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14th and current President of India

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Ram Nath Kovind: 14th and current President of India
Ram Nath Kovind is an Indian politician serving as the 14th and current President of India. Prior to his nomination, he served as the 26th Governor of Bihar from 2015 to 2017 and as a Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha from 1994 to 2006. Kovind was nominated as a presidential candidate by the ruling NDA coalition and won the 2017 presidential election.

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‘Navy’s focus is on maritime domain awareness in Indian Ocean’: ENC chief [Video]

‘Navy’s focus is on maritime domain awareness in Indian Ocean’: ENC chief

Eastern Naval Command (ENC) Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Vice Admiral AK Jain said that the focus of the Indian Navy is on maritime domain awareness considering the security threat in the Indian..

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Parkash Badal, Sukhdev Dhindsa return Padma awards in protest against farm laws [Video]

Parkash Badal, Sukhdev Dhindsa return Padma awards in protest against farm laws

SAD leader and former Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal returned his Padma Vibhushan award on Thursday. The five-time former CM returned his Padma award in protest against the new farm laws. SAD, one of..

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Guru Nanak Jayanti: PM greets nation, Punjab CM launches development projects [Video]

Guru Nanak Jayanti: PM greets nation, Punjab CM launches development projects

Nation remembered Guru Nanak Dev on his 551st birth anniversary on November 30. Devotees offered prayers at Golden Temple in Amritsar following Covid-19 protocols. People along with their families lit..

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Watch: President Kovind witnesses ceremonial change-over of Army Guard battalion [Video]

Watch: President Kovind witnesses ceremonial change-over of Army Guard battalion

President Ram Nath Kovind witnessed the ceremonial change-over of the Army Guard Battalion stationed at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on November 28. The 5th Battalion of the 1st Gorkha Rifles completed its..

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President Kovind witnesses ceremonial change-over of Army Guard Battalion at Rashtrapati Bhavan [Video]

President Kovind witnesses ceremonial change-over of Army Guard Battalion at Rashtrapati Bhavan

President Ram Nath Kovind witnessed the ceremonial change-over of the Army Guard Battalion stationed at Rashtrapati Bhavan on November 28. The 5th Battalion of the 1st Gorkha Rifles, on completion of..

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Soldiers in Siachen, Kargil recite preamble; PM speaks on Constitution Day [Video]

Soldiers in Siachen, Kargil recite preamble; PM speaks on Constitution Day

On the occasion of India's Constitution Day, soldiers deployed in Siachen and Kargil recited the preamble to the Constitution. They 'reaffirmed their commitment' to the Constitution, the Defence..

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Watch: Prez Kovind leads nation in reading Preamble to Constitution of India [Video]

Watch: Prez Kovind leads nation in reading Preamble to Constitution of India

President Ram Nath Kovind led the nation in reading the Preamble to the Constitution of India on the occasion of Constitution Day, which is celebrated on November 26. The event was organised via video..

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India's ancient books have mention of democratic values: President Kovind [Video]

India's ancient books have mention of democratic values: President Kovind

While addressing at the 80th All India Presiding Officers' Conference in Gujarat's Kevadia on November 25, President Ram Nath Kovind said, "I am glad that the Indian government since 2015, has taken..

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President Kovind virtually attends JNU's fourth annual convocation ceremony [Video]

President Kovind virtually attends JNU's fourth annual convocation ceremony

President Ram Nath Kovind attended Jawaharlal Nehru University's (JNU) fourth annual convocation ceremony on November 18. Amid COVID-19 the ceremony was organised virtually. Education Minister Ramesh..

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Diwali 2020: PM Modi, President Kovind, others extend their wishes to nation [Video]

Diwali 2020: PM Modi, President Kovind, others extend their wishes to nation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the nation on the occasion of Diwali. He wished for the festival to bring 'brightness and happiness'. This year too, PM Modi has continued the tradition of spending..

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Step-motherly treatment with Punjab is wrong: CM Amarinder Singh [Video]

Step-motherly treatment with Punjab is wrong: CM Amarinder Singh

Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh reached Raj Ghat on Nov 04. He paid tribute to Mahatama Gandhi. Punjab CM will stage 'dharna' here after President Kovind declined his meeting request. He..

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President Kovind and others pay tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his birth anniversary [Video]

President Kovind and others pay tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his birth anniversary

The nation is celebrating 145th birth anniversary of 'ironman' Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on October 31. President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and..

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Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee shifts to Jandiala station, continues to protest against new farm laws [Video]

Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee shifts to Jandiala station, continues to protest against new farm laws

Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee shifted their Rail Roko protest from Devi Dasspura railway station to Jandiala station. They continued to protest against new farm laws. State Secretary of Kisan..

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'Should have written 1st to Punjab CM': Harish Rawat on PS Bajwa's letter to Prez Kovind [Video]

'Should have written 1st to Punjab CM': Harish Rawat on PS Bajwa's letter to Prez Kovind

Congress MP Partap Singh Bajwa wrote a letter to President Ram Nath Kovind over killing of Shaurya Chakra awardee Balwinder Singh. He said, "It is imperative that responsible including policemen who..

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President Kovind, PM Modi remember Dr Rajendra Prasad on 136th birth anniversary

President Kovind and other dignitaries also paid floral tributes to Prasad at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
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Saddened by the demise of MDH president Dharampal Gulati: President Kovind


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Cost is top most hurdle in improving access to justice for all, says President Kovind


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President Kovind condoles Patel's demise, says his amiability won him friends across party lines

"Distressed to know that veteran Congress leader Ahmed Patel is no more. An astute Parliamentarian, Shri Patel combined the skills of a strategist and the charm of a mass leader. His amiability won him..
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PM Narendra Modi to address all India presiding officers conference on Thursday

President Ram Nath Kovind will inaugurate the presiding officers conference which will also be attended by Vice President and Rajya Sabha chairman M Venkaiah Naidu, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, Gujarat..
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President Kovind boards first flight of Air India One for Chennai, to visit Tirumala today

President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday boarded the first flight of the Air India One - B777 aircraft for Chennai for his visit to the Venkateswara Swamy Temple in Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh. President..
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All arrangements in place for President's visit to Tirumala: TTD Trust Board Chairman

President Ram Nath Kovind would visit the Sri Padmavathi Ammavari and the Varaha Swamy temples on his visit to Tirumala on November 24.
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International community will emerge stronger, more resilient from Covid crisis: Prez Kovind

President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday expressed optimism that the international community was very close to finding a solution to the coronavirus pandemic and will emerge stronger and more resilient from..
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President Kovind extends his greetings on occasion of Chhath Puja

President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday extended his greetings on the occasion of Chhath Puja, calling on the citizens to take a resolve to preserve the environment and celebrate the festival keeping in..
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JNU to hold fourth annual convocation today, President Ram Nath Kovind invited as chief guest

The JNU release said that the university is largely research-oriented and more number of PhD degrees will help strengthen research and innovation environment.
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Media persons played important role in educating people, mitigating impact of Covid-19: Kovind

"I am happy to learn that the Press Council of India is celebrating National Press Day on November 16 on the theme 'Role of Media during Covid-19 and its Impact on the Media'.
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Looking forward to working together: PM Modi, Prez Kovind congratulate Biden, Harris on US poll win

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind, Congress leader Sonia Gandhi along with other Indian leaders on Sunday congratulated Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on their US presidential win.
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President, PM, Sonia congratulate Biden, Harris on US poll win

President Ram Nath Kovind, PM Modi, Congress leader Sonia Gandhi along with other Indian leaders congratulated Joe Biden on his US presidential poll win and said they look forward to the strengthening..
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Gen Naravane conferred the honorary rank of General of Nepali Army by President Bhandari

Gen K M Cariappa was the first Indian Army chief to be decorated with the title in 1950. In January last year, Nepali Army chief General Purna Chandra Thapa was also made the honorary General of the..
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President Kovind, PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi extend greetings on Milad-un-Nabi


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Dussehra 2020: PM Modi, President Kovind, other political leaders greet nation on Vijayadashami

On the auspicious occasion of Dussehra 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, and several other political leaders greeted the people of the..
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President Kovind wishes countrymen on Dussehra


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President Kovind pays floral tribute to APJ Abdul Kalam on his 89th birth anniversary


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Veterans write to Prez, seek action against fake news on social media about non-existent ‘Muslim Regiment’

A large number of military veterans have written to President Ram Nath Kovind requesting stern action against those spreading “fake news” on social media about a non-existent “Muslim Regiment”..
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Covid-19 pandemic has underscored need for greater global cooperation: President Kovind


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Piyush Goyal gets additional charge of food ministry

A day after the demise of Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan, President Ram Nath Kovind has given the additional charge of the ministry of consumer affairs, food and public distribution to railway..
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President Kovind pays last respects to Ram Vilas Paswan


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President Kovind, PM Modi condole Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan's demise

Ram Vilas Paswan was the Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution in the Narendra Modi government. Paswan was first elected to the Lok Sabha in 1977 on a Janata Party ticket..
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88th Air Force Day celebrations: Significance, where to watch

The Indian Air Force is celebrating its 88th Anniversary on Thursday. From President Ram Nath Kovind to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, several leaders greeted..
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Shiv Sena MP urges President Kovind to provide security cover to Hathras gang-rape victim's family


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Deeply touched by birthday wishes and kind words from fellow citizens, friends: President Ram Nath Kovind


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PM Modi extends greetings to President Kovind on his birthday

"Birthday wishes to Rashtrapati Ji. His rich insights and wise understanding of policy matters are great assets for our nation. He is extremely compassionate towards serving the vulnerable. I pray for..
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President Ram Nath Kovind's 75th birthday: Wishes pour in from PM, Naidu, others

As President of India Ram Nath Kovind turns 75 today, many leaders took to Twitter to extend greetings on his birthday.
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Amid intensifying protests, President Kovind gives assent to controversial farm bills, laws come into force immediately

While farmer organisations have argued that the laws will reduce their bargaining capacities and put an end to the existing minimum support price regime, the government has clarified that the MSP..
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President gives assent to Jammu and Kashmir Official Languages Bill

A new law that provides for inclusion of Kashmiri, Dogri and Hindi in the list of official languages in Jammu and Kashmir, in addition to Urdu and English, has been notified after President Ram Nath..
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President Kovind gives nod to three farm bills cleared by Parliament


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With President Ram Nath Kovind's signature, three farm bills become laws

President of India Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday signed the three agricultural bills, thereby legitimising the farm bills into laws, even as farmers and opposition parties continue to protest against the..
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"Is there no India below Vindhya mountains?" MPs write to President on certain exclusions from Culture Committee

MPs have written to President Ram Nath Kovind seeking his immediate intervention in ensuring that the committee announced by the Minister for Culture to study the origin and evolution of Indian culture..
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Opposition parties request President Kovind not to give assent to contentious farm bills

"The Constitution was undermined ...We have given a representation to President that the farm bills have been passed unconstitutionally and he should return these bills," Ghulam Nabi Azad said on..
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Regrettable that President not according hearing to opposition parties: Congress

The Congress on Tuesday said it is unfortunate and regrettable that President Ram Nath Kovind was not according a hearing to opposition parties who have sought time from him to raise their concerns..
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Rajya Sabha deputy chairman writes to President over ruckus by opposition leaders on Sunday

Rajya Sabha deputy chairman Harivansh on Tuesday wrote to President Ram Nath Kovind over the ruckus in the Rajya Sabha on September 20 by opposition leaders. The Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament said..
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SAD leaders meet President Kovind, urge to withhold assent to farm Bills

Coming out of the meeting, SAD leader Sukhbir Badal, told the media: "We have requested the President against signing the anti-farmer Bills passed in Parliament by force. We requested him to send back..
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NEP sets vision to implement equitable, vibrant education society: President Kovind

"The NEP seeks to discourage rote learning and overemphasis on marks or grades. It seeks to encourage critical thinking and a spirit of enquiry, the President added while addressing the Visitor's..
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NEP 2020 will restore India's glory as great learning centre, says President Ram Nath Kovind

The President also said that NEP 2020 would discourage the habit of rote learning among the students and overemphasis on marks or grades that causes stress among students.
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President Kovind accepts Harsimrat Badal's resignation from Union council of ministers

President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday accepted the resignation of Shiromani Akali Dal leader Harsimrat Kaur Badal, who resigned from the Union Council of Ministers last evening. Furthermore, the Prez..
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President Kovind accepts Harsimrat Kaur's resignation; BJP alleges she resigned under pressure

President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday accepted the resignation of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Harsimrat Kaur Badal, who resigned from the Union Council of Ministers last evening.
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Political parties meet President Ram Nath Kovind, demand judge-led inquiry, 'credible, unbiased probe' into Delhi riots


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Rahul Gandhi, Arvind Kejriwal, President Kovind, others wish PM Modi on his 70th birthday


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President Kovind, VP Naidu extend greetings on 'Hindi Diwas'


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Rattled China spying on 10,000 Indian citizens including President, PM Modi: Report

A Shenzen-based company has been tasked with monitoring over 10,000 Indians including prominent citizens including President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, among others.
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President Ram Nath Kovind accepts letter of credence from Singapore's High Commissioner to India

President Ram Nath Kovind also thanked Singapore for its strong support to India at multi-lateral forums, including the UN Security Council.
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New Education Policy focuses on learning instead of studying: PM Modi at Governors' Conference on NEP 2020

President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal on Monday participated via video conference in the Governor's Conference on New Education Policy..
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As schools remain shut, digital technology has key role in imparting education: President Kovind


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President Ram Nath Kovind felicitates teachers at National Teachers Award 2020 virtual ceremony

The first Teachers' Day was celebrated in India in 1962 when Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan began serving as the second president of India.
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Teachers are guiding force for students and true nation-builders: President Kovind

"Ideal teachers consistently encourage students to pursue this objective and realise their goals. No doubt, teachers are the guiding force for students and true builders of our nation. This is the..
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