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Stage set for J P Nadda's election as new BJP chief on Jan 20

New Delhi, Jan 17 (UNI) The BJP on Friday announced the poll schedule for election of its new national president.

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In JP Nadda’s CAA defence, a 10-line speech challenge to Rahul Gandhi

BJP working president JP Nadda further accused the Congress leader of speaking without knowing all the attendant facts.

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BJP names 57 of 70 candidates for Delhi polls scheduled for February 8

The party, however, did not name its candidate against AAP leader and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal with Tiwari saying the candidate from New Delhi seat will be announced soon.

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Russia: Iran was spooked by reports of U.S. F-35s when it downed airliner

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday that Iran's accidental shooting down of a Ukrainian airliner

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'Diary of Future President': Tess Romero's Elena Conera-Reed should be every teenager's role model

The highlight of the episode is Elena's inspiring World War II speech, a harbinger of greater things to come in the future

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Iran can take fight beyond its borders, Khamenei says in rare sermon

By Parisa Hafezi DUBAI (Reuters) - The Revolutionary Guards can take their fight beyond Iran's borders, the supreme leader said

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Ukraine says Iran to hand over downed jet's black boxes

Ukraine said Friday Iran was ready to hand over the black box flight recorders of the Ukrainian passenger plane downed

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Greta warns world leaders at climate protest before Davos

Swedish climate campaigner Greta Thunberg issued a warning to world leaders at a protest in the Swiss city of Lausanne

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Stranger pays music teacher's mobile bills worth over $11,000 following mix-up in automatic payment system

This huge error came to light after the customer complained that unjustified sums of money had been deducted from their account

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Ashes to bricks: Philippine city helps others rebuild after volcano

By Adrian Portugal BINAN (Reuters) - A Philippine city shrouded in ash from the nearby Taal volcano has turned adversity

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U.S. to review petition seeking formal defect probe into 500,000 Tesla vehicles

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said Friday it will review a petition

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A Delta flight slid off a taxiway at Kansas City International Airport

A Delta flight slid off the pavement Friday morning at Kansas City International Airport in Missouri, an airport spokesman said.

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Europe Inc. eyes end to corporate recession in fourth-quarter

By Joice Alves LONDON (Reuters) - Europe Inc. is likely to have turned the page on nine months of falling

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Billionaire Ambani's Reliance posts record profits on consumer strength

By Promit Mukherjee and Sachin Ravikumar MUMBAI/BENGALURU (Reuters) - Reliance Industries Ltd's December-quarter profit jumped 13.5% to another record, as

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Stokes, Pope punish South Africa with centuries

Ben Stokes and Ollie Pope hit centuries as England built a strong position on the second day of the third

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Mindanao products find market in US

DAVAO CITY, Jan. 17 -- Mindanao products will now have the opportunity to penetrate the US market, particularly the Filipino-American communities in Los Angeles, California, the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) said on Friday.

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PRRD ok'd P36-B fund for anti-insurgency program: Esperon

Manila, Jan. 17 -- President Rodrigo Duterte has granted the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) around PHP36.439 billion in government funds that will be earmarked for the implementation of programs intended to counter insurgency in the country.

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Negosyo Centers assist over 8K MSMEs in NegOcc

Manila, Jan. 17 -- More than 8,000 micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Negros Occidental have availed of assistance from various Negosyo Centers of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in the past four past years.

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Briones: ALS enrollees, grads increase under Duterte admin

Manila, Jan. 17 -- Education Secretary Leonor Briones said Friday the number of out-of-school youth and adult (OSYA) enrollees in the country has substantially increased under President Rodrigo Duterte's administration.

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OPAPP 'exceeded' target in decommissioning MILF

Manila, Jan. 17 -- The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) has "exceeded" its target to decommission members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), its spokesperson said on Friday.

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Firearms, shabu seized as 5 nabbed in Zambo anti-drug ops

Manila, Jan. 17 -- Police arrested five people and seized firearms and illegal drugs in separate anti-drug operations here in the region, an official said Friday. Maj. Helen Galvez, Police Regional Office-9 (PRO-9) information officer, identified the suspects as Jerlie Glaban, 30; Julhussin Asanulla, 35; Galizardo Enggo, 25; Sattal Ambotong, 44; and, Jerman Anserong, 37. Galvez said Glaban, who was arrested in a buy-bust around 2:30 a.m. Thursday in Sindangan town, Zamboanga del Norte, yielded 11 sachets of suspected shabu, PHP500 marked money, and illegal drug paraphernalia. Meanwhile, police said they recovered from Asanulla some PHP5,000 worth of suspected shabu when arrested in a buy-bust around 3 a.m. Thursday in Sitio Lupa-Lupa, Barangay Rio Hondo. Asanulla also yielded a caliber .45 pistol with ammunition, a camouflage police uniform, and PHP200 marked money, police added. On the other hand, police said Enggo was arrested in possession of some PHP10,400 worth of suspected shabu and PHP200 marked money around 5:30 a.m. Thursday in Zone 1, Barangay Cawit. Ambotong, meanwhile, was arrested in a buy-bust operation around 7:10 p.m. Thursday in Sitio Hongkong, Barangay Rio Hondo, this city, police said. Recovered from his possession were PHP1,500 worth of suspected shabu, PHP200 marked money and a 9-mm pistol with ammunition, police added. Police said Anserong yielded some PHP3,000 worth of suspected shabu, PHP500 marked money, and illegal drug paraphernalia when arrested around 9:45 p.m. Thursday in Barangay Morob, Leon Postigo, Zamboanga del Norte. Galvez said appropriate charges are set to be filed against the suspects.

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699 Zambo police personnel found 'obese'

Manila, Jan. 17 -- Some 699 personnel of the Police Regional Office 9 (Zamboanga Peninsula) are running the risk of being axed from service should they fail to comply with the intervention program intended for obese policemen, an official said Friday. Brig. Gen. Froilan Quidilla, PRO-9 director, said he has recalled the obese policemen from their mother units to report to the regional headquarters beginning Thursday for a body mass index (BMI) evaluation. Lt. Gen. Archie Gamboa, Philippine National Police (PNP) officer-in-charge, earlier ordered all policemen to undergo BMI evaluation as part of the PNP internal cleansing program. Under the PNP revised BMI, policemen who are severely underweight are recommended to have a weight gain of 1 kg. to 3 kg. a month until they reach their ideal weight while obese policemen are recommended to have a weight loss of 2 kg. per month. During the BMI evaluation at Camp Abendan on Thursday, Quidilla said 42 personnel of the regional headquarters were found obese; five from the Isabela City Police Station; 178 from the Zamboanga del Norte Police Provincial Office; 182 from the Zamboanga del Sur Police Provincial Office; 181 from the Zamboanga City Police Office; 86 from the Zamboanga Sibugay Police Provincial Office; and 25 from the Regional Mobile Force Battalion 9. Quidilla said the obese police officers consist of 9.23 percent of the 7,574 personnel under PRO-9. "Everyone must be fit in performing law enforcement jobs," he said, adding that PRO-9 will be strictly monitoring the progress of the intervention program for obese police officers. He warned that those who fail to pass the BMI standards may face dismissal as part of the internal cleansing program of the PNP.

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DENR vows 'drastic' change in Manila Bay

Manila, Jan. 17 -- The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) on Friday assured the public that the Duterte government would exhaust all efforts to change the current state of heavily-polluted Manila Bay.

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Informal settlers in Dumaguete village warned of eviction

Manila, Jan. 17 -- The chief of Looc village here has warned informal settlers of eviction from the government-owned land they are occupying if they would continue to defy safety and security policies.

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