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Darjeeling shut down for 10th day; no letup in demand for Gorkhaland

Protesters marched through the streets in several places as the indefinite shutdown in the Darjeeling hills entered its tenth day with GJM chief Bimal Gurung threatening to intensify the agitation for a separate state. Internet services were suspended for the seventh day and local cable channels remained blocked in certain parts of the hills.

AAP setback: EC rejects plea to drop office of profit cases against 21 MLAs

AAP MLAs will now face the scrutiny of the Election Commission. AAP has a brute majority in the 70-member House in Delhi, but even with 20 constituencies going to polls, AAP’s total control over the assembly will weaken. In the last election, AAP got 67 seats and BJP 3 in the elections. A number of MLAs have already deserted the AAP and in case the elections in these 20 seats come out with a verdict against AAP, it can rock Kejriwal’s tenure.