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  • Barack Obama jumps queue at famous barbecue joint where no one cuts the line, but pays for the two people he jumped ahead of 11-07-2014 01:28 PM

    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...
  • Satish Upadhyay: From RSS karyakarta to Delhi BJP president 09-07-2014 11:35 PM

    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...
  • 'Upadhyay will bring new thinking into Delhi politics' 09-07-2014 06:01 PM

    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...
  • Former President Pratibha Patil's brother named accused in murder case 07-07-2014 07:20 PM

    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 02-07-2014 11:43 PM

    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...
  • President Pranab Mukherjee makes his debut on Twitter, becomes the first Indian President to join the social networking site 02-07-2014 03:04 PM

    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...
  • CJI hits out at Centre for segregating Gopal Subramanium's case in appointment of SC judge 01-07-2014 06:30 PM

    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...
  • Pranab Mukherjee to become the first Indian President to join Twitter today 01-07-2014 10:47 AM

    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...
  • Presidents of India, China and Myanmar greet each other 28-06-2014 07:21 PM

    Beijing: As India, China and Myanmar celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Panchsheel Treaty, Presidents of the three countries greeted each other while reaffirming their commitment on the five principles of peaceful coexistence. President Pranab Mukherjee congratulated his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, saying the five principles serve as guiding light...
  • Agricultural institutes should lead next farm revolution: Pranab Mukherjee 28-06-2014 12:00 AM

    President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday called on "committed, capable and hard-working" professionals of the country's agricultural institutes to lead the next farm revolution. "We require committed, capable and hardworking professionals from our agricultural institutions to spearhead the next farm revolution," Mukherjee said at the golden jubilee convocation of the Jawaharlal...
  • Need to make drug addicts productive members of society: President 26-06-2014 05:16 PM

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday expressed concern over the growing alcoholism and drug abuseand advocated a comprehensive programme with focus on making the addicts productive members of society after getting them off alcohol and drugs. "The aim of the comprehensive treatment programme should not merely be to get...
  • Watch: President Snow's address in the teaser for 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' is chilling 26-06-2014 12:48 PM

    After 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire', the story in 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' follows Katniss Everdeen, played by Jennifer Lawrence, who, after escaping the Third Quarter Quell, becomes a reluctant hero and symbol of hope for the nation of Panem. The key role of President Snow has been...
  • Tony-winning play 'All the Way' breaks Broadway sales record 24-06-2014 10:04 AM

    Reuters: "All the Way," the Tony Award-winning drama starring Bryan Cranston as U.S. President Lyndon Johnson, broke a box office record when it grossed over $1.4 million in a week, more than any new straight play in Broadway history, producers said on Monday. The play by Pulitzer Prize winner Robert...
  • President releases first Encyclopedia on Hinduism 23-06-2014 04:43 PM

    New Delhi: The basic tenet of Hinduism is happiness, health and enlightenment for everyone, and suffering, pain and agony for none, President Pranab Mukherjee said as he received the first copy of the Encyclopedia of Hinduism on Monday. Speaking at a function at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, the President complimented Swami...
  • Body of 28-year-old MIT graduate found in Ladakh ravine, family says she slipped and fell during her morning run 23-06-2014 04:05 PM

    A 28-year-old graduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has died in Ladakh, President L Rafael Reif said in an email to the MIT community. Kaitlin R Goldstein was a fourth-year graduate student in architecture and in MIT's Building Technology Program. Her body was found in a ravine below...
  • Srinivasan elected unopposed as TNCA president 22-06-2014 08:38 PM

    Chennai: BCCI's president-in-exile N Srinivasan, was on Sunday unanimously elected as the chief of the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) for the 14th consecutive year. As has been the case for over 10 years, all the sitting office bearers and executive committee members were elected unopposed during the 84th annual...
  • Putin, Ukraine president discuss possible ceasefire: Kremlin 18-06-2014 07:12 AM

    Moscow: President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko discussed a possible ceasefire, the Kremlin has said, after a second member of a Russian television crew was confirmed to have died in the east of the ex-Soviet state. "The issue of possible ceasefire in the area of a military...
  • Aim for the top, says President Pranab Mukherjee 15-06-2014 06:36 PM

    Pune: Observing that India had been a leader in higher education for 1,500 years from third century BC, President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday wondered "why cannot we occupy our rightful place in the comity rpt comity of nations". "India was the leader in higher education from third century BC, from...
  • Barack Obama remembers his dad on Father's day 15-06-2014 07:53 AM

    US President Barack Obama remembers his father and reveals how to make it special for all the fathers across the world. He said, "I know how important it is to have a dad in your life, because I grew up without my father around. I felt the weight of his...
  • Barack Obama: A President with nothing lose

    Kindred mind |  Ayushman Jamwal
    In the final stages of his Presidential career, Barack Obama seems to have finally mustered the courage to unleash strong words against the mighty National...

  • Pranab congratulates Israeli president on his election 13-06-2014 05:05 PM

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday congratulated Reuven Rivlin on his election as the president of Israel and sought "further strengthening" of cooperation between the two countries in the fields of trade and economy, security, culture and people-to-people exchanges. In a message to Rivlin, Mukherjee said: "On behalf of...
  • 90-year-old ex-US president to make parachute jump 12-06-2014 07:57 PM

    Kennebunkport: Former US President George H W Bush can no longer use his legs, but he is not letting that stop him from keeping a vow he made five years ago: to jump from an aircraft on his 90th birthday, which is on Thursday. "It is a wonderful day in...
  • Srinivasan can contest election for ICC president: SC 12-06-2014 01:56 PM

    New Delhi: BCCI president N Srinivasan can go ahead and participate in the election for ICC president as the Supreme Court on Thursday declined to entertain a plea by the Cricket Association of Bihar to restrain him from joining the polls. Declining to pass any order, the apex court bench...
  • President's address compilation of poll slogans: CPM 10-06-2014 09:02 PM

    New Delhi: CPI-M leader Sitaram Yechury on Tuesday termed the president's address to the joint session of parliament a "compilation of election slogans" of the BJP. "The president's speech is a compilation of all slogans of BJP's election campaign. You can also rehash the election manifesto, but how would you...
  • President's address: The right roadmap for India? 09-06-2014 06:59 PM

    Addressing the joint session of Parliament, President Pranab Mukherjee laid out the roadmap for the new government headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The President congratulated the newly elected government saying that India had made a wise choice by voting for a united and strong government. CNN-IBN takes the calls...
  • Highlights of economic blueprint of PM Narendra Modi 09-06-2014 02:19 PM

    New Delhi: Following are the highlights of the economic blueprint of Prime Minister Narendra Modi as unveiled by President Pranab Mukherjee in address to the joint sitting of Parliament on Monday: * Ushering in high growth rate, putting economy back on track * Contain food inflation * Reignite the investment...
  • President's speech high on rhetoric, low on substance: Congress 09-06-2014 02:02 PM

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee's speech in the joint session of Parliament is facing an attack from the Congress. "The President's speech is high on rhetoric but how will they achieve what they promise," Congress leader Veerappa Moily questioned. Moily also added that such speeches look good only in election...
  • Full text: President's address to the joint session of Parliament 09-06-2014 12:51 PM

    New Delhi: Addressing the joint session of Parliament, President Pranab Mukherjee laid out the roadmap for the new government headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Narrating the statement of intent of the government, the President emphasised on key issues which the Prime Minister plans to tackle and revive the economy....
  • President outlines Modi government's agenda, focus on 5 Ts, 3 Ds, 3 Ss 09-06-2014 12:40 PM

    New Delhi: Addressing the joint session of Parliament, President Pranab Mukherjee laid out the roadmap for the new government headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The President congratulated the newly elected government saying that India had made a wise choice by voting for a united and strong government. Narrating the...
  • Former Army chief El-Sisi sworn in as Egypt President 08-06-2014 02:18 PM

    Cairo: Egypt's former army chief Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi was sworn in on Sunday as president for a four-year term, taking the reins of power in a nation roiled since 2011 by deadly unrest and economic woes. El-Sisi's inauguration came less than a year after the 59-year-old career infantry officer ousted the...