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Ram Nath Kovind: 14th and current President of India
Ram Nath Kovind is an Indian politician currently serving as the 14th President of India, in office since 25 July 2017. Previously he had served as the Governor of Bihar from 2015 to 2017 and was 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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Full text of President's address on the eve of 71st Republic Day

President of India Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday addressed the nation on the eve of 71st Republic Day.
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Prime Minister Modi wishes nation on 71st Republic Day

Earlier on Saturday, President Ram Nath Kovind and Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu greeted the nation. While Kovind invoked Mahatma Gandhi, Naidu reminded Indians of discharging Indians their..
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Capital under multi-layered, ground-to-air security cover for Republic Day celebrations

Aided by dozens of drones in the air and hundreds of CCTV cameras and facial recognition devices, besides several anti-aircraft guns on the ground, the security personnel are keeping a hawk-eye over..
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President Kovind hails EC's effort to improve participation of women in elections


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Some voters do not realise importance of right to exercise franchise: President Kovind

Addressing the National Voters' Day event here to mark the establishment of the Election Commission in 1950, the President said from the first general election to the 17th Lok Sabha polls held last..
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Twitter launches India gate emoji shrouded in Tricolour to celebrate 71st Republic day

Twitter India has specifically designed an emoji of India Gate lit up in tricolours which will be tweeted by President Ram Nath Kovind's twitter handle on January 25 during his address to the nation.
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Citizens' delegation to give representation to President on CAA

A delegation of concerned citizens comprising retired judges, civil servants, armed forces officers, diplomats and intellectuals will meet President Ram Nath Kovind on January 24.
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President Kovind, PM Modi remember Subhas Chandra Bose on his birth anniversary


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Journalism passing through 'critical phase'; fake news emerges as new menace: President

Stating that journalism has been passing through a "critical phase", President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday said fake news has emerged as a new menace whose purveyors proclaim themselves as journalists..
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Nirbhaya convicts to be hanged on February 1 at 6am

Hours after President Ram Nath Kovind rejected the mercy plea of death row convict Mukesh Kumar Singh in the 2012 Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case, a Delhi court issued a fresh black warrant, fixing..
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Nirbhaya case: President Ram Nath Kovind rejects mercy petition filed by death row convict Mukesh Singh

The mercy petition had been filed by Mukesh Singh a few days ago.
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MHA forwards mercy petition of Nirbhaya convict to President; recommends rejection

The Union home ministry on Friday forwarded to President Ram Nath Kovind the mercy petition of one of the convicts in the Nirbhaya gangrape case, recommending its rejection, officials said.
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President Kovind extends greetings to soldiers, ex-servicemen on Army Day

The nation is celebrating the 72nd Army Day today and on the occasion, President Ramnath Kovind extended greetings to veterans and their families. Earlier, chief of defence staff (CDS) General Bipin..
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Army Day 2020: PM Modi, Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah salute soldiers

The army is celebrating today as the 72nd Army Day. On the occasion, President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, among others saluted the brave soldiers of..
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President Kovind helps American have dream Kerala wedding


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Govt to probe charges against former VC of Allahabad university

His decision to quit as Allahabad University vice-chancellor will not buffer Rattan Lal Hangloo from being investigated for alleged financial, academic and administrative irregularities. Even as..
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'New decade is occasion to renew commitment towards stronger India': Pres Kovind

"Happy New Year everyone! The dawn of New Year and the new decade is an occasion to renew our commitment towards a stronger and more prosperous India. May 2020 bring joy, peace and prosperity to our..
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President Kovind extends New Year greetings, asks people to commit themselves to making caring, compassionate society

President Kovind asked people to commit themselves to making a peaceful, caring and compassionate society, according to a statement issued by Rashtrapati Bhavan. "The dawn of New Year and the new..
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President Kovind, PM Modi pay tributes to Ex-PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee on birth anniversary

Vajpayee, who was one of the tallest leaders and among the founding fathers of the BJP, took his last breath on August 16, 2018.
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Words of Jesus Christ will heal world tormented by strife and violence: President Kovind


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President Ram Nath Kovind arrives in Hyderabad for southern sojourn


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After 2018 row, President Kovind to avoid film awards event this year

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu will give away the National Film Awards at a formal ceremony in the national capital on December 23. ​​Last year, President Ram Nath Kovind had presided over the..
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Opposition parties meet President, seek recall of ‘diabolical’ CAA

Opposition parties knocked on the doors of President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday and sought his intervention on violence in central universities over protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act..
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Opposition leaders meet President Ram Nath Kovind over police action in Jamia


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Ensure that campuses emerge as spaces that nurture free expression, ideas: President Kovind to VCs

Asserting that universities should play a leading role in addressing specific challenges faced by the nation, President Kovind said higher educational institutes should emerge as spaces that nurture..
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India strives to eliminate poverty, become middle-income country: President Kovind


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President Ram Nath Kovind pays tribute to victims of 2001 Parliament attack


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Citizenship Amendment Bill becomes act after getting President Kovind's assent

President Ram Nath Kovind gave his assent to the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 on Thursday, becoming an act of the constitution. The contentious bill was passed in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, two..
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Citizenship (Amendment) Bill gets President's assent, becomes Act

President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday gave his assent to the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019, turning it into an Act. According to an official notification, the Act comes into effect with its..
IndiaTimes - Published

Inner line permit regime extended to Manipur; President signs order

The inner line permit (ILP) regime was extended to Manipur on Wednesday with President Ram Nath Kovind signing the order in this effect. The decision comes two days after Union Home Minister Amit Shah..
IndiaTimes - Published

Nirbhaya convict writes to President Kovind, seeks withdrawal of his mercy plea 'sent without consent'


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Judicial process beyond reach of poor: President Ram Nath Kovind

President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday expressed concern over access to justice, saying the judicial process has gone beyond the reach of the common man. "The judicial process has become expensive, even..
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Pocso convicts shouldn’t get option of mercy plea, says President

President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday said the law should be amended to deny the final recourse of filing a mercy petition to convicts sentenced to death under the Pocso Act. “Convicts have a right..
IndiaTimes - Published

Rape convicts under POCSO Act should not have right to file mercy petition: President Kovind

Parliament should review mercy petitions, the President said.
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Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case: Home ministry sends mercy petition to President Ram Nath Kovind

The home ministry on Friday sent its opinion on the mercy petition filed by one of the four accused in Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case to President Ram Nath Kovind. The mercy petition is the final..
IndiaTimes - Published

BR Ambedkar's 63rd death anniversary: President Ram Nath Kovind, PM Narendra Modi pay floral tribute to Dalit icon

Babasaheb Ambedkar was an Indian jurist, politician, social reformer
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India, Sweden resolve to expand overall ties, ink 3 pacts

Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf on Monday held extensive talks with President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi to expand overall bilateral cooperation in diverse areas including in trade..
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NCW chief writes to President Kovind demanding rejection of mercy petition of accused in Nirbhaya case


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'Kashmir hangover hasn't weaned off': Satya Pal Malik

Satya Pal was the former J&K Governor who became the Governor of Goa after President Ram Nath Kovind on October 25 appointed him to the post. He was sworn in on November 3.
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President Kovind says all should abide by constitutional morality


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BHU faculty writes to President against Muslim professor's appointment in Sanskrit department

In a letter to the President of India Ramnath Kovind, the professors have called for the immediate annulment of Khan's appointment and place him to some other Sanskrit teaching department.
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Governors, Lieutenant governors have important role to play in constitutional system of country: President Ram Nath Kovind

Addressing the 50th conference of governors and Lt governors of states and union territories here, Kovind said, "Today the governors' role becomes even more important when we are emphasising on..
IndiaTimes - Published

CJI Bobde congratulated by Bar leaders; shares dais with senior judges of Jamaica, Bhutan

Justice Bobde, 63, was administered the oath of office by President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday. He was congratulated by Bar leaders on being appointed as the 47th head of the Indian judiciary. The CJI,..
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Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde takes oath as next CJI

Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde was on Monday administered oath as the 47th Chief Justice of India by President Ram Nath Kovind. Justice Bobde, 63, succeeds Justice Ranjan Gogoi who demitted office on..
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Justice SA Bobde takes oath as 47th Chief Justice of India

President Kovind administered the oath of office of Chief Justice of India to Justice Bobde at 9.30 am.
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President Kovind, PM Modi extend greetings to Jharkhand on Birsa Munda's 144th birth anniversary and statehood day


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President Kovind, PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi, other leaders pay tribute to Jawaharlal Nehru on birth anniversary

Many leaders took Twitter and remembered Jawaharlal Nehru on 130th birth anniversary.
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Three parties will get together: NCP's Ajit Pawar on Maharashtra govt formation

Without naming any of the political parties, Pawar said, "If there is a situation of defection, three parties - A, B and C - will decide to back one common candidate then no one can defeat us. We three..
IndiaTimes - Published

What lies ahead for Maharashtra after President's rule is imposed for six months

The Union Ministry of Home Affairs sent a file pertaining to President's rule in Maharashtra for signing, which President Kovind signed, thereby imposing the President's Rule in the state.
DNA - Published

President Kovind accepts Shiv Sena MP Arvind Sawant's resignation, Prakash Javadekar given additional charge

President Kovind on Tuesday accepted the resignation of Arvind Sawant and assigned Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar's the additional charge of Sawant's ministry.
DNA - Published

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