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World News Kashmir shuts against Shopian killings, shifting of prisoners
Author: 0 Kashmir shuts against Shopian killings, shifting of prisoners

A complete shutdown was observed in the South Kashmir region for the second consecutive day on Tuesday over the killing of six people including four civilians and two Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militants by the Army on Sunday evening. JKLF Chief Yasin Malik was already arrested and lodged at Srinagar Central Jail on Monday. Schools, colleges and universities have been closed.

World News Conrad Sangma takes oath as Chief Minister of Meghalaya
Author: 0 Conrad Sangma takes oath as Chief Minister of Meghalaya

PM Narendra Modi congratulated Sangma on becoming the chief minister. Sangma, 40, who is now a Lok Sabha member from Tura, was administered the oath of office and secrecy by Prasad at the Raj Bhavan, reports PTI. "We will provide a good, clean and transparent government which has been lacking in Meghalaya for the past few years", he said. Modi said the government's and the party's performance was fine and the MPs should contribute positively.

World News Rise Of Challenger Beto O'Rourke Is Scaring Ted Cruz
Author: 0 Rise Of Challenger Beto O'Rourke Is Scaring Ted Cruz

On Tuesday, Raju tweeted that Cruz said he was "absolutely" rattled about Democratic turnout in Tuesday's primaries. O'Rourke has visited about 230 of the state's 254 counties since March, hosting crowded speaking engagements at big theaters and smaller conversation sessions at coffee bars and donut shops.

Author: 0 Persimmon's (LON:PSN) "Overweight" Rating Reiterated at JPMorgan Chase & Co

On Tuesday, February 16 the stock rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with "Hold". RBC Capital Markets maintained PDL BioPharma, Inc. The company was maintained on Thursday, January 7 by RBC Capital Markets. It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500. As of February 1, 2017, it operated a fleet of 47 MD-80 aircraft, 34 Airbus A320 series aircraft, and 4 Boeing 757-200 aircraft provided services on 377 routes to 119 cities.

World News Saudi crown prince greeted in Britain with protests
Author: 0 Saudi crown prince greeted in Britain with protests

Outside activists will protest the war in Yemen , while Mrs May has promised the issue will be raised with the Crown Prince. "We have seen recent decisions to allow women to drive from June this year, a target for women to make up one third of the Saudi workforce by 2030, and a move to develop sectors such as health, education, infrastructure, recreation and tourism", May said in a statement announcing the visit.

Author: 0 Fate Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:FATE): Target Tracker on These Shares

This indicator was developed by James Montier in an attempt to identify firms that were altering financial numbers in order to appear better on paper. Raymond James Assoc owns 77,707 shares or 0.02% of their United States portfolio. Schroder Investment Management Group now owns 15,810 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock worth $1,180,000 after acquiring an additional 1,818 shares during the last quarter.

World News Crew members missing after Maersk ship catches fire in Arabian Sea
Author: 0 Crew members missing after Maersk ship catches fire in Arabian Sea

Maersk Line said that the 2017-built, 15,262 teu Maersk Honam was headed from Singapore to Suez. The carrier said the crew had sent out a distress signal after firefighting efforts were unsuccessful. "We will offer crisis counselling for the seafarers signing-off and returning to their families and our deepest empathy go out to the families of the crew members who are still unaccounted for", Toft said.

World News Florida House poised to pass bill on guns and school safety
Author: 0 Florida House poised to pass bill on guns and school safety

The father of a teenager killed in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, said the students' gun control efforts are misdirected. "That is why we are asking for $150 million for the Secure Our Schools program, nine times the amount of money that has ever been appropriated", a statement reads.

World News Cape Town averts dry taps in 2018
Author: 0 Cape Town averts dry taps in 2018

We were told that due to the worst drought the city had seen in over 100 years, its water supply was near depletion, and Day Zero , the day on which the taps would turn off was set to arrive on April 12. The shortages follow three years of low rainfall. "Residents responded magnificently, rolled up their sleeves, and got stuck in". Should the day come, most of the city's taps will be turned off, and around 20,000 residents would have to queue for water and be subjected to a strict ...

World News Democrats hopeful as Texas opens midterm primary season
Author: 0 Democrats hopeful as Texas opens midterm primary season

They've drawn so many hopefuls from each party, that most primary races won't have anyone winning a majority of Tuesday's votes, meaning runoff elections will determine who will be on November's general election ballot. Texas has always been a Republican stronghold, but O'Rourke has outraised Cruz in recent months. Trump has been divisive in Texas, where he receives about 83 percent approval among Republican respondents and 85 percent disapproval among Democrat respondents, according to ...

World News Rights groups urge May to press Saudi Arabia over Yemen role
Author: 0 Rights groups urge May to press Saudi Arabia over Yemen role

Running under the theme "Whole-istic", the three-day event showcases the span of Saudi culture, from the traditions and heritage that shaped its past to the creativity and ambition powering today's cultural evolution. He was expected to have lunch with the Queen at the palace and later dine with Prince Charles and Prince William. The inaugural meeting of a UK-Saudi strategic partnership council, which will meet annually to discuss bilateral and global issues, will be held at No 10 and ...

World News Modi, Shah talk tough on vandalisation of statues
Author: 0 Modi, Shah talk tough on vandalisation of statues

Raja on Wednesday expressed regret for his Facebook post that said statues of rationalist movement founder E.V.Ramasamy or Periyar would be razed to the ground in the state. Acharya and tendered his resignation at 4 pm. The secretary in-charge of the BJP northeast unit, Ram Madhav, has also tweeted a photo of the incident praising the act, however, his tweet was later deleted.

World News Jared Kushner to visit Mexico, meet with Mexican president
Author: 0 Jared Kushner to visit Mexico, meet with Mexican president

Reuters , citing statements from Mexico's foreign ministry and a senior administration official, reports that President TrumpDonald John TrumpAccuser says Trump should be afraid of the truth Woman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians Shulkin says he has White House approval to root out "subversion" at VA MORE's son-in-law will discuss immigration, trade and security.

World News PNB chief Sunil Mehta appears before SFIO
Author: 0 PNB chief Sunil Mehta appears before SFIO

In a reply to stock exchanges, ICICI Bank said it is a part of the working capital lender consortium, adding its exposure is not the highest. The SFIO, which comes under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, plans to expand its investigation to all banks that had extended loans to Gitanjali Gems and its subsidiaries, a senior official with SFIO Delhi told Express.The assets declared by Gitanjali Gems while applying for loans will also be perused.

World News What we've learned 3 weeks after the Parkland shooting -- and what's next
Author: 0 What we've learned 3 weeks after the Parkland shooting -- and what's next

Some principals have issued permission forms for parents to fill out, while others have warned that disciplinary action could be taken if students choose to walk out. We students and our allies are organizing the school walkout to demand Congress pass legislation to protect us. "However, I can not support allowing students to disrupt the educational setting by leaving their classrooms to "walk out", Fitzgerald wrote.

World News Goa CM Manohar Parrikar taken to U.S. for further treatment
Author: 0 Goa CM Manohar Parrikar taken to U.S. for further treatment

When Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Parrikar in hospital during his recent visit to Mumbai , he had told the family and the state party leaders to ensure the best treatment for him. Before leaving for Mumbai on Tuesday, Parrikar held a series of meetings, including one with senior state ministers. "In the last 15 days, you have been praying for me and you have blessed me because of which I got well and to get fully cured I may go overseas".

World News FIR against Mast Mast girl for shooting advertisement
Author: 0 FIR against Mast Mast girl for shooting advertisement

Raveena Tandon was said to be shooting within the no-camera zone of this Lord Shiva temple. The incident came to light after a video of the actress offering beauty tips inside Sri Lingaraj Temple surfaced online. On the other hand, Raveena Tandon took to social media to respond to all these accusations. Speaking about the development deputy commissioner of police Satyabrata Bhoi said "We received the complaint".

World News Dozens Of LAX Flights Cancelled Due To East Coast Storm
Author: 0 Dozens Of LAX Flights Cancelled Due To East Coast Storm

Airports are encouraging anyone with upcoming flights to check with their carriers before heading to the airport. Winter storm Quinn threatens to bring high wind and heavy snow to the region, making travel conditions potentially risky. Travelers are urged to contact their airline to check the status of their flight before going to the airport. Local authorities throughout the Northeast are also asking people to avoid driving Wednesday if possible as crews work to clear the snow from ...

World News Trump's Tariffs Could Lead To Showdown With World Trade Organization
Author: 0 Trump's Tariffs Could Lead To Showdown With World Trade Organization

One of the biggest risks of the Trump presidency has always been the harm it might do to the USA and global economies through a reckless approach to trade. The thinking among Congress and President Herbert Hoover was that by raising taxes on thousands of imports no matter what country they came from, the act would protect American farmers and secure the nation's economy.

World News Chancellor to push post-Brexit financial services free trade deal
Author: 0 Chancellor to push post-Brexit financial services free trade deal

In her address, Mrs May stood firm in calling for a different relationship to that which Canada, Norway and Turkey have with the European Union, declaring: "If this is cherry picking, then every trade agreement is cherry picking". It adds: "Such an agreement can not offer the same benefits as membership and can not amount to participation in the single market or parts thereof".

World News Pakistan PM Abbasi returns after a 'whirlwind' visit
Author: 0 Pakistan PM Abbasi returns after a 'whirlwind' visit

Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani, who is trying to mend fences with Pakistan and has showed his willingness to share power with Taliban, may also agree to join the SAARC Summit in Islamabad. Senior government officials of Nepal and Pakistan 's Ambassador to Nepal Mazhar Javed attended the meeting. After the meeting, Prachanda said that matters related to bilateral relations and mutual interests were discussed in the meeting.

World News Trump says he believes North Korea is 'sincere'
Author: 0 Trump says he believes North Korea is 'sincere'

That figure is based off data from the Department of Commerce's Bureau of Economic Analysis. Earlier Tuesday, Trump suggested in a tweet that he would still like to see some staffing changes. 'I took a lot of heat on Sweden, ' Trump said. "They make it nearly impossible for us to do business with them". "I like conflict. I like having two people with two points of view", Trump said alongside Prime Minister Stefan Löfven.

World News BJP to form govt in Meghalaya, Conrad Sangma to be new CM
Author: 0 BJP to form govt in Meghalaya, Conrad Sangma to be new CM

Helped by the BJP, NDA constituent NPP, the second largest party in Meghalaya with 19 seats, managed to rope in regional parties to form a coalition government. Apart from Sangma, 11 other cabinet ministers were also sworn in by the governor. "Real challenge and work starts today". Meghalaya is the latest state to install a non-Congress government, along with Tripura in the Northeast, leaving only Mizoram to the Congress.

World News Pakistan, Nepal agree to enhance cooperation in diverse fields
Author: 0 Pakistan, Nepal agree to enhance cooperation in diverse fields

Finance Minister Dr Yuvaraj Khatiwada received Abbasi at the Tribhuwan International Airport. Abbasi is the first high-level foreign dignitary to visit Nepal after the inauguration of the new government under the leadership of K.P. According to the Pakistani media reports, the former Pakistani army officer was offered a lucrative job in Nepal and had some contracts with foreign organisations working in Nepal.

World News Supreme Court judgment welcomed by Zappone
Author: 0 Supreme Court judgment welcomed by Zappone

The High Court found his unborn child had rights under the Constitution beyond the right to life. If Judge Humphreys ruling that the unborn had rights beyond the right to life were upheld, it would have caused confusion for the proposed referendum on repealing or retaining the Eighth Amendment, legal experts argued.

World News Sierra Leone begins general elections to elect new president
Author: 0 Sierra Leone begins general elections to elect new president

More than 3.1 million voters are registered for the polls, which were set to close at 6 pm (1800 GMT). President Ernest Bai Koroma, who can not run again after consecutive five-year terms, has anointed former foreign minister Samura Kamara as his successor for the ruling All Peoples Party (APC).

World News Trump administration withdraws ban on elephant trophy permits
Author: 0 Trump administration withdraws ban on elephant trophy permits

The change applies to select animal trophies from six African countries. The department announced that trophies from lions and elephants hunted in several African countries would be eligible for consideration. Animal rights activists and environmental groups expressed skepticism then that killing elephants could help save them. The president's sons Donald Trump Jnr and Eric Trump are both avid game hunters.

World News Syama Prasad Mukherjee's statue vandalised in Kolkata, 6 students detained
Author: 0 Syama Prasad Mukherjee's statue vandalised in Kolkata, 6 students detained

Police later shut the gate to keep outsiders away and washed the black stain off the statue. Earlier on Monday, the statue of Russian communist revolutionary Vladimir Lenin was razed in Tripura. Shah's warning to party workers came shortly after Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his strong disapproval over the vandalism. Six people have been arrested in Kolkata for defacing the bust of the Jana Sangh Founder.