 0 Kathleen Kennedy: Carrie Fisher will not be in Star Wars Episode IX

The trailer ends with Skywalker saying from a dark cave that "it's time for the Jedi to end". Not only will Fisher play a significant role in The Last Jedi, but we'll get to hear her "incredible mind" at work in the script. "So sadly, Carrie will not be in IX". It's probably for the better, as Fisher likely gave a stronger final scene in The Last Jedi than anything which had pre-taped for some future use.

Author: 0 Trade adviser turns on Trump over his China currency U-turn

The promise of restoring American jobs by cutting off what it considers unfair trading practices has been a signature promise of the Trump administration. Trump has been asking China to act on North Korea and co-operate with it on Syria. "I think he wants to help us on North Korea", Trump said of Xi, praising China for rejecting shipments of North Korean coal, a move that puts financial pressure on the repressive regime in Pyongyang.

Global Media Opposition parties vow to keep the pressure on the President
Author: 0 Opposition parties vow to keep the pressure on the President

That emboldened front of opposition to Zuma, 75, is now chipping away at the popularity of the African National Congress (ANC), which has ruled South Africa since Nelson Mandela was elected president in 1994. "For us‚ we are celebrating the birthday of the leader of the country and the leader of the organisation‚" he said. The DA's online "No Confidence" petition against President Jacob Zuma, has passed the 500 000 signatures mark, making it the biggest political online petition in ...

Global Media 'Right time' for massive bomb: US general
Author: 0 'Right time' for massive bomb: US general

However, ISIS denied that any of its fighters were killed or injured, according to a statement in Arabic distributed by the terror group's media wing, Amaq News Agency. "I was sleeping when we heard a loud explosion". "Afghan and foreign troops closely coordinated this operation and were extra cautious to avoid any civilian casualties", it said.

Author: 0 Death toll from Aleppo bomb attack at least 112: Rights group

Pictures posted on state media showed what appeared to be the aftermath of the explosion, with bodies lying on the ground and fires belching out thick black plumes of smoke. The group said the attack only serves to deflect the attention from government "crimes" and said it was ready to cooperate with an worldwide probe to determine who did it.

Author: 0 Here's what legalizing weed in Canada would mean

Provinces would be able to set higher age limits if they so choose. Ottawa won't be alone in implementing a national legalized marijuana regime. The current legal prohibitions have been an "abject failure" at keeping the children from getting a hold of marijuana, says Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale.

Author: 0 Russian Federation vetoes UN Security Council resolution on alleged chemical attack in Syria

MARGARET WARNER: The most immediate trigger for tensions, a deadly sarin gas attack in Syria last week, and the US response, a cruise missile strike on a Syrian air base. "Frankly, Putin is backing a person that is truly an evil person", Trump said . The meeting took place along with Lavrov and came after Lavrov issued Tillerson a warning against any further USA strikes on the Syrian regime.

Author: 0 LSE chief Rolet travels with May to Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia, specifically, is Britain's largest Mideast trading partner, with British exports of goods and services to the kingdom topping 6.5 billion pounds ($8.1 billion) in 2015. Both countries are part of the US-led coalition that has been carrying out air strikes and supporting local forces against IS in Syria and Iraq since mid-2014.

Author: 0 Trump's 'truly great' pick for Supreme Court sworn in

As a Justice Department lawyer from 2005-2006, Gorsuch led all government litigation arising from the U.S. war on terror, including its defense of the extraordinary rendition of Khaled el-Masri, a German-Lebanese citizen who was handed over to the Central Intelligence Agency in Macedonia in 2003 and flown to Afghanistan.

Author: 0 North Korea missile launch fails, says South Korean military

The military is still determining the missile type; however, initial reports suggest it was likely not an ICBM. On Saturday at a vast military parade, North Korea displayed new long-range missiles that could one day threaten continental America, showcasing the isolated nation's defiance as a USA aircraft carrier group headed to the region.

Global Media As Zuma Marks Birthday, South Africans Set to Hold Protest March
Author: 0 As Zuma Marks Birthday, South Africans Set to Hold Protest March

Like this story? Share it! "In terms of Rule 90, postponed motions remain on the programming system of the Assembly, thereby blocking any MP from tabling a similar motion until the one tabled is debated and voted on", the statement reads. Many South Africans started to question Zuma's decision as they hold him responsible for deterioration of the country's economy. "Don't be scared of them when you see them marching saying Zuma must go...but what has Zuma done?" The party's regional deputy ...

Author: 0 Sisi vows to hunt down Egypt church bombers in Tawadros visit

Egypt has beefed up security outside churches across the country ahead of Easter Sunday in an attempt to restore a sense of security for the country's Copts amid a war on the minority declared by ISIL. Forty-four Copts were killed during the attacks, which the Islamic State group claimed credit for. In their statement, the terrorist group mentions that crusaders and their apostate allies would have to pay a big debt and that it would be paid with the blood of their children.

Author: 0 Reports of infighting in Trump's White House overblown, officials say

There was the first visit to United States of China's President Xi Jinping, the confirmation vote for a Supreme Court justice, and the bombing of Syria among other major stories during the week. Mr Priebus' message to Mr Bannon and Mr Kushner was to "stop with the palace intrigue " and focus on the president's agenda, the official told Reuters.

Author: 0 Trump Signs Law Giving States Option To Deny Funding For Planned Parenthood

According to the New York Times , the law reverses a measure issued under the Obama administration that prevented local and state governments from withholding Title X family planning grants from such healthcare providers for any reason other than a provider's inability to effectively deliver services.

Author: 0 Russian Federation responsible by proxy for Syria chemical deaths - UK

A United Kingdom government source said: "The important thing is that this is Britain helping to influence USA policy on Syria and Russian Federation, far from being a poodle". A United Kingdom government source said: "The important thing is that this is Britain helping to influence U.S. policy on Syria and Russian Federation, far from being a poodle".

Author: 0 'Pak using Jadhav's case to worsen ties between India, China'

The India-Pakistan relations hit a new low when a Pakistani military court condemned a suspected Indian spy to death sentence for attempting to foment unrest in Pakistan's restive Balochistan province. Jadhav has been charged with espionage and waging war against Pakistan. The DSP said the arrested persons had planted an IED (Improvised Explosive Device) outside a police station in Abbaspur on 27 September past year.

Author: 0 Iran's Ahmadinejad defends decision to run

The former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has registered his name for the country's presidential election later in May, despite the Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei's proposal a year ago that he should not run again for the post. "Essentially, they feel that if the government tells them Israel is awful, the truth must be that Israel is actually pretty good", she says. Iran's conservatives were expected to make a play for the presidency in an attempt to oust the so-called "moderate" ...

Author: 0 More than 100 killed in Syria blast, say White Helmets

A major Syrian rebel group says many of its members were killed in a blast that hit an evacuation gathering point of government supporters, saying it will cooperate with an global probe to determine the culprits. They were being evacuated as part of a population transfer that had stalled as government representatives bickered with rebels. Critics say the string of evacuations, which could see some 30,000 people moved across battle lines over the next 60 days, amounts to forced displacement ...

Global Media Including children - killed as Syrian 'town swap' hit in 'heinous' attack
Author: 0 Including children - killed as Syrian 'town swap' hit in 'heinous' attack

No one claimed responsibility for the attack but pro-government media and the opposition exchanged accusations, each pointing to foreign interference or conspiracies undermining the deal. An explosion near a bus convoy waiting to enter the Syrian city of Aleppo killed or wounded several people on Saturday, pro-government media outlets, pro-opposition activists and a monitor reported.

Global Media Why did United States really attack Syria?
Author: 0 Why did United States really attack Syria?

Following talks that also involved Vladimir Putin, Tillerson announced that "There is a low level of trust between our two countries", and things only got more tense from there. The news conference came after Mr Putin met Mr Tillerson for the first time since Mr Trump took office. Boris Johnson has urged Russian Federation to stop "acting as a lifeline for Assad's murderous regime" in Syria and instead to "live up to its responsibilities as a global power".

Author: 0 Pep Guardiola hails 'real central defender' Vincent Kompany as City win

Unless you happen to be a Southampton fan (or Manchester United for that matter) it would've been hard to not raise a smile when Vincent Kompany leapt like a majestic salmon to head home the opening goal , given his injury woes. The next error seemed to be made by referee Neil Swarbrick when he awarded a corner after Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster rushed out of goal as Sane charged through.

Author: 0 Paul Manafort Registering with US Government as Foreign Agent

The spokesman said Manafort's lobbying work was not conducted on behalf of the Russian government and began before Manafort started working with the Trump campaign. The AP verified on Wednesday that Manafort received at least $1.2 million of a suspected $12.7 million in off-the-books payments from Yanukovych's political party while the Russia-allied leader was still in power.

Global Media Russia says it won't 'shield anyone' in chemical probe
Author: 0 Russia says it won't 'shield anyone' in chemical probe

What's more, US officials also believe that the government may have outside help and have pointed to the fact that Russian Federation has chemical weapons experts in the country. "Russia's initiative in 2013 to dismantle Syria's chemical weapons has been exposed as a shambles". "Are we going to get involved with Syria?" "I do not know who saw them".

Author: 0 Easter bunny 'hovers' instead of hops this weekend

In addition, there will be carnival-style games and a visit from the Easter Bunny. Bring your Easter baskets or a sack because there will be plenty of eggs to collect. A majority of the eggs - around 8,000 - were stuffed by Thunderbolt Middle Schools' Interact Club over the course of a couple months, he added. Donations of hard-boiled eggs may be dropped off at the park at 10 a.m.

Author: 0 Israel condemns Marine Le Pen's Holocaust remarks

Le Pen, a frontrunner in the election being held this month and next, triggered an outcry with her comments on one of the darkest episodes of French history when the country was occupied by the Nazis during the war. "The question now is, will the support for the Far Left hurt Le Pen, Macron or Fillon?" "Some people had forgotten that Marine Le Pen is the daughter of Jean-Marie Le Pen".

Global Media Opposition parties vow to keep the pressure on President Zuma
Author: 0 Opposition parties vow to keep the pressure on President Zuma

Van Damme said the DA would continue to use all means available - petitions , parliamentary mechanisms and litigation, and would march along with all South Africans en masse across our country "until Zuma is gone". Tshwane metro police spokesman Superintendent Isaac Mahamba said they had a solid plan to smoothly channel the crowds into Church Square. On Wednesday, thousands of people took the streets in Pretoria asking Zuma to step down.

Author: 0 Russia Cool Over Prospects for Warmer Ties With US

After the vote, U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said with its veto, Russian Federation said no to cooperation with UN's investigation and Russian Federation said no to a resolution that would have helped to promote peace in Syria. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov blasted US claims that it has "irrefutable evidence" of election interference. "We'll see what happens". Still, Mr Tillerson sought to stress the positives from his meetings.

Author: 0 India Calls Off Maritime Talks with Pakistan amid Tension

His accomplices, on the other hand, admitted to going over to the other side on at least six occasions. Two of the suspects are in their mid-thirties and the third is in his mid-twenties, police officials said. The three men have been booked under the Anti-Terrorism Act and Explosives Act and will be produced before Pakistan's anti-terrorism court. Amid tensions over death sentence being awarded to former Indian Navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav, India has called off maritime security ...

Author: 0 Syria's Assad calls claims of chemical weapons arsenal 'fabrication'

We gave up our arsenal a few years ago. It is not the first time that government forces have been accused of carrying out attacks with chemicals. A crater is seen at the site of an airstrike, after what rescue workers described as a suspected gas attack in the town of Khan Sheikhoun in rebel-held Idlib, Syria April 4, 2017.

Global Media Fourteen arrested in California as Trump supporters, opponents clash
Author: 0 Fourteen arrested in California as Trump supporters, opponents clash

Two And A Half Men star Jon Cryer and comedian Andy Richter joined thousands of people at a march in Los Angeles. What about the response from Democrats about Trump's decision not release his tax returns? . The protests were timed to coincide with the traditional April 15 deadline for USA tax filings (though this year the deadline falls on April 18).

Author: 0 In Syria, At Least 39 Killed In Explosion As Evacuations Stall

A Lebanese TV channel close to the Syrian government is airing footage showing new buses arriving at an evacuation point that was site of a major explosion that killed dozens. Meanwhile, an Iraqi military statement said the Syrian air force has carried out a series of air strikes against Islamic State (IS) militants inside Syria, with one killing a leading member of the group in Raqqa, the IS de facto capital.

Author: 0 Australia, India to up security, maritime ties

Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull was seen clicking selfies with PM Modi in the Delhi metro train. The pair will also discuss their nations working more closely together to tackle terrorism, people smuggling and human trafficking. Modi joked about the ongoing IPL in his speech and said, "I hope your visit to India is as productive as it has been for Steven Smith's batting, the other Australian Captain".

Author: 0 North Korea Launched A Missile But It Exploded Almost Immediately

US Navy Commander Dave Benham, a spokesman for US Pacific Command, said it detected and tracked what it assessed to be a North Korean ballistic missile launch at 11:21 a.m. North Korean leader Kim declared in a speech on New Year's Day that his country's program to build intercontinental ballistic missiles had "reached its final stage".

Author: 0 Polls open in Turkey's historic referendum on reforms

Polling stations for Turkey's historic referendum opened Sunday, when voters are set to decide on the future of their country: Whether to approve or reject reforms that would concentrate power in the hands of the president. A recent report by the OSCE said that over the past weeks "several senior politicians and civil servants, including the president, the prime minister and Antalya deputy public prosecutor [had] equated the "No" campaign or its voters with terrorist organizations".

Author: 0 EC defers Anantnag Lok Sabha bypoll to May 25

As Election Commission of India has chose to go for re-poll on 38 polling stations in Srinagar parliamentary seat on April 13, the opposition has slammed the decision, asking for the logic of re-polling and deferment at the same time. Shops, schools, and offices were shut while public transport was restricted in several parts of the valley. Eight people were killed when the security forces opened fire during the Lok Sabha by-election on Sunday in the Srinagar-Budgam constituency.

Global Media Government 'concerned' over new North Korea missile test
Author: 0 Government 'concerned' over new North Korea missile test

North Korea attempted to launch a missile on Sunday from a city on its eastern coast, but the launch is believed to have failed, South Korea's defense ministry said . The attempted missile launch comes a day after Kim Jong Un took part in a military parade . The administration says North Korea is ratcheting up tension by pursuing a nuclear weapons program.

Global Media Russia, Iran and Syria issue warning to U.S.
Author: 0 Russia, Iran and Syria issue warning to U.S.

U.K. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has called Syrian President Bashar al-Assad an "arch-terrorist" and said Russian Federation still has "time to be on the right side of the argument". Lavrov met Friday with his counterparts from Syria and Iran after U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visited Moscow earlier this week. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said Friday that "the exchange of information is taking place but we are not officially sating that the validity of this document ...

Author: 0 Trump aide Paul Manafort to register as foreign agent

Justice Department advising that he register, retroactively, as a foreign agent for lobbying work done in Ukraine. But Manafort isn't the only Trump adviser who registered after the fact. A few months before President Trump won the election, his campaign manager Paul Manafort quit. Former Minnesota Republican Rep. Vin Weber, who was directly involved in the Mercury Group's lobbying, said in a phone interview previous year that Manafort had "approached" him about taking on the think tank as a ...

Author: 0 Cashner activated from DL for first start with Rangers

Paxton dominated, allowing just two hits while striking out nine and walking just one batter - his first of the game - to improve to 2-0. Paxton has not allowed a run this season in 21 innings over three starts and seems to be getting better every time out.

Author: 0 Trump on Assad: 'That's a butcher'

But Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, referring to Iraq, said, "Experiments like that, which are built on an obsession with overthrowing dictators, totalitarian or authoritarian leaders, we have already seen". "We did not use them against terrorist groups or on our own people". Tillerson has indicated he will be pressing Russian Federation on its alliance with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and whether it's a relationship that in the long term will serve Russia's interests.

Author: 0 New Zealand Cyclone Cook moves off South island

The cyclone is forecast to move towards parts of the South Island on Friday. It soaked New Zealand cities like Wellington and Auckland - which saw its wettest March on record - and prompted the entire town of Edgecumbe to be evacuated. The Ministry for Civil Defense and Emergency Management warned this was "an extremely serious weather event". The system will be tested again by the latest storm.

Author: 0 April the Giraffe: Millions Watch the Long-Awaited Birth of Baby Calf

The world's most famous giraffe gave birth to a calf this morning, ending months of anticipation for her fans across the world. The zoo announced that April was in labor Saturday morning around 7:30. The birth comes at a dire time for giraffes, whose numbers have plummeted over the past three decades - from more than 150,000 to fewer than 100,000, according to the Giraffe Conservation Foundation.

Author: 0 Anti-Defamation League offers to host Holocaust course for Spicer

So you have to, if you are Russian Federation, ask yourself: "Is this a country and a regime that you want to align yourself with?" Mr. Matthews said Mr. Historian Tracy Garrison Feinberg, of the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County, says statements regarding the Holocaust should be well-thought out.