Jaitley to contest RS polls from UP

Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan

While Pradhan is now a member from Bihar, Javadekar is from Madhya Pradesh.

New Delhi: Samajwadi Party leader Jaya Bachchan is likely to be the party's candidate for the upcoming Rajya Sabha polls.

Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan will contest from Madhya Pradesh instead of his current representation from Bihar, the BJP central election committee announced on Wednesday.

Trans-Pacific Partnership signed
Other countries have to do the same, and at least half of the TPP members must ratify the agreement before it comes into force. Canada and Mexico are exempted from the controversial measure that will go into effect on Friday next week.

Health Minister J.P. Nadda has been renominated from Himachal Pradesh and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has been renominated from Bihar. Union Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot will be from MP.

BJP general secretary will contest from from Rajasthan while two ministers of state Parshottam Rupala and Manusukh Mandaviya will contest from Gujarat. It opted to renominate Mr. Prasad from the State and chose to shift Mr. Pradhan to Madhya Pradesh.

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Assembly Secretariat on Monday issued a notification for holding elections to three Rajya Sabha seats scheduled on March 23.

Busts of Gandhi, Ambedkar defaced
According to a report on NDTV , miscreants poured paint on Ambedkar's bust in Tiruvottiyur area of Chennai on Wednesday night. Some people claimed that they saw the accused hurling a stone at the statue before fleeing, an official said.

As per the number of seats won in the Gujarat Assembly elections held in December past year, both the BJP and the Congress are poised to get two seats each to the Upper House of Parliament. The seat of Ali Anwar has already fallen\\vacant after his membership was terminated on complaint of anti party activitiesby JD (U). The maximum number of vacancies are from Uttar Pradesh, which has 10 seats. The BJP is also slated to get one seat.

Senior Congress leaders are likely to insist on fielding former Knowledge Commission chairman, Sam Pitroda or party veteran Janardhan Diwedi from Karnataka for one of the three seats from the state which the party is aiming to win in the forthcoming Rajya Sabha polls on March 23. Congress state chief, Bharat Sinh Solanki could file nomination for the second seat.

Iran Rejects French Calls to Stop Developing Missile Program
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