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Ram Nath Kovind takes over as India's 14th president, says diversity is key to success

Kovind described as low profile and unassuming, said the country needs to sculpt robust, high growth economy, an educated, ethical and shared community, and an egalitarian society, as envisioned by Mahatma Gandhi and BJP ideologue Deen Dayal Upadhyay.

INLD backs NDA’s President pick

In the 90-member Haryana Legislative Assembly, the ruling BJP enjoys a majority with 47 MLAs and the support of five Independents and lone BSP MLA while the Congress has 17 MLAs.

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How NDA, UPA select before they elect President

In 2002 as in 2017, NDA reached out to Opposition before announcing name; UPA consulted NDA in 2007 after finalising name, kept even Left out in 2012

President candidate has to be acceptable to all, says Congress

Azad said he did not know whether the government will share any names at all in the first meeting itself.

Consensus on President poll only if BJP nominee 'believes' in Constitution: Sharad Yadav

The TRS, which is in power in Telangana, has hinted that it may support NDA, which hopes to get backing from both factions of AIADMK in poll.

Is Donald Trump strategically pushing out non-Americans from the United States?

If you pull back for a moment from the distracting cacophony engineered by Trump, you'll realize that there is a plan after all. The dots do connect.

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President Mukherjee condoles death of Nirankari Mission head Baba Hardev Singh

President Pranab Mukherjee has condoled the death of Nirankari Mission head Hardev Singh saying the nation has lost a spiritual leader whose insightful teachings inspired people to follow the path of kindness and compassion.

N Srinivasan unanimously re-elected president of Tamil Nadu Cricket Association

Incumbent Secretary Kashi Viswanathan also held on to his position for another term.

Sepp Blatter to not attend IOC meeting: FIFA

The International Olympic Committee meeting is scheduled for next week between June 7-10.

President Pranab Mukherjee recovering well after angioplasty

Earlier in the day, the President thanked people for their wishes on his official twitter account.

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Sachin Tendulkar at Air Force Day 'At Home'

'At Home' was hosted by the Chief of the Air Staff on the occasion of 82nd Anniversary of Indian Air Force at Air House in New Delhi on Wednesday.

For Beating the Retreat, President brings back the buggy

The ceremony marks the end of Republic Day celebrations.

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Raising 'anti-national' slogans is not Freedom of Speech: Amit Shah

Bahraich (UP), Feb 24 (ANI): Addressing a rally in Uttar Pradesh's Bahraich, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Wednesday attacked the Congress for disrupting the Budget session over JNU row. He said the party should stop supporting 'anti-national' activities in the name of freedom of speech. Shah further asked the political parties sitting in Parliament that people who raise slogans like 'Bharat tere tukre honge', is freedom of speech or an act of sedition?

Japan aggressively marketing its health products in Asia

Myanmar/Tokyo, Feb 24 (ANI): A Cooling gel Patch removes fever instantly. Recently, Japan’s pharmaceutical company, Hisamitsu, started to expand their Cooling gel Patch products to Myanmar. At Myitta Clinic in Yangon, the doctor has been recommending cooling gel Patch for patients suffering with fever. The recent political changes in Myanmar opened up a new market for imported consumer products. The Cooling gel Patch`Bye Bye Fever’ is one of the newly introduced health care product, to the local pharmacies in Myanmar. The local stores are staring to make sales of the healthcare goods which were directly imported from Japan. They say those products make benefits to the consumer in Myanmar. This is called “High Pressure Oxygen Room” made by Japanese bulk industry Inc. It’s easy to experience the relaxing effect of this room. Users just get in. Then the operator gets the door to shut properly and turn on the machine. It becomes 1.2 times higher pressure in a few minutes. Users can choose how long they are in the room. They focus on anti aging products. Next to the room they show Himalayan rock salt. For example, they say this ball-shaped rock salt has many effects such as improvement of blood circulation and acceleration of metabolism. This is how to use. After you warm up it in the toaster oven you wrap it up in a towel and put it on the body. Then it works well.

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JNU row: Umar, Bhattacharya surrender

New Delhi, Feb 24 (ANI): Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, who are facing sedition charges for allegedly raising anti-national slogans, surrendered before the Delhi Police last night. Following a medical check-up, the two were interrogated on Wednesday for around five hours and will be presented before the magistrate later in the day. Khalid and Bhattacharya are among the five students who, along with JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar, had allegedly shouted anti-national slogans at an event organised in the university campus on February 9.

President Mukherjee ignored burning issues in his speech: Sitaram

New Delhi, Feb 23 (ANI): Communist Party of India (Marxist) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Tuesday said President Pranab Mukherjee did not mention anything about the burning issues in the country in his speech while addressing the Parliament on the first day of Budget Session 2016-17. He further said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is trying to change the Indian Republic into RSS's version of 'Fascist Hindu Rashtra'.

Kashmir University students raise slogans in Kanhaiya's support

Kashmir, Feb 23 (ANI): A group of students at Kashmir University on Monday raised slogans in support of Jawaharlal University students' Union president Kanhaiya Kumar. The students also were also seen raising slogans demanding 'azadi' from the government.

Military assistance to Pakistan has decreased: US envoy

New Delhi, Feb 23 (ANI): United States Ambassador to India, Richard Verma, said the military assistance to Pakistan has gone down shortly days after India expressed its disappointment over Barack Obama administration's decision to sell Pakistan eight F-16 fighter jets. Briefing the media at the fourth annual lecture of Indian Association of Foreign Affairs Correspondents in New Delhi, Verma said the assistance to Islamabad was to address a specific counter militancy and counter insurgency threat. As the US goes to polls later this year, Verma said the relations between India and the U.S. would be topmost priority for the next president.

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Budget Session: President Mukherjee leaves for Parliament

New Delhi, Feb 23 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday left his official residence to attend the Budget Session. Mukherjee will address both Houses on his government's plans, policies and vision for the year ahead. The Budget Session of Parliament is commencing today and is expected to have a stormy start over a host of issues, including the JNU row, Rohith Vemula suicide case and Pathankot terror attack.

JNU row: Constitute inquiry committee, says teachers' union president

New Delhi, Feb 22 (ANI): Addressing a gathering on Monday, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Teachers Association president Ajay Patnaik on Monday said an inquiry committee should be constituted and internal mechanism of the varsity should be strengthened. Demanding that sedition charges against students be dropped, Patnaik added that such charges are a matter of great concern.

SC declines to hear Kanhaiya’s bail plea

New Delhi, Feb 19 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain the bail plea of JNU Students' Union president Kanhaiya Kumar and asked him to approach the Delhi High Court in this regard. The apex court also noted that it would not be appropriate in its precedence to hear the matter. Advocate RP Luthra said the Supreme Court declined to hear bail plea of JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar. Kanhaiya on Thursday moved a petition before the apex court, seeking his release from police custody under Article 32 of the Constitution.

SC declines to hear Kanhaiya’s bail plea

New Delhi, Feb 19 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain the bail plea of JNU Students' Union president Kanhaiya Kumar and asked him to approach the Delhi High Court in this regard. The apex court also noted that it would not be appropriate in its precedence to hear the matter. Advocate RP Luthra said the Supreme Court declined to hear bail plea of JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar. Kanhaiya on Thursday moved a petition before the apex court, seeking his release from police custody under Article 32 of the Constitution.

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