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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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Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Prez to visit Prayagraj, lay foundations for high court complex, law varsity

The President will also lay the foundation stones for a multi-level parking facility, an advocate chamber library, and an auditorium.
President of India Ram Nath Kovind (File Photo)
President of India Ram Nath Kovind (File Photo)
Updated on Sep 11, 2021 05:39 AM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

President Ram Nath Kovind to undergo bypass procedure at AIIMS today

President Kovind was shifted to AIIMS last week following chest discomfort.
President Ram Nath Kovind during the inauguration of super-specialty hospital in Rourkela Steel Plant, in Rourkela, Sunday, March 21, 2021. (PTI file photo)
President Ram Nath Kovind during the inauguration of super-specialty hospital in Rourkela Steel Plant, in Rourkela, Sunday, March 21, 2021. (PTI file photo)
Published on Mar 30, 2021 07:54 AM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Written by Arpan Rai, New Delhi

Rashtrapati Bhavan to reopen for public from February 6

It will be open on Saturdays and Sundays (except on government holidays), the statement said.
Illuminated Rashtrapati Bhavan during the Beating Retreat ceremony, in New Delhi, Friday, Jan. 29, 2021.(PTI)
Illuminated Rashtrapati Bhavan during the Beating Retreat ceremony, in New Delhi, Friday, Jan. 29, 2021.(PTI)
Published on Feb 01, 2021 07:37 PM IST
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President Kovind to address nation on the eve of Republic Day

The address will be broadcast from 1900 hrs on the entire national network of the All India Radio (AIR) and telecast over all channels of Doordarshan in Hindi followed by the English version.
The AIR will broadcast regional language versions from 2130 hrs onwards on its respective regional networks.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
The AIR will broadcast regional language versions from 2130 hrs onwards on its respective regional networks.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Published on Jan 24, 2021 08:15 PM IST
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Shapoorji Pallonji’s bid for Central Vista avenue lowest

Four firms qualified for the financial bid that opened on January 1 to redevelop the avenue: ITD Cementation quoted Rs 490 crore, NCC Limited quoted Rs 601 crore and Tata Projects Limited quoted Rs 488 crore.
This will be the second phase of redevelopment after Tata Projects Limited was tasked with the construction of the new Parliament complex on September 29, 2020.
This will be the second phase of redevelopment after Tata Projects Limited was tasked with the construction of the new Parliament complex on September 29, 2020.
Updated on Jan 07, 2021 05:06 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta, New Delhi

Apex court says judicial activism permissible to an extent in national interest

The observations were made by the top court in its majority judgement giving green signal to the Centre’s ambitious Central Vista Project, covering a 3-km stretch from Rashtrapati Bhavan to India Gate in Lutyens’ Delhi.
A man walks inside the premises of the Supreme Court in New Delhi.(REUTERS)
A man walks inside the premises of the Supreme Court in New Delhi.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 05, 2021 09:35 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar

Rashtrapati Bhavan museum complex to reopen from January 5

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.
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)
Published on Jan 01, 2021 04:44 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi

‘Even Mohan Bhagwat would be called terrorist...’: Rahul Gandhi targets PM

Several Congress leaders, including Priyanka Gandhi, were detained on their way to Rashtrapati Bhavan on Thursday as only three leaders were allowed to meet the President.
Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said the government should call a joint session of Parliament to repeal the farm laws. (ANI)
Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said the government should call a joint session of Parliament to repeal the farm laws. (ANI)
Updated on Dec 24, 2020 03:34 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

Farmers protest: Athletes march towards Rashtrapati Bhavan to return awards, halted midway

The athletes, who reached Delhi on Sunday, began their march from the Press Club of India but were halted near Krishi Bhavan by the police and sent back.
Former wrestler Kartar Singh (C) is stopped by police officers as he marches to the President's house to return his awards with former field hockey players Jasbir Kaur and Gurmail Singh in support of the farmer's protest against the recent agricultural reforms, in New Delhi on December 7, 2020. (Photo by Prakash SINGH / AFP)(AFP)
Former wrestler Kartar Singh (C) is stopped by police officers as he marches to the President's house to return his awards with former field hockey players Jasbir Kaur and Gurmail Singh in support of the farmer's protest against the recent agricultural reforms, in New Delhi on December 7, 2020. (Photo by Prakash SINGH / AFP)(AFP)
Updated on Dec 07, 2020 08:00 PM IST
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Education Minister presents first copy of his inspirational book on Maharishi Arvind to President

Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on Saturday presented the first copy of his book “Pioneer of Humanity: Maharshi Arvind” to President Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Ramesh Pokhriyal presenting the first copy of his book “Pioneer of Humanity: Maharshi Arvind” to President Ram Nath Kovind.(ANI)
Ramesh Pokhriyal presenting the first copy of his book “Pioneer of Humanity: Maharshi Arvind” to President Ram Nath Kovind.(ANI)
Updated on Dec 06, 2020 10:17 AM IST
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New Delhi | By Asian News International| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari

PM Modi likely to lay foundation stone for new Parliament building in Dec: Report

The redevelopment project of Central Vista -- the nation’s power corridor -- envisages a new triangular Parliament building, a common central secretariat and revamping of the 3-km-long Rajpath, from Rashtrapati Bhavan to India Gate.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses during a meeting with chief ministers of States over the Covid-19 situation, through video conferencing in New Delhi on Tuesday.(ANI File Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses during a meeting with chief ministers of States over the Covid-19 situation, through video conferencing in New Delhi on Tuesday.(ANI File Photo)
Updated on Nov 25, 2020 11:00 AM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar

Gujarat: Legislative officers’ meet to mark President Kovind’s first physical event in 7 months

He was advised against physical meetings and programmes in the wake of the rising number of Covid-19 cases
President Ram Nath Kovind along with first lady Savita Kovind boards the Air India One- B777 aircraft for the inaugural flight to Chennai on Tuesday.(ANI)
President Ram Nath Kovind along with first lady Savita Kovind boards the Air India One- B777 aircraft for the inaugural flight to Chennai on Tuesday.(ANI)
Updated on Nov 25, 2020 10:47 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kevadia (Gujarat) | By Saubhadra Chatterjee

Rashtrapati Bhavan, Qutub Minar and other monuments to #GoBlue on World Children’s Day

UNICEF in partnership with Parliamentarian’s Group for Children (PGC) is organizing a Climate Parliament with Children on November 20, under the leadership of Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, and 30 members of Parliament.
Iconic monuments will light up in blue under the #GoBlue campaign(HT Photo)
Iconic monuments will light up in blue under the #GoBlue campaign(HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 15, 2020 03:28 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

Let’s resolve to become a lamp of hope for poor, needy: President’s message on Diwali

President Kovind said the festival, celebrated by people of various religions and sects strengthens the sense of unity, goodwill and fraternity among the people of the country.
The President said that Diwali is also a festival of cleanliness, adding that one should honour mother nature by celebrating pollution-free, environment friendly and clean Diwali.(PTI)
The President said that Diwali is also a festival of cleanliness, adding that one should honour mother nature by celebrating pollution-free, environment friendly and clean Diwali.(PTI)
Published on Nov 13, 2020 06:20 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi

Pranab Mukherjee: A towering figure of Indian politics leaves behind an unmatched legacy

His death elicited an outpouring of grief across the political spectrum, a reminder of his brand of politics that placed a premium on personal equations—the reason why everyone called him Pranab da and not the distant Pranab babu.
Then President Pranab Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in 2012(Ajay Aggarwal/HT Archive)
Then President Pranab Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in 2012(Ajay Aggarwal/HT Archive)
Updated on Sep 01, 2020 09:30 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterjee

Pranab da, Bharat’s bipartisan Ratna

Mukherjee, 84, died of multiple organ failure after he was admitted to New Delhi’s Army Hospital Research and Referral three weeks ago.
Pranab Mukherjee, as finance minister, with the budget documents on February 28, 1983.(KK Chawla / HT Archive)
Pranab Mukherjee, as finance minister, with the budget documents on February 28, 1983.(KK Chawla / HT Archive)
Updated on Sep 01, 2020 01:40 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

‘May there be joy and prosperity all over’: PM Modi greets nation on Ganesh Chaturthi

The festival is marked with the installation of Ganesh clay idols privately in homes, or publicly on elaborate pandals.
New Delhi, May 12 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation, in New Delhi on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)(ANI)
New Delhi, May 12 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation, in New Delhi on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)(ANI)
Updated on Aug 22, 2020 08:25 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi

President accepts Ashok Lavasa’s resignation as Election Commissioner

Ashok Lavasa had on Tuesday sent his resignation as Election Commissioner to the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Ashok Lavasa’s term in the EC would have ended in October 2022 had he become the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC).(Hindustan Times)
Ashok Lavasa’s term in the EC would have ended in October 2022 had he become the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC).(Hindustan Times)
Published on Aug 19, 2020 01:21 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

Former PMs, key senior leaders likely to skip Independence Day ‘At Home’ event due to Covid-19

According to officials involved in the event, former Prime Ministers Manmohan Singh and HD Devegowda are unlikely to attend the event that will see a subdued gathering of 110 people at the Rashtrapati Bhavan Convention Centre.
A total of about 100 guests, including 26 Corona warriors, have been invited for the programme that will start with a brief speech by President Ram Nath Kovind.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
A total of about 100 guests, including 26 Corona warriors, have been invited for the programme that will start with a brief speech by President Ram Nath Kovind.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 15, 2020 02:14 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji | Edited by Sparshita Saxena

26 Corona crusaders will attend ‘At Home’ event

Among those who have been invited for the function, four people will represent the All India Institute of Medical Sciences and three will represent the Safdarjung Hospital. Out of the 26 special guests, eight are women, according to the list of invitees accessed by HT.
About 100 guests, including the “Corona Warriors”, are expected to attend the programme which will begin with a brief speech by President Ram Nath Kovind to honour the frontline workers.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
About 100 guests, including the “Corona Warriors”, are expected to attend the programme which will begin with a brief speech by President Ram Nath Kovind to honour the frontline workers.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 15, 2020 12:01 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji

Watch: President Kovind’s address to the nation on eve of 74th Independence Day

The President addressed the nation on the eve of 74th Independence Day and spoke to the citizens of India about lessons learnt from coronavirus disease outbreak. President Kovind also paid tributes to the soldiers who lost their lives in Galwan valley clash.
Updated on Aug 14, 2020 07:33 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai

‘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 | By Saubhadra Chatterji | Edited by Sparshita Saxena

Rashtrapati Bhavan I-Day guest list cut to 90 people

The plan under consideration involved keeping the guest list to a maximum of 90 -- down from the normal gathering of 1,500 dignitaries. And the Independence Day event will last barely an hour; it usually lasts two-and-a-half hours.
Rashtrapati Bhavan will host the At Home function on the evening of August 15(HT photo)
Rashtrapati Bhavan will host the At Home function on the evening of August 15(HT photo)
Updated on Aug 05, 2020 02:44 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji

Supreme Court extends scope of Central Vista hearings

The court decided this after a former IAS officer and two environmentalists sought intervention in the matter and sought a recall of the apex court’s June 21 order which said that any petition or proceeding concerning the Central Vista project will have to be heard by the Supreme Court.
A view of the Supreme Court of India in Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
A view of the Supreme Court of India in Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 30, 2020 03:21 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Murali Krishnan, New Delhi

President donates Rs 20 lakh to Army hospital to buy equipment to combat Covid-19

The contribution from the president will be used to procure units of PAPR (powered air purifying respirator), which are state-of-the-art equipment to enable medical professionals breathe during surgeries and protect them from infection, an official communique said.
The president’s contribution to the Army hospital has been made possible due to an exercise to economise expenditure at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, the communique said.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
The president’s contribution to the Army hospital has been made possible due to an exercise to economise expenditure at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, the communique said.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Published on Jul 26, 2020 02:56 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

Two paintings and a love story

In the Rashtrapati Bhavan library sits an unlikely art work that tells the tale of an artist in conflict, in hiding, in love.
The Creation of Man by the British artist Glyn Warren Philpot shows a male figure in repose, two hands reaching down, and fire engulfing him from above. It combines new artistic influences from Philpot’s travels, and his internal struggle with his own homosexuality.
The Creation of Man by the British artist Glyn Warren Philpot shows a male figure in repose, two hands reaching down, and fire engulfing him from above. It combines new artistic influences from Philpot’s travels, and his internal struggle with his own homosexuality.
Updated on Jul 26, 2020 08:06 AM IST
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By Praveen Siddharth

‘Will go to Rashtrapati Bhavan, even stage dharna outside PM house’: Gehlot

The announcement came shortly before the CM is expected to meet governor Kalraj Mishra to present a fresh request to convene an assembly session.
Yesterday, CM Ashok Gehlot and his legislators staged a sit-in on the lawns of the Raj Bhawan, demanding that the governor give the approval for convening a session of the state assembly.(HT Photo)
Yesterday, CM Ashok Gehlot and his legislators staged a sit-in on the lawns of the Raj Bhawan, demanding that the governor give the approval for convening a session of the state assembly.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 25, 2020 08:24 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi

PM Modi, President Kovind discuss national, international issues at Rashtrapati Bhavan

After the meeting, the Rashtrapati Bhavan tweeted a picture of President Kovind with PM Modi and posted about the brief meeting.
PM Modi, President Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan.(Twitter/@rashtrapatibhvn)
PM Modi, President Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan.(Twitter/@rashtrapatibhvn)
Updated on Jul 05, 2020 01:32 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena

US eager to work with India on 6GHz band for wireless, says Ajit Pai

Ultimately, Wi-Fi 6 and 5G will complement each other nicely and form a powerful 1-2 punch of licensed and unlicensed innovation, he told the virtual audience.
Asserting that the partnership between the US and India will be the defining one of the 21st century, Ajit Pai said that over the past three-plus years, it’s been gratifying to see the bonds between the US and India grow stronger and stronger.(AP)
Asserting that the partnership between the US and India will be the defining one of the 21st century, Ajit Pai said that over the past three-plus years, it’s been gratifying to see the bonds between the US and India grow stronger and stronger.(AP)
Published on Jun 30, 2020 10:36 AM IST
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