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World Newsletter 17 July, 2019

KHAMENEI: WILL KEEP ROLLING BACK NUCLEAR COMMITMENTS Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday that the Islamic republic will keep rolling back its commitments under the landmark 2015 nuclear deal. “You did not carry out a single one (of your commitments), why do you want us to stick to our commitments?” Khamenei said, criticising European…

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India Newsletter 17 July, 2019

KARNATAKA REBEL MLA s CASE: SC SET TO PRONOUNCE VERDICT TODAY Set to pronounce its order Wednesday on the pleas of 15 rebel Congress and JD(S) MLAs against Karnataka Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar for not accepting their resignations from the Assembly, the Supreme Court said Tuesday that the position and powers of the Speaker after the enactment of the…

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World Newsletter 16 July, 2019

TRUMP TWEET ROW: DON’T TAKE THE BAIT, CONGRESSWOMEN SAY The four US congresswomen attacked by US President Donald Trump in a series of racially charged tweets have dismissed his remarks as a distraction. Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib urged the US people “not to take the bait” at a Monday press conference….

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India Newsletter 15 July, 2019

CHANDRAYAAN-2 LAUNCH POSTPONED DUE TO TECHNICAL SNAG India’s second mission to Moon, Chandrayaan-2 onboard GSLVMkIII-M1 was called off due to a technical snag on Monday, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said. “A technical snag was observed in launch vehicle system at T-56 minute. As a measure of abundant precaution, #Chandrayaan2 launch has been called off…

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India Newsletter 14 July, 2019

CHANDRAYAAN-2 READY FOR RIDE TO MOON Early tomorrow morning (Monday), India will send Chandrayaan-2 to explore the unexplored South Pole region of the moon, not only expanding the country’s footprint in space but also showcasing indigenous scientific capacity. ISRO’s Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) Mark-III, nicknamed Bahubali, will blast off from the Satish Dhawan Space…

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World Newsletter 13 July, 2019

SEIZURE OF IRANIAN TANKER IN GIBRALTAR: FOUR INDIAN SEAFARERS IN DETENTION Four Indian nationals are in detention in Gibraltar in connection with an ongoing investigation into an Iranian oil supertanker seized last week for breaching the EU sanctions against Syria, as Royal Gibraltar Police arrested two more Indian sailors on Friday. The latest arrests, of two…

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India Newsletter 13 July, 2019

KARNATAKA CRISIS: SC TELLS SPEAKER NOT TO TAKE ANY DECISION TILL TUESDAY The Supreme Court on Friday ordered status quo on the Karnataka issue, asking Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar not to take any decision on either the resignations of rebel MLAs or the disqualification proceedings initiated against them till Tuesday. Further hearing will take place on Tuesday. Earlier, the…

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