BJP candidate wins M'rashtra council bypoll Dec 08, 2017 0 68 12345 IANSMumbaiAmidst speculation of cross-voting by some opposition legislators, ruling Bharatiya Janata Party nominee Prasad Lad won the by-election to Maharashtra Legislative Council here on Thursday. Securing 209 votes, he trounced his sole rival, Dilip Mane of Congress who bagged only 73 votes in the 288-member legislature. The bypoll to the upper house was necessitated after former Congressman and former Chief Minister Narayan Rane resigned his seat and launched his own Maharashtra Swabhiman Party which allied with the ruling NDA last September. Rane was hoping to be nominated by the BJP for the seat he vacated but pressures from the ally Shiv Sena ensured Lad got the nomination, though he is a new entrant to the party. Pages 12 POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES Rajnath asks border states to be vigilant against Rohingya influx Dec 08, 2017 0 679 Gujarat student youngest for Antarctica expedition Dec 08, 2017 0 70 Rahul questions prime minister over farm loans, price of produce Dec 08, 2017 0 72 Gujarat polls a key test of Modi's popularity after economic reforms AFP Surendranagar India's Narendra Modi will face a key test of his popularity after a series of controversial economic reforms when the state where he forged his political career goes to the polls on Saturday. Modi .. SC to hear plea on linking of Aadhaar card with schemes New Delhi The Supreme Court on Thursday said it will hear a batch of application seeking interim relief on the mandatory linking of Aadhaar with various schemes including bank accounts and mobile telephone numbers. .. Pandher, Koli held guilty in another rape-murder case Ghaziabad A CBI court here on Thursday held businessman Maninder Singh Pandher and his aide Surendra Koli guilty in the rape and murder of housemaid Anjali in 2006. Special Central Bureau of Investigation Judge PK Tiwari .. China lodges protest as Indian drone 'invades' its airspace IANS Beijing China on Thursday said an Indian drone"invaded"its airspace and crashed in the Sikkim section of the border where the two countries were locked in a 73-day military stand-off. New Delhi said the drone .. Lawyers' conduct in Babri case shameful, says Chief Justice IANS New Delhi Supreme Court Chief Justice Dipak Misra on Thursday lamented the conduct of certain senior lawyers during the hearing in the Ramjanambhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute case and dubbed it"shameful". Senior .. Kumbh Mela on Unseco list of intangible cultural heritage IANS New Delhi Kumbh Mela, the mass Hindu pilgrimage of faith, has been inscribed on the Unesco's Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The Intergovernmental Committee for the .. Mysterious posters project Patel as Gujarat CM IANS Ahmedabad With only two days left before Gujarat votes in the first of two-phase elections, mysterious posters have appeared in the state asking the Muslim community to vote for the Congress, projecting Ahmed Patel ..