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by | March 05, 2018 | 18:49

Calls for more transparency are likely to intensify as President Xi Jinping seeks to build a "world-class" military capable of projecting force further from China's borders. "A large part of the growth of the defense budget is to make up for the low military spending in the past and is mainly used to upgrade equipment and improve the welfare of servicemen and women and the living and training conditions of grassroots troops", he said .

by | March 05, 2018 | 18:47

Despite clearing several official files pertaining to various departments from the hospital, Parrikar's tasks seem to be far from over. He was discharged from the hospital on March 1 and has been recuperating at his residence at Dona Paula.

by | March 05, 2018 | 18:29

Creating history, a Thari Hindu woman has been elected to the Pakistan Senate. Kumari, who worked in the fields alongside her parents as a child, will take the oath of office later this month alongside some of the biggest landowners in the country.

by | March 05, 2018 | 18:30

The Pakistan People's Party (PPP) led by the country's former President Asif Zardari stood second by seizing 12 seats, including 10 from southwestern Sindh Province and two from KP Province. New Senators are elected indirectly by provincial and national assemblies through proportional representation. Zubair Gul was president of the PML-N's United Kingdom chapter and had surrendered his United Kingdom nationality to contest the polls.

by | March 05, 2018 | 18:29

But much of the debate Saturday revolved around gun control and whether people should have a right to own an assault rifle. Also rejected was an amendment to allow police to seize weapons from someone under a domestic violence injunction. The proposed amendment, attached to a larger Bill , would have banned assault weapons . Democrats had introduced the short-term ban as an amendment to a Republican-led bill on gun reforms, which includes strengthening background checks and measures to ...

by | March 05, 2018 | 17:38

Breezy, with gusts to 25 miles per hour at times. A winter storm watch is in effect from Wednesday morning through Thursday morning, when 6 or more inches of snow may fall in the Hartford area and northern CT, the National Weather Service said.

by | March 05, 2018 | 17:31

Virginia senior Isaiah Wilkins earned defensive player of the year honors, and freshman De'Andre Hunter was named the sixth man of the year. He was joined on the all-ACC team by Boston College's Jerome Robinson , North Carolina's Luke Maye and Joel Berry II and Virginia's Kyle Guy .

by | March 05, 2018 | 17:29

Shortly after the incident, eye witnesses said that the driver of the jeep had received a parking ticket and had run over the soldiers in anger. The terrorist drove his auto into a Border Policeman near the Acco shuk and Yehoshofat Street.

by | March 05, 2018 | 16:59

A press conference is scheduled for later Sunday afternoon with New York State Police. Rensselaer County 911 about 5:15 a.m. began to receive calls about a crash involving the troopers' vehicle. State police dispatch was unable to contact the troopers and other units were sent to the scene to check on them. The second trooper was thrown and pinned under a tow truck, police said.

by | March 05, 2018 | 16:48

Almost 3,000 legislators from around the country will attend the two-week gathering of China's National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing . Xi is China's most powerful leader since Mao. It comes amid a marathon campaign to nurture self-sustaining growth based on domestic consumption instead of trade and investment and to rein in surging debt that prompted ratings agencies to cut Beijing's government credit rating past year.

by | March 05, 2018 | 16:21

He said that such reckless killings have in the past inflamed the situation and if immediately such type of incidents are not stopped, there is apprehension that situation in the valley may turn ugly again. They said Lone was found dead behind the steering wheel of his vehicle (bearing registration number JK01Q-1723). Meanwhile, authorities have imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar city to prevent protests called by the separatists against the gunfight.

by | March 05, 2018 | 16:15

The executive director of educational services for her district told HuffPo the district will investigate her statements to see if they violate their code of ethics policy. Huffpost downloaded the episode in which Volitich made the incendiary comments and has embedded it in their report. According to the Huffington Post , Volitich's photo appears on the Crystal River Middle School website and her photos on social media appear to feature the same person.

by | March 05, 2018 | 15:57

The SP has fielded Praveen Nishad from Gorakhpur, the BJP fielded Upendra Shukla, a first timer, and the Congress fielded Dr Sureetha from the CM's home turf. Mayawati's gesture comes at a time the BJP's poll performance in the Northeast has injected a sense of urgency among Opposition parties and heated up the race to occupy the non-BJP space.

by | March 05, 2018 | 15:53

The SPD will now decide who will fill the six ministerial roles it is entitled to before Merkel's expected election by parliament on 14 March. The SPD's approval ended the five-month-long political stalemate and cleared way for Germany's new government after the September 24 Federal Parliament elections, in which both of the two blocs suffered the worst turnovers since 1949.

by | March 05, 2018 | 15:26

According to Met Éireann , tonight will be extremely cold, with heavy snow showers expected over the east and south of the country with temperatures ranging between zero and three degrees. Widespread frost is also expected overnight. Aer Lingus and Ryanair will also not operate from Cork Airport tomorrow, but both expect to resume a normal schedule on Saturday.

by | March 05, 2018 | 15:17

Quetta lost their last five wickets off seven balls for just one run. But much before Tahir's hat-trick Quetta were already derailed by their own mistakes as they suffered a Lahore Qalanader-like collapse, losing six wickets for ten runs off 19 balls after looking set for 140-plus total at 92-4.

by | March 05, 2018 | 15:10

Two weeks after fleeing, the Dalai Lama surfaced in India. There is no change in that position. "His Holiness is accorded all freedom to carry out his religious activities in India", he added. "At the Line of Actual Control, the situation is sensitive as incidents of patrolling, transgression and standoffs have a potential for escalation". The Tibet issue is another rough patch in the India-China ties.

by | March 05, 2018 | 14:51

A United States aircraft carrier arrived in Vietnam on Monday for the first time since the end of the war, as the former foes bolster military ties in the face of Beijing's build-up in the disputed South China Sea. "It's a pretty big and historic step since a carrier has not been here for 40 years", said Rear Adm. John V. Fuller, the commander of the Carl Vinson strike group, whose father served in Vietnam.

by | March 05, 2018 | 14:41

Because the track of the storm will dictate the rain-snow line, Lambert says it's too early to predict snow totals. Grand Forks has a moderate risk of receiving 6 inches of snow, with a greater risk west of the Red River Valley, according to Lee.

by | March 05, 2018 | 14:36

This exam is scheduled to take place in 4453 centers for Class 10th and for Class 12th there are 4,138 centers. As per a notification from the Board, it has chose to implement overall 33 per cent pass mark criteria for this batch of students only.

by | March 05, 2018 | 14:10

Last year, in defiance of United Nations sanctions, the isolated and impoverished North staged its most powerful nuclear test and test-fired several missiles. Meanwhile the spokesperson said North Korea wants dialogue "designed to discuss and resolve the issue of mutual concern on an equal footing between states".

by | March 05, 2018 | 14:08

China does not want a trade war with the United States but will defend its interests, a senior Chinese diplomat said on Sunday, after U.S. President Donald Trump announced a plan to put tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. China today announced an 8.1 per cent increase of its defence expenditure for this year amounting to United States dollars 175 billion, which is over three times higher than India's defence budget.

by | March 05, 2018 | 13:21

Observers said that a cross-party alliance was possible between Labour and Tory MPs who oppose the government's plans to withdraw from the customs union with the EU after Brexit, the IAR news agency reported. However the government now looks determined to pursue an exit from both the single market and the customs union , although an alliance between Labour and Conservative rebels in Parliament could derail its plans.

by | March 05, 2018 | 13:12

Chinas budget announcement comes as President Xi Jinping, the commander in chief of the countrys armed forces, focuses on increasing both the sophistication and reach of the countrys military. "Some spending will be hidden in civilian spending", said the diplomat, speaking on condition of anonymity. China has set a goal of transforming its armed forces into a top-class military by around 2050.

by | March 05, 2018 | 12:57

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.