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Pakistan recall Umar Akmal, Ahmed Shehzad for uncertain Lanka series        Kohli holds on to 2nd spot as Smith retains number one position in ICC Test Rankings        Steve Smith 'proud' after summer of Ashes redemption        Some 46,000 General Motors auto workers strike in US        Sensex cracks nearly 300 pts; oil and gas stocks tank        Trump to join Modi in Houston to address 50K Indian-Americans, says White House        Car bomb kills 11 civilians in northern Syria: monitor        PM to visit Narmada dam on b'day to mark highest water level feat        Bribery case: CBI inspector surrenders before ACB        Centre should release funds for MP flood relief: Scindia        Cong, NCP to contest 125 seats each in Assembly polls: Pawar        21 Indians killed in 2,050 ceasefire violations by Pak this year: MEA        Government to rebuild Palarivattom flyover        CM demands PSC questions in Malayalam        Sourabh wins Vietnam Open Super 100 title        England close in on Ashes-levelling win after Broad double        Air India posts Rs 4,600 cr operating loss in 2018-19; aims operating profit this fiscal        SBI to move RBI to offer fixed-floating rate home-loans: Chairman        Hong Kong returns to violence with tear gas and Molotovs        36 people missing after boat sinks in Congo river: DRC police        
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International News
Theresa May to confirm resignation date in June
 
London: British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday agreed to set a firm date for her resignation as Conservative Party leader to make way for a new leader in Downing Street by next month. After a crunch meeting with the party''s influential 1922 Committee of backbench MPs, it was agreed that May would set out an exact timetable for her exit after her Brexit deal goes through the House of Commons for a fourth time in early June. It had been announced earlier this week that May intends to bring her controversial Brexit Withdrawal Agreement, already defeated three times by British MPs, back for another vote in the week beginning June 3.

In a joint statement after the crucial meeting, Graham Brady, Chair of the 1922 Committee, said: "The Prime Minister is determined to secure our departure from the European Union and is devoting her efforts to securing the 2nd Reading of the Withdrawal Agreement Bill in the week commencing 3 June 2019 and the passage of that Bill and the consequence departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union by the summer. "We have agreed that she and I will meet following the 2nd Reading of the Bill to agree a timetable for the election of a new leader of the Conservative and Unionist Party." The move effectively sets the clock ticking for May, who has been under pressure from within her Tory party to set a definitive date for her Downing Street departure. Brady clarified later that during the “frank exchange” with May, it was agreed that the exit timetable would be set regardless of what the vote is on the Bill – “whether it passes or whether it fails".

May had announced earlier in the year that she would make way for a new Prime Minister once she had seen an exit agreement through Parliament. However, her deeply divided party continued to mount pressure on her to name a specific date for her exit as the likelihood of her controversial Withdrawal Agreement clearing the Commons hurdle a fourth time remains elusive. The biggest stumbling block, the so-called Irish backstop, continues to divide the parliamentary votes as many fear it would be used as a backdoor to keep the UK tied to EU rules even after Brexit. Meanwhile, Boris Johnson confirmed publicly for the first time on Thursday that he will run to replace May as leader of the Conservative Party and the new prime minister. Speaking at a private event in Manchester, the former Cabinet minister told the gathering: "Of course, I''m going for it.

I don''t think that is any particular secret to anybody. But you know there is no vacancy at present.” Johnson had been widely seen as a frontrunner pro-Brexit candidate alongside Dominic Raab, the former Brexit minister who had similarly resigned from May''s Cabinet last year due to differences over the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement. Other contenders widely speculated to throw their hat in the leadership ring include Cabinet members such as Michael Gove, Amber Rudd, Sajid Javid, Jeremy Hunt and Penny Mordaunt.


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Car bomb kills 11 civilians in northern Syria: monitor
Hong Kong returns to violence with tear gas and Molotovs
36 people missing after boat sinks in Congo river: DRC police
Underfire PM calls up Hulk, claims 'huge' Brexit progress
Former PM Cameron 'sorry' for Brexit divisions
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Pak PM Khan may talk to President Trump twice during US visit
New Zealand tightens gun laws again after mosque massacre
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Stowaway passengers killed in DR Congo train derailment
Google agrees to pay 965 mln euros to settle fiscal disputes with France
US extracted spy that confirmed Putin role in 2016 US vote: reports
Outgoing parliament deals new Brexit blow to British PM
Parliament deals British PM Brexit blow before suspension
Hong Kong's Joshua Wong on way to Germany, US after brief detention
US, Taliban keep open door to talks after summit scrapped
Philippines confirms African swine fever, culls 7,000 pigs
Pak team leaves for Bangkok to hold meeting with FATF on terror financing
ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
'Game of Thrones' prequel series about Targaryen clan in works at HBO
 Los Angeles: HBO is moving ahead with yet another prequel show to its smash-hit series "Game of Thro  
It was intimidating directing Farhan, says Shonali Bose
Biopic on Steve McQueen in the works at Wonderfilm Media
'Face/Off' reboot in the works
KERALA NEWS
Government to rebuild Palarivattom flyover
 Thiruvananthapuram: The state government has decided to demolish and rebuild Palarivattom flyover as
CM demands PSC questions in Malayalam
Tipplers guzzle Rs 487 crore worth liqour during onam
candidate selection for Pala by-election is an internal matter of KC(M): Chandy
NATIONAL NEWS
PM to visit Narmada dam on b'day to mark highest water level feat
 Ahmedabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who turns 69 on Tuesday, will visit the site of the Gujarat
Bribery case: CBI inspector surrenders before ACB
Centre should release funds for MP flood relief: Scindia
21 Indians killed in 2,050 ceasefire violations by Pak this year: MEA
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