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Abysmally low 6.5 per cent polling recorded in Srinagar Lok Sabha bypolls

Reports suggest polling stations were attacked and EVM machines were also vandalised at many places. "It was not a good day for all of us". Markets, public transport, educational institutions and other businesses were closed in Srinagar , the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, and other parts of the troubled valley, officials and residents said.



In Yemen Twelve soldiers dead as Saudi helicopter goes down

At least 10,000 people have been killed and more than 3 million displaced in the war, now in its third year. After a spate of Saudi-led bombings killed dozens of Yemeni civilians in 2016, the Obama administration curbed arms sales and some military support to the Saudis.


Back to the ballot box: U.K. lawmakers approve June 8 election

Back to the ballot box: U.K. lawmakers approve June 8 election

After addressing a rowdy session of the House of Commons on Wednesday, May won the support of 522 lawmakers in the 650-seat parliament for an election on June 8. The Sun, Britain's top-selling newspaper, splashed the headline "Blue Murder" - a reference to the Conservatives' party colour and the prospect of Labour losing dozens of seats.


Israel closes Taba crossing with Egypt's Sinai for fear of attacks

Israel closes Taba crossing with Egypt's Sinai for fear of attacks

Egypt's military intelligence chief, Gen. Mohamed Farag al-Shahhat, said during a military-held symposium in February that at least 500 terrorists have been killed since a massive anti-terror campaign, known as "The Martyr's Right", started in September 2015.



Trump Directs Review of H-1B Visas

They are an important gateway for many attracted by tech hubs across the country. A White House statement on Wednesday said H-1B visas are supposed to bring the highest skilled and paid labour to the US. R Chandrasekhar, President, Nasscom said H1- Visa issue is a very small one in the whole immigration debate in the U.S. and it is not the only issue that drives the Indian IT industry.


North Korea's Missile Test Fails, US and South Korean Government Confirm

North Korea's Missile Test Fails, US and South Korean Government Confirm

You read Clinton's book, he said , 'Oh, we made such a great peace deal, ' and it was a joke. A US official said Pyongyang's projectile "blew up nearly immediately" during an attempted launch off North Korea's east coast. and South Korean officials said. "If North Korea responds to military threats with further missile or nuclear tests, or a limited conventional strike against South Korea, President Trump may be forced to back up his strong words with military action or appear a paper ...