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IUML wins Kerala’s Vengara bypoll

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Malappuram (Kerala) Oct 15, 2017: The Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) candidate K.N.A. Khader has won the Vengara Assembly by-election in Kerala with more than 65,000 votes, trumping his nearest rival and LDF nominee PV Basheer.

However, the SDPI secure the third position, while the NDA came fourth.

The counting of votes began at 8 am in PSMO College, Tirurangadi. The election took place on October 11 across the 148 booths and 17 auxiliary polling stations with a record voter turnout of 72.12 per cent. 66,030 women and 56,550 male voters had casted vote in the bypoll.

IUML chief P.K. Kunhalikutty who vacated the Vengara seat and later won the Malappuram Lok Sabha seat earlier this year said the CPI-M used all its might, but we knew what was going to be the outcome.

Kunhalikutty won this seat in the 2016 assembly polls with a margin of over 38,000 votes.

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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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