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.
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.
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.
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.
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.