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It was earlier announced that Kovind would present the awards to just 11 of the 137 winners as he would not be able to stay at Vigyan Bhavan, the venue of the award presentation, for the entire duration of the ceremony. Reportedly, while Irani personally tried to pacify the winners who made their displeasure apparent during Wednesday's rehearsal, they remain upset, and the ceremony is expected to see a marked absenteeism.
  • It's all-out war between BJP and Congress on Twitter

    It's all-out war between BJP and Congress on Twitter

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    PM Modi will kick-start the third leg of BJP's mega poll campaign on Thursday, with rallies at Kalaburagi , Ballari and Bengaluru . "Senior Congress leaders had crossed the Rubicon and said Muslims should vote for Congress enmasse.Mr Ghulam Nabi Azad also has a advice for Congress leaders and says do not criticise Hindus, then BJP will win".
  • Las Vegas police body cam shows officers storming shooter's room

    Las Vegas police body cam shows officers storming shooter's room

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    We're getting our first terrifying look at what police were going through as they were about to enter the room of Las Vegas mass shooting suspect Stephen Paddock . Lombardo referred to a preliminary police report released January 19 that said Paddock meticulously planned the attack, researched police SWAT tactics, rented hotel rooms overlooking outdoor concerts and investigated potential targets in at least four US cities.
  • Telangana CM meets DMK's Stalin in bid to form a 'federal front'

    Telangana CM meets DMK's Stalin in bid to form a 'federal front'

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    Is this new front in making keen to include the Congress or not is something that needs to be seen. "Its not appropriate to say as to which party will be with us and which party will not be", the young leader replied. Notably, Congress is the immediate rival for KCR in his state Telangana in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Even in his fresh interaction with Akhilesh Yadav , UP's former CM and Rahul Gandh's friend, ally, KCR seems to have conveyed the same to Akhilesh to take the ...
  • Storm, lightning kill 45 in Uttar Pradesh

    Storm, lightning kill 45 in Uttar Pradesh

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    Officials said trees and walls were brought down during the overnight storm, and the death toll may rise. The Agra district of Uttar Pradesh was one of the worst hit with more than 30 people killed. The power discoms launched action on a war-footing to restore electricity supply in the affected areas, while the administration ordered survey for damaged properties.
  • 'Black Panther' Deleted Scene Reveals Okoye Confronting W'Kabi

    'Black Panther' Deleted Scene Reveals Okoye Confronting W'Kabi

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    The couple argue over whether or not T'Challa is fit to be king and double down on possibly having children. Not only that, but they are talking about her stepping down from the Dora Milaje to have children. "But I'm really excited for folks to see it anyway". Both W'Kabi and Okoye survive the events of Black Panther , and while they both end up on opposite sides of the conflict in the movie's third act (and W'Kabi ends up in custody by the end), this scene confirms a complex and ...
  • People Injured, Explosion in London

    People Injured, Explosion in London

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    Up to 30 people have been injured after an explosion during a Jewish celebration - with witnesses claiming it was sparked by mobile phones being thrown to the flames, The Sun reports. The Hatzola, a volunteer ambulance service, tweeted they sent a "mega response team" to the festivities, alongside the London ambulance and fire teams.
  • China's foreign minister to visit North Korea this week

    China's foreign minister to visit North Korea this week

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    North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho held delegation-level talks with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi and touted "friendly and cooperative" relations between Beijing and Pyongyang, the North Korean state media said on Thursday. Kim Hak-song and Kim Sang-duk - or Tony Kim - were both working at the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology, founded by evangelical Christians from overseas, when they were detained a year ago on suspicion of "hostile acts".
  • Press freedom is India in decline

    Press freedom is India in decline

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    Earlier, on November 18, 2017, anaudio recording surfaced apparently of another senior state official threatening KTN journalist, Mark Nabiswa, over his live coverage of opposition leader, Raila Odinga. He said UNESCO records showed that more than 800 journalists were killed in the last decade and nine out of 10 killings went unpunished, adding that every time a journalist was killed, UNESCO called for justice.
  • Trump Hints at Upcoming Release of US Hostages by North Korea

    Trump Hints at Upcoming Release of US Hostages by North Korea

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    The development comes as Trump is preparing for a historic summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un , following months of tense saber-rattling over the North's nuclear and missile programs. China also fully supports a resolution of North Korea's "reasonable and legitimate security concerns" and gives its full support for the improvement of inter-Korean relations, Wang said.
  • Manufacturing sector grows in April on strong demand

    Manufacturing sector grows in April on strong demand

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    The Eurozone's new export orders also stood at its 17-month low, which linked to the recent strengthening of the euro exchange rate, especially against the U.S. The reading for April was the weakest since March 2017. All of the nations covered registered an increase in charges, with the steepest seen in Germany and the weakest in Greece.
  • Xiaomi submits 'world's biggest' IPO application since 2014

    Xiaomi submits 'world's biggest' IPO application since 2014

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    The exchange modified its regulations to accommodate such companies after losing Alibaba's dual-class listing to NY because rules at the time only allowed a single share class. Two Chinese biotech companies said they would switch their New York IPOs to Hong Kong to raise US$800 million, Reuters reported last week. Xiaomi's listing plans come as the company and its investors look to capitalise on a bull run for the Hong Kong market, which has seen the benchmark Hang Seng Index rise ...
  • Airstrikes in IS-held part of Syria kill 23

    Airstrikes in IS-held part of Syria kill 23

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    The report slammed the attack as a "massacre", saying the operations of the USA -led coalition in Syria are "illegitimate". The U.S. -backed SDF forces have been led by the Kurdish YPG militia since 2017.Through a campaign last September that drove out Islamic State militants from eastern Syria near the Iraq border, SDF forces control much of the territory east of the Euphrates.
  • Police respond to barricade situation in Connecticut

    Police respond to barricade situation in Connecticut

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    Ahead of the house explosion there were reports of gunshots. According to reports, it was the woman herself who called the police after her husband arrived home and began an argument over a divorce that she filed for last month. "It's a shock. Nothing ever happens like this in North Haven". At least three police officers in North Haven were seen being placed into ambulances, WFSB-TV reported.
  • In a first, Trump administration transfers inmate out of Guantanamo Bay prison

    In a first, Trump administration transfers inmate out of Guantanamo Bay prison

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    The Trump administration allowed its first transfer of a detainee from Guantanamo Bay on Wednesday, sending Saudi-born Ahmed Mohammed Haza al Darbi to serve the remaining of his prison sentence in his home country. Al Arabiya English correspondent has reported that this is the first Guantanamo release under the Trump administration. The United States coordinated with the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to ensure the transfer took place in accordance with established standards ...