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SC orders floor test in Karna Assembly tomorrow itself, rival camps confident
New Delhi/Bengaluru: The new Karnataka chief minister B S Yeddyurappa was today ordered by the Supreme Court to face a floor test in the state Assembly tomorrow itself after it drastically reduced the 15-day deadline set by the governor for him to prove his majority.
Hundred per cent confident of proving majority: Yeddyurappa
Bengaluru: Welcoming the Supreme Court order for a floor test, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa today asserted he was "100 per cent" confident that he would prove the majority in the state Assembly.
All MLAs with us, says Siddaramaiah
Bengaluru: Rejecting suggestions of any break in the ranks of Congress and JD(S), former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah today maintained that all their MLAs were together ahead of the floor test tomorrow.
Congress's 'double standards' towards judiciary exposed: BJP
New Delhi: The BJP today hit out at the Congress, saying the the party's "double standards" towards the judiciary has been exposed as it was now praising the Supreme Court after insulting it and also attempting to impeach the Chief Justice of India (CJI).
SC order on floor test in K'taka assembly 'historic', BJP 'baffled' as it lacks numbers: Cong
New Delhi: Hailing the Supreme Court's order of holding floor test in the Karnataka assembly as historic, the Congress today accused the BJP of being baffled and frustrated as it lacked numbers to prove majority and objected to the appointment of a BJP MLA as the pro tem speaker ahead of the confidence vote tomorrow.
GA-CONGRESS-LD STAKES CLAIM
Cong stakes claim to form govt in Goa, submits letter to Guv
Panaji: The Congress today sought adoption of the Karnataka example in Goa and staked claim to form government in the state, being the single largest party in the Legislative Assembly.
BSF jawan, 4 civilians killed in Pak shelling in Jammu
Jammu: Four civilians and a BSF jawan were killed while 12 others were injured as the Pakistan Rangers rained mortars on villages and border outposts in Jammu today, escalating border skirmishes a day ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Jammu and Kashmir.
POL-CONG-LD-PRO TEM SPEAKER
Pro tem speaker Bopaiah 'dented and tainted', may move court over
New Delhi: The Congress today took strong objection to the appointment of dented and tainted BJP MLA K G Bopaiah as the pro tem speaker ahead of the floor test in Karnataka assembly, and was likely to approach court against Governor Vajubhai Vala's decision.
CS assault case: Six-member police team questions Kejriwal
New Delhi: A six-member team of the Delhi Police today arrived at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's office here for questioning him in connection with the alleged assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash in February.
'Disappointed' Centre slams 9 states including JK, WB over 'slow progress' in
abolishing govt jobs interviews
New Delhi: The Centre has slammed nine states including Jammu and Kashmir and West Bengal over "slow progress" made by them in abolishing interviews from selection process for junior level government jobs.
Babus rejig at Centre: Fodder scam whistleblower named I&B secy
New Delhi: Senior bureaucrat Amit Khare, who blew the lid off the infamous fodder scam in Bihar, was today appointed Secretary of the Information and Broadcasting Ministry as part of a major reshuffle involving 24 top IAS officers.
In J-K tomorrow, PM to launch works on Zojila tunnel, other projects
Srinagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is arriving on a visit to Jammu and Kashmir tomorrow, will kickstart work on the prestigious Zojila tunnel, that will provide all-weather connectivity between Ladakh and the Valley.
Cong's protest over pro tem speaker 'hoax objection': Javadekar
New Delhi: Union minister Prakash Javadekar today defended senior BJP MLA K G Bopaiah's appointment as the pro tem speaker of the Karnataka Assembly to conduct the crucial floor test tomorrow and dismissed the Congress' protest over it as a "hoax objection".
11 pilgrims killed, 19 hurt in Uttarakhand accident
Dehradun/Pithoragarh: Eleven people, many of them in their teens, were killed and 19 injured in Champawat district today when a speeding truck rammed into a group of pilgrims walking to the Purnagiri temple.
Currency situation normal, all ATMs functioning well says DEA Secy
New Delhi: The currency situation is completely normal and ATMs are working well across the country, Economic Affairs Secretary S C Garg said today.
Trump defends 'animals' remark, says will continue to use it
Washington: US President Donald Trump today defended his use of the controversial word "animals" to describe some illegal immigrants, asserting that he will continue to use it for members of the deadly transnational gang MS-13 despite facing flak from the Democratic leaders.
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