Ram Nath Kovind
Ram Nath Kovind is India's 14th President. He was born on 1 October 1945 in Derapur tehsil of Kanpur Dehat in Uttar Pradesh. He graduated in both Commerce and Law from Kanpur University. In 1977, Kovind became the Personal Secretary to the then PM Morarji Desai, which marked the beginning of his political career. Kovind was the President of BJP Dalit Morcha during 1998-2002. Kovind had represented India in the United Nations in New York and also addressed the United Nations General Assembly in 2002. The NDA Presidential candidate served as a member of several key Parliamentary Committees
29 Mar 2021
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.
27 Mar 2021
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.
26 Mar 2021
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.
06 Mar 2021
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.
25 Feb 2021
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.
30 Jan 2021
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.
29 Jan 2021
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.
29 Jan 2021
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.
29 Jan 2021
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.
26 Jan 2021
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.
26 Jan 2021
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.
24 Jan 2021
Delhi Metro schedule on Republic Day; check details here
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Sunday released its schedule for Republic Day.
20 Jan 2021
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.
19 Jan 2021
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.
15 Jan 2021
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.
11 Jan 2021
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.
05 Jan 2021
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.
26 Dec 2020
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.
25 Dec 2020
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.
24 Dec 2020
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.
09 Dec 2020
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.
23 Nov 2020
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.
19 Nov 2020
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.
11 Nov 2020
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.
29 Oct 2020
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.
28 Oct 2020
DU VC Yogesh Tyagi suspended by President over 'administrative lapses'
The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Delhi, Professor Yogesh Tyagi, has been suspended by President Ram Nath Kovind, officials of the Ministry of Education said on Wednesday.
14 Oct 2020
Shiv Sena seeking Maharashtra Governor's recall after "turned secular" row
Shiv Sena, taunted by Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari for turning "secular," is seeking his removal and might approach President Ram Nath Kovind, News18 reported on Wednesday.
08 Oct 2020
On IAF Day, Rafale exhibits prowess; Chief addresses Indo-China tensions
On the 88th Indian Air Force Day today, the leading jets showcased their strength at a ceremony in Hindon station, that was attended by IAF Chief Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria, CDS General Bipin Rawat, Chief of Army Staff, General Manoj Mukund Naravane, and Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh.
01 Oct 2020
First Air India One for President, PM to arrive today
The first of the two VVIP custom-made Boeing 777 aircraft, which will be used to fly the President, the Vice President, and the Prime Minister, will arrive on Thursday.
29 Sep 2020
Farmers continue protest; Congress-ruled states looking to "bypass" farm laws
Farmers across the country are continuing their protest against three laws, that the Centre claims will give them access to markets of their choice. The Bills, which were passed in the Monsoon Session, became laws with President Ram Nath Kovind's signature on Sunday.
25 Sep 2020
Bharat Bandh today: Farmers begin agitation against agriculture Bills
Angry with three agriculture reform Bills brought by the Centre, farmers across the country will be participating in Bharat Bandh today, September 25, with Punjab and Haryana becoming the epicenter of protests.
24 Sep 2020
Congress MLA B Narayan Rao dies of severe coronavirus-linked complications
B Narayan Rao, a Congress MLA from Karnataka, passed away on Thursday at a private hospital, after testing positive for coronavirus earlier.
23 Sep 2020
Rajya Sabha passes 3 labor code bills amid Opposition boycott
The Rajya Sabha on Wednesday passed three of the four labor code bills, even as the Opposition continued its boycott of the Parliament.
22 Sep 2020
Suspended MPs protest overnight, Harivansh offers tea, PM lauds gesture
Eight members of the Rajya Sabha, who were suspended by Chairman Venkaiah Naidu on Monday over the ruckus a day earlier, spent the night at the Parliament complex, continuing their protest over the passage of farm Bills.
14 Sep 2020
Rajnath Singh likely to address India-China row in Parliament tomorrow
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will likely address the ongoing India-China border row in the Parliament on Tuesday, according to reports. The timing of the statement has not been confirmed.
13 Sep 2020
Raghuvansh Prasad Singh dies during treatment for post-COVID complications
Former Union Minister Raghuvansh Prasad Singh passed away at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi, on Sunday morning.
10 Sep 2020
Paresh Rawal appointed new chairperson of National School of Drama
National Award-winning veteran actor Paresh Rawal (65) has been appointed by President Ram Nath Kovind as the new chairperson of the renowned New Delhi-based theater institute National School of Drama (or the NSD).
01 Sep 2020
Former President Pranab Mukherjee cremated with full military honors
Former President Pranab Mukherjee, who breathed his last on Monday at the age of 84, weeks after testing positive for coronavirus, was cremated at New Delhi's Lodhi Crematorium with full military honors.
31 Aug 2020
Government announces 7-day state mourning upon ex-President Pranab Mukherjee's death
The central government on Monday announced a seven-day state mourning to pay respect to former President Pranab Mukherjee, who died earlier today.
31 Aug 2020
Pranab Mukherjee passes away; PM Modi, President Kovind pay tributes
India's former President and Congress veteran Pranab Mukherjee passed away on Monday, weeks after he tested positive for coronavirus,