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Big wins for BJP in local polls Gujarat, Maharashtra

HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar also said that results of local body polls in Gujarat and Maharashtra have shown that people of the country are supporting the government on the demonetization issue. In the first elections after the government's demonetisation decision, the BJP won by-polls in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. The Maratha agitation for reservation in jobs and education worked in favour of the BJP as the community rejected Congress and the NCP, which had ruled ...

UN sets alarm over Syria's Aleppo annihilation and displacement waves

Speaking to a special Security Council session by video-link from London, Stephen O'Brien, the United Nations under-secretary-general for humanitarian affairs, appealed for action to stop the fighting. "The regime hopes that a victory in eastern Aleppo would be decisive for the whole conflict". Syrian government artillery fire killed 21 civilians, including two children, in an eastern district of Aleppo early Wednesday, a monitoring group said.

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