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Central government did not support in Pegasus probe: CJI Ramana

The court noted that the technical committee on Pegasus malware has found malware in five out of 29 devices.

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The Supreme Court today expressed displeasure over the government’s stand on Pegasus probe. It said that the Central government did not cooperate with the experts in this matter.

During arguments in the Supreme Court, Chief Justice of India NV Ramana told the Solicitor General of India, Tushar Mehta that the government took the same stand here, it was taken there.

In August last year, Tushar Mehta had said that the government can not be made to answer whether or not it uses Pegasus spyware, for this would alert terrorists and compromise national security.

The court noted that the technical committee on Pegasus malware has found malware in five out of 29 devices.

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The apex court said that the committee found no conclusive proof of whether Pegasus was the malware used in the examined phone.

Meanwhile, BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad criticized Rahul Gandhi after the Supreme Court’s decision on this matter. He said that Rahul Gandhi should apologies now as the panel reported in the case said there was no conclusive evidence of the spyware in the 29 phones that were investigated.

He alleged that it was all a part of a motivated campaign to weaken the Modi government. If he wanted to oppose us, then do that in elections. But there they were losing one election after another and their defeat will continue in the coming days as well.

Rahul Gandhi had alleged that the Pegasus was an attempt to crush the Indian democracy.

The court constituted a three-member technical committee on this matter. The committee includes Naveen Kumar Chaudhary, professor of cyber security and digital forensics and dean of the National Forensic Sciences University at Gandhinagar, Gujarat; Prabaharan P., professor at the School of Engineering at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham in Kerala; and Ashwin Anil Gumaste, Institute Chair Associate Professor of computer science and engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.

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Bypolls results: Dimple Yadav ahead by 80,000 votes for Mainpuri Lok Sabha seat, SP leads in Rampur Assembly seat

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Bypolls results: Dimple Yadav ahead by 80,000 votes for Mainpuri Lok Sabha seat, SP leads in Rampur Assembly seat

Counting is on for by-elections for 6 Assembly and one Lok Sabha seat in five states. Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav’s wife Dimple Yadav is leading by 80,000 votes in Mainpuri Lok Sabha seat in UP, where the BJP has fielded Raghuraj Shakya against her. Though expected to be a close fight between the BJP and the SP here, trends indicate otherwise.

The Samajwadi Party is giving a tough fight to the BJP in Rampur, the bastion of SP leader Azam Khan. The seat fell vacant after Khan was disqualified after his conviction. SP’s Asim Raza is leading here. In Khatauli, the BJP was leading in the initial trends, but is now trailing.

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• BJP candidate Akash Saxena has now trailed in Rampur. Here he is competing with SP’s Asim Raza, a close aide of Azam Khan.

• RLD candidate Madan Bhaiya is leading in Khatauli. Vikram Saini’s wife and BJP candidate Rajkumari Saini is lagging behind.

• Congress candidate Anil Sharma is leading by more than 5,000 votes in Rajasthan’s Sardarshahar Assembly seat.

• BJP candidate Kedar Gupta is leading in Kurhani seat in Bihar. His tough competition is with Manoj Kushwaha of JDU.

• In Bhanupratappur seat of Chhattisgarh, in the trends so far, Congress’s Savitri Mandavi is leading by 1,907 votes.

UP: Eyes on results of one Lok Sabha and two Vidhan Sabha seats

By-elections are being held on 2 assembly and 1 Lok Sabha seats in UP. Mainpuri Lok Sabha and Rampur Assembly seat are the most important seats here. Bypolls are being held in Mainpuri after the death of Mulayam Singh Yadav, in which Mulayam’s daughter-in-law Dimple Yadav is contesting. BJP has fielded Raghuraj Singh Shakya against her. Dimple Yadav is leading in the trends so far. At the same time, the Rampur assembly seat is considered to be Azam Khan’s stronghold. Here Asim Raza of SP has defeated Akash Saxena of BJP.

Rajasthan: Congress on the way to big victory on Sardarshahar seat

Congress is leading by more than 17,000 votes in Rajasthan’s Sardarshahar assembly by-election. Counting for the seventh round has been completed. At the same time, BJP’s Ashok Pincha is at number two while RLP’s candidate is at number three. First the postal ballots were counted. After that EVM machines have been opened from nine o’clock

Bihar: BJP’s Kedar Gupta leading in Kurhani

For the first time after the break-up of the BJP-JDU alliance in the state, the candidates of both the parties will come face to face. In the trends so far, BJP candidate Kedar Gupta is leading in Kurhani seat. His tough competition is with Manoj Kushwaha of JDU. The seat fell vacant after RLD MLA Anil Kumar Sahani was disqualified. RJD is supporting Nitish Kumar’s party in the by-elections.

Chhattisgarh: Congress leading on Bhanupratappur seat

Congress’s Savitri Mandavi is leading with 6,980 votes in Bhanupratappur seat. Independent candidate Akbar Korram of Sarv Adivasi Samaj is behind her while Brahmanand of BJP is running third. The seat fell vacant after the death of Congress MLA and Deputy Speaker Manoj Singh Mandavi.

Odisha: Contest between BJD and BJP in Padampur assembly seat

The Padampur assembly seat in Odisha’s Bargarh district is witnessing a tough fight between the BJD and the BJP. This by-election took place after the death of Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MLA Bijay Ranjan Singh Bariha. Here MLA Birha’s elder daughter Barsha Singh Bariha is contesting from BJD. The BJP has fielded Pradeep Purohit, while the Congress has fielded three-time MLA Satya Busan Sahu.

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Agra men rip road apart with their hands, video of poorly laid road goes viral

The woman can be heard stating that the products used to build the road was bad and further added that the road looks to be raw.

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A video has come to light in Uttar Pradesh’s Agra where a poorly built road can be seen being pulled apart with minimal force. After pulling apart the poorly built road, the people in the video can be seen laughing at the predicament they find themselves in.

In the video, 2 men can be seen pulling apart the road with their own hands in order to show the bad quality of the road laid out by the authorities. A woman can also be seen standing behind as she laughs and adds her remark on the poorly constructed road.

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The woman can be heard stating that the products used to build the road was bad and further added that the road looks to be raw.

Twitter reaction

After the video went viral, many users came forward to remark on the incident one user came forward and wrote off late that all the roads turn out to be like this everywhere, implying that this is not an isolated incident and the inadequacy of the authorities reeks within such incidents.

Another user added to the conversation and wrote that and questioned the two men pulling apart the road by stating why are they digging and pulling apart the road. The user further highlighted that the road is government property and they don’t have the right to do such a thing. The user further stated that if the road is really this bad, then people will find out in a month.

Another incident

Another incident of a similar nature came to light from Uttar Pradesh’s Lucknow where a Lucknow road caved on video. The road can be seen falling deep into the ground and caving in the video.

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Gujarat Assembly Election Results Live Updates: Congress’ Jignesh Mevani trails in Vadgam

In major seats, BJP’s Rivaba Jadeja has again taken lead from Jamnagar. CM Bhupendra Patel is leading from Ahmedabad. BJP’s Hardik Patel is trailing from Viramgam.

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Congress’ Jignesh Mevani is now trailing in Vadgam, early trends by the EC suggested.


Dalit leader and Vadgam’s sitting MLA from Congress Jignesh Mevani took a lead from the BJP’s Manibhai Vaghela. Mevani contested the 2017 assembly elections independently and won the Vadgam seat which has Dalit and Muslim-dominated voters.


Union Minister Rajnath Singh said there is pro-incumbency in Gujarat and the BJP is creating a new record as the people of the state have immense faith in Prime Minister Narendra Modi.


The AAP’s CM candidate, Isudan Gadhvi is leading over Congress’ sitting MLA Vikram Madam from Khambhalia with 13,658 votes. However, the party flopped in the state despite of massive campaign.


Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP failed to find their momentum as they trail behind at just 6 seats whereas the Congress Party stagnated at 18. The Incumbent BJP continues to dominate as they further move ahead in 154 seats.


BJP’s Kantilal Amrutia is leading from Morbi against Congress-fielded Patel Jayantilal Jerajbhai. Gujarat’s Morbi recently jumped the to headlines after the recent bridge collapse which led to 135 deaths.


BJP is set to break its own 2002 Gujarat Assembly 127 seats record as the Saffron party leads in 151 seats. Whereas the grand old party stagnated at 22 and AAP at 8.

Congress’s Jignesh Mevani continues to trail as the Vadgam candidate trails from his constituency according to trends. On the other hand, BJP’s 4-time MLD Babubhai Bokhiria trails from Porbandar.

The incumbent BJP further gains at 145 whereas the Congress fail to stir up any momentum as they lead in 22 seats. The AAP also improves as they gain 11 seats and other independent candidates gain 4.

Congress’s Jagdish Thakor claims that the grand old party will form government despite the poor performance by the Congress. The BJP continue to dominate as they gain 143 seats according to trends.


BJP workers reach the party office to claim early victory owing to the recent trends. According to reports, the workers reached the party office in heavy numbers and were seen performing Garba.

BJP further gains 144 seats as the Saffron Party continue to dominate, whereas the grand old party trail behind by leading in 26 seats. AAP stagnated in 10 according to recent trends.

Jignesh Mevani from Vadgam trails according to recent trends, however, Congress’s Arjun Modhwadia leads from Porbandar. BJP’s Rivaba Jadeja, the wife of cricketer Ravindra Jadeja, leads from Jamnagar.

The Grand old party continue to further catch up on the ruling BJP as they lead on 38 seats, while the Saffron party pulls further ahead at 141. AAP changes momentum and catches up on to Congress by leading in 9 seats. Others lead on 2 seats.

The grand old party fail to continue the momentum as they lead in 34 seats whereas the ruling BJP had 139 seats. Congress’s Jignesh Mevani holds strong as he continues to lead from Vadgam. Aam Aadmi Party gains on 8 seats while others are at 2.


A slight change trends according to NDTV as BJP gains 137 seats whereas Congress slows down and leads in 37 seats. AAP gains on 6 seats. BJP’s Alpesh Thakor leading from Gandhinagar South.

Congress slowly catching on behind the ruling BJP as they lead in 40 seats while its counterpart, the saffron party leads in 135 seats.

Cricketer Ravindra Jadeja’s wife Rivaba Jadeja leads from her constituency as the BJP leads in 118 seats whereas the grand old party lead in 34 seats according to NDTV. AAP gaining traction as they lead in 4 seats.

CM Bhupendra Patel leading from Ghatlodia, whereas Congress’s Jignesh Mevani is leading in Vadgam. AAP’s Isudan Gadhvi leads from Khambalia according to NDTV.

Narendra Modi-led BJP is leading in 91 seats, whereas Congress follow slowly behind by leading in 34 seats. AAP is still in at 1 according to the Times of India.


The voting trends according to NDTV have given a big lead to BJP in 61 seats, whereas its counterpart, Congress can be seen chasing behind in 19 seats. AAP continue to lead in 1 seat.

The ruling party continue to pull ahead as they can be seen leading in 29 seats, whereas Congress fail to chase behind at 10. AAP also leads by 1 seat.

The early trends according to NDTV, show the ruling Bhartiya Janta Party pulling ahead of others as they are leading at 9 seats, whereas, Congress can be seen chasing behind in 4.

The vote counting for the Gujarat assembly election has begun, stay tuned for more updates. The main parties who will be contesting for 182 seats are BJP, Congress, AAP, AIMIM, TMC, CPI, BTB, and NCP.


Results of the elections to the Gujarat Assembly will be out on December 8, Thursday. The second and last phase of the Gujarat Assembly Elections concluded on December 5. The first phase of voting took place on December 1.

According to the Election Commission of India, approximately 58.68 per cent of polling was recorded till 5 pm in the second phase of voting.

For the seventh consecutive year, the Bharatiya Janata Party is likely to clean sweep in Gujarat, exit polls predicted. The News X-Jan Ki Baat Exit Polls 2022 says BJP will win 117-140 seats while Congress+NCP will secure 34-51 seats and AAP is likely to win 6-13 seats.

Exit Polls of TV9 Gujarati predicted BJP to win 125-130 seats, Congress+NCP 40-50 seats, and AAP 3-5 seats. The Republic- P-MARQ exit polls had BJP winning between 128-148 seats, Congress+NCP 30-42 seats, and AAP 2-10 seats.

The Times Now-ETG exit polls say the BJP is likely to win 131 seats, the Congress+NCP is expected to secure 41 seats, and AAP is likely to win 6 seats.

Prominent seats in the second phase of voting were Viramgam from where Hardik Patel is contesting on the BJP ticket, Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel’s Ghatlodia in Ahmedabad, and Gandhinagar South from where BJP’s Alpesh Thakor is contesting.

For those unversed, exit polls are surveys carried out by media organisations outside the polling booths through sampling methods to forecast the likely results of the elections before the final outcome is declared. The counting of votes for the Gujarat Assembly polls will be conducted on December 8.

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Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party fielded candidates in all 16 seats this year while Congress is contesting in 90 seats and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has pitted candidates in 2 seats.

Reports said around 833 candidates contested across the 93-seat polling for the second phase of voting in the state. These are prominent seats for the Bharatiya Janata Party which has dominated for almost three decades now.

This year, Gujarat witnessed a three-way tough fight between the Bharatiya Janata Party, Aam Aadmi Party, and Congress. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel also cast their votes and PM Modi also urged people to step out to vote.

Reports said the first phase of the Gujarat Assembly polls saw low turnout with a 34.7 per cent turnout was recorded till 1 pm on December 1.

The Exit Polls hint at a clean sweep for the ruling BJP in the Gujarat Assembly election as according to Aaj Tak-Axis My India the saffron party is at 140 and the grand old party is trailing behind at 23, the Aam Aadmi Party has predicted to have performed poorly as they are at 15.

As per the ABP News-Cvoter, the BJP is again sweeping the election at 134 as opposed to Congress, who are at Congress 37 as per exit polls; the Aam Aadmi Party is also falling behind at just 7.

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