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WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Jun 01, 2018, 07:07 PM(IST)

Malaysia's newly elected Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. Photograph:( Reuters )

Farmers begin 10-day nationwide strike, say will not sell produce in cities

Farmers across the country said Friday that they had begun a 10-day nationwide strike. The farmers said they would not sell their produce in cities. In Punjab and Maharashtra, farmers were seen dumping vegetables, fruit, and milk on the streets. 

CBI summons P Chidambaram to appear on June 6 in INX Media case

Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has summoned P Chidambaram to appear on June 6 in connection with INX Media case, reported news agency ANI.

IPL betting scam: Actor Arbaaz Khan summoned by Thane Police

Bollywood actor-filmmaker Arbaaz Khan has been summoned by Thane police in Indian Premier League betting scam. He is said to appear tomorrow. 

Parliament ousts Spain PM, replaced by Socialist leader

Spain's parliament on Friday ousted Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy in a no-confidence vote sparked by fury over his party's corruption woes, with his Socialist arch-rival Pedro Sanchez automatically taking over. 

Pak court allows ex-foreign minister Khawaja Asif to contest elections

Former Pakistani foreign minister Khawaja Asif will be allowed to contest a July 25 general election after the Supreme Court on Friday overturned his disqualification from politics, in a boost to the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party.



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