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Congress stakes claim to form govt in Goa, submits letter to governor

[ad_1] PANAJI: Seeking adoption of the Karnataka example in Goa, the Congress on Friday staked claim to form government in the state, being the single largest party in the Legislative Assembly. The Congress Legislative Party, led by Chandrakant Kavlekar, met governor Mridula Sinha at Raj Bhavan here around noon and submitted a letter seeking an invite to the party to prove its majority on the floor of the House. The
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Supreme Court’s floor test order vindicates Congress, calls out BJP bluff

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday said the Supreme Court's order to conduct a floor test in the Karnataka assembly + had "vindicated" his party's claim that governor Vajubhai Vala acted unconstitutionally in inviting BJP's B S Yeddyurappa to take oath as the chief minister. Taking to Twitter to hail the SC ruling, Rahul said the BJP's bluff that it has the bench strength to form government
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Even owners of resorts are locked out, Supreme Court jokes | India News

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: In the midst of a dramatic hearing that culminated with the Supreme Court ordering a floor test to be held in the Karnataka assembly at 4pm on Saturday, the court had a humorous take on the 'resort politics' that is presently taking place in the country. Mukhul Rohatgi, senior counsel for B S Yeddyurappa, while pleading his case for more time until Monday for the floor test,
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Are you in love with your phone?

[ad_1] Q.How many hours do you spend on your phone every day?Q.How many hours do you spend on a laptop, PC, iPad or any other screen every day?Q.Do you keep your phone on silent at night?Q.Do you keep your phone on silent at work/school?Q.Do you use your phone right before falling asleep at night?Q.What is the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning?Q.How many times a
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Yeddyurappa: Yeddyurappa’s fate hinges on his letters to governor | India News

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: After a 210-minute hearing, from past midnight till dawn, the Supreme Court on Thursday permitted swearing in of Karnataka’s new BJP government led by chief minister B S Yeddyurappa, but put him in a spot of bother by saying it would peruse his letters to the governor to ascertain the support he enjoyed among MLAs. The early morning relief to BJP, just hours before the oath-taking ceremony
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Karnataka Elections: Fearing another Goa, Congress drafted SC plea for largest party to be invited first | India News

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Behind the post-midnight drama in the Supreme Court on Thursday lies the story of Congress's determination to form the government in Karnataka and its legal team's readiness to tweak and recast its plea thrice over, in sync with the rapidly evolving political scenario, before finally challenging the governor's decision to invite B S Yeddyurappa to form the government. Before the election results were even declared, a tentative
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Yeddyurappa: Yeddyurappa sworn in as SC refuses to stay guv’s invite, but must show letters of support today | India News

[ad_1] BENGALURU/NEW DELHI: It ain’t over till it’s over. US baseball legend Yogi Berra’s timeless words explain why BJP decided to keep its return to office in Karnataka a low-key affair. Even as Lingayat stalwart B S Yeddyurappa began his third innings as chief minister on Thursday, doubts persisted about how long he would remain at the crease, given that he faces two stern tests in two different arenas. Yeddyurappa
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2 missing MLAs keep Congress, JD(S) on edge | India News

[ad_1] BENGALURU: Two missing Congress MLAs have been the butt of gossip from the time the government formation crisis erupted. Two-time Vijayanagara (Ballari) MLA Anand Singh has been doing a flip-flop on his support to the Congress. Initially, there were reports that Singh was in touch with Congress leader D K Shivakumar and he had even sent a letter to him extending unconditional support to the party. But some TV
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Karnataka: Flights grounded, Congress, JD(S) bus MLAs out of state | India News

[ad_1] BENGALURU: Congress and JD(S) were forced to bus their newly elected MLAs to destinations in neighbouring states late on Thursday after charter flights that were scheduled to fly them out from HAL Airport were denied permission to take off. Congress MLAs alleged the Director General of Civil Aviation sent out “unofficial” word to the airport to ground the planes. “DGCA is an autonomous body which cannot be questioned. By
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Kane Williamson: RCB vs SRH: Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Sunrisers Hyderabad to remain in play-off contention | Cricket News

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Royal Challengers Bangalore's resurgence continued as they beat table-toppers Sunrisers Hyderabad by 14 runs in their must-win Indian Premier League match at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Thursday. The victory kept RCB's playoffs hopes alive as they jumped to fifth in the standings with 12 points from 13 games. Scorecard | As it happened Kane Williamson (81 off 42 balls) and Manish Pandey (62* off