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Tennessee school bus seat belt bill placed in budget limbo

Tennessee school bus seat belt bill placed in budget limbo

Finance Subcommittee Chairman Gerald McCormick, R-Chattanooga, a co-sponsor of the bill brought following last year's deadly crash of a Hamilton County School bus, noted its costs would "increase expenditures pretty significantly". She said the low amount of applications may be due to the funds not being able to be applied to getting new school buses or not being able to retrofit old buses.


US carrier group heads for Korean waters, China calls for restraint

US carrier group heads for Korean waters, China calls for restraint

The South Korean military was monitoring the situation and "firmly maintaining readiness", it said. But unlike other celebratory dates on North Korea's calendar, there is growing speculation that Pyongyang will choose that day to launch a provocation, because it is designed specifically to commemorate the achievements of its military.


MCD elections 2017 a beginning for Swaraj India: Yogendra Yadav

MCD elections 2017 a beginning for Swaraj India: Yogendra Yadav

With the new-entrant failing to bag a single seat in the MCD elections, Yadav, who was earlier associated with Arvind Kejriwal-headed Aam Aadmi Party said, his party needs to reflect on the results. As the counting began, Yadav said he had "zero expectations" from an infant party and anything above it would be a "bonus". He also said his party focussed on "real issues" that the people of Delhi were facing, like cleanliness, hygiene and health.


Poll results can't be blamed only on EVMs: AAP minister

Poll results can't be blamed only on EVMs: AAP minister

He took responsibility for the defeat. "The people of Delhi have exercised their right to recall. BJP government was at the Centre even when the Delhi assembly elections took place (in 2015)", Naidu said. "The people of Delhi have rejected negative politics, the politics of excuses", BJP chief Amit Shah told the media, clearly crediting Modi's three years of "good governance" for the landslide win.



Ready to strike U.S. aircraft carrier, says North Korea

China, North Korea's sole major ally, has in turn been angered by Pyongyang's belligerence, as well as its nuclear and missile program. Tuesday marks the founding anniversary of North Korea's armed forces. The exercise took place in an area around the North's eastern coastal town of Wonsan, according to the South Korean military, as a USA guided-missile submarine arrived in South Korea amid rising tensions over Kim Jong Un's regime.



USA missile submarine arrives in S.Korea

Earlier Tuesday, a USA submarine made a port call in South Korea in what United States officials said was a show of force amid mounting tensions in the region. South Korean Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn, the country's acting leader, has instructed his military to strengthen its "immediate response posture" in case North Korea does something significant on Tuesday's anniversary.