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The White House has defended US President Donald Trump's decision to fire FBI chief James Comey, saying he had been considering to expel him since day one after losing confidence in him.

United Nations

UN chief Antonio Guterres today called on the global community to draw inspiration from the journey of Lord Buddha and embrace his message of compassion on the occasion of 'Vesak Day'. Vesak marks the birth, enlightenment and death of Gautama Buddha.

Nassau (Bahamas)

Hubert Minnis emerged as the Bahamas' next prime minister in general elections that saw incumbent Perry Christie concede defeat. "My fellow Bahamians, the people have spoken," Minnis, a physician, said in a victory rally before thousands of supporters.

United Nations

A group of United Nations human rights experts have "strongly" condemned the murder of a prominent journalist and human rights defender in Maldives and called on the authorities to conduct a public inquiry into the killing and bring those responsible to justice.

PM expresses pain over loss of lives
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The Rajasthan government today ordered an inquiry into the collapse of a wall of a marriage hall in Bharatpur district that left 24 people dead while the police registered a case against the hall owner who is absconding. The incident occurred yesterday on Sewar road in Bharatpur where a nearly 12-feet high wall collapsed following a storm accompanied by rains.


Former Rajasthan minister and Congress leader Shanti Kumar Dhariwal today said by setting a target of 180 plus seats for next assembly elections the BJP is just building castles in the air.


Nearly 81.89 per cent of total 1,38,727 students who appeared for class XII science stream examination conducted by the Gujarat School Education Board were declared pass today. Last year, the pass percentage stood at 79.03 per cent.


The Congress in Maharashtra has threatened to launch an agitation against state BJP chief Raosaheb Danve's comments on tur dal growers.


Senior Congress leader Arif Naseem Khan has written to chief minister Devendra Fadnavis demanding that slum dwellers living alongside the Tansa main water pipeline in Vidyavihar be accommodated in new tenements along with those slum-dwellers who will be displaced from


A special court today directed AIADMK (Amma) faction leader TTV Dhinakaran and an alleged middleman, arrested in an Election Commission bribery case, to respond to Delhi Police's plea for voice samples.


After finding himself in the vortex of a factional war within the Karnataka unit of the BJP for the last couple of weeks, party's state president B S Yeddyurappa today said all is well within the party.


Ending all speculations, ruling BJD president Naveen Patnaik today announced the name of Pratap Keshari Deb as the party's candidate for the lone Rajya Sabha seat from Odisha.


The Tripura government is to raise the number of women police personnel to at least 30 percent of the total strength, chief minister Manik Sarkar said here today.


After the successful distribution of LED bulbs in Bihar, Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) today launched LED tube light and five-star rated energy efficient fans under Ujala scheme in Bihar.


Normal life was paralysed in Odisha's Mayurbhanj district today in a bandh called to press for Medical Council of India (MCI) nod to start a medical college and hospital here in the 2017-18 academic session.


A full court condolence meet will be observed in memory of Leila Seth on Friday at the Patna High Court, where she practised as a barrister for 10 years in the initial phase of her illustrious career.


The Government Railway Police (GRP) arrested a passenger from Puri-bound Purusotham Express for making an attempt to kidnap a four-year-old girl at Bokaro station, a senior police officer here today said.


Traffic-cum-power Block will be imposed from 12.40 am-7.10 pm on Saturday, May 13 for launching of limited height subways between Chakradharpur-Lotapahar and Lotapahar-Sonua Stations of Chakradharpur Division, South Eastern Railway.  This will result in short terminat


In a high-level meeting of principal heads of the departments and DRMs today, Eastern Railway general manager Harindra Rao reviewed the performance of the wing.


A gangster was today shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Bettiah court premises in West Champaran district, police said.


Mizoram excise and narcotics department officials have seized 15 grams of heroin at Mizoram-Myanmar border Champhai town, department spokesman today said. The heroin, worth around Rs 50,000 in the local market, was suspected to have been smuggled from Myanmar.


The release of Vikram Chatterjee's Bengali thriller "Khoj" has been delayed by a week following last month's car accident that left model Sonika Chauhan dead and the actor injured.


The civil military liaison conference (CMLC) 2017 was held at HQ Bengal Area today. The conference was co-chaired by Basudeb Bandopadhyay, chief secretary, government of West Bengal and Lieutenant General Giri Raj Singh, General Officer Commanding Bengal Area.


Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal today announced that his government would set up an 'Act East' department to connect and take forward the Centre's Act East Policy.