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Trump, Clinton score big victories, Rubio drops out
Trump won Republican primary victories in Florida, North Carolina and Illinois, while Clinton won the Florida and Ohio primaries and with a win in North Carolina completed her sweep of Southern states 
 
Republican Donald Trump had another great night with three major victories and a near tie, while a big loss in his home state of Florida prompted Marco Rubio to drop his White House bid.
 
Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton too scored major wins in Florida and North Carolina and in a crucial victory, she stopped self-styled Democratic Socialist rival Bernie Sanders in his tracks in the industrial Midwest by taking Ohio.
 
Trump won Republican primary victories in Florida, North Carolina and Illinois and was in a virtual tie with closest rival Ted Cruz in Missouri getting at least 159 more delegates and taking his total to 619 from 18 wins.
 
However, his loss in Ohio to its Governor, John Kasich made it more difficult for the brash billionaire to reach the 1,237 delegates he needs to capture the Republican nomination without a heated contest. Cruz has 394 delegates, Rubio 167 and Kasich 136.
 
But Trump's victory in the biggest contest of the night, taking all off Florida's 99 delegates forced Rubio out of the race and upended Republican establishment's plans to get united against the real estate tycoon. 
 
"This was a great evening," he said in his primary night address describing himself proudly as a candidate of the angry and disaffected. 
 
"There is great anger," Trump said. "Believe me, there is great anger." 
 
"We have to bring our party together," he said urging party unity amid growing speculation about the potential of a convention fight. "We have to bring it together."
 
Conceding defeat, Rubio warned that Trump's politics of division will leave America a "fractured nation".
 
"America is in the middle of a real political storm, a real tsunami and we should have seen this coming," he said. "While we are on the right side," he said, "this year, we will not be on the winning side."
 
Trump on the other hand congratulated the Florida senator "for having run a tough campaign".
 
"He is tough," Trump said. "He is smart and he has got a great future."
 
On the Democratic side, Clinton won the Florida and Ohio primaries and with a win in North Carolina completed her sweep of Southern states where she has enjoyed strong support from African-American voters.
 
"We are moving closer to securing the Democratic Party nomination and winning this election in November," Clinton said in a victory speech in West Palm Beach, Florida.
 
She said that by the end of the night she would have two million more votes than Sanders, and hold a lead of more than 300 in the delegate count.
 
Even in defeat, Sanders delivered his standard campaign speech, decrying the influence of big money in politics and vowed that "billionaires would have to pay their fair share".
 
Describing "Rubio's demise" as "the last gasp of the Republican reboot", the Washington Post said "Years of carefully laid plans to repackage the Republican Party's traditional ideas for a fast-changing country came crashing down" with him quitting the race.
 
The New York Times said Rubio's exit had "spoiled the Republican buffet". Kasich, it suggested, "is the best of the remaining three candidates, but has little to no chance of pulling past either of the other two in the delegate count.
 
"Those two, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, are merely different flavours of rancid fare," said the influential daily which has endorsed Kasich and Clinton for their parties' nominations.

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SC asks Dr Swamy to implead private airlines in challenge to Jet-Etihad deal
The apex court also asked Dr Swamy to challenge the agreement paving way for Etihad to pick up more passengers from various destinations in India
 
The Supreme Court has asked Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Dr Subramanian Swamy to implead other private airlines who would be affected in the likelihood of its cancelling the agreement between India and United Arab Emirates (UAE) allegedly permitting Etihad Airways to carry more passengers over and above the permitted number per week.
 
Asking Dr Swamy to implead private airliners like Indigo, SpiceJet and the Federation of Indian Airlines, a bench of Chief Justice TS Thakur and Justice Uday Umesh Lalit also asked him to challenge the agreement paving way for Etihad to pick up more passengers from various destinations in India.
 
What you have challenged is the MoU but "you have to challenge the agreement (consequent to MoU). Some of them (private airlines) are not there, those who are not there you have to include them as respondent," said the bench asking Dr Swamy to amend his petition.
 
The MoU between India and Abu Dhabi was signed in April 2013 and agreement between Jet-Etihad was signed on 27 December 2013.
 
Giving Swamy two weeks' time to amend his petition, the court gave four weeks' time to the government and other respondents to file their response. The court gave another two weeks' time to Swamy to file rejoinder to the response by the government as it directed the listing of the matter on 19th July.
 
In the course of the hearing, Swamy told the court that the concessions given to Etihad Airlines were a way of compensating the emir of Abu Dhabi for the losses suffered by Etisalat on account of cancellation of 2G licences by the apex court. He told the court that Emir of Abu Dhabi was the head of Etisalat. 
 
At this, the court said that he could say this (alleged concession to Etihad) "was for a collateral purposes and not in public interest".
 
Dr Swamy had in 2013 challenged the Jet-Etihad deal and its approval by the government permitting UAE's national carrier to acquire 24 percent stakes in Jet Airways.
 
Alleging that there was lack of transparency in the deal, the PIL by Dr Swamy had said that it would result in "a grant of largesse of national asset in favour of a foreign airline (Etihad Airways) resulting in undue enrichment and enormous pecuniary advantage to such foreign airline at the cost and expense of the public, national and domestic airlines as well as airports".
 
The PIL had assailed the government for entering into agreement with UAE permitting Eithad Airways to carry 36,670 more passenger over and above permitted 13,330 passengers per week, describing the increase in capacity entitlement as "unprecedented, arbitrary, irrational and unsustainable". 

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Gujarat Police uncover major kidney racket
Five other youths have alleged their kidneys were surgically removed at different times since 2001 without their knowledge after making them unconscious
 
Police in Gujarat's Anand stumbled upon a major inter-state racket in trafficking of human organs, bringing 13 people to the Ahmedabad Civil Hospital for forensic examination on suspicion that they sold their kidneys, soon after five people complained they had become victims of a gang.
 
All of them hail from Pandoli village of the district where police have information of 80 such cases though it is yet to ascertain if they fell prey to the racker or were part of it.
 
Police believe this to be the handiwork of an organised gang awith its roots across Gujarat, Chennai and Sri Lanka.
 
Bharat Shah, dean, BJ Medical College, where the people are being examined, said it appeared the kidneys had been taken out by expert hands.
 
"We asked them detailed questions and a seven-member forensic team also carried out medical examination of the patients brought in by police," he said.
 
Five other youths have alleged their kidneys were surgically removed at different times since 2001 without their knowledge after making them unconscious, police said.
 
The first police complaint was lodged by Samir Badruddin Malek of the same village stating that he was taken to Delhi and operated upon to remove a kidney. "He told our team that he was operated in a hospital in Delhi but he does not know its name," said Anand's Superintendent of Police Ashok Kumar Yadav.
 
"We have taken statements of these five youths and sent them for medical check-up to ascertain their claims. We will lodge an FIR after the reports arrive."
 
Yadav told reporters that he suspects a bigger racket in sale of human organs on learning of these cases and has constituted a special investigation team comprising local police and crime branch officials to look into it.
 
"Since the issue is serious, I have ordered formation of an SIT to go deeper into it," he said. Yadav has also deputed a team from the health department to the village to ascertain if more people have fallen prey to this racket.
 
Deputy Superintendent of Police, Petlad, Mahesh Gupta, who will head the SIT, said: "These youths have cut marks on their stomach, which indicates their kidneys were surgically removed. They claimed a person named Rafiq and some others offered them huge amount of money if they agree to come with them." 
 
"In their statements, these locals claimed the accused made them unconscious and removed their kidneys without their knowledge after taking them to Delhi. All this happened over a span of 15 years but they remained silent to avoid landing in any trouble," he said.
 
Yadav said that most people in the village are daily wage labourers, and one told police that that he decided to sell its kidney as he was in financially dire straits while another did so finance his daughter's wedding.

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