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World News Here's what Jaitley did in his last Budget for this term
Author: 0 Here's what Jaitley did in his last Budget for this term

A Restructured National Bamboo Mission will be launched with an allocation of 1290 crore rupees to promote the bamboo sector in a holistic manner. In the Budget , the finance ministry has also allocated a sum of Rs 73.31 crore as grants-in-aid to Airports Authority of India as reimbursement of expenditure already done for the development of Pakyong airport in Sikkim, which borders China.

World News James Corden hits back at Nikki Haley over Grammys
Author: 0 James Corden hits back at Nikki Haley over Grammys

The author of " Fire and Fury " appeared Thursday on " Morning Joe ", where he discussed a new report about Steve Bannon and Hope Hicks discussing Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with Russians - which Wolff witnessed himself. "(But) she hasn't tried to avoid this, let's say". "What I inferred was that numerous people around the president believe he is still involved with various women", Wolff said.

World News Macron Blasts Violent Attack on Eight-Year-Old Jewish Boy
Author: 0 Macron Blasts Violent Attack on Eight-Year-Old Jewish Boy

There was a 34 per cent rise in the number of violent anti-Semitic assaults to 145 but most incidents related to verbal abuse of Jews in public who were identifiable from their religious clothing, school uniform or jewellery. As with previous years, the majority of incidents were logged in London , with large cities including Manchester, Leeds and Glasgow also registering.

World News Africa, India battle for top spot again
Author: 0 Africa, India battle for top spot again

Only one spinner would also mean that Kedar Jadhav is assured of a starting spot, thanks to his part-time bowling. India will take on South Africa in the first ODI on 1st of February in Durban , followed by the second ODI on 4th in Centurion.

World News 11 killed in fire at Sapporo facility for homeless elderly people
Author: 0 11 killed in fire at Sapporo facility for homeless elderly people

Authorities have launched an investigation into what caused the fire. Images broadcast by the state-run broadcaster NHK showed thick black smoke blanketing the 50-year-old building, which was formerly used as a hotel. They paid a monthly rent of around 36,000 yen (£230) to stay in the accommodation, which also provided them with help finding jobs and food. Over 35 million Japanese people were 65 or older past year, or 27.8 percent of the total population, up from 21.5 percent a decade ago, ...

Author: 0 Hong Kong lawmakers, following China, vote to ban ivory sales

The bill will also increase penalties for wildlife crimes. Hong Kong has placed a ban on its domestic ivory trade weeks after mainland China enforced a total ban on sales of ivory items in a bid to protect elephants. But there was a loophole (paywall) in the case of Hong Kong, where the sale of pre-Convention ivory remained legal. "This will help reverse the trend of elephant poaching and illegal ivory trafficking".

World News Budget 2018: Mobile phones, TVs to get costlier
Author: 0 Budget 2018: Mobile phones, TVs to get costlier

Mumbai: Benchmark Sensex ended below the key 36,000-mark in see-saw trade today as investors remained on the sidelines ahead of the Budget. On a related note, the Union Budget will be presented on February 1. Govt. proposes to set up state-of-the art facilities in 42 mega food parks. Rural infra, livelihood expenditure to be Rs 14.34 lakh cr in 2018-19. This government has demonstrated that it values technology led governance for transparency and efficiency.

World News Hong Kong goes down in Economist democracy rankings
Author: 0 Hong Kong goes down in Economist democracy rankings

The EIU Democracy Index report says many journalists and bloggers came under attack in Bangladesh past year, and several were murdered. It categorises the countries into four parts- full democracy, flawed democracy, hybrid regime and authoritarian regime.

World News PARKER: Russia probe: What does Trump have to hide?
Author: 0 PARKER: Russia probe: What does Trump have to hide?

The report provides another example of President Trump's attempts to interfere with ongoing investigations - a pattern of behavior that has put him under scrutiny for potential obstruction of justice . Also included in the stash was DOJ-White House correspondence surrounding the ouster of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, ABC News reports.

World News Lunar eclipse displays Wednesday morning to the west-northwest of Tulsa
Author: 0 Lunar eclipse displays Wednesday morning to the west-northwest of Tulsa

This one also happens to be an especially close and bright moon , or supermoon . As the popular idiom suggests , blue moons are rare and refer to when there is a second full moon in one calendar month. Ever heard the phrase "Once in a blue moon"? And this one will also be a supermoon , meaning the Earth's natural satellite will appear about 14% bigger and 30% brighter in the sky as it reaches its closest point to Earth.

World News Honey-trapped IAF officer held for espionage
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Indian armed forces officers can have a social media presence but are barred from posting their pictures in uniform, revealing their place of posting or any official material, information on visits or plans regarding operations. "We are trying to establish whether others too were involved and how big the ring was", a top sources told the India Today portal. They were immediately recalled from Islamabad and later, they helped the Indian authorities to trace the origin of the honey trap.

World News Nehal Hashmi decides to file review petition against disqualification
Author: 0 Nehal Hashmi decides to file review petition against disqualification

Three-member bench headed by Justice Saeed Khosa read the verdict. Senior PML-N leader Nehal Hashmi has chose to file a review petition against the Supreme Court's decision to disqualify him after finding him guilty on Thursday. Hashmi had offered an "unqualified and unconditional apology" for his alleged hate speech against the judiciary and Joint Investigation Team (JIT) and his counsel had moved a fresh application, offering an unconditional apology, "if the bench points out any of his ...

World News Virginia Tech student arrested with assault rifle and old police auto
Author: 0 Virginia Tech student arrested with assault rifle and old police auto

Because of this, many accused the university of down-playing the investigation surrounding Zhao as the school did not warn students of the potential threat posted. "Right now, there is no threat to our community". Police remain vigilant at all times and work around the clock to keep our campus safe. In a statement, university officials said unsubstantiated rumors had been circulating on campus about an individual stockpiling weapons and that Zhao's arrest was not linked to those rumors.

World News US Concerned by Poland's Proposed Holocaust Law
Author: 0 US Concerned by Poland's Proposed Holocaust Law

Senators voted 57 to 23 in favor of the bill with two abstentions. "We encourage Poland to reevaluate the legislation in light of its potential impact on the principle of free speech and on our ability to be effective partners", US State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said in a statement on Wednesday.

World News FBI Condemns Release of Memo in Rare Statement
Author: 0 FBI Condemns Release of Memo in Rare Statement

The document was prepared by Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes , R-Calif., and the Republican majority staff of the committee. It is clear, he continued, that "top officials used unverified information in a court document to fuel a counter-intelligence investigation during an American political campaign".

World News USA renews temporary status for 6900 Syrians but excludes new applicants
Author: 0 USA renews temporary status for 6900 Syrians but excludes new applicants

But Syrians who arrived in the United States after August 2016 will not be eligible under the new policy. Additionally Trump administration has put a cap of 45,000 for total number of refugees to be admitted to the USA in 2018, but Syria is on the new list of countries whose citizens are restricted from acquiring visas into the United States.

Author: 0 President's Address to the Nation on the eve of Republic Day

The president ditched his tough, arguably divisive, campaign talk and instead, called for unity in his speech . The Democrats' plan is largely dependent on federal money. Now, we've got a plan that he has articulated. Still, infrastructure spending is "one of the few remaining areas where bipartisan progress is possible", they added.

World News Alex Smith welcomed to NFC East by Doug Pederson, Nick Foles
Author: 0 Alex Smith welcomed to NFC East by Doug Pederson, Nick Foles

Smith had a strong 2017 season with the Chiefs , arguably the best of his career, and he has something Cousins doesn't have: extensive playoff experience. Smith, 33, is coming off a stellar season in which he set career-highs in passing yards (4,042), touchdowns (26) and passer rating (104.7), throwing just five interceptions.

Author: 0 Bypolls 2018 results: Counting in Rajasthan, West Bengal begins

Counting is also taking place for the bypolls in West Bengal assembly seats of Uluberia and Noapara. Early trends show that the Congress is leading in Ajmer and Alwar and the BJP is ahead in Mandalgarh. While in West Bengal, by-polls were held for Uluberia Lok Sabha Constituency in Howrah district and Noapara Assembly Seat in North 24 Parganas. Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and Pradesh Congress president Sachin Pilot have campaigned extensively in Ajmer in view of the constituency's ...

World News Gov. issues 'Stand for the Flag Super Bowl Sunday' proclamation
Author: 0 Gov. issues 'Stand for the Flag Super Bowl Sunday' proclamation

Similar to Trump, McMaster said in his proclamation he views the national anthem as patriotic and a way to pay respect to the military. The proclamation calls the American flag "the greatest symbol of freedom the world has ever known". Templeton's spot - entitled " Stand Up " - takes issue with the ongoing protests of the national anthem embraced by numerous National Football League ( NFL ) athletes.

World News Budget deal piles on the tax for middle-income earners
Author: 0 Budget deal piles on the tax for middle-income earners

The SNP made a series of concessions to win the support of the Greens' six MSPs, with higher earners now set to pay even more tax than under the original plans unveiled by Finance Secretary Derek Mackay in December. Scotland now has three income tax bands - a 20p basic rate, a 40p higher rate kicking in at £43,001 and a 45p additional rate for earnings over £150,000.

World News Blue moon, supermoon, total lunar eclipse rolled into one Wednesday morning
Author: 0 Blue moon, supermoon, total lunar eclipse rolled into one Wednesday morning

He told Inverse: "Imagine an astronomical season". (Patrick Connolly Las Vegas Review-Journal) partially eclipsed super blue blood moon , Wednesday, Jan. The reddish tint - or blood moon - happens due to "the effect of all the sunrises and sunsets all around the planet reflecting off the moon, which I think is really lovely", said NASA astrophysicist Michelle Thaller.

World News Star Gold UK to show Khelo India School Games 2018
Author: 0 Star Gold UK to show Khelo India School Games 2018

Saying that he trusts the youth of the nation, Mr Modi expressed confidence that India will scale newer heights in all spheres. An Indian specialist in West Asian affairs says that this visit should not be seen in the context of India's engagement with Israel but as part of the country's well-calculated strategy of engaging with every major player in the world.

World News Schumer withdraws offer on Trump's wall
Author: 0 Schumer withdraws offer on Trump's wall

Yes, it was the Republicans who shut down the Dream Act of 2010, and yes it was a Republican president who heartlessly ended DACA in 2017. Other than the media build up and nonstop reporting about that calamitous event, not too many Americans noticed.

World News Afghan interior minister, secret agency chief reach Pakistan
Author: 0 Afghan interior minister, secret agency chief reach Pakistan

The visit came after Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi had conveyed a message of condolences to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani over the loss of innocent lives. The visit by Stanikzai and Barmak comes a day after Pakistan's Foreign Ministry said it handed over 27 insurgents to Afghan authorities previous year, including members of the Haqqani network.

World News Trump's Approval Rating at 42 Percent; Up 10 Points
Author: 0 Trump's Approval Rating at 42 Percent; Up 10 Points

Gallup said Trump's approval rating was at or above 50% in 12 states, with West Virginia giving him his best marks at 61% approval. The poll also showed a dramatic increase, from 24 to 37 percent, of respondents who think America is heading in the "right direction", in the last month.

World News Lord Bates resigns from his post at the despatch box
Author: 0 Lord Bates resigns from his post at the despatch box

Lord Bates, an global development minister, missed the start of a debate on income inequality, forcing Lords Chief Whip Lord Taylor to step in to answer the opening question from Baroness Lister . Lord John Taylor had clearly been caught off guard at having to respond to questions from peers in the absence of Lord Bates at the start of proceedings.

Author: 0 Russia denies coal export to North Korean

South Korean President Moon Jae-in's administration has faced criticism for its response to North Korea's participation in the Games , especially after it chose to form a combined women's ice hockey team with athletes from the two Koreas for the Winter Olympics.