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by | May 22, 2017 | 11:45

Bandyopadhyay was granted conditional bail on health grounds on May 19 after he spent four-and-half months in jail for alleged involvement in the scam. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who has termed the arrest of TMC leaders in chit fumd scams as "vendetta politics" by the Centre, visited the MP last month.

by | May 22, 2017 | 12:21

Summary⎙ Print The Trump administration sanctioned seven new entities for their alleged role in Iran's ballistic missile program even as it complied with the letter of the nuclear deal . Under the deal, the United States and five other world powers agreed to lift sanctions in exchange for Iran rolling back its nuclear program. "The worst deal I think I've ever seen negotiated that you started is the Iran deal".

by | May 22, 2017 | 12:13

In video captured by the Voice of America , a handful of Erdogan's supporters and his security detail rushed the demonstrators and started hitting them. "We just celebrated our President". Brett McGurk is "definitely giving support" to Turkey's outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) in Syria, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on May 18.

by | May 22, 2017 | 12:28

During his campaign, Mr Macron had thrown up ideas on reforming the euro zone, noting that the currency bloc can not go on as it is if it wanted to avoid falling prey to protest and populism. "We need more pragmatism, less bureaucracy and a Europe that protects our citizens", he added. Hours ahead of Chancellor Angela Merkel's meeting in Berlin with Macron, her spokesman Steffen Seibert said one should not read too much into the alarmist headlines .

by | May 22, 2017 | 11:56

The Elabe poll showed that although a majority supported Macron's unprecedented decision to form a government from a mix of ministers from the left, right and centre - with half the appointments coming from civil society non-politicians - Macron himself and his rightwing prime minister, Edouard Philippe, were beginning their terms with the lowest public confidence levels of any new French leaders in the past 20 years.

by | May 22, 2017 | 11:26

The Triple Crown dream has died for Kentucky Derby victor Always Dreaming, who came up short in the second leg at the Preakness Stakes on Saturday. He won his first Preakness with his first entrant in the race. That was additionally the year that Barbaro broke down after leaving the starting gate. Classic Empire Just Misses Interestingly, Classic Empire Jockey Julien Leparoux said that Always Dreaming's dramatic fade may have hurt his own horse's chances.

by | May 22, 2017 | 12:24

A Srinagar based news agency, quoting spokesman of the terror outfit claimed, that the policeman, Syed Naveed has "joined Hizb along with the four rifles". He was reported to have joined militant ranks, and was arrested about a month-and-a-half later from Kulgam. Naseer Ahmad Pandit, a police constable from Pulwama, also joined the Hizbul Mujahideen after decamping with two rifles in March 2015.

by | May 22, 2017 | 11:54

The announcement came after the New York Times published the latest story chronicling President Trump's relationship with Comey over the onetime FBI chief's handling of the Bureau's Russian Federation probe. "I'm not under investigation", the US president told Russian officials. Comey has also been asked to testify in person and in public by both Senate and House committees.

by | May 22, 2017 | 11:04

Today we see that majority of Iranian voters said "No" to the money illusion plans proposed by some of Rouhani's rivals, Taghizadeh-Hesary explained. A big turnout on Friday led to the vote being extended by several hours to deal with long queues.

by | May 22, 2017 | 11:16

As many have already noted, the quality of hockey between the Nashville Predators and Anaheim Ducks as they exchange proverbial haymakers in their Western Conference Final has been top class. That's how Nashville has won each time in this series for their fifth comeback victory this postseason and the 31st overall of this postseason. Johansen has scored 101 goals and set up 187 others in 433 career games with Columbus and Nashville since being selected by the Blue Jackets with the fourth ...

by | May 22, 2017 | 12:17

Jaitley said tax on gold and precious metals will be taken up at the next meeting of the Council on June 3. India on Friday unveiled four rate bands under a new sales tax for services such as telecoms, insurance and restaurants, a move experts said could complicate compliance and leave businesses at the mercy of an intrusive tax bureaucracy.

by | May 22, 2017 | 11:21

Controversially, she expressed gratitude to convicted murderer Phil Spector, with whom she worked for a year early in her career for nearly no money, but from whom she said she learned so much. Young Money's Nicki Minaj, Drake and Lil Wayne have reunited and it looks so good. "One Dance" was nominated for Top Hot 100 Song , Top Selling Song, Top Radio Song, Top Streaming Song (Audio), Top Collaboration , Top R&B Song and Top R&B Collaboration.

by | May 22, 2017 | 12:33

Chaffetz made the announcement a day after tweeting that he had invited ex-FBI Director James Comey to testify next week at a hearing of the oversight committee he chairs. "I'm a little concerned-and I harken to what I was told a year ago-that a special session to address election law is not an adequate enough time to have a deliberative approach".

by | May 22, 2017 | 11:38

President Rodrigo Duterte may have declined an honorary degree from the University of the Philippines, but he, so far, has no qualms receiving one from a Russian diplomatic institute. For this reason, Duterte will not buy weapons from the United States, although the Philippine armed forces need aircraft, drones and speedboats. "Historically, I have been identified with the Western world".

by | May 22, 2017 | 11:51

During the campaign, Trump vowed to withdraw from NAFTA, saying it was a disaster for USA workers. UPA senior vice-president of public policy Robert Guenther said: "The fruit and vegetable industry is highly dependent on global trade, both exports from the USA and imports from critical trading partners such as Mexico and Canada".

by | May 22, 2017 | 10:26

But his reputation has come under fierce attack in the past week over a memo he wrote about James Comey that the White House initially used as a justification for Trump to fire the Federal Bureau of Investigation director. In subsequent days, however, Trump acknowledged he'd chose to fire Comey even before he read Rosenstein's memo. "He did stress that he was concerned that whatever he said would be made public to the press", Cassidy told reporters with a chuckle, "so therefore he felt ...

by | May 22, 2017 | 10:13

The test came just days after South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who has called for closer engagement with the North, was inaugurated in Seoul. The council expressed its "utmost concern" over North Korea's "highly destabilizing behavior and flagrant and provocative defiance of the Security Council".

by | May 22, 2017 | 09:55

The centerpiece of Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia is a speech Sunday at the Arab-Islamic-American summit. But the President's address reflected a more substantive break. Mr Trump too did not hesitate to single out Iran. The UAE's USA ambassador, Yousef Al Otaiba, said in a statement that the promised donation reflects "our commitment to empowering women in our region and builds on the progress we have made in our country, where women play a role in every segment of society".

by | May 22, 2017 | 10:55

On Tuesday, the New York Times reported that, according to a memo written by Comey, Trump had asked the Federal Bureau of Investigation director to shut down the probe into Flynn. "Once again, the real story is that our national security has been undermined by the leaking of private and highly classified conversations", Mr. Spicer's statement said.

by | May 22, 2017 | 10:46

U.S. President Donald Trump, struggling to shake a brewing scandal at home , will attempt a reset on Sunday with the Islamic world after frequently attacking Muslims on the campaign trail a year ago and trying to ban many from the United States.

by | May 22, 2017 | 10:54

Putin joins China and new South Korean president Moon Jae-in in calling for talks with the North. A South Korean government minister has said North Korea's missile program is progressing faster than expected, just hours after the UN Security Council demanded the reclusive country to halt all nuclear and ballistic missile tests.

by | May 22, 2017 | 09:41

During his campaign , Trump had fiery rhetoric. "We are not here to lecture - we are not here to tell other people how to live, what to do, who to be, or how to worship", Trump said, speaking in an ornate room that featured 11 chandeliers and six giant video screens.

by | May 22, 2017 | 09:38

P.T.G. Hugs for Chelsea includes Nash's song "Almost Gone", which the folk-rock legend co-wrote with Crosby, Stills & Nash touring keyboardist James Raymond about Manning in 2011. "Chelsea Manning's story is one of the major events of our time ", the film-makers said as they announced the project at the opening of the Cannes film festival, the same day that Manning was released .

by | May 22, 2017 | 09:29

Mr Rouhani won 57% at over 40 million voter turnout. Voting in the capital of Tehran was extended until 11 p.m. Polls remained open until 10 p.m. elsewhere. "The ruling capitalism has the upper hand in this election and controls this election", said the head of the union, which is affiliated to worldwide confederation IndustriAll.

by | May 22, 2017 | 11:13

Theresa May has said Britons are "one people" at heart, as she urged Scottish voters to support the Conservatives in the General Election. "Strengthen my hand as I fight to strengthen our Union". This is a time to pull together, not apart. It suggests support for the Scottish National Party is 42%, the Tories 29%, Labour 19% and the Liberal Democrats 6%.

by | May 22, 2017 | 10:09

The memo focused on Comey's handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, particularly the FBI director's decision to divulge details to the public at various junctures during her presidential campaign against Trump. On Thursday, a day after the special counsel was named, Trump wrote on Twitter that the inquiry "is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!" The report cites two unnamed sources, one of whom read from a summary of Trump's meeting with the ...

by | May 22, 2017 | 09:14

I humbly bow down before you. On the other hand, hardline challenger Ebrahim Raisi , who positioned himself as a defender of the poor, could only garner 38.3 per cent votes. "It makes it much more hard to isolate Iran internationally when you have a foreign minister like Zarif", said Karim Sadjadpour, an Iran scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington.

by | May 22, 2017 | 11:05

But some experts see the latest attack as an anomaly. That would be a remarkable degree of ineptitude from the same crew that stole $81 million from the central bank of Bangladesh, allegedly to feed isolated North Korea's hunger for hard currency.

by | May 22, 2017 | 10:16

Mr. Bush said a big concern is administration officials leaking information to the press. "They give our enemies all sorts of nuances, insights", Bush said. He lambasted the president and his team of "over-age white guys" authoring the health care bill, saying that more diverse input would prevent "stupid mistakes", CNN notes.

by | May 22, 2017 | 10:17

He suggested winning 200 seats - almost 30 fewer than in 2015 - would be a "successful" result for Mr Corbyn. Media captionJeremy Corbyn: "This is a manifesto for all generations". It said it could cut annual water bills by £100 and energy bills by £120, stopping dividends to shareholders while cutting the cost of interest payments on the companies' debts as the government would be able to borrow more cheaply.

by | May 22, 2017 | 08:32

Protesters are demanding elections to kick out the socialist government that they accuse of wrecking the economy and turning Venezuela into a dictatorship. "Because right now what's happening is really a disgrace to humanity", Trump said after meeting at the White House with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos.

by | May 22, 2017 | 09:49

He was referring to the draft framework for a South China Sea code of conduct between ASEAN and China on Thursday. Lin added that the issue should be dealt with through multilateral discussions, based on the principles of shelving differences and seeking joint development of resources.

by | May 22, 2017 | 08:42

The program has offered wealthy foreigners a way around complicated USA immigration rules, allowing them to live in the United States and seek permanent residency in return for substantial investments. While Nicole Kushner Meyer didn't reference President Trump by name, his photo appeared on a slide at the event that listed the "key decision makers" on the EB-5 program.

by | May 22, 2017 | 08:31

The focus is now on Raqa, the de-facto Syrian capital of IS's self-proclaimed "caliphate". Tabqa, a strategic town for ISIS in Syria, has been retaken by US -backed Syrian Kurdish forces, giving allies a new route to the militant stronghold of Raqqa.

by | May 22, 2017 | 09:14

A leading news portal, quoted a young journalist saying,"This kind of reaction to queries does not go well with the president of a national party". With concerns being raised about the situation in Kashmir, the top BJP leadership on Sunday said the government was working on a plan to return the state to normalcy and would find a permanent solution to the issues troubling the valley.