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Senator Mike Shower: Why Alaskans should want a citizens’ legislature

By SEN. MIKE SHOWER I am often asked how difficult it is to hold multiple jobs as a citizen legislator. No surprise, it’s difficult. While some people think otherwise, for many lawmakers, serving as an elected official comes at a significant personal cost: lost income, lost family time, and the stress of trying to represent […]

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Conservation work on the Assembly Museum building nears completion

The conservation of the Kerala Legislative Assembly Golden Jubilee Museum, a protected monument under the Department of Archeology, is nearing completion. The museum, at the Legislative Assembly campus in Palayam, is housed in a beautiful western-style red building dating back to 1868. It was the headquarters of the Thiruvithamkoor Nair Pattalam or Nair Brigade of […]

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Cash warns WA liberals: reform or suffer

Michaelia Cash told Liberal WA members at the state conference that the party needed to reform. -AAP Picture Western Australia senior Liberal Michaelia Cash gave her backing to the shortlist changes, saying the party must reform or pay the price. Senator Cash issued the warning after the opening of the WA Liberals State Conference in […]

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Volusia County Council’s District 5 race attracts three candidates

DAYTONA BEACH – Two current Deltona City Commissioners and a former Deltona City Commissioner are all vying to be next Volusia County Councilor, District 5. Victor Ramos, David Santiago and Julio David Sosa face each other in the August 23 primary election which will determine whether one of the men wins with more than 50% […]

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Wolf sues GOP-led legislature to stop abortion and voter identity issues from reaching Pennsylvania ballot boxes

PA projector is an independent, nonpartisan newsroom powered by The Philadelphia Inquirer in partnership with PennLive/The Patriot-News, TribLIVE/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, and WITF Public Media. Sign up for our free newsletters. HARRISBURG — Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf is suing the Republican-controlled legislature in the state’s highest court over its efforts to amend the Pennsylvania Constitution to restrict […]

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Executive Dominance Is Killing Legislative Dynamism in Nigeria – NILDS

The legislative dynamism required in Nigeria has been hampered over the years by executive dominance, said the Director General of the National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies (NILDS), Professor Abubakar Sulaiman. Professor Sulaiman, who said so in Abuja on Thursday in his speech at the two-day capacity building workshop held for Clerks, Deputy Clerks […]

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Hanson shows Palmer’s man about the house

The socialist left faction of the Victorian Labor Party has rarely had such good times. One could almost say Premier Dan Andrew’s outfit ended up in (worker’s) heaven. Opponents of the faction on the right remain trapped in the wreckage of the Adem Somyurek car accident, At Jacinta Allan’s Official anointing as Andrews’ heir apparent […]

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North Carolina Legislature Slows Medicaid Expansion Deal for Now | New

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — General Assembly leaders acknowledged Tuesday that a compromise for North Carolina to finally embrace Medicaid expansion is unlikely to come quickly and pinned the success of a deal in the near future in part on the membership of a key Healthcare Center Interest Group. Speaking separately to reporters as the Legislature […]

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Leandro’s key argument would put a time limit on the separation of powers

There is no expiry date for the separation of powers in government. If a power belongs to the executive, the executive has no obligation to use it or lose it. The same applies to the powers attributed to the legislative and judicial powers. When one branch chooses to use its legitimate powers in a way […]

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NSW COVID cases rise; Victoria COVID cases increase; Labor says foot-and-mouth disease is ‘hysteria’ stoked by Liberals; Extended ADF Elderly Support; Prue Carr diagnosed with cancer

Meanwhile, Victorian zoos have restricted visitor access to certain animal enclosures in a bid to prevent the possible spread of foot-and-mouth disease. Zoos Victoria chief executive Jenny Gray said paid encounters with giraffes, kangaroos and elephants – where visitors are guided through the exhibit by a zookeeper – have been canceled and existing bookings have […]

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MLB international draft would affect the Dominican Republic

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — Like so many kids on this baseball-mad island, Fraidel Liriano wanted to sign with a Major League Baseball team and eventually play at the top level. It could earn him and his family life-changing money. So, at age 12, he said he left school and his home in Sabana Grande […]

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State election officials grapple with paper shortages, harassment and insider threats

MADISON, Wis. – Election officials from 33 states, meeting for a tightly-secured conference, have warned that upcoming election cycles will be affected by paper shortages and the potential for threats from inside election offices. The meeting of the National Association of State Election Officers last week was held under strict security precautions, given the continued […]

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Lawyer Chavan dismissed as spl attorney general in corruption case against Kadam

House Cities Bombay Lawyer Chavan dismissed as spl attorney general in corruption case against Kadam In March, Devendra Fadnavis, then Leader of the Opposition and now Deputy Chief Minister, presented video recordings to the Deputy Speaker of the Legislative Assembly alleging that a few people, including Chavan and members of the government of Maha Vikas […]

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Panneerselvam appoints Rajya Sabha MP Dharmar, 13 other district secretaries

O Panneerselvam, head of the AIADMK rebel camp, on Sunday appointed more than a dozen “district secretaries”, including MP Rajya Sabha R Dharmar and former lawmakers. The appointees include VNP Venkatraman (Chennai Suburban District) and Kovai K Selvaraj (Coimbatore District), both former MPs and Dharmar (Ramanathapuram District), who was among 6 candidates elected unopposed to […]

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Puerto Rico’s inalienable right to self-determination

After holding the Treaty of Paris with Spain, and without any Puerto Rican representation… the United States invaded Puerto Rico and imposed a military government… It was an arbitrary decision! In 1917, US citizenship was imposed on Puerto Ricans…but…even though we were forced to serve in their armed forces, we were NOT allowed to participate […]

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Wisconsin Assembly Elections Committee Chairman Calls to Invalidate 2020 Results

Comment this story Comment MADISON, Wis. – The head of the Wisconsin Assembly Elections Committee called on Friday to invalidate President Biden’s 2020 election victory in the state – an idea that constitutional scholars and Republican legislative leaders have called impossible on the legal plan. “Fair and honest elections are the cornerstone of our democracy […]

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What the Japanese Election Means for Controversial Defense Research

Voter turnout was low in this month’s elections in Japan.Credit: Issei Kato/Reuters Japan’s ruling conservative coalition won a landslide victory in national elections earlier this month, two days after the assassination of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who led the coalition until 2020. Researchers say the coalition’s victory in the upper house of the National […]

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AHF denounces Washington Post’s cynical 340B ad of PhRMA | New

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–July 21, 2022– AIDS Health Foundation ( AHF ) today slammed the most greedy and profitable industry trade association on the planet for hypocritically calling for so-called ‘drug pricing fairness’ in a full page ad on the 340B drug pricing program that was published earlier this week in the Washington Post. This press release […]

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Shawnee County Voter’s Guide for Topeka Representatives to the Kansas Legislature

With voting underway with advance and mail-in ballots, Topeka-area voters have begun the process of selecting their Statehouse representatives for the next two years. Shawnee County has 16 candidates vying for eight seats in the Kansas House of Representatives. If you don’t know which district you live in, enter your address on openstates.org. Not all […]

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Counting of votes for the presidential election at 11 a.m. today: The Tribune India

PTI New Delhi, July 21 India will find out on Thursday who will succeed incumbent President Ram Nath Kovind to become the country’s 15th president, as the vote count for the presidential election begins at 11 a.m. in parliament here. Draupadi Murmu of the ruling party and Yashwant Sinha of the opposition face […]

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Draghi demands party unity as a condition to stay on as Italian prime minister

Draghi offered to resign after coalition split Tells Parliament that Italians want unity of government The speech receives a cold reception from 5-Star, League The Senate is due to vote on the speech later Wednesday ROME, July 20 (Reuters) – Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi on Wednesday demanded unity from his coalition partners if they […]

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Candidate Q&A: State House District 39 – Corey Rosenlee

Editor’s Note: For the August 13 primary elections in Hawaii, Civil Beat asked candidates to answer a few questions about where they stand on various issues and what their priorities would be if elected. The following came from Corey Rosenlee, Democratic candidate for State House District 39, which includes Royal Kunia, Waipahu, Honouliuli and Lower […]

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90 deputies voted in the presidential ballot

Staff reporter RAIPUR, ALL ninety Chhattisgarh MPs cast their vote in the presidential election at the polling station at the Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly premises on Monday. Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, Speaker of Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly Dr Charan Das Mahant, Leader of Opposition in Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly Dharamlal Kaushik, Former Chief Minister and MP for Rajnandgaon […]

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Prez poll: 59 out of 60 MPs voted in Arunachal

ITANAGAR, July 18: Fifty-nine out of 60 MPs in Arunachal Pradesh exercised their right to vote until midday on Monday to elect India’s new president, Assembly Secretary K Habung said. Chief Minister Pema Khandu and his deputy Chowna Mein were among the first to vote in the assembly’s Nokmey Namati Hall, Habung said. BJP lawmaker […]

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Prime Therapeutics’ Intervention Pilot for Opioid Users Improves Outcomes

Opioid registry and predictive modeling help identify at-risk Medicare members in Florida EAGAN, Minn., July 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — During the COVID-19 pandemic, drug overdoses killed more than 107,000 Americans in 2021.1 Prior to the pandemic, Prime Therapeutics LLC (Prime), a leading Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM) serving nearly 33 million members nationwide, launched an intervention […]

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Commentary: Why are lawmakers luring tech lobbyists into wine country ahead of social media and crypto votes?

California lawmakers will soon end their summer recess and return to Sacramento for the most important final month of the legislative year. August is when the Legislature determines the fate of hundreds of bills that have passed through the Capitol all year, making decisions that could affect millions of Californians as well as many businesses […]

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Presidential election tomorrow: MPs and MPs will vote to elect India’s 15th president

NDA candidate Draupadi Murmu has a clear advantage over Yashwant Sinha of the opposition, as more than 60% of votes are expected to be cast in her favour. The ballot will take place in the Parliament and in the legislative assemblies of the States for which the ballot boxes have already arrived at their destination. […]

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Monkeypox is hitting LGBTQ communities hard. Leaders want more help

Monkeypox is hitting LGBTQ communities hard. Leaders want more help New Sports Entertainment Life Silver Technology Travel Opinion LGBTQ leaders are demanding more test kits, vaccines and additional health workers to limit the outbreak. Some LGBTQ critics have accused government officials of being slow to tackle the outbreak because it primarily affects LGBTQ men, a […]

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Americans with Disabilities Day Celebrated at County Legislature Meeting – Oswego County Today

Lawmaker James Karasek standing during the July 14 meeting. Photo by Shea O’Malley. OSWEGO — Legislator James Karasek led the charge yesterday speaking on behalf of people with disabilities in honor of Americans with Disabilities Awareness Day at the County Legislature’s monthly meeting on Thursday, July 14. Americans with Disabilities Awareness Day is celebrated annually […]

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Presidential candidates to lose 9,280 votes in Jammu and Kashmir – The New Indian Express

Express press service SRINAGAR: Presidential candidates would lose 9,280 votes in Jammu and Kashmir in the absence of a Legislative Assembly, and no representatives in Rajya Sabha. Only five Lok Sabha members, including three from the National Conference and two from the BJP, will vote. While Draupadi Murmu is certain to get 1,400 votes from […]

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Italian Draghi wins vote of confidence, but 5 Stars boycotts motion

The electronic board of parliament displays the results of the vote of confidence for the government at the upper house of parliament, in Rome, Italy, July 14, 2022. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register ROME, July 14 (Reuters) – Italy’s government won a confidence motion in the upper house of […]

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Government creates Puerto Rico Broadband Program; Joins the “Internet for All” initiative – News is My Business

The government is committed to building the necessary infrastructure with the necessary funds to bridge the existing digital divide. (Credit: Siarhei Dzenisevich | Dreamstime.com) Governor Pedro Pierluisi announced the signing of an executive order creating the Puerto Rico Broadband Program, which aims to bridge the local digital divide. The strategy coincides with Puerto Rico’s participation […]

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Utah Sen. Derek Kitchen concedes primary race to his opponent; other out-of-race holders

Sen. Derek Kitchen, D-Salt Lake City, questions a bill at the Utah Legislature in Salt Lake City on March 4. Salt Lake County finalized the results of its primary election Tuesday night, setting the stage for an upheaval in the Legislative Assembly minority. party like Kitchen and Sen. Gene Davis, D-Salt Lake City, were ousted […]

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BJP begins training lawmakers for presidential election | Latest India News

The BJP training for the presidential election will especially focus on new MPs and MPs who did not have a chance to vote for the presidential election before. The Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) on Wednesday began the process of training senior state party officials on the process for the presidential election scheduled for July 18. […]

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Support for Kishida rises slightly after election, but hurdles remain for agenda

Reuters 13 July 2022, 09:05 Last modification: July 13, 2022, 09:11 Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, and leader of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), attends a news conference, after the results of the Upper House elections, at the party’s headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, July 11, 2022. Rodrigo Reyes Marin/Pool via Reuters “> House elections, at […]

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Americans would be ‘shocked’ if they saw where COVID-19 relief funds went

A Republican senator has said only about 10% of a $2 trillion COVID-19 relief package has actually gone to deal with the pandemic, saying US taxpayers would be alarmed about where the funds were going. “Our office dug around and found a lot of interesting stuff, a lot of it just surfaced. … There is […]

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Legislature Passes High Point Zoning Bill | New

HIGH POINT – The City of High Point’s legislative priority recently became law. Last week, the NC General Assembly passed House Bill 263, which amends the city charter to authorize the city council to delegate authority to decide zoning cases to the Planning Commission and of zoning, which is now mainly an advisory board. The […]

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New state laws go into effect this week in Kentucky

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT/WBKO) – The Kentucky General Assembly passed 234 bills during this year’s legislative session, and most will go into effect Thursday. This means fentanyl pushers and porch hackers will face stiffer penalties, public assistance rules are changing, and local school boards will have to hold a public comment period. The Kentucky Constitution specifies […]

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Record 35 women elected to Japan’s upper house

A record 35 women won seats in Japan’s Sunday House of Councilors election after votes were tallied on Monday, beating the previous record of 28 set in 2016 and tied in 2019. The result reflects a slow but gradual shift in the country’s male-dominated political landscape, with the number of female candidates standing in the […]

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In Santorini, Greece, 13 cloistered nuns pray for the world

THIRA, Greece (AP) — Cruise ship tourists crowd souvenir shops and couples looking for the perfect sunset on Instagram crowd the alleyway outside St. Catherine’s Monastery, a short walk famous volcanic cliffs of Santorini. Inside this convent on one of the trendiest islands in Greece, a predominantly Orthodox Christian country, 13 cloistered Catholic nuns dedicate […]

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Mark Ballard: Louisiana Legislature May Return For Veto Override Session, But Little Will Be Accomplished | Marc Ballard

On Monday, we learn whether the Louisiana Legislature will reconvene on Saturday and attempt to override one of Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards’ 29 vetoes. What is evident in the days leading up to the return of the legislative polls is that there will not be enough shows to successfully cancel anything. Enough members have […]

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Shiv Sena challenges Maharashtra governor’s invitation to Eknath Shinde to form government in Supreme Court – The Leaflet

Shiv Sena Secretary General Subhash Desai’s written petition to the Supreme Court against the formation of Eknath Shinde government in Maharashtra raises interesting issues to be resolved under the Tenth Schedule of the Constitution. —- AS Supreme Court due to reopen after summer recess on July 11, the legal implications of political upheaval in Maharashtra […]

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Upper house election campaign winds down as Abe’s death shocks Japan

Candidates make their final calls across Japan for the House of Councilors election on Saturday, gripped by the death of Shinzo Abe, a former prime minister who was shot dead during a campaign speech the day before. Top political party leaders will address voters directly in various parts of Japan amid heightened security following Abe’s […]

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Hacktivists behind recent cyberattacks on anti-abortion states say they’re not over yet

On Saturday, June 25, the day after the Supreme Court ruled Roe v. Wade lapsed, a group of hackers dubbed “SiegedSec” posted a bold claim on their Telegram page that they had seized and leaked “internal documents and files recovered from the Kentucky and Arkansas government server. The leak contained personally identifiable information about state […]

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Indiana Abortion Laws May Tighten Ahead of Legislative Acts

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s abortion laws will likely be tightened even before the Legislature begins debating additional restrictions on abortion later this month. Lawyers for the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana conceded defeat on Friday in their fight to block two anti-abortion laws following the US Supreme Court’s decision last month to end abortion’s […]

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In the political chaos of Maharashtra, how Uddhav Thackeray defeated Balasaheb

Ever since the Shiv Sena under Uddhav Thackeray – the petulant and wayward scion of Maharashtra – insulted the people’s popular mandate in the 2019 Maharashtra Legislative Assembly elections, things have gone downhill for him. The constitutional turmoil in Maharashtra resulting in the high-tension political circus kept the country engaged and entangled for days, with […]

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Japan’s awareness of NATO pays off – The Diplomat

L to R: Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol pose for photos during a meeting in Madrid, Spain, on June 29, 2022. Credit: Office of the Prime Minister of Japan Advertising On June […]

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Op-Ed: The Supreme Court is about to cut the heart out of majority rule

The extremist Supreme Court justices are pointing their next dagger at the heart of the entire democratic enterprise: the right of voters to choose the leaders of their choice. On Thursday, the court announced it will hear Moore v. Harper, a North Carolina case involving gerrymandered congressional district maps drawn by the state’s Republican-controlled legislature. […]

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68,000 “encroachments” removed, property of Rs 844 crore seized: CM Yogi Adityanath

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Monday that the government he led had achieves the goals set for the first 100 days in its second term and is ready to work on the action plan for the next six months, one year, two years and five years. Presenting a bulletin on the completion […]

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The Guardian’s view on Labour’s Brexit: A pragmatic, non-revolutionary policy | Editorial

AAfter whipping his MPs into backing Boris Johnson’s bad deal and then taking a vow of silence as a repentant Remainer, Labor leader Sir Keir Starmer has explained how he would make Brexit ‘work’. It’s good news. No amount of flags can to hide the damage inflicted on the economy by Brexit, or the parliamentary […]

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The market for energy-saving technologies in 2026 would total $415 billion, according to a new report

Vectors of energy efficient technology market segmentation IPCC 2022 roadmap on climate risks and climate resilience (Source: IPCC report of February 28, 2022) The 1st report that features a bottom-up analysis of 311 energy efficiency technology submarkets WASHINGTON, DC, USA, July 4, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — The new market report (317 pages, 232 tables and figures) […]

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Eknath Shinde reinstated as Legislative Party leader Shiv Sena; Ajay Choudhary deleted

After a week-long drama, through an official communication, he was informed that Ajay Choudhary’s appointment had been revoked and Eknath Shinde had been reinstated as the leader of the Maharashtra Shiv Sena Legislature Party. “This was done by acting on the objection you raised via a letter dated June 22, 2022,” reads the letter, […]

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Delhi Assembly’s Two-Day Monsoon Session to Begin July 4 | Delhi News

NEW DELHI: The two-day Monsoon session of the Delhi Assembly will begin on Monday, during which the AAP government will introduce a bill to increase the salaries of deputies, an Assembly bulletin said. The AAP government is also likely to bring a resolution against the Center’s Agnipath defense recruitment program, sources said. According to the […]

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Who is Ivan Fedotov? Ice Hockey Star ARRESTED AND FORCED Into Russian Army After $1.1M Flyers Deal

Olympian silver medalist Ivan Fedotov, who was arrested at a hockey rink in St Petersburg, Russia for planning to evade military service on July 1 after signing a deal worth 1.1 million in May with the National Hockey League (NHL) team Philadelphia Flyers, has now been drafted into the Russian army to fight in Ukraine. […]

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A little less fire, a little more work? The cost of 4th of July barbecues is 17% higher than last year

As you celebrate the “Land of the Free”, be prepared to pay. According to a new AAmerican Farm Bureau Federation Cart Survey. So how much can you expect to pay to party in the United States? The survey found that American consumers pay $69.68 for their favorite Independence Day baked goods, including cheeseburgers, pork chops, […]

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Governor’s lawsuit against legislature costs Indiana $520,000

It was a law giving legislative leaders the power to call the General Assembly into “emergency session” after the governor declared a statewide emergency. INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s governor’s office has racked up more than $500,000 in legal fees for its successful legal fight against an attempt by state lawmakers to give themselves more power to […]

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Nitin Gadkari chairs the inauguration of Neeyamo’s Global Women’s Delivery Center in Nagpur

Shri Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport and Highways in the presence of Shri Sameer Dattatraya Meghe, Member of Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, Hingna Constituency presides over the inauguration of the company’s All-Women Global Delivery Center in Nagpur. Neeyamo, the Global Payroll and EOR Service Provider, announces that Shri Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport and […]

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FOCUS: In power, opposition parties pledge to increase childcare aid

Newfrom Japan Policy Jul 1, 2022 11:05 (JST) Tokyo, July 1 (Jiji Press)–Major Japanese political parties have offered to increase support for childcare in their campaign pledges for the July 10 House of Councilors election to back the decline of the birth rate. According to data from the Ministry of Social Affairs, the number of […]