Trump calls Qatar emir as efforts build to end crisis

Trump calls Qatar emir as efforts build to end crisis
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US President Donald Trump called Qatar’s emir Wednesday and offered US help as efforts grew to resolve a damaging feud between the emirate and its Gulf neighbours. A senior Emirati official told AFP that Gulf Arab states were not seeking regime change in Doha.

June 8, 2017 at 08:12AM
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UK votes: Polls show PM May set to boost majority

UK votes: Polls show PM May set to boost majority
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May has seen her once-commanding lead over the Labour Party and its veteran hard-left leader Jeremy Corbyn narrow sharply since she called a snap election in April. But a final round of opinion polls suggested she would increase the small majority she inherited from David Cameron last year.

June 8, 2017 at 08:02AM
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Renaming of Mughalsarai junction sparks row

Renaming of Mughalsarai junction sparks row
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This town near Varanasi, home to one of the country’s iconic railway junctions, is torn between its allegiance to the two historic figures, after the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday decided to begin proceedings to rename Mughalsarai Junction as Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Station.

June 8, 2017 at 04:52AM
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Bengal plans to rid campuses of political violence

Bengal plans to rid campuses of political violence
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Key reforms will include barring students from contesting elections on political parties’ symbols, shutting out political parties and leaders from campuses during elections and barring the use of political parties’ posters, banners and festoons. Students will have to contest elections as individuals.

June 8, 2017 at 07:17AM
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Illegal ‘PG degrees’ plague emergency medicine

Illegal ‘PG degrees’ plague emergency medicine
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Most private hospital emergency departments are staffed with MBBS graduates lured into illegal courses that claim to be giving a master’s in emergency medicine (MEM). The Medical Council of India has notified all such courses as illegal and hence not to be registered as additional qualification.

June 8, 2017 at 07:09AM
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Sena presses for total waiver, skips Cabinet meeting

Sena presses for total waiver, skips Cabinet meeting
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The cold war between BJP and Shiv Sena took a new turn on Wednesday when Sena cabinet members boycotted the weekly cabinet meeting to protest against CM Devendra Fadnavis’s “failure” to consult party president Uddhav Thackeray on the striking farmers’ demand for a complete loan waiver.

June 8, 2017 at 06:51AM
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BJP asks Mamata to come clean on TMC funding

BJP asks Mamata to come clean on TMC funding
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In a direct attack on Mamata Banerjee, BJP on Wednesday questioned the funding of Trinamool Congress, saying it had not accounted for over Rs 24 crore it spent during political campaign in 2013-14. Union minister Piyush Goyal cited reports that said that the Income Tax department had sent a notice to TMC.

June 8, 2017 at 06:12AM
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