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Author: 0 Himanta vouches NEDA support for Kovind

The NDA , including Sena and the PDP of Jammu and Kashmir, which also extended support to Kovind on Tuesday, commands the support of 48.93 per cent in the electoral college made up of MPs and MLAs. He has said that the JD (U) will convey their decision at the meeting in Delhi on June 22. Kovind, who is the Bihar Governor , was in town as guest of Himachal Pradesh Governor Acharya Devvrat between May 28 to 30 along with his wife and children.

Author: 0 Handel's Victory Shows Limits of Trump Card

And while the country was focused on the race in Georgia , a separate special election in SC, to fill White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney's former seat, suggests that the party's prospects are weaker than Ossoff's loss suggests. "Look, I think the Democratic Party has to come to terms with the fact that what we're doing isn't working", Moulton said. Pelosi's job is secure, but insiders say to expect a raucous House Democratic caucus meeting Wednesday when the results are ...

Global Media Centre should discuss beef ban issue with various states: Shiv Sena
Author: 0 Centre should discuss beef ban issue with various states: Shiv Sena

Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray announced his party's support for Kovind after an internal meeting of the party's leaders at his residence, Matoshree, Bandra. No doubt the Sena has been telling its cadre to be ready for a snap poll, but so far, apart from being a nagging partner in a bad marriage of convenience with the BJP, had done precious little to take any step.

Global Media Donald Trump's state visit to United Kingdom in doubt
Author: 0 Donald Trump's state visit to United Kingdom in doubt

President Trump's planned state visit to the United Kingdom was noticeably absent from the Queen's speech to Parliament, an omission some are considering confirmation that the visit is postponed. Mr Mair asked: "What's the point of this Prime Minister?" Chastened by an election which left her Conservative Party short of a majority in parliament and reopened debate on the nature of Britain's European Union exit, May also sidelined reform on social care, education and corporate governance.

Author: 0 Handel first female GOP rep elected to Congress in Georgia

Following Ossoff's loss , Democrats were quick to point out that the Georgia district was gerrymandered, that it had been in Republican hands since Newt Gingrich held the seat, and that Handle won a close race, while her Republican predecessor had won by a large margin.

Global Media President Trump tweets he did not record conversations with James Comey
Author: 0 President Trump tweets he did not record conversations with James Comey

The President of the United States of America is tweeting about secret "tapes" in order to intimidate a former FBI Director who was sacked for investigations around possible Russian cooperation with that very President's campaign. "And he said , 'Well then, why did you say this to Mr. O'Brien?' And he essentially said, 'I wanted to intimidate him'". Does the president regret his original tweet? President Richard Nixon was known to record virtually every conversation he had.

Author: 0 Russian Federation fires missiles from Mediterranean at ISIS in Syria

Two Russian warships and a submarine in the Mediterranean have fired missiles at Islamic State group targets in Syria, the defence ministry said on Friday. "The commands of Turkey and Israel were informed in a timely manner of the cruise missile launches through channels of interaction", the ministry said in a statement.

Author: 0 Bahraini, Saudi, UAE, Egyptian diplomats meet Korean official

Qatari companies with operations in the Dubai International Financial Centre are now looking to pull them back to Qatar, he said , without giving details. "Turkey will continue and we will develop our ties with Qatar, as with all our friends who have supported us in the most hard moments", he added in reference to last year's failed coup.

Author: 0 Senate GOP's Health Care Overhaul Would Bring 'Pain' to Americans: Obama

Also, the bill would roll back current mandates on individuals to secure insurance coverage and on some businesses to provide insurance coverage for employees. But Medicaid has also been eating up an ever-larger share of federal spending, so the Republican plan puts a lid on that by rolling back the Obama-era expansion of the program and then granting states a set amount of money for each person enrolled.

Author: 0 US will protect our interests in Syria

The missiles fired by Iran's Revolutionary Guards on Sunday targeted IS in Deir al-Zor province, fast becoming the jihadists' last remaining foothold in Syria and a declared military priority of Tehran's allies in the Syrian government. But the missiles sent a message to more than just the extremists in Iraq and Syria, Sharif told state television in a telephone interview. "The message of the revolutionary and punishing move is totally clear", the Guard said in its statement , carried by ...

Global Media Gunman who shot congressman had no target in mind
Author: 0 Gunman who shot congressman had no target in mind

Tim Slater, who leads the criminal division of the FBI's Washington field office, also said during a news conference that James T. Hodgkinson did not have any ties to terrorism. Contents of the storage facility yielded a laptop computer, more than 200 rounds of ammunition, a receipt for a November 2016 gun purchase and additional SKS rifle components.

Global Media Portugal Forest Fires Kill More Than 60 People
Author: 0 Portugal Forest Fires Kill More Than 60 People

Portugal's president says the country's pain "knows no end" as it mourns at least 61 people killed in the deadliest wildfire in memory. High temperatures and a lack of rainfall were major factors that allowed the flames to spread very quickly, thus trapping numerous people attempting to flee Pedrogao by vehicle.

Global Media Democratic lawmaker criticizes party brand, Pelosi
Author: 0 Democratic lawmaker criticizes party brand, Pelosi

Rep. Filemon Vela (D-Texas), who supported Pelosi's re-election last fall, told Politico on Wednesday, "I think you'd have to be an idiot to think we could win the House with Pelosi at the top". Pelosi insisted that the current leadership structure already gives opportunities to younger members, telling reporters, "I have always featured the young 30-somethings.

Author: 0 Alwaleed bin Talal pledges loyalty to new Saudi Crown Prince-Twitter account

The prince's foreign policy is, meanwhile, reshaping the kingdom's role on the regional and global stage. The new crown prince also has used fighting words to describe Iran . The 31-year-old is now next in line to the throne. His father is the governor of Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province, home to much of the country's oil wealth and most of its minority Shiites.

Author: 0 5 takeaways from the new United Nations report on refugees

As the organization pointed out, this equals one person being displaced every three seconds . More people fled the conflict in Syria - 5. 5 million - than any other country, but the biggest new source of refugees was what the report called "the disastrous breakdown of peace efforts" in South Sudan.

Author: 0 Qatar's neighbors issue steep list of demands to end crisis

The number of Turkish soldiers sent to Qatar could eventually reach 1,000, it said, adding that an air force contingent was also envisaged. Mauritania followed suit shortly afterward, and Jordan closed the local office of Qatar's al-Jazeera satellite news channel.

Author: 0 Dani Alves drops massive Man City transfer hint

The first four of those were under Guardiola , a period when the pair shared in two Champions League triumphs and won La Liga on three occasions. Alves has just over a year remaining on his current deal at Juventus but there have been claims that the 34-year-old may have his contract terminated by mutual consent to enable him to join City.

Author: 0 Corker: US considering North Korea travel ban

Hyeon Soo Lim, a pastor who has lived in the Toronto area for three decades after emigrating from South Korea, has been detained in North Korea since 2015. He said he was put in front of cameras and ordered to confess, apologize, beg for mercy and ask the U.S.to intervene. The U.S. has been pressing Pyongyang to halt its nuclear weapons development and urging China and other countries to starve the North of funding for the program.

Author: 0 London mosque driver charged with 'terrorism-related murder'

Police officers attend to the scene after a vehicle collided with pedestrians near a mosque in the Finsbury Park neighbourhood of North London June 19, 2017. Osborne's relatives have said they are "devastated for the families" of the victims and that the attack was "sheer madness". The attack has raised tensions in London , which had suffered three previous terrorist attacks in the last three months.

Global Media Pakistan decries drone strikes on its soil, as US considers more
Author: 0 Pakistan decries drone strikes on its soil, as US considers more

Responding to question during the weekly media briefing, the FO spokesman maintained that Pakistan's policy is clear on this issue that such strikes are are counter-productive and violate the sovereignty of Pakistan. When asked about the Afghan opposition to fencing along the border, the spokesperson noted that effective border management is necessary to stem the cross-border movement of terrorists and facilitate the movement of people and trade goods.

Global Media Senate GOP health bill: Cut Medicaid, end no-coverage fines
Author: 0 Senate GOP health bill: Cut Medicaid, end no-coverage fines

Sens. Cruz and Lee were supposed to help write the bill. The senators said there are items in the draft proposal that "represent an improvement" to the country's health care system, but "it does not appear this draft as written will accomplish the most important promise that we made to Americans: to repeal Obamacare and lower their health care costs".

Author: 0 Opposition chooses Meira Kumar as its prez candidate

When asked what made him agree to back Kovind, the Sena chief said, "We have studied his personality and found him to be a very simple and a decent human being". The Congress-led UPA has 15 MPs from the state in both the houses of Parliament. Many in the news are considering that his candidature to the post of President of India is being viewed in terms of his caste identity alone.

Author: 0 'Combustible cladding' - are tower blocks safe?

Police will consider manslaughter charges as part of the investigation into the Grenfell Tower disaster, Metropolitan Police Detective Superintendent Fiona McCormack has said. May said tests on the cladding of Grenfell Tower where the fire blazed would be made public in the next 48 hours. "We're arranging to have the cladding, which is only on the sides of the building, removed as soon as we possibly can by a specialist contractor".

Author: 0 Expert panel analyzes Philado Castile dash cam video of fatal shooting

Dashboard camera footage of the fatal shooting of Philando Castile by Minnesota police was released Tuesday. It appeared to be a routine traffic stop - Officer Jeronimo Yanez , who had been searching for a robbery suspect, pulls over Castile for a broken tail light.

Author: 0 Dashcam footage of deadly police shooting released by Seattle PD

Seattle officials agreed to an independent monitor and federal court oversight of the city's police department after a Justice investigation found Seattle officers routinely used excessive force. Take her to mental health! Lyles' death has since sparked national outrage, as critics took to social media to mourn the death of yet another African-American killed by law enforcement.

Author: 0 Mourners Gather In Wyoming, Ohio, For Funeral Of Otto Warmbier

Warmbier returned to the Cincinnati area last week in a coma. But by Thursday, Eric Cortellessa of The Times of Israel had gotten in touch with Mickey Bergman of The Richardson Center, an organization run by the former governor of New Mexico, Bill Richardson, that negotiates the release of hostages, including Warmbier , with a particular focus on North Korea .

Global Media Baseball shooter had list of 6 names
Author: 0 Baseball shooter had list of 6 names

He has undergone several surgeries and received multiple blood transfusions. The hospital said his condition had improved to fair . During an update on their investigation Tuesday morning, officials said while James Hodgkinson had posted anti-republican views online, he didn't make threats against members of Congress or the baseball game.

Global Media NEET 2017 result: Punjab's Navdeep Singh gets All India Rank 1
Author: 0 NEET 2017 result: Punjab's Navdeep Singh gets All India Rank 1

The exam for admission to under graduate medical and dentistry courses in India was held on May 7. In NEET 2017 Examination nearly 11 lakh students had appeared. The first two are only for respective institutes, AIIMS entrance exam leads to admission to AIIMS New Delhi and 6 other AIIMS, JIPMER entrance exam is for JIPMER Puducherry and Karaikal.

Author: 0 Grenfell Tower cladding 'failed all safety tests', say police

Mr Corbyn told MPs: "At least 79 people are dead". "What we haven't got is a picture of how many people might have been in there". A woman touches a missing poster on a tribute wall after laying flowers on the side of Latymer Community Church next to the remnants of Grenfell Tower in London .

Global Media Philippines says Islamist militants free hostages after day-long drama
Author: 0 Philippines says Islamist militants free hostages after day-long drama

Police Superintendent Joyce Birrey, public information officer of the North Cotabato Provincial Office, said in a televised interview on Thursday that the 1,201 residents of Pigcawayan and Simsiman were housed in nearby public schools. The school has been cordoned off to clear the area of improvised explosive devices, added Padilla. He said authorities are checking if the rebels have released five civilians they held hostage.

Global Media Problems? What problems? Ronaldo on target in Portugal win
Author: 0 Problems? What problems? Ronaldo on target in Portugal win

Cristiano Ronaldo has continued his incredible scoring streak for Portugal at major tournaments after his opening goal against Russian Federation at the Confederations Cup . They can not catch Mexico or Portugal - both of whom are on four points - going into their last match against the European champions on Saturday.

Global Media Australia lifts suspension of airstrikes against IS in Syria
Author: 0 Australia lifts suspension of airstrikes against IS in Syria

The F-15 plane downed the drone around 00:30 on Tuesday (21:30 GMT Monday) north-east of Tanf, according to a USA military statement . A Western intelligence source said it was "unquestionably Iranian". It was the second time this month that the US has shot down an armed drone in the vicinity of the camp at Tanf. Coalition forces use the area - just north-east of the Jordanian border - as a training and staging area for attacks against ISIL.

Author: 0 What's next on health care draft in Congress

Virginia's two Democratic U.S. senators were quick to blast the proposed health care bill on Thursday while Tennessee's two Republican senators said there's a need to repeal and resolve the Affordable Care Act now in place. "I have serious concerns about the bill's impact on the Nevadans who depend on Medicaid ", said Nevada Senator Dean Heller to the New York Times Thursday.

Author: 0 Obama Considers Republican Health Care Bill to Benefit Wealthiest

While Trump reportedly called the House bill 'mean , ' Schumer said " the Senate bill may be meaner". Those similarities could make it easier for Republicans in the Senate and House when they begin negotiations on one, unified bill that would head to the President's desk.

Global Media Jason Greenblatt visits home of slain Israeli policewoman, Western Wall
Author: 0 Jason Greenblatt visits home of slain Israeli policewoman, Western Wall

Netanyahu announced Tuesday on Twitter that "work began today on-site, as I promised, to establish the new settlement", including a picture of construction equipment breaking ground. When Trump visited Jerusalem on May 22-23, he studiously avoided any mention of settlements, at least in public. In the past, Israel has not announced or started major construction projects in the West Bank while senior U.S.

Global Media EU, UK agree for Brexit negotiations: Michel Barnier
Author: 0 EU, UK agree for Brexit negotiations: Michel Barnier

Speaking at the end of a dinner at an European Union leaders' summit in Brussels, after formal Brexit talks kicked off on Monday, May set out the UK's opening offer on the rights of European Union citizens - an issue both sides have said they would like to be resolved early in the talks.

Author: 0 Petition calls for Dennis Rodman to be removed from Hall of Fame

North Korea's previous ballistic missile firing was at the end of May when the regime of Kim Jong-un has alleged that its had been a successful test of a precision-guided system as it was known to be in pursuit of developing an "aircraft carrier killer", i.e.an anti-ship ballistic missile.

Author: 0 Israel Denies Daesh's Claim of Responsibility for Deadly Jerusalem Attack

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the fatal stabbing in a statement. More recently it claimed the June 2 attack on the Resorts World Manila , where 36 people were slain in a gun attack . Israel's Shin Bet security service said all three men had been arrested previously for extremist activity related to Palestinian groups. Adel Ankoush was training to be a plumber, while the other two were unemployed.

Global Media Cindy weakens to tropical depression after landfall in Louisiana, Texas
Author: 0 Cindy weakens to tropical depression after landfall in Louisiana, Texas

In this case, Cindy is experiencing southwesterly wind shear, causing the system to be lopsided, with most of the convection east and north of the center. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency Wednesday for the entire state. Meanwhile, southern MS, southern and central Alabama and far-western portions of the Florida Panhandle could see 2 to 4 inches of rain with as much as 8 inches in isolated spots.

Author: 0 Turkish exports to Qatar triple during Gulf crisis: trade minister

Those umbrella groups also appear on the list of entities whose ties with Qatar must be extinguished, along with Lebanon's Hezbollah and the al-Qaida branch in Syria, once known as the Nusra Front. Mauritania followed suit shortly afterward, and Jordan closed the local office of Qatar's Al Jazeera satellite news channel. Although the US State Department and Pentagon are calling for a swift end to the crisis , US President Donald Trump had voiced full support for the Saudi-led ...

Global Media Corker To Closely Analyze Senate Health Care Legislation
Author: 0 Corker To Closely Analyze Senate Health Care Legislation

The 142-page draft released by the Senate Budget Committee cuts Medicaid and ends tax penalties for people who do not purchase insurance coverage. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell hopes to push it through his chamber next week but solid Democratic opposition - and complaints from at least six Republicans - have left its fate unclear.

Global Media Friend of ex-S. Korea leader gets 3-year term
Author: 0 Friend of ex-S. Korea leader gets 3-year term

Choi Kyung Hee, the former president of Ewha Womans University , and Namkung Gon, the university's former head of admissions, were also jailed for two years and one-and-a-half years respectively for providing 21-year-old Chung Yoo-ra favourable treatment.

Author: 0 Qatar's neighbours issue steep list of demands to end crisis

But the list included conditions that the gas-rich nation had already insisted would never be met, including shutting down Al-Jazeera. Turkey: Shot down Turkey base that was recently established, stop cooperation with Turkey military inside Qatar territory.

Author: 0 Governors wary of Medicaid cost shift in Senate health bill

He's asking county lawmakers to ensure any Medicaid savings would be used for property tax cuts and road improvements. The proposal, which is dubbed the " Better Care Reconciliation Act ", would change how states fund their Medicaid programs by shifting to block grants or per capita caps on spending.

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