India on February 22 allowed Pakistani PM Imran Khan to use the Indian air-space for his two-day visit to Sri Lanka. Pakistan had requested for the permission 10 days earlier under a protocol wherein government heads passing through alien air-space alert the countries concerned in advance. Notably, Pakistan had previously denied permission for air-space usage to President Ram Nath Kovind once, and to PM Narendra Modi twice in 2019.
Opposition leaders including Rahul Gandhi, Sharad Pawar, Sitaram Yechury, T. K. S. Elangovan, D. Raja on December 9 have met President Ramnath Kovind amid farmers' protest. The leaders asked the President to take action against the central government by revoking the three farm laws. In the letter to the President signed by the five leaders, they have requested President Kovind to "persuade 'your government' not to be obdurate" and accept… read-more
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Celebrating the 551st birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, devotees from across the country offered prayers at the Golden Temple and sought blessings on November 30. The Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple) was decorated with lights and candles to commemorate the anniversary of the Sikh guru. Extending his greetings, President Ram Nath Kovind tweeted "let us resolve to conduct ourselves in a manner so as to emulate his teachings.”
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After being approved by President Ramnath Kovind, DU Vice-Chancellor Prof Yogesh Tyagi has been suspended from his duties. According to the officials of the Education Ministry Tyagi made decisions that caused "mis-governance" and "malfunctioning" in DU. They also added that the President has ordered an inquiry against Tyagi's failure of his duties and he will remain suspended until further orders.
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President Ramnath Kovind on September 27, approved all the three farm bills that were passed in the parliament. The approved bills are: Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, and Essential Commodities Bill. The Bills faced severe criticisms from opposition parties and farmers. Earlier, Chhattisgarh CM, Bhupesh Baghel, had… read-more
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Five opposition parties' leaders met President Ram Nath Kovind on September 17 and complained about Delhi police's "biased" probe in the Delhi riots. The leaders claimed that the police did not take action against the hate speeches made by the BJP leaders even after having video proofs. They stated, "Such manufacturing of conspiracy by the Delhi Police is a diversion from identifying and punishing the perpetrators of this communal violence… read-more
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Union tourism and culture minister Prahlad Singh Patel confirmed the news of actor Paresh Rawal being appointed as Chief of National School of Drama. The former BJP MP was awarded the Padma Shri for his contributions to the entertainment industry. Reportedly, President Ram Nath Kovind assigned him as the Chairman of National School of Drama, on September 10. The school's prominent alumni include actors such as, Naseeruddin Shah, Nawazzudin… read-more
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President Ramnath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be attending the virtual inaugural session for the new National Education Policy (NEP) organized by the Ministry of Education, Government of India on September 7 at 10.30 am. It will be a Governors' conference titled "Role of NEP-2020 in Transforming Higher Education." The conference will be attended by the Education Ministers of all states and other University officials.
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The National Sports Awards this year has been moved to the virtual platform, in view of the ongoing Covid-19 Pandemic. President Ram Nath Kovind will be presenting the awards on August 29. The decision to cancel a physical event has been taken after extensive meetings held between the President's office and the… read-more
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As his "Eidi", a class 9 student Riyaz received a bicycle from President Ram Nath Kovind on July 31. The President gifted it to motivate and boost rising-cyclist Riyaz's capabilities who won a bronze medal in Delhi State Cycling Championship in 2017. President learned about Riyaz's struggle through media reports, and asked the youth to follow his example of fighting against all odds with dedication and hardwork.
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