Judiciary must red-flag any populist decision: Prez at Patna HC centenary celebrations

The process of selection and appointment of judges should conform to the highest of standards, President Pranab Mukherjee said on Saturday, describing an independent judiciary as the "cornerstone" of democracy.

President Mukherjee condoles demise of former Nepal PM Thapa

President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday condoled the passing away of former Nepal Prime Minister Surya Bahadur Thapa, terming him a `visionary statesman` who had served the people of his country with great dedication.

Amitabh Bachchan conferred with Padma Vibhushan

Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan and Prince Karim Aga Khan were among the eminent personalities awarded the Padma Vibhushan, country's second highest civilian honour, by President Pranab Mukherjee here on Wednesday.

President to inaugurate northeast festival
President to inaugurate northeast festival

 President Pranab Mukherjee will on April 11 inaugurate the northeast festival 'Songs and Dances of Northeast' showcasing the rich cultural ethnicity and diversity of the region, an official here said on Tuesday.

President, PM congratulate Saina Nehwal on becoming World No. 1
President, PM congratulate Saina Nehwal on becoming World No. 1

President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Miniter Narendra Modi on Saturday congratulated Saina Nehwal on becoming the first Indian women to become world's number one badminton player.

President, Sports Minister laud Indian cricket team
President, Sports Minister laud Indian cricket team

President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday lauded the Indian cricket team for its brave showing despite being knocked out by Australia in the semifinals of the World Cup in Sydney.

Fire in Parliament premises: President Mukherjee expresses serious concern

President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday expressed his serious concern after a massive fire broke out in the Parliament compound, directing the authorities to ascertain its cause at the earliest.

President Pranab greets nation on spring festivals

President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday greeted people on the eve of spring festivals.

Academic institutions should be benchmarked, accredited: President Pranab

President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday said the academic institutions in the country should be benchmarked and accredited to create quality consciousness.

President to visit Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh

President Pranab Mukherjee will visit Chandigarh and Himachal Pradesh on March 14-15, a statement said on Friday.

President to honour Satyarthi, Gulzar at PU convocation
President to honour Satyarthi, Gulzar at PU convocation

President Pranab Mukherjee will honour six people from various fields, including Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi and Academy award joint winner lyricist Gulzar, at the 64th annual convocation of Panjab University here on Saturday.

PM Modi takes on Opposition: As it happened
PM Modi takes on Opposition: As it happened

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday made a statement in Lok Sabha to conclude a  two-day discussion on the Motion of Thanks on the President Pranab Mukherjee's Budget speech. During an hour-long speech in the Lok Sabha the Prime Minister attacked the Opposition for opposing the crucial land bill and other major initiatives of the BJP government and reiterated that growth and development of all will always remain his top priority.

Prez speech has nothing new to offer: Mayawati

BSP supremo Mayawati Monday said the President's address to Parliament, which is a reflection of the Centre's policy, was all about "less work and more talk" and there was nothing new in it.

J&K holds special place for government: President

Jammu and Kashmir occupies a "special place" for the central government and it includes rehabilitation of the displaced Kashmiri Pandits, President Pranab Mukherjee said here Monday.

Budget Session: President Pranab's cavalcade en route to Parliament

Watch: President Pranab Mukherjee's cavalcade en route to Parliament to address the Budget Session.

President Pranab Mukherjee to visit model polling booth in President Estate

President Pranab Mukherjee will visit a model polling booth in a school inside the President's Estate before voting starts in the Delhi Assembly elections Saturday.

President Pranab Mukherjee addresses nation on Republic Day eve

President Pranab Mukherjee addressing the nation on the eve of 66th Republic Day.

Vice President to lead delegation to condole death of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah

Vice President M Hamid Ansari is leading the Government of India delegation in Riyadh to convey condolences for the passing away of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah.

Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi celebrated with fervour, PM Modi, Prez greet nation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday greeted the nation on the occasion of Prophet Mohammad's birthday Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi. PM wished that the spirit of peace and harmony gets strengthened in the country, while President urged to resolve to "help the needy and work for the wellbeing of all". 

Vajpayee, Malaviya named for Bharat Ratna

The President Pranab Mukherjee tweeted in the micro blogging site Twitter that he is pleased to award Bharat Ratna to Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya and to Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee.