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Veterans protest against politicisation of military, then get caught in their own politics

Letter by 150 veterans saying they're being used for political gains was allegedly sent to the President. Now, some deny signing it. President’s office says haven't received any letter.
Chandrababu Naidu marched from Andhra Bhawan to Jantar Mantar to demand special status for his state

Chandrababu Naidu takes his demand for special status for Andhra to President

Andhra CM Naidu, whose Telugu Desam Party quit the NDA over the special status demand, has been meeting with opposition parties on forming an anti-BJP front
President Ramnath Kovind with Prime Minister Narendra Modi | PTI

President Kovind delivers a prime ministerial speech that would make Modi proud

In his address to Parliament, President Ram Nath Kovind praised demonetisation, surgical strikes & Rafale, and made many comparisons between pre- & post-2014.
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Ex-info panel commissioner writes to President to stop Modi govt ‘attempts to dilute RTI’

Sridhar Acharyulu requests President Ram Nath Kovind to ensure that Modi govt doesn't hire retired bureaucrats this time and maintains CIC's independence.
President Ram Nath Kovind has now opened up the Rashtrapati Bhavan to the public four days a week | Kamal Kishore/PTI

President Kovind’s Independence Day message: Let contentious issues not distract us

We are at the cusp of achieving long-awaited goals, says President Ram Nath Kovind in his address to the nation. New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind Tuesday asserted that contentious issues and extraneous debates should not be allowed to distract us at a "pivotal moment" when the country is at the cusp of achieving many long-awaited goals. In his televised address to the nation on the eve of India's 72nd Independence Day, Kovind recalled Mahatma Gandhi's "most noble mantra" on the power of 'ahinsa'(non-violence) being far greater than the power of 'hinsa' (violence), remarks that come against the backdrop of incidents of lynching and mob violence in some parts of the country. "The power to stay your hand is far greater than the power to strike with your hand and 'hinsa' has no place in the society". Touching upon a range of issues, the president also said women were entitled to a life of...
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NSE left red-faced as President Kovind pulls out of silver jubilee celebrations

His press secretary says ‘no clue’ if decision is linked to NSE chairman Ashok Chawla’s name in CBI's P. Chidambaram chargesheet.
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Centre moves to make new central universities as good as old

Push comes after President Kovind called for developing 17 new central universities. Centre begins with sorting infrastructure and faculty issues.

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Why does the Right-wing want to ‘occupy’ Delhi’s liberal hotspot Khan Market?

BJP's Ram Madhav took party workers to Khan Market to celebrate the Lok Sabha victory to assert the "new political ideology and culture".

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IAF workhorse AN-32 gets a fuel that’s green and creates jobs for tribals

The IAF will now run its AN-32 transport aircraft on a blended bio-fuel partly derived from trees. It plans to widen the experiment over the next two years.
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Modi era begins in politics as caste factor fades. Here’s why he won’t be easy to beat

BJP's Mandir politics has subsumed Mandal under Modi-Shah and created a pan-Hindu vote. Modi's challenger has to invent a new politics.