Presidential Election: News

06 Aug 2022

Venkaiah Naidu

It's Dhankhar vs Alva in vice presidential election today

India will elect its new vice president (VP) on Saturday, more than a week after Droupadi Murmu became the country's first tribal woman president.

25 Jul 2022


Droupadi Murmu takes oath as 15th president of India

Droupadi Murmu was sworn in as the 15th President of India by Chief Justice of India NV Ramana on Monday.

24 Jul 2022


Droupadi Murmu may wear traditional Santhali saree for swearing-in ceremony

When President-elect Droupadi Murmu takes the oath of office in New Delhi on Monday, she may don a traditional Santhali saree.

18 Jul 2022


Murmu vs Sinha: India elects its 15th President today

The polling for the election of the President of India will begin in Parliament and respective state assemblies on Monday.

13 Jul 2022

Yashwant Sinha

Draupadi Murmu shouldn't be made 'symbol of Adivasi': Congress leader

In the run-up to the presidential election scheduled for Monday (July 18), Congress leader Ajoy Kumar raked up a controversy by saying the National Democratic Alliance's (NDA) presidential candidate Draupadi Murmu represents a "very evil philosophy of India."

12 Jul 2022


Shiv Sena to support NDA presidential nominee Draupadi Murmu: Thackeray

A day after Shiv Sena legislators urged their leader Uddhav Thackeray to back the NDA presidential nominee Draupadi Murmu, the party on Tuesday implied it would support her.

07 Jul 2022

Venkaiah Naidu

#NewsBytesExplainer: How does India elect its vice president?

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu's term will end on August 10 and according to the Constitution, an election to fill the vacancy must be completed before the expiration of the term.

29 Jun 2022

Venkaiah Naidu

Election to elect next Vice President on August 6: ECI

The Election Commission of India (ECI) declared on Wednesday that the election to select India's next vice president would take place on August 6.

24 Jun 2022


Draupadi Murmu files presidential poll nomination in presence of Modi

Draupadi Murmu, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate, filed her nomination for the presidential elections on Friday. PC Mody, the Returning Officer, received her nomination.

22 Jun 2022

Biju Janata Dal

#NewsBytesExplainer: What numbers say about Sinha vs Murmu presidential contest

The battle for India's highest constitutional office, that of the president, will take place between the Opposition's joint candidate Yashwant Sinha and the BJP-led NDA's nominee Draupadi Murmu.

22 Jun 2022


Who is Draupadi Murmu, NDA's pick for President

Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance has named Draupadi Murmu, a tribal woman leader, as its pick for the Presidential race.

21 Jun 2022

Yashwant Sinha

Presidential polls: BJP-led NDA nominates ex-Jharkhand Governor Draupadi Murmu

The Bharatiya Janata Party-led (BJP) National Democratic Alliance has picked former Jharkhand Governor Draupadi Murmu as its nominee for the upcoming presidential elections.

21 Jun 2022

Mamata Banerjee

Presidential polls: TMC's Yashwant Sinha is Opposition's pick for president

Leaders of the Opposition parties, including the Congress, Samajwadi Party, and Trinamool Congress (TMC), among others, met on Tuesday afternoon and finalized the name of TMC leader Yashwant Sinha as their joint nominee for the successor of President Ram Nath Kovind.

18 Jun 2022

Jammu And Kashmir

Farooq Abdullah declines offer to be Opposition's presidential candidate

Member Parliament and National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah on Saturday declined the opportunity to be the Opposition's presidential candidate, saying he would rather contribute to Jammu and Kashmir politically.

16 Jun 2022

Jammu And Kashmir

Presidential polls: Opposition hunts for candidate as Pawar declines offer

In a meeting of the opposition parties convened by West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee to decide on a joint candidate for the president's election, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) supremo Sharad Pawar on Wednesday declined the proposal to run for the top post.

15 Jun 2022

Jammu And Kashmir

Suspense over next President: Left parties suggest Gopalkrishna Gandhi's name

With the Presidential polls due on July 18, the Opposition is seeking to put up a united fight against the probable National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate.

11 Jun 2022

Jammu And Kashmir

#NewsBytesExplainer: How is the President of India elected?

Elected Members of Legislative Assemblies (MLAs) and Members of Parliament (MPs) are set to vote on July 18 to elect India's 15th President.

09 Jun 2022

Ram Nath Kovind

India's Presidential Election will take place on July 18

The Election Commission of India (ECI) announced on Thursday that the election to elect the next President of India will take place on July 18.

24 May 2022

Nitish Kumar

Presidential polls: BJP, Opposition parties begin preparations in full swing

With the presidential elections due in July, both the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Opposition parties have begun preparations in full swing.

07 May 2022

Nitish Kumar

President, vice-president elections: BJP banks on 'friendly' parties, chief ministers

With the presidential elections due in July, political parties are intensifying their preparations to get their candidates elected.

28 May 2020


Trump to sign executive order targeting social media firms

US President Donald Trump will sign an executive order pertaining to social media, the White House has confirmed.

28 May 2020


Twitter CEO responds after employee targeted for fact-checking Trump

When Twitter took the audacious step of debunking 'potentially misleading' tweets by President Donald Trump, a wave of criticism ensued, targeting one single man - Yoel Roth, the Head of Site Integrity at Twitter.

16 Jun 2018

Donald Trump

Trump's former campaign manager goes to jail for witness tampering

Former campaign manager of US President Donald Trump, Paul Manafort, had his interim bail revoked by a federal judge because of his alleged attempted tampering of witnesses ahead of his trial on money laundering, tax, and bank fraud charges.

25 Mar 2018


Mark Zuckerberg apologizes to Britons through full-page newspaper ads

Following the backlash over the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has taken out full page adverts in British newspapers to apologize.

19 Mar 2018

Russia News

Putin wins 4th term as Russian President with 74% vote

Vladimir Putin is set to extend his power in Russia for another six years after winning the Presidential Election with 74% vote, an official exit poll said.

The 58th US Presidential Inauguration: All eyes on Trump!

Donald Trump's inauguration is almost upon us; the 45th President of the United States would assume office ten weeks after a stunning Presidential Election.