Articles about Meira Kumar
Meira Kumar is a former diplomat, Indian National Congress (INC) politician, and former speaker of the Lok Sabha. She is a five-time Member of Parliament and a former minister in the UPA government at the Centre. Kumar is the daughter of noted politician Jagjivan Ram. She did her MA from Indraprastha College for Women and LLB from Faculty of Law, Delhi University. In her young years, Kumar worked as a social activist, and in 1973, she joined the Indian Foreign Service (IFS). She was posted at the Indian Embassy in Spain and the High Commission of India, United Kingdom. Kumar resigned from the IFS in 1985 to follow in the footsteps of her father and pursue a career in politics. She contested the 1985 Lok Sabha by-poll election for the Bijnor constituency and defeated Janata Dal’s Ram Vilas Paswan and BSP’s Mayawati. She was re-elected to the Lok Sabha in 1996 and 1998. In 2004, Kumar got elected to the Lok Sabha from Sasaram in Bihar and retained the seat in the 2009 general elections. She served as the Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment during the UPA regime. In 2009, Kumar became the first woman speaker of Lok Sabha, serving till 2014.
28 Nov 2017
All you need to know about Z+ VIP security
Recently, RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav created a ruckus after the Centre decided to downgrade his Z+ VIP security. His son Tej Pratap also threatened to skin PM Narendra Modi.
05 Aug 2017
Gujarat: Ahead of RS polls, ED raids UPA-era defaulter firm
The ED raided premises of the Gujarat-based Sandesara Group which has defaulted on loans worth Rs. 1,700cr from banks during UPA rule.
04 Aug 2017
A handy guide to the August 5 vice-presidential polls
The election to decide India's next vice president is set to be held tomorrow, two weeks after the presidential polls.
27 Jul 2017
Amit Shah, Smriti Irani nominated for RS elections from Gujarat
BJP national president Amit Shah and Union Minister Smriti Irani have been nominated for the Rajya Sabha (RS) polls from Gujarat.
25 Jul 2017
Ram Nath Kovind sworn in as 14th Indian president
Ram Nath Kovind has been sworn in as the 14th Indian president today at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in Delhi.
20 Jul 2017
Ram Nath Kovind is India's 14th President
BJP candidate Ram Nath Kovind crosses winning margin to defeat Meira Kumar, the opposition candidate, to become India's next president with 66% of the votes in his favor.
20 Jul 2017
Kovind vs Kumar: Counting underway to decide India's next president
Counting of votes in the presidential election started today at 11am, three days after polling was held to decide India's next President.
17 Jul 2017
Minister Venkaiah Naidu is BJP's candidate For Vice President
Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu has been named the vice presidential candidate of the ruling NDA party on Monday.
17 Jul 2017
Who will be the next Indian President?
The fate of the two presidential candidates Ram Nath Kovind and Meira Kumar will be sealed today as the polling for Presidential elections 2017 has begun at 10 am.
16 Jul 2017
Presidential polls: Ramnath Kovind, the right choice, says Amar Singh
Former SP leader Amar Singh said that NDA Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind is the ideal choice for the president.
11 Jul 2017
Gopalkrishna Gandhi: More than just Mahatma Gandhi's grandson
The opposition today announced former diplomat Gopalkrishna Gandhi, Mahatma Gandhi's grandson, as their vice-presidential candidate.
11 Jul 2017
Opposition picks Gopalkrishna Gandhi as vice-presidential candidate: Sources
According to PTI, the opposition has zeroed in on former diplomat Gopalkrishna Gandhi, the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, as its vice-presidential candidate.
08 Jul 2017
Meghalaya: Central govt. should compensate for losses from GST
Meghalaya CM has asserted that the Central Government is legally bound to compensate the state in case of any losses incurred during the initial GST implementation.
02 Jul 2017
JD(U) says no to anti-BJP rally, tiff escalates
The tiff between both JD(U) and RJD escalated further after the former refused to join Lalu's anti-BJP rally.
29 Jun 2017
Election for vice president on August 5
Elections for the post of vice president will be held on August 5, two weeks after the presidential polls, Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi announced.
28 Jun 2017
Karnataka:Study finds examples of gender stereotyping in NCERT books
A study conducted by Action Aid India, a child rights NGO, found glaring examples of gender bias and gender stereotypes in primary school NCERT textbooks.
28 Jun 2017
Presidential polls: Opposition candidate Meira Kumar files nomination
The opposition's presidential candidate, former Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar, filed her nomination for the July 17 polls in the presence of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, former PM Manmohan Singh and other senior leaders.
26 Jun 2017
Meira Kumar asks leaders to listen to 'voice of conscience'
The joint Presidential nominee, Meira Kumar appealed to the electoral college and asked them to "heed the inner voice of conscience" when voting for the post of President.
22 Jun 2017
Opposition's Presidential candidate: Former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar
The opposition has finally announced its candidate for the presidential election. It has chosen former Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar, a Dalit candidate.
21 Jun 2017
Presidential elections: Opposition is still alive and kicking
NDA's move to announce Dalit candidate Ram Nath Kovind as their candidate seems to be disintegrating the opposition, with those including Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, declaring his support for Kovind.
20 Jun 2017
Support for BJP's presidential candidate: Who's in, who's not?
A day earlier, BJP declared their presidential candidate. In an unexpected move, it chose Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind.
14 Jun 2017
Presidential polls: EC issues notification for filing of nominations
The EC has issued a notification for filing of nominations for the presidential polls, which will continue till June 28.
07 Jun 2017
Presidential Elections on July 17: Election Commission
President Pranab Mukherjee's term will end on July 24, paving the way for presidential polls, if needed, the Election Commission said.
02 Jun 2017
BJP considering 'moderate' presidential candidate for wider support
At a meeting led by BJP chief Amit Shah, it was decided that the party would reach out to smaller regional parties to garner support for the NDA's presidential candidate.
29 May 2017
NDA has over 54% support for presidential candidate- Sources
According to sources, the government is confident its choice of candidate for president will have necessary support; backing by the AIADMK and TRS is likely.
26 May 2017
BJP discusses presidential candidate
The BJP has begun discussions on its presidential and vice-presidential candidate and is reportedly exploring a larger pool.
13 May 2017
Who will be India's next President?
India is set to elect a new President in July. While the ruling NDA alliance holds a majority and hopes to get a like minded candidate on board, opposition parties have been planning to jointly put forward a candidate against Modi's choice of President.
05 May 2017
The Nirbhaya impact: What has changed after December 2012?
In December 2012, the brutal rape of a 23-year-old physiotherapy intern who was tortured and left to die on the roadside, shook India and the world.