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Ram Nath Kovind

Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind is the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate for President. BJP President Amit Shah announced this after a meeting of the party's parliamentary board meeting in New Delhi. Seventy-year-old Kovind is a Dalit leader from Uttar Pradesh. Kovind used to practice as a lawyer in the Supreme Court. He was previously elected to the Rajya Sabha from Uttar Pradesh.


President's Rule imposed in Puducherry

February 25, 2021 10:50 pm

The notification also said the Legislative Assembly of the Union Territory is placed under suspended animation.

Explained: What's in a (cricket stadium's) name? Mostly politicians — and no cricketers

March 02, 2021 2:39 pm

Narendra Modi isn't the first living person to have a stadium named after him. Several of the country's top cricketing venues, in fact, got their names from persons who were then alive.

President accepts resignation of Puducherry CM V Narayanasamy, his council of ministers

February 23, 2021 10:14 pm

A notification of the Union Home Ministry issued on Tuesday said: “The President has been pleased to accept resignation of V.Narayanasamy Chief Minister of Puducherry along with his council of Ministers with effect from February 22.”

Rajya Sabha passes bill to protect unauthorised colonies in Delhi

February 09, 2021 7:22 pm

The bill provides protection to certain forms of unauthorised developments in Delhi from punitive action where adequate measures are yet to be taken.

Rs 1,500 crore contraband seized in Indian waters last year, says Maritime force

February 01, 2021 2:43 am

The maritime force said that in consonance with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of SAGAR — Security And Growth of All in the Region — it created maritime history by dousing a raging fire onboard the crude oil tanker New Diamond carrying about three lakh metric tonnes of crude oil off Sri Lanka.

President Kovind, PM Modi pay tributes to Mahatma Gandhi on his death anniversary

January 30, 2021 10:50 am

Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated on this day in 1948 by Nathuram Godse. His death anniversary is observed as Martyrs' Day.

President: SC has put farm laws on hold, Govt to abide

January 30, 2021 3:23 am

Addressing the joint sitting of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha at the start of the Budget session of Parliament, President Kovind also referred to the storming of the Red Fort and vandalism on Republic Day.

Delhi confidential: Invoking The Poets

January 30, 2021 4:09 am

The President mentioned Malayalam poet Vallathol for the lyrics he wrote during Independence struggle: “Whenever you hear the name of Bharat, your heart should swell with pride.”

Rights of farmers not cut short in new farm laws: President Kovind

January 29, 2021 4:33 pm

Lauding the government's effort in fighting against the Covid-19 pandemic, Kovind said the timely decision taken saved the lives of lakhs of citizens.

Backing farmer protests, Oppn to boycott President’s address today

January 29, 2021 7:42 am

The Economic Survey is to be tabled Friday, and the Union Budget will be presented Monday. The monsoon session too had ended on a bitter note in September with chaotic scenes in Rajya Sabha over the passage of the agriculture laws.


Mahatma Gandhi death anniversary: PM Modi, President Kovind pay homage to Father of the Nation at Rajghat

January 30, 2020 2:23 pm

PM Modi said the Father of the Nation would continue to inspire people to build a strong, capable and prosperous country.

MS Dhoni honoured with Padma Bhushan Award by President Ram Nath Kovind, see pics

April 03, 2018 8:59 am

Former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was conferred the prestigious Padma Bhushan Award at a ceremony in Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Monday.

'I have huge respect for India'; German President gets ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhavan

March 24, 2018 1:33 pm

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, accompanied by his wife Elke Budenbender, arrived Thursday on his first visit to India as German president. On Friday, he was accorded a ceremonial reception by his Indian counterpart Ram Nath Kovind as well as PM Modi.

Glimpses from Iran's Hassan Rouhani's day in New Delhi with PM Modi, President Kovind

February 17, 2018 6:05 pm

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday. He was accorded a ceremonial welcome at the Rashtrapati Bhavan where he inpected the Guard of Honor. Rouhani is in India for a three-day visit which he began at Hyderabad as the city shares historic ties with Iran.

Gandhi Jayanti 2017: President Kovind, PM Modi pay tribute to the Mahatma

October 02, 2017 1:18 pm

As India remembers Mahatama Gandhi on his birth anniversary, President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid their tributes to the Father of the Nation at his Samadhi at Rajghat in New Delhi on Monday morning.

President Ram Nath Kovind launches 'Swachhta Hi Seva' campaign in Kanpur

September 15, 2017 10:03 pm

Kovind said every person in the society was “rashtra nirmata” and invited NCC cadet Manish Dwivedi, who belongs to Kanpur, to the Rashtrapati Bhavan to meet him.

Ram Nath Kovind sworn in as 14th President of India

July 25, 2017 8:08 pm

Kovind will be the country’s second Dalit President after KR Narayanan. He headed the SC-ST wing of BJP before being the Bihar Governor.

Raisina Hill prepares to welcome President-elect Ram Nath Kovind

July 23, 2017 11:27 am

The President-elect Ram nath Kovind, like his predecessor Pranab Mukherejee, has expressed his desire to visit Rajghat before he enters Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Ram Nath Kovind elected as the 14th President of India, supporters celebrate victory across the country

July 20, 2017 8:30 pm

Ram Nath Kovind, NDA's presidential candidate won with over 7 lakh votes against Opposition candidate Meira Kumar.