Droupadi Murmu: News

13 Jul 2024


Odisha governor's son accused of beating up Raj Bhavan employee  

Baikunthanath Pradhan, an assistant section officer at Odisha Raj Bhavan, has filed a complaint accusing Lalit Das, son of Governor Raghubar Das, of assaulting him.

12 Jul 2024

Indira Gandhi

Centre declares Emergency anniversary, June 25, as 'Samvidhaan Hatya Diwas' 

The Bharatiya Janata Party-led central government has decided to observe June 25, the day the Emergency was declared in 1975, as "Samvidhaan Hatya Diwas," Union Home Minister Amit Shah announced Friday.

12 Jul 2024

Indian Army

Captain Singh's parents want 'NOK' rules' modification: What are they

A few days after their son, Captain Anshuman Singh, posthumously received India's Kirti Chakra—the second-highest peacetime gallantry award—his parents advocated for reforms in the Indian Army's "next of kin" (NOK) policy.

07 Jul 2024

Ayushman Bharat

Centre considers doubling AB-PMJAY beneficiaries, insurance amounts in 3 years

The Indian government is contemplating a significant expansion of its flagship Ayushman Bharat health insurance scheme, AB-PMJAY, over the next three years.

07 Jul 2024

Jagannath Temple

Puri's Jagannath Rath Yatra 2024 begins, President Murmu to attend

The two-day Jagannath Rath Yatra 2024 began on Sunday in Odisha's Puri. President Droupadi Murmu, who is on a four-day visit to the state starting Saturday, will be attending the yatra.

03 Jul 2024

Narendra Modi

Congress slams Modi's 'violence decreasing' statement on Manipur crisis

Congress General Secretary Jairam Ramesh on Wednesday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's comments in the Rajya Sabha on the conflict in Manipur.

01 Jul 2024

Jagdeep Dhankhar

In Rajya Sabha, Kharge demands scrapping of Agniveer

Congress leader and Rajya Sabha Opposition Leader Mallikarjun Kharge on Monday demanded the scrapping of the Agniveer Scheme.

28 Jun 2024

Indira Gandhi

Parliament session: Modi's reply to Motion of Thanks next week

Bharatiya Janata Party leader and former Union Minister Anurag Thakur will on Friday introduce the Motion of Thanks for the President's address in the Lok Sabha, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi expected to respond on July 2 (Tuesday).

27 Jun 2024

Amit Shah

Congress lodges formal objection with Birla over 1975 Emergency remarks

The Congress on Thursday lodged a formal objection with Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla over his reference to the 1975 Emergency, which he called a "black chapter" in his acceptance speech.

27 Jun 2024

Ayushman Bharat

Free medical treatment for citizens over 70 under Ayushman scheme

President Droupadi Murmu announced on Thursday that all citizens aged 70 and above will now receive free treatment under the Ayushman Bharat health insurance scheme.

27 Jun 2024

Jagdeep Dhankhar

After Modi, president calls 1975 Emergency 'biggest attack on Constitution'

In her inaugural address to Parliament following the general election, President Droupadi Murmu labeled the 1975 Emergency a "blot" and the "biggest attack on the Constitution of India."

27 Jun 2024

Asaduddin Owaisi

Plea before President to disqualify Owaisi over 'Jai Palestine' remark

A plea has been filed with President Droupadi Murmu, seeking the disqualification of All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi from Lok Sabha.

27 Jun 2024

Narendra Modi

Day 4: President Murmu addresses Parliament's joint sitting today

President Droupadi Murmu on Thursday addressed a joint session of Parliament, marking her first presidential address since the formation of the third National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government.

25 Jun 2024

Narendra Modi

Parliament session day 2: Remaining MPs take oath

The inaugural session of the 18th Lok Sabha began on a rocky note on Monday.

24 Jun 2024

Narendra Modi

'Government insulting opposition...': K Suresh on pro-tem speaker appointment row

The Congress's K Suresh on Monday said that the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance government is disrespecting the opposition by appointing Bhartruhari Mahtab as the pro-tem speaker of the Lok Sabha.

24 Jun 2024

Narendra Modi

Council of ministers takes oath as Parliament session begins

The first session of the Parliament after the Lok Sabha elections began on Monday.

20 Jun 2024

Lok Sabha

7-time MP Mahtab is new pro-tem Speaker of Lok Sabha 

President Droupadi Murmu on Thursday appointed Bhartruhari Mahtab, a seven-time MP, as the pro-tem Speaker of the Lok Sabha.

12 Jun 2024

Kiren Rijiju

1st session of 18th Lok Sabha from June 24

The inaugural session of the 18th Lok Sabha is slated to begin on June 24, as announced by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kiren Rijiju.

11 Jun 2024

Narendra Modi

BJP searching for new chief as Nadda joins Modi Cabinet

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is in search of a new party chief following JP Nadda's appointment to the Modi 3.0 Cabinet, where he will oversee the Health, Chemicals, and Fertilizers ministries.

10 Jun 2024

Amit Shah

Which minister got which portfolio in Modi's new Cabinet? 

The portfolios of 71 MPs who took oaths as ministers on Sunday have been announced.

10 Jun 2024

Jammu And Kashmir

J&K: NIA to probe terrorist attack on pilgrim bus 

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) will probe the attack on a bus carrying pilgrims in Jammu and Kashmir's Reasi district by terrorists, which killed nine people and injured 33 others.

Congress President Kharge to attend Modi's swearing-in ceremony

The Congress has confirmed that its president, Mallikarjun Kharge, will be attending Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony on Sunday at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

PM Modi-led NDA to stake claim to form government today  

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to present his claim to form a new coalition government on Friday, following a meeting with the newly elected MPs of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA).

05 Jun 2024

Narendra Modi

Modi may stake claim for government formation after NDA meeting

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance will likely meet President Droupadi Murmu on Wednesday evening to stake claim to form the new government, reports said.

05 Jun 2024

Narendra Modi

PM Modi's swearing-in ceremony likely on June 8

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Union Cabinet tendered their resignation to President Droupadi Murmu on Wednesday.

05 Jun 2024

Narendra Modi

BJP fails to get majority: Cabinet, NDA, INDIA meetings today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi looks to form the government for a third consecutive term after the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) secured a simple majority in the 543-member Lok Sabha.

30 May 2024


Jammu: 21 dead, 69 injured after bus falls into gorge 

At least 21 people were killed and 69 injured after a bus carrying pilgrims fell into a deep gorge in Jammu district on Thursday.

Mumbai billboard collapse toll rises to 14; FIR registered

The death toll in the Mumbai billboard collapse climbed up to 14 in the early hours of Tuesday.

09 May 2024

Narendra Modi

'Blatantly racist': Congress on Modi's jibe over Pitroda's remarks

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Thursday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of stirring up a debate on the "skin color of Indians."

08 May 2024

Jairam Ramesh

Congress distances itself from Pitroda's 'racist' remark

The Congress on Wednesday officially distanced itself from the controversial remarks made by Indian Overseas Congress Chairman Sam Pitroda on India's diversity.

24 Apr 2024

Rahul Gandhi

'Caste census my life's mission': Rahul counters PM Modi's offensive 

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday reiterated his vow to prioritize the caste census if his party comes to power.

AMU appoints Naima Khatoon Gulrez as its first female vice-chancellor

In a landmark decision, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has appointed Naima Khatoon Gulrez as its first female vice-chancellor.

23 Mar 2024


Kerala government moves SC against president withholding assent to bills

The Kerala government has initiated legal proceedings against President Droupadi Murmu for withholding assent to four bills passed by the legislative assembly.

18 Mar 2024

Tamil Nadu

Telangana governor resigns, likely to contest Lok Sabha polls: Report

Tamilisai Soundararajan, the governor of Telangana and lieutenant-governor of Puducherry, has officially resigned from her role.

Kovind-led panel on simultaneous polls submits report to President Murmu 

The high-level committee headed by former President Ram Nath Kovind submitted its report on simultaneous national and state elections to President Droupadi Murmu at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Thursday in New Delhi.

13 Mar 2024

Uniform Civil Code

President Murmu signs Uttarakhand's UCC Bill into law 

President Droupadi Murmu on Wednesday gave assent to Uttarakhand's bill on the Uniform Civil Code.

08 Mar 2024

Narendra Modi

Sudha Murty nominated to Rajya Sabha by President Murmu

President Droupadi Murmu has nominated author and philanthropist Sudha Murty to the Rajya Sabha.

26 Feb 2024

Congress Party

Congress promises to scrap Agnipath scheme if voted to power

The Congress on Monday vowed to eliminate the controversial Agnipath military recruitment scheme and restore the previous armed services recruitment system if voted to power in the 2024 elections.

06 Feb 2024

Lok Sabha

Lok Sabha passes bill to prevent paper leaks and cheating

The Lok Sabha, on Tuesday, approved the Public Examinations (Prevention of Unfair Means) Bill, designed to combat practices like leaking exam papers in government recruitment tests.

03 Feb 2024

Bhagwant Mann

Punjab Governor Banwarilal Purohit resigns

Punjab Governor Banwarilal Purohit stepped down from his position on Saturday, citing personal reasons for his decision.

31 Jan 2024

Narendra Modi

Modi takes a swipe at opposition ahead of Budget Session

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called on opposition MPs to avoid disrupting the upcoming Budget Session of Parliament.

30 Jan 2024

Rajya Sabha TV

President Murmu nominates educationist Satnam Singh Sandhu to Rajya Sabha

President Droupadi Murmu on Tuesday nominated educationist, agriculturist, and philanthropist Satnam Singh Sandhu to the Rajya Sabha.

26 Jan 2024

Republic Day

Coin toss with Pakistan: How India won the presidential buggy

On India's 75th Republic Day, Indian President Droupadi Murmu and her French counterpart Emmanuel Macron traveled from the Rashtrapati Bhavan to participate in the grand parade at Kartavya Path.

26 Jan 2024

Emmanuel Macron

Macron unveils plans to encourage Indians to study in France

French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday announced measures his country is taking to welcome 30,000 Indian students to French universities by 2030.

26 Jan 2024

Republic Day

India celebrates 75th Republic Day with focus on 'Nari Shakti'

India is poised to mark a historic milestone with its 75th Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi on Friday.

25 Jan 2024

Republic Day

75th Republic Day: Gallantry medals announced for 1,132 personnel

On the eve of the 75th Republic Day, President Droupadi Murmu announced the annual gallantry/service awards.

Chakka Jam: Centre begins talks with truck drivers, transport union

In response to the ongoing drivers' strike, Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla on Tuesday convened a high-level meeting in New Delhi.

CIC appointment: Congress's Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury writes to President Murmu

Leader of the Congress in the Lok Sabha, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, has written a letter to President Droupadi Murmu expressing disappointment over the process of appointment of Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) Heeralal Samariya.

06 Nov 2023

Labour Ministry

Heeralal Samariya sworn in as chief information commissioner of India

Senior bureaucrat and Information Commissioner Heeralal Samariya was on Monday sworn in as the chief of the Central Information Commission (CIC) by President Droupadi Murmu.

New NCERT books to have 'Bharat' instead of 'India'

The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) panel has reportedly recommended replacing the term "India" with "Bharat" in upcoming textbooks.

05 Oct 2023

Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh announces 35% reservation for women in government jobs

The government of Madhya Pradesh has officially declared 35% reservation for women in government jobs, except for the Forest Department in the state.

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).