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Morning Digest | After a dismal first round, ECI asks people to vote in large numbers in second phase in Gujarat; Court acquits Umar Khalid, Khalid Saifi in Delhi riots case, and more

A scene at a polling station on the eve of the MCD polls in Civil Lines, New Delhi on Saturday. | Photo Credit: Sushil Kumar Verma

US, UK special envoys to Afghanistan to visit Delhi this week

Days after US and EU representatives met with former Afghan leaders at an anti-Taliban conference in Dushanbe, two senior Western diplomats will travel to Delhi this week to meet and brief Indian officials on the latest move in Afghanistan.

And three become one: Delhi keeps its date in municipal polls today

More than 1.45 crore electors will decide the fate of 1,349 candidates today as the Capital retains its Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) election date. Polling will begin at 8 am and close at 5:30 pm

This will be the city’s first civic poll since the merger of the three former municipal corporations — North, South and East — in May, and after the total number of municipal wards was reduced to 250 from the previous total of 272.

PoK brides disenfranchised after bidding to run in J&K polls

“If PoK is part of India, what is the possible problem with my citizenship?” asked Somiya Sadaf, who hails from PoK, but has lived in Kupwara since 2010. Her candidature was rejected and her name was struck off the electoral rolls.

The Congress panel is meeting today to decide on the plenary session date, venue

The first meeting of the Congress meeting committee comprising party leader Mallikarjun Kharge will be held on Sunday to decide on the schedule and venue for its plenary session. The Congress meeting committee was formed in place of the working committee, the party’s highest decision-making body, after Kharge took over as the new leader last month.

After a dismal first round, the ECI is asking people to vote in large numbers in the second phase in Gujarat

Due to poor turnout in the first phase of the Gujarat Assembly polls, the Election Commission of India (ECI) has appealed to voters in the city of Gujarat to come out in large numbers to vote in the second phase of polls to be held on December 5.

In the first phase of polling held on December 1, the turnout was 63.31%, which was lower than what was registered in 2017 when it polled 67.80% of the 89 seats that went for voting in the first phase.

Gangster, killed in shooting in front of house in Rajasthan’s Sikar: BJP targets Congress government for killings, says there is no rule of law in Rajasthan

Notorious gangster Raje Theth was shot at the gate of his house on Piprali road in Sikar in broad daylight. Another man who met his daughter studying at a coaching center also died in the firing. The opposition BJP attacked the Congress government in Rajasthan over the double murder case in Sikar on Saturday, saying there was no rule of law in the state as Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot was only focused on saving his seat.

Elon Musk says it’s ‘possible’ that Twitter favored leftists in the Brazilian election

Twitter owner Elon Musk said Saturday that he thought it was “possible” that staff at the social media company favored leftist candidates during this year’s Brazilian elections. without giving evidence.

2020 Delhi riot | Court discharges Umar Khalid, Khalid Saifi in stone pelting, arson incident

A court acquitted former JNU student Umar Khalid and United Against Hate founder Khalid Saifi in a case related to the 2020 northeast Delhi riots.

The FIR in the case was registered based on the statement of Constable Sangram Singh who said that a riotous mob pelted stones on Main Karawal Nagar Road, besides setting fire to several vehicles in a nearby parking lot on February 24, 2020.

President Droupadi Murmu on a two-day visit to Andhra Pradesh from December 4

President Droupadi Murmu will visit Andhra Pradesh from December 4 to 5, the Rashtrapati Bhavan said in a statement on Saturday. The President will attend a civic reception hosted in his honor by the Andhra Pradesh government in Vijayawada on Sunday, it said. On the same evening, he will witness the operational demonstration of the Indian Navy in Visakhapatnam on the occasion of Navy Day and will virtually inaugurate and lay the foundation for the projects of the ministries of Defence, Road Transport and Highways, and Tribal Affairs.

Nadav Lapid got support from fellow jury members at The Kashmir Files row

In a statement published early Saturday morning, jury member Jinko Gotoh, a BAFTA winner who was nominated for an Oscar, and two fellow jurors, Pascale Chavance and Javier Angulo Barturen, said they were aware and agreed the whole jury to what Mr. Lapid said. “We stand by his statement.”

FIFA World Cup 2022 | The Netherlands knocked the US out of the World Cup

Denzel Dumfries scored the third goal after assisting the first two and the Netherlands eliminated the US men’s national team 3-1 in a Round of 16 knockout game at the World Cup in Al Rayyan, Qatar, on Saturday.

FIFA World Cup 2022 | Messi’s Argentina beat Australia 2-1, setting up a quarterfinal date with the Netherlands

Lionel Messi scored on his 1,000th career appearance in Argentina’s 2-1 World Cup win over Australia on Saturday to surpass his great predecessor Diego Maradona’s tournament total and set up the quarter-finals clash in the Netherlands.

Chandan Kumar

Author & Content Researcher for Entertainment & World Desk, reports on world cinema, web series and lifestyle. Like to explore trends in the film industry and build conversations about them. Also focused on discovering regional cinema and good storytelling above all! Official E-mail :- chandan.kumar06@brnews.co.in

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