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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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MHA clarifies on air transit facility for CRPF on Jammu-Srinagar sector

MHA clarifies on air transit facility for CRPF on Jammu-Srinagar sector

17 Feb 2019 | 11:13 PM

New Delhi, Feb 17 (UNI) Denying the reports that appeared in a section of media on Sunday claiming air transit facility for CRPF has not been allowed, the Ministry of Home Affairs clarified that this facility for CRPF on the said sector has been stopped.

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Ramayan reciter Morari Bapu to extend financial help of Rs 1lakh  to each CRPF martyrs’  family

Ramayan reciter Morari Bapu to extend financial help of Rs 1lakh to each CRPF martyrs’ family

17 Feb 2019 | 10:59 PM

New Delhi, Feb 17 (UNI) Bhagwat and Ram Katha reciter Morari Bapu will extend financial help of Rs one lakh to each family of CRPF martyred in Pulwama terrorist strike on Thursday.

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Govt cracks whip on separatist leaders, withdraws security & other facilities

Govt cracks whip on separatist leaders, withdraws security & other facilities

17 Feb 2019 | 10:45 PM

New Delhi, Feb 17 (UNI) Unleashing a multi-pronged strategy to isolate Pakistan on terror and also to break its 'nexus' with separatist leaders, the government on Sunday withdrew security cover and other facilities provided to five separatist leaders including Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Abdul Ghani Bhat.

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Large number of people pay tributes to Pulwama martyrs by lighting candles

Large number of people pay tributes to Pulwama martyrs by lighting candles

17 Feb 2019 | 9:33 PM

New Delhi, Feb 17 (UNI) Thousands of people from different walks of life got together on Sunday and paid tributes to the martyrs of Pulwama by lighting candles in the heart of the city , Connaught Place's inner circle.

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Air-to-Air missile Astra to be showcased in Aero India

Air-to-Air missile Astra to be showcased in Aero India

17 Feb 2019 | 9:25 PM

By Anish Singh
New Delhi, Feb 17 (UNI) Make-in-India product Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile (BVRAAM) Astra will be showcased during the Aero India show which is scheduled to take place from February 20 in Bengaluru.

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