Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday took oath at the 14th President of India, the first BJP leader to occupy the Rashtrapati Bhawan, and said India's unity in diversity was the key to its success. It brings us to the support of other nations, whether by extending the umbrella of the International Solar Alliance, or being first responders following natural disasters. Thereafter, outgoing PresidentPranab Mukherjee will give him a tour of the official residence - the Rashtrapati Bhavan. "He wanted our people to move forward unitedly in ever-widening thought and action", he had said. Kovind, who became the second Dalit President of India, also stressed on the need of enhancing opportunities for the underprivileged to help mould an egalitarian society.
Samuel Jaykumar, who defends Dalit Christians as a leader with the National Council of Churches in India, told the Catholic news source that he was concerned that Kovind's presidency would make things worse for Dalit Christians and Muslims.
"I thank you for electing me to the responsibility of the President of India, and I enter this office with all humility".
Former ISRO Chairman UR Rao dies at 85
Rao had been to his office in the Antariksh Bhavan earlier this month, ISRO officials said. Saddened by demise of renowned scientist Professor UR Rao, PM Modi tweeted this morning.
The historic Central Hall was brimming to capacity and an extra row of chairs had to be placed in the front that had Prime Minister Narendra Modi, CongressPresident Sonia Gandhi, former Prime Ministers Manmohan Singh and H.D. Deve Gowda and several other senior leaders. The President should remember this that he is not a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate anymore. He exchanged seats with Pranab Mukherjee and a 21-gun salute followed as the new President Kovind made his first address. Having grown up in the disproportionately Christian state of Kerala in southern India and studied at a church-run school, Narayanan condemnedthe Hindu nationalists thought to be responsible for violence against Muslims and resisted efforts to shift the secular education system. Among those who attended the ceremony were Union Cabinet Ministers, MPs from the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha, Governors and Chief Ministers from most states and Union Territories, such as Nitish Kumar, Mamata Banerjee, Arvind Kejriwal, Devendra Fadnavis, Chandrababu Naidu and a host of foreign dignitaries. Right in the beginning of his speech, Kovind recalls his predecessors and says: "I am conscious I am following in the footsteps of stalwarts such as Rajendra Prasad, S. Radhakrishnan and A.P.J". He was also standing counsel in the Supreme Court between 1980 and 1993.
Kovind served as a member of the Board of Management of Dr B R Ambedkar University, Lucknow.
Kovind also represented India in United Nations (New York) and addressed the UN General Assembly in October, 2002. The former Bihar governor managed to secure 65.65 percent of the votes in the Electoral College.
He also said that the Iraqi government had financial incentives for people who could help locate those 39 Indians. It has been three years since the Islamic State abducted 39 Indian labourers from Mosul city in Iraq.
It was a vintage performance by Hernandez, all the way down to the lack of run support a staple of his career with the Mariners. Rookie starter Trevor Williams (4-4) overcame a rough first to pitch 62/3 solid innings for his first win in more than a month.
She is seeking compensation for Usher's alleged negligence and battery and for the emotional distress the situation caused her. The unidentified woman said she started suffering from fevers and vaginal sores before she was diagnosed with the infection.
India responded to the call by sending troops last month to evict the Chinese army construction party from the Doklam Plateau. India and China have been involved in a dispute in the Doklam region along the Sikkim border for over a month now.
As previously reported, Bennington hanged himself at a private residence in the Palos Verdes Estates neighborhood of Los Angeles. Bennington had toured with Cornell and sang Leonard Cohen's classic "Hallelujah" at his funeral.
While we don't get to see Art3mis, Sorrento, or Aech, we do see why this is one of the most highly anticipated films of the year. But Spielberg chose to take on the challenge anyway, spending two and a half years bringing author Ernest Cline's vision to life.
Elliott and the NFL Players Association recently responded to the league's findings from its investigation, according to NFL.com. "I found nothing (new) since we were standing here at this time a year ago ", Jones said.
Over on Al Jazeera, writer Susan Abulhawa has presented a well-considered case as to why Wonder Woman isn't a feminist film . Her performance as Imperator Furiosa in Mad Max: Fury Road showed that she is more than capable of playing a fierce warrior.
Moore said this was a "pivotal" season, as Claire will be raising her daughter Brianna with Frank even though she loves Jamie. Oh! The lucky fans at the panel got the surprise of their lives when Moore showed Episode 3.1 "The Battle Joined".
Everence Capital Management Inc acquired 4,379 shares as Fidelity National Informatn Svcs Ord (FIS)'s stock rose 1.40%. CalAmp Corp.is a provider of wireless communications solutions for a range of applications to clients globally.
Foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) bought shares worth a net Rs 12.90 crore last Friday, as per provisional data. The 50-share NSE Nifty advanced 24.05 points, or 0.24 percent, to scale lifetime high of 9,939.30.
Southampton star says the club will welcome back van Dijk
Van Dijk made 21 Premier league appearances for Southampton last season, as well as featuring six times in the Europa League. If you are not 100% with the team I need to work with the players who are 1,000% to defend Southampton .
United Kingdom bets £246 million on batteries
The advanced technologies will eventually power cars, aircraft, consumer electronics and will store electricity from the grid. The competition is one of the first concrete moves to be confirmed as part of the government's flagship Industrial Strategy.
Jordan shooting : Two killed, one wounded at Israeli embassy
Following the incident, Israeli police briefly shut down the al-Aqsa compound and canceled Muslim Friday prayers at the holy site. Israel's move triggered Muslim protests and claims that it's trying to expand its role at the site, which is also holy to Jews.
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By contrast, the Red Crescent reported at least 450 Palestinians were wounded in the demonstrations, almost half from tear gas. Muslims around the world said the new measures aim to change the status quo - a delicate balance of prayer and visiting rights.
Kuchar aiming to come of age at British Open
It could be ominous, then, that the first round of the event's 146th staging was dominated by three of Uncle Sam's boys. The 27-year-old was four under par through 13 holes before dropping a shot at the 16th.