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Tri­namool sweeps ru­ral polls in Ben­gal, BJP No. 2


Con­gress gained an un­prece­dented stran­gle­hold on Ben­gal’s three-tier pan­chayat sys­tem, win­ning 95% of zilla parishad, 90% of pan­chayat samiti and 73% of gram pan­chayat seats for which re­sults were out on Thurs­day. BJP emerged No. 2 in most dis­tricts; Con­gress and CPM were routed.

Ul­tras kill man on Day 1 of cease­fire in Kash­mir


killed a 23-yearold man in north Kash­mir’s Bandi­pora on Thurs­day, the first day of Ramzan when the Cen­tre’s uni­lat­eral cease­fire kicked in. Hi­lal Ahmad Par­ray, a painter, was dragged out of his house and ab­ducted by two masked ter­ror­ists on Wed­nes­day night. His body was found in an or­chard.

ED ‘im­ports’ 85cr NiMo gems, at­taches them


un­con­ven­tional per­sua­sion meth­ods with em­ploy­ees of Gi­tan­jali Gems, at the cen­tre of a Rs 12,700 crore money laun­der­ing probe in­volv­ing Ni­rav Modi, the ED got 34,000 pieces of di­a­mond and gold jewellery val­ued at Rs 85 crore, stashed in a Dubai godown, to be “im­ported” to In­dia and at­tached them.

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