Indian president lauds multifaceted ties with Saudi Arabia

President Pranab Mukherjee has lauded "multifaceted strategic ties" with Saudi Arabia while greeting the king and people of Saudi Arabia on the eve of the National Day of the kingdom.

New book aims to spread awareness about dementia

With over 40 lakh dementia patients in India, there is an urgent need to educate people on how to look after suffering family members and, in some cases, even reverse the symptoms, author Minakshi Chaudhry whose book on dementia was presented to President Pranab Mukherjee said here Saturday.

Allow mercy killing for sick daughter: Parents to President

The poor parents of a Bihar woman who is suffering from a debilitating disease have urged President Pranab Mukherjee to either pay for their daughter's medical treatment or permit mercy killing.

India, China keen for early resolution of boundary question: Mukherjee

India and China are committed to maintenance of peace and tranquillity on their borders and both would like to ensure that their dialogue mechanisms to resolve such issues are error proof, President Pranab Mukherjee said at the banquet speech in honour of Chinese President Xi Jinping.

2015 to be observed as 'Visit India' year in China: Xi

Chinese President Xi jinping said he had fruitful talks which include all issues of mutual concern, with PM Narendra Modi.

Inviting PM Modi to visit China, Xi said both countries are important forces in an increasingly multi-polar world.

President Pranab Mukherjee receives Xi Pinging at Rashtrapati Bhawan

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in the national capital on Wednesday night after a grand welcome in Ahmedabad in Gujarat.

Xi Jinping's India visit, Day 2: As it happened
Xi Jinping's India visit, Day 2: As it happened

  • China and India have decided to forge a closer partnership for development, says Xi.
  • Chinese President Xi Jinping recalls that Deng Xiaoping had said Asia would progress if India, China come together.

Praise of NDA government based on facts: President

President Pranab Mukherjee Wednesday said his praise of the Narendra Modi government was based on facts.

President Pranab Mukherjee returns after 'highly successful' Vietnam visit

President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday returned home after a "highly successful" four-day visit to Vietnam during which key pacts to further strengthen bilateral ties were signed.

President visits historic 'Cu Chi' tunnels in Vietnam

President Pranab Mukherjee Wednesday visited the historic 'Cu Chi' tunnels - one of the 'most bombed, shelled and devastated areas' of world military history located near this Vietnamese city.

President wraps up Vietnam tour; leaves for home

President Pranab Mukherjee Wednesday wrapped up his four-day state visit to Vietnam and left for home after inking key pacts and declaring a united Indo-Vietnam stand for free navigation in the disputed waters of South China Sea and adjoining maritime areas.

India, Vietnam to secure sea lanes against terror, crimes

India and Vietnam have agreed to work for securing the sea lanes in their international waters to safeguard maritime security in the face of threats posed by terrorists and transnational crimes.

Modi govt created favourable atmosphere for India: President

President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday had some words of praise for the new Indian government as he credited it for not only initiating steps to bring the economy on a better path but also for creating a "favourable" atmosphere for India across the globe.

President Pranab Mukherjee in Ho Chi Minh City; history, art on show

President Pranab Mukherjee reached the business capital of Vietnam on the second leg of his four-day visit during which he will visit various historic sites, attend a cultural programme and meet the local Indian community.

India, Vietnam ink 7 pacts; call for 'freedom' of navigation

Strategically important oil and gas cooperation and extension of a USD 100 million credit by India for defence purchases are among the seven pacts inked between India and Vietnam as they called for "freedom" of navigation in the South China Sea, a remark that could irk China which has been claiming territorial sovereignty over the high seas.

Sapling of Bodhi tree planted in Vietnam

 A sapling of the holy Bodhi tree from Bodh Gaya in Bihar, which was carried by Indian President Pranab Mukherjee as a gift, was planted here Monday.

Aquatic puppetry entertains President Mukherjee in Vietnam

Arriving in Vietnam on a four-day state visit, President Pranab Mukherjee did not immediately engage in statecraft with his hosts having arranged an entertaining diversion for him -- a show of famed Water Puppets featuring water-spouting dragons, harvesting and other scenes of pastoral life as well as re-enaction of legends.

Sapling of Bodhi tree planted in Vietnam

A sapling of the holy Bodhi tree from Bodh Gaya in Bihar, which was carried by Indian President Pranab Mukherjee as a gift, was planted here on Monday.

India, Vietnam ink seven agreements

 India and Vietnam on Monday signed seven agreements, including one on air services and another on scouting for oil.

President Pranab Mukherjee appeals for popularisation of Hindi

President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday appealed for popularisation of Hindi, saying it has a special place among all languages in the country.