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Modi@4 

It’s the final countdown to 2019 and The Quint is keeping a tab on all the focus points and the surround sound as Prime Minister Narendra Modi completes four years in office. 

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BJP’s tagline ‘48 months vs 48 years’ will compare Modi’s tenure to Congress’ rule

The Congress plans to observe 26 May as ‘Vishwasghat Diwas’ or ‘Betrayal Day’

BJP’s plan: Conduct Dalit outreach programmes and highlight the success of its economics policies.

Congress’ plan: Hold country-wide protests to accuse the BJP of having failed farmers and missed employment targets.

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BJP’s tagline ‘48 months vs 48 years’ will compare Modi’s tenure to Congress’ rule

The Congress plans to observe 26 May as ‘Vishwasghat Diwas’ or ‘Betrayal Day’

BJP’s plan: Conduct Dalit outreach programmes and highlight the success of its economics policies.

Congress’ plan: Hold country-wide protests to accuse the BJP of having failed farmers and missed employment targets.

Anti-Sterlite Protests

A day after 11 people were killed in police firing during protests against Sterlite’s new copper smelter in Tuticorin, the Madurai bench of the Madras HC stayed its construction.

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The Tamil Nadu government and police force have come under heavy scrutiny for opening fire on unarmed protesters on the 100th day of agitations.

A video showing at least two policemen on top of a van and taking aim at protesters to shoot them down went viral.

The Home Ministry on Wednesday sought report from the state government on the police firing

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A quick round-up of the latest developments

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The Tamil Nadu government and police force have come under heavy scrutiny for opening fire on unarmed protesters on the 100th day of agitations.

A video showing at least two policemen on top of a van and taking aim at protesters to shoot them down went viral.

The Home Ministry on Wednesday sought report from the state government on the police firing

Deadly Nipah Virus

The toll in the Nipah virus outbreak in Kerala touched 11 with two more persons succumbing on 22 May. Laboratory tests confirmed the presence of the virus in blood and fluid samples taken from all the victims. 

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Eight of the dead are from Kozhikode district, including the first three victims from a single family, and three from Malappuram district.

Nipah virus infection can occur in humans or animals.

Fruit bats from the Pteropodidae family are thought to be the natural carriers of the disease.

At present, there is no vaccine present to tackle the Nipah virus, however other preventive measures, including quarantine, are recommended.

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Eight of the dead are from Kozhikode district, including the first three victims from a single family, and three from Malappuram district.

Nipah virus infection can occur in humans or animals.

Fruit bats from the Pteropodidae family are thought to be the natural carriers of the disease.

At present, there is no vaccine present to tackle the Nipah virus, however other preventive measures, including quarantine, are recommended.

Change of Guard in Karnataka

JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy took oath on Wednesday evening as the 25th Chief Minister of Karnataka, with state Congress head G Parameshwara as his deputy in the coalition government.

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The swearing-in ceremony was attended by a galaxy of opposition leaders

Those present included Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi, Mayawati, Akhilesh Yadav, Ajit Singh, Tejaswi Yadav and Kamal Hassan, among others

The JD(S)-Congress combine has 117 members, including one from the Karnataka Pragnyavantha Janata Paksha and an Independent

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The swearing-in ceremony was attended by a galaxy of opposition leaders

Those present included Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi, Mayawati, Akhilesh Yadav, Ajit Singh, Tejaswi Yadav and Kamal Hassan, among others

The JD(S)-Congress combine has 117 members, including one from the Karnataka Pragnyavantha Janata Paksha and an Independent

IPL 2018

Sunrisers Hyderabad, Chennai Super Kings, Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals have qualified for the play-offs.

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  • Chennai Super Kings reach the final of IPL 2018 after beating Sunrisers Hyderabad by 2 wickets in Qualifier 1
  • Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals make a comeback this season after serving two year suspensions
  • Virat Kohli became the most expensive player in the league’s history when he was retained by RCB for Rs 17 crore
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  • Chennai Super Kings reach the final of IPL 2018 after beating Sunrisers Hyderabad by 2 wickets in Qualifier 1
  • Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals make a comeback this season after serving two year suspensions
  • Virat Kohli became the most expensive player in the league’s history when he was retained by RCB for Rs 17 crore