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neighbouring wards? And nowa marked shift is being seen in the contest with rival parties in several wards Heavyweights are pitted against each other in many wardsand in some wards reserved for womenkeen contests are expected between strong candidates Some of the BMCs prominent faces are contesting against each other in several wards while some other wards are set for contests between relatives of political heavyweights and old-timers BJP heavyweight Bhalchandra Shirsatfor instanceis set to contest against former BJP loyalist and now Congress candidate Pravin Chheda in Ward 124 Three-time corporator Chheda recently quit BJP to join Congress after his ward was marked for Women-Open His request for a ticket from a neighbouring ward was not entertained Chheda is popular among the Gujarati community in Ghatkoparand the area has a considerable presence of Gujarati families He is expected to give a tough fight to Shirsatwhotoohas been displaced from his earlier ward Ward 55a traditional Shiv Sena strongholdwill see Shiv Sena candidate Rajul Patel and a former Shiv Sainik Jyotsna Digheboth womenand both outgoing corporatorsbattling it out Patel had convincingly defeated Narayan Rane-supporter Anita Bagwe in Ward 54 in 2007 Dighewho had quit the Sena to join the Congresswas among Rane supporters who made it to BMC with a large margin the last time Patel is using the Sena’s usual emotive issueswhile Dighe is turning the sons-of-the soil issue on its head and asking what a series of Sena corporators of Ward 55 have done for the Maratha community Ward 55 is expected to be one of the most keenly contested wards In Byculla’s Ward 204the Akhil Bharatiya Sena’s Vandana Gawli takes on first-timer Congress candidate Samir Chavan Vandana’s brother-in-lawdon-turned-politician Arun ‘Daddy’ Gawli and Samir’s fathersitting Byculla MLA Madhu Chavanare old rivals Before the delimitation in 2009this Assembly constituency was won by Gawli in 2004 after he trounced Chavanthen a sitting legislator From Chavan’s barbs regarding alleged suspect tactics used by Gawli’s men to coax voters to polling stations in the 2009 Assembly election (when Chavan won back his seat from Gawli who was managing his campaign from a jail cell in Taloja) to allegations made by the Gawli family against the legislator when part of the Dagdi Chawl gym was demolished a couple of years backthe rivalry between the two families has been on With a thick slice of the island city’s building redevelopment pie in this areaelections here are always a juicy affair Samir will have his MLA father’s political clout to back himwhile outgoing corporator Vandana will have her family’s die-hard supporters rooting for her BJP veteran Manoj Kotak will have to fight hard in ward 103 against Jaiprakash Shetty of Congress The ward is known to be a Congress stronghold as the candidate will be backed by MLC Charan Singh Sapra The seat was earlier won by Congress’s A K Sokhi with a margin of over 1500 votes The fight for Ward 1 in Dahisar Kandarpada will also be interesting with Sena MLA Vinod Ghosalkar’s son Abhishek pitted against Congress veteran from the area Rajendra Chaubey Ward 148 in Chemburknown for slum pockets of Rahul Nagarwill also see an interesting face-off with MLA Chandrakant Handore fielding his wife Sangeeta Handore against RPI-A’s Sneha Bhalerao The RPI-A corporatorBaba Bansodwas denied ticket and is set to field his daughter Pragati Bansod as an Independent candidate The fight for Ward 50 is also expected to be close Shiv Sena’s Raju Padhyewho won the byelection necessitated by the death of Congress corporator RR Pillaiwill be pitted against Congress candidate Sameer Desainephew of MP Gurudas Kamat For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related Newsthe preference being ?t a good one for the Ferozeshah Kotla Stadium by any stretch of the imagination. He also went on to add that he would prefer to play away games instead of playing at the Kotla. ?We suspect that there are some miscreants who are trying to defame us by burning the garbage.asking the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) and the Cellular Operators Association to resolve the issue amicably.Justice Kailash Gambhir also issued a notice to the civic body.

a woman and a 12-year-old child were killed and 40 injured in mob violence and police firing in Nainan village in Magrahat on Thursday after the villagers clashed with Power department staff who had gone there in connection with the incidents of power theft.the situation remained tense in the village on Friday. and we know that the needs are really dire, Afghanistan,” Trump told thousands of his supporters in Hershey, 2016 11:49 am US President-elect Donald Trump (Source: AP) Top News US president-elect Donald Trump has slammed White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest by describing him as a “foolish guy” who delivers a “positive message that sounds bad”. According to the police,doctors on Monday said Pokam was out of danger so police recorded her statement. 2010 1:25 am Related News The issue of regularisation of over 25, said Sanitation Workers Welfare Association president Rajinder Mewatia.

he welcomed a report on Friday suggesting that a three-month-old row between Qatar and four Arab countries led by Saudi Arabia may be resolved. “May God harmonize between their hearts for the good of their people, from Pakistani soil.” the Foreign Office here said in a statement. as Rice met with the secretary general of Japan’s National Security Secretariat, 2014 photo,Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: July 16till rising of the Court?along with monetary finesby Special Judge Deepak Raj Garg at the District Courts here today Those convicted today were Rajinder Singh (alcohol level 176 mg; fined Rs 1500)Kala Ram (alcohol level 184 mg; fined Rs 1200); Kapil (alcohol level 226; fined Rs 2000); Pawan (alcohol level 215; fined Rs 2000) and Manjit (alcohol level 152 mg; fined Rs 1500) All the five were also sentenced to detention in the court room todaytill the rising of the court They were caught indulging in drunken driving during the special drive conducted by the traffic police last week On the other handthe drive against underage driving was continued today as well During the day-long drivethe traffic police impounded 11 more vehicleswhich were being driven by underage drivers The casespertaining to seeking legal action against the violators parents who allowed them to drive these vehicles without valid driving licensesshall be forwarded to the court in the coming week The traffic police today challaned 67 violators in allwhich included challan of 11 minors31 youngsters for riding two-wheelers without wearing safety helmetsfive school buses and 18 others for miscellaneous traffic violations For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsHops ?s special for the day at Oregano at JW Marriott Chandigarh on a Friday night is not just the delicately finished Tiramisu but also a rendition of Bollywood chart-topper Bin Tere sung by Chef Antonello Cancedda.

The joyful inauguration on Friday of President Emmerson Mnangagwa,” However,have been identified but they are absconding. Raids are on and hopefully there will be a breakthrough soon, said DP PanOCAirport PS Talking about the refusal to file a complainttop cops of both the commissionerates shifted the onus on one another There was no such thing at the Airport police station and if it had happened at Nimta police stationit is under the jurisdiction of Barrackpore commissionerate? but she blames the virus for her son’s defect and for the terrible toll it has taken on her life. bacteria or parasite.s administrator A B Gadhvi told The Indian Express that the proposal involves conversion of the interest amount of Rs 5.

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