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Kavinder Gupta takes oath as new deputy CM of Jammu and Kashmir

Kavinder Gupta takes oath as new deputy CM of Jammu and Kashmir

Nirmal Singh tendered his resignation. The oath-taking ceremony of Council of Ministers will be administered by Governor NN Vohra on Monday at 12 noon at Convention Hall, Jammu . The dropping of finance minister Haseeb Drabu from the cabinet by the PDP for his statement that "Kashmir is a social issue" at a function organised by Kashmiri businessmen in Delhi had also not gone down well with the BJP leadership.


Abe, Trump agree concrete action by N. Korea critical

Abe, Trump agree concrete action by N. Korea critical

North Korea has agreed to "publicly" dismantle a nuclear test site next month , South Korea has said. Trump spoke about the meeting hours after using his Twitter feed Monday to ask followers whether he should meet the nuclear-armed leader at the DMZ, the demilitarized zone that separates North and South Korea .


Blazing building collapses in Sao Paulo, 1 dead

Blazing building collapses in Sao Paulo, 1 dead

Almost 150 firefighters tried battling with the blaze. At least one person has died and others are missing after a burning tower block in Brazil collapsed. About 50 families had lived as squatters in the building since it was abandoned as the headquarters of the federal police, reports said. A firefighter was among those wounded.


Armenia protest leader says ruling party to thwart his PM bid

Armenia protest leader says ruling party to thwart his PM bid

Armenian opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan gestures to his supporters at a rally in Yerevan , Armenia April 30, 2018. Nikol Pashinyan spend Monday holding consultations with parliamentary forces. To the tens of thousands of his supporters who rallied in the capital Yerevan on Sunday, the former newspaper editor declared: "Looking into your eyes, I can say that yes, I am ready - with a great sense of responsibility - to assume the prime ministerial duties".


Republican Senator: Netanyahu said nothing new

Republican Senator: Netanyahu said nothing new

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday accused Iran of conducting a secret nuclear weapons programme, dubbed Project Amad, and said it had continued to pursue nuclear weapons knowledge after the project was shuttered in 2003. "So in December 2015, the IAEA published its final assessment of what it called the military aspects of Iran's nuclear program". "Few Iranians knew where it was, very few", Netanyahu.


Myanmar army chief denies rape as United Nations visits

Myanmar army chief denies rape as United Nations visits

On Monday, the delegation of diplomats from the Council's 15 member countries arrived in Myanmar's capital, Naypyidaw, holding meetings with State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi as well as General Min Aung Hlaing, Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, UN Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric told reporters in NY.