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The local civic body elections were held two years after Supreme Court intervention.



The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has won the recently held civic body elections in Madhya Pradesh with flying colours. The election results also show that Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has lost none of his touch in state’s grass roots politics with the BJP’s performance being billed as the best so far, decimating the Congress party almost completely.

The local civic body elections were held two years after Supreme Court intervention. Congress leader Kamalnath, who was chief minister before Chouhan, had postponed the elections in order to make a favourable atmosphere for his party. After Chouhan wrested power from him in March 2020, the chief minister could not allow local elections to happen in view of the devastating Corona pandemic. The BJP under his leadership, though, had won 19 seats out of 28 in Assembly by-elections, the rest going to the Congress.

The local body elections were being seen as a litmus test for Chouhan’s leadership and BJP’s booth management skills. BJP state chief Vishnu Datt Sharma has worked out a strategy for booth management to target garnering 51% of the votes in coming assembly elections. Replicating the BJP formula, the Congress party too has devised a strategy to build teams at both the block and the booth levels. The local elections were thus being viewed by both parties as the semi-final to the Assembly elections in 2023. Though, the local elections were fought without open party affiliations, both parties appointed observers and declared candidates for district and janpad chairpersons.

The results, however, clearly show that Chouhan and state party chief Sharma were together able to upset the apple cart of the Congress and its state chief Kamalnath. The Congress was though able to win 5 mayoral seats out of 16 municipal corporations for the first time, 3 of sitting Congress MLAs lost mayoral elections. The election results have also shown that Congress has lost it old base in municipalities and city panchayats. BJP candidatesand candidates supported by it won elections to 85% of the total municipal heads. This percentage went as high as 90.58% in city panchayats.

If we look at the results of the three-tier local body elections, the BJP has won 41 seats out of 51 city panchayat heads. The Sidhi election has been stayed by the court. Congress had wide popular support in some district panchayats, including Bhopal, but the party lost elections of panchayat heads to the BJP. Observers give credit to Chouhan’s strategy to make this happen. Chouhan was in constant touch with the members of district and janpad panchayats. The chief minister met some of them and won them over to his party. The Congress could win only eight district panchayats. Out of 312 janpad panchayat heads, the BJP won 227 seats. The Congress could not win more than 65 seats, whereas 21 Independent and other candidates became janpad heads.

The BJP also won 22,924 village panchayat sarpanch seats out of 20,613 in the state.

One of the highlights of the local body elections is that 629 panchyats elected their heads and members unopposed after Chouhan gave a call for “Samras Panchyats” and also declared incentives for it to happen. The objective was to let villagers elect their panchayat leaders and members in consultation with each other, without any contest. Some villages elected women to their panchayats both as sarpanch and members.

The elections had another highlight. Kamalnath managed to win BJP rebel Sanjay Ponhar over to his party, who was elected unopposed to the Chhindwara district panchayat as its head. Ponhar joined the Congress a day before his election. However, the BJP won 6 out of 11 janpads in Chhindwara, including Kamalnath’s home turf Mohkhed. Digvijay Singh, the veteran Congress leader, had to eat a humble pie in these elections as his strategy came a cropper. He was there to oversee the election for the chairmanship of the Bhopal district panchyat. On the election day, he was there at the venue accompanied by former Union minister Suresh Pachauri and other leaders of the Congress. During the day, he had heated arguments with BJP leader Bhupendra Singh and some legislators. The senior Congress leader and former chief minister also had a scuffle with the police. But the Congress leadership failed to prevent cross-voting and the BJP candidate won to their dismay, though 8 out of 10 district panchayat members were Congress supporters. Between claims and counter-claims of winning many seats, the Congress leadership has lodged complaints with the Election Commission.

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What is the logic of Coupon Code Sites?



Coupons, which include discount prices and special offers offered to customers by companies and encourage consumers to buy, are now offered by both physical and online shopping addresses.

In the past, coupon codes were written on papers prepared by companies for customers. In the modern world, with more and more people visiting online shopping addresses, companies have started to offer promo codes online to sell their products.

One of the most important advantages of having a discount coupon is that you can buy one product at an advantageous price and the other product completely free or half price. You can also shop at any other time convenient for you by using coupon codes. Some discount coupons can take weeks or even months to expire. This will give a customer enough time to follow up on the best discount deals, or will come back to buy that item when he has enough money.

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White House condemns attack on Salman Rushdie; calls it ‘reprehensible’



White House

The White House on Saturday called the attack on Salman Rushdie “reprehensible”. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris wished the renowned author a speedy recovery.

In his statement, US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said, “Today, the nation and the globe witnessed a heinous act against the author Salman Rushdie. This violent act is abhorrent. The Biden-Harris Administration as a whole is hoping for a quick recovery for him.”

Meanwhile, Sullivan went on to say that “We are grateful to law enforcement for its prompt and effective work, which is ongoing, and to good citizens and first responders for aiding Mr. Rushdie so quickly after the incident.”

Earlier, New York State Police identified the suspect as Hadi Matar. Matar hail from Fairview, New Jersey, and is 24 years old.

“The suspect has been identified as Hadi Matar, 24, from Fairview, New Jersey. Earlier today, approx at 10:47 am, the speaker Rushdie, 75, and Henry Reese, 73 has just arrived at the stage of the institution and shortly thereafter the suspect jumped out of the stage and attacked at least once in the neck and at least once in the abdomen,” Major Eugene J. Staniszewski said.

Known for his free speech, Salman Rushdie received death threats for his book ‘The Satanic Verses. The book was released in 1988 and after 30 years of a fatwa, Rushdie was attacked. Rushdie was stabbed in the neck when he was on stage at the Chautauqua Institution. Rushdie is of Indian origin and is currently a citizen of Britain.

However, the Chautauqua Institution is a non-profit community on Lake Chautauqua in southwestern New York province.

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J&K government sacked four government employees, has relations with terrorists



Manoj Sinha

The Jammu and Kashmir government, using Article 311 of the Indian Constitution, has sacked four employees. The employees who have been sacked have links with terrorists and terrorist organizations.

The who have been sacked are Assbah Arzoomand Khan, Muhit Ahmed Bhat, Majeed Hussain Qadri, and Saeed Abdul Mueed.

Meanwhile, Assbah Arzoomand Khan is an officer of the Jammu and Kashmir Administrative Service. Khan joined the service in the year 2011 and is the wife of terrorist Farooq Ahmed Dar also known as Bitta Karate. Bitta Karate is counted among the big terrorists of the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front.

Muhit Ahmed Bhat is a scientist at the University of Kashmir. He is accused of organizing programs in the university in support of Pakistan and terrorists and mobilizing students for terrorism.

Majid Hussain Qadri is an Assistant Professor at the University of Kashmir. He is accused of being associated with the terrorist organization Lashkar-e-Taiba.

Syed Abdul Mueed was posted as IT Manager at Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute. He is the son of Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin. This is the third son of the Hizbul chief, who has been dismissed from service by the government on terrorism charges. Before this, two of his sons have been removed from service.

However, Article 311 of the constitution empowers the government to dismiss an employee without assigning any reason. After Manoj Sinha became the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, till now more than 40 employees have been sacked considering it a threat to the security of the country.

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Fifth case of Monkeypox in Delhi, 22-year-old woman admitted to LNJP




The fifth case of monkeypox has been reported in Delhi on Friday. The Medical Director of Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital Dr. Suresh Kumar informed about the fifth case of monkeypox.

On Friday a 22-year-old woman tested positive and she is currently under observation in the hospital.

“One patient has been admitted in LNJP and her sample tested positive, at present 4 patients are admitted and one has been discharged. A total of five cases of Monkeypox have been reported in Delhi. She came positive yesterday. A team of doctors are treating her,” Dr. Kumar said.

Meanwhile, the patient traveled one month ago and has no recent travel history.

Earlier on 24 July, Delhi confirmed its first case of monkeypox. A day after it was declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern by the World Health Organization (WHO).

The Central government had also released guidelines to check the virus spread in India. Close contact with sick persons, dead or live wild animals, and others have been advised to avoid.

However, on 14 July the first case of monkeypox was reported in India from Kerala’s Kollam district.

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‘I appeal to all countrymen to hoist the Tiranga at your home’, say Amit Shah



Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday unfurled the tricolor at his residence in Delhi. Shah also urged countrymen to hoist the flag at their homes from August 13 to 15. Under the aegis of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, the countrymen are being encouraged to hoist the tricolor at their homes.

Taking to Twitter Shah said, “Tiranga is our pride. It unites and inspires everyone Indian. On PM Narendra Modi Ji’s clarion call of Har Ghar Tiranga, today hoisted a Tiranga at my residence in New Delhi and paid tributes to our valorous heroes who sacrificed everything for the Motherland.”

“I appeal to all countrymen to hoist the Tiranga at your home from 13th-15th August and to be a part of this campaign of awakening the spirit of patriotism in every heart. Also, upload your picture with the Tiranga on and inspire others for the same,” Shah said.

Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign. He called upon the people of the country to join it. PM Modi said that the tricolor not only has three colors, but it is also a reflection of our commitment to the present, our past glory, and our dreams for the future.

However, Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav is an initiative of the government to celebrate 75 years of Independence. The national flag will be hoisted in every house of the country till 15th August.

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Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi tests positive for COVID-19



Sonia Gandhi

Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday. Congress general secretary in charge of communications and senior party leader, Jairam Ramesh informed.

Taking to Twitter Jairam Ramesh said, “Congress President Smt. Sonia Gandhi has tested positive for Covid-19 today. She will remain in isolation as per Govt. protocol.”

In the last three months, Gandhi has tested positive for Covid for the second time. As per government protocol, the party chief will remain in isolation.

Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot expressed concern and said, “Concerned about the health of Congress President Smt. Sonia Gandhi Ji as she tested positive for #COVID19. Wish her a speedy recovery. May she get well soon. Prayers for her good health and well-being.”

Earlier on Wednesday (August 10), Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi tested positive for COVID. Taking to Twitter Vadra tweeted, “Tested positive for COVID (again!) today. Will be isolating at home and following all protocols.”

Moreover, the Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha and senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge on Tuesday tested positive for COVID.

“I have tested positive for #COVID19. I request those who came in contact with me recently to take care,” Kharge tweeted.

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