Tuesday, 4 October, 2022
TopicDroupadi Murmu

Topic: Droupadi Murmu

‘Restore India’s reputation as inclusive, secular’: Rushdie, 101 writers urge President Murmu

On the eve of India’s 76th Independence Day, writers including, Salman Rushdie, Jhumpa Lahiri, Amitav Ghosh, criticised the Modi govt over ‘threats to free expression’.

Lt Gen Daljit Singh appointed honorary surgeon to President Droupadi Murmu

He is currently serving as the Director General Armed Forces Medical Services and is the senior-most pediatrician and neonatologist with 38 years of service.

Congress leader Adhir Chowdhury apologises to President Murmu for his ‘rashtrapatni’ remark

In a letter to the President, Chowdhury said that he mistakenly used an incorrect word for her and it was a slip of tongue.

BJP seeks Congress apology as MP Adhir refers to President Droupadi Murmu as ‘rashtrapatni’

Ministers Smriti Irani & Nirmala Sitharamaman train guns at Congress president Sonia Gandhi for Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury's 'sexist remark'. Both houses of Parliament adjourned over the outrage.

In pictures: Kovind bids goodbye to Rashtrapati Bhavan as Murmu takes over as 15th President

From Rashtrapati Bhavan, Murmu was accompanied by Ram Nath Kovind to Parliament House, where she was sworn in. She then returned to President's house after the swearing-in ceremony.

‘Power of our democracy,’ says President Droupadi Murmu on remarkable journey to Raisina Hill

Murmu, the first tribal and second woman President, said her elevation to the post is not only her own achievement but that of every poor person in the country.

Droupadi Murmu takes oath as 15th President of India, the first tribal woman to hold office

‘My nomination is evidence that the poor in India can not only dream, but also fulfill those dreams,’ the new President said in her first speech in Parliament.

Droupadi Murmu not on Twitter. Mamata, Sharad Pawar, Sadhguru & more fall for imposter handle

Political leaders from across parties congratulating President elect Droupadi Murmu have been tagging fake, unverified handles since her win.

Russian President Putin congratulates Droupadi Murmu on becoming the 15th President of India

Members of the Sri Lanka political fraternity also congratulated Murmu on her victory. More wishes poured in from the political fraternity across party lines on the victory of Murmu.

Video calls, diamonds, bags worth lakhs — ‘love affair’ of actor Jacqueline & ‘conman’ Sukesh

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Vladimir Putin | Representative image | Photo from the Kremlin's Twitter handle @KremlinRussia_E

Why Russia’s nuclear threats to Ukraine are as empty as Pakistan’s to India

Russia is trying to do what Pakistan tried—engage in aggression and threaten nuclear escalation if the other side responded.
Beneficiaries of the PM-GKAY PDS centre in Odisha | Representational image | ANI

Free grains, fuel tax deferred – Gujarat, HP on its mind, Modi govt puts politics over economy

RBI's rate hike also among decisions announced last week that might pay political dividends in state polls, but could come with commensurate economic costs, say economists.

Defence

The LCH is designed with stealth features such as reduced visual, aural, radar and infrared signatures | Photo: IAF

Prachand, India’s new Light Combat Helicopter, doesn’t yet have main arsenal or protection suite

IAF inducted new helicopter Monday, but it'll get anti-tank guided missile only by mid-2023, while air-to-air missiles haven't yet been ordered, it is learnt.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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