Ram Nath Kovind: News
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.
24 Sep 2023Law Commission of India
A high-level committee, led by former President Ram Nath Kovind, met for the first time to discuss the feasibility of the "One Nation, One Election" idea on Saturday, PTI reported.
03 Sep 2023Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury
Several opposition parties have come out openly against the Centre's "One Nation, One Election" proposal, terming it against the current constitutional norms.
01 Sep 2023Central Government
A panel was reportedly formed by the central government on Friday to explore the possibility of a "One Nation One Election."
21 Jun 2022Mamata Banerjee
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.
09 Jun 2022Election Commission of India (ECI)
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.
07 May 2022Nitish Kumar
With the presidential elections due in July, political parties are intensifying their preparations to get their candidates elected.
07 May 2022Supreme Court Of India
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).
31 Jan 2022India
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.
20 Nov 2021Chhattisgarh
President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday announced the Swachh Survekshan 2021 awards and Indore has once again been named the cleanest city in India.
13 Oct 2021Rahul Gandhi
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.
02 Sep 2021Narendra Modi
Former BJP MP and veteran journalist Chandan Mitra passed away, his son Kushan Mitra said on Thursday.
31 Aug 2021Supreme Court Of India
Nine new judges, including three women, were on Tuesday administered oath of office as judges of the Supreme Court, taking its strength to 33.
26 Jul 2021Narendra Modi
Deepa Sharma, an Ayurveda doctor from Jaipur, had tweeted a lovely picture from her Himachal Pradesh trip on Sunday afternoon.
06 Jul 2021Government of India
President Ram Nath Kovind has appointed new Governors for eight states.
29 Mar 2021Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)
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 2021Health & Wellness
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 2021India
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 2021Madhya Pradesh
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 2021Puducherry
Days after the fall of the Indian National Congress-led government in Puducherry, President's rule was imposed in the union territory.
29 Jan 2021Pranab Mukherjee
On Friday, President Ram Nath Kovind addressed both Houses of the Parliament amid a sweeping boycott by 17 Opposition parties.
29 Jan 2021Parliament
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 2021Delhi Police
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.
24 Jan 2021Republic Day
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Sunday released its schedule for Republic Day.
15 Jan 2021Uttar Pradesh
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 2021Republic Day
India will reportedly not have a chief guest for the Republic Day celebrations this year.
25 Dec 2020Lok Sabha
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 2020Farmers Protest
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.
23 Nov 2020Narendra Modi
Former Assam Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Tarun Gogoi died on Monday.
19 Nov 2020Bihar
Three days after taking the oath along with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Bihar's Education Minister Mewalal Choudhary tendered his resignation today.
11 Nov 2020Netflix
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 2020Supreme Court Of India
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 2020All India Institute Of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)
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.
29 Sep 2020Punjab
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.
24 Sep 2020Karnataka
B Narayan Rao, a Congress MLA from Karnataka, passed away on Thursday at a private hospital, after testing positive for coronavirus earlier.
23 Sep 2020Lok Sabha
The Rajya Sabha on Wednesday passed three of the four labor code bills, even as the Opposition continued its boycott of the Parliament.
13 Sep 2020All India Institute Of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)
Former Union Minister Raghuvansh Prasad Singh passed away at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi, on Sunday morning.
10 Sep 2020X
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 2020India
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 2020Narendra Modi
The central government on Monday announced a seven-day state mourning to pay respect to former President Pranab Mukherjee, who died earlier today.
17 Aug 2020Narendra Modi
Legendary classical vocalist Pandit Jasraj has died after suffering a cardiac arrest, his family said in a statement on Monday. He was 90.
06 Aug 2020Jammu And Kashmir
On Wednesday, exactly one year after the contentious Article 370 was abrogated, GC Murmu, who took oath as the Lieutenant-Governor of Jammu & Kashmir on October 31, 2019, resigned, paving the path for the appointment of former Union Minister Manoj Sinha.
23 Apr 2020Ministry Of Home Affairs
As gloomy times have taken over the entire world, any and every help is appreciated. Abiding by these words, First Lady Savita Kovind, the wife of President Ram Nath Kovind, stitched masks on Wednesday that will be distributed to shelter homes.
21 Mar 2020World Health Organization
Indian women's ace boxer and Rajya Sabha member MC Mary Kom broke the mandatory 14-day quarantine protocol.
20 Mar 2020Supreme Court Of India
More than seven years after they committed a crime that brought shame for the entire nation, four men — Akshay, Pawan, Vinay, and Mukesh, were hanged till death inside Delhi's Tihar prison on Friday.
19 Mar 2020Supreme Court Of India
A day ahead of the execution of the four death-row convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case, the Supreme Court rejected the curative petition of convict Pawan Gupta (25).
16 Mar 2020Supreme Court Of India
Days ahead of their scheduled execution, three of the four death-row convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case approached the International Court of Justice (ICJ).
16 Mar 2020Akshay Kumar
In yet another dramatic development in the infamous 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case, the families of the four death-row convicts have asked the President to grant them euthanasia.
04 Mar 2020Supreme Court Of India
President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday rejected the mercy petition of a convict in the 2012 Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case.
29 Feb 2020Supreme Court Of India
Two convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case have approached a Delhi court, seeking a stay on their execution on March 3.
27 Feb 2020Donald Trump
In its meeting with President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday regarding riots in Delhi, a delegation of Congress asked him to use his power to protect Rajdharma.
27 Feb 2020Delhi Police
For over two days, Delhi burned this week taking the lives of as many as 28 people, including a head constable and an Intelligence Bureau official.
20 Feb 2020Tihar Jail
Vinay Sharma, one of the four convicts facing death in connection to the Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case, attempted to hurt himself inside Tihar jail, said reports.
18 Feb 2020National Register of Citizens
As protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act continue, over 150 prominent citizens have written to President Ram Nath Kovind in favor of the legislation.
06 Feb 2020Narendra Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was in his full element inside the Lok Sabha today when he was replying to a debate on President Ram Nath Kovind's speech.
04 Feb 2020Section 2
On Monday, nearly 200 Hindus from Pakistan crossed the Attari-Wagah border to enter India and could now seek asylum here as they felt unsafe in the neighboring country.
31 Jan 2020Parliament
President Ram Nath Kovind believes violence under the garb of protests weakens the nation and the strengthening of democracy is paramount.
26 Jan 2020Narendra Modi
As the celebrations for India's 71st Republic Day kick-off, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to the fallen Indian soldiers at the National War Memorial.
18 Jan 2020India
Senior lawyer Indira Jaising made a case for rapists of Nirbhaya saying the mother of the deceased 23-year-old physiotherapy intern should forgive the convicts.
15 Jan 2020Supreme Court Of India
Scheduled to be hanged in a week, the four convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case broke prison rules 23 times during their stay at Delhi's Tihar Jail, reports said.
14 Jan 2020Supreme Court Of India
The Supreme Court dismissed curative petitions filed by two convicts, namely Vinay Sharma and Mukesh Singh, in the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case.
25 Dec 2019India
President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday paid tributes to India's former PM, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, on his 95th birth anniversary.