President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday stressed the need for keeping "national interest paramount" while fulfilling the hopes and aspirations of the countrymen.In his address to the joint session of Parliament, marking the beginning of the Budget Session, Kovind said: "Our Constitution expects from this Parliament and every member present in this House to fulfil the hopes and aspirations of the countrymen and make necessary laws for them, keeping national interest paramount."
Vinay Sharma has also claimed that the mercy plea presented to President Ram Nath Kovind by the Union Home Ministry was not authorised or signed by him.
Call to review provision in ConstitutionPresident Ram Nath Kovind on Friday said there should be no scope of mercy for those sentenced to death for sexual abuse of children under the Pocso Act, throwing the weight of his office behind the clamour in Parliament for speedy justice in rape cases, with one MP even calling for public lynching.
Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) India , Nov 29 (ANI): Firoz Khan, who was facing protests for being appointed as an assistant professor in the Sanskrit Department of Banaras Hindu University (BHU), will appear for an interview on Friday to teach at the varsity''s Ayurveda Department."It has been our demand that he (Khan) can be appointed in any department other than our department. We do not have any problem with it," Amit Kumar Dubey, student of Sanskrit Vidya Dharma Vedvigyan Sankay (SVDVS) Department told ANI. On November 24, the faculty members and the retired professors of the BHU had expressed their support for the students who are protesting against the appointment of Firoz as an assistant professor of Sanskrit at the Sanskrit Vidya Dharm Vigyaan department (faculty of theology).The teachers of the University had penned down a letter to President Ram Nath Kovind in this regard.The agitated professors were demanding immediate annulment of the appointment of Khan from the department and have urged the President, who is also a visitor of BHU, to place Khan in any other Sanskrit teaching department of the University.The appointment of Khan in the department had triggered protests by the varsity''s students.The agitating students said that the protest is not against the appointment of a Muslim professor, but the appointment of a non Hindu in a subject closely connected with the religion. (ANI)
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Villeneuve, Sep. 14 (PTI): President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday unveiled the bust of Mahatma Gandhi, marking the 150th anniversary of the Father of the Nation and hoped that his legacy will inspire the mankind to tackle climate change and conserve ecology.Kovind, in a special event organised here, thanked the commune of Villeneuve for celebrating Gandhi 's legacy and naming a Square after him.
New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind unveiled a statue of Mahatma Gandhi at Villeneuve, Switzerland today in the presence of Mayor and President of Canton Vaud and other dignitaries.Speaking on the occasion, the President said that Mahatma Gandhi s life teaches us many things. He built his first hermitage in India on the banks of River Sabarmati. Today, we have brought him to the banks of Lake Geneva. It is a fitting tribute to a man who loved nature and cared so much for it. His legacy shall inspire us as we work together to tackle climate change and to conserve our ecology.
The decision was approved by Prime Minister Imran Khan in view of the tense situation in Kashmir, the minister told state broadcaster PTV. Khan's government was under pressure from the Opposition and some ministers to impose on India to use its airspace after India revoked special status of Kashmir. Though, so far no decision was taken to impose the blanket ban but Pakistan showed its intension by disallowing President Kovind to use its airspace. Qureshi said New Delhi's tough stance on Kashmir was a serious issue which he would take up with the United Nations Human Rights Council.Over 200 militants are trying to cross into Kashmir from Pakistan: NSA Doval
Islamabad: Pakistan has refused India's request to allow President Ram Nath Kovind to use its airspace for his flight to Iceland, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Saturday.Kovind will embark on a visit to Iceland, Switzerland and Slovenia from Monday during which he is expected to brief the top leadership in those countries on India's "national concerns", especially in view of terror incidents this year, including the Pulwama attack.
Islamabad has denied President Ram Nath Kovind permission to use its airspace for flying to Iceland amid tensions with New Delhi after it scrapped Jammu and Kashmir's special status last month, Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Saturday.
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Kovind made the remarks at the World Youth Conference on Kindness organised by the UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP). "We could place Gandhiji in a time machine and transport him to any period of human existence and we would find him to be relevant. This is also true of the times we live in. Gandhiji remains extremely relevant to our present day concerns such as need for peace and tolerance, terrorism and climate change.
President Ram Nath Kovind visited Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar at her residence in Mumbai and wished her good health.