10 news of the day you should look out for
A glimpse at some of the news you should follow on Saturday.india Updated: Feb 25, 2017 11:28 IST
From the tussle between Shiv Sena and BJP to pick the BMC mayor to Prime Minister Narendra Modi campaigning in Imphal, watch out for the following news:
1- Day after BMC polls, all eyes on Sena, BJP
After the fractured verdict for BMC, all eyes are on Shiv Sena and BJP, each of which notched up over 80 seats in the 227-member council. The Sena is putting up a brave front indicating that it will not agree to a post-poll pact that involves giving up its claim to Mayor’s post in the country’s richest civic body. Senior BJP leader and Union Minister Minister Nitin Gadkari, has however, said the two parties have “no option” other than a coming together. Thackeray is expected to hold a meeting of senior leaders and newly-elected corporators today to decide future course of action.
2- Kerala chief minister to attend communal harmony rally in Mangalore
Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan is to visit Mangalore to take part in a rally to promote communal harmony. Hindu organisations have opposed his visit. Security has been beefed up for the rally.
3- PM will address an election rally in Manipur on Feb 25
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address an election rally in Imphal, Manipur amid tight security. Polling will be held in Manipur on March 4 and March 8.
4- BJP to observe ‘vijay utsav’ across country
The BJP will celebrate its impressive show in the Odisha and Maharashtra civic polls as vijay utsav (victory celebration) on February 25 in all its district offices across the country.
5- Gujjar mahapanchayat meets to discuss reservations
The Gujjar Arakshan Sangharsh Samiti has called for a mahapanchayat in Karauli. Two months after the Rajasthan high court struck down a quota for them, Gujjar leaders in the state have warned of re-launching their agitation for job reservations and have accused the BJP government in the state of “stabbing them in the back” and backtracking on the issue.
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6- Campaign for Phase-V of UP polls ends
Campaigning for the fifth phase of Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls for 51 seats in 11 districts ends today. The districts going to polls in this phase are Balrampur, Gonda, Faizabad, Ambedkar Nagar, Bahraich, Shravasti, Siddharth Nagar, Basti, Sant Kabir Nagar, Amethi, and Sultanpur.
7- Vijay Hazare Trophy starts, a relaxed Dhoni takes fresh guard for Jharkhand
In the twilight of his career, a relaxed Mahendra Singh Dhoni will take fresh guard when he leads his home team Jharkhand against Karnataka in a fixture of the Vijay Hazare Trophy at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
8- Goa carnival starts today
Revellers in large numbers are expected to throng the streets of Panaji alongside river Mandovi as the four-day Goa Carnival kicks off on Saturday. The state tourism department has organised float parades across all major cities. Over 50,000 tourists are expected to arrive in Goa during the weekend to witness the carnival festivities.
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9- Wife of Indian engineer killed in Kansas shooting asks ‘do we belong here?’
The wife of Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla, who was shot dead in an apparent hate crime by at a bar in Olathe city, has said that she had her doubts about staying in the US but was assured by her husband that “good things happen in America”.
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10- White House bars CNN, NYT, LA Times, BuzzFeed from press briefing
The White House excluded several major US news organisations, including some it has criticised, from an off-camera briefing held by the White House press secretary on Friday. Reporters for CNN, The New York Times, Politico, The Los Angeles Times and BuzzFeed were not allowed into the session in the office of press secretary Sean Spicer.
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