Friday, 2 December, 2022
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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.

Prez Kovind requests parties to rise above partisan politics during farewell speech

In his farewell address, Kovind emphasised the value of peace and harmony, saying people have a right to oppose and create pressure to pursue their goals, but using Gandhian methods.

Droupadi Murmu leads against Yashwant Sinha after 1st round of counting in Presidential poll

NDA’s presidential candidate Murmu is leading with 540 of the 748 votes of the MPs, while Opposition nominee Yashwant Sinha has received 208 votes.

Modi to Manmohan Singh, top leaders at Parliament House to vote for India’s next President

In the race are the National Democratic Alliance's pick Droupadi Murmu, and the opposition's consensus candidate Yashwant Sinha.

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.

On Camera

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Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.