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Major News and Events of 08 June 2017

What Happened on 08 June 2017


Presidential election on 17 July
According to reports, the Election Commission has started the process for the election of the next President of India with announcement of the notification date and closing date for nomination.
The current President Pranab Mukherjee's term as President comes to an end on 24 July. As per information from the Election Commission, the last date of nomination of candidates is 28 June. Scrutiny of nomination will take place on 29 June. The voting will take place on 17 July and counting of votes will be on 20 July.
Madhya Pradesh Farmer Protest Spreads to Six Districts

According to reports, the protest which started in Mandsaur has spread to at least six districts across Madhya Pradesh.

Reports suggest that there were angry protests in Dhar, Harda and Sehore, while a police station in Neemuch was vandalized. Protests are also reported in Haatpiplya and Dewas.

Reports also suggests that the Indore-Bhopal highway was blocked as angry farmers gathered there and pelted stones.




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