UK elections: Conservatives lose majority

AMN Britain’s ruling Conservatives have lost their majority in a snap general elections that has resulted in a hung parliament. With just a handful of seats left to declare, Thursday’s poll shows gains for the opposition Labour Party. This is seen as a humiliation for PM Minister Theresa May, who chose to call the election … Continue reading UK elections: Conservatives lose majority

SCO Summit begins in Astana

WEB DESK The 17th Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit began in Kazakhstan capital Astana today. Heads of six member nations – China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan – have begun deliberations at the summit. Prime Minister Narendra Modi joined the discussions a short while ago as India is currently an Observer state. India and … Continue reading SCO Summit begins in Astana

Saudi, allies issue Qatar-linked ‘terrorism’ list

AMN Saudi Arabia and allies, which have cut ties with Doha have issued a list of individuals and entities they say are linked to Qatar over “terrorism”. According to the statement from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain, the list is connected to Qatar and serves suspicious agendas in an indication of … Continue reading Saudi, allies issue Qatar-linked ‘terrorism’ list

Qatar vows ‘no surrender’ in row with Arab states

AMN EMBATTLED Qatar has vowed it will not surrender its foreign policy in a row with other Arab states over its alleged connections to extremism. Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani said he favoured diplomacy to resolve the escalating crisis and that there is no military solution. Qatar rejects claims it is a leading … Continue reading Qatar vows ‘no surrender’ in row with Arab states

US to host PM Modi later this month: State Dept

United States is looking forward to host Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Washington later this month. State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert told reporters at her daily news conference yesterday that US look forward to having the Indian Prime Minister in Washington later this month. Mr. Modi is expected to travel to Washington at the invitation … Continue reading US to host PM Modi later this month: State Dept

Army deployed in Darjeeling as GJM protest turns violent

Our Correspondent Two columns of Army were deployed in the restive Darjeeling town of West Bengal yesterday after Gorkha Janmukti Morcha supporters indulged in violence and arson. They attempted to march to the venue of a cabinet meeting presided by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. The troops were brought in after the protesters damaged … Continue reading Army deployed in Darjeeling as GJM protest turns violent

 Trump fired him to undermine FBI Russia investigation, says Comey 

Former FBI Director James Comey accused President Donald Trump yesterday of firing him to undermine the agency’s investigation of possible collusion by Trump’s campaign with Russia’s alleged efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election. In the most eagerly anticipated U.S. congressional hearing in years, Comey told lawmakers the Trump administration had lied and defamed him … Continue reading  Trump fired him to undermine FBI Russia investigation, says Comey 

James Comey: Trump, White House ‘lied’ about the FBI

Former FBI chief James Comey told US Congress that the Trump administration’s comments about him and the FBI were “lies plain and simple”, Mr Comey told a Senate committee they were wrong to denigrate the agency and its leadership. Comey testified Thursday that he orchestrated the leak of accounts of conversations with President Donald Trump … Continue reading James Comey: Trump, White House ‘lied’ about the FBI

President Trump’s lawyer’s statement on Comey hearing

I am Marc Kasowitz, President Trump’s personal lawyer. Contrary to numerous false press accounts leading up to today’s hearing, Mr. Comey has now finally confirmed publicly what he repeatedly told the President privately: The President was not under investigation as part of any probe into Russian interference. He also admitted that there is no evidence … Continue reading President Trump’s lawyer’s statement on Comey hearing

Foodgrains, milk, vegetables to get cheaper after GST: Govt

AMN The government Thursday said that , items like foodgrains, flour, milk, vegetables and fruits will get cheaper by four to five per cent after the roll out of the Goods and Services Tax from the 1st of July. According to the Finance Ministry, items like cereals, pulses, atta, maida and besan will be cheaper … Continue reading Foodgrains, milk, vegetables to get cheaper after GST: Govt