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Shinde, Thackeray both claim victory in panchayat polls

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Shinde, Thackeray both claim victory in panchayat polls

The ruling alliance of the BJP and the Ekanth Shinde-led faction of Shiv Sena, as well as the opposition Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA), have both claimed victory in the just concluded elections to gram panchayats in Maharashtra.
After results were declared of the polls held on Sunday in which voting took place in 581 panchayats spread across 16 districts in the state, both sides claimed they had won. The BJP claimed that it had won 274 gram panchayats along with its ally, the Shinde faction of the Shiv Sena, which won 41 others.
The party further claimed that the NCP, Congress, and the Uddhav Thackeray faction of Shiv Sena had respectively won only 62, 37, and 12 gram panchayats.
Speaking to a news agency after the declaration of the results, Chief Minister Eknath Shinde said, “It is a verification stamp for our Shiv Sena and BJP alliance by the people of Maharashtra.”
The Chief Minister, who walked out of the Shiv Sena in June after a rebellion, said that the victory was a mandate by the people that they had “accepted” the alliance between the two parties.
“It also clears that we’re not the Shinde faction only but we are the real Shiv Sena and people have accepted our alliance where we have won more than 300 panchayats. We will contest together in upcoming polls too,” he said.
Meanwhile, NCP state president Jayant Patil dismissed the BJP’s claims and said that it is the MVA that has secured victory in the polls.
“As there are no party symbols allotted for the gram panchayat polls by the Election Commission, so everyone can claim victory. There is no truth in BJP-Shinde faction claims but on the contrary, the real fact is that NCP, Shiv Sena and Congress, means MVA has won the elections for gram panchayat with a clear majority over BJP Shinde faction,” he said.

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Delhi HC issues notice to ED on Jain’s plea challenging transfer of his case

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The Delhi High Court on Monday issued notice to the Enforcement Directorate on the plea of former Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain challenging the order of transfer of his case and asked the ED to file a reply. The court will hear the matter on Wednesday.
The bench comprising of Justice Yogesh Khanna posted the matter on 28 September, after Additional Solicitor General SV Raju said to argue the case later.
On the other hand, senior advocates N Hariharan and Rahul Mehra submitted that it is an urgent matter.
Hariharan submitted that the hearing on the bail application was going on from August. This transfer order is unwarranted and sends the wrong message to society.
Mehra submitted that the order of the Supreme Court said that the bail matter should be decided in 14 days. This matter should be heard today or tomorrow.
ASG SV Raju said that the notice has not been issued. “I am not available tomorrow, so please keep the matter on Wednesday,” he added.
At this point, Hariharan said, “There is an election on Wednesday. So please keep it for tomorrow.”
Satyendar Jain had on Friday moved the Delhi High Court seeking a transfer of his case to another judge.
Jain moved the Delhi High Court challenging the Principal District and Sessions Court order allowing an ED petition to transfer his case to another judge.
The Division Bench of Justice Satish Chander Sharma and Justice Subramonium Prasad allowed the mentioning and listed the matter for Monday after senior advocate Rahul Mehra, appearing for Jain, mentioned the matter to the bench. The move came hours after Rouse Avenue Court transferred the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) case of Satyendar Jain to another court on Friday morning, after hearing a petition from the Enforcement Directorate (ED).
On Friday, the Principal District and Sessions Judge Vinay Kumar Gupta agreed to transfer the Satyendar Jain money laundering case to another judge and listed the matter afresh for hearing.
According to the order, the case was transferred to Special Judge Vikas Dhull. Earlier, it was heard at length by Special Judge Geetanjali Goel.
Earlier on Thursday, during arguments of ED, Additional Solicitor General (ASG) SV Raju submitted that there was an attempt to seek medical bail by using false medical reports.
“Satyendar Jain was also the Jail Minister. He spent most of the time in the hospital during judicial custody, the medical report was fake. We gave all the documents to the court, but
nothing happened.

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PM’s efforts made India FIFTH largest economy in the world: Amit Shah

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday lauded India’s ranking as the fifth largest economy in the world and said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi helped the country improve its rank.
“India was on 11th position in the world of being the largest economy and When Narendra Modi became the PM and he bought it on 5th position now. Congress had brought it from the 11th to the 12th position. PM Modi has taken India to such a position where any important decision cannot be taken without hearing what India has to say,” said Shah.
He also slammed the Congress and underlined the Gujarat riots during the latter’s ruling days.
“I have seen Gujarat in the time of Congress. So many riots used to take place at that time, and people had to store food grains and vegetables. But the BJP has made Gujarat safe,” he added.
Promising the completion of the talav (lakes) at the earliest, he said, “Shilaj Talav, Sarkhej Talav, decorative grill, compound wall, children’s play area, senior citizen area will be made. I want to promise you that the talav will be ready by January 2024.”
Shah performed the Bhoomi Pujan of the 350-bed Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) Hospital in Gujarat’ Sanand.
He said this hospital would provide excellent health facilities to about 3 lakh workers of the Sanand area as well as benefit about 12 lakh workers and their family members from the region and its adjoining areas, as well as all the villagers of Sanand tehsil.
On the occasion, Shah extended Navratri greetings to the people and said that the hospital would have many modern facilities, including OPD, indoor facilities, X-ray, radiology, laboratory, operation theatre, obstetrics, ICU, and ultrasound.
The Union Minister said that the hospital would be made into a “perfect hospital for all”.Initially, the 350-bed hospital to be built on nine and a half acres will cost Rs 500 crore and the Ministry of Labour has made arrangements with foresight, that it can be made into a hospital of 350 to 500 beds immediately if needed. The Home Minister said that after Narendra Modi took over as Prime Minister and Bhupendra Yadav became Labour Minister in 2014, the ESIC scheme has become more meaningful and has been moved forward.

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10 people were killed and 37 were evacuated in Lucknow after a tractor-trolley fell into a pond.

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After a tractor-trolley veered off the main road and fell into a pond, 10 people died in Lucknow. A tractor-trolley transporting 47 Sitapur pilgrims crashed into a pond on Monday. In the disaster, 37 other people have been rescued and are being treated in a neighbouring medical facility while 10 people were confirmed dead.


Several ladies, including two teenage girls, were among the dead. The families of the deceased would receive compensation totaling Rs. 4 lakh, according to chief minister Yogi Adityanath.

34 individuals have already been rescued from the pond. On-site rescue efforts are being carried out by a team from the State Disaster Relief Force (SDRF). Itaunja CHC has received the injured patients.

Further details are awaited.

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Congress President Bid: Tharoor asserts support from the whole party

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Shashi Tharoor claims party's support

Congress leader, Shashi Tharoor asserted he has the support of party workers from across the country in his bid for the Congress President post. There are still speculations on the nomination of Rajasthan’s Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot’s bid for the top post of the party. In the midst of the Bharat Jodo Yatra, Tharoor also met Rahul Gandhi in Kerala and said that was a courtesy call as Rahul was in his hometown.


According to Tharoor, several people from all around the nation have asked him to run for the party’s presidency. “You will see the support I enjoy when I submit my nomination paper. I will be in the fray if I get support from party workers from the majority of the states”, said Tharoor in an interview.

He collected his nomination form for the Congress election post last Sunday. He said he was interested in fighting the poll but the picture will be clear after 30th September, the last day of submitting nomination papers.


The Congress leader said he has the support of the Nehru-Gandhi family in fighting the polls. He had discussed the matter with Sonia Gandhi, Rahul and Priyanka “and all three have directly told me that they don’t have any issues”. He also claimed the support of party workers in Kerala in his bid to fight the polls.


The idea of more people contesting for the poll has been welcomed by the current Congress President, Sonia Gandhi. The process for filing nominations for the election will be held from September 24 to 30. The date for scrutiny of the nomination papers is October 1, while the last date for withdrawal of nominations is October 8. This election is being conducted after 22 years. The last election for the post of Congress president was in November 2000 when Sonia Gandhi won, defeating Jitendra Prasada.

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Archana Pooran Singh desires to follow Neena Gupta’s plea for work.

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Actor Archana Pooran Singh who is currently seen in The Kapil Sharma show has revealed that she is ‘dying to perform’. She expressed her frustration at people knowing only one aspect of her craft.
Popularly, she is known for her comic role in the classic movie Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, in which she performed the role of Professor Ms Briganza. She developed such a strong comedic reputation, thanks to the role that even 20 years later, she hasn’t been offered a serious role.
The actor added that she can do so much more in acting than comic roles, she can cry and make people cry too. She said the side of her is yet to be explored and this will happen someday.
Archana said, “That chhaap (image) is so solid. Also, a lot of people feel that what they should offer me after Ms Briganza. It’s been almost 25 years since Kuch Kuch Hota Hai was released. And the character is still following me. People also feel that I am best suited only for comedy. As an actor, I feel deprived, cheated and I have been left yearning for good roles.”


She stated that she is considering approaching filmmakers for work in the same way that actress Neena Gupta did. Neena, once posted on her Instagram asking the filmmakers for work as she wasn’t offered any roles in a long time and was sitting at home. After this, she got great opportunities and delivered a blockbuster film, ‘Badhai Ho.’


Archana made her film debut with Abhishek and then featured in Jalwa opposite Naseeruddin Shah. She was also part of several films such as Agneepath (1990), Saudagar (1991), Shola Aur Shabnam (1992), Aashiq Awara (1993), and Raja Hindustani (1996). Fans saw her in comedy roles such as Love Story 2050, Mohabbatein, Krrish, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Masti, De Dana Dan and Bol Bachchan.

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Jacqueline Fernandez granted bail in 200 crore extortion case

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Jacqueline Fernandez granted bail

In the 200 crore extortion case, Jacqueline Fernandez received a momentary reprieve when she was given an interim release. The primary defendant in the case is imprisoned conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar.

The Patiala court in Delhi has granted interim bail to the actor for a bond of ₹50,000. The subsequent hearing in the case would be held on October 22. Jacqueline was interrogated for over 7 hours by the Delhi Police Economic Offences Wing.

The con man is said to have been friends with the 37-year-old Sri Lankan actress, who received many expensive gifts from him including luxury bags, clothes, jewellery, etc. worth Rs. 5.72 crores. The actor also told the ED that Sukesh had hired private jets as well as booked helicopter rides for her.

Earlier, the actress denied her friendship with the con man but after the intimate pictures of the actress with Sukesh surfaced on the internet she accepted dating him. The alleged pictures were taken in April-June of 2022.

Her friendship with Chandrashekhar – accused in more than 10 cases – started on WhatsApp in January 2021, and she had secretly met the conman on several occasions at a well-known hotel in Chennai and other places, she had told the officers, the report further highlighted.

The actor had admitted before the officers that the jailed conman had paid a huge amount of money to fashion designer Leepakshi, for designing exclusive costumes for her. The ED will now interrogate her designer as well.

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