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She Claimed Tall, Blond Aliens Kidnapped Her As A Child. Now She's Running For Congress.
Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera said the encounters began when she was young and happened several times throughout her life. After the vessel took off, she said, aliens explained to her what they planned to do. God is a universal energy, not a person, the aliens told her, according to Rodriguez Aguilera. I had several people from the community call me and ask me to consider running, she told the Herald.
Bandh over gang rape disrupts life in Koraput
A call for a seven-hour bandh given by the Congress demanding the arrest of the culprits involved in the gang rape of a minor girl here on October 10 disrupted normal life in Odisha's Koraput district on Monday. Till Monday, the police had not been able to identify or arrest the four persons involved in the gang rape of the Class IX girl.
Hartal near-total, peaceful in Kannur
The dawn-to-dusk Statewide hartal called by the United Democratic Front (UDF) was near-total in the district. The hartal, called in protest against the 'anti-people' policies of the Central and State governments, passed off peacefully. The hartal hit the normal functioning of government offices here as, according to the police, less than 20% of employees turned up for work. A group of UDF workers in the march tried to stop a KSRTC bus near the Kannur railway station.
Smriti Irani asks Rahul Gandhi to respond to link between Robert Vadra and absconding arms dealer
Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani on Monday night targeted Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi after a media report claimed that absconding arms agent Sanjay Bhandari had booked tickets for his brother-in-law Robert Vadra. Times Now said Vadra and his lawyers had earlier denied having any links with the absconding arms dealer. Irani's swipe at Gandhi, asking for his poetic explanation, came two days after the Congress leader targeted the government over the Global Hunger Index by citing a poem in a tweet.
Will implement BC Declaration after assuming power: Jagan
The YSR Congress Party will come up with a declaration for the Backward Classes after the padayatra and it will implement it without fail after being elected to power, party president YS Jagan Mohan Reddy said here on Monday. Mr Jagan addressed his first meeting in the new State Office of the party that was opened here recently. A BC Declaration would be made at the convention and the promises made in the declaration would be incorporated in the YSR Congress election manifesto.
In Gandhinagar, Narendra Modi warms up to GST-afflicted traders, deploys time-tested rhetoric of Gujarati pride
It is not BJP alone, all political parties, including the Congress party, and all states are partners in this (GST) decision. I have given my word to the traders that I will not allow them to suffer, he said. My economic sleuths and data miners unearthed Rs 3,00,000 crore without any address, but now the government has their addresses. We discovered that in 15 days from November 8 when demonetization was introduced they deposited Rs 4,000 crore, Modi said.
'Look, where they are and where we are': In Gandhinagar, Narendra Modi focusses on Congress, attacks Rahul
He repeatedly reminded them how the Congress, since the time of Jawaharlal Nehru, had been averse to the progress of Gujarat. The prime minister then lampooned Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi for his statement 'iss jawab ka sawal chahiye' . Modi sought to convey the message that the Congress was and continues to be afraid of BJP and its earlier avatar Jana Sangh. What would hurt Congress even more was Modi's reminder that Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi are out on bail in a corruption case.
How drug distributors reportedly hobbled law enforcement from policing the flow of opioids
What they want to do is do what they want to do, and not worry about what the law is. If they don't follow the law in drug supply, people die. In the middle are wholesale distributors, and at the bottom are the doctors and the pharmacies. He wrote the early versions of the Marino bill with Tom Marino, who is now the drug czar nominee for the Trump administration.
Gujarat Congress unit passes resolution for Rahul Gandhi as Congress president
The state unit of Congress on Monday passed a unanimous resolution in support of party vice-president Rahul Gandhi's elevation as national president, replacing Sonia Gandhi. The resolution was passed at a meeting of the Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) and All India Congress Committee (AICC) delegates led by state Congress president Bharatsinh Solanki. The resolution, proposed by Solanki, was also supported by Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader Mohansinh Rathwa.
Trump declares Obamacare 'dead,' urges Democratic help for short-term fix
US President Donald Trump on Monday declared Obamacare dead and gone, but urged Republicans and Democrats in Congress to craft a short-term fix of healthcare markets under the 7-year-old law that critics say he has effectively sabotaged. It's gone, Trump said of former Democratic President Barack Obama's signature 2010 healthcare law that Republicans have repeatedly tried and failed to repeal. Trump also said he would work to lower prescription drug prices, which he said were out of control.
Vidhana Soudha Diamond Jubilee: Bring down celebration costs, suggests Karnataka govt
A proposal to spend Rs 26 crore to mark the 60th anniversary of the Vidhana Soudha, which houses the Karnataka state legislature, has put presiding officers of the legislature at loggerheads with the Congress government in the state. We have sent a proposal to the government but these things are not part of it. He added that he did not modify the expenditure proposal for the celebrations, which is before the finance department.
Black members of Congress push for more diversity in Silicon Valley hires
According to many tech companies' own published figures, black and Latino employees are underrepresented-particularly in engineering jobs. For example, Uber's figures, published in March 2017, show that its staff is overwhelmingly white and male. The lack of diversity in Silicon Valley is particularly persistent-nearly two decades ago, Rev. Jesse Jackson raised the issue on a similar tour of Silicon Valley. We are here to press our nation's foremost tech companies to move beyond talking about the importance of inclusion and to acting.
Key CPM meet fails to decide on draft political resolution
The draft resolution will now be taken up for discussion at the CPM party congress which is scheduled to be held from 18 to 22 April next year in Hyderabad. The CPM is faced with a divide over the issue, which primarily concerns its relationship with the Congress. The CPM has seen a drastic decline in its electoral fortunes and is in power in only Kerala and Tripura.
For 2019 general elections, should CPM reach out to Congress? Party brass split 32-31
AT THE end of three days of discussion, the CPI(M) Central Committee stood vertically split on the question of the party's approach towards the Congress in the 2019 general elections. Sources said of the 63 members who spoke, 32 favoured the line put forward by Prakash Karat, while 31 backed general secretary Sitaram Yechury's view. Both Karat and Yechury agree that the primary objective is to oust the Narendra Modi government from power.
PM Narendra Modi's Assembly poll pitch: Congress, Gandhis hate, abuse Gujarat
Targeting the Gandhis, Modi said the Congress was anti-Gujarat, irrespective of the party to which a Gujarati leader belonged. They never let people know about his work, his efforts, his farsightedness, his devotion to the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi. Congress does not have the right to spread lies on GST because they are partners in the decisions on GST. Meanwhile, the Vijay Rupani government has reached out to an estimated 25 lakh farmers in Gujarat, announcing zero-interest crop loans to farmers.
Congress on dynasty: PM Modi obsessed with Rahul Gandhi
Countering Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remark that the Assembly elections will be a fight between vikasvaad (development) of the BJP and vanshvaad (dynasty) of the Congress, the Opposition party of Monday hit back, saying Modi was obsessed with Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi. Rahul Gandhi's grandmother Indira Gandhi and father Rajiv Gandhi gave their lives for the cause of the nation.
Pranab Mukherjee On PM Modi, BJP Goal Of Congress-Free India
Pranab Mukherjee, who in his four-decades of public life has worked with four Prime Ministers, today had warm praise for Narendra Modi. He expressed reservations about the goal the BJP has adopted - that of a Congress Mukt Bharat (Congress-free India). The Prime Minister, Mr Mukherjee said, knows what he wants to achieve and he works hard to achieve that. PM Modi, he said, had captured the intricacies of administration, political dynamics and foreign policy without any exposure in Parliament.
Pius Adesanmi, Other Nigerians Slam Imo State Governor For Honoring Zuma
A renowned Nigerian professor and columnist, Pius Adesanmi, and other Nigerians have criticized Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha for honoring South African President Jacob Zuma. A road in Imo State was also named after the South African president. It has been reported that the statue cost Imo State N520m, but SaharaReporters was unable to independently verify the report. There are also unconfirmed reports that the Imo State government is planning to unveil six more statues of African leaders.
6 Cops Shifted For Shaving Their Heads Over Salary Cuts In Rajasthan
Six policemen, including the in-charge of the Raisar outpost in the Jamwa Ramgarh in Rajasthan, were transferred to the police lines allegedly for getting their heads shaved in protest against proposed salary cuts. Miffed over the salary deduction order of the state government, a delegation of the police staff today met Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot and submitted a memorandum to him. Steps will be taken in accordance with the law, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Hawa Singh said.
All eyes on Xi Jinping as China's 19th Communist Party Congress starts tommorow
Top leaders of the Communist Party of China are set to meet in Beijing beginning Wednesday for the once-in-five years party congress that is expected to further strengthen President Xi Jinping's power to pursue an aggressive policy abroad. The 19th edition of the congress assumes significance for Xi as he will have far greater ability to choose his colleagues than he had in the last congress held in 2013.

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