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AAP-LG standoff: Arvind Kejriwal ends dharna at Raj Niwas Times of India
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday evening ended his dharna which was going on for the last nine days inside Raj Niwas. This comes after several IAS officers including chief secretary Anshu Prakash attended different meetings called by AAP ministers in Delhi Secretariat indicating the narrowing of their differences with the political executive.
Mehbooba Mufti resigns after BJP pulls out of alliance with PDP in Jammu and Kashmir Times of India
The People Democratic Party's (PDP) Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday submitted her resignation as Jammu and Kashmir chief minister to state governor N N Vohra. Mehbooba's move came shortly after the BJP announced it was pulling out of its alliance with the PDP in Jammu and Kashmir.
Forces showed restraint, terrorists didn’t… J-K ceasefire over: Government Sushant Singh & Rahul Tripathi, Indian Express
A DAY after Eid, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh Sunday announced the withdrawal of suspension of security operations in J&K, which was declared for the month of Ramzan, and blamed “violence and killings” by “terrorists” for the decision. Singh said in a series of posts on his official Twitter handle that the government’s decision on May 17 to halt security operations was aimed at providing the “peace loving people of J&K” with a “conducive atmosphere to observe Ramzan”.
Pakistan Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah 'killed in drone attack' Aljazeera
The leader of Pakistan's Taliban armed group has been killed by a drone strike in neighbouring Afghanistan's remote Kunar province, Afghan officials have said. Mullah Fazlullah, believed to have been operating from hideouts in the forests of eastern Afghanistan, has been at the top of Pakistan's most wanted list and has been falsely reported killed on numerous occasions.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal refuses to leave L-G’s office, AAP minister starts hunger strike Sweta Goswami, Hindustan Times
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday continued his sit-in protest at lieutenant governor Anil Baijal’s office along with three senior cabinet ministers and said he would stay put until the government’s demands were met. The state home minister Satyendar Jain, who is also accompanying Kejriwal, went a step further and announced that he had started an indefinite hunger strike to protest against Baijal’s “inaction”.
17 Killed as Bus Hits Divider, Overturns in UP’s Mainpuri News18
Seventeen people were killed and about 20 injured when a private bus hit a divider and overturned in Uttar Pradesh’s Mainpuri on Wednesday morning, police said. The bus, with around 60-70 people onboard, was on it way to Farrrukhabad from Rajasthan’s Jaipur when the accident occurred in Tirathpur village at around 5.30am, Mainpuri additional superintendent of police Om Prakash Singh said.
US gives nod to sale of six Apache attack helicopters to India Zee News
In a move that could be a big boost for India's defensive capabilities, the US State Department on Tuesday approved the sale of six Boeing AH-64E Apache helicopters. According to a news release from Defense Security Cooperation Agency, the sale of the attack helicopters - as requested by India - would help in strengthening US-Indian strategic relationship and to 'improve the security of an important partner which continues to be an important force for political stability, peace, and economic progress in South Asia.
North Korea to denuclearise 'very, very quickly,' Trump says after historic summit with Kim in Singapore Times of India
US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signed a "comprehensive" document following a historic summit aimed at the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula. There were no immediate details on the contents of the document but Trump said he expected the denuclearisation process to start "very, very quickly".
Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un shake hands in a historic Singapore Summit Economic Times
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump shook hands and smiled cautiously as they met at their historic summit in Singapore on Tuesday, in which the two men will look for ways to end a nuclear standoff on the Korean peninsula.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee rushed to AIIMS, condition said to be ‘critical’ Times of India
Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who has been ailing for long, was admitted to AIIMS on Monday, sparking concern which saw PM Narendra Modi along with several others rushing to the institute. Vajpayee, who has been bed-ridden since 2009, has been suffering from lower respiratory tract infection and kidney- related issues.
Arvind Kejriwal says AAP will campaign for BJP in Lok Sabha polls if Delhi is granted statehood Sweta Goswami & Soumya Pillai, Hindustan Times
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will campaign for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in next year’s parliamentary elections if it ensured Delhi got statehood, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Monday, just before the assembly passed a resolution on an issue that has been a political hot potato for decades.
Govt offers 10 posts of joint secretaries to public, private sector employees Dipak K Dash, Times of India
In its bid to attract talent from public and private sectors, the Modi government has invited applications for 10 posts of joint secretaries in different ministries under its “lateral entry” scheme.
Billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi flees to UK, claiming political asylum: Report Times of India
Nirav Modi, the billionaire jeweller at the heart of a more than $2 billion fraud case, has fled to the UK, where he is claiming political asylum, the Financial Times reported on Sunday, citing Indian and British officials.
Email threat to PM: Maoists are fighting lost battle, end near, says Rajnath Singh Arun Sharma, Indian Express
A day after Pune police said they were probing an email that indicated a Maoist plan to assassinate Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a “Rajiv Gandhi type incident” by “targeting his roadshows”, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh Friday said the government was “always serious” about the security of the Prime Minister, and that Maoists were “fighting a lost battle” which is “ending”.
Congress does yatras only with mortal remains of its leaders: Amit Shah Prashant Pandey, Indian Express
Attacking the Congress for what he called was its focus only on one family, BJP national president Amit Shah Friday said that the party, founded by a British, had undertaken only four national tours, three of which were with the mortal remains of its leaders.
3 top JeM ultras traced and killed Pioneer
Three top Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorists, including its operational commander, were killed in an encounter with security forces in Tral in Pulwama district of Jammu & Kashmir on Tuesday, police said.
Forces ready with list of 300 terrorists to be neutralised Pioneer
The top security establishments have prepared a blueprint to deliver a lethal blow to terrorists in the Kashmir valley after the end of Ramzan ceasefire. The security agencies have shortlisted 250-300 terrorists from Lashkar-e-Tayyeba, Hizbul Mujahideen and Jaish-e-Mohammed for the operation.
DU admissions 2018 first cut-off highlights: 98.50% for economics (H) at SRCC Heena Kausar & A Mariyam Alavi, Hindustan Times
The Delhi university colleges have started releasing the first cut-offs for admissions in academic year 2018-19. Here are the highlights of the release of DU’s first cut-offs for various colleges and courses.
4 Assam Rifles jawans killed in Nagaland ambush Prabin Kalita, Times of India
At least four jawans of the 40th Assam Rifles were martyred and six injured in an ambush laid by suspected NSCN (Khaplang) terrorists at Aboi in Mon district of Nagaland near Indo-Myanmar border.
ED to move court against Vijay Mallya in first case under new fugitives law Khushboo Narayan, Indian Express
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) will move a special court this week for “immediate confiscation” of attached assets valued at over Rs 12,400 crore of Kingfisher Airlines owner Vijay Mallya under the recently promulgated Fugitive Economic Offenders Ordinance.
Maharana Pratap Was Great, Not Akbar: UP CM Yogi Adityanath News18
Discarding the popular belief that Akbar was great, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has claimed that only 16th century Mewar king Maharana Pratap held that eminence as he refused to accept Akbar as the emperor since a “Turk could not be trusted”.
Within 24 hours, ultras strike again in heart of Srinagar Times of India
Less than 24 hours after journalist Shujaat Bukhari and his two personal security officers were gunned down in Lal Chowk area in the heart of Srinagar, motorcycle-borne terrorists struck again in the city. Three young men opened fire on a police checkpost near SMHS hospital on Friday afternoon, barely 5km from Lal Chowk, injuring two cops and two civilians.
Officer among 4 BSF personnel killed in Pak Rangers firing Times of India
Four Border Security Force (BSF) personnel, including an officer, were killed and three others injured in unprovoked firing by Pakistan Rangers along the International Border (IB) in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir, a senior BSF officer said on Wednesday.
Rahul Gandhi pleads 'not guilty' in defamation case filed by RSS worker Times of India
Congress chief Rahul Gandhi today pleaded "not guilty" in a Bhiwandi court on Tuesday in connection with a defamation case filed against him by an RSS worker in 2014. The Congress president's plea came after the court framed charges against him and read them out in the courtroom after he took the stand. The court has set August 10 as next date of hearing. 
Asking collegium to review decision not a sin: Ravi Shankar Prasad Hindu
Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday said the government didn’t commit a “cardinal sin” if it asked for reconsideration of a name suggested by the Supreme Court collegium and advised political parties that lost popular franchise not to sponsor litigation.
India only SCO member to oppose China’s BRI Saibal Dasgupta, Times of India
China’s hope of winning unanimous support for its Belt and Road Initiative from members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation remained unfulfilled with India emerging as a silent dissenter after two days of deliberations attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Tej Pratap Yadav tweet signals rift with brother Financial Express
Tej Pratap Yadav, the elder son of RJD chief Lalu Prasad, has created a flutter in political circles with a tweet signalling a rift between him and his younger brother Tejashwi Yadav even as the latter urged people not to make a mountain out of a molehill. In the tweet yesterday, RJD leader Tej Pratap Yadav said his desire was to “get Arjuna seated on the throne of Hastinapur and himself return to Dwarka (like Lord Krishna)”.
Amit Shah attacks Congress' 'dismal' performance, targets 65 seats in Chhattisgarh NDTV
BJP chief Amit Shah today attacked Congress president Rahul Gandhi over his party's "dismal" track record in 55 years of its rule, as he set a target of winning 65 seats in the upcoming Chhattisgarh Assembly polls.
Working on policy for logistics hubs: Commerce minister Suresh Prabhu Economic Times
Emphasising that logistics is the backbone of economic activity which determines how fast an economy can grow, commerce and industry minister Suresh Prabhu on Friday said his ministry is putting the final touches to a policy for the logistics sector as part of a comprehensive plan to boost business and exports.
Ajay Maken dismisses possibility of Congress-AAP alliance, says secular forces, not opportunists, should come together Sanjay Singh, Firstpost
Until 2014, Ajay Maken was taken to be one of the most promising young leaders in the Congress. He had become the Speaker of the Delhi Assembly at the age of 39, and was the youngest in the country to have held such a post. More recently, Maken became the youngest Cabinet minister in the UPA-2 government, holding charge of the housing and urban poverty alleviation portfolios.
BJP-Shiv Sena pact for Lok Sabha polls on course Prafulla Marpakwar, Times of India
BJP and Shiv Sena agreed in principle to contest the 2019 Lok Sabha elections together at the meeting between their chiefs, Amit Shah and Uddhav Thackeray + , on Wednesday, but the discussion at Matoshree remained inconclusive due to lack of consensus over sharing of seats for the Maharashtra assembly polls, also due next year after the parliamentary elections.
RLSP chief to skip NDA dinner in Bihar, party miffed at Nitish Kumar's growing influence Firstpost
In another setback for the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), Union minister Upendra Kushwaha — also president of NDA ally Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) — has decided to skip an NDA dinner in Bihar.
Akali Dal permanent ally of BJP, NDA, says Sukhbir Badal Hindu
Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah on Thursday met top leaders of the Shiromani Akali Dal to deliberate upon the strategy for the 2019 general elections. Mr. Shah, who was in Chandigarh for the BJP's Sampark for Samarthan campaign, held a meeting with veteran Alaki Dal leader Parkash Singh Badal and its president Sukhbir Singh Badal.
  The Courts
SC makes Jagannath Puri visit hassle-free Pioneer
Paying a visit to the Lord Jagannath Temple at Puri may now become easier for devotees who have to face extreme hardship in offering prayers there. The Supreme Court on Friday directed both the Odisha Government and the Centre to set up separate committees to study the best management practices followed by shrines of national importance across the country and recommend changes to be carried out in administration of the temple by June 30.
Court admits charges against Tharoor, summons him on July 7 Aamir Khan, Times of India
A Delhi court took cognisance on Tuesday of the charges of abetment of suicide and cruelty against Shashi Tharoor in the case of the death of his wife Sunanda Pushkar. The court found "sufficient ground" to proceed against Congress MP, summoning him on July 7.
Aircel-Maxis case: Delhi court grants Chidambaram protection from arrest, directs ED not to take coercive action Indian Express
A Delhi court on Wednesday granted protection from arrest to former Union Minister P Chidambaram in Aircel Maxis money laundering case after the latter moved an anticipatory bail plea. Senior advocates Kapil Sibal and Abhishek Manu Singhvi, appearing for Chidambaram, urged the court to grant him the relief considering the former minister has clean antecedents and deep roots in society.
NIA court convicts five IM militants in 2013 Bodh Gaya blasts Economic Times
A special NIA court here today convicted five Indian Mujahideen militants in the 2013 Bodh Gaya serial blasts case in which several persons including Buddhist monks were injured. 
Nirav Modi diverted Rs 4,299 crore to himself, family and firms: ED in court Khushboo Narayan, Indian Express
THE ENFORCEMENT Directorate (ED) has found that fugitive diamond jeweller Nirav Modi diverted about $629 million (Rs 4,299 crore at current rate) of the $1,015.34 million (Rs 6,939.84 crore) outstanding fraudulent Letters of Undertaking (LoU) issued by Punjab National Bank (PNB) to himself, his firms and his relatives, through 15 “dummy companies” based in the UAE and Hong Kong, according to the first prosecution complaint (chargesheet) filed by the agency on Thursday.
Not must that seniormost MLA has to be pro tem speaker: SC Dhananjay Mahapatra & Amit Anand Choudhary, Times of India
The Supreme Court on Saturday told the Congress-JD(S) combine that the convention of the seniormost MLA being named the pro tem speaker had no legal force and pointed to past instances to reject the challenge to K G Bopaiah’s appointment as pro tem speaker in the Karnataka assembly.
Statements against Arun Jaitley based on info from Arvind Kejriwal: Kumar Vishwas to Delhi High Court DNA
Escalating the ongoing cold war, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Kumar Vishwas told the Delhi High Court on Thursday that his statements against Union Minister Arun Jaitley were based on the information received as a party worker from Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
Supreme Court directive on Cauvery may cast shadow on Karnataka polls K Shiva Kumar, NewIndianExpress
The Supreme Court directive to the Karnataka government to release 4 tmcft of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu and warning of ‘serious consequences’ if its fails to follow the orders is likely to cast a shadow on the Karnataka assembly election to be held on May 12.
Chhota Rajan gets life imprisonment in journalist Jyotirmoy Dey killing case Sonam Saigal, Hindu
The special Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court in Mumbai on Wednesday sentenced all the nine convicts, including gangster Chhota Rajan and shooter Satish Kaliya to life imprisonment in the journalist Jyotirmoy Dey murder case.
Payback time for Unitech directors Pioneer
Sending out a strong message to real estate firm Unitech to pay up the homebuyers waiting endlessly for their refund, the Supreme Court on Wednesday indicated that if the company fails to deposit Rs 100 crore within the stipulated deadline of May 11, personal assets of all Directors of the company will be auctioned to realise the said amount.
Government puts off Air India stake sale for now Economic Times
The government has decided not to go ahead with Air India stake sale in an election year and will provide required funds for its operations, a senior official said today. The decision comes less than 3 weeks after the proposed 76 per cent strategic stake sale in debt laden national carrier failed to attract any bidder.
Sensex suffers more losses, down 148 pts on global cues News18
Benchmark Sensex declined by over 148 points in early trade today, tracking a weak trend in global markets as the trade spat between the US and China intensified. Unabated capital outflows by foreign funds and profit-booking by retail investors too dampened sentiment.
Vijay Mallya used Force India, RCB for laundering: ED chargesheet Vijay V Singh, Times of India
Enforcement Directorate (ED) has submitted a second chargesheet in a special court + against businessman Vijay Mallya, UB Holdings and the now-defunct Kingfisher Airlines, along with others, charging them with laundering Rs 9,990 crore which they had fraudulently availed as loan from State Bank of India-led consortium of 17 banks.
Chanda Kochhar to go on leave till completion of enquiry: ICICI Bank board Saloni Shukla, Economic Times
ICICI Bank Chief Executive Officer Chanda Kochhar will proceed on leave to facilitate an independent investigation into charges of favouritism and impropriety while the group’s life insurance head Sandeep Bakhshi will run the lender as its Chief Operating Officer.
Rupee dives to 3-week low at 68.01 on macro-liquidity shocks Money Control
The rupee today crumbled below the key 68-mark to end at a fresh three-week low of 68.01 against the US currency after the country's trade deficit widened more than expected amid renewed global trade war fears. 
SBI to stop handling payments for oil imports from Iran: Indian Oil Nidhi Verma, Mint
India’s imports of Iranian oil may be hit from end-August after State Bank of India (SBI) informed refiners it will not handle payments for crude from Tehran from November onwards, the finance chief of Indian Oil Corp. said on Friday.
Higher oil prices, GST may boost states revenue by Rs 37,400 crore in FY19 Economic Times
States are likely to gain an additional Rs 37,426 crore in revenue in the current fiscal on the back of surge in oil prices and better tax collection due to the GST, says a report. According to SBI Research, the impact of GST on tax revenue is minimal except in a few states.
RBI blames PNB board for fraud Sobhana K Nair & TCA Sharad Raghavan, Hindu
Blaming the board of directors of the Punjab National Bank for the embezzlement of over Rs. 13,000 crore by jeweller Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi, the Reserve Bank of India on Tuesday, in a written reply to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance, said all “three lines of defence” built in the banking system failed in this case.
Adani group emerges as highest bidder with Rs 60-bn offer for Ruchi Soya Business Standard
Billionaire Gautam Adani's group company today offered about Rs 60 bn to emerge as the highest bidder for acquisition of bankruptcy-hit edible oil firm Ruchi Soya, sources with direct knowledge of the matter said.
Adani group emerges as highest bidder with Rs 60-bn offer for Ruchi Soya Business Standard
Billionaire Gautam Adani's group company today offered about Rs 60 bn to emerge as the highest bidder for acquisition of bankruptcy-hit edible oil firm Ruchi Soya, sources with direct knowledge of the matter said.
Sensex rises over 100 points, Nifty above 10,850; IT, Pharma stocks lead gains NDTV
The domestic equity markets traded firmly in the green on Wednesday. At 9:40 am, the S&P BSE Sensex was at 35,802.15 level, up 109.63 points or 0.31 per cent, and the broader Nifty50 was at 10,871.80, with a gain of 28.95 points or 0.27 per cent. IT and pharma stocks led the gains.
Retail inflation inches up to 4.87% in May on costlier food items Hindu
Retail inflation inched up to 4.87% in May on increase in prices of certain items in the food basket, as per the government data released on June 12. Based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI), the inflation was at 4.58% in the preceding month. In May 2017, it was 2.18%.
Reserve Bank aims to tighten working capital loan norms Hindu
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has proposed a minimum 40% loan component for working capital funding of ?150 crore and above to bring in greater credit discipline and improve monetary transmission. According to draft guidelines, the RBI has proposed that the loan component of 40% will come into effect from October 1 and will be increased to 60% from April 1, 2019.
DMart operator Avenue Supermarts touches Rs 1 lakh crore mcap Money Control
Avenue Supermarts, operator of DMart chain of outlets, surpassed a market capitalisation of Rs 1 lakh crore on Monday morning. The stock managed to gain 2 percent intraday.
Petrol, diesel prices: Fuel rates cut for 13th straight day; check rates in Delhi, Mumbai, other cities Financial Express
Petrol and Diesel prices in India have been cut for 13th consecutive days since rates soared on May 29. Petrol price in Delhi today stands at Rs 76.58 per litre, down from Rs 76.78 per litre on June 10. Similarly, petrol price in Mumbai is Rs 84.41 per litre. Yesterday it was Rs 84.61 per litre in the finance capital of the country.
ICICI Bank, Chanda Kochhar face US regulatory probe; Indian agencies may seek foreign help Economic Times
As multi-agency probe continues in India into alleged lapses involving ICICI Bank's chief Chanda Kochhar and her family members, the matter has also come under the scanner of the US markets regulator SEC.
PSU banks suffer whopping Rs 87,000 cr loss in FY18 Money Control
Losses of public sector banks crossed a whopping Rs 87,300 crore in 2017-18 fiscal, topped by scam-tainted Punjab National Bank which took a hit of nearly Rs 12,283 crore. Of the 21 state-owned banks, only two banks, Indian Bank and Vijaya Bank, posted profits during 2017-18. 
  States Scan
BJP Nominee Wins Maharashtra Legislative Council Poll News18
BJP candidate Suresh Dhas on Tuesday won the Maharashtra Legislative Council election from the Osmanabad-Beed-Latur local bodies seat. The former Maharashtra minister defeated NCP-backed Ashok Jagdale by a margin of 74 votes, an election official said.
UP roadways bus crushes 6 students, teacher to death on Agra-Lucknow Expressway Zee News
Seven students were crushed to death after a UP Roadways bus ran over them on the Lucknow-Agra Expressway near Uttar Pradesh's Kannauj on Monday. Three more students are in a critical condition and have been rushed to the hospital.
Mumbai weather: Heavy rains predicted, IMD advises people not to venture out Financial Express
India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted “heavy to very heavy” rainfall in the Maharashtra capital even as incessant precipitation threw life out of gear in the maximum city. IMD has also issued alert for today and Saturday and asked people not to go out unless it is emergency.
Global conspiracy to unseat Modi in 2019, claims Karnataka BJP MLA News18
A conspiracy was being hatched by various political parties in the country and at the global level to prevent Prime Minister Narendra Modi from coming back to power in 2019, a senior BJP leader from Karnataka has claimed.
Kumaraswamy’s controversial statement on ‘Kaala’, speaks as distributor not as CM The New Minute
On the day that the Karnataka High Court ordered the state government to provide security to theatres that screen Kaala, Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy said that as a Kannadiga, he would not advocate releasing the Rajinikanth-starrer.
Naga political groups to suspend talks with govt. Hindu
The working committee of the Naga National Political Groups has decided to suspend its ongoing talks with the Centre on the Naga political issue following a raid by security personnel at its co-convener’s residence on June 2. The decision was taken by the group’s working committee in an emergency meeting here on Sunday.
Curfew back in Shillong amid clashes Rahul Karmakar, Hindu
Curfew was reimposed in Shillong on Monday and the Army conducted flag marches after fresh violence in the city, including an attack on a CRPF camp on Sunday night.
Citing Poor Performance in Karnataka Polls, Cong’s SR Patil Quits The Quint
The Congress party’s below par performance in the Karnataka elections appears to have found its first casualty with the party’s Karnataka North Working President SR Patil resigning from his position.
EC orders probe into M.P. electoral lists after Congress complains of 60 lakh bogus voters Hindu
The Election Commission ordered a probe into alleged irregularities in electoral rolls in Madhya Pradesh on Sunday after a delegation of Congress leaders led by Kamal Nath and Jyotiraditya Scindia met the commission claiming that there are at least 60 lakh bogus voters listed in the State.
West Bengal: ‘BJP worker’ found dead in Purulia district on Saturday committed suicide, say police Scroll
A 30-year-old man who was found hanging from an electric tower in West Bengal’s Purulia district on Saturday had committed suicide, doctors at a government hospital said in the autopsy report, NDTV reported.
  International News
US, South Korea agree to suspend joint military exercise Hindu
The United States and South Korea have agreed to suspend a joint military exercise scheduled for August, South Korean and U.S. officials said on Monday, following President Donald Trump's pledge to end “war games” after his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un last week.
52 Indians, mostly Sikhs, held at Oregon detention centre in US Tribune India
A group of 52 Indians, mostly Sikhs, has been held at a detention centre in the US State of Oregon for being part of a large contingent of illegal immigrants seeking asylum, an American lawmaker has said. The Indians form the largest group of detainees in the total 123 illegal immigrants being held at a facility in Sheridan.
US withdraws from United Nations human rights council Times of India
The United States withdrew from the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday accusing it of a "chronic bias against Israel," a move that activists warned would make advancing human rights globally even more difficult.
Trump orders Pentagon to create US ‘Space Force’ Hindu
President Donald Trump on Monday ordered the Pentagon to create a new US “Space Force,” which would become the sixth branch of the American military but which requires Congressional approval to take effect.
Trump escalates China trade war with extra tariffs Money Control
US President Donald Trump escalated a growing trade war with China by unveiling plans today to impose 10 percent tariffs on an additional USD 200 billion worth of Chinese goods.
Trump approves 25% tariffs on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods, Beijing retaliates Times of India
US President Donald Trump on Friday slapped a stiff 25 per cent tariff on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods, as he accused Beijing of intellectual property theft and unfair trade practices, triggering a full-fledged trade war between the world's two largest economies.
After Trump-Kim meeting, China makes case for relaxing sanctions on North Korea Times of India
As US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un held their historic summit in Singapore on Tuesday, a wary China made out a case for lifting of UN sanctions against Pyongyang and highlighted its central role in working out a new peace mechanism for the Korean Peninsula.
41 Afghan police personnel killed in Taliban ambush Zee News
In two separate Taliban-led attacks, at least 41 Afghan security force personnel were killed in various parts of Afghanistan on Saturday. According to Voice of America, citing Afghan officials as the source, six others have been injured in twin attacks in northern Kunduz and western Herat provinces respectively.
PM Modi praises Afghan President's bold initiatives towards peace Times of India
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today praised Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani's bold initiatives towards peace and expressed hope that it will be respected by all parties, referring to a ceasefire announced by the Afghan leader for Eid.
Austria to expel up to 60 imams, shuts 7 mosques Economic Times
Austria could expel up to 60 Turkish-funded imams and their families as part of a crackdown on "political Islam", Interior Minister Herbert Kickl said Friday. "The circle of people possibly affected by these measures - the pool that we're talking about - comprises around 60 imams," said Kickl of the far-right Freedom Party (FPOe), the junior partner in Austria's coalition government.
Trump calls for Russia to be reinstated to G-7, threatens allies on trade NDTV
President Donald Trump called for Russia to be readmitted to the Group of Seven industrial nations Friday, reaching out to an adversary as he further scrambled an international summit that has showcased a rift between the United States and its closest allies.
Trump says Kim summit all about attitude, not preparation Times of India
Heading into his North Korea summit with characteristic bravado, President Donald Trump said Thursday that "attitude" is more important than preparation as he looks to negotiate an accord with Kim Jong-un to denuclearise the Korean Peninsula.
Donald Trump's North Korea Summit May Bring Peace Declaration, But at a Cost News18
If Donald Trump’s summit next week with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un produces a peace declaration formally ending the Korean War as he has suggested, it could give the U.S. president a big headline-grabbing, made-for-TV moment on the world stage.
There is no space for a war with India, says Pakistan Army Scroll
The Pakistan Army on Monday said there was no space for a war with India as both are nuclear powers, but warned that its desire for peace should not be mistaken for weakness.
Al-Qaida warns Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman over 'sin' Times of India
Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula has warned Saudi Arabia's reformist Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over his "sinful projects", in a bulletin released Friday. Prince Mohammed has spearheaded a string of policy changes in ultraconservative Saudi Arabia, including reinstating cinemas and allowing women to drive.
Trump says June 12 summit with North Korea's Kim is back on Times of India
US President Donald Trump, in a complete reversal, said on Friday he would hold a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on June 12 in Singapore in the latest twist in the high-stakes diplomacy over eliminating Pyonyang's nuclear arms programme.

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