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Rashtrapati Bhavan - The official residence of the President of India: Some interesting facts

Rashtrapati Bhavan - The official residence of the President of India: Some interesting facts

As the counting of ballots to decide who among the two top candidates – Ram Nath Kovind and Meira Kumar – will take over as the 14th President of India begins on Thursday, we take a look at the grandeur and opulence that makes the Rashtrapati Bhawan one of the most splendid residences of a head of state in the world.

Meira Kumar thanks Opposition parties for support, vows to uphold democratic values, end caste structure

Meira Kumar thanks Opposition parties for support, vows to uphold democratic values, end caste structure

Opposition's presidential candidate Meira Kumar, who is all set to file her nomination papers on June 28, on Tuesday thanked all 17 political parties for supporting her candidature.

President Pranab Mukherjee urges Indians to make yoga a habit

President Pranab Mukherjee urges Indians to make yoga a habit

President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday urged all Indians to turn yoga into a habit in order to lead a healthy life.

Ending suspense, BJP picks Ram Nath Kovind as presidential nominee; 'surprised' Opposition to hold strategy meet on June 22

Ending suspense, BJP picks Ram Nath Kovind as presidential nominee; 'surprised' Opposition to hold strategy meet on June 22

 Ending days of suspense over incumbent Pranab Mukherjee's likely successor, the BJP on Monday named Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind as the NDA's presidential candidate – a move that baffled the Opposition parties, which accused the ruling party of taking a decision 'unilaterally'.

Shiv Sena wants 'Hindutva rubber stamp' as next President of India

Shiv Sena wants 'Hindutva rubber stamp' as next President of India

Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena, which has backed RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat as the next president, on Friday called for installing a "Hindutva rubber stamp" at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Mauritius PM Pravind Kumar Jugnauth given ceremonial welcome, visits Rajghat

Prime Minister Jugnauth was received by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the forecourt of the official presidential residence.

Book on PM's popular radio talk show 'Mann Ki Baat' released; President hails Modi as 'effective communicator'

Book on PM's popular radio talk show 'Mann Ki Baat' released; President hails Modi as 'effective communicator'

Two books 'Mann Ki Baat: A Social Revolution on Radio' and 'Marching with a Billion- Analysing Narendra Modi's Government at Midterm' was released by President Pranab Mukherjee during a gala event at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on Friday.

BJP MP Manoj Tiwari's staff attacked: ASI suspended for 'unprofessional' conduct

Seven persons, including a cook at Rashtrapati Bhawan, have been arrested in connection with the incident. 

Nepal President's visit to India 'fruitful': Foreign Affairs Minister Prakash Sharan

Nepal President Bidya Devi Bhandari's ongoing state visit to India has been "fruitful" in enhancing the bilateral relations and goodwill between the two neighbours, Foreign Affairs Minister Prakash Sharan Mahat said here today.

Opposition parties meet President Pranab over demonetisation woes, blame govt for Winter Session washout

Opposition parties meet President Pranab over demonetisation woes, blame govt for Winter Session washout

Opposition parties led by Congress on Friday met President Pranab Mukherjee to apprise him of problems caused by the Centre's demonetisation move to the common man, and also informed him about "not being" allowed to speak in Parliament.

 Subway opens outlet at Rashtrapati Bhavan

Subway opens outlet at Rashtrapati Bhavan

Leading global sandwich chain Subway on Thursday said it has opened an outlet at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Nepal PM Prachanda accorded ceremonial welcome

 Nepalese Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal "Prachanda" was accorded a ceremonial welcome at the Rashtrapati Bhawan here on Friday.

Hindi Diwas being celebrated throughout country today

Hindi Diwas is being celebrated throughout the country Wednesday.

Najma Heptulla, Mukhi and two others appointed governors

Najma Heptulla, Mukhi and two others appointed governors

Former Union Minister Najma Heptulla, who resigned from the Union Ministry last month after crossing 75 years of age, has been appointed governor of Manipur.

Najma Heptulla, GM Siddeshwara resign from Union Cabinet, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi gets independent charge of Minority Affairs

Najma Heptulla, GM Siddeshwara resign from Union Cabinet, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi gets independent charge of Minority Affairs

The Union Minister for Minority Affairs  Dr. Najma Heptulla tendered her resignation to President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday.

Union Cabinet expansion: Here's list of ministers who were dropped from PM Narendra Modi's council of ministers

Union Cabinet expansion: Here's list of ministers who were dropped from PM Narendra Modi's council of ministers

We bring to you the names of ministers who were dropped from the PM Modi's ministerial council.

 Tripura Governor gets additional charge of Arunachal Pradesh

Tripura Governor gets additional charge of Arunachal Pradesh

Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy was given additional charge of Arunachal Pradesh on Wednesday.

Tathagata Roy will hold charge in the absence of J.P. Rajkhowa, who is on leave, a statement released by Rashtrapati Bhavan here said.

Man threatens to blow up PM Modi, CM Kejriwal residences

Man threatens to blow up PM Modi, CM Kejriwal residences

An anonymous caller on Saturday made a call to the National Investigation Agency, threatening to blow up highly-guarded residences of Prime Minister Narendra Modia and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

Azam Khan stirs controversy, wants Rashtrapati Bhawan and Parliament House to be demolished - know why

Azam Khan stirs controversy, wants Rashtrapati Bhawan and Parliament House to be demolished - know why

Senior Samajwadi Party leader and UP Cabinet Minister Azam Khan has stoked a fresh controversy on Saturday.

PM Modi meets Nepal PM Oli, discusses India-Nepal ties

PM Modi meets Nepal PM Oli, discusses India-Nepal ties

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today held comprehensive talks with his Nepalese counterpart KP Sharma Oli, who is on a six-day visit here, during which a range of issues of mutual interest, including trade and political situation in Nepal, figured.