Five things to watch out for today

| Updated on January 13, 2018 Published on March 08, 2017


The final phase of Assembly polls will be held in UP and Manipur today. This brings to a close a more-than month-long poll season in five States. UP will conduct its seventh and final phase of polling in 40 seats, including the PM Modi’s Lok Sabha seat, Varanasi. In Manipur, the second phase will see a key contest between Irom Sharmila and CM Okram Ibobi Singh in Thoubal.

The next mayor of Mumbai will be elected today during the first meet of the new House. With no hint yet of any post-poll alliance in the BMC, which has thrown a fractured verdict, it remains to be seen what strategies the political parties adopt for the Mayoral poll.

The IPO Avenue Supermarts, which operates a retail chain under the D-Mart brand, is to open on Wednesday. The issue is likely to be priced in the range Rs 290-325. The company plans to sell shares worth ₹1,800 crore in the IPO. This would be the second IPO of the year.

O Panneerselvam and team will stage a hunger strike in Chennai today, reiterating their demand for a probe into the death of Jayalalithaa. His supporters would stage a hunger strike in district headquarters across TN.

The commerce ministry will consider five proposals of SEZ developers, including Oracle India and L&T Construction Equipment, for setting up new SEZs. Oracle India and L&T Construction Equipment have proposed to set up IT SEZs in Karnataka. The latter has proposed two zones.

Published on March 08, 2017
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