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Rajya Sabha elections in Goa, Gujarat, West Bengal postponed by Election Commission

Rajya Sabha elections in Goa, Gujarat, West Bengal postponed by Election Commission

The commission said it will announce a programme for holding "Biennial Election to Council of States from Goa, Gujarat and West Bengal in due course". Of the 10 retiring members of the Upper House, four are from Trinamul, three from Congress, two from the BJP and one from the CPM. The tenure of members from West Bengal-O'Brien (TMC), Debabrata Bandhopadhyay (TMC), Pradip Bhattacharya (Cong), Yechury (CPM), Sukhenduhakhar Roy (TMC) and Dola Sen (TMC)-are also ending on 18 August.


Neil Mitchell calls for changes after shocking tram v truck smash

Neil Mitchell calls for changes after shocking tram v truck smash

Emergency services rushed to the scene of the serious smash in Parkville after a truck slammed into a crowded West Coburg route 58 tram on Elliott Avenue about 8am. Motorists are urged to avoid the area and seek an alternative route. Yarra Trams Passenger Service Delivery executive director Terry Scott said the priority on Monday had been "the welfare of our tram driver, passengers and everyone involved in this incident".


Qazis to tell bridegrooms to shun triple talaq: AIMPLB in SC

Qazis to tell bridegrooms to shun triple talaq: AIMPLB in SC

The Muslim panel in its 13-page affidavit also said it will ask Qazis and Clerics who will henceforth solemnize the nikah to the bridegroom that in case of differences leading to talaq (divorce), the bridegroom shall not pronounce divorce thrice in one sitting.


Major Gogoi awarded after using youth as shield, tied to army jeep

Major Gogoi awarded after using youth as shield, tied to army jeep

According to Army sources, the Army chief has the authority to issue a Chief of Army Staff Commendation Card as he sees fit, irrespective of whether an inquiry report has been submitted. The video was widely shared on social networks in Kashmir and drew condemnation. "Image of a "stone pelter" tied in front of a jeep as a "human shield", will forever haunt the Indian Army & the nation", Lt Gen HS Panag, former Northern Commander had tweeted after the incident came to light.



One of Kidnapped Chibok Girls 'Refused to Leave Boko Haram Husband'

She made these remarks during her meeting with the 82 freed Chibok school girls in Abuja. "The government has failed to reach out to them, perhaps because they do not have high level media attention as the Chibok abduction has", Segun said, stressing the need to widen the scope of negotiations to include the thousands missing beyond Chibok's schoolgirls.


US probes whether Hyundai, Kia recalled engines fast enough

US probes whether Hyundai, Kia recalled engines fast enough

He also reported several alleged safety lapses to both US and South Korean authorities. According to the NHTSA investigation notices for Hyundai [ PDF ] and Kia [PDF], the agency is looking to address the timeliness and scope of the carmakers' "Theta II" engine recalls, and their compliance with reporting such issues.