ജമ്മു: ജമ്മു കാഷ്മീരിലെ ബന്ദിപ്പോറയില് ഭീകരര് സൈനികര്ക്ക് നേരെ നടത്തിയ ആക്രമണത്തില് രണ്ട് സൈനികര്ക്ക് പരിക്ക്. ഷാകുന്ദ് ഹജിൻ ഗ്രാമത്തിൽ ബുധനാഴ്ചയായിരുന്നു വെടിവെയ്പ്പ്. മേഖലയിൽ ഭീകരർക്കായി സുരക്ഷാസേന തെരച്ചിൽ നടത്തുകയാണ്.
Malappuram: Veteran Congress leader and current Electricity Minister Aryadan Muhammed on Sunday reiterated his decision to not contest elections anymore.Muhammed told the media that he would stay away from contesting polls in the future. “I have informed the Congress leadership my decision,” he said.
The minister said he would indulge in the party activities actively.His name had, however, figured in the list of probable Congress candidates from Nilambur constituency.
Don’t Give UK A Generous Brexit Deal
Voters in Germany, France, Sweden and Finland think Britain should not be given a generous deal when it tries to renegotiate its ties with the European Union, an opinion poll published on Friday showed.Germans and the French were most opposed to helping Britain out: 53 percent of respondents in both countries said it should not expect any favors compared with 27 percent who said the EU should offer Britain a generous deal, polling firm YouGov said.Furthermore, nearly half of voters in the two EU heavyweight countries said they would support a free trade deal with Britain only if Britain agreed to continue to allow EU citizens to live and work in the country.Opposition to the EU’s free movement of workers principle was one of the main campaign messages of those who wanted Britain to leave the bloc, a decision British voters backed in a referendum on June 23.Britain has yet to notify the EU formally of its plan to leave, a step which would kick off a period of up to two years for its exit to be completed.
The front-runner to become Britain’s next prime minister, interior minister Theresa May, has said she wants to hold informal talks with the EU about the outlines of a deal before launching the two-year exit period.Of five continental EU countries covered by YouGov’s poll, only voters in Denmark favored offering Britain a generous deal, the polling firm said.YouGov interviewed 2,045 people in Germany, 1,008 people in France and around 1,000 people in each of Sweden, Finland and Denmark between June 30 and July 5.
American Soldier Killed by ISIS Rocket Attack in Iraq
A member of the U.S.-led coalition fighting against Islamic State was killed in an ISIS rocket attack in northern Iraq on Saturday, the U.S. military said in a statement.
The soldier\\\'s nationality was not included in the statement, but Fox News, citing an unnamed defense source, said it was an American.The statement said the coalition service member had been killed because of \\\"enemy action.\\\"
US Charges Iran in Cyberattacks Against Banks New York Dam
The United States on Thursday charged seven Iranians for what it said was a coordinated campaign of cyberattacks from 2011 to 2013 on several U.S. banks and a New York dam.
At a news conference, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said the seven Iranians indicted inflicted tens of millions of dollars in damages. The alleged attack against the dam by Iranians could have imposed a clear and present danger to Americans, she said.Justice Department officials released the indictment at a news conference in Washington in what is one of the highest-profile U.S. indictments against a foreign nation on hacking charges.
Spain Votes To Break Political Deadlock
Spaniards voted on Sunday in a parliamentary election in which the anti-austerity party Podemos is expected to make big gains, potentially delivering a fresh jolt to Europe’s political mainstream after Britain voted to leave the European Union.The last election, in December, broke the mold of 40 years of stable conservative or Socialist majorities and failed to produce a government, as upstart parties channeled growing resentment of the establishment following an economic crisis and a series of corruption scandals.
Turnout was 36.9 percent at 1200 GMT, the same reading as in December at the same time. [L8N19I0I0]Opinion polls suggest the parliament that emerges this time will be just as fragmented as the previous one. Four big parties and six smaller regional ones are likely to win seats in the 350-strong assembly, none of them coming close to a majority.
The center-right People’s Party (PP) looks set to be the biggest party again, with around 120 seats. But its natural coalition partner, the liberal Ciudadanos (“Citizens”), appears likely to win only about 40 seats, leaving them well short of the 176 needed for a majority.In theory, the rise of Unidos Podemos (“Together We Can”), a leftist alliance led by Podemos, could offer a way out. The 90 seats it is expected to win, combined with around 80 for the Socialist Party (PSOE), would be close to a majority. Support from some of the regional parties could enable them to form a government.
Many analysts believe, however, that the 137-year-old Socialist Party would prefer to form a ‘grand coalition’ with the PP, led by the acting prime minister, Mariano Rajoy, or give passive support to a minority PP government, rather than combine with a group that threatens their existence.“This is a crucial time for the left. Our time has come. We have an opportunity for change,” said Carlos Martinez, a retired administrative clerk who cast his ballot for Unidos Podemos in the Arganzuela neighborhood, in the south of Madrid.
However, the 77-year-old, who voted in December for the former communists of United Left, now part of Unidos Podemos, said the anti-austerity alliance might find it hard to govern because other parties may coalesce to block it.Such a scenario would have echoes of Greece, where a long-established center-left party, PASOK, joined a conservative-led government in 2012, only to find itself subsequently humiliated by the rise to power of the far-left Syriza party — which is close to Podemos.
After Britain’s vote to quit the EU, Greece’s Syriza prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, and Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias called for a re-launch of the European Union based on improved democracy, social protection and solidarity.It is not clear what impact the result of the British referendum will have on the Spanish election.Some voters said on Sunday they went for a “safe option” by backing the historically dominant PP and PSOE. Others said they were encouraged to vote for the insurgent Podemos. Like Martinez, though, many signaled the Brexit vote did not influence their choice
With summer holidays starting, there are also doubts about how many Spaniards will turn out to vote again, six months after an election that produced only political bickering.Silvia Gea, a 39-year-old pharmacist from Madrid and long-time PP voter who cast her ballot for Ciudadanos in December, said she backed the PP this time around because she hoped it would help unlock the six-month stalemate.Yet, she said she doubted political parties would reach an agreement any time soon. “I can see us coming back here to vote in six months time,” she said.
വായനക്കാരുടെ അഭിപ്രായങ്ങള് താഴെ എഴുതാവുന്നതാണ്.
ദയവായി അവഹേളനപരവും വ്യക്തിപരമായ അധിക്ഷേപങ്ങളും അശ്ളീല പദപ്രയോഗങ്ങളും ഒഴിവാക്കുക.
വായനക്കാരുടെ അഭിപ്രായ പ്രകടനങ്ങള്ക്കോ അധിക്ഷേപങ്ങള്ക്കോ അശ്ളീല പദപ്രയോഗങ്ങള്ക്കോ 24ന്യൂസ്ലൈവ്.കോം , അമ്മത്തൊട്ടിൽ.കോം ഉത്തരവാദിയായിരിക്കില്ല.