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President not in favour of two executives: Ansari

New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Vice President Hamid Ansari on Sunday said outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee had told Governors and Lt. Governors that their role was mainly confined to giving advice to the Chief Minister as there cannot be two functional executive authorities in a state. He said Mukherjee had also noted that the Governor had no discretion but to accept the verdict of floor t...

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President not in favour of two executive authorities in state: Hamid Ansari

New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Vice President Hamid Ansari on Sunday said outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee had last week told Governors and Lt Governors that their role is mainly confined to giving advice to Chief Minister as there cannot be two functional executive authorities in a state. Ansari cited Mukherjee's remarks in his speech at the farewell ceremony for Mukherjee in the Central ...

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Puducherry Congress lampoons Kiran Bedi as Hitler

Puducherry, July 21 (IANS) The fight between the ruling Congress party in Puducherry and Lt. Governor Kiran Bedi turned further ugly with the party putting up posters likening her to Adolf Hitler. Curiously, Bedi has posted the posters on her Twitter handle. In a wall painting, Bedi was depicted as one being chased away by people. But another poster depicts Bedi as Hindu ...

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Kovind led in 21 states, benefited from cross-voting too

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind led in 21 states as also in both houses of Parliament over his rival Meira Kumar to register a thumping victory in the Presidential election, apart from cross-voting by those from the SP, Trinamool Congress and AAP. Meira Kumar, fielded by 18 opposition parties, including the Congress and the Left, led only in eight states and two ...

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16 states register 100% voting in presidential poll

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Sixteen states and a union territory registered 100 per cent polling in presidential election, official figures released here said on Tuesday. The lowest percentage of 86.67 per cent in the Monday voting was registered by Meghalaya while it was 95 per cent for Mizoram. The states with 100 per cent polling are Arunachal Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Ch...

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Kovind vs Meira: Presidential contest sees near 100% voting

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Lawmakers across India voted on Monday to elect the country's 14th President in a contest in which the ruling NDA's candidate Ram Nath Kovind has an overwhelming edge over opposition-backed Meira Kumar. The election saw 99.61 per cent voting of parliamentarians, with Lok Sabha Secretary General and Returning Officer for the presidential election Anoop Mishra on ...

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Kovind vs Meira: Presidential contest sees near 100% voting

New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Lawmakers across India voted on Monday to elect the country's 14th President in a contest in which the ruling NDAs candidate Ram Nath Kovind has an overwhelming edge over opposition-backed Meira Kumar. The election saw 98-99 per cent voting with Lok Sabha Secretary General and Returning Officer for the presidential election Anoop Mishra on Monday terming it prob...

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Presidential poll sees near 100% voting

New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The election to choose Indias 14th President saw almost 100 per cent voting on Monday with Lok Sabha Secretary and Returning Officer Anoop Mishra terming it probably the highest turnout ever. Mishra said a total of 717 MPs and five MLAs were supposed to cast their votes at Parliament House. Of these, 714 MPs and four MLAs voted here. He said that 10 sta...

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234 votes cast in TN for presidential poll

Chennai, July 17 (IANS) Voting to elect the 14th President of India saw a total of 234 ballots cast in Tamil Nadu. The polling began at 10 a.m. and ended a couple of hours later. A total 232 legislators from Tamil Nadu voted. DMK President M. Karunanidhi did not vote owing to his health condition, while the R.K. Nagar Assembly seat remains vacant following the death of f...

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Travelling trends: Delhi prefers London, Mumbai likes Bali

New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) To where do Indians like to travel -- from local destinations with the spontaneity of a wayfaring soul to distant ones on the well-planned relaxing, long vacations? Airbnb has shared travel trends from the country. According to a survey by the company, some key trends have emerged for the way India likes to travel. These trends offer a glimpse of all the places ...

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All set for election of next President Monday: Kovind has clear edge

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The stage is all set for the election of the 14th President of India on Monday in a contest in which National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate Ram Nath Kovind has a clear edge in the electoral college over the opposition nominee Meira Kumar. The total value of votes of the electoral college is 10,98,903, and the NDA candidate is slated to cross the halfway-ma...

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Telemedicine network to benefit seven BIMSTEC nations launched

Puducherry, July 13 (IANS) A telemedicine network wherein health professionals from the seven-nation group of BIMSTEC will be able to interact regularly and share knowledge was launched here on Thursday, said Union Minister Faggan Singh Kulaste. The JIPMER-BIMSTEC Telemedicine Network (JBTN) is part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Act East policy and was launched on the Foundation Day ...

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Bhagwat praises Modi, says leadership should follow 'dharm'

New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Lavishing praise on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Wednesday said the Indian leadership should follow 'dharm' as only then the nation can prosper. Bharat ke netritava me dharm aayega tabhi desh ka kalyan hoga, Bhagwat said and defined dharm as truth, compassion and inner conscience which can be attained only through dedication. ...

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Telemedicine network to be launched in JIPMER

Puducherry, July 12 (IANS) As part of the central government's 'Act East' policy, the JIPMER-BIMSTEC Telemedicine Network (JBTN) is to be inaugurated by Union Minister of State for Heath and Family Welfare Faggan Singh Kulaste here on Thursday, said a JIPMER official. Speaking to IANS over phone on Wednesday, the official said Ambassadors/ High Commissioners and high-level representative...

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SpiceJet launches two flights under RCS-Udan scheme

Mumbai, July 10 (IANS) Budget passenger carrier SpiceJet on Monday launched two daily direct flights under the air regional connectivity -- RCS-Udan -- scheme. The budget carrier launched the Mumbai-Porbander-Mumbai and Mumbai-Kandla-Mumbai flights, the airline said. SpiceJet was awarded six proposals and eleven routes under the first phase of the RCS. Out of the six pr...

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Congress members protest against Kiran Bedi in Puducherry

Puducherry, July 8 (IANS) Congress party members staged a protest against state Lt. Governor Kiran Bedi outside the Raj Bhavan here on Saturday. The DMK, VCK and two other communist parties had called for a shutdown protest here on Saturday against Bedi's style of functioning. The protestors were shouting slogans against the nomination of three Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) member...

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National parties collected Rs 287.89 cr during 2016 assembly polls: Survey

New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) National political parties had collected Rs 287.89 crore during the five assembly elections in 2016 but the expenditure incurred was only Rs 188.12 crore, according to a analysis by Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR). The report also said that of 25 regional parties which contested the five state assembly elections have not submitted their election expendit...

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Puducherry CM to meet President over Lt Governor's 'illegal' action, Bedi defends

New Delhi/Puducherry, July 6 (IANS) The controversy over nomination of three MLAs in Puducherry snowballed on Thursday with Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy scheduled to meet President Pranab Mukherjee over the illegal action, as state Lt. Governor Kiran Bedi strongly defended her move. Naryanasamy, who is in Delhi, said the nomination of three MLAs by the central government was not in acc...

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New transmitters for cross-border spread of radio content soon

New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) Minister of Information and Broadcasting (I&B) M. Venkaiah Naidu here on Thursday announced commissioning of two new digital transmitters of 100kw strength each for dissemination of content across the border for Afghanistan-Pakistan region. The Shortwave Solid State digital transmitters would be inducted by the end of August, and would be installed in Delhi, ...

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Bedi defends decision to nominate 3 MLAs, Congress says it is unconstitutional

Puducherry/New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) The controversy over nomination of three MLAs in Puducherry snowballed on Thursday with the Congress party attacking the decision as unconstitutional and state Lt. Governor Kiran Bedi defending it strongly. Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad said in New Delhi that Bedi has been at loggerheads with Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy an...

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