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’s bodyguards: Govt defends recruitment process, says its based on ‘functional requirements’

Justifying the decision to restrict the recruitment to Jat Sikhs, Jats and Rajputs, the government has said the Army has “performed exceedingly well while maintaining the class composition in recruitment of presidential bodyguards".

President Ram Nath Kovind lauds govt, collegium for filling Supreme court’s vacancies

Hundred judgments of the apex court translated into nine Indian languages were handed over to the President as part of the apex court’s project to provide translated copies of judgments to litigants.

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President hails SC's effort to provide judgments in 9 vernacular languages

These will now be available in a variety of regional and Indian languages, and accessible to hundreds of millions of our fellow citizens who may not know English," he added.

President Kovind to inaugurate additional block of Supreme Court today

The additional complex, the foundation stone for which was laid on September 2012, was built in order to cope up with the space constraints in the old court building.

Goa government orders implementation of EWS quota in jobs, education

An office memorandum issued by state Director of Social Welfare Parag Nagarcekar on Friday directed all the departments, public sector undertakings and autonomous bodies to modify the existing parameters to provide reservation for the EWS.

Need to identify talents from across the country to make India global sports power: President

Highlighting the importance of the government's flagship 'Khelo India Progamme', President Ram Nath Kovind Thursday said in order to make India a "global sports powerhouse", it is important to unearth talents from across the country.

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Parliament HIGHLIGHTS: Indians voted to continue the development process started in 2014, says President

Parliament HIGHLIGHTS: The Lok Sabha will have a total of 30 sittings and the Rajya Sabha 27 sittings till July 26. The Budget will be tabled by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on July 5.

President Kovind outlines Modi govt's goals: $5 trillion economy, women empowerment, inclusive India

During his address in Central Hall of Parliament, President Ram Nath Kovind outlined Modi government's goals for the next five years, including doubling farmers' income, national security, NRC and the country's space programme.

Narendra Modi sworn in as Prime Minister, with Amit Shah, 23 other Cabinet colleagues

Narendra Modi took oath as Prime Minister of India for the second time on the forecourt of the Rashtrapati Bhawan in a star-studded on Thursday evening. BJP party chief Amit Shah followed Rajnath Singh to the podium as over 8000 guests looked on.

PM Modi to meet President Kovind to stake claim to form new govt

A communique issued by the Rashtrapati Bhavan said, "The President has accepted the advice of the Cabinet on 24.05.2019 and signed the Order dissolving the 16th Lok Sabha."

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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.

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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.

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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 […]

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