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by | May 23, 2017 | 16:11

Labour challenged the Prime Minister to rule out targeting other pensioner benefits after the Tory manifesto commitment to means-test the winter fuel payment worth up to £300 to older voters. Former chancellor George Osborne revealed the humiliating U-turn in a tweet ahead of her speech, writing: "U-turn coming on social care". That raised concerns some might see their houses sold off after their deaths to pay for the care they received rather than passed on to their descendants.

by | May 23, 2017 | 16:16

Waivers continue under the Trump administration, but the extent of them is unknown because his executive actions on ethics do not include provisions for public disclosure or information-sharing with OGE. "I, therefore, request that you stay the data call until these questions are resolved". Shaub told the Times the request was "extraordinary", adding , "I have never seen anything like it".

by | May 23, 2017 | 16:16

Former joint secretary KS Kropha and then director KC Samaria were also convicted in the case pertaining to the allocation of a coal mining block in Madhya Pradesh to a private company. It also convicted KSSPL and the entity's managing director, Pawan Kumar Ahluwalia . Gupta is also an accused in the allocation of coal block to AMR Iron and Steel Pvt Ltd which also involves former Minister of State for Coal Santosh Bagrodia and Rajya Sabha MP Vijay Darda as accused.

by | May 23, 2017 | 15:06

Meanwhile, North Korea's state-run KCNA news agency said that the latest missile test was a "success", adding that Pyongyang's leader, Kim Jong-un, observed the test. "Today the US mainland and the Pacific operational theater are within the strike range of the DPRK and the DPRK has all kinds of powerful means for annihilating retaliatory strike", North Korea's state KCNA news agency said in a commentary on Saturday.

by | May 23, 2017 | 15:26

TEHRAN: Iran's newly re-elected President Hassan Rouhani ridiculed USA strategy in the Middle East , dismissing Donald Trump's summit with Arab leaders as "just a show" and insisting that missile tests will continue. Trump accused the Iranian regime of giving terrorists "safe harbor, financial backing, and the social standing needed for recruitment" and said it was "responsible for so much instability in the region".

by | May 23, 2017 | 15:15

Kushner called Marillyn A. Hewson, chief executive of infamous defense contractor Lockheed Martin , to persuade her to lower the price tag for his Saudi cronies. "Jared takes the ethics rules very seriously and would never compromise himself or the administration", Joshua Raffel, a spokesman for Kushner, told the Post .

by | May 23, 2017 | 15:20

Ariana Grande has reportedly suspended her tour for the time being after an explosion took the lives of 19 people at her concert in Manchester , England, TMZ reports. "Disruption is expected to continue until the end of the day", National Rail said in a statement. "But I fear for others", he said. - Police responded to reports of an explosion shortly after 10:35 pm (2135 GMT) at the arena, which has a capacity for 21,000 people, and where the United States singer had been performing ...

by | May 23, 2017 | 14:56

Trump addressed dozens of leaders of Muslim states in Riyadh on May 21, urging leaders to fight against Islamic extremism and calling for the isolation of Iran, which he accused of fueling "the fires of sectarian conflict and terror". Trump doubled down on his criticism of Tehran during his visit to Israel on Monday, insisting that Iran should "never be allowed to possess a nuclear weapon - never, ever", because he claims the Islamic Republic supports terrorists.

by | May 23, 2017 | 16:17

Preparing to retake Raqqa, the ISIS capital, the US announced yesterday that it would provide heavy weapons to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which are dominated by members of the Kurdish YPG militia . But verbal assurances were unlikely to persuade the Turkish government, which views the provision of weapons not just as a security threat but also as conferring global legitimacy on a terrorist group , Ulutas said.

by | May 23, 2017 | 16:07

This latest damaging story was published shortly after Trump left for Saudi Arabia to kick off a nine-day global trip, his first as commander-in-chief. Kislyak. "We're extremely disappointed in James Comey's decision not to testify voluntarily before the Judiciary Committee", said Chairman Chuck Grassley and the panel's top Democrat, Dianne Feinstein, urging Comey to reconsider.

by | May 23, 2017 | 16:03

Hua pointed to the participation of 130 countries in the Belt and Road Forum , indicating the initiative had received a warm response from many nations. China has signed Belt and Road-related agreements with 68 countries and global organisations. China's campaign to build a massive network of land and sea links connecting Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa is expected to benefit the African countries along the route.

by | May 23, 2017 | 15:42

British Prime Minister Theresa May issued a statement, confirming that police are treating the incident as a terror attack. Investigators are looking into the possibility of a suicide bombing outside of the arena, according to a Western law enforcement official and a United States law enforcement official.

by | May 23, 2017 | 14:45

Heavy armed police presence in Manchester . All national general election campaigning has been suspended. Emergency phone line set up: +44 (0) 161 856 9400. "We are working to establish the full details of what is being treated by the police as an appalling terrorist attack". Words can not express our sorrow for the victims and their families in this senseless attack.

by | May 23, 2017 | 16:21

How can Trump expect to satisfy a Palestinian demand that the "right of return" be granted to the descendants of Palestinians who once lived in Israel? Yet Trump may still need to engage in some delicate diplomacy following revelations that he disclosed highly classified intelligence Israel obtained about the Islamic State group with top Russian officials, without Israel's permission.

by | May 23, 2017 | 14:42

And how did he feel? Trump has repeatedly blasted the FBI investigation and has called the idea that anyone on his campaign colluded with Russian Federation - which the USA intelligence community has concluded did meddle in the 2016 elections - a "hoax" and has blasted it as a "witch hunt".

by | May 23, 2017 | 15:06

Comey , President Trump told his Russian visitors, "I faced great pressure because of Russia". Did, in fact, you keep memos? And why did he write it? "Did he ever feel like he was being put in a position where he couldn't do his job?" White House aides told The Daily Beast that Trump wanted to bring Flynn back into the administration.

by | May 23, 2017 | 15:01

In closed-door meetings with lawmakers on Thursday and Friday, Rosenstein said he wrote the memo after Trump told him one day before the May 9 firing that he wanted to dismiss Comey . Mr. Rosenstein declined to answer questions about his own actions, citing the investigation, including one from Rep. Elijah Cummings (D., Md.) about who asked him to draft the memo.

by | May 23, 2017 | 15:56

New York City Police Commissioner James O'Neill wrote on Twitter on Monday night that the New York Police Department is closely monitoring the events in Manchester to "determine any possible implications" for the city. The police department have confirmed the number of casualties to be 19 in the explosions and said that the incident is being treated as terrorist attacks until further investigation.

by | May 23, 2017 | 14:29

GSHSEB stands for Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board . The students can check their results by logging on to the official website . Some 2.67 lakh students appeared in GUJCET on May 10 for admission to engineering and pharmacy courses. Visit the official website or the direct link provided below.

by | May 23, 2017 | 15:23

Another day, another story that is very, very bad for the Trump administration. The critics weren't disputing his rights; they were decrying his judgment. John Weaver, a Republican strategist, tweeted, "General McMaster spent decades defending this nation, earning his integrity and honor". There is no longer any excuse to allow the White House to continue stonewalling.

by | May 23, 2017 | 15:52

The Army, in a global message, has clearly indicated that if Pakistan attempts to push infiltrators across the Line of Control (LoC), strong action will be taken. Operations like Naugam where four terrorists were neutralised on 20-21 May are the instances. The more recent action seems to be coming after Arun Jaitley, who now holds the charge of Union defence minister, assured the kin of soldiers killed in ceasefire violations and terrorist attacks that the Army would retaliate in kind, and ...

by | May 23, 2017 | 15:09

Some of the United Kingdom tabloids reported claims a gunman was spotted outside the hospital, which is on the outskirts of the Greater Manchester area. A short time later they added "Officers carrying out a precautionary controlled explosion in Cathedral Garden confirm that it was abandoned clothing, not a suspicious item".

by | May 23, 2017 | 14:24

Another plan of the university - starting the UG application process from April - could not materialise as the admission committee could not formalise the policy and get the approval of the university. The DU admission committee members have introduced 12 new centres for conducting DU Joint Admission Test (DU-JAT) across the country for the upcoming academic session this year.

by | May 23, 2017 | 14:52

Also, the leading newspaper updated that the official had said that the Class 12th exam results of CBSE would not be delayed beyond May 27 in the academic year 2016-17. As we all know that since the exam was finished everybody is looking for the CBSE board 10 and 12 class result . Apart from the links mentioned above, CBSE board results are also hosted by third party result portals like

by | May 23, 2017 | 14:00

Interior Minister Abdul Reza Rahmani Fazli said Raisi received 38.5%, or 15.7m votes - not enough to take the election to a second round. "Our nation's message in the election was clear: Iran's nation chose the path of interaction with the world, away from violence and extremism", Rouhani said.

by | May 23, 2017 | 14:02

The ongoing testing is disappointing.The two missile tests in a week complicate plans by South Korea's new President Moon Jae In to seek ways to reduce tension on the peninsula. The council statement, similar to previous condemnations, said North Korea's "illegal ballistic missile activities are significantly contributing to its development of nuclear weapons delivery systems and are greatly increasing tension in the region and beyond".

by | May 23, 2017 | 14:31

The last contact was made around 11:30 am when the aircraft was almost 60 km north of Tezpur in Assam . IAF has lost seven of the 240 Sukhoi-30MKI jets inducted till now. It must also be noted that the Tezpur Air Force station is located 172 kms from the China border. Both pilots had ejected to safety. The Sukhoi-30 took off for a training flight this morning at around 9.30 AM.

by | May 23, 2017 | 14:39

President Donald Trump was taking off on Air Force One when the latest bad news pinged into the inboxes of his besieged staff - a report that he had told Russian officials that fired FBI Director James Comey was "a nut job". During the 2016 USA election, Trump loyalist and long-time advisor Roger Stone claimed to have "a perfectly legal back channel" with WikiLeaks' Julian Assange, and also had public contact over Twitter with Guccifer 2.0, who American intelligence say is the Russian ...

by | May 23, 2017 | 14:32

Trump's visit is part of his first trip overseas as president, and follows an initial stop in Saudi Arabia where he urged Islamic leaders to confront extremism while also criticizing Iran. Whether all this marks what Trump called the "rare opportunity to bring stability and peace in this region" and to "defeat terror and create a future of peace" is another matter.

by | May 23, 2017 | 14:42

Similar cables of congratulations were sent by Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Naif, deputy premier and minister of interior, and Deputy Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, second deputy premier and minister of defense. Le Pen, who was viewed as France's version of Trump, campaigned on promising a crackdown on immigration. "We congratulate President-elect Macron and the people of France on their successful presidential election", said Spicer.

by | May 23, 2017 | 13:31

It urged the federal government to carry out his death sentence immediately so that other countries or individuals avoid carrying out such shameful, intolerable and unforgivable acts against Pakistan in the future. He pointed out that there exists a bilateral pact on consular access between Pakistan and India since 2008 and added that article 6 of the pact exclusively relates to consular access being determined on the merit of the case.

by | May 23, 2017 | 14:47

More than a third of England's beaches are safe to bathe in, according to the Blue Flag awards, which has deemed 68 of England's beaches to be up to standard this year. "It is great news for holidaymakers, overseas visitors and businesses that rely on coastal tourism that we have been able to award so many flags this year", said Allison Ogden-Newton, chief executive of Keep Britain Tidy.

by | May 23, 2017 | 14:45

The meeting came at a time after the Aam Aadmi Party proved in the Delhi Assembly that the machines could be tampered recently. The Arvind Kejriwal led party also advised that VVPAT machines should be installed at all the booths in the coming election and should also make a rule that at least 25 per cent of votes should be counted on VVPAT machines.

by | May 23, 2017 | 14:13

In response to a question, China's Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said, "China's position on the non-NPT member's participation in the NSG has not changed". India had officially applied for membership of the grouping which controls the export of nuclear materials, equipment and technology in May past year.

by | May 23, 2017 | 14:46

The three are to pay Rs 40,000 fine. The court also pronounced life imprisonment to Prabhunath's brother Deenanath Singh and nephew Ritesh Singh. The accused were put into custody after a ruling was passed by the Additional District and Sessions Judge, Surendra Sharma passed a ruling where they were held guilty and were later sent to Hazaribagh central jail.