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Jayalalithaa's niece Deepa Jayakumar denied entry to Poes Garden

Jayalalithaa's niece Deepa Jayakumar denied entry to Poes Garden She then tried to enter the property, but was stopped by members of the security detail posted there since Jayalalithaa's death. Deepa has already staked claim to Amma's political legacy, when she made her own political and electoral ambitions abundantly clear following the death of Jayalalithaa on December 6 previous year. [Full Article...]

Scottish Tory leader 'given gay rights pledge from PM over DUP tie-up'

Scottish Tory leader 'given gay rights pledge from PM over DUP tie-up' Ruth Davidson, the Conservative leader in Scotland, said she had asked May for assurances that there would be no attack on gay rights after a deal with the DUP . The night was marked by a collapse in Ukip support and a rash of high-profile losses for the SNP, as British politics returned to a two-party system on the greatest scale since the 1970s. [Full Article...]

Terror ringleader 'tried to hire 7.5 tonne lorry hours before London attack'

Terror ringleader 'tried to hire 7.5 tonne lorry hours before London attack' Mr Haydon said: "It's feasible when you look at their actions, they were still fairly close to the van, there is a possibility they could have come back to the van". Police discovered 13 wine bottles containing flammable liquid with rags stuffed in them, essentially Molotov cocktails, and blow torches to ignite them, potentially meant for another wave of attacks . [Full Article...]

Sanders slams Trump for insulting Germany, publicly attacking Merkel

Sanders slams Trump for insulting Germany, publicly attacking Merkel Germany's Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel followed her and blasted the USA, saying the Trump administration's "short-sighted policies. stand against the interest of the European Union ". Trump has also demanded that Germany meet the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation military alliance's defence spending target of two per cent of gross domestic product and criticised Merkel's open-door migration... [Full Article...]

GST Council forms 18 groups to sort out industry worries

GST Council forms 18 groups to sort out industry worries All goods and services under the pan-India GST regime, which will subsume the existing multiple central and state levies, have been categorised in four tax slabs of 5, 12, 18 and 28 per cent, besides those items that attract zero tax. The scheme allows traders, manufacturers and restaurant owners to pay taxes at the rate of 1, 2, and 5% respectively. The groups will interact and examine repre... [Full Article...]

Trump Says Comey Testimony Shows No Collusion With Russia

What would do that? Comey was testifying under oath, something that wasn't true of either Trump or his attorney (who released an error-riddled statement about Comey's testimony ). The Trump administration has also highlighted the fact Comey stopped short of accusing the president of obstructing justice - a potentially impeachable offense . [Full Article...]

Trump '100 per cent' willing to testify on Comey

Kasowitz is expected to file a complaint with the Justice Department inspector general next week, according to a person close to the legal team who agreed to speak before the filing on condition that the person's name is not used. A private attorney for Trump said the president never asked Comey to stop investigating anyone. Trump abruptly fired Comey as director of the Federal Bureau of Inv... [Full Article...]

UK PM May agrees 'outline' power deal with DUP

Only the Tories' strong performance in Scotland, where they took a dozen seats from the Scottish National Party (SNP), has given them any comfort. "And she did not win", said another protester. "I would not want abortion to be as freely available here as it is in England", the party leader said a year ago. A spokesman for Mr Johnson said: "The Foreign Secretary is 100 per cent supporting the P... [Full Article...]

United Kingdom prime minister's top aides resign after election fiasco

United Kingdom prime minister's top aides resign after election fiasco Sources close to the prime minister say that she understands the concerns of liberal Tories like Ruth Davidson about the possible price of a deal with the DUP , and she will not offer them any promises to reduce the rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trangender or intersexual community, or to reduce womens' rights to abortion . [Full Article...]

Luke Bryan opening Game 6 broadcast from honky-tonk roof

Subban, especially after the two yapped at each other at the end of Game 3 in Nashville. In the process, P.K. Subban was smashed by Sidney Crosby , sparking outrage from Preds fans who thought Crosby went over the line. A shot at a fifth awaits Sunday, though it'll hardly be easy. The Predators are 9-1 at home in the playoffs, a place they will need to be a haven once again if they want to exte... [Full Article...]

Trump denies seeking Comey 'loyalty,' dodges tapes question

Trump denies seeking Comey 'loyalty,' dodges tapes question Since he took office, the President's personality hasn't changed much, but his King Lear tendency is deepening. QUESTION: When will you tell us about the recordings? "Be fair, Jon", he said. She was evidently the good cop. Elsewhere, there were few outward signs of concern from the top Republican officials, donors and business leaders who gathered largely behind closed doors in Park City, Ut... [Full Article...]

United Kingdom police seek clues from pink knives used in London Bridge attack

United Kingdom police seek clues from pink knives used in London Bridge attack He wanted to go there not to fight, but to start a family in an Islamic culture. She begged authorities to detain him and prevent him from going. "We know many will reflect on the awful events of last Saturday evening in their readings and prayers but also that some will feel anxious and vulnerable about their safety as they gather in their places of worship". [Full Article...]

Kin rush to funeral homes to see Manila dead

Kin rush to funeral homes to see Manila dead Chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa said they are not considering terrorism as the motive behind the shooting that happened at Resorts World Manila (RW) since the gunman, whom he described as Caucasian and tall, did not fire at people but only at the chips stockroom. [Full Article...]

UK leader May strikes tentative deal with N Ireland party

UK leader May strikes tentative deal with N Ireland party Some in Northern Ireland worry about the impact on the all-party talks to restore devolution in Belfast, which are scheduled to restart on Monday. "We still haven't had all the results, we need to see where we are", Ms Soubry said. We are true unionists. A source close to Davidson, who is gay, told the BBC: "The PM needs to remember there are more Scottish Conservatives than DUP MPs". [Full Article...]

Police shoot, injure attacker outside Paris's Notre-Dame cathedral

Police shoot, injure attacker outside Paris's Notre-Dame cathedral Police have not released his name. In interviews with The Associated Press , they identified the man as Farid Ikken. She says the group stayed calm and orderly throughout despite not knowing what was happening, though "everyone was very quiet and very scared" when police came in to check the cathedral's pews row by row. [Full Article...]

Janca hits walk-off single, Texas A&M beats Davidson 7

Janca hits walk-off single, Texas A&M beats Davidson 7 After the Aggies jumped out to a 6-0 lead on Friday , the Aggies saw a 2-0 lead turn into a 6-2 defect after six innings. However, some miscommunication between Davidson second baseman Alec Acosta and third baseman Eric Jones caused them to collide into each other, jarring the ball out of Acosta's glove and allowing two A&M runs to score. [Full Article...]

Clinton blames Comey, Russia, WikiLeaks, media, DNC for election loss

Clinton and Trump had a snarky exchange on twitter over her statements. Hillary Clinton , the former Democratic presidential candidate, launched an attack on Donald Trump on Wednesday, accusing him of winning the 2016 general election by colluding with "1,000 Russian agents" to fill Facebook with "lies". [Full Article...]

British PM Theresa May to form government after party weakened by election

British PM Theresa May to form government after party weakened by election Mrs May said the Conservatives - which secured the largest number of votes and the greatest number of seats - were the only party that, alongside northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist , could command a majority in parliament. May's Labour rival Jeremy Corbyn , once written off by his opponents as a no-hoper, said May should step down and he wanted to form a minority government. [Full Article...]

Merkel urges speedy Brexit talks

In a statement on Friday, the White House said: "President Trump emphasised his commitment to the US-UK special relationship and underscored that he looks forward to working with the PM on shared goals and interests in the years to come". As Mrs May sought to secure a parliamentary majority by striking a deal with Northern Ireland's DUP, a spokesman for Mrs Merkel said they would refrain from comm... [Full Article...]

Farmers cannot be given loan waivers: MP Agriculture Minister

Farmers cannot be given loan waivers: MP Agriculture Minister Some conditions relating to the complete loan waiver will be decided by the disciplinary committee which will comprise of farmers and ministers. "If the government fails to accept our demands by July 26, a more intense agitation will be launched", said Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana (SSS) MP Raju Shetty. [Full Article...]


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