Jul 20,2017 , 09:16 PM IST | National
His wasn't the name that newspaper readers were familiar with or the face that television viewers knew. Today, Ram Nath Kovind walked away from that quiet past - and into the record books as India's president-elect.
Jul 20,2017 , 08:17 PM IST | National
Ram Nath Kovind, a Dalit BJP leader with humble beginnings, was on Thursday elected the 14th President of India defeating UPA candidate Meira Kumar in a straight fight by a huge margin, becoming the first BJP leader and one with RSS background to occupy Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Jul 20,2017 , 05:15 PM IST | National
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday congratulated NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind on being elected as the 14th President of India and wished him a "fruitful and inspiring tenure".
Jul 17,2017 , 05:08 PM IST | National
Sixty seven legislators in the 68-member Himachal Pradesh assembly voted here in the Presidential election on Monday, officials said. One ailing Congress legislator had passed away.
Jul 17,2017 , 03:22 PM IST | National
The bickering in the Samajwadi Party came to the fore during the presidential poll on Monday when senior party leader Shivpal Yadav said over 15 legislators including himself voted for NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind.
Jul 17,2017 , 03:14 PM IST | National
India's parliament began voting on Monday for a new president in an election likely to be won by a candidate backed by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), tightening its grip over top political positions.
Jul 17,2017 , 01:13 PM IST | National
Voting began on Monday in the Bihar assembly here to elect the country's 14th President to succeed incumbent President Pranab Mukherjee, whose term ends on July 25.
Jul 14,2017 , 04:32 PM IST | National
NDA's presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind on Friday met the lawmakers of Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Odisha and sought their support in the coming presidential poll.
Jul 06,2017 , 03:19 PM IST | National
Though the BJP has no elected lawmaker in Left-ruled Tripura, the party-led NDA presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind is likely to get votes from seven MLAs - one from Congress and six Trinamool Congress (TMC).
Jul 04,2017 , 05:36 PM IST | Andhra Pradesh
NDA Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday began his campaign with the tour of Telugu states. After visiting Hyderabad and having met Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao earlier in the day, Ram Nath Kovind reached Amaravati in the evening.
Jul 01,2017 , 05:49 PM IST | National
Meira Kumar, the opposition's presidential nominee, today asserted that she was not a "scapegoat" in the upcoming election to the country's top constitutional post as she was fighting for an ideology.
Jul 01,2017 , 04:52 PM IST | National
The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance's (NDA) candidate for the President's post Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday arrived here and sought the political parties' support in the July 17 presidential polls.
Jun 28,2017 , 04:58 PM IST | National
BJP leaders, including union ministers M. Venkaiah Naidu and Ananth Kumar, on Wednesday filed a fourth set of nomination papers on behalf of NDA presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind.
Jun 27,2017 , 08:10 PM IST | National
Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu will accompany Ram Nath Kovind to Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, as part of the NDA presidential candidate's nationwide tour to seek support of lawmakers for the July 17 election.
Jun 27,2017 , 03:32 PM IST | National
Opposition candidate Meira Kumar on Tuesday wondered why caste should be an issue in the Presidential election, and lamented that for the first time caste was being made an issue in the election to the country's highest office.
Jun 24,2017 , 08:22 PM IST | Telangana
Union minister Bandaru Dattatreya today sought to know why the Congress did not make Babu Jagjivan Ram prime minister and his daughter Meira Kumar president when the party was in power.
Jun 23,2017 , 07:32 PM IST | National
NDA presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind will start a nation-wide tour on June 25, stopping first in Uttar Pradesh, where he will talk to members of the electoral college that votes for the new president
Jun 23,2017 , 04:15 PM IST | National
NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind on Friday filed his nomination here for the July 17 Presidential elections and pledged to uphold the dignity of the country's top constitutional post.
Jun 23,2017 , 12:42 PM IST | National
NDA Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind filed his nomination for the July 17 election here on Friday in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP President Amit Shah and Chief Ministers of NDA-ruled states.