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  • President Mukherjee completes two years in office, inaugurates museum 2 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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....
  • Presidents of India, China and Myanmar greet each other June 28, 2014

    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 June 28, 2014

    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 Nehru...
  • Need to make drug addicts productive members of society: President June 26, 2014

    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 the...
  • Watch: President Snow's address in the teaser for 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' is chilling June 26, 2014

    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 June 24, 2014

    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 Schenkkan...
  • President releases first Encyclopedia on Hinduism June 23, 2014

    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 June 23, 2014

    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 a...
  • Srinivasan elected unopposed as TNCA president June 22, 2014

    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 general...
  • Putin, Ukraine president discuss possible ceasefire: Kremlin June 18, 2014

    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 June 15, 2014

    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 June 15, 2014

    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...
  • Pranab congratulates Israeli president on his election June 13, 2014

    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 the...