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Congress wins power in Bhiwandi civic polls
May 26, 2017 21:08 IST
By Swapnil Rawal
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what happened: The Congress managed to retain power in Bhiwandi civic body.
what it means: The Congress won clear majority by winning 47 out of 90 seats in Bhiwandi civic body. Earlier it was ruling Bhiwandi civic body in alliance with other parties. Now it has won power on its own.
what next: The victory in Bhiwandi comes as a relief for the Congress which suffered defeats in recent polls.
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BJP wins Panvel civic polls
May 26, 2017 20:20 IST
By Swapnil Rawal
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what happened: Bharatiya Janata Party won majority in the newly formed Panvel city municipal corporation.
what it means: As the votes for May 24 civic polls were counted on Friday, the BJP bagged 51 out of 78 seats to win clear majority in Panvel civic body. Peasents and Workers Party led alliance came a distant second.
what next: Winning Panvel civic body strengthens BJP's presence in Mumbai-Pune belt.
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BJP leaders get bail, supporters remanded to police custody
May 26, 2017 20:13 IST
By Sumanta Ray Chaudhuri
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what happened: Top BJP leaders granted bail, party supporters organize protest against Thursday's police action
what it means: By giving non- bailable sections against seven top BJP leaders, Kolkata Police foils BJP's plans for bigger agitation on the issue. However, 14 supporters remanded to police custody till May 29, 2017
what next: BJP leaders allege unprovoked police attack on peaceful agitation, threatens bigger agitation
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Byculla zoo entry fee to be hiked from Rs 5 to Rs 50
May 26, 2017 20:10 IST
By Sanjana Bhalerao1
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what happened: Civic standing committee on Friday cleared a proposal to increase entry fee to Byculla zoo.
what it means: Citizens visiting Byculla zoo that houses popular penguin enclosure will now have to pay Rs 50 entry fee in place of Rs 5. A family of four will have to pay Rs 100.
what next: The hike will be effective in about two months after elected representatives ratify it.