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Election Commission issues notification for Presidential election

Venkaiah Naidu and Arun Jaitley. The BJP led NDA has formed a panel to decide on a candidate. Sources told ANI that the ruling NDA has said it is likely to announce its Presidential candidate by June 23. The last date for filing papers is June 28. Now, a candidate supported by 50 "electors" and seconded by another 50 can file a nomination. Opposition heavyweights like West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee have said their preference would be for the government to name a candidate who ... Lire la suite »

5 things you need to know now


Unable to shake anything out of the trees, Democrats vented much of their frustration at the Attorney General, saying that Sessions had no basis to refuse to answer questions from Senators. Sessions won't describe his conversations with President Donald Trump about the firing of FBI Director James Comey . He denied that he recused himself from overseeing the Russian Federation investigation because he wasn't forthcoming about Russian Federation meetings. Lire la suite »

Trump says Comey not telling truth

Mr Comey says Mr Trump fired him because of his Russian Federation inquiry. "Those were lies, plain and simple ", he remarked, adding that the president's "shifting explanations" over his firing "increasingly" disturbed him. Trump has swiftly and emphatically denied Comey's version of events. He asserted that nothing in Mr Comey's testimony to the Senate pointed to collusion with Russian Federation or obstruction of justice. Lire la suite »

Unknown number killed in London high-rise blaze

Witness Tim Downie told The Guardian the "sheer scale and the speed" with which the blaze spread suggested "there must be casualties and fatalities". "Crews wearing breathing apparatus and extended duration breathing apparatus have been working in extremely challenging and hard conditions to rescue people and bring this major fire under control", Cotton said. Lire la suite »

Cornet, Garcia advance in boost for home fans at French Open

Murray stayed ahead of Del Potro before racing through the final set with exquisite returning, and third-seed Wawrinka beat Fognini 7-6 (2) 6-0 6-2 as the Italian's game fell apart after a strong first set. " To play him this early on in a slam is obviously not easy ", mused Murray in his post-match press conference. He was referring to the way Murray constantly kept him on the move and worked out a way to neutralise what is arguably the biggest forehand in the game. Lire la suite »

Emirati ambassador: US should rethink its air base in Qatar


The countries have designated dozens of people and entities with alleged links to Qatar as terrorists. On Tuesday, Turkey sent a team of military experts to Qatar to evaluate troop deployments. Both Djibouti and Eritrea have good relations with Qatar's leading opponents Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates , and have taken their side in the Gulf split. Lire la suite »

Trump proposes plan to improve US' infrastructure


The White House has yet to lay out the specifics of the infrastructure plan , which it hopes to achieve largely through public-private partnerships. People don't want to see what's going on. Almost three-quarters of USA grain exports are transported to port via the US river system, but most of the nation's locks and dams have outlived their intended 50-year lifespans. Lire la suite »

24-story residential tower catches fire in west London


He said that the patients were being treated for a range of injuries and smoke inhalation. Plumes of black and grey smoke billowed high into the air over the British capital hours after the blaze broke out at the Grenfell Tower where several hundred people live. Lire la suite »

London fire could delay Theresa May-DUP deal


She hosted DUP leader Arlene Foster at Downing Street to thrash out the terms of the Northern Ireland party's backing and agreement to vote with the Tories on policies in the House of Commons to get bills through. With formal European Union divorce talks due next week, May heads to France on Tuesday, possibly to bask in the popularity of Emmanuel Macron, who last month swept to victory in a presidential contest. Lire la suite »

Election result 2017: DUP-Tory deal announcement due

Mr Halfon suggested a change of name to "the Workers Party" or "the Conservative Workers Party" with a new symbol. While some members of her party have said she will have to go eventually, May is expected to stay on as prime minister at least for now. Lire la suite »

Talks on DUP support for minority UK govt, to continue

It has already been indicated the ceremony could be delayed by several days. In her opening speech in the House of Commons, May congratulated Bercow and joked: "At least someone got a landslide". May also restored former Justice Secretary Michael Gove to the Cabinet in another move created to show she was willing to listen to critics. Gove, who was dismissed when May became prime minister past year, will now serve as environment secretary. Lire la suite »

Sen. Chuck Schumer Parodies Trump's Bizarre Cabinet Meeting

From left are, Vice President Mike Pence , foreground, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Pr. In response, the top Democrat in Washington, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer , assembled his own meeting full of staff praise - essentially just to troll the president . Lire la suite »

A hung parliament in Britain?: What happens next

Otherwise, the next election will come in May 2020. An exit poll at 10pm last night correctly predicted that the Conservatives would lose their overall majority. No party has won the election - what happens now? Mr Farron held on to his Westmorland and Lonsdale seat in Cumbria on a much-reduced majority, down from 8,949 in 2015 to just 777 now. Lire la suite »

Tower block blaze: What we know

Nicky Paramasivan, who was in his seventh floor flat with his partner and child, said the advice issued to residents in the event of a fire was to stay in their flats. "The fire started from the bottom, people on upper floors couldn't get out". She told LBC: "I think he's OK". "By the time that we got downstairs, the fire had gone all the way up and it was just about reaching our windows on the 17th floor". Lire la suite »

Guards killed in Georgia prison escape

The Georgia State Patrol and officers from various local departments have mounted an air and ground search involving more than 100 officers spreading outward from the scene. The inmates were last seen in a dark green Honda, WSB reported. Curtis Billue had worked for the state department of corrections as a guard for 11 years and lived in Milledgeville, according to his brother. Lire la suite »

How To Find Out The Latest Price Through SMS


There are now over 40000 petrol pumps in India, out of which, only about 10,000 are equipped to calibrate daily to reflect the changing prices of petrol and diesel . Singh, however, said about 10,000 out of IOC's 26,000 petrol pumps across the country are already automated, where prices can be changed remotely, and the remaining will be automated by 2018. Lire la suite »

Today's a day for the red, while and blue


FMAA is committed to educating consumers, the press and flag retailers about the United States-manufactured flag industry and its significance to community, economic and social development. The company's flags have been associated with different events in US history, according to Reggie VandenBosch, Valley Forge's vice president of sales. Lire la suite »

Jaguar Land Rover to work on driverless cars with Lyft


Jaguar Land Rover and San Francisco's Lyft are collaborating on a way to help people get around - a partnership that will extend to future innovations such as robot cars. General Motors has invested $ 500 million in Lyft and says it will provide the service with thousands of self-driving Chevy Bolts next year. It joins General Motors as a partner in the ride sharing business after the American auto maker invested more than $700million in Lyft just past year. Lire la suite »

Talks between May's Conservatives and Northern Ireland's DUP restart

Party leader Arlene Foster seemed buoyant as she arrived at May's Downing Street office - and her good mood just kept on going. The source said: "We are making a lot of progress, it's all being done in the spirit of cooperation, with a real focus on strengthening the union and providing stability at this time ". Lire la suite »

Who will be India's next President? Election Commission begins process

The five-year-term of the present incumbent Pranab Mukherjee , a former finance minister and veteran leader from the opposition Indian National Congress , ends on July 24. The notice of withdrawal of candidature may be delivered by a candidate or any one of his proposers or seconders, who have been authorized on his behalf in writing by the candidate by July 1. Lire la suite »