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BJP President Amit Shah declines to comment on Presidential candidates

Ahead of the big clash between India and Pakistan in the finals of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, the BJP chief categorically stated that India and Pakistan will not feature in any bilateral cricket series but would continue to participate in worldwide tournaments. [Full Article...]

Bihar Governor Kovind is NDA nominee for President's post

Bihar Governor Kovind is NDA nominee for President's post As soon as Mr Kovind's candidature was announced by the BJP, the Congress was the first to react, saying that the decision had been taken by the BJP "unilaterally" and that they had not been consulted. Shah, while making the announcement. We are against it, but we will have to discuss the issue within the CPI and with other opposition parties. "Based on the request of BJD, many parties including... [Full Article...]

Britain needs a seamless Brexit customs transition: Hammond says

Those issues are Britain's exit bill, estimated by Brussels at around 100 billion euros ($112 billion), the rights of three million European Union nationals living in Britain and one million Britons on the continent, and the status of the border between Northern Ireland and Ireland. [Full Article...]

79 people presumed dead in London high-rise fire

Cundy said the images and video of the scenes inside the Grenfell Tower would be released on Sunday, adding "We will not do that until we have contacted all the families we are supporting to let them know that's our intention". Morocco said seven of its nationals were among the dead. On Saturday, she met with a group of residents in the more controlled setting of 10 Downing Street. [Full Article...]

Sadiq Khan calls for Donald Trump UK state visit to be cancelled

This is not the first time Khan, the first Muslim mayor of a major Western capital city, has called for Trump's state visit to be banned. Trump, he said, was wrong on " many things". Khan said he had been too busy dealing with the fallout from the attack to respond directly to the tweet. "So I'm not afraid to say when I think President Trump is getting things wrong". [Full Article...]

Wisconsin AG 'thrilled' high court to hear case

Wisconsin AG 'thrilled' high court to hear case The justices will hear the case in the fall. Burden noted that because the Wisconsin case only deals with state legislative districts, separate litigation would be needed to deal with the way congressional districts are drawn. What's different this time from past Supreme Court clashes is the existence of data-driven models to measure election results against other factors. [Full Article...]

Trump calls North Korea 'brutal' after US student's death

Trump calls North Korea 'brutal' after US student's death His family said in a statement released by a hospital that Warmbier died Monday afternoon . Otto Warmbier has died, University of Cincinnati Medical Center announced Monday. Republican Sen. Rob Portman said North Korea should be "universally condemned for its abhorrent behavior". Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in a statement said he received the news of Warmbier's death with "deep... [Full Article...]

Amir, Fakhar star as Pakistan rout India for Champions Trophy title

This is their first ICC title since winning the 2009 World Twenty20 in similarly incomprehensible manner. Fakhar Zaman couldn't resist the length ball outside off stump, so he poked at it and only nicked it. He was the player of the tournament for the previous edition of Champions Trophy . Amir was in raptures, leaping and prancing on the turf, both a champion bowler seizing his moment and ... [Full Article...]

Shiv Sena attacks BJP over Kashmir and West Bengal situation

Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday had maintained his party's aggressive stance on the issue of the Presidential polls at the much awaited meeting with BJP president Amit Shah . "The Shiv Sena is not interested in the presidential election if you are going to field a candidate only because he belongs to the Dalit community". [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabia condemns terrorist attack on London Worshipers

Saudi Arabia condemns terrorist attack on London Worshipers The man was held until police arrived and Sky News reports that it was the mosque's imam who prevented some in the tense and angry crowd from beating the man. Mahmoud says "By God's grace, we were able to protect him from harm". "I can assure you we will do our utmost to calm down ill intentions". Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu, senior national coordinator for counter-terrorism polici... [Full Article...]

Ram Nath Kovind NDA's choice for President

Also, that the NDA nominee could dent the Opposition bloc's unity was evident with JD (U) president and Bihar CM Nitish Kumar expressing his "personal happiness" over the NDA nominee, but he didn't commit his party's support to his candidature. [Full Article...]

Uddhav, Aditya Thackeray meet Amit Shah, Fadnavis

However, he told the media that Thackeray "will address all your doubts" at the Shiv Sena's 51st anniversary of founding function scheduled later Monday evening in Mumbai . The Shiv Sena has consistently maintained that the RSS supremo Mohan Bhagwat should be announced as the official nominee of the NDA for the presidential election. [Full Article...]

London Mosque Attack: Suspect identified as Darren Osborne

London Mosque Attack: Suspect identified as Darren Osborne His nephew, Ellis Osborne, said the suspect was "not a racist" and said he had never expressed any racist views. Mr Osborne was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and alleged terror offences. He was throwing punches all over then we managed to get him on the floor. Met Police chief Cressida Dick vowed to deploy more police to protect Muslims observing Ramadan across the capital. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation to track coalition planes in Syria, halts U.S. hotline

Dillon insisted that the F-18's decision to shoot down the Su-22 bomber was in alignment with global law, though the Russian Ministry of Defense called the act a "flagrant violation of worldwide law, in addition to being actual military aggression against the Syrian Arab Republic". [Full Article...]

Fifth Grenfell Tower victim named, as death toll rises to 79

Fifth Grenfell Tower victim named, as death toll rises to 79 For more than two hours Khadija Saye was trapped with her mother in their 20th-floor flat as the smoke and flames grew closer. She was on the 20th floor. After school , Saye went on to study at the University for the Creative Arts, where she was part of a tightly knit group of four women who lived and created together. [Full Article...]

Three Palestinians shot dead after killing Israeli officer

If true, this will be the first time ISIS has perpetrated an attack in Israel . Since late 2015, Israel has been grappling with occasional fatal stabbing attacks by individuals on soldiers and civilians . Israel identified a lot of them as attackers. The Israeli defense body COGAT announced the decision Sunday, shortly after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that preparations to des... [Full Article...]

Britain, EU in suspense

Britain, EU in suspense The first round of Brexit talks will begin two days before a meeting of European Union leaders in Brussels on 22 and 23 June. May lost her majority on Thursday in an election she had called in order to boost her hand heading into negotiations for Britain to leave the European Union, which are scheduled to begin next week. [Full Article...]

Names of the Presidential candidates to be disclosed by BJP next week

However, it remains to be seen how the Shiv Sena reacts to the development, though BJP leaders say all allies are on board or will be after the party reaches out to them. "Just because he (Kovind) was a leader of the BJP's Dalit Morcha, they have nominated him". "We will discuss later and decide". Sources said the government and the BJP are of the view that approaching different parties with o... [Full Article...]

Qatar Airways CEO warns of 'lasting wound'

The CEO of Qatar Airways says the blockade imposed on his country by its Gulf neighbors "will leave a lasting wound". But the carrier will start redeploying capacity to new destinations."We still need some time, but we will redeploy very soon", Al Baker said here at the Paris Air Show. [Full Article...]

Supreme Court Will Hear Gerrymandering Case

Supreme Court Will Hear Gerrymandering Case In the election following adoption of the new maps, Republicans got just 48.6 percent of the statewide vote, but captured a 60-to-39 seat advantage in the State Assembly. This case could have "enormous ramifications", Steve Vladeck, a professor of law at the University of Texas School of Law, told CNN This would be the first time the court has "articulated a constitutional rule in this co... [Full Article...]


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