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Who is Ram Nath Kovind?

A lawyer for 16 years, he first stepped into politics in 1994 when he was elected as a Rajya Sabha member from Uttar Pradesh Ram Nath Kovind, who has been chosen as the National Democratic Alliance’s presidential nominee, was a lawyer who practised in the Delhi High Court and the Supreme Court for 16 years. Mr. Kovind first stepped into politics in 1994 when he was elected as a Rajya Sabha member from Uttar Pradesh. He served for two consecutive terms for 12 years tillMarch, 2006. He represented India in…

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BJP picks Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind to be presidential candidate

The election will be held on July 17, and current President Pranab Mukherjee finishes his term on July 24. The Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday announced that Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind would be their candidate for president, reported ANI. He was former president of the BJP Dalit Morcha. Earlier in the day, the BJP had held a Parliamentary Board meeting to decide its candidate for the 2017 Presidential elections. The meeting was held at the party headquarters in New Delhi, and chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Union Ministers…

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Rs 5,000 fine for using plastic bags in Goa

HIGHLIGHTS Anyone caught littering public places with plastic waste would be fined Rs 10,000 in Goa. The state has already banned use of plastic bags below 40 microns under the Goa Biodegradable Garbage (Controlled) Act 1996.   PANAJI: Chief minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday announced his government’s plans to curb plastic menace in the state and said from July, making, carrying and selling of plastic bags will invite a hefty fine of up to Rs 5,000. “We are going to implement a ban on plastic in the state,” Parrikar said….

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Trump posts vague, midnight tweet about ‘negative press covfefe’

Donald Trump has been active on Twitter since his return from his first overseas trip as president. And he kept the ball rolling with a tweet shortly after midnight on Wednesday morning. But it is not at all clear what the president was tweeting about. “Despite the negative press covfefe,” Trump wrote.   Despite the constant negative press covfefe — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2017 Even if we assume “covfefe” was a typo and the president meant to type “coverage,” it remains a mystery what the tweet refers…

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Explosion near embassies in Kabul, 40 feared killed and injured; Sushma Swaraj says Indian officials safe

At least 40 people were killed or wounded today as a massive blast ripped through Kabul’s diplomatic quarter, shattering the morning rush hour and bringing carnage to the streets of the Afghan capital. Bodies littered the scene and a huge plume of smoke rose from the area which houses foreign embassies. However, it was not immediately clear what the target was. Witnesses described dozens of cars choking the roads as wounded survivors and panicked schoolgirls sought safety, with men and woman struggling to get through security checkpoints to search for…

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Sabzar Bhat, Hizbul commander and Burhan Wani’s successor, killed in Kashmir encounter

Hizbul Mujahideen commander and Burhan Wani’s successor Sabzar Bhat was killed on Saturday by security forces in an encounter in Tral area of Pulwama district in Jammu and Kashmir. PTI reported that another militant was also killed in the encounter. An encounter broke out between militants and security forces on Saturday in Tral, after which security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Soimoh village of Tral, 36 km from Srinagar, following information about presence of some top Hizbul Mujhaideen militants in the area, a police official had told…

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Rohit, Ashwin, Shami return for Champions Trophy 2017

Mohammed Shami last played ODI cricket in an attempt to win an ICC Trophy and now he returns with the same goal ahead of him. The 26-year old was India’s best bowler in the 2015 World Cup but since then chronic leg injuries had put a halt to his 50-over career. Fit again, having played two Vijay Hazare Trophy matches for Bengal and five IPL games for Delhi Daredevils, he was among five fast bowlers picked to defend India’s Champions Trophy title in England. A similarly important player, Rohit Sharma…

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Drinking in open in Goa can now land you in jail

HIGHLIGHTS Police in Goa have asked its personnel to arrest people who are found drinking in public places The decision was taken after a meeting between beach shack owners and people in the tourism trade The gathering also highlighted the menace of tourists consuming liquor on the beach at the night time PANAJI: Consuming alcohol in public places in Goa can now land you in jail. Police in the tourist state have asked its personnel to arrest people who are found drinking in public places. Superintendent of Police (North Goa)…

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बड़ी खबरः शिवपाल यादव बनाएंगे ‘सेक्यूलर मोर्चा’, मुलायम सिंह होंगे अध्यक्ष

  इटावा। उत्तर प्रदेश की राजनीति से एक बड़ी खबर आयी है। बता दें कि  सपा नेता शिवपाल यादव ने आज एक बड़ा बयान दिया है। शिवपाल यादव ने कहा है कि “वह ‘सेक्यूलर मोर्चा’ नामक पार्टी का निर्माण करेंगे और मुलायम सिंह यादव उस पार्टी के राष्ट्रीय अध्यक्ष होंगे।” मुलायम सिंह यादव का मिला साथ आज इटावा में एक कार्यक्रम के दौरान शिवपाल यादव ने कहा कि लोगों को सामाजिक न्याय दिलाऩे के लिए वह ‘सेक्यूलर मोर्चा’ का निर्माण कर रहे हैं। पूर्व सपा अध्यक्ष मुलायम सिंह यादव इस पार्टी…

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Gautam Gambhir to bear education expenses of slain CRPF men’s children

Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir announced that his foundation will bear full expenses to educate children of the 25 CRPF personnel killed in the Maoist ambush in Chhattisgarh on Monday   Former India skipper Gautam Gambhir has pledged to bear the full expenses of the children of 25 CRPF personnel killed in an ambush by Maoists in Chhattisgarh’s south Sukma area on Monday. Gambhir announced that he would extend the support through his Gautam Gambhir Foundation and that initial steps were already being taken in this regard. The India…

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