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'Modicare', World's Largest Health Care Scheme To Cost 11,OOO Crore Per Year

'Modicare', World's Largest Health Care Scheme To Cost 11,OOO Crore Per Year By providing a health cover of Rs 500,000 per family, it takes into account the on-ground reality in terms of rising cost of medical inflation and the need to adequately cover Indians from health-related hazards. "There will be no resource crunch for the scheme as Rs 2,000 crore earmarked as RBSY/NHPS as initial allocation and RSBY will be subsumed in NHPS", Paul said. [Full Article...]

Injustice to Andhra in Budget 2018, will declare war: Chandrababu-led TDP

Injustice to Andhra in Budget 2018, will declare war: Chandrababu-led TDP While the Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu is expected to discuss the impact of the budget on the state's precarious financial situation at the party coordination committee meeting and then at the cabinet meeting on Friday, the meeting of party MPs is slated for Sunday. [Full Article...]

Texas Man Executed For Killing Daughters While Their Mother Listened on Phone

Texas Man Executed For Killing Daughters While Their Mother Listened on Phone State Judge Robert Burns, who found him competent, said Battaglia has a master's degree, which shows he's not a "typical inmate" and has the "motive and intellectual capability to maintain a deliberate ploy or ruse to avoid his execution". The use of old and poorly regulated sedatives, also used in this most recent execution, amounted to nearly unsuccessful procedures in the case of Anthony Shore ... [Full Article...]

PlayStation Profits Soar As PS4 Worldwide Shipments Top 76.5M

PlayStation Profits Soar As PS4 Worldwide Shipments Top 76.5M In a newly released earnings report, Sony indicated it sold 9 million PS4 consoles during the quarter, down 700,000 units from the 9.7 million PS4 consoles it sold in the same quarter a year prior. In released alongside Microsoft's Xbox One, a console that has struggled to maintain stable growth in the market. The company pulled in $2 million in profit for the period, which is up from a year ago... [Full Article...]

Dennis Edwards, Lead Singer of The Temptations, Dead at 74

Dennis Edwards, Lead Singer of The Temptations, Dead at 74 He died in a hospital in Chicago from complications of the condition. Edwards' signature singing was at the heart of such classics as "Papa Was A Rollin' Stone ", " Ball Of Confusion " and "I Can't Get Next To You". In 1984, he left again and embarked on a solo career, releasing his debut album " Don't Look Any Further " in the same year. We are incredibly sad to hear of his passing, and the... [Full Article...]

Rain in the forecast today with a chance of snow Thursday

Rain in the forecast today with a chance of snow Thursday Motorists should be prepared for reduced visibilities at times as periods of snow will result in snow-covered roads and limited visibilities at times. Patchy blowing snow after 8 a.m. Currently, weather.gov reports a 50 percent chance of precipitation, capping off a wet work-week. An arctic cold front will move through the region and strong gusty winds will usher in much colder air and generate ... [Full Article...]

Puppy Bowl is Back!

Puppy Bowl is Back! If you are on the feline side of the eternal war between cats and dogs, the show has already got you covered. Morris (the producer) told Vanity Fair that Schachner had to step in during filming to give a call "reminding all the puppies that Morris is, in fact, not a chew toy, but actually a puppy, and shouldn't be treated as a chew toy". [Full Article...]

Stormy Daniels gave the weirdest interview ever last night

Stormy Daniels gave the weirdest interview ever last night Jimmy started out by reading the statement to the audience. Kimmel introduced Daniels as an "actor and director who either did or did not receive $130,000 to either be or not be here tonight", and admitted he was caught off-guard by Daniels's statement denying the reported affair with Trump . [Full Article...]

Shanghai van hits 18 pedestrians outside Starbucks

Shanghai van hits 18 pedestrians outside Starbucks Amateur video clips circulating on Chinese social media showed several people sprawled on the pavement and receiving medical treatment from fire and rescue personnel. A man who saw the crash on his way to People's Park told Chinese media the minivan seemed to be moving fast as it veered across the road. 'The minivan did not slow down. [Full Article...]

New panorama shows just how fantastic Curiosity's journey has been on Mars

New panorama shows just how fantastic Curiosity's journey has been on Mars Now, the courageous little rover looks back to where it's been - and what a view it is! The space agency explains that Mount Sharp's base provides researchers with a way to access layers of the landscape that were formed over a duration of millions of years, likely in the presence of water. [Full Article...]

Finsbury Park attacker Darren Osborne jailed for minimum of 43 years

Finsbury Park attacker Darren Osborne jailed for minimum of 43 years She said he had been "rapidly radicalised", adding: "Your mindset became one of malevolent hatred". They described chased Osborne down after he crashed the van and stumbled out of the driver's seat, telling how he smiled and said: "I've done my job, you can kill me now". [Full Article...]

Bezos says Amazon plans to 'double down' on Alexa development

Bezos says Amazon plans to 'double down' on Alexa development In terms of the entirety of 2017, net sales increased 31pc to $177.9bn compared to $136bn in 2016. Prime saw more than four million sign-ups in one week alone last quarter, and revenue from subscription fees grew 49% to $3.2 billion, Amazon said . [Full Article...]

Apple sells fewer iPhones but revenue and eps break records

Apple sells fewer iPhones but revenue and eps break records But while fewer people seem to be buying new phones, the iPhone X has helped cushion the blow to Apple's iPhone sales growth based on the amount of money the company made on each phone last quarter. In recent weeks, Wall Street analysts had speculated that iPhone X sales may have been slower than previously expected for the first quarter and may drop off sharply for the March quarter... [Full Article...]

Vice President Mike Pence talks economy at local business in Greenbrier County

Vice President Mike Pence talks economy at local business in Greenbrier County Infrastructure is a popular proposal with theoretical bipartisan support, but there's no consensus on the hardest part - how to pay for it. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao was scheduled to meet with Republicans Thursday to discuss strategy. [Full Article...]

Robert Wagner a 'person of interest' in Natalie Wood's death, investigators say

Robert Wagner a 'person of interest' in Natalie Wood's death, investigators say In 2011 , the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department reopened its investigation into the 1981 death of movie star Natalie Wood . He said: " As we've investigated the case over the last six years, I think he's (Wagner) more of a person of interest now". [Full Article...]

Trump to meet with North Korean defectors in Oval Office

The Trump administration's aims are "to provoke a nuclear war, which will undermine the improvement of inter-Korean relations and the easing of tensions", said Ri. The Koreas have agreed to jointly march under a single "unification" flag during the opening ceremony. Twelve North Korean female ice hockey players are already in the South practicing with their South Korean teammates for a unif... [Full Article...]

South Sudan To Become Africa's Worst Refugee Crisis Since Rwanda

South Sudan To Become Africa's Worst Refugee Crisis Since Rwanda There are almost 2.5 million South Sudanese who have already fled the country, and around seven million need humanitarian assistance. "It is something we can do to actually help the people of South Sudan - to slow the violence, slow the flow of arms and ammunition, and protect innocent lives", she told the council last Wednesday. [Full Article...]

Eritrean refugees cling to life after Calais gunfight

Eritrean refugees cling to life after Calais gunfight Two clashes broke out in the northern port city. The first altercation lasted for nearly two hours and broke out on the city's southern outskirts where migrants had been queuing for food handouts. "I will meet with our security and rescue forces mobilised in these particularly hard conditions". "Police intervened to protect the Afghan migrants faced with 150 to 200 Eritrean migrants", the lo... [Full Article...]

At least 90 migrants feared drowned off coast of Libya

At least 90 migrants feared drowned off coast of Libya A fishing boat rescued one survivor, and another two managed to swim to shore. The number of Pakistani people trying to cross the Mediterranean to reach Europe has grown considerably in the last few months, said Headon. The EU's entire strategy to curb illegal migration from Libya onto its southern shores is built on refugees and asylum seekers from countries like Syria, Eritrea and Sudan, as we... [Full Article...]

Area coaches react to UIL realignment

Area coaches react to UIL realignment Sunnyvale has shared a district with Caddo Mills as recently as 2015 and Farmersville in 2013. "Not adding another team to the district is a killer for us", he said. "Our overall preparation will not change; we will continue to work hard to be fundamentally sound on both ends of the court as well as being mentally tough". [Full Article...]


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