Raj Thackeray offers his last respects to Congress veteran Murli Deora

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray offered his last respects to former union minister and senior Congress leader Murli Deora here on Monday at the party office.

President Pranab Mukherjee condoles passing away of Murli Deora

President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday expressed profound sorrow over the demise of former Petroleum Minister Murli Deora.

President Mukherjee recalls Guru Teg Bahadur's sacrifices

President Pranab Mukherjee greeted the nation on the martyrdom day of Guru Teg Bahadur, recalling his supreme sacrifice and message of love, peace and unity.

Strong defence imperative to preserve peace: President

Highlighting the importance of a strong defence to preserve harmony, President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday said though India is committed to peace, "we must be prepared to use our might to safeguard the sovereignty of our nation, if the need ever arise".

India must be prepared to use might if need arises: President

Cautioning against various threats facing the subcontinent, President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday said it was imperative for India to have an effective deterrence and strong defence to promote development and it must be prepared to use its "might" if the need arises.

Become breeding ground for tech advancements: Prez to varsities

Calling for greater engagement between academia and industries, President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday asked universities to become breeding ground for technological advancements and said success of initiatives like 'Make in India' hinges on manufacturing quality products.

President Mukherjee, PM Modi pay tribute to Indira Gandhi

President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday paid tributes to late prime minister Indira Gandhi on her 97th birth anniversary.

Security tightened for President Pranab's visit to Itanagar

Elaborate security arrangements has been made here for the proposed visit of President Pranab Mukherjee to address the first convocation of the NIT on November 21.

President to visit Assam, Arunachal Pradesh

President Pranab Mukherjee will visit Assam and Arunachal Pradesh from November 20-21, it was announced on Wednesday.

President congratulates Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth
President congratulates Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth

President Pranab Mukherjee today congratulated Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth for winning women's singles and men's singles titles respectively at the China Open 2014 Super Series Premier event.

Need to revamp education system, retain bright minds: President

Regretting that many institutes in India lack quality leading to outbound flow of students, President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday emphasised on revamping the education system, retaining bright minds and attracting talent from abroad.

President Pranab confident of strengthened ties with Oman

President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday greeted the sultan and people of Oman on the eve of its national day, and expressed confidence that the mutually beneficial comprehensive partnership between the two nations will continue to further "diversify and strengthen".

India must reconnect to spiritual past: Pranab Mukherjee

President Pranab Mukherjee Sunday said as India makes a "transformative change" from being a developing to a developed nation, it must reconnect to its spiritual past.

President Pranab hopes Vrindavan be world centre of spiritual enlightenment

 The holy town of Vrindavan should strive to become the world center for spiritual enlightenment, President Pranab Mukherjee said today after performing a special "puja" for the construction of the world tallest Shri Krishna temple here.

Monkey menace: President to use golf cart in Vrindavan

To ward off monkeys, authorities have decided to use golf cart for President Pranab Mukherjee during his visit to a temple in Vrindavan on Sunday.

President Pranab to lay foundation stone of tallest Krishna temple

 President Pranab Mukherjee will visit Vrindavan on Sunday to lay the foundation stone for building Lord Krishna's 'Chandrodaya' temple, which is planned to be thrice the height of 72.5 metre-high Qutub Minar.

President to lay foundation stone of tallest Krishna temple tomorrow

President Pranab Mukherjee will visit Vrindavan on Sunday to lay the foundation stone for building Lord Krishna's 'Chandrodaya' temple, which is expected to be thrice as the height of 72.5 metre-high Qutub Minar.

Hindi a symbol of social and cultural unity of India: President

Describing Hindi as the symbol of social and cultural unity of India, President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday said the language has a significant role in connecting the government and the people.

Children's Day: President awards 20 children for exceptional achievement

With a medal, a commemoration letter and a pat of encouragement on their shoulders, the President on Friday handed the National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement to 20 talented and brave children on the occasion of Children's Day.

Ahead of Prez's visit, Vrindavan authorities grapple to deal with monkey menace

To keep monkeys at bay during President Pranab Mukherjee's visit to Banke Behari temple in Vrindavan on November 16, the district administration had decided to deploy langurs but it had to abort the plan following outcry from wildlife activists.