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Trumps wedding cake up for auction

Washington, Nov 18 (IANS) A souvenir wedding cake from US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania's wedding is up for auction. The Los Angeles-based Julien's Auctions house is currently accepting bids on a serving of the couple's wedding cake, which was originally provided as a take-home souvenir for guests of their January 2005 nuptials, Fox News reported on Friday. Accord...

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Trump adds five judges to Supreme Court nominees list

Washington, Nov 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has added federal appellate Judge Brett Kavanaugh and four other jurists to his list of potential nominees to the Supreme Court, the White House has announced. The most notable new name, Kavanaugh is a judge in the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, reports Xinhua news agencgy. Kavanaugh, 52, is a conservative, li...

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Kushner denies communication with WikiLeaks

Washington, Nov 18 (IANS) White House senior adviser Jared Kushner told congressional investigators probing alleged Russian collusion in the 2016 presidential election, that he did not communicate with WikiLeaks during the campaign, the media reported. In an interview on Friday, Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law, accurately answered questions about his contact and also said th...

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ISL: Kerala, ATK settle for a point each in opener

Kochi, Nov 17 (IANS) Kerala Blasters and ATK played out an entertaining goalless draw in front of a packed house in the Indian Super Leagues season four opener at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Friday. Both teams took a combined 17 shots, attempted 34 crosses and pumped in 11 corners, but failed to break the deadlock. This was also the first 0-0 result between the two sides...

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Trump administration to ask for another $45 bn in disaster relief

Washington, Nov 17 (IANS) The White House reportedly plans to request about $45 billion in additional aid from Congress on Friday for disaster-hit areas, including Puerto Rico, Texas and Florida. The amount would be significantly less than what some officials of the affected areas have suggested is needed, Xinhua news agency reported. Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello asked f...

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Woman with anti-Trump sticker on truck arrested

Washington, Nov 17 (IANS) The driver of a pickup truck featuring an expletive-filled message to US President Donald Trump has been arrested -- over an outstanding warrant. Karen Fonseca was booked into Fort Bend county jail on Thursday after sheriffs discovered she had an outstanding warrant for fraud from August, the Daily Mail reported. She remained in the prison overnight wi...

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Dress up like a true Ed Sheeran fan for his concert

Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) International singer Ed Sheeran is going to perform in India on Sunday and while you are gearing up for his Divide Tour, don't forget to dress like his true fan in order to impress him. From laidback 'Galway girl' to the 'Perfect' Sheerio, designer at European fashion brand ONLY and TIGI Educator Audrey D'Souza doles out tips on how to be concert-ready in no time ta...

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Cisco announces $1 bn initiative to fund smart cities

New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) To help city planners adopt technologies that will transform their communities globally, Cisco has announced a $1 billion programme. Under the City Infrastructure Financing Acceleration Programme, the funding will be provided through Cisco Capital, Cisco Systems' investment arm, in partnership with private equity firm Digital Alpha Advisors and pension fund inves...

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Padma Lakshmi flaunts her stretch marks

Los Angeles, Nov 17 (IANS) Supermodel, TV host, cookbook author and socialite Padma Lakshmi shared an image of herself, in which she is seen flaunting her stretch marks. The Top Chef host, 47, shared a revealing photograph of herself on Instagram on Thursday, reports people.com. In the image, Padma Lakshmi is reclining on her bed in a sheer white turtleneck sweater, and shows her...

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Exotic Indonesian birds found in drain pipes

Jakarta, Nov 17 (IANS) A wildlife raid in Indonesia led to 125 exotic birds stuffed into drain pipes sealed by wire and ready to be smuggled, authorities said. The birds comprised 84 eclectus parrots and 41 endangered white cockatoos, reports the BBC. Separate raids were conducted in parts of eastern Indonesia, leading to the arrest of four men. If found guilty, they can be jaile...

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Senate committee requests more information on Kushner

Washington, Nov 17 (IANS) The Senate Judiciary Committee has requested more information on Donald President Trump's son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner related to his security clearance and questions over alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election, the media reported. Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley and ranking member Dianne Feinstein in a letter on Thursday requested for transcrip...

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US House of Representatives approves tax cut plan

Washington, Nov 17 (IANS) The US House of Representatives has approved its version of tax cut plan in an along-party-line vote and delivered a major legislative achievement. The 227-205 vote on Thursday marked a key milestone for US President Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans, as they considered this legislative achievement as a major push for their quest to cut taxes for businesse...

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Anti-profiteering authority to be set up under GST

New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Thursday approved the setting up of the anti-profiteering authority under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime in a bid to ensure that the benefit of lower rates is passed on to consumers. The Authority will be be composed of a chairman and four technical members. This paves the way for the immediate establishment of the National A...

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Cabinet approves anti-profiteering authority under GST

New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Thursday approved setting up of the anti-profiteering authority under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime to be composed of a chairman and four technical members. This paves the way for the immediate establishment of the National Anti-profiteering Authority (NAA) which is mandated to ensure that the benefits of the reduction in GST rat...

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Deepika's passion for perfection is beyond impressive: Yasmin Karachiwala

Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) Celebrity fitness trainer Yasmin Karachiwala says Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone is very passionate about fitness and enjoys every bit of working out. Karachiwala, who has also trained stars like Alia Bhatt and Katrina Kaif, came up with a new workout called 20-20-20 for Deepika to get her in the right shape for Padmavati. Earlier Deepika adopted functi...

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President prays at Golden Temple

Amritsar, Nov 16 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind arrived here on Thursday and offered prayers at Harmandir Sahib, popularly known as the Golden Temple, the holiest of Sikh shrines. The President was accompanied by senior functionaries of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), including its President, Kirpal Singh Badungar, and other officials, during the visit. The ...

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Antibiotic resistance: Broader implications for humanity (Comment: Special to

It is difficult to imagine a world where a minor bacterial infection from a wound is untreatable and could possibly lead to death. In the short time that antibiotics have been around, their excessive and occasionally irrational usage by humans for medical purposes as well as in livestock and agriculture has contributed to the speeding up of a natural process of evolution and mutation in bacteria ...

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Twitter to remove verification badge if users flout rules

San Francisco, Nov 16 (IANS) Twitter has announced to remove verification badges from users who violate its rules, adding that the micro-blogging platform is reworking on its entire verification system. We are conducting an initial review of verified accounts and will remove verification from accounts whose behaviour does not fall within these new guidelines. We will continue to...

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House Democrats demand Trump impeachment hearings

Washington, Nov 16 (IANS) A small group of House Democrats have introduced articles of impeachment against US President Donald Trump. Representative Steve Cohen told a press conference on Wednesday that five other Democrats have signed his resolution to introduce five articles of impeachment against the President, Xinhua news agency reported. They charged that Trump obstructed ju...

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World saw America's renewed confidence, Trump says after Asia tour

Washington, Nov 16 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has called his recent Asia tour, that took him to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines, a tremendous success. Trump said on Wednesday the great respect he received from foreign leaders was evidence that America's renewed confidence and standing in the world has never been stronger than it is right now, Efe news reporte...

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