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Exit polls predict hung assembly in Karnataka, BJP to be single largest party

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: In Karnataka, exit polls projected BJP emerging as the single largest party and Congress failing to buck the 30-year-long trend of anti-incumbency. However, the saffron party will not get a clear majority, resulting in a hung assembly with JD(S) likely to play kingmaker. Most exit polls indicated that no party will clear the halfway mark, much less the frequently trumpeted claim of 150 seats, in the 224-member
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North Korea to dismantle nuclear site in May ceremony

[ad_1] Image copyright DigitalGlobe Image caption A satellite image of the Punggye-ri nuclear test site in North Korea North Korea says it will begin dismantling its nuclear test site in less than two weeks in a ceremony attended by foreign journalists. Pyongyang said it was taking "technical measures" to carry out the process between 23-25 May, North Korean state news agency KCNA reported on Saturday.Scientists previously said the site may
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R Kelly gives defiant performance amid protests in North Carolina

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Campaign groups are joining forces to boycott singer R Kelly R&B singer R Kelly took defiantly to the stage in the US state of North Carolina amid a campaign over his treatment of women.The singer told the crowd on Friday night that he had "been through a lot" in recent days before launching into a number of sexually suggestive songs.Protesters demonstrated outside the
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Karnataka Exit Polls 2018: Karnataka Assembly Election 2018 Exit Polls

[ad_1] Karnataka Exit Polls 2018: Karnataka Assembly Election 2018 Exit Polls | Times of IndiaThe 2018 battle for the Karnataka assembly election between the Congress, the BJP is being viewed as a precursor to the next general elections. Clearly, the election is crucial for both the Congress and the BJP. For the Congress, a pale shadow of its former self at the national level, winning back Karnataka is critical, as
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Karnatka Election: Close contest between Congress and BJP in Karnataka: Times Now-VMR exit poll

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: It will be a down-to-the-wire contest + between Congress and BJP in the Karnataka Assembly election with neither party gaining a clear majority, according to early forecasts by the Times Now-VMR exit poll. The ruling Congress is likely to secure 90-103 seats in the 224-member state assembly, with the BJP coming in at a close second with 80-93 seats. The JD(S)-BSP combine will finish third with 31-39
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Nawaz Sharif: Nawaz Sharif admits Pakistan played a role in 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has tacitly admitted in an interview that Pakistan played a role in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks. Speaking to Dawn, Sharif stated that terrorist organisations were thriving in Pakistan and "non-state actors" were responsible for the series of coordinated attacks in Mumbai on November 26, 2008 which claimed over 160 lives. Without naming Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed and Masood Azhar's
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Nawaz Sharif: Nawaz Sharif admits Pakistan played a role in 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has tacitly admitted in an interview that Pakistan played a role in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks. Speaking to Dawn, Sharif stated that terrorist organisations were thriving in Pakistan and "non-state actors" were responsible for the series of coordinated attacks in Mumbai on November 26, 2008 which claimed over 160 lives. Without naming Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed and Masood Azhar's
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Silvio Berlusconi: Ban on former PM holding office scrapped

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Image caption Silvio Berlusconi was sentenced to four years in prison for tax fraud in 2013 An Italian court has lifted a ban on former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi holding public office.He was barred in 2013 after receiving a four-year sentence for tax fraud, although he never spent time in prison.The court decision comes just days after the 81-year-old agreed to his right-wing ally, the League
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North Korea: UN gains ‘unprecedented access’ during visit

[ad_1] Image copyright WFP/Silke Buhr Image caption People are going hungry in North Korea, the head of the WFP said, but are not starving The head of the UN's World Food Programme (WFP) believes there is a "sense of optimism" among North Korea's leaders after enjoying what he said was unprecedented access to the country.David Beasley spent two days in the capital, Pyongyang, and two outside it, accompanied by government