Ram Nath Kovind to be sworn in as 14th President of India on July 25

Ram Nath Kovind was today elected as the 14th President of India. Kovind scored a comfortable victory over his rival Meira Kumar. He won with a margin of 65.65 per cent of the votes. Meira won 34.35 per cent of the votes.
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Either be captured or killed, ex- China diplomat says amidst standoff with India

Indian soldiers can either get caught or be killed said a former China diplomat. When people in uniform get across the border to move into the territory of the other side, they usually become enemies who can go out voluntarily, be captured or killed said Liu Youfa, a former Chinese consulate general.
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Understanding Mayawati’s decision to quit the Rajya Sabha in haste

mayawatiAfter storming out of the Rajya Sabha, BSP supremo, Mayawati resigned from the Upper House, a few months before her term was to come to an end. She said that she took the decision after she was told to cut short her impromptu speech on alleged atrocities on Dalits.

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What was Venkaiah Naidu’s one unfulfilled wish?

vnaiduBeing appointed as the Vice President candidate and then filing his nomination meant he had to give up active politics. However for Venkaiah Naidu, the NDA’s VP candidate, it was not an easy decision to make.

Short wars in mind, Army vice-chief given financial power to buy 10 types of weapons

weaponsThe vice-chief of the Indian Army has been granted full financial powers to procure ammunition and spares for 10 types of weapons systems and equipment. The move was made to facilitate the Army to maintain combat-readiness for wars which are expected to be short, intense and swift.

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Did Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi just die for the 7th time?

baghdadiOn Tuesday the news of Islamic State chief and self professed Caliph, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi being killed surfaced again. This is the second in less than a month and 7th time over all that the news of his death has cropped up.

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“Register marriage in 30 days or face penalty”

weddingOn Wednesday the Law Commission suggested to the government to make registration of marriages compulsory. The report submitted on July 4 said that registration of marriages be made compulsory failing which a fine for non-compliance be levied in 30 days.

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Here is why Modi wore white and blue in Israel

modi2Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi does have an excellent dressing sense. During his visit to Israel he wore a smart white bandhgala suit with a blue pocket square.

Modi-Doval muscle policy: How the number of terrorist deaths in Kashmir shot up

modi-dovalThe infiltrations are down, the number of terrorist deaths are up. Slowly but surely, the Modi-Doval muscle policy in Kashmir has started showing effect. The centre had recently given the security forces a free hand in the Valley. The centre also decided that it would fight the battle in Kashmir on two fronts- battle bullets and ideology simultaneously.

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Record the Kashmir battle, assess it, ISIS tells its men in the Valley

A new directive by the Islamic State has been issued to its fighters in Kashmir. Two groups supporting the ISIS on Telegram advised the pro-ISIS fighters to organise and assign duties in the Valley.
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