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Maharashtra govt formation: Highlights from November 26

Maharashtra witnessed another day of 'Maha' drama. Devendra Fadnavis stepped down as the CM after his deputy, Ajit Pawar also tendered his resignation. Political scenario in the state now looks clear with the Maha Vikas Aghadi having a clear majority and Uddhav Thackeray as their leader. IndiaTVnews.com brings to you all the highlights from November 26. 

India TV News Desk Reported by: India TV News Desk
New Delhi Updated on: November 26, 2019 22:57 IST
Maharashtra govt formation: Highlights from November 26

Maharashtra govt formation: Highlights from November 26

The Maharashtra government formation marathon is far from over. On Tuesday, a day ahead of the floor test, Devendra Fadnavis and Ajit Pawar resigned as the CM and the Deputy CM respectively. The Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress' Maha Vikas Aghadi is meeting at Mumbai's Trident hotel. The Governor has meanwhile appointed Kalidas Kolambkar as pro-tem speaker. Indiatvnews.com brings to you breaking news, latest photos and videos from across India and the world on November 26, 2019. LIVE UPDATES:

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  • 9:45 PM (IST) Posted by Sidhant Mamtany

    Ajit Pawar meets Sharad Pawar

    Ajit Pawar has met Sharad Pawar at his residence. This is for the first time the two have met after Ajit Pawar stepped down from the Deputy CM post earlier today. 

  • 9:33 PM (IST) Posted by Sidhant Mamtany

    Ajit Pawar to meet Sharad Pawar shortly

    Ajit Pawar is on the way to meet his uncle, Sharad Pawar at his residence Silver Oak. 

  • 9:04 PM (IST) Posted by Sidhant Mamtany

    Will invite PM Modi and Amit shah for Thackeray's swearing-in: Sanjay Raut

    Sanjay Raut has said that the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress alliance will invite Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah for the swearing-in ceremony of Uddhav Thackeray. 

  • 8:22 PM (IST) Posted by Analiza Pathak

    What has happened today is the actual democracy, says CM candidate Uddhav Thackeray

    "I accept the responsibility given by all of you. I'm not alone but you all are CM with me. What has happened today is the actual democracy. Together we will wipe off the tears of farmers in the state."

  • 8:19 PM (IST) Posted by Analiza Pathak

    Lies are not part of Hindutva, ready to answer questions raised by Fadnavis: Uddhav

    "I'm ready to answer all questions raised by Devendra Fadnavis. I am not scared of anything. Lies are not part of Hindutva. When needed you hug us and when not needed you leave us. You tried to keep us away."

  • 8:17 PM (IST) Posted by Analiza Pathak

    The alliance will take Maharashtra to new heights, Uddhav Thackeray said.

  • 8:16 PM (IST) Posted by Analiza Pathak

    We are giving new direction to country by keeping faith on each other: Uddhav at Maha Vikas Aghadi meet

    "I had never dreamed of leading the state. I would like to thank Sonia Gandhi and others. We are giving a new direction to country by keeping faith on each other," Shiv Sena chief and CM candidate of 'Maha Vikas Aghadi', Uddhav Thackeray said.

  • 8:09 PM (IST) Posted by Sidhant Mamtany

    Uddhav Thackeray swearing-in ceremony on Dec 1

    Uddhav Thackeray's swearing-in ceremony to take place at 5 pm on December 1. Earlier, Uddhav was elected as the leader of the Maha Vikas Aghadi. 

  • 7:41 PM (IST) Posted by Analiza Pathak

    Shiv Sena's Anil Desai: 'Maha Vikas Aghadi', the alliance of Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress will have a Coordination Committee.

  • 7:39 PM (IST) Posted by Analiza Pathak

    Resolution to form 'Maha Vikas Aghadi passed

    Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde moves resolution to form 'Maha Vikas Aghadi', the alliance of Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress. NCP's Nawab Malik and Congress' Nitin Raut second it. The resolution has been passed by all MLAs.

     

  • 7:16 PM (IST) Posted by Sidhant Mamtany

    There is only one tiger in Maharashtra, Sharad Pawar; Chants at Trident

    NCP workers raise slogan of "Maharashtra cha ekch wagh, Sharad Pawar Sharad Pawar" (There is only one tiger in Maharashtra, Sharad Pawar Sharad Pawar) upon the arrival of party chief Sharad Pawar at Trident Hotel, for NCP-Shiv Sena-Congress joint meeting.

  • 7:14 PM (IST) Posted by Sidhant Mamtany

    Sharad Pawar, Uddhav Thackeray arive at Trident for Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress meet

    NCP Chief Sharad Pawar, Shiv Sena supremo Uddhav Thackeray have arrived at the Trident for the Maha Aghadi meet. 

  • 7:09 PM (IST) Posted by Sidhant Mamtany

    Ajit Pawar to not attend Sena-NCP-Congress meeting at Trident: Jayant Patil

    Jayant Patil, NCP, ahead of the joint meeting of Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress: 

    Ajit Pawar will not come for today's meeting. There has not been contact with him. But I have been meeting him since 2 days, I will meet him today as well.

  • 6:32 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Bus carrying Shiv Sena MLAs arrive at Trident Hotel

    A bus carrying Shiv Sena MLAs arrive at Trident Hotel, Mumbai.

  • 6:00 PM (IST) Posted by Sidhant Mamtany

    Governor calls special session of Maharashtra Assembly at 8 am tomorrow

    Governor calls special session of Maharashtra Assembly at 8 am tomorrow. All MLAs to take oath in the session. 

  • 5:22 PM (IST) Posted by Analiza Pathak

    Sonia Gandhi okays Maha Aghadi common minimum programme, Uddhav set to be its leader

    Congress President Sonia Gandhi has given her consent to the Common Minimum Programme (CMP) of the three parties (Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress), ANI reports. CMP to be released after the joint meeting today. Modalities have been finalised between the alliance parties, sources told the news agency. 

  • 4:31 PM (IST) Posted by Sidhant Mamtany

    Devendra Fadnavis Press Conference | Full Video

  • 4:27 PM (IST) Posted by Sidhant Mamtany

    We damand that Uddhav Thackeray be invited to form government in Maharashtra immediately: Prithviraj Chavan

    We demand that Uddhav Thackeray be invited to form government in Maharashtra immediately: Prithviraj Chavan 

  • 4:12 PM (IST) Posted by Sidhant Mamtany

    Ajit Pawar resigned due to personal reasons: Fadnavis

    Devendra Fadnavis in his press conference said that Ajit Pawar resigned from the post of the Deputy CM because of personal reasons. 

  • 4:10 PM (IST) Posted by Sidhant Mamtany

    Fadnavis reaches Raj Bhawan to submit resignation to Governor

    Devendra Fadnavis has reached the Raj Bhawan to submit his resignation to Governor Bhagat Singh Koshiyari

  • 4:08 PM (IST) Posted by Sidhant Mamtany

    Uddhav Thackeray to be chosen as the CM candidate from Sena-NCP-Congress

    The post-poll alliance of Shiv Sena, NCP and the Congress is most likely to elect Sena supremo Uddhav Thackeray as their CM candidate after the resignation of Devendra Fadnavis. 

  • 4:05 PM (IST) Posted by Sidhant Mamtany

    Fadnavis to tender resignation to the Governor at Raj Bhawan

    Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis is on his way to the Raj Bhawan to tender his resignation to the Governor. 

  • 3:38 PM (IST) Posted by Analiza Pathak

    Never promised CM post to Shiv Sena: Fadnavis

    Addressing the media, Devendra Fadnavis said that the BJP never promised CM post to the Shiv Sena.

  • 3:24 PM (IST) Posted by Sidhant Mamtany

    Congress tweets, "Buy-Buy nahi Bye-Bye Sarkar"

  • 3:24 PM (IST) Posted by Sidhant Mamtany

    Congress tweets, "Buy-Buy nahi Bye-Bye Sarkar"

  • 3:19 PM (IST) Posted by Sidhant Mamtany

    Ajit Pawar resigns as Maharashtra Deputy CM

    Three days after taking oath as the Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra, NCP's Ajit Pawar on Tuesday resigned from the post, news agency ANI reported quoting sources. Ajit Pawar was sworn in as the Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra on Saturday. Pawar resignation came just hours after the Supreme Court of India ordered an immediate floor test in the Maharashtra assembly.

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  • 2:49 PM (IST) Posted by Analiza Pathak

    Hope Balasaheb Thorat is made the Pro-Tem Speaker: NCP's Jayant Patil

    "I hope the Governor will listen to us and make Balasaheb Thorat, the senior most member of the House, the Pro-Tem Speaker.  It's you from whom I have come to know about the resignation of Ajit Pawar. I don't know about it, I would like to make a comment on it only after getting to know everything about it," NCP leader Jayant Patil said 

  • 2:29 PM (IST) Posted by Analiza Pathak

    Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to address the media at 3.30 pm today.

  • 2:21 PM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis to address press conference at 3:30 pm

    Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis to address press conference at 3:30 pm

  • 2:15 PM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    A meeting was held at the Prime Minister's chamber at the Parliament today. Union Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP national working president JP Nadda were present at the meeting.

  • 1:51 PM (IST) Posted by Analiza Pathak

    NCP-Sena-Cong to hold joint meet at 5 pm today

    The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), the Shiv Sena and the Congress MLAs will hold a joint meeting at 5 pm today to elect the leader of their alliance.

  • 1:46 PM (IST) Posted by Analiza Pathak

    NCP and Shiv Sena meeting underway at Sofitel Hotel

    Meeting of NCP and Shiv Sena leaders underway at Sofitel Hotel in Mumbai. Leaders including Sharad Pawar, Praful Patel, Jayant Patil, Supriya Sule, Chhagan Bhujbal,Uddhav Thackeray, Aaditya Thackeray and Sanjay Raut present

  • 12:32 PM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Manmohan Singh on 'if NCP-Shiv Sena-Congress will be able to form a govt in Maharashtra':

    Former Prime Minister & Congress leader Manmohan Singh on 'if NCP-Shiv Sena-Congress will be able to form a govt in Maharashtra': I hope they will. We all respect the Supreme Court, we should respect its judgement

  • 12:31 PM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Meeting of Congress MLAs underway at JW Marriott Hotel. Senior Congress leaders Mallikarjun Kharge, Balasaheb Thorat & Ashok Chavan are present in the meeting

  • 12:31 PM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Maharashtra Congress President Balasaheb Thorat elected Congress Legislative Party leader

    Maharashtra Congress President Balasaheb Thorat elected Congress Legislative Party leader. Thorat is the senior-most MLA and trusted aid of Congress president Sonia Gandhi. He is also close to Rahul Gandhi.

  • 12:25 PM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    BJP core committee meeting at 9 pm today, says BJP leader Rao Saheb Danve

    "We will prove our majority. Tonight at 9 pm, all BJP MLAs will meet at Garware Club in Mumbai," says BJP leader Rao Saheb Danve.

  • 12:15 PM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Sharad Pawar, Nawab Malik reach Sofitel Hotel to meet senior NCP leaders

    NCP chief Sharad Pawar and chief spokesperson Nawab Malik arrive at Hotel Sofitel to meet their party MLAs. Some NCP MLAs are staying at the Hotel.

  • 12:09 PM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    NCP chief Sharad pawar welcomes SC verdict on Maharashtra floor test

    I am grateful to Hon’ble SC for upholding democratic values and constitutional principles. It’s heartening that the Maharashtra Verdict came on the Constitution Day, a Tribute to Bharat Ratna Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar!

  • 12:00 PM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    BJP MLA Haribhau Bagade arrives at the residence of Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. He was the Speaker of the previous assembly and officially, he is the Speaker till the next Speaker assumes charge. He arrived in the official car of the Speaker

  • 11:45 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Truth has won: Sanjay Raut on Supreme Court Order on Maharashtra floor test

    Truth has won. The court has given 30 hours, we can prove majority in 30 minutes, says Sanjay Raut on Supreme Court Order on Maharashtra floor test

  • 11:44 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar arrives at the residence of Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis

    Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar arrives at the residence of Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis for party's core committee meeting, ANI has reported.

  • 11:40 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    We will win: Sonia Gandhi welcomes SC order on Maharashtra floor test

    Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi welcomed the Supreme Court's order to hold a floor test in Maharashtra within 24 hours or by Wednesday. "We will win the floor test," she said

  • 11:30 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    We are ready to prove majority: Maharashtra BJP chief on SC order

    Respect SC order; we are ready to prove majority, says Maharashtra BJP chief Chandrakant Patil on Supreme court order on floor test

  • 11:22 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Six names for Pro-tem Speaker submitted to Maharashtra governor

    These are the six names for Pro-tem Speaker that have been submitted to Governor Bhagat Singh Koshiyari. He will decide who the Protem Speaker will be: 

    1) Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil (BJP)
    2) Kalidas Kolambkar (BJP)
    3) Babanrao Pachpute (BJP)
    4) Balasaheb Thorat (Congress)
    5) Kagda Chandya Padvi (Congress)
    6) Dilip Walse-Patil (NCP)

  • 11:15 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Nawab Malik on 'SC orders Floor Test in Maharashtra Assembly on Nov 27':

    Today's verdict of the SC is a milestone in Indian democracy. Before 5 pm tomorrow, it will be clear that BJP's game is over. In a few days, there will a govt of Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress in Maharashtra.

  • 11:14 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Ashish Shelar, Raosaheb Danve, Girish Mahajan, Bhupendra Yadav and other BJP leaders arrive at the residence of Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis for party's core committee meeting.

  • 11:08 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Maharashtra floor test on Wednesday: Supreme Court

    The floor test in the Maharashtra assembly for Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to prove his majority in the assembly will be conducted on Wednesday, the Supreme Court directed on Tuesday. The apex court also directed Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari to ensure that all elected members of the house are sworn in on Wednesday itself. The entire exercise has to be completed by 5 pm.

    A bench comprising Justices N V Ramana, Ashok Bhushan and Sanjiv Khanna also said the entire proceedings have to be telecast live. Voting in the assembly shall not be on the basis of the secret ballot, it said.

    The governor will also appoint a pro-tem speaker who will administer oath to the newly elected members. 

  • 10:53 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Submissions to be made by all means parties within a period of 8 weeks as the issues regarding judicial review of Governor’s decision remains.

  • 10:53 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Supreme Court order in Maharashtra floor test states that:

    1. Floor test must be conducted by 5 pm tomorrow (27 Nov). 
    2. It must be telecast live. 
    3. Protem speaker to be appointed to conduct the same. 
    4. It should not be by secret ballot

  • 10:51 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Restrain the Fadnavis Govt from taking important policy decisions, says Kapil Sibal in SC

    Meanwhile, Kapil Sibal appearing for Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress alliance in Supreme Court, mentioned before the SC to restrain the Devendra Fadnavis Government from taking important policy decisions.

  • 10:50 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    All elected members in Maharashtra assembly to take oath on Nov 27, says Supreme Court

    All elected members in Maharashtra assembly to take oath on Nov 27, says Supreme Court

  • 10:46 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Satyamev Jayate, tweets Nawab Malik post Supreme Court order on Maharashtra floor test

  • 10:45 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Judges urge for the appointment of protem speaker for floor test

    Supreme Court Judges urge for the appointment of protem speaker for floor test which should be completed before 5 pm tomorrow

  • 10:43 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Reading out the Order, Justice Ramana: Constitutional morality needs to be promoted while finding a way to balance opposing claims. At the interim stage, these issues need to be addressed.

  • 10:41 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    No secret ballots for Maharashtra floor test: SC

    No secret ballots for Maharashtra floor test, orders Supreme Court

  • 10:40 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Supreme Court orders live telecast of Maharashtra floor test

    Supreme Court orders live telecast of Maharashtra floor test before 5 pm.

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  • 10:39 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Supreme Court orders Maharashtra floor test before 5 pm tomorrow (November 27)

    Supreme Court orders Maharashtra floor test before 5 pm tomorrow (November 27).

    "We request Maha governor to ensure floor test be held on Nov 27," says Supreme Court

  • 10:35 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Supreme Court begins reading order on floor test

    Justice Ramana begins reading order on Maharashtra floor test.

    Bench assembles. Justices Ramana, Ashok Bhushan and Sanjiv Khanna preside. 

  • 10:33 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Kapil Sibal, Tushar Mehta present in Supreme Court

    Kapil Sibal representing Shiv Sena, Tushar Mehta present in Supreme Court. Congress leaders including, Prithviraj Chauhan present in Supreme Court

  • 10:26 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Maharashtra Legislature Secy says, 'Speaker yet to confirm Jayant Patil as NCP legislature leader'

    "The Legislature Secretariat has received a letter claiming that Jayant Patil is the Legislative Party Leader for NCP. But, the decision has to be taken by the Speaker. As of today, the decision has not been taken," says Rajendra Bhagwat, Maharashtra Legislature Secretary.

  • 10:20 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Supreme Court order on Maharashtra floor test shortly

    The Supreme Court is set to pass an order on floor test in the Maharashtra Assembly at 10:30 am 

  • 10:07 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    "We are confirmed that Ajit Pawar is the leader of NCP on the Floor of the House"

    We are confirmed that Ajit Pawar is the leader of NCP on the Floor of the House, and his whip will hold as leader of legislature party: BJP leader Ashish Shelar

  • 10:05 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Ajit Pawar missing from official 26/11 govt event

    Ajit Pawar who switched sides and became Deputy CM in the BJP-led Maharashtra government was, missing from yesterday's meeting chaired by CM Devendra Fadnavis at the Secretariat. The Deputy Chief Minister was also absent during the official programme to pay respect at Police Memorial on 11th anniversary of 26/11.

  • 9:49 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    CM Fadnavis and Governor Koshyari pay tribute at Police Memorial

    Meanwhile, Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis and Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari pay tribute at Police Memorial at Marine Drive on 11th anniversary of 26/11 Mumbai terror attack

  • 9:44 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Sena, NCP, Congress to approach SC against closure of Ajit Pawar's cases

    The Shiv Sena, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Congress plans to approach the Supreme Court against the closing of nine corruption cases in the 70,000-crore irrigation scam allegedly involving NCP's Ajit Pawar. A joint petition by three parties is ready to be filed. 

    The three parties have also asked the court to call for a floor test within 24 hours and stop the state government from taking any policy decisions until it proves its majority in the state assembly.

    "The Devendra Fadnavis Government cannot make policy decisions before the floor test," the petition read.

    Calling the decision to close cases against Ajit Pawar "illegal", the plea seeks a stay on the Maharashtra Anti-Corruption Bureau's (ACB) move to close cases.

  • 9:31 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Women's rights activist Trupti Desai reaches Kochi, to visit Sabarimala to offer prayers at Lord Ayyappa shrine.

    Women's rights activist Trupti Desai reaches Kochi, to visit Sabarimala to offer prayers at Lord Ayyappa shrine.

    "We'll visit Sabarimala temple today on Constitution Day. Neither state government nor the police can stop us from visiting the temple. Whether we get security or not we will visit the temple today.

  • 9:24 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Sensex jumps over 200 pts to hit record high of 41,100.82 in early trade

    Sensex jumps over 200 pts to hit record high of 41,100.82 in early trade; Nifty scales lifetime peak of 12,126.05. 

  • 8:03 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Supreme Court to announce order on NCP-Cong-Sena plea at 10:30 am today

    Supreme Court to pass an order at 10:30 am today on the petition jointly filed by the NCP-Congress and Shiv Sena against the formation of BJP-led government in Maharashtra.

  • 7:33 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    CM Fadnavis and Governor Koshyari to pay tribute at Police Memorial

    Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari to pay tribute at Police Memorial at Marine Drive on 11th anniversary of 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, in Mumbai

  • 6:58 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    9 killed, 17 injured as bus collides with truck in UP's Banda

    Nine people were killed while 17 injured in a collision between a UP Roadways bus and a truck in the Tindwari police station area here on Monday afternoon, police said.

    In Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath expressed grief over the deaths and the UPSRTC announced an ex gratia of Rs 5 lakh for the next of kin of each of the deceased and Rs 2.5 lakh for those who sustained serious injuries. The accident took place near the Saimiri turn this afternoon, SP (Banda) Ganesh Prasad Saha said.    

  • 6:56 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Man arrested for stealing two-wheelers

     A 25-year-old man was arrested for allegedly stealing two-wheelers, police said here on Monday. The accused has been identified as Rakesh.
    A country-made pistol and a live cartridge were recovered from him, they said.

    "After receiving a tip-off, a raid was conducted near Satyawti Colony and Rakesh was nabbed. During interrogation, he disclosed his involvement in several cases of auto theft. Three more stolen vehicles were recovered," Vijayanta Arya, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Northwest), said.

  • 6:55 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Cop held for accepting Rs 10,000 bribe from gambling accused

    A head constable of Nagpur Police was on Monday arrested for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 10,000 for releasing the money seized during a gambling raid in 2013, an ACB official said. The accused Ravindra Chichghate (54), attached to Jaripatka police station, had demanded the bribe from the
    accused for releasing Rs 41,700 seized during a gambling raid.

  • 6:54 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Eight killed in bus, truck accident in Pak

    At least eight people were killed and several others injured when a bus and a truck collided head-on in Northwest Pakistan on Monday.\

    The accident occurred in Dera Ismail Khan district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province when the bus carrying passengers hit the truck coming from the opposite direction.

    "Eight people were killed and over 20 injured were shifted to the DHQ hospital," Jawad Khalil, the District Emergency Officer 1122 said.