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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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Cong releases 2nd list of 13 candidates for Gujarat

Cong releases 2nd list of 13 candidates for Gujarat

New Delhi, Nov 20 (UNI) The Congress on Monday night released its second list of 13 candidates for the assembly elections in Gujarat which includes names of Pradyumansinh Jadeja from Abdasa and Aadam B.

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Govt approves visa for 33 Bohra children from Pakistan

Govt approves visa for 33 Bohra children from Pakistan

New Delhi, Nov 20 (UNI) Indian government has decided to issue visa for 33 Bohra children from Pakistan, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said here on Monday.

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Innovation are shaping space industry: ISRO

Innovation are shaping space industry: ISRO

New Delhi, Nov 20 (UNI) Space Commission and Chairman Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman AS Kiran Kumar on Monday said innovations are shaping the Space Industry and the endeavour should be to provide access of advantages of space to common people.

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SC refuses to interfere in 'Padmavati' release

SC refuses to interfere in 'Padmavati' release

New Delhi, Nov 20 (UNI) The Supreme Court on Monday refused to interfere in the release of the Hindi film "Padmavati.

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Sri Lankan PM coming tomorrow; to meet Modi on Nov 22

Sri Lankan PM coming tomorrow; to meet Modi on Nov 22

New Delhi, Nov 20 (UNI) Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Ranil Wickremesinghe is arriving here tomorrow on a two-day visit during which he will hold talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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Decks cleared for Rahul's elevation

Decks cleared for Rahul's elevation

New Delhi, Nov 20 (UNI) Decks cleared on Monday for the much awaited elevation of Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi to the post of party president with the Congress Working Committee giving its nod to the schedule for election of the party president with issuance of notification on December 1.

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Electric vehicles economically, practically viable as mode of transport: Gadkari

Electric vehicles economically, practically viable as mode of transport: Gadkari

New Delhi, Nov 20 (UNI) Public transport running on biofuel and electricity is the focus of the government as it would be environment-friendly and cost effective, Union Road Transport, Highways, Shipping, Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Minister Nitin Gadkari said.

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