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President's vote share lowest since 1974
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President's vote share lowest since 1974

Ram Nath Kovind's vote share in the 2017 Presidential election is the lowest since the Presidential poll when Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed was elected. Information: PTI. Created by Ashish Narsale/Rediff.com Illustration: Dominic Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago

A timeline of 70 years of Indian Independence

Indians carry the national flag and participate in an event ahead of Independence Day . Image: AP As we celebrate 70 years of Indian independence, it behooves us to flash back over the three score and ten years to make witness to the many events that shaped ...
 Sify3 days ago
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The first and only President to visit Kasaragod

Kasaragod: When Pranab Mukherjee steps down as the President of the India, Kasaragod will have a handful of fond memories to cherish. He is the first and only President of independent India to visit the northern-most district of Kerala, which is often missed ...
 Mathrubhumi3 weeks ago
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India to get 14th President today: List of achievements of previous Raisina Hill occupants

The Presidential election on 17 July saw close to 100 percent polling. A total of 771 members of Parliament and 4,109 legislators were eligible to cast votes. The two Presidential nominees - National Democratic Alliance's (NDA) Ram Nath Kovind and ...
 catchnews.com4 weeks ago
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Who deserves to be India's President

'It was never the quality of the CV that defined an incumbent's performance or legacy.''It was that other, unquantifiable quality: Stature,' says Shekhar Gupta. IMAGE: President Pranab Mukherjee with his likely successor, Ram Nath Kovind. Photograph: Kind courtesy @presidentofindiarb/Facebook Whether Ram Nath Kovind has the credentials to be India's 14th Rashtrapati or not is now a non-question. His committed backers will read his many achievements in public life 'in spite of' his humble ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Race to Raisina Hill a political battle for BJP

The BJP is taking the Presidential poll as a political battle, despite an assured victory. A day after Union minister Sushma Swaraj questioned Opposition candidate Meira Kumar's ability to be non-partisan after functioning as Lok Sabha speaker under the UPA ...
 Deccan Herald1 month ago

No need to drag ideology into Prez election: Venkaiah to Oppn

Referring to the proclamation of Emergency in 1975, signed by the then president, without a Cabinet decision, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu today took a dig at the Congress saying the country needs a "constitutional president". He also said it was ...
 Business Standard1 month ago
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Emergency 1975: Here are the important facts about a 'black spot' on democracy

It has been 42 years since the day when India witnessed one of its darkest phases since Independence when the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi declared an emergency across the country in 1975. The state of emergency was formally issued by then President ...
 catchnews.com1 month ago
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Dalit for President: Tokenism wins

It's a no-brainer, for the result is known before the contest. The support which the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has been able to muster for its presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind in the electoral college will give him an easy ride to Rashtrapati Bhavan.
 Sify1 month ago
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Will R N Kovind, too, sign on the dotted line?

'In a party run by 'two-and-a half men', Kovind fits the bill perfectly because, unlike the BJP's previous choice for the Presidency, A P J Abdul Kalam, he is unlikely to return a bill as Kalam did with the office of profit legislation,' argues Amulya Ganguli. Will the new President, Ram Nath Kovind, who is certain to be elected, join the list of his predecessors who bowed and scraped before the prime minister? Among them was Giani Zail Singh, who famously said that he was ready to sweep the ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago
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