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Thursday Morning News Brief, May 17

May 17, 2018
Thursday morning brief May 17 2018
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The Supreme Court has refused to stay BJP leader B S Yeddyurappa’s swearing-in as Karnataka chief minister In a rare pre-dawn hearing which saw the Congress-JD (S) combine making a last-ditch attempt to stall the saffron party’s surge in the southern state, the top court made it clear that the swearing-in and the government formation in the state would be subject to the final outcome of the case before it.
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The Army has agreed to the government’s decision to suspend counter-insurgency operations in J&K during Ramzan. Initially opposed to any &ldquo;unilateral&rdquo; <a href=”https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/a-reluctant-army-agrees-to-suspension-of-ops-in-jk-after-two-main-concerns-addressed/articleshow/64195506.cms”>suspension of operations</a> in the absence of any reciprocal signal from Pakistan-controlled terror outfits or &ldquo;at least tacit understanding&rdquo; with others like the Hurriyat, the Army came on board after two of its main operational concerns were addressed&rdquo;, said sources.
Delhi Police has decided to question Arvind Kejriwal on May 18 in the case of the alleged assault on chief secretary Anshu Prakash. &ldquo;We have sent the <a href=”https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/cm-to-be-questioned-incs-case-aap-targets-pm/articleshow/64197270.cms”>notice to the Chief Minister</a> since the incident happened in his drawing room during a meeting that was convened by him. He was also present there,&rdquo; said additional DCP Harendra Singh.
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India made over 12,000 requests for data from Facebook between July and December 2017 India ranked second globally to the US, which made the maximum number of requests for data at 32,742. Facebook complied with some or all data in 53% of these requests. The data requests were up by 23.5% from the first half of 2017, when the government made 9,853 requests.
Lutyens’Delhi has been ranked as the cleanest municipal area among small urban local bodies having one to three lakh population The exact ranking of each municipal areas will be released later, housing and urban affairs minister Hardeep Singh Puri said while announcing the list of 52 awardees under 12 categories.
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