Speaking to media, Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray said that his party has chose to support Kovind's candidature and all the lawmakers will vote for him in the upcoming elections. Besides the constituents of the NDA - which has 48.6 per cent of the total vote value of 10.99 lakh - regional parties such as the AIADMK, BJD, TRS and JD (U) have announced their support to the Dalit leader, making his win an nearly foregone conclusion.
Nitish Kumar's JD (U), which had formally announced its decision to support BJP's presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind , skipped the meeting, while RLD chief Ajit Singh was present. CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said: "From among Meira Kumar, Bhalchandra Mungekar, Prakash Ambedkar and Shinde, everyone agreed on Meira Kumar's name without any reservation whatsoever ".
The Congress' Ghulam Nabi Azad said 17 political parties had unanimously picked Kumar to be their candidate. She has been elected to the Lok Sabha five times and from three different constituencies - Bijnor in Uttar Pradesh, Karol Bagh in Delhi and Sasaram in Bihar.
An angry mob beat a police officer to death outside a mosque in Indian-administered Kashmir, police said Friday, as tensions ran high in the volatile Himalayan region. Mirwaiz also stated that what the state of Jammu and Kashmir has wreaked on them was largely responsible for this kind of brutalisation. Three people received gunshots injuries in their legs as the deceased officer tried to save himself.The officer lived only 3kms away from the mosque.
He added: "The Constitution is supreme and it is our duty to maintain its supremacy". "Since I became the governor I do not belong to any political party", the 71-year-old former head of the BJP's Dalit Morcha - nearly certain to be the next president - said after filing his nomination here for the post.
Although it fell short of a predicted landslide, Macron's Republic on the Move (REM) and its centrist ally MoDem won 350 seats in the 577-seat National Assembly after Sunday's runoff vote. The next largest group after Macron's, a center-right formation led by the conservative Republicans, took 137 seats, a substantial drop on the 229 it held at the last elections in 2012.
Witnesses said that Osborne yelled "I'm going to kill all Muslims" before his arrest. "When he was on the floor, the guy asked 'why do you do that?' He said 'Because I want to kill many Muslim people". British prime minister Theresa May today condemned the lone wolf terror attack near a London mosque was "every bit as sickening " as the recent ones to hit the country.
Lewis is the sixth player ever selected in the draft out of JSerra Catholic High School , and the highest since catcher Austin Hedges was selected by the Padres in the second round in 2011. "So I think they're pretty pumped up for that, so we'll see how it works out". Then it was McKay, another two-way star from Louisville, going fourth overall to the Rays as a first baseman.
A crowd of some 2,000 people filled a high school auditorium in Otto Warmbier's hometown of OH to celebrate his life. Warmbier was scheduled to graduate this year from the University of Virginia's McIntire School of Commerce. The spokesman also said that "groundless" speculation of torture and beatings could be refuted by American doctors who came to the North to examine Mr Warmbier before his release and allegedly acknowledged that North Korean doctors had "brought him back alive" after ...
This held up the EU's wish to complete its union and caused ill feelings about the United Kingdom as the reluctant European.The EU knows that the United Kingdom electorate voted by a majority to leave the EU, that our parliament voted by overwhelming majority to send the article 50 letter as formal notice that we will leave.In the recent election the two main parties shared 82% of the vote, with both affirming the intention to leave, and to leave the single market and customs union as well.
They, however, said the Opposition should have declared their consensus candidate before the BJP announced the NDA nominee yesterday. One of the strong names in favour of unity amongst the Opposition, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, has chose to side with the NDA candidate for the upcoming Presidential elections , former Bihar Governor Ran Nath Kovind, top leaders of his party said on Wednesday.
Asked to comment on Nitish Kumar's JD-U, which is supporting Kovind and stayed out of meeting, she said, "We do hope that other opposition parties join us". "Meira Kumar is a better candidate", Misra quoted the BSP leader and former UP chief minister as saying. He also suggested the names of Gopalkrishna Gandhi and Prakash Ambedkar.
Since his margin is so slim - just two senators would need to vote against the measure for it to fail - no one can see how McConnell gets to 50 votes at this point. He said amendments during the upcoming debate "cannot change the fundamental meanness at the core of this legislation". Among independents, 16% approve of the House bill and 48% disapprove.
Both bills would eliminate most of the taxes imposed by the Affordable Care Act . "I see this as an opportunity for us to be freed up". The 142-page measure , which was drafted privately by Senate GOP leaders in a shroud of secrecy, was released the same day rank-and-file Republicans attended a briefing on the legislative text.
Comey testified the president asked that he "let go" of the investigation into Michael Flynn , Trump's former national security adviser. After each of the conversations, Comey drafted memos outlining what had been said and shared them with a handful of top staff members at the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
On the campaign trail, Trump indicated he would be far more sympathetic to settlements than Obama. He appears to have backtracked since. Palestinians and most of the global community consider settlements built in territory captured by Israel after the 1967 war as illegal under worldwide law.
Nearly exactly a year after Britain's seismic referendum to leave the bloc, the EU's chief negotiator, Michel Barnier of France, welcomed his counterpart David Davis with a cheery handshake at the European Commission in Brussels . Mr Davis, a veteran campaigner against European Union membership, said he sought quick and substantive progress in what is scheduled to be a two-year negotiation before Britain leaves the EU.
The portal will also be opened for enrolment of GST practitioners on June 25. There will also be special commissioners, additional commissioners, joint commissioners etc, 2017, it was informed in the cabinet meeting. "The prudent point is that GST itself is part of the digitisation revolution, which along with the reforms on the information tax side in terms of the processes and operations, have the potential to broaden the tax base considerably", Patel told an event organised by industry ...
The strikes are the first time Iran has fired missiles at another country in three decades and represent a major escalation of Iran's role in the war in Syria. The missile also could strike Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. Izadi said it was partly intended for a Saudi audience. "I think we're getting closer and closer to open conflict with Iran and Russian Federation, and the American public needs to know that we're moving very fast toward what could be another war inside the Middle ...
A soldier secures an area outside Brussels Central Station. While he was away, his suitcase, containing nails and gas bottles , exploded for the second time, this time more violently, but still not fully. Police later raided the man's home in Molenbeek, home to some of the jihadists involved in the Paris and Brussels attacks. While Tuesday's attack was foiled by the forces and no one was injured, in an attack that shook the country previous year in March, 32 civilians had lost their ...
Kumar, a former diplomat and daughter of the late Dalit icon Jagjivan Ram, was the unanimous choice of the 17 opposition parties that attended the meeting. Kumar, who is a Dalit, has been considered by many as a strategic ploy pulled by the Opposition, as she is pitted against the NDA candidate, Ram Nath Kovind, who is a Dalit activist.
The Crusaders midfielder for so long had to bide his time behind Ma'a Nonu, Conrad Smith and Sonny Bill Williams , and he was easily one of the hard-luck stories of the All Blacks' 2015 Rugby World Cup squad. Conor Murray will be crucial to the Lions hopes of victory at Eden Park. The All Blacks must ensure they do not give away kickable penalties that will allow the Lions to build scoreboard pressure.
On Wednesday Yang and top General Fang Fenghui met with Tillerson and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis at the State Department to discuss North Korea and other regional issues. US President Donald Trump has repeatedly slammed North Korea over its treatment of Warmbier, who died within days of returning to the United States.
Israeli security services have occasionally announced arrests of small cells said to be affiliated with Islamic State , and the Army has tracked the group's forces on the Syrian and Egyptian border, but the organization has thus far not claimed a deadly attack against Israelis from the West Bank.
After their son's death, Otto's parents, Fred and Cindy Warmbier, released a statement. Also attending will be Ambassador Joseph Yun, the US special envoy who traveled to Pyongyang to bring Warmbier back, and Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan, the Department of State said.
Meanwhile, it has emerged that Government guidance issued days after the attack warns hospitals and doctors surgeries that they too could be targeted by terrorists . Police said the weapons were possibly chosen to prevent them being picked up by metal detectors. The attack could have been even worse, officials said.
The demonstrations grew so intense that Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett ordered the city be placed under curfew, prompting Gov. Scott Walker to activate the National Guard. "It's altogether bad. The fact of the matter is that this individual has revealed his character in ways that did not come to light during the pre-hiring investigation", Chief Flynn said.
At least 10 people were killed and several others injured in two separate explosions in a densely populated area of Parachinar in Kurram Agency on Friday. Pakistan twin blast: An explosion went off in northwestern Pakistan town of Parachinar, says a government official. Emergency has been declared in all hospitals in the city, said local officials.
Kaytlynn Cargill's body was discovered Wednesday by a worker at a landfill in Arlington, Texas, news station WFAA reported . Her mom Trisha West told the Dallas Morning News that while searching for her daughter she found the pet tied to a fence at a nearby dog park.
The documents cover January 2016 through spring 2017. The filing shows that Mr. Trump resigned from more than 560 positions - many of them a day before his inauguration as president on January 20. That figure represents a $7.4 million increase in revenue since Trump's last financial disclosure in May, while the president saw an $800,000 dip in revenue revenue from his golf club in Bedminster, N.J.
Government facilities testing cladding have so far found three tower blocks to have combustible panels. Although the cooperation of organizations involved had been " excellent ", McCormack confirmed the force had seized documents from some of them.
Rouhani, the chairman of the SNSC, said the body had in response to the terrorist attacks in Tehran given wider authority to the country's Armed Forces than the missile raid on Daesh in Syria. The argument - that firing the missiles greatly enhanced the threat Iran presents to Israel - would say its use of such powerful long-range weapons makes it more likely that it would use them again.
Foreign ministers and defence officials of the three neighbouring countries agreed to work together to share information, track communications and crack down on the flow of arms, fighters and money, amid what experts says is the biggest security threat facing Southeast Asia in decades.
The month, normally a time of prayer and reflection, has been marred by a string of bloody attacks across the country that have claimed hundreds of lives. In Mazar-e Sharif, Afghanistan, inside a military camp nearby the third largest city in Afghanistan, the situation got out of control just before the United States sanctioned to send more American troops to train the Afghani forces to fight against Taliban and ISIS.
Scotland Yard has launched a manslaughter inquiry after it emerged that the outside cladding and insulation on Grenfell Tower failed safety tests. The fridge manufacturer, Hotpoint , hadn't recalled that model prior to the fire, but it's now asking customers to check their model numbers and contact the company.
He says Jeffs during his first visit was fidgeting, seemed nervous and "acting like a freak". Last year Jeffs was under home confinement for food stamp fraud charges when he escaped his ankle monitor and fled authorities. According to a spokesperson for Utah's U.S. Attorney Jeffs did deny he was the man wanted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and he also waived a detention hearing until his return to Utah.
The move wasn't totally unanticipated as a possibility, but has far-reaching consequences. He had previously been the second-in-line to the throne as deputy crown prince, though royal watchers had long suspected his rise to power under his father's reign might also accelerate his ascension to the throne.
On June 7, gunmen mounted nearly simultaneous assaults on Iran's Parliament and the Mausoleum of the late Founder of the Islamic Republic Imam Khomeini. That is where USA forces have been training and advising local Syrian Arabs for the fight against Islamic State militants. IRNA reported that on Sunday night the IRGC, "in retaliation, bombarded Daesh positions in Deir Ez-Zor province" to 'punish the Daesh and manifest Iran's resolve to pursue military and non-military goals, ' according ...
Atalie Ebersole, the president and treasurer of the Congressional Women's Softball Game, said the group requested additional security measures for this year's game in May. The journalists won 2-to-1. Members of Congress and the Washington press corps are set to face-off Wednesday night for the annual Congressional Women's Softball Game.
The USS Fitzgerald was struck by the Philippine-flagged merchant vessel ACX Crystal near the port city of Yokosuka - the home base for the USA ship. Most of the more than 200 sailors would have been asleep in their berthing, some of which were reportedly flooded. When asked on Sunday if the damage indicated the USA ship could have been at fault, Seventh Fleet commander Vice Admiral Joseph P.
A farmer who was injured in police firing died on Friday , while one more has committed suicide. The BJP leadership is said to be divided on accepting the farmers' key demand of loan waiver . The farmers' protest witnessed bandh and arson as the agitation spread in other districts of Madhya Pradesh. Claiming that the majority of the population in Madhya Pradesh is dependent on farming, Chouhan earlier in the day said that the state can not progress without farmers.
According to informed sources, Gandhi, who chaired the meeting of the opposition parties, first asked Nationalist Congress Party ( NCP ) leader Sharad Pawar to speak. The party's leader and former J&K chief minister, Omar Abdullah was present at the meeting. Other parties represented at the meeting included JD-S, RSP, JMM, Kerala Congress, IUML and the AIUDF of Assam.
Putin likened him to fugitive Edward Snowden National Security Adviser leaker, who was offered Russian asylum. It was the second time in recent days that Putin has discussed Snowden and his leak of US secrets. Asked about prospects for improving U. Putin, in a combative mood, said many heads of state around the world had told him of similar US meddling in their internal affairs.
But Pelosi maintained that familiar GOP strategy only proves she is an asset. "The fact is that when we need to redistrict our country so when we get the majority of the votes in the country, it is reflected as the majority of the votes in the congress ".
While Xi's re-election to a second five-year term as president is not in doubt, he is said to want to use the gathering to consolidate his authority and reshuffle the leadership, and he does not want any foreign crises to be distractions.
The two most recent special elections, both contests for congressional seats in the House of Representatives, were held in SC and Georgia , the latter marking, as noted by CNBC, the most expensive House race in history. "They're winning so we have to address that reality". Nancy Pelosi insists she isn't going anywhere. "We are spending way too much time talking about Donald Trump and we're being overwhelmed with our own anger toward him", Rep.
Carla Babb, the Pentagon correspondent for Voice of America ( VOA ) tweeted Tuesday saying the sources have confirmed that the Iranian-made drone shot down by the USA fighter jet was being operated by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps.
Although the two airlines are on opposite sides of a trade fight, they sell seats on each other's flights and cooperate as members of the same alliance of global carriers. American Airlines' shares are listed on the Nasdaq. Qatar Airways is yet to make a formal offer. Qatar Airways said that it meant to purchase "at least $808 million in AA shares", with aim of acquiring around ten per cent of the carrier.
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.
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 ...