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Queen Conch’s Gambit | WIRED

Archaeologists don’t know exactly how many Taíno survived the slavery, massacres, and disease that plagued the following centuries, though genetic sampling reveals significant indigenous ancestry in contemporary Puerto Rico. But Taíno stories and artifacts highlight the importance of conches: in their fishing and diving traditions; in the endless piles of conch shells they harvested, ate, […]

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Kansas Legislature nightly push covers sports betting, budget, KPERS and COVID-19

TOPEKA — The House and Senate rode a wave of votes on Friday, sending Governor Laura Kelly bills legalizing sports betting, investing more than $1.1 billion in the state pension system and blocking government mask mandates for all contagious disease outbreaks. The 2022 legislature, which plans to return to Topeka in late May to complete […]

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Some Nunavut residents wonder where the mining company’s money went

IQALUIT — A company that runs Nunavut’s largest mining operation says it has given tens of millions of dollars in contracts to Inuit businesses in the hamlet of Sanirajak, but some residents say they don’t know where that money went. An Oct. 18, 2021, memo from Baffinland Iron Mines, which operates the Mary River iron […]

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Australia election – the untrustworthy against the unqualified

In his 1964 book The lucky countryjournalist Donald Horne described Australia as “a lucky country run mostly by second-rate people”. Sixty years later, little has changed if last week’s election polls are to be believed. He says Australians have a worrying opinion of the two men vying to be their prime minister after the May […]

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U.S. federal personnel will be deployed to rural communities to boost economic opportunity

By Mia Hunt on 04/28/2022 | Updated on 04/28/2022 The network will initially benefit 25 communities in five states, including several in New Mexico. Photo by Alex Proimos via Flickr US President Joe Biden has launched a program to deploy federal government employees to rural areas to help local leaders access the resources they need […]

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Students Protest Ban on Transgender Athletes in Utah

Thousands of students at Salt Lake City’s East and West High Schools staged walkouts earlier this month to protest the Utah legislature’s ban on transgender girls in high school athletics. Other schools followed, with hundreds of middle school students the latest to join the fray last week. Braving torrential rains, more than 200 Clayton Middle […]

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Somalia allows AU troops to take over security ahead of elections

African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) FILE PHOTO – Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble. /AFP-Getty Images Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Roble said on Tuesday that he had authorized the African Union Transitional Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) to take over the security of the hangar (tent) where the election of the leaders of the Lower […]

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Puerto Rico is a federal territory that deserves federal help – Chicago Tribune

Recently, the United States Supreme Court decisively rejected the principle of equality before the law as it relates to Puerto Rico. While its scope seems limited, we must not minimize the far-reaching implications of the court’s 8-1 decision in United States v. Vaello Madero. The case challenged Congress’s exclusion of Puerto Rican residents from the […]

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To lower cost of living, lawmaker should override governor’s veto on energy efficiency bill

By Chris Meyer With Richmond’s focus on reducing Virginia’s energy costs, it was surprising to see Gov. Glenn Youngkin veto a bill aimed at reducing electric bills for veterans, low-tax-payers income, elderly and disabled. The law project – Senate Bill 347 (Sen. John Bell, D-Loudoun) — not only passed with overwhelming bipartisan support, but also […]

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Explained: PIL against Pratapsingh Rane of Goa’s lifetime ‘Cabinet Minister’ status

The Bombay High Court in Goa said on Monday (April 25) that “arguable issues have been raised” in a PIL challenging the “lifetime status of the rank of Cabinet Minister” granted to Pratapsingh Rane, six-time Chief Minister of Goa and legislator for 50 years. The unprecedented status was bestowed on the octogenarian Congress leader last […]

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UK to send Stormer armored vehicles with anti-aircraft missile launchers to Ukraine

A A woman from the Ukrainian city of Odessa says she was lucky to escape a Russian missile attack at a hair salon as a foil cap protected her from serious injury, writes Nataliya Vasilyeva. Until last weekend, the Black Sea port of Odessa had been spared the intense airstrikes and shelling the south of […]

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Maine Legislative Assembly returns to work with one-day extension

AUGUSTA, Maine — It’s unclear whether lawmakers will accept a proposal to give Native Americans in Maine the same sovereignty enjoyed by their counterparts across the country when lawmakers reconvene on Monday. Facing an expected veto, the Legislative Appropriations Committee refused to provide the $44,650 needed to get the bill across the finish line when […]

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Latest Karnataka News, Karnataka News Updates, Bangalore Covid-19 Cases Updates

Bangalore Live Updates: The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) arrested Rudragowda D. Patil, the main defendant in the Police Sub-Inspector (PSI) recruitment scam, and brought him to his office late Saturday evening, in Kalaburagi, Karnataka . Amid speculation over whether it will be a cabinet expansion or a reshuffle in Karnataka ahead of Assembly polls next […]

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South Australian advocates for the decriminalization of sex work hope legislation will be passed this year

The leader of the South Australian Greens hopes sex work can be decriminalized in the state by the end of this year, despite the new Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition all opposing two to measure. Key points: Bill to decriminalize sex work failed to pass in 2019 The new Labor Prime Minister then […]

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A highly contagious marine epidemic tears through Caribbean coral reefs | Environment

KRista Sherman understands that ocean conservation work takes a lot of patience. But the Bahamas-born marine scientist had never encountered an enemy like stony coral tissue loss disease (SCTLD), and after efforts to monitor and treat the highly contagious outbreak in the corals of the Bahamas stalled, his patience was running out. “The disease is […]

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Democrats in the Cayuga County Legislature support a plan to reduce the legislature to 11 members

The Democratic caucus in the Cayuga County Legislature announced its support for a plan to reduce the number of lawmakers from 15 to 11. The Citizen reports that the caucus, made up of Christina Calarco, Elane Daly, Aileen McNabb-Coleman, Brian Muldrow, Heidi Nightengale and independent Tricia Kerr, released a statement Thursday in support of the […]

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Rumblings in Bihar BJP over Assembly loss bypoll ahead of Shah’s visit

Bochahan Assembly’s indirect ballot defeat continues to annoy the BJP, which has become the largest Bihar Assembly party after the recent defection of three MPs from its former ally Vikassheel Insaan Party (VIP) of Mukesh Sahni. Earlier this month, the opposition RJD won the Bochahan seat, beating the BJP by a margin of nearly 36,000 […]

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Live Updates: Russia Seeks Full Control of Ukrainian Donbass, Says Military Chief

© AFP via Getty Images Snapchat’s parent company has seen a slowdown in ad growth in response to the war in Ukraine, which is one of many macro concerns that could weigh on its revenue outlook in the coming months. Los Angeles-based Snap said that prior to Russia’s February 24 invasion of Ukraine, year-over-year revenue […]

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Court upholds exclusion of Puerto Ricans from benefits program

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has upheld the differential treatment of Puerto Rican residents, ruling that Congress was within its power to exclude them from a benefits package available in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The court ruled Thursday by an 8-1 vote that disqualifying Puerto Ricans from the Supplemental Security […]

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Massachusetts Legislature Releases Report on PFAS, or ‘Eternal Chemicals’ Causing Firefighters Cancer

A new report from a task force studying PFAS, or “eternal chemicals” commonly found in nonstick cookware, some firefighter clothing and gear, is hailed by the firefighting community. “It was truly shocking, both through the testimonies we heard and coming to understand that PFAS is in all of the turnout equipment used by our firefighters, […]

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Awards Event for Socially Responsible SMEs in Macao and Hong Kong to be Launched

An award initiative to celebrate SMEs in Macau and Hong Kong who stick to ethical business practices and sustainable business models will be organized by the Macau Ricci Institute of Saint Joseph University and Wofoo Social Enterprise. In reference to Alfred Deignan SJ (1927-2018), the inaugural edition of the Deignan Award […]

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Threats begin as top politician claims Hokkaido belongs to Russia

On April 7, TV Asahi reported that Sergey Mironov, leader of the Just Russia political party, said on his party’s website that “Russia has all the rights in Hokkaido.” Mironov is a major political figure who served as speaker of the upper house of the Russian parliament for nearly 10 years. As outrageous as his […]

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Fernando González Díaz at the new headquarters of the Design Brand Institute in Puerto Rico

The renowned architect will work closely with James L. DettorePresident of the Brand Institute & CEO, on designing a sleek and modern workspace MIAMI, April 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — As brand institute extends its activities to San Juan, Puerto Ricoshe is proud to announce that she has recruited Fernando González Díaz, founder and director of […]

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The National Assembly adopts a bill on the postponement of hospital closures | News, Sports, Jobs

The closure of hospitals in New York, such as the Lakeshore-TLC Health Center in Irving, could take much longer in the future. The State Assembly recently passed the Local Community Health Care Contributions Act (A.2251) which would implement a lengthy process once a hospital is announced to be closed. The legislation passed 110-36, […]

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CM Ibrahim takes over as head of K’taka JD(S) | bangalore

Former Union minister CM Ibrahim took over as state chairman of the Janata Dal (secular) on Sunday as the Karnataka regional team pursued their new strategy of harnessing the minority vote by outpacing Congress. Ibrahim quit Congress in early March after being denied the position of opposition leader in the upper house of the state […]

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It’s time for Texas households to go off the grid

This op-ed is part of a series published by the Opinion section of The Dallas Morning News to explore ideas and policies to boost electrical reliability. Find the full series here: Keep the lights on. It’s time to forget about the power grid. Literally. The endless studies and accusations about the failings and risks of […]

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Democratic Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly vetoes hot bills and stages showdown with GOP legislature

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly (D) on Friday vetoed several Republican-sought bills, including one that would ban transgender girls in women’s sports teams, according to reports. The bill would require public schools and state colleges to categorize sports teams based on the athlete’s sex at birth. Kelly, a […]

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Odisha MPs witness naval training during visit to INS Chilka – ThePrint

Bhubaneshwar (Odisha) [India]Apr 15 (ANI): Members of the Odisha Legislative Assembly visited the Indian Navy’s first training establishment, the Indian Navy Ship (INS) Chilka, officials said on Friday. The “Day Visit to INS Chilka” was organized as part of the unit’s initiative to introduce the maritime domain and training philosophy of the Indian Navy to […]

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WA Senator Ben Small resigns after finding out he has dual Australian and New Zealand citizenship

Western Australian Senator Ben Small has announced he is stepping down after discovering he unknowingly holds dual citizenship. Western Australian Senator Ben Small has resigned from the Upper House after finding out he has dual Australian and New Zealand citizenship. Mr Small was born in Perth to a New Zealand-born Australian mother and father, but […]

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Iowa State student named Truman Scholar • News Service • Iowa State University

Natalia Rios Martinez AMES, Iowa — An Iowa State University student is one of 58 undergraduates nationwide to be named the 2022 Truman Scholars. Natalia Ríos Martínez, senior in political science, international studies and public relations of San Juan, Puerto Rico, was selected from 705 applicants nominated by 275 universities across the United States. The […]

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Karnataka Assembly Election 2023: BJP begins preparation, three teams begin statewide tour

Ahead of the Assembly elections in Karnataka in 2023, the BJP State Unit began its preparations from Tuesday with key party leaders forming three teams that will organize workers’ conventions at district and booth level across the state through April 24. One of the teams is led by Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, BJP Head of […]

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Ruling party senators fail to recall opposition president – ​​The First News

“I am not triumphing and the Senate will continue to be the pillar of democracy, the pillar of an exchange of ideas,” Grodzki said after the vote. Pawel Supernak/PAP Tomasz Grodzki, the Senate speaker who represents the main opposition party, the centrist Civic Platform (PO), retained his post on Tuesday after ruling party senators failed […]

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Is it possible to pay rent using a credit card?

Although rent is likely to be your highest monthly cost, it seems that almost every landlord wants just one payment method: money from your bank account through paper checks or internet transfers. You may earn via credit card incentives with all of the miles and points. You might be wondering whether you can pay your […]

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Recurring earthquake swarms continue in Puerto Rico; No tsunami warning yet

Dozens of earthquake swarms have arisen beneath the island territory of Puerto Rico over the past seven days. Although there were no immediate reports of a tsunami threat, the event can still manifest potential disaster. Puerto Rico earthquake swarms (Photo: Photo by RICARDO ARDUENGO/AFP via Getty Images) Latest reports suggest that 94 earthquake swarms have […]

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Legislature Ignoring Real Ohio Problems to Tackle Imaginary Problems

As for Loychik, his best-known initiative is an unpassed bill to rename Mosquito Lake State Park, north of Warren, to Donald J. Trump State Park. It encompasses Mosquito Creek Lake, impounded in 1944 by the US Army Corps of Engineers. (There is no discernible connection between Mosquito Creek and President Trump.) HB 616, according to […]

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India’s SpiceJet chairman granted protection from arrest

Chairman and Managing Director of SpiceJet (SG, Delhi Int’l), Ajay Singh, has been temporarily protected from arrest in an alleged fraud case related to a stock purchase in which, according to a police investigation, the money was transferred but the shares were not. ‘No enforcement action until the next court date,’ announced Delhi High Court […]

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What Russia Wants in Ukraine: Konstatin Kosachev, Russian Senator

12:21 WHAT’S THE PROBLEM? Seven weeks later, where does the world stand with the conflict in Ukraine? And what hope if there is now for peace? Peace talks continue, but, it seems, without real momentum. And while accusations of war crimes by the West in the region only seem to be intensifying, the Kremlin continues […]

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Legislature to vote on hiring Albany-based lobbyist to help seek Phase 3 water funding

Genesee County is turning to a familiar face, so to speak, to help in its quest to attract outside funding for Phase 3 of the county’s water program. At its meeting scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Old Courthouse, the County Legislature will consider a contract resolution with Sheridan Hohman & Associates of Albany […]

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Pictures of the week, 7 April 2022

The Sydney Morning Herald, Pictures of the week, 7 April 2022 The Sydney Morning Herald, Pictures of the week, 7 April 2022 We’re sorry, this feature is currently unavailable. We are working on its restoration. Please try again later. To reject Skip to section navigationSkip to contentSkip to footer 28 Pictures The week in photos […]

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Puerto Rico struggles to emerge from blackout as anger mounts | Nation & World

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Businesses closed. Sleepless nights. Classes cancelled. Hundreds of thousands of people across Puerto Rico were left without power on Friday, nearly two days after a fire at a main power plant triggered an island-wide outage. Crews have restored power to some 650,000 out of nearly 1.5 million customers, but […]

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Hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses in Puerto Rico still without power 2 days after outage

By Melissa Alonso and Jason Hanna, CNN Hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses in Puerto Rico were still without power Friday, two days after the start of a island-wide blackout which started with a fire in a power station. About 600,000 to 650,000 of the island’s 1.5 million utility customers have been restored, the […]

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Tempe finalizes candidates for state legislature

Tempe’s candidates for Arizona state legislature were finalized after the April 4 filing deadline expired. The city will be represented by Legislative Districts 8, 9, and 12 after the redistricting is approved following the 2020 U.S. Census. LD8 extends south past the 202 loop and enters North Tempe. LD9 flows from the Price-101 Freeway in […]

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Karnataka Chief Minister on Al-Qaeda Praise for Student

It’s no wonder, Karnataka chief minister says (FILE) Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said on Thursday he was not surprised that al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri was praising student Muskan Khan, who defended her right to wear the hijab in the classroom. The Chief Minister also criticized the Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative […]

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EDITORIAL: Your lying eyes

“Everything faded into a haze. The past was erased, the erasure was forgotten, the lie became the truth.” –1984 Western media are numerous in Ukraine. The national evening newscasts are based there at the moment. Even newspapers put videos on their websites showing the consequences of the withdrawal (regrouping?) of the Russian army from the […]

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Administrator Guzman Pays Tribute to Small State Enterprises in

Washington, April 06, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzmanhead of the US Small Business Administration (SBA) and spokesperson for America’s 32.5 million small businesses in President Biden’s cabinet, announced the winners of the 2022 Small Business Persons of the Year from each of the nation’s 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto […]

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Onondaga County Legislature suspends proposed term limits

Onondaga County lawmakers voted to shelve a proposal that would allow the public to vote on whether to impose term limits. The proposed law would have increased the term of office of county legislators from two years to four years and would have imposed term limits on the county executive, county comptroller and legislators. If […]

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Gujarat Confidential: Another defection | News from cities, The Indian Express

Former Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) Congressman from Vadgam constituency Manibhai Vaghela recently posted a photo of him meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the latter’s office on his social media account. The post is a clear indication of Vaghela’s drift towards the BJP after he resigned from the Congress party in December last […]

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Somalia. Women struggle to make their voices heard in politics | Africa | DW

It’s not easy being a politician in conflict-torn Somalia. Men have long dominated national and local leadership roles in the Horn of Africa nation, largely due to deep-rooted traditional biases. Somalia has established a 30% seat quota for female legislators. But the Somali Women’s Association has accused regional clan presidents of ignoring or rejecting potential […]

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Four state candidates to address county Republicans

Three statewide candidates and a Supreme Court nominee from Arkansas are scheduled to speak at Thursday’s Garland County Republican Party meeting. The meeting will be held at RPGC headquarters at 615 W. Grand Ave. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. A question-and-answer session will follow each […]

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ILA | Kansas: Legislature adjourned from 2022 regular session

Last weekend, the Kansas Legislature adjourned a successful legislative session after marathon days of debate and will return for a veto session after the April recess. Before adjourning, the legislature passed the pro-hunting measure, House Bill 2456, to the governor’s office for a signature. Please continue to contact Governor Laura Kelly and ask her to […]

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Saied accused of bringing Tunisia back to one-man rule | News

Tunis, Tunisia – Tunisia’s political crisis intensified following President Kais Saied’s decision to dissolve parliament after freezing it during a July 25 last year power grab. The decree came on Wednesday just hours after members of the final chamber held an online plenary session and voted to end its exceptional measures, which included the suspension […]

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MPs must engage in informed debate: VP: The Tribune India

Tribune press service New Delhi, April 3 On the occasion of Rajya Sabha Day, Deputy Speaker M Venkaiah Naidu said today that the Upper House has played a crucial role in strengthening parliamentary democracy in the country. Naidu, who is also the Speaker of the Upper House, called on his members to engage […]

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The National Liberty Museum examines the Puerto Rican “struggle”

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A new exhibition at National Museum of Liberty highlighting the Puerto Rican experience brings together the multimedia work of artist Johnny Irizarry. It is called “La Brega”, which translates to “the struggle”. Museum CEO Alaine Arnott said the exhibit was part of the museum’s mission to shine a light on the […]

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Legislative Assembly mask wars wind down

Speaker of the House Louise Stutes, R-Kodiak, is framed in the doorway of the chambers of the Alaska House of Representatives on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022. (James Brooks/DNA) Over the past week, promising progress on the state budget stalled in the Capitol building amid a stalemate over a mask requirement on the house floor. House […]

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End of the campaign for the elections to the 24 seats of the Legislative Council

The campaign ended on Saturday for the high-stakes election of the 24 local seats of the Bihar Legislative Council scheduled for April 4, in which the electorate is made up of elected representatives from panchayati raj institutions and urban local bodies belonging to the respective constituencies. Stemming from the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA), the […]

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Seven bills on Rajya Sabha’s agenda last week of budget session

The government will present seven bills to the Rajya Sabha in the last week of the budget session, three of which have already been passed by the Lok Sabha. The Business Advisory Committee of the Upper House of Parliament has allocated 17 hours to these bills over the coming week. The Rajya Sabha also reported […]

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Mandates, Cases and Covid-19 Variants: Live Updates

A coronavirus testing site in Hagerstown, Maryland administered between 250 and 300 tests a day in February.Credit…Kenny Holston for The New York Times Senate Democrats and Republicans have moved closer to a deal to cut an emergency coronavirus response program from $15.6 billion to $10 billion as they work to break a standoff over a […]

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President has no indication Costa will quit mid-term – EURACTIV.com

Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa said on Thursday he had no indication that Prime Minister António Costa was planning to leave office in the middle of the legislature, denying any “irritation” between the two. Asked by reporters at the Palácio de Belém in Lisbon whether his warning to Costa that it will be difficult […]