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Karnataka: BJP fields candidate for speaker’s post

BJP on Thursday fielded its senior leader S Suresh Kumar as its candidate for the post of Karnataka Assembly Speaker to be held on Friday. Suresh Kumar, a fifth term MLA from the city, filed his nomination papers before Assembly Secretary S Murthy at Vidhana Soudha, the seat of the state legislature. The Congress-JD(S) coalition, which claims to enjoy the support of 117 MLAs, has plumped for Congress’s Ramesh Kumar, a former Speaker, as its candidate for the post.

Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC

Pakistan violated the ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri sector in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday night, Army sources said Thursday. The sources said there was an unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistan along the LoC in Kamalkote in Uri sector last night, the sources said here. Pakistani troops opened fire from 11 pm to 12:30 am.

Kerala: Nipah virus claims one more life, death toll rises to 12

Fourth member of Valachukettil family of Sooppikkada village in Kerala’s Kozhikode district succumbed to the Nipah virus infection on Thursday, according to  a report in The Hindu. District Medical Officer V. Jayashree told the English newspaper that V. Moosa, 60, who had been undergoing treatment at Baby Memorial Hospital in the city, died on May 24 morning. This is the fourth death in the family.

Mumbai: Petrol price crosses Rs 85 mark; diesel inches closer to Rs 73

The price of petrol has touched Rs 85 per liter in Mumbai while diesel was retailing at Rs 72.96, according to a report in Business Today. In Delhi, the petrol price was hiked by 30 paise to Rs 77.47 and diesel was being sold for Rs 68.53, dearer by 19 paise. For the first time, the price of petrol crossed Rs 80 level in Kolkata and Chennai.

Manipur: N Biren appreciates Center for approving the ordinance for Sports University

Chief Minister N. Biren Singh appreciates the PM Modi, BJP president Amit Shah and Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, and the Union Cabinet for approving an Ordinance for setting up the country’s first National Sports University in the state, reports North East Today. N. Biren expressed his happiness and gratitude over the decision of the Union Cabinet, stating thatthe functioning of the University would gain its momentum after the Ordinance gets the President’s assent.

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