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Karnataka AG quits citing BJP pressure in Jaya case

BANGALORE: The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Karnataka, already battling debilitating scandals, is now caught in a new controversy. State advocate general (AG), Mr B V Acharya has resigned accusing the party of pressurising him to quit as a prosecutor in a corruption case against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, Ms J Jayalalithaa.

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Around 1,000 DMDK workers desert Vijaykanth, join AIADMK

CHENNAI: A week after a fiery exchange of words between the Chief Minister, Ms J Jayalalithaa and the leader of opposition, Mr Vijayakanth in the Tamil Nadu assembly, around 1,000 DMDK functionaries and workers, including the actor-politician’s close friend Mr Ibrahim Rowther joined the ruling AIADMK on Tuesday.

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AFSPA is not to protect acts of crime, says Omar

JAMMU: Citing the Supreme Court’s recent observation, the Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Mr Omar Abdullah, who has been pitching for partial revocation of Armed Force Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in the state, today said the statute was not aimed at protecting acts of crime. 

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