Rashtrapati Bhawan

  • Hindi, regional languages must be encouraged: Pranab Mukherjee September 14, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday said the use of Hindi and regional languages must be encouraged. Speaking at a function organised on the occasion of 'Hindi Divas' at the Rashtrapati Bhawan, he said, "The constitution provides that Hindi should be developed in such a way that it should reflect...
  • Take up the challenge of making products for which India is dependent on imports: PM Modi to IITs August 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Asking IITs to come together to find innovative solutions to the problems of the common man, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said they should take up the challenge of making products for which India is critically dependent on imports. "Science is universal. Technology must be local,"...
  • Four artists selected for inresidence scheme at Rashtrapati Bhavan August 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Two artists and two writers have been selected for Rashtrapati Bhavan's inresidence scheme, aimed at promoting and nurturing established and young creative minds. "We have selected four people, two writers and two artists, through a national wide selection process for this residency programme," Venu Rajamony, Rashtrapati Bhavan press secretary,...
  • Narendra Modi's swearingin cost Rs 17.60 lakh July 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's swearingin ceremony cost Rs 17.60 lakh, RTI activist Subhash Chandra Agrawal said on Sunday. Agrawal said he was told by the Central Public Works Department that the money was spent "on arrangements related to tent, stage, furniture and other related items ... at Rashtrapati Bhawan". Agrawal...
  • Narendra Modi's pictures with mother, leave Nawaz Sharif, mother emotional June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: History was created when Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif arrived at the Rashtrapati Bhawan for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's swearingin ceremony on Monday. Sharif, whose visit was clouded in speculations over his presence for the event, walked down the red carpet of Rashtrapati Bhawan forecourt on Monday evening, marking...
  • Watch: Narendra Modi takes oath as India's 15th Prime Minister June 14, 2014

    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 Bhawan in the background, President Pranab Mukherjee administered the oath of office and secrecy in Hindi...
  • List of leaders attending, missing Narendra Modi's swearingin June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: PrimeMinister designate Narendra Modi will sworn in as the 15th Prime Minister on Monday at the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhawan at 6 PM. The mega event will be attended by around 4,000 Indian and foreign dignitaries, including key leaders from all the seven SAARC nations. Even though there is...
  • Modi's swearingin: Roads to Rashtrapati Bhawan shut from 2PM to 8PM June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: All roads leading to Rashtrapati Bhawan will be closed for general traffic from 2 PM to 8 PM on Monday in view of Prime Ministerdesignate Narendra Modi's swearingin ceremony. Delhi Police said in a traffic advisory that it has decided to close down Rajpath (from Vijay Chowk to Rashtrapati...
  • Here is what people expect from new PM Narendra Modi June 14, 2014

    Narendra Modi, a 63yearold man who is behind the BJP's astonishing victory in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, will take oath as the 15th Prime Minister of world's largest democracy on Monday. The much awaited swearingin ceremony, administered by President Pranab Mukherjee, is scheduled to take place at 6:00 pm...
  • Snapshot: Scenes from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's swearingin day June 14, 2014

    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. ...
  • Narendra Modi to swornin as 15th Prime Minister today June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: BJP Parliamentary Party leader Narendra Modi will take oath as the 15th Prime Minister of the country on Monday. Modi began his journey to 7 Race Course Road by paying homage to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat. The swearingin ceremony will take place at the forecourt of the Rashtrapati Bhavan...
  • Oath taking in the evening, the buck stops with PM Narendra Modi June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The distance between Gujarat Bhawan in Chanakyapuri, the Diplomatic enclave of New Delhi, and the Prime Minister's official residence 7, Racecourse Road, is just 500 metres. Narendra Modi has covered that distance in 13 years. When Modi was made the Gujarat chief minister after the disastrous earthquake in...
  • Narendra Modi takes oath as India's 15th PM: As the day unfolded June 14, 2014

    Prime Ministerdesignate Narendra Modi has been sworn in as the 15th Prime Minister of India. Modi along with his Cabinet took oath at the Rashtrapati Bhawan at 6 PM. Around 3,500 Indian and foreign dignitaries attended the ceremony, including leaders from all the seven SAARC nations....
  • Snapshot: Preparations on at Rashtrapati Bhavan for PM designate Narendra Modi's swearingin May 26, 2014

    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. ...
  • Fivetier security for Modi's openair swearingin ceremony May 25, 2014

    New Delhi: With more than 3000 VVIPs expected to attend Prime Ministerdesignate Narendra Modi's swearingin ceremony on Monday, security is at its peak in the national capital. Officials are busy in last round of preparations for the openair ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhawan forecourt. Fivetier security is in place in Delhi...
  • Preparations in full swing for VVIP guests at Modi's swearingin May 25, 2014

    New Delhi: As Prime Ministerdesignate Narendra Modi will take oath on Monday at Rashtrapati Bhawan, preparations are underway for the VVIP guests at the swearingin ceremony. Bangladesh Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury and Bhutan Prime Minister Tobgay will arrive in Delhi on Sunday. Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is expected to...
  • 7,000 Delhi Police personnel deployed for Modi's swearingin ceremony May 25, 2014

    New Delhi: As the nation will welcome its 14th Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, on Monday, the Rashtrapati Bhawan is gearing up for the swearingin ceremony to be held in its court. More than 7,000 Delhi Police personnel have been deployed for Modi's openair ceremony which will be attended by 3,500...
  • President Pranab Mukherjee confers Padma awards March 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Eminent scientist RA Mashelkar was on Monday conferred the Padma Vibhushan, the second highest civilian award, while acclaimed artiste Kamal Haasan and ace shuttler P Gopichand were among the 12 personalities conferred the Padma Bhushan by President Pranab Mukherjee in Delhi. Award winning actor Vidya Balan,...
  • On being denied entry, couple strips in front of Rashtrapati Bhavan February 3, 2014

    New Delhi: A couple in their 30s stripped in front of Rashtrapati Bhavan after they were denied entry to the president's house, police said Monday. The couple went to the main gate of Rashtrapati Bhavan and demanded to meet President Pranab Mukherjee. When the security personnel at the entry asked for...
  • Pratibha Patil returns all 155 official gifts to Rashtrapati Bhavan December 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Former President Pratibha Patil has returned all the gifts received by her in official capacity after they were displayed at a school owned by her family in Amravati in Maharashtra. "155 gifts received by the former President Pratibha Devisingh Patil in her official capacity were loaned to Vidya Bharati...
  • Politicians, activists meet President against Modi over snooping row November 25, 2013

    New Delhi: A group of 45 activists and politicians will march to Rashtrapati Bhawan on Monday to complain to President Pranab Mukherjee against Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi over the alleged surveillance of woman by the Gujarat Police. Leaders from the Congress, CPI and NCP...
  • 'British monarchy plays an important role in India's relations with the UK' November 8, 2013

    New Delhi: British Prince Charles and his wife Camilla arrive in Delhi on Friday for the ceremonial part of their mammoth 10 day trip to India. The Royals will meet President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhawan, and visit the Akshardham temple in Delhi, before heading to Mumbai on Saturday. CNNIBN's...
  • President, Prime Minister, Sonia greet people on Holi March 27, 2013

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday greeted people on Holi and expressed hope that the festival of colours will strengthen faith in national values and promote oneness and harmony. "On the joyous occasion of Holi, I convey my greetings and good...
  • 'Mercy petition' section removed from President's website February 14, 2013

    New Delhi: The office of the President has taken off the 'mercy petition' section from its official website and it said matters relating to the subject for public information will henceforth be dealt by the Union Home Ministry. The website had a separate section giving details of the number of...
  • Digitisation of presidential library high on Pranab's agenda January 15, 2013

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee is a man of many talents, at ease with a multitude of assignments of varying kinds. Besides managing the affairs of the state, the veteran politician is these days busy digitising historic records and books in the Rashtrapati Bhavan library, sorting his old journals to...
  • Gangrape: Traffic jams choke Delhi, but protests continue December 24, 2012

    Every road leading to India Gate, the centre of protests over the past few days, was barricaded on Monday to stop protestors from coming there. ...
  • Keenan Santos's father writes to PM, suggests steps to prevent crime against women December 24, 2012

    Keenan Santos's father Valerian Santos wrote a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the issue of women's safety, in the aftermath of the Delhi gangrape and protests thereafter. Keenan Santos and his friend Reuben Fernandes were stabbed to death by a mob for taking on a man who had...
  • 'Women shouldn't roam the streets at night just because we got independence at midnight' December 24, 2012

    Hyderabad: As the outrage over the Delhi gangrape incident continued, the chief of Andhra Pradesh unit of Congress on Monday courted controversy over his remark that women should not "roam" the streets in the night just because India got Independence at midnight. "Do we roam in streets at midnight as we...
  • Gangrape protests: Home Minister justifies police crackdown December 24, 2012

    New Delhi: A day after the police crackdown on antirape protesters at India Gate and Rashtrapati Bhawan, Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde justified the police action. Speaking to IBN18 EditorinChief Rajdeep Sardesai, Shinde said, "We face criticism from all ends. Rashtrapati Bhawan is a prestigious house for the country and...
  • Gangrape protests live: Media fuelled the violence, says Neeraj Kumar December 24, 2012

    New Delhi: 6.20 pm: Refusing to apologise for police action at India Gate, Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar said people can't protest in area where Section 144 is imposed. He also blamed media for fuelling the violence. 6.15 pm: Neeraj Kumar said that Delhi Police have identified antisocial elements who were...