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Palaniswami faction backs NDA nominee

The BJP Monday named 71-year-old Ram Nath Kovind as party-led National Democratic Alliance's (NDA) choice for the country's next president. In a big blow to the Opposition, the JD-U on Wednesday made a decision to back the NDA nominee Ram Nath Kovind for President post.


Holyrood committee to examine Scottish tower block fire safety

Holyrood committee to examine Scottish tower block fire safety

Camden Council leader Georgia Gould said officials would visit residents still in their homes, as they required them to leave the blocks before work on making the buildings safe could begin. "Working with fire service experts to assess risks, a number of councils have already introduced other fire safety measures in buildings, such as 24-hour a day warden patrols, when advice from the fire service is clear that this will mitigate against fire risks ahead of the removal of cladding".


Grenfell Tower fire started in a fridge freezer, United Kingdom police say

Grenfell Tower fire started in a fridge freezer, United Kingdom police say

Police said the fire had not been started deliberately. Police have confirmed that a Hotpoint FF175BP fridge freezer was the source of the blaze and the government has ordered an immediate examination of the unit by technical experts. Police were also investigating companies involved in the building and refurbishment of the tower, and possible "health and safety and fire safety offences", she said.



Kremlin slams US warning of Syria attack

The Trump administration threatened Tuesday that Syria will pay "a heavy price" if it follows through on what the USA says are preparations for another chemical weapons attack - warning of action that could plunge America deeper into a civil war alongside the fight against Islamic State militants.


Antitrust Violations Add up to Whopping Fine for Google

Antitrust Violations Add up to Whopping Fine for Google

Intel has been fighting to overturn the previous record fine of €1.06 billion ($1.2 billion) since it was imposed by antitrust regulators in 2009. "We respectfully disagree with the conclusions announced today", a Google spokesperson said. Also, neither is a European company, and Google has no list of EU-based firms that have thrived during its time channeling shoppers to its advertisers.