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Rafale deal: Rahul reiterates demand to disclose purchase price

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On Friday, Gandhi addressed the Indian finance minister as "Mr Jaitlie" to remind how the UPA government led by the Congress shown transparency in its original deal on the purchase of Rafale. However, hitting back at Congress leader, Jaitley accused the grand-old-party of "seriously compromising" the country's security by seeking details of armaments purchased along with the aircraft. Read More »

#MeToo lawmaker investigated for sexual misconduct

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Two people have come forward with allegations of sexual harassment against Cristina Garcia. . He is not the only man accusing Ms Garcia of unwanted sexual advances. What makes this even more surprising is that Garcia has been an advocate for legislation to protect whistleblowers against retaliation for speaking up. Read More »

Cricket legends take part in historic game on ice

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He smashed four fours and five sixes to hit an impressive fifty, which eventually went in vain when his bowlers failed to contain Afridi-led Royals batsmen. Several retired cricketers, including India's Ajit Agarkar and Ramesh Powar, Sri Lanka's Lasith Malinga, South African Graeme Smith and Pakistani Shoaib Akhtar, are taking part in the two matches. Read More »

Trump signs bill ending USA government shutdown

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President Donald Trump praised the two-year budget agreement as "so important for our great military"- adding "Republicans and Democrats must support our troops and support this bill". Senate leaders had celebrated the budget deal as a sign they had left behind some of their chronic dysfunction. Ms. Fudge said she planned to vote for the budget deal, which she said contained "almost everything that I wanted". Read More »

Amitabh Bachchan admitted to Mumbai hospital

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Well the catch is they have so far played friends on screen but Amitabh Bachchan will now be seen playing Rishi Kapoor's 102 year old father on screen! Big B had returned early in the morning after an all-night-shoot for "Thugs of Hindustan" and shared it with his fans by posting a tweet, "T 2609 - Just back from an all night shoot for TOH. Read More »

House Passes Budget Measure To End Government Shutdown

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The rebellion that simmered among Republicans and Democrats over the budget agreement boiled over when a determined Mr Paul brought the Senate's work to a halt. "Nobody wants to have it pointed out what an eyesore this deal is and how obnoxious it is to conservatives". Paul said, "If you were against Obama's deficits and now you're for the Republicans deficit - isn't that the very definition of hypocrisy?" The delay in its passage began when Kentucky Republican Sen. Read More »

Pence Hasn't Ruled Out Meeting With North Korea

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Vice President Mike Pence is seeking to reassure and refocus American allies on the growing nuclear threat from North Korea with visits to Japan and South Korea this week. Making his way to Pyeongchang to lead the USA delegation to Friday's opening ceremonies, Pence has embarked on a set of symbolic visits created to draw attention to the North's awful human rights record and nuclear aggression. Read More »

Athletes, organizers contend with icy weather in Pyeongchang

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An appointed to oversee this process initially reviewed applications submitted by 500 Russian athletes - 111 were refused nearly immediately. CAS had overturned the doping ban for 28 Russian athletes on February 1 on the basis that there was " insufficient " evidence that the athletes had broken anti-doping rules. Read More »

Exposed: Top Dem probing Trump has own Russian Federation secret

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Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) on Thursday night quickly dismissed a Fox News report revealing Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Mark Warner's (D-VA) efforts to contact the author of the so-called Trump dossier previous year. "Sen.Warner fully disclosed this to the committee four months ago.Has had zero impact on our work", Rubio tweeted . But aides to Warner and Burr both stressed that the chairman was kept apprised of Warner's efforts. Read More »

EVs, hybrids to be the buzz at this year's Indian auto expo

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The company has described it as a "performance-oriented, electric scooter concept". About 12 startups have participated in the 14th edition of Auto Expo , with an aim to be a part of India's story of transition from internal combustion engines to electric mobility. Read More »

Excluded Russians to learn if they can compete in Olympics

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Pence said the US would "demand at the outset of any new dialogue or negotiations that the Kim regime put denuclearization on the table and take concrete steps with the world community to dismantle, permanently and irreversibly, their nuclear and ballistic missile programs". Read More »

Complaints against Oregon lawmaker stretch back years

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One of the law students told the investigator that Kruse would call her "little girl" and tell her she was "sexy" while at work in the Capitol. Still, he had been under intense pressure to resign from Democratic officials and some Republicans. Read More »

Latest Chicago Snow Forecast: Total Of 20 Inches By Saturday Possible

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Wednesday until 4 a.m. Thursday. That means any lingering water and slush on untreated surfaces will freeze back up and some slick spots and areas of black ice are expected to develop overnight and will be around for your morning commute. This storm is being called Winter Storm Mateo. Southwest Airlines Co. has scrubbed 350 flights through mid-day Friday at Chicago's Midway International Airport in advance of the snow, said Alyssa Eliasen, a spokeswoman. Read More »

Senate leaders forge 2-year budget deal

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Pelosi wants an assurance from Ryan that DACA legislation will be given floor time next week as McConnell has agreed to do in the Senate . Defense: Increase defense spending over current law by $80 billion in fiscal 2018 and $85 billion in fiscal 2019, pleasing defense hawks who have called for increased funding and stability in the military budget. Read More »

Senate vote to pass bill, too late to prevent another shutdown

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In addition to the six-week extension of government funding, it would raise spending by roughly $320 billion, providing $80 billion above the spending caps for defense and $63 billion for non-defense for this year, and another $85 billion more for defense and $68 billion more for non-defense for the next fiscal year. Read More »

Bangladesh opposition names Zia's son acting head

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Rahman, 53, and four others have also been sentenced to 10 years in prison. Zia, leader of the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), was found guilty of stealing $252,000 from a trust created for an orphanage, a charge she had dismissed as politically motivated. Read More »

Russian appeals hearings end Thursday with no immediate decision

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The court heard the athletes' cases on Thursday, according to The Associated Press. The petition follows the IOC's refusal of a request Monday for 15 Russian athletes and coaches "cleared of doping" to attend the Pyeongchang Games. The group of 32 athletes failed to pass mandatory International Olympic Committee vetting, imposed as a result of Russian doping at the 2014 Games. Read More »

Duterte orders military to cancel helicopter deal with Canada

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The Canadian Commercial Corp., whose role includes selling military goods to other countries on behalf of the government, says the Philippines agreed to buy the Canadian-made Bell helicopters at the end of December. "Do not buy any more from Canada and the United States because there is always a condition attached", he said, referring to defence materiel. "If I can not use the gunship, the helicopter, then I might as well surrender this government to them", he said, referring to the rebels. Read More »

Sunny today and Friday ahead of weekend rain

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Up to an inch and a half of snow, max, is possible by Friday night, with the maximum snowfall potential hitting 2 inches by Saturday morning. West central and southwest Montana will see snow showers throughout the day and into the early evening with highs topping out in the 20's to low 30's. Read More »

Jordan Larmour appears set to make Ireland debut from bench against Italy

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Leinster's Jack Conan comes in to line-up to in favour of Munster's CJ Stander, while Dan Leavy will replace the injured Josh van der Flier having impressed against France last weekend. "We felt that we stayed in control of that match for a long time". "I expect Jordan to provide what he's been providing in the provincial matches so far, that raw acceleration and the ability to beat players", Schmidt said. Read More »

Delhi Police arrests IAF officer for espionage

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A probe by Defence Cyber Agency, Defence Space Agency and a Special Operations Division discovered that Marwah often clicked photos of classified documents related to combat exercises at the Air Force headquarters before sending them to women working for ISI. Read More »

CBSE NEET Notification 2018 released at Cbseneet.nic.in; know exam date

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As per the previous UGC NET 2018 short notification released by the CBSE online, the same was expected to be out by February 1, 2018 which now shall be available anytime soon. For NRIs, passport number is required for the same. A candidate must have completed the age of 17 at the time of admission or will complete the age on or before December 31, 2018, that is the year of his/ her admission to first year of MBBS/ BDS course, according to the eligibility criteria. Read More »

PM's Palestine Visit: Defence, Security On Agenda, 12 Pacts To Be Inked

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This will be Modi's second visit to the UAE. At a media briefing ahead of the visit, B. Bala Bhaskar, Joint Secretary (West Asia and North Africa) in the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), said there are four dimensions to the visit to Palestine , one being it is the first prime ministerial visit from India to the West Asian nation. Read More »

Houston Korean community to protest N. Korean presence at Olympics

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The sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will attend the Winter Olympics in South Korea, the government in Seoul said Wednesday. Vice President Mike Pence will deride any notion of normalizing North Korea's relationships with the outside world while he leads the United States delegation at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea , this week. Read More »