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Top Headlines: Congress, JD(S) in SC over choice of pro tem speaker, hearing at 10:30 am

May 19, 2018
Times of India

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Congress, JD(S) in SC over choice of pro tem speaker, hearing at 10:30 am
Controversy erupted on Friday over the appointment of BJP MLA K G Bopaiah as pro tem speaker for the assembly, with Congress and JD(S) claiming the move went against convention that the post should go to the most senior member of the House. The combine approached the SC to challenge the appointment. Hearing is scheduled for 10:30 am today.
K’taka: Before 4 pm floor test, BJP 7 short of target
The Supreme Court on Friday toughened the challenge for Karnataka chief minister B S Yeddyurappa to prove his majority on the floor of the House by slashing to 28 hours the 15-day window provided to him by governor Vajubhai Vala. It compounds Yeddyurappa’s task to manage the numbers and win over at least seven MLAs to add to his 104, to reach the majority number of 111 in the House with an effective strength of 221.
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Odisha organises investors’ meet in Kolkata
In the run up to the Make in Odisha conclave 2018, the state government on Thursday organized an investors’ meet in Kolkata to showcase business ecosystem in Odisha.
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Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 gets a price cut, now costs Rs 29,999
Xiaomi’s flagship smartphone from 2017, Mi Mix 2 has received a permanent price cut in the country. The smartphone was launched back in October 2017 at Rs 35,999.Post the price cut, the handset is now selling at Rs 29,999.
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IPL: Harshal, Mishra star as Delhi beat Chennai
On a difficult wicket, Delhi Daredevils got the better of Chennai Super Kings, recording a convincing 34-run in an Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Feroz Shah Kolta on Friday night. Chasing 163, CSK managed 128/6 putting up a solid defence on their home turf to ensure Chennai will have to wait more to ensure a top-two finish.
BCCI unhappy as Pietersen selected to deliver Pataudi lecture
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Maximum city Mumbai sees max hike in petrol price in 7 years
Of late, the change in fuel prices gave become a more common feature. Since June 16 last year, the government allowed oil companies to revise fuel prices on a daily basis, citing ‘transparency’ in pricing with regard to global rates as the reason.
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