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Alphons files nomination for RS seat from Rajasthan

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Jaipur, Nov 6 : Union Minister K.J. Alphons filed his nomination papers here on Monday for the Rajya Sabha seat from Rajasthan.

Alphons’ victory is almost certain as neither the Congress nor any other opposition party has fielded a candidate.

“We have received only one nomination — that is from K.J. Alphons — for the Rajya Sabha seat,” Pritvi Raj, Secretary, Rajasthan assembly, told IANS.

The Minister of State for Tourism is the Bharatiya Janata Party candidate for the Rajaya Sabha polls in the desert state on November 16. The seat fell vacant after senior BJP leader M. Venkaiah Naidu became the Vice President.

Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, a few of her Cabinet colleagues and state BJP President Ashok Parnami accompanied Alphons when he filed his papers.

In a tweet, Alphons thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP chief Amit Shah and Raje.

“Just filed my nomination to the Rajya Sabha from Rajasthan, the most vibrant state in India. I thank the honourable Prime Minister, Amit Shah ji and Rajasthan Chief Minister,” he said in the tweet.

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Lok Sabha By-Polls: Congress announces candidates for Gorakhpur, Phulpur seats

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Lucknow, Feb 17: The state Congress on Friday announced faces for Gorakhpur and Phulpur Lok Sabha seats, where by-elections are scheduled to be held on March 11.

The party named Dr Surheeta Chatterjee Kareem, a gynaecologist, as its candidate from Gorakhpur, while it chose Manish Mishra, son of former IAS officer J N Mishra, for the Phulpur seat.

Congress state president Raj Babbar confirmed the candidature of both nominees.

The by-elections in Uttar Pradesh were necessitated after Gorakhpur MP Yogi Adityanath became the Chief Minister, while Phulpur MP Kehsav Prasad Maurya was appointed the Deputy Chief Minister.

Congress state president Raj Babbar confirmed the candidature of both nominees.

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US intelligence chiefs say Russia still meddling, threatening 2018 elections

In strong language, Coats said Russia President Vladimir Putin has been emboldened by Russia’s successful interference in the 2016 elections and is targeting the 2018 election cycle.

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WASHINGTON — Russia and other adversaries will continue to engage in cyber warfare to “degrade our democratic values and weaken our alliances,” the nation’s top intelligence official said Tuesday.

“Frankly, the United States is under attack,” Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats told the Senate Intelligence Committee, adding that every facet of society is being targeted with cyber intrusions.

In strong language, Coats said Russia President Vladimir Putin has been emboldened by Russia’s successful interference in the 2016 elections and is targeting the 2018 election cycle.

“There should be no doubt that (Putin) views the past effort as successful,” Coats said.

The national intelligence director’s comments come against the backdrop of continuing congressional and criminal investigations into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election and whether the Kremlin coordinated their activities with President Trump’s campaign.

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UP, Bihar LS by-elections on March 11

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New Delhi, Feb 9: By-Polls in Uttar Pradesh’s Gorakhpur and Phulpur and Bihar’s Araira Lok Sabha constituencies will take place on March 11, the Election Commission announced today. 

The counting of votes will be held on March 14.

The by-elections in Uttar Pradesh were necessitated after Gorakhpur MP Yogi Adityanath became the Chief Minister, while Phulpur MP Kehsav Prasad Maurya was appointed the Deputy Chief Minister.

Meanwhile, Araria seat fell vacant after the death of Rashtriya Janata Dal MP Mohammad Taslimuddin.

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