PRANAB MUKHERJEE

  • Republic Day celebrations witnessed rush for umbrellas, animal factor and much more 2 days ago

    The Republic Day celebrations started with a rush for umbrellas and an unflappable US President Barack Obama holding his own. Leaders too were dressed for the weather as Prime Minister Narendra Modi put the rainbow in the rain with his turban and President Pranab Mukherjee picked fur. The animal factor...
  • China warns India against ulterior motives of the United States 2 days ago

    Beijing: As the world witnesses India expand ties with the United States, the Chinese government has expressed its displeasure with the Indo-US joint statement which mentions maritime disputes, referring specifically to the South China Sea. China even warned that India should not fall prey to the ulterior motives of the...
  • President, PM Modi pay rich tributes to RK Laxman 2 days ago

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday paid rich tributes to legendary cartoonist RK Laxman, who died in Pune, describing him as a genius who brought smiles with his wit and humour. "In death of Laxman, India will miss the genius who...
  • President Pranab Mukherjee hosts 'At Home' reception for US President Obama 2 days ago

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Republic Day hosted 'At Home' reception for US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle on Monday evening at the decked-up Mughal Garden of Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. The couple, who just hours before attended the Republic Day parade, were the centre of attention...
  • Snapshot: Barack Obama attends Pranab Mukherjee's 'At Home' at Rashtrapati Bhavan 2 days ago

    President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Chief Guest of Republic Day, US President Barack Obama, during 'At Home' reception, on 66th Republic Day celebrations, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, on Monday. ...
  • China ready to take partnership with India to higher level, says Xi Jinping 3 days ago

    Beijing: China on Monday said that it is ready to make concerted efforts with India to lift their bilateral strategic cooperative partnership to a higher level as they pursue a great dream of national rejuvenation. Greeting India on its 66th Republic Day, Chinese President Xi Jinping, in a message to...
  • Several firsts on 66th Republic Day 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The 66th Republic Day celebrations on Monday were marked by many firsts. 1) It witnessed the first ever march by an all-women contingent drawn from the army, navy and air force. 2) A US President was the Chief Guest at the Republic Day parade for the first time. 3) The recently...
  • Modi, Obama attend CEO summit: As it happened 3 days ago

    US President Barack Obama who is on a three-day visit to New Delhi attended the Republic Day parade on Monday morning and President Pranab Mukherjee's 'At Home' reception at Rashtrapati Bhavan in the evening. He attending a CEO Roundtable before leaving for Saudi Arabia on Tuesday....
  • India showcases cultural heritage, military prowess at Republic Day parade, gets applaud from Obama 3 days ago

    New Delhi: India's military prowess and achievements in different fields, state-of-the-art defence platforms, its diverse cultural and social traditions was put on diplay at the 66th Republic Day parade in New Delhi on Monday. US President Barack Obama was the Chief Guest of the event becoming the first American President...
  • President confers gallantry awards on 83 IAF Air Warriors for showing exemplary courage 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Eighty three Indian Air Force Air Warriors have been awarded Presidential Awards on the eve of Republic Day. This includes Param Vishist Seva Medal (PVSM) for six Air Marshals, Ati Vishist Seva Medal (AVSM) for two Air Marshals, four Air Vice Marshals and nine Air Commodores. Vayu Sena Medal...
  • Major Mukund Varadarajan, Naik Neeraj Singh posthumously awarded Ashok Chakra 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Major Mukund Varadarajan and Naik Neeraj Kumar Singh, the two Army personnel who laid down their lives combating terrorists in Kashmir Valley, were on Monday awarded posthumously the highest peacetime military honour, the Ashok Chakra, by President Pranab Mukherjee. The families of Major Varadarajan and Naik Singh, who showed...
  • India's military might on display at 66th Republic Day celebrations; as it happened 3 days ago

    India is celebrating its 66th Republic Day on Monday with US President Barack Obama as the special guest of the ceremonial parade. Obama is the first American President to be the chief guest at the parade. ...
  • I raise a toast to Indo-US friendship: Barack Obama 3 days ago

    President Pranab Mukherjee hosted US President Barack Obama and the first lady Michelle Obama at a banquet at Rashtrapati Bhawan on Sunday evening . Praising PM Modi, Obama said, "He is tough and also has style. A US newspaper once called Modi a 'fashion icon'. I was thinking about wearing...
  • I want to wear a Modi Kurta, says US President 3 days ago

    New Delhi: I wanted to wear a 'Modi kurta,' said US President Barack Obama as he raised a toast at the banquet hosted in his honour by President Pranab Mukherjee. As he started his speech, Mr. Obama said, "We feel your friendship, 'dosti' and I am deeply honoured." He recalled a headline...
  • India, US should develop more trust to fight terror: President Pranab Mukherjee 3 days ago

    New Delhi: India and the US should fight terrorism together as no country is safe from the menace, President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday said while sharing views of American President Barack Obama that no nation should provide safe haven to terror groups. During his meeting with the visiting US President,...
  • Obama visit: US President raises toast to Indo-US 'dosti' at Rashtrapati Bhavan 3 days ago

    New Delhi: US President Barack Obama on Sunday said his and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's stories of success could happen only in their respective countries. "My story could only happen in the US and your story could only happen in India," said Obama while raising a toast at the banquet...
  • Full text of Address by President Pranab Mukherjee on Republic Day eve 3 days ago

    My Fellow Citizens, on the eve of the 66th Republic Day to all of you in India and abroad. I convey my special greetings to members of our Armed Forces, Paramilitary Forces and Internal Security Forces. Twenty Sixth January holds an everlasting place in our national memory because it is the...
  • Ordinance not good for democracy, 'breaches' trust of people: President Pranab Mukherjee 3 days ago

    New Delhi: After cautioning the Government against taking the Ordinance route, President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday did some plain speaking, saying enacting laws without discussions "breaches the trust" reposed by people and is not good for democracy. In his address on the eve of 66th Republic Day, Mukherjee spoke about the...
  • Barack Obama will embark on a three-day India trip in the evening: White House 5 days ago

    Washington: US President Barack Obama will leave Andrews Air Force Base on Saturday evening for his highly anticipated three-day landmark trip to India on an invitation by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Obama will be accompanied by a sizable delegation that will include several top officials, as well as First...
  • Pranab, Obama to watch 25 tableau at Republic Day parade 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Along with Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, chief guest for Republic Day US President Barack Obama will watch 25 tableau from 16 states and Central ministries and departments on January 26. The tableaux depict the diverse and vibrant nature of India and will be rolled down on Rajpath. India...
  • Obama to attend CEO roundtable with PM Modi; at-home lunch with President Mukherjee 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday evening announced the itinerary of US President Barack Obama who is scheduled to arrive in New Delhi on Sunday. On a three-day-visit to India the US President will be the chief guest to India's 66th Republic Day parade on Monday. Following is the...
  • Barack Obama security: AWACS to be deployed on Republic Day 1 week ago

    New Delhi: For the first time, Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) are likely to be deployed on the Republic Day for vigil from the skies during the parade where US President Barack Obama will be the Chief Guest. The AWACS will monitor air space on and around Rajpath where the...
  • Congress is surely going to win in Delhi, says Sharmishta Mukherjee January 21, 2015

    President Pranab Mukherjee's daughter Sharmishta Mukherjee is making her electoral debut. She filed her nomination on a Congress ticket on Wednesday. She will be fighting from the Greater Kailash seat. ...
  • Centre to discusses Ordinance issue after President's objection January 20, 2015

    New Delhi: The senior ministers of Central government met in New Delhi on Tuesday to discuss how to ensure that the Ordinances issued recently are followed up with legislative action in the upcoming Budget session next month after President Pranab Mukherjee voicing his objection to the 'Ordinance route. The meeting called...
  • President Pranab Mukherjee speaks out against partisan politics January 20, 2015

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee has rapped political parties for obstructing Parliament after the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi resorted to a flurry of executive decrees to push through economic reforms held up by the opposition. In a rare rebuke from country's largely ceremonial president, Mukherjee said the government and...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob January 19, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • President cautions Centre against ordinance route January 19, 2015

    New Delhi: With the Modi government opting for ordinances eight times in as many months, President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday cautioned against the "ordinance route" being taken for normal legislations. Ordinances are meant for specific purpose "to meet an extraordinary situation under extraordinary circumstances",...
  • President Pranab Mukherjee raps Opposition for disrupting Parliament January 19, 2015

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday rapped the Opposition over repeated disruptions in Parliament. Mukherjee said a noisy minority cannot be allowed to gag a patient majority. He also said that there should not be any disruption of proceedings under any circumstances. The Winter session of Parliament saw repeated disruptions...
  • Obama's 'Beast', an armor on wheels January 19, 2015

    Contrary to the tradition, US President Barack Obama is likely to travel in his own car for the Republic Day parade, instead of travelling in President Pranab Mukherjee's car. The US President's car is a black Cadillac - dubbed as 'barack mobile' or 'the beast'. It's body is virtually impregnable...