Signalling their intent to move closer in various spheres, India and Vietnam Monday signed seven agreements, including one for direct flights between their capitals, for scouting for oil, and an extended line of credit for purchase of defence equipment.
Felicitating his American counterpart Barack Obama on the occasion of US Independence Day, President Pranab Mukherjee tonight said Indo-US strategic partnership seeks to transform not only the lives of people of the two countries but also to create a better world.
Observing that India had been a leader in higher education for 1,500 years from 3rd centrury BC, President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday wondered "why cannot we occupy our rightful place in the committee of nations".
Outlining the priorities of the Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre, President Pranab Mukherjee said `Brand India` would be revived and that the government will work to fulfill the expectations of the citizens of the country.
A day after Congress` crushing defeat in the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections, Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh on Saturday met President and tendered his resignation to him with a request to dissolve the 15th Lok Sabha.
In an unprecedented move, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy Saturday submitted a notice to assembly Speaker N Manohar for moving a resolution to send back the Telangana bill to the president, opposing the state`s bifurcation.
President Pranab Mukherjee has congratulated the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) for the successful launch of GSLV-D5 and injecting of GSAT-14 communication satellite into the intended orbit.