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News of the day: BJP sweeps Rajasthan, MP, Chhattisgarh, Congress to bag Telangana, Israel widens evacuation orders and more

Our Web Desk Published 03.12.23, 05:43 PM
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BJP workers and supporters celebrate the party's lead in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh during counting of votes, at the party headquarters, in New Delhi. The BJP tightened its stranglehold in the Hindi heartland with assembly victories in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh while the Congress was set to oust BRS from Telangana on Sunday, the three-one poll score setting the stage – and the mood -- for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. 

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With the BJP heading towards victory in three out of the four states that went to polls recently, the party will now be in power in 12 states on its own, while the Congress, the second largest national party, will come down to three after losing Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh.

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Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge on Sunday said the party's performance in the assembly polls in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh was disappointing and added it would overcome the "temporary setbacks" and prepare fully for the Lok Sabha elections along with INDIA bloc partners.

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BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari on Sunday claimed that the BJP's performance in the assembly elections of three states will have an impact on the political situation in West Bengal, where a "Modi tsunami" was waiting to happen in the 2024 Lok Sabha polls.

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The Trinamul Congress spokesperson Kunal Ghosh on Sunday claimed that the BJP's bright show in assembly polls in three states is more of a "failure" of the Congress than a success story of the saffron party.

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Israel's military on Sunday ordered more areas in and around Gaza's second-largest city of Khan Younis to evacuate, as it shifted its offensive to the southern half of the territory where it says many Hamas leaders are hiding. 

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West Bengal has not adhered to an MoU signed with the Centre for the implementation of the National Health Mission (NHM) and despite several communications, it has not complied with the branding requirements of Health and Wellness Centres, the Union Health Ministry said on Sunday.

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Four men were arrested and a juvenile was apprehended on Sunday for allegedly trying to extort Rs 5 lakh from a doctor at gunpoint in northeast Delhi's Bhajanpura area, police said on Sunday.

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The Reserve Bank is likely to maintain the status quo on the short-term interest rate in its monetary policy review later this week, with inflation staying in comfort zone and economic growth moving at an accelerated pace, opined experts.

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The deep depression over the Bay of Bengal on Sunday intensified into a cyclonic storm 'Michaung' and is likely to cross the South Andhra Pradesh coast between Nellore and Machilipatnam during the forenoon of December 5 with a maximum sustained wind speed of 80-90 kmph gusting to 100 kmph, the IMD said in a bulletin.

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