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From Dr Rajendra Prasad to Droupadi Murmu, a look at Presidents of India and their tenure

Draupadi Murmu became the first tribal and the second woman after Pratibha Devi Singh Patil to be appointed for the highest office.

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Dr Rajendra Prasad and Droupadi Murmu

Droupadi Murmu was sworn in as the 15th President of India on Monday. She was pitted against the joint opposition’s nominee, Yashwant Singh.

Murmu was accompanied by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Vice President and Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu, and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla during the oath-taking ceremony at the central hall.

With her win in the Presidential elections in 2022, Droupadi Murmu became the first tribal and the second woman after Pratibha Devi Singh Patil to be appointed for the highest office.

Read Also: Droupadi Murmu sworn in as India’s first tribal President

Presidents of India and their tenure

As Murmu became the 15th President of India today, here’s a look at Presidents of India and their tenure.

  • Dr Rajendra Prasad: He became the first President of India on 26 January 1950 and served till 13 May 1962.
  • Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan: From 13 May 1962 to 13 May 1967
  • Zakir Hussain: From 13 May 1967 to 03 May 1969
    • — VV Giri (Acting President): From 03 May 1969 to 20 July 1969
      • –Mohammad Hidayatullah (Acting President): From 20 July 1969 to 24 August 1969
  • VV Giri: From 24 August 1969 to 24 August 1974
  • Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed: From 24 August 1974 to 11 February 1977
    • — Basappa Danappa Jatti (Acting President): From 11 February 1977 to 25 July 1977
  • Neelam Sanjiva Reddy: From 25 July 1977 to 25 July 1982
  • Giani Zail Singh: From 25 July 1982 to 25 July 1987
  • Ramaswamy Venkataraman: From 25 July 1987 to 25 July 1992
  • Dr Shankar Dayal Sharma: From 25 July 1992 to 25 July 1997
  • K. R. Narayanan: From 25 July 1997 to 25 July 2002
  • Dr APJ Abdul Kalam: From 25 July 2002 to 25 July 2007
  • Pratibha Patil: From 25 July 2007 to 25 July 2012
  • Pranab Mukherjee: From 25 July 2012 to 25 July 2017
  • Ram Nath Kovind: From 25 July 2017 to 21 July 2022
  • Droupadi Murmu: From 21 July 2022-Incumbent

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Who is Suhani Shah? Everything you need to know about the internet sensation

Shah entered the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s youngest magician at the age of seven.

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Suhani Shah

If you are an avid social media user, you might have come across the name, Suhani Shah. The 32-year-old is hogging headlines for her ability to read people’s minds. Prime Time news channels couldn’t stop covering her and tagging her as a Jadu Pari or a magician.

Shah came into the limelight amid the Bageshwar Dham row. The mentalist ripped off the 26-year-old Dham Trust chief Dhirendra Shastri’s false claims about magic and divine power.

Who is Suhani Shah?

Shah is not just a mentalist but also a social media sensation. She has a verified Instagram account with 1.2 million followers and her bio reads ‘Mentalist.’

Apart from being the cover story of magazines like Be Attractive, L’utopia, Fashion Herald, and others, she has collaborated with several Bollywood stars like Kareen Kapoor Khan, Rajkummar Rao, Boman Irani, and others.

Shah entered the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s youngest magician at the age of seven. An illusionist, a clinical hypnotherapist, an author, a corporate trainer, and a mentalist, she has been honoured with several awards and the title Jadoo Pari by the All India Magic Association.

Shah also owns a YouTube channel where she keeps uploading videos on mentalism, magic, vlogs, and others. Other than her social media appearance, she also runs a web shoe That’s My Job wherein she invites guests. Public figures like Zakir Khan, Triggered Insaan, Munawar Faruqui, Tanmay Bhat, Samay Raina, Nischay Malhan, Vijay Shekhar Sharma, and several others have been a part of her web show.

Born in Rajasthan’s Udaipur, Shah discontinued school in Class 2 to pursue her passion for magic. As she started her career at the age of seven and toured across the world, she was home-schooled.

In 1997, she performed on the stage for the first time at Thakorbhai Desai Hall in Ahmedabad and up until now has done over 5,000 shows in and across India.

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Madhya Pradesh: Four men creep into coal mine to rob scrap iron, die of asphyxiation

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Four men, who crept into a coal mine to allegedly steal scrap iron from the place, died of asphyxiation inside in Shahdol district of Madhya Pradesh, reports said.

According to reports, the now-deceased men broke into a closed coal mine in Kalri under Dhanpuri police station to rob scrap iron by stripping junked machines, while one of their partners stood outside to stand guard.

However, the man standing guard became anxious when his gang members didn’t return for a long time and there was silence from inside. The man fled the spot and fearing the worst, returned back and informed his friends and family of the incident.

Reports said police got wind of the incident, and sent a rescue team inside the mine who managed to pull out the bodies of the four thieves.

Police said that four men were already when the rescue team found them inside the mine.

The deceased have been identified as Raj Mahto, Hazari Koul, Rahul Koul and Kapil Vishwakarma, police said, adding that they suspect the men died due leakage of methane gas inside the coal mine.

The mine had been shut since 2018 and the four men had reportedly dug a tunnel to get inside the coal mine.

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Telugu actor Taraka Ratna faints during TDP leader Nara Lokesh’s padayatra in Andhra Pradesh’s Chittoor

Taraka Ratna, who made his film debut in 2002 and has acted in about a dozen movies and web series, is reportedly keen to contest next year’s Assembly elections.

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Telugu actor Taraka Ratna faints during TDP leader Nara Lokesh's padayatra in Andhra Pradesh's Chittoor

Telugu actor Nandamuri Taraka Ratna fell unconscious on Friday during the padayatra of Telugu Desam Party (TDP) general secretary Nara Lokesh in Kuppam in the Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh.

He was immediately rushed to the hospital in Kuppam after he fainted during the Padayatra. He was later shifted to the multispeciality hospital in Bengaluru for better treatment.

Reportedly, Taraka Ratna had no pulse, and his body turned blue when he was brought to the hospital. As per the latest reports, his pulse has returned after 45 minutes of treatment. Doctors state that the actor is currently receiving medical treatment.

The incident happened when there was a stampede-like situation outside a mosque that Lokesh visited shortly after launching his 4,000-kilometer padayatra. The actor-turned-politician Ratna was also a part of the padayatra.

According to the reports, ex-CM Nara Chandra Babu Naidu’s son Nara Lokesh launched a padayatra in Kuppam on Friday, and he was accompanied by several political leaders. Ratna also accompanied Lokesh in the padayatra.

Lokesh performed a special puja at Lakshmipuram Sri Varadaraja Swamy Temple before launching padayatra and then went to the mosque where he was joined by Ratna after a brief walk. It seems that Taraka Ratna fainted while leaving the mosque, probably from suffocation from overcrowding.

Taraka Ratna is the grandson of TDP founder, legendary actor and former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. T. Rama Rao. He is the cousin of Junior NTR, Kalyan Ram and Lokesh.

Meanwhile, the padayatra will conclude at Ichapuram in the Srikakulam district after over 400 days. Andhra Pradesh is looking forward to the assembly election in the state which will be held in June 2024.

Taraka Ratna, who made his film debut in 2002 and has acted in about a dozen movies and web series, is reportedly keen to contest next year’s Assembly elections. On the professional front, he was last seen in the S5-No Exit film.

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