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US government shutdown: What’s closed, who is affected? 20.1.2018 World – The Indian Express
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Twitter to notify users exposed to Russian propaganda during US elections 20.1.2018 World – The Indian Express
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Cuba, US hold talks on law enforcement despite tensions 20.1.2018 World – The Indian Express
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One year on, Trump leads divided US into government shutdown 20.1.2018 deccanherald.com
President Donald Trump was faced Friday with the prospect of marking the first anniversary of his inauguration at the head of a broke government after senators failed to pass a stop-gap funding measure. Republicans and Democrats traded blame for the crisis, which came to a head when the Senate failed to agree to bring forward a motion to fund federal spending and the military from midnight. Essential services and military operations will continue, but many American civil servants and diplomats could arrive at work on Monday only to find themselves sent home without pay until the political crisis is resolved. Trump, who canceled a trip weekend trip to his Florida golf resort to join 11th-hour horsetrading accused the Democratic opposition of putting US troops and border security at risk to score political points. But Democratic leaders accused Republicans of poisoning chances of a deal and pandering to Trumps populist base by refusing to fund a program that protects 700,000 "Dreamers" -- undocumented ...
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Twitter to notify users exposed to Russian propaganda during US polls 20.1.2018 The Tribune
Washington/ Bengaluru, January 20 Twitter Inc, which is reviewing Russian interference during the 2016 US elections, said on Friday it would notify some of its users whether they were exposed to content generated by a suspected Russian propaganda service. The company said it would email 6,77,775 people in the United States who followed, retweeted or liked content from accounts associated with the Internet Research Agency (IRA) during the election. The IRA is a Russian organization that according to lawmakers and researchers, employs hundreds of people to push pro-Kremlin content under phony social media accounts. Twitter added that because it has already suspended these accounts, the relevant content is no longer publicly available on its platform. Twitter executives on Wednesday told US lawmakers that it may notify the users about the Russian propaganda. The company in September said it had suspended about 200 Russian-linked accounts, and followed it by suspending adverts from media outlets Russia Today ...
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This is what happens during a US govt shutdown 20.1.2018
Washington: Hundreds of thousands of US government defence workers, park rangers and business regulators could be temporarily out of work as Congress fails to pass a budget before a midnight Friday deadline. But the government shutdown due to lack of funding -- which would be the second in five years -- does not mean every office closes its doors. Vital services will still be provided by law enforcement, immigration officers, the central bank, veterans' hospitals and the military. During the two-week shutdown in October 2013, around 800,000 workers were furloughed.  This time, about 850,000 workers, out of a total 3.5 million, could be told to stay home -- without pay -- until Congress reaches an agreement, the American Federation of Government Employees estimates. The following is a rundown of who is and isn't affected in a government shutdown: Defense, security and borders The 1.5 million uniformed members of the US military, mostly in the Defense Department but also 40,000 with the ...
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Modi pitches for simultaneous parliament, assembly polls, slams caste politics 20.1.2018
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday made a strong pitch for simultaneous parliament and assembly polls, as he slammed caste politics and decried the abundance of allegations in place of constructive criticism of his economic policy. In a wide-ranging hour-long interview with Zee News television, PM Modi said the polls should be like festivals such as Holi -- you throw colour and even mud on that day and forget about it until the next time. Instead, "from logistical view, the country always seems to be in an election mode now," he said. "One election finishes, the second starts." Having simultaneous parliament, assembly, civic and panchayat polls, once every five years and completed within a month or so, will save money, resources and manpower, given that a large section of security forces, bureaucracy and political machinery seems to be devoted for 100, 150 to 200 days every year on electioneering, he said. "If the elections are held together the country will be ...
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B'luru: Bellandur lake catches fire, 5000 Armymen douse blaze 20.1.2018
Bengaluru: A huge fire emanated from the highly polluted Bellandur lake, the biggest water body of the city, giving anxious moments to hundreds of residents living nearby. The locals noticed huge clouds of smoke billowing from the lake replete with sewage, chemical effluents and construction debris. The fire was in the middle of the wetlands, fire brigade officials said. Soon pictures and videos of the smoke and fire went viral even as various government agencies and Defence personnel doused the blaze, which also raised concerns about apathy of civic agencies towards a recurring problem in the lake. According to Defence officials, a strong contingent of 5,000 army jawans of the ASC centre led by Major General N S Rajpurohit doused the fire in the lake. Spread over 1,000 acres near the infotech hub, the lake is highly contaminated receiving 60 per cent of the sewage generated in the city. The lake is in bad shape despite the National Green Tribunal pulling up the government and its various agencies for ...
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New bio-fertilizer plant inaugurated in Guwahati 20.1.2018 The Assam Tribune
New bio-fertilizer plant inaugurated in Guwahati
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Cleanliness drive 20.1.2018 The Assam Tribune
Cleanliness drive
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Workshop on collaboration during crises 20.1.2018 The Assam Tribune
Workshop on collaboration during crises
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NGT admits petition on Subansiri expert panel 20.1.2018 The Assam Tribune
NGT admits petition on Subansiri expert panel
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Mumbai: Green refinery project will ruin nature, says Narayan Rane 20.1.2018 Free Press Journal: Mumbai
Mumbai: Narayan Rane, the leader of National Democratic Alliance (NDA) has opposed green refinery project
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This TV show watched by 400 mn helped change gender beliefs in rural India 20.1.2018 Latest News
What marked this soap apart was its use of education-entertainment, or 'edutainment', to talk about women's reproductive health and gender rights
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US tests nuclear power system to sustain astronauts on Mars 20.1.2018
Initial tests in Nevada on a compact nuclear power system designed to sustain a long-duration NASA human mission on the inhospitable surface of Mars have been successful and a full-power run is scheduled for March, officials said on Thursday. National Aeronautics and Space Administration and US Department of Energy officials, at a Las Vegas news conference, detailed the development of the nuclear fission system under NASA"s Kilopower project. Months-long testing began in November at the energy department"s Nevada National Security Site, with an eye towards providing energy for future astronaut and robotic missions in space and on the surface of Mars, the moon or other solar system destinations. A key hurdle for any long-term colony on the surface of a planet or moon, as opposed to NASA"s six short lunar surface visits from 1969 to 1972, is possessing a power source strong enough to sustain a base but small and light enough to allow for transport through space. "Mars is a very ...
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Kolkata never been more polluted than Delhi; US Embassy figures misleading, claims city mayor 20.1.2018 Kolkata – The Indian Express
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Tracking Mercury: Smart planning can reduce heat island effect 20.1.2018 Hindu: News
Among other things, height of buildings have to be restricted keeping in mind width of the road
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From next academic year, IISER Pune to start PhD programmes in six subjects for foreign students 20.1.2018 Education – The Indian Express
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US tests nuclear power system to sustain astronauts on Mars 20.1.2018 Science | The Asian Age
NASA's prototype power system uses a uranium-235 reactor core roughly the size of a paper towel roll.
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Corruption is ‘social virus’ infecting Latin America, says Pope Francis 20.1.2018 World – The Indian Express
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