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WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: May 04, 2018, 07:12 PM IST

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The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a plea filed by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Gali Janardhan Reddy, for allowing him to go to Bellary to campaign for his brother, G Somashekar Reddy, contesting for the upcoming assembly elections in Karnataka.

Hitting out at the BJP`s Karnataka manifesto, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday said that it had nothing unique to offer voters.

Flipkart's board is yet to finalise a deal to sell a stake to Walmart Inc, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter said on Friday, with one of them saying a deal could just be days away.

Top officials from China and the United States reached a consensus on some aspects of the countries' trade row, but disagreements over other issues remain "relatively big", China said on Friday. 

The all-powerful GST Council today deferred a decision on levying a cess on sugar and referred the issue of incentivising digital payments to a group of state finance ministers.