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
21 Jan 2019
Just days after Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) organizing secretary RS Bharathi filed a writ petition challenging the recently-approved 10% economically weak section (EWS) quota for the general category, the Madras High Court, on Monday, issued a notice to the Center about the same.
18 Jan 2019
It seems Kangana Ranaut has a knack of hitting the headlines with her fierce statements.
16 Jan 2019
Union Minister for Education Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday announced a 25% increase in seats across universities and colleges in the country to ensure the new caste-agnostic reservation doesn't affect the existing quotas.
12 Jan 2019
President Ram Nath Kovind has cleared the bill seeking to provide 10% reservation to economically weaker sections (EWS) of the general category, thereby making the bill a law.
25 Dec 2018
Sadaiv Atal, a memorial of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, was dedicated to the nation today on his 94th birth anniversary.
19 Dec 2018
Jammu & Kashmir will be placed under President's rule from 20 December, for the first time in 22 years.
13 Dec 2018
President Ram Nath Kovind today visited a temple of goddess Kali in Yangon, Myanmar.
12 Dec 2018
The friendship between India and Myanmar is not driven by short-term goals, but by a lasting quest for mutual peace and prosperity, President Ram Nath Kovind said yesterday, as he extended New Delhi's support for preserving the unity and territorial integrity of the neighboring country.
04 Dec 2018
President Ram Nath Kovind will visit Myanmar from December 10 to 14 during which he will hold talks with his counterpart U Win Myint and State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, an official statement said today.
27 Nov 2018
Sunil Arora has been appointed as new Chief Election Commissioner by President Ram Nath Kovind. Arora will take charge on December 2.
24 Nov 2018
Punjab local bodies minister Navjot Singh Sidhu has been invited by Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan for the foundation-laying ceremony of Pakistan's side of the Kartarpur corridor.
22 Nov 2018
President Ram Nath Kovind today unveiled a bronze statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Sydney (Australia) and said his powerful message of non-violence and peaceful coexistence is relevant in these times of strife.
22 Nov 2018
India and Australia signed five agreements today to boost investments and enhance cooperation in key sectors like disability, agricultural research and education as President Ram Nath Kovind met Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, in Sydney, capital of New South Wales.
21 Nov 2018
India and Vietnam have decided to step up defense cooperation and oil exploration to boost their bilateral ties as they reaffirmed the importance of freedom of navigation and unimpeded economic activities in the South China Sea.
21 Nov 2018
President Ram Nath Kovind arrived in Australia today on a three-day visit, becoming the first-ever Indian head of state to visit the country.
19 Nov 2018
President Ram Nath Kovind today visited My Son temple complex in Vietnam, which has Indian influence and houses Hindu deities like Krishna, Vishnu, and Shiva.
18 Nov 2018
Hookah bars have been permanently banned in Punjab as President Ram Nath Kovind has given assent to a Bill from the state to check use of tobacco.
14 Nov 2018
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind, and senior Congress leader Sonia Gandhi today paid tributes to India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru on his 129th birth anniversary.
12 Nov 2018
In a tragic incident, senior BJP leader and cabinet minister HN Ananth Kumar died on Monday at 2 in the morning.
28 Oct 2018
President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi were among those who expressed grief on the demise of former Delhi Chief Minister and senior BJP leader Madan Lal Khurana.
25 Oct 2018
President Ram Nath Kovind is learned to have dismissed a plea to disqualify 27 Aam Aadmi Party MLAs of Delhi for allegedly holding office of profit by being appointed as chairpersons of Rogi Kalyan Samitis attached to various city hospitals.
24 Oct 2018
Sonam Wangchuk, the Ladakh-based engineer whose life inspired the character of Phunshuk Wangdu in Bollywood blockbuster '3 Idiots', has been awarded an honorary D.Litt degree by a Pune university in Maharashtra.
13 Oct 2018
President Ram Nath Kovind will inaugurate a three-day 'Vishwa Shanti Ahimsa Sammelan' at Mangi Tungi in Nashik district of Maharashtra on October 22, officials said.
20 Oct 2018
United Nations chief, Antonio Guterres, has expressed his deepest condolences to the families and friends of over 60 people who died in a train accident in Amritsar, Punjab terming the incident as "tragic".
20 Oct 2018
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday offered condolences to India on the train accident near Amritsar in Punjab, which claimed 61 lives, the Russian Embassy said.
19 Oct 2018
Fulfilling promises of his scheme, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will today hand over keys of houses to some beneficiaries of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) and interact with them in Maharashtra's popular temple town of Shirdi, an official said.
18 Oct 2018
President Ram Nath Kovind today greeted the people on the occasion of Durga Puja and Dussehra, exhorting them to work for women empowerment.
12 Oct 2018
President Ram Nath Kovind strongly advocated for transparency in governance, saying there is no such thing as "too much information" in a democracy and information overload is always preferable to a deficit.
07 Oct 2018
President Ram Nath Kovind has given assent to a bill which will help tackle sexual offenders, cybercriminals, and traditional unlawful acts in Telangana, officials said.
06 Oct 2018
On Thursday, the Maharashtra government issued a notification imposing a blanket ban on all hookah parlours in the state, with immediate effect.
03 Oct 2018
Being the first Chief Justice of India from North-East, Justice Ranjan Gogoi has taken the oath a while back.
22 Sep 2018
United Nations chief Antonio Guterres will travel to India early next month, his first trip to the country as the UN Secretary-General.
21 Sep 2018
Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and world champion weightlifter Mirabai Chanu were nominated for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna by the Sports Ministry.
13 Sep 2018
On Thursday, Justice Ranjan Gogoi was appointed the Chief Justice of India by President Ram Nath Kovind.
06 Sep 2018
A statue of Mahatma Gandhi was unveiled on Thursday by President Ram Nath Kovind and his Bulgarian counterpart Rumen Radev at the famous South Park, located at the center of Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria.
20 Aug 2018
The United Kingdom authorities have confirmed that diamantaire Nirav Modi is in the UK. Further, it has been reported that the CBI has already filed a case for his extradition.
17 Aug 2018
Leaders from a number of countries, including the US and Russia, have expressed grief over the death of former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and recalled his contributions in strengthening bilateral relations and maintaining regional peace.
16 Aug 2018
Former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee passed away at AIIMS on Thursday, creating a void in Indian politics that can't be filled ever.
16 Aug 2018
President Ramnath Kovind and PM Narendra Modi joined Indian cricket fraternity in offering tributes to former captain Ajit Wadekar, who died at 77 in Mumbai yesterday after prolonged illness.
12 Aug 2018
President Ram Nath Kovind will watch a special screening of National Geographic's "The President's Bodyguard" documentary at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Tuesday.