In a first, Chinese Prez Xi Jinping to start India visit from Gujarat

Chinese President Xi Jinping, arriving here tomorrow, will be perhaps the first head of a major foreign state to start his official India visit from Gujarat, where he will preside over signing of three MoUs and have dinner with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, reports said on Tuesday.

President Pranab Mukherjee appeals for popularisation of Hindi

President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday appealed for popularisation of Hindi, saying it has a special place among all languages in the country.

Hindi, regional languages must be encouraged: President

President Pranab Mukherjee Sunday said the use of Hindi and regional languages must be encouraged.

President Pranab Mukherjee leaves for Vietnam

President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday embarked on a four-day state visit to strategically important Vietnam during which he will hold talks with top leaders there as the two countries will ink pacts in key areas of oil exploration and air connectivity sectors.

Prez to visit Vietnam from Sept 14, oil pact on table

President Pranab Mukherjee will visit Vietnam from September 14 during which a number of pacts are expected to be inked including cooperation in strategic oil sector that may not go down well with China which has been protesting Indian presence in oil blocks in South China Sea.

Oral health integral to overall health: President

Oral health was integral to overall health and most people were unaware of its significance, President Pranab Mukherjee said Thursday.

US presses anti-IS campaign as Syria warns against `attack`

The United States pressed Arab nations Thursday to join President Barack Obama`s expanded campaign against jihadists in Iraq and Syria, but Damascus warned it would consider any action on its territory as an attack.

US presses anti-IS campaign as Syria warns against `attack`

The United States pressed Arab nations Thursday to join President Barack Obama`s expanded campaign against jihadists in Iraq and Syria, but Damascus warned it would consider any action on its territory as an attack.

Brazil electoral survey points at virtual tie between Silva, Rousseff

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and her main challenger in the upcoming elections, environmentalist Marina Silva, are virtually tied in voting intentions in both the first and second rounds, according to the latest opinion survey on the vote.

Congress unhappy as SC gives Centre time till Oct 10

Taking a dig at BJP, Congress on Tuesday said the saffron party has now got "enough time to try poach MLAs" after the Supreme Court asked the Centre to apprise it on October 10 the outcome of the process undertaken by the Lt Governor on government formation in Delhi.

President extends greetings to teachers on Teachers' Day

President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday greeted teachers on the occasion of Teachers' Day, saying they must be friends, philosophers and guiding lights to their students.

Prez appeals to citizens to shun untouchability in any form

Stressing on the need for having an egalitarian society, President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday called on citizens to ensure that untouchability is not practised anywhere in the country.

President Pranab Mukherjee in J&K on two-day visit

President Pranab Mukherjee Monday arrived here on a two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir.

Uphold constitution, protect fundamental rights: Pranab Mukherjee

President Pranab Mukherjee Thursday told a visiting group of law students to "uphold the constitution" and "protect fundamental rights of the people under all circumstances," a statement by the Rashtrapati Bhavan said.

Prez, VP, LS Speaker greet citizens for Ganesh Chaturthi

The President, Vice President and the Lok Sabha Speaker have greeted people for the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi on Friday and sought Lord Ganesha's blessings to overcome obstacles in the path of development in India.

Afghan presidential inauguration is delayed with candidates deep in conflict

Afghanistan`s next president was meant to be inaugurated on Monday but the deadline has been pushed back to Sept. 2 as rival candidates remain deadlocked over who won an election meant to mark the troubled country`s first democratic transfer of power.

President opens India`s first IIEST, seeks industry-academia synergy

Calling for a synergy between academia and industry, President Pranab Mukherjee Sunday stressed on giving high priority to the upgradation of state-level institutions.

Quality of higher educational institutes saddening: President

President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday said poor standards of higher educational institutes in India compared to international benchmarks saddens him.

No country can progress without innovation: President

President Pranab Mukherjee has expressed concern over India lagging behind other countries in having patents, and said no country can progress without innovation.

Sonia Gandhi calls on President Pranab Mukherjee

Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Monday called on President Pranab Mukherjee.