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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.

08 Aug 2018

Narendra Modi
Two killed, 30 injured in stampede at Karunanidhi's funeral

Two people were killed and around 40 injured in a stampede at Rajaji Hall in Chennai this morning, where DMK chief M Karunanidhi's body was kept for the public to pay homage.

08 Aug 2018

Narendra Modi
'Can I call you 'appa' now?': Stalin's emotional-letter to Karunanidhi

MK Stalin, son of M Karunanidhi and working president of the party, penned an emotional letter to his father after the DMK chief's death.

07 Aug 2018

Tamil Nadu
DMK supremo Karunanidhi dies at 94

M Karunanidhi, DMK supremo, has succumbed to old-age related ailments after nearly 10 days in hospital. He was 94.

07 Aug 2018

Tamil Nadu
Karunanidhi "extremely critical, unstable": Chennai hospital

Thousands of police personnel have been deployed in Chennai as DMK supremo Karunanidhi's followers continued gathering outside the Kauvery Hospital, which yesterday declared his health had declined.

06 Aug 2018

Tamil Nadu
Karunanidhi's health worsens, next 24 hours crucial: Kauvery Hospital

DMK chief M Karunanidhi's medical condition has declined, said the Chennai hospital treating him on Monday.

06 Aug 2018

President Kovind voices concern over recurring political clashes in Kerala

Violence has no place in Constitution, President Ramnath Kovind said today, voicing concern over recurring political clashes in Kerala.

06 Aug 2018

Kerala: Drunk priest threatens to plant bomb at President's event

A temple priest was arrested for threatening to plant a bomb at St. Thomas College in Kerala's Thrissur, where President Ram Nath Kovind is scheduled to attend a function tomorrow.

05 Aug 2018

Andhra Pradesh
IIT-H should remain relevant to 4th industrial revolution: President Kovind

IIT Hyderabad should remain relevant to the fourth industrial revolution which will "write the script of the 21st century," President Ram Nath Kovind today said at the premier institute.

05 Aug 2018

President approves law deterring fugitive economic offenders from fleeing country

President Ram Nath Kovind has given assent to "Fugitive Economic Offenders Act, 2018" that deters fugitive economic offenders to evade legal process in India and flee the country.

26 Jul 2018

Narendra Modi
Short-film 'inspired by' Narendra Modi's childhood gets appreciation

A 32-minute-long movie called 'Chalo Jeete Hain' has made many BJP members happy. It was recently screened at the Rajya Sabha and Rashtrapati Bhawan.

26 Jul 2018

Chhattisgarh: Suspected naxals damage railway-tracks on day of President's visit

Suspected naxals yesterday damaged railway tracks on the Visakhapatnam-Kirandul route in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district, disrupting the movement of trains, on the day when President Ram Nath Kovind arrived in the state for a two-day visit.

20 Jul 2018

Number of girls in IITs distressingly-low, needs to rise: President

President Ram Nath Kovind today said girls often outscore boys in board examinations, colleges and universities, but their number is "distressingly low" in the IITs and it has to increase.

14 Jul 2018

Narendra Modi
Kovind nominates classical-dancer Sonal Mansingh, stone-artist Raghunath Mohapatra to Rajya-Sabha

Former MP Ram Shakal, RSS ideologue Rakesh Sinha, classical dancer Sonal Mansingh, and stone artist Raghunath Mohapatra were today nominated to the Rajya Sabha.

12 Jul 2018

Narendra Modi
Sadhu Vaswani Mission head, Dada Vaswani, dies at 99

Spiritual leader Dada JP Vaswani, head of the Sadhu Vaswani Mission, died today due to old age-related ailments, a mission member said. He was 99.

10 Jul 2018

South Korea
PM Modi holds talks with South Korean President; reviews bilateral-ties

PM Narendra Modi today held talks with South Korean President Moon Jae-in to review the entire gamut of bilateral ties.

07 Jul 2018

Set up pre-marriage counseling center in Goa University: Governor

Goa Governor Mridula Sinha today asked students to take an oath that they will not break their marriage on petty issues and suggested setting up a pre-wedding counseling center in the Goa University.

07 Jul 2018

Narendra Modi
Rahul Gandhi meets Bhutanese PM, discusses 'special bond' of countries

Congress President Rahul Gandhi met the visiting Bhutanese Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay, in Delhi today and discussed ways to further strengthen the "special bond" between India and Bhutan.

25 Jun 2018

Narendra Modi
Take care of your health: PM to IAF-personnel who fainted

The summer heat took its toll on an IAF personnel who collapsed during the guard of honor ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan for visiting Seychelles President Danny Faure.

22 Jun 2018

ED seeks fugitive-tag for Mallya; moves court to confiscate Rs.12,500cr-assets

Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday filed the first case under "Fugitive Economic Offender Ordinance" to declare Vijay Mallya a fugitive offender and to confiscate his assets worth Rs. 12,500cr (including movable and immovable properties).

22 Jun 2018

Jammu And Kashmir
J&K Governor NN Vohra holds all-party review meet in Srinagar

J&K Governor NN Vohra, who is currently presiding over the state, is holding an all-party meeting in Srinagar.

22 Jun 2018

Cuba: President Kovind pays homage to revolutionary leader Fidel Castro

President Ram Nath Kovind has paid tribute to Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro in Santiago de Cuba, describing the late leader as a great friend of India who lent strength to the voice of developing countries in the international arena.

21 Jun 2018

Paramaribo: President Kovind will perform yoga with Suriname counterpart Bouterse

President Ram Nath Kovind will perform yoga asanas along with his Suriname counterpart Desire Delano Bouterse in Paramaribo today to observe the International Day of Yoga in this Latin American country.

20 Jun 2018

Jammu And Kashmir
As BJP dumps PDP, Governor's rule imposed in J&K

In a major development, President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday morning approved Governor's rule in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K).

18 Jun 2018

Greece: India working towards becoming $5-trillion-economy by 2025, says Kovind

India is striving to become a $5 trillion economy and the world's third-largest consumer market by 2025, President Ram Nath Kovind said in Greece, quoting World Bank, which stated India's growth rate is going to be high.

16 Jun 2018

Tamil Nadu
Rajiv Gandhi Assassination: Perarivalan's mother seeks son's mercy killing

AG Perarivalan has been languishing in prison for the last 27 years for his alleged involvement in former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's assassination.

08 Jun 2018

Telangana: KCR plans Rs. 66 crore iftar, activists approach court

An iftar party hosted by Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao today evening has led activists approaching the High Court.

07 Jun 2018

Narendra Modi
After Kalam, Kovind decides to skip Iftar at Rashtrapati Bhavan

Continuing his ideology of not celebrating religious ceremonies on taxpayers' expense, President Ram Nath Kovind won't host an Iftar party this time at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

06 Jun 2018

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)
After President's concerns, 21 DU colleges asked to appoint principals

After the President's office expressed concerns over several DU colleges being run by 'acting' or 'officiating' heads for years, chairpersons of 21 colleges have been asked to appoint regular principals by July 15.

President lauds armed forces, calls them "rare breed of humans"

President Ram Nath Kovind today said the armed forces are a rare breed of humans.

29 May 2018

Rajasthan temple priest attacked over President Kovind's visit

The priest of a Brahma temple in Rajasthan's Pushkar district was attacked by a man disguised as a devotee for allegedly not letting President Ram Nath Kovind enter the sanctum sanctorum.

21 May 2018

Indian Railways
Railways plans veg-only menu to celebrate Gandhi Jayanti

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Gandhi Jayanti, the Indian Railways has put forth a proposal to serve only vegetarian food on railway premises and trains on 2nd October for 2018, 2019, and 2020.

15 May 2018

Government identifies 12 services sectors which can attract global investors

While inaugurating the Global Exhibition on Services at Mumbai, President Ram Nath Kovind said that government has identified 12 "champion" sectors, including IT and tourism, which hold huge potential to attract global investors.

14 May 2018

Narendra Modi
PM Modi used "threatening language": Manmohan Singh writes to President

Condemning Prime Minister Modi for his attacking remarks on the Congress party, former PM Manmohan Singh wrote a letter to President Ram Nath Kovind asking him to caution Modi against using "unwarranted, threatening and intimidating language."

12 May 2018

Rashtrapati Bhavan
International Nurses Day: President Kovind calls nurses 'true nation-builders'

President Ram Nath Kovind today, on International Nurses Day, lauded the dedication and contribution of nurses to the nation and stressed on the need for strengthening the nursing sector.

11 May 2018

Mumbai gangster 'depressed over health', seeks nod for euthanasia

A gangster arrested in 2016 in a double murder case in Mumbai has written to a MCOCA court asking for permission to end his life.

06 May 2018

Smriti Irani
Divya Dutta didn't mind receiving National Award from Smriti Irani

Divya Dutta received her first National Award at the recently held 65th ceremony. The actress bagged the 'Best Supporting Actress' trophy for her performance in 'Irada'.

05 May 2018

Smriti Irani
Winners, who skipped function, to receive National awards via post

Over 60 winners, who didn't turn up for National Award ceremony in Delhi on Thursday, will receive their awards by post, confirmed I&B official.

05 May 2018

Pranab Mukherjee
National Awards controversy triggers row between President's office and I&B

Did the Information and Broadcasting Ministry (I&B) keep plans about the National Awards ceremony private, which eventually led to a mass boycott?

04 May 2018

Smriti Irani
National Film Awards breaks with 64-year-old tradition; winners boycott ceremony

The 65th National Film Awards, held at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi, has been marred with controversy.

03 May 2018

President giving only 11 National-Film-Awards; 60+ recipients to skip ceremony

More than 60 National Film Awards recipients today said they will skip the ceremony this evening because President Ram Nath Kovind will be presenting only 11 awards, a departure from established tradition.