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WION Morning News Brief, December 18, 2017

Counting of votes for the Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh assembly elections are underway. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 18, 2017, 03.48 AM (IST)

Live Gujarat election leads: BJP: 84| Congress: 80| Others: 2

Majority of exits polls have predicted state elections results to swing in BJP's favours. BJP's win in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh will establish party's reign over 19 Indian states. 

Live Himachal election leads: Congress:10 | BJP:33 | Others:1

The results of the assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh will be announced at 8 am today. The two key opponents in the state are chief minister Virbhadra Singh and BJP chief ministerial candidate Prem Kumar Dhumal

Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh elections: Counting of votes begin, BJP takes early lead in both states

Counting of votes for the Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh assembly elections began today amid high security.  According to early leads just in, BJP is leading in 52 seats with the Congress close behind leading in 35 seats, others(Independents, small parties) are leading in 2 seats.

Sushil Kumar, Sakshi Malik, Geeta Phogat secure gold at Commonwealth Wrestling Championship

Shortly after double Olympic medalist, Sushil Kumar clinched a gold medal at the Commonwealth Wrestling Championships in Johannesburg, South Africa on Sunday, Olympic medalist Sakshi Malik bagged a gold medal by defeating New Zealand's Tayla Tuahine Ford in the 62kg women's freestyle category.

Trump says he won't fire Russia meddling probe chief

President Donald Trump insisted today he has no plans to fire special counsel Mueller, despite his team's recent attacks on the credibility of the probe into Russian meddling in the US election.