In what can prove to be one of the worst aviation disasters of 2018, a Boeing 737 has crashed in Havana with 104 passengers on board. Reports of casualties are yet not certain but a massive fireball followed by smoke was seen near the site of the crash.

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear the Congress-JDS plea against the PRO TEM Speaker appointed by the Karnataka Governor. Earlier in the day, Governor Vajubhai Vala had appointed the 3-time BJP MLA KG Bopaiah as the PRO TEM Speaker who would conduct the floor test on the house of Karnataka Assembly on Saturday. RV Deshpande is the senior most leader in the house and hence should have been the Pro Tem Speaker is what the Congress is demanding. The plea will now be heard by the apex court at 10.30 am tomorrow.

In a tragic news breaking now, at least 8 students have been killed in Texas school shooting. Further development awaited. 

Congress plea against Pro Tem Speaker filed in the Supreme Court, the registry will now decide on the listing of the case.

Three terrorists have been killed in an encounter with security forces in Handwara district of Jammu & Kashmir. More details are awaited.

A day before floor test in Karnataka Congress released an Audio clip where BJP leader Janaradhana Reddy is trying to lure Congress MLA from Raichur Rural by offering money and posts. Congress claims Janaradhana Reddy clearly says he has the backing of BJP President Amit Shah for doing horse trading!

BS Yeddyurappa will head the crucial BJP meet which will begin at 7 pm. According to reports, the BJP MLAs will move to a resort. Earlier, Congress declared that it will challenge the appointment of Pro Tem Speaker KG Bopaiah in the Supreme Court. The Karnataka Governor, Vajubhai Vala, had appointed the three-time BJP MLA KG Bopaiah as Pro Tem Speaker who will be responsible for conducting the floor test on Saturday. The Congress has alleged that the appointment of Bopaiah is against political conviction as the senior most MLA must be appointed as Pro Tem Speaker. RV Deshpande is the senior most leader in the house and hence should have been the Pro Tem Speaker said Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala.

Congress to challenge the appointment of Pro Tem Speaker KG Bopaiah. The Karnataka Governor, Vajubhai Vala, had earlier appointed the three-time BJP MLA KG Bopaiah as Pro Tem Speaker who will be responsible for conducting the floor test on Saturday. The Congress has alleged that the appointment of Bopaiah is against the provision in the Constitution of India as the senior most MLA must be appointed as Pro Tem Speaker.  RV Deshpande is the senior most leader in the house and hence should have been the Pro Tem Speaker said Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala.

A speeding truck in Uttarakhand mowed down 11 Hindu pilgrims who were on their way to the hilltop temple and were walking barefoot to express gratitude to the deity. All the pilgrims killed belong to Uttar Pradesh' Bareilly district. 

Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala calls special assembly at 11 am for oath-taking before the floor test at 4pm. Earlier in the day, the Supreme Court of India ordered BS Yeddyurappa to prove his majority in the house on Saturday at 4 pm. The Supreme Court of India rejected the BJP's appeal to grant it more time for proving majority after Congress complained about the unprecedented 15 days given to BS Yeddyurappa to prove majority. 

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Amid the high political drama, the Supreme Court, today will resume its hearing on Congress' plea regarding Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala’s decision to invite the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to form a government in Karnataka. The apex court will also hear senior lawyer Ram Jethmalani's petition to have an urgent hearing on the same issue.

Karnataka Assembly Elections Results were declared on May 15, but the drama and suspense is still not settling up. The high voltage political drama peaked on the May 16 mid-night when the Congress and JD(S) filed a petition in the Supreme Court against Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala’s decision of inviting BJP's leader B S Yeddyurappa for taking an oath on May 17. After Yeddyurappa sworn in as CM yesterday, Congress & JDS tried to unite their MLAs and shifted them out of Bangalore's Eagleton Resort, where they are holding up ever since the Karnataka got the hung assembly mandate.

Last night, Congress and JDS MLAs were denied permission to fly out of Bangalore by DGCA, as per reports.  The latest report suggests that the MLAs are shifted to Hotel Park Hyderabad by road. Yesterday TMC clean swept the West Bengal panchayat polls. The party wins most of the Gram Panchayat, Panchayat Samiti seats and Zila Parishad seats. The election for 31,802 Gram Panchayat seats, 6,123 Panchayat Samiti seats and 621 Zilla Parishad seats were held earlier this month.

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