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

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Coronavirus: 722 dead in India; Maharashtra records highest single-day jump

24 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: 722 dead in India; Maharashtra records highest single-day jump

On Thursday, the death toll due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) surged past 700 in India.

Coronavirus: First Lady Savita Kovind stitches masks for shelter homes

23 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: First Lady Savita Kovind stitches masks for shelter homes

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.

Health Ministry authorizes private labs to test for COVID-19

21 Mar 2020

Health Ministry authorizes private labs to test for COVID-19

Under guidelines issued by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the Health Ministry authorized select private laboratories in India to test for coronavirus disease COVID-19.

Mary Kom broke quarantine protocol to attend President's meeting

21 Mar 2020

Mary Kom broke quarantine protocol to attend President's meeting

Indian women's ace boxer and Rajya Sabha member MC Mary Kom broke the mandatory 14-day quarantine protocol.

Coronavirus-panic: Infected Kanika Kapoor met Dushyant Singh, he other MPs

21 Mar 2020

Coronavirus-panic: Infected Kanika Kapoor met Dushyant Singh, he other MPs

Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor, who tested positive for coronavirus on Friday, has sparked fears of mass infection after she met with almost the entire elite circle of Lucknow, Vasundhara Raje and her son Dushyant Singh.

Seven years later, Nirbhaya's rapists hanged till death in Tihar

20 Mar 2020

Seven years later, Nirbhaya's rapists hanged till death in Tihar

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.

Nirbhaya: Convicts to be hanged tomorrow, Delhi Court rejects petitions

19 Mar 2020

Nirbhaya: Convicts to be hanged tomorrow, Delhi Court rejects petitions

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).

3 Nirbhaya convicts approach ICJ seeking stay on execution

16 Mar 2020

3 Nirbhaya convicts approach ICJ seeking stay on execution

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).

Days before Nirbhaya convicts' hanging, their families seek euthanasia

16 Mar 2020

Days before Nirbhaya convicts' hanging, their families seek euthanasia

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.

President Kovind rejects Nirbhaya convict Pawan Gupta's mercy plea

04 Mar 2020

President Kovind rejects Nirbhaya convict Pawan Gupta's mercy plea

President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday rejected the mercy petition of a convict in the 2012 Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case.

Parliament resumes today, opposition to corner Centre on Delhi riots

02 Mar 2020

Parliament resumes today, opposition to corner Centre on Delhi riots

The budget session of Parliament resumed on Monday and at least six political parties have given an adjournment notice over riots in Northeast Delhi.

2 Nirbhaya convicts move Delhi court seeking stay on execution

29 Feb 2020

2 Nirbhaya convicts move Delhi court seeking stay on execution

Two convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case have approached a Delhi court, seeking a stay on their execution on March 3.

On Delhi riots, Congress' 'Rajdharma' message to President Kovind

27 Feb 2020

On Delhi riots, Congress' 'Rajdharma' message to President Kovind

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.

Delhi riots: Guns, petrol-bombs, swords, and hammers used in violence

27 Feb 2020

Delhi riots: Guns, petrol-bombs, swords, and hammers used in violence

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.

Manmohan Singh, Ghulam Nabi Azad to skip banquet for Trump

24 Feb 2020

Manmohan Singh, Ghulam Nabi Azad to skip banquet for Trump

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will not be attending the Presidential banquet hosted for United States President Donald Trump, sources told ANI on Monday.

On death row, Nirbhaya's rapist tries hurting himself inside Tihar

20 Feb 2020

On death row, Nirbhaya's rapist tries hurting himself inside Tihar

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.

Calling anti-CAA protests 'sinister', 150 prominent citizens write to President

18 Feb 2020

Calling anti-CAA protests 'sinister', 150 prominent citizens write to President

As protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act continue, over 150 prominent citizens have written to President Ram Nath Kovind in favor of the legislation.

PM Narendra Modi's 'Tubelight' jibe at Rahul Gandhi sparks laughter

06 Feb 2020

PM Narendra Modi's 'Tubelight' jibe at Rahul Gandhi sparks laughter

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.

Hindu families from Pakistan cross Attari-Wagah border, could seek asylum

04 Feb 2020

Hindu families from Pakistan cross Attari-Wagah border, could seek asylum

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.

Nirbhaya's convicts will not be hanged tomorrow

31 Jan 2020

Nirbhaya's convicts will not be hanged tomorrow

A Delhi court on Friday stayed the execution of four convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case until further orders.

Violence in name of protests weakens country, says President Kovind

31 Jan 2020

Violence in name of protests weakens country, says President Kovind

President Ram Nath Kovind believes violence under the garb of protests weakens the nation and the strengthening of democracy is paramount.

Nirbhaya's rapist's plea should be taken on priority: CJI Bobde

27 Jan 2020

Nirbhaya's rapist's plea should be taken on priority: CJI Bobde

The plea of Mukesh Singh, one of the men who is facing death for raping Nirbhaya, should be taken up on an urgent basis if the execution is on February 1, Chief Justice of India SA Bobde said on Monday.

Republic Day 2020: PM Modi pays tribute at War Memorial

26 Jan 2020

Republic Day 2020: PM Modi pays tribute at War Memorial

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.

SC doesn't stay CAA, gives Centre four weeks to reply

22 Jan 2020

SC doesn't stay CAA, gives Centre four weeks to reply

Today, the Supreme Court heard a whopping 144 petitions challenging the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and refused to put a stay on the controversial law.

Nirbhaya convict's lawyer gets Bar Council notice over 'forged' documents

19 Jan 2020

Nirbhaya convict's lawyer gets Bar Council notice over 'forged' documents

The Bar Council of Delhi on Saturday issued a notice to the lawyer appearing for a convict in the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case.

Nirbhaya's mother slams Indira Jaising for saying 'forgive the rapists'

18 Jan 2020

Nirbhaya's mother slams Indira Jaising for saying 'forgive the rapists'

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.

Budget 2020: What to expect? When will it be presented?

17 Jan 2020

Budget 2020: What to expect? When will it be presented?

With the economy in crisis, all eyes are on the upcoming Union Budget for the fiscal year 2020-21.

Hanging of Nirbhaya's rapists: Javadekar blames AAP's negligence for delay

16 Jan 2020

Hanging of Nirbhaya's rapists: Javadekar blames AAP's negligence for delay

The four men who raped Nirbhaya in 2012 in Delhi will not be hanged on January 22, and Union Minister Prakash Javadekar sees an Aam Aadmi Party conspiracy in this.

Nirbhaya convicts broke prison rules 23 times: Reports

15 Jan 2020

Nirbhaya convicts broke prison rules 23 times: Reports

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.

Nirbhaya's rapists will be hanged, SC dismisses curative petitions

14 Jan 2020

Nirbhaya's rapists will be hanged, SC dismisses curative petitions

The Supreme Court dismissed curative petitions filed by two convicts, namely Vinay Sharma and Mukesh Singh, in the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case.

With big players missing, Congress' meeting on CAA bites dust

13 Jan 2020

With big players missing, Congress' meeting on CAA bites dust

Today, Congress convened a meeting of opposition in New Delhi to prepare a strategy on pressing issues like the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Population Register (NPR), and National Register of Citizens (NRC).

Goa Congress leader calls CAA 'good law', defies party's stand

10 Jan 2020

Goa Congress leader calls CAA 'good law', defies party's stand

A Congress leader from Goa has called the Citizenship Amendment Act a good law, contradictory to the stand his party has taken.

My hero: Abhishek congratulates Amitabh for Dadasaheb Phalke award

30 Dec 2019

My hero: Abhishek congratulates Amitabh for Dadasaheb Phalke award

On Sunday, actor Abhishek Bachchan took to his Instagram to pen a heartfelt note for father and veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan after the latter was conferred with the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke award.

President Kovind, PM Modi pay tributes on Vajpayee's birth anniversary

25 Dec 2019

President Kovind, PM Modi pay tributes on Vajpayee's birth anniversary

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.

Dissecting Modi's recent speech: The many lies he peddled

23 Dec 2019

Dissecting Modi's recent speech: The many lies he peddled

On Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed an election rally at Delhi's Ramlila Maidan ahead of Delhi Assembly polls next year.

SC to hear nearly 60 pleas against Citizenship Act today

18 Dec 2019

SC to hear nearly 60 pleas against Citizenship Act today

Today, the Supreme Court will hear nearly 60 petitions challenging the newly-implemented Citizenship Act, which has created a storm across India.

Jamia violence: Sonia Gandhi leads Opposition delegation to meet President

17 Dec 2019

Jamia violence: Sonia Gandhi leads Opposition delegation to meet President

At a time when protests against the newly-implemented Citizenship Act have sparked across the nation, Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi led an Opposition delegation that met President Ram Nath Kovind to discuss the tense situation.

Citizenship Act protests: Curfew lifted in Assam, broadband services resume

17 Dec 2019

Citizenship Act protests: Curfew lifted in Assam, broadband services resume

The curfew imposed in Assam's capital Guwahati was lifted on Tuesday, but with a rider. The restrictions will remain in place during the night, state finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma announced yesterday.

Violence in Jamia: Priyanka Gandhi leads protest at India Gate

16 Dec 2019

Violence in Jamia: Priyanka Gandhi leads protest at India Gate

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra reached India Gate in New Delhi to show solidarity towards students of Jamia Millia Islamia, where cops unleashed horror yesterday. Starting at 4pm, she held a two-hour symbolic protest.

Amid Citizenship Bill protests, Japan's PM postpones India visit

13 Dec 2019

Amid Citizenship Bill protests, Japan's PM postpones India visit

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has deferred his three-day visit to India, Ministry of External Affairs confirmed on Friday.