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Ahmed Patel woos his flock ahead of today's Rajya Sabha elections

Ahmed Patel woos his flock ahead of today's Rajya Sabha elections

After accounting for 90 votes to get Shah and Irani elected, the BJP will be left with 31 surplus votes for Rajput, who will require the backing of rebel MLAs of the Congress and smaller parties to win. Six lawmakers quit the party within days last month - a plan allegedly scripted by its former leader Shankersinh Vaghela , who, the party says, is out to draw blood after he was not projected as its Chief Ministerial candidate.


Congress, BJP spar over attack on Rahul in LS

Congress, BJP spar over attack on Rahul in LS

The attack on Rahul's convoy rocked the Lok Sabha today, with the Congress alleging their vice-president could have been killed when a stone was pelted at his vehicle on August 4. "Your message is hatred, stone pelting and violence". We want to know where did he go? "Someone from the crowd threw a stone". He should have listened to the advice of security personnel.


IDF helicopter crashes, killing pilot and wounding another

IDF helicopter crashes, killing pilot and wounding another

Golan's co-pilot was critically wounded when their Apache attack helicopter crashed on landing moments after they reported a technical failure, whereupon it crashed inside the Israeli air force base. All Apache aircraft are now grounded until further notice. Until the investigations are completed and tests are conducted, the Air Force has made a decision to discontinue use of this particular Apache helicopter model.


Arkansas Inmates End Prison Takeover; Guards OK

Arkansas Inmates End Prison Takeover; Guards OK

The Maximum Security Unit will begin the process of returning to normal operation. The Arkansas Department of Correction said the three officers were held in the area the prisoners had controlled. A department spokesman had no further details. Bill Sadler, an Arkansas State Police spokesman, stated that Arkansas Police had not entered the prison and were on standby to investigate any possible physical injury or harm.


Concerns raised about pumps as New Orleans floods again

Concerns raised about pumps as New Orleans floods again

Parts of the city also flooded July 22. TheNational Weather Service expects a number of possible showers and thunderstorms to pass through New Orleans this week. Between 8 and 10 inches of rain fell in about three hours on Saturday, and while the city's 24 pumping stations were overwhelmed, they continued working, the Sewerage and Water Board said.


RSS worker murder: Arun Jaitley promises support to Rajesh's kin

RSS worker murder: Arun Jaitley promises support to Rajesh's kin

They cite personal feud as the trigger. A K Remya, President of Eranholi Grama panchayat in Kannur had written a letter to Jaitley asking him to visit his husband who is undergoing treatment since the past one month following an attack allegedly by RSS cadres.