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Bengal: Bypoll in two Murshidabad seats peaceful

The bypoll was necessitated after Congress MLAs Apurba Sarkar and Abu Taher Khan from Kandi and Naoda seats defected to TMC last year. “There was no major incidents of violence. The polling was peaceful,” said an Election Commission official.

Day after bypoll, Section 144 imposed in Bengal’s Bhatpara

BJP claimed that TMC’s bypoll candidate from the area, Madan Mitra, had triggered violence in the area on Sunday which is still continuing. Reacting to the allegations, Mitra said, “Arjun Singh is trying to create disturbance in the area with the help of the central forces.”

Will win more seats than exit poll projection: Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh

“The exit poll results showed that BJP will get 16 seats in Bengal. But we are hopeful of getting more than what is being projected. We will get over 23 seats from here,” Ghosh said.

Post-election violence: 200 companies of central forces to be retained in West Bengal

Most of the incidents of violence were reported from South 24 Paraganas district where two BJP workers — Chandal Mondal and Nantu Bera — were allegedly beaten up in Sagar Assembly constituency under Mathurapur Lok Sabha constituency.

Pune: Burger King staffers booked after glass shards found in food

“We ordered three non-vegetarian and one vegetarian burger and I had picked up the food from the counter. After eating the non-vegetarian burger, I started having a severe pricking sensation in my throat. As I closely saw the burger, I saw small pieces of glass in it.”

Nitin Gadkari launches poster for PM Modi biopic, says exit polls not final decision, but hint at BJP’s win

Calling the film a “very motivational” one, Gadkari said: “I am sure it (the film) will inspire the young generation. Modi ji has raised India’s prestige in the world and has delivered corruption-free five years of rule.” 

Sharad Pawar dubs PM Modi’s Kedarnath yatra, exit polls ‘nautanki’

“Elections happen. Someone wins, someone loses. But we hadn’t ever seen, before today, that the Prime Minister, who shoulders the responsibility of the nation, goes to Himalayas, leaving behind his responsibilities in Delhi. Nautanki (drama) happens in politics as well, and we are seeing it,” Pawar said.

Chargesheet filed in 13 cases against Azam Khan

Azam Khan is contesting the Lok Sabha polls from Rampur.

In Maharashtra, BJP-Sena will get more than 42 seats: Raosaheb Danve

Apart from one exit poll, all the others have so far suggested that the BJP-Shiv Sena would not be able to replicate its 2014 performance, when the BJP won 23 seats and Sena 17. One of the exit polls has also suggested that the allies might bag equal number of seats.

Uncertainty in party over LoP post: State Congress to urge Rahul to nominate new CLP leader

Senior Congress leader and All India Congress Committee’s (Maharashtra in-charge) Mallikarjun Kharge, who was present at the meeting, said, “We adopted a unanimous resolution authorising the Congress president to nominate the new CLP leader.”

Three dead in gas leak in Mumbai: Police book owner of firm for negligence

The owner of a chemical company, in which three employees died of a gas leak on May 12, was arrested by Boisar Police on Sunday. Police said Parimal Shaha, the owner, had allegedly not supplied his staff with any safety gear.

Gang busted for selling medicines for defence use in black market in Navi Mumbai

The main accused have been identified as Mahesh Nagansure (36), Sachin Vadaskar (29) and Sachin Baldeva (41), who work for Shri Samarth Distributors in Nagpada.