World stands with India on issue of terror, UN declaration on Masood Azhar a proof: President Ram Nath Kovind

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NEW DELHI: President Ram Nath Kovind addressed the joint sitting of both the houses of Parliament at the Central Hall on Thursday. The first session of the 17th Lok Sabha began on Monday during which several newly-elected MPs took the oath. The election of the Speaker was held on Wednesday during which two-time BJP MP from Kota, Rajasthan Om Birla was elected unanimously for the coveted post. The Rajya Sabha will begin its proceedings after the address of the President.

The Parliament session will continue till July 26. The Economic Survey will be presented on July 4 followed by the Union Budget for 2019- 20 on July 5.


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20 June 2019
12:33 PM

President Kovind, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, PM Modi and other MPs leave the Central Hall of Parliament.


12:17 PM

Parliamentarians must remember the crores of people who came out to vote in adverse weather conditions. Their aspirations must be given priority. I hope this House will work towards that: President 

12:17 PM

I am sure all of you members of the Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha, while performing their duties well as MPs, will make their invaluable contribution to achieve the ideals of the Constitution: President 

12:16 PM

Our scientists are preparing for the launch of Chandrayaan-2. It will be India's first spacecraft to reach the moon. India's goal of sending the first Indian into space by 2022 through its 'Gaganyaan' is also progressing rapidly. The successful test of 'Mission Shakti' has added a new dimension to India's space technology capability and the country's security preparedness: President

12:16 PM

Under the Bharatmala Project, about 35 thousand km of National Highways are to be constructed or upgraded by 2022. Also, the 'Sagarmala Project' is laying a network of better roads in the coastal areas of the country and around ports. The government is working extensively in the areas of highways as well as railways, airways and inland waterways. Under the 'flight plan', connecting small cities in the country with air traffic is progressing fast: President

12:14 PM

My government is conscious of protecting the interests of Indians settled abroad and working there. Today, if an Indian is in trouble abroad, he is confident of speedy help and relief. Many services from passports to visas are made easy and accessible: President

12:13 PM

Bringing a 'One Nation, One Election' system is the need of the hour so that the country can grow faster and people can benefit. With such a system, all political parties will be able to harness their energy more in the cause of development and welfare of the people in accordance with their ideology. I call upon all MPs to seriously consider the development-oriented proposal of 'one nation, one election' together: President

12:10 PM

All possible effort is being made to take care of soldiers and their families. Efforts are underway to improve their lives by increasing the pension of ex-servicemen through 'One Rank One Pension' scheme: President 

12:09 PM

7.3 lakh crore transferred to people under direct benefit transfer in last 5 years. Over 1.41 lakh crore saved as 8 crore fake beneficiaries weeded out: President 

12:01 PM

"My government, the India Army and the armed forces are speeding up the modernisation work. India is going to get the first 'Rafael' fighter aircraft and 'Apache' helicopter in the near future."

11:59 AM

World standing with India on the issue of terror, UN's declaration of Masood Azhar as a global terrorist is the proof: President 

11:58 AM

Illegal immigrants are a big threat to the country. Work is being carried out on the National Register of Citizens and security along the borders will be increased: President 

11:57 AM

My government will make its policy of zero tolerance towards corruption more expansive and effective, says President

11:55 AM

Developmental work is being carried out at large scale in Naxal-affected areas, says President

11:52 AM

19 crore loans have been allotted for self-employment under the Prime Minister’s Mudra Yojana, says President

11:51 AM

Government's focus is on improving public transport and seamless mobility. My government is working towards a 'one nation, one transport card' facility': President 

11:51 AM

Removing practices like triple talaq and "nikah halala" essential to give equality to women: President 

11:50 AM

Govt working towards financial inclusion, making India a USD 5 trillion economy,  says President Kovind

11:39 AM

Today, India is among the countries in the world that have the most number of start-ups, says President

11:39 AM

For giving wings to the aspirations of young India, the participation of youth in the govt process is important: President.

11:37 AM

Protecting the interests of the middle class and furthering transparency is one of the govt's top agenda: President.  

11:35 AM

Govt aims to make India an economic powerhouse, says President Kovind.

11:32 AM

In the coming year, an investment of Rs 25 lakh crore will be done and by the year 2022, the farmer income is likely to double as the government has taken several steps working towards the same: President

11:31 AM

Govt's vision of the New India is inspired by the good ideas of Shri Narayan Guru, the great poet of Kerala, “an ideal place where all people, free from caste and religion discrimination, live like brothers”: President 

11:26 AM

Work is underway on a large scale to develop the 112  'aspiration districts' of the country, assures President.

11:25 AM

We have to conserve water for our future generations. In this direction, the creation of a separate Jal Shakti Ministry is a decisive step in this regard: President

11:24 AM

Women's safety and their empowerment is the top priority of my govt, says President Kovind.

11:20 AM

Empowerment of every Indian is our goal. This journey is inspired by ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas, says President Kovind.

11:18 AM

President quotes Rabindranath Tagore in saying that his govt is committed to building an ideal India where its citizen could live in a tension-free society. 

11:17 AM

President lauds women participation in the recently concluded 2019 polls, says “The number of women who voted in the polls was nearly as much as the number of men, and in a lot of areas there were more women who voted compared to men.''

11:13 AM

My govt is working for 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas', says President.

11:12 AM

In this Lok Sabha elections, more than 61 crore citizens cast their vote and set a new record. The people of India gave a clear mandate: President Kovind.

11:04 AM

President Kovind addresses joint session of Parliament, hails election commission for successfully conducting the 2019 polls.

11:00 AM

President Ram Nath Kovind arrives at the Parliament, welcomed by V-P Naidu, PM Modi and LS Om Birla among others. 


10:54 AM

Some more visual of President Ram Nath Kovind's convoy moving to Parliament. President will address the joint session of both the Houses in a short while from now.


10:53 AM

V-P Venkaiah Naidu reaches Parliament ahead of President Ram Nath Kovind.

10:46 AM

President Ram Nath Kovind leaves for the Parliament, to address the joint session of both the Houses shortly.


10:38 AM

Our leader Tejashwi Yadav is closely monitoring the situation in Muzaffarpur. Currently, he is in Delhi, says RJD Rajya Sabha MP, Manoj Jha.


10:36 AM

Who said you cannot say 'Vande Mataram' and 'Bharat Mata ki Jai', says Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on saying 'Vande Mataram' during his speech in Lok Sabha.


10:35 AM

Our mantra is 'sabka saath, sabka vikas' with 'sabka vishwas', we want to win everyone's trust: Union Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal on slogans raised by MPs during oath-ceremony in Lok Sabha.


09:47 AM

The Economic Survey will be presented on July 4 followed by the Union Budget for 2019- 20 on July 5.

09:46 AM

The ongoing session of Parliament will continue till July 26. 

09:46 AM

The proceedings in Rajya Sabha will begin after the address of the President.

09:45 AM

The first session of the 17th Lok Sabha began on Monday during which several newly-elected MPs took the oath.


09:43 AM

President Ram Nath Kovind will address the joint sitting of both the houses of Parliament at the Central Hall on Thursday.