Maharashtra-Haryana Assembly Elections

Heavy Rains Kill Over 100 Across India, Block Development Council Polls In J-K & Other Top Stories

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 30 September 2019, 09:49 AM
News Nation Morning Wrap: Top stories of the day
News Nation Morning Wrap: Top stories of the day

Heavy Rains: Over 100 Killed Across India In 4 Days, Bihar Sees 24 Deaths On Sunday

The death toll in rain-related incidents across the country in the past four days has touched almost 120 with Uttar Pradesh and Bihar major causalities. In what the weather department said could be the longest delayed withdrawal of Monsoon, rains continued to lash several states including Bihar affecting railway traffic, healthcare services, schools and disrupting power supply. Read more…

Amid Lockdown And Detentions, J-K Block Development Council Polls On October 24

The Jammu and Kashmir State Election Commission on Sunday announced that Block Development Council (BDC) elections would be held on October 24. The notification for the election will be issued on October 1 while October 9 will be the last date for filing of nominations, chief electoral officer Jammu and Kashmir Shailendra Kumar told reporters. “The scrutiny of nominations will be done on October 10, the last date for withdrawal is October 11 while the polling for these posts will be held on October 24,” Kumar said. Read more…

Maharashtra Assembly Polls: Aaditya Thackeray To Contest From Worli, First From Family To Fight Election

Capping days of speculation, the Shiv Sena on Sunday said it has decided to field Aaditya Thackeray, the elder son of party chief Uddhav Thackeray, from the Worli assembly constituency in Mumbai. With this, Aaditya has become the first member of the Thackeray clan ever to contest an election. Talking to PTI, a close aide of Sena chief said, “Aaditya Thackeray’s name has been finalised for the Worli assembly segment. Shiv Sena’s sitting MLA Sunil Shinde will vacate his place for Aaditya.” Read more…

Haryana Assembly Election: JJP Releases List Of 15 Candidates For October 21 Polls

The Jannayak Janata Party (JJP), led by Dushyant Chautala, on Monday released a list of 15 candidates for the upcoming Assembly elections in Haryana scheduled to be held on October 21. Of the 15 nominees for the poll, two have been named from reserved constituencies - Sadhaura and Nilokheri. While Kusum Sherwal has been fielded from Sadhaura Assembly segment, Bhim Singh Jallala will contest the Nilokheri seat. Read more…

You Can Buy Friends With Money But Not Security: Iran Taunts Saudi Arabia

Iran’s foreign minister has urged arch-rival Saudi Arabia to accept that “security cannot be bought”. In an interview with Tehran’s official IRNA news agency on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, Mohammad Javad Zarif accused the Saudi leadership of stirring up strife. Zarif said an end to the war in Yemen would quell regional tensions. Read more…

First Published: Monday, September 30, 2019 09:36 AM
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