National

BJP releases first list of 70 candidates for Gujarat polls

New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday released its first list of candidates who will be contesting the Gujarat elections.

The 70-candidate list includes incumbent Chief Minister Vijay Rupani who will be contesting from Rajkot West on the BJP ticket. Deputy Chief Minister Nitinbhai Patel will be contesting from Mehsana and Gujarat BJP President Jitubhai Vaghani from Bhavnagar West.

The decision was taken in a meeting attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Sushma Swaraj and other members of the BJP Central Election Committee.

The last date of filing nominations for the first phase of polls in Gujarat is November 21. Voting for the first phase will be held on December 9 while the second phase will take place on December 14. The counting of votes will take place on December 18.

Severe Cyclonic Storm 'Gaja': 6 Killed, 81,000 Evacuated in Tamil Nadu

Chennai: Six people were killed as the severe cyclonic storm 'Gaja' hit with ferocity and made a landfall in Tamil Nadu Friday with a wind speed up to...

Keylong in Himachal shivers at minus 5.4 degrees Celsius

Keylong in tribal Lahaul and Spiti districts of Himachal Pradesh continued to shiver below the freezing point Friday after recent snowfall in the high...

Tamil Nadu on high alert as Cyclone 'Gaja' likely to landfall today

Chennai: 'Gaja', the cyclonic storm over Bay of Bengal which lay nearly 470 km south east from here is likely to make a landfall between Cuddalore and...

UP cabinet approves renaming of Faizabad as Ayodhya, Allahabad as Prayagraj

The Uttar Pradesh government Tuesday approved renaming of Faizabad and Allahabad divisions as Ayodhya and Prayagraj respectively.The decision was take...