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SP triumphs in UP, Congress wins in Rajasthan, BJP stuns Bengal

Jaipur/Lucknow/Ahmedabad : The Congress and the Samajwadi Party, which suffered a rout in the general elections, bounced back Tuesday in the assembly bypolls in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. For the first time in 15 years, the BJP will now have its lawmaker in the West Bengal assembly.

BJP wins three seats in Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow : The BJP Tuesday won three assembly seats in Uttar Pradesh bypolls. The party won from Lucknow (East), Saharanpur city, and Noida assembly constituencies.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won three urban constituencies where bypolls were held Sep 13.

BJP candidate Vimla Batham defeated Samajwadi Party candidate Kajal Sharma to win the Noida assembly constituency by a whopping margin of 58,000 votes.

AIUDF wins Jamunamukh assembly by-poll

Guwahati : AIUDF candidate Abdur Rahim Ajmal Tuesday won the Jamunamukh assembly by-poll in Assam.

"AIUDF candidate Abdur Rahim Ajmal polled a total 62,513 votes and defeated his closest rival Bashir Uddin Laskar of the Congress who polled 39,194 votes," said Assam's Deputy Chief Electoral Officer P.K. Doley.

By-election in this assembly constituency was necessitated after Sirrajuddin Ajmal of the AIUDF was got elected to Lok Sabha.

By-polls were held in Jamunamukh, Silchar and Lakhipur assembly constituencies Saturday.

Government moots CBI probe into Salman Khurshid's NGO

New Delhi : The government is planning to order a CBI probe into the functioning of an NGO which took aid in the name of the disabled but was allegedly involved in malpractices, Social Justice Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot said Tuesday.

"There is an NGO in Uttar Pradesh which took aid in the name of the disabled but was involved in malpractices. We have referred the case to law department for their suggestions so that it can be forwarded to CBI," Gehlot told media here.


Paradise on Earth becomes horror for its residents

By Sheikh Qayoom,

Srinagar : As historical records confirm that the recent floods in Kashmir have been worse than the worst ever - that in 1893 - the human suffering and devastation caused have few parallels in the Valley's recent history.

Walter Lawrence, who documented the 1893 floods in his famous book, "The Vale of Kashmir", says the water level in the Jhelum river in Srinagar reached 27 feet. The water level in the river that divides Srinagar city into two parts crossed 30 feet at Ram Munshi Bagh on Sep 7.

Kamal Haasan hospitalised

Chennai : Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan, who was Tuesday admitted to a private hospital here following suspected symptoms of food poisoning, will be discharged Wednesday morning, said a hospital source.

Kamal's manager Nikil Murugan had told IANS that the star was admitted to Apollo Hospital on Greams Road here.

"We ran some tests to ensure that it's food poisoning and nothing else. There's absolutely nothing to worry. He has been kept under observation. He might be discharged tonight or latest by tomorrow (Wednesday) morning," the hospital source told IANS.


SP wins 4 assembly seats, sure to win Mainpuri LS seat

Lucknow : The ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) in Uttar Pradesh Tuesday won four Assembly seats in the bypolls and was leading in four.

The SP has won from Sirathu, Hamirpur, Bijnore and Charkhari assembly constituencies.

The SP has also made an unassailable lead of over two lakh votes in Mainpuri Lok Sabha constituency from where Tej Pratap Singh, grand-nephew of party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, is the party candidate.

Attack on Dalit students in Osmania Unv condemned

By TCN News,

Hyderabad: Civil Liberties Monitoring Committee (CLMC)has condemned the attack on Dalit students and burning of Sarath Naliganti room who is a student leader, research scholar of Osmania University and MLA contested candidate of MIM from Amberpet constituency by Hindutva student wing ABVP at Osmania University campus.

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.

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.