PRANAB MUKHERJEE

  • India must be prepared to use might if need arises: Pranab Mukherjee 2 days ago

    Tezpur: Cautioning against various threats facing the subcontinent, President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday said it was imperative for India to have an effective deterrence and strong defence to promote development and it must be prepared to use its "might" if the need arises. "Today, our nation is on the path...
  • India must reconnect to spiritual past: Pranab Mukherjee 1 week ago

    Vrindavan: President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday said as India makes a "transformative change" from being a developing to a developed nation, it must reconnect to its spiritual past. Speaking at the Chandrodaya temple being established by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) here, Mukherjee said India was one of the...
  • Hindi a symbol of social and cultural unity of India: President November 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Describing Hindi as the symbol of social and cultural unity of India, President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday said the language has a significant role in connecting the government and the people. "In a vast country like India, where many languages are spoken, Hindi has its own special position. It...
  • President gives awards to 20 children for exceptional achievement November 14, 2014

    New Delhi: With a medal, a commemoration letter and a pat of encouragement on their shoulders, President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday handed the National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement to 20 talented and brave children on the occasion of Children's Day. Among the awardees at the function which was held...
  • Ahead of President's visit, Vrindavan authorities grapple to deal with monkey menace November 14, 2014

    Mathura: To keep monkeys at bay during President Pranab Mukherjee's visit to Banke Behari temple in Vrindavan on November 16, the district administration had decided to deploy langurs but it had to abort the plan following outcry from wildlife activists. "We have decided to withdraw services of langurs as it...
  • Kashmir villagers meet Pranab Mukherjee during a national integration tour November 13, 2014

    New Delhi: A group of villagers from Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday called on President Pranab Mukherjee during a national integration tour organised by the Army, an official said. The tour was organised by the army's Romeo Force for elderly people of Surankote and Mandi regions of Poonch district, a defence...
  • Defence forces should cut dependence on imported wares, says Pranab Mukherjee November 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The defence forces should reduce dependence on imported equipment, President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday said, noting that they should be equipped with modern weapons to counter complex security threats, including the scourge of international terrorism. Citing recent increase in FDI ceiling in defence from 26 to 49 per...
  • Delhi: 34th India International Trade Fair opens on November 14 November 10, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee will inaugurate the India International Trade Fair, 2014 on November 14 in which over 6,500 companies from India and abroad are expected to participate. "The 34th edition of India International Trade Fair (IITF) will be inaugurated by President Pranab Mukherjee...
  • Delhi polls: AAP to release 1st list of candidates this week November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Aiming to recapture power in the capital, the Aam Aadmi Party has finalized a list of 30 candidates, which includes former ministers as well as party chief Arvind Kejriwal, for Delhi assembly polls and it will be released this week. Sources said party has decided not to give...
  • Security of India, Bhutan 'intricately interlinked': Pranab Mukherjee November 7, 2014

    Thimphu: India said Bhutan and its security is "intricately interlinked" and it is important for the two neighbours to be sensitive to each other's concerns, as President Pranab Mukherjee held wide-ranging talks with the Bhutanese leadership. Breaking protocol, Bhutanese King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and his wife received President Mukherjee...
  • Bhutan King breaks protocol to receive President Pranab Mukherjee November 7, 2014

    Thimphu: Breaking protocol, the Bhutanese King and his wife received President Pranab Mukherjee at the airport as he arrived in Bhutan for a two-day visit, the first by an Indian head of state to the country in 26 years. King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck along with his wife turned up...
  • President Pranab Mukherjee leaves for Bhutan state visit November 7, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee left on Friday on a two-day state visit to Bhutan, the first presidential visit to Thimphu in 26 years. Mukherjee is visiting Bhutan on the invitation of Bhutan King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck. He is accompanied by Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha and four MPs,...
  • Delhi: Gurbani notes reverberate in Rashtrapati Bhavan November 6, 2014

    New Delhi: On the occasion of Guru Nanak's birthday, the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Thursday reverberated with 'Gurbani' (Sikh religious prayers) as President Pranab Mukherjee hosted a special programme which was attended by Vice President Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. A portrait of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikh religion,...
  • President dissolves Delhi Assembly, fresh elections soon November 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The 70-member Delhi Assembly elected in December 2013 has been dissolved by President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday. The national capital which was under President's Rule since February will now hold fresh elections. Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung had recommended dissolution of the Assembly after the single largest party BJP...
  • Leaders pay tributes to Indira Gandhi on death anniversary October 31, 2014

    New Delhi: The nation on Friday remembered former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her 30th death anniversary with President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari and other leaders paying tributes to her. Mukherjee, Congress President Sonia Gandhi and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh paid floral tributes at Shakti Sthal, the memorial...
  • President invites Oman to 'Make in India', seeks deeper trade ties October 28, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee has extended an invitation to public and private companies from Oman to invest in the 'Make in India' programme which offers good returns. This was conveyed by the President when the Commerce and Industry Minister of the Sultanate of Oman, Dr Ali Bin Masoud Al...
  • No end to standoff over Delhi government even as SC pulls up Centre; BJP yet to take a decision October 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday rapped up the Narendra Modi government over the delay in resolving the stalemate over the Delhi government and said, "We have given enough time but nothing has happened so far." The remarks came after the Centre informed the apex court that President Pranab Mukherjee...
  • Will take decision on forming government in Delhi at the right time: BJP October 28, 2014

    Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party President Satish Upadhayay said, "We will take the decision when the time is right." President Pranab Mukherjee has also approved Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung's plan to invite the single largest party, the BJP, to form the government in the national capital. ...
  • SC criticises Centre's delaying tactics in resolving the Delhi government stalemate October 28, 2014

    New Delhi: As the standoff over the Delhi government continues, the Supreme Court on Tuesday criticised the Centre's delaying tactics in resolving the stalemate. The apex court said, "We have given enough time but nothing has happened so far." The Centre has told the Supreme Court that it has got...
  • Pranab Mukherjee, Narendra Modi ask people to use technology to fight corruption October 27, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for making optimum use of modern technology in tackling corruption. In his message on the beginning of 'Vigilance week' starting, the President said "use of modern technologies can play an important role in eliminating human interface in service delivery...
  • Pakistan sends Diwali sweets to President, PM October 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Despite the bitterness in Indo-Pak ties, Pakistan has sent 'Diwali sweets' to President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The sweets, by Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit and his wife, were also sent to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. According to sources, Basit sent the boxes to...
  • Indian teacher honoured in Saudi Arabia October 24, 2014

    Jaddah: The Indian community in Saudi Arabia held a reception in Jeddah to honour a teacher who has received India's best teacher award. The Indian government had conferred the National Award for Best Teacher on Syed Hameed, principal of the International Indian School in Jubail, around 1,500 km from Jeddah. Hameed was...
  • India celebrates Diwali with traditional fervour October 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Diwali, the festival of lights, was celebrated with traditional fervour across the country with people exchanging sweets and gifts with friends and relatives, decking up their houses with earthen diyas and tiny lights and illuminating the evening sky with fireworks. Children and youths burst crackers and lit sparklers...
  • Delhi: Envoys of five nations call on President Pranab Mukherjee October 21, 2014

    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 October 17, 2014

    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 October 17, 2014

    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 October 16, 2014

    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 October 15, 2014

    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 October 14, 2014

    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...