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Terrorist attack jolts Tunisia, France and Kuwait: Top 5 News Headlines of June 26

India TV News Desk 27 Jun 2015, 0:08:14 IST
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Terrorist attack jolts Tunisia, France and Kuwait; more than 51 killed

Three European countries Kuwait, France and Tunisia were today jolted by terrorist attacks carried by the ISIS fringe groups.

-Man carrying Islamist flag beheads one person in French factory attack

An attacker with suspected ties to French Islamic radicals rammed a car into a gas factory Friday in southeastern France, and a severed head was staked on a post at the entrance, officials said.

-IS affiliate hits Shiite mosque in Kuwait, killing 25 people

A suicide bomber purportedly from an Islamic State affiliate unleashed the first terrorist attack in Kuwait in more than two decades on Friday, killing at least 25 people and wounding scores more in a bombing that targeted Shiite worshippers after midday prayers.

-Gunman kills 28 in rampage at Tunisian beach resort

A young man unfurled an umbrella and pulled out a Kalashnikov, opening fire on European sunbathers in an attack that killed at least 28 people at a Tunisian beach resort — one of three deadly attacks from Europe to the Middle East on Friday that followed a call to violence by Islamic State extremists.

LalitGate: Vasundhara Raje's troubles mount

Troubles for the beleaguered Chief Minister of Rajasthan Vasundhara Raje mounted today with the disclosure that she was the beneficiary of investments of over Rs 11 crore made by tainted IPL ex-commissioner Lalit Modi in her son's company at a high premium.

An affidavit filed by Raje before the Election Commission showed that she had 3280 shares in Niyant Heritage Hotels, owned by her son Dushyant Singh, an MP. Modi had invested over Rs 11 crore in this company at a huge premium of over Rs 96,000 per share of Rs 10

Emergency no longer possible: Arun Jaitley

Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley today said Emergency is no longer possible in the country as media censorship is not possible in the digital era and amendment to the Constitution has ensured that people cannot be detained without a cause.

The assertion of Jaitley, a key figure in the government, comes in the wake of senior BJP leader L K Advani's recent remarks in which he did not rule out Emergency in future, saying, “forces that can crush democracy are stronger”.  

US Supreme Court extends same-sex marriage nationwide

The U.S. Supreme Court declared Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the country, in a culmination of two decades of litigation over marriage, and gay rights generally.

"No union is more profound than marriage," wrote Justice Anthony Kennedy, joined by the court's four more liberal justices.

HWL: High-voltage India-Pakistan clash ends in 2-2 draw

The much anticipated Hockey World League (HWL) Semi-Final Pool A clash between traditional rivals India and Pakistan ended in a 2-2 stalemate at the Brasschaat Municipal Park here on Friday.

Ramandeep Singh (13th and 39th) scored for world No.9 India while his brace was matched by world No.10 Pakistan captain Muhammad Imran, who converted a penalty stroke and a penalty corner in the 23rd and 37th minutes respectively.