March 10, 9 am news update: Exit Polls 2017 Live updates, Vijay Mallya says ‘ready to talk settlement’, candle light protest in Hyderabad

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Exit polls Results 2017: The exit poll results indicate that BJP may just be able to fight off Congress-SP alliance in Uttar Pradesh.

Exit polls Results 2017: The exit poll results indicate that BJP may just be able to fight off Congress-SP alliance in Uttar Pradesh.

Exit polls Results 2017 live updates: SP cries foul, says ‘exit polls were changed under pressure’

Exit polls Results 2017: The exit poll results indicate that BJP may just be able to fight off Congress-SP alliance in Uttar Pradesh. However, despite most polls giving BJP higher number of seats in the state, none of them has indicated at clear majority which means we may be up for a hung assembly on 11th March. Congress’s dominance in Manipur has also taken a hit while the party is likely to win Punjab. BJP also dominates in Uttarakhand but Goa is likely to be a neck in neck fight.

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Vijay Mallya deprecates Narendra Modi government; says ‘ready to talk settlement’

Beleaguered Liquor baron Vijay Mallya on Friday strongly criticized the Narendra Modi government, claiming that the Centre is “bent upon holding me guilty without fair trial.” He also said that the allegations levelled against him by Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi before the Supreme Court “only prove the attitude of the Government against” him. The desperate remarks come a day after the apex court had asked him about the “truthfulness” of his disclosure of assets and transfer of USD 40 millions to his children. Mallya, who is presently in the United Kingdom, also raised question over Public Sector Banks’ One Time Settlements policy. “Public Sector Banks have policies for One Time Settlements. Hundreds of borrowers have settled. Why should this be denied to us?,” he said. In a series of tweets this morning, he said, “I have humbly obeyed every single Court Order without exception.” In a bid to resolve the ongoing dispute, Mallya said he is “ready to talk settlement on fair basis.” “Our substantial offer before the Hon’ble Supreme Court was rejected by Banks without consideration…Wish the Hon’ble Supreme Court would intervene and put an end to all this by directing Banks and us to negotiate and settle.We are ready,” Mallya tweeted.

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Kansas shooting: People organise candle light protest in Hyderabad

Condemning the alleged racial attacks that have recently taken place in the US, the latest being the killing of Indian techie Srinivas Kuchibhotla, people in Hyderabad staged a candlelight protest. Organised jointly by Telangana NRI Parents association and All India Peace and Solidarity Organisation (AIPSO), the candlelight tribute was held under the slogan – Wake up India: “Unite to save NRIs in U.S.” So far, four people have fallen prey to what is being dubbed as “racial” attacks. An Indian engineer, Kuchibhotla was earlier on February 22 shot to death in Kansas in an alleged racial attack, after the gunman was heard shouting “get out of my country”. According to local media, the gunman, Adam Purinton, 51 who is a Navy veteran was arrested after fleeing the spot of incident after he allegedly blasted off several rounds on Thursday.

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