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Cong two short of majority in Manipur; BJP makes a mark, notches 2nd place

The ruling Congress finished as the single-largest party, but three short of a majority in a hung Manipur assembly, with the BJP, for the first time, emerging the second largest outfit in the northeastern state where smaller parties and an independent lawmaker now held the key to government formation.

UP ka vote Modi ke saath: Saffron sweep across UP, U’khand; Punjab to Cong

The BJP swept to an unprecedented two-thirds majority in Uttar Pradesh and bagged Uttarakhand too and was neck and neck with the Congress in Goa and Manipur in the country's biggest mandate since the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. The Congress consolation was that it returned to power in Punjab after a 10-year gap.

Death of a jawan: Defence minister says army sahayak system under review

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has said that the police is probing the death of Lance Naik Roy Mathew, whose decomposed body was found in an army barrack days after he featured in a sting video criticizing the 'Sahayak' system in the army. The minister refused to comment further on the issue.