Rashtrapati Bhavan

After Som's Taj Mahal remark, Azam Khan wants Rashtrapati Bhavan demolished

After Som's Taj Mahal remark, Azam Khan wants Rashtrapati Bhavan demolished

In what is fast becoming a week defined by controversial remarks by politicians, Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan may have felt a little left behind. A day after BJP's Sangeet Som called Taj Mahal a blot on Indian culture, the former Uttar Pradesh minister described Rashtrapati Bhavan as a sign of slavery.

Oct 17, 2017, 10:59 AM IST
Sitharaman joins powerful ''sisterhood'' of female defence ministers

Sitharaman joins powerful ''sisterhood'' of female defence ministers

Nirmala Sitharaman is now a member of a powerful sisterhood of 16 female defence ministers, in a sign of rising women empowerment in an overwhelmingly male-dominated arena.

Sep 04, 2017, 10:01 AM IST
Uma Bharti skips Cabinet reshuffle, attends event in Jhansi

Uma Bharti skips Cabinet reshuffle, attends event in Jhansi

The mega cabinate reshuffle took place on Sunday at Ashok Hall of Parliament and was witnessed by President Ram Nath Kovind, PM Narendra Modi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh among several other senior leaders.

Sep 03, 2017, 13:49 PM IST
Modi cabinet reshuffle: 9 new faces in, 4 old hands elevated

Modi cabinet reshuffle: 9 new faces in, 4 old hands elevated

Nine new faces took oath as new members of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's council of ministers while three ministers were elevated to cabinet rank on Sunday morning at Rashtrapati Bhavan. The suspense continues on who will get what portfolio.

Sep 03, 2017, 11:10 AM IST
Shiv Sena unhappy over Cabinet reshuffle, skips oath-taking ceremony

Shiv Sena unhappy over Cabinet reshuffle, skips oath-taking ceremony

An hour ahead of much-awaited reshuffle in the Modi cabinet, the souring relationship between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its ally Shiv Sena was visible as the latter has decided not to attend the swearing-in ceremony of new ministers on Sunday at Rashtrapati Bhavan. 

Sep 03, 2017, 10:02 AM IST

President invites Swiss firms to join India initiatives

Citing Switzerland as one of the oldest democracies and India as the largest democracy in the world, Kovind recalled signing of a treaty of friendship between the two nations in New Delhi in August 1948.

Sep 01, 2017, 16:39 PM IST
Anupam Kher dines with Swiss President

Anupam Kher dines with Swiss President

Veteran actor Anupam Kher dined with Swiss President Doris Leuthard at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here.

Sep 01, 2017, 12:48 PM IST
'Machher jhol' off menu, only veg thali at Rashtrapati Bhavan kitchen

'Machher jhol' off menu, only veg thali at Rashtrapati Bhavan kitchen

President Ram Nath Kovind is strictly vegetarian and prefers simple and masala-free food. Hence, the cooks at the Rashtrapati Bhavan kitchen have reportedly been asked to follow only a vegetarian menu.

Aug 20, 2017, 20:04 PM IST

Rashtrapati Bhavan should be accessible to maximum number of people: President Ram Nath Kovind

President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday said that Rashtrapati Bhavan should be accessible to as many people as possible and an updated website can ensure that more and more people can be part of its online community.

Aug 19, 2017, 17:06 PM IST
Venkaiah Naidu sworn-in as 13th Vice President of India

Venkaiah Naidu sworn-in as 13th Vice President of India

Former Union Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu was sworn-in as the 13th Vice President of India today, succeeding Hamid Ansari, in a glittering ceremony today.

Aug 11, 2017, 11:42 AM IST

Venkaiah Naidu Vice-Presidential Ceremony LIVE News Updates: Veteran BJP leader visits Raj Ghat

 The 68-year-old politican veteran, who secured an easy victory against Opponent Gopal Krishna Gandhi, was previously serving as the Minister of Information and Broadcasting.

Aug 11, 2017, 10:21 AM IST
'Sacred' Rameswaram gave India one of its most famous sons: Prime Minister Narendra Modi

'Sacred' Rameswaram gave India one of its most famous sons: Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Paying tribute to the People`s President, Prime Minister Modi said that Dr. Kalam always reflected the simplicity, depth and calmness of Rameswaram.

Jul 27, 2017, 16:31 PM IST

PM Narendra Modi meets President Ram Nath Kovind

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday met President Ram Nath Kovind, a day after the latter assumed the top Constitutional office.

Jul 26, 2017, 12:36 PM IST
Ram Nath Kovind sworn in as President, calls for making India an economic leader, moral exemplar

Ram Nath Kovind sworn in as President, calls for making India an economic leader, moral exemplar

Ram Nath Kovind was on Tuesday sworn in as 14th President and called for making India an economic leader as well as a moral exemplar.

Jul 25, 2017, 13:23 PM IST

Ram Nath Kovind sworn in as India's 14th President, says 'we are diverse, yet united and one'

Ram Nath Kovind was sworn in as India's 14th President on Tuesday at a ceremony in the Central Hall of Parliament. Vice President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, Union Ministers, Governors, Chief Ministers, Ambassadors and other diplomats, MPs and senior civil and military officers were among those present.

Jul 25, 2017, 12:20 PM IST
Ram Nath Kovind all set to swear-in as 14th President of India: Here's the list of guests and ceremony details

Ram Nath Kovind all set to swear-in as 14th President of India: Here's the list of guests and ceremony details

"I will also prepare 'Kadhi' in the Rashtrapati Bhawan as Kovind is very fond of it," Vidyawati said. Kovind has also invited three of his friends Satish Chandra Misra, Madhusudan Goel and Dr Jai Gopal  to attend the oath-taking ceremony.

Jul 25, 2017, 07:17 AM IST
Pranab da never judged my government's decisions: PM Modi

Pranab da never judged my government's decisions: PM Modi

A day before President Pranab Mukherjee demits office, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday lavished praise on him.

Jul 24, 2017, 23:42 PM IST
From freedom of expression to MPs' conduct – significant speeches of President Pranab Mukherjee

From freedom of expression to MPs' conduct – significant speeches of President Pranab Mukherjee

President Pranab Mukherjee, who will deliver his last address to the nation as the 13th President of India on Monday, was someone who never believed in mincing words. Here are the excerpts of some of his key speeches.

Jul 24, 2017, 15:53 PM IST
President Pranab Mukherjee's life after he leaves Rashtrapati Bhavan - A sneak peek

President Pranab Mukherjee's life after he leaves Rashtrapati Bhavan - A sneak peek

10 Rajaji Road, the new abode of outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee, is all ready to welcome its newest resident.

Jul 23, 2017, 20:44 PM IST
10 Rajaji Road: A look into Pranab Mukherjee's new residence which previously hosted Kalam

10 Rajaji Road: A look into Pranab Mukherjee's new residence which previously hosted Kalam

The new abode of outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee, 10 Rajaji Road, is all set to welcome its newest resident. The eight-room, two-storey villa quite a change from the 340-room Rashtrapati Bhavan is no stranger to former Presidents, having previously hosted A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. 

Jul 23, 2017, 12:30 PM IST