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Centre confident of Kovind's victory in Presidential polls

New Delhi [India] | July 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Union Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Thursday expressed confidence in National Democratic Alliance's (NDA) candidate Ram Nath Kovind's victory and appreciated outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee for the work carried out during his tenure.... read..
 

Prez poll: Celebrations start in Ram Nath Kovind's native village

Kanpur Dehat | Thursday, Jul 20 2017 IST
As the National Democratic Alliance candidate Ram Nath Kovind takes over as the 14th President of India, celebrations have started in his native village Paraunkh and Jhinjhak in Kanpur Dehat district of Uttar Pradesh. Glued to their TV seats and radios, v... read..
 

Meira Kumar congratulates Ram Nath Kovind for winning presidential polls

New Delhi,[India] | July 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Opposition presidential nominee Meira Kumar on Thursday extended her good wishes to Ram Nath Kovind on his election as the 14th President of India and said that her fight for ideology doesn't end here.... read..
 

Bihar CM congratulates Ram Nath Kovind on his victory in presidential polls

New Delhi [India] | July 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar extended his good wishes to Ram Nath Kovind for winning the presidential polls.... read..
 

UDP, HSPDP announced seat for 2018 Meghalaya Assembly polls

Shillong | Thursday, Jul 20 2017 IST
Two Opposition parties in Meghalaya - the United Democratic Party (UDP) and the Hill State People's Democratic Party (HSPDP) – has declared their seat-sharing formula for the 2018 Assembly election, a statement said today. The co-ordination commi... read..
 

Mamata congratulates Ram Nath Kovind as he takes unassailable lead in counting for Prez polls

New Delhi | Thursday, Jul 20 2017 IST
As NDA nominee for Presidential elections, Mr Ram Nath Kovind took an unassailable lead over the Opposition nominee Meira Kumar, All India Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee today congratulated Mr Kovind. ''Congratulations to Ram Nath Kovind Ji, ... read..
 

Prez polls: NDA nominee Kovind establishes comfortable lead against Meira Kumar

New Delhi | Thursday, Jul 20 2017 IST
At the end of first round of counting of votes for the Presidential polls today, BJP-led NDA nominee Ram Nath Kovind established comfortable lead by over 38,000 votes against Meira Kumar, the joint Opposition candidate. Announcing this, Secretary Genera... read..
 

Celebrations start in Kovind's village ahead of Presidential polls result

Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh) [India] | July 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Celebrations in National Democratic Alliance (NDA) nominee Ram Nath Kovind's village Paraunkh have already started even as the counting for the Presidential polls is underway.... read..
 

Tiny East Timor addresses its economic future in parliamentary poll

By Marcelino Perreira DILI | Thursday, Jul 20 2017 IST
Thousands of East Timorese ended weeks of political rallies and entered a campaign blackout today before parliamentary elections at the weekend, with fears for the economic future of Asia's youngest democracy the primary concern for voters. More than 20 p... read..
 

'Democracy has won': Gadkari congratulates Kovind on win in Presidential polls

New Delhi [India] | July 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday congratulated Ram Nath Kovind for winning the Presidential elections, saying that "democracy has won".... read..
 

Defying party line, AAP's 2 legislators Cross vote for Kovind in Prez polls

New Delhi | Thursday, Jul 20 2017 IST
Despite announcement of support to UPA Presidential nominee Meira Kumar for the President's post by the AAP, two legislators of the party voted in favour of NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind. According to announcement of the results of the presidential electi... read..
 

Fought presidential poll with confidence: Meira Kumar

New Delhi |Thursday, 2017 12:45:05 PM IST
Combined opposition-backed nominee Meira Kumar on Thursday said she contested the election for the country's 14th President with "confidence".... read..
 

Let's see if our ideology prevails: Meira Kumar on Presidential polls result

New Delhi [India | July 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Opposition Presidential nominee Meira Kumar on Thursday reiterated her view, which she has maintained since her nomination, that she believes in the ideology which she has fought for, adding that she would want to see if it prevails.... read..
 

class="m_-7463094754101279754gmail-MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify">UDP, HSPDP announced seat for 2018 Meghalaya Assembly polls

Shillong | Thursday, Jul 20 2017 IST
Two Opposition parties in Meghalaya - the United Democratic Party (UDP) and the Hill State People's Democratic Party (HSPDP) – has declared their seat-sharing formula for the 2018 Assembly election, a statement said today. The co-ordination commi... read..
 

Kovind vs Meira: Presidential polling and counting today

New Delhi [India] | July 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Presidential polling and counting will take place today, following which the fourteenth President of India will be announced.... read..
 

China's air quality deteriorates due to winter pollution - official

BEIJING | Thursday, Jul 20 2017 IST
Air quality in China worsened in the first half of 2017, with 338 cities including the capital Beijing on average reporting fewer clean air days due to winter pollution in January and February, an official at the Ministry of Environmental Protection said.... read..
 

Counting of votes in presidential poll begins

New Delhi |Thursday, 2017 11:45:04 AM IST
Counting of votes cast in the July 17 presidential election began on Thursday in Parliament to decide the contest between the ruling NDA's candidate Ram Nath Kovind, who has a clear edge, and the combined Opposition nominee Meira Kumar.... read..
 

Presidential polls: Ram Nath Kovind visits Gurudwara Bangla Sahib ahead of counting of votes

New Delhi [India] | July 19, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Hours before the counting of ballots for the Presidential election which will begin tomorrow, National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate Ram Nath Kovind visited Gurudwara Bangla Sahib on Wednesday night.... read..
 

33 hospitals in Punjab found violating pollution norms

Chandigarh | Wednesday, Jul 19 2017 IST
The Punjab Pollution Control Board today caught 33 hospitals violating the pollution norms during surprise raids all over the state and strict action has been initiated against these erring hospitals. PPCB Chairman K S Pannu said that board would fo... read..
 

Maken declares INTEC candidates for DUTA polls

New Delhi | Wednesday, Jul 19 2017 IST
Eyeing the upcoming elections of the Delhi University Teachers Union (DUTA), Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee president Ajay Maken today declared the candidates to be fielded by Indian National Teachers Congress (INTEC) here. The teachers body elections ... read..
 

End to austerity? Poll gamble exposes rift in Britain's ruling party

By Elizabeth Piper LONDON | Wednesday, Jul 19 2017 IST
An early election was meant to bind the Conservatives to Theresa May's agenda for at least five years, but instead it has badly shaken the governing party with ministers questioning its seven-year pursuit of austerity. A weekend of anonymous briefings by ... read..
 

Apollo Hospitals ready for probe into Jayalalithaa's death

Chennai |Tuesday, 2017 8:45:04 PM IST
Apollo Hospitals said on Tuesday there was "no interference" in the treatment given to former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa and it is ready to face any probe.... read..
 

Don't need your support: BJP to Mamata on Presidential Polls

New Delhi/ Kolkata [India] | July 18, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
With West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee set to back Opposition presidential nominee Meira Kumar as a mark of protest against the Centre's "atrocities", the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday said the it does not expect support from parties wh... read..
 

Ozone pollution tied to cardiovascular health: Study

Washington |Tuesday, 2017 10:15:06 AM IST
Exposure to ozone, a powerful greenhouse gas and a widespread air pollutant in many major cities, may cause cardiovascular disease such as heart attack, high blood pressure and stroke, according to a new study of Chinese adults.... read..
 

16 states register 100% voting in presidential poll

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2017 11:45:05 PM IST
Sixteen states and a union territory registered 100 per cent polling in presidential election, official figures released here said on Tuesday.... read..
 

TN Local bodies poll : DMK files fresh plea, HC orders notice

Chennai | Tuesday, Jul 18 2017 IST
The Madras High Court today ordered notice to the Tamil Nadu government and the State Election Commission (SEC) on a fresh plea filed by the Opposition DMK seeking a direction to the SEC to hold the local bodies election immediately. When the petit... read..
 

TRS decides to back Venkaiah Naidu for VP polls

New Delhi | Monday, Jul 17 2017 IST
Continuing its latent hobnobbing with the NDA leadership, the K Chandrasekhara Rao-led Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) today announced its support for the candidature of M Venkaiah Naidu for election for the Vice President's post. "Mr Naidu is a very seni... read..
 

Nagaland CM stops entering presidential polling station

Kohima Jul 18 | Tuesday, Jul 18 2017 IST
In what could be termed as a lapse in protocol, Nagaland Chief Minister Dr. Shurhozelie Liezietsu, though not an elected member and has no voting right in the presidential election, made a courtesy visit to the Nagaland Assembly Secretariat yesterday only... read..
 

As Venkaiah goes for VP polls, BJP shifts focus on cabinet expansion, party revamp

New Delhi | Tuesday, Jul 18 2017 IST
Close on the heels of BJP leadership's decision to field Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu for the Vice-President's post, in the party circle all eyes seemed to have shifted towards a major reshuffle likely to be brought in both in the Union cabinet and the... read..
 

Gopalkrishna Gandhi files nomination for VP polls

New Delhi [India] | July 18, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Opposition's Vice Presidential candidate GopalKrishna Gandhi on Tuesday filed his nomination to be the 13th Vice President of India in the Parliament House.... read..
 

Naidu files papers for VP poll, promises to uphold dignity of office (Lead)

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2017 3:15:05 PM IST
Senior BJP leader M. Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday filed his nomination for the post of Vice President after which he declared that, if elected, he will strengthen the parliamentary democratic system and uphold the dignity and decorum of the office.... read..
 

Ready to face inquiry commission on treatment given to Jaya : Apollo

Chennai | Tuesday, Jul 18 2017 IST
The Apollo Hospitals today said it was ready to face an inquiry commission, if constituted, on the treatment given to former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, who died on December five last year after 75 days of hospitalisation. Responding to questions... read..
 

Voting in progress for Presidential polls in Karnataka

Bengaluru | Monday, Jul 17 2017 IST
MLAs of Karnataka Legislative Assembly continued casting their votes for Presidential election in being conducted at Vidhana Soudha here. In all 224 members of the Legislative Assembly and one Lok Sabha member will be casting their franchise. ... read..
 

Polling came to a close in Pondy by 1230 hours

Puducherry | Monday, Jul 17 2017 IST
With all the 30 members of the Puducherry legislative assembly casting their votes, the polling in the presidential elections in the union territory came to a close by 1230 hours today. Twenty two of the 30 members (Congress 15,DMK-2,AIADMK 4 and N R Co... read..
 

Polling to elect Prez underway in Srinagar

Srinagar | Monday, Jul 17 2017 IST
Polling to elect 14th President of the country was underway in summer capital, Srinagar, where 87 members of the Legislative Assembly are eligible to cast their vote. Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and working president of the Oppositio... read..
 

Odisha legislators cast vote in Presidential poll

Bhubaneswar |Monday, 2017 3:15:04 PM IST
The legislators of Odisha on Monday cast their votes to elect the 14th President in a contest between ruling NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind and opposition-backed Meira Kumar.... read..
 

Prez poll: Polling underway in Delhi Assy, Kejriwal, Sisodia, Gupta cast votes

New Delhi | Monday, Jul 17 2017 IST
Polling is underway in the Delhi Assembly for electing the 14th President of the country with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, his cabinet colleague Manish Sisodia and Leader of the Opposition Vijendra Gupta casting their votes . Mr Kejriwal, Mr Sis... read..
 

All but three out of 119 MLAs in Telangana cast their votes in presidential poll

Hyderabad | Monday, Jul 17 2017 IST
Barring three MLAs, rest of the 119 MLAs in Telangana cast their votes in the polling to elect the country's next president today. Two MLAs -- Manohar Reddy (TRS) and Akbaruddin Owaisi (Majlis) -- were undergoing treatment a... read..
 

State legislators across India show enthusiasm for Presidential polls voting

New Delhi | Monday, Jul 17 2017 IST
Legislators across the country, including from politically sensitive states like Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Bihar, today showed keen enthusiasm and made beeline in the respective state assembly premises to cast their votes for the Presidential electio... read..
 

Prez poll: SP Member Shivpal cross votes, supports Kovind

Lucknow | Monday, Jul 17 2017 IST
Cross voting by Samajwadi Party MLA Shivpal Singh Yadav in the Presidential polls in Uttar Pradesh was the highlight of the day even as around 80 per cent MLAs of the total 403 have exercised their franchise till 1330 hrs. Shivpal Yadav, uncle of Samaj... read..
 

Panneerselvam hopes issues plaguing TN be resolved after Presidential polls

New Delhi [India] | July 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
As the Presidential polls are underway, All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader and former Tamil Nadu chief minister O. Panneerselvam said that he hoped the issues plaguing Tamil Nadu be resolved after the Presidential polls.... read..
 

Ministers, legislators vote in Uttarakhand for presidential poll

Dehradun |Monday, 2017 3:45:05 PM IST
Many senior ministers and legislators in Uttarakhand, including Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat, cast their votes in the presidential election on Monday.... read..
 

Rajasthan legislators vote in Presidential poll

Jaipur |Monday, 2017 4:15:05 PM IST
As many as 199 of the 200 Rajasthan assembly members have cast their votes in the Presidential election on Monday, official sources said.... read..
 

Heated exchanges between Trinamool, GJM, BJP legislators during polling

Kolkata |Monday, 2017 4:45:05 PM IST
Some heated moments were witnessed in the West Bengal Assembly during the Presidential polls on Monday after a ruling Trinamool Congress legislator lashed out at the GJM counterparts for setting Darjeeling "ablaze" and attacked state BJP president Dlip Gh... read..
 

Prez poll: 138 MLAs to cast vote in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram | Monday, Jul 17 2017 IST
Polling for the Presidential election began at Kerala Legislative Assembly at 1000 hrs today. Ruling NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind and joint Opposition candidate Meira Kumar, both Dalits, are pitted against each other in the election. The Kerala Legisl... read..
 

Prez poll: MLAs should listen to their conscience while casting vote, says Kejriwal

New Delhi | Monday, Jul 17 2017 IST
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today said MLAs should listen to their conscience while casting votes in the Presidential poll, which is underway in the Delhi Assembly, state Assemblies and Parliament. Mr Kejriwal, who reached the Assembly holding ... read..
 

Presidential poll: Voting ends in Assam within four hours

Guwahati | Monday, Jul 17 2017 IST
Voting for the presidential election was completed in Assam more than three hours before closing time in the state legislative assembly premise here today. Polling went off without any problems, with the last vote cast by former chief minis... read..
 

Punjab, Haryana MLAs exercise their franchise for Prez poll

Chandigarh | Monday, Jul 17 2017 IST
Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, former Chief Minister and senior Akali leader Parkash Singh Badal and Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal were among those who exercised their franchise for the Presidential poll here today. The voting for the ... read..
 

234 votes cast in TN for presidential poll (Lead)

Chennai |Monday, 2017 6:15:05 PM IST
Voting to elect the 14th President of India saw a total of 234 ballots cast in Tamil Nadu.... read..
 

Prez poll: 22 cast votes within half an hour of polling

Puducherry | Monday, Jul 17 2017 IST
Twenty-two of the 30 members in the territorial Assembly exercised their franchise within half an hour of the commencement of polling in the Presidential election, at 1000 hrs today. AIADMK member A Anbazhagan, who is also the party's polling agent, was... read..
 

Poll: Duterte enjoys high approval rating at 82%

Manila |Monday, 2017 7:45:04 PM IST
Most Filipinos remain appreciative of the performance of President Rodrigo Duterte after one year of his term, according to an independent poll released here on Monday.... read..
 
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