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Muslim League Urges Mani to Withdraw Remarks on Women's Group

Muslim League Urges Mani to Withdraw Remarks on Women's Group

On that occasion also there was drinking and other activities in the night. IUML State General Secretary K.P.A. Majeed said in a statement, "M.M. Mani ridiculed their strike in an abusive way". On Saturday, Mr. Mani in a commemorative speech of a local leader near Kunjithanni, his hometown, had said that the Subcollector should be sent to an asylum.


May's Conservatives on course for sweeping election victory

May's Conservatives on course for sweeping election victory

His comments, in an interview with The Sunday Telegraph, are the first clear sign that the Tories intend to make the Labour leader's fitness for office a key issue in the general election campaign. But her announcement, during a campaign visit to her Maidenhead constituency on Friday, that she would stick by David Cameron's commitment to spend 0.7% of GDP on worldwide aid, dismayed some Tories.



France's Macron seen winning presidential runoff - polls

French voters turned out in huge numbers for the country's presidential election, but concerns remain that far-right French candidate Marine Le Pen could enter the second round voting. "He represents France's future, a future within Europe", she said. In a brief televised message less than 30 minutes after the last polling stations closed, Socialist Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve also urged voters to back Macron "to beat the National Front and block its funereal project of regression for ...


French presidential election will be very interesting

French presidential election will be very interesting

Graphic showing projected results of the 1st round of the French presidential election. Macron, a 39-year-old pro-EU reformer, is seeking to become France's youngest ever president despite never having held elected office. Mathilde Jullien, 23, said she is convinced Macron will beat Le Pen. There were already signs that Macron, who is married to his former school teacher 25 years older than him, would also enjoy support from his defeated rivals in the Republicans and Socialist parties.



French Presidential Election: Le Pen, Macron Projected As Winners In First Round

A low turnout will clearly favour Mrs Le Pen; a turnout of not more than 60 per cent of the electorate may well see the National Front leader win. With Le Pen wanting France to leave the European Union, and Macron wanting even closer cooperation between the bloc's 28 nations, Sunday's outcome after a wildly unpredictable and tense campaign meant the runoff will have undertones of a referendum on France's European Union membership.


Taliban kill at least 140 in military base attack

Taliban kill at least 140 in military base attack

They also demanded top security officials be summoned to parliament to explain their failure to prevent the attack. "It was a chaotic scene and I didn't know what to do", said one army officer injured in the attack. Several other attackers detonated suicide vests. "Special praying will be held in Presidential Palace mosque and at the mosques across the country and national flag will be half-hoisted at home and Afghan diplomatic missions overseas", the statement reads.