Mamata Banerjee's rule has seen the assertion of a Bengali sub-nationalism and Bimal Gurung found himself at the receiving end by not compromising with the more powerful opponent.
Jun 15, 2017
Kochi Metro inauguration: 'Modi step back, we want Sreedharan' chants grow strong after PM's security issue crops up
A gunman opened fire on Republican members of Congress during a baseball practice near Washington early on 14 June. Several people were wounded including House of Representatives Majority Whip Steve Scalise, who according to reports does not have life threatening injuries.
Jun 14, 2017
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and four others were injured when a gunman opened fire on members of Congress practicing for a charity baseball game this morning at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park in Alexandria, Virginia. Five people were injured in the shooting, including Scalise, R-Louisiana, the House majority whip, as well as the suspect. Scalises office said Scalise was shot in the hip and is undergoing surgery. He is listed in stable condition, his office said.
Jun 14, 2017
Around 200 firefighters were deployed to tackle a huge fire at a high-rise apartment block in the Latimer Road area of West London in the early hours of 14 June. At least six people have been killed with the number expected to rise.
Jun 14, 2017
Michael Gove has played down concerns that a potential Confidence and Supply agreement between the Conservatives and DUP could undermine the governments impartiality in its dealings with political parties in Northern Ireland. Speaking in Westminster, the newly appointed environment secretary also dismissed talk of the UK remaining in the Single Market, as the government prepares to embark on negotiations with Brussels.
Jun 13, 2017
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urged for calm and an ease to the blockade imposed against Qatar by the Arab nations. He said the diplomatic row was causing unintended humanitarian consequences like food shortages, the forced separation of families and children being pulled out of school. Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, Bahrain and the Western-recognised governments of Libya and Yemen as well as the Maldives cut ties with Doha on 5 June, accusing it of supporting terror groups, including the Islamic State. The countries also denounced Qatars perceived tolerance of Saudi Arabias arch-rival, Iran.
Jun 10, 2017
Graham Brady, chairman of the influential backbench parliamentary group the 1922 Committee, has backed Theresa May to remain as UK prime minister. May has come under fire from some corners after the Conservative Party failed to retain their parliamentary majority in the general election on June 8.
Jun 12, 2017
Parliament's Monsoon Session likely to begin on July 12; set to be stormy with farmers' protests, cattle slaughter ban
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