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Global Media Raj Babbar offers to resign as UP Congress chief after poll debacle
Author: 0 Raj Babbar offers to resign as UP Congress chief after poll debacle

Allied with the Samajwadi Party in UP, both parties won a total of 54 seats, while BJP and its allies won by a landslide of more than 300 seats. Rahul Gandhi became Congress vice-president in January 2013, after which the party won the Karnataka Assembly elections in May that year, after which it has lost all subsequent elections.

Global Media Sassa CEO on grant payments
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Breitenbach said Sassa could not prevent grant payments being interrupted if CPS was not involved. He said Sassa was committed to ensuring that payments to grant beneficiaries are made on April 1. Sassa was meant to continually update the Constitutional Court on how it planned to deal with the grants programme from April 1. A task team of Cabinet ministers has rejected the deal between Sassa and CPS, the Mail & Guardian reported on Monday.

Global Media Anti-Semitic sign erected near London synagogue
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Hackney MP Diane Abbott called it " disgusting " and " unacceptable ", whilst Tottenham MP David Lammy said it was " despicable , nasty behaviour". Barry Bard, Shomrim's operational supervisor in Stamford Hill, said it was the first time such a sign has ever been seen, as far as he knows.

Global Media This Woman Suffered Burns After Her Headphones Exploded Mid-Flight
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An airline passenger has spoken of her horror when her battery-operated headphones exploded on her face mid-flight. 'I just grabbed my face which caused the headphones to go around my neck'. In the release , they also showed images of the unidentified woman to reiterate the importance of staying aware of the stowage of battery-operated items.

Global Media Israel has established 'apartheid regime'
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The report said it had established on the "basis of scholarly inquiry and overwhelming evidence, that Israel is guilty of the crime of apartheid". The report, titled "Israeli Practices towards the Palestinian People and the Question of Apartheid: Palestine and the Israeli Occupation", was produced by Princeton Professor Emeritus Richard Falk, the UN's former Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in Palestine, and American political scientist Virginia Tilley of Southern Illinois University.

Global Media Iraqi forces kill top ISIS commander as the Mosul offensive intensifies
Author: 0 Iraqi forces kill top ISIS commander as the Mosul offensive intensifies

Soon thereafter, USA -backed Iraqi troops and their allies recaptured the eastern half of the city, but the terrorists are putting up a tougher fight to defend western Mosul. The pace of the battle reflects dramatic improvements in Iraq's military and its ability to coordinate operations with a USA -led air campaign, which is pounding the militants at a record pace.

Global Media Obama's NCAA tournament bracket: UNC to meet Duke in all-NC finale
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Obama's brackets for the 2017 tournaments were posted on the Obama Foundation's website along with a brief statement from the foundation. Sign up to our daily newsletter for your chance to win. Last year Obama correctly predicted UConn would win the women's tournament, but incorrectly thought Kansas would win it all on the men's side. Former President Barack Obama has been a fan of Ann Arbor and the University of MI for a long time, having visited on several occasions.

Global Media VHHA Review of Health Care Act Identifies Concerns
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For starters, how about a 1-2 percent national sales tax so everyone contributes, then go from there, as in deductions from workers' paychecks, much like Social Security and Medicare. So they're scared of what will happen without the Affordable Care Act. Instead of building on the strong foundation of the ACA and making improvements, a position overwhelmingly supported by constituents at town halls and polls nationwide, the GOP wants to revise the financial structure of health insurance.

Global Media Dozens killed in bombing at Damascus court complex
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It came as the World Health Organisation warned that more than half of hospitals and public health centres in Syria had been forced to close or left partially functioning during the Syrian civil war. Government authorities ordered an evacuation of the area over fears of further attacks, Almasdar News reports . Damascus was already reeling from Saturday's bombings, which mainly killed Iraqi pilgrims in the city to visit Shiite shrines.

Global Media Death toll in Ethiopia landfill collapse up sharply to 113
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The death toll from a landfill collapse right outside of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia , has climbed to 72 following extensive rescue efforts, as reported by The Washington Post . Some are also pointing fingers at the development of a $120 million waste-to-energy facility on site, claiming the landfill was destabilized by its construction.

Global Media Spanish police seize huge weapons haul
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Five people were arrested. Spanish authorities seized the weapons in the autonomous region of Cantabria, in the city of Girona in the autonomous region of Catalonia and in the Spanish province of Biscay. Police in Spain said without their intervention the weapons would have had an easy route to the black market and into the hands of terrorists or organised crime groups.

Global Media Conservative infighting breaks out over election expenses controversy
Author: 0 Conservative infighting breaks out over election expenses controversy

Police have not named MPs involved. " According to the Sun , a Conservative Party source said: "[The police] really put him through the mill, he was there for six hours". "Therefore it would not be appropriate to comment further". The probe centres around hotel bills for Tory aides campaigning for Mr Mackinlay whether or not they should have been included in his official spending return.

Global Media Where are the women in Saudi Arabia's girls' council?
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Beyond the Saudi Arabia-Iran feud: Mehdi Hasan explains why a clash is not inevitable. Jobs creation in America was one of Trump's most important promises during his election campaign. Perhaps the thorniest element of the U.S. -Saudi relationship going forward stems from the Trump administration's apparently close ties with Russian Federation.

Global Media Racing 92 and Stade Francais to merge next season
Author: 0 Racing 92 and Stade Francais to merge next season

The clubs, which have both struggled this season in France's premier Top 14 league, said in statements on their websites that the combination would create a new, stronger club that could enjoy a bigger fanbase in the French capital. "Representatives of both sporting companies (professional) and associations (amateur), players' representatives and coaches" were invited to a meeting "to assess and ensure the best handling of all dimensions of the proposal".

Global Media South Australia tightens grip on energy security
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South Australian Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said Port Augusta residents and people all over the state will be devastated after state government "backed the wrong horse". It will give the Minister for Energy new powers to direct the national market in the case of an electricity supply shortfall. The South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy said the strategy had energy reliability at its core and would help businesses remain nationally and globally competitive.

Global Media And they're off: Dutch kickstart European election cycle
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Two-term Prime Minister Rutte's right-wing VVD party was leading in polls ahead of Wednesday's vote, with the anti-EU and anti-Islam Party for Freedom led by Wilders a close second. The Party for Freedom's message has apparently resonated with Dutch voters. Against an ugly back drop of violence amongst the Turkish immigrants and anti-Islamic sentiment from the Freedom Party comes the keenly awaited Dutch elections that have arrived somewhat under the wire.

Author: 0 White House softens on Trump's wiretap claims

Mr Spicer said there have been "numerous reports from a variety of outlets over the last couple months that seemed to indicate that different types of surveillance occurred during the 2016 election". - Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 4, 2017How low has President Obama gone to tapp my phones during the very sacred election process. White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway on Monday brushed off a demand by Sen.

Global Media Nigeria Customs Service suspends import duties on old vehicles
Author: 0 Nigeria Customs Service suspends import duties on old vehicles

The angered lawmakers are now accusing the Customs CG of disrespecting the Senate. To compel Ali to appear before them tomorrow, the senators passed a resolution directing the customs boss to appear before senators tomorrow. Hameed Ali (Rtd) met with a view to resolving the impasse". The Acting Public Relations Officer of the NCS, Joseph Attah , said this on Wednesday in Abuja.