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  • Maldives new President Solih to arrive India on official visit on Sunday
  • MNF president Zoramthanga takes oath as Mizoram’s new chief minister
  • South Kashmir reeling under fear, Mehbooba on civilian killing in Pulwama
  • IWAI working to facilitate safe passenger movement for Kumbh-Mela
  • Chhattisgarh’s new CM to be announced on Saturday
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  • India shares 'historical' and comprehensive defence ties with France, says Sushma
  • Rajapaksa steps down as Lankan Prime Minister
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Sunil Arora assumes charge as new Election Commissioner

Sunil Arora assumes charge as new Election Commissioner

New Delhi, Sep 1 (UNI) Sunil Arora today assumed charge as the new Election Commissioner of India, here. Government yesterday appointed the former bureaucrat as the new Election Commissioner. At present, Chief Election Commissioner is Achal Kumar Joti while Om Prakash Rawat is the other Election Commissioner. Born on April 13, 1956, Mr Arora, 1980 batch IAS officer from Rajasthan cadre, superannuated on April 30, 2016 as Secretary, in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. During 36 years of his long service, he held various crucial positions in State Government of Rajasthan and in the Central Government, the Election Commission said in a statement. Prior to joining as Election Commissioner, Mr Arora was serving as Director General (DG), Ministry of Corporate Affairs since December 15, 2016 after his superannuation. He served in several key positions namely Secretary in the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Chairman and Managing Director of the then Indian Airlines between 2002 to 2005, member of Board of Directors of Air India, Airport Authority of India Ltd and National Skill Development Corporation etc. At the State level, Mr Arora served as Chairman of Rajasthan State Industrial Development and Investment Corporation (RIICO) between 2005 and 2013, Additional Chief Secretary, Home, Government of Rajasthan between 2013 to 2014 and in several other important positions. UNI NY SHK 1812

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Maldives new President Solih to arrive India on official visit on Sunday

15 Dec 2018 | 2:54 PM

New Delhi, Dec 15 (UNI) New President of Maldives Ibrahim Mohamed Solih will arrive India on a three-day crucial visit on Sunday.

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IWAI working to facilitate safe passenger movement for Kumbh-Mela

15 Dec 2018 | 2:42 PM

New Delhi, Dec 15(UNI) The Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) has been working hard towards facilitating safe passenger movements for Kumbh-Mela 2019.

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Recognize Mental Health as first public health challenge: Dr Prakriti Poddar

Recognize Mental Health as first public health challenge: Dr Prakriti Poddar

15 Dec 2018 | 2:38 PM

New Delhi, Dec 15 (UNI) With the vision to reach over 10 lakh people through online and offline modes, mental health space leader, Dr.

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India shares 'historical' and comprehensive defence ties with France, says Sushma

India shares 'historical' and comprehensive defence ties with France, says Sushma

15 Dec 2018 | 2:04 PM

New Delhi, Dec 15 (UNI) India on Saturday said that its military relation with France is "historical" and elaborate while for its part, the French government said that it considers a "strong India to be in the world’s interest".

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BJP MP GVL Rao to move Parl panel for 'probe' into role on harming national security

BJP MP GVL Rao to move Parl panel for 'probe' into role on harming national security

15 Dec 2018 | 1:51 PM

New Delhi, Dec 15 (UNI) At a time when the Congress is trying to build up a strong narrative on the powers of Public Accounts Committee of Parliament vis-a-vis CAG reports and Rafale aircraft deal, BJP member of Parliament GVL Narasimha Rao has said that he will "explore" criminal probe into motivated propaganda to "endanger" national security.

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