Kumaraswamy wins trust vote, but question remains on longevity of JD(S)-Congress government

Kumaraswamy wins trust vote, but question remains on longevity of JD(S)-Congress government

Bengaluru: The fast paced political drama that unfolded in Karnataka due to fractured election results, brought a relief to its stakeholders after the newly formed JD(S)-Congress coalition government headed by Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy won the trust vote on Friday, amid awaking away of the BJP MLAs from the House.   In the 222-member House 111 is needed for a simple majority, the JD(S)-Congress combine has 118 MLAs— the JD(S) 37, the Congress 78…

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Congress MLA K R Ramesh Kumar becomes Karnataka assembly’s Speaker

Congress MLA K R Ramesh Kumar becomes Karnataka assembly’s Speaker

Bengaluru: Five-term Congress MLA K R Ramesh Kumar was on Friday elected as the Speaker of the Karnataka assembly, after BJP candidate S Suresh Kumar pulled out of the race. The move was apparently adopted after the BJP, which is the single largest party with 104 MLAs, failed to muster support of additional lawmakers required for the victory of its candidate. As the House met and pro-tem speaker K G Bopaiah took up the matter,…

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5 convicted in 2013 Bodh Gaya serial blasts

5 convicted in 2013 Bodh Gaya serial blasts

Patna: The Patna court on Friday convicted all the five accused in the 2013 Bodh Gaya serial bomb blasts. Five people, including two Buddhist monks, were injured in the blasts. Judge Manoj Kumar convicted Haider Ali, Imtiaz Ansari, Umar Siddiqui, Azharuddin Quraishi and Mujibullah Ansari for planting bombs around the Buddhist temple in Bodh Gaya on July 7, 2013. Among the five accused, Umar Siddiqui and Azharuddin Quraishi are natives of Chhattisgarh and the rest…

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MH17 plane with 298 passengers was downed by Russian missile: Investigators

MH17 plane with 298 passengers was downed by Russian missile: Investigators

Amsterdam: The missile which brought down Malaysian airlines MH17 plane over eastern Ukraine in 2014, came from a Russian military, said investigators probing the incident on Thursday. The joint investigation team has come to the conclusion that “the BUK-TELAR that shot down MH17 came from 53rd Anti-aircraft Missile Brigade based in Kursk in Russia,” Wilbert Paulissen, one of the senior investigators told correspondents at a press conference in Utrecht in the Netherlands. “The 53rd Brigade…

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Devraj Anbu becomes new Vice Chief of Army

Devraj Anbu becomes new Vice Chief of Army

New Delhi: Lt. Gen. Devraj Anbu has been appointed as the new Vice Chief of Army Staff (VCOAS). He is presently GOC-in-C (General Officer Commanding-in-Chief) Northern Command. He will replace Lt. Gen. Sarath Chand who retires on May 31. The orders for Lt. Gen. Anbu’s appointment were issued on Thursday morning. He will take over the new appointment on June 1. He had taken over as the Northern Army Commander in December 2016. Commissioned in…

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North Korea demolishes nuke test site before summit level talks with US

North Korea demolishes nuke test site before summit level talks with US

Seoul: In a positive move before the much talked about summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump in June, Pyongyang on Thursday carried out demolition of nuclear test site in Punggye-RI by setting off a series of explosions over several hours in the presence of foreign journalists. The demolition came as North Korea attacked Washington, calling US Vice President Mike Pence a “political dummy” and saying it is just as…

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