Thursday thunder at polling booths
NATION | India is going to witness ‘high-voltage’ poll in 117 constituencies in 11 states and one union territory on Thursday. Heavyweight political leaders of the BJP, the Congress, the Shiv Sena, the AITMC, the NCP, the AIADMK and the DMK will elbow each other to gain ‘comfortable’ seats for post-poll ‘arithmetic’. There are more than 18 crore voters and 2,076 candidates including 37 from Congress and 24 from BJP in all the 117 constituencies.
St Xavier’s principal slams Guj model in email to students
NATION | The principal of St Xavier’s College here has courted a controversy after sending an advisory to his students which is critical of Narendra Modi’s ‘Gujarat Model’ of development. Talking to reporters, principal Father Frazer Mascarenhas, however, defended his action, saying his note was not against any specific individual or party.
NOIDA benefits Jaya by cancelling plot ownership
DELHI | In a politically significant move, New Okhla Industrial Authority (NOIDA) has cancelled the ownership of a plot purchased by Rajya Sabha MP Jaya Bachchan as she allegedly did not turn up to complete the lease deed of the property. The cancellation is being seen as an escape route for Bachchan as she was not eligible for the plot.