Hinting at the government's intent to seek a consensus on passing the land acquisition bill, President Pranab Mukherjee Monday said the interest of farmers and land owners has been protected in the fine-tuning of the bill.
Congress President Sonia Gandhi was on Monday unimpressed with the President's Address, which laid the roadmap of the Narendra Modi government, saying there was "nothing new" in it and talked about only some revamped UPA policies.
With clouds of storm hovering over Parliament's budget session, President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday sought the "cooperation" of all MPs in the smooth conduct of legislative business but gave no indication of plans to bring changes in the controversial land acquisition ordinance.
Stressing the need to boost clean energy generation, President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday said that the share of renewable power generation will be enhanced to 15 per cent of the total energy mix in the next seven years.
Venezuela`s socialist President Nicolas Maduro intensified his offensive against his most fervent opponents, sending the capital`s mayor to jail as prosecutors planned Friday to charge him with a "violent" anti-government conspiracy.
President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday urged aspiring Indian Administrative Services (IAS) officers to be 'proactive, innovative and responsive' while dealing with the new challenges that have emerged due to the expansion and transformation of India in recent times.
In his first foreign visit after assuming charge, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena will arrive here on Sunday on a four-day visit during which he will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discuss key issues including peace and reconciliation process in his country.
As members of Ivory Coast`s football team became national heroes with their dramatic Africa Cup of Nations victory, President Alassane Ouattara has moved to turn their popularity into a political scoring opportunity of his own.
Aiming to put pressure on Bihar Governor Keshri Nath Tripathi for inviting him to form the next government in the state, former chief minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday said that his party will parade all 130 legislators who support him before the President in Rashtrapati Bhavan on Wednesday.