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Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind Kovind all set for UP campaign

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With over 62 per cent of the votes firmly behind him, Kovind's election as the next president is nearly certain. Mukherjee's approach was similar to Narayanan, who expressed distress for the victims of and obliquely criticised sectarian violence, killing about a thousand Muslims in 2002 in Gujarat under then-chief minister Modi's watch. Read More »

Trump sends greetings to Muslims but scraps White House event

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NPF minority wing: Naga Peoples' Front (NPF) minority wing has extended warm greetings to Muslim community of Nagaland on the auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Fitir. Trump's decision to skip hosting the dinner comes after he released a controversial statement meant to mark the beginning of Ramadan. According to the statement, it was an occasion to remember the importance of America's commitment to honor values like "mercy, compassion and goodwill". Read More »

Londoners hold vigil for Muslim terror attack victims

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Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu said it is being "treated as a terrorist incident" adding: "The investigation is ongoing and we are working fast to know the full details of how and why this took place". UK Security Minister Ben Wallace said the suspect was not known to the security services, and was believed to have acted alone. Later she attended joined a vigil outside Finsbury Park Mosque, held close to the scene of the attack. Read More »

Japanese analyst: North Korea diplomats open to 'denuclearization'

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He said the failure of China to impose more sanctions on Pyongyang is raising fresh doubts about his administration's strategy for countering the threat from North Korea . "It's true that some officials expressed concerns that the president attending the event might end up provoking North Korea ", Park said. Earlier this week, Seoul's new sports minister, Do Jong-hwan, suggested forming a joint Korean team in women's hockey and holding skiing events at North Korea's Masikryong resort ... Read More »

Kovind To Visit Lucknow,Dehradun To Garner Support

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Among state assemblies, UP MLAs have the highest vote value of 83,824 votes, with 208 votes per legislator, while Sikkim House has the lowest value of 224 votes with each MLA commanding just 7 votes. As per vote projections after some non-NDA parties extended their support to the BJP nominee, Kovind has an assured 6,82,677 votes in his kitty. When the grand old party was in power at the Centre and was in a position to get its candidate elected the idea of fielding a dalit candidate never ... Read More »

'Unprecedented Constitutional violations': Two attorneys general sue Trump

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The Trump International Hotel in Washington , DC. It seeks an injunction to stop what the two alleged are the president's constitutional violations. The emoluments clauses were included in the Constitution to shield and prevent the president from benefiting from outside influence and ensure that he works in the nation's interest rather than in his personal financial interest. Read More »

New York Pride marchers target Trump, San Francisco parties

A group called Gays Against Guns chanted "What do we want?" Tens of thousands of people with rainbow banners, posters and fancy costumes, marched in the gay pride parade in NY city that has raised awareness for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community for now 48 years. Read More »

UP govt working to develop tourism in state: Adityanath

As the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh inches towards its 100th day in office, the single largest achievement of the chief minister has been shaking the state machinery out of its complacency. On June 27, Adityanath is likely to lead an event to highlight the 100 days' performance of his government and the new plans and programmes launched by it. Read More »

Haryana's Manushi Chhillar gets the crown

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Besides being a budding doctor herself, Manushi's parents, too, are medical professionals. In an interview during the rehearsals, she had said: "The only thing I believe is certain in life is uncertainty and this is what is awesome about the pageant". Read More »

Center-right set to win top race in Italian mayoral runoffs

Of 16 larger cities which had PD-backed mayors, 12 switched to the centre-right, including historic left-wing bastions such as the north-western port city of Genoa. "The center-right must be united to govern, no matter the electoral law", said Renato Brunetta, the head of Forza Italia in the lower house of parliament. Read More »

Sixty high-rise unit blocks fail United Kingdom safety tests

James Belcher, head of planning at Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service, said: "We have been providing advice to Broadland Housing Association, Taylor Wimpey and the managing agents of adjacent blocks, and having reviewed their fire risk assessments, have agreed how the risk of a fire starting in these buildings could be reduced even further". Read More »

The 'Weed Nuns' are probably the coolest people ever

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And I'm sure more teenagers would've gone to Sunday School if these nuns taught it. "I said , 'If pizza is a vegetable, I'm a nun'". She added that their toking vocation as nuns is "to create honorable, spiritual jobs for women". "One time, I hid a bunch of weed in my saxophone", she said. "The World" and "Luther" actress Aubrey Plaza , the Sisterhood expalins who they really are, what inspired their creation and their stance on spiritualism and religion, all while sharing a joint and a ... Read More »

Tropical Storm Dora strengthens off Mexico's Pacific coast

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It will quickly ramp up to hurricane strength and probably reach about Category 2 before weakening back to a Tropical Storm and then just a weakening depression. Coastal sections of Mexico's Oaxaca, Guerrero, and Michoacan states could see 1-3 inches of rain with locally 5 inches in spots. Calvin brought heavy flooding that led to a damaging fire at state-owned oil firm Pemex's Salina Cruz refinery, where operations are still suspended. Read More »

8-hour truce in Marawi

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The fighting has forced more than 300,000 people to abandon their homes in Marawi and outlying towns and flee to evacuation centers , which rapidly became overcrowded, making it hard for them to celebrate the Eid el-Fitr holiday. local time (2200 UTC Saturday), but reporters from the Agence France-Presse news agency said gunfire resumed as soon as the truce ended at around 2 p.m. Read More »

Kovind to start campaigning from UP tomorrow

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There was no specific reason why we did not attend Kovind's filing of nomination papers today. Chances of Kovind registering a comfortable win brightened after some major non-NDA parties like the JD-U, the BJD, the AIADMK , the TRS and the YSR-Congress extended their support to him. Read More »

9 dead after tourist boat sinks in Colombia

Rescuers are combing the waters of a reservoir in northwest Colombia after a tourist boat carrying 150 people sank, according to Colombian authorities. When he arrived, people told him the ship had gone under. Some survivors and people who witnessed the tragedy unfold from the nearby shore said the boat appeared to be overloaded. Read More »

Florida gas prices start summer at 12-year low

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Gas prices around OH have risen a bit but remain lower than the national average. AAA says the drop in gas prices is good news for the economy as people will tend to spend more money elsewhere. "Oil prices moved even lower last week, dragging gas prices down with them", Jenkins said. That's down 1 cent from the same time previous year. The slump at the pump is not over yet. Read More »

Petition: Remove Rodman from NBA Hall of Fame

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The head of the VOC says that Rodman's behavior is unacceptable. The non-profit's executive director Marion Smith is also pressuring the NBA to excommunicate Rodman from the professional basketball community entirely. Smith accused Rodman of "coddling" Kim, whom the former basketball player has described as a "friend for life". Those concerns were of course made worse by the recent death of US student - and former NK prisoner - Otto Warmbier . Read More »

AAP for Meira Kumar as Prez

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Nitish Kumar who had virtually left the Opposition in the lurch, had justified his support for Kovind by saying that he had to support the Bihar Governor who had been supportive of his government through out his tenure. Born in Patna she is an accomplished "Bihar ki beti" of well known Dalit stalwart of the Congress, the late Babu Jagjivan Ram, who rose to became the Deputy Prime Minister of the country. Read More »

India seeks US Predator drones to counter Chinese threat

A top Chinese disarmament strategist said that United States drones would help India monitor the Indian Ocean better. "Some people in China are a little concerned". However, relations between the two leaderships are heating up as the United States has sidelined its usual policy of selling advanced defence technology to allies only. Read More »

China landslide site evacuated over concerns of 2nd slide

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Dozens of homes were buried when the landslide hit Xinmo village in Mao County, Aba Prefecture Saturday morning that experts said was caused by torrential rain and possible geological damage from a 2008 quake. More than 100 people have been buried by a landslide that unleashed huge rocks and a mass of earth that crashed into their homes in a mountain village in southwestern China early Saturday, a provincial government said. Read More »

Brave Woman Police Officer Teaches BJP Hooligans A Perfect Lesson

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It is not uncommon to hear about politicians and well-connected individuals getting away with nearly anything in India. Bulandshahr: A woman police officer in UP namely Shrestha Thakur, who responded well to the bullying attempts of the local BJP members in Bulandshar, was praised a lot on social media. Read More »