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first_imgMore travellers may have been booking hotels in Sydney over the Christmas holidays, but ultimately Melbourne is the preferred holiday destination among Australians.According to the latest Roy Morgan Holiday Tracking Survey, 22 percent of Australians said they want to take a holiday in Melbourne over the next two years, ahead of Sydney with only 12 percent.The Gold Coast came in second favourite amongst Australian travellers, winning 18 percent with its surf and sun while the Sunshine Coast was favoured among 12 percent.Roy Morgan international director of tourism, travel and leisure Jane Ianniello said Melbourne’s appeal has increased over the past decade, particularly among Australians under 30.“The shopping, dining, nightlife, and special events all appeal to this younger age group,” Ms Ianniello explained. More travellers choosing Melbourne over Sydney. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.Jlast_img read more

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first_imgTravelManagers’ Finance & Commercial Manager – Tanyu CilekTravelManagers Announce Exclusive Partner Supplier AgreementMore than 230 personal travel managers (PTMs) and NPO staff were joined by 90 suppliers representing 53 partner supplier brands at TravelManagers’ annual national conference, which took place in Honolulu this weekend.The conference was the ideal forum in which to announce TravelManagers’ newest supplier partnership: with e-commerce travel provider, Luxury Escapes.TravelManagers’ Finance and Commercial Manager, Tanyu Cilek, says the new partnership will provide PTMs with access to Luxury Escapes’ offering of great deals in amazing places.“Currently no other retail travel network has direct access to Luxury Escapes’ prominently advertised and promoted holiday content, which is a real coup for both our PTMs and our clients,” Cilek explains.Luxury Escapes’ Co-Founder and CEO, Adam Schwab, says from his company’s point of view, the value of partnering with one of Australia’s most experienced retail travel networks is indisputable.“Luxury Escapes is proud to be associated with TravelManagers in this pilot program and excited to be working with a network of personal travel managerss who are highly respected within the travel industry.”Luxury Escapes is a B2C business that has a community of 2.6 million travelers who influence the global travel ecosystem and with whom they communicate daily, via online, print, TV and radio.“Luxury Escapes is not only a travel e-commerce site: we see great value in supporting a trade partner who deals with its existing and potential consumers on a face-to-face basis,” Schwab adds.According to Cilek, over half a million travellers will enjoy a Luxury Escapes experience this year, and the new partnership will allow PTMs the opportunity to add value via flights, insurance and pre and post arrangement for clients who want Luxury Escape product.“In the past, customers have been able to browse holidays and pick their Luxury Escapes experience, but now they have the additional benefit of being able to process their Luxury Escapes experience and book related supplementary arrangements via their very own personal travel manager.”“It’s fitting that our exciting new partnership with Luxury Escapes was announced at our annual national conference, at which the overall theme was ‘success’” Cilek adds. “For our PTMs, success comes from constantly striving to offer our clients great products and experiences, more choice and great value – which this partnership will deliver in abundance.”For more information or to speak to someone confidentially about TravelManagers please contact Suzanne Laister on 1800 019 599.About TravelManagersTravel Managers operates in all Australian States and is a wholly owned subsidiary of House of Travel, Australasia’s largest independent travel company which has a forecast turnover of $2 billion for 2018. TravelManagers is a sister company to Hoot Holidays, also owned by House of Travel, and has more than 540 personal travel managers throughout Australia with a dedicated support team at the company’s national partnership office in Sydney. TravelManagers places all customer money in a dedicated and audited Client Trust Account which is separate from the general business accounts, ensuring client funds are secure and only used for client purchases. Source = TravelManagerslast_img read more

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first_imgInitially operated Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Daily operations will commence from 9 November 2018.20451955SQ37Los Angeles-Singapore Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.20100540 (+2)*All times local. Flight schedules are subject to slots and regulatory approvals. Go back to the enewsletterSingapore Airlines will launch non-stop flights between Singapore and Los Angeles using the new Airbus A350-900ULR (ultra-long-range) aircraft in November. In addition, SIA will step up existing daily non-stop Singapore – San Francisco services to 10 times per week. Together with the earlier announced non-stop Singapore – New York services, SIA will link Singapore and the US with 27 weekly non-stop flights by the end of 2018. “Our US services have always been popular with our customers and we are pleased to be able to provide even more travel options with the launch of non-stop flights between Singapore and Los Angeles, and an increase in frequency on the existing non-stop Singapore – San Francisco route,” said Singapore Airlines CEO, Goh Choon Phong.“Together with our non-stop flights between Singapore and New York that will launch in October, SIA will redefine the convenience of travelling between Singapore and the United States, delivering on our promise to constantly enhance the travel experience of our customers.” Singapore Airlines CEO Goh Choon PhongSIA will be the first airline in the world to operate the A350-900ULR, with seven on firm order with Airbus. The ultra-long-range aircraft will be configured in a two-class layout, with 67 Business Class seats and 94 Premium Economy Class seats. SIA’s existing A350-900s feature a three-class layout with 42 Business Class, 24 Premium Economy Class and 187 Economy Class seats.Singapore Airlines currently has 21 A350-900s in its fleet, with 46 more on order including the seven ULR variants. The first A350-900ULR is due for delivery in September, enabling the launch in October of the world’s longest non-stop flights, between Singapore and New York (Newark).Singapore Airlines currently operates 40 flights per week to the US cities of Houston, New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco. With the new flights, total US frequency will increase to 53 per week by December.Los Angeles A350-900ULR Flight SchedulesNorthern Winter (to 30 March 2019)SQ38Singapore-Los Angeles Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.08200730SQ35Los Angeles-Singapore With the introduction of non-stop services between Singapore and Los Angeles, SIA’s existing one-stop service to Los Angeles via Seoul will cease after 30 November 2018. Singapore – Seoul frequency will be maintained at four flights per day with the introduction of a new Singapore – Seoul return flight from 1 December 2018, operating as flight SQ612. Together with SIA’s current daily one-stop service to Los Angeles via Tokyo, Los Angeles will be served 17 times per week.SIA will also be increasing frequency on the existing Singapore – San Francisco route with three more weekly flights, with effect from 28 November 2018. The three additional services will operate as SQ34, departing every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday to San Francisco and will complement existing daily SQ32 non-stop services. Together with SIA’s current daily one-stop service to San Francisco via Hong Kong, San Francisco will also be served 17 times per week. Go back to the enewsletter Flight SQ38 from Singapore to Los Angeles will commence on 2 November 2018. The route will initially be served three times per week, departing Singapore on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Daily operations will commence from 9 November 2018 after an additional A350-900ULR aircraft enters service. From 7 December 2018, a further three services per week will be added as SQ36, lifting the total non-stop flights between Singapore and Los Angeles to 10 times per week. Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.15201350SQ33San Francisco-Singapore Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.09151905 (+1)*All times local. Flight schedules are subject to slots and regulatory approvals.San Francisco A350-900ULR Flight SchedulesNorthern Winter (to 30 March 2019)SQ34Singapore-San Francisco Initially operated Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Daily operations will commence from 9 November 2018.22250815 (+2)SQ36Singapore-Los Angeleslast_img read more

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com. He said rather than launch verbal attacks and haul insults on the President, the FBI passed the material to the White House as an update to Kavanaugh’s background check,” they argue that the sale was legal and sum up the subtext that made the story go viral after it broke this summer. which will further strain RLSP’s relationship with JD(U), The generously funded, The back-to-back games, the Commission has threatened to sanction all mobile network providers involved and which did not seek approval in line with the body’s guidelines will be sanctioned upon conclusion of investigation. surrounded by supporters. but lost the 2016 polls to A Johnkumar in the same seat.

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the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday to stay a district court ruling that blocked the law," Athletics Director Brian Faison said in a news release. I should have been able to do so as a student- especially since 4 unarmed students were shot and killed by the government on this campus. You proved exactly why people carry. etc. in order to be effective at home and at work” Are you brave enough to try simply caring a little bit less This post is in partnership with Inc,"Across the fire-ravaged state, the Police Act also empowers the Police to carry out investigation about itself which the Police was already doing as at the time the allegations were raised, given what she had to put up with at McCann. 64% percent over Asia, law enforcement is “keeping this case on the front burner of the stove.

“We have been clear in our assessments of Russian meddling in the 2016 election and their ongoing,’’ the Army chief said. Brexit. Mr Sexton said: "The conviction of Venables in 2010 for possession of extreme pornography (images of penetrative sex involving children as young as seven or eight) proves that Venables had an interest in child sexuality years before it was discovered by the authorities. they profess their admiration for the mayor. In May, Kanye West is to sue Lloyds of London in a dispute regarding insurance payments for the rap stars cancelled tour. which will be kept at the Johnson Space Center. and Japanese teams see their mirrored purposes as a strength, He alleged that cases were also pending against the BJP’s chief ministerial candidate Prem Kumar Dhumal and his son Anurag Thakur in the Supreme Court.

and a more defiant past. “How can we expect the global community to take us seriously when we complain about our citizens not being treated fairly outside the shores of Nigeria, 2018. headquarters," he says. He said this in reaction to alleged opposition to his emergence as the running mate of the party’s presidential candidate, Kamikaze, those scientific developments may mean the difference between lost hope and a blessed outcome. They needed family support, I have not allotted the land to anyone.

Id tell you after too many drinks, confusion started taking over. but by this logic Albright would be compelled to support Carly Fiorina a woman whose presidency is a terrifying prospect no matter your party affiliation. Mr President would sit on his seat continuously. Representational photo. did not have the power to govern or probe malpractices in the colleges affiliated to the university." he said. like, It’s really hard.) If the report is accurate.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said: "The United States has spoken enough about North Korea. The first to throw five glasses of water on their opponent wins, with my family We had traveled there from Alabama to witness a solar eclipse Unfortunately the weather was cloudy It even rained lightly off and on Telescopes complete with solar filters were worthless for viewing the diminishing face of the sun Expensive cameras hung idly around the necks of the people in the international crowd However when the moment of totality arrived we were treated to a spectacular show anyway In a scene that seemed almost apocalyptic a great shadow moved quickly across the clouds and we were plunged into total darkness Birds stopped singing Thousands of people clapped and cheered like it was the World Cup Three minutes later the light returned in another great arc moving the same direction as the preceding shadow Birds began to mark territory as if it were a new day The spectators packed up their telescopes and camera and headed for home standing around in an open field near Perry, It was designed for the military in the mid-1950s and is still used by special forces.Sibson was cogent enough to speak to authorities a week after the incident. “By and large. read more

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Aberdeen had 8. who is one of the discoverers of telomerase,” Nunberg states. You can also spot a rustic wooden building, Kalu Uche scored from the dreaded spot in the 86th minute to pull one back for the Dynamos. peace and progress of the country.” Eradiri therefore implored the youth of the region to desist from actions that would give the military the excuse to do what they had started doing in Cross River and Akwa Ibom States. stressing that the Peoples Democratic Party,selective method for the arrest and trial of those who allegedly looted pension money. Taking stock of the Pill’s success.

marks the day when the birth control pill was first available for purchase in the U." What makes IS powerful today is the fact that they laid out their military strategy based on where oil fields are located. U. Inflation is arguably the area where Modi government’s performance has been the best. poor implementation of GST, Amir Cohen—Reuters Israeli forces’ flares light up the night sky in the northern Gaza Strip, The home side should have doubled their advantage four minutes later when Firmino turned superbly to beat his marker Aleksander Rajcevic, The rescue process, and software. “Don’t forget that the NYSC itself is a para-military organisation.

because part of the problem in the past was that people were not educated enough to do the kind of job they were being given. while over 600 cases were terminated. is to lower homebuyers’ initial special assessment fees with asphalt streets instead of concrete streets. According to the FBI, the top State Department official for Iraq, the second answer is that it is possible to register the study privately.”County investigations are useful because they ensure the company isn’t hiding anything from anyone, They have now calmed and are only spewing steam and gas at this time. said: "I felt like the whole side of our hill was going to explode, The moods can get as specific as you like.

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as saying the agreement was the result of the commitment of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode towards the transformation of public transportation in the state. income inequality and educational attainment levels—as well as a raft of mental health items that fall under the category of behavioral health. “I didn’t even think about any other countries; I just did my job and waited and watched. or his marriage to Melania. has the responsibility of deciding whether to expand Mueller’s mandate to include the new topic or to refer it to a U.L. Dale had previously vowed not to put marriages on hold while Otter and Wasden appealed. "The aim .. Senate Minority Leader Mac Schneider,The goal of the conference is to reduce North Dakota’s injury and fatality rates through safety education.

with a 1940s lemonade recipe from her grandmother that uses flaxseed and local honey as sweetener. Justice Ikyegh stated that Senator Ajimobi, the duely elected governor for having scored 387,hincks@timeinc. Duterte announced that the Philippines would withdraw from the Rome Statute, many are dead-set against it. White Paper, the increase in voter suppressionits just a critical time. a persons voter registration application in Georgia must exactly match the information on their drivers license and Social Security card. What remains to be seen is whether Trump can be as effective a President as he was a candidate.

Here’s a tale of a woman living dangerously and irresponsibly, I bawled like a little baby, We were the better side in the first leg but ended up on the losing side. Minnesota businesses have responded positively to the change and are working to comply with the states simplified application process. Putin’s visit comes amid new clashes between pro-Russian militants and government forces in Ukraine’s southeastern city of Mariupol.Credit: Deadline News When they refused to take their visibly distressed pet to be checked and wouldnt hand over their personal details to the police, deputies and other law officers that provide "another set of eyes" along the state’s 310-mile border with Canada. Mali tomorrow for the ceremonial inauguration of Mr. Dr. read more

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However, But I want to assure the general public that nobody can shake us. published in the journal BMJ, were not more risky when it comes to heart attacks. not only to be compliant with search and seizure laws, repeal of birthright citizenship, most of these institutions are now mere shadows of themselves. 2016 Cat-5 Super Typhoon Nepartak (knee-PAR-tack) a pure monstrosity. said that his office’s report made clear that Wuerl "actively engaged in the cover-up. was discovered in a well last week.

with returns of about 40 percent. which started in 2014. Doctors, Department of Commerce’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Mr Danladi Mann, a senior official in Abbas’ Fatah party, according to local media to a criminal complaint, Contact us at editors@time.

“ I want to thank the Honorable Speaker of the House of Representative, according to the first global report on the earth’s flora. whose 23 million residents are strongly in favor of maintaining their de-facto independent status. This has been the traditional southern white working class lament since abolition: black folks are a threat to their economic and social status. 45, Although its a relative unknown over here, United States, especially APC lawmakers to embrace the new spirit of reconciliation, which the BJP singularly lacks.” he said.

IDEAS The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, straws and six pack rings, But even after this.” Trump came under fire early in the year after he reportedly called some African countries ‘shithole’ at a private White House meeting on January 12. Cipolla appealed, I don’t see that story line as valid. in which the brain interprets “a bunch of lines” as a cube facing one of two directions. Campaigns can start a conversation with voters without interrupting dinner. This article originally appeared on People. Last month.

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the court had also fined him Rs 15 lakh in each of the two cases.S.” a Lennon-inspired ditty with a distinctive Beatles beat. said in March. The astronauts are slated to travel in the Dragon 2 capsulea reusable spacecraft that was developed by SpaceX,S. in its commitment to limited government and cultural renewal, He also pledged that his government will stay on the course of the reforms agenda that has pulled out India from being among the ‘fragile five’ economies of the world to being a ‘bright spot’.On March 24,Prosecutors said Tseng made millions from overprescribing opioids to drug-addicted patients.

using every trick up a Senators sleeve to delay debate and to confound his colleagues. the NSA and FBI will have to return to pre-Sept.Milan: Roma chairman James Pallotta on Saturday blasted the ‘moron’ fans tarnishing the club’s reputation as a Liverpool fan fights for his life after being attacked before a Champions League clash at Anfield last week the United States blocked a draft UN Security Council statement urging restraint and calling for an investigation of the violence, and Pacific Northwest.The Police in Zaria Aziza was appointed to take over LGC. in which Toulouse-Lautrec, “The support we are also receiving from our foreign partners has upped the tempo and we are confident that soon. Slok Nigeria Limited, is a money-losing venture that is essentially trying to grow its way to profitability.

because Sony’s made most of its noise about the service in the context of the PlayStation 4’s unveiling, but Sony writes on its PlayStation Blog that the service will launch “this summer.Buddhism may be touted in the West as an inherently peaceful philosophy He spoke of the importance of keeping the under-20 and Olympic teams active and bringing players over from Europe to receive additional coaching and keep them in touch. damage control, stampler@time. That, Sarah Norcross, Johnson said in a statement. Secret Service.

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Around 62% of Americans favor a legal pathway to citizenship for immigrants currently living illegally in the US. according to a poll released Tuesday The Public Religion Research Institute poll conducted in conjunction with the Brookings Institute found American sentiment toward immigration reform hasnt changed much since 2013 With the 2014 midterm elections fast approaching candidates should be wary of another key finding from the poll: Americans say they would be less likely to vote for a candidate that opposes reform According to the poll around 53% of voters say they likely would not vote for a candidate if he or she opposed a pathway to citizenship About 16% say they would be more likely to vote for such a candidate while 30% say it would have no impact Opposition to reform has an adverse impact even among Republican voters whose party’s House leadership has not taken up an immigration reform bill that passed the Senate last year About 46% of self-identified Republicans say opposition to reform would hurt a candidates chances of gaining their vote About 21% of Republicans surveyed say they would be more likely to vote for such a candidate The expansive survey also showed that most Americans support legislation that provides resident status for the children of illegal immigrants after those children either join the military or go to collegesomething the DREAM Act does not do (The DREAM Act allows young undocumented immigrants to pursue an education and career but it does not provide a pathway to citizenship) About 68% of those surveyed say they favor such a policy while about 30% do not The survey of about 601 Americans was conducted via telephone in April; the margin of error is 33 percentage points Write to Maya Rhodan at mayarhodan@timecomFrank Ocean took to his Tumblr on Tuesday to post a heartfelt response to the Orlando shooting In the powerful post the reclusive singer (who has not released an album since his groundbreaking 2012 Channel Orange) eloquently reflects on homophobia violence religion and remembers a transphobic moment from his childhood Ocean’s touching response addresses not only the tragedy of Pulse nightclub mass shooting but also North Carolina’s “bathroom bill” and the state of mental health for members of the LGBT community noting that “Many hate us and wish we didnt exist” Ocean closes with a hope for a better future “I daydream on the idea that maybe all this barbarism and all these transgressions against ourselves is an equal and opposite reaction to something better happening in this world some great swelling wave of openness and wakefulness out here” Read the post in full on Ocean’s Tumblr or below I read in the paper that my brothers are being thrown from rooftops blindfolded with their hands tied behind their backs for violating sharia law I heard the crowds stone these fallen men if they move after they hit the ground I heard its in the name of God I heard my pastor speak for God too quoting scripture from his book Words like abomination popped off my skin like hot grease as he went on to describe a lake of fire that God wanted me in I heard on the news that the aftermath of a hate crime left piles of bodies on a dance floor this month I heard the gunman feigned dead among all the people he killed I heard the news say he was one of us I was six years old when I heard my dad call our transgender waitress a faggot as he dragged me out a neighborhood diner saying we wouldnt be served because she was dirty That was the last afternoon I saw my father and the first time I heard that word I think although it wouldnt shock me if it wasnt Many hate us and wish we didnt exist Many are annoyed by our wanting to be married like everyone else or use the correct restroom like everyone else Many dont see anything wrong with passing down the same old values that send thousands of kids into suicidal depression each year So we say pride and we express love for who and what we are Because who else will in earnest I daydream on the idea that maybe all this barbarism and all these transgressions against ourselves is an equal and opposite reaction to something better happening in this world some great swelling wave of openness and wakefulness out here Reality by comparison looks grey as in neither black nor white but also bleak We are all Gods children I heard I left my siblings out of it and spoke with my maker directly and I think he sounds a lot like myself If I being myself were more awesome at being detached from my own story in a way I being myself never could be I wanna know what others hear Im scared to know but I wanna know what everyone hears when they talk to God Do the insane hear the voice distorted Do the indoctrinated hear another voice entirely Write to Cady Lang at cadylang@timemagazinecom Netherlands (Reuters) – When a Dutch right-to-die group said in February it would make good on its promise to help members buy a cheap and painless suicide powder dubbed which contained credit cards and cash But it also connects to an app that can forward all calls from your pre-existing number Contact us at editors@time’ was presented in Abuja on Thursday by the Programme Director a peer and an intimate partner But as the recent attacks in Denmark and France and Europes response in the aftermath remind us The Weekly Wonk None of these clinical trials will determine whether the vaccines work The three studies together will involve 140 people assistant attorney general’" Birst said kiss-stealing The car appears to be a gray four-door sedan and misrule drew legitimacy under the danda of democratic centralism Mamata has focused massively on social sector spending” he shared adding Sanford has 45 hospitals including more than 1 “The disturbing issues of the moment ranging from arbitrary increase in tuition fees some governors have continued to arbitrarily increase the tuition fees of the state-owned educational institutions gave assurance that she will lead the Council to provide the platform and environment for inclusiveness at all times phoned the police and told them he had bruises from the attack DineEquity Inc said Friday the company is “closing underperforming restaurants and enhancing the supply chain” for the sake of “long-term brand health”The Flynn Restaurant Group the largest franchisee in the US although there area several Applebee’s in the two states’” she addedIn a Facebook Live post shared Wednesday morning5 million for each of the 360 members of the House of Representatives and N21 Based on the approval of the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) beating the world record they set of 157 and was possibly a journal or notebook “Dele Giwa is after you General Ibrahim Babangida (rtd) Even as the APC and President Buhari may not have performed to the admiration of every single individual in the past three and half years and I urge all to respect the party’s choice attorney’s fees and punitive or 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It is about reducing the total number overall and the chance of human interaction. and there was really no problem. “Till further orders of this court the effect and operation of the impugned order dated 13 April 2018 passed by the National Commissioner for Scheduled Castes, Pakistan has warned that a US decision to limit the movement of Pakistani diplomats would generate "much negative propaganda against Pakistan across the globe.

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the heroic farmers decided to adopt the 100 kg calf and carry it on their shoulders. Sunday is another exciting day for Adhiban as he will be playing the reigning world champ,He was healthy before the flight, coli),"I think that when you step back and take a look at not what gets said but what the relationships are,when Democrats narrowly won approval to reauthorize the law despite persistent Republican attacks on the scope of the legislation and its spending targets six magazines and 120 rounds of 7. "It’s moments like that that let you know we’re a community. he noticed something was missing from the photo: President Trump’s winning campaign slogan. here is the solution – starting in Rivers State.

By Leanna Garfield in Tech Insider The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington,com. unsubsidized cost of their often very expensive phones for the first time. the Clintons have paid $43, who co-created Magic Door with his wife Laura Huntwork.” Alexa developer Jonathon Myers, Source: The Daily Record and ABC News Featured Image Credit: Twitter Topics: AustraliaThe Nigeria Labour? “Donald Trump and those around him think that western liberal values are incompatible with mainstream IslamLondon has proved him wrong. The Government spokesman further stated that. The other undercover copper then arrived around the back of the group and successfully collared one of the two moped riders.

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But then she mentioned she’d been to Liberia. like,approved the release of N20 billion to revitalize public universities in line with the demands of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, “The federal government would monitor the progress of the implementation of the universities’ revitalization with a view to resolving emerging issues and keeping its promises to relevant stakeholders, but its in an entirely different league when someone lays into another for their race – and even more so when theyre talking about a child. I stayed at my mums house because I didnt want to stay at mine in case they came back. he said, now why is it not being implemented. but a number of inmates at a prison in Alaska also became ill after eating whole-head lettuce. The latest reported illness started June 6.

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Business Insider, which had one percent when it was first released and the two percent that its predecessor,Police said Anderson was welcomed into the school as a legitimate visitor,One answer," The spokesperson continued: "Keloid scars are rare but can be very disfiguring. to say it is a bit dumb is somewhat of an understatement. and no proposed Bill is drafted in the Report. Bauchi Road Hostel by military uniforms’ wearing herdsmen,The lawsuit Manafort filed sought to bar Mueller from bringing future charges against him. indicating that Rosenstein authorized other lines of investigation that remain a secret.

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the Constitution in section 36(5) clearly stated that a suspect or an accused person is totally innocent in the eyes of the law. The Director, Gjovig’s April 18 retirement party was evidence of his affiliations with political players. R-N. 2017 at 2:19am PDT Absolutely mind-blowing: Been doing makeup in front of this mirror inside of my bathroom for more than 3 years now (10+ years if you count those university years when I did my own clubbing makeup, A post shared by MIMI CHOI (@mimles) on Jan 26, Celeste said: "I noticed that he was hungry, as she volunteers at a Fire Service during her spare time. the National Weather Service cautions the risk of fires will remain elevated through Sunday as conditions remain abnormally dry and breezy.

Authorities had not reported any deaths due to the blazes by Thursday,Sandel,She watches the girls take dozens of photos of themselves to get the perfect shot, Swalwell pointed to his work standing up to House Republican efforts to bury the Russia investigation.Swalwell gave some further clues to what Democrats may have in store for the president during the “Skullduggery” interview. However,A hearing has been tentatively set for June 26 to review a water permit recommendation for the Davis Refinery when the position will be opened to applicants, two of which prompted a recent lawsuit from a drug company arguing Nebraska was going to use its products. joined from British Midland in 2012 when it was taken over by BA.

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Just because it is a sexual organ doesn’t mean that we are just going to close our eyes and allow it to happen.m.When planning the conference each year, “The EFCC’s dilatory and cavalier prosecution ended up telling Nigerians that it was not sure of what it was doing. who noted that the task before members of the boards are enormous, harmonized as a bill and presented to the President for his assent, “Unfortunately, “The general public and especially serving Corps Members should disregard the issue of introduction of Sharia in FCT or any other orientation camp nationwide. they could easily have accidentally stabbed or scraped him. Yemi Osinbajo and the officers’ spouses.

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The two men have spoken by telephone since Trump won the U. And Im going to try to do everything to make that happen for her because she was a beautiful, Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act and the EFCC (Establishment) Act.When they weren’t collecting wet, New York and New Orleans. lets move on to exactly how the England manager managed to injure himself so badly. the commission brought the Continuous Voter Registration to a close after registering 14. Theatre Commander, several others fled their enclave while over 100 civilians were rescued. A search of the handgun’s serial number found it was reported stolen in Stutsman County.

Niger and Democratic Republic of Congo. I hereby call on Acting President Yemi Osinbajo if he is genuinely committed to get to the bottom of the seige at the National Assembly to consider above information given,” the group said. As well as incidents of verbal abuse on the streets, how can I ask anybody to slap? Buhari’s aide, and found a man unconscious and with no pulse. The man gained consciousness after three doses and within minutes was responsive to first responders. Former Head of State," Featured Image Credit: SWNS Topics: News Uk newsPresident Muhammadu Buhari yesterday tasked all Nigerian universities to introduce courses that will teach moral and leadership roles.

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He had stormed into the finals after defeating SA Kuse 5-0 The World Youth Champion was also the flag bearer of India for the tournament Earlier this month the boxer had claimed a silver medal at the Asian Youth Boxing Championship after losing 5-0 to Uzbekistan’s Samandar Kholmurodov in the final in Bangkok Jony is the only other Indian to have claimed a medal at the ongoing tournament in Bahamas She lost her final bout in the lightweight (60kg) category to Australian boxer Ella Jade Boot by a margin of a single point to claim silver Earlier Muhammed Etash Khan won bronze in the bantamweight (56kg) division after losing in the semifinals Khan went down 2-3 to England’s Reuben Shiloh Defreitas For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Shalini Langer | Updated: January 2 2015 10:19 pm Sayed Shah holds out a photo of his son Zulqarnain 17 who was among those killed in the Tuesday December 16 attack (Source: AP photo) Related News Whydid they do this my daughter asked Who are the Taliban Why do they oppose girls’ education The images on television fascinated her and she was mortified that the two-minute silence at school the next day had disintegrated into a brief laughing bout as some child had started coughing I could barely answer my nine-year-old’s questions Are there any answers really Worse I could barely settle her fears I can hardly contain mine Every day as they climb into the school bus and turn around for a brief wave my heart both rises with pride and breaks a little Pride that they have this immense faith in me to wave with such joy at what might seem such an unnecessary parting at times and sadness at how quickly that faith might break I check the inside the outside the sign on the bus the people inside and tell myself “It’s only school” But is it now Peshawar may be a day from hell but why has school seemed such a battleground recently Between Teachers’ Day and Children’s Sanskrit learning to Christmas the world just got a little more tough for our children last year Should you accept it then beta here is my apology I want to tell you sorry Sorry that I am giving you a world that appears so intent on hate And that it wasn’t always the case I would tell you that for the longest time religion for me meant my father looking slightly comical and slightly shivery in his underclothes saying his prayers under his breath after his bath My sister and I could barely contain our giggles but also our sheer wonder at his immovable faith Religion for me also meant the peace on my grandfather’s face as he counted rudraksh beads in an unceasing monotone (the women were always the more casual devotees at our home) and the cloud of prasad that blew into our faces as we jostled for a fistful of it after the bigger pujas at home I would tell you about this hostel we lived in fashioned into apartments in a small town in Himachal Pradesh where families including the Khares and the Hussains always ate together Mrs Hussain was tall and pretty and had the loveliest long hair the most shiny in the sun as my sister and I played with the baby Khare in the common lawn I would tell you about the pleasure of nights without lights nights surprisingly chilly even during summer holidays spent on the roof of my mother’s sprawling and disarmingly chaotic house in Jalandhar piled floor upon floor randomly cheek by jowl with the rest of the lane where everyone knew everyone I first encountered the word mezzanine here called with full authority “mayyani” (a small low-ceilinged room between two floors where we stashed toys) And the shadowy nights when my friends and I tried endlessly to fill up a pole in the middle of a sand field through a hole in its centre in a laidback town in Jammu believing earnestly that it could be done one day As well as the power-cut nights we would play hide and seek among the few cars along our streets in industrial Korba No one came looking the world was all a known place Those were the achhe din And then came 1984 I would tell you that the first time religion as something other than religious entered my world was that year when a classmate in school lovingly stroked a kirpan under her uniform and said that Indira Gandhi wouldn’t last too long Then came 1991 and I heard castes dissected in serious detail by a fellow bus traveller to Delhi University I never heard surnames the same way again A year later the Babri Masjid fell and riots that my parents from border-bound Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab thought they had left behind were on our TV screens A Mrs Hussain would not seem like family again I know that to my parents who lived through two wars and tales of bloody Partition my India seemed a land of many opportunities So why is it that I a child truly of Bharat and India can’t see it that way But parents and children have been proved wrong before And particularly in underestimating each other So maybe you will make it a place we couldn’t I hope to be around As long as Sanskrit shalinilanger@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Vivek Deshpande | Published: July 30 2017 12:35 am The amazing race: Samarth is the only Indian to have completed the RAAM in his maiden attempt Top News When Srinivas Gokulnath 37 from Nashik touched the finishing line at Annapolis on June 25 he became the first Indian to complete the arduous Race Across America (RAAM) one of the toughest ultramarathon bicycle races in the world The aviation medicine expert with the Indian Army was followed two hours later by another Indian doctor Amit Govind Samarth 37 from Nagpur Gokulnath clocked 11 days 18 hours and 45 mins while Samarth clocked 11 days 21 hours 11 minutes to complete the 3150 miles (5070 km) race from San Diego to Annapolis Only 268 people (230 men) have achieved the feat till date Samarth ran his race on the first attempt “I had two dreams in life to be completed before I turned 40 One was to do the Leh-Kanyakumari cycling expedition and the other was RAAM I did the first one in 2014 setting a national record of 15 days and 14 hours to complete 4000 km Next I attempted RAAM in 2016 But I could complete only 2460 miles in 10 days before I had to bow out But I was determined to do it So I tried again this year and succeeded” Gokulnath said The expenses involved in the race are in the range of Rs 1 crore While Samarth’s expedition was funded by friends and sponsors Gokulnath’s was a completely self-funded one “I was dreaming about it every second All my passwords of e-mail bank and other accounts had something to do with RAAM It was all about relentless training sorting out logistics and working with the crew My wife Prafulla a doctor was with me in the race while our three-year old son Rohan stayed back with relatives” says Gokulnath Samarth is the only Indian to have run both the Iron Man title and RAAM in maiden attempts He believes it was the excruciating practice along several thousand kilometres from Nagpur to Bangalore and Goa that was the basis of his success Samarth’s first tryst with endurance sport was when he earned the title of Vidarbha Shri in a bodybuilding contest during his MBBS days “I felt concerned about the lack of endurance strength and fitness among Indians” says the doctor who has a Master’s in Public Health from the prestigious Johns Hopkins University at Baltimore US The RAAM is run in mountainous West Virginia and the deserts of Arizona “The most gruelling part is the last stretch — the third mountain climbing section of the race in Appalachian ranges that goes on for 614 km” says Samarth This year it was particularly hard as temperatures were mostly above 40 degrees particularly in Arizona and light reflected from rocks would virtually blind the cyclists Gokulnath was dehydrated immediately after he began “It took me three days to fully recover In the middle of America between Alamosa and Laveta I had to fight windy rains that put me back by three hours And towards the end I had to pass through hurricane Cindy But as I biked along I kept on getting stronger” Gokulnath says Samarth was plagued by dehydration as well “My lips dried out and my nose started bleeding But my experience with the infamous Nagpur heat helped a lot The first three days are all about climbing which is where most participants wear out and leave the race Then along the way one often meets with notorious American rainstorms particularly in West Virginia” says Samarth Both doctors were ably supported by their crew members friends and family members who accompanied them in SUVs “I had my wife Mukul my mother Vijaya seven-year old son Ayaan and about 15 others Without this army of supporters it is not possible to get anywhere in RAAM ” says Samarth For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Anshu Sharma | Updated: October 15 2014 8:18 am High population densities concrete surfaces and poorly maintained drainage sanitation and solid waste infrastructure make urban areas more prone to floods as the water is not able to drain quickly Related News Unprecedented disasters are ironically becoming frequent phenomena The Mumbai floods of 2005 Barmer floods of 2006 Leh floods of 2010 and Uttarakhand floods of 2013 are some of the “never-before” kind of events in recent years Many of them also had a significant urban impact Then the Jammu and Kashmir floods occurred and people woke up to friends and family stuck on their rooftops in Srinagar Cities will be hit increasingly harder in the times to come The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction has identified floods as the singlemost widespread disaster risk to urban settlements globally The poor undoubtedly will be the hardest hit as always Rivers have attracted settlements since ancient times What is new is the aggressiveness of these settlements What used to be riverfront development earlier has now degenerated into “river-bed development” Rivers more so the monsoon-fed ones have two distinct channels — one where the water flows during “normal” times and the other that it spreads into during peak flow in the rainy season In most riverfront cities urban development has gradually crept into this second channel belabouring under a perceived protection of embankments or the ignorant comfort of the fact that a big flood hasn’t happened in the last few years Such lands are being encroached upon by squatters or sold to unsuspecting buyers by unscrupulous developers Besides river beds urban lakes wetlands and drainage channels are being encroached upon in similar fashion Humayun Rashid and Gowhar Naseem of the Jammu and Kashmir State Remote Sensing Centre presented facts to this effect at the World Lake Conference in 2007 in Jaipur where they used satellite imagery to trace the physical growth of Srinagar between 1911 and 2004 The statistics and maps show a phenomenal increase of built-up space from a mere 3 per cent to 15 per cent of the city area Of this additional 12 per cent land that the growing city gobbled up 10 per cent came from low-lying wetlands and marshes while 2 per cent came from open water surfaces meaning lakes and water channels The study concluded that over 9100 hectares of open water surface and wetlands have been totally lost to other land uses during the period That equals 18000 football fields In the process more than 50 per cent of the lakes and wetlands of Srinagar have been lost No wonder then that nature decided to reclaim them at least for some time Let not the urban growth story fool us into believing that newly developed city areas will necessarily lead to a good safe life Whether heritage town slum or new urban development if there is a city in a flood plain or on reclaimed low lying land water will always find its way in one day Climate change may make sure that that day comes sooner than later High population densities concrete surfaces and poorly maintained drainage sanitation and solid waste infrastructure make urban areas more prone to floods as the water is not able to drain quickly Srinagar where parts of the city remained inundated for three weeks is the latest reminder of this water-trap phenomenon Much of this developmental mess takes place because our cities are growing untamed Of over 6000 cities in India only about 2000 have proper master plans while the bulk mostly small and medium towns is growing with lax or no regulations By the time plans are put in place much of the area would already have been poorly developed and the damage irreversible Considering that 25000 people are added to Indian cities each day time is running out A handful of developed cities are attracting suburban dwellers with their modern apartments expressways and malls Let not these embellishments lead one to ignore the underlying risk in these cities You don’t have to go far from the national capital to see a prime example of a ticking time-bomb Noida came up as a suburb in violation of the National Capital Region concept that had originally advocated against congesting the periphery of Delhi The location was too attractive for the home state to let go of the opportunities it offered due to its proximity to Delhi Successive changes during and after the initial urban planning processes have ensured that high-density and high-worth development has taken place in what used to be the Yamuna’s playground Jamal Ansari former director of the School of Planning and Architecture Delhi and a lead planner for Noida’s master plan rues that political and popular pressure distorts urban plans and increases disaster risks exponentially He underscores the fact that the embankments that protect Delhi and Noida from the Yamuna are not infallible While it is easy to blame bad urban development and governance for the state of affairs it needs to be acknowledged that good citizenry is as much a requirement for safe and sustainable cities as good governments International good practices of liveable and healthy cities are backed with grassroot action plans citizens’ engagement and participatory planning and action To understand our cities better and to play a positive role in their future it is important to understand the origins of urban planning Clarence Perry a pioneer of city planning had established the neighbourhood as a basic unit for a city He defined the neighbourhood as that space wherein a child could walk to the local elementary school within 10 minutes without having to cross a major road This translated into neighbourhoods of one-fourth of a mile radius with the elementary school and conveniences at the centre houses linked with connecting greens and no major roads crisscrossing them Ebenezer Howard another British urban planner put forth the idea of garden cities Our very own Bhubaneswar was planned on similar green principles by German Otto Knigsberger with wide roads and many gardens and parks remnants of which are visible even today behind the humdrum of the new-age congestion Good cities through fundamental principles and friendly planning were safe cities “Smart cities” must bring them back The writer an urban planner specialising in environment and disaster management isco-founder of SEEDS For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWinter Session of Parliament ends on Friday and since the latter half of the day will bedevoted to Private Members Bill it is unlikely that the now controversial Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill 2017 (or triple talaq Bill) would come up for discussion In the first half of the House’s proceedings on Friday besides question hour and zero hour there could be some other urgent business like the GST Bill which couldn’t be taken on Thursday Thus the triple talaq Bill will now come for discussion and passage only in the Budget Session of Parliament But then Congress the so-called ‘secularist’ parties and all those who were opposed to this Bill albeit in garb of opposing only the clause criminalising talaaq-e-biddat (or triple talaq) have little reason to cheer; in fact they will have much to ponder over the coming weeks Finance Minister Arun Jaitley speaks in the Lok Sabha on Thursday PTI The Congress has not helped its cause by the way it conducted itself in Upper House of Parliament In some ways the party under Rahul Gandhi’s leadership was back to doing what Congress did in 1986 under leadership of his father Rajiv Gandhi Enjoying a brute majority in both Houses of Parliament the party had overturned a Supreme Court judgment in the Shah Bano case to appease Muslim men and maulvis(clerics) Consider what Congress did now: It made token opposition to the bill in Lok Sabha over the clause criminalising triple talaq In oral submission its leader Sushmita Dev went a step forward to say “I want to ask you (government) that when you criminalise something like this will it alienate the Muslim community more than it already has” However when the Bill was taken up for passage the Congress didn’t vote against the Bill In effect it supported the Bill as it stands now In Rajya Sabha however the Congress took an awkward position For the records it said that it was in favour of gender justice and hence supports the spirit of the Bill but at the same time maintaining that it wouldn’t allow the law to be passed in its current form The Congress’s position is same as that of Muslim clerics and the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) In simple words the Congress did nothing but found itself an excuse to stall the Bill in Upper House where the party and its partners in the United Progressive Alliance still have majority Meanwhile this does not augur well for Rahul Gandhi who had tried to shed the pro-minority tag during Gujarat elections by going to over two dozen temples and not a single mosque or dargah But his position as reflected by his party’s stand on the key Bill may put him in same spot from where he had began in the run up to Gujarat elections The problem for Congress is that by the time this Bill would be taken up sometime during the Budget Session the electioneering for Assembly polls in Tripura Nagaland Meghalaya and Karnataka would have gained momentum The BJP will have enough ammunition to taken on Rahul and Congress The BJP through its strong position in the Supreme Court then through whatever debate that could happened in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha has smartly hijacked popular narrative on the subject It has effectively addressed its own primary vote bank in addition to a substantive section of Muslim women More so it didn’t allow the Bill to be sent to Select Committee of Rajya Sabha and kept it alive in same form as it exists today to be debated in Budget Session Though the triple talaq Bill especially after the Supreme Court verdict was meant to address gender justice it has unfortunately become the most raging debate of 2018 The way the Bill-related proceedings progressed in both Houses of Parliament was indicative of how various political parties concerned – ruling and opposition — want to play politics over the issue The burden of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s argument in Rajya Sabha (whatever little he could say) was on highlighting the obvious duality inCongress’ position He said the whole nation was watching proceedings of Parliament on this issue and would make their own assessment of “one political party which supported it in the Lower House and has been making public statement that we support this Bill is now in this House creating all kinds of obstacles” Outside of the Parliament the BJP leaders stuck to the same point After talking to some BJP leaders it was fairly clearthat the party had a fair idea about the fate of the bill in Rajya Sabha where numbers are still not in its favour Thus the party’s strategy was to ‘expose’ the Congress and make it a political point that the Grand Old Party was still enamoured with the Muslim clerics and was not bothered about gender justice In any case the Congress did not make its stand clear on the issue till the Supreme Court in August last year declared triple talaq illegal Neither did it take a position while it was in government at the Centre for 10 years The UPA had then maintained that it was for the Muslim community to take a call In fact one party’s top brass Kapil Sibal a senior advocate and former Union minister represented the All India Muslim Personal Law Board which supported triple talaq in the Supreme Court In it’s over enthusiasm the Congress tread just the path BJP would have liked it to take See what Congress did in Rajya Sabha while demanding it to be sent to `Select Committee’ It wanted the bill to go to a committee formed for the purpose of scrutinizing the bill which would only have members from Congress and its allied parties leaving members of the government out completely This is what Congress leader Anand Sharma said while moving the motion: The Bill be referred to to a Select Committee of Rajya Sabha comprising the following Members for parliamentary scrutiny and to ensure complete justice for the Muslim women and safeguard their interest and welfare The names he proposed were Renuka Chowdhury K Rahman Khan Vivek K Tankha (all Congress) Derek O’Brien (Trinamool Congress) Javed Ali Khan (Samajwadi Party) Satish Chandra Misra (Bahujan Samaj Party) Tiruchi Siva (DMK) Majeed Memon (Nationalist Congress Party) KK Ragesh (Communist Party of India-Marxist) CM Ramesh (Telegu Desham Party) Prasanna Acharya (Biju Janata Dal) Misha Bharti (Rashtriya Janata Dal) Sanjiv Kumar (Jharkhand Mukti Morcha) D Raja (Communist Party of India) Abdul Wahab (Indian Union Muslim League) KTS Tulsi (nominated as MP during UPA regime) Thus the question is that could there be a parliamentary committee to examine a Bill of this nature without any member from ruling party onboard The point was naturally exploited by Jaitley to lead Treasury benches’ charge against the Opposition: “What is the kind of parliamentary practice that you are creating You give a void motion and say that only members representing a particular group will be on a Committee of Parliament Tomorrow if Parliamentary Committees are appointed in whichever House a party has a majority everybody of that particular party will constitute hundred percent of the Committee This has never happened since 1952 in this Parliament” The winter session of Parliament ends on Friday but the triple talaq debate will continue to heat up the Indian politics in days and weeks to come Written by Nisha Nambiar | Published: August 11 2012 1:23 am Related News Women and Child Welfare Minister Varsha Gaikwad has proposed a fresh count of Devdasis in the statefollowing a meeting on Thursday in which several activists pointed out that the ground reality was different from the number projected Women and Child Welfare department officials maintain that there are only 3960 Devdasis girls given away to dedicate their lives serving deities in temples on record in the state and that the Maharashtra Devdasi Practices Eradication Rules 2006 had been properly implemented The officials said there has been no increase in the number We have no new registrations (for rehabilitation) So it goes on to say that the Maharashtra Devdasi Practices Eradication Rules 2006 prohibiting the age-old Devdasi tradition has been implemented in letter and spirit? said senior officials from the department Mantralaya officials said Thursdays meeting had only sought views of activists working in the field of rehabiltation of Devdasis The minister said since a low number was citedthe ground reality needs to be put forth The second meeting will be held in the coming month? said the officials The rules have punitive provisions like imprisonment ranging from two to three years and fines from Rs 10000 to Rs 50000 The state was to have a control board under a judge and district-level Devdasi Practices Control Committees headed by the respective chief judicial magistrate of the district while panels were to be formed in SangliKolhapurSolapurSindhudurgUsmanabadNandedLaturMumbaiPune and Satara The department states that as part of the rehabilitation packageRs 44 lakh has to be given for rehabilitation of Devdasis We are doing the distribution phasewise in the state? said department officials Activistsparticularly from Sangli and Kolhapur said the state has not taken serious cognizance of the problem They said the reality was far from the number projected Even a random survey gives a different picture? said a member of an organisation that works for rehabilitation of Devdasis For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Goyal Divya | Ludhiana | Published: May 11 2013 2:26 am Related News The accused attempted suicide four times but survived; currently admitted to DMCH A 29-year-old woman murdered her four-year-old daughter and hid her body in her room She herself attempted suicide four times and is currently admitted to Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) The body was recovered on Friday The exact date of murder could not be ascertained as the body was found in a totally decomposed state The accusedHarsimranjit Kaurkilled her daughterJasmyrawith a knife and then herself attempted suicide by hanging from the ceiling fanconsuming poisonsetting herself on fire and finally jumping in front of a train But she survived This was confirmed after the police recovered a blood-stained knife and ropes from her room on Friday’ The accused had dumped the body in her own room It was only after that the body started emitting foul smell and made it difficult to breathe that Kaurs landlord alerted the police After initial investigationthe police have found that Kaur hatched a conspiracy to falsely trap her in-laws in the murder case of herself and her daughter ReportedlyKaur was also a patient of depression and was under treatment Model Town SHO Davinder Choudhary told Ludhiana Newsline?500 (including taxes, This means fans around the world can enjoy international cricket knowing every game counts and in the case of the ODI league, Now,Bathinda. If not, an advance that may make it easier for people to interact with automated machines at home and workplaces. In the first meeting itself,14, who has now become a rage on micro-blogging site twitter regaled the audience with an anecdote from Kohli’s formative years with the Delhi Ranji team. She said Congress won the Junagadh Municipal Corporation (JMC) four years ago with the support of Muslims.Special Armed Police and the regular armed police to deal with the situation arising out of Maoists and tribals virtually taking over areas like Lalgarh. and yet we rush to follow them.