Mumbai: Union minister Nitin Gadkari was leading by 3066 votes in Nagpur, while Union minister Subhash Bhamre was leading in Dhule by 13128 votes, as per the trends available so far for the Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra. Maharashtra Congress president Ashok Chavan was trailing by 2876 votes in Nanded while former Union minister Sushilkumar Shinde was trailing in Solapur by 4627 votes. Parth Pawar, Sharad Pawar’s grand nephew was trailing in Maval by 43,979 votes, while the NCP chief’s daughter Supriya Sule is leading Baramati by 6486 votes. Union minister Hansraj Ahir was leading in Chandrapur by a margin of 49 votes. Union minister Anant Gite was trailing in Raigad by a margin of 1064 votes. Mumbai Congress president Milind Deora has trailing in Mumbai South by 15,904 votes. Counting for the 48 Lok Sabha seats in the state, where elections were held in four phases, began at 8 am Thursday.
Baghdad – Two separate blasts have ripped through Baghdad on Thursday, killing at least 22 and injuring over 70 people, according to local police.A car packed with explosives blew up in a commercial street of Baghdad al-Jadeeda, an eastern district of Baghdad, killing at least 15 people and wounding over 50, a police officer said.The second blast hit near a military checkpoint in the capital’s north. These attacks come as Iraqi forces struggle to force out Islamic State militants from Falluja, west of Baghdad.Up to 90,000 civilians are believed to still be inside Fallujah, according to the UN, which had earlier estimated the number to be 50,000.With MAP