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News of the day: Vishnu Deo Sai to be Chhattisgarh CM, Mayawati declares nephew Akash Anand as 'uttaradhikari' and more

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Our Web Desk Published 10.12.23, 05:35 PM
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Vishnu Deo Sai, a prominent tribal face of the Bharatiya Janata Party in Chhattisgarh, will be state chief minister after he was elected as leader of BJP's legislative party during a meeting of 54 newly-elected MLAs in Raipur. The BJP won 54 seats in the 90-member Assembly in the recently held polls, while the Congress was reduced to 35 seats from the 68 it won in 2018.

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Heavy fighting raged overnight and into December 10 in the southern Gaza town of Khan Younis, as Israel pressed ahead with its offensive after the US blocked the latest international efforts to halt the fighting and rushed more munitions to its close ally. Israel ordered residents out of the centre of Gaza's main southern city and pounded the length of the enclave overnight, after the United States wielded its U.N. Security Council veto to shield its ally from a demand for a ceasefire.

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Congress distanced itself from its Jharkhand Rajya Sabha MP Dhiraj Sahu after the recovery of a huge amount of cash from a liquor company linked to him. The Income Tax department recovered over Rs 225 crore cash during a series of raids on an Odisha-based distillery group on charges of tax evasion.

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In a joint operation with the Rajasthan Police, the Delhi Police's Crime Branch nabbed three men, including two shooters, from Chandigarh for their alleged involvement in the killing of Shri Rashtriya Rajput Karni Sena chief Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi, officials said. The two persons who allegedly shot Gogamedi in Jaipur were staying on fake IDs at a hotel in Chandigarh while on their run, Delhi Police said.

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Claiming that the Centre owed Rs 1.15 lakh crore to West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said the BJP-led NDA government should either release the funds or vacate office. "I will be in Delhi along with a few MPs. I have sought an appointment with the Prime Minister between December 18-20 to seek the release of our dues," Banerjee said.

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The national capital recorded a minimum temperature of 8.3 degrees Celsius, one notch below the season's average, according to the India Meteorological Department. The city's Air Quality Index (AQI) at 9 am stood at 314 in the 'very poor' category.

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BSP chief Mayawati declared her nephew Akash Anand as her 'uttaradhikari (heir)', a party office-bearer said. Udayveer Singh said Mayawati announced the decision during an all-India meeting of the BSP in the state capital that was attended by party leaders from across the country.

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Bengaluru witnessed highest number of acid attacks against women in the country in 2022, with the city police registering six cases, the latest report released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) said. At the second position was Delhi which saw seven women falling prey to acid attacks in 2022 followed by Ahmedabad at third position with registration of five such cases, the data showed.

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The central government, responding to a contempt petition, informed the Lucknow bench of Allahabad Court that it has issued notices to actors Akshay Kumar, Shahrukh Khan, and Ajay Devgn in connection with advertisements they do for gutka companies. The court was also informed that Amitabh Bachchan had sent a legal notice to a gutka company, which was showing his advertisement despite the fact that he had already cancelled his contract with it.

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A 13-year-old domestic help was allegedly beaten up, bitten by a dog, and forced to strip by the members of the family she worked for in the Sector 57 area, police said. The girl, who was held captive in a room with her mouth taped, was freed on December 9 by her mother and her employer.

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