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Venkaiah Naidu to be NDA Vice-Presidential candidate

New Delhi, Jul 17 (UNI) The ruling NDA today announced Mr Venkaiah Naidu, a senior member of the Narendra Modi government, as its candidate for the post of Vice-President, elections for which will be held on August 5.
Mr Naidu's name was announced by BJP chief Amit Shah.
Mr Naidu, who is the Minister for Information and Broadcasting, was chosen by the BJP after its Parliamentary Board meeting which was presided here this evening by the Prime Minister.
The 68-year-old senior BJP leader will now be pitted against Dr Gopal Krishna Gandhi, the joint Opposition candidate.
Mr Naidu who belongs to Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh, represents Rajasthan in the Rajya Sabha.
He will be filing his nomination tomorrow, which is the last date of submitting papers for contesting the polls.
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New Delhi, Apr 24 (UNI) In a third meeting of Island Development Agency (IDA), Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday reviewed the progress of various developmental plans for Andaman and Nicobar (A&N) islands and other nearby islands including Lakshadweep here.

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Chhattisgarh CM meets Rajnath

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24 Apr 2018 | 10:09 PM

New Delhi, Apr 24 (UNI) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh on Tuesday called on Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh here.

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LCA Tejas has capability to engage hostile fighter jets: IAF

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24 Apr 2018 | 9:18 PM

New Delhi, Apr 24 (UNI) The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Tuesday said that the home-made Light Combat Aircraft (LAC) Tejas have performed well in the recently concluded 14-day ‘Gaganshakti’ exercise and also have ability to intercept and engage hostile fighter jets.

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Gadkari asks officials to expedite completion of STPs in WB, Bihar, Jharkhand

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Karan Oberoi slams Saroj Khan for remarks on casting couch in Bollywood

24 Apr 2018 | 8:22 PM

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