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Karnataka govt waives co-op farm loans

Karnataka govt waives co-op farm loans Already, the NK Singh panel has recommended that states need to cut their fiscal deficits by 16 basis points a year from an estimated 2.98% in 2016-17 if they want to achieve the current debt-to-GDP ratio of 21% again in 2024-25. The much anticipated scheme to waive off farmers' loans will cost the state exchequer Rs 8,165 crore. "We have to respond to farmers even though it will have impact on ... [Full Article...]

GOP eyes Senate health care vote next week, amid grumbling

McConnell could then bring up the legislation on Wednesday, which is expected to take two to three days to debate and vote on. Legislators from both sides of the aisle have expressed their displeasure and Democrats hoping to block the measure need at least two Republicans to defect. [Full Article...]

Uber CEO Resigns Under Investor Pressure

Uber CEO Resigns Under Investor Pressure Travis Kalanick , the combative and troubled CEO of ride-hailing giant Uber, has resigned under pressure from investors at a pivotal time for the company. Yet Kalanick's position at Uber became indefensible for shareholders amid a number of crises this year. Kalanick said earlier this month he was taking an indefinite leave of absence , in part to deal with a personal tragedy. [Full Article...]

US military shoots down Iranian-made drone in southern Syria

US military shoots down Iranian-made drone in southern Syria The two latest shoot downs, in addition to the one on June 8, has raised questions over whether the U.S.is getting drawn into a war with Russian Federation or Syria , rather than just with ISIS. The truce was meant to be extended but now appears to have collapsed. "You are not just fighting Bashar al-Assad", Murphy said. He is blaming the government for the truce's collapse. [Full Article...]

Won't support BJP's Presidential candidate if it is for votebank: Uddhav Thackeray

Won't support BJP's Presidential candidate if it is for votebank: Uddhav Thackeray The BJP today named Dalit leader and Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind as the NDA's candidate for the post of president. "Uddhav too put up Dalit candidates during the recent BMC polls". There are 67 members from Maharashtra in Parliament - 48 in the Lok Sabha and 19 in the Rajya Sabha. If Meira Kumar is nominated, it would be hard for the Sena not to back Kovind. [Full Article...]

Darjeeling simmers in indefinite shutdown

As per the report, the commandant belonged to the Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB), and he had his throat slit when he attempted to prevent protesters from setting police vehicles on fire in front of the police outpost in Singmari. Several policeman and strikers were injured in the clash. Gorkhas have been agitating for decades for a new state of " Gorkhaland " within West Bengal , claiming Benga... [Full Article...]

Coroner still probing death of US student held by N. Korea

McCain, the chairman of the Armed Services Committee, said North Korea "murdered" Otto Warmbier , the 22-year-old American college student who died just days after North Korea released him from detention in a coma. "We're still considering our options". The 22-year-old University of Virginia undergraduate was on a study overseas travel tour in January 2016 when he was arrested for trying ... [Full Article...]

Trump calls Warmbier's death a 'total disgrace'

Trump calls Warmbier's death a 'total disgrace' In an interview with CBS that aired Tuesday, Moon says North Korea is responsible for Warmbier's death. "I have made the worst mistake of my life!" he exclaimed, choking up as he begged to be allowed to reunite with his parents and two younger siblings. [Full Article...]

Queen outlines UK government agenda in scaled-down speech

The Queen outlined the two-year government programme of laws and measures at the state opening of the British Parliament, the Guardian reported . A somber Queen's Speech laid out the policy agenda for embattled Prime Minister Theresa May , who on Wednesday officially begins leading a minority government. [Full Article...]

OnePlus 5 manipulated benchmarks apps to get a higher scores, claims report

OnePlus 5 manipulated benchmarks apps to get a higher scores, claims report This time, however, XDA found that the minimum frequencies of the "little" cores were pegged to their maximum, again forcing 100 percent during benchmarks . Once disabled, only 24.4 per cent of the tests yield the optimum 1.9GHz frequency of the smaller cores whereas with the manipulation enabled the tests yield a frequency of 1.9GHz in 95 per cent results. [Full Article...]

US sends supersonic bombers in show of force against N.Korea

US sends supersonic bombers in show of force against N.Korea According to the Yonhap News agency, a defence official earlier on Saturday said that the missile passed an operational security. "The latest action by the North.is a grave provocation and a wanton violation of the armistice", Jeon Dong-Jin, first deputy director of the South's Joint Chief of Staff, told reporters, referring to the treaty which ended the 1950-53 war. [Full Article...]

Draft is next up during NBA's dizzying days of deals

The moment the Celtics traded the first pick in the 2017 National Basketball Association draft to the Sixers for the third pick and a future first, Boston fans knew which player they were likely getting. Mitchell prefers to work out in a group setting to display his elite defensive attributes, something that has intrigued the Knicks and several other lottery teams. [Full Article...]

Pauline Hanson voters are cruel and hateful, disability groups say

Pauline Hanson voters are cruel and hateful, disability groups say The One Nation leader made the comments during debate on the federal government's proposed schools overhaul in the Senate on Wednesday. She explained that unless the country kept a decent educational standard, children would not be getting the "good jobs" because they would be bested by people from overseas. [Full Article...]

Gulf air embargo only applies to Qatar companies: UAE

The closure of the border, which Qatar shares with Saudi, is seen as particularly significant, threatening the import of materials needed by Qatar to complete its $200 billion worth of infrastructure projects in readiness for 2022. "It's a message of defiance, that we don't need others", Umm Issa, 40, said. As a hedge, Qatar hosts some 10,000 American soldiers and the forward headquarters of the... [Full Article...]

Cameroon coach angry at Confederations Cup traffic delays

Cameroon coach angry at Confederations Cup traffic delays With their World Cup winners absent in Russia , Germany's rising stars are relishing their chance to shine at the Confederations Cup. Something of a rabble in the first half against Germany, Australia were better organised after the break and drew encouragement from pushing the world number three team. [Full Article...]

Cosby judge could revisit issue of revealing names of jurors

Cosby judge could revisit issue of revealing names of jurors Cosby's trial ended without a verdict after jurors failed to reach a unanimous decision. An alternate juror in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial said Monday he "probably" would have voted guilty if given the chance. The judge declined to do so while the trial was going on, but indicated he would consider releasing the names after the trial. The 44-year-old Toronto woman accuses Cosby of... [Full Article...]

S. Korea leader warns North after latest missile launch

Army Col. Roh Jae-Cheon, a spokesman for the South's Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the North's June 8 missile firing seemed aimed at "showing off its capability with various types of missiles and demonstrating its anti-ship precision-strike ability in connection with joint maritime drills involving USA aircraft carrier strike groups". [Full Article...]

Iran's Revolutionary Guard strikes Syria for Tehran attacks

Iran's Revolutionary Guard strikes Syria for Tehran attacks The town of Ja'Din is little more than a mile north of this deconfliction area, but the United States has made it clear that the Syrian fighters it supports and the US and other allied advisers that accompany them are not limited to that buffer area. [Full Article...]

Saudi-Turkish ties strained over differing views on Qatar

On June 5, Saudi Arabia and its allies cut all diplomatic ties with Qatar , pulling their ambassadors from the gas-rich emirate and giving its citizens a two-week deadline to leave their territory. Many involved residents who said they have been forced to abandon businesses and careers built across borders. "They support groups linked to Al-Qaeda in Syria, Libya... [Full Article...]

Take Scottish independence vote off table, Ruth Davidson tells Nicola Sturgeon

Take Scottish independence vote off table, Ruth Davidson tells Nicola Sturgeon While the the SNP won almost all available seats in 2015, this was largely because the pro-independence vote rallied behind one party, whereas the Unionist vote was split three ways between Labour , the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats . [Full Article...]


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