Daily Archives: August 5, 2017

Venkaiah Naidu is India’s vice president-elect


NDA nominee M Venkaiah Naidu was today elected as the next Vice President of India by securing over two-thirds of votes leaving opposition candidate Gopalkrishna Gandhi far behind. Naidu got 516 votes out of total 771 votes cast while Gandhi could only manage 244 votes. Of the total 771 votes polled, 11 were found to be invalid. Although 785 MPs ...

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Partial lunar eclipse on Aug 7 night, to be visible from India


A partial lunar eclipse will take place on August 7 night and will be visible from across the country. “Starting from 10.52 p m, the full moon will enter the Earth s shadow in space and create a spectacular celestial phenomenon, which is commonly known as partial lunar eclipse. This will be the first properly visible lunar eclipse this year,” ...

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Supreme Court exempts hilly areas of Uttarakhand from highway liquor ban

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The Supreme Court on Friday allowed nine hill districts and seven tehsils falling in hilly areas of the state to open liquor shops on highways. A three- judge bench comprising chief justice J S Kehar, Justice YV Chandrachud and Jutice Nageshwar Rao granted the exemption following the state government’s plea of seeking parity with another hill state Sikkim where the ...

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