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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Ashok Gehlot says Ram Nath Kovind made President to balance caste equations, BJP hits back

The BJP demanded an apology from Gehlot and accused the Congress of an “anti-Dalit mindset”.

BJP asks EC to take action against Rajasthan CM for his remarks against President

Earlier today, at a press conference in Jaipur, Gehlot told reporters people had expectations that BJP veteran leader LK Advani would get the honour of becoming the president but was deprived of the same.


Unlike PM, we do not seek votes in Army’s name: Mamata Banerjee

Mamata said there should be a memorial in the North Bengal hills to honour the Gorkha regiment of the Indian armed force.

CRPF kept terrorism in check in J&K: President Kovind

President Kovind said that forces such as the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) have been playing a pivotal role in checking separatism and terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir.

Sixty-six former civil servants write to President Kovind on EC functioning

The list includes PM Narendra Modi’s address to the nation on the anti-satellite weapon (ASAT), the upcoming Modi biopic and a web series on his life, NaMo TV and alleged incendiary speeches by the PM and other BJP leaders.

President sends Election Commission note on Kalyan Singh to Centre

"We are all BJP workers, so we will want the BJP to win. Everyone will want Modi to become PM again. Modi becoming PM is necessary for the nation and society,” Singh had said on March 23.


President Kovind’s social media accounts delete clip of dance performance on ‘Mool Mantar’

The 1.22-minute video clip had been uploaded on the President's Twitter handle as “A soulful rendition of ‘Ik Onkar Satnaam’ at the Indian community reception in Santiago, Chile.”

India offers $100 million credit to Bolivia for development projects

Kovind is on a three-day visit to Bolivia, the first high-level visit from India to the Latin American country since the establishment of diplomatic ties.

India will take all 'necessary measures' to protect & secure itself: Ram Nath Kovind in Croatia

Speaking at an event here, President Ram Nath Kovind said: "As for India, we have made it clear that we will take all necessary measures to protect ourselves, to secure ourselves, so that we can provide for the welfare of our people."

Explained: How J&K Presidential Orders have worked, why move faces challenge

Under Article 370, which was part of the Indian Constitution at its commencement on January 26, 1950, only two articles apply to J&K: Article 1, which defines India, and Article 370 itself.

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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.