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Why will the state pay? She also mentioned that Centre wants State government to bear 40% of the funds for this scheme, which seems economically burdening and operationally redundant. Banerjee also attacked the central government for its economic policies, demonetisation and the goods and services tax (GST), and its policy on farmers.
  • Spring time temps give way to 'normal' temps and rain

    Spring time temps give way to 'normal' temps and rain

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    We should then see a break in the rain with more rain showers arriving in the evening as the front lifts back north as a warm front and interacts with an upper level low moving over the area. We can expect lows in the lower 60s. Scattered showers will also be possible on Sunday . Weekend - Watching for a storm with snow late Saturday into early Sunday .
  • Authorities accused of missing warnings signs over Florida school shootings

    Authorities accused of missing warnings signs over Florida school shootings

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    He said he planned to travel to Florida meet with victims' families, explore how to better secure schools and to "tackle the hard issue of mental health". He also suggested the authorities were powerless to stop such crimes. "I figured, if I died, at least this [the recording] would be passed on to other people, so these voices would echo on", he said.
  • Pariksha Pe Charcha: PM Modi to interact with students today

    Pariksha Pe Charcha: PM Modi to interact with students today

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    Students from 2,000 schools and colleges are scheduled to attend the event. The programme was live telecasted on Doordarshan, All India Radio, YouTube and all government websites. He thanks all his teachers who still treat him as a student. PM Modi will connect with lakhs of students and thousands of school across the country and discuss exam-related issues through a video conference from Delhi's Talkatora Stadium at 12 noon, as per the reports.
  • Trump to speak about Florida school shooting

    Trump to speak about Florida school shooting

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    Cruz , an orphan, had been living with family friends at the time of the shooting. Actress Reese Witherspoon said she was "heartbroken" by the attack, adding "enough is enough". President Donald Trump says in the wake of the Florida school shooting , his administration will tackle what he's calling "the hard issue of mental health".
  • South Africa: Challenges ahead for Ramaphosa

    South Africa: Challenges ahead for Ramaphosa

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    Zuma resigned on Wednesday as the ruling African National Congress ( ANC ) party finally turned against him after a nine-year reign dominated by corruption scandals, economic slowdown and plummeting electoral popularity. Both Zuma and the Guptas deny any wrongdoing, though legal challenges are looming. The scandal-tainted leader made the announcement late Wednesday in a televised address to the nation , avoiding his nearly certain ouster in a parliamentary vote scheduled for Thursday ...
  • Woman Poses As Man, Marries Two Women For Dowry In Uttarakhand

    Woman Poses As Man, Marries Two Women For Dowry In Uttarakhand

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    As the two women got married, Sen allegedly started manhandling Kamini for dowry. The woman, who was supposedly a double postgraduate, fell for Sen's fraud and eventually married her. As far as the hapless wives are concerned, when the girl from Kaladhungi came to know that Sen was not a man, she silenced her by promising money. Police said they were now unsure whether Ms Sen could be charged with dowry abuse or domestic violence, saying that because she was not really a man, the marriages ...
  • Zimbabwe's president leads tributes to opposition leader Tsvangirai

    Zimbabwe's president leads tributes to opposition leader Tsvangirai

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    Details of when the late leader's body will return to Zimbabwe remain sketchy. "I have already discussed with my colleagues on what honour we are going to give him", he said. "He will be remembered as a great trade unionist and a courageous man who, as President of the Movement for Democratic Change since its foundation in 1999, stood up for multi-party democracy and justice".
  • Trump Releases Plan to Fix 'Crumbling' Infrastructure

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    House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin has talked about the need for entitlement reform as part of any true attempt to balance the federal budget, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky said in December that entitlement reform wouldn't be on the agenda this year, and President Trump has shown little interest in it.
  • India's jeweller to Hollywood stars, now accused of massive bank fraud

    India's jeweller to Hollywood stars, now accused of massive bank fraud

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    Prasad said the government would revoke his passport , but the prominent jeweler reportedly left India in early January and is believed to be in Switzerland. The BJP seethed as the Congress not only described the fraudster "Chota Modi number 2" but also released a group photograph of Nirav Modi with the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other business honchos during last month's Davos meet.