'Please stand by the farmers, 'kisan mazdoors', 'arhtiyas', mandi labour and Dalits. Don't let the 'annadata' (farmers) starve or sleep on the roads,' said Sukhbir Singh Badal while requesting the President not to sign the Bills
Delivering his Independence Day address to the nation, President Ram Nath Kovind said the changes made in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh recently will enable the people to access and enjoy the same rights, same privileges and same facilities as their fellow citizens in the rest of the country.
Dutee Chand bagged the gold medal in 100m of the World University Games, held in Naples. She clocked the race in 11.32 seconds, meanwhile, she also has the national record with 11.24 seconds. Also, President Ram Nath Kovind, Kiren Rijiju congratulated her via Twitter.
In his address to the joint sitting of both houses of Parliament in the historic Central Hall, Kovind also said the Narendra Modi government is moving ahead to create a strong, secure and inclusive India.
The letter to President Ram Nath Kovind, signed by nearly 80 former civil servants, said "slurs" are being levelled against the Election Commission and doubts are being raised on its ability to hold free and fair elections.