Apr 22 2017
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar today called on Sonia Gandhi at the Congress president's New Delhi residence, against the backdrop of efforts by many leaders to unite anti-BJP forces and field a joint Opposition candidate in the June presidential election as the first step. "But it is up to an all-India party like the Congress to take the initiative forward", said JD (U) spokesperson KC Tyagi.
Asked if President Pranab Mukherjee, a Congress veteran, could be fielded as the common candidate by the opposition parties, the source said "he maybe ... if all parties agreed (to the proposal)". The Congress is a partner in the ruling alliance in Bihar that includes JD-U and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD).
Sources said that Nitish and Sonia met at the latter's residence and are believed to have discussed the current political situation in the country and deliberated on the grand alliance.
The grand alliance buzz gained momentum after the BJP's stupendous show in the recent Assembly polls.
Yechury-Gandhi meeting followed JDU leader Nitish Kumar's meeting with the Congress chief on Thursday after which the JDU too publicly spoke in favour of fielding a joint presidential candidate.
"We want one name for the presidential election who will be supported by all non-NDA parties".
Facebook CEO sees augmented reality's future in the camera
Last year, Facebook made its bot platform the highlight of the event, and since then tons of chatbots have flooded Messenger. VR social networks and communities already exist, and they're experiencing the same etiquette questions as social networks.
On trial for bribery, Samsung boss lets lawyers do the talking
The South Korean company is estimated to have sold 9 million units of the Galaxy S7 smartphones in the January-March period. Lee's legal team has claimed no quid pro quo in the donations, saying the bribery charge was based on bias and guesswork.
Devastating new poll: Majority of Americans now say Trump can't keep promises
The percentage who think he is a "strong and decisive leader" also took a big hit, falling from 59 percent to 52 percent. Only 16 percent of Democrats think the president keeps his promises and 81 percent of Republicans agree.
"Yechury and Gandhi discussed the possibility of fielding a candidate acceptable to all secular opposition parties".
"The President's post is very critical, and we require a candidate who is committed to the Indian constitution to secure democratic values".
CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Thursday met Congress president Sonia Gandhi on upcoming presidential polls.
From the CPI, its national council secretaries D Raja, Atul Kumar Anjaan, Amarjeet Kaur and Shamim Faizi took part in the meeting, besides Reddy. "A "mahagathbandhan" like this at the national level will be "maha safal" (a grand success)".
"He did speak about the need for unity among opposition parties", he added.
Apr 21 2017
Keane: Rooney's time at Man United coming to an end
Burnley's tally of 32 points after 16 home games is the best by a promoted team since Charlton Athletic in 2000/01 (34). Scott Arfield remains a doubt with a hamstring injury but Johann Berg Gudmundsson is fit after a knee injury.
Apr 20 2017
France's would-be presidents rally in Paris days before vote
Marchers handed out tracts denouncing the xenophobia and racism they associate with Le Pen and the party co-founded by her father. To appeal to a French audience to stop Le Pen, Oliver dimmed the lights, lit a cigarette, and gave a speech entirely in French.
Apr 20 2017
Arturo Vidal blasts referee following Real Madrid loss
Those scandalous numbers you think you can never achieve, the appearances, the goals, and that to me is where it's going. It was a true spectacle. "You didn't need a replay to see Arturo touched the ball". "I am sticking to positive things".
Apr 20 2017
Huge indeed: $107 million in donations for Trump's inaugural
Roughly $107 million was raised for President Trump's inauguration on January 20, according to a report by The New York Times . In the past, questions have been raised about Trump's follow-through on his commitments to make charitable donations.
Apr 18 2017
Snapchat CEO said India "too poor" to consider expansion
Snapchat denies Spiegel said it. "Obviously, Snapchat is for everyone!" a Snap spokesperson said on Sunday in a press briefing. Interestingly, the whole news became more interesting with anti-Indian Kashmiri people giving Snapchat 5 stars.
Apr 18 2017
Five dead in Lisbon plane crash
A plane has crashed into a supermarket near the Portuguese capital of Lisbon, killing five people and injuring several others. Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa was on the site and the rescue operation was underway in the residential area.
Apr 18 2017
Google Reaches Android Antitrust Settlement In Russia
The company has about 55 percent market share in Russian search versus Google's 40 percent, according to researcher LiveInternet. In addition, Google has promised to develop a tool to make it easy for users to change their device's default search engine.
Apr 18 2017
Detroit officers shot overnight on city's west side
The officers were in full uniform at the time of the incident. "Right after the shot, he called 911", Redd said. According to WXYZ , a 19-year-old man fired a shotgun at the officers as they checked out the man's home.
Apr 18 2017
Here's how to correctly file an IRS tax extension
Requesting an extension to file a Vermont personal income tax return does not extend the period to file the homestead declaration. Once a return or claim has been submitted, filers may check myVTax for the status of their submissions and income tax refunds.
Apr 17 2017
F1 Raceweek: Ferrari hoping for more success in the desert
Vettel won the season-opening Australian GP and Hamilton , who has secured both pole positions, won in China last weekend. SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) A pair of multiple world champions level on points, Mercedes and Ferrari neck-and-neck.
Apr 21 2017Stoke game a 'must-win' for Swansea in relegation fight
Apr 20 2017Cruz: Close House race in Kansas 'a warning sign'
Apr 20 2017Yahoo Posts Profit Ahead Of Verizon Takeover
Apr 19 2017Canada's Government Introduces Bill To Legalize Recreational Marijuana
Apr 19 2017'Fast and the Furious' on road to record global debut
Apr 18 2017Snapchat ratings plummet following alleged CEO comments on 'poor countries'
Apr 18 2017HTC U Leaks Prove Better Structure and Awesome Design
Apr 18 2017Jimmy Fallon Set to Host Historic 'SNL' Broadcast
Apr 18 2017Crosby, Penguins edge Blue Jackets 4-1 for 2-0 series lead
Apr 18 2017Rogers Place sells 10000 at-home tickets for San Jose game
Apr 22 2017Free pot giveaway leads to arrests near U.S. Capitol
Apr 22 2017What do the 457 Visa changes mean for the Australian IT sector?
Apr 22 2017Microsoft's target: Two Windows 10 feature updates per year
Apr 22 2017Taliban Kill 'More Than 50' Afghan Troops In Army Base Attack
Apr 22 2017Apparel retailer Bebe Stores says to shut all stores
Apr 21 2017VP Pence arrives in Australia, last stop in Asia
Apr 20 2017Phaneuf scores in OT as Senators tie series against Bruins
Apr 20 2017US House panel to begin hearings on tax reform next week
Apr 20 2017Asylum seekers crossing into Canada increase with warmer weather
Apr 18 2017Arkansas fights on multiple legal fronts to begin executions
Apr 18 2017TLC Will Require Uber To Offer A Tipping Option
Apr 17 2017Another View: More reversals from Trump on Russian Federation