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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.