Two ordinances like "swords dangling on Centre": Shiv Sena

As President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday signed ordinances on raising FDI in insurance sector and facilitating e-auction of coal blocks, Shiv Sena said taking the ordinance route will keep a "sword dangling over the Centre's head" in the next six months.

Spirit of yuletide soaks cities as merriment marks Christmas
Spirit of yuletide soaks cities as merriment marks Christmas

A festive spirit pervaded the air as decked up churches, midnight masses, resonance of carols and merriment ushered in Christmas across the country on Thursday.

Deal with acts of terror with firm hand: President on Assam attacks

President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday strongly condemned attack by militants in Kokrajhar and Sonitpur districts of Assam and said such acts of terror and violence must be put down with a "firm hand".

Pranab Mukherjee wishes Vajpayee on his birthday

President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday wished former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his 90th birthday.

President, Vice President greet nation on Christmas eve

President Pranab Mukherjee and Vice-President Hamid Ansari on Wednesday extended their wishes and greetings to fellow countrymen on the eve of Christmas.

Bharat Ratna - the country's highest civilian award

Bharat Ratna, the country's highest civilian award instituted in 1954, is given in recognition of exceptional service, performance of the highest order in any field of human endeavour.

Vajpayee, Malaviya named for Bharat Ratna

The President Pranab Mukherjee tweeted in the micro blogging site Twitter that he is pleased to award Bharat Ratna to Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya and to Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

President condemns Assam militant attack, calls for putting down with firm hand

Condemning the killing of innocents by the banned outfit National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) in Kokrajhar and Sonitpur districts of Assam President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday said that such acts of terror must be put down with a firm hand.

Bharat Ratna for former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee, freedom fighter Madan Mohan Malaviya
Bharat Ratna for former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee, freedom fighter Madan Mohan Malaviya

New Delhi: Former prime minister and BJP veteran Atal Bihari Vajpayee and freedom fighter Madan Mohan Malaviya will be honoured with the country's highest civilian award the “Bharat Ratna”, the government announced on Wednesday.

President condoles Congress leader Venkatswamy's death

New Delhi: Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday condoled the passing away of Congress leader and former union minister G. Venkatswamy, and said that in his death "we have lost an eminent leader who always worked for the upliftment of the underprivileged".

Prez extends greetings to Japan on eve of national day

President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday extended his greetings and felicitations to the Emperor and the people of Japan on the eve of that country's national day.

President greets Japan on eve of National Day

President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday extended his greetings and felicitations to the Emperor and people of Japan on the eve of the National Day of the country.

Pranab’s ‘The Dramatic Decade – The Indira Gandhi Years’: Revealing but not explosive

The President, Pranab Mukherjee, has just inaugurated the first book in the intended trilogy of his political career on his 79th birthday. ‘The Dramatic Decade – The Indira Gandhi Years’ is a page turner published by Rupa and predictably throws some light on the controversial Emergency years.

India attaches highest importance to ties with Bangladesh

India on Friday said it attached highest importance to bilateral relations with Bangladesh and that there is a "wish" and "will" to strengthen this.

Pranab Mukherjee meets Bangladesh President, hands over 'historic' gift

President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday handed over a 'historic audio-visual gift' comprising clippings of All India Radio and Doordarshan during 1971 liberation of Bangladesh to his visiting Bangladeshi counterpart Md Abdul Hamid.

Prez Pranab Mukherjee discharged from hospital

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee was on Friday discharged from the Army Research and Referral Hospital here and he was feeling fine, an official said.

President Mukherjee congratulates ISRO for successful launch of GSLV-Mark III

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday congratulated the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) for the successful launch of GSLV-Mark III.

Bangladesh president arrives in India on six-day visit

In a first-ever visit by a ceremonial Head of Bangladesh, its President Abdul Hamid will arrive here on Thursday on an official six-day tour, which is expected to further strengthen and expand the close bilateral relations between the two countries.

Bangladesh President to arrive in India tomorrow on six-day visit

In a first-ever visit by a ceremonial Head of Bangladesh, its President Abdul Hamid will arrive here on Thursday on an official six-day tour, which is expected to further strengthen and expand the close bilateral relations between the two countries.

India to strengthen ties with Qatar: Pranab

President Pranab Mukherjee said on Wednesday India looked forward to "strengthening and deepening" its ties with Qatar as he wished the country on the eve of its National Day.