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President Murmu arrives in London to attend Queen Elizabeth II's funeral

President Murmu is on a three-day visit to the UK, during which she will attend Monday's funeral service and is also invited to a reception for world leaders hosted at Buckingham Palace by King Charles III on Sunday evening.

President Droupadi Murmu arrives in London on a three-day visit. She will also attend Queen Elizabeth II's funeral. (Twitter/@rashtrapatibhvn)
President Droupadi Murmu arrives in London on a three-day visit. She will also attend Queen Elizabeth II's funeral. (Twitter/@rashtrapatibhvn)
Published on Sep 18, 2022 06:58 AM IST
PTI | | Posted by Sharmita Kar

During Modi govt, average ages of President, Vice President dip marginally

The average age of appointment of India’s Presidents and Vice Presidents has reduced marginally during the term of the Narendra Modi government.

Former vice president M Venkaiah Naidu with President Droupadi Murmu. (ANI)
Former vice president M Venkaiah Naidu with President Droupadi Murmu. (ANI)
Updated on Aug 13, 2022 04:23 AM IST
By, New Delhi

‘Overwhelmed’: Ex President Ram Nath Kovind on farewell, gestures by PM, Murmu

Ram Nath Kovind's tenure as India's president ended as he completed his five-year term, paving way for Droupadi Murmu, who took oath as the 15th President of India on Monday.

Ram Nath Kovind, India's 14th president, was left Rashtrapati Bhavan as Droupadi Murmu became the new President of India. (Twitter/@ramnathkovind)
Ram Nath Kovind, India's 14th president, was left Rashtrapati Bhavan as Droupadi Murmu became the new President of India. (Twitter/@ramnathkovind)
Published on Jul 25, 2022 09:34 PM IST
Written by Sharmita Kar | Edited by Swati Bhasin, New Delhi

President's powers: Ordinances, pardons, proclamation of emergency and more

According to constitutional provisions, President Droupadi Murmu can make recommendations for introducing financial and money bills and give assent to bills, grant pardons, reprieves, respites or remission of punishment or suspends, and remit or commute sentences in certain cases.

India's 15th President Droupadi Murmu during her oath ceremony in the Central Hall of Parliament, in New Delhi, Monday, July 25, 2022. (PTI Photo/Kamal Kishore)
India's 15th President Droupadi Murmu during her oath ceremony in the Central Hall of Parliament, in New Delhi, Monday, July 25, 2022. (PTI Photo/Kamal Kishore)
Published on Jul 25, 2022 07:42 PM IST
PTI | , New Delhi

President Kovind remembers Gandhi's lesson, Pranab Mukherjee in farewell speech

President Ram Nath Kovind, in his farewell address to the nation on Sunday, said that visiting his hometown in Kanpur and touching the feet of his teachers to seek their blessings while at office, have been among the most memorable moments of his life.

Late former President Pranab Mukherjee was conferred Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian award, by his successor Ram Nath Kovind in 2019(AP Photo)
Late former President Pranab Mukherjee was conferred Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian award, by his successor Ram Nath Kovind in 2019(AP Photo)
Published on Jul 24, 2022 08:46 PM IST
Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Swati Bhasin, New Delhi
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