Jun 22 2017
No breakthrough was made in the meeting held between BJP president Amit Shah and Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray for seeking the latter's support for presidential poll candidate. Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis and state BJP president Raosaheb Danve accompanied Shah during meeting which was also attended by Sena chief's son and Yuva Sena president Aditya Thackeray.
At over an hour-long closed-door meeting between the leaders of two NDA allies, Shah told Thackeray that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would decide the NDA's candidate for the highest constitutional post, said sources.
All eyes are on the Shiv Sena as it takes a call here on Tuesday evening on whether or not to support its ally and BJP's Presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind.
"The BJP is standing solidly with "anti-national elements", it is backing (Chief Minister) Mehbooba Mufti, who in turn, keeps making reckless statements, but not a single "Parivar" member has shown guts to challenge her", noted the edit.
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Union Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday met Union Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan and held discussions over the Presidential election. "We do not support this", he said.
South Sudan has world's fastest growing number of displaced
Twelve million people in the country were forced to abandon their homes in 2016 - that's more than half of the country's population.
Theresa May pledges £5M for Grenfell Tower victims
The residential tower was built in 1974 and had been extensively refurbished in works that were completed previous year . Very early in the morning on Wednesday, a fire erupted in high rise apartment building Grenfell Tower in West London .
Man United told top Premier League midfielder will cost £50m
The Austrian joined from Cologne for just £4.3 million two years ago but has failed to establish himself as a first-team regular at Spurs .
In 2012, Mukherjee personally called up and later met Thackeray soliciting his support, which the Sena chief offered, going against the BJP-supported NDA candidate, P.A. Sangma.
Only last week, the Sena claimed that it could take an independent line on presidential elections, creating a flutter in the BJP.
He was responding to reports speculating midterm polls in the State against the backdrop of farmers' stir for loan waiver amid the agrarian crisis.
Lauding Modi for enacting the Goods and Services Tax (GST) law, the BJP leader said nobody else had the "daring or capability" to do it. There is no consensus candidate at this point - with the BJP yet to name its candidate and most of the opposition parties insisting that they can only come to a decision when a name is announced.
"Our biggest achievement is ending communalism, dynastic rule and appeasement (politics)", he said.
Jun 21 2017
Coroner examining death of US student released by North Korea
Warmbier's quick death suggested he was not in good health, Naidech and Shutter agreed. Fred Warmbier, the student's father, has said he does not believe this account .
Jun 21 2017
Champions Trophy: Gracious in defeat, Virat Kohli applauds Pakistan
And after he was dismissed the incoming Pakistan bats kept the runs flowing at a decent pace. In this Champions Trophy 2017, England were the only undefeated team in the tournament.
Jun 21 2017
US House speaker Paul Ryan vows to complete tax reform in 2017
But Republicans continue to disagree on various components of a tax bill, in addition to whether tax reform should be permanent. Paul Ryan is delivering a "major speech" on taxes today at the National Association of Manufacturers conference.
Jun 21 2017
At least 3 hurt in Queens construction accident
The construction materials punched through the roof and fell all the way down to the basement level, the FDNY said. Initially it was believed to have been a crane that collapsed but FDNY clarified that it was a roof.
Jun 20 2017
Barclays Africa says "no obligation" to pay SA govt
Absa‚ which has not yet seen the report that contains the order‚ said it would study it before a possible legal review. She also said the government and the Reserve Bank had failed in their role.
Jun 19 2017
President Trump tweets confirmation he's under investigation
Mueller served as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation under the Bush and Obama administrations from 2001 to 2013. If the dominos continue to fall, one of five assistant attorneys general or the solicitor general would assume the role.
Jun 18 2017
UK's Hammond says economy should be priority in Brexit talks
Mr Hammond's remarks will be seen as a bid to soften the terms of Britain's exit, 72 hours before formal talks begin on Monday. A spokesman for his Department for Exiting the European Union said Britain had been "crystal clear" about its approach.
Jun 18 2017
American Student Freed By North Korea Arrives Home
Otto Warmbier , a 22-year-old University of Virginia student, was released after 17 months of detention in the communist nation. Hours before Otto was scheduled to land, there was a row of reporters standing outside the airport, lined up facing the runway.
Jun 17 2017
Kamala Harris, California Senator and Woman of Color, Makes Jeff Sessions 'Nervous'
After asserting that investigation was fairly far out in the weeds, Cotton posed his first question to Sessions . Senate Intelligence Committee member Sen . "Senators will allow the chair to control the hearing", Burr replied.
Jun 17 2017
Russia Says It May Have Killed ISIS Leader in Airstrike
She noted that the Russians have said they are still investigating whether al-Baghdadi was actually at the meeting they bombed. Sputnik also claimed that Syrian state television reported on Sunday that al-Baghdadi was killed in a US -led airstrike.
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