Voting for the presidential election in which NDA candidate Droupadi Murmu is pitted against joint opposition pick Yashwant Sinha began on Monday. Polling began at 10 am and Prime Minister Narendra Modi was among the first to cast his vote. The voting process would conclude at 5 pm.
As India gears up to elect its 15th President, here's a look at the past 14 Presidents (there have been three acting Presidents) who served India. Pics/Rashtrapati Bhavan, AFP
India celebrated its 73rd Republic Day with great fervour. The annual parade, which took place at Rajpath, New Delhi showcased India's diversity and plurality and the occasion was graced by PM Narendra Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind, and other top dignitaries. Let's check out the 10 most stunning pics from the parade that perfectly sums up the spirit of Republic Day. Pics/Pallav Paliwal, PTI
People across India came out in large numbers to celebrate the festival of Dussehra. As Dussehra symbolises the victory of 'good over evil', people burnt the effigies of Ravana, immersed the idols of Durga and married women took part in the 'Sindur Khela' ritual. President Ram Nath Kovind also celebrated Dussehra in Jammu and Kashmir's Ladakh area with Indian Army personnel. Pics/PTI, AFP, Ashish Rane, Atul Kamble and Pallav Paliwal
Indian Air Force Day is commemorated on October 8 every year to mark the foundation day of the Air Force. Celebrating its 89th anniversary, the Indian Air Force on Friday put up a dazzling show with 75 aircraft, drawn from its vintage and modern fleet, performing skilful manoeuvres also marking the platinum jubilee year of India's Independence. Pics/Pallav Paliwal, PTI
Prime Minister Naredndra Modi on Saturday paid tributes to Mahatama Gandhi on his 152nd birth anniversary, saying his life and ideas will inspire every generation to walk the path of their duties. President Ram Nath Kovind greeted citizens on the eve of Gandhi Jayanti and asked people to take pledge to strive for making India a country of his dreams. To mark the day, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will also be unveiling a statue of Mahatma Gandhi at Lakshadweep.
Pics/Pradeep Dhivar, PTI, AFP
01 October,2021 07:42 PM IST
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