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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India May 07, 2018, 06.58 PM(IST)

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Our nation today is experiencing difficult times: Manmohan Singh

Former prime minister Manmohan Singh today launched a scathing attack on the Modi government for its "disastrous policies" and "economic mismanagement", and said the country was facing crises that were avoidable.

Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah sends defamation notice to Modi, Amit Shah and BSY, demands public apology

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has sent a legal notice to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP President Amit Shah, and the BJP's chief minister candidate for Karnataka BS Yeddyurappa. 

Hawaii volcano erupts, 1,700 people forced to flee homes

Emergency authorities battling lava flows and gas erupting from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano told some residents to "Go now" as a new fissure opened and more structures were destroyed.

Vladimir Putin takes oath as Russia president for 4th term

Putin has taken oath as the president of Russia for the fourth time at the St. Andrew Hall in the Kremlin Palace in a traditional ceremony. Putin's fourth term comes after he won the presidential election in March, capturing 76 per cent votes. 

1 injured after grenade thrown at CRPF, police personnel in J&K's Pulwama

A CRPF personnel sustained injuries in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district in an attack by terrorists on Monday. The soldier was injured after a terrorist hurled a grenade at police and CRPF personnel deployed at Tahab Chowk in Pulwama district.