Daily Archive: March 4, 2017

@NarendraModi in #Varanasi live updates: PM to lead roadshow

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be in his parliamentary constituency Varanasi on Saturday as he looks to shore up support for the BJP in the final phase of elections, polling for which is due on March 8. The prime minister will start a roadshow from the Benares Hindu University gate at 9 am and will then make his way towards Kashi Vishwanath Temple where he will offer prayers. He will also offer prayers later at the Kaal Bhairav temple and then address a rally later in the evening in the city. The prime minister is also scheduled to address a rally in Jaunpur.

Dalit writer stabbed to death at Kolhapur residence

Ambedkarite writer and orator Dr Krushna Kiravle (63) was allegedly murdered at his residence in MHADA Colony in Kolhapur’s Rajendra Nagar area around 2 pm on Friday. According to police, Kiravle was stabbed in the bedroom of his house located near Shivaji University. Primary investigation has suggested that Kiravle’s murder could be a fallout of a financial dispute, said police. Deputy Superintendent of Police Harsh Potdar told mediapersons that a carpenter, Pritam Patil, has been detained for interrogation. Special Inspector General of Police Vishwas Nangare-Patil said all angles are being probed to confirm the reason behind the murder.

Manipur Elections 2017 live updates: Poll panel files FIR against BJP, newspaper for non-certified advertisement

Polling is underway in the state of Manipur for the first phase of the assembly elections. These elections are a major test for the incumbent Congress government as it has been in power in the state for the last 15 years led by Okram Ibobi Singh. In the first phase, 38 seats out of a total of 60 will go to polls today, including the hills and Imphal Valley. The campaigning for the polls ended at 3 pm on Friday.