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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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President Kovind meets an old Odisha friend after 13 years

Birabhadra Singh, former tribal MLA of Janata Dal and ex-Rajya Sabha MP of Biju Janata Dal, and contemporary of Kovind in Rajya Sabha between 2000 and 2006, wanted to meet the President who had come to Odisha to attend the Platinum Jubilee celebrations of Utkal University.
President Ramnath Kovind met his old friend Birabhadra Singh after 13 years in Odisha.(HT PHOTO.)
President Ramnath Kovind met his old friend Birabhadra Singh after 13 years in Odisha.(HT PHOTO.)
Published on Dec 08, 2019 11:38 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | ByDebabrata Mohanty

Constitution Day: Must follow ‘constitutional morality’, says President Kovind

President Kovind was addressing the joint sitting of Parliament called to commemorate the Constitution Day, which was boycotted by the Congress and some other opposition parties.
Everyone should follow “constitutional morality” and constitutionally-mandated procedures regardless of any “ideological differences”, said President Kovind.(Vipin Kumar/HT photo)
Everyone should follow “constitutional morality” and constitutionally-mandated procedures regardless of any “ideological differences”, said President Kovind.(Vipin Kumar/HT photo)
Updated on Nov 26, 2019 01:00 PM IST
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Highlights: Constitution of India highlights both rights and duties of citizens, says PM Modi

The government is celebrating ‘Constitution Day’ or ‘Samvidhan Diwas’ in the Central Hall of Parliament to mark the 70th anniversary of adoption of the Constitution by the Constituent Assembly in 1949.
PM Modi addressing joint session of Parliament, November 26, 2019.(ANI / Twitter)
PM Modi addressing joint session of Parliament, November 26, 2019.(ANI / Twitter)
Updated on Nov 26, 2019 12:40 PM IST
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Mumbai terror attacks: President Kovind leads tributes to victims

Ten terrorists of Pakistan-based LeT carried out a series of 12 coordinated shooting and bombing attacks lasting four days across Mumbai..
President Ram Nath Kovind remembered the victims of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.(Vipin Kumar/HT photo)
President Ram Nath Kovind remembered the victims of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.(Vipin Kumar/HT photo)
Updated on Nov 27, 2019 07:02 AM IST
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President Kovind rejects plea to disqualify 11 AAP MLAs

Delhi chief minister and AAP Convener Arvind Kejriwal welcomed the move, saying “truth always prevails”.
President Ram Nath Kovind(PTI)
President Ram Nath Kovind(PTI)
Updated on Nov 06, 2019 06:20 AM IST
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IIT Roorkee student who teaches poor kids for free gets gold medal from President Kovind

The 22-year-old student, who completed his B.Tech in Production and Industrial Engineering this year, won the prestigious Dr Jai Krishna Gold Medal for excellent contribution in the field of youth leadership amongst students admitted through JEE.
President Ram Nath Kovind.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
President Ram Nath Kovind.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Published on Oct 04, 2019 05:19 PM IST
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President Kovind praises MS Dhoni’s ‘humility’, asks youth to be health conscious

At the convocation of Ranchi University, president Kovind urged the youth to be health conscious and focus on study.
President Ram Nath Kovind at the convocation of Ranchi University, September 30, 2019.(Diwakar Prasad/ HT Photo)
President Ram Nath Kovind at the convocation of Ranchi University, September 30, 2019.(Diwakar Prasad/ HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 01, 2019 07:39 AM IST
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President Kovind’s Gumla, Deoghar visits cancelled due to rains

President Kovind arrived in Jharkhand capital Ranchi on Saturday evening and was scheduled to visit Gumla on Sunday followed by a visit to the temple town Deoghar.
Villagers take shelter on roof top of their huts in Jharkhand’s Sahebganj district after incessant rains in the state, Sunday September 29,2019.(HT Photo)
Villagers take shelter on roof top of their huts in Jharkhand’s Sahebganj district after incessant rains in the state, Sunday September 29,2019.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 30, 2019 10:47 AM IST
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President Kovind accepts resignation of Madras HC Chief Justice Tahilramani

In a notification late on Friday, the Union Law Ministry said the resignation has been accepted with effect from the afternoon of September 6.
Justice Tahilramani, abstained from work from September 6 and the cases posted before the Bench headed by her were placed before other Judges.(PTI PHOTO.)
Justice Tahilramani, abstained from work from September 6 and the cases posted before the Bench headed by her were placed before other Judges.(PTI PHOTO.)
Updated on Sep 21, 2019 10:05 PM IST
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Air India orders inquiry after President Kovind stuck for 3 hours at Zurich

The President drove to the airport but was asked to return to his hotel after a ‘Rudder Fault’ was detected in the aircraft.
Updated on Sep 16, 2019 02:40 PM IST
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Kashmir on agenda during President Kovind’s visit, says Swiss government

Ahead of the presidential visit, the Swiss government in a release said the situation in Kashmir will be among the issues that will be on the agenda during the meetings between the top leadership and Kovind.
President Ram Nath Kovind will embark on a visit to Iceland, Switzerland and Slovenia from Monday during which he is expected to brief the top leadership in those countries on India’s “national concerns”
President Ram Nath Kovind will embark on a visit to Iceland, Switzerland and Slovenia from Monday during which he is expected to brief the top leadership in those countries on India’s “national concerns”
Updated on Sep 07, 2019 06:18 AM IST
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President Kovind visits AIIMS to enquire about Arun Jaitley’s health

Kovind, according to officials, spent some time enquiring about Jaitley’s health at AIIMS. He spoke to the health ministers and also the doctors who briefed him about the former finance minister’s health condition.
President Ram Nath Kovind paid a visit to former finance minister Arun Jaitley at AIIMS on Friday.(PTI PHOTO.)
President Ram Nath Kovind paid a visit to former finance minister Arun Jaitley at AIIMS on Friday.(PTI PHOTO.)
Updated on Aug 16, 2019 05:24 PM IST
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J&K will benefit from bifurcation: President

President Ram Nath Kovind listed other benefits that he said will flow to the region after the decision to scrap the special status for J&K, with special mention of the Right to Education and the Right to Information.
Updated on Jun 15, 2020 04:55 AM IST
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Kargil Vijay Diwas highlights: ‘Pak can only fight proxy war’, says Rajnath Singh

India is observing 20th Kargil Vijay Diwas on Friday to commemorate the victory of Indian armed forces over Pakistan in the mountains of Kargil on Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir.The Kargil war, which led to 527 deaths on Indian soldiers, lasted for over two months and ended on July 26, 1999. Indian Army, with the help of the Indian Air Force (IAF), wrested back the Kargil region, in Ladakh sector, from the Pakistan army.President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to the soldiers of the Indian armed forces who laid their lives during the Kargil War. Among several other leaders, Defence minister Rajnath Singh and home minister Amit Shah also paid their respects to the soldiers of the Indian Army.:

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat paying homage to Kargil war martyrs at their memorial during a function to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Kargil Vijay Divas at Drass on Friday.(ANI Photo)
Army Chief General Bipin Rawat paying homage to Kargil war martyrs at their memorial during a function to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Kargil Vijay Divas at Drass on Friday.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Jul 26, 2019 07:54 PM IST
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‘Air, surgical strikes show India’s capability’: President Kovind

The President said empowering every person was the main goal of the government, which, he added, wants to build a ‘New India’ by 2022 in which there is no corruption and no discrimination on the grounds of caste or religion
President Ram Nath Kovind addresses a joint session of Parliament, in New Delhi, Thursday, June 20, 2019.(PTI)
President Ram Nath Kovind addresses a joint session of Parliament, in New Delhi, Thursday, June 20, 2019.(PTI)
Updated on Jun 21, 2019 12:01 AM IST
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In address to Parliament, President Kovind slips in some advice for MPs

He also reminded the MPs that the present government’s ‘efforts’ had led to worldwide celebration of 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and was likely to provide a fillip to India’s ‘Thought Leadership’.
President Ram Nath Kovind addressed a joint session of Parliament in the presence of Vice President Venkaiah Naidu and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, in New Delhi.(PTI)
President Ram Nath Kovind addressed a joint session of Parliament in the presence of Vice President Venkaiah Naidu and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, in New Delhi.(PTI)
Updated on Jun 20, 2019 05:23 PM IST
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Balakot air strikes a demo of our intent, capability, says President Kovind

Masood Azhar was designated a global terrorist by the UN in May this year after China withdrew its long-standing block to the move
President Ram Nath Kovind addressed a joint session of Parliament in the presence of Vice President Venkaiah Naidu and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, in New Delhi.(PTI)
President Ram Nath Kovind addressed a joint session of Parliament in the presence of Vice President Venkaiah Naidu and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, in New Delhi.(PTI)
Updated on Jun 20, 2019 02:02 PM IST
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Parliament session Highlights: ‘All MPs must consider one nation,one poll proposal’,says President Kovind

President Ram Nath Kovind is addressing a joint sitting of both the houses of Parliament at the Central Hall today. The first session of the 17th Lok Sabha is underway with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other lawmakers taking oath as MPs. President Kovind shared the plan for the next five years as he touched upon issues such as National Register of Citizens, triple talaq, surgical strikes and One Nation, One Election in the joint sitting of Parliament on Thursday.National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate Om Birla was on Wednesday unanimously elected speaker of the 17th Lok Sabha and pledged impartial oversight of the Lower House over the next five years after an acrimonious general election.The Parliament session will continue till July 26. The Economic Survey will be presented on July 4 followed by the Union Budget for 2019- 20 on July 5.Here are the highlights:

President Kovind addresses joint sitting of Parliament. (Photo ANI)
President Kovind addresses joint sitting of Parliament. (Photo ANI)
Updated on Jun 24, 2019 12:00 PM IST
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Gehlot says President Kovind’s remark ‘twisted’ by media as BJP hits back

When the BJP urged the Election Commission to take action on the issue, Gehlot took the usual route saying “my comments during the press conference have been misquoted by a few media houses.”
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot here on Wednesday said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) made Ramnath Kovind the President ahead of the 2017 Assembly elections in Gujarat to balance caste equations and garner votes from a particular community.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot here on Wednesday said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) made Ramnath Kovind the President ahead of the 2017 Assembly elections in Gujarat to balance caste equations and garner votes from a particular community.
Updated on Apr 18, 2019 07:53 AM IST
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BJP seeks apology from Ashok Gehlot for remarks against President Kovind

On Monday, Gandhi attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the issue of corruption and asked how come all thieves have ‘Modi’ as the common surname as he referred to fugitive businessman Nirav Modi and former IPL chairman Lalit Modi.
BJP also urged the Election Commission to take cognisance of the matter and take action against Gehlot.(HT Photo)
BJP also urged the Election Commission to take cognisance of the matter and take action against Gehlot.(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 17, 2019 04:26 PM IST
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India will use all its might to protect its sovereignty: President Ram Nath Kovind

Addressing a function in Coimbatore, the President said India’s growing stature in the comity of nations is consistent with the strength and capabilities of its armed forces.
Kovind was speaking after presenting the ‘President Colours’ to the Air Force Station, Hakimpet and 5 Base Repair Depot.(ANI)
Kovind was speaking after presenting the ‘President Colours’ to the Air Force Station, Hakimpet and 5 Base Repair Depot.(ANI)
Published on Mar 04, 2019 03:37 PM IST
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Coimbatore | ByPress Trust of India

In Republic Day address, President Kovind urges people to perform the ‘sacred act’ of voting

With Lok Sabha elections round the corner, President Ram Nath Kovind Friday gave a clarion call to people to perform the “sacred act” of voting, emphasising this year’s polls should be seen as a “once-in-a-century moment” that will shape the India of the remainder of the 21st century.
In his customary address to the nation on the eve of the 70th Republic Day, the President said development of the country cannot be completed without a salute to the ‘spirit of inclusiveness and pluralism which rests on a tripod of diversity, democracy and development’.(ANI Photo)
In his customary address to the nation on the eve of the 70th Republic Day, the President said development of the country cannot be completed without a salute to the ‘spirit of inclusiveness and pluralism which rests on a tripod of diversity, democracy and development’.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Jan 25, 2019 07:45 PM IST
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Amid row, Justices Sanjiv Khanna, Dinesh Maheshwari appointed to Supreme Court

While recommending the names of Justice Dinesh Maheshwari and Justice Sanjiv Khanna, the Collegium took into consideration the combined seniority on an all-India basis of Chief Justices and senior puisne judges of High Courts, apart from their merit and integrity.
Karnataka High Court Chief justice Dinesh Maheshwari (left) was recently overlooked for elevation and the Delhi High Court’s justice Sanjeev Khanna (right) is junior to many sitting Chief Justices and puisne judges of the high courts.
Karnataka High Court Chief justice Dinesh Maheshwari (left) was recently overlooked for elevation and the Delhi High Court’s justice Sanjeev Khanna (right) is junior to many sitting Chief Justices and puisne judges of the high courts.
Updated on Jan 16, 2019 10:29 PM IST
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Why President Kovind’s Constitution Day speech is important

He expanded the existing parameters of what constitutes for social justice, making the phrase much more relevant to modern India.
Jawaharlal Nehru signs on the new Constitution. On the 69th Constitution Day (November 26), Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi said it was in “our best interest” to heed the advice of the Constitution as not doing so would result in a “sharp descent into chaos”(PIB)
Jawaharlal Nehru signs on the new Constitution. On the 69th Constitution Day (November 26), Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi said it was in “our best interest” to heed the advice of the Constitution as not doing so would result in a “sharp descent into chaos”(PIB)
Updated on Nov 03, 2019 11:59 PM IST
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Watch: ‘Yeh Dosti Hum Nahi Todenge’, Vietnam university students sing for President Kovind

President Kovind received a warm welcome at the Vietnam National University in Hanoi as the wives of embassy staff and the students joined in and sang a chorus for him to show respect.
PTI file photo of President Ram Nath Kovind
PTI file photo of President Ram Nath Kovind
Updated on Nov 19, 2018 08:34 PM IST
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Country in the midst of dramatic change: President Kovind

The President said that the educational institutions must become compatible with the quest for innovation and excellence.
President Ram Nath Kovind poses with former Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra and others during the Platinum Jubilee celebration of Karnataka Law Society & Raja Lakhamgouda Law College at Belagavi, Saturday, Spet 15, 2018.(PTI)
President Ram Nath Kovind poses with former Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra and others during the Platinum Jubilee celebration of Karnataka Law Society & Raja Lakhamgouda Law College at Belagavi, Saturday, Spet 15, 2018.(PTI)
Published on Sep 15, 2018 07:06 PM IST
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