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Presidential poll result after 5 pm
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Presidential poll result after 5 pm

Ram Nath Kovind leading by one lakh votes New Delhi: The counting of votes for the Presidential election was underway here today with the ruling NDA’s nominee Ram Nath Kovind leading by one lakh votes, over Opposition’s candidate Meira Kumar, when we went to the Press. The name of the next occupant of the Rashtrapati…

Presidential Election Voting begins
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Presidential Election Voting begins

New Delhi: Polling began in the Parliament and the State Assemblies to elect the 14th President of India, this morning. Among the first to cast the votes was Prime Minister Narendra Modi. As many as 32 Polling Stations, one in the Parliament and 31 in State Assemblies have been created for voting which began at…

Vice-Presidential Poll: Gopalkrishna Gandhi is Opposition candidate
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Vice-Presidential Poll: Gopalkrishna Gandhi is Opposition candidate

New Delhi: Eighteen Opposition parties, including Nitish Kumar of JD(U), Congress, Trinamool and Left parties, met in New Delhi this morning and decided to field former West Bengal Governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi as the Opposition candidate for elections to the post of Vice-President. Gandhi’s name was mooted by Trinamool Congress MP Derek O’ Brien and was…

Presidential Election: Meira Kumar files nomination papers
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Presidential Election: Meira Kumar files nomination papers

New Delhi: Former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, the Presidential candidate of the Opposition, filed her nomination for the July 17 election in the presence of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and other senior Opposition leaders this morning. Meira Kumar filed four sets of nomination papers before Lok Sabha Secretary General…

BJP’s coup may send a nice man to Rashtrapathi Bhavan; but questions remain about politics by caste
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BJP’s coup may send a nice man to Rashtrapathi Bhavan; but questions remain about politics by caste

By T.J.S. George In political and strategic terms, the BJP leadership staged the equivalent of a coup d’etat when it nominated Ram Nath Kovind for President. The choice killed three birds with one stone. Bird No.1: The Opposition parties’ unity against the ruling dispensation. Not only did Bihar’s Nitish Kumar break rank to support the…

Presidential Poll: Voting to take place at Vidhana Soudha
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Presidential Poll: Voting to take place at Vidhana Soudha

Bengaluru: With the Presidential polls to take place on July 17, the Central Election Commission has made arrangements at Vidhana Soudha for the casting of ballots by the electorate. The voting will take place at Room No. 106 in the 1st floor of Vidhana Soudha. Members of the State Legislature and MPs, who form the…

JD(S) to support Meira Kumar in Presidential election
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JD(S) to support Meira Kumar in Presidential election

Bengaluru: The JD(S) on Sunday decided to support former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, the opposition candidate in the Presidential polls. Former Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda and his son H.D. Kumaraswamy endorsed the candidature of Meira by signing on her nomination papers in the presence of Congress leaders in Bengaluru. Earlier, KPCC President Dr….

Monsoon Session of  Parliament from July 17
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Monsoon Session of  Parliament from July 17

New Delhi: The monsoon session of the Parliament will commence on July 17, the day voting for the Presidential election will take place. According to sources, the Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs (CCPA) has recommended holding the Session from July 17 to August 11. The CCPA meeting, chaired by Home Minister Rajnath Singh, was held…

Presidential Polls: Ram Nath Kovind gets Z+ cover, files nomination
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Presidential Polls: Ram Nath Kovind gets Z+ cover, files nomination

New Delhi: NDA Presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind filed his nomination papers this morning for the upcoming election, a day after the former Bihar Governor was given ‘Z+’ and NSG security cover by the Centre. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP President Amit Shah, Union Ministers Venkaiah Naidu, Sushma Swaraj and Chief Ministers of 20 States…

Different coloured ballot papers for MPs and MLAs
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Different coloured ballot papers for MPs and MLAs

New Delhi: For the upcoming Presidential election, there will be green-coloured ballot papers for Members of Parliament and pink for Legislators who vote on July 17. The value of a Legislator’s vote depends on the population of the State he or she represents. But the value of the vote of a lawmaker doesn’t vary —…

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