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The JD(S)'s HD Kumaraswamy met Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala Tuesday evening, and staked his claim to forming a government in the state.
Over 12 people died in Varanasi on Tuesday after a portion of an under-construction flyover collapsed in the city.
The authorities fear more deaths as several labourers working in the construction site are said to be trapped under the rubble.
Scam-hit Punjab National Bank (PNB) today posted the largest-ever quarterly loss of Rs 13,416.91 crore for January-March period, mainly on account of high provisioning for bad loans.
Heavy rains and flooding have claimed lives of 34 people in Afghanistan, reports said on Tuesday.
The flash floods which are caused by heavy rains continuing from a week also caused serious damage to property as well.
Palestinians rallied in Gaza on Tuesday for the funerals of scores of people killed by Israeli troops a day earlier, while on the Gaza-Israel border, Israeli forces took up positions to deal with the expected final day of a Palestinian protest campaign.