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Maharashtra government passed off benefits of loan waiver schemes

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They also want tribal farmers , who mainly cultivate in forests, to be allowed to own land. Volunteers are said to be helping farmers and distributing food to the farmers. But the farmers are reportedly not satisfied. The government can do a lot for them, but the (Maoists') ideology is stopping them. Most farmers in Maharashtra are yet to receive the benefits of the loan waiver scheme, under which the government promised to waive bank loans up to Rs150,000. Read More »

France commits Euro 700m for global solar

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French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday announced an additional investment of 700 million euros for global solar energy generation by 2022 to reduce the use of fossil fuel and help combat climate change . At present, the country's renewable energy installed capacity is 63 GW. He is a man of ideas and one hopes he sees more in the relationship with India than a transactionalist view where India is merely a market for expensive fighter jets or nuclear power plants. Read More »

Michigan State basketball robbed of a 2-seed in 2018 NCAA Tournament

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Don't forget sophomore guard Malik Newman, who caught fire during the Big 12 tournament, scoring on 15 shots beyond the arc in three games. "I think that's part of our experience, especially on our seniors, to make sure everybody's calm, cool, and not looking ahead", said senior Dakota Mathias. Read More »

Lawyer for disenfranchised party member seeks Ont Tory leadership race extension

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Results from the vote were expected by 3 p.m. Saturday, but that was pushed back to 5 p.m. before party officials stated a recount was being carried out after 7 p.m. But under the complicated voting process the leader is elected not by the total vote, but by points allocated to each riding. The party decided against prolonging the race late Wednesday, saying that doing so would contravene its constitution. Read More »

Indian American finishes first in Democratic primary in Texas dist

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Texas is still Texas. "Does this mean a blue wave is about to wash over TX?" However, the 1,037,779 Democratic voters fell half a million short of the GOP's 1,543,674 votes. What's more , Texas is more than likely to send two Latinas to Congress. Even so, Latina Democrats are poised to make history as the state's first Latina members of Congress. Read More »

Wade out for tonight's game against Kansas

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Oklahoma seems in better shape than Arizona State . On Thursday, Newman made 11 of 15 field goals, four of six from 3-point range and dished three assists to go along with zero turnovers in 36 minutes. OSU 71, Oklahoma 60: Oklahoma State coach Mike Boynton wasted no time this week pondering whether his team had done enough to merit an at-large berth into the NCAA Tournament . Read More »

Aid convoy to Damascus rebel-held suburb postponed

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More than 900 people have been killed in three weeks of relentless bombardment. The UN says 400,000 people are trapped in the towns and villages there and are running out of food and medicine. The day before the aid convoy was postponed, an alleged chlorine gas attack injured an estimated 100 people in East Ghouta on Wednesday, first responders and medical sources told Syria Direct. Read More »

Mexico says tariff pressure will have no effect on NAFTA negotiations

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At the event in Richmond, MacNaughton said he found it "a bit strange" that tariffs could be justified that way, given the long history of cooperation between the us and Canada on security. "We would prefer a three-way, tripartite agreement", Lighthizer said. Highly restrictive. Mexico must do much more on stopping drugs from pouring into the U.S. Read More »

Kim Jong-un: talks with Trump could result in 'great achievement'

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Chung Eui-yong spoke outside the White House after a day of briefings with senior US officials, including Trump , on the recent inter-Korea talks . That meeting in January led to North Korea's participation in the Winter Olympics, the meeting between Kim's sister and Moon, and the follow-up meeting between South Korean envoys and Kim in Pyongyang . Read More »

Nations Gather in Chile to Sign New Version of TPP, Without US

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Analysis undertaken for the Japan-Australia agreement reveals a wide and concerning gap compared to the Commission's view of rigorous assessment. The resuscitated deal is undeniably weaker without the participation of the world's biggest economy, but it serves as a powerful sign of how countries that have previously counted on USA leadership are now forging ahead without it. Read More »

Steel tariffs: Canada exempt for now

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Janesville Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan has made it clear that he is not in support of the President's move. "America will remain open to modifying or removing the tariffs for individual nations, as long as we can agree on a way to ensure that their products no longer threaten our security", he stated. Read More »

Nor'easter bears down across the state, bringing heavy snow

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The bottom line: Wednesday is going to get incredibly messy, especially through the afternoon and early evening hours. "There may also be some urban and poor drainage street flooding issues given the heaviest rain will coincide with the the evening rush hour". Read More »

Oil steadies after its brief recovery, helped by Opec-led output cuts

Rising oil prices are also encouraging shale companies to ramp up drilling. The market has recovered mostly since the OPEC cartel partnered with Russian Federation and other producer nations to cut output in 2017. The U.S. Energy Informational Administration released its short-term forecast Tuesday, forecasting Brent spot prices will average about $62 barrel in 2018 and 2019 compared with an average of $54 per barrel in 2017. Read More »

Trump asked two Mueller witnesses what they talked about

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At one point, CNN's Erin Burnett even suggested that he might be drunk. He dared the feds to arrest him and declared he had a sneaking suspicion that Trump "may have done something during the election", among many other controversial and sometimes contradicting statements. Read More »

International Women's Day being observed

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The United Nations celebrates the day on the basis of different themes every year. With a youthful population and the aim to harness the demographic dividend, focusing on women and girls to give them an opportunity to exploit their potential will go a long way in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Read More »

US-North Korea talks may precede inter-Korean dialogue in April — Seoul

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Trump, who has sent mixed signals on negotiating with North Korea , once admonished his own secretary of State for being willing to talk to North Korea, calling the exercise a " waste of time ". Anything is possible, especially considering what Kim said, Denmark argued. Moon's office is expected to hold a media briefing on the outcome of the visit later Tuesday. Read More »

Far-Right Leader Thanks Facebook for Strong Election Results in Italy

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The coalition of League and Silvio Berlusconi's Forza Italia is nearly certain to fall short of an outright majority, according to near-final results . Germany, the largest European Union economy, is hoping that Italy will be able to form a stable government while France recognized that the migration crisis was a major issue which drove the Italian citizens' to vote for anti-migrant parties such as the League . Read More »

Bill to Raise Marriage Age Clears NH House

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The KEA is considering a lawsuit if Senate Bill 1 becomes law. Rep. Stephen Handy, R-Layton, proposed House Bill 483 that would allow people to petition the courts for a protective order to remove firearms from someone deemed to be severely mentally ill. Read More »

Tariff threat casts shadow on NAFTA talks

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Having a congressional delegation on the ground talking with leaders from all three countries reinforced our commitment to upholding the agreement. And it is downright loathed by American producers, who say Canada has abused the supply management system to flood the world market with cheap milk powders. Read More »