US President Barack Obama has greeted President Pranab Mukherjee ahead of Republic Day, appreciating India`s rich and diverse cultural heritage and promising to advance the relationship between the two countries.
According to an order issued by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), some of the central government offices will be closed at 2 pm on Wednesday, in connection with the arrangements for the nation-wide launch of Swachh Bharat campaign by Prime Minister Narendra Modi tomorrow.
Mired in selection controversies and devoid of a Khel Ratna for the first time in 20 years, the National Sports Awards were on Friday presented by President Pranab Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhawan here in a ceremony which was severely short on star power.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders Ravi Shankar Prasad, Nirmala Sitharaman, and Sushma Swaraj reached Gujarat Bhavan on Monday to meet Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi before his swearing-in as the 15th prime minister of India.
Narendra Modi will be sworn in on Monday as India`s prime minister at a glittering ceremony that will be as much a show of his determination to be a key player on the global stage as a celebration of his stunning election victory.
All 21 ministers of the newly formed Anandiben Patel-led Gujarat BJP government, along with office bearers of the BJP`s Gujarat unit will attend the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi tomorrow at Delhi, reports said on Sunday.
After Congress party`s crushing defeat in the Lok Sabha polls, outgoing Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh on Saturday said that he was proud his government`s achievments in the past 10 years and extended his good wishes to the new government which will be sworn-in soon under the leadership of Narendra Modi.