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  • President Pranab Mukherjee undergoes angioplasty at Army hospital 5 days ago

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday underwent a heart procedure as doctors at the Army's Research and Referral hospital installed a coronary stent in his artery to remove a blockage. Mukherjee, 79, was taken to the hospital in the morning after he complained of stomach problems and related ailments. Doctors...
  • Afghan president played key role in Modi-Sharif handshake: Nepalese Foreign Minister November 30, 2014

    Kathmandu: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and other SAARC leaders played a key role in bringing together Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistan counterpart Nawaz Sharif for a handshake that ended their cold vibes at the recent SAARC summit, Nepal's foreign minister said on Sunday. "Nepal was making efforts not only...
  • Watch: Cyrus Broacha in an interview with HRD Minister Smriti Irani November 29, 2014

    HRD Minister recently met an astrologer who has predicted that Smriti Irani's fate leads her to Rashtapati Bhawan. ...
  • DRDO chief Avinash Chander to retire on November 30, to continue on contract November 28, 2014

    New Delhi: India's premier defence and research organisation DRDO's chief Dr Avinash Chander will retire on November 30 but will continue to occupy the position on a contractual basis till May, 2016. "The President is pleased to retire Dr Avinash Chander, Secretary, Department of Defence Research & Development (DOB: 06.11.1950), in...
  • Hockey India doesn't need Terry Walsh: Narinder Batra November 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Hockey India (HI) president Narinder Batra Tuesday clearly stated that they do not require the services of former men's team chief coach Terry Walsh and will start their search for a replacement "with approval of SAI". This move from Batra comes just as Walsh expressed his willingness to continue...
  • Turkish president rounds on feminists, says men and women not equal November 25, 2014

    Istanbul: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan told a meeting on women's rights on Monday that gender equality was contrary to nature and said feminists did not recognize the value of motherhood. Erdogan, whose conservative, Islamist ideology frequently raises hackles in more liberal segments of Turkish society, said women's "delicate" nature meant it...
  • Smriti Irani fumes as media has a field day over her visit to astrologer November 24, 2014

    Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani is upset after the media showcased her visit to an astrologer who predicted that she would be the next Indian President. ...
  • Hillary Clinton would be a great president: Obama November 23, 2014

    Washington: US President Barack Obama today said Hillary Clinton would be a formidable Democratic candidate and a great president if she decided to run for the 2016 election. Clinton, the former Secretary of State and the former First Lady, is widely expected to run for the 2016 presidential election, but hasn't...
  • Vladimir Putin says he will not be Russia's president for life November 23, 2014

    Moscow: Vladimir Putin says he will not remain Russia's president for life, but will step down in line with the Russian constitution. Putin did not rule out running for a fourth term in 2018, which would extend his time in office through 2024. He said staying beyond that, however, would be...
  • Mamata dares Centre to impose President's rule, arrest her November 22, 2014

    Kolkata: A day after the arrest of an MP of her party in connection with the Saradah scam, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday launched a blistering attack against the Modi government, accusing it of "selective vendetta" against her and the party and dared the Centre to impose...
  • FIFA lodges criminal complaint re 2018 and 2022 World Cups November 18, 2014

    Zurich: World soccer's governing body FIFA on Tuesday lodged a criminal complaint over the "possible misconduct of individual persons" in connection with the awarding of hosting rights for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. Last Thursday FIFA said there were no grounds to reopen the controversial bidding processes, following a long-awaited...
  • MS Dhoni's stand on Gurunath Meiyappan contradicted by report November 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni's stand that Gurunath Meiyappan was a "mere cricket enthusiast" supporting Chennai Super Kings has been contradicted by the Justice Mudgal IPL probe committee report. The report, which was partly made public on Monday, has said that investigations have confirmed that Meiyappan was a team...
  • Saradha scam accused Kunal Ghosh released from hospital, taken back to jail November 16, 2014

    Kolkata: Suspended Trinamool Congress MP and Saradha scam accused Kunal Ghosh, who allegedly tried to commit suicide in the Presidency Correctional Home and was admitted to state-run SSKM Hospital, was on Sunday discharged and taken back to the jail. Police sources said that the process of Ghosh's transfer back to the...
  • Hindi a symbol of social and cultural unity of India: President November 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Describing Hindi as the symbol of social and cultural unity of India, President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday said the language has a significant role in connecting the government and the people. "In a vast country like India, where many languages are spoken, Hindi has its own special position. It...
  • Terrorised policemen hide under table to escape attack in Kolkata November 15, 2014

    Kolkata: Terrorised policemen were seen hiding behind almirahs and under the table and scampering to use files as protective shields after a group of people said to owe allegiance to West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress rampaged through a police station, a stone's throw from the state police headquarters on Friday. Enraged...
  • Saradha scam probe: Kunal Ghosh attempts suicide inside Presidency jail in Kolkata November 14, 2014

    In a twist to the Saradha scam probe, suspended TMC MP Kunal Ghosh attempted suicide inside Presidency jail in Kolkata three days after threatening to take that extreme step in an open court. Mamata Banerjee has suspended the jail superintendent, the doctor who was attending to Ghosh as well as...
  • Ex-TMC MP, Saradha scam accused Kunal Ghosh attempts suicide in jail, consumes 51 sleeping pills November 14, 2014

    Kolkata: Suspended Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader and prime accused in the Saradha chit fund scam Kunal Ghosh attempted suicide on Friday by an overdose of sleeping pills in Kolkata's Presidency jail. Ghosh in a suicide note has claimed that he consumed 51 sleeping pills. He has been admitted to the SSKM...
  • Kashmir villagers meet Pranab Mukherjee during a national integration tour November 13, 2014

    New Delhi: A group of villagers from Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday called on President Pranab Mukherjee during a national integration tour organised by the Army, an official said. The tour was organised by the army's Romeo Force for elderly people of Surankote and Mandi regions of Poonch district, a defence...
  • Defence forces should cut dependence on imported wares, says Pranab Mukherjee November 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The defence forces should reduce dependence on imported equipment, President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday said, noting that they should be equipped with modern weapons to counter complex security threats, including the scourge of international terrorism. Citing recent increase in FDI ceiling in defence from 26 to 49 per...
  • West Bengal: Mamata Banerjee hits back at critics, says her government has done a lot of development works November 11, 2014

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday hit back at her critics saying though her government has done a lot of development works, they cannot see it. Inaugurating a new campus of Aliah University in Kolkata's satellite town New Town-Rajarhat, Banerjee said, "In this Rajarhat we have an...
  • Jadavpur University and Presidency University students celebrate 'Kiss of Love' November 6, 2014

    Kolkata: After Kochi, the City of Joy witnessed its own 'Kiss of Love' edition by students of two universities to protest moral policing and promote gender sensitisation. Alleging the 'rise of religious fundamentalism and fanaticism', activists participated in a protest rally in Jadavpur, while in the north, a large number of...
  • President dissolves Delhi Assembly, fresh elections soon November 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The 70-member Delhi Assembly elected in December 2013 has been dissolved by President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday. The national capital which was under President's Rule since February will now hold fresh elections. Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung had recommended dissolution of the Assembly after the single largest party BJP...
  • Congress attacks Najeeb Jung, accuses him of acting under BJP's influence October 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Congress accused Lt Governor Najeeb Jung of acting under the influence of the NDA government as it questioned his move to call all political parties to explore formation of a government in the city almost eight months after President's Rule was imposed. Coming down hard on Jung,...
  • Congress demands fresh elections in Delhi October 28, 2014

    Congress leader Arvinder Singh Lovely clarified that the party will not support any party in Delhi. Lovely said, "We want fresh elections for Delhi and there should be a majority government that will work for its development. Congress has always maintained that it will not support any party in Delhi....
  • Will give befitting reply at right time: BJP on forming government in Delhi October 28, 2014

    The Bharatiya Janata Party said the party will give a befitting reply over the government formation in Delhi at the right time. BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said, "If such an invitation comes to the BJP from the Lieutenant Governor in the future, we will give a befitting reply at the...
  • SC criticises Centre's delaying tactics in resolving the Delhi government stalemate October 28, 2014

    New Delhi: As the standoff over the Delhi government continues, the Supreme Court on Tuesday criticised the Centre's delaying tactics in resolving the stalemate. The apex court said, "We have given enough time but nothing has happened so far." The Centre has told the Supreme Court that it has got...
  • President approves L-G's plan to invite single largest party to form government in Delhi, say sources October 28, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday approved Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung's plan to invite single largest party to form government in Delhi, said sources. The President's decision was conveyed to the Lieutenant Governor on Monday night. The decision will be communicated to the Supreme Court as it will hear the...
  • Photos: You'll love these images of Indian President Pranab Mukherjee getting a Christmas gift from Santa Claus at the Santa Claus Village in the Arctic Circle October 17, 2014

    President Pranab Mukherjee returned home after a five-day visit to Norway and Finland during which he signed a number of agreements including one for peaceful use of nuclear energy and pacts to step up cooperation in defence. During his stay, Mukherjee also visited the official Santa Claus Village at the...
  • Hardly any Indian Muslim indulges in terrorism: Pranab Mukherjee October 13, 2014

    Oslo: Asserting that the problem of terrorism in India was imported, President Pranab Mukherjee has said that indigenous terrorist activity was "extremely negligible" with hardly any involvement of the 150 million Muslims of the country. "Of course there may be one or two out of hundred fifty million but all...
  • President congratulates Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi October 10, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee has congratulated Kailash Satyarthi on winning the Nobel Peace Prize for his work to abolish child labour in the country, saying it should be seen as recognition of India's vibrant civil society in addressing the nations's social problems like child labour. The President said, "The prize...
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