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Sikkim News: By-election for Arithan-II, Three minorities listed under OBCs, Anju Tamang in Asian Cup National Camp

Gangtok Municipal Corporation to begin by-election for Arithang-II, SDF’s decision finally agreed by Central Government after nearly a decade, Anju Tamang selected for AFC Asian Women Cup

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By –election for Arithang-II ward Gangtok

By-election for Arithang-II ward under Gangtok Municipal Corporation (GMC) is scheduled on September 17as announced by  the State Election Commission (SEC).With the dates for by-election notified, the model code of conduct has also come into force, said State Election Commissioner Nima L. Yethenpa in a press meet on Monday. She was joined by SEC secretary N.T. Bhutia at the press meet.
The by-election is being conducted after the sudden demise of Late Raju Tamang, councillor of Arithang-II ward. To fill the vacant post, the by-election is being held as per the relevant provisions of Sikkim Municipalities (Code of Conduct) Rules, 2007. As per existing rules, no political party can field their candidates in municipal and panchayat election in Sikkim. All candidates are to contest as independent candidates without support of any political parties.

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Central Government Agrees with SDF decision that took nearly a decade ago

 Former Chief Minister Pawan Chamling on Monday recorded his deep satisfaction and delight on Centre’s recent decision to empower State governments to make their separate list of OBCs. He pointed out that 18 years ago, the then SDF government had granted OBC status to three left-out communities of Sikkim- the Bahun, Chettri and Newar communities under the list of OBCs recognised by the Centre. The Centre has now passed a bill to empower the state and UTs to make their own separate list of OBCs.

Anju Tamang to represent in Asian Cup National Camp

Sikkim footballer Anju Tamang is selected for Indian Women’s National Team Camp to represent India in the AFC Women’s Asian Cup which is scheduled to be held in India from January 20 next year.


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Chhattisgarh BJP leader killed by Naxalites with ax-knife in front of family members

Neelkanth Kakkem along with his family had gone to native village Pekaram on Sunday to see the preparations his sister-in-law’s wedding.

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Chhattisgarh BJP leader killed by Naxalites with ax-knife in front of family members

BJP’s Mandal President Neelkanth Kakkem was killed brutally in Bijapur, Chhattisgarh, on Sunday. Reports claim that Naxalites brutally killed the BJP leader while he was returning from his native village along with his family members. Meanwhile case has been registered at Awapalli police station.

If reports are to be belived then the Naxalites stopped BJP leader’s vehicle on the way. After this, a group killed Kakkem with an ax and knife in front of his family members. After this they fled into the forest. The Small Action Group of Naxalites has carried out the incident.

According to the information, Usur BJP Mandal President of Bijapur, identified as Neelkanth Kakkem along with his family went to his native village Pekaram on Sunday to see the preparations for the marriage of his sister-in-law. This area comes in the extreme Naxalite affected area. Later, everyone was returning to Awapalli around 3 pm. Meanwhile, the Naxalites surrounded him on the way, got him down from his car and killed him by continuously attacking him with ax and knife, and later escaped from there.

BJP leader was active in politics for 30 years

Neelkanth Kakkem was in politics for almost 30 years. He was a strong leader of the Bhartiya Janta Party at the local level and for the last 15 years was handling the work of BJP Mandal President. He was also the former Janpad Panchayat member. The incident took place at Pekaram, about eight kilometers from Awapalli police station. Due to this there is an atmosphere of panic was noticed among the people. The incident has been confirmed by Bijapur SP.

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IND vs AUS: Team India in action for Border Gavaskar Trophy, Coach Rahul Dravid talks about Nagpur training camp | Watch

This series is very important for India in terms of the World Test Championship final.

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IND vs AUS: Team India in action for Border Gavaskar Trophy, Coach Rahul Dravid talks about Nagpur training camp | Watch

There are only a few days left for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy between India and Australia. The 4-match Test series is starting on February 9. At the same time, under the leadership of Rohit Sharma, Team India is sweating profusely at Nagpur in nets. The first Test match against Australia will be played at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur.

Indian head coach Rahul Dravid shared the things related to the team before the series, which was shared by the BCCI from its official Twitter account. Dravid said that the pitch was really good, the fielding side is also good. Dravid also reminded that catching catches will be an important part of the series.

“We are focusing a lot on slip catching. We had some really long sessions. I think it’s very exciting as a coaching staff. You don’t get time off for camps or for extended periods, where you can work with players and coach effectively. I am glad that it all came together very well which we will finish with all our hard work,” said head coach Rahul Dravid.

Team India is sweating it out at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur. Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, all the players of the India vs New Zealand series are practicing hard in the nests. During this, chief Rahul Dravid and batting coach Vikram Rathor were constantly seen with the team.

Important series in terms of WTC final

This series is very important for India in terms of the World Test Championship final. India is currently at number two in the World Test Championship points table while Australia is at number one. Team India is in excellent form at present, they have won all the series in the year 2023 by performing well in the recent white ball series. Significantly, Team India has not lost any Test series at home since 2012. Hence, they would want ton continue the winning streak and make it to the World Test Championship finals.

IND vs AUS: Team India squad for the first two Tests

Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KS Bharat (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), R Ashwin, Akshar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj , Umesh Yadav, Jaydev Unadkat and Suryakumar Yadav.

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Men brandish guns, dances at Ghaziabad elevated road, video goes viral, police takes cognizance | Watch

The video also shows the men consuming liquor as they continue to dance and brandish guns on the elevated road. The video also shows the SUV they were travelling with.

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A video has come to light from Uttar Pradesh’s Ghaziabad where men can be seen brandishing guns as they dance on the on busy highway. According to reports, the men were reportedly on the Ghaziabad elevated road where they recorded dancing and brandishing guns.

After the video of the incident went viral, the police took cognizance of the issue and were able to trace down the culprits.

Two videos of the incident have come to light, in the first one the men can be seen driving the car with a gun as they fire it subsequently after some time. In the second video, the men can be seen dancing and brandishing the guns on the elevated road.

The video also shows the men consuming liquor as they continue to dance and brandish guns on the elevated road. The video also shows the SUV they were travelling with.

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Police actions

After the video went viral, the police took cognizance of the video and swiftly launched an investigation. The police were successful in nabbing down the culprits and found out that the car was registered under the name of Raja Chowdhary. According to reports Chowdhary is a resident of Chiranjeevi Vihar.

The police have registered a case against the man under needful charges and are probing the case further.

Another incident

Another incident story also came to light from Uttar Pradesh’s Ghaziabad where a man can be seen performing stunts on the elevated road of Ghaziabad. According to reports, after the video was posted by the man on his social media, the police took swift actions and reprimanded the man.

In the video, a modified Wagon R car with tinted windows can be seen performing stunts on the elevated highway road. In the video, the driver can also be seen opening the door while driving and posing for the camera.

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