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Congress Alleges Discrepancies In Voter List In Telangana; Claims 70 Lakh Fake Voters

New Delhi: Before Election Commission of India takes any call on Telengana polls, the Congress has alleged that there is around 70 lakh discrepancies in the voter list in Telangana. It said that any election held on flawed and inaccurate electoral rolls would be a fraud with the people of the country.

The party has also sought the Election Commission’s intervention in the “strongest possible manner”, Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi said. The ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) in the state dissolved the Telangana assembly prematurely to swing elections in their favour by “manipulating” the voter list, he alleged.

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ISRO’s PSLV Launches Successfully Two UK Earth Observation Satellite

New Delhi: The Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) has put into orbit two UK earth observation satellite as PSLV C42 lifted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota and injected two UK satellites into “a very precise” orbit” after 17 minutes 44 seconds.

“I am extremely happy that the PSLV-C42 precisely launched two of our customer satellites at 583 km orbit. This was a unique night mission executed for the first time by us.The PSLV has proven yet again as a user-friendly vehicle in all aspects,” said K Sivan, chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation.

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India And France Plan Launch Of 8-10 Satellites As Part Of Maritime Surveillance

New Delhi: French space agency CNES chief Jean-Yves Le Gall has said that India and France have planned launch of8 to 10 satellites as part of a “constellation” for maritime surveillance. This will be India’s largest space cooperation with any country.

They added that the launch of 8-10 maritime surveillance satellites will focus on the Indian Ocean, a region that has been witnessing increasing Chinese presence.

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Revenue, Bank Officials involved in Flood Relief Scam In Uttar Pradesh

New Delhi: Revenue officials in collusion with the bank employees have been alleged to be involved in grave case of misappropriation of funds. The matter relates to the Nanpara Tehsil of Bahraich district of Uttar Pradesh for the financial year 2015-16 when the then incumbent state government had released around 1200 bank cheques amounting to almost 40 lakh rupees for the poor people who have been affected by flood in the adjacent areas.

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BJP Plans Constituency-Specific Poll Strategy In Rajasthan To Improve Chances Of Victory

New Delhi: The BJP in Rajasthan has come out with a “constituency-specific strategy” in Rajasthan to improve on its chances of victory just two months before assembly elections.

The party has segregated 200 assembly constituencies of the state into three categories — A, B and C. The first category includes BJP strongholds where the party is confident of victory. The second category includes seats that could go either way and the third category includes those constituencies where the party is weak.