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Karnataka government to face confidence motion on July 18

The BJP has also sought to move a no-confidence motion against the government. Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy has decided to move the confidence motion in the Legislative Assembly on July 18. Speaker K.R. Ramesh Kumar told the House on…

Kalraj Mishra appointed Himachal Pradesh Governor, Acharya Devvrat shifted to Gujarat

Senior BJP leader Kalraj Mishra was on July 15 appointed as the Governor of Himachal Pradesh, replacing Acharya Devvrat, who has been transferred and appointed as the Governor of Gujrat. A Rashtrapati Bhavan press communique said the appointments of Mr.…

NIA Bill: Congress calls it attempt to turn India into ‘police state’

Minister of State for Home G. Kishan Reddy said the new law will allow the NIA to probe cases of terrorism targeting Indians and Indian assets abroad The government asserted on Monday that a Bill to broaden the National Investigation…

Kaleshwaram DPR not given to Centre says Jeevan Reddy

Hyderabad: Congress senior leader and MLC T. Jeevan Reddy on Friday alleged that the Central Government did not consider granting National Project status to Kaleshwaram Project as the Telangana Government has failed to send the Detailed Project Report (DPR). At…

Pence tour of migrant center shows men crowded in cages

Vice President Mike Pence toured two detention facilities on the Texas border Friday, including a Border Patrol station where hundreds of men were crowded in sweltering cages without cots. Some of the men said they were hungry and had been…

Kamala Harris’s Moment, Voting Rights, Yet Another Candidate: This Week in the 2020 Race

The first 2020 debates yield some surprises, the Supreme Court rules on gerrymandering, and the field of Democratic candidates grows to 24. Every Saturday morning, we’re publishing “This Week in the 2020 Race”: a quick way to follow the presidential…

Andhra govt sanctions Rs 6.89 crore for helipad wider road at CM Jagan Reddy’s residence and many more

Andhra Pradesh government has sanctioned a sum of Rs 6.89 crore for a helipad and other facilities such as road-widening at Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy’s residence, heating up the political scenario in the state. This comes even as the…

KCR Prevents Telangana Party Leaders From Appearing on TV Debates

Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has ordered party members not to attend any television debates till further instructions as the veteran politician said many leaders were not aware of the subjects while speaking on air. Speaking at the TRS…

Naidu’s Pvt Residence Declared Illegal by Jagan Govt ; Issues Notice to Vacate House

Hyderabad: A day after the demolition of the Praja Vedika constructed during the regime of Chandrababu Naidu, the Andhra Pradesh government has issued a notice to the former chief minister to vacate his residence. According to the government, the house violates…

Jagan Mohan Reddy orders probe into ‘corrupt deals’ signed with solar, wind power producers during Chandrababu Naidu’s tenure.

Amravati: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Wednesday alleged ‘massive corruption’ in Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) signed by the previous TDP government. During the review of deals undertaken by the power and fuel departments, the Chief Minister…

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Pakistan reopens airspace after India standoff

Pakistan has fully reopened its airspace to civilian flights, nearly five months after it was closed following a standoff with India. The closure forced international airlines to reroute around Pakistan and cost them tens of millions of dollars. State-owned carrier…

In Biden and Buttigieg, Dems confront generational divide

Amy McInerney at first saw Joe Biden as Democrats’ best hope to beat President Donald Trump — an experienced politician with the potential to peel off some of Trump’s working-class supporters. Then she heard Pete Buttigieg speak. “I felt like…

Indian-Americans thrilled over PM Modi’s possible community address in Houston

Houston, which has one of the largest concentrations of the Indian-American community in the US, is the energy capital of the world. Energy security is a priority area for the prime minister. The Indian diaspora in Houston is thrilled over…

Labour Party leader denounces India over attacks on Muslims

A minister in the UK’s Shadow Cabinet has slammed India over the violent attacks on Muslims and called on the British government to look into and respond to the “extremely worrying situation“. Jonathan Ashworth, a Labour Party MP from Leicester…

Taiwan president travels to Haiti to bolster relations in the region

The visit to the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince is the first stop on a 12-day trip to the Caribbean, with St Vincent and the Grenadines, St Lucia, St Kitts and Nevis to follow. Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen visited Haiti on…

Pak turns down Indian request to open Air space

Pakistan has told India that it will not open its airspace for commercial flights until the IAF fighter jets are removed from forwarding airbases, a top aviation official has informed a parliamentary committee, as Islamabad on Friday for the fifth…

Trump Retreats on Citizenship Question:US census 2020

President Donald Trump is arguing he didn’t retreat when he abandoned his effort to insert a citizenship question into next year’s census and insists his fallback will prove a more accurate option. “Not only didn’t I back down, but I…

Trump unloads on Paul Ryan after ‘American Carnage’ excerpts

President Donald Trump unloaded via Twitter on Republican former House Speaker Paul Ryan after Ryan’s comments critical of Trump appeared in excerpts from a new book. Ryan condemns Trump in “American Carnage,” by Tim Alberta of Politico, in excerpts running…

Trump applauds far-right social media provocateurs

President Donald Trump used a White House conference Thursday to applaud far-right social media provocateurs even as he conceded that some of them are extreme in their views. Trump, who has weaponized social media to eviscerate opponents and promote himself,…

U.S. peace envoy to Afghanistan in Beijing for meeting

Mr. Khalilzad said the latest round of talks with the Taliban had been the “most productive” and had broadened to include a timeline for both intra-Afghan negotiations and a cease-fire. The U.S. peace envoy to Afghanisthan s in Beijing for…

UK ambassador to US quits days after leaked cables on Trump

Britain’s ambassador to the United States resigned Wednesday, just days after diplomatic cables criticizing President Donald Trump caused embarrassment to two countries that often celebrate having a “special relationship.” The resignation of Kim Darroch came a day after Trump lashed…

What did Epstein’s famous friends know and see?

Jeffrey Epstein has hobnobbed with some of the world’s most powerful people during his jet-setting life. Future President Donald Trump called him a “terrific guy.” Former President Bill Clinton praised his intellect and philanthropic efforts and was a frequent flyer…

Justice Department shaking up legal team on census case

The Justice Department is shaking up the legal team fighting for the inclusion of a citizenship question on the 2020 census but offered no specifics on why the change was being made. The change announced Sunday comes days after the…

Boris Johnson suffers blow after attack from former Tory leader ahead of hustings with rival Jeremy Hunt

Boris Johnson has suffered a blow to his campaign for the Tory crown after-party grandee William Hague backed his rival, Jeremy Hunt. Ahead of leadership hustings in Belfast, the former Conservative leader warned that Mr. Johnson’s Brexit strategy could destroy…

Hong Kong protests: Violent protesters infiltrate parliament

The protests against the controversial criminal assignment law in Hong Kong are profound. Protesters broke into Parliament and were vandalized. They spent several hours in the Legislative Council building. At midnight on Monday, the protesters were taken out of parliament by…

Trump: Iran ‘playing with fire’ with uranium enrichment

Iran says it has amassed more low-enriched uranium than permitted under the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. Iran has announced on Monday it had amassed more low-enriched uranium than permitted under its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, drawing…

Trump Says Raids On Migrants To Begin After July 4

US President Donald Trump has said that the delayed 10-city raids on illegal immigrants will begin after the July 4 holiday. After 4th July a lot of people are going to be brought back out said Donald trump. Washington: US…

Warren Buffett: If a bank needs a government bailout, the CEO and spouse should lose ‘net worth’

  Berkshire Hathway Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett think CEO’s of failing banks should lose literally everything they’re worth. “If a bank gets to where it needs government assistance, the responsible CEO should lose his net worth and his spouse’s…

North Korea Calls Kim Jong Un-Donald Trump Meeting “Historic”

North Korea on Monday described the weekend meeting between its leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump in the Demilitarized Zone as “historic” and “amazing”. Donald Trump has become the first sitting US president to set foot in…

G20 Leaders reaffirmed their commitment to act to protect people from Terrorism

The G-20 leaders at the just-concluded Osaka summit resolved to prevent the use of the internet to fund and facilitate terrorism and extremism, saying that while the Internet must be “open, free and secure”, it could not serve as a…

PM Modi and Japan PM Shinzo Abe discuss global economy, disaster management and many more

Prime Minister Narendra Modi held wide-ranging talks with the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the global economy, issues of fugitive economic offenders and disaster management and announced that the Indian President will participate in the coronation ceremony of Emperor…

Russian President Vladimir Putin aims to push Donald Trump on arms pact at G20

Russian President Vladimir Putin says he does not expect any breakthrough at the Group of 20 summit in Japan starting Friday but hopes G-20 leaders find a common understanding of what’s needed to bolster economies and financial institutions. Putin told…

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China warns of ‘severe threats’ to global order at G20 Summit

China warned on Friday that protectionism and “bullying” were threatening the world order as President Xi Jinping met other leaders at the G20 summit ahead of high-stakes talks with Donald Trump. Xi met three of his African counterparts on Friday…

PM Modi and Donald Trump discuss trade, connectivity and Iran in G20 Summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi held bilateral talks with US President Donald Trump in Osaka ahead of the formal opening of the G-20 Summit. The two leaders, who met shortly after the Japan-America-India trilateral meeting, discussed Iran, 5G, bilateral and defence…

PM Modi discusses terrorism threat at informal BRICS meet on G20 Summit

An informal meeting of the BRICS nations was conducted on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Osaka on Friday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chinese President Xi Jinping in attendance. BRICS leaders, PM Modi, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, Russian…

Britain’s new prime minister will be announced on July 23

Boris Johnson or Jeremy Hunt will be announced as Britain’s new prime minister on July 23, the Conservative Party said on Tuesday. The party said a postal ballot of the 160,000 or so Conservative Party members to decide who will…

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PM welcomed by kids with ‘Modi Modi’ chants

Osaka: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday arrived in Japan for the two-day G20 Summit in Osaka, the sixth edition of the global event where governments from 19 countries and the European Union deliberate on issues pertaining to international concern. In…

India’s tariffs are unacceptable, says Donald Trump at the G20 Summit

Prior to meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the sidelines of the G20 Summit, US President Donald Trump has hit out at the Modi government and said that India’s tariffs on US products is “unacceptable” and they must be withdrawn.…

Donald Trump Appoints Stephanie Grisham White House Press Secretary

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump on Tuesday named Stephanie Grisham — until now spokeswoman for his wife Melania — the chief White House press secretary, taking over an office that has seen sharply deteriorating relations with the media. Trump said Grisham…

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S Jaishankar comes to rescue of bonded labourer stranded in Thailand

.External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar assured help to an Indian national stranded in Thailand as bonded labourer. Jaishankar has directed the officials in Indian Embassy in Thailand to facilitate his exit from Thailand. “Thiru Manithurai is being rendered all help…

Mike Pompeo’s India Visit Aimed At Deepening Strategic Relationship: US.

WASHINGTON: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s visit to India is aimed at deepening the strategic relationship with the largest democratic country of the world, the US said on Tuesday. Noting that the United States and India are natural strategic partners,…

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2020 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders unveils huge US student debt cancellation bill

Liberal US senator and 2020 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Monday rolled out a proposal to erase all $1.6 trillion in student loan debt, cleaning the slate for 45 million Americans. “If we could bail out Wall Street, we sure…

North Korea is not ready to denuclearise, says the US Intelligence chief

The US intelligence community does not believe that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is ready to denuclearise, US Defense Intelligence Agency Director Lieutenant General Robert Ashley told Fox News in an interview on Monday. A summit in February between…

Iran Tension, Trade Friction to Complicate Mike Pompeo’s India Visit

US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo arrives in India Tuesday fresh from a last-minute trip to the Gulf aimed at building a global coalition against Iran to tackle a different tricky subject: trade. He’s seeking to strengthen ties in the…

Erdogan’s party suffers blow after Istanbul re-run poll defeat

With nearly all ballots counted, main opposition party candidate Ekrem Imamoglu had a lead of 775,000 votes, a huge increase on the margin of 13,000 he achieved in the earlier election. That victory in March was annulled after the AKP…

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US has long itched for war with Iran

The United States of America declared war on Iran this week and then pulled back, possible in the modern era when machines can be told to return mid-flight. President Donald Trump wanted to retaliate as Iran had shot down a US…

President Trump and Indian PM Modi’s lavish farm profits prompt questions at WTO

Massive farm-support plans in the United States and India are being scrutinized by other World Trade Organization members. The WTO has strict rules about the size and nature of payments, and the member governments keep a close watch for any…

The US agency will begin removing millions of illegal immigrants Declares Donald Trump

President Donald Trump said that U.S. authorities will begin to remove millions of illegal immigrants in the United States. Next week ICE will begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into…

SCO far from becoming India-Russia-China triangle, though it leaves New Delhi’s ties with US in awkward spot.

Leaders of Russia, China and India, along with those of Central Asian States, who met in the Kyrgyzstan capital of Bishkek on 13-14 June, may have found that an otherwise low-profile organisation has been catapulted into the front lines all…

Trump leaves the corporate America hanging

President Donald Trump’s on-again, off-again relationship with corporate America was on full display this week as he sparred publicly with the country’s most powerful business lobby over his rinse-and-repeat use of tariffs — and then welcomed top executives to the White House to plead with…

Pakistan and China increase nuclear weapons, India maintains existing conditions

Pakistan and China continue to produce nuclear weapons and have increased their stockpile in the last one year even as India has maintained the same number in its arsenal as it had in the beginning of 2018. While Pakistan has…

Hong Kong leader apologizes as protesters the insist she quits

Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam apologised to its people on Sunday as an estimated 1 million-plus black-clad protesters insisted that she resign over her handling of a bill that would allow citizens to be sent to mainland China for trial.…

India, China do not pose threats to each other says Xi Jinping to PM Modi

Chinese President Xi Jinping told Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday that India and China “do not pose threats” to each other as he expressed Beijing’s willingness to join New Delhi in pushing forward a closer development partnership between the…

Japan’s Shinzo Abe leads to Tehran amid US-Iran tensions

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is heading to Iran with a keen eye on international sanctions and domestic politics. The visit, begins on Wednesday, it is partly aimed at easing tensions between Washington and Tehran over Iran’s nuclear programme. For…

Donald Trump accidentally reveals Mexico migrant plan by waving a document around

US President Donald Trump has accidentally revealed some details of his immigration deal with Mexico. He refused to discuss the plans with reporters as he was being discreet about it. But he said this while waving around a sheet of…

India votes in accordance to Israel against Palestinian NGO in the UN

In a rare move, India voted in accordance to a decision made by Israel in the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) that objected from granting consultative status to a Palestinian non-governmental organisation, after the Jewish state said the organisation…

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After India’s request, Pakistan allows PM Modi’s flight to fly over its airspace to Bishkek

Islamabad: The Imran Khan-led Pakistan government on Monday allowed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s flight to pass through its airspace to reach Kyrgyzstan for SCO meet. This comes a day after India requested Pakistan to give special permission to PM Modi to…

Mexico sends troops to Guatemala border in an attempt to avoid Trump’s migration tariffs

In a response to Donald Trump’s threats of a 5 per cent import tax on all Mexican goods if illegal migration is not lessened, Mexico has deployed troops to the Guatemala border. With an influx of Central American migrants flowing into America seeking asylum, the Trump administration is…

California to become first state to give free healthcare to undocumented immigrants

California is set to become the first state to extend health care coverage to young, undocumented immigrants with a $98 million plan that would help some 100,000 low-income people in the state. The policy is being considered by the state’s legislature,…

Tory spending plans will strip billions from poorest areas after Brexit and give cash to richest regions.

The poorest areas of Britain will lose billions of pounds in public spending after Brexit under government plans, a study is warning – while the richest areas gain. Wales, the southwest and northeast of England will be the biggest losers, with cash diverted…