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Punjab civic body polls LIVE: Congress wins all 7 municipal corporations

Congress won all the seven municipal corporations in Punjab that went to the polls on February 14. Stay tuned for the latest news of the day.

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BS Web Team  | New Delhi 


Latest live news updates | The ruling Congress won six municipal corporations and emerged as the largest party in the seventh, sweeping the urban body polls in Punjab on Wednesday. The Congress won in Bathinda, Hoshiarpur, Kapurthala, Abohar, Batala and Pathankot, in the civic polls held against the backdrop of the farmers' agitation.

Earlier in the day, the Cabinet approved production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme worth Rs 12,195 crore for telecom equipment manufacturing, Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said. He added that the government is positioning India as a global powerhouse for manufacturing, and has created a conducive environment for ease of doing business.

On the legal front, a Delhi Court on Wednesday acquitted Journalist Priya Ramani in a criminal defamation case filed by former Union Minister for accusing him of sexual misconduct. In the wake of #MeToo movement in 2018, Ramani had made an allegation of sexual harassment against Akbar.

Meanwhile, more than 80 per cent polling was reported in the third phase of elections to gram panchayats in on Wednesday, which witnessed stray incidents of skirmishes between the ruling YSR Congress and the opposition Telugu Desam Party at some places.

In another news, the Madhya Pradesh police on Wednesday arrested the bus driver in connection with the Sidhi bus accident. At least 50 people were reported to have died in the accident.

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First Published: Wed, February 17 2021. 06:52 IST