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714 MPs vote, a record 99 per cent voting reported: Modi first to exercise his right

714 MPs vote, a record 99 per cent voting reported: Modi first to exercise his right

New Delhi, Jul 17 (UNI) A record estimated 99 per cent of polling was recorded in today’s presidential elections held in Parliament premises and state Assemblies across the country, Returning Officer for the polls and Lok Sabha Secretary General Anoop Mishra said here today. He said as many as 714 Members of Parliament from both the Houses exercised their right while Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the "first to cast his vote in Parliament premises". "The good turnout of voting of elected representatives has been reported from across the country...This could be highest in recent times but I have to check," Mr Mishra said. He, however, said reports from few states were still awaited. Eyewitness accounts said Prime Minister arrived at the voting enclosures before 1000 hours and waited for a while to proceedings to begin. "We go by rules. The voting had to start sharp by 1000 hours and ....it is true Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the first to cast vote in Parliament premises," Mr Mishra said. BJP-led NDA’s Ram Nath Kovind, former Bihar Governor, is pitted against former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, the joint Opposition nominee in today’s elections. The President is chosen by an electoral college comprising all the MPs and MLAs in the country, with weighted votes apportioned. As many as 233 elected members of the Rajya Sabha, 543 members from the Lok Sabha and 4,120 MLAs from the state Assemblies comprise the electors. "Hundred per cent voting have been reported from Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Jharkhand, Uttarakhand and Puducherry," he said. More UNI DEVN-NAZ SHK 1928

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Rohingyas are illegal migrants, any sovereign nation free to take action against illegal migrants: Rajnath

Rohingyas are illegal migrants, any sovereign nation free to take action against illegal migrants: Rajnath

New Delhi, Sep 21 (UNI) Amid concern expressed by human rights activists on the deportation of Rohingyas, Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said Rohingyas are illegal migrants and that any sovereign nation is free to take action against illegal migrants.

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21 Sep 2017 | 8:25 PM
Cong suggests Rane's resignation linked to  BJP's accusation of his links with Dawood

Cong suggests Rane's resignation linked to BJP's accusation of his links with Dawood

New Delhi, Sept 21 (UNI) Reacting to senior leader Narayan Rane's resignation from the party, the Congress today suggested that it could be linked to BJP's accusation that the leader has connections with the underworld don Dawood Ibrahim.

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22 Sep 2017 | 12:06 AM
Pak violates truce agreement on IB, fires 82 mm mortars

Pak violates truce agreement on IB, fires 82 mm mortars

Jammu, Sept 21 (UNI) Pakistan yet again violated the ceasefire agreement by firing heavily on forward BSF posts and villages in Arnia sector along international border here.

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21 Sep 2017 | 9:21 PM
Kuldeep Yadav's hat-trick earned India emphatic 50-run win after Virat Kohli's 92-run knock

Kuldeep Yadav's hat-trick earned India emphatic 50-run win after Virat Kohli's 92-run knock

Kolkata, Sep 21 (UNI) Young Kuldeep Yadav spun Australia's middle order batting line at Eden Gardens with his first hat-trick in ODI as he guided India to an emphatic 50-run win in 2nd One Day International play making it 2-0 in 5-match series after his skipper Virat Kohli contributed 92 runs in total score of 252 in 50-over day-night match here today.

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21 Sep 2017 | 11:26 PM
India won by 50 runs against Australia

India won by 50 runs against Australia

Kolkata, Sep 21 (UNI) Following is the final scoreboard of second One Day International (ODI) cricket match between India and Australia at Eden Gardens here today.

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21 Sep 2017 | 11:13 PM
'Narmada Andalon' will continue till settlement of displaced families: Medha Patkar

'Narmada Andalon' will continue till settlement of displaced families: Medha Patkar

New Delhi, Sept 21 (UNI) Social activist Medha Patkar today said the dedication of Narmada dam to the nation by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his birthday on September 17 does not end the 'Narmada Bachao Andalon'.

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21 Sep 2017 | 10:26 PM
Odisha cabinet approves the  restructuring  of OAS, OTES, OSTES and OFS

Odisha cabinet approves the restructuring of OAS, OTES, OSTES and OFS

Bhubaneswar, Sep 21 (UNI) Odisha state Cabinet today decided to restructure the cadres of Odisha Administrative Service (OAS), Odisha Transport Engineering Service (OTES), Odisha Sub-Ordinate Transport Engineering Service (OSTES).

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21 Sep 2017 | 9:55 PM
Kuldeep Yadav's hat-trick earned India emphatic 50-run win after Virat Kohli's 92-run knock

Kuldeep Yadav's hat-trick earned India emphatic 50-run win after Virat Kohli's 92-run knock

21 Sep 2017 | 11:26 PM

Kolkata, Sep 21 (UNI) Young Kuldeep Yadav spun Australia's middle order batting line at Eden Gardens with his first hat-trick in ODI as he guided India to an emphatic 50-run win in 2nd One Day International play making it 2-0 in 5-match series after his skipper Virat Kohli contributed 92 runs in total score of 252 in 50-over day-night match here today.

Ujjivan Small Finance Bank commences operations in Gujarat

21 Sep 2017 | 10:19 PM

Ahmedabad, Sept 21 (UNI) Ujjivan Small Finance Bank Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ujjivan Financial Services today announced the commencement of its banking operations in Gujarat with with the launch of two branches in Ahmedabad.

Ultrasonography:New and larger scope

Ultrasonography:New and larger scope

20 Sep 2017 | 4:14 PM

Kolkata, Sep 20 (UNI) Can ultrasonography be used for peripheral nerve blocks? A Kolkata-based private specialty hospital recently organised a one-day workshop on "Ultrasound Guided Regional Anaesthesia" to familiarise budding anaesthesiologists and practitioners with the use of ultrasound and how to perform the various procedures.

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