Monthly Archives: May 2018

EC begins probe into failure of VVPAT in bypolls


DAINIK NATION BUREAU The Election Commission today initiated a probe into the large-scale failure of paper trail machines during the May 28 bypoll to Lok Sabha and assembly seats. It has sent two teams to Kairana in Uttar Pradesh and Bhandara-Gondiya in Maharashtra to trace the reasons behind high cases of defects and failure in the voter verifiable paper trial ...

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Tabassum becomes first Muslim MP from UP

DAINIK NATION BUREAU Tabassum Hasan, whose victory in Kairana has given strength to opposition unity in Uttar Pradesh ahead of the 2019 general election, today became the first Muslim MP from the most populous state in the 16th Lok Sabha. Hasan (48) defeated her nearest BJP rival Mriganka Singh by a huge margin of 44,600 votes as the Rashtriya Lok ...

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3 friends secure top ranks in CLAT exam


DAINIK NATION BUREAU Three friends in Jaipur have secured the top three positions in the Common All India Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2018, the results of which were announced today. Aman Garg secured the first position with 159 score, whereas his friends Devansh Kaushik and Anmol Gupta came second and third respectively with 157.5 score each. All three prepared for ...

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Stunning upset for BJP in UP


DAINIK NATION BUREAU Uttar Pradesh’s ruling BJP today suffered a stunning electoral upset with the joint opposition candidates posting victories in the bypolls for Kairana Lok Sabha and Noorpur assembly constituencies. Rashtriya Lok Dal’s Tabassum Hasan won the Kairana seat by a margin of 44,618 votes, while Naeemul Hasan of the Samajwadi Party bagged the Noorpur Assembly seat by a ...

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BJP retains tharali Assembly seat in UK

DAINIK NATION BUREAU The BJP which suffered bypoll losses in neighbouring UP today had the consolation of retaining the Tharali assembly seat in Uttarakhand by a slim margin. BJP’s Munni Devi Shah defeated Congress nominee Jeetram by 1,981 votes, Tharali’s returning officer Parmanand Ram said at the end of the 15th round of counting. Munni Devi polled 25, 737 votes ...

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Setback for BJP as opposition claims 11 of 14 seats in bypolls


In a big setback to the ruling BJP, opposition parties today appeared winning 11 bypolls, limiting the saffron party and its allies to just three, out of four Lok Sabha and 10 Assembly seats across 11 states — riding high on strengthening non-BJP unity in run-up to the 2019 general elections. With prestige at stake in every single bypoll, the ...

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Two held with gold worth Rs 55 lakh at Delhi airport


Two men have been arrested by the customs officials for allegedly trying to smuggle into the country gold valuing about Rs 55 lakh at Delhi airport here. The accused had concealed the gold in a chemical paste form, according to a statement issued today by the customs. The duo were intercepted after their arrival from Dubai here on Friday. Detailed ...

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Petrol, diesel prices reduced by oil firms for second consecutive day


A day after petrol and diesel prices were slashed by 1 paise per litre, the oil companies on Thursday reduced the prices further by 7 paise per litre for petrol and 5 paise per litre for diesel. The reduction in fuel prices on the second consecutive day comes after 16 days of incessant rise by oil firms. There was confusion ...

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NGT fines U’khand for not razing illegal structures in Corbett

The National Green Tribunal has rapped the Uttarakhand Government for not demolishing illegal structures in Kalagarh, the most sensitive core area of the Jim Corbett Tiger Reserve, saying it was trying to “frustrate” its directions. A Bench headed by acting Chairperson Justice Jawad Rahim slapped a penalty of Rs 3 lakh on the state government for not filing an affidavit ...

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Police clear biggest migrant camp in Paris


Security forces moved in on the biggest migrant camp in the French capital today where some 1,700 people lived in makeshift tents alongside a canal. The migrants would be housed temporarily at more than 20 sites across the Paris region while the authorities checked their identities, Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said in a statement. CRS riot police were deployed at ...

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