Central forces deployed in Shillong, Serena withdraws from French Open, and other top stories of the day

Central forces rushed to Shillong

About 1,000 paramilitary personnel have been sent to tackle the situation in Shillong which has been on the edge following clashes between residents of the city’s Punjabi Line area and Khasi drivers of state-run buses.

Serena Williams withdraws from French Open due to injury

US’ Serena Williams withdrew from the French Open on Monday, shortly before she was due on court to face Maria Sharapova in a much-anticipated fourth round showdown.

Trump says he has ‘absolute right’ to pardon himself in Russia probe

United States President Donald Trump declared on Monday that he has the “absolute right” to pardon himself, but added he had done nothing wrong, asserting his presidential power as the White House is sharpening its political and legal defences against the special counsel in the Russia probe.

At BRICS meet, Sushma Swaraj calls for joint action against money laundering, terror financing

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday underlined that multilateralism, international trade and a rules-based world order were facing “strong headwinds” as she called for joint action by the BRICS nations against money laundering, terrorist financing and deradicalisation.

Nitish Kumar will be the face of NDA in Bihar during LS polls, says JD(U)

Three days before a crucial National Democratic Alliance (NDA) meeting in Patna to project a united face among people, its constituent, the Janata Dal (United) has asserted that its president and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will be the face of alliance in the State in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

CBSE declares NEET 2018 results

The results of the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to medical programmes in private and government medical colleges, except the AIIMS and JIPMER, Puducherry, were declared by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Monday.

Was Modi’s Malaysia, Indonesia trip aimed at minority appeasement: Akhilesh

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Friday took a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his Indonesia and Malaysia visits during the month of Ramzan asking whether the tour was aimed at “international appeasement” of the minority community, a comment promptly trashed by the BJP.

16 injured in grenade attack in Shopian

At least twelve civilians and four policemen were injured in a grenade attack in a busy market area in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district

Kamal Haasan discusses Cauvery issue with Kumaraswamy

Actor and politician Kamal Haasan met Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy in Bengaluru on Monday and discussed the issue of sharing of the Cauvery water.

Fiery Guatemala volcanic eruption kills 25

A fiery volcanic eruption in Guatemala sent lava flowing into rural communities, killing at least 25 as rescuers struggled to reach people where homes and roads were charred and blanketed with ash.

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