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Helicopter accident in Badrinath kills one, pilots suffer injuries

An official at the Directorate General of Civil Aviation ( DGCA ) in New Delhi said that an engineer, who was part of the crew, died, while the two pilots suffered injuries. "The investigation will ascertain the exact cause of the crash", a senior DGCA official said. The helicopter belonged to Castle Aviation Company from Mumbai .

Police raid sees 20th arrest made in London Bridge attack probe

Police also disclosed that multiple petrol bombs were discovered in the van, and a copy of the Quran opened at a page "describing martyrdom" was found at one of the attackers' houses. Tape was wrapped around the handles. The men then drove into pedestrians on the bridge before randomly stabbing people at the nearby Borough Market on the night of June 3.

Trump accuses ex-FBI chief Comey of lying

Trump cryptically refused to say whether those private exchanges were taped - a matter at the heart of the conflicting accounts of what passed between them at a time when Comey was leading an FBI investigation into Russia's interference in the presidential election and its ties to the Trump campaign.

Trump on Comey testimony: 'No collusion, no obstruction, he's a leaker'

Who would ask a man to pledge allegiance under oath? The pledge came as Trump accused James Comey of lying to Congress about their private exchanges. Dershowitz went on to say that even if we don't like the President having that authority, he has that power and you can't turn a Constitutional power into a criminal act.

Jurist, veteran scribes slam Centre over CBI raid on media house

I say: Stand up and they'll never do. They have not touched any media. The PUCL appealed to journalists, media houses and ordinary citizens not to remain quiet but to stand up and assert the importance of independence of the media and oppose any and all attempts to muzzle and silence dissent.

President Trump urges Qatar to stop funding terrorism

President Donald Trump is bringing "reality to the situation" in the Middle East by backing a Saudi-led coalition's tough stance against neighboring Qatar, said Sadad al-Husseini, a former executive at Saudi Arabia's state oil company. Turkey´s parliament on Wednesday approved deploying troops to a Turkish base in Qatar under a previously agreed plan, in a move seen as a sign of support for Doha .

Kohli ready for India's crunch clash

Sri Lanka's current wicketkeeper, Niroshan Dickwella expressed his views on the famous victory over India in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 during the post-match press conference. We are not invincible. But one performance doesn't make us an average side. Following the latest result, the teams are locked at 2-2 in the Champions Trophy, but it is India who have won 10 out of the 11 contests at the World Cup and World T20 tournaments between the two sub-continent rivals.

Iran arrests dozens of IS 'agents'

Iran's foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Thursday rejected Trump's condolences for the twin attacks in the capital. "Iranian people reject such United States claims of friendship", Zarif wrote on his twitter account on Thursday.

Qatar slams terrorist list issued by Saudi, allies, calls it 'baseless'

Tillerson's statement appears to contradict days of Pentagon statements on the issue. He was speaking after Saudi Arabia , the United Arab Emirates and several other countries severed diplomatic ties with Doha on Monday and closed transport links.

Maharashtra Class 10th Result 2017 To Be Declared Today

The Maharashtra SSC Results 2017 Date is not confirmed as yet. Log on to the official website of Maharashtra Board Result 2017 i.e mahresult.nic.in. But, the state board will only declare the date of any result a day prior to the actual date. According to the data total percentage of female passed candidates was 93 % and while male passed candidates stood at 87 %.

James Comey tells Senate committee Trump lied over reasons for his dismissal

President Donald Trump delivers remarks on infrastructure investment and deregulation at the Department of Transportation on June 9, 2017 in Washington, DC. Special counsel Mueller now has a separate case open into whether Trump obstructed justice by impeding an ongoing FBI investigation into Flynn. "He's a leaker", Trump said.

Saudi Arabia and allies release Qatar 'terror list'

Saudi Arabia has also closed its land borders with Qatar, geographically isolating the tiny Gulf state. He bemoaned the "humanitarian consequences" of the Gulf states' blockade of Qatar, including food shortages and families being forcibly separated.

United Kingdom leader May: I will form a government to provide certainty

There was uncertainty about whether the election result could lead to a softer Brexit. And Lord Newby, the Lib Dems' leader in the Lords has told Sky News that those who disagree with the Tories' Brexit approach "will be emboldened". It will also potentially embolden backbench Conservative MPs and could be relatively unstable, potentially even leading to a further election in due course.

Kuwait emir holds talks in UAE over Qatar crisis

Assistant Foreign Minister Li Huilai on Monday reaffirmed the country's support for Iran upgrading its observer status with the SCO to formal membership. The Qatari government said the move "reinforces baseless allegations that hold no foundation in fact". The announcement intensifies the diplomatic and economic campaign to isolate Qatar, a small Gulf Arab state which is a critical global supplier of gas and hosts the biggest USA military base in the Middle East.

French new president Macron seeks parliament majority

Macron's centrist Republic on the Move (LREM) party would get between 350-380 seats out of 577. France has been under a state of emergency since deadly Islamic extremist attacks in 2015. "There is a risk that he will have too much authority given the fact that he has some sort of authoritarian personality in him". Philippe himself, like Le Maire, comes from The Republicans (LR) party, and there are LR candidates who openly say they will back Macron's reforms.

Saudi and Bahrain welcome Trump's scolding of Qatar

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in a statement Friday that he expects the nations now involved in a blockade against Qatar to deescalate the situation. The Qatari government said on Friday: "We do not, have not and will not support terrorist groups". "There has been no impact on our operations either in Qatar or with regards to airspace permission around it and we don't anticipate there will be", Pentagon spokesman Capt.

Qatar crisis: UAE threatens sympathisers with prison

Separately, UAE Foreign Minister Anwar Gargash denied that Gulf Arab states were seeking "regime change" and accused Qatar of being "the main champion of extremism and terrorism in the region". In this Tuesday, June 6, 2017 photo released by Saudi Press Agency, SPA, Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, right, receives Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Jaber al-Ahmad al-Sabah in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia.

Britain: Conservative Party loses majority, will need to form coalition

Sterling sank against the dollar and the euro as investors questioned who was now going to control the Brexit process. Tim Bale, professor of politics at Queen Mary University of London, said it's not even clear whether May will now lead those negotiations.

Iran investigating Saudi role in attacks

Over 40 people were wounded in the attack. Trump said the USA would "grieve and pray" for the victims, but added: " We underscore that states that sponsor terrorism risk falling victim to the evil they promote ". But some young Sunnis seem to regard policies of Shia-led Iran as oppressive at home or aggressive overseas, such as in Iraq and Syria, pushing more of them into the arms of militant groups.

Donald Trump slams James Comey after accusations on lying

Mike Conaway and Adam Schiff asked the White House to definitively say whether or not there are any tapes and if there are, to hand them over to the intel committee. Trump continued to be coy about the possibility of there being recordings of his conversations with Comey , which he has suggested previously .

Women to join military police first, combat positions next: Gen Rawat

Rawat was speaking to reporters after attending the Passing Out Parade at the Indian Military Academy in Dehradun . "If we have modern technology it should be used properly, that way the public won't face so many hardships and we can become more capable too", the Army Chief added.

Emir won't go to Washington talks while Qatar "under blockade"

Qatar's Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani on Friday described the blockade as a violation of global law and sad there was an attempt to mobilise worldwide opinion against Qatar. The president did not limit his call for greater action against terrorism to Qatar alone but instead urged "Qatar and other nations in the region to do more to combat terrorism and do it faster".

Tick-tock: EU says time pressing hard to start Brexit talks

They were relatively agnostic about what colour the government was. "Two strong partners are sovereign and can more quickly get better results that are acceptable to both sides". We know when they must end. Mrs May and her Brexit minister David Davis have repeatedly warned that " no deal is better than a bad deal", particularly when it comes to a potential €100bn exit bill.

Amit Shah calls Mahatma Gandhi 'chatur baniya'; Congress demands apology

Aur isi liye Mahatma Gandhi ne durandesi ke saath, bahut chatur baniya tha woh, usko maloom tha aage kya hone waala hai, usne azadi ke baad turant kaha tha, Congress ko bikher dena chahiye . "We demand that Amit Shah, BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi apologise to the country, the families of freedom fighters and every citizen for insulting the freedom Movement and the father of the nation", he said.

Iran arrests 41 ISIS takfiri terrorists — Intelligence Ministry

The statement released the names of terrorists as Abu Jahad, Ghayom, Fereidoun, Saryas and Ramin but to some social and security considerations their family names will not be revealed, APA reported citing IRNA. ally - that is responsible for funding and spreading the extremism that underpins IS. Trump and the Saudi king last month signed eight different agreements approving nearly US$110 billion in arms sales to Saudi Arabia.

Donald Trump: Happy to Speak 'Under Oath' to Refute James Comey

The high profile hearing is scheduled to find out the circumstances under which Comey was sacked and if Trump had interfered with FBI investigations. He also offered a blunt assessment Friday of Comey's testimony before the Senate intelligence panel. The tweet from Trump about Comey claiming total vindication was a milestone for the president in one way: It ended Trump's second-longest tweet drought since he became a presidential candidate, falling just three minutes shy of the ...

Venezuelan opposition criticizes Goldman Sachs' $2.8B bond buy

The bank last week paid about US$ 865 million to purchase US$2.8 billion in bonds issued in 2014 by Venezuela state oil company PDVSA-equivalent to about 31 cents on the dollar-but said it had no direct contact with the embattled government in Caracas .

Pentagon report cites China military buildup in Pakistan

Djibouti's position on the northwestern edge of the Indian Ocean has fueled worries in India that it would become another of China's "string of pearls" of military alliances and assets ringing India, including Bangladesh, Myanmar and Sri Lanka.

'Outrageous' That Comey Didn't Publicly Clear Trump

While Comey said Trump was not personally under scrutiny as part of the Russian Federation probe, he said he believes Trump fired him to affect the investigation . That might be count one if any charges emerge from the probe. Comey is scheduled to testify publicly today before a Senate panel about his relationship with President Trump, who recently fired him.

Trump accuses Qatar of funding terror 'at a very high level'

US and European officials said that while United States government agencies and experts were convinced that the news agency and the Qatari government's Twitter feed were hacked, they have not yet determined who did the hacking . Saudi Arabia and allies including Egypt , the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain cut diplomatic ties and transport links with Qatar on June 5, accusing the Gulf state of supporting extremism.

House intelligence panel demands any tapes from Trump, memos from Comey

Trump lashed out at Comey, dubbing him a "leaker" for indirectly providing reporters with the contents of his memos summarizing their private conversations in the weeks before he was sacked. "If you listen to the exchange, it's clear that I only asked former Director Comey about pressure from officials at the Department of Justice, but the RNC chose to move forward and take a far-right conspiracy theory as fact".

Iran forcefully rejected Trump's 'repugnant' condolences for the deadly attacks in Tehran

Reza Seifollahi, an official in the country's Supreme National Security Council, was quoted by Iranian media as saying that the perpetrators of the attacks were Iranian nationals. All six of the attackers, who all died in the assault, have been identified. Lawmakers were in session at the time of the attack, and have been ordered to remain in place.

United Kingdom arrests three as footage of London Bridge attack appears online

All three were arrested on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of terrorism offences under section 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000. The body was recovered near Limehouse, downstream from London Bridge, at around 7.45pm on Tuesday by specialist officers from the marine police unit.

Backed attack on Syria's Raqqa started on Monday, Syrian force tells Reuters

Last night, at least 12 people were killed by heavy shelling and air strikes in the area. Another wing of the attack was engaging the jihadis in Division 17, a military base north of the city. Raqqa was the first city ISIS captured before it went on to announce its self-proclaimed caliphate that straddles the Iraqi-Syrian border and includes part of Mosul, in northern Iraq.

Bill passed for Japanese Emperor Akihito to abdicate

What needs to be done now is to flesh out the details of the abdication, including timing. Local media is reporting the law will only affect Emperor Akihito. The motion reads: "Issues related to ensuring stable Imperial succession and the creation of female-led Imperial branches are important matters that can not be postponed".

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