Monday, 4 July, 2022

Topic: President

Elections to choose India’s next President will be on 18 July, results 21 July

The ruling NDA is confident of victory, with a little help from Parliament friends like Jagan Mohan Reddy and Naveen Patnaik.

Many in Congress will agree with Pranab Mukherjee’s view on leadership but won’t speak up

Sonia Gandhi was unable to handle the affairs of the party, writes former President Pranab Mukherjee in the third instalment of his upcoming memoir.

A new plane for Modi — high-tech Air India One with missile defence system arrives next week

A team consisting of senior officers from Air India, IAF and security agencies are in the US to finish the formalities and bring the aircraft to India.

R Venkataraman — President who stuck by rulebook to guide India through troublesome times

On his 11th death anniversary, ThePrint explores how stickler-for-rules R. Venkataraman tackled every arduous task in his multifaceted life.

President Kovind rejects mercy plea of 16 December gangrape & murder convict Mukesh Singh

A Delhi court ordered the execution of the four convicted in the 16 December gangrape and murder for 22 January.

KR Narayanan — the President who didn’t hesitate to call a spade a spade

On his death anniversary on 9 November, a look at the former President’s journey from a village in Kerala to the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Call for young Congress leader to head party: Does age matter or is it just a catchphrase?

On Monday, party veteran Karan Singh suggested electing an interim president along with four working presidents to induct “young people into positions of authority”.

EC’s opinion on AAP MLAs holding office of profit suffers from serious legal infirmities

The charge against 20 AAP Delhi MLAs cannot be sustained, and the President must seek the Supreme Court’s opinion, writes former Lok Sabha secretary...

The Presidential Prime Minister Narendra Modi

There is an unconventional makeover of parliamentary democracy underway in India with PM-President Narendra Modi.

Just 3 MPs didn’t vote as the turnout for the Presidential election hits record 99.9%

There was also a break in the ranks of the opposition

On Camera


Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Army personnel give military honours to the soldiers of Territorial Army's infantry 107 battalion who lost their lives in the Manipur Landslide, 2 July 2022, Siliguri | Credits: ANI Photo/ ANI Pic Service

A look at the Territorial Army — The Indian military’s task force hit by the Manipur landslide

The Territorial Army, a part-time military organisation for Indians who may have other jobs, is essentially a volunteer force that can be quickly mobilised in the defence of a state.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.