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Boss is always 'perfectly right'

Flanked by two of the Narendra Modi government's senior ministers, BJP president Amit Shah on Monday defended the party's unsuccessful efforts to form the government in Karnataka, claiming it was merely trying to "respect the people's mandate".
J.P. Yadav May 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Desikottam list lifts eyebrows at PMO

The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) is learnt to have expressed reservations about a proposal by Visva-Bharati to award its highest accolade, Desikottam, to seven eminent people.
Basant Kumar Mohanty May 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Rare virus in Kerala

The Centre is probing an outbreak of the lethal and rare nipah virus in Kerala's Kozhikode district, where health officials say the infection has killed three people and caused illness in nine others.
G.S. Mudur May 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Train on fire, IAS trainees unhurt

Thirty-seven trainee IAS officers headed for Bhopal escaped unhurt on Monday when three coaches of their air-conditioned train caught fire near Gwalior.
Rasheed Kidwai May 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Bangalore guest list becomes longer

Sitaram Yechury is expected to attend. So are Mamata Banerjee, Rahul Gandhi, Chandrababu Naidu and Arvind Kejriwal.
Our Special Correspondent May 22, 2018 00:00 IST

From Bangalore to Calcutta, journey of a heart through a green channel

A heart was flown nearly 2,000km from Bangalore to Calcutta and implanted in a patient from Jharkhand in Fortis hospital, off EM Bypass. 
May 22, 2018 02:51 IST

Dalit lynched over theft allegation in Gujarat

A 35-year-old Dalit man was beaten to death in this Gujarat district on Sunday after being branded a thief, the tie-and-thrash assault almost mirroring the July 2016 Una floggings in their brutality.
May 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Cong and JDS focus on 2019, not past

The Congress and the Janata Dal Secular have agreed to bury the acrimony of the past and contest the next parliamentary election together.
Our Special Correspondent May 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Cong warns MLAs against BJP barrage

The Congress on Monday gave a pep talk to its legislators, advising them to ignore BJP propaganda about "differences" between the party and ally Janata Dal Secular, who are set to form a coalition government this week.
K.M. Rakesh May 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Congress tells Shah: Time to apologise

The Congress has questioned BJP president Amit Shah's faith in the constitutional culture, asking whether he knows that poaching attracts the anti-defection law irrespective of whether MLAs are hidden in a hotel or roaming in the market.
Our Special Correspondent May 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Hindu group in SC against Kumara

A Hindu group on Monday appealed to the Supreme Court to declare the Congress-Janata Dal Secular post-poll alliance in Karnataka a "fraud on the electorate" and quash governor Vajubhai Vala's invitation to JDS leader H.D. Kumaraswamy to form the government.
Our Legal Correspondent May 22, 2018 00:00 IST

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