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India needs effective deterrence through strong defence: President

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 18:24

President Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday said the country needed an effective deterrence through strong a defence force which is essential for preserving peace in the march on the path of economic growth.

Need to change mental and moral make-up: President

Last Updated: Saturday, March 08, 2014, 16:06

President Pranab Mukherjee Saturday said that legislation alone cannot emancipate women and stressed on the need for a fundamental re-setting of mental and moral make-up, civic sense and social conduct.

Sachin Tendulkar, Professor CNR Rao receive Bharat Ratna

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 04, 2014, 12:52

Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and eminent scientist Prof CNR Rao were on Tuesday conferred with the country`s highest civilian honour Bharat Ratna by President Pranab Mukherjee at a function held at the `Durbar Hall` of Rashtrapati Bahavan.

President to address the nation today

Last Updated: Saturday, January 25, 2014, 02:05

President Pranab Mukherjee will address the nation on Saturday on the eve of the 65th Republic Day.

Kolkata gang-rape victim`s family to meet President today, seek CBI probe

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 07, 2014, 09:20

The parents of the Kolkata gang-rape victim are expected to meet President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday demanding a probe by the Central Investigation Agency into the case.

President condoles passing away of Swami Nityananda Maharaj

Last Updated: Monday, January 06, 2014, 13:11

President Pranab Mukherjee has condoled the passing away of Swami Nityananda Maharaj, the Founder Secretary of Ramakrishana Vivekananda Mission.

NGO stands by Justice Ganguly, writes to President, PMO

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 24, 2013, 16:31

Terming any move to remove Justice (retd) AK Ganguly as chairman of the West Bengal Human Rights Commission a violation of the Right to Life and Liberty guaranteed by the Constitution, an NGO has written to the President and the PMO seeking "justice".

Prejudice, injustice against Dalits still exists: President

Last Updated: Friday, December 20, 2013, 23:05

Prejudice and injustice against scheduled castes still exists in India, President Pranab Mukherjee said here on Friday.

Need to identify inspired teachers to shape young minds: President

Last Updated: Friday, December 20, 2013, 18:42

President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday said it would not be possible for India to occupy high tables in international society unless it improves the quality of higher education and stressed on the need to identify inspired teachers who could shape young minds.

Naxalism a serious threat: President Pranab Mukherjee

Last Updated: Thursday, December 19, 2013, 18:27

President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday termed the violent Naxal movement as a "serious threat" to the country`s peace and security and called upon security forces to effectively counter this challenge.

President Pranab Mukherjee returns from Johannesburg

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 11:45

President Pranab Mukherjee returned here on Wednesday from Johannesburg where he attended a memorial service for South Africa`s anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela.

India demonstrated resilience amidst economic crisis: Prez

Last Updated: Monday, December 09, 2013, 19:07

India has been able to demonstrate its inherent strength and resilience during the world economic crisis, President Pranab Mukherejee said Monday.