Don't Miss SahilOnline, Leading news portal from Coastal Karnataka, bringing you latest updates from the Coast, State, Nation and the World, in Kannada, Urdu and English. Don't Miss IMA to hold nationwide protest on Monday against attack on doctors The Indian Medical Association (IMA) will hold a nationwide protest on Monday against the beating of doctors in West Bengal, said Dr Ranjan Sharma, president of the doctors' national body, on Sunday. Dr Sharma said that they would also stress for the enactment of protection law for the doctors and amendment in the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC). "We need amendments in IPC and CrPC so that anybody who indulges in acts of violence against hospitals and doctors is taken to task as per the laws," said Dr Sharma while talking to ANI. Terming the strike of doctors in W First Parliament session of 17th LS to commence on Monday The first session of the brand new Lok Sabha after the general elections commences its business on Monday with the BJP-led NDA coming back to power with an improved majority and a massive mandate to rule the country for the next five years. The first two days of the session will be completely devoted to oath-taking by 542 members of the 17th Lok Sabha. The election for Vellore constituency in Tamil Nadu was cancelled on charges of money power playing a huge role in the election there. Two more MPs will be nominated by the government from the Anglo Indian community. The oath-taking by the new members will be overseen by the protem Speaker. Seniormost MP Virendra Kumar elected from Tikamjarh in Madhya Pradesh. A former Unio IMA Jewels case: SIT conducts searches at residences of all accused Six teams of Special Investigation Team (SIT) headed by Karnataka government on Saturday conducted searches at the residences of accused persons in Govind Pura, Shivaji Nagar, Tasker town and HBR Layout in connection with IMA Jewels case. The teams retrieved documents during the searches. Karwar: Memo submitted demanding Multispeciality hospital in Kumta as a central place A delegation from Kumta on Saturday, 15th June, met Uttara Kannada District In-Charge Minister R V Deshpande in Karwar demanding the construction of very much needed multi-speciality hospital in the district and in a central place Kumta. Heavy rains, tidal waves damage properties in Mangaluru's Ullal Heavy rains and tidal waves caused severe loss to properties, with many houses being damaged in the coastal city of Ullal in Mangaluru district in Karnataka . Stray dog attack continuous in Bhatkal, one more seriously injured The menace of stray dogs continuous in Bhatkal as a fresh case of attacking a senior man reported at an old bus stand here on Friday early morning. Man shot dead in west Delhi's Vikaspuri A 35-year-old man was shot dead allegedly by unidentified assailants in west Delhi's Vikaspuri area, police said Friday.  High Court refuses to pass interim order on doctors' strike The Calcutta High Court on Friday refused to pass any interim order on the strike by junior doctors at state-run hospitals in protest against the attack on two of their colleagues by family members of a patient. Cylinder of refrigerator explodes in Mangalore; woman succumbed to injuries A woman succumbed to her injuries on Wednesday after she was seriously injured in an explosion of refrigerator cylinder at her house at Krishnapura fourth block near Surathkal. IMA scam: 6 Directors surrender to police A day after a controversial audio clip purportedly by Mansoor Khan, the MD of I Monetary Advisory (IMA), accusing Shivaji Nagar MLA Roshan Baig of harassment went viral, six absconding directors of the group surrendered before the police. Father-daughter electrocuted in Bantwal A father-daughter duo were electrocuted after they came in contact with a live wire which was fallen at Barekkinade in Vamadapadavu near Bantwal, on Tuesday, 11th June. Hearing of Nirav Modi bail plea concludes, final decision today The UK High Court on Tuesday heard fugitive diamond merchant Nirav Modi’s appeal against a lower court’s order to deny him bail as he fights his extradition from Britain to India in the nearly USD 2 billion Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud and money laundering case. BJP accuses Kumaraswamy of openly threatening, abusing scribes The Karnataka BJP Tuesday took a dig at Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy, accusing him of openly threatening and abusing journalists in the state. Investors throng jewellery store as owner 'disappears' Hundreds of investors thronged a prominent city jewellery store Monday after an audio clip surfaced where a person alleged to be the owner is heard saying he is going to commit suicide as he was fed up with corruption. The owner was also into the chit fund business. Yuvraj Singh retires from international cricket  Fighting back tears, Yuvraj Singh Monday announced retirement from international cricket, ending a "rollercoaster" career during which he became the hero of India's 2011 World Cup triumph and fought a gritty battle with cancer. "After 25 years, I have decided to move on. Cricket has given me everything and is the reason why I stand here today," the 37-year-old Yuvraj said addressing the media here. 6 convicted in gang rape, murder of 8-yr-old girl in Kathua; 1 acquitted Six of the seven accused in the horrific gangrape-and-murder case of an eight-year-old girl in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua were convicted by a court here on Monday, lawyers said. A seventh accused, namely Vishal -- son of main accused Sanji Ram -- was acquitted by the court, giving him the 'benefit of doubt', said Farooqi Khan, who represented the victim's family in the court. The court pronounced its much-awaited verdict away from the gaze of media which has gathered outside the premises. Sanji Ram, the caretaker of the temple where the crime took place, Special Police Officer Deepak Khajuria and Parvesh Kumar, a civilian, have been convicted under Ranbir Penal Code sections pertaining to criminal conspiracy, murder, gangrape and destruction of evidence, the lawyers said. Two police officials -- Sub Inspector Anand Dutta and Head Constable Tilak Raj --and a special police officer Surender Verma have been convicted for destruction of evidence, they said. Kohli comes in support of Smith, says booing him unacceptable  Indian skipper Virat Kohli says he apologised to Steve Smith on behalf of the fans after the former Australian skipper coped another round of "unacceptable" booing in the ongoing World Cup. Govt will complete full term, says Kumaraswamy after son speaks of polls Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy Friday said the coalition government headed by him would complete its five-year term and any talk of mid-term polls now is "irrelevant". His comments came as a video of his son Nikhil asking JD(S) workers to get ready for assembly polls doing rounds on social media. "Nikhil Kumaraswamy cheering up party workers has told them that they should always be ready to serve the society. Not only during elections, they should always keep the party in a state of activeness so as to win the election whenever it comes. This statement of his has been quoted out of context by the media to represent that there may be election anytime," H D Kumaraswamy said in a statement. He said, "The coalition government will successfully complete its five-year term. Any talk of mid-term polls now is irrelevant." In an indication of lack of trust between coalition partners the JD(S) and the Congress, the video purportedly showed Nikhil asking JD(S) workers to prepare themselves for assembly poll, saying one doesn't know when it would come. Give up power if you can't rule: Yeddyurappa to Cong-JD(S) coalition Karnataka BJP chief B S Yeddyurappa Friday asked the Congress-JD(S) to give up power if it cannot run the government and asserted that his party would govern in case the coalition collapses and would make sure there is no mid-term polls. The former chief minister said no one has confidence that the H D Kumaraswamy-led coalition government would last long. "Kumaraswamy's son (Nikhil) has asked JD(S) workers to prepare for election. I'm saying that there won't be election at any cost. It has been just a year (since assembly elections). We (BJP) have 105 legislators, if they can, let them govern, if they can't let them give up, we will govern," Yeddyurappa said. Speaking to reporters at Hubballi, he said, "There is no question of going for fresh elections for any reason. We will not agree to it. We will go to election only after five years. No one has confidence that this government will continue for long, let's wait and see." Gowda slams those trying to write his political epitaph JD(S) supremo H D Deve Gowda on Friday said his dignity has been impacted due to his and party's rout in the Lok Sabha polls and hit out at those trying to write his political epitaph, asserting he would "rise from the dust." Gowda, a former prime minister, and his grandson Nikhil lost in a big way in the recent Lok Sabha election, which saw the BJP sweep the polls winning 25 out of 28 Lok Sabha seats in Karnataka. The only face saver for the JD(S) was Gowda's another grandson Prajwal Revanna, who won from Hassan, a seat Gowda had held. The Congress, an ally of JD(S) in the government, was equally brutally hit as it could win only one seat from Bengaluru rural constituency. "On a personal front, my dignity has been impacted. I will reorganise the party," Gowda vowed while addressing the JD(S) leaders who won in the recent urban local body elections. He, however, said the party's defeat was for a good. Bilkis Bano case: IPS officer sacked a day before retirement Gujarat cadre IPS officer RS Bhagora, convicted in the 2002 Bilkis Bano case, was dismissed from service by the Union Home Ministry on May 30, a day before his retirement, a senior state government official said on Friday. The 60-year-old officer, who was to retire on May 31, was serving as Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic) with the Ahmedabad police when his dismissal order came, said MR Soni, Deputy Secretary (Inquiry), Gujarat Home Department. “The state Home Department had received a communication from the Union Home Ministry ordering dismissal of Bhagora from service on May 29. ‘Fruitless’ to attend Niti Aayog meeting, Mamata writes to PM West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday refused to attend a meeting of Niti Aayog to be chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 15, saying it is “fruitless” as the body has no financial powers to support state plans. Her decision to skip the meeting of the top plan panel comes days after she stayed away from the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 30, citing as “untrue” claims by the BJP that 54 of the party workers were murdered in political violence in Bengal. She conveyed her decision not to attend the Niti Aayog meeting in a letter written to the Prime Minister. “Given the fact that the Niti Aayog has no financial powers and the power to support state plans it is fruitless for me to attend the meeting of a body that is bereft of any financial powers,” Banerjee wrote. 12 Indians among dead in Dubai bus accident Twelve Indians were among 17 people who were killed in a horrific road accident in Dubai when a bus, mostly with Eid vacationers coming from Oman, entered a restricted lane and rammed into a low-clearance sign, police and the Indian mission here said on Friday. Nine persons were also seriously injured when the driver of the bus coming from Oman's capital Muscat to Dubai, wrongly entered a road not designated for buses towards Al Rashidiya metro station here on Thursday evening. Dubai Police authorities said that there are still some unidentified bodies and the number of Indians who died in the accident could rise further. "With great sadn Andhra CM Reddy to have 5 deputy Chief Ministers in full 25-member Cabinet In what could be an unprecedented move, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy Friday decided to have five deputy Chief Ministers under him in a full 25-member Cabinet. The new Council of Ministers will be constituted at a public function here Saturday. The Chief Minister held a meeting of the YSR Congress Legislature Party at his residence here in the morning where he announced the decision to appoint five deputy chief ministers. Accordingly, one each from SC, ST, BC, minority and Kapu communities would be made deputy CMs. Delhi court grants bail to Tharoor over 'scorpion' remarks A Delhi court granted bail to Congress leader Shashi Tharoor Friday on a complaint over his alleged 'scorpion' remarks referring to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. AAP govt's health scheme 'ten times bigger' than Ayushman Bharat: Kejriwal Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Friday wrote to Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, saying the Delhi government's health scheme is "ten times bigger and comprehensive" than the Centre's flagship Ayushman Bharat programme. Kejriwal said if the AAP government's health scheme is closed and the Ayushman Bharat is implemented in Delhi, it will be a loss for the citizens of the national capital. The AAP chief's comments come a week after Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain had said that the AAP dispensation would not implement Ayushman Bharat scheme in the city as it seeks to provide equitable treatment to all residents here. Karnataka: After Reddy, Baig targets state Congress leaders Endorsing former minister Ramalinga Reddy's view that senior leaders are being ignored in the party, Karnataka Congress leader Roshan Baig on Tuesday said that the party will get into trouble if the state leadership is not changed. Amit Shah takes charge as Union Home Minister  BJP President Amit Shah Saturday took charge as Union Home Minister, two days after he was sworn-in following a landslide victory of the saffron party-led NDA. 9 Rohingyas arrested in Manipur with fake Aadhaar cards Nine Rohingyas have been arrested from Moreh town near the Indo-Myanmar border in Manipur’s Tengnoupal district with fake Aadhaar cards, police said Saturday. Rajnath Singh takes charge as defence minister Rajanth Singh on Saturday took charge as the defence minister and immediately held a meeting with the top military brass. Ex-President Pratibha Patil conferred Mexico's highest civilian honour for foreigners Former President Pratibha Patil on Saturday was conferred with "Orden Mexicana del Aguila Azteca" or Order of the Aztec Eagle, Mexico's highest civilian honour for foreigners. BJP gets clear majority in Siddapur, Honnavar town panchayats The ‘Modi wave’ which swept the country during the Lok Sabha elections has indirectly influenced the elections to Urban Local Bodies (ULB) in Uttara Kannada district, the polling for which was held recently. While BJP candidates got a clear majority in Honnavar and Siddapur, candidates backed by Tanzeem retained power in Bhatkal. IMD issues red-code warning for Delhi Heat wave conditions continued unabated in Delhi even as the MeT department on Friday issued a "red-colour" warning for the national capital. Bhatkal: Anjuman announces 'Late Zubaida Shamsuddin Jukaku Scholarship' for Non-Muslim Students Five merit-cum-means scholarships to the PU passed students for the BE programs have been announced by Anjuman Institute of Technology and Management (AITM), Bhatkal, for the year 2019-20, exclusively for non-Muslims students. Rahul congratulates Jagan on being sworn in as CM Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday congratulated Y S Jaganmohan Reddy on being sworn in as chief minister of Andhra Pradesh. TMC Poll: 50.74 % polling recorded in Bhatkal The election for Town Municipal Council (TMC) Bhatkal went off peacefully on Wednesday amidst tight police security. Ahead of swearing-in, Modi pays tributes to Gandhi, Vajpayee Ahead of being sworn in as the prime minister for the second consecutive term, Narendra Modi on Thursday morning paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi and veteran BJP leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Karnataka Head Constable Turns Fiber Baton Into Flute A constable posted at the Hubli Rural police station has converted his fibre baton into a flute, through which he belts out melodies during his time off from duty. BJP to offer Rajya Sabha seat to R Roshan Baig? If the informal talks between former Union minister and BJP leader, M.J. Akbar and Congress MLA, R. Roshan Baig, held over a cup of tea in the city four days back, reach the logical end, then Mr Baig may leave the Congress party and join the BJP. Congress to stay away from TV debates for a month Amid political uncertainty within the party following the severe drubbing it received in the Lok Sabha elections, Congress on Thursday barred its spokespersons from representing the party on news channel debates for a month. Polling for ULBs peaceful in Bhatkal, Siddapur & Honnavar Polling for Bhatkal Town Municipal Council (TMC), and Honnavar and Siddapur Town Panchayats (TPs) elections was held peacefully in the district on Wednesday. Honnavar recorded 68% of voters turnout, while it was 50.74% in Bhatkal, and 73.94% voting recorded in Alnavar. Three ULBs in Dakshina Kannada record polling percentage of 69.45 Urban local bodies of Moobidri, Mulky and Sullia with a total of 61 wards went to the polls on Wednesday by recording 69.45% polling which was peaceful. Mulky Town Panchayat with 18 wards recorded the highest 75.68% polling. There was 67.70% polling in Moodbidri City Municipal Council which has 23 wards. Sullia Town Panchayat with 20 wards recorded 66.30% polling. The turnout of women was highest in all 61 wards with 70.84% voting. The voting by men was at 67.96 %. UP: Relatives torture mentally-challenged minor, hang brick to private part In a shocking incident from Shahjahanpur a 16-year-old mentally challenged boy was punished by hanging a brick from his private part as a punishment by his own relatives. Payal Tadvi suicide case: Two more doctors arrested Two more doctors have been arrested for allegedly abetting the suicide of a junior colleague by tormenting her with casteist slurs at a state-run hospital here, police said on Wednesday. Minor labourer raped and set on fire by Brick kiln owner and six others Police on Tuesday booked the owner of a brick kiln and six others for allegedly raping and setting ablaze a minor Dalit labourer at the factory. After 8 years, CPM cadres 'reclaim' 150 party offices forcibly taken over by TMC The CPM has in the last four days reopened more than 150 of its offices in West Bengal which, it alleged, had been taken over forcibly by the ruling Trinamool Congress after the Left was ousted from power in the state in 2011. Jagan Reddy meets bureaucrats, party leaders; transfers expected YSR Congress Party president and Chief Minister Designate of Andhra Pradesh YS Jaganmohan Reddy met various bureaucrats and party leaders here on Monday. Karnataka: 11KV lines in Bangalore will go underground in 3-4 years, says Deputy CM Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister Dr G Parameshwar on Tuesday said that to reduce the overhead transmission power lines and electrical poles in the city, the entire 11KV lines in Bangalore will be laid underground by another 3-4 years. Karnataka govt grants SIT probing Gauri Lankesh murder Rs 25L cash reward Government of Karnataka on Monday sanctioned a cash reward of Rs 25 lakh to the members of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) investigating the murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh. Karnataka: Don't mind being dropped from cabinet, says DC Thammanna DC Thammanna, Karnataka state transport minister and Janta Dal (Secular) leader on Monday said that he wouldn't mind being dropped from the state cabinet if considered 'incapable.' Deve Gowda holds talks with K'taka Cong chief Former prime minister and JD(S) supremo H D Deve Gowda had a discussion with Karnataka Congress chief Dinesh Gundu Rao on Monday, following the combine's rout in the just-concluded Lok Sabha election. Kerala man aboard Saudi Airlines flight unzips in front of woman crew, detained Civility seems to be on the wane not only in public places but also in flights. North Mumbai Panthers crowned T20 Mumbai champions  North Mumbai Panthers were crowned champions of the second edition of the T20 Mumbai league here Sunday after they defeated Sobo Supersonics in the final by 12 runs. 5 family members die in road mishap on way to airport in Bengaluru Five members of a family died on Monday morning after the vehicle they were travelling in met with a road accident at Airport Road here. Man beaten up in Gurgaon for wearing skull cap A 25-year-old Muslim man was allegedly assaulted here by four unidentified youths for wearing a traditional skull cap, a police official said. Jagan Reddy meets PM Modi, presses for Andhra special status YSR Congress Party president and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister-designate Y S Jaganmohan Reddy met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Sunday and discussed the issue of according the special category status (SCS) to the state. Long Eid Al Fitr holiday for UAE private sector The UAE private sector will get a six-day long Eid Al Fitr holiday, after the Cabinet announced a nine-day long holiday for the public sector earlier on Sunday. Following Lok Sabha poll debacle, Kamal Nath offers to resign as Madhya Pradesh Congress chief Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath on Saturday offered to resign from the post of Congress state unit chief in the wake of the party's drubbing in the recently-concluded general elections. Smriti Irani’s close aid, campaigner shot dead in Amethi A former village head was allegedly shot dead by two unidentified men in Uttar Pradesh's Amethi district, police said on Sunday. Former Jet chairman Goyal, wife denied permission to travel abroad: Sources Former chairman of Jet Airways Naresh Goyal and his wife Anita Goyal were denied permission to travel abroad on Saturday by the immigration authority at Mumbai airport, sources said. BJP leader demands resignation of CM Kumarswamy, Siddaramaiah Senior BJP leader R Ashok Saturday demanded resignation of Karnataka chief minister H D Kumaraswamy and Congress Legislative Party leader Siddaramaiah from their posts in view of the ruling coalition's rout in the Lok Sabha elections in the state. HK Patil resigns as KPCC campaign committee chief Senior Congress leader H KPatil has resigned as the President of Karnataka PradeshCongress Campaign Committee, taking responsibility for the party's disastrous defeat in the state in the Lok Sabha polls. Afghanistan stuns Pakistan in World Cup 2019 warm-ups Hashmatullah Shahidi guided Afghanistan to defeat Pakistan by three wickets in their respective first World Cup warm-up match at the County Ground in Bristol on Friday. Surat fire: Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani orders fire safety audit of schools, malls Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani Friday ordered a fire safety audit of schools, colleges and coaching centres following a massive blaze which engulfed a four-storey commercial complex in Sarthana here, killing at least 19 teenage students, many of whom jumped and fell to their deaths while some were suffocated. Cabinet recommends dissolution of 16th Lok Sabha; PM resigns President Ram Nath Kovind Friday accepted resignation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and asked him to continue till a new government assumes office, a communique from the Rashtrapati Bhavan said. Smiriti Irani among 300 new LS faces The new Lok Sabha will have 300 MPs who have been elected for the first time to the Lower House, including cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir, Union Ministers Ravi Shankar Prasad and Smriti Irani, sufi singer Hans Raj Hans and Bengali actresses Mimi Chakraborty and Nusrat Jahan Ruhi. 12 pc MPs in new Lok Sabha below age of 40 Nearly 12 per cent of members in the newly elected Lok Sabha is below the age of 40, according to a think tank. Gang of highway robbers busted, 6 held A gang of highway robbers was busted with the arrest of six persons, said police Friday. Can't blame EVMs, polarisation favoured BJP: AAP After getting a massive jolt from the BJP and being decimated to zero in the national capital, Aam Aadmi Party's top leadership held an introspection meeting with party convener and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, and concluded that EVMs can't be blamed as there was an undercurrent in favour of the BJP. In the meeting, sources told ANI, the party's top brass decided that voting machines can't be a reason for the defeat, as polarisation of votes favoured the BJP. Apart from Arvind Kejriwal, other top leaders including Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, Gopal Rai and Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh were present in the meeting held on Thursday evening. Will work with PM Modi for betterment of Delhi people: Kejriwal Delhi chief minister and AAP president Arvind Kejriwal Thursday said he accepted the people's mandate, after his party lost on all seven seats in the national capital and came third in most of the constituencies. He also congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the "historic" win of the NDA in the Lok Sabha election. Except North West and South Delhi seats, where the AAP is in the second spot, the ruling party in Delhi came at the third position in all the other five constituencies. The AAP had fielded seven candidates in Delhi - Brijesh Goyal from New Delhi, Pankaj Gupta from Chandni Chowk, Raghav Chadha from South Delhi, Atishi from East Delhi, Dilip Pandey from North East Delhi, Gugan Singh from North West Delhi and Balbir Singh Jakhad from West Delhi. Hegde wins Uttara Kannada seat with comfortable margin JP leader Ananth Kumar Hegde, known for making controversial remarks, won the Uttara (North) Kannada seat in Karnataka, defeating his nearest rival Anand Asnotikar of the Janata Dal (Secular) by a margin of 4.79 lakh votes, according to Lok Sabha election results declared Thursday. Hegde held the portfolio of junior minister in the Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Ministry during Narendra Modi's first term as prime minister. Twenty eight Lok Sabha constituencies in Karnataka had gone to polls in two phases. Hegde stoked a controversy recently by calling Congress president Rahul Gandhi a "moron" for his tweet that 'Modilies' is a new word in the English dictionary. KPCC chief congratulates BJP on "resounding victory Karnataka Congress president DineshGundu Rao Thursday congratulated the BJP forits "resounding victory" and wished Prime Minister Narendra Modi the "very best". BJP leader seeks Kumaraswamy's resignation in Karnataka Buoyed by the initial trends indicating a landslide victory for the BJP in Karnataka, its senior leader R. Ashoka on Thursday sought the resignation of Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy for his Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) facing a rout in the Lok Sabha elections with its pre-poll ally Congress. "Accepting defeat gracefully, Kumaraswamy should resign as his party lost the moral right to continue along with the Congress, which are trailing behind in 24 of the 28 parliamentary seats across the state," Ashoka told reporters at the party's state unit office.. Mandya election result : Sumalatha wins by over 67,000 votes against Nikhil Kumaraswamy Independent candidate Sumalatha lead this high-voltage contest in Karnataka. She is pitted against Janata Dal (Secular) candidate Nikhil Kumaraswamy, the son of Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy. Sumalatha is the wife of three-time Congress MP and film star Ambareesh who died last year.  Cong will accept LS poll results with humility: Gehlot Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot Wednesday said the Congress will accept the Lok Sabha election results with "humility", but maintained that exit poll projections have been wrong several times. Thief caught in the act on CCTV in a shop in Murdeshwar A thief searching for cash was captured on CCTV camera in one of the shops where three shops located in Murdeshwar beach in the taluk were burgled on Monday night. Two militants killed in encounter in Kulgam  Two militants were killed Wednesday in an encounter with security forces in Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.  Tight security arrangements for counting of votes in Nagaland Elaborate security arrangements have been made for the counting of votes for the lone Lok Sabha seat in Nagaland and by-election to Aonglenden Assembly constituency on Thursday, a top election official has said. Counting of votes of Uttara Kannada Lok Sabha seat to be held in Kumta Counting of votes of Uttara Kannada Lok Sabha seat will be held at Dr A V Baliga College in Kumta on April 23 and all preparations for this have been done. BJP slams Oppn for questioning credibility of EVMs, asks it to accept defeat with grace The BJP Tuesday condemned opposition parties for questioning the credibility of Electronic Voting Machines and asked them to accept their defeat with grace if the people vote Prime Minister Narendra Modi to power again. Kejriwal dials Akhilesh to discuss post-results strategy Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party supremo Arvind Kejriwal talked to Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav over the phone on Tuesday to discuss the strategy to be followed after the announcement of the general election results on May 23. Activists demand reversal of EC order on VVPAT A group of activists on Tuesday demanded the reversal of an Election Commission order about tallying the VVPAT slips after the counting of the EVMs. PM Modi meets top bureaucrats of key ministries Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday night held a meeting with top bureaucrats from key ministries, sources said. Kerala govt okays draft plan to rebuild flood-hit state Kerala cabinet Tuesday approved the draft plan for the 'Rebuild Kerala Development Programme' to reconstruct the state ravaged by 2018 floods. Naidu to meet Deve Gowda and Kumaraswamy Continuing his efforts to unite opposition parties against the BJP ahead of Lok Sabha results, TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu is scheduled to meet former Prime Minister and JDS supremo H D Deve Gowda later in the day in Bengaluru. Pranab Mukherjee hails EC, says Lok Sabha elections 2019 were conducted 'perfectly' At a time when the Election Commission is under fire from opposition parties for being biased, former president Pranab Mukherjee on Monday lauded the role of the poll panel saying the 2019 Lok Sabha polls were conducted "perfectly". Congress, CPI(M) condemn statements by BJP leaders Terming supporters of Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination as traitors, the former District in-charge Minister B. Ramanath Rai on Saturday said that such persons needed to be socially boycotted. Mangaluru: Cadaveric organ donation done at Indiana Hospital; Green corridor helps smooth transport Indiana Hospital and Heart Institute here has performed its first cadaveric organ donation and transport of live organs on Friday. Mangaluru city police provided traffic-free Green Corridor for the safe and speedy transportation of the first batch of harvested organs from the hospital campus at Pumpwell to Mangaluru International Airport (MIA) for onward journey to Bengaluru by flight at 5.15 pm. Udupi all set for counting on May 23 The district administration is all set to take up the counting of votes of Udupi-Chikmagalur Lok Sabha constituency on May 23. Stage set for last phase of Lok Sabha polls The seven-phase Lok Sabha elections, one of the most bitterly fought in recent memory, will come to a close Sunday when polling will be held in 59 constituencies including in Varanasi where Prime Minister Narendra Modi is seeking to retain the seat. Union minister Hegde, BJP MP Kateel jump into Godse row Union minister Anantkumar Hegde and his party lawmaker Nalinkumar Kateel Friday jumped into the Nathuram Godse row with tweets about Mahatma Gandhi's assassin that left the BJP red-faced and triggered outrage. Naxal involved in killing of C'garh BJP MLA arrested A Naxal allegedly involved in the killing of BJP MLA Bhima Mandavi and four policemen in an IED attack last month, was Friday arrested in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh, police said Modi claim on digicam, email use draws flak After being trolled for his "cloud theory" on the Balakot air strike, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday came under attack from politicians as well as Twitterati for his claims that he used a digital camera and email in 1987-88 to send a photo to his mentor and party veteran L.K. Advani in a timeliness manner. Maharashtra: Two teenage boys drown in pond in Jalna Two teenage boys Monday died after they drowned in a pond in Maharashtra's Jalna district, police said. GVNS Shiroor shine with cent percent results in ICSE exams Green Valley National School and PU College, Shiroor has scored 100% result for the 14th consecutive year in ICSE Grade X Exams with an outstanding performance taking the school performance to a higher level. Harmanpreet Kaur leads Supernovas to Women’s T20 Challenge title Captain Harmanpreet Kaur struck a sensational half century as Supernovas clinched the Women’s T20 Challenge title with a four-wicket win over Velocity in a dramatic summit clash in Jaipur on Saturday. ISRO to launch RISAT on May 22 The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Saturday said the PSLV-C46, on its 48th mission, would launch RISAT, a radar imaging earth observation satellite, on May 22. 14 killed in bus-jeep collision in Andhra Pradesh Fourteen people travelling in a jeep were killed when a speeding private bus collided with the vehicle in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh Saturday, police said. EVM glitches reported in several areas in Delhi Complaints about malfunctioning EVMs poured in from several places of the national capital on Sunday where voting is underway. Kumaraswamy to campaign for Congress in assembly by-polls Ending speculation about his participation in campaigning, amid strains in the ruling Congress-JD(S) government, Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy will canvass for Congress candidates in Kundgol and Chincholi assembly by-polls on May 13 and 14.