Friday, April 20, 2018
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Bihar, UP MLC Polls: All candidates elected unopposed
Bihar 20April 2018( Agencies) In Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, all the candidates who filed their nominations for the biennial Election of the Members of Legislative Council, have been declared elected unopposed. Yesterday was the last day of withdrawal of nominations in both the states. In Bihar, Eleven candidates had filed the nomination for the same number of seats. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi and former Chief Minister Rabari Devi are prominent among those who were elected unopposed to the state Legislative council. The other eight members include two each from RJD, BJP and JD (U) and one each from Hindustani Awam Morcha and Congress. In Uttar Pradesh, all 13 candidates, including two State ministers, who had filed their nominations were elected unopposed. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath met with the newly elected BJP members of Legi....
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PM Modi bats for concerns of small, island states at Commonwealth
Jammu Apr 20, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has underlined the importance of looking at the concerns of the small and island states in the Commonwealth. He announced a number of initiatives in the direction which include doubling of India’s contribution for Common Fund for Sustainable Development Goals, taking up small projects in the small countries through the permanent mission for the UN, capacity building and training programmes in areas including cricket and skill development. Briefing media in London last night, after the formal executing sessions, Secretary West, Ministry of External Affairs, Ruchi Ghanshyam said that, India focused on achieving sustainable development goals and climate change issues during its interventions at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, CHOGM, which began yesterday. Replying to a question, she said promoting youth activities among ....
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