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West Bengal civic polls: Trinamool Congress wins 102 municipalities out of 108, heads for clean sweep

As per the West Bengal State Election Commission data, the TMC has won 1055 wards till now and is leading in a further 432 seats. While the BJP has won 49 wards and the Congress has secured 35 seats till the report has been filed.

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The Trinamoool Congress is leading in 102 of the 108 municipalities as the counting of votes for the West Bengal Municipal elections is underway today. Out of the 102 civic bodies won by the TMC, there is no opposition in 31 municipalities.

As per the early trends, the Mamata Banerjee-led TMC has decimated all opponents in the multi-pronged contest, which also included the Congress, BJP and the CPI(M).

Following its success in the 2021 Assembly polls, by-polls and Kolkata Municipal Corporation election, the TMC has strengthened its grip on local self-government by winning a majority of the civic boards and is now set for a clean sweep.

As per the West Bengal State Election Commission data, the TMC has won 1055 wards till now and is leading in a further 432 seats. While the BJP has won 49 wards and the Congress has secured 35 seats till the report has been filed.

The Left Front secured its victory in Taherpur Municipality in the Nadia district. The BJP, which had emerged as the main Opposition in West Bengal after winning 77 seats in the last year’s assemb;y elections, failed to open its account.

The Congress too failed to win a single seat while the newly-formed Humro Party won the Darjeeling Municipality. The Communist Party of India(Marxist) registered a win in 29 seats. However, the first time contestant Nationalist Congress Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party have also failed to open their accounts in this election.

The TMC has recorded major gains in Kanthi, a stronghold of BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari and also recorded a win in 17 wards out of 21 while the BJP has secured only three wards in the area.

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Not only the BJP strongholds, the Mamata Banerjee led TMC has also recorded gains in the Siliguri municipality, a stronghold of the CPI(M)-led Left Front and swept the Bidhannagar Municipality with 39 seats out of 41.

About 78% polling was recorded on Sunday for the West Bengal civic body polls where 8,000 candidates was in the battlefield for a total of 2,171 wards across 108 civic bodies.

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NDA’s Jagdeep Dhankhar becomes 14th Vice-President of India

Reports said Dhankhar secured 528 votes while Alva got 182 votes.

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Jagdeep Dhankar

NDA candidate Jagdeep Dhankar becomes the 14th Vice-President of India. Dhankar is currently serving as Governor of West Bengal and was pitted against Opposition’s Margaret Alva.

Reports said Dhankhar secured 528 votes while Alva got 182 votes. The counting of the votes was conducted under the supervision of the Lok Sabha secretary general who is also the returning officer for the poll.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated Dhankhar on Twitter and hoped that his long public life, wide experience, and deep understanding of people’s issues will certainly benefit the nation.

Have a look at the tweet here:

As many as 780 MPs voted till 5 pm on Saturday and around 93 per cent polling was recorded in the vice presidential election this year. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, and Congress president Sonia Gandhi were among prominent political leaders who cast their votes.

Jagdeep Dhankhar was appointed as West Bengal’s Governor in July 2019. He was a lawyer by profession before entering into politics and was enrolled with the Bar Council of Rajasthan as an Advocate with effect from November 10, 1979.

In 1987, he became the President of the Rajasthan High Court Bar Association and was designated a senior advocate in 1990. Jagdeep Dhankhar was a member of Congress when PV Narsimha Rao became the prime minister and quit the party after Ashok Gehlot came into power in Rajasthan.

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Maharashtra: Fire breaks out in godown and hutments in Reti Bandar in Mumbai

The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained.

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Fire breaks out in godown and hutments in Reti Bandar in Mumbai

A fire broke out in a godown and hutments in the Reti Bandar area of Mumbai, Maharashtra, on Saturday at around 2 pm. The incident caused panic in the area.

The locals immediately informed the police and the fire brigade teams about the incident. Soon after, four fire tenders reached the spot. Efforts are being made by the fire department to extinguish the fire.

However, the cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained.

So far, no injury or loss of life has been reported.

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More details are awaited.

Maharashtra’s godown fire incidents

Earlier in June, a massive fire broke out in a flex printing godown in Bhiwandi, Maharashtra. The fire later spread to two other godowns including one of AC.

Similarly, a fire broke out in a commercial complex in Maharashtra’s Thane in May, destroying four godowns and a motorbike showroom.

BJP leader Shrikant Tyagi booked for threatening Noida woman

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BJP leader Shrikant Tyagi booked for threatening Noida woman

 A shocking video went viral on Friday where the woman can be heard saying the BJP leader used bad words for her, for her husband and even for her children.

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Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Shrikant Tyagi was booked on Saturday by the Noida Police for allegedly threatening a woman at the Grand Omax society in Noida.

A shocking video went viral on Friday where the woman can be heard saying the BJP leader used bad words for her, for her husband and even for her children. He pushed her and allegedly threatened her with dire consequences. The incident took place when the woman objected to the plantation of some trees by Shrikant Tyagi in her housing society.

Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (Women Safety) Ankita Sharma Said that Shrikant Tyagi was booked under section 354 of the Indian Panel Code. The panel describes that whoever assaults or uses criminal force on any woman, intending to outrage or knowing it to be likely that he will thereby outrage her modesty shall be punished with imprisonment of two years, with a fine, or with both.

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Some reports said that a team of local police visited the housing society in the evening but Tyagi didn’t open the door of his house.  He allegedly threatened police officials too.

Shrikant Tyagi claims himself as a national executive member of BJP’s Kisan Morcha and national co-coordinator of the Yuva Kisan Samiti. However, the BJP denied the claim of Shrikant Tyagi.

BJP MP and Kisan Morcha chief Rajkumar Chahar said that Shrikant Tyagi was not an executive member of the BJP’s farmer unit. There was no Yuva Committee of Kisan Morcha too. Chahar also demanded his punishment as per the law of the land.

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