All you need to know about today’s Presidential elections 2017

1. The President is elected by the electoral college+ . This body comprises all elected members of Parliament and the members of the legislative assemblies of all states, as well as of the union territories of Delhi and Puducherry.
2. The total strength of the electoral college is 10,98,903 votes, with each Parliamentarian carrying a vote value of 708. The vote weight of a member of a State Assembly is calculated keeping in mind the population of the state he or she represents. A candidate needs 50 per cent-plus votes to win the poll. That translates to 5,49,452 votes.
3. Kovind’s victory+ against Kumar is said to be a foregone conclusion because almost 40 parties, including many from outside the NDA fold, have pledged to support him. Significantly, Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal (U), will also be supporting Kovind, going against its Bihar ‘grand alliance’ partners, the Congress and Lalu Prasad’s RJD. The non-NDA parties that are expected to vote for Kovind+ are the AIADMK, the Yuvajana Shramika Rythu Congress Party, the Biju Janata Dal, the Telangana Rashtra Samithi and the Indian National Lok Dal. The total votes of all those supporting Kovind comes to over 60 per cent, which is a lot higher than the required 50 per cent. Read More

DIG D Roopa takes on boss over prison ‘mess’

  • Jul 15, 2017
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The report accessed by the media said Sasikala, who is serving time for corruption in Bengaluru’s Central Jail, even had food from a special kitchen Bengaluru : D Roopa, the senior Karnataka officer who faces action after her report alleging AIADMK chief VK Sasikala enjoyed VIP facilities in a Bengaluru prison was leaked, isn’t backing... Read More

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visit to Israel last week, the first ever by an Indian prime minister

  • Jul 9, 2017
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi 49-hour visit to Israel last week, the first ever by an Indian prime minister, was a public love-fest with his counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu. The two leaders repeatedly affirmed their shared goals and friendship and even waded barefoot in the Mediterranean surf. Equally important was what didn’t happen: Modi broke with diplomatic... Read More

RSS activist Sharath Madiwala, stabbed in Bantwal, succumbs to injuries in Karnataka

  • Jul 9, 2017
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RSS activist Sharath Madiwala, who was stabbed by a group of unidentified assailants at Bantwal near here, succumbed to his injuries at a hospital on Friday. Sharath, a resident of Kandur, who runs a laundry service at BC Road, was attacked when he was leaving his shop late evening. He was rushed to a hospital... Read More

London Mayor Sadiq Khan accused US President trump on Monday of seeking to divide communities.

  • Jun 6, 2017
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LONDON: London Mayor Sadiq Khan accused US President Donald Trump on Monday of seeking to divide communities in Britain after the leader of the free world criticised his leadership following a terror attack in the city. “Some people thrive on feud and division. We are not going to let Donald Trump divide our communities,” Khan... Read More

Members of TPDK burns Rajinikanth’s effigies in Coimbatore after taking offence to his rant on criticism.

  • May 20, 2017
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Over the years, speculations over Rajinikanth taking the political plunge is a news that never sleeps. On the last day of fan meet-and-greet in Chennai, Tamil superstar Rajinikanth expressed disdain over people taking to social media to mock him over the meet and his intent to join politics.

Controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik got Saudi Arabian citizenship?

  • May 19, 2017
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Controversial Islamic preacher Dr Zakir Naik, booked under an anti-terror law, has been granted citizenship by Saudi Arabia, according to media reports. The Middle East Monitor reported that King Salman had intervened to grant Naik Saudi citizenship to protect him from arrest by the Interpol. 51-year-old Naik, who founded the banned Islamic Research Foundation (IRF),... Read More

Death Sentences to Kulbhushan Yadhav : India not to release 12 Pakistani prisoners

  • Apr 10, 2017
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Angered by Pakistan’s decision to award the death sentence to Kulbushan Jadhav, a top government official said on Monday that India would stall the release of 12 Pakistani prisoners, who were to be repatriated this week. India took the decision after Pakistan army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa approved the death sentence for Jadhav, who... Read More

B S Yeddyurappa offering money to poor family during election campaign.

  • Apr 8, 2017
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A day after Congress leader Laxmi Hebbalkar was seen in a video with wads of Rs 2,000 notes, Karnataka BJP president BS Yeddyurappa was caught on camera offering money ahead of Assembly bypolls in the state. It is now down to video wars between the Congress and the BJP in what could be called a... Read More

MP Ravindra Gaikwad Air India ban issue : Latest Development

  • Mar 27, 2017
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The issue of flying ban on Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad, after he assaulted an Air India staffer with slippers, resonated in Parliament and outside on Monday. Sena MPs demanded revocation of the ban, but failed to get any positive response from the government. However, the government did hint it may tweak norms to deal with... Read More

All you need to know about today’s Presidential elections 2017

  • Jul 17, 2017
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1. The President is elected by the electoral college+ . This body comprises all elected members of Parliament and the members of the legislative assemblies of all states, as well Read More

DIG D Roopa takes on boss over prison ‘mess’

  • Jul 15, 2017
  • 97

The report accessed by the media said Sasikala, who is serving time for corruption in Bengaluru's Central Jail, even had food from a special kitchen Bengaluru : D Roopa, the senior Read More

Oral sex spreading unstoppable bacteria.

  • Jul 9, 2017
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Oral sex is producing dangerous gonorrhoea and a decline in condom use is helping it to spread, the World Health Organization has said. It warns that if someone contracts gonorrhoea, it Read More

GATE 2018: Registrations to begin from September 1

  • Jul 9, 2017
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The online applications for the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2018 will be out on September 1. The online applications for the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2018 will Read More

Contraception fails in quarter of abortions, say experts.

  • Jul 9, 2017
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One in four women who had an abortion in 2016 were using the most reliable methods of contraception, says the British Pregnancy Advisory Service. More than 14,000 women, who were treated Read More