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  • President Kovind inaugurates world’s largest cricket stadium 'Narendra Modi Stadium' at Motera Feb 24, 2021 01:52 PM IST

    President Kovind inaugurates world’s largest cricket stadium 'Narendra Modi Stadium' at Motera

    Spread over 63 acres, the stadium has been built at an estimated cost of Rs 800 crore and with a seating capacity for 1,32,000 spectators, it has surpassed the hallowed Melbourne Cricket Ground which can accommodate 90,000.

  • Union Budget 2021 | Key takeaways from FM Nirmala Sitharaman's plan for India Feb 01, 2021 11:34 AM IST

    Union Budget 2021 | Key takeaways from FM Nirmala Sitharaman's plan for India

    From boosting healthcare, giving infrastructure a big push and extending support to the agriculture sector, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in her Budget laid out India's path to economic recovery. Here are all the highlights:

  • President condemns Republic day violence, says farm laws are to provide rights to farmers Jan 29, 2021 01:13 PM IST

    President condemns Republic day violence, says farm laws are to provide rights to farmers

    In his customary address to both the Houses, the President highlighted how the country had come together in the last year to overcome adversities, such as pandemic, floods, earthquakes, attacks, and bird flu

  • AAP to boycott President's address to joint sitting of parliament over farmers protest Jan 28, 2021 05:50 PM IST

    AAP to boycott President's address to joint sitting of parliament over farmers protest

    Apart from AAP, 16 opposition parties have decided to boycott the president's address in solidarity with the farmers protesting the new farm laws.

  • Indian armed forces 'adequately mobilised' to thwart any bid to undermine national security: Ram Nath Kovind Jan 25, 2021 08:27 PM IST

    Indian armed forces 'adequately mobilised' to thwart any bid to undermine national security: Ram Nath Kovind

    India and China are locked in a nearly nine-month long military standoff in eastern Ladakh. Kovind said adversity often plays the role of a great teacher and makes people stronger and more confident. With that confidence, India has taken great strides in several sectors, he added.

  • Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2021: 32 children awarded, check details Jan 25, 2021 01:08 PM IST

    Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2021: 32 children awarded, check details

    The award is given to children with exceptional abilities and outstanding accomplishments, in the fields of innovation, scholastics, sports, arts & culture, social service and bravery.

  • Union Budget 2021-22 to be presented on February 1 Jan 05, 2021 05:00 PM IST

    Union Budget 2021-22 to be presented on February 1

    The Budget will be presented on Februrary 1 and President Ram Nath Kovind will address a joint sitting of both the Houses of Parliament on January 29.

  • Sharad Pawar to meet President Ram Nath Kovind on December 9 over farmers' protest Dec 06, 2020 06:56 PM IST

    Sharad Pawar to meet President Ram Nath Kovind on December 9 over farmers' protest

    NCP spokesperson Mahesh Tapase said the former Union agriculture minister will apprise Kovind of the situation in the country in the backdrop of the protest.

  • 15th Finance Commission submits report to President Ram Nath Kovind Nov 09, 2020 04:40 PM IST

    15th Finance Commission submits report to President Ram Nath Kovind

    The report titled 'Finance Commission in Covid Times' was submitted by N K Singh along with members of the Commission — Ajay Narayan Jha, Anoop Singh, Ashok Lahiri and Ramesh Chand.

  • Ongoing process of modernisation with induction of Rafale, Apache will transform IAF: President Ram Nath Kovind Oct 08, 2020 12:16 PM IST

    Ongoing process of modernisation with induction of Rafale, Apache will transform IAF: President Ram Nath Kovind

    On the occasion of Air Force Day, President Ram Nath Kovind said the nation remains indebted to the contribution of the Indian Air Force (IAF) in securing our skies and assisting civil authorities in humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.

  • 'Sad, disappointing', says Sukhbir Singh Badal as farm Bills get President's nod Sep 27, 2020 08:53 PM IST

    'Sad, disappointing', says Sukhbir Singh Badal as farm Bills get President's nod

    Speaking in Chandigarh, Sukhbir Singh Badal said it was a dark day for the country as the President refused to act as the nation's conscience. The Shiromani Akali Dal chief also lamented that before drafting the farm legislations, his party was not consulted by the government.

  • Don't sign farm bills; Passed 'unconstitutionally' in 'complete disregard' of parliamentary norms: Opposition parties to President Sep 23, 2020 10:29 PM IST

    Don't sign farm bills; Passed 'unconstitutionally' in 'complete disregard' of parliamentary norms: Opposition parties to President

    The opposition parties have boycotted Parliament proceedings against alleged violation of procedures by the government while passing the farm bills.

  • PM Modi, President Kovind condole death of radio astronomer Govind Swarup Sep 08, 2020 07:09 PM IST

    PM Modi, President Kovind condole death of radio astronomer Govind Swarup

    Paying rich tributes to Govind Swarup, the renowned radio astronomer, Prime Minister Narendra Modi described him as an "exceptional scientist” and expressed grief at his death

  • NEP will help India to become education superpower: President Ram Nath Kovind Sep 07, 2020 10:00 AM IST

    NEP will help India to become education superpower: President Ram Nath Kovind

    Our youth will now be able to learn according to their interests, PM Modi said while addressing the inaugural session at the 'Governors' conference on the Role of NEP in Transforming Higher Education'.

  • President, PM Modi to address Governors' Conference on NEP 2020: All you need to know Sep 06, 2020 01:12 PM IST

    President, PM Modi to address Governors' Conference on NEP 2020: All you need to know

    Besides President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Governors' Conference on NEP 2020 will be virtually attended by stat education ministers, vice-chancellors of state universities and other senior officials.

  • President Kovind honours 74 Indians with National Sports Awards Aug 29, 2020 04:40 PM IST

    President Kovind honours 74 Indians with National Sports Awards

    The five Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna awardees and 27 Arjuna awardees, with the exception of a few, logged in from multiple cities to receive the honours from President Ram Nath Kovind.

  • President Ram Nath Kovind accepts Ashok Lavasa's resignation as Election Commissioner Aug 19, 2020 11:45 AM IST

    President Ram Nath Kovind accepts Ashok Lavasa's resignation as Election Commissioner

    "...the President is pleased to accept the resignation tendered by Shri Ashok Lavasa, Election Commissioner with effect from the 31st August, 2020," the notification said.

  • President Kovind approves renaming of HRD Ministry as Ministry of Education Aug 18, 2020 09:17 AM IST

    President Kovind approves renaming of HRD Ministry as Ministry of Education

    The name change was among the key recommendations of the draft new National Education Policy (NEP)

  • 74th Independence Day | President Kovind warns China, says India won't shy away from 'giving a befitting reply' Aug 14, 2020 08:22 PM IST

    74th Independence Day | President Kovind warns China, says India won't shy away from 'giving a befitting reply'

    The President also addressed Atmanirbhar Bharat initiative launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said that India's self-reliance "means being self-sufficient without alienating or creating distance from the world".

  • 74th Independence Day: Key highlights of President Ram Nath Kovind's address to nation Aug 14, 2020 07:47 PM IST

    74th Independence Day: Key highlights of President Ram Nath Kovind's address to nation

    The president said the nation was indebted to all doctors, nurses and healthcare workers who served as frontline warriors in the fight against coronavirus.

  • President Kovind Independence Day Eve Speech: 'India successful in containing COVID-19 spread' Aug 14, 2020 07:07 PM IST

    President Kovind Independence Day Eve Speech: 'India successful in containing COVID-19 spread'

    "The entire world is fighting a pandemic due to which all of our lives have changed. It is assuring that the Centre took timely steps to address this problem," President Kovind said.

  • Independence Day 2020: When and where to watch PM Narendra Modi's speech live Aug 14, 2020 10:34 AM IST

    Independence Day 2020: When and where to watch PM Narendra Modi's speech live

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Independence Day speech is scheduled to begin at 7.30 am on August 15 and will be aired by the national broadcaster Doordarshan and live- streamed on multiple platforms.

  • Foundation laying of Ram Temple defines India's spirit of social harmony: President Ram Nath Kovind Aug 05, 2020 02:10 PM IST

    Foundation laying of Ram Temple defines India's spirit of social harmony: President Ram Nath Kovind

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday performed the 'bhoomi pujan' of a Supreme Court-mandated Ram temple in Ayodhya, bringing to fruition the BJP's 'mandir' movement that defined its politics for three decades and took it to the heights of power.

  • Hope President will intervene, instruct Rajasthan governor to convene Assembly session: P Chidambaram Jul 27, 2020 10:00 PM IST

    Hope President will intervene, instruct Rajasthan governor to convene Assembly session: P Chidambaram

    The former Union minister alleged that BJP-appointed governors have violated the letter and spirit of the Constitution and have in the process "gravely impaired" parliamentary democracy, its conventions and traditions.

  • As COVID-19 ravages human lives and economies, Buddha's message serves like beacon: President Ram Nath Kovind Jul 04, 2020 02:30 PM IST

    As COVID-19 ravages human lives and economies, Buddha's message serves like beacon: President Ram Nath Kovind

    He said the life of Buddha challenges earlier convictions as he believed in finding deliverance from suffering in the midst of this imperfect world.

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