Congress’ Ghulam Nabi Azad Resigns From J&K Campaign Committee Right After Its Formation

In a big setback for Congress, senior party leader Ghulam Nabi Azad resigned as the chairman of the newly constituted campaign committee, Republic learnt on Tuesday. Sources told the channel that Ghulam Nabi Azad resigned from the committee because he was not taken into confidence by the Congress high command in the constitution of the committee. Former MLA Mohd Amin Bhat also resigned from Coordination Committee. According to sources, the promises made to Azad camp were not delivered. Senior Congress leader and former MLA Haji Rashid Dar, miffed with Congress top brass for ignoring…

Who will replace Boris Johnson?

Boris Johnson has announced he will resign, which means there will now be a leadership election to decide who becomes the next Conservative leader and prime minister. They will have to secure the backing of Tory MPs, with the final two candidates going to a ballot of Conservative members. But who are the potential candidates? Remember, most of these MPs and ministers have not yet said whether they want the job of Tory leader and PM – but they are the ones to watch. Others may also come forward. Meet…

Boris Johnson resigns: First leadership bids to become next prime minister

Boris Johnson resigns: The race to replace Boris Johnson has begun, after the prime minister quit as Tory leader following a dramatic few days that saw his authority collapse. Tom Tugendhat is the latest MP to throw his hat into the ring, joining Attorney General Suella Braverman and Brexiteer Steve Baker who have shown interest. Mr Johnson plans to stay on as PM until a new successor is found by the autumn. However, many colleagues and opposition politicians want him to leave now – but he has already filled cabinet…

Devendra Fadnavis Likely To Return As Maharashtra CM, Oath-taking On July 1: Sources

Sources have informed that BJP is likely to stake claim to form the next government in Maharashtra, with Devendra Fadnavis taking oath as CM on July 1 With the resignation of Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, decks are clear for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to return to power in the state. Sources have informed Republic TV that BJP is likely to stake a claim to form the next government in Maharashtra, with Devendra Fadnavis taking oath as the Chief Minister on July 1. Leader of Opposition in the state Assembly,…

Presidential election is an ideological battle: Yechury

Presidential election: It is about saving India’s secular democratic character, says the CPI(M) leader The Presidential elections is about saving India’s secular democratic character and in the 75th year of India’s Independence, it is a battle of Gandhi vs Godse, CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said. Speaking to The media he said that the Opposition might not have the numbers but this is an ideological fight and crucial because it precedes the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. “It is an opportunity for the Opposition to send a message to the people of…

Iraqi arrested in plot to kill ex-president Bush

An Iraqi national who plotted to kill US former president George W Bush was arrested. An Iraqi man who sought political asylum in the United States plotted to kill former president George W Bush, the Justice Department said Tuesday. Shihab Ahmed Shihab, 52, told an FBI informant that he wanted to smuggle at least four other Iraqis into the country over the border with Mexico to undertake the plot, according to an FBI affidavit filed in federal court in Columbus, Ohio. Two of the hit team would be former Iraqi…

Emmanuel Macron defeats Le Pen and vows to unite divided France

Emmanuel Macron has won five more years as France’s president after a convincing victory over rival Marine Le Pen, who nevertheless secured the far right’s highest share of the vote yet. He won by 58.55% to 41.45%, a greater margin than expected. The centrist leader told jubilant supporters at the foot of the Eiffel Tower that now the election was over he would be a “president for all”. He is the first sitting president in 20 years to be re-elected. Despite her loss, Ms Le Pen, 53, said her significant…

Sri Lanka President ‘ready For Discussions’ With Demonstrators Amid Economic Turmoil

Sri Lanka Prez Rajapaksa finally agreed to hold a discussion with demonstrators of Galle Face after at least five days of burgeoning anti-government protests. Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, on Wednesday finally agreed to hold a discussion with demonstrators of Galle Face after at least five days of burgeoning anti-government protests in Colombo demanding his resignation over incapacity to quell the economic crisis in the island nation. This comes after nearly two dozen demonstrators engaged in sit-in protests outside Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s residence, becoming the focal point of…

Biden Terms US’ Partnership With India As ‘one Of The Most Important Relationships’

US President Joe Biden affirmed partnership with India as “one of the most important relationships” as he met with PM Narendra Modi virtually on Monday. US President Joe Biden affirmed partnership with India as “one of the most important relationships” as he met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually on Monday. According to the background press call by the Biden administration on US President’s meeting with PM Modi, the senior White House official said on record, “During the course of the meeting, President Biden affirmed that our partnership with India…

US, India Sign Bilateral Space Situational Awareness Arrangement To Boost Tech Partnership

India and US signed a bilateral space situational awareness arrangement which would add a new dimension to the growing defence relationship, said Lloyd Austin India and the United States signed a bilateral space situational awareness arrangement which would add a new dimension to the growing defence relationship between both the nations, said US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin on Monday. New Delhi and Washington signed the agreement on Monday when Austin, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar and Union Defence Minister met for…