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India's Naval Might In Full Display At President's Fleet Review
India's Naval Might In Full Display At President's Fleet Review

The President's Fleet Review 2022 provided an insight into the Indian fleet's strength, capability and also the unity of purpose.

Indian Navy personnel demonstrate their skill on the occasion the President Ram Nath Kovinds visit
Prez Kovind Witnesses Indian Navy's Operational Demonstration

Later, the President also visited the IAC Vikrant which is under construction at the Cochin Shipyard Ltd. The President was provided a first-hand brief on the progress of trials towards commissioning of the ship.

Bedridden For 6 Years, Odisha Man Appeals For Euthanasia
Bedridden For 6 Years, Odisha Man Appeals For Euthanasia

To end his sufferings, an immobile Anil, who can barely sit on his own, has appealed for euthanasia. “I am forced to do all my activities on my own as my parents work as daily wage labourers. We don’t have a proper roof over our head. Basic enmities are like dream for us,” said Anil while crying inconsolably.

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President's Kanpur Visit: Security Details Leaked, Probe Ordered

Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Rahul Mithas has been asked to establish the identities of those responsible for making the document public and also explore the facts and intention behind the act.

Odia Doctor To Perform Bypass Surgery On President Kovind Today

New Delhi: An Odia doctor will perform the bypass surgery on the President Ram Nath Kovind today at the All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) in New Delhi. Doctor Akshya Kumar Bisoyi, a leading surgeon has been given the task of the bypass procedure on the President, reports said. Kovind had been admitted to […]

President Kovind, PM Modi, CM Naveen Greet People On New Year

Bhubaneswar: President of India, Ram Nath Kovind on Friday urged people of the nation to work together for creating an inclusive society filled with the spirit of love and compassion that promotes peace and goodwill. Extending greetings on the occasion of New Year, Kovind said, “New Year provides an opportunity to make a fresh beginning […]

President Ram Nath Kovind Gives Assent To 3 Contentious Farm Bills

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday gave assent to three contentious farm bills that have triggered protests by farmers especially in Punjab and Haryana. According to a gazette notification, the President gave assent to three bills: The Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020, The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement […]

PM CARES Fund: President Ram Nath Kovind To Forego 30% Salary For One Year

New Delhi: After contributing one month’s salary to the PM-CARES fund in March, President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday said he would “forego” 30 per cent of his salary for the fund for a year and reduce expenses of the Rashtrapati Bhavan as part of the steps to make more resources available for Covid-19 relief […]

President Approves Correctional Service Medals; 6 From Odisha Among 35 To Be Conferred On R-Day

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind has approved the conferment of Correctional Service medals on 35 prison personnel, including six from Odisha, on the occasion of the Republic Day, a Home Ministry statement said on Friday. Of the 35 recipients, six have been selected for Distinguished Service and 29 for Meritorious Service, the Ministry said, […]

Two Odisha Tribals Are Special Guests For Republic Day Celebrations In New Delhi

New Delhi: The Ministry of Tribal Affairs has bestowed Gangadhar Hembram and Japani Majhi of Odisha with a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ opportunity as the duo has been selected to represent the tribal community at the Republic Day Parade in New Delhi on January 26 and beating the retreat ceremony. They have received an invitation for a 10-day […]

Opposition Delegation Meets President, Seeks CAA Rollback

New Delhi: Amid the protests across the country against the Citizenship Amendment Act, a delegation of 19 opposition leaders on Tuesday met President Ram Nath Kovind and urged him to ask the Narendra Modi government roll back the legislation. Addressing the media after the meeting, Congress’ interim President Sonia Gandhi said that the whole country […]

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President's Rule Revoked In Maharashtra

Mumbai: President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday morning revoked the Proclamation of central rule implemented in Maharashtra since November 12, after 11 days. The Rashtrapati Bhavan’s announcement came shortly after a new government headed by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar was sworn-in on Saturday morning by Governor B.S. Koshyari. The […]

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Ram Nath Kovind Presents President's Colours To Army Aviation Corps

Nashik: President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday presented the prestigious President’s Colours to the Army Aviation Corps at a ceremony here. The president, who is also the supreme commander of the armed forces, awarded the Colours at a grand ceremonial parade held at the Combat Army Aviation Training School at Nashik Road. “The Indian Army […]

You gave us 300 seats, we scrapped Art 370: Amit Shah

Beed (Maharashtra): Bharatiya Janata Party President and Union Home Minister Amit Shah said the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi took the historic step of uniting the country with the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu & Kashmir, here on Tuesday. “You blessed us with 300 seats (in Lok Sabha), we have scrapped the Article […]

Kovind meets Lata Mangeshkar
President Kovind meets Lata Mangeshkar at her residence

Mumbai: President Ram Nath Kovind has met Lata Mangeshkar at her residence here. The legendary singer said that she felt deeply honoured and humbled by the President’s visit. Lata Mangeshkar on Sunday took to Twitter, where she shared a candid photograph of herself chatting with the President. “Namaskar, was deeply honoured and humbled when the […]

After President’s mention, focus back on Mahanadi pollution

Sambalpur: A day after President Ram Nath Kovind stressed on Centre’s plans to extend the ‘Namami Gange’ scheme up to Odisha, the focus has again shifted on the rampant pollution in Mahanadi, the life line of the State. At present, polluted water from several industries is being directly discharged into Mahanadi river. Similarly, untreated waste […]

Orissa HC Bar to boycott court of 3 judges till June 26

Cuttack: Intensifying its ongoing agitation against the elevation of lawyers, who are not regular practitioners of the High Court, the Orissa High Court Bar Association today decided to boycott the courts of Collegium-member judges. The association has announced to refrain from attending the courts of Collegium-member judges constituting Chief Justice of Orissa and two senior […]

Virendra Kumar takes oath as Pro tem Speaker

New Delhi:  Former Union Minister and seven-time MP Virendra Kumar on Monday took oath as the Pro tem Speaker of the 17th Lok Sabha. President Ram Nath Kovind administered the oath to Virendra Kumar at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. In the first term of the Modi government, the 65-year-old senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader was Minister of […]

Trump trolled after he claims moon part of Mars

San Francisco:  US President Donald Trump has left people astonished with his knowledge of space and the universe and has become a laughing stock yet again after he claimed that the moon is a part of Mars. In a tweet on Friday, he said: “For all of the money we are spending, NASA should NOT be […]

Kovind, Naidu, Modi greet people on Eid-ul-Fitr

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi were among the several leaders who greeted the people on Eid-ul-Fitr on Wednesday. The President, on his official Twitter handle, said the festival strengthens people’s belief in charity, fraternity and compassion. “Eid Mubarak to all fellow citizens, especially to our […]

President, Vice President, PM extend Holi greetings

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday greeted the nation on the occasion of Holi. “Greetings and best wishes to fellow citizens in India and abroad on the auspicious occasion of Holi,” tweeted Kovind, who had also released a statement on […]

President confers Kirti Chakra on martyred Odia jawan

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind today conferred gallantry awards on several army personnel including Odisha’s Pradip Kumar Panda (Posthumous). Pradip’s wife, Minati Panda, received the Kirti Chakra from the President today. Pradip, a constable in 130 Battalion of CRPF was honoured with the gallantry award for his supreme sacrifice for the country and his […]

President confers gallantry awards to armed forces

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday conferred gallantry awards — two Kirti Chakras and 15 Shaurya Chakras — to the armed forces personnel for displaying conspicuous gallantry, indomitable courage and extreme devotion to the duty. Two Kirti Chakras and two Shaurya Chakras were given posthumously. The President, who is also the Supreme Commander […]

President presents Padma Bhushan, Padma Shri awards

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday presented the Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri awards for 2019 at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here. Actor-dancer Prabhu Deva, late journalist Kuldip Nayar (awarded posthumously) and industrialist John Chambers are among the recipients. One of the highest civilian awards of the country, the Padma awards were conferred at […]

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Ex-Brazilian President gets additional 13 year sentence

Brasilia: Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was sentenced to nearly 13 additional years in prison on corruption and money laundering charges, judicial sources said. Lula, who served as President from 2003 to 2010, is currently serving a sentence of 12 years and one month on charges of accepting a luxury beachfront apartment […]

Stopping facial recognition for good work is cruel, says Microsoft chief

San Francisco: Microsoft President Brad Smith has shot down calls to stop selling facial recognition software to government agencies, saying the move would be “cruel” as it could hamper good work such as diagnosing rare diseases. According to a report in the Business Insider on Sunday, Smith said the move would be “cruel in the […]

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Russia will suspend INF Treaty, says Putin

Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday announced that Russia will suspend its participation in the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty in a mirror response to the US’ decision. “We will proceed as follows. We will come up with a tit-for-tat response. American partners have announced the suspension of their participation in the treaty, and […]

Puri Srimandir Daitapati Nijog office bearers elected

Puri: The office bearers of the Daitapati Nijog of Puri Srimandir were elected today. While Rabindra Das Mohapatra has been elected president, Surya Narayan Swain was nominated vice-president. Durga Prasad Das Mohapatra and Amit Kumar Das have been elected secretary, associate secretary of the nijog, respectively. Similarly, Chandrasekhar Das Mohapatra has been elected as the […]

Centre working for sustainable solution to farmers' problem: Kovind

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday said that the Centre was working for sustainable solutions to the issues faced by farmers and has taken some recommendable steps to improve their conditions. Addressing a joint sitting Parliament at the beginning of the Budget Session, Kovind said: “My government is working day and night to […]

Prez Kovind clears 10 % reservation for economically weak in general category

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind has given his assent to the constitutional provision to provide 10-per cent reservation in government jobs and education to economically backward section in the general category. A notification issued by the Ministry of Law and Justice said on Saturday that the Constitution (103 Amendment) Act, 2019 has received the […]

US, China dealing trade negotiations at highest levels: Trump

Washington: The US and China are dealing the trade negotiations at the highest levels, President Donald Trump said, claiming that America’s steel industry has come “roaring back” following the last year’s tariff hikes. The Trump administration imposed heavy tariffs on imported steel and aluminium items in March last year, a move that sparked fears of […]

President, PM condole Kader Khan's demise

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and several political leaders on Tuesday condoled the death of veteran Bollywood actor-director Kader Khan. The President tweeted: “Sad to learn about the passing of veteran actor and dialogue writer Kader Khan. His versatility, from comic to negative roles, and the films he embellished as […]

'Putin, Trump will meet at G20 summit as planned'

Moscow: A meeting between US President Donald Trump and Russia’s Vladimir Putin will take place at this week’s G20 summit as planned, the Kremlin said Thursday, despite US threats to cancel over Moscow’s tensions with Ukraine. “Washington has confirmed the meeting,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists. Peskov said the meeting in Argentina would start […]

Kovind, Modi greet nation on Milad-un-Nabi

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday greeted the country on the occasion of Milad-un-Nabi, the birthday of Prophet Mohammed. “Good wishes to all fellow citizens, especially our Muslim brothers and sisters in India and abroad,” the President, who is in on four-day visit to Australia tweeted. “We remember […]

Sri Lanka's Supreme Court stays dissolution of Parliament

Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed until December 7 the dissolution of Parliament by the President, granting interim relief to political parties that had urged the apex court to junk Maithripala Sirisena’s decision. A three judge bench headed by Chief Justice Nalin Perera heard petitions filed by several political parties on Monday and […]

President, PM salute Indian soldiers who died in WW I

New Delhi: Paying tributes to Indian soldiers who fought in World War I which ended a century ago, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said India was committed to peace and pledged to create an atmosphere where wars don’t occur. President Ram Nath Kovind also saluted the Indian soldiers “for their sacrifice in East Africa […]

Dayanand Saraswati's work still relevant: President Kovind

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday said Swami Dayanand Saraswati’s work in the educational, spiritual and social arena was still relevant for the Indian society as well as the world. During the inauguration of International Arya Mahasammelan, he said Dayanand Saraswati showed India the path of renaissance and self-pride in the 19th century […]

President, PM mourn Punjab train tragedy

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and leaders of political parties on Friday expressed shock and grief over a train tragedy that claimed at least 30 lives during a Dussehra celebration in Punjab. “Heartfelt condolences to bereaved families,” Kovind tweeted after a speeding train ran over a large number of people […]

Kovind urges engineers to build sustainable structures

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday advised engineers to build sustainable structures in view of the changing climate and also to ensure that they look beautiful. Speaking to separate groups of trainee Assistant Executive Engineers and Deputy Architects of the Central Public Works Department (CPWD), who had called on him, Kovind said the issue […]

Kovind, Modi, Rahul hail air warriors on 86th Air Force Day

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday extended their greetings on the occasion of the 86th Air Force Day. “We proudly honour our air warriors, veterans, and families of the Indian Air Force. They safeguard our skies with courage and commitment. The resilience, tenacity and […]