Brazil: Widespread protests over Dilma's impeachment

Brazil: Widespread protests over DilmaUpdated on : 12-05-2016 09:59 AM
Brazil's Senate held a marathon debate on suspending and impeaching President Dilma Rousseff, whose hours in office appeared to be numbered as the Supreme Court rejected her bid to halt the proceedings.

Rousseff is accused of illegal accounting maneuvers, but says the charges are trumped up and amount to a "coup" by her right-wing opponents.

A simple majority in the 81-member Senate will trigger Rousseff's six-month suspension pending trial. A two-thirds majority would then be needed to remove her permanently.

Meanwhile, Both pro- and anti-impeachment protesters gathered outside Congress in Brasilia.


US asks Pakistan to root out terrorists in it...

US asks Pakistan to root out terrorists in it...

Updated on : 25-05-2016 09:44 PM
US has said Afghan Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour who was recently killed in a US drone strike in Balochistan, was carrying a fake Pakistani passport.
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Arjun does it again - this time the fifth highest peak!

Arjun Vajpai has touched new heights by scaling Mount Makalu - the fifth-highest peak in the world.

Updated on : 24-05-2016 01:15 PM

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