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Worldwide CBSE Classes 10, 12 exams to begin today
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March 4 (ANI): On the eve of the first day of Class 10 and 12 board examinations, President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday extended his wishes to the students appearing for these exams. "So nice to hear that the board is allowing students with special needs to use laptops this year", the actor said in a tweet. As per the new relaxation in order to pass, a student has to secure a total 33 per cent (internal assessment and Board exam marks, taken together) in the Board examination-2018.

Worldwide China Increases Annual Defense Budget, Remains Second Biggest Economy in World
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China warned yesterday that it was ready to hit back if the United States damaged its economic interests, fuelling fears of a trade war after President Donald Trump unveiled tariffs on steel and aluminium. China will increase its defence spending by 8.1 per cent in 2018, giving its military budget a higher boost than a year ago, according to the official Xinhua news agency.

Worldwide European Union chief seeks answers after United Kingdom rejects Irish border plan
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The Labour leader said he wants a customs union with the EU which will give Britain "a say in future trade deals" negotiated by the EU on its behalf, all but ruling out Britain having its own independent trade policy. Incidentally, they back staying in the single market , too, which must be the next step the Labour leadership makes, as Yanis Varoufakis, the TUC and others have argued.

Worldwide 'Indian and Vietnamese economies complement each other'
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On a related note, Prime Minister Modi had visited Vietnam in 2016, a year before the two countries celebrated 45 years of honouring diplomatic ties. He expressed his belief that with the time-testing friendship, shared vision, and efforts made by leaders and people of the two nations, Vietnam and India have a solid foundation for the growing strategic comprehensive partnership and becoming the focus in regional connectivity.

Worldwide All Blacks Sevens beat Australia to finish fifth in Las Vegas
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The hosts had ousted Fiji 19-7 in the semi-finals, as Argentina stunned defending champions and current series leaders South Africa 12-10 with a late Renzo Barbier try and conversion by Gaston Revol. A fifth placing is a solid return for the New Zealanders, whose tournament hopes ended when losing their quarter-final to Fiji a day earlier. The Blitzboks came up short once again in the Bronze Final as Fiji won by just four points, with the final score being 26-22.

Worldwide China says it does not want a trade war with US
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Many countries are also growing increasingly wary of China's global ambitions as it presses on with its vast Belt and Road trade and infrastructure strategy and advances its military technology. Trump's announcement on tariffs raised the prospect of retaliation from Beijing amid fears it could spark a trade war. "It is extremely alarming for Australia and many other countries in the region", said Sam Roggeveen, a visiting fellow at the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre of the Australian ...

Worldwide LS adjourned amid protests over PNB scam, other issues
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Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad said, "We are ready for the discussion and so should be the other party". Telegu Desam Party and All India Anna Dravidra Munnetra Kazgham members also raised the issues of special status category for Andhra Pradesh and Cauvery waters.

Worldwide USA embassy in Turkey closed over security fears
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Earlier, the US State Department resorted to such restrictions due to information from the intelligence on possible attacks on the mission at its staff in the Turkish capital as well as in the consulate in Istanbul. The embassy advised Americans to steer clear of the embassy, stay away from large crowds, let friends and family members know about safety status and monitor the local media outlets.

Worldwide Guatemala president tells AIPAC he'll move embassy to Jerusalem in May
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Guatemala is the first nation to announce its plan to move its embassy to Jerusalem since US President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital. To expedite the move, the U.S. will transfer part of the embassy's operations to a consulate facility already in use in Jerusalem, relocating the ambassador's office from Tel Aviv to the consulate building.

Worldwide Social Democrats sign up to new Merkel-led German government
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Ms Merkel took to her party's Twitter feed to congratulate the SPD. The centre-left Social Democrats have voted overwhelmingly to remain in a coalition with Merkel's conservative bloc, after hard and drawn-out negotiations triggered by September's elections, which saw the rise of a new right-wing force in German politics and raised questions about her future.

Worldwide Russian Federation slams 'illegal and harmful' extended U.S. sanctions
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Last month, the U.S. Department of Justice indicted 13 individuals and three organisations from Russian Federation for allegedly interfering in the USA presidential election in 2016. "Does the United States extradite its citizens to anyone?" The two countries do not have an extradition treaty. Special Counsel Robert Mueller filed charges that implicate businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin and 12 staff members of the Internet Research Agency in St.

Worldwide China urges USA to revive dialogue to defuse trade tensions
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Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying made the comment at a regular news briefing, adding that President Xi Jinping's top economic adviser Liu He had constructive exchanges on economic issues with USA officials in Washington on Thursday. below market value and being helped by subsidies. That is $74 billion more than in the budget for the previous fiscal year. The removal of the term limit is widely speculated to enable President Xi Jinping to continue in office as head of the ruling ...

Worldwide Barnaby Joyce says baby paternity a 'grey area'
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Some Nationals continue to fume about the escalating series of stories surrounding Joyce over the period following the initial reports of Campion's pregnancy and culminating in the misconduct complaint lodged confidentially with the Nationals before being quickly leaked.

Worldwide USGS: Major Quakes Hit Papua New Guinea
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Strong aftershocks are rocking Papua New Guinea's remote and rugged highlands, a week after the largest quake to hit the region in nearly a century killed at least 31 people. "Many communities are without basic necessities, such as food, clean water, shelter and medical support". Strong relief assistance pledges have come in, including US$5 million from Oil Search Limited, global oil and gas giant ExxonMobil US$1 million, China Foreign Affairs and China Red Cross, on top of the government's ...

Worldwide Mamata backs Telangana CM's aspiration for national role
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Stating that there is no difference between the BJP and Congress , he said these two parties were in power for nearly the entire period since independence but even after 70 years there is no qualitative change. "He has given his idea and I am sure it will appeal to all", he said. "The BJP should seek an apology from CM KCR or else it would be seen as a clear case of TRS and BJP having a tacit understanding ", Rao said.

Worldwide Dutch record holder Sneijder quits as worldwide
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The 33-year-old Sneijder, who moved from French side OGC Nice to Al-Gharafa in Qatar in January this year, is the Dutch record global with a total of 133 matches for the Dutch national team. Sneijder surpassed Edwin van der Sar as the Netherlands' most-capped player in June 2017 in his 131st appearance. "Wesley is one of the best Dutch footballers from the past few years".

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