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While watching the news headlines on the television, I caught a line 'BJP claims the support of 8 MALs in Karnataka to form the government'
Now my question is that why the verb 'claim' used in simple present tense? It should be in present progressive tense.

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The present tense is customarily used in news headlines.

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Rover_KE

The present tense is customarily used in news headlines.

Emotion: stick out tongue
but I want to know why news headlines use present tense?
roky0071
Rover_KE

The present tense is customarily used in news headlines.

But I want to know why news headlines use the present tense.

It's to give a sense of immediacy.

Rover_KE
roky0071
Rover_KE

The present tense is customarily used in news headlines.

But I want to know why news headlines use the present tense.

It's to give a sense of immediacy.

Is it used like performative verbs such as 'I claim the support of .........'? Do 'performative verbs' carry the sense of immediacy?

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roky0071
Rover_KE
roky0071
Rover_KE

The present tense is customarily used in news headlines.

But I want to know why news headlines use the present tense.

It's to give a sense of immediacy.

Is it used like performative verbs such as 'I claim the support of .........'? Do 'performative verbs' carry the sense of immediacy?

I am waiting for the replies. Please help me clear my concept.