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News digest: BJP quits Karnataka race, Modi in J&K, import duties, and more

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News digest: BJP quits Karnataka race, Modi in J&K, import duties, and more

Karnataka election result: Horses stay put, quits race

B S Yeddyurappa’s third chief ministerial stint lasted all of 55 hours, and his resignation on Saturday evening came as a shot in the arm for an Opposition struggling to mount a united challenge to the Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

The swearing-in of the H D Kumaraswamy-headed Congress and Janata Dal (Secular) coalition government on Wednesday is set to become a show of Opposition unity with several chief ministers likely to attend the event. Governor Vajubhai Vala has given 15 days to prove his majority. Read more here

Modi in Srinagar: Every stone picked by misguided youth hurts Kashmir

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday appealed to "misguided youngsters" to shun the path of violence and join the mainstream, saying every stone or weapon picked by them led Jammu and Kashmir to the path of instability.

Speaking for the first time after the government announced an halt to anti-militancy operations in the state during the holy month of Ramzan, the prime minister said there is no alternative to peace and stability. Read more here

India drags US to over hefty tariff hike in steel, aluminium

India has dragged the US to the World Trade Organisation's dispute settlement mechanism over the imposition of import duties on steel and aluminium, an official said.

India has stated that the decision will impact exports of these products to the US and it is not in compliance with global trade norms. Read more here

Fliers experience comfort of luxury resorts in the skies, almost

The sky is literally the limit these days as international airlines woo Indian high fliers in style. Carriers that fly the wealthiest passengers on the longest routes have been especially aggressive about adding comforts in both first and business. From personalised fine dining menus crafted by Michelin-starred chefs to diamond stitch leather upholstery, Bulgari amenity kits to Hydra Active Microcapsule lounge wear to keep the skin moisturised during travels, well-heeled fliers are experiencing new comforts in the clouds. Read more here

First Published: Sun, May 20 2018. 01:22 IST