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1. Former Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu broke records on his way to getting elected India’s 13th Vice President on Saturday evening, defeating Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson Gopalkrishna Gandhi by 272 votes amidst cross-voting and highest ever polling in VP election.
2. The government on Saturday appointed economist Rajiv Kumar as the new vice chairman of the NITI Aayog, replacing Arvind Panagariya who had resigned on August 1. Kumar is expected to take charge after August 31 when Panagariya vacates the position.
3. The police on Saturday arrested three overground workers (OGWs) of militant outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) in Shopian district of south Kashmir.
4. Facilitating the Vaishno Devi pilgrims, the Railways have decided to run five special trains from August 9 from Pune and Delhi and would reach Katra via Ambala.
5. Army and police personnel busted a hideout and recovered arms and ammunition from Sadah village in Kalakote Tehsil.
6. National Conference (NC) working president Omar Abdullah has accused the PDP-BJP government of destroying public institutions by “sidelining recruitment processes”.
7. The legend of Vijender Singh continued to grow as the Indian boxing star outslugged his Chinese opponent Zulpikar Maimaitiali in a close bout to retain the WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight title on Saturday.