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Water-saving campaign helps drought-hit Cape Town push back "Day Zero"

Water-saving campaign helps drought-hit Cape Town push back Mmusi Maimane, leader of South Africa's main opposition party Democratic Alliance, said during a press conference Wednesday that the city's water consumption now fluctuates between 510 and 520 million liters per day, less than half of the amount Capetonians normally use. [Full Article...]

Behind the Saudi Prince's freakish PR OFFENSIVE ahead of United Kingdom visit

Behind the Saudi Prince's freakish PR OFFENSIVE ahead of United Kingdom visit The conflict in Yemen is seen as part of a regional power struggle between Saudi Arabia, which backs the government, and Iran , which supports the Houthis but denies allegations that it is sending them weapons. On Friday, he will meet Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson for talks. The PM retorted that the UK's historic links with Saudi Arabia had saved the lives of potentially hundreds of peop... [Full Article...]

Hero student in Florida massacre to sue school system

Hero student in Florida massacre to sue school system Students across the US are planning a 17-minute walkout beginning at 10 a.m.to honor the lives of those lost. Educators have limited First Amendment rights and cannot say they are against free gun ownership while they are working, according to Haley, who said schools have to be very careful and not allow staff to take a position and proselytize. [Full Article...]

PM Narendra Modi expresses strong disapproval over vandalism of statues

PM Narendra Modi expresses strong disapproval over vandalism of statues The statement said Modi spoke Home Minister Rajnath Singh and sought "stern action" against those who resorted to vandalism of statues. But BJP leaders said the incidents, as well as the statements, have "not only taken the sheen off the BJP's spectacular victories in the north-eastern states including Tripura" but have the "potential to spoil the party's electoral efforts in the southern states... [Full Article...]

Home Affairs minister Malusi Gigaba absent from Parliament due to illness

Home Affairs minister Malusi Gigaba absent from Parliament due to illness They are accused of state capture - the looting of state resources in South Africa, making billions of rands off contracts with government and state-owned enterprises. International Relations and Cooperation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu said that she is surprised to hear that the Gupta brothers do not have South African citizenship. [Full Article...]

Goa CM Manohar Parrirkar to Undergo Treatment in USA

Goa CM Manohar Parrirkar to Undergo Treatment in USA He flew from the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai after the doctors at the Lilavati hospital advised him to do so. The announcement of the former defence minister travelling to U.S. "He has already been administered one round of chemotherapy when he was admitted to Lilavati Hospital", sources at the Goa hospital said. Naik also said that the state would now be ruled by "... [Full Article...]

Thiruvanchoor produces 'grenade' in House to pin police

Thiruvanchoor produces 'grenade' in House to pin police Mr Radhakrishnan's act stirred a huge uproar in the assembly with LDF legislators pointing out that members were not supposed to bring firearms inside the premises. Ruling MLAs sought action against the legislator and the Speaker later assured them that he would look into it. On February 26, police fired tear gas shells after protesters who had gathered outside the Kerala secretariat threw stone... [Full Article...]

Probe into Shopian killings starts

Probe into Shopian killings starts The Shopian police have lodged an FIR and started an investigation into the killings of two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants and four civilians on the basis of the docket received from the Army about the Sunday incident. The army had claimed that the civilians were over ground workers (OGW) of a militant organisation, while family members have negated the claims and alleged army of killing them in ... [Full Article...]

Aadhaar not mandatory for enrolment in NEET, Supreme Court tells CBSE

Aadhaar not mandatory for enrolment in NEET, Supreme Court tells CBSE The extension would grant more time to complete the extended hearings going on in the apex court. A five-judge Constitution Bench, headed by Chief justice of India Dipak Misra , directed the CBSE to upload the information on their website. [Full Article...]

FIR lodged against Raveena Tandon for shooting inside a temple

FIR lodged against Raveena Tandon for shooting inside a temple The incident came to the fore after a video surfaced on social media featuring Raveena offering beauty tips inside the temple premises and it is recorded by a person with a mobile phone. "I now wonder, why those local authorities (who were aware of the temple restrictions), did not stop people, who were carrying cell phones". We are investigating how she was able to shoot the video without anybo... [Full Article...]

In trade retaliation, Canada won't wait for WTO's blessing

In trade retaliation, Canada won't wait for WTO's blessing European Commission officials on Monday presented EU member states with a €2.8 billion list of more than 100 U.S. products that could be affected in response to any move by Washington to levy tariffs. President and CEO of the Aluminium Association of Canada, Jean Simard, said the problem wasn't the export of Canadian aluminium to the USA, rather the export of aluminium from China. [Full Article...]

In historic first, Air India cleared for Israel flights over Saudi Arabia

In historic first, Air India cleared for Israel flights over Saudi Arabia But Air India said on Tuesday that while it had issued such a request, the regulator had yet to give it a positive answer. Mr. Netanyahu discussed the launch of direct Air India flights to Israel with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi while on a state visit to India in January. [Full Article...]

CBI Seeks Court Nod For Narco Analysis Test on Karti Chidambaram

CBI Seeks Court Nod For Narco Analysis Test on Karti Chidambaram On Tuesday, the Special CBI court sent Karti to three more days of the CBI custody in the INX Media case. He was arrested last week and has since remained in CBI custody. "Karti Chidambaram only had a 25-minute long confrontation with Indrani, and around two-hour-long interrogation in the last five days". Additional solicitor general Tushar Mehta then in response said that the agency needed mo... [Full Article...]

Nor'easter leads to delays, cancellations at Bradley International Airport

Nor'easter leads to delays, cancellations at Bradley International Airport Some areas have been without power for days as utility crews and municipal crews work on downed trees and power lines. Damaging winds are forecast with gusts of up to 60 mph on Cape Cod, 45 mph at the Jersey shore and 30 mph around suburban Philadelphia. [Full Article...]

Trump hails long US partnership with Sweden

Trump hails long US partnership with Sweden Trump mentioned that his daughter and White House adviser, Ivanka Trump, recently watched the US defeat Sweden's men's curling team at the Olympic Games last month in South Korea. He's called the investigation into the interference, led by special counsel Robert Mueller, a "hoax". The White House has also undergone turnover and staffing changes in recent days, after one of his top aides and cl... [Full Article...]

European Union says United Kingdom can not cherry-pick in Brexit deal

European Union says United Kingdom can not cherry-pick in Brexit deal Tusk said the European Union wanted a free trade agreement with Britain post-Brexit with zero tariffs on goods, but he warned it would not be the "frictionless" arrangement London has angled for. It adds: "Such an agreement can not offer the same benefits as membership and can not amount to participation in the single market or parts thereof". [Full Article...]

National People's Party chief Conrad Sangma takes oath as Meghalaya chief minister

National People's Party chief Conrad Sangma takes oath as Meghalaya chief minister Reacting to former Chief Minister Mukul Sangma's description of the MDA government as a "bundle of contradiction", Conrad Sangma admitted that running a coalition would always be a challenging task. But the alliance still has 32 legislators required to form the government. The hung verdicts in Meghalaya and Nagaland reveal that voters in these two states had a tough time deciding who must fo... [Full Article...]

Campaign aims to raise R100k for Durban chainsaw attack victim

Campaign aims to raise R100k for Durban chainsaw attack victim Mhlengi doesn't know why the attackers suddenly stopped and left. "But they didn't say anything else and just pulled me into the bushes where they started doing what they did to me", he said. He was able to escape, but only after the men had cut into both of his legs. Gwala's athletic sponsor Sue de la Porte confirmed that the initial motive for the attack appeared to be robbery but it escalated... [Full Article...]

Syama Prasad Mukherjee's bust vandalised; PM expresses strong disapproval

Syama Prasad Mukherjee's bust vandalised; PM expresses strong disapproval Mookerjee founded Bharatiya Jana Sangh, the predecessor of BJP, in the early 1950s. On Tuesday Bengal chief minister condemned the demolition of Lenin's statues by BJP supporters in Tripura, asserting she would not tolerate such actions in her state despite her party's bitter rivalry with the CPI (M). [Full Article...]

United Kingdom to focus on areas of agreement as Saudi crown prince arrives

United Kingdom to focus on areas of agreement as Saudi crown prince arrives Prince Mohammed's visit to Cairo is the first leg of his maiden foreign tour as heir to the Saudi throne. Since 2010, Saudi Arabia has been the third fastest growing market in the world for United Kingdom exports, and the third fastest growing market for its imports of commodities as well. [Full Article...]


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