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Essential to make India's growth inclusive: President Kovind to probationary civil servants

Kovind told the officers on probation that their respective services provide them an "enormous platform for serving the nation."

India working towards becoming five trillion economy by 2025: President Kovind

India-Greece bilateral trade stands at USD 530 million and some Indian companies are also present in the infrastructure, pharmaceutical and steel sectors in the central European nation.


Air connectivity boost for North East on cards as India looks east

The vast spatial distance between North East India and New Delhi, as well as the gulf between the region's potential and its actual unfulfilled reality apparently are being bridged the aerial way.

Soldiers, spiritual leaders twin pillars of nation: President Ram Nath Kovind

Referring to spiritual leaders and social reformers from Kerala like Adi Shankaracharya, Sree Narayana Guru and Ayyankali, Ram Nath kovind said the southern state was "one of the leading spiritual homes in our country and composite society".

From mud house to Rashtrapati Bhavan, it's been a long journey for President Ram Nath Kovind

A lawyer, politician and long-time advocate of integrity and an egalitarian society, Kovind served as the 36th governor of Bihar -- from August 16, 2015, to June 20, 2017 -- before the ruling NDA selected him as their presidential candidate.

My win is message to those discharging their duties with integrity: Ram Nath Kovind

In first remarks after the triumph, 71-year-old Kovind, former Bihar Governor, recalled his ‘kutcha’ home of mud walls in a village in Uttar Pradesh where “the straw roof would not be able to stop water during the rain” and “we all brothers and sisters would huddle around a wall, waiting for the rain to stop”.


Meet the President: Man whom no one dislikes

“Kovindji has got 116 votes more than the votes of NDA, which means many voters went by their conscience and voted for Kovindji. He got votes from all states, and the entire electoral college voted for him in Andhra Pradesh.

How is the President of India elected?

The President of India is elected by an electoral college - but that is only the tip of the iceberg.

President Pranab Mukherjee rejects 2 more mercy pleas before demitting office

With these two cases, the total number of mercy petitions rejected by Mukherjee during his tenure has gone up to 30.

In Republic Day eve address, President Mukherjee urges the nation to 'work harder'

In his Republic Day eve address to the nation on Wednesday, President Pranab Mukherjee asserted that the country’s strength lies in pluralism and diversity and that India has traditionally celebrated the ‘argumentative’ Indian, not the ‘intolerant’ Indian. “A healthy democracy calls for conformity to the values of tolerance, patience and respect for others. We have […]

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How India's Presidents were elected, from Rajendra Prasad to Pranab Mukherjee

The 2017 presidential election results are expected today. This year, a total of 95 candidates filed nominations for the top Constitutional post, of which 93 were rejected on various grounds, leaving only NDA's Ram Nath Kovind and Opposition candidate Meira Kumar in the fray. The winner will become the 14th President of India. Here is how the earlier president were elected.

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There are many life lessons that APJ Abdul Kalam taught us. Let’s revisit some of them on his death anniversary

Call him India’s Missile Man or the People’s President. APJ Abdul Kalam was many things. And during his lifetime, he tried his best to practise what he preached. We look back at some of his quotes on his death anniversary.