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Major News and Events of 08 August 2017

What Happened on 08 August 2017


Ravindra Jadeja suspended from the third and final Test against Sri Lanka in Pallekele

Amidst being the Man of the Match for the second Test against Sri Lanka and having 6 demerit points in 24 month period, Ravindra Jadeja faces one match suspension by the International Cricket Council (ICC). Jadeja has been suspended from the 3rd test of the Sri Lanka vs India Test Series to be held from August 12 in Pallekele. Jadeja faces this suspension after an incident which took place during Sri Lanka's second inning when Jadeja threw the ball back at the batsman after fielding off his own bowling, the batsman had not left his crease.  

Gujarat Rajya Sabha elections; BJP likely to win

In a battle for three Rajya Sabha seats in Gujarat, four candidates are there on the ground. While BJP is battling for its three candidates BJP President Amit Shah, Union Minister Smriti Irani and Balwantsinh, Ahmed Patel is the Congress party's candidate for the Gujarat Rajya Sabha polls. BJP has 122 legislators in the Assembly out of 176 making it to be the majority party. With such high numbers, BJP's Amit Shah and Smriti Irani are likely to emerge as clear victors. However, it will have to go for cross-voting for the third seat. 44 MLA's of the Congress party are in support of Ahmed Patel as he needs 45 votes to win. The polling for today's Gujarat Rajya Sabha elections is being held at The Swarnim Sankul in Gandhinagar.  




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