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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.

10 Dec 2017

#DefenseDiaries: Indian Navy's submarine arm celebrates golden jubilee

On December 8, 2017, the Indian Navy's submarine arm celebrated its golden jubilee.

27 Nov 2017

Amid executive-judiciary spar, Modi calls them 'part of same family'

On Constitution Day, friction between the executive and the judiciary once again came on display as Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad addressed "judicial overreach" while CJI Dipak Misra talked about the importance of following the "constitutional religion".

26 Nov 2017

26/11 anniversary: President Kovind vows to make India safer

Today, India is remembering the horror of terrorism that descended upon us on 26 November 2008, commonly known as 26/11.

23 Nov 2017

President approves amendment to Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code

A day after the Cabinet approved amendments to the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC), President Ram Nath Kovind has given assent for the law to go into force.

23 Nov 2017

Passenger headed to funeral shouts at Alphons over flight delay

A video of a woman shouting at Union Tourism Minister KJ Alphons at the Imphal airport has gone viral.

19 Nov 2017

How much does President of India earn?

India's President and Vice-President continue to get lower salaries than service chiefs and top bureaucrats, owing to an anomaly in the 7th Pay Commission's recommendations nearly two years ago.

15 Nov 2017

Bollywood News
Dangal actress Zaira Wasim, Anand Kumar get awards from President

Children's day turned out to be really special for the girl who gave us Dangal. Actress Zaira Wasim and Super 30's founder, Anand Kumar, who selflessly prepares underprivileged children for IITs, were conferred with National Child Awards on November 14 at Rashtrapati Bhawan.

12 Oct 2017

Bengaluru: Karnataka gears up for Vidhana Soudha's diamond jubilee

Karnataka is all set to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Vidhana Soudha on October 25th.

08 Oct 2017

India prepared for war at short notice: Air Force chief

On Air Force Day, Air Chief Marshall BS Dhanoa said India is prepared to fight a war at short notice and can face any security challenge.

02 Oct 2017

Gandhi Jayanti: President Kovind, PM Modi pay tributes to Gandhiji

As the nation commemorates Mahatma Gandhi on his 148th birth anniversary, President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu, PM Narendra Modi paid tributes to the "Father of the Nation" at Rajghat in Delhi.

30 Sep 2017

President Ram Nath Kovind appoints new Governors for five states

President Ram Nath Kovind has appointed new Governors for Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Tamil Nadu, Assam, and Meghalaya.

29 Sep 2017

22 killed, 30 injured in stampede at Mumbai's Elphinstone Road

At least 22 people were killed and 30 injured in a stampede at the foot-over bridge at Mumbai's Elphinstone Road suburban railway station.

25 Sep 2017

Rajiv Mehrishi succeeds Shashi Kant Sharma as CAG

Following the completion of his term as Union Home Secretary on 30 August, Rajiv Mehrishi has taken over as India's Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), succeeding Shashi Kant Sharma who demitted office on 22 September.

18 Sep 2017

MP govt orders teachers to dig holes for toilets

As part of PM Narendra Modi's birthday celebrations, the Centre observed September 17 as "Seva Diwas", a part of the 15-day "Swachhta hi Seva" campaign inaugurated by President Ram Nath Kovind.

18 Sep 2017

Farewell to IAF Marshal Arjan Singh with state funeral

The funeral of Arjan Singh, the only officer to hold the title of Marshal of the Indian Air Force, is being held in Delhi this morning.

17 Sep 2017

Grand celebrations planned for Modi's birthday

PM Narendra Modi turns 67 today. The Centre plans to observe this day as "Seva Diwas" (Day of Service). Various activities have been planned for the "big day" including construction of toilets, voluntary work and sanitation drives.

17 Sep 2017

Arjan Singh, only ever Marshal of Indian Air Force dies

Arjan Singh, the only officer to hold the title of "Marshal of Indian Air Force" has passed away at 98. The cause of death was cardiac arrest.

04 Sep 2017

Three Mumbai primary teachers among 350 national teacher awardees

Three primary school teachers from Mumbai would receive National Teachers Awards from President Ram Nath Kovind on the occasion of Teacher's Day.

04 Sep 2017

Mumbai: Versova man loses Rs. 1.45L in cyber credit-card fraud

Tahir Sheikh of Mumbai's Versova was duped of Rs. 1.45L in a cyber-fraud when his public sector bank credit-card was used on Indian and global portals by cyber-criminals.

28 Aug 2017

Sohail Mahmood's appointment as Pak high commissioner makes India positive

Sohail Mahmood is set to take over as Pakistan's new high commissioner to India, a reason for positivity for New Delhi.

19 Aug 2017

Nitish Kumar-led JD(U) passes resolution to join BJP's NDA coalition

The Nitish Kumar-led Janata Dal (United) passed a resolution during its National Executive Meeting accepting the BJP's invitation to join the NDA coalition.

12 Aug 2017

Amit Shah formally invites Nitish Kumar to join NDA

It comes as no surprise that after supporting JD(U) to form a new government, now the Bihar CM Nitish Kumar has been invited by BJP president Amit Shah to join the ruling NDA.

11 Aug 2017

Venkaiah Naidu sworn in as 13th Vice President of India

Venkaiah Naidu has been sworn in as the Vice President of India. The oath of office was administered by President Ram Nath Kovind.

05 Aug 2017

Vice-presidential elections: BJP's Venkaiah Naidu becomes 13th VP

BJP candidate Venkaiah Naidu has become India's 13th vice president, defeating opposition candidate Gopalkrishna Gandhi. He secured 516 votes while Gandhi got 244 votes.

05 Aug 2017

Know the man: Venkaiah Naidu

Venkaiah Naidu served as the Minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Urban Development and Information and Broadcasting in the current cabinet.

02 Aug 2017

What are the roles and responsibilities of India's president?

India's presidency is different from those of other countries around the world.

31 Jul 2017

Yogi Adityanath
With eyes on Yadav votes, Shah dines at party-worker's house

After plucking Janata Dal (United)'s Nitish Kumar out of the opposition, BJP mastermind Amit Shah now has his sight set on Samajwadi Party's Yadav vote bank.

27 Jul 2017

Pranab Mukherjee: Glimpses of an eventful life in politics

As India is investing tonnes of hope in its new President Ram Nath Kovind, Pranab Mukherjee said goodbye to the Rashtrapati Bhavan, concluding another eventful chapter in his political career.

26 Jul 2017

Parliament Day 8: House rocked by Kovind's speech, missing Indians

The eight day of parliament was rocked by debates on Indians missing in Iraq, President Ram Nath Kovind's oath-taking speech and more.

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.

23 Jul 2017

Pranab Mukherjee thanks all Parliamentarians as he steps down

With Ram Nath Kovind set to take his post as the 14th President of India, today was Pranab Mukherjee's last day at office.

22 Jul 2017

PSEB Chairman Sanjay Kothari appointed as secretary to the president

IAS officer Sanjay Kothari of Haryana cadre has been appointed as the secretary to the president.

21 Jul 2017

Here's what President-elect Ram Nath Kovind's village hopes for

Paraunkh village sits as a dot in UP's Kanpur district but not anymore. This small village is now clearly visible as it belongs to none other than our President-elect Ram Nath Kovind.

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

Venkaiah Naidu
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

Venkaiah Naidu
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.

29 Jun 2017

Venkaiah Naidu
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.

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