BJP triumphs all four civic body by-elections in Maharashtra
MUMBAI: The Bhartiya Janta Party triumph all four municipal corporation by-polls in Maharashtra on Thursday.
For the four seats, the by-polls were held in Mumbai, Pune, Kolhapur and Nagpur on Wednesday.
Among four seats, Kolhapur Municipal Corporation clinched one seat. It has a link-up with the Bhartiya Janta Party locally.
The declarations of results were made by state election commission on Thursday.
The BJP lessened its count gap with Shiv Sena on Thursday in the Mumbai civic body as its contender in Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). BJP triumph on Thursday from Bhandup defeating the opponent party.
BJP member Jagruti Patel beat Shiv Sena’s Minakshi Patil by securing 11,129 votes in ward no. 116 on Thursday. The Bhartiya Janta Party grabbed the seat from Congress.
On the other hand, BJP’s Candidate Sandeep Gavai triumph from ward no. 35-A in the by-polls to Nagpur Municipal Corporation.
Himali Navnath Kamble of the BJP clinched the bypoll from from 21-A ward in Pune Municipal Corporation.
Tararani Aghadi succeeded the Kolhapur Municipal Corporation by-polls from ward no. 11. He is lead by former Congress MLC Mahadevrao Mahadik and is in coalition with the BJP.
California wildfires : Death toll reached to 31, hundreds missing
SANTA ROSA: The California wildfires death toll has reached to 31. The rescue operators recovered several dead bodies of victims on Thursday. It was considered as the fatal series of firing.
The fire occurred on Sunday in California’s wine country. Due to heavy firing, several people lost their residences and more than 190,000 acres of land gets damaged.
On Thursday, breezy winds were hindering the attempts of the 8,000 fire brigades extinguishing 20 flames.
“What this means is that our fires will continue to burn erratically,” California fire chief Ken Pimlott affirmed.
“We are a long way from being done with this catastrophe,” he stated.
On Thursday, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) proclaimed that blazes took the lives of nearly 31 people and more than 1,100 people are still mislaid.
Natives of Calistoga were being directed to flee from the area and take shelter somewhere else.
The nearby areas in Santa Rosa have been decreased to vestiges. The rescue instructions were issued for extra parts of the destroyed city of 175,000 people in Sonoma County.
More than 25,000 people have left their homes in Sonoma County due to heavy firing.
Parineeti Chopra to essay lead role in Karan Johar’s forthcoming LOVE STORY?
Actress Parineeti Chopra who is all set for her upcoming film ‘Golmaal 4’ has signed another project now. ‘Meri Pyari Bindu’ actress will work in Karan Johar’s upcoming movie.
As per the reports, the movie will feature her in a bold getup as somebody who is desire for a enthusiast. The rumors revealed that the movie will showcase her alongside a TV actor. Earlier, famous TV actor Karan Wahi played Parineeti Chopra’s boyfriend in film Daawat-E-Ishq.
Earlier, the filmmaker Karan Johar had made a short movie for Ashi’s debut production, Bombay Talkies. It showcased Karan, Zoya Akhtar, Anurag Kashyap and Dibakar Banerjee in the prominent roles.
Ashi stated, “All of them will be about different equations of love and lust. I can’t say which short I love the most since they are all my babies but it is great to enjoy the film in totality — like I Love New York or Paris Je’taime, where you enjoy some moments a lot more but you take home the film as a whole. That’s the idea here as well.”
ICC permits four-day Test games beginning with South Africa vs Zimbabwe
The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced their decision on Friday to provide the green signal to four-day Tests to take place on a trial basis. The introduction of the latest Test Championship will be done in the normal five-day format.
This decision was announced by Dave Richardson, CEO of ICC Cricket World Cup. In the Test series, nine teams will play six matches on domestic and foreign grounds in the two-year period. This Test Championship will begin after the 2019 World Cup finale, in which the final of the championship will be played between the two top teams by April 2021.
The full-time 12 cricket teams in the ODI league and the winner of the ICC World Cricket League Championship will play the game. The league will start from 2020 that will also set the path of qualification directly to the ICC World Cup.
All four teams will play 4 series on the domestic ground and four Series on the international ground.
“Our priority was to develop an international cricket structure that gave context and meaning across international cricket and particularly in the Test arena. This has been delivered and every Test in the new League will be a five-day Test format,” ICC chief executive Dave Richardson affirmed.
The initial four-day games will be held between South Africa and Zimbabwe by pink-ball.
Apart from this, several other important decisions were also taken in the ICC Board meeting. It was decided that the ICC Cricket World Cup matches will be played in Zimbabwe in the month of March next year.
Oppo F3 Lite with 16MP front camera unveiled
Chinese smartphone manufacturer Oppo has now introduced the new Oppo F3 Lite smartphone in Vietnam and has been priced at VND 5,490,000 (around Rs. 16,000). The new Oppo smartphone will soon be accessible for purchase in the local markets.
Talking about the features, the new Oppo F3 Lite smartphone runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow out-of-the-box customised and the dual-SIM smartphone has a 5.2-inch HD (720×1280) LCD display with 2.5D curved glass.
It is motorized by an octa-core 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor coupled with 3GB of RAM and Adreno 505 GPU. It further packs a 32GB of an inbuilt storage space that can be expanded via microSD card (up to 128GB). The new smartphone sports a 13-megapixel rear sensor with an aperture of f/2.2 and PDAF, with an LED flash module and also packs a 2900mAh battery.
The camera of the new smartphone comprises a 16-megapixel front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture at the front and also has a fingerprint scanner mounted on the physical home button at front.
The connectivity options comprise 4G LTE, GPRS/EDGE, Bluetooth v4.1, Wi-Fi, GPS, USB, and 3.5mm audio jack, measures 149.1×72.9×7.65mm and weighs in at 147 grams.