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WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: May 08, 2018, 09:18 AM IST

File photo of US President Donald Trump. Photograph:(Twitter)

Delhi was hit by a powerful thunderstorm with wind speeds of 50-70 kmph on Monday night with the Meteorological department predicting rain in Delhi and adjoining areas in NCR.

After Guatemala decided to open its embassy in Jerusalem, Paraguay said it would also open its embassy in the holy city just days ahead of the opening of the US embassy in the region.

The primary suspect, Abid Hussain, who was responsible for the assassination bid at Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal, reportedly said that Iqbal was an "easy target" and "belonged to his area," reports said. 

US President Donald Trump will decide the future of the Iran nuclear deal today. Signed in the year 2015, between Iran and P5+1 countries (China, Russia, France, United States, Germany and the UK) in Vienna, the accord called for Iran to accept restraints on its nuclear programme in return for the lifting of UN, European and US nuclear-related economic sanctions. 

Bangladesh-born Taslima Nasreen, 55, who fled her country after a fundamentalist backlash over her book Lajja in the 90s, backed Haryana chief minister's move to not to allow namaz in public places.