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Arunachal Governor BD Mishra gets additional charge of Meghalaya as Satya Pal Malik's term ends on 3 October
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Arunachal Governor BD Mishra gets additional charge of Meghalaya as Satya Pal Malik's term ends on 3 October

A recent media report claimed that SP Malik would not be joining any political party after his retirement and will continue to work for the welfare of farmers

Former President Ram Nath Kovind 77th Birthday: PM Modi, VP Dhankhar, others extend wishes
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Former President Ram Nath Kovind 77th Birthday: PM Modi, VP Dhankhar, others extend wishes

Several politicians across several parties poured their warm wishes for the ex-President of India

Gujarat man’s long wait for son’s gallantry award: The controversy behind the ‘couriered’ Shaurya Chakra
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Gujarat man’s long wait for son’s gallantry award: The controversy behind the ‘couriered’ Shaurya Chakra

Munim Singh Bhadoriya on 5 September received a parcel which contained his son, Lance Naik Gopal Singh Bhadoriya's Shaurya Chakra. The soldier was conferred upon the country's third-highest gallantry award in 2018, but was delayed owing to a dispute between his wife and parents over service benefits

India@75: 'I bow down to all men, women who made it possible for us to live in free India,' says Droupadi Murmu
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India@75: 'I bow down to all men, women who made it possible for us to live in free India,' says Droupadi Murmu

Murmu, 64, a tribal hailing from Odisha, took oath as the 15th president on 25 July. She is the youngest and first tribal to hold the top constitutional post. She is the first president to be born after independence

Amit Shah terms Droupadi Murmu's President election as 'acche din' for Odisha
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Amit Shah terms Droupadi Murmu's President election as 'acche din' for Odisha

The union home minister was speaking at 'Amruta Utsav', an event organised to mark the 75th anniversary of the Odia daily Prajatantra. Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik was also present at the event

Rashtrapatni row: Did Sonia Gandhi actually tell Smriti Irani ‘don’t’ talk to me’? What exactly happened in Lok Sabha
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Rashtrapatni row: Did Sonia Gandhi actually tell Smriti Irani ‘don’t’ talk to me’? What exactly happened in Lok Sabha

A showdown took place between Sonia Gandhi and Smriti Irani in Lok Sabha over Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury’s ‘rashtrapatni’ remark. While the Congress alleges that BJP heckled their president, the saffron party claims that it was Sonia who spoke in a ‘threatening and angry manner’

Congress' Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury calls 'Rashtrapatni' comment a slip of the tongue, rules out an apology
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Congress' Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury calls 'Rashtrapatni' comment a slip of the tongue, rules out an apology

Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said that the term was used only once by 'mistake' and that he never intended any disrespect to the president

Droupadi Murmu gives traditional buggy a miss during swearing-in ceremony: A look back at its glorious history
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Droupadi Murmu gives traditional buggy a miss during swearing-in ceremony: A look back at its glorious history

The practise of using the gold-plated, horse-drawn buggy was revived by President Pranab Mukherjee in 2014, three decades after it was discontinued. The buggy, used for ceremonial purposes, came into India's possession through a coin toss against Pakistan

PM Modi slams Opposition for obstructing development works, says they keep political interests above society, country
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PM Modi slams Opposition for obstructing development works, says they keep political interests above society, country

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that it is the responsibility of every political party that opposing a party or an individual should not turn against the country

Ex-President Ram Nath Kovind moves into the bungalow that was once Ram Vilas Paswan's
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Ex-President Ram Nath Kovind moves into the bungalow that was once Ram Vilas Paswan's

Former President Ram Nath Kovind's new residence is at 12 Janpath road in national capital Delhi

'Ready to work to handle differences': Chinese president Xi congratulates Droupadi Murmu
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'Ready to work to handle differences': Chinese president Xi congratulates Droupadi Murmu

Xi said that he attaches great importance to China-India relations, and stands ready to work with Murmu to enhance political mutual trust

Name Droupadi was given by my teacher: President Murmu
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Name Droupadi was given by my teacher: President Murmu

In an interview with an Odia video magazine some time ago, she revealed that her Santhali name Puti was changed to Droupadi by a teacher in school

Presidential swearing-in: Ram Nath Kovind leaves Rashtrapati Bhavan, makes his way to new house at Janpath Road
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Presidential swearing-in: Ram Nath Kovind leaves Rashtrapati Bhavan, makes his way to new house at Janpath Road

The Centre has allotted 12 Janpath, a palatial bungalow in the heart of New Delhi to outgoing President Ram Nath Kovind

'My election is a reflection of confidence': Droupadi Murmu takes oath as India's 15th President
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'My election is a reflection of confidence': Droupadi Murmu takes oath as India's 15th President

Droupadi Murmu is the first tribal and second woman to hold the India's highest constitutional post. At 64, she is also the youngest President of the country

Stay at Rashtrapati Bhavan, Rs 5 lakh salary, hefty pension: The many perks President Droupadi Murmu will enjoy
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Stay at Rashtrapati Bhavan, Rs 5 lakh salary, hefty pension: The many perks President Droupadi Murmu will enjoy

Droupadi Murmu will get a slew of privileges including free housing and medical care for life, a custom-built Mercedes Benz with a state-of-the-art security system to travel in and a pension of Rs 2.5 lakh per month

Droupadi Murmu: My election is proof that poor in India can dream and fulfill those dreams
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Droupadi Murmu: My election is proof that poor in India can dream and fulfill those dreams

President Droupadi Murmu said that the people who were devoid of development for years - the poor, Dalits, backward, the tribals - can see me as their reflection

A post-Presidential life: 12 Janpath bungalow, pension of Rs 1.5 lakh and free travel for life awaits Ram Nath Kovind
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A post-Presidential life: 12 Janpath bungalow, pension of Rs 1.5 lakh and free travel for life awaits Ram Nath Kovind

As Droupadi Murmu is sworn in as the 15th President of India, Ram Nath Kovind will move into 12 Janpath in Delhi and enjoy many perks of being the former First Citizen of India

Droupadi Murmu to take oath as 15th President of India today
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Droupadi Murmu to take oath as 15th President of India today

On 22 July, the former Jharkhand governor Murmu registered a historic win over her rival Yashwant Sinha in the Presidential election, becoming the first woman tribal candidate and the second woman in the country to occupy the highest office in the country

President-elect Droupadi Murmu: A peek inside her simple life
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President-elect Droupadi Murmu: A peek inside her simple life

Born to an impoverished family belonging to the Santhal tribe, Murmu's life was full of difficulties and personal tragedies

Droupadi Murmu's elevation as President of India moment of great pride, says Amit Shah
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Droupadi Murmu's elevation as President of India moment of great pride, says Amit Shah

In a series of tweets in Hindi, the Home Minister said the victory is a milestone in the direction of realising the resolve of 'Antyodaya' and empowerment of tribal society.