RASHTRAPATI BHAVAN

  • Mizoram Governor Aziz Qureshi sacked following feud with Centre March 28, 2015

    New Delhi: Mizoram Governor Aziz Qureshi, who has had a running feud with the Centre and even approached the Supreme Court against attempts to ease him out, was sacked on Saturday. A brief statement issued by the Rashtrapati Bhavan said that "Qureshi shall cease to hold the office of the Governor...
  • President to confer Bharat Ratna on former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee at his residence on March 27 March 25, 2015

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee will present the Bharat Ratna to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at his residence in Lucknow on Friday, Rashtrapati Bhavan said on Wednesday. The president will also confer the Bharat Ratna on Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya (posthumously) on March 30 at Rashtrapati Bhavan along with...
  • Sonia Gandhi writes to Anna Hazare, vows to oppose Land Bill March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi has expressed her agreement with the concerns of anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare on the NDA government's Land Bill and vowed to oppose it at all fora. Sonia on Tuesday wrote a letter to the social activist in reply to his earlier missive and referred to...
  • Sonia Gandhi led protest march against Land Bill March 17, 2015

    Congress President Sonia Gandhi led the protest march against the Land Bill from Parliament to Rashtrapati Bhavan. Fourteen parties unitedly undertook the march terming the Bill anti-farmer. She said, "Secular forces in Parliament are determined to defeat PM's communal agenda. I request the President to intervene to protect the rights...
  • Watch: Pranab Mukherjee gives serious competition to Obama on style quotient February 17, 2015

    US President Barack Obama recently featured in a Buzzfeed video to promote healthcare. And giving a serious competition is President Pranab Mukherjee who posted pictures of his in the Mughal Gardens inside Rashtrapati Bhavan. Obama displayed his drawing skills and Pranab showcased his garden. ...
  • Snapshot: Barack Obama attends Pranab Mukherjee's 'At Home' at Rashtrapati Bhavan January 26, 2015

    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. ...
  • Gushtaba, Rogan Josh, Galauti kebabs for Obama at Rashtrapati Bhavan banquet January 25, 2015

    New Delhi: Rich culinary traditions from Kashmir to West Bengal were spread out in the lavish banquet in honour visiting US President Barack Obama at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Sunday. Famous signature meat preparations from the Valley, Kashmiri Gushtaba, tender meat balls made with a complex mix of spices, and aromatic Rogan...
  • India, US should develop more trust to fight terror: President Pranab Mukherjee January 25, 2015

    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 January 25, 2015

    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...
  • Dog takes a stroll at Rashtrapati Bhawan just before Obama's guard of honour January 25, 2015

    A dog caught on camera at the Rashtrapati Bhavan just before US President Barack Obama's guard of honour. ...
  • India attaches highest importance to Bangladesh: Pranab Mukherjee December 19, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday said India attached "highest importance" to bilateral relations with Bangladesh, an official statement by the Rashtrapati Bhavan said. Receiving his Bangladesh counterpart Abdul Hamid in the Rashtrapati Bhavan here, Mukherjee welcomed him and complimented him for his role in the consolidation of bilateral relations. "India...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Rashtrapati Bhavan invites innovators to stay on its campus November 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Encouraged by the response of first innovation scholars in-residence scheme, Rashtrapati Bhavan has invited applications for the second batch who will get to stay in the abode of country's First citizen for a week. In a statement, Press Secretary to the President, Venu Rajamony said interested applicants can apply...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 May 27, 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? May 26, 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? May 26, 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 May 26, 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 May 26, 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 May 26, 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...