Top stories 3 pm, Feb 23: BMC Election Results 2017: Shiv Sena emerges No 1; Sanjay Nirupam offers resignation; India vs Australia, first Test, Pune: Post lunch report

From Shiv Sena ruling in the BMC polling to India vs Australia Day-1 post tea session report, here are the top stories of the day till 3 PM.

BMC Election Results 2017: Shiv Sena emerges No 1

The counting of votes in 227 municipal wards in Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation are underway. Going by the latest trends, Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena is emerging as the largest party since it has already won 59 seats till now and is leading on 34 seats, while BJP has so far won 35 seats and is leading in 40 seats. This is for the first time in two decades that Shiv Sena and BJP fought the BMC polls separately. Read Here

BMC Election Results 2017: Sanjay Nirupam offers resignation

Amid the ongoing poll-counting of the Municipal Corporation polls across Maharashtra, the Mumbai Regional Congress Committee chairman Sanjay Nirupam has submitted his resignation. Taking the entire responsibility of party’s poor show in the Brihanmumbai Municipality Corporation elections, Nirupam decided to step down from his post on February 23. Read Here

India vs Australia, first Test, Pune, Day 1: AUS 172/5, Matthew Renshaw reaches fifty

Resuming play after lunch at 84 for one with Matthew Renshaw retired hurt due to the stomach illness. With two new batsmen, in-form Shaun Marsh and Steven Smith. They were cautious after tea but they never missed out on loose balls, dispatching them for boundaries. The run rate as expected was on the slower side. The Australians started showing good application only till Shaun Marsh attempting to play the sweep, got a top edge and Kohli was there to accept it gleefully. Marsh departed for 16. Read Here