Droupadi Murmu: News

11 Sep 2023

Narendra Modi

PM Modi holds bilateral meeting with Saudi's Mohammed bin Salman

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his Saudi Arabian counterpart and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud on Monday at the Hyderabad House in Delhi.

11 Sep 2023

Narendra Modi

Centre to launch nationwide wellness programs on PM Modi's birthday

The central government led by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is set to launch a nationwide wellness drive on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 73rd birthday, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya has told ANI.

09 Sep 2023

Narendra Modi

Andhra Pradesh: TDP says Chandrababu Naidu's arrest 'illegal,' approaches PM

The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) on Saturday sought the interventions of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Droupadi Murmu, and Union Home Minister Amit Shah to reverse the arrest of its chief, N Chandrababu Naidu, in an alleged corruption case.

09 Sep 2023

Narendra Modi

G20 Summit: PM Modi speaks with 'Bharat' placard in front

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday welcomed G20 leaders upon their arrival at Bharat Mandapam in New Delhi.

08 Sep 2023

United Nations (UN)

Will accept India's name change after formalities are completed: UN

The United Nations (UN) will change India's name to Bharat in its records once New Delhi completes all necessary processes, a spokesperson for the intergovernmental organization told NDTV.

08 Sep 2023

G20 Summit

No G20 dinner invite for Kharge from President Murmu: Reports

Congress President and Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge has reportedly not been invited to the special G20 dinner that will be hosted by President Droupadi Murmu on Saturday.

07 Sep 2023

United Nations (UN)

India-Bharat row: Official reveals how UN considers name change requests

An official of the United Nations (UN) has reportedly confirmed that the organization considers name change requests from countries amid the "India" to "Bharat" row.

06 Sep 2023

Udhayanidhi Stalin

Sanatana row: Udhayanidhi raises discrimination issue, cites President Murmu, Mahabharat

Amid a massive political uproar over his "Sanatana Dharma must be eradicated" comment, Tamil Nadu minister Udhayanidhi Stalin reportedly stood by his comments.

03 Sep 2023


Man rapes wife with sons, uploads videos on porn site

In a shocking incident in Trombay, Mumbai, a 40-year-old man and his two sons allegedly raped the former's second wife and uploaded videos of the act on a porn site, The Free Press Journal reported.

14 Aug 2023

DY Chandrachud

Supreme Court flags social media post falsely quoting CJI Chandrachud 

The Supreme Court on Monday raised concerns about a viral social media post that wrongly attributed a quote to Chief Justice of India (CJI) DY Chandrachud.

President Murmu approves Delhi services bill, DPDP bill, 2 others 

President Droupadi Murmu signed four bills—passed during the fiery Monsoon Session of the Parliament—into law on Saturday.

02 Aug 2023

Narendra Modi

INDIA bloc meets Murmu, demands Modi's statement on Manipur violence

The members of the Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA) submitted a memorandum to President Droupadi Murmu on Wednesday, seeking her intervention in the Manipur violence issue.

31 Jul 2023

Narottam Mishra

MP: BJP minister mocks RaGa after Kanhaiya's 'film fixation' remarks 

Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra on Sunday took a jibe at senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and his political campaigns following some controversial remarks by party leader Kanhaiya Kumar.

17 Jun 2023

Ranil Wickremesinghe

Sri Lankan president to visit India, may seek financial support 

Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe is set to visit India on July 21 for the first time since the country's political chaos and economic crisis last year.

06 Jun 2023

Narendra Modi

President Droupadi Murmu conferred with Suriname's highest civilian honor

President Droupadi Murmu was conferred with the highest civilian award of Suriname, called "The Grand Order of the Chain of Yellow Star," on Tuesday.

02 Jun 2023

Narendra Modi

Telangana Formation Day: President Murmu, PM Modi greet citizens

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Droupadi Murmu on Friday greeted the people of Telangana on the occasion of the state's 10th Formation Day.

01 Jun 2023

Rakesh Tikait

'Will meet president to resolve issue': Rakesh Tikait assures wrestlers

Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) national spokesperson Rakesh Tikait on Thursday said that a khap representative would meet President Droupadi Murmu and the central government to try to resolve the issue of protesting wrestlers, reported PTI.

28 May 2023

Narendra Modi

'Rise of self-reliant India,' says PM Modi in new Parliament

The new Parliament will inspire India to be free from the mentality of slavery, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in his first address in the new complex after its inauguration on Sunday.

27 May 2023

Arvind Kejriwal

Complaint against Kejriwal, Kharge over alleged inciteful remarks against Murmu

A Supreme Court advocate filed a complaint against Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge, and several others on Saturday for allegedly making inciteful statements about President Droupadi Murmu's caste while commenting on the new Parliament's inauguration, reported ANI.

26 May 2023

Narendra Modi

Supreme Court rejects PIL seeking new Parliament inauguration by President

The Supreme Court on Friday declined to entertain the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking President Droupadi Murmu to inaugurate the new Parliament building instead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

23 May 2023

Narendra Modi

Who, when, why: All controversies surrounding new Parliament's inauguration

The inauguration plans of the new Parliament building by Prime Minister Narendra Modi have become the latest flashpoint between the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the opposition, with the latter even questioning the specific inauguration date.

08 May 2023


Kerala: 21 dead as houseboat capsizes in Malappuram; Ex-gratia announced

At least 21 people reportedly died after a houseboat capsized in Kerala's Malappuram district on Sunday while ferrying tourists. Eight people have been admitted to various hospitals, and a search operation is underway.

08 Apr 2023

Raveena Tandon

Raveena Tandon responds to trolls questioning her Padma Shri award

Actor Raveena Tandon was conferred with the Padma Shri, India's fourth-highest civilian award, by President Droupadi Murmu on Wednesday (April 5).

08 Apr 2023


President Murmu takes maiden sortie onboard Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter jet

In what marked her maiden sortie, Indian President Droupadi Murmu set off onboard a Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter aircraft on Saturday from the Tezpur Air Force Station in Assam.

06 Apr 2023

MM Keeravani

SS Rajamouli reacts to MM Keeravani's Padma Shri win

MM Keeravani has made every Indian proud with the Academy Award win for RRR's Naatu Naatu. As the world grooves to the beats of this song, the maestro has been awarded the fourth highest civilian honor—Padma Shri—by President of India Droupadi Murmu.

06 Apr 2023

Padma Shri

Tracing the music journey of Padma Shri MM Keeravani

After winning an Oscar and a Golden Globe Award, music composer MM Keeravani added another feather to his hat. He was awarded Padma Shri by President Droupadi Murmu on Wednesday.

17 Mar 2023

DY Chandrachud

Opposition MPs write to President over trolling of CJI Chandrachud

Opposition leaders have written to President Droupadi Murmu seeking action against those sponsoring and supporting the reported online trolling of Chief Justice of India (CJI) DY Chandrachud, who is currently hearing the Shiv Sena row in the Supreme Court.

14 Feb 2023

Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi's plane allegedly denied permission to land in Varanasi

The Congress has alleged that Rahul Gandhi's plane was "deliberately" not allowed to land in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, by the airport authorities—under pressure from the government—on Monday night.

12 Feb 2023

Bhagat Singh Koshyari

President Murmu accepts Koshyari's resignation, Ramesh Bais appointed Maharashtra governor

President Droupadi Murmu appointed Ramesh Bais as the new governor of Maharashtra on Sunday after accepting the resignation of Bhagat Singh Koshyari from the post.

01 Feb 2023

Nirmala Sitharaman

Budget 2023-24: What gets costlier, what's cheaper? Details here

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman delivered her fifth annual budget to Parliament on Wednesday.

31 Jan 2023


What President Droupadi Murmu said during her first Parliament address

In her first address to the Parliament as the President on Tuesday, as the Budget Session began, Droupadi Murmu lauded numerous decisions taken by the central government, including the abrogation of Article 370 and abolishment of triple talaq.

31 Jan 2023


Parliament Budget Session begins; President Murmu calls government fearless, decisive

The Budget Session of the Parliament kicked off on Tuesday with President Droupadi Murmu's maiden address to a joint sitting of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.

28 Jan 2023

Rashtrapati Bhavan

Delhi: Rashtrapati Bhavan's iconic Mughal Gardens renamed 'Amrit Udyan'

The iconic Mughal Gardens at Rashtrapati Bhavan, the president's official residence in Delhi, will now be called Amrit Udyan.

26 Jan 2023

Padma Shri

MM Keeravani, Raveena Tandon react to Padma Shri win

On Wednesday (January 25), just ahead of the 74th Republic Day, the government of India announced the winners of this year's Padma Awards.

25 Jan 2023

Central Government

Padma Awards: ORS pioneer Mahalanabis, Mulayam Singh get Padma Vibhushan

The central government on Wednesday released a list of 106 Padma awards including six Padma Vibhushan, nine Padma Bhushan, and 91 Padma Shri.

21 Nov 2022


Bihar: 12 killed as truck rams into religious procession

At least 12 people, including several children and women, were killed and many others were injured in the Vaishali district of Bihar, when a truck rammed into a religious procession.

12 Nov 2022

West Bengal

Nandigram: TMC minister makes objectionable remarks against President Droupadi Murmu

Trinamool Congress's (TMC) West Bengal minister Akhil Giri has come under severe criticism following his comment on India's President Droupadi Murmu's look.

09 Nov 2022

DY Chandrachud

Meet new CJI Chandrachud, who bats for progressive, liberal values

Justice DY Chandrachud was sworn in as India's 50th Chief Justice on Wednesday.

09 Nov 2022

DY Chandrachud

Justice Chandrachud takes oath as 50th Chief Justice of India

Justice DY Chandrachud was on Wednesday sworn in as the 50th Chief Justice of India (CJI).

17 Oct 2022

DY Chandrachud

President Droupadi Murmu appoints Justice DY Chandrachud as 50th CJI

Supreme Court Justice DY Chandrachud was officially appointed as the next Chief Justice of India (CJI) by President Droupadi Murmu on Monday.

18 Sep 2022


President Murmu reaches London, will attend Queen's funeral on Monday

President Droupadi Murmu arrived in London on Sunday to attend the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.

14 Sep 2022


President Droupadi Murmu to visit UK for Queen Elizabeth's funeral

President Droupadi Murmu will be visiting the United Kingdom to attend the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II from September 17-19.

14 Sep 2022

Jammu And Kashmir

11 dead, 27 injured in bus accident in J&K's Poonch

In a horrifying incident, 11 people died and 27 were injured after a bus plunged into a gorge in Jammu and Kashmir.

Queen Elizabeth II demise: Indian Tricolor flies half-mast in mourning

India is observing a one-day state mourning on Sunday as a mark of respect for Queen Elizabeth II, who passed away on Thursday.

Justice Lalit takes oath as 49th Chief Justice of India

Justice UU Lalit was on Saturday sworn in as the 49th Chief Justice of India (CJI).

Reverse release of Bilkis Bano convicts: Congress MLAs to President

While terming the release of 11 convicts in the Bilkis Bano case "extremely shocking," three Congress MLAs from Gujarat have written to President Droupadi Murmu, seeking that the decision is reversed.

11 Aug 2022


Jagdeep Dhankhar takes oath as 14th Vice President of India

Jagdeep Dhankhar was sworn in as the 14th Vice President of India by President Droupadi Murmu on Thursday.

Justice Uday Umesh Lalit appointed 49th Chief Justice of India

Justice Uday Umesh Lalit has been appointed as the 49th Chief Justice of India (CJI).

06 Aug 2022

Venkaiah Naidu

It's Dhankhar vs Alva in vice presidential election today

India will elect its new vice president (VP) on Saturday, more than a week after Droupadi Murmu became the country's first tribal woman president.

04 Aug 2022

Lok Sabha

From not eating onions to UPA barbs, Sitharaman's controversial comments

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is presently all over the news for her controversial remarks and opinionated views on various topics.

Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury gets NCW summon, FIR over 'Rashtrapatni' remark

The trouble is far from over for Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury following his controversial remarks toward President Droupadi Murmu.

28 Jul 2022

Lok Sabha

Ruckus in Lok Sabha over addressing President Murmu as 'Rashtrapatni'

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday slammed Congress for the alleged "undignified" remarks of its leader for President Droupadi Murmu.

25 Jul 2022


Droupadi Murmu takes oath as 15th president of India

Droupadi Murmu was sworn in as the 15th President of India by Chief Justice of India NV Ramana on Monday.

24 Jul 2022


Droupadi Murmu may wear traditional Santhali saree for swearing-in ceremony

When President-elect Droupadi Murmu takes the oath of office in New Delhi on Monday, she may don a traditional Santhali saree.

21 Jul 2022


Meet Droupadi Murmu, India's 15th President

Droupadi Murmu was on Thursday elected as the 15th President of India by defeating the Opposition's joint candidate, former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha with a huge margin.

21 Jul 2022


India gets its first tribal woman president in Droupadi Murmu

Droupadi Murmu has been elected as 15th President of India.

18 Jul 2022

Narendra Modi

Presidential poll: Yashwant Sinha calls out 'horse-trading' as MLAs crossvote

Polling for the election of India's 15th president is currently underway at the Parliament and state assemblies.

18 Jul 2022


Murmu vs Sinha: India elects its 15th President today

The polling for the election of the President of India will begin in Parliament and respective state assemblies on Monday.

13 Jul 2022

Yashwant Sinha

Draupadi Murmu shouldn't be made 'symbol of Adivasi': Congress leader

In the run-up to the presidential election scheduled for Monday (July 18), Congress leader Ajoy Kumar raked up a controversy by saying the National Democratic Alliance's (NDA) presidential candidate Draupadi Murmu represents a "very evil philosophy of India."

12 Jul 2022


Shiv Sena to support NDA presidential nominee Draupadi Murmu: Thackeray

A day after Shiv Sena legislators urged their leader Uddhav Thackeray to back the NDA presidential nominee Draupadi Murmu, the party on Tuesday implied it would support her.

24 Jun 2022


Draupadi Murmu files presidential poll nomination in presence of Modi

Draupadi Murmu, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate, filed her nomination for the presidential elections on Friday. PC Mody, the Returning Officer, received her nomination.

22 Jun 2022

Yashwant Sinha

BJP reacts after Puducherry Congress terms Draupadi Murmu 'dummy president'

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday accused the Indian National Congress's (INC) Puducherry unit of insulting the country's tribal community and women.