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up civic polls: congress leader pradeep mathur alleges evm tampering


by: pti | mathura (up) | published: december 2, 2017 9:47 pm election officials in lucknow on friday. (express photo/vishal srivastav/representational)related newssenior congress leader pradeep mathur has alleged “tampering” of electronic voting machines (evms) in the uttar pradesh civic polls, leading to the victory of the ruling bjp in 14 of the 16 mayoral seats.“it’s a clear case of evm tampering,” mathur, the former leader of the congress legislature party in the uttar pradesh assembly, told reporters today.the bjp swept the uttar pradesh civic polls bagging 14 mayoral seats, while mayawati-led bsp won the mayoral posts in aligarh and meerut towns in western uttar pradesh.the congress leader alleged that the reliability of the election commission has become “a thing of...






mcd polls: i fear tampering with evms in mcd polls too: arvind kejriwal


new delhi: chief minister arvind kejriwal said on saturday he fears "5 to 10 per cent" evm tampering in delhi's civic polls and urged people to vote heavily for the aap to defeat this. in an interview, the aam aadmi party leader also accused the modi government of trying to cripple state governments not with the bharatiya janata party (bjp). saying he was "100 per cent" sure evm tampering prevented an aap victory in punjab, kejriwal told ians in an interview that this would be tried on sunday too in delhi's municipal elections. he said there were three reasons he feared electronic voting machine tampering on sunday. "one, pre-2006 evms without security features are being used in delhi; two, these evms have no vvpats; three, the evms are coming from rajasthan (where he said evms were...






i fear tampering with evms in mcd polls too: arvind kejriwal


chief minister arvind kejriwal said on saturday he fears “5 to 10 per cent” evm tampering in delhi’s civic polls and urged people to vote heavily for the aap to defeat this.in an interview, the aam aadmi party leader also accused the modi government of trying to cripple state governments not with the bharatiya janata party (bjp).saying he was “100 per cent” sure evm tampering prevented an aap victory in punjab, kejriwal told ians in an interview that this would be tried on sunday too in delhi’s municipal elections.he said there were three reasons he feared electronic voting machine tampering on sunday.“one, pre-2006 evms without security features are being used in delhi; two, these evms have no vvpats; three, the evms are coming from rajasthan (where he said evms were tampere...






i fear tampering with evms in mcd polls, too: kejriwal


says poll panel’s refusal to hold an independent probe into any allegation had only increased the suspicion about evmsnew delhi: chief minister arvind kejriwal said on saturday he fears “5 to 10 per cent” evm tampering in delhi’s civic polls and urged people to vote heavily for the aap to defeat this.in an interview, the aam aadmi party leader also accused the modi government of trying to cripple state governments not with the bharatiya janata party (bjp).saying he was “100 per cent” sure evm tampering prevented an aap victory in punjab, kejriwal told ians in an interview that this would be tried on sunday too in delhi’s municipal elections.he said there were three reasons he feared electronic voting machine tampering on sunday.“one, pre-2006 evms without security features ...






mcd elections: why aap's claim of evm tampering isn't tenable


new delhi: were evms really rigged to ensure the bjp's win in delhi civic polls as alleged by the aap? may be not, if the vote share trend of the political parties in delhi over the years is analysed. for the bjp, its dedicated voter base has remained more or less the same over the past nearly 25 years, according to electoral data since 1993 when voting for the delhi assembly was held for the first time. according to the state election commission, the bjp garnered around 36 per cent of the total votes in the april 23 civic polls, followed by the aap with 26 per cent and the congress 21. if the aap's claim that the evms were "tampered with on large scale" is assumed to be true then the vote share of the bjp should have seen a significant jump. picture this: during the 2012 civic polls a...






i fear tampering with evms in mcd polls, too: kejriwal


says poll panel’s refusal to hold an independent probe into any allegation had only increased the suspicion about evmsunion ministers and bjp leaders vijay goel and babul supriyo during a campaign for mcd elections in new delhi.new delhi: chief minister arvind kejriwal said on saturday he fears “5 to 10 per cent” evm tampering in delhi’s civic polls and urged people to vote heavily for the aap to defeat this.in an interview, the aam aadmi party leader also accused the modi government of trying to cripple state governments not with the bharatiya janata party (bjp).saying he was “100 per cent” sure evm tampering prevented an aap victory in punjab, kejriwal told ians in an interview that this would be tried on sunday too in delhi’s municipal elections.he said there were three re...






mcd elections 2017: delhi civic polls outcome keenly awaited by parties


new delhi: the keenly-awaited results of the delhi municipal elections on wednesday will show if the bjp has been able to keep up its political momentum, if the congress party has been able to revive itself in the metropolis, and if the ruling aam aadmi party has been able to build up its base among the people. exit polls have predicted the bjp will make a clean sweep while the aap and congress will lag far behind. the bjp is seeking a hat-trick in the civic body polls and a win will help the party keep up the momentum of its large victories in recent assembly polls in uttar pradesh and uttarakhand. for the congress, a good performance in the civic polls will mean a political revival in delhi after the party failed to win a single seat in the last assembly polls. for the aap, a good perfor






civic poll: bjp to intensify stir against trinamool congress after civic poll re


kolkata: bengal bjp plans to intensify its campaign against the trinamool congress government after results to the civic polls are declared on wednesday. despite allegations of trinamoolsponsored violence in the civic polls held on sunday, bjp expects to fare better than cpm and congress. the saffron brigade’s stir will depend on the intensity of its electoral success. “we will gherao the kolkata police headquarters in lalbazar on may 25 to oppose state government using the police to fulfill their political interests. the police played a very partial role and helped trinamool congress to capture booths during may 14 civic polls at pujali, raigunj and domkal municipalities. we will mount pressure on the kolkata police for playing a neutral role in handling movement and agitation by our ...






latur: congress loses latur citadel to bjp in civic polls


mumbai: continuing its winning streak in maharashtra, the ruling bjp today emerged victorious in latur and chandrapur municipal corporations, out of three civic bodies that went to polls on april 19. defeat in latur came as a major embarrassment for the congress as the district has traditionally been the bastion of the party stalwart and former chief minister (late) vilasrao deshmukh. the results of the elections held for the three municipal corporations were declared today. the consolation for the congress was the parbhani municipal corporation, where the party improved its tally compared to the 2012 polls to retain power. in 65-member parbhani civic body, the congress won 31 seats, ncp 18, bjp 8, shiv sena 6, and independents 2. in 2012 polls, the congress won 23 seats, ncp 30, shiv sena






in a first, bjp wrests control of shimla municipal corporation


written by ashwani sharma | shimla | published:june 18, 2017 3:04 am bjp candidate bittu kumar pana celebrates with party workers outside shimla mc saturday. (express photo by pradeep kumar)top newscontinuing its stellar performance in mumbai and victory in delhi municipal corporation polls, bjp-backed candidates saturday won a majority in the shimla municipal corporation for the first time, giving a jolt to the ruling congress in himachal pradesh where assembly polls are scheduled towards the end of this year. the voting for mc polls was held on friday. shimla municipal corporation polls were held first in 1986.during the 31 years since then, it has been a congress stronghold, except the last five years during which the cpm ruled the civic body following its surprise victory in 2...






yogi adityanath sweeping streets is hypocrisy: congress leader


by: pti | mathura | published:may 6, 2017 7:04 pm up cm yogi adityanath on the streets with a broom. (express photo by vishal srivastav)uttar pradesh chief minister yogi adityanath picking up a broom to convey his seriousness towards making uttar pradesh clean is “hypocrisy”, congress leader pradeep mathur said today. “instead of wielding the broom, the chief minister should have punished the officials responsible for the mess in the first place,” the former u p congress legislature party leader told reporters here.“the chief minister should have a strong monitoring role,” he said.adityanath earlier arrived at the congested baloo addar locality in the heart of the capital city of lucknow in ram mohan ward and sweeped the streets. the move comes a day after he expressed reg...






west bengal​ municipal election: bjp, tmc fight hots up as bengal civic polls ne


kolkata: the may 14 elections to seven municipalities in west bengal will be a direct fight between the bjp's pro-hinduvta campaign and mamata banerjee's politics of defection. even though congress and cpm are in the fray, the actual fight will be restricted between bjp and trinamool congress. last month's by-election to contai (south) assembly seat indicated a straight fight between bjp and trinamool in the civic polls, as the saffron brigade finished second in the assembly by-election while cpm and congress lost their election deposits. the bjp is optimistic about better results in the civic polls after holding rallies across the state on ramnavami. "we will certainly fare well in this civic elections. mamata banerjee and her leaders are now busy projecting them...






mcd election 2017 results: mcd election results: who said what | elections 2017


new delhi: as the bharatiya janata party (bjp) looks all set for a landslide victory in the delhi civic polls for the third consecutive term, there were mixed reactions from leaders of different political parties after trends for all 270 wards were out on wednesday. while the bjp accepted the results saying they have been given mandate at every level, the aam aadmi party (aap) once again blamed tampering of evm for the unfavourable result. mcd election results 2017 live updatesevm tamperingaap leader gopal rai, speaking to the media after the counting trends showed the bjp making a clean sweep in the civic polls, said: "this is not a modi wave, this is an evm wave. this is the same wave that they (bjp) used in the uttar pradesh, uttarakhand, and punjab polls." voters...






bjp sweeps delhi civic polls, aap alleges evm tampering


new delhi: the bjp was on wednesday set to retain the three municipal corporations in the national capital for the third term in a row, handing a humiliating defeat to the arvind kejriwal-led aap and the congress.as per the delhi state election commission, the bharatiya janata party so far has won 143 seats and is leading in 31 seats, the aam aadmi party was a distant second having won 35 seats and leading in 16, while the congress has won so far only 22 seats and is leading in 4.in the east delhi municipal corporation, the bjp has won 37 wards and is leading in nine. in the south delhi municipal corporation, it won 53 wards and is leading in 12, while in the north delhi municipal corporation, the saffron party has won 53 and is leading in 10.while the bjp credited its continued electoral






congress will not support sena to gain control of civic body, says sanjay nirupa


amid speculations of shiv sena shaking hands with the congress party in order to form a majority for the brihanmumbai municipality corporations, congress leader and mumbai regional congress committee chairman sanjay nirupam, on february 25, stated that they are not in favour to amalgamate with the shiv sena in bmc.earlier today, congress leader gurudas kamat also expressed his denial to any such support to the sena. in a letter dated february 25, said that the congress party has fought against both shiv sena and bjp in the civic body polls held on february 21 and would support either of them in a bid to gain control of the country’s richest civic body.“we fought against both saffron parties and now if support any of them, the public would not spare us,” said kamath in a press rele...






no evm tampering in karnataka bypolls: siddaramaiah after congress victory


by: express web desk | new delhi | updated: april 13, 2017 5:53 pm karnataka chief minister siddaramaiah. (file photo)hailing congress victory in the bypolls in karnataka, chief minister siddaramaiah on thursday said there were no tampering with the evms in the elections. “the evms are not tampered. congress is questioning this because there is scope for the tampering. here in karnataka in these two by-elections the evms are not tampered,” said siddaramaiah.interestingly, the congress had earlier complained of evm tampering after its loss in the recent state elections. the party leaders had also met president pranab mukherjee in this regard on on wednesday.in a big boost in the run up to the 2018 state polls, the ruling congress retained both nanjangud and gundlupet assembly which...






maharashtra civic elections: maharashtra civic polls: bjp leads in pune, pimpri


pune: in a major setback to the ruling nationalist congress party (ncp) and its leader ajit pawar, the bjp is emerging victorious in pune and pimpri chinchwad municipal corporation polls. the ncp is ruling these civic bodies for the last ten years. in solapur, hometown of former union minister sushilkumar shinde, the congress is losing its ground to the bjp. as per the leads available by afternoon, the bjp is leading on 67 seats in pune followed by the ncp (33) , congress (12), shiv sena (10) and mns (6). bjp will need 82 seats to reach majority in the house of 162 members. in pimpri chinchwad, bjp is giving a tough fight to the ncp, leading on 30 seats while the ncp is leading on 22 seats. in solapur, the bjp is heading for a clean sweep. the bjp is lea...






up election results | live updates: up civic polls 2017 counting live: bjp headi


ruling bjp is heading towards a huge victory in uttar pradesh civic polls today. as per latest trends, bjp is leading in 14 of the 16 mayoral seats in uttar pradesh where the civic bodies polls were held in three phases. in the remaining two places, the bsp was leading. the elections, coming eight months after the bjp's landslide victory in the up assembly polls, are being seen as the first popularity test for the yogi adityanath government. here are the latest reports: bjp candidate from pilibhit's puranpur, pradeep jaiswal, wins.three independent candidates pramod jayaswal, rukshana & vijay sahu win nagar panchayat seats in jafrabad, madiyahun & kerakat respectively in jaunpurbjp loses gorakhnath ward, the constituency of cm adityanath yogi. bjp's maya tripat...






delhi civic elections: exit polls predict sweep for bjp, aap staring at rout | d


new delhi: the bjp could be headed for a landslide victory in the delhi municipal polls+ with two exit polls predicting the party finishing way ahead of the aap and the congress with over 200 of the 270 wards where polling was held on sunday. going by the projected figures, the aap could well be staring at a rout on its home turf, barely two years into its rise to power bagging a staggering 67 of the 70 assembly seats, while the congress' attempt to regain ground may come a cropper. according to the india today-axis exit poll, the bjp may bag anything between 202 and 220 seats, while the aap and the congress will score something around 23-35 and 19-31 respectively. as it happened: delhi civic polls 2017 the cvoter-abp exit poll claimed the bjp was...






delhi civic elections: exit polls predict sweep for bjp, aap staring at rout | d


new delhi: the bjp could be headed for a landslide victory in the delhi municipal polls+ with two exit polls predicting the party finishing way ahead of the aap and the congress with over 200 of the 270 wards where polling was held on sunday. going by the projected figures, the aap could well be staring at a rout on its home turf, barely two years into its rise to power bagging a staggering 67 of the 70 assembly seats, while the congress' attempt to regain ground may come a cropper. according to the india today-axis exit poll, the bjp may bag anything between 202 and 220 seats, while the aap and the congress will score something around 23-35 and 19-31 respectively. as it happened: delhi civic polls 2017 the cvoter-abp exit poll claimed the bjp was...






congress presents road map to make delhi ‘most beautiful’ city


maken says party’s top priority after winning the mcd polls will be payment of duesnew delhi: ahead of the civic polls in the national capital, the congress on sunday presented its road map to make delhi the “cleanest and most beautiful” city in the world.“if the party wins the civic polls, it will make the municipal corporations self-reliant in two years and develop delhi as the cleanest and most beautiful city in the world,” delhi congress chief ajay maken said.he said the party’s top priority after winning the mcd polls will be payment of dues, including rs1,563 crore (dh87.7 million) arrear to sanitation workers, and regularisation of temporary staff.senior party leader jairam ramesh said, “the road map will remain a mere dream if the three municipal corporations do not b...






aap to contest civic body polls in uttar pradesh


by: pti | new delhi | published:october 15, 2017 9:18 pm the arvind kejriwal-led party had not contested the up assembly polls in march and instead, diverted all its resources and focus to punjab.top newsthe aam aadmi party (aap) will contest the civic body polls in uttar pradesh, expected to be held next month, as it is gearing up to make its presence felt in the politically crucial state, a senior party leader said. the aap would contest the civic polls in ghaziabad, meerut, lucknow, varanasi, kanpur, agra, bareilly, gorakhpur, allahabad and aligarh, sanjay singh, who was the party’s in-charge of punjab and who is now working to strengthen its organisational base in uttar pradesh, told pti.it is expected that the dates of the civic polls in these cities will be announced by the mo...






rahul turns focus to delhi civic polls, targets modi, kejriwal


by: pti | new delhi | published:march 7, 2017 10:27 pm congress vice president rahul gandhi.setting the tone for the congress campaign for the upcoming civic polls in delhi, rahul gandhi today attacked prime minister narendra modi and chief minister arvind kejriwal for their “politics of making false promises”. addressing a convention of congress workers here, gandhi accused modi and kejriwal of running “individual-centric” governments and “causing losses” to the country and delhi respectively through their governance.watch what else is making newsattacking kejriwal, gandhi dubbed him as the “king” who calls shots only in the aap. he promised that the “voices of the people of delhi” will be heard in civic bodies when his congress comes to power there. the civic boy...






finally raj thackeray to address rally today


as the polling for the brihanmumbai municipal corporation (bmc) elections 2017 will be conducted on february 21, the maharashtra navnirman sena (mns) chief raj thackeray has started his campaign for the elections with two rallies in mumbai. thackeray will hold rallies in vikhroli and later in the evening in vile parle.earlier, the firebrand leader raj thackeray planned to address 36 rallies for the civic polls across the state, but later restricted himself to 6. an mns leader claimed that thackeray delayed his rallies  due to health issues.“rajsaheb was unwell and so he could not address rallies. though we are not expecting an outstanding result, we seek to win respectable number of seats,” mns leader further added.after mumbai, he will be addressing rallies in diva, pune and nasik and con






as per the latest update, bjp wins 128, aap 32 and congress 21 seats


11:00 am (ist)aam aadmi party leader gopal rai, speaking to the media after the counting trends showed the bjp making a clean sweep in the civic polls, said: "this is not a modi wave, this is an evm wave. this is the same wave that they (bjp) used in the uttar pradesh, uttarakhand, and punjab polls."






after punjab and goa, aap loses in delhi civic polls too; blames evms | election


new delhi: as projected by most exit polls, the bjp today was set to sweep the delhi civic polls, in a contest that was widely watched nationally, coming as it did in the wake of a 'bjp wave' in recent assembly elections. as of mid-afternoon, the incumbent bjp had won 118 wards, and was on its way to a two-third majority. it has controlled the mcd for over a decade. for the aam aadmi party (aap), which is currently at second spot, it was a disappointing loss, coming as it did on top of a poor showing in the punjab polls and a worse performance in the goa polls. aap had won 29 wards. the congress was trailing at third spot, having been unable to sustain its buoyant win in the punjab polls. it won 20 wards. as many as 2,537 candidates contested for elections to the...






ahead of quitting rajya sabha, mukul roy meets bjp’s kailash vijayvargiya


by: express web desk | new delhi | updated: october 9, 2017 6:39 pm mukul roy has, however, played down the meeting saying that he met vijayvargya at the residence of senior congress leader shiv charan mathur, who chairs the house committee.related newssuspended trinamool congress leader mukul roy was on monday photographed along with bjp west bengal in-charge kailash vijayvargiya outside a residence in new delhi.he has, however, played down the meeting saying that he met vijayvargiya at the residence of senior congress leader shiv charan mathur, who chairs the house committee.roy, who is the founder member of tmc,  is expected to resign from his rajya sabha membership on wednesday, after meeting vice-president venkaiah naidu.speaking to reporters after the meeting, roy alleged that...






mcd election result: after punjab and goa, aap loses in delhi civic polls too; b


new delhi: as projected by most exit polls, the bjp today was set to sweep the delhi civic polls+ , in a contest that was widely watched nationally, coming as it did in the wake of a 'bjp wave' in recent assembly elections. as of mid-afternoon, the incumbent bjp had won 118 wards, and was on its way to a two-third majority. it has controlled the mcd for over a decade. for the aam aadmi party (aap), which is currently at second spot, it was a disappointing loss+ , coming as it did on top of a poor showing in the punjab polls and a worse performance in the goa polls. aap had won 29 wards. the congress was trailing at third spot, having been unable to sustain its buoyant win in the punjab polls. it won 20 wards. as many as 2,537 candidates contested ...






congress consolidates non-bjp vote to sweep nanded municipal polls in maharashtr


written by sandeep ashar | mumbai | updated: october 13, 2017 3:55 am ashok chavan after the congress’s victory in the nanded municipal polls on thursday. (express photo: prashant nadkar)related newsin a significant morale-booster ahead of the crucial assembly polls in gujarat and himachal pradesh, the congress on thursday swept the municipal polls in maharashtra’s nanded, defeating the bjp in a keenly contested battle.while the congress has been in power in the civic body for nearly two decades now, with nanded remaining loyal to the congress even during the 2014 lok sabha and assembly polls, the shot in the arm for the party came from the magnitude of thursday’s win.the congress won 71 out of the total 81 seats in the nanded-waghala municipal corporation, improving its previou...






bjp zero in work but hero in polls: shiv sena


mumbai: dubbing its ally the bjp as "zero in work but a hero" in polls, the shiv sena today said it won't put the blame on "faulty evms" for its defeat in the recent civic polls in maharashtra. "there was a time when the congress used to win every election. they were zero in work but hero in polls. similar is the case with the bjp today," an editorial in sena mouthpiece 'saamana' said. on friday, the bjp emerged victorious in latur and chandrapur municipal corporations, out of three civic bodies that went to polls on april 19. the congress emerged as the single largest party in parbhani municipal corporation. the sena held six seats in the outgoing house of latur, but could not even open its account this time around. however, it said that despite the loss it will not blame the evm...






maharashtra civic polls: bjp makes huge gains in malegaon, leads in panvel


by: express web desk | new delhi | updated: may 26, 2017 2:39 pm maharashtra civic poll results to be declared on friday.the results for the maharashtra municipal corporations elections in malegaon, panvel and bhiwandi will be declared on friday. the counting of votes which began at 10 am is underway and the initial leads show congress leading in malegaon and bhiwandi with bjp taking a lead in panvel. the final results for the civic polls are yet to come out.bjp has made major inroads in malegaon as it has won 9 seats in the polls. the gain is big as it has shot from 0 corporators to 9 corporators. out of the 84 seats, congress has the lead with 28 seats followed by the nationalist congress party with 20 seats. the shiv sena rallies behind ncp with 13 seats. the all india majlis-e-it...






maharashtra civic polls results no referendum on note-ban, says p chidambaram


by: pti | hyderabad | published:february 25, 2017 12:48 am p chidambaram (file photo)the results of civic polls in maharashtra should not be considered a referendum on the demonetisation, senior congress leader p chidambaram said on friday. he also suggested that as with the sterilisation during the emergency, people’s anger may manifest itself later. bjp made impressive gains in the civic elections in mumbai and elsewhere in maharashtra. “it only shows that the indian people are extremely patient and stoic. but that does not mean that there is no anger. during the emergency there was a widespread belief that sterilisation was forced on the people. there were no street protests… but that does not mean that people have accepted it,” the former finance minister said in hyderabad...






opposition meets president over alleged evm tampering, raises questions on elect


demanding president pranab mukherjee to intervene in evm tampering issue, the 13 member delegation of opposition including congress, trinamool congress, nationalist congress party and left met him at rashtrapati bhavan. the opposition’s delegation was led by congress pesident sonia gandhi and vice-president rahul gandhi.the opposition also lodge their dissent over a range of other issues, including the alwar lynching episode. opposition including congress has alleged tampering of evm and is demanding to bring back vvpat (voter-verified paper audit trail) in all the upcoming elections.after meeting president, senior congress leader ghulam nabi azad said, “recent allegations of evm tampering have raised questions on electoral process”.“an environment of fear and hatred is prevailing...






counting of votes for pune civic polls to begin at 10 am


the pune municipal corporation (pmc) civic polls took place on february 21 with 1,090 candidates battling out for 162 seats. pmc is one of the oldest municipality corporations in the country which was formed in 1950. and holds a total number 41 wards. the fight is considered to be strong between bharatiya janata party, ncp and shiv sena. parties like congress and ncp have allied to fight for over 100 seats while over 62 seats, candidates from both the parties are contesting against each other.it is going to be interesting to witness whether ncp will continue its winning streak or will bjp sweep off the elections. as the resident went to polls on february 21, pune recorded a voter turnout of 55.5%. which is marginally higher than that was recorded 2012 civic polls.you may also likeapart f..






gsm alleges evm tampering during goa polls


by: pti | panaji | published:march 20, 2017 11:45 am (image for representational purposes. ganesh shirsekar express)the goa suraksha manch (gsm) has alleged tampering of electronic voting machines (evms) during the recently held goa assembly polls. “the votes polled by our candidates are too less and unexpected. such a low response to our candidates is not expected,” gsm president anand shirodkar told pti today.gsm polled only 1.2 per cent of the total votes during the february 4 state elections in which they had contested on six seats in alliance with the mgp and shiv sena.“we strongly suspect that there was a manipulation in the constituencies where we had contested,” he said adding the party is contemplating to approach the bombay high court seeking an investigation into th...






those close to pm modi are working against up cm yogi adityanath, alleges aap


by: pti | lucknow | published:may 28, 2017 6:38 pm when asked about presidential polls and the opposition’s attempt to forge unity, singh said the aap will come out with strategy.attacking the bjp government in uttar pradesh over the law and order situation, the aam admi party (aap) on sunday alleged that those “close to” prime minister narendra modi were working against chief minister yogi adityanath. the aap’s broadside alleging that aditynath was unable to rein in his own party mps came as it made clear its intention to fight the upcoming civic polls in the state. the party, which did not contest the recent assembly polls in up, is reeling under a string of setbacks, including defeat in delhi civic polls, its “disappointing” performance in punjab and goa elections and...






shadow mountain's marcus shaver gets last word in return to st. mary's


closeskip in skipxembedxshare phoenix shadow mountain improves to 19-0 with rout of phoenix st. mary's, jan. 24, 2017. (richard obert/azcentral sports) shadow mountain guard marcus shaver (0) defends against st. mary’s kj hymes (42) during the first half at the st. mary's high school gym in phoenix, ariz., jan. 24, 2017.(p o: michael chow/azcentral sports)marcus shaver's return to phoenix st. mary's went as expected.the creature bleachers, st. mary's student section, chanted "marcus traitor" after he was introduced to the large crowd.shaver received a hard foul from jorden blake that prompted chants of "jorden" under the basket in the bleachers, where the st. mary's students sit.coach mike bibby said he felt it was "more than a hard foul."but, in the end, shaver got the final word, leading