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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.

02 May 2018

Sridevi's family arrive in Delhi to accept her National Award

Sridevi's family (husband Boney Kapoor, and daughters Janhvi and Khushi Kapoor) has arrived in New Delhi to attend the 65th National Awards ceremony.

25 Apr 2018

Delhi: 13-year-old forced to drink by aunt; raped by boyfriend

Another minor has been raped, this time in the forest area of outer Delhi's Shahbad Dairy on Sunday, hours after President Ram Nath Kovind greenlit death penalty for convicted rapists of children under 12 years.

23 Apr 2018

Odisha: 6-year-old girl, who went to buy biscuits, raped

In yet another shocking incident, a six-year-old girl was raped, strangled and left to die in a village school campus of Cuttack district, Odisha, on Saturday.

22 Apr 2018

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)
Death for child-rapists: DCW chief Swati Maliwal ends 9-day fast

Swati Maliwal, chairperson of Delhi Commission for Women, ended her 9-day fast at Rajghat, New Delhi on Sunday after President Ram Nath Kovind approved death penalty for those convicted of raping children below 12 years.

22 Apr 2018

Brouhaha shouldn't be created over 1-2 rape cases: Minister

Wading straight into controversy, Union Minister Santosh Gangwar said, Sunday, brouhaha should not be created on rape cases in a big country like India.

22 Apr 2018

President signs ordinance to allow death penalty for child rapists

A day after the Cabinet approved an ordinance recommending death penalty for rapists of children below 12, President Ram Nath Kovind has signed the amendment to the POCSO Act.

21 Apr 2018

Narendra Modi
Central government to maintain national database of sex offenders

In a bid to curb growing sex crimes in the country, the Narendra Modi government is planning to maintain a national database of sex offenders, so that data can be easily shared among authorities for tracking, monitoring, and investigation.

20 Apr 2018

Kovind prays for India's progress at Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine

President Ram Nath Kovind today visited the cave shrine of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi and paid obeisance at the sanctum sanctorum.

18 Apr 2018

Kathua gangrape: President Kovind calls it a "barbaric" incident

President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday termed the Kathua gangrape and murder case as "barbaric" and said it was the collective responsibility of society to ensure such things do not happen with any girl in the country.

18 Apr 2018

President Kovind arrives in Jammu for two-day maiden visit

President Ram Nath Kovind has today arrived in Jammu on his two-day maiden visit to the winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir.

14 Apr 2018

UP Governor refers anti-organized crime UPCOC Bill to President Kovind

Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik today referred the Uttar Pradesh Control of Organised Crime (UPCOC) Bill, which seeks to curb organized crime, to President Ram Nath Kovind for his assent.

12 Apr 2018

CWG 2018: Rahul Aware opens India's wrestling gold medal account

Wrestler Rahul Aware grabbed the 13th gold medal for India in men's 57kg freestyle category in the ongoing Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast.

12 Apr 2018

CWG 2018: Babita Phogat settles for silver

Defending champion Babita Phogat (53kg) settled for a silver medal at the Commonwealth Games after being out-maneuvered by Canada's Diana Weicker in the summit clash in Gold Coast today.

05 Apr 2018

Punjab National Bank
Honest taxpayers suffer due to willful loan defaulters: President Kovind

Amid mounting NPAs or bad loans in the banking sector, President Ram Nath Kovind today said honest taxpayers suffer due to willful and criminal default on a bank loan.

04 Apr 2018

Bharat Bandh: Are political parties in overdrive about Dalit-votes?

On Monday, Dalits called a nationwide bandh protesting Supreme Court's March 20 judgment "diluting" the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.

02 Apr 2018

Dalit protests: CBSE Class 10, 12 exams in Punjab postponed

The CBSE Class 10 and 12 exams scheduled for today in Punjab have been postponed due to 'Bharat Bandh' called by Dalit organizations.

30 Mar 2018

Nepal PM KP Oli to visit India from April 6-8

Nepal's newly elected Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli will pay a three-day visit to India from April 6 during which he will hold talks with the top leadership to strengthen the partnership between the two countries.

30 Mar 2018

Rani Mukerji
Rani's 'Hichki' to be screened for President Ram Nath Kovind

Rani Mukerji's 'Hichki' has emerged a box office success on the back of the positive word of mouth.

22 Mar 2018

Over 1 lakh villages in Kerala receive clean drinking water

Around 100,000 villages in Kerala, spread across 14 districts, have begun to receive clean drinking water as part of the Jivamritam Project launched by Mata Amritanandamayi Math six months ago.

18 Mar 2018

President Kovind visits Shree Jagannath Temple in Odisha

President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday paid obeisance to the deities at Shree Jagannath Temple here and sought blessings amid tight security.

14 Mar 2018

Narendra Modi
Customized Boeing 777s ready for PM, president, vice-president by 2020

For the first time, two Boeing 777-300 ERs are being customized for the Indian president, vice-president and prime minister, and will be ready for use by 2020, officials said.

Uttar Pradesh: Woman, daughter write to President for passive euthanasia

Days after the Supreme Court legalized passive euthanasia, a woman and her 33-year-old daughter, both suffering from muscular dystrophy, have written to President Ram Nath Kovind seeking permission for it.

28 Feb 2018

Narendra Modi
Kanchi Kamakoti Mutt pontiff Jayendra Saraswathi passes away at 82

Senior pontiff of the Kanchi Sankara Mutt, Sankaracharya Jayendra Saraswathi, passed away in Kanchipuram today following a cardiac arrest.

25 Feb 2018

President Kovind to inaugurate museum dedicated to Biju Patnaik

President Ram Nath Kovind will inaugurate a museum dedicated to former Odisha chief minister, Biju Patnaik next month.

21 Feb 2018

Mukesh Ambani
UP Investors' Summit 2018: Yogi says UP shedding "BIMARU" tag

Lucknow is hosting the two-day Uttar Pradesh Investors' Summit, which is the first such event to be held by CM Yogi Adityanath's government.

29 Jan 2018

President Kovind's address opens Budget session 2018

The Budget session began with President Ram Nath Kovind's joint address to both houses of Parliament.

26 Jan 2018

Late JP Nirala, Ashok Chakra awardee, helped kill six terrorists

On 69th Republic Day, prestigious gallantry awards were given to brave personnel of India's security forces.

26 Jan 2018

India celebrates 69th Republic Day

Today, India celebrates its 69th Republic Day. The parade this time is historic: there are 10 chief guests, the leaders of the 10 ASEAN nations.

24 Jan 2018

ASEAN leaders diplomatic visit: India's "Act East" policy on display

In a bid to promote India's "Act East" policy, PM Narendra Modi is set to break another tradition. In an unprecedented event, all leaders and heads of state of 10 ASEAN countries will be chief guests at the Republic Day parade.

23 Jan 2018

Shiv Sena won't ally with BJP for upcoming polls

Shiv Sena has finally decided to go solo for the upcoming Assembly election poll and the 2019 Lok Sabha (LS) elections.

22 Jan 2018

Arvind Kejriwal: EC is acting like BJP's political stooge

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal attacked the Centre's BJP-led NDA government for harassing his government. This was in reaction to President Ram Nath Kovind ordering the disqualification of 20 AAP MLAs based on the Election Commission's (EC) recommendation.

21 Jan 2018

Big blow to AAP: 20 MLAs disqualified over 'office-of-profit'

In a big blow to AAP, President Ram Nath Kovind approved the disqualification of 20 MLAs for holding 'office of profit,' two days after the EC's recommendation.

19 Jan 2018

EC recommended disqualification of 20 AAP MLAs for holding "office-of-profit"

Controversies and AAP have been synonymous ever since.

17 Jan 2018

Netanyahu in India: Busy day for Israeli PM in Ahmedabad

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has landed in Ahmedabad on his fourth day in India. The day started with a roadshow from the airport to Sabarmati Ashram along with PM Narendra Modi.

15 Jan 2018

#DefenseDiaries: PM Modi hails troops on 70th Army Day

Indian Army stands for various things: the top-most being their professionalism, bravery and selfless service. They protect our restive borders, safeguard internal law-and-order and save lives during natural calamities/disasters. Their training and discipline are obviously legendary.

15 Jan 2018

Netanyahu in India: Several MoUs expected to be inked

Israel's relationship with India is a "marriage made in heaven"; that India voted against recognition of Jerusalem as its capital doesn't change anything, PM Benjamin Netanyahu said.

14 Jan 2018

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu received by PM Modi in Delhi

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has finally landed in India for a six-day visit along with his wife Sara. They have been welcomed by PM Narendra Modi at the Delhi airport.

09 Jan 2018

Khattar-government spends Rs. 3.8L on 10 copies of Bhagavad Gita

Move over 2G and Coalgate, we have a new scam in making - the "Gita scam."

08 Jan 2018

See Rashtrapati Bhavan beyond its main gate. Here's how

Rashtrapati Bhavan, the splendid residence of the Indian President, is now open to public.

06 Jan 2018

President Kovind's vehicle to soon have number plates

Vehicles of President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu, and other constitutional authorities like Governors and Lieutenant-Governors will display registration-numbers and not the State Emblem of India, said government.