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After the court's rap, the Bengal government has agreed to amend the plea and will file it again. At a party meeting in Kolkata on Wednesday, Banerjee had also opposed the linking of Aadhaar with mobile phone number, saying "Aadhaar number should not be linked with one's mobile phone".
  • George HW Bush calls alleged sexual assault an

    George HW Bush calls alleged sexual assault an "attempt at humor"

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    She included in her blog post, before removing it, that, "What bothers me is that I as well could utilize my power, which isn't so various from a President truly". Lind wrote that the alleged incident occurred four years before. Then Bush, like some problematically horny cartoon character of yore, just kept doing it: "And then, all the while being photographed, touched me again".
  • Iran Leader Warns Iraq about Trusting US

    Iran Leader Warns Iraq about Trusting US

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    The Kurdish offer came after Mr Abadi ordered the Iraqi military to retake disputed territory held by the Kurds. In a statement released overnight, the Kurdistan government said it would "propose to the government and Iraqi public opinion (.) the freezing of the results of the referendum (.) and the start of an open dialogue between the government of Kurdistan and the central government on the basis of the constitution".
  • Glacier, Yellowstone entrance fees could increase dramatically

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    The higher cost may keep some visitors away, but it's not clear how the new fee increases will affect overall park attendance. A public comment period on the proposal starts Tuesday and goes until November 23. "It's hard enough just to pay for the gas and lodging and getting transportation let alone the steep fee getting into the park", says Allyson Khan, who has visited several national parks.
  • Police host drug take-back, haunted house events

    Police host drug take-back, haunted house events

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    Veterinary drugs will be accepted, but the sheriff's office can not accept inhalers, needles or other sharp objects. It's an initiative called the National Drug Take-Back Day. and is sponsored by the Gonzales Police Officers Association. The situation has led to renewed focus on a fact of life in many households: There are vast quantities of prescription medications in medicine cabinets, too many of which are outdated.
  • Senate overturns new rule allowing class-action suits against banks

    Senate overturns new rule allowing class-action suits against banks

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    Nevertheless, the GOP-controlled Senate voted 51-50 Tuesday on the side of the financial-services industry. "Big banks, the financial industry and their allies in Congress are trying to overturn the arbitration rule because it will deprive them of a means to rip off consumers with impunity".
  • Kid Rock Announces He Won't Run for the Senate in 2018

    Kid Rock Announces He Won't Run for the Senate in 2018

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    Kid Rock went on to explain that running for office was "the worst advice that I ever gave myself, but it's been the most creative thing I've ever done", and that the entire campaign was a joke to help promote his upcoming album, Sweet Southern Sugar , which is set to release on November 3.
  • Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to visit India tomorrow

    Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to visit India tomorrow

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    US Secretary of the State said that Pakistan is an important country in the region. "And we are looking forward to moving ahead with the USA and building a tremendous relationship". After Tillerson's meeting with Ghani on Monday, the American Embassy and Ghani's office released a statement claiming that the two men had met in Kabul.
  • Indians need not to 'wear patriotism on their sleeves', says Supreme Court

    Indians need not to 'wear patriotism on their sleeves', says Supreme Court

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    LiveLaw reported that the Supreme Court hinted at recalling its order, and that it is up to the government to decide. The 2016 order assumed an unverified and unverifiable patriotism deficit. Citizens can not be forced to carry patriotism on their sleeves and courts can not inculcate patriotism among people through its order. Since the 2016 verdict, there have been multiple incidents in which people have been beaten up for not standing up during the national anthem.
  • Ewan McGregor and wife Eve Mavrakis split after 22 years

    Ewan McGregor and wife Eve Mavrakis split after 22 years

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    Mary Elizabeth Winstead was seen sharing a passionate kiss with Ewan McGregor . McGregor, 46, met the handsome brunette at The Good Life Eatery in St John's Wood, North West London over the weekend . Winstead split from her own husband, Riley Stearns , in May, having been married since 2010. 'Sitting here with my best friend who I love with all my heart.
  • Tamil Nadu: Student dies after jumping from school building, two teachers booked

    Tamil Nadu: Student dies after jumping from school building, two teachers booked

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    The victim had objected to her sister being made to sit with boys as punishment for talking in class. Her family alleged that their daughter was was mocked by her sister's classmates and other students over her protest. The girl suffered severe head injuries and was taken to a private hospital in Thiruvananthapuram. Two teachers of the school - Sindhu and Crescent - have been booked by the Kollam West Police in connection with the incident.
  • Egypt: Hasm militants kill dozens of police after botched raid

    Egypt: Hasm militants kill dozens of police after botched raid

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    Police on their way to a hideout used by the Hasm militant group reportedly came under attack with rocket-propelled grenades. "We learned with sorrow that yesterday (Oct. Since then, an extensive crackdown on the group has left it in disarray with competing wings that have disagreed on whether to resort to violence, after police bloodily suppressed their protests.
  • Melania Trump's inaugural gown enters Smithsonian's First Ladies Collection

    Melania Trump's inaugural gown enters Smithsonian's First Ladies Collection

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    The gown, designed by Herve Pierre in collaboration with Trump, featured a slit skirt, ruffled accent trim from the neckline to the hem and a claret ribbon around the waist. "As most of you know, before he ran for president, my husband was never in politics". 'And I was like "Ohhh!"' he said, making a gasping noise. During a two-day visit to Paris over the summer, she wowed the French in a flame-red skirt suit by Parisian fashion house Christian Dior.
  • Congress eyes anti-BJP front in Gujarat, invites Hardik, Alpesh, Jignesh Mewani

    Congress eyes anti-BJP front in Gujarat, invites Hardik, Alpesh, Jignesh Mewani

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    However, Patel on Saturday turned down the Congress' invitation to fight the Gujarat Assembly election jointly, saying the polls were not a BJP-Congress fight. Alpesh Thakur joined the party assuring that Hardik will be working with the Congress to defeat BJP. The meeting at Rahul's residence was also attended by Ashok Gehlot who is now in-charge of the Congress party's election preparedness in Gujarat and state Congress unit chief Bharat Singh Solanki.
  • Pakistani journalist Zeenat Shahzadi allegedly kidnapped since two years, rescued

    Pakistani journalist Zeenat Shahzadi allegedly kidnapped since two years, rescued

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    This application by Zeenat had forced the Pak security agencies to admit that Ansari was in their custody. In 2015, she filed an application on behalf of Fauzia at the human rights cell of the Pakistan Supreme Court to locate Hamid. Ms. Ansari learned about Ms. Shahzadi's rescue late on Friday night after journalists in Pakistan tweeted about the development. The Commission of Inquiry ordered the registration of a First Information Report (FIR), a missing person's petition, for Ansari in ...
  • Spain's central government teams up with opposition to overthrow Catalan government

    Spain's central government teams up with opposition to overthrow Catalan government

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    It's never been applied since the 1978 Constitution was adopted. The demonstration was originally called to protest against the detention of two influential separatist activists , Jordi Cuixart and Jordi Sanchez, who are being held on sedition charges accused of instigating protests in the run-up to Catalonia's banned independence referendum on October 1.
  • NOAA Issues a Winter Weather Outlook

    NOAA Issues a Winter Weather Outlook

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    The 2015-2016 winter was record warm, about 4.55 degrees hotter than normal. If the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predictions prove accurate, southern New England residents can expect a warmer, but still potentially wetter than usual winter when compared to the average year.
  • Gold Star Widow shares her conversation with Pres

    Gold Star Widow shares her conversation with Pres

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    Wilson, who said she heard the remarks via speakerphone, called them "insensitive". La David Johnson, when he called family members Tuesday. The Democrat from Florida said the President told the widow in a condolence call that her husband " knew what he signed up for , but I guess it still hurt".
  • Billboards Seek Tips After Rock Thrown From Overpass Hits Vehicle, Kills Passenger

    Billboards Seek Tips After Rock Thrown From Overpass Hits Vehicle, Kills Passenger

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    The rock smashed through the car's windshield and killed him. "We have a family here", Genesee County Undersheriff Chris Swanson said. He's on his way back from a hard day's work and out of the blue comes a rock and he loses his life. His younger brother said while they plan his funeral, they're hoping whoever did this is caught. Relaying the agony of White's death, Donald White , Kenneth White's uncle told of speaking to the co-worker who'd been driving, 'Put the doctor on the phone ...