Prez, VP, LS Speaker greet citizens for Ganesh Chaturthi

The President, Vice President and the Lok Sabha Speaker have greeted people for the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi on Friday and sought Lord Ganesha's blessings to overcome obstacles in the path of development in India.

Bashar al-Assad appoints new Syrian vice president

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad Saturday appointed Najah Attar as the new vice president, media reported.

India, China release first encyclopedia of cultural contacts

India and China today released the first encyclopedia on their age-old cultural contacts, tracing back their history to over 2,000 years, starting from the visit of Chinese scholar Huen Tsang to India in the 7th century to bring Buddhist scriptures to China.

India expects substantive outcome from talks with China: MEA

India today said it expects "substantive outcome" from the discussions between Vice President Hamid Ansari with his Chinese counterpart Li Yuanchao when they hold talks in Beijing later this week.

Former MP named vice president of Kerala Congress unit

Former MP N Peethambara Kurup was Tuesday appointed as a Vice President of Kerala`s state Congress unit while two youth leaders were named as its general secretaries.

Nepali Congress warns against sabotage of democracy

Nepal`s Vice President Ramchandra Poudyal has called upon the government to speed up the drafting of the constitution and implement it by November, warning that "anti-democratic forces" are attempting to foil its completion.

US congratules new Malawi president

The US government offered congratulations Saturday to Malawi`s new President Peter Mutharika, hailing active and peaceful elections.

Albertini backs Rome`s bid for Euro 2020

Italian Football Association (FIGC) vice president Demetrio Albertini has voiced his support to Rome`s bid for Euro 2020.

US Vice President Joe Biden to visit Cyprus in peace push

Cyprus confirmed on Monday that US Vice President Joe Biden will arrive on the divided island later this month to help push forward the UN-sponsored peace process.

Brazil, UAE to cooperate in defence

Brazil and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) signed here Tuesday an agreement on defence cooperation, Brazil`s foreign ministry said in a statement.

India`s Ansari attends Afghan Vice President Fahim`s funeral

Vice President Hamid Ansari Tuesday attended the funeral of Afghanistan`s First Vice President Marshal Mohammad Qasim Fahim, and said in his demise India has lost a "true partner".

Legislative bodies are becoming venues of agitation : Ansari

In the backdrop of frequent disruptions in Parliament, Vice President M Hamid Ansari today said he was "deeply distressed" at the "derailment" of the functioning of legislative bodies which had become venues of agitation, a view shared by many parliamentarians.

I will continue to bat for India, says Sachin Tendulkar

Iconic cricketer Sachin Tendulkar on Tuesday said that he will "continue to bat for India" in all spheres of life in his endeavour to bring smile on the faces of the common people.

Guatemala`s Vice President hit in face with flour

Guatemalan authorities have detained two women who threw flour on Vice president Roxana Baldetti`s face at the end of the president`s state of the nation speech.

Ansari lauds performance of woman representatives

Lauding "exceptional performance" of women representatives despite challenges of proxyism, Vice President Hamid Ansari on Monday said they will occupy more than 50 per cent seats in all the three tiers of governance after 10 to 15 years.

Vice President Ansari opens Festival of India in Cuba

People of Cuba were offered a glimpse of India`s diverse culture when visiting Vice President Hamid Ansari inaugurated a Festival of India here to bring the two countries closer.

Vice President Ansari leaves for Cuba

Vice President Hamid Ansari Tuesday left here for the first ever bilateral visit to Cuba by a top Indian leader after a "landmark" tour of Peru during which four agreements were signed.

Ansari embarks on visit to Peru, Cuba

Hamid Ansari Friday left for Lima on the first-ever visit at the Vice Presidential level to mineral-rich Peru and Communist Cuba as part of India`s thrust towards Latin America.

Technology should be used to promote, propagate Urdu: Ansari

Technology should be increasingly used to promote and propagate Urdu among the masses, especially students in schools, Vice President Hamid Ansari said on Friday.