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.

President greets nation on Parsi New Year

President Pranab Mukherjee Sunday greeted the nation on the eve of Navroz, the Parsi New Year.

President greets Indonesia on its national day

President Pranab Mukherjee Saturday extended greetings to the government and people of Indonesia on the eve of their national day.

Lawyers should play transformative role in society: President

Calling upon lawyers to play a transformative role in the society to enable the country reach its maximum potential, President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday said institutions imparting law education should bridge the gap between theoretical concepts and practical application.

President to undertake first visit to Telangana

President Pranab Mukherjee will undertake his first visit to Telangana on Saturday where he will attend the 12th Convocation of NALSAR University of Law at Shameerpet.

President pays homage to Kargil war martyrs

President Pranab Mukherjee Saturday paid homage to the Kargil war martyrs on the occasion of the 15th Vijay Diwas (Victory Day).

Iraq`s top cleric sends subtle message to Maliki: Step aside

Iraq`s most influential Shi`ite cleric urged political leaders on Friday to refrain from clinging to their posts - an apparent reference to Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, who has defied demands that he step aside.

US congratulates Iraqis on their new President

The US has congratulated the Iraqis on the election of their new President Mohammed Fuad Masoum.

Iraq`s new president Masum: Thinker and fighter

Quiet and bookish, Iraq`s president-elect Fuad Masum is different from jocular incumbent Jalal Talabani, but sharp political skills forged in the long battle for Kurdish self-determination are common to both.

Prez completes 2 yrs in office, new museum to open for public at Rashtrapati Bhavan

To mark the completion of two years of President Pranab Mukherjee in office, Rashtrapati Bhavan will soon throw open an audio-visual museum chronicling history and treasure troves of the highest office of the country.

Kurds agree on Fuad Masum for Iraq president: Official

Veteran Iraqi politician Fuad Masum was almost guaranteed to become Iraq`s next president after the main Kurdish blocs in parliament agreed on his candidacy Thursday.

Over 100 candidates to compete for Iraqi presidency

More than 100 candidates are vying for the Iraqi presidency as lawmakers prepare to choose the nation `s new leadership.

Prez offers `dua` at mosque

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.

Bihar teacher fails to name India`s president, faces probe

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.

President Pranab Mukherjee expresses grief over MH17 crash

President Pranab Mukherjee Saturday conveyed grief and sympathy over the Malaysia Airlines flight crash in eastern Ukraine.

No specific issue of child exploitation reported: Kerala Govt

Inclement weather made President Pranab Mukherjee to travel by road from Mangalore airport in Karnataka to Periye in north Kerala on Friday, changing the earlier plan to cover the distance by helicopter, for attending the convocation ceremony of Central University of Kerala in Kasargod.