Rashtrapati Bhavan

  • Harish Rawat meets Aziz Qureshi, briefs him on Governor's Conference 12-02-2014 08:20 AM

    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...
  • Sachin Tendulkar, CNR Rao to get Bharat Ratna today 04-02-2014 11:34 AM

    New Delhi: Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and eminent scientist Prof CNR Rao will be conferred with the country`s 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...
  • President Pranab Mukherjee accepts Harish Rawat's resignation as union minister 01-02-2014 09:26 PM

    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...
  • Rashtrapati Bhavan guest house ready to host after 19 years 05-01-2014 01:10 PM

    Believed to be last functional almost two decades ago, when former South African president Nelson Mandela stayed in Rashtrapati Bhavan, the 14-room 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 24-11-2013 02:52 PM

    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...
  • President hails Sachin, hopes cricketer continues to serve the game 14-11-2013 08:40 PM

    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...
  • Curbing wasteful expenditure a major task, says Pranab Mukherjee 14-10-2013 06:19 PM

    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...
  • President's Bodyguards only for Rajput, Jat, Sikhs for functional requirement, admits Army to SC 02-10-2013 07:51 PM

    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...
  • India is the largest functional democracy, says Pranab Mukherjee 18-09-2013 06:14 PM

    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...
  • Is Bollywood using parliament just to promote films? 07-09-2013 04:14 PM

    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 23-08-2013 08:46 PM

    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...
  • Children with special needs as efficient as others: Pranab 15-08-2013 08:35 PM

    President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday said differently-abled 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 differently-abled children on the occasion of the 67th Independence Day, said Rashtrapati Bhavan will set an example in...
  • President Pranab Mukherjee adds school, library to Rashtrapati Bhavan 26-07-2013 04:54 AM

    New Delhi: As he completed one year in office, President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday said efforts should be made to increase the accessibility of the common man to Rashtrapati Bhavan. "The common citizens of our country always have the desire and curiosity to know more about the highest constitutional office...
  • Justice Sathasivam sworn in as the Chief Justice of India 19-07-2013 09:56 AM

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday administered the oath of office to Justice P Sathasivam as the Chief Justice of India (CJI). Justice Sathasivam, 64, is the 40th Chief Justice of India (CJI) and the first from Tamil Nadu. He will remain in office till April 26, 2014. He...
  • People will again repose their faith in UPA, tweets PMO 17-06-2013 07:12 PM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday said he is confident that the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) will get a third term. "I have always believed that we will have a third go as UPA and the people will again repose their faith in us," the Prime Minister said...
  • Pranab inaugurates audio-visual section in Rashtrapati Bhavan 14-06-2013 03:18 AM

    New Delhi: It was a peep into history for President Pranab Mukherjee when he witnessed departure of last Viceroy Lord Louis Mountbatten and swearing-in of first Governor General C Rajagopalachari at the audio-visual section of Rashtrapati Bhavan's library. After inaugurating it, Mukherjee watched a newsreel on the departure of Mountbatten...
  • Shashi Kant Sharma sworn in as CAG 23-05-2013 03:40 PM

    New Delhi: Shashi Kant Sharma on Thursday was sworn in as CAG by President Pranab Mukherjee in the Rashtrapati Bhavan here. The 61-year old 1976 Bihar cadre IAS officer replaced Vinod Rai, who superannuated on Wednesday after a five-and-a-half year eventful tenure as the head of the Comptroller and Auditor...
  • Rashtrapati Bhavan tours to cost Rs 25 per person 20-05-2013 03:59 PM

    New Delhi: Daily public tours of Rashtrapati Bhavan, which began for the first time from Jan 1 this year at the initiative of President Pranab Mukherjee and have become very popular with tourists, will now cost Rs 25 per person. A Rashtrapati Bhavan press release said nominal registration charges of...
  • The one where I make a case for P.A. Sangma

    the vague woman's blog |  Devapriya Roy
    These days, I am hoping for a miracle too. One that shall see P.A. Sangma take oath as the President of India. For ...

  • Humble tips for choosing a new President

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    Five years ago, one 'almost' broke the story of India's next President. Amidst feverish speculation, a source sent an sms: "Congratulations! India is getting its...

  • BJP plans to parade party MLAs before Prez 15-05-2011 11:31 PM

    Bangalore: Stung by an abrupt recommendation by Governor H R Bhardwaj to bring Karnataka under President's rule, the ruling BJP on Sunday said it will demonstrate the government's majority in Rashtrapati Bhavan on Monday. BJP, after holding its Legislature Party meeting, has plans to take all its legislators to Delhi...
  • Lights off at Rashtrapati Bhavan for Earth Hour 26-03-2011 09:27 PM

    New Delhi: In a rare event, the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Saturday plunged into darkness to mark the Earth Hour and joined millions of people across the globe who observed the pro-environment initiative. All the lights at the imposing structure, situated at the top of Raisina Hill in the national capital,...