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Singapore to get first female president, Halimah Yacob, without vote

Singapore got its first female president Wednesday, September 13, and selection was made without a vote. Halimah Yacob, a former speaker of parliament from the Muslim Malay minority, did not have to face an election for the largely ceremonial post after authorities decided her rivals did not meet eligibility criteria. It was the first time that the presidency had been ... Read More »

Ram Nath Kovind To Take Oath As India’s 14th President Today

Ram Nath Kovind will take oath as country’s 14th President today at a ceremony in the Central Hall of Parliament. Kovind defeated Congress-led Opposition’s candidate former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar by a handsome margin of 65.2 per cent votes. Outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee and Mr Kovind will arrive in the Central Hall in a ceremonial procession, where Mr Kovind will ... Read More »

MPs to give President Pranab farewell on July 23

President Pranab Mukherjee will be a given a farewell by parliament members on 23rd July . His term ends on 25th  of July. Farewell take place in Central Hall of parliament. Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan will deliver a farewell address for the President, who will also be presented a memento and a signature book signed by all MPs. After ... Read More »

Vice Presidential Polls: 9 Candidates File Nominations

Nine candidates have filed nomination papers for Vice presidential election which is to be held on Aug 5. Four papers were rejected by returning officer as they had neither filed the certified copy of the electoral roll nor had they deposited Rs 15,000 in cash as security deposit.  The nomination papers of the rest are also liable to be rejected on ... Read More »

Presidential election 2017 list: Lalu Yadav, Saira Bano also in race

Besides Ram Nath Kovind and Meira Kumar , the list of candidates who have filed their papers for presidential election contains some interesting names. Saira Bano , a Mumbai woman and her husband Mohammed Patel Abdul Hamid both filed nomination papers. The Saira Bano is not the yesteryear actress and wife of Dilip Kumar. Lalu Prasad Yadav is also in ... Read More »

Presidential election: Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind is NDA candidate

71 year old Kovind is a Dalit leader from Kanpur. He was born on October 1, 1945 in Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur Dehat district. He has been a member of Rajya Sabha for two terms –1994-2000 and 2000- 2006. He has also been the national spokesperson of the BJP. Kovind assumed the charge as 36th Governor of Bihar in August 2015. Kovind ... Read More »

Mysuru Gram Panchayat president forces workers to enter Manhole

Despite various laws banning manual scavenging, yet another incident has come to light in Mysuru. Gurushanthappa filed an FIR on Wednesday evening after 2 municipal workers were forced to get in to a manhole and clean it or else lose their jobs.  The order was given by Chamundi hills gram panchayat president Geetha. She called Ganesh and Cheluva , and ... Read More »

Hassan Rouhani wins Iran President election for the second time

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has been re-elected yet again as per the announcement made by the state television. This was a much expected victory but certainly not the margin. Hassan was one of the powerful leaders the country has ever seen. In the election which saw close to 41.4 millions being cast, Hassan secured 57% which works out at 23 ... Read More »

Pawar rejected offer of Presidential Candidate by Sonia

Sharad Pawar, the President of The Nationalist Congress Party has rejected Sonia Gandhi’s proposal to be the candidate from the opposition for the Presidential Election. The party has announced this on Thursday saying that the proposal was rejected. “There was a meeting between Pawar and Gandhi, in which the issue of candidates for the post of president was also discussed. ... Read More »

Mamata joins hands with Sonia for Presidential Polls

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has thrown her weight behind Congress and joined the battle for a joint candidate for the upcoming presidential election by meeting Congress President Sonia Gandhi yesterday. “We want the entire Opposition to get together and come out with a consensus candidate who will be good for the country,” Banerjee told reporters. Adding further she said “There ... Read More »

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