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BS Yeddyurappa. Photograph:( PTI )

WION Web Team New Delhi Jul 26, 2019, 06.53 PM (IST)

BJP's BS Yediyurappa takes oath as Karnataka chief minister for fourth time

Yediyurappa was administered oath by Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala at Raj Bhavan in Bengaluru. He will have to prove the majority of his government in state Assembly by July 31.

Hong Kong is China's Hong Kong, will never allow any foreign forces to intervene: Foreign ministry

After protesters lay siege to Hong Kong's airport chanting ant-China slogans, China's foreign ministry said Hong Kong belongs to China and it will not allow foreign forces to interfere.

PM Lofven is very clear, everyone is equal before the law: Sweden on Trump backing rapper A$AP Rocky

Sweden on Friday dismissed an angry outburst from United States President Donald Trump after prosecutors charged US rapper A$AP Rocky with assault, saying the country's judicial system was independent of political interference.

Supreme Court notice to Centre, states for implementation of guidelines to prevent mob lynching

The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the Centre and several states on a plea seeking proper implementation of the court's 2018 judgement laying down guidelines to prevent mob lynching.

17 Opposition MPs express concern over passing Bills without scrutiny, write to Rajya Sabha Chairman

As many as 17 opposition members have written to Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu raising serious concerns over how the Central government is "hurriedly" passing legislation without any scrutiny by the Standing or Select Committees of Parliament.