Roshan Baig asks Muslims to join hands with BJP if needed

Bengaluru May 21 Amid poor numbers given by exit polls to the Congress in the just-concluded Lok Sabha elections, senior Congress leader Roshan Baig Monday dropped hints of quitting the party, and humbly appealed to Muslims to compromise with the situation, if NDA returns to power. “Well if NDA is coming back to power, I
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Paris May 21 A climber who sparked an evacuation of the Eiffel Tower on Monday was grabbed after clinging to the famous Paris landmark for more than six hours, officials said. The man, who was not immediately identified, “is in the hands of the emergency teams” deployed to the tower, which will reopen to visitors
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United Nations May 21 Somalia is making progress toward building a functioning state but must still tackle violent extremism, terrorism, armed conflict, political instability and corruption, the U.N. chief said in a new report. Antonio Guterres said in the report to the U.N. Security Council circulated Monday that these challenges “demonstrate the fragility of the
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Beijing May 21 Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei struck a defiant tone Tuesday against American attempts to block his company”s global ambitions, saying the US “underestimates” the telecom giant”s strength. Ren spoke to Chinese state media days after President Donald Trump issued orders aimed at thwarting Huawei”s business in the United States, the latest salvo in
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San Francisco May 21 E-commerce giant Amazon was on its way to running its own online neighbourhood Monday after the internet”s address keeper granted the “.amazon” domain to the company. After waiting in vain for years for the US online retail colossus and an alliance of South American countries to resolve their battle over the
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Muzaffarnagar May 21 At least 13 students, including three girls, of a college here were injured when they were attacked by another group over old enmity, police said Tuesday. The incident took place on Monday, they said. The injured were rushed to hospital and a case has been registered against 26 students, of which only
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Jakarta May 21 Indonesia”s Joko Widodo has been re-elected as president of the world”s third-biggest democracy, the elections commission said early Tuesday, beating rival Prabowo Subianto, a retired general who has vowed to challenge any victory for the incumbent leader. The commission was expected to announce the official results of the April 17 poll on
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Tegucigalpa May 19 Four Americans and a Canadian pilot were killed when a small plane went down off the coast of Roatan island in Honduras, officials said Sunday. Armed Forces spokesman Jose Domingo Meza confirmed the nationalities of those who died in Saturday”s crash. The Piper Cherokee Six plummeted into the Atlantic shortly after takeoff
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New Delhi May 19 An estimated 61 crore Indians voted during the seven-phase general election, with over 64 per cent polling in the final round on Sunday, capping one of the most bitterly fought polls in the country that saw sporadic incidents of violence in West Bengal and other places while political leaders often resorted
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Baghdad May 20 A rocket was fired into the Iraqi capital”s heavily fortified Green Zone Sunday night, landing less than a mile from the sprawling US Embassy, an Iraqi military spokesman said. The apparent attack, which Iraq”s state-run news agency said did not cause any casualties, came amid heightened tensions across the Persian Gulf, after
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