Oath Taking

  • Incumbent Lithuanian president takes oath for second term July 12, 2014

    Vilnius: Dalia Grybauskaite on Saturday took oath of office for a second fiveyear term as president of Lithuania. Grybauskaite, who successfully defended her presidency during the election in May, attended the solemn ceremony held in the Seimas, Lithuania's parliament, Xinhua reported. "By placing a special focus on transparency in civil service and...
  • Aziz Qureshi takes oath as UP Governor June 23, 2014

    Uttrakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi was today administered oath of office as the Governor of Uttar Pradesh following the resignation of BL Joshi. Qureshi has been given additional charge of UP. Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court, Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud administered the oath to Qureshi at a function organised at Raj Bhawan...
  • Chandrababu Naidu to take oath as Andhra Pradesh CM today June 8, 2014

    Hyderabad: Telugu Desam Party chief Chandrababu Naidu who led his party to a thumping victory in the Assembly elections is all set to take oath as the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh along with his ministers in a grand function on Sunday evening. While the swearingin of his Telangana counterpart was...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Nawaz Sharif's daughter hails his decision to attend Modi's swearingin May 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Nawaz Sharif's daughter Maryam hailed her father's decision to attend Narendra Modi's swearingin saying the step will help in restoring fraying bilateral ties. In an exclusive statement emailed to Network 18, Maryam said, "The invitation extended by India's Prime Ministerdesignate & the reciprocal gesture by the Prime Minister Nawaz...
  • Attack on Indian Consulate in Afghanistan raises questions of its connection with Pak PM's India visit May 24, 2014

    The attack on Indian Consulate in Herat city of Afghanistan has raised suspicion over the timing of the attack perhaps meant as a message or looking to disrupt a potential visit by Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif. ...
  • Kejriwal's oath-taking ceremony cost Rs 13.41 lakhs March 9, 2014

    The Delhi government spent Rs 13.41 lakh on the oath-taking ceremony of Arvind Kejriwal as Delhi Chief Minister at Ramlila Maidan and on the publicity of the mammoth function. In response to a RTI, the Delhi government's General Administration Department said it had spent Rs 6.33 lakh on the Ramlila Maidan...
  • RGPV cancels its exam papers scheduled today in the wake of Shivraj's swearingin December 14, 2013

    The Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya (RGPV), a government technical university hascancelled all its exam papers scheduled for Saturday in view of Chief Minister's oath taking ceremony to be held in the city. All the engineering examinations, including the third and eighth semester papers, have been cancelled in view of the swearingin...
  • Raman Singh to take oath as Chhattisgarh CM for third time on Dec 12 December 9, 2013

    Raipur: Raman Singh, who steered BJP to a record third straight victory in the recentlyconcluded Assembly elections, will take oath of office on December 12. It was on the same day in 2008 that the suave BJP leader had taken oath as the Chief Minister of the state after the then...
  • Biden's gaffe; calls himself 'proud president of US' January 20, 2013

    Washington: Joe Biden, who was on Sunday sworn in as the US Vice President for a second term, made a gaffe hours ahead of his oath ceremony by calling himself "proud president of the United States". "I'm proud to be president of the United States," Biden told his supporters at...
  • Cabinet reshuffle: 17 new faces in Team Manmohan October 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh effected a major Cabinet reshuffle on Sunday, giving away the major share to Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal to counter the Telangana forces in the former and exally Mamata Banerjee of the Trinamool Congress in the latter. Several ministers were elevated to the Cabinet...
  • Read Pranab Mukherjee's first speech as President July 25, 2012

    New Delhi: Pranab Mukherjee took over as the thirteenth President of India on 25th July 2012. In his first speech as the 13th President of India, Pranab Mukherjee vowed to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of India. Here's the full text of the speech: Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil, Shri Hamid Ansari, Smt....
  • Highs and lows of Pranab's political career July 25, 2012

    New Delhi: He has walked the corridors of power for almost 40 years. It's a journey which has ensured that today Pranab Mukherjee has friends in every party and it's the one advantage which he is counting on as he prepares to become India's next President. "He represents unique repository...
  • Live: Will defend Constitution, says Pranab July 25, 2012

    New Delhi: 11:40 am: In his first speech as the 13th President of India, Pranab Mukherjee vowed to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of India. "I will strive to preserve, protect and defend our constitution not just in words but also in spirit," said President Pranab Mukherjee. Talking of poverty...
  • Pranab set to take oath as the 13th President July 25, 2012

    New Delhi: Pranab Mukherjee will be sworn in as the 13th President of India on Wednesday. He will take oath in the Central Hall of Parliament. But before that, he will pay respects at Rajghat, Shakti Sthal and Veer Bhumi. After that he will meet outgoing President Pratibha Patil, who...
  • Tuesday twister: DMK in but oathtaking may be put off May 26, 2009

    New Delhi: The storm over UPA Cabinet formation seems to have subsided for now but 13 ministers sworn in on Saturday are still to be allocated portfolios. Also, a cloud still hangs over the rest of Manmohan Singh's Cabinet being swornin on Tuesday, with sources saying it may be postponed...
  • How Obama fumbled at the most watched oath January 22, 2009

    Washington: The newly elected US President Barack Obama had enjoyed a near picture perfect win in US elections, only to follow it up with the fumble on the picture perfect inaugural ceremony On January 20. Well, almost perfect after all the great speeches the US President has given he fumbled...
  • Obama to take oath on Lincoln's Bible December 24, 2008

    Washington: US presidentelect Barack Obama will be sworn into office with the same Bible that Abraham Lincoln used for his oath taking ceremony in 1861. The move further extends the parallels that Obama has drawn with Lincoln since he announced his candidacy for president in February 2007 in Springfield, Illionis,...