Bihar results: NDA gets majority on 125 seats, set to form govt again: The BJP put up a winning performance in the Bihar Assembly polls leading the ruling NDA to obtain majority. The Election Commission of India announced results of the polls in the early hours on Wednesday. The NDA won an absolute majority of 125 seats, three more than the halfway mark needed for a victory.
BJP gets 19 seats in MP, seals Assembly majority: The Bharatiya Janata Party achieved a major victory in the bypolls held to 28 legislative Assembly constituencies in Madhya Pradesh. The party was winning and leading in 19 seats, while Opposition Congress, which won 27 of these seats in the 2018 state Assembly elections, could win or lead in just nine.
LAC situation stable, hopeful of beneficial agreement: Army Chief: Army Chief General MM Naravane said the situation along the Line of Actual Control in eastern Ladakh was “stable” and India and China are “ironing out modalities” on how to move ahead. Speaking at a conference in Delhi, the Army Chief said “the situation as of now is quite stable”, “both sides are engaged in talks”.
SCO members must respect sovereignty: PM Modi: With Chinese President Xi Jinping and Pakistan PM Imran Khan listening, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said all member-nations of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation should respect each other’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.
We are beginning transition: Joe Biden: US President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday said despite Donald Trump’s refusal to concede defeat in the US presidential elections, he is ready to begin the transition to assume the presidency.
Jolt for TRS as BJP wins Assembly bypoll in Telangana: In a boost to the BJP in Telangana, the party on Tuesday won the bypoll held to the Dubbak Assembly constituency, a stronghold of the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi. The saffron party defeated the TRS candidate by a margin of 1,079 votes.
Germany seeks ‘new deal’ with US under Joe Biden: Germany’s foreign minister Heiko Mass said the election of Joe Biden as the next US President is an opportunity for a “new deal” in trans-Atlantic relations that would not only revive the close cooperation between America and Europe, but also see Europeans shoulder greater responsibility on the world stage.
Goa Cong protests in Karnataka against double tracking of South Western Railway: The Opposition in Goa on Tuesday crossed over to Hubli in Karnataka to protest against the double tracking of South Western Railway in Goa. The delegation saw Congress leaders, including Leader of Opposition Digambar Kamat, give a memorandum to the railway zonal authority.
BJP beats Cong, JDS to win K’taka bypoll: The ruling BJP in Karnataka won both the bypolls in Sira and Rajarajeshwari Nagar Assembly constituencies. In RR Nagar, BJP candidate Munirathna won by a margin of 57,672 votes, while in Sira, BJP candidate Dr BM Rajesh Gowda won by a margin of 13,000 votes.
Reopen schools: Stakeholders to K’taka govt: Most stakeholders in the education sector, including parents of students facing board exams, want schools to reopen, Karnataka education department officials said. Following a consultation exercise initiated by the state government last week, the commissioner of public instruction has submitted a report to the principal secretary of the primary and secondary education department.