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BJP expels 11 rebels
NAGPUR, Aug 28 (PTI) — The Maharashtra unit of the BJP has expelled 11 persons, including a member of the dissolved Assembly, from the party for six years for filing nomination papers against the official candidates. The rebel candidates, including Mr Bhola Badhel — an MLA in the dissolved Assembly — were expelled by state unit president Suryabhan Wahdane, BJP spokesman Anil Sole said here today. He said the rebel candidates would not in any way affect the prospects of the Sena-BJP candidates.

1,747 held in Bihar
PATNA, Aug 28 (PTI) — A total of 1,747 anti-social elements were arrested in a special drive launched by the Nawada and Muzaffarpur district administrations to ensure free and fair elections, official sources said today. From Nawada, 1,078 anti-social elements were taken into custody. Eight revolvers and 37 cartridges were also recovered from them. On the other hand, 669 had so far been arrested in Muzaffarpur.

DAR-ES SALAAM, Aug 28 (Reuters) — Twentyseven persons were killed and 19 injured in Tanzania’s coast province when the trucks they were travelling in collided head-on, Tanzanian Radio reported today. The regional police commander told the radio the injured had been admitted to hospital.

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Bangla alert
DHAKA, Aug 28 (PTI) — The Bangladesh Government has sounded an alert across the country in view of apprehension of subversive activities by Pakistan’s Inter-Service Intelligence (ISI). The alert has been issued in a circular by the central office of the special branch of the police on the basis of a "secret report" of the Home Ministry. The circular has asked the security agencies to remain alert and beef up security at important establishments.

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