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Presidential candidate

Nitish Kumar’s growing liking for all things Modi

As political analysts raise eyebrows over Kumar-Modi bonhomie, the Bihar CM is toughening his stand against so called ‘secular’ Opposition parties.

10 Jul 2017 12:57 AM

Prez polls: Tweaking democracy through a vote of conscience

In fielding Ms Kumar, it is true that Mrs Gandhi and other Opposition leaders have put some pressure on the JD(U) leadership.

10 Jul 2017 12:14 AM

Trump scripts his version of ‘modern day presidential’

The media is sensing blood and latching on to the false promises, ineptitude and implications of the Trump presidency.

07 Jul 2017 12:16 AM

Ram temple construction date to be announced in Nov by saints: Sakshi Maharaj

'This is the last word on construction of a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya and no power on earth can stop it,' he said.

26 Jun 2017 9:29 PM

Ram Nath Kovind in UP, seeks support of MPs, MLAs

Union minister Nitin Gadkari said that it was the responsibility of every BJP worker to make sure that Mr Kovind got the highest number of votes.

26 Jun 2017 1:15 AM


Sushma tweets 2013 LS speech, attacks Meira Kumar for interrupting her

Swaraj was seen questioning the neutrality of Kumar, pitted against BJP-led NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind for the presidential contest.

25 Jun 2017 7:19 PM

Wrap-up: Prez poll turns warm-up match

BJP and opposition pick dalits with an eye on the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

25 Jun 2017 2:26 AM

Opposition names Meira Kumar as Presidential candidate

JD(U) sticks to backing Kovind, Lalu calls it a ‘historic’ mistake.

23 Jun 2017 1:11 AM

Prakash Ambekar tells Opposition to field tribal candidate

Ambedkar said he does not believe in caste-based politics else he would have supported Kovind.

22 Jun 2017 2:41 AM

Bihar CM extends support to NDA's prez candidate Ram Nath Kovind

The development comes ahead of the major Opposition meeting slated to be held on Thursday.

21 Jun 2017 2:22 PM


Kovind resigns as Bihar governor; WB Governor gets additional functions

Ram Nath Kovind's resignation follows his nomination as the ruling NDA's presidential candidate.

20 Jun 2017 3:50 PM

BJP hopes for Sena, Oppn's consensus on prez candidate Kovind

Majority of opposition leaders seemed to share an opinion that Kovind was chosen merely for his Dalit background.

20 Jun 2017 10:41 AM

Lawyer, activist, leader has been non-controversial

If elected, Mr Kovind will become the second governor from Bihar to reach the post, after Dr Zakir Hussain.

20 Jun 2017 1:27 AM

PM Modi, Amit Shah spring a surprise with choice of Ram Nath Kovind

The other NDA constituents have pledged their support to Mr Kovind.

20 Jun 2017 12:59 AM

Shah declares Bihar Governor, Dalit leader Ram Nath Kovind as NDA's prez candidate

Shah said Ram Nath Kovind’s name was decided upon after consultations with Oppn leaders, including Congress president Sonia Gandhi.

19 Jun 2017 10:16 AM


Name of Prez candidate will be declared before June 23: Venkaiah

The election for the next President of India is to be held on July 17 as President Pranab Mukherjee will demit the office on July 25.

18 Jun 2017 3:50 PM

BJP’s Prez pick likely next week

Name of RS MP Narender Jadhav doing the rounds.

18 Jun 2017 1:09 AM

BJP yet to decide on Prez candidate, ruled out Bhagwat's name: Amit Shah

Even if I have a name on my mind, it has to be discussed within the party first, Shah said.

21 May 2017 1:45 PM

Mamata Banerjee meets Sonia Gandhi on Prez race, unity bid

TMC chief is ready to back a consensus on re-election of Pranab as President; set to meet Sonia again after 10 days.

17 May 2017 1:03 AM

Left favours Pranab Mukherjee’s second term

CPM conveys its views to Cong as talks for joint Opp. nominee for Prez poll on.

26 Apr 2017 2:13 AM