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LIVE updates: AAP leads over BJP by 10,000 votes in Rajinder Nagar bypoll

AAP candidate Durgesh Pathak surged ahead with a margin of over 10,000 votes over his immediate rival. Stay tuned for more

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India on Sunday recorded 11,739 new Covid-19 cases and 25 deaths, according to Ministry of Health data. The total active cases at 524,999.

Counting of votes taking place on Sunday in three Lok Sabha and seven assembly seats spread across five states and Delhi where bypolls were held on June 23.

Countings began at 8 am under multi-tier security cover. At first, postal ballots will be counted and then EVMs opened. Tripura has the highest number of four seats -- Agartala, Jubarajnagar, Surma and Town Bardowali. CM Saha, who is contesting from Town Bardowali, needs to win this election to continue as the chief minister. He is a Rajya Sabha member who was sworn in last month after the then chief minister Biplab Deb's sudden resignation.

Prime Minister on Sunday will address the nation and share his thoughts in the 90th edition of his monthly radio show, Mann Ki Baat. The programme will be aired at 11 am. PM Modi has departed for Germany to attend the G7 Summit, scheduled from June 26-27, where he will hold meetings with G7 and guest countries and exchange views on contemporary issues.

After attending the G7 Summit, Prime Minister will be travelling to United Arab Emirates (UAE) on June 28, 2022, to pay his personal condolences on the passing away of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the former UAE President and Abu Dhabi Ruler.

Meanwhile, World Health Organization (WHO) after convening a meeting said on Saturday that the Monkeypox presently does not amount to a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.

"The WHO Director-General concurs with the advice offered by the IHR Emergency Committee regarding the multi-country monkeypox outbreak and, at present, does not determine that the event constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC)," said WHO in its press release.

2:57 PM

Delhi govt's move to ban heavy vehicles in city to hurt business: CAIT

Opposing the Arvind Kejriwal-led government's decision to impose a five-month ban on entry of medium and heavy goods vehicles in Delhi from October, traders' body CAIT on Sunday said the move will hurt business in the national capital by restricting the transportation of goods.

In a bid to curb vehicular pollution, the Delhi government has decided to ban the entry of medium and heavy goods vehicles to the national capital from October to February.

2:17 PM

AAP's Durgesh Pathak wins Rajinder Nagar assembly bypoll

Aam Aadmi Party's Durgesh Pathak on Sunday defeated BJP candidate Rajesh Bhatia by a margin of over 11,000 votes in Rajinder Nagar assembly bypoll here, officials said.

"All 16 rounds of counting have been completed. AAP candidate Durgesh Pathak has defeated his immediate rival Rajesh Bhatia (of BJP) by a margin of over 11,000 votes," Delhi Chief Electoral Officer Ranbir Singh said.

1:38 PM

CM Himanta Biswa Sarma holds a review meeting on the flood situation

1:35 PM

Centre grants Y-plus CRPF cover to 15 rebel Shiv Sena MLAs

The Centre on Sunday extended Y-plus security cover of CRPF commandos to at least 15 rebel Shiv Sena MLAs, officials said.

Those who were provided the security cover include Ramesh Bornare, Mangesh Kudalkar, Sanjay Shirsat, Latabai Sonawane, Prakas Surve and 10 others.

12:11 PM

Rajinder Nagar bypoll: AAP candidate leads over BJP's by 10,000 votes after 9th round of counting

AAP candidate Durgesh Pathak surged ahead with a margin of over 10,000 votes over his immediate rival, BJP's Rajesh Bhatia, after nine rounds of counting on Sunday for the Rajinder Nagar assembly bypoll, according to the official data.

Pathak's lead was of over 5,000 votes over BJP's Bhatia, after seven rounds of counting on Sunday for the Rajinder Nagar assembly bypoll.

11:53 AM

Maha Governor discharged from hospital after COVID-19 recovery

Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari was discharged from a hospital here on Sunday after recovering from COVID-19, authorities said.

Koshyari, 80, was admitted to the private hospital in south Mumbai on Wednesday after testing positive for the infection.

11:38 AM

NCP chief Sharad Pawar to join Oppn's Presidential candidate Yashwant Sinha in the filing of his nomination

NCP chief Sharad Pawar to leave for Delhi from Mumbai today, to join Opposition Presidential candidate Yashwant Sinha in the filing of his nomination on June 27. 
11:17 AM

PM Modi lauds athletes for making records in Khelo India Youth Games

Our players also made many records in the recently held Khelo India Youth Games and 11 records have been registered in the names of female players, said PM Modi on Sunday in Mann Ki Baat show.
"You would love to know that a total of 12 records have been broken in these games - not only this, 11 records have been registered in the names of female players," he said.
"M. Martina Devi of Manipur has made eight records in weightlifting. Similarly, Sanjana, Sonakshi and Bhavna have also made different records," he added.
11:14 AM

People of India removed the emergency and established democracy: PM Modi

The people of India removed the emergency and established democracy in a democratic way. Such an example of defeating the dictatorial mindset, the dictatorial instinct, democratically, is difficult to find in the whole world, said PM Modi
11:11 AM

Attempt was made to crush India's democracy: PM Modi in Mann Ki Baat

Attempt was made to crush India's democracy, said PM Narendra Modi in the 90th edition of radio programme, Mann Ki Baat.
The country's courts, every constitutional institution, the press, were all controlled and nothing could be printed without approval, he added.
"But even after many attempts, thousands of arrests, and atrocities on lakhs of people, the faith of the people of India in democracy has not been shaken, not at all," said Modi.
11:00 AM

Sangrur Lok Sabha by-election: Simranjit Singh Mann of SAD continues to lead

10:45 AM

MVA crisis: Eknath Shinde calls meeting of rebel Sena MLAs today in Guwahati

Amid the political crisis in Maharashtra, rebel Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde has called a meeting of MLAs camping with him at a hotel in Assam's Guwahati on Sunday to discuss the strategy ahead.

The political turbulence in Maharashtra was triggered by the faction war in Shiv Sena after Minister Eknath Shinde flew to Surat with some MLAs and then to Guwahati where he claims of having the support of 38 MLAs of the 55 Shiv Sena legislators, which is more than two-thirds of the party's strength in the 288-member Maharashtra Legislative Assembly. It means that they can either leave and form another political party or merge with another without being disqualified from the state assembly.

10:31 AM

Tripura Assembly by-poll results: BJP leading on three seats

10:04 AM

UP Lok Sabha by polls: Mohd.Asim Raja of SP leading from Rampur, Dinesh Lal Yadav of BJP leading from Azamgarh

10:02 AM

Mandar Assembly constituency by-poll counting: Congress leading as per ECI

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First Published: Jun 26 2022 | 6:49 AM IST

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