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.

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President Kovind appoints five judges for Karnataka, Calcutta HCs

Advocates S R Krishna Kumar, Ashok Kinagi, Suraj Govindaraj and Sachin Magadum were appointed as judges in the Karnataka High Court and advocate Kausik Chanda in the Calcutta High Court.

President's flight delayed at Zurich as Air India plane suffers snag

Soon after the technical snag was detected, Air India kept a Boeing 777 plane on standby at London to fly to Zurich for Kovind, the source said.


Inside Track: Super fast track

Apart from the concerned secretary from the IFS, Sanjay Kothari, the President’s Secretary, and E L S N Bala Prasad, the President’s Special Secretary, went with him.

Pakistan says President Kovind can’t use its airspace, MEA says unilateral action

Pakistan had fully closed its airspace on February 26, after the Indian Air Force fighter jets struck a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorist training camp in Balakot in retaliation to the Pulwama attack on February 14. On July 16, it opened its airspace for all civilian traffic.

India regrets Pakistan's decision to deny request to use its airspace for Kovind's flight

The decision to close its airspace was approved by Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan in view of the tense situation in Kashmir, the country's foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said.

Primary objective of teachers to make students good people: Ram Nath Kovind

Among the awardees, several have worked towards school development and increasing enrollment by engaging with the local communities and involving them in the school’s functioning.


Triple Talaq: Plea in Delhi HC says law violates rights of Muslim husbands

The plea argued that since instant triple talaq has been declared void by the Supreme Court, the act of its pronouncement cannot be construed to be a criminal offence or even as a simple wrong or a civil wrong.

President Ram Nath Kovind meets Lata Mangeshkar in Mumbai

President Ram Nath Kovind met veteran singer Lata Mangeshkar at her home and conveyed his best wishes for her good health.

Ram Nath Kovind visits Arun Jaitley at AIIMS

According to doctors at AIIMS, Jaitley is currently undergoing treatment in the intensive care unit under the supervision of a multidisciplinary team of doctors. 

Maharashtra: President’s Medal for five police officers

Five Maharashtra Police officers have been awarded the President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service this Independence Day.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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5 Things You Need To Know About Ram Nath Kovind

In a surprise turn of events, the Bhartiya Janta Party proposed the name of Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind as the NDA candidate for the upcoming Presidential election. Seventy-one-year-old Kovind is a Dalit leader from Kanpur. He was elected twice to the Rajya Sabha from Uttar Pradesh. Kovind was previously BJP spokesperson. He also practiced […]

Presidential Election: Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind Is NDA Candidate

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Kovind will make an “exceptional President” and his legal background will “benefit the nation”. In a series of tweets, PM Modi said: “Shri Ram Nath Kovind, a farmer’s son, comes from a humble background. He devoted his life to public service & worked for poor & marginalised. With his illustrious […]