PRANAB MUKHERJEE

  • Delhi: Envoys of five nations call on President Pranab Mukherjee 10 hours 15 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Envoys of five nations on Tuesday met President Pranab Mukherjee in New Delhi and formally intimated him that they have taken charge, Rashtrapati Bhavan said. "Envoys of Djibouti, Latvia, Vietnam, Georgia and Jamaica presented their credentials to Mukherjee at a ceremony held in Rashtrapati Bhavan today (Tuesday)," said a...
  • Photos: You'll love these images of Indian President Pranab Mukherjee getting a Christmas gift from Santa Claus at the Santa Claus Village in the Arctic Circle 4 days ago

    President Pranab Mukherjee returned home after a five-day visit to Norway and Finland during which he signed a number of agreements including one for peaceful use of nuclear energy and pacts to step up cooperation in defence. During his stay, Mukherjee also visited the official Santa Claus Village at the...
  • Watch: President Pranab Mukherjee meets Santa Claus 4 days ago

    President Pranab Mukherjee, who was on a five-day visit to Norway and Finland, met Santa Claus. He became the first Indian President to visit Santa Claus's official workplace and meet him in person. ...
  • Keen about the 'Make in India' policy, says Finland President 5 days ago

    President Pranab Mukherjee who is in Finland carried the government's message of 'Make In India' during his three day visit to the country. "Top priority is clean energy and clean technology. We are keen about the 'Make in India' policy," said Finland President Sauli Ninist. ...
  • Pranab Mukherjee arrives in Finland on a two-day visit 6 days ago

    Helsinki: President Pranab Mukherjee arrived on a two-day visit after completing his maiden visit to Norway. Mukherjee was received by Secretary of State Peter Stenlund at the airport. In the second leg of his tour, Mukherjee will visit Santa Claus village, making him the first Indian Head of State to...
  • Visa on Arrival for Norway nationals soon: Pranab Mukherjee 1 week ago

    Oslo: Norway will soon feature in the list of a few countries whose nationals get Visa on Arrival (VoA) facility in India, President Pranab Mukherjee said on Tuesday. "I am pleased to inform you that Norway will feature in the list of a few countries...
  • President Pranab Mukherjee avoids comment on Indo-Pak relations October 13, 2014

    Oslo: President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday refrained from making any comment on the Indo-Pakistan relations and said the President of India does not make any observations on any "political or controversial issues". Asked by reporters whether giving Nobel Peace Prize to Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi of India...
  • Hardly any Indian Muslim indulges in terrorism: Pranab Mukherjee October 13, 2014

    Oslo: Asserting that the problem of terrorism in India was imported, President Pranab Mukherjee has said that indigenous terrorist activity was "extremely negligible" with hardly any involvement of the 150 million Muslims of the country. "Of course there may be one or two out of hundred fifty million but all...
  • Pranab Mukherjee reaches Norway on first leg of his two-nation visit October 12, 2014

    Oslo: With an aim of giving a boost to India's relations with Scandinavian countries, President Pranab Mukherjee arrived on Sunday on the first leg of his two-nation visit to Norway and Finland during which a number of agreements on trade, education and earth sciences will be signed. Mukherjee, the first Indian...
  • President congratulates Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi October 10, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee has congratulated Kailash Satyarthi on winning the Nobel Peace Prize for his work to abolish child labour in the country, saying it should be seen as recognition of India's vibrant civil society in addressing the nations's social problems like child labour. The President said, "The prize...
  • In Pics: PM Modi attends 'At Home' dinner hosted by IAF chief October 8, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended his first 'At Home' event hosted by a chief of the armed forces on Wednesday. The army chief went to the podium to greet Modi and was seen talking to him beyond the customary greetings. ...
  • Pranab Mukherjee to visit Norway, Finland next week October 8, 2014

    New Delhi: After his state visit to Vietnam last month, President Pranab Mukherjee will be going on a two-nation visit to Norway and Finland next week. Mukherjee will be visiting Oslo, Norway, and Helsinki, Finland in mid-October, official sources said. The visit was scheduled much in advance, the source added. The president will...
  • India to showcase its Presidential years through a new museum October 7, 2014

    New Delhi: In a first of its kind initiative, India will showcase over-a-dozen of its Presidencies by creating a world class museum of artifacts and memorabilia in the precincts of the Rashtrapati Bhavan over the next two years. President Pranab Mukherjee, the brain behind the Rs 65-crore project, on Tuesday...
  • Pranab Mukherjee lauds scientists, ISRO for successful Mars Mission October 7, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday congratulated the entire scientific community and space agency ISRO for successfully executing the country's Mars Orbiter Mission. "I on my behalf and that of all our countrymen, pay tribute to the scientists and technical staff who have toiled tirelessly to create history...I need to...
  • President Pranab Mukherjee condoles deaths in Patna stampede October 4, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday condoled the loss of lives in the stampede, after the burning of the Ravana effigy, in Patna on Friday and wished a speedy recovery to those injured. In his message to Bihar governor D.Y. Patil, the president said, "I am saddened to learn about...
  • PM shares stage at Ravan Dahan with Manmohan, Sonia October 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday evening shared stage with his predecessor Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi when they joined thousands of people to celebrate Dussehra. President Pranab Mukherjee and Vice President Hamid Ansari led the celebrations at Subhash Maidan in north Delhi in...
  • Clean India drive launched in Bengal amid Durga Puja revelry October 2, 2014

    Kolkata: President Pranab Mukherjee Thursday flagged-off the Swacch Bharat mission in West Bengal by administering the pledge to students and others while a citizens' movement ensured cleanliness at various Durga Puja committess in Kolkata during the ongoing festive season. Mukherjee launched the mission at Kirnahar Shib Chandra High School in Birbhum...
  • Clean India campaign: Government alone cannot make India clean, says President October 2, 2014

    Kirnahar: Calling upon all Indians to get involved in the 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan', President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday said the government alone cannot do it without people's involvement. Flagging off the mission in Birbhum district, Mukherjee called upon the people to get themselves involved in the mission of making India clean...
  • President urges citizens to make cleanliness 'national passion' October 1, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday urged countrymen to turn cleanliness into a national passion and ensure that every nook and cranny of the country is kept clean. In his message, the President said, "The birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of our Nation, is an occasion for all...
  • XI Jinping's visit will lead to deeper Sino-India engagement: Pranab Mukherjee September 30, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday expressed the hope that the just-concluded visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to India will lead to a "deeper" bilateral engagement as this was in the interest of Asia and the international community. In a message to Xi on the eve of the...
  • Pranab Mukherjee condoles deaths in Assam, Meghalaya floods September 25, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday condoled the loss of lives due to floods in Meghalaya and Assam. He wished speedy recovery for those who are injured, a statement said. In messages sent to Meghalaya Governor Krishan Kant Paul and Assam Governor Janaki Ballav Patnaik, the president said, "I am...
  • Mars mission a historic achievement: President September 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The success of the mission to Mars will "inspire our scientists to make even greater strides", said President Pranab Mukherjee who described it as a "historic achievement". Mukherjee on Wednesday congratulated the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) for the Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) entering the orbit of the red...
  • Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan says 34 oil blocks offered by Vietnam viable September 17, 2014

    Vietnam has offered India oil and gas blocks outside the territory claimed by Beijing in the South China Sea, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Wednesday. India is considering exploring in 23 blocks out of the 5 areas in South China Sea that Vietnam had offered on nomination basis in...
  • On his 64th birthday, PM Modi meets his mother, seeks her blessings September 17, 2014

    Gandhinagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday celebrated his 64th birthday in his homestate Gujarat. He began his day by visiting his mother Hira Baa in Gandhinagar and sought her blessings. This is Modi's first visit to his homestate after taking charge as the Prime Minister in May. On the...
  • Did not receive any letter on PPP audit from Vinod Rai, says Chidambaram September 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Tuesday said that he did not receive any communication from exCAG Vinod Rai on the audit of PPP projects. "I do not recall any address to me by the CAG on the subject. I have since confirmed that no letter was addressed...
  • Modi government created favourable atmosphere for India, says President September 16, 2014

    Ho Chi Minh City: President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday had some words of praise for the new Indian government as he credited it for not only initiating steps to bring the economy on a better path but also for creating a "favourable" atmosphere for India across the globe. The President, who...
  • India, Vietnam sign seven pacts; call for 'freedom' of navigation September 15, 2014

    Hanoi: Strategically important oil and gas cooperation and extension of a USD 100 million credit by India for defence purchases are among the seven pacts inked between India and Vietnam as they called for "freedom" of navigation in the South China Sea, a remark that could irk China which has...
  • President Pranab Mukherjee arrives in Vietnam for state visit September 14, 2014

    Hanoi: President Pranab Mukherjee arrived on Sunday on a fourday state visit to strategically important Vietnam during which he will hold talks with the country's top leadership and the two nations will ink pacts in key areas of oil exploration and air connectivity. Mukherjee was received at the Noi Bai...
  • Hindi, regional languages must be encouraged: Pranab Mukherjee September 14, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday said the use of Hindi and regional languages must be encouraged. Speaking at a function organised on the occasion of 'Hindi Divas' at the Rashtrapati Bhawan, he said, "The constitution provides that Hindi should be developed in such a way that it should reflect...
  • President travels on state visit to Vietnam on Sunday September 14, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday leaves for a fourday state visit to Vietnam during which he will hold talks with the top leadership of that country and also visit sites of cultural and historical significance. Mukherjee will meet his Vietnamese counterpart Truong Tan Sang, general secretary of the Vietnamese...