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The bar on campaigning by the leaders will be in force from 7 pm on April 18 to 7 pm on April 19. Stay tuned for all LIVE updates on latest news here.

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BS Web Team  | New Delhi 


Latest NEWS LIVE: The Election Commission on Sunday imposed a 24-hour campaign ban on BJP leader Sayantan Basu and Sujata Mondal of the Trinamool Congress for their controversial remarks during the ongoing assembly polls in West Bengal. The bar on campaigning by the leaders will be in force from 7 PM on April 18 to 7 PM on April 19.

Meanwhile, Congress leader today cancelled all his public rallies in poll-bound West Bengal following a rapid rise in Covid-19 cases in the country. He also advised all other politicians to think about the consequences of holding large public rallies.

Earlier in the day, lenders to Future Retail approved a debt recast plan wherein the company can extend the repayment of loans for up to a period of two years. This follows the approval of debt recast plan by the K V Kamath committee, set up by the RBI to recommend parameters for one-time restructuring of corporate loans.

In another news, engineering entrance exam JEE-Mains scheduled to be held from April 27-30 has been postponed in view of the Covid-19 situation, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' announced on Sunday.

On the sports front, Glenn Maxwell and AB de Villiers' knocks of 78 and 76 were backed up a spirited bowling performance as Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) defeated Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by 38 runs on Sunday at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
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First Published: Sun, April 18 2021. 07:10 IST