Tag Archives: Ram Nath Kovind

Meet the Lucknow based Dalit student who refused to accept medal from President Ram Nath Kovind

“Officials are harassing the dalit students in the university. Dalit students are rusticated and punished severely which is not the case with general category students,” said Sudhakar Pushkar, a student of Babasaheb Bhimarao Ambedkar University. After witnessing Babasaheb Bhimarao Ambedkar ...

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Meet the Lucknow based Dalit student who refused to accept medal from President Ram Nath Kovind

“Officials are harassing the dalit students in the university. Dalit students are rusticated and punished severely which is not the case with general category students,” said Sudhakar Pushkar, a student of Babasaheb Bhimarao Ambedkar University. After witnessing Babasaheb Bhimarao Ambedkar ...

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C S Karnan petitions Ram Nath Kovind, seeks remission of jail term

The retired Calcutta High Court judge, C S Karnan, who is lodged in Presidency Correctional Home, made the representation through his counsel Mathews J Nedumpara. Nedumpara added that it was the first representation made by anyone to Ram Nath Kovind, ...

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Sanjay Kothari appointed secretary to President-elect Ram Nath Kovind

The appointment orders were issued by the government late Friday night. Former Secretary, Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), Sanjay Kothari has been appointed as Secretary to the newly elected President Ram Nath Kovind. Gujarat’s Resident Commissioner in New Delhi ...

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In Defeat Too, Opposition’s Meira Kumar Breaks 50-Year-Old Record

Ms Kumar, who had tried to turn the race to Rashtrapati Bhavan into a battle for ideology and not individuals, received 3.67 lakh votes out of 10.69 valid votes polled. NEW DELHI:  The BJP has called the NDA’s candidate Ram Nath ...

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Parliament’s Monsoon Session Starts Today: 10-Point Guide

“Hope the Monsoon Session will see constructive discussions,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said at an all-party meeting on Sunday. NEW DELHI:  Stormy debates on cow vigilantism, farmers’ protests, the Kashmir unrest, corruption charges against opposition leaders and India’s stand-off with China ...

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When Words Come To Haunt

Ram Nath Kovind, the Presidential nominee had reportedly stated in 2010 that Islam and Christianity are alien to the nation. He has since clarified that what he actually said was that Christianity and Islam are alien to the ‘notion’ of ...

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Rahul to attend Dalit conference in Bengaluru

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will be participating in the inaugural function of a three-day International Dalit Conference in Bengaluru commencing from July 21, said a Congress leader here. Gandhi will be the chief guest at the function, which will ...

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Presidential election: Ram Nath Kovind begins campaign in Telangana, Andhra

Central Ministers M. Venkaiah Naidu, Bandaru Dattatreya, BJP’s Telangana unit chief K. Laxman, Telangana Deputy Chief Minister Mohammed Mehmood Ali, Ministers N. Narasimha Reddy and Harish Rao were among the leaders who welcomed Kovind. NDA presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind ...

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Una has a query for next President: Why do Dalits always suffer?

Presidential poll: Days to go for elections to the country’s highest office, and nearly a year after the Una flogging, Sarvaiya was among 50 Dalits gathered inside a large room in Gir Gadhada, 30 km from his home, listening to ...

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Lalu-Nitish ties strained: Sustaining the Mahagathbandhan in Bihar has never been easy

All is clearly not well in the Mahagathbandhan (grand alliance) in Bihar. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and ally Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad — who were earlier bitter rivals — may pretend that everything is alright. But Rajya ...

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Two children found dead, BJP MLA’s son booked for murder

MLA Subhash Tripathi’s son Nishank, local mining supervisor Manoj Shukla and other unnamed persons have been booked under sections 302 (murder), 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of offence), 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC and the SC/ST(Prevention of Atrocities) Act. ...

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Assuaging the Dalits in UP

With the prospects of the BJP Dalit leader Ram Nath Kovind becoming the country’s fourteenth President next month extremely bright, the question is– will it help assuage the anger of this community against upper caste high-handedness in Uttar Pradesh. Dalit ...

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A glimpse into Ram Nath Kovind’s views on discrimination against dalits

Choosing Kovind as their presidential candidate was a more natural choice for the Sangh parivar Where does Ram Nath Kovind stand on issues related to prevalent caste discrimination against Dalits? This is a question that many have asked since the ...

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Ram Nath Kovind as next President of India: Not Just a Dalit Card

The most common image of Ram Nath Kovind that I have in my mind is of an unusually quiet, slightly smiling political worker who would keep himself occupied in his work without getting much bothered by the goings-on at 11 ...

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Two ‘Dalit’ candidates may contest India’s presidency

After the BJP named lower-caste Ram Nath Kovind as its nominee on Monday, expectations are that Congress will field Meira Kumar, the daughter of Dalit leader Jagjivan Ram. Two septuagenarian leaders representing India’s underprivileged Dalit community are likely to fight ...

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Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind joins Yoga Day celebrations in Delhi

NDA’s presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind joined the International Yoga Day celebrations in Delhi as he performed asanas at Connaught Place New Delhi: National Democratic Alliance’s presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday joined the International Yoga Day celebrations in the ...

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From WikiLeaks, a Glimpse Into Ram Nath Kovind’s Views on Discrimination Against Dalits

Given his views on social justice and empowerment, choosing a leader like Kovind as their presidential candidate was a more natural choice for the Sangh parivar than any radical shift in its traditional position on the caste system. Where does Ram Nath Kovind ...

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Which Dalit issues did Ram Nath Kovind raise: Digvijaya Singh

Singh said it is the BJP’s right to nominate its candidate but the party did not even take NDA ally Shiv Sena into confidence. Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh on Tuesday said that the BJP may have named Bihar Governor ...

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BJP spokesperson files complaint against journalist over tweet on Ram Nath Kovind

BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma on Monday lodged a police complaint against journalist Rana Ayyub claiming that the scribe had made ‘casteist comments’ from her twitter account against the NDA pick for President- Ram Nath Kovind. Sharma had lodged the complaint ...

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Bengal Governor KN Tripathi gets additional charge of Bihar, Ram Nath Kovind reisgns

Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind has resigned from the gubernatorial post. The resignation follows his nomination as the ruling NDA’s presidential candidate. President Pranab Mukherjee has accepted the resignation of Kovind as the Governor of Bihar, a communique issued by ...

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Ram Nath Kovind’s RS focus: Dalit welfare, not so much Hindutva

On March 14, 1995, Kovind expressed concern over the telecast of eight to 10 films on DD’s national network, and asked if the government was aware that children were wasting most of their time watching films and serials. During his ...

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Blast from the past: When Ram Nath Kovind opposed reservations for Christians and Muslims

The received wisdom around newsrooms it that Amit Shah picked Ram Nath Govind since he is a largely non-controversial figure whose stellar work with minorities will stand him in good stead even among Opposition parties. However, if one has been ...

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Uddhav Thackeray says Sena won’t support Ram Nath Kovind if BJP is playing Dalit votebank politics

Mumbai: Virtually accusing the BJP of playing Dalit vote bank politics, the Shiv Sena on Monday said if the ally had put forth Ram Nath Kovind’s name merely to capture the community’s votes, it would not support him. “If they ...

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Presidential Election 2017: Ram Nath Kovind’s selection as NDA candidate is to deepen the Hindutva agenda

Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind’s name hardly rang a bell before he was declared as the NDA’s presidential candidate. In his political career, Kovind has always been an unassuming leader, who kowtowed to the Sangh Parivar’s ideological line. Coming from ...

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Why Ram Nath Kovind as President is a Turning Point in BJP’s Dalit Project

Perhaps the one clue that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has offered in a variety of his decisions over the past three years is: “Think outside Delhi”. In selecting Ram Nath Kovind, Governor of Bihar, as the BJP’s candidate for the ...

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BJP picks Bihar governor and Dalit leader Ram Nath Kovind as presidential candidate, Modi dials Sonia

Kovind is a two-time Rajya Sabha member and former national spokesperson of the BJP. The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party proposed Bihar governor and Dalit leader Ram Nath Kovind’s name for India’s next president on Monday, a move being seen as ...

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