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Padma Shri goes to ex-Pak soldier who helped free Bangladesh. Here's his story

Lt Col Qazi Sajjad Ali Zahir is the former Pakistani soldier who risked his life by crossing over to India and helping liberate Bangladesh in the 1971 war.
President Kovind presents the Padma Shri award to Lt Col Qazi Sajjad Ali Zahir (Retd.) for Public Affairs. (Photo via @rashtrapatibhvn on Twitter)
President Kovind presents the Padma Shri award to Lt Col Qazi Sajjad Ali Zahir (Retd.) for Public Affairs. (Photo via @rashtrapatibhvn on Twitter)
Updated on Nov 11, 2021 11:16 AM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

President Kovind to spend Dussehra with jawans at Drass, salute Kargil heroes

Drass is known as “the Gateway to Ladakh” and is famous for its high-altitude trekking routes and tourist sites. It is also a strategically significant military point, one where the Indian Army personnel have to brave the soaring altitudes and freezing temperatures all year long to guard the LoC.
Ladakh: President Ram Nath Kovind being accorded a ceremonial welcome with a guard of honour on his arrival, at Leh Air Field, in Leh on Thursday. (ANI)
Ladakh: President Ram Nath Kovind being accorded a ceremonial welcome with a guard of honour on his arrival, at Leh Air Field, in Leh on Thursday. (ANI)
Published on Oct 15, 2021 05:52 AM IST
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President Kovind calls upon students to build strong, self-reliant India

President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday inaugurated the Mahayogi Gorakhnath Vishwavidyalaya at Sonbarsa here and expressed confidence that the varsity will produce students who will contribute in building a strong and self-reliant India.
President of India Ram Nath Kovind(File Photo)
President of India Ram Nath Kovind(File Photo)
Published on Aug 28, 2021 08:27 PM IST
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News updates from HT: President Kovind to begin four-day UP visit today

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
President of India Ram Nath Kovind (File Photo)
President of India Ram Nath Kovind (File Photo)
Updated on Aug 26, 2021 08:57 AM IST
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President Kovind to begin four-day UP visit from today; details here

President Kovind's four-day UP tour entails visits to Lucknow (on August 26 and August 27), followed by a visit to Gorakhpur on August 28. On the final day of his UP tour (August 29), the President will travel to the temple town of Ayodhya, according to the itinerary released by his Secretariat.
President of India Ram Nath Kovind (File Photo)
President of India Ram Nath Kovind (File Photo)
Updated on Aug 26, 2021 05:37 AM IST
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President Kovind to visit J-K, Ladakh from July 25; to celebrate Kargil Diwas

The President is likely to go to the Kargil War Memorial during his stay, officials said, adding that the tour plan is is still under preparation.
President Ram Nath Kovind boards a special train for Kanpur from Safdarjung railway station in New Delhi. (PTI file photo)
President Ram Nath Kovind boards a special train for Kanpur from Safdarjung railway station in New Delhi. (PTI file photo)
Updated on Jul 18, 2021 01:39 PM IST
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Kovind assures govt’s help to proposals by VCs of CSJMU, HBTU & IIT-K director

  • President Ram Nath Kovind assures cooperation and even central government assistance to a number of ideas and proposals mooted by VCs of Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University (CSJMU) and the Harcourt Butler Technical University (HBTU) and IIT-Kanpur director.
CSJMU vice-chancellor Prof Vinay Kumar Pathak claimed that he had proposed to the President to set up an ancient science and technology centre of excellence on the campus.(Handout)
CSJMU vice-chancellor Prof Vinay Kumar Pathak claimed that he had proposed to the President to set up an ancient science and technology centre of excellence on the campus.(Handout)
Published on Jun 27, 2021 01:34 PM IST
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President Ram Nath Kovind visits ailing friend at his home in Kanpur

Before Ram Nath Kovind, former President APJ Abdul Kamal travelled on a special train from Delhi to Dehradun to attend the parade of the cadets of the Indian Military Academy (IMA).
President Ram Nath Kovind, during his train visit to Kanpur.(ANI Photo)
President Ram Nath Kovind, during his train visit to Kanpur.(ANI Photo)
Published on Jun 27, 2021 10:56 AM IST
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News updates from HT: PM, President condole demise of DPIIT secretary

  • Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
File photo: DPIIT secretary Guruprasad Mohapatra. (Mint)
File photo: DPIIT secretary Guruprasad Mohapatra. (Mint)
Published on Jun 19, 2021 12:59 PM IST
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DPIIT secretary Guruprasad Mohapatra passes away, PM, President condole demise

  • Grieving the loss of the administrator, the Prime Minister remembered his days as the chief minister of Gujarat when he had worked with Mohapatra.
File photo: DPIIT secretary Guruprasad Mohapatra (Mint)
File photo: DPIIT secretary Guruprasad Mohapatra (Mint)
Published on Jun 19, 2021 12:40 PM IST
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'Inculcate ideals of Lord Ram': President Kovind to citizens on Ram Navami

  • President Kovind pleaded with people to take the pledge to "inculcate the ideals of Lord Ram in our lives and to make united efforts towards building a glorious India".
President Ram Nath Kovind (PTI file)
President Ram Nath Kovind (PTI file)
Published on Apr 20, 2021 10:39 PM IST
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'Glad to be back': President Kovind returns to Rashtrapati Bhavan after surgery

The President underwent a planned bypass procedure on March 30 at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi.
The President underwent a planned bypass procedure on March 30 at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi.(Photo: rashtrapatibhvn/ Twitter)
The President underwent a planned bypass procedure on March 30 at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi.(Photo: rashtrapatibhvn/ Twitter)
Published on Apr 12, 2021 06:18 PM IST
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President Kovind to undergo bypass procedure on Tuesday: Rashtrapati Bhavan

The Indian Army's Research and Referral Hospital said earlier in the day that President Kovind has been referred to AIIMS, Delhi for further investigation into his health.
The 75-year-old President underwent a routine check-up and was kept under observation at the hospital. (PTI Photo)
The 75-year-old President underwent a routine check-up and was kept under observation at the hospital. (PTI Photo)
Published on Mar 27, 2021 07:37 PM IST
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President Kovind's condition stable, Army hospital refers him to AIIMS

Kovind was admitted to Army's Research and Referral Hospital after he complained about chest discomfort on Friday.
President Ram Nath Kovind undergoes check-up at Army hospital in Delhi after complaining of chest discomfort; kept under observation.(ANI File Photo )
President Ram Nath Kovind undergoes check-up at Army hospital in Delhi after complaining of chest discomfort; kept under observation.(ANI File Photo )
Updated on Mar 27, 2021 01:21 PM IST
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Growth of country cannot be done without development of tribal community: Kovind

Kovind also said that for him 'vanvaasi' area is like a pilgrimage place, and if the forest dwellers feels encouraged, then they will make the country proud.
President Ram Nath Kovind addressed a gathering here after the inauguration of the newly-constructed building of school and hostel of Seva Kunj Ashram. (ANI Photo)
President Ram Nath Kovind addressed a gathering here after the inauguration of the newly-constructed building of school and hostel of Seva Kunj Ashram. (ANI Photo)
Published on Mar 14, 2021 04:43 PM IST
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Rajiv Gandhi assassination: President to take call on convict’s plea, says govt

Perarivalan’s mercy petition was pending with the Tamil Nadu governor since December 30, 2015.
Perarivalan was among seven persons convicted by a Special TADA court for being part of the conspiracy to assassinate Rajiv Gandhi on May 21, 1991.(HT archives)
Perarivalan was among seven persons convicted by a Special TADA court for being part of the conspiracy to assassinate Rajiv Gandhi on May 21, 1991.(HT archives)
Published on Feb 05, 2021 03:01 AM IST
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Full speech text: Prez Kovind's address to Parliament as Budget session starts

India is holding its Budget session in the Parliament starting today. Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present the country's Union budget on February 1.
President Ram Nath Kovind addresses to the nation on the eve of 72nd Republic Day, in New Delhi on Monday. (ANI Photo)
President Ram Nath Kovind addresses to the nation on the eve of 72nd Republic Day, in New Delhi on Monday. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Jan 29, 2021 01:30 PM IST
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In Parliament speech, President recalls 'sacrifice' by soldiers in Galwan clash

The President also assured the country by saying extra Forces have been deployed at Line of Actual Control (LAC) for protection of India's sovereignty.
President Kovind was addressing a joint sitting of the two Houses of Parliament.(Reuters)
President Kovind was addressing a joint sitting of the two Houses of Parliament.(Reuters)
Updated on Jan 29, 2021 01:55 PM IST
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President Kovind enters 2021 on a fit and healthy note with his morning jog at Ghoghla beach in Diu

Monday motivation: President Ram Nath Kovind sends across positive vibes and wishes of good health and prosperity as he wraps up 2020 on a healthy note with a jogging session on the pristine Ghoghla beach in Diu
President Kovind enters 2021 on fit note with morning jog at Diu’s Ghoghla beach(Twiter/rashtrapatibhvn)
President Kovind enters 2021 on fit note with morning jog at Diu’s Ghoghla beach(Twiter/rashtrapatibhvn)
Updated on Dec 28, 2020 03:11 PM IST
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Opposition leaders meet President, seek repeal of farm laws

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.
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)
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)
Updated on Dec 09, 2020 08:28 PM IST
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DU Vice Chancellor Prof Yogesh Tyagi suspended, education ministry says ‘failed to discharge duties’

President Ram Nath Kovind, who is the Visitor of the university, had sent his approval for suspension of the VC on Tuesday.
DU Vice Chancellor Prof Yogesh Tyagi has been suspended by the ministry of education on Wednesday.(Hindustan Times)
DU Vice Chancellor Prof Yogesh Tyagi has been suspended by the ministry of education on Wednesday.(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Oct 28, 2020 05:44 PM IST
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PM Modi condoles legendary singer SP Balasubrahmanyam’s death, says our cultural world is a lot poorer

Tributes from across the political spectrum poured in after the death of Padma Shri award-winning musician with several political leaders mourning India’s loss of cultural voice.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the death of legendary singer SP Balasubrahmanyam and said his was a household name across India, his melodious voice and music enthralled audiences for decades.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the death of legendary singer SP Balasubrahmanyam and said his was a household name across India, his melodious voice and music enthralled audiences for decades.(PTI)
Updated on Sep 25, 2020 04:18 PM IST
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NEP will help restore India’s glory as learning hub: President Kovind

Speaking at the in the inaugural address of Visitors’ Conference on ‘Implementation of NEP in Higher Education’, Kovind said the policy sets the vision of developing an equitable and vibrant knowledge society by providing quality education to all
President Ram Nath Kovind attends the visitors' conference on implementation of NEP 2020, in New Delhi on Saturday.(PTI)
President Ram Nath Kovind attends the visitors' conference on implementation of NEP 2020, in New Delhi on Saturday.(PTI)
Updated on Sep 19, 2020 09:28 PM IST
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‘From pharmacists to woodcutter’: Corona warriors to grace I-Day event at Rashtrapati Bhavan

A total of about 100 guests, including the corona warriors, are expected to attend the programme which will start with a brief speech by President Ram Nath Kovind.
File photo: The ‘At Home’ function will take place at Rashtrapati Bhavan on the occasion of Independence Day on Saturday afternoon.(PTI)
File photo: The ‘At Home’ function will take place at Rashtrapati Bhavan on the occasion of Independence Day on Saturday afternoon.(PTI)
Updated on Aug 14, 2020 05:42 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySaubhadra Chatterji | Edited by Sparshita Saxena

Ahead of Independence Day, President Kovind to address nation shortly

The President’s address will be broadcast on the national network of All India Radio (AIR) and on various Doordarshan channels in Hindi, followed by the English version.
File photo: President Ram Nath Kovind.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
File photo: President Ram Nath Kovind.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 14, 2020 06:50 PM IST
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Former CJI Ranjan Gogoi nominated to Rajya Sabha by President Kovind

Former Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi has been nominated to Rajya Sabha by President Ram Nath Kovind.
Ranjan Gogoi, who retired on November 17 last year, served as India’s 46th chief justice.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Ranjan Gogoi, who retired on November 17 last year, served as India’s 46th chief justice.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 16, 2020 09:56 PM IST
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News updates from Hindustan Times: No correspondence with me on floor test, says Speaker as MP Assembly adjourned and all the latest news

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion curated for you. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Governor Lalji Tandon (left) reading a statement on the first day of the budget session of Madhya Pradesh Assembly on Monday.(ANI Photo)
Governor Lalji Tandon (left) reading a statement on the first day of the budget session of Madhya Pradesh Assembly on Monday.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Mar 16, 2020 01:02 PM IST
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Delhi gangrape convict Pawan Gupta’s mercy petition rejected by President Kovind

Pawan Gupta had moved a fresh application before the Delhi court seeking a stay on the hanging, as his mercy plea is pending before the President after the court dismissed their application seeking stay on hanging earlier on Monday.
File photo of Delhi gangrape convict Pawan Gupta.
File photo of Delhi gangrape convict Pawan Gupta.
Updated on Mar 04, 2020 10:08 PM IST
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2012 Delhi gang rape convict Vinay Sharma’s mercy plea rejected by President Kovind

Vinay Sharma had filed his mercy petition before President on Wednesday urging him to listen to his side of the story “when nobody did”, his lawyer said.
Vinay Sharma is one of the four convicts in the Dec 16 Delhi gang rape case.(HT File)
Vinay Sharma is one of the four convicts in the Dec 16 Delhi gang rape case.(HT File)
Updated on Feb 01, 2020 11:05 AM IST
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Couple given 48 hours to change wedding venue. President Kovind to the rescue

The disappointed bride took to Twitter and asked the Rashtrapati Bhavan for help. As it turns out, the Rashtrapati Bhavan did intervene and saved the couple’s wedding.
The Rashrapati Bhawan did intervene and saved the couple’s wedding.(Archive)
The Rashrapati Bhawan did intervene and saved the couple’s wedding.(Archive)
Updated on Jan 06, 2020 05:53 PM IST
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