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  • Sri Lankan President puts Pakistan visit on hold Yesterday

    Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa who was due to visit Pakistan later this month may delay his travel plans because of political unrest in Islamabad, officials said on Tuesday. The Sri Lankan government had not officially announced dates for the visit but developments in the Pakistani capital which is currently...
  • Major Mukund Varadarajan awarded Ashok Chakra on 68th Independence Day 5 days ago

    New Delhi: On the occasion of the 68th Independence Day, President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday conferred the Ashok Chakra and various gallantry awards on defence personnel for their exceptional bravery. Major Varadarajan (posthumous) of the 44th Battalion of the Rashtriya Rifles, who was killed in anti-terror operations in Jammu and Kashmir,...
  • Full text: President Pranab Mukherjee's address to the nation on Independence Day eve 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Strongly disapproving of disruptions in Parliament, President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday said that the need of the hour is to restore the grandeur and glory of institutions that have sustained democracy. "I sometimes wonder: has our democracy become too noisy? Have we lost the heart of contemplation and...
  • Watch: President Pranab Mukherjee addresses the nation on Independence Day-eve 6 days ago

    On the eve the 68th Independence Day, President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday addressed the nation. ...
  • Has democracy become too noisy, asks President on the eve of the 68th Independence Day 6 days ago

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday said intolerance and violence is a betrayal of the letter and spirit of democracy and slammed those who believe in the "poison drip of inflammatory provocation". In his Independence Day-eve address to the nation, he referred to bigotry and noted that an increasingly...
  • Highlights: President's address to the nation on the eve of 68th Independence Day 6 days ago

    President Pranab Mukherjee's address to the nation on the eve of 68th year of Independence on 14 August 2014. ...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey August 12, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • Iraqi President appoints Deputy Speaker Haider al-Ibadi as new PM August 11, 2014

    Baghdad: Iraq's new President on Monday snubbed the powerful incumbent Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and nominated the deputy parliament speaker to form the new government, raising fears of more infighting in the government as country faces the threat of Sunni militants in the north. In a televised address Fouad Massoum gave...
  • Rajnath Singh hands over BJP chief baton to Amit Shah, says he is best suited August 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Home Minister and former Bharatiya Janata Party president Rajnath Singh on Saturday handed over the party's baton to Amit Shah in New Delhi. Praising Shah for his leadership, Singh said that the former was best suited for the position of the party's President. Singh said it was Shah's leadership...
  • Nagpur: Shiv Sena women wing President found murdered at her residence August 2, 2014

    Nagpur: Shiv Sena women wing President Aarti Borkar, 40, was slain to death at her residence in north Nagpur on Friday night. Borkar' body has stab wounds. The murder was reported at around 10 PM on Friday. More details are awaited. ...
  • George W Bush writes book about father July 31, 2014

    New York: His paintings made news worldwide, but it turns out that former President George W Bush has been working on another, highly personal project since leaving the White House: He has quietly completed a biography of his father, former President George HW Bush. Crown Publishers told The Associated Press on...
  • President condoles deaths in Maharashtra landslide July 30, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday condoled the loss of lives in a landslide triggered by heavy rain in Maharashtra's Pune district. In his message to Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan, Mukherjee said: "I am deeply saddened to learn about the landslides triggered by heavy rains in Pune district, Maharashtra, in...
  • President Mukherjee completes two years in office, inaugurates museum July 25, 2014

    New Delhi: India's own version of Madame Tussauds museum was inaugurated by President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday with fibre-glass statues of former Presidents and eye-catching gifts received by them from abroad on display. The opening of the museum, attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was part of a series of programmes...
  • Indonesia's new President promises to make life easier for investors July 23, 2014

    Jakarta: Indonesia's new president, Joko "Jokowi" Widodo, promised to make life simpler for investors by beefing up the country's threadbare infrastructure, untangling near-impenetrable regulations and sacking his ministers if they aren't up to the job. The Elections Commission announced on Tuesday that the Jakarta governor had won the hard-fought July 9...
  • Pranab Mukherjee offers prayers at Mosque July 22, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee offered 'dua' (prayers) at a mosque inside President's Estate on the occassion of 'Khatam Shareef' -- which marks completion of recitation of holy Quran. Mukherjee visited the President's Estate Masjid to participate in the 'Dua' (prayers) on the occasion of 'Khatam...
  • Bihar teacher fails to name India's president, faces probe July 19, 2014

    For a woman school teacher in Bihar, Pratibha Patil is still India's president and Smriti Irani the governor of the state. These answers shocked a district magistrate who has ordered a probe into the authenticity of the teacher's qualification based on which she got a job in a government school. The incident...
  • President Pranab Mukherjee to visit Kerela, Tamil Nadu July 17, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee will visit Kerala and Tamil Nadu July 18-19, Rashtrapati Bhavan said on Thursday. "On July 18, Mukherjee will attend the first convocation of the Central University of Kerala at Kasaragod. On the same day, he will inaugurate the platinum jubilee celebrations of the College of Engineering,...
  • Narendra Modi meets Brazilian President; 3 bilateral agreements inked July 16, 2014

    Brasilia: Giving a fillip to bilateral ties, India and Brazil on Wednesday decided to expand trade and investment flows while deepening collaboration in the fields of renewable energy, defence and cyber security as they signed three pacts including one on cooperation in the environment sector. The decisions were taken during...
  • President to worship at Padmanabhaswamy temple on July 19 July 16, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: President Pranab Mukherjee, who will arrive in Kerala on a two day visit on Friday, will offer worship at the famous Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple on July 19. On his arrival on July 18, he would attend the first convocation function of the Central University at Kasargod and also take...
  • Mahatma Gandhi's ideals are the future for us: President July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Mahatma Gandhi's ideals not only held our past but will guide our future too, President Pranab Mukherjee said on Tuesday as he conferred the Gandhi Peace prize on noted environmentalist-social worker Chandi Prasad Bhatt. The President, during the event held at Rashtrapati Bhavan, said the prize was an expression...
  • Incumbent Lithuanian president takes oath for second term July 12, 2014

    Vilnius: Dalia Grybauskaite on Saturday took oath of office for a second five-year 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...
  • Musharraf resigned under deal to give him safe passage: Gilani July 12, 2014

    Islamabad: Former Pakistan Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani on Friday claimed that the current government was violating a deal under which Pervez Musharraf tendered his resignation from the president's office in exchange for a safe passage. Gilani claimed that former military ruler Musharraf was to be given a safe passage under...
  • Barack Obama jumps queue at famous barbecue joint where no one cuts the line, but pays for the two people he jumped ahead of July 11, 2014

    US President Barack Obama apologetically jumped the queue at a famous barbecue joint in Austin, where no one cuts the line, so he could order takeout for his official travel party and paid for the two people he jumped ahead of. After a campaign-style speech in Austin yesterday to raise money...
  • Satish Upadhyay: From RSS karyakarta to Delhi BJP president July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: BJP leader Satish Upadhyay's appointment as the president of the Delhi unit marks his eventful journey from a school-going 'sangh karyakarta' to the top party post in the state, in times of tumultuous politics in the national capital. Upadhyay, currently chairman of the Standing Committee of the South Delhi...
  • 'Upadhyay will bring new thinking into Delhi politics' July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Hailing the appointment of Satish Upadhyay as the BJP's Delhi president, Leader of the House in South Delhi Municipal Corporation, Subhash Arya on Wednesday said that he will infuse "new thinking" into the party state unit. "As a councillor he understands the problems of Delhi. He understands the importance...
  • Former President Pratibha Patil's brother named accused in murder case July 7, 2014

    Jalgoan: In a major embarrassment to former President Pratibha Patil, a court in Jalgoan, Maharashtra named her brother as an accused in a murder case. Patil's younger brother Gajendra Narayan Patil and former MLA Dr Ulhas Patil have been named accused in a criminal case that dates back to 2005....
  • Arvind Kejriwal to meet President to demand fresh polls in Delhi July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal along with his party legislators will meet President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday over the alleged "horse trading" by the BJP in Delhi, and will demand fresh assembly elections in the capital. "All AAP MLAs meeting the President tomorrow at 6.30 pm to request him to...
  • President Pranab Mukherjee makes his debut on Twitter, becomes the first Indian President to join the social networking site July 2, 2014

    President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday made his debut on social networking site Twitter and his account will have regular updates about activities as well as news from the Rashtrapati Bhavan. The twitter handle @RashtrapatiBhvn has a message "Rashtrapati Bhavan is now on Twitter. Please follow us for regular updates." The account,...
  • CJI hits out at Centre for segregating Gopal Subramanium's case in appointment of SC judge July 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The Chief Justice of India RM Lodha on Tuesday lambasted Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government for segregating former Solicitor General and senior lawyer Gopal Subramanium's case from the other three nominees for the appointment as Supreme Court judges. "I fail to understand how the appointment to a high constitutional...
  • Pranab Mukherjee to become the first Indian President to join Twitter today July 1, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee will join Twitter on Tuesday making him the first Indian President to join the social networking site. The move comes as attempts are being made to make the Rashtrapati Bhawan more accessible to the general public. Pranab Mukherjee's Facebook page already has over 5 lakh likes....