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Reservations for Kapus: Embarrassment for TDP, a chance at political resurgence for Mudragada

Whether or not Mudragada Padmanabham manages to get Kapus on to the BC list, he is sure to regain lost political ground and become politically relevant again. #BR Ambedkar #Chandrababu Naidu #CriticalPoint #East Godavari #Kapu agitation #Mudragada Padmanabham #NT Rama Rao #TDP

43 mins ago

It is racist. Why is everyone reluctant to brand attack on the Tanzanian girl in Bengaluru so?

The Karnataka government was accused of utter incompetence and insensitivity in the handling of the affair of the attack on the Tanzanian girl. #Bengaluru #Chikkabanavara #CriticalPoint #Dr G Parameshwara #DV Sadananda Gowda #John WH Kijazi #NS Megharikh #Tanzania

Feb 7, 2016

Syria signals no ceasefire before borders with Turkey, Jordan shut | Reuters

BEIRUT Syria's foreign minister signalled on Saturday a ceasefire would be difficult or impossible before the borders with Turkey and Jordan were sealed, and before a list of terrorist groups operating in Syria is agreed. Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem, speaking in a televised news conference, said he was citing his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov, who had said "a ceasefire would not be possible before the borders with Turkey and Jordan are controlled, and before agreement on lists of terrorist organisations, it is difficult to achieve that". Rebel groups fighting President Bashar al-Assad have received supplies via both Turkey and Jordan #Business #crisis #Entertainment #Jordan #United Kingdom

Feb 7, 2016

Australia to step up Zika testing as two new cases reported | Reuters

PERTH - Australia will intensify testing for the Zika virus in Queensland state where Aedes mosquitoes are found, authorities said on Saturday, adding that two new cases among local residents were the result of travel to affected countries. Queensland's government has earmarked A$400,000 ($283,000) to boost laboratory capacity, particularly in the northeastern city of Townsville, where testing will begin on March 1. A A$1 million public education campaign will also be rolled out in the state, which is on high alert for any entry of the disease from Australia's Asian and Pacific neighbors #Business #Diseases #Entertainment #Health #India #markets #Samoa

Feb 7, 2016

Australia to step up Zika testing as two new cases reported | Reuters

PERTH - Australia will intensify testing for the Zika virus in Queensland state where Aedes mosquitoes are found, authorities said on Saturday, adding that two new cases among local residents were the result of travel to affected countries. Queensland's government has earmarked A$400,000 ($283,000) to boost laboratory capacity, particularly in the northeastern city of Townsville, where testing will begin on March 1. #article #Australia #Entertainment #Middle East #opinion

Feb 7, 2016

Turkey-Syria border still open, Syrians fleeing – Turkish foreign minister | Reuters

AMSTERDAM Turkey's border with Syria remains open and up to 55,000 people are fleeing towards the frontier, Turkey's foreign minister said on Saturday. "We are still keeping this open border policy for people fleeing (Syria)," Mevlut Cavusoglu told reporters as he left a meeting with EU foreign ministers in Amsterdam. #crisis #India #Latin America #Middle East #opinion #Syria #United Kingdom

Feb 7, 2016

As Myanmar powerbrokers talk, could Suu Kyi emerge as president? | Reuters

NAYPYITAW/YANGON As Aung San Suu Kyi's lawmakers smiled for the cameras at the first sessions of Myanmar's parliament, a summit of generals convened at a base just minutes from the chamber. On every mind was the same question: who will be the country's next president? #Argentina #Entertainment #India #Latin America #Politics #Technology #United Kingdom

Feb 7, 2016

Syrian govt steps up siege of rebel-held Damascus suburbs – state media, rebels | Reuters

BEIRUT Syrian government forces have tightened a three-year siege on two rebel-held suburbs southwest of Damascus by capturing land between the two and choking off their supply route, state media, a monitoring group and a rebel spokesman said on Saturday. The suburbs of Daraya and Mouadamiya were linked by a strip of land that served as a supply route. #Argentina #article #Latin America #Middle East #opinion #United Kingdom