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Manu, Saurabh win second Gold each in 12thAsian Airgun Championships

Harpal Singh Bedi

New Delhi : Continuing  with their winning wayspistol shooters Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary  won  their second gold medals each  enabling India  to continue their domination of the 12thAsian Airgun Championships, in Taoyuan, Taipei.

According  to information received here,Manu Bhaker won the 10m Air Pistol Women’s event  on Friday, even as Saurabh Chaudhary won a Team gold in the Men’s event held earlier. 

Abhishek Verma also bagged  a individual silver in the 10m Air Pistol Men, rounding off a profitable day for himself after the disappointments in the mixed events. 

The  women’s pistol team also  finished with a Team Bronze to further bolster medal tally to five gold, three silver and one bronze medal with half the competition still to go.

Manu shot 575 out of 600 to qualify in second place and then was involved in a pitched battle with Shing Ho Ching of Hong Kong for most parts of the 24-shot final, before finishing stronger in the end stages. She shot a score of 239 to Shing’s 237.9 while UAE’s Wafa Alali came in third.

In the Men’s event all three Indians made the finals. Saurabh topped with 587, while Ravinder was fourth to qualify with 578. Abhishek in fact was the least ranked Indian among the eight qualifiers, fifth with 577, but was the only one to land a medal.

He shot 240.7 and lost out to Korea’s Mose Kim by 0.2 to settle for silver. Saurabh went down to bronze medalist Taehwan Lee of Korea in a shoot-off to finish fourth on 198.8. Ravinder was seventh with 136.3.

The trio though picked up the Team Gold over the Koreans with a total of 1742, a clear 12 points ahead.

With five medals in the kitty now, India will look forward to day three of the championships which has the Men’s and Women’s 10m Air Pistol events lined up.

Karnataka Governor invited Yeddyurappa to form government merely on the basis of “requisite majority” claim

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New Delhi: There were two letters (dated 15 May 2018 and 16 May 2018) that were addressed by B.S. Yeddyurappa, State BJP President to the Governor of Karnataka. In the letter of 16 May it was claimed by Yeddyurappa that his party was the single largest party and it also had the support of others and requisite majority. Only on that basis, brushing aside the Congress-JDS claim based on numbers and without caring to ascertain the factual position regarding majority support the Governor accepted Yeddyurappa’s request and invited him to form the Government.

Dr. Abhishek Manu Singhvi and Kapil Sibal, appearing in the Supreme Court for the petitioners, contend that the Governor could not have invited Yeddyurappa to form the Government on the basis of such letters and made brief submissions in this behalf. These were refuted by Mukul Rohatgi, senior counsel appearing for the Chief Minister.

The Supreme Court Bench of Justices AK Sikri, SA Bobde and Ashok Bhushan today issued an order that says, In a matter like this, detailed hearing is required in order to decide as to whether action of the Governor in inviting respondent no.3 to form the Government was valid in law or not. Since it may consume substantial time and the final decision cannot be given immediately, the Court deem s it proper that Floor Test to ascertain the majority of one or the other group is conducted immediately and without any delay. Though the Governor in his letter of 16 May 2018 inviting respondent no.3 to form the Government has given him 15 days’ time for proving the majority on the floor of the House, having regard to all the circumstances of this case, the apex court took the view that such a Floor Test be conducted tomorrow itself i.e. on 19 May 2018.

Since the elected Members of Legislative Assembly were yet to take oath as specified in Schedule III of the Constitution and the Speaker was also to be elected, the Supreme Court took the view that the following procedure be followed for conducting the Floor Test:

A). Pro-tem Speaker shall be appointed for the aforesaid purpose immediately.
B). All the elected members shall take oath tomorrow(19.05.2018) and this exercise shall be completed before 04.00 p.m.
C) The Pro-tem Speaker shall conduct the Floor Test on 19.05.2018 at 04.00 P.M. in order to ascertain the majority.
D) Adequate and sufficient security arrangements shall be made and Director General of Police, State of Karnataka will himself supervise the said arrangements so that there is no lapse on this count whatsoever. Since the Floor Test is going to be held tomorrow i.e. 19.05.2018 at 04.00 p.m.

Rohatgi made a statement at Bar that the Karnataka Government shall not take any policy decision till the Floor Test is conducted.

The Supreme Court has given six weeks’ time to the counsel for the respondents to file counter affidavit.

The petitioners moved the application praying that Yeddyurappa be restrained from nominating and/or recommending any member of the Anglo Indian Community under Article 333 of the Constitution pending the floor test.

Tushar Mehta, ASG who appeared for the State Government made a statement at Bar that there was no move to nominate any such member till the Floor Test is cleared.


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Tomorrow a few MLAs will defect. There will be chaos and the vote will be deemed to have been passed. Watch this space

Karnataka crisis: Supreme Court orders floor test at 4 pm tomorrow

C.A.Gurudath Chilkunda 

Bengaluru: Supreme Court has taken unprecedented steps and ordered the floor test in the Assembly at 1600 hrs on Saturday to end the ongoing political uncertainty in Karnataka.

A Supreme Court Bench of Justices AK Sikri, SA Bobde and Ashok Bhushan today directed that the Protem Speaker will conduct the floor test as per law. The apex Court also ordered the State Director General of Police to maintain law and order outside the Assembly to ensure smooth conduct of the floor test. Court has further directed the State government not to take policy decisions. In the meanwhile, officials here have started making arrangements for the floor test. 

The newly elected MLAs of the Congress and JDS combine, earlier came in three buses and were were put up at a five-star hotel at Banjara Hills in Hyderabad to prevent the BJP from horse trading to build their majority. These MLAs would be returning to Bengaluru tonight or early Saturday for the floor-test. 

In the meanwhile, Chief Minister Yeddyurappa has expressed confidence that he would be able to prove majority on floor of the House.


Yeddyurappa sworn-in as Karnataka Chief Minister; Supreme Court to hear matter of legality tomorrow

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Bengaluru: Karnataka unit president of the BJP, BS Yedyurappa was today sworn in as State Chief Minister, after the Supreme Court of India, at a mid-night hearing, refused to pass an injunction to stay the Governor’s invite to Yeddyurappe for the formation of a BJP Government.

During the course of hearing in response to a petition by Congress JDS combine, the apex court directed the Attorney General of India, KK Venugopal, to produce the letter written by BJP Karnataka leader BS Yeddyurappa to the state’s governor by this afternoon. The next hearing in this matter has been fixed on Friday, May 19. The letter in question mentions the number of MLAs supporting the BJP.

The Congress and Janata Dal (Secular), after claiming the right to form government in Karnataka, submitted a late night application to the Supreme Court registrar seeking to file petitions against the decision of the Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala to invite the BJP to form government in the state. Their contention is that he BJP with 104 winning candidates lacks the necessary majority of 112, whereas they jointly command a strength of 116 MLAs – 78 belonging to the Congress, 37 to the JD(S) and one independent MLA.