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BJP wins all 20 civic bodies of Tripura, TMC and TIPRA open accounts

Agartala, Nov 28 (UNI) The ruling BJP has secured absolute victory in the Tripura civic poll winning 98.5 per cent seats of 20 urban local bodies today.
Barring three seats of Ambassa municipality of Dhalai district of the total 334 seats won by BJP when opposition CPI-M and Trinamool Congress contemplated Supreme Court to countermand the elections alleging poll rigs.
Significantly, newly formed TIPRA Motha won a seat in Ambassa defeating BJP. Motha had won the last elections to Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (ADC) within three months of its emergence defeating the ruling BJP and main opposition CPI-M, which had a stronghold in the tribal areas for the last 40 years.
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Six more Covid-19 related deaths, 361 new cases in Meghalaya

28 Jan 2022 | 8:44 PM

Shillong, Jan 28 (UNI) Meghalaya on Friday recorded six more Covid-19 related deaths which increased the number the fatality to 1,515, even as 361 more persons, including 20 health workers have tested positive for the viral infection surged the number of active cases to 2,422. health
officials said.

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Meghalaya Cabinet approves to increase number of seats in ADCs

28 Jan 2022 | 8:32 PM

Shillong, Jan 28 (UNI) The Meghalaya Cabinet on Friday approved the recommendation of the State government to increase the number of seats in the three Autonomous District Councils (ADCs) and appointment of traditional heads as chairmen of the village councils.

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Meghalaya CM to meet Assam CM on Saturday

28 Jan 2022 | 8:30 PM

Shillong, Jan 28 (UNI) Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma would hold a meeting with his Assam counterpart Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday in Guwahati to finalise a solution in the
first six locations before their second round of meeting with the Union Home Minister Amit Shah.

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Bengal reports 3805 new COVID cases, 34 deaths

28 Jan 2022 | 8:27 PM

Kolkata, Jan 28 (UNI) West Bengal on Friday reported 3805 new covid cases, increased by 197
from previous day, while thirty four people died of the state, according to the state health
department.

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Sri Jagannath temple to open for devotees from Feb 1

28 Jan 2022 | 8:05 PM

Puri, Jan 28 (UNI) Sri Jagannath temple will open for devotees from February 1 next amid Covid guidelines, Puri Collector Samarth Verma said here on Friday

The decision to open the temple for the devotees was taken at the meeting of the members of Chhatisha Nijog,the apex body of the servitors and the Jagannath temple managing committee,
held on virtual mode

Srimandir was closed for devotees since January 10 last following a sharp rise in corona positive cases.

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