Breaking News LIVE, 25 August, 2021: Deepak Prasad, State Election Commissioner (SEC) on Wednesday announced that Panchayat polls in Bihar will be held in a total of 11 phases. The first phase of voting will be held on September 24 and the last phase of voting will be held on December 12.
Raigad Magistrate Court has granted bail to Union Minister Narayan Rane in one of the FIRs filed against him for allegedly making derogatory statements against Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. Maharashtra Police earlier in the day arrested Rane for his ‘slap slur’ remark against Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, as an aggressive Shiv Sena protested vociferously all over the state.
The Union Minister stirred controversy earlier on Monday with his remarks about slapping the Maharashtra Chief Minister for what he claimed his “ignorance of the year of India’s Independence”.