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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.


A Night of Excellence

January 27, 2020 11:49 pm

The evening saw eminent people from all walks of life in the audience, including Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of India Sunil Arora, JD(U) leader KC Tyagi, CPI leader D Raja, jurist Fali Nariman, former ABVP national organising secretary Sunil Ambekar, Prasar Bharati CEO Shashi Shekhar Vempati, Principal Director General of Press Information Bureau.

Explained: What President Rajendra Prasad said in first R-Day speech

January 26, 2020 1:37 pm

On each Republic Day, the President’s speech carries significance, as it outlines the programme of the government that he/she presides over.

Republic Day 2020: Full text of President Kovind's speech

January 26, 2020 12:43 am

In his address, President Kovind stressed upon the need for mutual cooperation between the government and the opposition parties and said they have “important roles to play”.

India, Brazil open 'new chapter' in ties, sign 15 pacts

January 25, 2020 5:22 pm

The Brazilian president is in India primarily to grace the Republic Day celebrations on Sunday as chief guest and explore ways to boost trade ties with India at a time when both the large economies are hit by slowdowns.

In pursuit of truth and justice

January 22, 2020 11:55 am

President Ram Nath Kovind: There are many challenges and crises confronting journalism. But its quest for quality cannot stop.

India free from polio, then why has govt launched drive against it

January 19, 2020 8:01 pm

According to UNICEF, the last two countries where wild polio still occurs are Pakistan and Afghanistan. "In five out of eight countries in South Asia (Sri Lanka, Maldives, Bhutan, Nepal and Bangladesh), more than 90 per cent of children have been fully immunized," says UNICEF.

President accepts Allahabad University V-C’s resignation

January 04, 2020 12:42 am

Hangloo had resigned on December 31 and had a year left in his term. He is the third head of a central university appointed during Smriti Irani’s stint as HRD Minister who either quit or was fired before completing his term.

Puducherry CM writes to President, seeks Kiran Bedi’s recall

December 26, 2019 2:49 am

Narayanasamy told The Indian Express that he had given the memorandum to President Kovind in person. He said Bedi’s style of functioning is blocking the functioning of the elected government in Puducherry.

New Citizenship Law: BSP leaders meet President, seek repeal

December 19, 2019 4:57 am

The BSP had opposed the Citizenship Amendment Bill in both Houses of Parliament.

JNUTA writes to Ram Nath Kovind over exams on WhatsApp

December 19, 2019 3:45 am

In view of the boycott of exams, JNU has decided to send question papers to students through email, to which they have to respond via email or WhatsApp.


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.