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The Election Commission has announced that the Karnataka Elections are going to be held on May 12, 2018, in a single phase, with the results to be delivered on May 15 2018. However, when TOI did check with EC sources, they conceded that no action can be initiated against Malviya or any intermediary to whom the poll date may have been leaked.
  • All you need to know about today's Rajya Sabha polls

    All you need to know about today's Rajya Sabha polls

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    In Uttar Pradesh, the party ensured the defeat of the Bahujan Samaj Party's candidate Bhimrao Ambedkar, with BSP leader Anil Kumar Singh voting for Anil Agarwal, a BJP-backed independent candidate. The SP-BSP started with a setback as one SP and one BSP MLAs in jail were denied permission by the court to vote. He said he was voting for the SP and not the BSP candidate.
  • 150 whales beached in Australia, as rescuers fight to save them

    150 whales beached in Australia, as rescuers fight to save them

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    Leaarne Hollowood from Margaret River jumped out of bed to the scene when she heard about the whales on Friday morning. To take those surviving whales back into the open sea rescuers used cranes and hammocks to carry them a kilometre down the beach and volunteers were seen in the water in an attempt to coax the animals back into the water, according to the ABC .
  • Turkey's foreign minister heads to Washington as military advances in Syria

    Turkey's foreign minister heads to Washington as military advances in Syria

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    A British woman fighting alongside Kurdish forces in the Syrian region of Afrin was killed in the Turkish-led offensive on the area, a spokeswoman for the forces said Monday. United States support for the Kurdish-dominated SDF has infuriated Turkey and created an ongoing diplomatic crisis between the two North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies.
  • China's Economic Czar Warns US Treasury Secretary on Tariffs

    China's Economic Czar Warns US Treasury Secretary on Tariffs

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    Following a thorough analysis of available evidence, USTR, with the assistance of the interagency Section 301 committee, prepared findings showing that, among other acts, policies, and practices, China uses discriminatory licensing requirements to transfer technologies from USA companies to Chinese companies.
  • Trump Expands His Trade War to China

    Trump Expands His Trade War to China

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    The Dow fell 724 points, or nearly 3%. Washington should dismiss the idea that China will concede in this trade war because it will find no white flags to mark China's surrender. The Trump administration has announced plans to impose tariffs worth of $50 billion on Chinese imports, along with new restrictions on Chinese investment in the United States.
  • After Record World Cup Showing, Indian Shooters Ready For CWG 2018

    After Record World Cup Showing, Indian Shooters Ready For CWG 2018

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    The bone of contention largely seems to be the names under the head "Extra Officials" in the list sent out by the IOA to the Sports Ministry. Wary of controversy, the Sports Ministry will not allow family members of any athlete to travel with the Indian contingent for the coming Commonwealth Games in Australia and will also put a stop to "fun rides" for officials.
  • North Korea agrees for inter-Korean diplomatic talks next week

    North Korea agrees for inter-Korean diplomatic talks next week

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    The Koreas agreed earlier this month that their leaders would meet in late April, on the South Korean side of Panmunjom. South Korean Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon, right, and the head of North Korean delegation Ri Son Gwon arrive at a meeting at the Panmunjom, South Korea , Tuesday, Jan.
  • Will Trump tariff plan punish Chinese home textiles?

    Will Trump tariff plan punish Chinese home textiles?

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    China on Friday said it was "ready to fight a trade war " and unleashed its own proposal to levy retaliatory taxes on imports of 128 United States products worth $3 billion.The back and forth between the two global economic superpowers saw stock markets take a pounding, especially in the USA and Asia.
  • Federal funding measure approved to avoid government shutdown

    Federal funding measure approved to avoid government shutdown

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    Earlier Friday, Washington let out a collective gasp when Trump threatened to veto the hard-won agreement, which dramatically expands military funding. At the same time Trump faces an nearly unprecedented number of scandals from a defamation lawsuit, to allegations of two extramarital affairs. For Trump, there are potential difficulties as well beyond the deficit-spending.
  • MS governor appoints first woman to represent state in Congress

    MS governor appoints first woman to represent state in Congress

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    Senator Thad Cochran is set to retire in less than 2 weeks, forcing Governor Phil Bryant to appoint a replacement. His choice to end his tenure as one of Mississippi's two Republican Senators has already created confusion and angst for the GOP, who are concerned about this year's Congressional midterm races.
  • Expelled Russian Diplomats Preparing To Leave London Embassy

    Expelled Russian Diplomats Preparing To Leave London Embassy

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    A plane carrying Russian diplomats and their families departed London's Stansted airport, after they were expelled from Moscow's Kensington embassy following the Salisbury poisoning. "It will create certain problems but most of us understand where we are working and in the current situation each diplomat is ready for any unexpected developments", he added.
  • PM Modi congratulates Angela Merkel on her re-election

    PM Modi congratulates Angela Merkel on her re-election

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    President Donald Trump came under fire in the US for congratulating Putin for his re-election this week, without raising issues such as USA election meddling or the poisoning. "We consider these tariffs unlawful", Merkel told lawmakers in the Bundestag lower house of parliament, adding that Germany was convinced that isolationism would hurt everyone in the end.
  • Venezuela Slams Trump For Banning Transactions In Its Cryptocurrency

    Venezuela Slams Trump For Banning Transactions In Its Cryptocurrency

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    President Nicolas Maduro says the government is set to finance an estimated 236,000 new homes thanks to the recent presale of Venezuelan oil-back cryptocurrency - Petro . persons to avoid". Earlier this week, the Trump administration issued an executive order prohibiting United States citizens from purchasing the petro , which Maduro hopes will raise $6 billion and help shore up the country's failing economy .
  • Israelis hail 2007 strike on alleged Syria nuke reactor

    Israelis hail 2007 strike on alleged Syria nuke reactor

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    The courageous decision of the Israeli government nearly 11 years ago to destroy the nuclear reactor in Syria and the successful operation following it sends a clear message: Israel will never allow nuclear weapons to countries like Iran who threaten its existence.