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Xi to hear lion's roar during stroll with Modi

Ahmedabad : The roar of the majestic Asiatic lions will be heard when Prime Minister Narendra Modi strolls with Chinese President Xi Jinping on the Sabarmati riverfront - thanks to mechanised animals that will be on display.

The mechanised animals, including the Asiatic lions, will be part of the cultural showcase at Sabarmati riverfront Wednesday evening. The mechanised animals will move gently.

State Minister Saurabh Patel told IANS that special seating arrangements for guests were being made.


Modi to receive Xi in Gujarat

Ahmedabad : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will set aside protocol and himself receive Chinese President Xi Jinping when he arrives here Wednesday.

Xi will become the first world leader to begin an India visit from Gujarat. The Chinese president will be in India on a three-day sojourn that will also take him to Delhi.

Modi will himself receive Xi on his arrival from Colombo Wednesday afternoon.

A guard of honour will be presented to Xi who will be accompanied by his wife Peng Liyuan and a high-level delegation.


CPI-M candidate wins Tripura seat with record margin

Agartala : Ruling CPI-M candidate Pravat Chowdhury Tuesday won the Manu assembly seat in southern Tripura, defeating his nearest Congress rival Mailafru Mog by a record margin of around 16,000 votes, officials here said.

The returning officer to the Manu assembly by-poll, Rajib Datta told IANS that the CPI-M (Communist Party of India-Marxist) candidate Chowdhury, a former agriculture department official, secured 21,759 votes while his nearest Congress nominee Mailafru Mog got 5,788 votes.

The by-election was held Saturday.

BJP, Congress, AIUDF win one seat each in Assam bypolls

Guwahati : The BJP, the Congress and Lok Sabha member Badaruddin Ajmal's AIUDF party Tuesday won one assembly seat each in the byelections in Assam, an official said.

The Bharatiya Janata Party's winning spree in Assam in the Lok Sabha polls continued Tuesday as the party snatched one seat from the Congress in the bypolls held Sep 13 for the three legislative assembly constituencies of Silchar, Lakhipur and Jamunamukh.

The BJP snatched the Silchar assembly constituency from the Congress.

TDP retains Nandigama assembly seat in Andhra Pradesh

Hyderabad : The ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in Andhra Pradesh has retained Nandigama assembly seat.

TDP candidate T. Soumya defeated Babu Rao of Congress party by over 70,000 votes.

Soumya is daughter of T. Prabhakar Rao, whose death caused the byelection.

In the bypoll held Saturday 70 percent of 1.84 lakh votes had cast votes in the constituency located in Krishna district in coastal Andhra.


Can Assam push BJP's northeastward thrust?

By Subir Bhaumik,

From Mamata Banerji in West Bengal to Manik Sarkar in Tripura, not to speak of Assam's hat-trick Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, a host of regional chieftains are under fire in the east and the northeast. This could make the BJP's task of penetrating the region much easier than what many would imagine.

SP leads in nine UP assembly seats

Lucknow : The ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) Tuesday established an early lead in nine of the 11 assembly seats where bypolls were held.

According to Election Commission (EC) officials, SP candidates were leading in nine state assembly seats while its candidate Tej Pratap Singh, grand nephew of SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, was leading by over one lakh votes over his nearest BJP rival Prem
Singh Shakya in Mainpuri parliamentary seat.

The BJP candidate was leading by 17,500 votes in Noida and in Lucknow, its candidate was leading by over 5,500 votes.

BJP wins Gujarat's Vadodara LS seat

Ahmedabad : Bharatiya Janata Party's Ranjan Bhatt Tuesday won the Vadodara Lok Sabha seat in Gujarat, defeating Congress candidate Narendra Rawat.

The bypoll to this seat was held Sep 13.


BJP wins six, Congress three in Gujarat

Ahmedabad : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday won six assembly seats, while the Congress won three in Gujarat. The ruling BJP also won the Vadodara Lok Sabha Sabha by over 300,000 votes.

Bypolls for nine assembly seats - Maninagar, Deesa, Tankara, Khambhalia, Mangrol, Talaja, Anand, Matar and Limkheda, and one parliamentary seat - Vadodara were held Sep 13.

On Tuesday, the Congress won three assembly seats - Deesa, Khambhalia and Mangrol, by a notable margin. It thanked the people for its victory.


Congress wins three seats, BJP one in Rajasthan

Jaipur : In a change of fortunes, the Congress Tuesday won three of the four assembly seats in Rajasthan where bypolls were held Sep 13. The ruling BJP won only one seat.

According to the declared results, Congress candidates won from Weir, Surajgarh and Nasirabad constituencies while the BJP's Sandeep Sharma was elected from the Kota South constituency.

Sharma defeated his nearest rival, Shivkant Nandwana of the Congress by over 25,000 votes.