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Presidential Election 2017: EC Issues Notification

Mukherjee assumed office on July 25, 2012. "Electors have to mark the ballot only with this pen and not with any other pen". Now, a candidate supported by 50 "electors" and seconded by another 50 can file a nomination. The opposition parties too are busy with their strategies on the upcoming Presidential elections . The 10-member sub-group of the opposition is meeting forthe first time after its constitution recently. Read More »

Qatar pulls all its troops from Djibouti-Eritrea border

The Turkish army said in a statement that a three-person Turkish military delegation was now in Qatar to carry out preparation work for the deployment of troops in the future. Turkey, which has swung firmly behind Qatar in the Gulf crisis, is thought to have backed the same groups as Qatar in northern Syria, including the powerful conservative Islamist faction Ahrar al-Sham. Read More »

At least 30 injured in London tower blaze: emergency services

The brigade said a structural engineer had checked the building and determined it was not in danger of collapse and that rescue teams were safe to be inside. People who escaped the fire at the 27-storey Grenfell Tower in north Kensington spoke of others trapped and screaming for help, with some holding children from windows and others jumping from upper floors. Read More »

May stands over calling election as Corbyn is heckled on nuclear stance


Bernie SandersBernie SandersBernie Sanders "impressed" by UK candidate Jeremy Corbyn Will UK Prime Minister May's election gamble backfire? A Conservative spokesman said the allegations were "unfounded" and there needed to be an overhaul of election laws, but the timing, just six days before Britons vote, adds to the party's problems. Read More »

Rain postpones men's French Open quarters, delays women's

Bacsinszky and Ostapenko got acquainted previous year when they played doubles at an event in China, and they embraced when they saw each other in the players' gym after their respective matches. Stay tuned to see how Ostapenko fares in the semifinals at the French Open . If the weather gods tried to assist Mladenovic in one way, in another way they did not. Read More »

Trump's Lawyer Bragged That He Got Preet Bharara Fired


This revelation add to the growing controversy surrounding the president's decision to fire Federal Bureau of Investigation director James B. Comey after opening up on a private chat he had with the president and which he termed inappropriate. Read More »

London fire: Blaze engulfs apartment block in West London


London Fire Brigade said 40 fire engines and 200 firefighters had been called to the fire in the Lancaster West Estate tower block, which was burning from the second floor to the top floor. Some people were reported to have jumped from the building while witness described seeing people, including children, banging on windows, screaming and crying for help. Read More »

Huge Blaze In London Apartment Block Claims Lives


London ambulance service reported at 6.15 a.m. BST that 30 patients have been taken to five hospitals following the incident at Lancaster West Estate . He added: " They are being told to put a cloth over their mouths and try to get out by themselves ". "The whole building is just crumbling". "You're watching them waving in the window and you know there's nothing they can do", Mr Martin told BBC radio. Read More »

UK prime minister, N Ireland party to hold alliance talks

After losing her parliamentary majority in a botched gamble on a snap election , Ms May is so weakened that her Brexit strategy has become the subject of public debate inside her own party with calls for her to take a more business-friendly approach. Read More »

Sessions to face sharp questions on Trump, Russia, Comey

There had been some question as to whether the hearing would be open to the public, but the Justice Department said Monday he requested it be so because he "believes it is important for the American people to hear the truth directly from him". Read More »

Congressman among "multiple" victims in Alexandria,VA shooting

Brooks said he was in the on-deck circle when the first shots were fired, and he and others took cover in one of the dugouts. The Alexandria Police Department said victims were being transported to local hospitals. President Trump and Vice President Pence are aware of the situation and are monitoring it closely, according to Press Secretary Sean Spicer. A baseball game was scheduled for Thursday, according to Roll Call . Read More »

2 officers killed on prison bus, 2 inmates on run — Georgia manhunt

The sheriff said there was no reason to believe the two have split. Deal said of the officers: "The selflessness and courage of these two courageous souls will not be forgotten, nor will their sacrifice and service". The prisoners are armed with.40 caliber Glock pistols that belonged to the officers, Sheriff Howard Sills , Putnam County's Sheriff's Office, told Fox 5 Atlanta . Read More »

London fire could delay deal between UK PM May's Conservatives and DUP


Asked Sunday if she is now just a caretaker leader, May noted that "I said during the election campaign that if elected I would intend to serve a full term". They saw Brexit as a threat to the continued success of the creative industries, damaging growth and the UK's global outlook. With British politics thrust into the deepest turmoil since last June's shock Brexit vote, European Union leaders were left wondering how divorce talks would open next week. Read More »

Multiple fatalities as fire engulfs tower block trapping residents in flames


Some 50 people were injured, and authorities say people have died but it is unclear how many. The blaze started around 1 a.m. London time, and smoke was still pouring from the building hours later. Ruks Mamudu, 69, escaped from her first floor apartment wearing only her purple pajamas and bathrobe. "She was calling for help and then the fire came close to her, and then she threw herself". Read More »

Shivraj Chouhan gives Rs 1 crore cheque to kin of deceased farmer


The curfew was lifted from Mandsaur , but prohibitory orders remained. A convoy of vehicles followed the Vajra van as hundreds of Congress supporters ran to keep pace with the automobiles. Chouhan, along with his wife Sadhna, reached Mandsaur in a special plane and went to Badwan village to meet the kin of farmer Ghanshyam Dhakad, who was killed in police firing. Read More »

Sir John Major is 'concerned wary and dubious' over DUP confidence deal

That concern is made more pressing by two factors: the looming threat of Brexit, which could make it necessary to once again erect barriers along the now invisible border between Northern Ireland and Ireland, once the United Kingdom leaves the European Union; and the fact that Northern Ireland's local assembly is in crisis. Read More »

Trump claims 'total and complete vindication' in tweet after Comey testimony

Trump said he would be willing to testify under oath to that effect. "No I didn't say that ", Trump stated abruptly, taking questions after meeting Romanian President Klaus Iohannis . Reed says "there's a real question of the propriety" of Sessions' involvement in Comey's dismissal, since Sessions had recused himself from the federal probe into contacts between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign. Read More »

Diplomats say 'lame duck' Theresa May won't win concessions from the EU

Despite anger at the election, she was cheered briefly at the start of the meeting. "It's going to be hard, there's no doubt about that, but perhaps an opportunity to consult more widely with the other parties on how best we can achieve it", Cameron was reported by the FT as saying at a conference in Poland. Read More »

Philadelphia hospital separates conjoined 10-month-old twins


Ten-month old conjoined twins Erin and Abby Delaney will finally be able to lie beside each other, after a successful separation . It took months of planning and preparation for the risky surgery. The medical staff then split into two teams, one for each baby, to complete reconstruction of the girls' heads . The post-surgery care team also includes nutritionists and developmental pediatricians to help the newly separated babies thrive. Read More »

Officials confirm fatalities in London high-rise fire


He told CNN it was not yet clear how many people were evacuated or how many people are receiving support. The tower is home to around 140 flats. A baby was caught by a member of the public after being dropped from Grenfell Tower as it was engulfed with flames , a witness said. Read More »

Donald Trump calls Comey 'leaker', ready to respond under oath


Trump's tweet read: "Despite so many false statements and lies, total and complete vindication. and WOW, Comey is a leaker". "I knew that there might come a day where I might need a record of what happened". Mr. Trump was alluding to conversations that Comey wrote about in a memo released following his termination, alleging the president had pressured him to drop the FBI investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Read More »

At least 30 injured after #LondonFire engulfs tower block


The cause of the fire was not immediately known. "I saw the woman later and she was hysterical". Transport for London said there was no service between Hammersmith and Edgware Road on the Circle and Hammersmith and City lines, while the police said the A40 was closed in both directions, owing to the fire. Read More »

Amid diplomatic crisis, US Ambassador to Qatar to step down


The Pakistani leader and his team were received by the Saudi King at the Jeddah Royal Palace. Later around midnight, the delegation left for home. Otaiba said the measures against Qatar were not an attempt to have the base moved "but if anyone asks we'd be willing to have that conversation". Read More »