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Sat, May 19 2018. 07 32 PM IST
Bookmakers William Hill has wedding odds for everything from whether or not Harry will have a beard to whether Meghan Markle becomes a runaway bride. Prince Harry visits delighted crowds of well-wishers outside Windsor Castle on the eve of his wedding to Meghan Markle, accompanied by his brother Prince William. Meghan Markle and her mother Doria Ragland arrive at the plush Cliveden House Hotel to spend the night before the wedding. According to William Hill, wagering on all things royal this year could top 4 million pounds ($7.2 million)
Sat, May 19 2018. 07 07 PM IST
BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa resigned as chief minister of Karnataka on May 19 ahead of a Supreme Court-mandated floor test in the state assembly. His resignation came two days after he was sworn in. The apex court had ordered the trust vote on a petition by the Congress and the JD(S) who had challenged governor Vajubhai Vala’s decision to inivte Yeddyurappa to form government. The governor had also given the BJP leader 15 days to prove majority. BJP had emerged as the single largest party with 104 seats in the May 12 elections.
Sat, May 19 2018. 06 57 PM IST
Demonetisation and GST rollout impacted Patanjali as well, says MD Acharya Balkrishna, adding that the firm will do better next year. Some analysts are asking whether Patanjali is approaching the limit of its long growth expansion. They attribute the slowdown in sales growth to rivals catching up with competing products and Patanjali’s inability to handle the expansion. Sachin Bobade, an analyst with Mumbai-based Dolat Capital Market, believes consumers of Patanjali, especially in the urban areas, shifted to other brands because of quality issues.
Wed, May 16 2018. 04 33 PM IST
Following the Karnataka election results throwing up a fractured mandate, 16 May has proved to be a day of fast-moving political developments. Both the BJP and the Congress held meetings in the morning. BS Yeddyurappa met the state governor to stake claim after being elected leader of BJP legislature party. The Congress-JD (S) combine, which has also staked claim to form government, accused the saffron party of indulging in horsetrading. All eyes are now on governor Vajubhai Vala to see what happens next.
Wed, May 16 2018. 01 34 PM IST
North Korea has put a question mark on the 12 June summit between Kim Jong Un and US president Donald Trump. The North’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on 16 May also said in a statement that Pyongyang had suspended high-level talks with South Korea. The reason for North’s action are the ongoing military exercises between Seoul and Washington that Pyongyang has long claimed are invasion rehearsals.
Tue, May 15 2018. 11 53 AM IST
This election has been significant both for the BJP and Congress. A victory in Karnataka, that is retaining the state, will be a morale booster for the Congress party, whereas for the BJP it’s seen as a referendum of Modi’s economic policy as well as an opportunity to increase the BJP’s influence in certain states. Will the Karnataka election define national politics?
Tue, May 15 2018. 11 49 AM IST
Counting of votes for the 12 May Karnataka assembly elections is being held on 15 May. Exit polls have predicted a hung assemlby for the 224 member house. The state saw 72.13% polling percentage. It was a three-cornered contest between the ruling Congress, the BJP and the Janata Dal (S). All three have expressed confidence of their victory. Key candidates include incumbent chief minister Siddaramiah, BJP’s CM candidate bS Yeddyurappa and JD (S) president HD Kumaraswamy. While the final picture will emerge by late afternoon, watch this video for all you need to know about these crucial state elections.