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National News
Manmohan Singh to file papers for election to RS from Rajasthan Tuesday
 
Jaipur: Former prime minister Manmohan Singh will file his nomination papers for the bypoll to the Rajya Sabha from Rajasthan. "The party has decided to nominate former PM Manmohan Singh from the state and he will be filing four sets of nominations here on Tuesday," Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister and state Congress president Sachin Pilot said. The seat got vacant after the death of BJP''s Rajya Sabha MP Madan Lal Saini in June. Rajasthan has 10 Rajya Sabha seats. The Congress has the majority in the state assembly and Singh (86) is likely to win the bypoll. The Rajasthan assembly has 200 seats, two of which are vacant.

The Congress has 100 MLAs and its alliance partner Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) has one seat, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) 72, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) 6, Bharatiya Tribal Party (BTP), CPI (M) and Rashtriya Loktantrik Party (RLP) have two seats each. Thirteen MLAs are independents and two seats are vacant. The ruling Congress in the state also enjoys the support of 12 out of the 13 independents and the BSP legislators. Veteran Congress leader Manmohan Singh was a member of the Upper House of Parliament from Assam for almost three decades. He was a Rajya Sabha member for five consecutive terms from 1991 to 2019 and the country''s prime minister for two consecutive terms from 2004 to 2014.

Manmohan Singh''s tenure in the Rajya Sabha ended on June 14 this year and he could not be renominated as the Congress Party did not have the strength to send him to the Upper House from Assam and there was no other vacancy left. As per the schedule released by the Election Commission, the last date for the filing of nomination papers is August 14. Scrutiny of papers will be done on August 16. The last date for the withdrawal of nominations is August 19. The polling will be held on August 26 while the counting of votes will take place on the same day at 5 pm.


Mentally-unstable man jumps inside lion enclosure in Delhi zoo, escapes unhurt
Senior Odisha BJP leader Damodar Rout quits party
Play school security guard arrested for sexually harassing toddler
What craziness has taken over UP govt: Priyanka on decision to remove home guards
Koregaon Bhima case: SC extends protection from arrest to Gautam Navlakha by 4 weeks
Rahul hits out at govt, blames note ban, GST for joblessness
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Unnao rape victim accident: No murder charge against Sengar in CBI charge sheet
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Mamallapuram geared up,gala reception on cards for Xi Jinping
Book examines history of Christianity in India
INX Media case: Karti Chidambaram appears before ED
Platform Screen Doors not possible at all stations: Delhi Metro to HC
TN police arrest 10 Tibetans ahead of Modi-Xi summit
Bhagwat affirms RSS'' Hindu Rashtra vision; questions use of term `lynching''
Nitish Kumar elected JD(U) president unopposed for another term
ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
My craft is a huge area of anxiety for me: Swara Bhasker
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Ordinary doesn't satisfy me, says Bhumi Pednekar
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INTERNATIONAL NEWS
At least 35 people killed in bus accident in western Saudi Arabia
 Riyadh: At least 35 were killed and four others were wounded in a bus accident in the west of Saudi
UK, EU hail new Brexit deal, but Parliament sign-off hangs in balance
Nearly 100 people injured in Catalonia unrest on Wednesday: Medics
US House passes Hong Kong 'Democracy Act'
KERALA NEWS
Scribe's death:Kerala IAS officer's suspension extended
 Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala government has extended the suspension of IAS officer Sriram Venkitar
Kerala's CPI to discuss Vedas and Marxism in seminar
Kerala Assembly session from Oct 28
Rs 10,000-crore investments to flow into Kerala from Dubai
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