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President Ram Nath Kovind also greeted citizens on the festival. He urged the people to bring happiness in the lives of needy by lighting the lamp of love, care and sharing.

Kanda also asserted that the independent candidates have not demanded any ministerial berth from the BJP.A former Haryana minister, he has won from Sirsa assembly seat by a margin of 602 votes defeating independent candidate Gokul Setia.

Ranjit Singh, an independent candidate who won from Rania constituency, on Thursday extended support to Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) in the formation of government in Haryana.

The candidate won the election by 19,431 votes, defeating Haryana Lokhit Party candidate Gobind Kanda. The BJP won 40 seats in Haryana Assembly poll, the result of which was declared on Thursday, as compared to 47 seats that the party bagged in the last Assembly polls.

Punjab Wildlife Protection and Parks Department initiated action against Pirzada for keeping wild animals, including four pythons, an alligator and snakes as pets, Geo News reported.

New Delhi: The BJP is set to sweep assembly elections in both states Haryana and Maharasthra, with Devendra Fadnavis and...

The electoral fate of over 1169 candidates in Haryana will be sealed in EVMs by the voters who will exercise their democratic franchise in the assembly elections

The electoral fate of over 3237 candidates in Maharashtra will be sealed in EVMs by the voters who will exercise their democratic franchise in the assembly elections.

The elections are significant as it is the first assembly polls after Modi steered the BJP-led NDA to a resounding victory in the Lok Sabha elections earlier this year for a successive second term at the Centre.

In addition to the casualties, four others were left seriously wounded after a private charter bus carrying 39 passengers collided with a heavy vehicle loader in Medina province, reported Sputnik news agency.