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A delegation of Opposition leaders comprising Sharad Pawar, Rahul Gandhi, D Raja, Sitaram Yechury, and TKS Elangovan called on President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan and presented a memorandum.(PTI)

Opposition leaders meet President, seek repeal of farm laws

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 08:28 PM IST
The delegation of opposition parties alleged that the government had “insulted” the farmers by getting these passed in Parliament in an “undemocratic” manner without any discussion and consultations.
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar said the opposition leaders will meet to discuss the issue and formulate a collective stand on the contentious farm laws before meeting the President at 5 pm.(PTI)
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar said the opposition leaders will meet to discuss the issue and formulate a collective stand on the contentious farm laws before meeting the President at 5 pm.(PTI)

Oppn leaders to meet President on Wednesday to seek repeal of farm laws

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON DEC 08, 2020 06:46 PM IST
The Congress has said that it is not against reforms in the agriculture sector but the three laws against which the farmers are agitating do not reflect those.
President Ram Nath Kovind.(HT archive)
President Ram Nath Kovind.(HT archive)

Opposition leaders likely to meet President, seek repeal of farm laws

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 04:30 PM IST
NCP president Sharad Pawar said the Opposition leaders will meet to discuss the issue and formulate a collective stand on the contentious farm laws before meeting the President
In his inaugural address at an annual conclave of the presiding officers of Parliament and various state legislatures, President Ram Nath Kovind made a series of significant points — which may appear cliched, but are central to the functioning of any democracy(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
In his inaugural address at an annual conclave of the presiding officers of Parliament and various state legislatures, President Ram Nath Kovind made a series of significant points — which may appear cliched, but are central to the functioning of any democracy(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

The President’s message

UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 08:18 PM IST
Ram Nath Kovind has words of advice to both parties and presiding officers
Aligarh Muslim University. (HT file)
Aligarh Muslim University. (HT file)

AMU seeks President’s intervention to mitigate its financial crisis

Aligarh | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2020 05:06 PM IST
AMUTA secretary Prof Najmul Islam told reporters that AMU received Rs 17 crore less money against the stipulated amount this month.
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’ update Twitter bios rafter defeating Donald Trump(Twitter/JoshGonzo2/heismzee)
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’ update Twitter bios rafter defeating Donald Trump(Twitter/JoshGonzo2/heismzee)

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’ new Twitter bios read this after defeating Donald Trump in the US presidential elections

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2020 01:35 PM IST
As soon as Joe Biden was projected the 46th president of the United States of America and Kamala Harris as the first American of Indian descent to be named for the vice-presidential post in the US after defeating Donald Trump, the winner duo lost no time in changing their Twitter bios
With farmers extending their protest on rail tracks indefinitely against the Centre’s farm laws, the Railways says the ground situation is not conducive to resume services in Punjab.(HT file photo)
With farmers extending their protest on rail tracks indefinitely against the Centre’s farm laws, the Railways says the ground situation is not conducive to resume services in Punjab.(HT file photo)

After President declines meeting request, Punjab CM announces relay dharna in Delhi

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2020 02:14 PM IST
Capt Amarinder Singh terms situation due to farmers’ rail blockade critical as last of state’s power plants shuts down due to coal shortage
Former minister of food processing industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal(Sanjeev Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Former minister of food processing industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal(Sanjeev Kumar/Hindustan Times)

President accepts Harsimrat Kaur Badal’s resignation, Narendra Singh Tomar assigned her portfolio

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2020 07:30 AM IST
Former minister of food processing industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal tendered her resignation from the Cabinet on Thursday in protest of legislation seeking to liberalise agricultural markets.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(PTI file)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(PTI file)

National Education Policy 2020: PM, President, Governors, VC’s to take part in meet on NEP

New Delhi | By Asian News International| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2020 10:01 AM IST
National Education Policy 2020: The conference titled “Role of NEP-2020 in Transforming Higher Education” has been organised by the Ministry of Education, Government of India.
Supporters of the Congress hold placards as they gather outside party headquarters to demand the election of one of the Gandhis as the party’s president.(REUTERS)
Supporters of the Congress hold placards as they gather outside party headquarters to demand the election of one of the Gandhis as the party’s president.(REUTERS)

Congress likely to elect new president in January

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2020 10:14 AM IST
Sonia Gandhi, who has been the interim president of the party since August 2019, had offered to resign and asked the CWC to start the process to find a new chief, but many leaders urged her to continue until such time as the new president is elected
Haryana deputy chief minister Dushyant Chautala(Keshav Singh/HT File Photo)
Haryana deputy chief minister Dushyant Chautala(Keshav Singh/HT File Photo)

Haryana to approach Centre, President over pvt sector job quota

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Hitender Rao, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2020 01:34 AM IST
The governor’s move to reserve the ordinance for the consideration of President is being seen as a setback for Chautala whose Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) made a poll promise to implement the quota.
Ashok Lavasa’s term in the EC would have ended in October 2022 had he become the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC).(Hindustan Times)
Ashok Lavasa’s term in the EC would have ended in October 2022 had he become the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC).(Hindustan Times)

President accepts Ashok Lavasa’s resignation as Election Commissioner

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 19, 2020 01:21 PM IST
Ashok Lavasa had on Tuesday sent his resignation as Election Commissioner to the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
President Ram Nath Kovind addresses the nation on the eve of 74th Independence Day in New Delhi.(PTI)
President Ram Nath Kovind addresses the nation on the eve of 74th Independence Day in New Delhi.(PTI)

Capable of giving befitting response to any aggression, says President

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 10:15 PM IST
President Ram Nath Kovind slammed the neighbour’s “misadventure of expansion” when the world needs to come together to fight against Covid, “the greatest challenge before humanity.
President Ram Nath Kovind appealed to humanity to “correct its course and live in harmony with nature” and said the crisis offered opportunities for economic revival.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
President Ram Nath Kovind appealed to humanity to “correct its course and live in harmony with nature” and said the crisis offered opportunities for economic revival.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

President on ‘tough lessons of life’ taught by Covid in address to nation

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 10:11 PM IST
Even as the Modi government’s handling of the Covid situation has come under immense criticism in the political circle, the President said that the Centre, “while anticipating the tremendous challenge, responded effectively and well in time”.

President pays tributes to Galwan bravehearts, hits out at ‘expansionist’ China

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 10:41 PM IST
Kovind, the supreme commander of the Indian armed forces, described the martyrs as “worthy sons of Bharat Mata” and cautioned that “their bravery in combat has demonstrated that while we believe in peace, we are also capable of giving a befitting response to any attempt of aggression.”
Pranab Mukherjee’s daughter and Congress leader, Sharmishta, also said that the rumours were false.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Pranab Mukherjee’s daughter and Congress leader, Sharmishta, also said that the rumours were false.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

No improvement in former President’s health: Hospital

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON AUG 14, 2020 04:08 AM IST
Pranab Mukherjee had to undergo a critical operation to remove a clot in his brain, suffered due to a fall at his Rajaji Marg residence on Sunday. Rumours about his health condition were doing the rounds on social media, but Mukherjee’s family took to Twitter to refute it.
Baljit Singh Daduwal (in pic) defeated Jagbir Singh Khalsa by two votes to win the election of the Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (HSGMC) president.(HT file photo)
Baljit Singh Daduwal (in pic) defeated Jagbir Singh Khalsa by two votes to win the election of the Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (HSGMC) president.(HT file photo)

Baljit Singh Daduwal elected president of Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Neeraj Mohan
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2020 10:59 PM IST
Backed by former HSGMC senior vice-president Didar Singh Nalvi, the parallel jathedar of Takht Damdama Sahib defeated Jagbir Singh Khalsa of former president Jagdish Singh Jhinda’s group by a margin of two votes
Remembering APJ Abdul Kalam, the 11th President of India on his 5th death anniversary(abdulakalam.com)
Remembering APJ Abdul Kalam, the 11th President of India on his 5th death anniversary(abdulakalam.com)

APJ Abdul Kalam 5th death anniversary: Top 10 inspiring quotes by the ‘People’s President’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Nandini
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2020 11:55 AM IST
Today is the fifth death anniversary of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, the 11th President of India. He is popularly known as the missile man of our country. He was a great educationalist. Here are top 10 inspiring quotes for youth by APJ Abdul Kalam.
The president’s contribution to the Army hospital has been made possible due to an exercise to economise expenditure at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, the communique said.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
The president’s contribution to the Army hospital has been made possible due to an exercise to economise expenditure at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, the communique said.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

President donates Rs 20 lakh to Army hospital to buy equipment to combat Covid-19

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 26, 2020 02:56 PM IST
The contribution from the president will be used to procure units of PAPR (powered air purifying respirator), which are state-of-the-art equipment to enable medical professionals breathe during surgeries and protect them from infection, an official communique said.
HT Image
HT Image

Shiv Sena (Hind) president, workers booked for lockdown violations

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2020 10:06 PM IST
Rahul Dua and others gathered at their office in the Moti Nagar area to organise a hawan to pay ‘tributes to martyrs of Operation Bluestar’
Former CJI Ranjan Gogoi takes oath as Rajya Sabha member, March 19, 2020(ANI / Twitter)
Former CJI Ranjan Gogoi takes oath as Rajya Sabha member, March 19, 2020(ANI / Twitter)

Former CJI Ranjan Gogoi takes oath as Rajya Sabha MP; Opposition stages walkout

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2020 01:04 PM IST
Justice Gogoi had defended his Rajya Sabha nomination by President Ram Nath Kovind saying his presence in Parliament will bridge the gap between legislature and judiciary.
Pesident Ramnath Kovind awarding gold medal to a student while governor Droupadi Murmu looks on during the 1st convocation of Central University of Jharkhand (CUJ)(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
Pesident Ramnath Kovind awarding gold medal to a student while governor Droupadi Murmu looks on during the 1st convocation of Central University of Jharkhand (CUJ)(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)

President Kovind pitches for University Social Responsibility on lines of CSR at CUJ convocation

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Sanjoy Dey
UPDATED ON FEB 29, 2020 11:31 AM IST
Under USR, university students would stay at villages and work to improve quality of rural people by disseminating knowledge on sanitation, literacy, immunization and nutrition
Congress president Sonia Gandhi after submitting a memorandum to president in New Delhi on Thursday. (Photo by Sanjeev Verma/HT)
Congress president Sonia Gandhi after submitting a memorandum to president in New Delhi on Thursday. (Photo by Sanjeev Verma/HT)

‘Centre, AAP govt mute spectators’: Sonia Gandhi meets President over Delhi violence

Hindustan Times, New delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2020 04:33 PM IST
Porto goalkeeper Iker Casillas during the Champions League.(AP)
Porto goalkeeper Iker Casillas during the Champions League.(AP)

Iker Casillas to run for president of Spanish Football Federation

Madrid | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2020 08:21 PM IST
The date of the election has not yet been decided but Casillas said he has informed his current club Porto of his decision, with the 38-year-old now expected to retire from playing the game.
US President Donald Trump was impeached by the House of Representatives last December for abusing the powers of his office to coerce Ukraine to investigate his political rivals and for obstructing Congress’s inquiry into it.(REUTERS PHOTO.)
US President Donald Trump was impeached by the House of Representatives last December for abusing the powers of his office to coerce Ukraine to investigate his political rivals and for obstructing Congress’s inquiry into it.(REUTERS PHOTO.)

Trump administration admits emails reveal President’s Ukraine intentions

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON FEB 02, 2020 09:04 PM IST
It was not immediately clear if these new revelations will have any impact on the Senate trial, which is now moving towards acquitting the President, a long known outcome, in a vote expected on Wednesday.
Deputy SP Ramaswamy Parthasarathy, known for his cool demeanour but stern attitude, had arrested Chidambaram’s son Karti too. (PTI photo)
Deputy SP Ramaswamy Parthasarathy, known for his cool demeanour but stern attitude, had arrested Chidambaram’s son Karti too. (PTI photo)

President’s Medal for cop who climbed Chidambaram’s house wall to arrest him

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2020 10:13 AM IST
Deputy SP Ramaswamy Parthasarathy, who arrested Chidambaram in the INX Media case last year, has been conferred with the President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service, the officials said.
Overall, 25 Fire Service officials from Uttar Pradesh have been chosen for the Republic Day honour by the President.(PTI)
Overall, 25 Fire Service officials from Uttar Pradesh have been chosen for the Republic Day honour by the President.(PTI)

71st Republic day 2020: Four Noida firemen to be awarded by President for heroic act

Noida | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2020 07:54 PM IST
71st Republic day 2020: The awardees are Noida fire service chief Arun Kumar Singh, fire officer Maamchand Badgujar, currently posted in Ghaziabad, leading fireman Rameshwar and driver Satyendra Kumar Bhati, the statement said.
Delhi gang rape convict Mukesh Singh.(HT File Photo)
Delhi gang rape convict Mukesh Singh.(HT File Photo)

Delhi 2012 gang-rape convict Mukesh Singh challenges President’s mercy plea rejection in Supreme Court

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2020 04:04 PM IST
Mukesh Singh and three other death row convicts in the 2012 Delhi gang rape and murder case have been ordered to be hanged on February 1.
Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro arrived on Friday for his first official visit to India(REUTERS)
Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro arrived on Friday for his first official visit to India(REUTERS)

Brazilian President begins 4-day visit; trade, investment relations in focus

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2020 12:22 AM IST
Bolsonaro, the third Brazilian president to be the chief guest at the celebrations that showcase India’s military might and culture, was accompanied by eight ministers and a large business delegation for the four-day visit.
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