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Supreme Court orders floor test in Karnataka Assembly at 4pm tomorrow

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New Delhi, May 18: The three-judge Supreme Court bench on Friday ordered a floor test in the Karnataka assembly at 4 pm tomorrow.

The court was hearing the petition filed by the Congress-JD(S) combine against the decision of Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala to invite BJP’s BS Yeddyurappa to form the government in the state.

Noted lawyer Kapil Sibal appeared for Congress-JDS along with Sr Advocate AM Singhvi, Sr Advocate Ram Jethmalani. While Senior advocate Mukul Rohtagi represented the BJP.

Senior advocate Ram Jethmalani had also filed a petition to have an urgent hearing on the same.

Yesterday, the Congress-JD(S) moved fresh plea in Supreme Court challenging Governor’s decision to nominate an Anglo-Indian MLA to Assembly.

A bench of Justices A K Sikri, S A Bobde, and Ashok Bhushan heard the petitions, and also examined the letters dated May 15 and 16, written by Yeddyurappa to Governor Vala, staking claim to form the government.

In one of the most bitterly fought polls in recent times, the voting for 222 out of 224 constituencies took place on May 12. The major twist came in after the poll verdict that led to a hung assembly – with the BJP winning 104 seats, Congress 78 and JD(S) clinching 37 seats.

Despite Congress and JD-(S) forming an alliance and being in a strong position to form the government with enough seats together (115), Karnataka Governor Vajubhai R. Vala on Wednesday invited the BJP to form the new government.

Following the governor’s decision the Congress filed a plea in the Supreme Court on late Wednesday after which a rare midnight hearing by the three-judge bench of justice A.K. Sikri, justice S.A. Bobde and justice Ashok Bhushan was conducted that ran for hours.

After a midnight hearing, the apex court refused to stop the swearing-in of Yeddyurappa as Karnataka’s new Chief Minister.

However, the Court sought the communications which Yeddyurappa had written to Karnataka Governor informing him his election as BJP legislature party.

“The swearing-in is subject to the final outcome of the matter before it”, the court stated.

Yeddyurappa took the oath as the Chief Minister of Karnataka on Thursday at the Raj Bhavan.

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The Court Concluded the hearing by directing  floor test in Karnataka Assembly at 4 pm on Sturday.

Justice Sikri: We have to balance the equity. Balance can’t be one day submits Mukul Rohatagi. Ram Jethmalani submits that law has to be right. In this case governor has not acted properly.

Why immediate floor test, need reasonable time for MLAs to reach and vote freely: Mukul Rohatgi

A pro term speaker should be appointed and no Anglo Indian MLA should be nominated till the trust vote, said Kapil Sibal

What we ask is immediate floor test: Kapil Sibal for Kumaraswamy

Karnataka Governor hasn’t received any Letter from Kumaraswamy with all Cong and JDS MLAs signature: ASG Tushar Mehta for BJP

We question the signatures submitted by Kumaraswamy, floor test is the only option: Mukul Rohatgi

We are ready to hear you but what needed now is a floor test soon to test the majority, stated Justice AK Sikri.

Meanwhile, Kapil Sibal questioned the decision of the Governor to invite Yeddyurappa to form the Govt. In response to this SC said its a debatable one. Sibal replied, “No, its already settled one”.

We will make sure and give necessary orders to give security for all MLAs to reach house and vote in the trust vote, said the Supreme Court.

We agree for floor test tomorrow, Singhvi told the apex court and sought security for the MLAs.

During the hearing, Abhishek Manu Singhvi argued ‘Yeddyurappa claimed support, but he does not have letters of support from these MLAs or it is only his oral submissions.’

BJP is just saying they have the majority without any specific number and names whereas we had given the names and numbers, how could Governor had invited Yeddyurappa to form the Govt, stated AM Singhvi

Floor test is the best option, let the larger question on law how should Governor invite a person to form the Govt can be settled here later: Supreme Court

Even then who should be given the chance first, Congress and JDS should be given the chance to prove majority in the house first: AM Singhvi

Only alternative is a floor test for tomorrow, can’t give more time, said Justice AK Sikri.

It’s just the number game, who enjoys the majority should be invited to form the Govt, said Justice AK Sikri.

Former Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka and BJP MLA R Ashoka filed an intervening application in Karnataka government formation matter.

While Senior advocate Mukul Rohtagi who is representing the BJP said we will show the numbers (majority) where it is required, why should we show the numbers in the Supreme Court.

Rohatgi told the apex court that we are confident that we will get the majority, we might even get the support from few Congress and JDS MLAs, can’t reveal anything more at this stage.

Supreme Court asked Mukul Rohatgi to produce the letters, BS Yeddyurappa wrote to the Governor on Wednesday.

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CBSE Class 12th results 2018 declaring today, Check your scores here

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New Delhi, May 26: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will announce the result of Class 12th for academic Session 2017-18 on Saturday. 

A total of 11,86,306 students had registered for the CBSE Plus Two or Senior Secondary exams. from across the country held in 4,138 centers in India and 71 centers outside the country.

The CBSE  will declare the Class 12th Result, CBSE Class 12 Result 2018 on its official website http://cbse.nic.in/

Initially scheduled between March 3 and April 13, the exams for class 12 were extended to April 27 when a re-examination had to be conducted subsequent to the economic paper leakage.

The question papers of class XII Economics exams held on March 26 were leaked on WhatsApp. In the wake of this, the re-examination was conducted on April 25.

The post-result CBSE counseling will commence from May 26 and continue till June 9 from 8 am to 10 pm on all days. For the 21st consecutive year, the board will be providing counseling services to students and parents to overcome common psychological problems and general questions related to Class X and XII results.

Steps to check results: 

Visit the website: http://cbse.nic.in/

Go to the homepage, click on CBSE Class 12th Result 2018

Enter your Roll Number and other required details

Download your results and take a print out of the same for further reference

The CBSE will also provide Class XII digital mark sheets in DigiLocker at https://digilocker.gov.in which can be accessed on mobile phones on Android and iOS platforms.

Besides websites and apps, Students can also check results on phones: 52001 (MTNL), 57766 (BSNL), 5800002 (Aircel), 55456068 (Idea), 54321, 51234 and 5333300 (Tata Teleservices), 54321202 (Airtel), and 9212357123 (National Informatics Centre).

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J&K: Infiltration bid foiled, 5 militants killed in Tangdhar

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Srinagar, May 26: Five militants were gunned down on Saturday after security forces foiled infiltration bid along LoC in Jammu and Kashmir’s  Tangdhar sector. 

The security operation is underway.

This comes hours after Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat called upon Pakistan to stop infiltration in a bid to establish peace along International border.

“We want peace at borders but as you know Pakistan continuously violates ceasefire that causes loss of life and property and in such a case we have to retaliate but if Pakistan wants peace, we expect them to take initiative, which will start with them stopping infiltration,” he had said.

Last week, the Central government ordered to suspend the security operations against terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir during the holy month of Ramzan.

However, the Ministry of Home Affairs clarified that the security forces “reserve the right to retaliate if attacked or if essential to protect the lives of innocent people.”

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Vacant pvt medical college seats can be filled as per NEET merit list: SC

The ASG and MCI’s counsel assured the apex court that its order would be forthwith published on the official websites of MCI, Medical Counselling Committee and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

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New Delhi, May 25 : The Supreme Court today agreed to suggestions that the vacant post-graduate seats in private unaided medical colleges could be filled up as per the order of merit in the All-India National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) list.

A bench of Justices A M Khanwilkar and Indu Malhotra said this while hearing a matter of Uttar Pradesh during which the Medical Council of India (MCI) said that almost 41.95 per cent of post-graduate medical seats for academic year 2018-2019 in private unaided medical colleges in the state have remained vacant.

Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Pinky Anand, who appeared for the Centre, suggested to the bench that “a similar dispensation can be followed in other states, if they so desire, while ensuring that the cut-off date of May 31, 2018 is strictly adhered to”.

“We agree with this suggestion,” the bench said and disposed of the plea filed by the UP unaided medical colleges welfare association.

The ASG and MCI’s counsel assured the apex court that its order would be forthwith published on the official websites of MCI, Medical Counselling Committee and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Earlier during the hearing, the MCI counsel told the bench that since the cut-off date of May 18 was already over, the Director General of Medical Education of Uttar Pradesh must take the responsibility of allotting the seats to students from the NEET merit list in respective colleges by May 31.

“We find this suggestion to be most appropriate and also assuage the grievance of the private medical colleges and open up new opportunity to the aspiring candidates in the merit list who otherwise could not secure admission in other medical colleges,” the bench noted in its order.

The top court accepted the MCI’s suggestions and asked the Director General of Medical Education of Uttar Pradesh to take immediate steps in this regard while ensuring that the cut-off date of May 31, 2018 was adhered to in its letter and spirit.

The bench also made it clear “that in the guise of recommending names of candidates to private colleges, the candidate who has already secured admission elsewhere cannot be permitted to resign from the concerned college to avail of the opportunity under the stated dispensation.

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