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New Delhi: A total of 77 votes were declared invalid on Thursday during counting for the presidential election and the list of rejected ballots was topped by parliamentarians. According to data provided by the returning officer, a total of 77 votes were found to be invalid. Twenty one votes cast byMore
Published 20-Jul-2017 19:53 IST
New Delhi: The rains in Delhi on Thursday reminded him of his 'kachcha' home in his paternal village, President-elect Ram Nath Kovind said on Thursday and sent out the emotive message that he represented all those getting drenched or sweating it out so they could get a meal. In his first commentsMore
Published 20-Jul-2017 19:45 IST
Ahmedabad: At least eight MLAs of the opposition Congress in BJP-ruled Gujarat appeared to have voted for the victorious NDA nominee Ram Nath Kovind in the presidential poll. Announcing the outcome of the election in Delhi, Returning Officer Anoop Mishra said Kovind received votes of 132 MLAs inMore
Published 20-Jul-2017 20:24 IST
New Delhi: Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Thursday termed the resignation of BSP supremo Mayawati from the Rajya Sabha a "political gimmick", saying she was nervous as Dalits have rejected her leadership. Paswan, a prominent Dalit face of the ruling NDA, said maximum atrocities against DalitsMore
Published 20-Jul-2017 20:33 IST
Panaji: As many as four elected representatives of the Congress party may have cross-voted in favour of NDA presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind, who eventually won the election with a handsome margin. Kovind polled 500 votes as compared to 220 polled by Meira Kumar in Goa, with the former garneringMore
Published 20-Jul-2017 20:50 IST
New Delhi: Ram Nath Kovind, the ruling NDA coalition's candidate, may have won the presidential election comfortably, but his vote share is the lowest since 1974, figures reveal. Kovind polled 7,02,044 votes out of 10,90,300 in the Electoral College, while his rival Meira Kumar, the joint oppositionMore
Published 20-Jul-2017 21:46 IST
Islamabad: Pakistan on Thursday said it was fully resolved to fight terrorism and had taken strong measures against the menace, a day after the US listed it among nations providing "safe havens" to terrorists. "Our efforts have been met with success, and acknowledged by a number of countriesMore
Published 20-Jul-2017 21:36 IST
New Delhi: Seeking to explain the move to restrict the incentives under the Maternity Benefit Programme (MBP) to the firstborn, the government on Thursday said the first pregnancy "exposes a mother to new challenges". The government also said it has prepared the draft guidelines on MBP, whichMore
Published 20-Jul-2017 21:36 IST
New Delhi: President-elect Ram Nath Kovind got the maximum number of votes from Uttar Pradesh while TMC- ruled West Bengal offered him the rawest deal among big states en route to his victory over Meira Kumar in the presidential poll. According to the data provided by the returning officer for theMore
Published 20-Jul-2017 21:24 IST
New Delhi: Citing the case of former Calcutta high court judge C S Karnan, the government has once again asked the Supreme Court collegium to review the present document on appointment of judges, according to a senior government functionary. Secretary (Justice) in the Law Ministry has written to theMore
Published 20-Jul-2017 21:23 IST
New Delhi: Indian telecom regulator plans to conclude the long-drawn interconnection usage charge (IUC) review as soon as possible, a top official said here on Thursday.
Published 20-Jul-2017 21:22 IST
Mumbai: The ED has issued notices for adjudication to actor Shah Rukh Khan and some others in connection with a FEMA case for alleged loss of Rs 73.6 crore foreign exchange related to the IPL T-20 cricket league, officials said. The actor has been asked to be present before the adjudicatingMore
Published 20-Jul-2017 20:59 IST
New Delhi: Hailing the election of Ram Nath Kovind as President of India, industry lobby FICCI on Thursday said it displays the highest standard of conduct of parliamentary democracy. "Kovind's elevation to the highest office is in keeping with the democratic tradition of our country," theMore
Published 20-Jul-2017 20:49 IST
New Delhi: A day after a 29-year-old Delhi doctor kidnapped by an Ola cab driver was rescued from Uttar Pradesh, the Delhi Police on Thursday said the company was "not hesitant" to pay the ransom of Rs 5 crore the kidnappers had demanded. Sreekanth, 29, who was kidnapped from Preet Vihar MetroMore
Published 20-Jul-2017 20:38 IST
Kolkata: Mineral water bottles sold at five star hotels and upscale eateries should not charge more than the MRP and the West Bengal government would strictly enforce it, minister for consumer affairs Sadhan Pande said. "The Centre has given directive that mineral water bottles cannot be chargedMore
Published 20-Jul-2017 20:25 IST
New Delhi: The government on Thursday asserted that killings in the name of cow "sentiments" was unacceptable and said the state governments should take stern action against those indulging in such violence.
Published 20-Jul-2017 20:22 IST
Guwahati, Jul 20 (PTI) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday congratulated Ram Nath Kovind on being elected as the 14th President of India. The chief minister, in a telephonic conversation with Kovind, congratulated him and termed the election as good news for the people of Assam andMore
Published 20-Jul-2017 20:16 IST
Amaravati: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu and leader of opposition Y S Jaganmohan Reddy on Thursday congratulated Ram Nath Kovind on his election as the 14th President of India. "I am very happy that the candidate I proposed has been elected the President. Hailing from a lowerMore
Published 20-Jul-2017 20:14 IST
New Delhi: Ram Nath Kovind will be the first BJP leader to occupy the hallowed precincts of the Rashtrapati Bhawan, underscoring the saffron party's preeminent political position under Prime Minister Narendra Modi and its chief Amit Shah. Shah acknowledged as much in a tweet saying, "It is our greatMore
Published 20-Jul-2017 20:11 IST
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi discussed the "spirit" of H1B visa issue with President Donald Trump during their recent meeting and made him agree on crucial contribution of the Indian skilled professionals to the US economy, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Wednesday.More
Published 20-Jul-2017 19:55 IST

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