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3:15 PM: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will also be appointed as the President of his political outfit Janata Dal (United). Veteran leader Sharad Yadav will step down from his post.

2: 45 PM: Patiala House Court sentenced Jharkhand Ispat private ltd’s Directors R S Rungta and RC Rungta to 4 years Imprisonment in Coal scam.

2: 06 PM: Sharad Yadav not to contest for a fourth term as JDU President.

12: 29 PM: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa to contest from RK Nagar in upcoming assembly polls.

12: 27 PM: Delhi High Court adjourns hearing of CBI plea against Himachal Pradesh HC order for tomorrow in Virbhadra Singh DA case.

11: 20 AM: Mehbooba Mufti sworn in as Jammu and Kashmir’s first woman chief minister on Monday.

10: 39 AM: Jammu and Kashmir government formation- Two new BJP MLAs to be inducted in Mehbooba Mufti’s cabinet, Sham Lal Choudhary and Ajay Nanda.

9: 45 AM: Avinash Rai, Omar Abdullah and Farooq Abdullah to attend the oath taking ceremony of Mehbooba Mufti.

9: 23 AM: Sensex up by 116.14 points, currently at 25385.78. Nifty at 7748.05.

The first of the six-phase Assembly election in West Bengal began at 7 AM today in 18 constituencies. In Assam, 65 of the state’s total 126 constituencies will vote.

People’s Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti will be sworn in as the first woman Muslim Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir today. Mufti will head an alliance of PDP with the BJP.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in New Delhi on Monday morning after his successfully three-nation tour of Belgium, United States and Saudi Arabia.

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