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Daily Archives: 18th May 2018

Siddaramaiah Terms BJP’s Forming Government Unconstitutional

Former Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah on Friday claimed that his successor BS Yeddyurappa submitted names of only 104 MLAs to the Governor and had no other names in it to prove his majority.

BJP’s Buff Called off by Supreme Court, Says Rahul on Floor Test Decision

Welcoming the Supreme Court's move on directing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to conduct a floor test tomorrow, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday said that it supports their stand against Governor Vajubhai R. Vala's unconstitutional decision.

None of our Members are Going Away, Says G.T. Devegowda

Amid alleged horse-trading attempts being by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Janata Dal (Secular) MLA G.T. Devegowda confirmed that none of their members were 'going away', irrespective of the amount of money being offered.

United Nations Secretary-General Condemns Israel-Palestine Clashes

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned the loss of lives in the recent Israel- Palestine clashes in Gaza.

Prosecutors Demand Death Penalty for Pro-Islamic State Cleric

Prosecutors have demanded death sentence for pro-Islamic State (IS) cleric Aman Abdurrahman who allegedly inspired a series of terror attacks on Indonesian soil.

Yanny or Laurel Audio Illusion Divides Social Media

Turns out, the new auditory illusion, Yanny or Laurel has been breaking the internet. The disputed mystery audio clip that sounds like different things to different people, Yanny or Laurel has divided the Internet.

If You Think Democracy Is Dead In Karnataka, You Need To Look At BJP...

While Karnataka assembly election has opened up a debate on democracy in India, not much has been said about the blatant violation of the constitution and mockery of the Indian voter that has been continuing in Manipur. Horse trading, defecting, poaching of MLAs - all that Karnataka has been witnessing after the Congress and JD(S) formed an alliance to beat BJP who emerged as the single largest party, have been tested in Manipur for efficiency. BJP seems to have concluded that the practice is, in fact, efficient and is only implementing the 'tested OK' version in Karnataka.

Backstreets Back After 5 Years

The 'Backstreet Boys' have released their first new music in five years.

100 percent Confident of Proving Majority, Says Yeddyurappa After Supreme Court Order

Following the announcement of a floor test on Saturday, Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa on Friday said that they are 100 percent confident of proving majority.

2 More Civilians Killed in Jammu and Kashmir Ceasefire Violation

Two more civilians were killed on Friday in the ceasefire violation initiated by Pakistan along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Arnia sector.

Grateful to SC for Interim Verdict on Floor Test, Says Abhishek Manu Singhvi

Calling the Supreme Court's verdict of ordering a floor text in Karnataka 'historic', Congress leader and senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi said that the party is grateful to the top court for hearing their argument at midnight and passing an interim order in less than 24 hours.

Sensex, Nifty Extend Opening Losses

Market indices continued to extend opening losses on Friday morning, amid a hike in global crude oil prices.

Tim Southee Reprimanded for Breaching Indian Premier League Code of Conduct

Royal Challengers Bangalore bowler Tim Southee has received an official reprimand for breaching Indian Premier League (IPL) Code of Conduct during his team's clash against Sunrisers Hyderabad at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium last evening.

Pompeo Reinforces US’ Investment in Afghanistan

The United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani over a phone call. As per President's South Asia strategy, Pompeo reinforced US' durable investment in Afghanistan, expressing support for the Afghan military's defense of the city of Farah.

Mukul Rohatgi Says Yeddyurappa’s Letter to Court Shows Majority

Former Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi, who is appearing for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Karnataka crisis on Friday informed the state Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa's letter to the Supreme Court shows majority and the same will be shown during a floor test.

Deceased Soldier’s Wife Lashes out at Government

Mourning the death Border Security Force's Sitaram Upadhyay, killed in a ceasefire violation by Pakistan, his wife lashed out at the Government which promised to suspend operations against terrorists in the valley during the holy month of Ramzan.

Congress, JD(S) MLAs Being Shifted to Hyderabad Hotel From Karnataka

Amid the fiasco regarding the formation of Government in Karnataka, MLAs of both the Congress and the Janata Dal (Secular) (JD-S) are being shifted to Park Hyatt Hotel in Hyderabad from Bengaluru Resort.

Kejriwal Seeks Uninterrupted Water Supply to Delhi

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal sought the assistance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in ensuring uninterrupted water supply from Haryana to Delhi until further directions from the Supreme Court.

Congress to Meet Goa Governor to Stake Claim to Form Government

Congress Goa in-charge Chella Kumar said they are scheduled to meet Goa Governor Mridula Sinha on Friday to stake claim to form a government in the state, being the single-largest party.

US Backs India on 26/11 Attack, Calls Hafiz Saeed Tremendous Concern

The United States State Department said Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) founder Hafiz Saaed and 26/11 Mumbai terror attack mastermind is a tremendous concern to Washington.

SC Stays Plea Against Anglo-Indian MLA’s Nomination in Karnataka Assembly

The Supreme Court on Friday stayed Congress-JD(S)'s plea challenging the Karnataka Governor Vajubhai R. Vala's decision to nominate an Anglo-Indian MLA to the assembly.

Floor Test in Karnataka Assembly at 4 pm Tomorrow

B.S. Yeddyurappa, who was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Karnataka on Thursday, has to prove his majority in the state assembly on Saturday at 4 pm, the Supreme Court said.

‘Caste is the Reality, Quota Ain’t no Charity,’ Sumeet Samos is Rapping About Reservation...

Hey Dalits and Adivasis / When we gonna be free, he asks and offers a solution when he says 'You need to resurrect through Jai Bhim.'

SC Judge Suggests Floor Test Would be Best Option

Amid political turmoil in Karnataka, Supreme Court Judge Justice Arjan Kumar Sikri opined that a floor test would be 'the best option'.

Ramadan Healing Touch, Centre Accepts Ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir

In a statement, the Chief Minister said the decision would go a long way in healing the wounds of people of the states who have been suffering the tragedies and pain of violence and uncertainty for the past three decades. 'What better a time to go for this significant decision than the onset of holy month of Ramadan which promotes values of patience, self-restraint and tolerance', she said in her statement adding that it would also provide the necessary breather from the violence in the valley to the people.

Toothpaste is an Offbeat Warrior Against Lung Disease

Turns out, an antibacterial substance in your toothpaste may combat severe lung disease.

Jammu and Kashmir Hospital Gets Equipped With Modern Technology

District hospital and ambulance in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri has been laced with modern technology to provide better treatment to the patients free of cost.

Trump Donates his Quarter Salary to war Veterans

United States President Donald Trump has donated a quarter of his salary to country's military veterans.

Mobile Phone has Become our Alter Ego, Says Big B

Veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan said that mobile phones have become people's "alternate or secondary personality."

Nepal Communist Party Makes CPN-UML, CPN Unification Announcement

The formal announcement of unification between Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist) CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) to form Nepal Communist Party (NCP) was made on May 17.

Mamata Banerjee Wishes Deve Gowda on his Birthday

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday wished former Prime Minister and Janata Dal (Secular) (JD-S) supremo HD Deve Gowda on his 85th birthday.

Black Actresses Protest Against Racism in Cannes

Bringing into limelight the lack of diversity and inclusion in the French film industry, 16 black actresses took to the red carpet in Cannes and staged a protest against racism, just days after 82 women, led by Cannes jury president Cate Blanchett, launched their own call for gender equality.

Hasina’s 38th Homecoming day Observed on May 17

The 38th homecoming day of Bangladesh Prime Minister and Awami League president Sheikh Hasina was observed on May 17.

Swamy Slams Rahul Gandhi Over Pakistan Comment

Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy slammed Congress president Rahul Gandhi for comparing Karnataka political turmoil with Pakistan.

BSF Jawan Killed in RS Pura Ceasefire Violation

One Border Security Force (BSF) soldier was killed during a ceasefire violation from across the border in Jammu and Kashmir's R S Pura Sector.

Aviation Ministry Denied Charter Plane to Shift MLAs From Karnataka, Says JD(S)

Kerala minister and JD-S leader Mathew T. Thomas on Friday alleged that the Ministry of Civil Aviation did not give them permission for a charter plane to shift Congress and Janata Dal (Secular) (JD-S) MLAs from Karnataka to Kochi.

RBI’s Monetary Policy Committee to Hold 3-day Meeting

In a first, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced that its monetary policy committee (MPC) will hold a three-day meeting in June, as opposed to the usual two-day schedule.

Over Hundred Held After Tripura Congress Takes out Akrosh Rally

Hundreds of Congress leaders and workers were arrested on Thursday for holding an 'Akrosh rally' here to protest against the demolition of many party offices in Tripura allegedly by the BJP government.

UP Government Issues Notice to 6 Ex-Chief Ministers to Vacate Official Bungalows

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath government on Thursday issued notices to six former state chief ministers to vacate official bungalows in compliance with the Supreme Court orders.

Trump Congratulates First Female CIA Director Gina Haspel

United States President Donald Trump on Thursday (local time) congratulated the newly-elected director of Central Intelligence Agency Gina Haspel who is the first woman ever to hold this post.

North Korea Reiterates Threats to Call off US Summit

North Korea has again threatened to stop the military drill with Seoul or else it might cancel the upcoming summit with the United States.

Petrol, Diesel get Costlier

In line with the price hike announced earlier, the cost of petrol and diesel across India has been hiked as of 6:00 a.m. this morning.

He Insulted the Country, Says Ahir on Rahul’s Pakistan Comment

Minister of State for Home Hansraj Gangaram Ahir says Congress president Rahul Gandhi "insulted the country" when he compared Karnataka political turmoil with Pakistan.

Royal Challengers Bangalore Beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 14 Runs in IPL 2018

Cricketers AB de Villiers and Moeen Ali both struck half-centuries to drive the Royal Challengers Bangalore to victory by defeating the table-toppers Sunrisers Hyderabad by 14 runs at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.

SC to Resume Hearing on Karnataka Political Turmoil

Amid the high political drama, the Supreme Court on Friday will resume its hearing on Congress' plea regarding Karnataka Governor's decision to invite the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to form a government in their state.

Pakistan Delays Compensation to Quetta Church Attack Victims

Pakistan has delayed in reimbursing compensation worth Rs 7.2 million to the victims of 2017 Quetta church attack.

JD(S), Congress MLAs to Stay United at Same Place, Says Kumaraswamy

Janata Dal (Secular) or (JD-S) leader HD Kumaraswamy on Thursday said his party MLAs along with the Congress will "stay united at the same place" in order to prevent "horse-trading" ahead of the trust vote in the assembly.

Florida School Shooting Accused Threatened to Kill Family in Past

Florida High school shooting accused had reportedly threatened to kill his family members in the past.

Photo Journalist From Kashmir Valley Faces Online Harassment

“While coming back, I got to know that militants were trapped in Shopian. I left for the spot from the Press Enclave, Srinagar. At the gunfight site, locals gathered around me. I was told that we go to the gunfight sites to earn money. They asked me to go home,” she said, adding that they were stuck between the army and the protestors. That was when she had started clicking pictures and a fellow photojournalist captured the moment.

2 Civilians Killed in RS Pura Ceasefire Violation

Two civilians were injured in an unprovoked ceasefire violation from across the border in Jammu and Kashmir's R S Pura Sector on Friday.