Friday, 19 August, 2022
TopicRam nath kovind

Topic: ram nath kovind

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.

Thanks to reduced UP majority, July’s Presidential election just got a little tougher for BJP

BJP-led NDA is now 1.2% away from the majority mark, compared to just 0.05% in July 2021. But sometimes-friendly parties like Jagan's YSRCP & Naveen Patnaik's BJD could fill gap.

Centre has approved construction of 21 greenfield airports in India, says President Kovind

Among the 21 greenfield airports, the country’s biggest airport is coming up at Gautam Buddha Nagar in UP, said Kovind at the joint sitting of both Houses of Parliament Monday.

President Kovind meets Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina, pays homage to Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

After the meeting, Bangladesh Foreign Minister Abdul Momen said Kovind appreciated the motto 'dharma jar jar, utsab sabar' (religion is an individual matter but festivals are universal).

President Ram Nath Kovind gets red carpet welcome during maiden visit to Bangladesh

Kovind is on a three-day visit to Bangladesh where he will attend the golden jubilee celebrations of the country's independence from Pakistan.

Bangladesh invites President Kovind for 50th anniversary of liberation from Pakistan

The invitation comes amid tensions between Delhi and Dhaka over the communal violence in Bangladesh during Durga Puja this month. India hasn’t confirmed the visit.

‘India is a close partner of Denmark’, says Danish PM on a three-day visit to India

PM Narendra Modi received Mette Frederiksen and Bo Tengberg, her husband, at Rashtrapati Bhavan Saturday. Frederiksen is scheduled to interact with think-tanks, students and members of civil society.

Opposition leaders including Rahul Gandhi meet President over farm laws, push for repeal

Rahul Gandhi, who was part of a five-member delegation of Opposition leaders, said they informed President Ram Nath Kovind that it was critical the farm laws are taken back

Rashtrapati Bhavan on high alert after staff’s family member tests positive for Covid-19

The sanitation worker’s house in the Presidential Estate has been disinfected and sealed, and 25 families living in close contact have been quarantined.

Modi wants ‘closer partnership’ with China, says Covid-19 reminder of interconnected world

Ram Nath Kovind, PM Modi and Jaishankar write to their Chinese counterparts on completion of seven decades of diplomatic ties between India and China.

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Sir Ganga Ram hospital Consultants, Residents and DNB students hold placards during a protest in New Delhi, on 30 December 2021 | PTI

Distrust of Indian doctors isn’t new. Class-caste bias always ruled medical profession

As a practising doctor, I discovered large question marks on claims of a trustful patient-doctor relationship in the past. The routine dehumanisation of underprivileged patients remains a rarely mentioned topic.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

Representational image. A file photo of an Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter. | Photo: Commons

IAF operation underway to rescue Italian mountaineer stranded on Mount Nun in Ladakh

The IAF deployed its ‘Cheetah’ helicopter to rescue mountaineer Federico Nicoli. Mount Nun is the second highest peak in the Zanskar Valley of Ladakh.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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