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Ram Nath Kovind To Visit Srinagar As Part Of Presidential Campaign

Ram Nath Kovind To Visit Srinagar As Part Of Presidential Campaign

He will visit Dehradoon on Monday, the state capital of the BJP ruled state Uttarakhand . Meira Kumar had on Sunday appealed to members of the electoral college to "heed the inner voice of conscience" while casting their vote in the July 17 election and said the President's office "cannot function to serve narrow political interests".


Donald Trump's White House may seek to water down Russian Federation sanctions

Donald Trump's White House may seek to water down Russian Federation sanctions

Senate voted overwhelmingly on Thursday for legislation imposing new sanctions on Iran and Russian Federation, and setting up a mechanism to force President Donald Trump to get Congress' approval before easing any existing sanctions. The main focus of the Russia sanctions will be its mining industry and metal production, with some sanctions also targeting foreign investors in the Russian energy market.


Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Wisconsin Gerrymandering Case

Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Wisconsin Gerrymandering Case

The supreme court has been willing to invalidate state electoral maps on the grounds of racial discrimination, as it did on 22 May, when it found Republican legislators in North Carolina had drawn two districts to diminish the statewide political clout of black voters.


Romania president nominates ex-economy minister as premier

Romania president nominates ex-economy minister as premier

At the same time, on Monday, 26 June, Klaus Iohannis will hold talks with all the parliamentary parties to appoint the new prime minister. "This crisis that we are going through is seriously damaging Romania, its economy and its image overseas".


24-year-old becomes first woman captain at Buckingham Palace

24-year-old becomes first woman captain at Buckingham Palace

Megan Couto, 24, a Canadian captain, led her unit "The Patricia's" (formally known as the Second Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry) into the ceremony, according to the Associated Press . Berthelsen also said the timing is remarkable because it's coincidental that a regiment named after a female (Princess Patricia) and has always had a female colonel-in-chief, should be the one to have a female infantry officer lead the Changing of the Guard for the first time.