Rashtrapati Bhavan

  • ChinaIndia relationship has global, strategic importance, says Xi Jinping September 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Chinese President Xi Jinping began the second day of his 3day visit to India by visiting the Rashtrapati Bhavan along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Jinping was given a ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Jinping said, "I hope to change a lot from my first visit to India. We...
  • Snapshot: Have you been inside the Rashtrapati Bhavan? Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a personal tour and looks massively impressed July 3, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi joined President President Pranab Mukherjee for lunch today, following a round of the Rashtrapati Bhavan. The photos were tweeted by the President's official handle @RashtrapatiBhvn. The inside of the President's House is not only imposing, but vastly grand. There are arched ceilings with inlaid work and...
  • Lok Sabha creates record with 510 members taking oath on single day June 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The 16th Lok Sabha on Thursday may have created a record with 510 members out of an effective strength of 539 taking oath on a single day. This is perhaps the first time that so many members have taken oath in such a short time, Parliament sources said. Till...
  • President hosts dinner for SAARC leaders, PM Modi June 14, 2014

    President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday night hosted a dinner for visiting SAARC leaders and Prime Minister Narendra Modi where the guests were treated to a variety of dishes drawn from various parts of the country. From Gujarat's popular dish 'kela methi nu shaak, to mouthwatering 'Chicken chettinad' from Tamil Nadu, the...
  • Has merit won over politics in Narendra Modi's Cabinet? June 14, 2014

    Narendra Damodardas Modi on Monday took charge as the 15th Prime Minister of India. The 63yearold Modi was swornin on the forecourt of the Rashtrapati Bhavan by President Pranab Mukherjee. He will take charge of the office of the Prime Minister on Tuesday morning. CNNIBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose discusses...
  • Has Narendra Modi made a strong start with his first Cabinet? June 14, 2014

    Narendra Damodardas Modi on Monday took charge as the 15th Prime Minister of India. The 63yearold Modi was swornin on the forecourt of the Rashtrapati Bhavan by President Pranab Mukherjee. He will take charge of the office of the Prime Minister on Tuesday morning. ...
  • Omar Abdullah wishes 'the very best' to PM Narendra Modi June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Monday wished "the very best" to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his team and hoped that they will hand over a better India to their successors when the time comes. "For what it's worth, I wish Team Modi the very best...
  • PM Narendra Modi's first message to the country after assuming office June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Narendrabhai Damodardas Modi the man who led the NDA to a landslide victory in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections took oath as the 15th Prime Minister of India on Monday. After assuming office as the PM, he reached out to the country with a message he posted on...
  • Maneka Gandhi the sole Gandhi family member in BJP government May 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Animalrights activist Maneka Gandhi made a comeback to the union cabinet as the only member of the Gandhi family in the BJPled government. The seventime MP and younger daughterinlaw of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, Maneka Sanjay Gandhi was also in the council of ministers during the previous NDA...
  • Narendra Modi takes oath as the 15th Prime Minister of India June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Narendrabhai Damodardas Modi the man who led the NDA to a landslide victory in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections took oath as the 15th Prime Minister of India on Monday. With the majestic Rashtrapati Bhavan in the background, President Pranab Mukherjee administered the oath of office and secrecy in...
  • Narendra Modi to shift to 7 RCR on Monday night May 25, 2014

    New Delhi: New Delhi's much vaunted address 7 Race Course Road will get its newest occupant on Monday night when Narendra Modi will shift to his new official residence barely hours after taking oath as India's 15th prime minister. Sources said that Modi will move to the house after he attends...
  • President to host 'private dinner' for SAARC leaders May 25, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee will host a 'private dinner' for the SAARC leaders and their representatives, who have been especially invited for the swearingin of Narendra Modi as country's 15th Prime Minister. The visiting VVIPs include Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai,...
  • Modi oath taking: Rashtrapati Bhavan gears up for its biggest event ever May 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The swearingin ceremony of Narendra Modi as the 15th Prime Minister of India will be the biggest event so far to have been staged at Rashtrapati Bhavan with the guest list, which includes key leaders from SAARC countries, set to cross the 4,000 mark. This is the first time...
  • Rashtrapati Bhavan to be closed to public on May 24, 25 May 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Rashtrapati Bhavan will remain closed to public for two days from Saturday due to preparations for Narendra Modi's swearingin ceremony on Monday as country's 15th Prime Minister. "In view of preparations being made for the forthcoming swearinginceremony, the Rashtrapati Bhavan will remain closed for tours on May 24 and...
  • President Pranab Mukherjee dissolves 15th Lok Sabha May 18, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday dissolved the 15th Lok Sabha with immediate effect, completing a formality before the constitution of the new House. "The President accepted the advice of the Cabinet and today signed the Order dissolving the 15th Lok Sabha in exercise of the powers conferred upon him...
  • President Pranab Mukherjee to visit Jharkhand on Saturday May 9, 2014

    President Pranab Mukherjee will visit Jharkhand on Saturday, a statement from Rashtrapati Bhavan said on Friday. "He (Pranab Mukherjee) will attend the annual convocation of the Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad," the statement said. The Indian School of Mines was opened Dec 9, 1926, and has 18 academic departments covering engineering, applied...
  • Padma Bhushan awarded to tennis star Leander Paes April 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Ace tennis player Leander Paes was awarded India's third highest civilian honour the Padma Bhushan by President Pranab Mukherjee at a ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here on Saturday. Paes was ecstatic at receiving the award and posted several photos on Twitter. He put up two photographs...
  • Harish Rawat meets Aziz Qureshi, briefs him on Governor's Conference February 12, 2014

    A day ahead of the Governors' Conference in Delhi on Wednesday, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Tuesday met Governor Aziz Qureshi and briefed him about the steps taken to strengthen the infrastructure hit hard by the catastrophic deluge last year. Rawat called on Qureshi on Tuesday afternoon and discussed several...
  • Sachin Tendulkar, CNR Rao to get Bharat Ratna today February 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and eminent scientist Prof CNR Rao will be conferred with the countrys highest civilian honour Bharat Ratna by President Pranab Mukherjee at a function here on Tuesday. Master batsman Tendulkar, who retired from international cricket on November 16 last year, will be the first sportsman...
  • President Pranab Mukherjee accepts Harish Rawat's resignation as union minister February 1, 2014

    President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday accepted the resignation of union minister Harish Rawat, who has been named Uttarakhand's new Chief Minister. Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad has been given additional charge of the water resources ministry, which was held by Rawat, a Rashtrapati Bhavan press communique said. The president, on the advice...
  • Rashtrapati Bhavan guest house ready to host after 19 years January 5, 2014

    Believed to be last functional almost two decades ago, when former South African president Nelson Mandela stayed in Rashtrapati Bhavan, the 14room guest wing of the Rashtrapati Bhavan has been renovated and is all set to host Bhutan's King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and his wife Ashi Jetsun Pema, who...
  • Transform police system, says Pranab Mukherjee November 24, 2013

    President Pranab Mukherjee has called upon leaders of police and security forces to "transform the police system" to bring it in sync with the requirements of a modern democratic nation. The President was addressing delegates of the annual conference of directors and inspectors general of police from the states and union...
  • President hails Sachin, hopes cricketer continues to serve the game November 14, 2013

    President Pranab Mukherjee, on Thursday, joined millions of cricket fans to hail the achievements of batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar, who is playing his last Test match, and expressed hope that the legendary cricketer will continue to serve the game as well as the nation. Talking to reporters after the prize distribution...
  • Curbing wasteful expenditure a major task, says Pranab Mukherjee October 14, 2013

    President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday told a group of Indian Defence Accounts Service probationer officers who called on him that "ensuring that wasteful expenditure does not take place is a great task". Addressing the 23 probationers at Rashtrapati Bhavan, the President said the officers of the service discharge a very important...
  • President's Bodyguards only for Rajput, Jat, Sikhs for functional requirement, admits Army to SC October 2, 2013

    The Army has admitted in the Supreme Court that recruitment to President's Bodyguard (PBG) is open only to Hindu Rajputs, Hindu Jats and Jat Sikhs, saying that it is done purely on "functional requirement" and there is no caste and religion bias in it. In an affidavit filed in the apex...
  • India is the largest functional democracy, says Pranab Mukherjee September 18, 2013

    President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday said India was the largest functional democracy in the world, with its own strength which manifests itself whenever the situation demands. "It is necessary for us to know about our roots and the place from where we originated," he said, interacting with participants of the 25th...
  • Is Bollywood using parliament just to promote films? September 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Rozlyn Khan, who is playing the character of Savita Bhabhi in a forthcoming film, never leaves an opportunity to surprise the audience. Recently Rozlyn Khan visited the parliament and Rashtrapati Bhavan wearing a white shirt. Rozlyn turned quit a few heads in Parliament and stole the show from...
  • India-Iraq friendship to be of equity partners: Pranab Mukherjee August 23, 2013

    India is looking forward to further strengthening its relations with Iraq as an "equity" partner in areas like oil exploration and petrochemicals, President Pranab Mukherjee said on Friday. India cherishes its cordial and friendly relations with Iraq, he said when Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Kamil al-Maliki, who is on a three-day...
  • Children with special needs as efficient as others: Pranab August 15, 2013

    President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday said differentlyabled children are as efficient in handling challenges of life as other kids provided they are given support and opportunities. Mukherjee, who was interacting with some differentlyabled children on the occasion of the 67th Independence Day, said Rashtrapati Bhavan will set an example in fulfilling...