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POL-LDALL

SC orders floor test in tomorrow itself, rival camps confident

of outcome

New Delhi/Bengaluru: The new B S Yeddyurappa was today ordered by the to face a floor test in the state Assembly tomorrow itself after it drastically reduced the 15-day deadline set by the for him to prove his majority.

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KA-YEDDYURAPPA

Hundred per cent confident of proving majority: Yeddyurappa

Bengaluru: Welcoming the order for a floor test, B S Yeddyurappa today asserted he was "100 per cent" confident that he would prove the majority in the state Assembly.

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KA SIDDARAMAIAH

All MLAs with us, says Siddaramaiah

Bengaluru: Rejecting suggestions of any break in the ranks of and JD(S), former Karnataka Siddaramaiah today maintained that all their MLAs were together ahead of the floor test tomorrow.

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POL-SC-BJP

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 after insulting it and also attempting to impeach the of (CJI).

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CONG-SC-LD KARNATRAKA

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 as historic, the 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 ahead of the confidence vote tomorrow.

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GA-CONGRESS-LD STAKES CLAIM

Cong stakes claim to form govt in Goa, submits letter to Guv

Panaji: The today sought adoption of the Karnataka example in and staked claim to form government in the state, being the single largest party in the

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JK-4THLD FIRING

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 Narendra Modi's visit to

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POL-CONG-LD-PRO TEM

Pro tem 'dented and tainted', may move court over

appointment: Cong

New Delhi: The Congress today took strong objection to the appointment of dented and tainted BJP MLA K G as the ahead of the floor test in Karnataka assembly, and was likely to approach court against Vajubhai Vala's decision.

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DL-CS ASSAULT-KEJRIWAL

CS assault case: Six-member police team questions Kejriwal

New Delhi: A six-member team of the today arrived at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's office here for questioning him in connection with the alleged assault on in February.

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CENTRE-LETTER-TO-CMS

'Disappointed' Centre slams 9 states including JK, over 'slow progress' in

abolishing govt jobs interviews

New Delhi: The Centre has slammed nine states including and over "slow progress" made by them in abolishing interviews from selection process for junior level government jobs.

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SECY-LD-APPOINTMENTS

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 of the as part of a major reshuffle involving 24 top IAS officers.

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JK-LD PM

In J-K tomorrow, PM to launch works on Zojila tunnel, other projects

Srinagar: Narendra Modi, who is arriving on a visit to tomorrow, will kickstart work on the prestigious Zojila tunnel, that will provide all-weather connectivity between Ladakh and the Valley.

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KA-SPEAKER-BJP

Cong's protest over 'hoax objection': Javadekar

New Delhi: today defended senior BJP MLA K G Bopaiah's appointment as the of the to conduct the crucial floor test tomorrow and dismissed the Congress' protest over it as a "hoax objection".

PILGRIMS-ACCIDENT

11 pilgrims killed, 19 hurt in Uttarakhand accident

Dehradun/Pithoragarh: Eleven people, many of them in their teens, were killed and 19 injured in district today when a speeding truck rammed into a group of pilgrims walking to the

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BIZ-FINMIN-CURRENCY

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, S C Garg said today.

FOREIGN:

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TRUMP-MIGRANTS-2NDLD ANIMALS

Trump defends 'animals' remark, says will continue to use it

Washington: US 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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First Published: Fri, May 18 2018. 20:45 IST
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