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Kiran Bedi Bedi, who assumed office of lieutenant governor in May last year, has been involved in tussles with the V Narayanasamy-led Congress government on a host of issues. The issue of irregularities in admission to the medical colleges is among the major causes of the flashpoint(HT Photo)

President Ram Nath Kovind presents Baton of Honor to Kiran Bedi

ANI
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 08:44 PM IST
Kiran Bedi received a Baton of Honor decorated with the emblem of the Indian Republic and a letter of appreciation from President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
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President Ram Nath Kovind during the inauguration of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Sports Enclave and Narendra Modi Stadium, at Motera in Ahmedabad on Wednesday. (ANI Photo)
President Ram Nath Kovind during the inauguration of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Sports Enclave and Narendra Modi Stadium, at Motera in Ahmedabad on Wednesday. (ANI Photo)

'Sex ratio better here': President Kovind praises gender equality among tribals

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2021 06:50 PM IST
  • The President was on a two-day visit to Madhya Pradesh. Sunday's 'Janjatiya Sammelan' where he delivered his speech was organised by the MP Tribal Welfare Department.
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President Ram Nath Kovind got inoculated against Covid-19 at Delhi’s RR Hospital on Wednesday(ANI)
President Ram Nath Kovind got inoculated against Covid-19 at Delhi’s RR Hospital on Wednesday(ANI)

President Kovind receives first dose of Covid-19 vaccine at Delhi’s RR hospital

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 01:40 PM IST
  • With today’s vaccination, the President joins the ranks of statesmen and politicians who have gotten vaccinated since the second phase of vaccination started on March 1.
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The Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera is seen aheasd of its inauguration on Tuesday.(AFP Photo)
The Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera is seen aheasd of its inauguration on Tuesday.(AFP Photo)

Motera stadium renamed after PM Modi: All you need to know about it

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON FEB 24, 2021 02:58 PM IST
The stadium is hosting a match between India and England today. On February 24, 2019, the then President of United States, Donald Trump had visited Motera Stadium for the 'Namaste Trump' event.
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View of worlds largest cricket stadium, the Motera Stadium, ahead of its inauguration on Feb. 24, in Ahmedabad. (PTI)
View of worlds largest cricket stadium, the Motera Stadium, ahead of its inauguration on Feb. 24, in Ahmedabad. (PTI)

Refurbished Motera stadium renamed after PM as Narendra Modi stadium

PTI
UPDATED ON FEB 24, 2021 01:46 PM IST
The President inaugurated the stadium in the presence of Home Minister Amit Shah and Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju among a host of other dignitaries.
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President Ram Nath Kovind’s address to the joint sitting of both Houses of Parliament.(MINT_PRINT)
President Ram Nath Kovind’s address to the joint sitting of both Houses of Parliament.(MINT_PRINT)

Our healthcare delivery poised to adapt at all stages: President Kovind

PTI, Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON FEB 07, 2021 12:06 PM IST
The President said he was glad to learn that the University had trained over two lakh health care professionals, from doctors and nurses to administrators and hospital facility providers, to better respond to the outbreak.
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A child being vaccinated for polio in India.(Representative Photo)
A child being vaccinated for polio in India.(Representative Photo)

Three-day polio vaccination drive to begin from today

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JAN 31, 2021 07:27 AM IST
India achieved the status of a polio-free country a decade ago; the last case was detected in Howrah in January 13, 2011. The health ministry said that pulse polio immunization will be taken up on January 31, February 1 and 2.
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"We’re standing with farmers & demanding that farm laws be taken back. It’s our biggest reason behind boycotting the Address," Chowdhury said. (ANI)
"We’re standing with farmers & demanding that farm laws be taken back. It’s our biggest reason behind boycotting the Address," Chowdhury said. (ANI)

Boycotting Prez’s address doesn’t mean insulting him: Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Harshit Sabarwal
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2021 02:20 PM IST
The opposition parties on Thursday announced that they would boycott the address in order to express solidarity with the farmers who have been protesting against the Centre’s three new farm laws.
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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)

President Kovind lauds Centre for 'timely decision' during pandemic

ANI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 29, 2021 01:27 PM IST
President Kovind, in his address to a joint sitting of the two Houses of Parliament, paid tribute to those who succumbed due to the virus.
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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)

Full speech text: Prez Kovind's address to Parliament as Budget session starts

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2021 01:30 PM IST
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.
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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)

In Parliament speech, President recalls 'sacrifice' by soldiers in Galwan clash

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2021 01:55 PM IST
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.
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President Ram Nath Kovind addresses to the nation on the eve of 72nd Republic Day, in New Delhi. (ANI Photo)
President Ram Nath Kovind addresses to the nation on the eve of 72nd Republic Day, in New Delhi. (ANI Photo)

'India foiled expansionist move in Ladakh': President's veiled dig at China 

ANI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 10:58 PM IST
The President said that soldiers of the armed forces ensure security of our national boundaries amid severest conditions including in Galwan Valley and Siachen.
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President Ram Nath Kovind addressing the nation on the eve of Republic Day on Monday.(ANI Photo)
President Ram Nath Kovind addressing the nation on the eve of Republic Day on Monday.(ANI Photo)

'Salute farmers, committed to their welfare': President Ram Nath Kovind

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 07:35 PM IST
He also made a special mention about the healthcare and frontline workers who took the coronavirus disease head on, and hailed the contribution made by the scientists of the country in developing a vaccine.
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President Ram Nath Kovind. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
President Ram Nath Kovind. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

President Kovind confers Jeevan Raksha Padak series of awards to 40 people

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Nilavro Ghosh
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 04:57 PM IST
The award is given to a person for an exemplary act of human nature in saving someone's life. It can be awarded under three categories - Sarvottam Jeevan Raksha Padak, Uttam Jeevan Raksha Padak and Jeevan Raksha Padak. It can also be given posthumously.
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Alok Kumar, treasurer of the Ram Janmabhoomi Teerath Kshetra trust said in a letter given along with the money, the President has specified that the donation was in his personal capacity(PTI)
Alok Kumar, treasurer of the Ram Janmabhoomi Teerath Kshetra trust said in a letter given along with the money, the President has specified that the donation was in his personal capacity(PTI)

President Kovind donates Rs5 lakh for Ram Temple construction in Ayodhya

By Smriti Kak Ramachandran, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 04:19 AM IST
VHP’s international working president Alok Kumar, Govind Dev Giri, the treasure of the Ram Janmabhoomi Teerath Kshetra Trust, and former bureaucrat Nripendra Misra, who heads the temple construction committee, were part of the delegation that met the President
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The courageous Army always held the head of nation high with pride, PM Modi said.(Photo: Twitter)
The courageous Army always held the head of nation high with pride, PM Modi said.(Photo: Twitter)

'Held our heads high with pride': PM Modi extends wishes on Army Day

Written by Prashasti Singh, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2021 09:11 AM IST
Army Day is celebrated on January 15 every year since 1950 to mark the taking over of the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army, Field Marshal KM Cariappa, from the last British Commander-in-Chief of India, General Sir Francis Butcher.
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File photo of Jammu and Kashmir civil secretariat(Imabe via Twitter)
File photo of Jammu and Kashmir civil secretariat(Imabe via Twitter)

J-K cadre of IAS, IPS and IFoS officers merged with AGMUT

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Mallika Soni | Srinagar
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 09:11 PM IST
The notification said the officers borne or allocated to AGMUT cadre shall function in accordance with the rules framed by the central government.
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Due to heavy rain, the soil moved and the mishap took place, according to Livehindustan.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Due to heavy rain, the soil moved and the mishap took place, according to Livehindustan.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Muradnagar mishap: President Kovind extends condolences

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 03, 2021 06:33 PM IST
Seventeen people were killed when the roof of a shelter at a cremation ground in Uttar Pradesh’s Muradnagar collapsed on Sunday, news agency ANI reported.
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West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar urged the administration, the police and also the media to create an atmosphere for a violence-free assembly poll due in April-May this year.(Samir Jana/Hindustan Times)
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar urged the administration, the police and also the media to create an atmosphere for a violence-free assembly poll due in April-May this year.(Samir Jana/Hindustan Times)

West Bengal governor Dhankhar says country is apprehensive of violent elections in Bengal

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON JAN 01, 2021 09:45 PM IST
It will be a massive blow to the democratic system if public servants are engaged in political work and there cannot be a bigger challenge than this to the rule of law, he said.
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The daily Covid-19 infections also remained below 30,000 for the 19th consecutive day as the tally rose to 10,286,709 with 20,035 cases in the last 24 hours.(HT Photo)
The daily Covid-19 infections also remained below 30,000 for the 19th consecutive day as the tally rose to 10,286,709 with 20,035 cases in the last 24 hours.(HT Photo)

Rashtrapati Bhavan museum complex to reopen from January 5

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 01, 2021 04:44 PM IST
India has reported less than 300 deaths related to the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) every day since the last one week, the government said on Friday, as 256 fatalities were logged from across the country in 24 hours.
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The Congress leader has spoken up on several occasions in support of the farmers protesting against the three farm laws passed by the Centre in September last year.(Sanjeev Kumar/Hindustan Times)
The Congress leader has spoken up on several occasions in support of the farmers protesting against the three farm laws passed by the Centre in September last year.(Sanjeev Kumar/Hindustan Times)

In New Year greetings, Rahul Gandhi takes a veiled dig at Centre over farm laws

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2021 09:00 AM IST
On December 27 too, he targeted the Centre over the protests, saying that the farmers should keep walking and not be scared of the ‘bluster of the government’.
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“This difficult time arising out of Covid-19 situation is a time for all of us to move forward unitedly. This is also the time to strengthen the cultural values that reinforce our belief of unity in diversity,” Kovind said.(ANI)
“This difficult time arising out of Covid-19 situation is a time for all of us to move forward unitedly. This is also the time to strengthen the cultural values that reinforce our belief of unity in diversity,” Kovind said.(ANI)

President asks citizens to strive for an inclusive society in New Year’s speech

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 06:34 PM IST
In a message, he said every new year provides an opportunity to make a new beginning and emphasizes our resolve for individual and collective development, according to a Rashtrapati Bhavan statement.
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President Ram Nath Kovind will virtually confer the Digital India Awards 2020 on December 30 via video conferencing, according to an official statement(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
President Ram Nath Kovind will virtually confer the Digital India Awards 2020 on December 30 via video conferencing, according to an official statement(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

President Ram Nath Kovind to confer Digital India Awards today

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 30, 2020 09:28 AM IST
The National Informatics Centre, under Ministry of Electronics and IT, has been conducting the biennial Digital India Awards to promote innovation in eGovernance and digital transformation of government service delivery mechanism.
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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)

President Kovind enters 2021 on a fit and healthy note with his morning jog at Ghoghla beach in Diu

By Zarafshan Shiraz | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 03:11 PM IST
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
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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi leaves for Rashtrapati Bhavan to meet President Ram Nath Kovind regarding the farmers' protest, on December 24.(Amal KS/HT Photo)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi leaves for Rashtrapati Bhavan to meet President Ram Nath Kovind regarding the farmers' protest, on December 24.(Amal KS/HT Photo)

‘Water cannon or bluster, keep walking’: Rahul Gandhi tweets a poem to target Centre over farmers’ stir

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 10:29 AM IST
The former Congress president, along with other party leaders like Ghulam Nabi Azad and Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, visited Rashtrapati Bhavan on December 24. They submitted a memorandum having two crore signatures to President Ram Nath Kovind demanding repeal of the farm laws.
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Farmers during a protest against the new farm laws, at Singhu Border in New Delhi.(PTI)
Farmers during a protest against the new farm laws, at Singhu Border in New Delhi.(PTI)

Farm law protests: Terai farmers to march to Delhi on Friday to join stir | 10 points

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Karan Manral | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 25, 2020 11:41 AM IST
The standoff between the Union government and farmers continues over the passage of new legislation to open up the country’s agricultural sector to private investment.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays floral tribute at the memorial to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his birth anniversary, at Sadaiv Atal, near Rajghat on December 25, 2020 in New Delhi.(Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays floral tribute at the memorial to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his birth anniversary, at Sadaiv Atal, near Rajghat on December 25, 2020 in New Delhi.(Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)

President, PM Modi, ministers pay tribute to Atal Bihari Vajpayee on 96th birth anniversary

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Deepali Sharma | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2020 11:20 AM IST
Prime minister Narendra Modi will also be releasing a book titled ‘Atal Bihari Vajpayee in Parliament: A Commemorative Volume’ in the Parliament on Friday.
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Congress party leader Rahul Gandhi, front, and other senior party members participate in a protest against new agricultural laws in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020. Congress party leaders met Indian President Ram Nath Kovind Thursday and demanded withdrawal of new agricultural laws that have stoked widespread anger among the farmers.(AP)
Congress party leader Rahul Gandhi, front, and other senior party members participate in a protest against new agricultural laws in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020. Congress party leaders met Indian President Ram Nath Kovind Thursday and demanded withdrawal of new agricultural laws that have stoked widespread anger among the farmers.(AP)

‘Anti-farmer’: Congress asks for withdrawal of laws

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2020 05:59 AM IST
Thousands of farmers, mainly from northern India, have camped on the borders of Delhi since November 26 to protest against the laws they say will weaken their bargaining power and leave them at the mercy of powerful agribusinesses.
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A Congress delegation, led by Rahul Gandhi, met the President and submitted a memorandum along with 20 million signatures collected in the past three months against the three laws.(Source: INC)
A Congress delegation, led by Rahul Gandhi, met the President and submitted a memorandum along with 20 million signatures collected in the past three months against the three laws.(Source: INC)

Rahul Gandhi meets Prez over farm laws, says India an ‘imaginary democracy’

By Aurangzeb Naqshbandi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 05:08 PM IST
The Delhi Police did not allow Congress general secretary in-charge of Uttar Pradesh, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, and some other leaders to proceed to the Rashtrapati Bhawan and took them into preventive custody
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Priyanka Gandhi.(Source: INC)
Priyanka Gandhi.(Source: INC)

Congress march to President stopped, Priyanka Gandhi taken into custody

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 12:44 PM IST
The detained leaders were part of a delegation that was going to meet the President with 20 million signatures collected in the past three months against the three new farm laws enacted in September
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