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This country's president has named 5th PM in 16 months

Betssy Chavez, a 33-year-old lawyer who also did a stint as labor minister, was sworn in as the fifth prime minister since the beleaguered Castillo took office 16 months ago.

Peru's President Pedro Castillo. (REUTERS/Angela Ponce/File Photo)
Peru's President Pedro Castillo. (REUTERS/Angela Ponce/File Photo)
Published on Nov 26, 2022 02:14 PM IST

President Murmu meets school students on Children’s Day at Rashtrapati Bhavan

President Droupadi Murmu spoke with students from various schools at Rashtrapati Bhavan on the occasion of Children's Day.

Murmu spoke with students and inquired about their future goals.(ANI)
Murmu spoke with students and inquired about their future goals.(ANI)
Published on Nov 14, 2022 06:54 PM IST

'Mamata, apologise': BJP MP files complaint over minister's remarks on President

BJP MP Locket Chatterjee on Sunday was reported to have filed a complaint against West Bengal minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Akhil Giri.

Locket Chatterjee, who represents West Bengal's Hooghly constituency in Parliament, filed a complaint in Delhi's North Avenue Police Station.(ANI)
Locket Chatterjee, who represents West Bengal's Hooghly constituency in Parliament, filed a complaint in Delhi's North Avenue Police Station.(ANI)
Published on Nov 13, 2022 01:26 PM IST

TMC minister faces flak for remark on President, party distances from statement

At least five first information reports (FIRs) were filed in Odisha against Giri, who reportedly made derogatory remarks against the Preident on Friday while talking about Bengal’s opposition leader Suvendu Adhikari.

Trinamool’s minister faces flak for remark on President, party distances from statement
Trinamool’s minister faces flak for remark on President, party distances from statement
Updated on Nov 13, 2022 04:44 AM IST

Watch: In Gangtok, President Murmu dances with Sikkim CM’s wife

Murmu attended the civic reception hosted in her honour by the Sikkim government.

In a video shared by the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Twitter, the troupe was seen performing on the stage, where Murmu and Rai also joined.(Source: Twitter/@rashtrapatibhvn)
In a video shared by the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Twitter, the troupe was seen performing on the stage, where Murmu and Rai also joined.(Source: Twitter/@rashtrapatibhvn)
Published on Nov 04, 2022 11:23 PM IST

President Droupadi Murmu undergoes cataract surgery at Army hospital in Delhi

The surgery was successful and she has been discharged from the hospital, he said in a statement.

President Droupadi Murmu (ANI File Photo)
President Droupadi Murmu (ANI File Photo)
Published on Oct 16, 2022 02:54 PM IST

Tributes pour in for 'People's President' APJ Abdul Kalam on birth anniversary

Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared a video remembering Kalam in which he defined Kalam as someone who always looked for challenges and found ways to resolve them.

Dr APJ Abdul Kalam was elected as India’s 11th president from 2002-2007.(Twitter)
Dr APJ Abdul Kalam was elected as India’s 11th president from 2002-2007.(Twitter)
Published on Oct 15, 2022 11:35 AM IST

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

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

‘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

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

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

Amul welcomes India's new President Droupadi Murmu with a creative post

Amul took to Twitter to welcome India's first tribal President, Droupadi Murmu. 

Amul welcomes Droupadi Murmu as she becomes India's first tribal President. (Twitter/@Amul_Coop)
Amul welcomes Droupadi Murmu as she becomes India's first tribal President. (Twitter/@Amul_Coop)
Published on Jul 24, 2022 04:20 PM IST

Daily brief: Congratulations pour in from Modi, others for president-elect Murmu

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulates Droupadi Murmu on being elected as the new President of the country, in New Delhi on Thursday. (ANI Photo/Rahul Singh)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulates Droupadi Murmu on being elected as the new President of the country, in New Delhi on Thursday. (ANI Photo/Rahul Singh)
Published on Jul 21, 2022 09:11 PM IST

Droupadi Murmu: Once a councillor and now India's president-elect

The low-profile politician is believed to be deeply spiritual and a keen practitioner of the meditation techniques of the Brahma Kumaris, a movement she embraced after she lost her husband, two sons, mother and brother in the just six years between 2009-2015.

Droupadi Murmu is India's 15th president-elect. (PTI)(HT_PRINT)
Droupadi Murmu is India's 15th president-elect. (PTI)(HT_PRINT)
Published on Jul 21, 2022 08:31 PM IST

Prez polls: Dharmendra Pradhan celebrates with folk artists as Murmu leads race

Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan said that the nation is going to create history as the daughter of a tribal family will be elected as the next president.

Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan celebrates with folk artists in Delhi. (Screengrab/ANI video)
Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan celebrates with folk artists in Delhi. (Screengrab/ANI video)
Published on Jul 21, 2022 05:26 PM IST

Race to Rashtrapati Bhawan: Here's a list of 14 presidents of India

Presidential elections 2022: As 4,800 MPs and MLAs elect India's 15th president, here's a look at the stalwarts who have held the post in the past.

Gurukul Art students greeting through painting to both presidential candidates Yeshwant Sinha and Droupadi Murmu, at Lalbuag, in Mumbai. (Bhushan Koyande)
Gurukul Art students greeting through painting to both presidential candidates Yeshwant Sinha and Droupadi Murmu, at Lalbuag, in Mumbai. (Bhushan Koyande)
Updated on Jul 18, 2022 10:14 AM IST

Prez polls: Mamata invites 22 Oppn leaders to attend June 15 meet. Full list

With the 2022 Presidential polls around the corner, Mamata Banerjee has convened the meeting as an initiative of ‘strong and effective opposition against divisive forces’, and has reached out to the opposition leaders to participate in a joint meeting, the Trinamool Congress said in a statement.

Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.
Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.
Published on Jun 11, 2022 08:55 PM IST

Presidential fleet review to feature over 60 warships, 50 aircraft

A fleet review is usually conducted once during the term of a President, who is the supreme commander of the armed forces.

President Ram Nath Kovind will review the Indian Navy’s fleet at a ceremonial event at Visakhapatnam on February 21. (ANI)
President Ram Nath Kovind will review the Indian Navy’s fleet at a ceremonial event at Visakhapatnam on February 21. (ANI)
Updated on Feb 12, 2022 04:04 AM IST

President says ‘deeply saddened’ by Kanpur bus accident, expresses condolences

At least six people were killed and several others injured after an electric bus lost control and mowed down bystanders near the Tat Mill crossroad in Kanpur.

President Ram Nath Kovind wished speedy recovery of those injured in Kanpur bus accident. (ANI)
President Ram Nath Kovind wished speedy recovery of those injured in Kanpur bus accident. (ANI)
Published on Jan 31, 2022 09:36 AM IST

OCCRP: Former Afghan President Ghani listed among 'most corrupt' people of 2021

A ‘most corrupted' list including Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko, Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad and several others, has included Former Afghan President Ghani in the index.

OCCRP said Ghani deserved an award because he
OCCRP said Ghani deserved an award because he "deserted his people leaving them to misery and death."(AP)
Published on Dec 29, 2021 01:18 PM IST
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