Articles about Ram Nath Kovind

Ram Nath Kovind is the 14th President of India and a former Member of Parliament of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He did his BCom and LLB from Kanpur University. He started practicing as an Advocate with the Bar Council of Delhi in the 1970s, later rendering his services as Standing Counsel for the Union Government in the country’s Supreme Court. He joined the BJP in 1991 and served as a Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament from Uttar Pradesh for two terms between 1994 and 2006. He has been a member of the Parliamentary Committees on Law & Justice, Welfare of Scheduled Castes & Scheduled Tribes, Social Justice & Empowerment, Home Affairs, and Petroleum and Natural Gas. As a member of the Indian delegation, Kovind addressed the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in October 2003. In 2015, he was appointed as the Governor of Bihar, serving in the position till 2017. In 2017, Kovind became the second Dalit person after KR Narayanan to hold the office of the President of India.

Presidential polls: BJP-led NDA nominates ex-Jharkhand Governor Draupadi Murmu

21 Jun 2022

Yashwant Sinha
Presidential polls: BJP-led NDA nominates ex-Jharkhand Governor Draupadi Murmu

The Bharatiya Janata Party-led (BJP) National Democratic Alliance has picked former Jharkhand Governor Draupadi Murmu as its nominee for the upcoming presidential elections.

Presidential polls: TMC's Yashwant Sinha is Opposition's pick for president

21 Jun 2022

Mamata Banerjee
Presidential polls: TMC's Yashwant Sinha is Opposition's pick for president

Leaders of the Opposition parties, including the Congress, Samajwadi Party, and Trinamool Congress (TMC), among others, met on Tuesday afternoon and finalized the name of TMC leader Yashwant Sinha as their joint nominee for the successor of President Ram Nath Kovind.

Rahul Gandhi appears before ED for fourth time amid protests

20 Jun 2022

Sonia Gandhi
Rahul Gandhi appears before ED for fourth time amid protests

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for the fourth time on Monday regarding the National Herald case amid Congress protest and meeting with President Kovind.

India's Presidential Election will take place on July 18

09 Jun 2022

Congress Party
India's Presidential Election will take place on July 18

The Election Commission of India (ECI) announced on Thursday that the election to elect the next President of India will take place on July 18.

President, vice-president elections: BJP banks on 'friendly' parties, chief ministers

07 May 2022

Nitish Kumar
President, vice-president elections: BJP banks on 'friendly' parties, chief ministers

With the presidential elections due in July, political parties are intensifying their preparations to get their candidates elected.

NEET-PG 2022 exam not postponed, fake notice being circulated: NBE
NEET-PG 2022 exam not postponed, fake notice being circulated: NBE

The National Eligibility Entrance Test-Postgraduate (NEET-PG 2022) will take place on May 21 as scheduled and hasn't been postponed, clarified the National Board of Examinations (NBE).

Budget Session 2022: President Kovind lauds India's vaccination program

31 Jan 2022

India
Budget Session 2022: President Kovind lauds India's vaccination program

Addressing the Budget Session of the Parliament, President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday lauded the role of India's vaccination program in the fight against COVID-19.

Budget session 2022: What to expect on Day 1?

31 Jan 2022

Lok Sabha
Budget session 2022: What to expect on Day 1?

The Budget session of the Parliament kicked off on Monday with President Ram Nath Kovind's address to both houses.

Indore bags India's cleanest city title again; Chhattisgarh cleanest state

20 Nov 2021

Chhattisgarh
Indore bags India's cleanest city title again; Chhattisgarh cleanest state

President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday announced the Swachh Survekshan 2021 awards and Indore has once again been named the cleanest city in India.

Rahul Gandhi-led Congress team meets President over Lakhimpur violence

13 Oct 2021

Rahul Gandhi
Rahul Gandhi-led Congress team meets President over Lakhimpur violence

A delegation of Congress leaders led by Rahul Gandhi today met President Ram Nath Kovind over the Lakhimpur Kheri violence that claimed the lives of eight people, including four protesting farmers.

Former Rajya Sabha MP, veteran journalist Chandan Mitra passes away

02 Sep 2021

Narendra Modi
Former Rajya Sabha MP, veteran journalist Chandan Mitra passes away

Former BJP MP and veteran journalist Chandan Mitra passed away, his son Kushan Mitra said on Thursday.

Nine new judges administered oath of office by CJI
Nine new judges administered oath of office by CJI

Nine new judges, including three women, were on Tuesday administered oath of office as judges of the Supreme Court, taking its strength to 33.

18 laborers, sleeping on road, killed in accident in UP

28 Jul 2021

Narendra Modi
18 laborers, sleeping on road, killed in accident in UP

At least 18 people were killed and several others got injured in a devastating road accident in Uttar Pradesh's Barabanki district last night.

Doctor tweeted this picture moments before dying in Himachal landslide

26 Jul 2021

Narendra Modi
Doctor tweeted this picture moments before dying in Himachal landslide

Deepa Sharma, an Ayurveda doctor from Jaipur, had tweeted a lovely picture from her Himachal Pradesh trip on Sunday afternoon.

Karnataka, MP, other states get new Governors. Check list here

06 Jul 2021

Narendra Modi
Karnataka, MP, other states get new Governors. Check list here

President Ram Nath Kovind has appointed new Governors for eight states.

President clears controversial Delhi Bill redefining 'government' as L-G

29 Mar 2021

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)
President clears controversial Delhi Bill redefining 'government' as L-G

President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday passed a controversial law giving more powers to the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, a representative of the Centre, over the city's elected government.

President Kovind stable, referred to AIIMS for further investigation

27 Mar 2021

Health & Wellness
President Kovind stable, referred to AIIMS for further investigation

The condition of President Ram Nath Kovind is stable and he is being referred to the AIIMS for further investigation, the Army's Research and Referral Hospital said on Saturday.

President Ram Nath Kovind visits Army Hospital following chest discomfort

26 Mar 2021

India
President Ram Nath Kovind visits Army Hospital following chest discomfort

President Ram Nath Kovind today visited the Army Hospital (Research And Referral) in New Delhi for a check-up after he complained of chest discomfort this morning.

MP: Two killed in brawl at BJP MLA's birthday bash

06 Mar 2021

Madhya Pradesh
MP: Two killed in brawl at BJP MLA's birthday bash

Two persons attending the birthday bash of a BJP MLA in Madhya Pradesh's Damoh district were killed over some dispute, police said on Saturday.

President's rule imposed in Puducherry after Congress government falls

25 Feb 2021

Puducherry
President's rule imposed in Puducherry after Congress government falls

Days after the fall of the Indian National Congress-led government in Puducherry, President's rule was imposed in the union territory.

Offer to suspend farm-laws for 18 months stands: PM Modi

30 Jan 2021

Narendra Modi
Offer to suspend farm-laws for 18 months stands: PM Modi

Addressing an all-party meeting on Saturday, PM Narendra Modi reiterated the Centre stands by the offer made by Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar to farmers to suspend the three new farm laws for 18 months.

Sitharaman tables Economic Survey; FY22 GDP growth pegged at 11%

29 Jan 2021

India
Sitharaman tables Economic Survey; FY22 GDP growth pegged at 11%

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday tabled the Economic Survey 2021 in the Parliament.

President Kovind condemns R-Day violence in address to Parliament

29 Jan 2021

Pranab Mukherjee
President Kovind condemns R-Day violence in address to Parliament

On Friday, President Ram Nath Kovind addressed both Houses of the Parliament amid a sweeping boycott by 17 Opposition parties.

Budget Session: 17 Opposition parties to boycott President's address

29 Jan 2021

Mayawati
Budget Session: 17 Opposition parties to boycott President's address

As many as 17 Opposition parties have decided to boycott President Ram Nath Kovind's address to both Houses of Parliament, indicating that the Budget Session will be replete with confrontations.

Tractor march: Farmers break police barricades at Tikri, Singhu

26 Jan 2021

Delhi Police
Tractor march: Farmers break police barricades at Tikri, Singhu

Hundreds of farmers knocked down police barricades at Tikri and Singhu border points on Tuesday morning pushing themselves into Delhi, where they are slated to hold a tractor rally.

Fewer spectators, no chief guest: India celebrates unprecedented R-Day

26 Jan 2021

Delhi Police
Fewer spectators, no chief guest: India celebrates unprecedented R-Day

India is celebrating its 72nd Republic Day today and the entire program has been adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Delhi Metro schedule on Republic Day; check details here

24 Jan 2021

Republic Day
Delhi Metro schedule on Republic Day; check details here

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Sunday released its schedule for Republic Day.

Bengal: Fourteen people killed in a road accident

20 Jan 2021

West Bengal
Bengal: Fourteen people killed in a road accident

Fourteen members, including four children, of a marriage party, died and ten others were injured due to a collision between a stone-laden truck and their three vehicles in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district.

India to hike import duties on smartphones, electronics, etc.: Report

19 Jan 2021

Narendra Modi
India to hike import duties on smartphones, electronics, etc.: Report

India is reportedly considering a hike in import duties by 5-10% on smartphones, electronic components, and appliances among more than 50 items in the upcoming Union Budget.

President Kovind donates Rs. 5L for Ayodhya Ram Mandir construction

15 Jan 2021

Madhya Pradesh
President Kovind donates Rs. 5L for Ayodhya Ram Mandir construction

President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday donated an amount of Rs. 5,00,100 in his personal capacity toward the construction of the grand Ram Temple in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh.

No foreign leader as R-Day chief guest this year: Report

11 Jan 2021

Narendra Modi
No foreign leader as R-Day chief guest this year: Report

India will reportedly not have a chief guest for the Republic Day celebrations this year.

Union Budget 2021-2022 to be presented on February 1: Report

05 Jan 2021

Lok Sabha
Union Budget 2021-2022 to be presented on February 1: Report

The Union Budget for the fiscal year 2021-22 will be presented on February 1, sources were quoted as saying by PTI on Tuesday.

Farm unions meet today to decide on talks with Centre

26 Dec 2020

West Bengal
Farm unions meet today to decide on talks with Centre

As the "Delhi Chalo" protests by farmers against the Center's contentious farm laws near Delhi's borders entered the 31st day, 40 farm unions are meeting today at 2:00 pm to decide on resuming talks with the Centre.

Why are farmers protesting? A timeline of everything that happened

25 Dec 2020

Haryana
Why are farmers protesting? A timeline of everything that happened

For nearly a month now, farmers and the Union government have been at loggerheads over three farm laws that were passed in the Parliament in September.

Farm laws: Priyanka Gandhi detained on way to meet President

24 Dec 2020

Farmers Protest
Farm laws: Priyanka Gandhi detained on way to meet President

Armed with two crore signatures against the three controversial farm laws, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi and other members of the party started a march toward Rashtrapati Bhavan today.

Yesterday's talks failed, government to send new proposal to farmers

09 Dec 2020

Narendra Modi
Yesterday's talks failed, government to send new proposal to farmers

After a meeting with Home Minister Amit Shah didn't yield the desired results, the Centre will now send a new proposal to farmers, who have been protesting against three agricultural laws.

Ex-Assam CM Tarun Gogoi, undergoing treatment for post-COVID complications, dies

23 Nov 2020

Narendra Modi
Ex-Assam CM Tarun Gogoi, undergoing treatment for post-COVID complications, dies

Former Assam Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Tarun Gogoi died on Monday.

Bihar: Minister, accused of corruption, resigns hours after taking charge

19 Nov 2020

Bihar
Bihar: Minister, accused of corruption, resigns hours after taking charge

Three days after taking the oath along with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Bihar's Education Minister Mewalal Choudhary tendered his resignation today.

Digital news, streaming platforms to be regulated by I&B Ministry

11 Nov 2020

Netflix
Digital news, streaming platforms to be regulated by I&B Ministry

Online news portals and content providers, like Netflix and Amazon Prime, will now be regulated by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry, a notification issued on Wednesday read.

Rs. 1cr fine, 5-years prison: Centre brings law against pollution

29 Oct 2020

Haryana
Rs. 1cr fine, 5-years prison: Centre brings law against pollution

Days after it apprised the Supreme Court that it would bring a law to deal with the annual menace of air pollution, the Centre on Wednesday got President Ram Nath Kovind to sign an ordinance, that allows the setting up of a commission to look into the air quality in NCR.

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