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Saudi king upends royal succession, names son as 1st heir

June 21: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman today appointed his 31-year-old son Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince, placing him firmly as first-in-line to the throne and removing the country’s counterterrorism czar .

UN chief says he is engaged in bringing about India-Pak dialogue

June 21: UN chief Antonio Guterres has said he is engaged in bringing about a dialogue between India and Pakistan to resolve the Kashmir issue through his meetings with the prime ministers of the two countries.

Uber CEO Kalanick gives in to shareholder pressure, resigns

June 21: Uber’s embattled CEO Travis Kalanick has resigned from the ride-sharing company in the face of intense pressure from some of its investors.

Key Macron ally says he is quitting French government

June 21: France’s justice minister Francois Bayrou, a key ally of President Emmanuel Macron today said he was quitting the government, as his party battles a funding scandal.

Former judge Karnan taken to Kolkata by WB Police

June 21: Former Calcutta High Court judge C S Karnan, arrested from Coimbatore more than a month after the Supreme Court sentenced him for contempt of court, was today taken to Kolkata by a team of West Bengal Police.

SC turns down Karnan’s interim bail plea

June 21: The Supreme Court today refused to entertain former Calcutta High Court judge C S Karnan’s plea seeking interim bail and suspension of the six-month sentence awarded to him for contempt of court.

Indefinite bandh continues in Darjeeling hills

June 21: Normal life continued to be crippled while Internet services remained suspended on the seventh day of the GJM-sponsored indefinite shutdown today.

Showers fail to dampen enthusiasm of yoga participants

June 21: Early morning rains failed to dampen the mood of thousands of yoga enthusiasts, who assembled at the sprawling Ramabai Ambedkar Maidan here today to perform asanas along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Amit Shah shed body weight, gained political weight: Ramdev

June 21: "Amit Shah has shed his body weight by doing yoga, but has increased his political weight substantially, giving tension to many."

Watch: Lion cub chased by men in Gujarat

June 21: A video of a group of men chasing a lion cub with one of them egging the driver of the vehicle to ’go faster’ and ’shoot it’ has sparked an investigation by the Forest Department in Gujarat.

Nearly 3 lakh perform yoga at one place, set world record

June 21: Nearly three lakh people, led by Ramdev, turned up at GMDC ground here on the International Yoga Day today to perform asanas, which the yoga guru claimed is a world record.

It is cycling for SP on yoga day

June 21: The Samajwadi Party today celebrated the International Day of Yoga by undertaking ’cycle yatras’ across the state.

Nitish backs Kovind ahead of Oppn meeting

June 21: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s decision to support NDA Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind has put the Congress

Farmers perform ’shavasana’ in UP to protest govt policies

June 21: A group of farmers today performed ’shavasana’ or the corpse pose on a national highway to symbolically protest killing of farmers in Mandsaur and "anti-farm" policies of the Modi government.

Kerala man who ’joined’ IS reportedly killed in Afghanistan

June 20: A man from Kerala, who was suspected to have joined terror outfit Islamic State (IS), has reportedly been killed in Afghanistan.

Exiled Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen’s visa extended for 1 yr

June 20: Controversial Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen’s visa has been extended for one year, with effect from July 23, 2017, by the Union home ministry.

Kovind denied entry to presidential retreat in Shimla

June 20: Bihar Governor and the BJP’s presidential pick Ram Nath Kovind wanted to visit the Retreat Building, part of the presidential estate, during a trip to Shimla with his family late last month but was denied entry.

Prez election: Ram Nath Kovind resigns as Bihar Governor

June 20: Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind has resigned from the gubernatorial post following his selection as NDA Presidential candidate and President Pranab Mukherjee has accepted it.

Tanker carrying ATF overturns, fuel spill hits traffic

June 20: A tanker carrying aviation turbine fuel (ATF) overturned near the Moolchand underpass here early today, with around 4,000-5,000 litres of the fuel spilling onto the arterial Ring Road causing massive traffic jam.

Sahrif retains billionaire status despite decline in fortune

June 17: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has retained his billionaire status with his declared assets standing at Rs 1.72 billion in 2016 despite decline in his fortune, making him one of the richest lawmakers in the country.

Lanka to release 42 Indian fishing boats on condition

June 17: Sri Lanka today said it will release 42 Indian fishing boats held in its custody since 2015 on a condition that they will never re-enter the country’s territorial waters.

China says no change in stance over India’s NSG bid

June 17: China said today that there is no change in its stance on admission of non-NPT states into the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), marring India’s chances of entering the 48-member elite club at its crucial meeting next week.

PM to visit Portugal, Netherlands, US beginning June 24

June 17: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Portugal and the Netherlands later this month, besides his scheduled tour of the United States where he will meet President Donald Trump, the Ministry of External Affairs said today.

Man with knife arrested outside UK parliament: police

June 17: A man with a knife was arrested today by Scotland Yard’s armed officers near the gates of the UK Parliament amid heightened security fears in the capital following the horrific terror attack earlier this month.

London fire: Death toll rises to 30; fears it could climb over 100

June 17: The death toll in the horrific fire that engulfed a 24-storey tower in west London rose to 30 today amid fears that it could climb to over 100 in one of the worst fire tragedies in the country.

Trump appears to confirm he’s under probe, slams it as witch hunt

June 17: US President Donald Trump today appeared to confirm that he was being probed for firing the FBI chief and described it as a "witch hunt"

Trump cancels Obama’s Cuba deal, puts Cold War-era rivals on collision course

June 17: US President Donald Trump has cancelled his predecessor Barack Obama’s "one-sided" Cuba deal that favoured a detente and put the two Cold War-era rivals on collision course again by vowing to take strong measures.

Sri Lanka President attends India organised Yoga Day

June 17: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena today performed a number of yoga asanas and joined thousands of yoga enthusiasts to celebrate the International Day of Yoga.

Cut off Pak’s military aid: Muhajirs to Trump admin

June 17: A group of Muhajirs have urged the Trump administration and US Congress to cut off military sales and aid to Pakistan, citing Islamabad’s support to terrorism.

Swaraj dismisses ’rumours’ of being prez contender

June 17: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today dismissed reports that she was a contender in the presidential poll as "rumours".

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