Top Headlines: US faces isolation as Donald Trump readies Paris pact pullout

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US faces isolation as Donald Trump readies Paris pact pullout
US President Donald Trump is understood to have finalized American withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement, reneging on an internationally endorsed treaty in a move critics say will deliver a body blow to efforts aimed at containing global warming.
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A woman IRS officer from Karnataka, Nandini K R, has topped the civil services exam 2016. This is for the third year in a row that a woman has bagged the top rank in the elite exam, with Ira Singhal having topped CSE 2014 and Tina Dabi CSE 2015.
No benami law when ‘deals’ took place: Satyendar
Satyendar Jain moved the Delhi high court on Wednesday and sought quashing of tax evasion proceedings against him by the I-T department relating to hawala transactions on the ground that a penal provision invoked against him was not in force when the alleged illegalities were committed.

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Aarti Sharma, the mother of four children, including three daughters, has put up on Facebook her kidney for sale after she failed to get any financial aid to fund her kids’ education.
Maharashtra farmers set for indefinite strike from June 1
Farmers from more than several villages from different districts in the state will be on an indefinite strike from June 1. If the strike continues beyond 2-3 days supply of milk, vegetables and fruits is likely to be affected in the city and other parts of the state, said traders from the agricultural produce market committees (APMC).
Delhi: Two held in e-rickshaw driver’s murder case
Delhi Police on Wednesday arrested a man and apprehended a juvenile in connection with the killing of an e-rickshaw driver who had objected to two men urinating outside the GTB Nagar Metro Station here last week.

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India is too big a market for Apple to ignore: Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad
“We are in dialogue with Apple and once the nature of exchange is formalised, we shall come up with a structured response,” Prasad told ET in an interview.
Microsoft plans to expand operations in India
Microsoft has signed a 15-year lease deal for nearly 2,00,000 sqft of premium office space at Knowledge City in Hyderabad and plans to pick up another 2,50,000 sqft of space in its next phase of expansion, two people aware of deal said.
Reliance Jio, Airtel in ‘tariff war’ again
While Bharti Airtel and Idea Cellular say some offers need to be kept confidential to retain existing users, Jio believes all plans must be made public on common platform.

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BCCI officials Sridhar, Amitabh likely to interact with Kohli, Kumble
In a tight corner amid speculation of a rift between chief coach Anil Kumble and skipper Virat Kohli, the BCCI top brass seems to be on damage control mode and some key officials are likely to meet the duo separately in Birmingham.
Champion Djokovic eases into French Open third round
He may be carrying a little more around the middle than in his Roland Garros pomp, but the star appeal of Andre Agassi was undeniable at the French Open on Wednesday as his new charge Novak Djokovic romped to a second-round win.
Kohli, Dhoni, Yuvraj, Raina in list of top 100 athletes
India captain Virat Kohli, former skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and stylish left-handed batsmen, Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina, have found places in this year’s ESPN World Fame 100 list that made its debut last year.

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Government meets 3.5 per cent fiscal deficit target in 2016-17
“Fiscal deficit is 3.51 per cent of GDP or Rs 5.35 lakh crore in 2016-17,” the Controller General of Accounts (CGA) said while releasing the provisional accounts for the last financial year.
PM Modi woos Spanish firms to invest in India
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday invited Spanish firms to invest in India whose strong economy offers “many opportunities” for them in various fields as the two countries signed seven agreements and vowed to strengthen their cooperation in the fight against terrorism.
Kingfisher House auction fails for 5th time
Lenders’ attempt today to auction Kingfisher House, the erstwhile headquarters of Vijay Mallya- owned, now defunct Kingfisher Airlines, proved to be a damp-squib for the fifth time, despite cut in the reserve price.

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Salman Khan to have a double guest role in ‘Judwaa 2’?
Varun Dhawan will soon be seen in a double role for the first time in the upcoming film ‘Judwaa 2’.
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