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India set to get new First Citizen

India set to get new First Citizen

New Delhi, Jul 17 (UNI) Lawmakers all over India today made a beeline to polling stations to choose the 14th President of the nation. Legislators in Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Bihar showed keen enthusiasm. Ruling National Democratic Alliance nominee Ram Nath Kovind, a former Rajya Sabha member from UP and an ex-Bihar Governor, is pitted against Opposition's Meira Kumar, a former diplomat-turned-senior politician. July 20 was set for the counting of votes. The term of Mr Pranab Mukherjee expires on July 24 and a new President has to take over by July 25. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress president Sonia Gandhi, party vice-president Rahul Gandhi and Bharatiya Janata Party patriarch Lal Krishna Advani were among the early voters. National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah also cast his vote in Parliament. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said MLAs should heed their conscience while casting their votes. Holding an umbrella to fend off the rain, Mr Kejriwal exercised his right to franchise in room number 35 of the Delhi Assembly, the venue of the election. "MLAs should use their conscience in casting votes. In democracy, one who has the number wins. We are supporting Meira Kumar," he told reporters. Mr Kejriwal, his Cabinet colleague Manish Sisodia, Leader of the Opposition Vijendra Gupta and rebel Aam Aadmi Party MLA Kapil Mishra were among the early voters. In first two hours, 15 out of 69 MLAs, voted. More UNI Team-AE RP1800

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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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