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Budget Session Begins: President Ram Nath Kovind lists Modi govt achievements

The Budget Session began today (Thursday, January 31), with President Ram Nath Kovind addressing the joint sitting of members of both the Houses of...
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Newly appointed CEC Sunil Arora says, polls must be ‘free, fair, and ethical’

Sunil Arora, who was appointed as the new Chief Election Commissioner by President Ram Nath Kovind, has taken charge today (Sunday, Dec 2)succeeding  OP...
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Justice Ranjan Gogoi sworn-in as 46th Chief Justice of India, the first from North...

Justice Ranjan Gogoi was today (Wednesday, October 3), sworn-in as the 46th Chief Justice of India, the first judge from the northeast to occupy...
Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee passes away

Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee passes away

Former Prime Minister and veteran BJP leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who served as Prime Minister for three times has expired on Thursday evening after...
President Asks Nation Not To Distract By Contentious Issues

President Asks Nation Not To Distract By Contentious Issues

Ram Nath Kovind addresses nation on the eve of 72nd Independence Day President Ram Nath Kovind has emphasised that violence has no place in the...
Maj Gen N Srinivas Rao, GOC, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Sub Area (TASA), presents the TASA School Champions Trophy to the winner Army Public School, Bolarum, at MCEME Auditorium in Secunderabad, UNI

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Detained Reuters journalist Wa Lone arrives at Insein court in Yangon, Myanmar, Reuters/UNI

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Four new members nominated to Rajya Sabha, an ex-BJP MP and a RSS ideologue among them

Four new members nominated to Rajya Sabha, an ex-BJP MP and a RSS ideologue...

President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday, July 14, nominated four persons to the Rajya Sabha. The nominations were made on the advice of Prime...
Sri Lanka's Niroshan Dickwella (R) and Kusal Mendis celebrate the dismissal of South Africa's Hashim Amla furing the first South Africa vs Sri Lanka Test in Galle, Reuters/UNI

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India extend $100 m credit, gifts Dornier aircraft to Seychelles

India extend $100 m credit, gifts Dornier aircraft to Seychelles

India and Seychelles have agreed to work together to develop a naval base project at the Assumption Island keeping each other’s concerns in mind...
Relatives cry while waiting for news on missing family members who were on a ferry that sank yesterday in Lake Toba, at Tigaras Port, Simalungun, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Reuters/UNI

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The International Space Station (ISS) crew members Serena Aunon-Chancellor of the US, Alexander Gerst of Germany and Sergey Prokopyev of Russia wave in front of a bus before leaving for a pre-launch preparation at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Reuters/UNI

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Shia Muslims participate in a procession on the occasion of the 19th Ramzan, in the old city of Lucknow, UNI

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A white tiger resting in a water pool at its enclosure at the zoo to cool off during a hot summer afternoon, as temperature crosses 42 degrees in Lucknow, UNI

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in Sochi, Russia for an informal summit with the President of Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, UNI

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Cops probe posters of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with tag 'The Lie Lama'

Cops probe posters of Prime Minister Narendra Modi tagged ‘The Lie Lama’

Delhi police have registered a case for defacing boundary walls by pasting posters of Prime Minister Narendra Modi carrying the tagline "The Lie Lama",...
CITY BREATHES: People walk in the rain next to the cathedral in downtown Mexico City, Mexico, Reuters/UNI

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Marseille's Adil Rami celebrates after beating Olympique de Marseille during the Europa League Semi Final Second Leg at Red Bull Arena, Salzburg, Austria, Reuters/UNI

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President Ram Nath Kovind meets the Vice-Chancellors of Central University at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi, UNI

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President promulgate ordinance on rape convict, economic offenders

President promulgate ordinance on rape convict, economic offenders

President Ram Nath Kovind has, on Saturday evening, promulgated the criminal law amending ordinance, paving the way for providing stringent punishment, including the death...
President calls Kathua gangrape-murder shameful, says our duty to ensure safety of women

President calls Kathua gangrape-murder shameful, says our duty to ensure safety of women

President Ram Nath Kovind condemned the "heinous and barbaric" Kathua gang-rape and murder case and said it is the collective responsibility of the society...
WINNER TAKE ALL: Gold medalist Heena Sidhu of India, silver medalist Elena Galiabovitch of Australia and bronze medalist Alia Sazana Azahari of Malaysia on the podium after the Women's 25m Pistol Final at Belmont Shooting Centre, Brisbane, Australia, during the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, Reuters/UNI

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WHAT TRAGEDY LOOKS LIKE: Officers from the ministry of marine affairs examine the carcass of Irawaddy dolphins found dead at Klandasan Beach after oil spill poisoning in the waters off Balikpapan, East Kalimantan, Indonesia, Reuters/UNI

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Delhi HC quashes President's order disqualifying AAP MLAs

Delhi HC quashes President’s order disqualifying AAP MLAs

The Delhi High Court on Friday, March 23, set aside Presidential notification disqualifying 20 Aam Aadmi Party MLAs from Delhi legislative assembly. The President, on...
French President Emmanuel Macron, PM Modi hold talks; 14 agreements worth over Rs 1 lakh crore signed

French President Emmanuel Macron, PM Modi hold talks; 14 agreements worth over Rs 1...

India and France on Saturday inked 14 key agreements in the strategic areas of security, nuclear energy, and protection of classified information, as companies...
GREEN TRAGEDY: A team of mediapersons along with environment activists showing illegally chopped green cedar and pine trees at forest block Dandi in Neeru range of Jammu & Kashmir’s Bhaderwah forest division, UNI

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Jordanian King Abdullah II meets PM Narendra Modi

Jordanian King Abdullah II meets PM Narendra Modi

Twelve MoUs and agreements inked for strengthening cooperation King Abdullah II of Jordan met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at New Delhi on Thursday and discussed bilateral relations...
DIVA IN THE SKY: Fans of of Bollywood actress Sridevi hold her portrait as they wait to offer their condolences outside a makeshift memorial in Mumbai, India, Reuters/UNI

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Laws of motion were codified in mantras, says junior minister for education who trashed Darwinian theory

Laws of motion were codified in mantras, says junior minister for education who trashed...

India's Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Satyapal Singh, whose job is to take care of the country's education system, has said the...

Sridevi passes away leaving fans shell-shocked

In a sudden shock to film goers, Bollywood’s veteran actress Sridevi has passed away due to cardiac arrest, at 54, in Dubai late night...

AMU convocation: Students say President welcome, but no Sanghi elements allowed

An invitation to President Ramnath Kovind for the 65th annual convocation ceremony of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has created some misapprehensions in the university's...
FIRST DAY OF SPRING: Houseboats on the Jhelum in the backdrop of snow-clad Zabarwan Hills, in Srinagar, UNI

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UNITED STAND: Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian president, PIB

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GRAND SPECTACLE: Soldiers attend a grand military parade celebrating the 70th founding anniversary of the Korean People's Army at the Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, KCNA/Reuters/UNI

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Modi govt destroying democratic institutions, but winds of change are coming; 2014 results an aberration: Sonia Gandhi

Modi govt destroying democratic institutions, but winds of change are coming; 2014 results an...

Former Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday, Feb 8, accused Narendra Modi government of creating an atmosphere of fear, damaging democratic traditions and eroding...
NEW YEAR BRAVERY: A man performs a stunt through a ring of fire during a traditional folklore performance ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year, or Spring festival, at Chenjiagou village in Wen county, Henan province, China, Reuters/UNI

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EC suggests 5 amendments to Constitution for simultaneous polls

EC suggests 5 amendments to Constitution for simultaneous polls

Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat, Photo Credit: Agencies Election Commission backs proposal for simultaneous Lok Sabha and Assembly polls but says 5 Articles under the...
THROUGH THE HAZE: A man rides an electric tricycle amid smog in Chiping, Shandong province, China, Reuters/UNI

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President Kovind's Maiden Address to Parliament Focuses On Social Sector

President Kovind’s Maiden Address to Parliament Focuses On Social Sector

A focus on social sector and welfarism, highlighting the government's move to restore Muslim women's honour through the bill criminalising triple talaq, and pitching...

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Republic Day

India displays its might and culture on 69th Republic Day, with ASEAN leaders as...

India celebrated its 69th Republic Day on Friday with a grand display of its military might, economic and technological development and multi-coloured cultural diversity...
LIQUID GRACE: Kaitlin Hawayek and Jean-Luc Baker of the US compete in the free dance event of the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships 2018 in Taipei, Taiwan, Reuters/UNI

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Delhi HC tells EC not to initiate by-poll process till AAP MLAs pleas are...

A division bench of Justices S Ravindra Bhat and AK Chawla of the Delhi High Court on Wednesday (January 24), issued notices to the Election Commission...
AAP files fresh petition before Delhi HC on MLAs disqualification

AAP files fresh petition before Delhi HC on MLAs disqualification

In an expected move, the 20 former Aam Aadmi Party legislators who lost their seats in the State Assembly last week after President Ram...
President approves EC recommendation to disqualify 20 AAP MLAs

President approves EC recommendation to disqualify 20 AAP MLAs

EC sought disqualification claiming they had held offices of profit by occupying parliamentary secretaries’ position President Ram Nath Kovind has approved the Election Commission’s recommendation...
EC recommends disqualification of 20 AAP MLAs for Office Of Profit

EC recommends disqualification of 20 AAP MLAs for Office Of Profit

Disqualification of 20 MLAs will leave AAP with a reduced strength of 42 in the 70-member Delhi Assembly, still in majority, while by-polls would...
WIFELY RITES: Devotees offer prayers before taking a holy bath in the Bagmati river at Pashupatinath Temple during the Swasthani Brata Katha festival in Kathmandu, Nepal, Reuters/UNI

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FUN TIME: Visitors play in a crowded pool during New Year Day holiday at The Jungle Waterpark in Bogor, Indonesia, Reuters/UNI

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QUEEN OF THE GREENS: A woman displays her vegetable artwork on the first day of 2018 in Mirzapur, UP, UNI

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14, including 11 women, consumed by Kamala Mills blaze in Mumbai, BMC in the dock

14, including 11 women, consumed by Kamala Mills blaze in Mumbai, BMC in the...

Reverberations of the tragedy heard in Parliament as BJP MP Kirit Somaiya blames Shiv Sena-led Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, enquiry ordered A midnight blaze that broke out in...
BON VOYAGE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi being received by the Governor of Punjab and Administrator, Union Territory, Chandigarh, VP Singh Badnore, at Chandigarh airport on way to Shimla, UNI

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COLD COMFORT: A boy and a woman are wrapped in a single shawl as they sit at a bus terminal on a cold winter morning in New Delhi, Reuters/UNI

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MP Assembly passes Bill for awarding death penalty for rape of girls aged 12 years or below

MP Assembly passes Bill for awarding death penalty for rape of girls aged 12...

Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s cabinet had approved the Bill last week; NCRB 2016 report shows MP has highest incidence of rape in India Days...
FAITH’S DICHOTOMIES: Houthi supporters hang off an iron fence during a rally marking the birth anniversary of Islam's Prophet Mohammad in Sanaa, Yemen, Reuters/UNI

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BROUGHT HERE BY FAITH: A Catholic citizen attends a mass led by Pope Francis at Kyite Ka San Football Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar, Reuters/UNI

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Urgent need to examine adjournment of court cases: President Ram Nath Kovind

Addressing the National Law Day conference, President Ram Nath Kovind says the well-off use judicial process to delay cases they do not want resolved Should...
ROLE MODEL: Former Indian cricket captain MS Dhoni in a group photograph with NCC cadets at the border town of Uri in the north Kashmir district of Baramulla, UNI

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NATURE THE TEACHER: At the biodiversity park decorated with paintings and messages in Belagavi, Karnataka, UNI

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Woman passenger heckles Union minister KJ Alphons as VIP movement delays her flight

Woman passenger heckles Union minister KJ Alphons as VIP movement delays her flight

The woman, possibly a doctor, claimed her flight was delayed due to VIP movement at Imphal airport while she had to reach Patna to...
WINTER SCENERY: A roadside vendor sells kangri, the traditional Kashmiri firepot, in Srinagar, UNI

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President Ram Nath Kovind dedicating the newly built State Legislative Assembly to the people of Arunachal Pradesh at Itanagar on Sunday. Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, Brigadier (Retd.) B.D. Mishra, chief minister Pema Khandu and Union minister of state for home affairs Kiren Rijiju are also seen. Photo credit: PIB

President Ram Nath Kovind’s Arunachal visit irks China

Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson says China never recognised Arunachal Pradesh, opposed to Indian leaders’ activities in disputed regions Weeks after it took strong offence to...
STILL THE KING: Switzerland's Roger Federer in action during his group stage match against Germany's Alexander Zverev during ATP World Tour Finals, at the O2 Arena in London, he won in three sets, Reuters/UNI

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LONG HAUL: Thousands of trucks loaded with coal are lined up for up to 130 kilometres from the Mongolia-China border on a sole road in the Gobi desert, Mongolia; the journey can take more than a week, Reuters/UNI

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GOOD MORNING GENTLEMEN: President Ram Nath Kovind poses for a photograph with officer trainees of 69 Royal Regiment (2016 batch) of the Indian Police Service from Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi, UNI

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QUEEN’S GAME: Belgium's King Philippe looks on as Queen Mathilde hits a ball as they play cricket with children at a ground in Mumbai, India, Reuters/UNI

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WET FUN: A hippopotamus on a rainy day at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, UNI

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President Ram Nath Kovind attending ‘Vajramahothsava’ – diamond jubilee celebrations of Karnataka’s Vidhana Soudha on Wednesday. Photo credit: PIB

Prez Kovind praises Tipu Sultan in Karnataka Assembly, BJP cries foul

The President’s remarks on the former ruler of Mysore came days after Union minister Anantkumar Hegde described Tipu as a mass rapist and brutal...
Girija Devi

Queen of Thumri, Girija Devi, passes away at 88

The legendary singer of the Benaras gharana belonged to Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh but had settled down in Kolkata Eminent classical singer and Padma Vibhushan...
Vasundhra Raj

Despite political uproar, PIL in Raj HC, Raje govt tables immunity Bill in Assembly

The Centre has defended the controversial Bill while Congress, a section of jurists and the Editors Guild have called it illegal Amid a huge political...
GRACE IN MOTION: Jade Carey of the United States competes on the floor exercise during the 47th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships at Montreal Olympic Stadium, Eric Bolte/USA Today/Reuters/UNI

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Air Force Chief Dhanoa Says Ready to Fight At Short Notice

Air Force Chief Dhanoa Says Ready to Fight At Short Notice

Security of all Air Force stations is enhanced to combat any threat Indian Air Force is fully prepared to fight a war at a short...
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Mandal-era again: Modi govt appoints commission to identify OBC sub-categories

- By Abhishek Kumar Panel headed by retired Delhi HC chief justice G Rohini tasked with identifying OBC sub-categories on a scientific basis, to submit...
Five states got new governers

Five states get new Governors, Admiral (retd) DK Joshi made Lt Governor of Andaman...

Madhya Pradesh and Telangana remain under additional charge of Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh governors respectively President Ram Nath Kovind, on Saturday, appointed governors for five states...
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Nepal PM arrives on 5 day visit

Nepal PM arrives on 5 day visit

Kathmandu keeping “equidistance” on Doklam standoff Amid India-China standoff in Doklam, Nepal’s Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has arrived in India on Wednesday for a...
GO TO THE TOP: President Ram Nath Kovind presents the President’s Colours to Ladakh Scouts Regimental Centre and five battalions on his maiden two-day visit to Ladakh, UNI

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President hails demonetisation, GST in his first Independence Day Speech; asks citizens to help Govt make new India

President hails demonetisation, GST in his first Independence Day Speech; asks citizens to help...

As India celebrates 70 years of independence tomorrow, President Ram Nath Kovind, in his first speech Independence Day eve speech after being sworn in...
Venkaiah Naidu takes oath of office as Vice President; Congress – BJP sparring continues

Venkaiah Naidu takes oath of office as Vice President; Congress – BJP sparring continues

Rajya Sabha members urged Naidu to continue the practice of not allowing any bill to be passed in the din and also to ensure...
Haryana’s Trump Village to Send Rakhis to US President, Modi

Haryana’s Trump Village to Send Rakhis to US President, Modi

On Sunday when President Ram Nath Kovind greeted people on the eve of Raksha Bandhan, people of the Trump village, formerly known as Maroda...
JOY RIDE: A woman carries a child in a plastic container through a road at Tantray Pora in south Kashmir's Kulgam district, Reuters/UNI

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You have been a father figure, mentor: Modi to Pranab on his last day...

Former President Pranab Mukherjee tweets letter Prime Minister Narendra Modi sent to him on his last day in office, says it touched his heart The...
Ram Nath Kovind takes oath as 14th President of India, Modi terms it a ‘significant milestone’

Ram Nath Kovind takes oath as 14th President of India, Modi terms it a...

Second Dalit to occupy President’s office since KR Narayanan; talks about an ‘India of Opportunities’ in his maiden address to Parliament From virtual political anonymity...
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Ram Nath Kovind is India’s next President

Former Bihar governor and National Democratic Alliance’s (NDA) candidate Ram Nath Kovind has been declared elected as the 14th President of India. As expected, Kovind...
Voting begins for Presidential Election

Voting begins for Presidential Election

CJI will administer oath to new President on July 25 Polling to elect 14th president has begun this morning at Parliament House and state assemblies...
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BJP eyeing Northeast to expand support for Ram Nath Kovind

National Democratic Alliance (NDA)’s presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind will embark on a tour of Northeast India from July 6 to maximize support in...
Presidential Election 2017 : Meira Kumar files nomination in presence of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi

Presidential Election 2017 : Meira Kumar files nomination in presence of Congress chief Sonia...

Meira Kumar will commence her poll campaign from Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad The Congress-led Opposition’s presidential nominee Meira Kumar on Wednesday filed her nomination for...

2017 Presidential polls: Meira Kumar says the caste system should be buried deep down...

Will contest the Presidential polls on the plank of democratic values, says Meira After she was nominated by the Congress - led opposition as its...
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Presidential Election 2017 : Ram Nath Kovind files nomination in presence of PM Modi

The Opposition led by Congress announced former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar as its candidate for the Presidential polls NDA’s presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind...
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar backs BJP pick

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar backs BJP pick Ram Nath Kovind for President

In what could be called a major setback to the possibility of fielding a united Opposition candidate in the presidential elections, Bihar Chief Minister...
Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind is NDA’s Presidential nominee

Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind is NDA’s Presidential nominee

The Bhartiya Janta Party on Monday announced the name of incumbent Bihar governor Ram Nath Kovind as its candidate for the Presidential election after...

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Budget Session Begins: President Ram Nath Kovind lists Modi govt achievements

The Budget Session began today (Thursday, January 31), with President Ram Nath Kovind addressing the joint sitting of members of both the Houses of...
Sunil Arora

Newly appointed CEC Sunil Arora says, polls must be ‘free, fair, and ethical’

Sunil Arora, who was appointed as the new Chief Election Commissioner by President Ram Nath Kovind, has taken charge today (Sunday, Dec 2)succeeding  OP...
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Justice Ranjan Gogoi sworn-in as 46th Chief Justice of India, the first from North...

Justice Ranjan Gogoi was today (Wednesday, October 3), sworn-in as the 46th Chief Justice of India, the first judge from the northeast to occupy...
Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee passes away

Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee passes away

Former Prime Minister and veteran BJP leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who served as Prime Minister for three times has expired on Thursday evening after...
President Asks Nation Not To Distract By Contentious Issues

President Asks Nation Not To Distract By Contentious Issues

Ram Nath Kovind addresses nation on the eve of 72nd Independence Day President Ram Nath Kovind has emphasised that violence has no place in the...
Maj Gen N Srinivas Rao, GOC, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Sub Area (TASA), presents the TASA School Champions Trophy to the winner Army Public School, Bolarum, at MCEME Auditorium in Secunderabad, UNI

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Detained Reuters journalist Wa Lone arrives at Insein court in Yangon, Myanmar, Reuters/UNI

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Four new members nominated to Rajya Sabha, an ex-BJP MP and a RSS ideologue among them

Four new members nominated to Rajya Sabha, an ex-BJP MP and a RSS ideologue...

President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday, July 14, nominated four persons to the Rajya Sabha. The nominations were made on the advice of Prime...
Sri Lanka's Niroshan Dickwella (R) and Kusal Mendis celebrate the dismissal of South Africa's Hashim Amla furing the first South Africa vs Sri Lanka Test in Galle, Reuters/UNI

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India extend $100 m credit, gifts Dornier aircraft to Seychelles

India extend $100 m credit, gifts Dornier aircraft to Seychelles

India and Seychelles have agreed to work together to develop a naval base project at the Assumption Island keeping each other’s concerns in mind...
Relatives cry while waiting for news on missing family members who were on a ferry that sank yesterday in Lake Toba, at Tigaras Port, Simalungun, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Reuters/UNI

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The International Space Station (ISS) crew members Serena Aunon-Chancellor of the US, Alexander Gerst of Germany and Sergey Prokopyev of Russia wave in front of a bus before leaving for a pre-launch preparation at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Reuters/UNI

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Shia Muslims participate in a procession on the occasion of the 19th Ramzan, in the old city of Lucknow, UNI

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A white tiger resting in a water pool at its enclosure at the zoo to cool off during a hot summer afternoon, as temperature crosses 42 degrees in Lucknow, UNI

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in Sochi, Russia for an informal summit with the President of Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, UNI

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Cops probe posters of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with tag 'The Lie Lama'

Cops probe posters of Prime Minister Narendra Modi tagged ‘The Lie Lama’

Delhi police have registered a case for defacing boundary walls by pasting posters of Prime Minister Narendra Modi carrying the tagline "The Lie Lama",...
CITY BREATHES: People walk in the rain next to the cathedral in downtown Mexico City, Mexico, Reuters/UNI

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Marseille's Adil Rami celebrates after beating Olympique de Marseille during the Europa League Semi Final Second Leg at Red Bull Arena, Salzburg, Austria, Reuters/UNI

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President Ram Nath Kovind meets the Vice-Chancellors of Central University at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi, UNI

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President promulgate ordinance on rape convict, economic offenders

President promulgate ordinance on rape convict, economic offenders

President Ram Nath Kovind has, on Saturday evening, promulgated the criminal law amending ordinance, paving the way for providing stringent punishment, including the death...
President calls Kathua gangrape-murder shameful, says our duty to ensure safety of women

President calls Kathua gangrape-murder shameful, says our duty to ensure safety of women

President Ram Nath Kovind condemned the "heinous and barbaric" Kathua gang-rape and murder case and said it is the collective responsibility of the society...
WINNER TAKE ALL: Gold medalist Heena Sidhu of India, silver medalist Elena Galiabovitch of Australia and bronze medalist Alia Sazana Azahari of Malaysia on the podium after the Women's 25m Pistol Final at Belmont Shooting Centre, Brisbane, Australia, during the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, Reuters/UNI

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WHAT TRAGEDY LOOKS LIKE: Officers from the ministry of marine affairs examine the carcass of Irawaddy dolphins found dead at Klandasan Beach after oil spill poisoning in the waters off Balikpapan, East Kalimantan, Indonesia, Reuters/UNI

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Delhi HC quashes President's order disqualifying AAP MLAs

Delhi HC quashes President’s order disqualifying AAP MLAs

The Delhi High Court on Friday, March 23, set aside Presidential notification disqualifying 20 Aam Aadmi Party MLAs from Delhi legislative assembly. The President, on...
French President Emmanuel Macron, PM Modi hold talks; 14 agreements worth over Rs 1 lakh crore signed

French President Emmanuel Macron, PM Modi hold talks; 14 agreements worth over Rs 1...

India and France on Saturday inked 14 key agreements in the strategic areas of security, nuclear energy, and protection of classified information, as companies...
GREEN TRAGEDY: A team of mediapersons along with environment activists showing illegally chopped green cedar and pine trees at forest block Dandi in Neeru range of Jammu & Kashmir’s Bhaderwah forest division, UNI

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Jordanian King Abdullah II meets PM Narendra Modi

Jordanian King Abdullah II meets PM Narendra Modi

Twelve MoUs and agreements inked for strengthening cooperation King Abdullah II of Jordan met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at New Delhi on Thursday and discussed bilateral relations...
DIVA IN THE SKY: Fans of of Bollywood actress Sridevi hold her portrait as they wait to offer their condolences outside a makeshift memorial in Mumbai, India, Reuters/UNI

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Laws of motion were codified in mantras, says junior minister for education who trashed Darwinian theory

Laws of motion were codified in mantras, says junior minister for education who trashed...

India's Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Satyapal Singh, whose job is to take care of the country's education system, has said the...

Sridevi passes away leaving fans shell-shocked

In a sudden shock to film goers, Bollywood’s veteran actress Sridevi has passed away due to cardiac arrest, at 54, in Dubai late night...

AMU convocation: Students say President welcome, but no Sanghi elements allowed

An invitation to President Ramnath Kovind for the 65th annual convocation ceremony of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has created some misapprehensions in the university's...
FIRST DAY OF SPRING: Houseboats on the Jhelum in the backdrop of snow-clad Zabarwan Hills, in Srinagar, UNI

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UNITED STAND: Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian president, PIB

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GRAND SPECTACLE: Soldiers attend a grand military parade celebrating the 70th founding anniversary of the Korean People's Army at the Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, KCNA/Reuters/UNI

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Modi govt destroying democratic institutions, but winds of change are coming; 2014 results an aberration: Sonia Gandhi

Modi govt destroying democratic institutions, but winds of change are coming; 2014 results an...

Former Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday, Feb 8, accused Narendra Modi government of creating an atmosphere of fear, damaging democratic traditions and eroding...
NEW YEAR BRAVERY: A man performs a stunt through a ring of fire during a traditional folklore performance ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year, or Spring festival, at Chenjiagou village in Wen county, Henan province, China, Reuters/UNI

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EC suggests 5 amendments to Constitution for simultaneous polls

EC suggests 5 amendments to Constitution for simultaneous polls

Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat, Photo Credit: Agencies Election Commission backs proposal for simultaneous Lok Sabha and Assembly polls but says 5 Articles under the...
THROUGH THE HAZE: A man rides an electric tricycle amid smog in Chiping, Shandong province, China, Reuters/UNI

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President Kovind's Maiden Address to Parliament Focuses On Social Sector

President Kovind’s Maiden Address to Parliament Focuses On Social Sector

A focus on social sector and welfarism, highlighting the government's move to restore Muslim women's honour through the bill criminalising triple talaq, and pitching...

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India displays its might and culture on 69th Republic Day, with ASEAN leaders as...

India celebrated its 69th Republic Day on Friday with a grand display of its military might, economic and technological development and multi-coloured cultural diversity...
LIQUID GRACE: Kaitlin Hawayek and Jean-Luc Baker of the US compete in the free dance event of the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships 2018 in Taipei, Taiwan, Reuters/UNI

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Delhi HC tells EC not to initiate by-poll process till AAP MLAs pleas are...

A division bench of Justices S Ravindra Bhat and AK Chawla of the Delhi High Court on Wednesday (January 24), issued notices to the Election Commission...
AAP files fresh petition before Delhi HC on MLAs disqualification

AAP files fresh petition before Delhi HC on MLAs disqualification

In an expected move, the 20 former Aam Aadmi Party legislators who lost their seats in the State Assembly last week after President Ram...
President approves EC recommendation to disqualify 20 AAP MLAs

President approves EC recommendation to disqualify 20 AAP MLAs

EC sought disqualification claiming they had held offices of profit by occupying parliamentary secretaries’ position President Ram Nath Kovind has approved the Election Commission’s recommendation...
EC recommends disqualification of 20 AAP MLAs for Office Of Profit

EC recommends disqualification of 20 AAP MLAs for Office Of Profit

Disqualification of 20 MLAs will leave AAP with a reduced strength of 42 in the 70-member Delhi Assembly, still in majority, while by-polls would...
WIFELY RITES: Devotees offer prayers before taking a holy bath in the Bagmati river at Pashupatinath Temple during the Swasthani Brata Katha festival in Kathmandu, Nepal, Reuters/UNI

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FUN TIME: Visitors play in a crowded pool during New Year Day holiday at The Jungle Waterpark in Bogor, Indonesia, Reuters/UNI

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QUEEN OF THE GREENS: A woman displays her vegetable artwork on the first day of 2018 in Mirzapur, UP, UNI

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14, including 11 women, consumed by Kamala Mills blaze in Mumbai, BMC in the dock

14, including 11 women, consumed by Kamala Mills blaze in Mumbai, BMC in the...

Reverberations of the tragedy heard in Parliament as BJP MP Kirit Somaiya blames Shiv Sena-led Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, enquiry ordered A midnight blaze that broke out in...
BON VOYAGE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi being received by the Governor of Punjab and Administrator, Union Territory, Chandigarh, VP Singh Badnore, at Chandigarh airport on way to Shimla, UNI

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COLD COMFORT: A boy and a woman are wrapped in a single shawl as they sit at a bus terminal on a cold winter morning in New Delhi, Reuters/UNI

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MP Assembly passes Bill for awarding death penalty for rape of girls aged 12 years or below

MP Assembly passes Bill for awarding death penalty for rape of girls aged 12...

Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s cabinet had approved the Bill last week; NCRB 2016 report shows MP has highest incidence of rape in India Days...
FAITH’S DICHOTOMIES: Houthi supporters hang off an iron fence during a rally marking the birth anniversary of Islam's Prophet Mohammad in Sanaa, Yemen, Reuters/UNI

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BROUGHT HERE BY FAITH: A Catholic citizen attends a mass led by Pope Francis at Kyite Ka San Football Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar, Reuters/UNI

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Urgent need to examine adjournment of court cases: President Ram Nath Kovind

Addressing the National Law Day conference, President Ram Nath Kovind says the well-off use judicial process to delay cases they do not want resolved Should...
ROLE MODEL: Former Indian cricket captain MS Dhoni in a group photograph with NCC cadets at the border town of Uri in the north Kashmir district of Baramulla, UNI

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NATURE THE TEACHER: At the biodiversity park decorated with paintings and messages in Belagavi, Karnataka, UNI

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Woman passenger heckles Union minister KJ Alphons as VIP movement delays her flight

Woman passenger heckles Union minister KJ Alphons as VIP movement delays her flight

The woman, possibly a doctor, claimed her flight was delayed due to VIP movement at Imphal airport while she had to reach Patna to...
WINTER SCENERY: A roadside vendor sells kangri, the traditional Kashmiri firepot, in Srinagar, UNI

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President Ram Nath Kovind dedicating the newly built State Legislative Assembly to the people of Arunachal Pradesh at Itanagar on Sunday. Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, Brigadier (Retd.) B.D. Mishra, chief minister Pema Khandu and Union minister of state for home affairs Kiren Rijiju are also seen. Photo credit: PIB

President Ram Nath Kovind’s Arunachal visit irks China

Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson says China never recognised Arunachal Pradesh, opposed to Indian leaders’ activities in disputed regions Weeks after it took strong offence to...
STILL THE KING: Switzerland's Roger Federer in action during his group stage match against Germany's Alexander Zverev during ATP World Tour Finals, at the O2 Arena in London, he won in three sets, Reuters/UNI

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LONG HAUL: Thousands of trucks loaded with coal are lined up for up to 130 kilometres from the Mongolia-China border on a sole road in the Gobi desert, Mongolia; the journey can take more than a week, Reuters/UNI

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GOOD MORNING GENTLEMEN: President Ram Nath Kovind poses for a photograph with officer trainees of 69 Royal Regiment (2016 batch) of the Indian Police Service from Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi, UNI

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QUEEN’S GAME: Belgium's King Philippe looks on as Queen Mathilde hits a ball as they play cricket with children at a ground in Mumbai, India, Reuters/UNI

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WET FUN: A hippopotamus on a rainy day at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, UNI

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President Ram Nath Kovind attending ‘Vajramahothsava’ – diamond jubilee celebrations of Karnataka’s Vidhana Soudha on Wednesday. Photo credit: PIB

Prez Kovind praises Tipu Sultan in Karnataka Assembly, BJP cries foul

The President’s remarks on the former ruler of Mysore came days after Union minister Anantkumar Hegde described Tipu as a mass rapist and brutal...
Girija Devi

Queen of Thumri, Girija Devi, passes away at 88

The legendary singer of the Benaras gharana belonged to Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh but had settled down in Kolkata Eminent classical singer and Padma Vibhushan...
Vasundhra Raj

Despite political uproar, PIL in Raj HC, Raje govt tables immunity Bill in Assembly

The Centre has defended the controversial Bill while Congress, a section of jurists and the Editors Guild have called it illegal Amid a huge political...
GRACE IN MOTION: Jade Carey of the United States competes on the floor exercise during the 47th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships at Montreal Olympic Stadium, Eric Bolte/USA Today/Reuters/UNI

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Air Force Chief Dhanoa Says Ready to Fight At Short Notice

Air Force Chief Dhanoa Says Ready to Fight At Short Notice

Security of all Air Force stations is enhanced to combat any threat Indian Air Force is fully prepared to fight a war at a short...
Modi and Shah

Mandal-era again: Modi govt appoints commission to identify OBC sub-categories

- By Abhishek Kumar Panel headed by retired Delhi HC chief justice G Rohini tasked with identifying OBC sub-categories on a scientific basis, to submit...
Five states got new governers

Five states get new Governors, Admiral (retd) DK Joshi made Lt Governor of Andaman...

Madhya Pradesh and Telangana remain under additional charge of Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh governors respectively President Ram Nath Kovind, on Saturday, appointed governors for five states...
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Nepal PM arrives on 5 day visit

Nepal PM arrives on 5 day visit

Kathmandu keeping “equidistance” on Doklam standoff Amid India-China standoff in Doklam, Nepal’s Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has arrived in India on Wednesday for a...
GO TO THE TOP: President Ram Nath Kovind presents the President’s Colours to Ladakh Scouts Regimental Centre and five battalions on his maiden two-day visit to Ladakh, UNI

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President hails demonetisation, GST in his first Independence Day Speech; asks citizens to help Govt make new India

President hails demonetisation, GST in his first Independence Day Speech; asks citizens to help...

As India celebrates 70 years of independence tomorrow, President Ram Nath Kovind, in his first speech Independence Day eve speech after being sworn in...
Venkaiah Naidu takes oath of office as Vice President; Congress – BJP sparring continues

Venkaiah Naidu takes oath of office as Vice President; Congress – BJP sparring continues

Rajya Sabha members urged Naidu to continue the practice of not allowing any bill to be passed in the din and also to ensure...
Haryana’s Trump Village to Send Rakhis to US President, Modi

Haryana’s Trump Village to Send Rakhis to US President, Modi

On Sunday when President Ram Nath Kovind greeted people on the eve of Raksha Bandhan, people of the Trump village, formerly known as Maroda...
JOY RIDE: A woman carries a child in a plastic container through a road at Tantray Pora in south Kashmir's Kulgam district, Reuters/UNI

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Pranab Mukerjee

You have been a father figure, mentor: Modi to Pranab on his last day...

Former President Pranab Mukherjee tweets letter Prime Minister Narendra Modi sent to him on his last day in office, says it touched his heart The...
Ram Nath Kovind takes oath as 14th President of India, Modi terms it a ‘significant milestone’

Ram Nath Kovind takes oath as 14th President of India, Modi terms it a...

Second Dalit to occupy President’s office since KR Narayanan; talks about an ‘India of Opportunities’ in his maiden address to Parliament From virtual political anonymity...
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Ram Nath Kovind is India’s next President

Former Bihar governor and National Democratic Alliance’s (NDA) candidate Ram Nath Kovind has been declared elected as the 14th President of India. As expected, Kovind...
Voting begins for Presidential Election

Voting begins for Presidential Election

CJI will administer oath to new President on July 25 Polling to elect 14th president has begun this morning at Parliament House and state assemblies...
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BJP eyeing Northeast to expand support for Ram Nath Kovind

National Democratic Alliance (NDA)’s presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind will embark on a tour of Northeast India from July 6 to maximize support in...
Presidential Election 2017 : Meira Kumar files nomination in presence of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi

Presidential Election 2017 : Meira Kumar files nomination in presence of Congress chief Sonia...

Meira Kumar will commence her poll campaign from Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad The Congress-led Opposition’s presidential nominee Meira Kumar on Wednesday filed her nomination for...

2017 Presidential polls: Meira Kumar says the caste system should be buried deep down...

Will contest the Presidential polls on the plank of democratic values, says Meira After she was nominated by the Congress - led opposition as its...
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Presidential Election 2017 : Ram Nath Kovind files nomination in presence of PM Modi

The Opposition led by Congress announced former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar as its candidate for the Presidential polls NDA’s presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind...
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar backs BJP pick

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar backs BJP pick Ram Nath Kovind for President

In what could be called a major setback to the possibility of fielding a united Opposition candidate in the presidential elections, Bihar Chief Minister...
Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind is NDA’s Presidential nominee

Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind is NDA’s Presidential nominee

The Bhartiya Janta Party on Monday announced the name of incumbent Bihar governor Ram Nath Kovind as its candidate for the Presidential election after...

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