Supreme Court Rules Constitutional Mandate For Democracy Not Working In WB

New Delhi: In a country where there is fight for every single seat 20159 panchayat seats going uncontested is a big mystery. The Supreme Court expressed shock over 20,159 of 58,692 seats going uncontested in the recently held West Bengal panchayat elections. The court said it appeared that the constitutional mandate for democracy at the grassroots level was not working in the state.

The State Election Commission attempted to make light of 34% of seats going uncontested by saying that it had received complaints about candidates being prevented from filing nominations only in over 1,000 seats and that it had taken appropriate action. Appearing for the SEC, senior advocate Amarendra Saran said there was nothing left for the SC to decide as the polls had concluded and results declared.


Police To Investigate Role Of Godman In North Delhi’s Burari Mass Suicide Case

New Delhi: Some more strange details have emerged in the matter over what appears to be the ritualistic deaths of a family of 11 in Burari in North Delhi on Sunday. Now the police started investigating the role of godmen or occultists in the incident, and the autopsies revealed that all 11 died from hanging.

A police officer said on condition of anonymity that investigators have come across four possible numbers of occultists or godmen in the phones of the dead, and were following these leads. The phones themselves were taped, in silent mode, and stored in a cupboard in the house. Interestingly, detailed notes recovered by the police asked people practising a ritual that promised “salvation” to not use mobile phones during the ritual.


11 Members Of A Family Commit Suicide On Religious Motivation In North Delhi

New Delhi: In what appears to be a bizarre mass suicide committed on religious motivations, a joint family of eleven was found dead, 10 of them hanging in a hallway in their home in Sant Nagar, north Delhi.

The eldest family member, Narayani Bhatia, 77, was found strangled in another room. The rest, including two 15-year-old boys, allegedly used chunnis (scarves) with religious motifs and cables to hang themselves. They were gagged and blindfolded, with hands tied. Cotton buds were found stuffed in their ears.

Handwritten notes found at the house in north Delhi’s Burari where 11 of a family were found dead, indicate observance of spiritual or mystical practices by the family, police said on Sunday.


Messi, Ronaldo See Their Dreams Crash In FIFA Cup

New Delhi: In the FIFA World Cup, Lionel Messi-led Argentina and Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal crashed out in the Round-of-16 last night, with France and Uruguay securing quarter-final berths. Last edition's finalists Argentina were beaten by France, 3-4 at Kazan, thanks to a second half double from KylianMbappe, and goals from Antoine Griezmann and Benjamin Pavard. Angel di Maria, Gabriel Mercado and Sergio Aguero found the net for Argentina.

Later, in the other pre-quarterfinal, Portugal went down against Uruguay, riding on an excellent brace by EdinsonCavani at Sochi. Cavani headed the opener in the 7th minute, before Pepe made things square early in the second half. Cavani, then, sealed it for Uruguay with a stunning strike that curled past Rui Patricio in the 62nd minute.


Karnataka BJP Asks Its Cadre To Lure, Congress-JD (S) Dissident MLAs

New Delhi: Karnataka BharatiyaJanata Party leadership has given its green signal to its party workers for approaching dissident MLAs from the ruling Congress and JD(S) camp and “lure” them towards the party, in the interest of the nation’s development.

At the party’s first executive committee meeting, after the high voltage 2018 assembly elections, party state president B S Yeddyurappa suggested that the BJP is still “hopeful” of coming to power before the five year term of the Congress-JD(S) coalition government.

“The ambition of the people is still quite evident and they expect us to come back to power somehow, as their mandate has been given to the BJP... and with the intent of strengthening the party and propel prime minister NarendraModi back to power in 2019 I urge the party leaders to go to the homes of those who are unhappy with the alliance and bring them to the BJP. We welcome all those who care about Karnataka and nation’s development,” said Yeddyurappa.