first_imgNew Delhi, May 16 (PTI) Following are the highlights for 1700 hours STORIES IN PIPELINE:BJP meetings in Bengaluru and New Delhi for staking claim to form government in KarnatakaDiscussions between JD (S) and Cong leaders for asking governor to invite the combine to form government.TOP STORIES:MDS12 KA-POL-2NDLD KARNATAKABJP trying to “bribe” its way to power, claims Kumaraswamy as jockeying begins for govt formationBengaluru: Amid intense jockeying for power in Karnataka, the JD(S)-Congress combines chief ministerial candidate H D Kumaraswamy today claimed the BJP offered his MLAs Rs 100 crore in bribes to break ranks and back the BJP in government formation, a charge rejected by the saffron party.MDS11 KA-SIDDARAMAIAHModi encouraging horse-trading in Karnataka: SiddaramaiahBengaluru: Karnatakas outgoing Chief Minister Siddaramaiah today accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of encouraging horse-trading to bring the BJP to power in the state. MDS1 KA-BJPYeddyurappa meets Ktaka governor, requests him to invite BJP to form govt Bengaluru: BJPs Karnataka unit chief B S Yeddyurappa today said he met Governor Vajubhai Vala and asked him to allow him to take oath as chief minister as the party had emerged the single largest party. DEL24 JK-RAMZAN-MHASecurity operations to stop in J-K during Ramzan: MHANew Delhi: In a major decision, the Centre today asked security forces not to launch operations in Jammu and Kashmir during the holy month of Ramzan.LGD10 SC-LD CAUVERYSC rejects Karnatakas plea to stall finalisation of draft Cauvery schemeNew Delhi: The Supreme Court today rejected Karnatakas plea that the finalisation of the draft Cauvery management scheme should be put on hold as the process of formation of a new government in the state is underway.advertisementNation:CAL2 JH-LALU-RELEASELalu granted release order from jail in fodder scam cases, set to fly to Patna by eveningRanchi: RJD president Lalu Prasad was today granted release order by trial courts from jail in accordance with the Jharkhand High Courts verdict providing him provisional bail in all three cases of fodder scam on medical ground.CAL1 WB-PANCHAYAT-REPOLLPanchayat elections: Repoll in 568 booths begins amid tight securityKolkata: Repolling in 568 booths across West Bengal from where the State Election Commission (SEC)received complaints of violence during the panchayat poll, began today amid tight security.DES13 POLLS-OMARMLAs who switch should be banned from contesting polls for 1 term: OmarSrinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah today said MLAs who switch parties should be banned from contesting elections for one term in order to prevent horsetrading in the event of a hung house.MDS10 KA-HEGDEConvene House quickly as delay will allow horse-trading:Santosh Hegde to Ktaka GuvHyderabad: Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala should convene the Assembly quickly to settle the issue of majority as any delay would give elbow room for political parties to indulge in horse-trading, retired Supreme Court Judge N Santosh Hegde said today. LEGAL: LGD14 SC-HOMEBUYERS JAYPEE SC asks JAL to deposit Rs 1,000 crore New Delhi,: The Supreme Court today asked realty firm Jaiprakash Associates Limited (JAL) to deposit an additional Rs 1,000 crore with its Registry by June 15 for ensuring refund of money to the hassled home buyers. LGD19 SC-SAHARAAuction process of Saharas Aamby Valley property to continue: SCNew Delhi: The auction process for the Sahara groups prime Aamby Valley properties would continue as it has failed to deposit Rs 750 crore in the SEBI-Sahara refund account, the Supreme Court held today. BUSINESS: DCM56 BIZ-GST-STATES-REVENUE CEA to advice certain states on plugging revenue gap post GST rollout New Delhi: With some states facing revenue shortfall even after 10 months of GST rollout, Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian has been tasked with suggesting ways for the laggard states to shore up their tax mop-up. FOREIGN: FGN22 MALAYSIA-2NDLD ANWARMalaysias reformist icon Anwar freed, given royal pardonKuala Lumpur: Reformist icon Anwar Ibrahim celebrated a “new dawn” for Malaysia after he was given a royal pardon and freed from custody today, transforming a political prisoner into a prime minister-in-waiting following his alliances stunning election victory. FES40 SINGAPORE-LAWNew Singapore anti-terror law can order media blackoutSingapore: A new law that gives the police special powers during terrorist attacks, including widely banning journalists and members of the public from reporting on the scene, took effect in Singapore today. SPORTS:SPF9 SPO-HOCK-WOMIndia beat China 3-1, remain unbeaten in womens ACT Donghae City (South Korea), May 16 (PTI) Continuing its fine show at the Asian Champions Trophy Indian womens hockey team stunned higher-ranked China 3-1 to register their second consecutive win in the tournament, here today. PTIadvertisement TVS TVSlast_img read more