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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.


Ram Nath Kovind completes 3 years as President: First citizen fights Covid battle alongside people

July 25, 2020 9:40 am

President Ram Nath Kovind has also instructed the staff to cut down expenses at the Rashtrapati Bhavan and asked them staff to make optimal usage of the resources.

BJP seeks CBI probe into death of Bengal MLA, calls for Mamata govt to be dismissed

July 15, 2020 6:59 am

The BJP delegation, led by party general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya, demanded that the TMC-led government in the state be dismissed.

30% pay cut for a year, no new limousine: President Kovind's efforts for Covid relief

May 15, 2020 12:18 pm

Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu had announced last month that he will forego 30 per cent of his salary till normalcy is restored. The Rajya Sabha secretariat has identified ways to save about Rs 60 crore for this financial year through various measures.

President Kovind hosts Donald Trump, Melania for banquet at Rashtrapati Bhavan

February 26, 2020 3:23 am

Around 100 guests were invited for the event.

President Kovind lauds SC for rulings on gender issues

February 24, 2020 3:51 am

President said that “from issuing guidelines on preventing sexual harassment in the workplace two decades ago to providing directives for granting equal status to women in the army this month, the Supreme Court of India has led progressive social transformation”.

President on $5-trillion target: Banking with the unbanked, securing the unsecured

February 13, 2020 4:41 am

He said banks are the fulcrum of our economic system and it is the duty of the system to reach the constitutional goal of economic as well as social justice.

Ram Nath Kovind to award President’s Colour to INS Shivaji

February 11, 2020 4:10 am

INS Shivaji was commissioned as His Majesty’s Indian Ship Shivaji in 1945. It is now the premier technical training establishment of the Indian Navy with the motto Kar-masu Kaushalam (Skill at Work).

Full text: President Ram Nath Kovind's address to joint sitting of Parliament

January 31, 2020 1:33 pm

"The Citizenship Amendment Act is a historic law. It has fulfilled wishes of our founding fathers including Mahatma Gandhi," President ram Nath Kovind said.

Recap: President's Address to Parliament in 2019, and the current status of those initiatives

January 31, 2020 10:51 am

As per the Constitution, the President is required to address Parliament on the opening session of a new legislature after a general election, and the first sitting of the legislature each year.

Explained: Why the President's Address matters

January 31, 2020 10:17 am

President Kovind will address Parliament today. Days ago, the Kerala Governor expressed an opinion on one paragraph of his Assembly address, prepared by the government. A look at provisions and precedents.


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.