Except for some, Ramadan commences in India from Thursday Current Affairs 

Except for some, Ramadan commences in India from Thursday

Mumbai: The new moon has been sighted in various parts of India which commences the first day of Ramadan on Thursday. Whereas Jama Masjid Mumbai and Idara-e-Sharia Patna has announced Friday as the first day of Ramadan. “A special meeting of moon sighting was held today evening at New Delhi office of Imarat Shariah. The new moon was not sighted in Delhi. However, based on the reports of moon sighting received from various parts of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, it is declared that Thursday May 17, 2018 will be…

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Karnataka Assembly elections 2018 results live Backed by Congress, JD(S) seeks governor appointment, BJP cries foul Current Affairs 

Karnataka Assembly elections 2018 results live | Backed by Congress, JD(S) seeks governor appointment, BJP cries foul

Bengaluru: After a bitterly fought electoral battle, The Bharatiya Janata Party has emerged as the single largest party in the Karnataka Assembly, but has fallen short of the halfway mark to form a government. In in a quick turn of events, the Congress announced it was willing to support the Janata Dal (Secular) in forming a government. Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, who was sent to Karntaka to deal with the situation, reached out to JD(S) chief and former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda. Azad has said they will…

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Mahathir Mohamad led alliance won Malaysia elections, set to become world's oldest elected leader Current Affairs 

Mahathir Mohamad led alliance won Malaysia elections, set to become world’s oldest elected leader

Kuala Lumpur: In a stunning move, Malaysia’s former ruler Mahathir Mohamad,92, led opposition alliance won a majority in parliament ending the Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition’s 60-year rule, which has been in power since independence in 1957. The opposition won 113 seats – one more than required for simple majority – and the BN has 79 in the 222-member parliament, according to official results announced on Thursday. Mahathir Mohamad ran Malaysia with an iron fist for more than two decades from 1981 until he stepped down in 2003, the country’s longest-serving…

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Asaduddin Owaisi's party AIMIM not to contest Karnataka Assembly polls Current Affairs 

Asaduddin Owaisi’s party AIMIM not to contest Karnataka Assembly polls

Hyderabad: Taking a U-turn, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) led by Asaduddin Owaisi has decided not to contest the Karnataka state assembly elections scheduled to be held on May 12. Reports citing unnamed AIMIM source said that the party has taken the decision after a series of consultation wherein it was realized that contesting election might harm ‘secular parties’ in Karnataka. “Though we have ground in some segments and good chances, the party president felt that our presence there could end up spoiling the prospects of secular parties,” he said.…

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