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RE- ELECTED UPA can­di­date Hamid An­sari, as vice pres­i­dent of In­dia. An­sari is the sec­ond per­son to get a sec­ond con­sec­u­tive term af­ter Sar­va­palli Rad­hakr­ish­nan. He de­feated NDA nom­i­nee Jaswant Singh by a mar­gin of 252 votes. DIS­MISSED Am­reet Ah­luwalia, Bei­jing sta­tion chief of ex­ter­nal in­tel­li­gence agency Re­search & Anal­y­sis Wing ( RAW), for pro­fes­sional mis­con­duct, in­clud­ing pos­si­ble com­pro­mise of op­er­a­tional se­crets. KILLED Amir Ali Ka­mal, mem­ber of the Hizb- ul Mu­jahideen and main ac­cused in the 2001 Delhi High Court blast. A J& K po­lice- Army team shot down the ter­ror­ist in an en­counter. CHO­SEN Home Min­is­ter Sushilku­mar Shinde as the new Leader of the House in Lok Sabha. Prime Min­is­ter Man­mo­han Singh nom­i­nated Shinde af­ter Pranab Mukher­jee stepped down.



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