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NEW DELHI

Claiming that electronic voting machines (EVMs) can be tampered with "in several ways", two activists today challenged the Election Commission (EC) to prove the reliability of the machines in the presence of international experts.

NEW DELHI

The Supreme Court will commence hearing from tomorrow on a batch of pleas challenging the constitutional validity of 'triple talaq', 'nikah halala' and polygamy practices among Muslims.

NEW DELHI

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah and CPI national secretary D Raja today called for a "political solution" to troubled Kashmir.

NEW DELHI

On the occasion of Buddha Purnima, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today underscored the need for creating a "harmonious, just and compassionate society". He greeted the nation on the auspicious occasion. "Buddha Purnima greetings to everyone.

NEW DELHI

The government should consider according national animal status to the cow, Jamiat Ulema-i- Hind president Maulana Syed Arshad Madani said today while expressing concern at the "atmosphere of fear" following violence by 'gau rakshaks'.

NEW DELHI

Ahead of his visit to Russia, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today expressed satisfaction over the "positive all-round progress" in the bilateral ties as visiting Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin met him here.

NEW DELHI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will embark on a two-day visit to Sri Lanka to attend the biggest Buddhist festival 'Vesak Day' as its chief guest.

NEW DELHI

Sacked Delhi minister Kapil Mishra today began his hunger strike, demanding that Aam Aadmi Party leaders disclose the details of funding for their foreign tours.

Author: 
Larry Rubin

Without waiting for a review by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to see how it will affect the health care of millions of Americans, the Republicans on Thursday rushed a bill through the House that, among other things, will allow insurance companies to jack up the cost of treatments for people with pre-existing medical conditions. It barely passed with a tiny margin of just 217 to 213 votes. And after a very short while, insurers will be able to refuse to cover such people altogether.

Author: 
L S Herdenia

Two events which took place in the midst of prolonged Narmada Yatra will help refurbish the image of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. One such event took place in the Supreme Court where the CBI informed the Supreme Court on May 3 that Congress leader Digvijaya Singh and others would face action soon for running a high-pitched campaign in Vyapam scam against the chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan based on falsehood and forged documents.

The decisive victory of Emmanuel Macron as the new French President, defeating his far-Right rival Marine le Pen in the just concluded elections, is a welcome political development at a time when the Right is having a field day over a wide swath of the world – from Brazil to the United States to the United Kingdom to Germany to India and beyond. The margin of Macron’s victory (66.06 per cent of the 99.99 per cent votes counted) was beyond the wildest expectations of the optimists.

Washington

US President Donald Trump today fired FBI chief James Comey, abruptly removing the top sleuth overseeing a criminal probe into whether the Trump campaign colluded with the Russian government to influence the 2016 presidential election that was won by the real estate m

SEOUL

South Korea's new President Moon Jae-In was sworn in today, just a day after a landslide election victory, and immediately declared his willingness to visit Pyongyang amid high tensions with the nuclear-armed North.

Vilnius

The US military is considering sending a Patriot missile battery to the Baltic region for NATO exercises this summer, US defence officials said, though the move would only be temporary.

Washington

The US has strongly warned its citizens against travelling to North Korea following the arrest of a fourth American citizen in the reclusive country, saying they face "serious risk" of arrest and long-term detention.

Melbourne

The earliest evidence of life on land has been discovered in 3.48 billion-year-old hot spring deposits in Australia, scientists said today, suggesting life took to land some 580 million years earlier than thought.

Islamabad

Pakistan today accused India of using its national Kulbhushan Jadhav's death conviction to "divert" attention from its "state-sponsored" terrorism in the country.

Beijing

China today lodged a diplomatic protest with the US over a Congressional delegation's meeting with the Dalai Lama in India, saying the move sent a "wrong signal" to the world and violated America's commitment not to support Tibet's independence.

Srinagar

A day after BJP's J&K unit chief disfavoured talks with separatists, a senior leader of ally PDP voiced disagreement saying the agenda of alliance between the two parties had envisaged reaching out to everyone including Pakistan.

Lucknow

The BSP today expelled its Muslim face Naseemudin Siddiqui and his son from the party for carrying out "anti-party" activities, prompting the sacked MLC to hit back at party supremo Mayawati.

Chandigarh

Former convenor of AAP's Punjab unit Gurpreet Singh Waraich 'Guggi' today resigned from the primary membership of the party, expressing displeasure over the process of Sangrur MP Bhagwant Mann's appointment as the new state unit chief.

NEW DELHI

The Delhi High Court has quashed an externment order against a man, saying these proceedings, which are meant to keep criminals away from an area, also cause societal and personal deprivation for such persons.

Chandigarh

Haryana government would confer Vigyan Ratna and Yuva Vigyan Ratna awards every year on eminent scientists of the state to develop among the students the interest in science and technology.

NEW DELHI

A 34-year-old Afghan national has been accused of raping a US citizen after befriending her on Facebook and threatening her with an acid attack on being exposed, Delhi police has alleged in a court here.

Ahmedabad

The Gujarat High Court today sought the state government's stand on a plea that claimed the popular game of card poker was one of skill and not a form of gambling.

NEW DELHI

YSR Congress Party president Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy today said his party will offer support to any candidate that the BJP fields for the upcoming presidential election.

Patna

RJD president Lalu Prasad today refused to make any comment on the Supreme Court order asking him to face separate trials in each of the cases related to the multi-crore fodder scam in which he is an accused.

Agartala

Sixty people of backward Bru tribe of Tripura, who were trained by National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) today got placement in different companies, officials said.

Guwahati

Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal today advocated for synergistic approach among the government, education department, teachers and guardians to bring about qualitative development of education in the state.

Majuli

Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Union minister Krishan Pal Gurjar today distributed free aids and assistive devices to 807 differently-abled people here to empower them.

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