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EC announces bypoll in Deoria

Lucknow:The Election Commission on Friday announced the by-election to the Bhatpar Rani Assembly constituency in Deoria district which fell vacant on the death of Kameshwar Upadhyay, former minister for sports and youth welfare, in October. The notification of the election would be issued on January 30, the last date of filing nomination papers is February 6, scrutiny will be held on February 7, withdrawals will be allowed till February 9, polling will be on February 23 and the counting of votes will be held on February 28.

Five more die due to cold weather

Lucknow:Five people lost their lives due to the continuing cold wave in Uttar Pradesh in the past 24 hours, taking the toll this winter to 254. Three people were reported dead in Barabanki district and two in Jaunpur. Met office sources said weather would be mainly dry and shallow fog would prevail over a few places in the state. Ground frost would occur at isolated places during the next two nights, they added.

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