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Exit polls project a big win for BJP-Shiv Sena combine in Maharashtra



Five exit polls have projected a second term in office for Maharashtra’s Devendra Fadnavis, the Bharatiya Janata Party leader who was seen as unconventional choice as a chief minister in the state five years ago but is predicted to lead his party to victory in the state elections held today.

The exit poll projections for the BJP-led combine varies widely between 166 and 243 seats in the 288-member Maharashtra assembly. The majority mark for the state assembly is 145.

The India Today-Axis My India exit poll has projected between 166 and 194 seats for the BJP-led coalition with Shiv Sena and 71-90 seats for the Congress-Nationalist Congress Party.

The exit poll telecast by Times Now television channel gave the BJP-Sena combine 230.

According to the ABP news exit poll, BJP-Shiv Sena alliance was expected to win 204 seats in Maharashtra with NCP-Congress likely to win 69 seats.

News18 Ipsos exit poll, which projected 241 seats to the BJP-Sena alliance, indicated that the BJP could end up close to the half-way mark on its own with 141 seats was even a high possibility that the BJP could win majority on its own in Maharashtra.

The Shiv Sena, which ended up with 63 seats in 2014 state elections when it contested alone, is projected to cross the 100-seat mark to 102.

Monday evening’s exit polls projections were released shortly after voting for Haryana and Maharashtra ended at 6 pm.

An election exit poll, not always known to be correct, is a poll of voters taken immediately after they exit the polling stations

The two state elections are the first set of assembly polls after Prime Minister Narendra Modi – also the BJP’s biggest mascot in the state elections – delivered a stunning victory in the Lok Sabha elections just a few months earlier.

In his pitch for the state elections, PM Modi did speak of the development initiatives by the state and central government. But his key campaign point was the scrapping of Article 370 that ended Jammu and Kashmir’s special status and according to his party, completely integrated the state into the Indian union. It was an effort to blunt the opposition’s effort to build on anti-incumbency factor in the two states and target the ruling party over the economy.

The exit poll projections indicate that the narrative around national security and Kashmir as well as PM Modi’s larger-than-life presence may have just made an impact again, overshadowing local factors and state opposition leaders particularly in constituencies where the opposition wasn’t able to field a strong candidate.



4 arrested for sexual assault of spa employee




Delhi Police captured four individuals after a worker of a spa center in Delhi’s Pitampura claimed she was molested and sexually exploited by its manager and a client.

A 22-year-old woman complained of rape in a spa center at Delhi’s Pitampura on Thursday.

Authorities from Maurya Enclave police station hurried to the spot and started the examination.

“On August 4, a PCR call was gotten at PS Maurya Enclave in regards to rape with a lady at a Spa Center, Pitampura Delhi. The police promptly arrived at the spot (the ocean spa center) where a victim aged 22 years along with her husband were present external the spa center and complained in regards to rape on her by the manager of the spa center and client,” said police.

She was sent to the hospital for her clinical assessment. A counselor from DCW visited her.

“She expressed that on June 30 she joined the spa on August 4 at around 6 p.m. one client came there along with the manager Rahul and requested sexual favors. Rahul offered her a soft drink, after drinking it she felt tipsy and both raped her,” said police.

A case under Sections 354A/328/376 D of IPC was registered and both the accused persons were arrested.

Source: ANI

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Gold medalist boxer became a robber in Delhi, arrested with two companions



A burglary group has been busted in Delhi. A boxer was likewise remembered for this posse, who has additionally won gold decorations in certain contests. This posse of three individuals used to complete stealing from Baba Haridas Nagar of Delhi.

The group had looted a lady’s mobile phone in Baba Haridas Nagar on August 1. when the lady was getting back from work. The lady had let in her protest know that three unidentified individuals who had come on the motorcycle grabbed her mobile phone and took off. The police began the examination of the matter. Some CCTVs were additionally checked and individuals around were likewise addressed.

Then, at that point, on August 4, two individuals wandering in a similar region were gotten by the police. The first gave his name as Ankit (age 19 years) who hails from Jhajjar, Haryana. The other’s name is Shivam Kumar who lives in Sainik Enclave. He is additionally 19 years of age. The third is being told as a minor. The person who is there Ankit is a boxer. During interrogation, a stolen cell phone was also recovered from them.

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Unclaimed Bag, Tiffin Box in Delhi’s Rohini Spark Alarm But Nothing Suspicious Found



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An unclaimed bag was found in Rohini region in delhi on Thursday, sending the security organizations like the special cell and bomb detection team soon to reach the spot and launched an investigation, police said.

After a careful review of the area, nothing suspicious was tracked down.

As per authorities, An unclaimed bag was tracked down in the parking lot close to DC Chowk, Rohini Sector-9.

A bomb identification and removal crew and sniffer canines had looked through the area, but it turned out to be a false alarm.

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