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About 99 pc polling recorded in today's presidential election

About 99 pc polling recorded in today's presidential election

New Delhi, Jul 17 (UNI) About 99 per cent polling was recorded in today’s presidential elections held in Parliament premises and state Assemblies across the country. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the first to cast his vote in Parliament premises here, followed by other senior leaders, Lok Sabha Secretary General Anoop Mishra, who is the Returning Officer for presidential polls told reporters here. NDA’s Ram Nath Kovind is pitted against Ms Meira Kumar of the joint Opposition 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. UNI DEVN AD SHK 1917

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Proposed changes in UPSC structure unconstitutional: Chidambaram

Proposed changes in UPSC structure unconstitutional: Chidambaram

23 May 2018 | 10:13 PM

New Delhi, May 23 (UNI) Terming as 'unconstitutional' the proposed changes in the structure of the UPSC wherein the marks secured in the foundation course will be taken into account for allocation of Service and Cadre, senior Congress leader and former Home Minister P Chidambaram said on Wednesday.

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CBI registers case against 17 accused, others in leakage of CGL exam

23 May 2018 | 10:12 PM

New Delhi, May 23 (UNI) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered a case against Head of Content Team of a private technology company, 16 people including students, officials of Staff Selection Commission (SSC) on the allegations of criminal conspiracy, cheating, criminal misconduct by the public servants and cheating by impersonation by using computer resources.

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India-Pak former Intel heads co-author untold stories from spy world

India-Pak former Intel heads co-author untold stories from spy world

23 May 2018 | 10:05 PM

New Delhi, May 23 (UNI) In the backof the ongoing tussle between the two neighbours, what could be unusual is a book, co-authored by the former heads of both country’s intelligence agencies, “The Spy Chronicles: RAW, ISI and the illusion of peace”, which speaks of ‘untold’ stories from the world of spies, Kashmir and India-Pakistan relationship, was released here on Wednesday.

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India summons Pak deputy envoy on ceasefire violation

India summons Pak deputy envoy on ceasefire violation

23 May 2018 | 9:10 PM

New Delhi, May 23 (UNI) India on Wednesday summoned Deputy High Commissioner of Pakistan, Syed Haider Shah and registered strong protest at the loss of life of a 7 month old infant in unprovoked ceasefire violations by Pakistan forces on 21 May 2018 in Bhimber Sector across the Line of Control in the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir.

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PM congratulates H D Kumaraswamy on taking oath as K'taka CM

PM congratulates H D Kumaraswamy on taking oath as K'taka CM

23 May 2018 | 8:48 PM

New Delhi, May 23 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday congratulated Mr H D Kumaraswamy on taking oath as the new Chief Minister of Karnataka.

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