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Vice President: President’s range and depth of ideas is immense

The books are collection of 95 of his selected speeches out of a total of 243 speeches made by the President in the first year of his office. They have been divided into 8 sections. Speaking on the occasion, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said that the valuable collection of speeches by the President captures India’s rich cultural mosaic and ... Read More »

Lankan President says lack of majority for his decision to dissolve parliament

In an address last night, Sirisena noted that in the highest institute that represents people’s sovereignty, the individual worth of MPs was estimated in millions of rupees. Terming the behavior of Speaker Karu Jayasuriya  as most shocking, the President said his attempt not to recognize the appointment of a Prime Minister by the President was the second reason for dissolving the Parliament. ... Read More »

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu represents India at centenary of WW-1 Armistice

Armistice Day marks the 100 years since the end of World War One on 11 November 1918.  Around 70 leaders including US President Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Germany’s Chancer angela Merkel are present to mark the centenary of the 1918 Armistice in the French capital. Chiefs of international bodies, including United Nations and International Monetary Fund are ... Read More »

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu reaches Paris on 3-day France visit

Vice President is visiting France to represent India at the Paris Peace Forum being held to commemorate the centenary of the end to the First World War. The Heads of State, Heads of Government of over 50 countries and their representatives are participating in the centenary activities. The main ceremony at Arc de Triomphe monument in Paris will be presided ... Read More »

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu embarks on France visit

The Heads of State, Heads of Government of over 50 countries and their representatives are participating in the centenary activities. The main ceremony at Arc de Triomphe monument in Paris will be presided over by the French President Emmanuel Macron. The Vice President will also hold a number of bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the Paris Peace Forum. The ... Read More »

Sri Lanka President dissolves parliament; calls for early polls

The move comes exactly two weeks after the President has appointed Mahinda Rajapaksa as new Prime minister replacing Ranil Wickremsinghe. President sworn in ministers to the remaining cabinet posts on Friday evening before announcing the dissolution. Parliament was to convene on Wednesday and speaker Karu Jayasurya  and group led by ousted Prime minister Ranil Wickremsinghe have demanded that parliament take ... Read More »

President, Vice President and PM Modi greet people on Diwali

President Ram Nath Kovind conveyed his greetings to the countrymen on Diwali. In his tweet President said, May the Festival of Lights illuminate every home and every family, in our country and across our shared planet. Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu also  extended his warm greetings and good wishes to the people of the country on the auspicious occasion of ... Read More »

Vice President successfully completes 3-nation Africa Visit

During his weeklong visit, he held wide range discussions with the President of Botswana, Mr. Mokgweetsi Masisi, the President of Zimbabwe Emmerson Mnangagwa and the President of Malawi, Peter Mutharika and other leaders in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi had recently set out 10 guiding principles to enhance our engagement with Africa. The Vice President was received with great ... Read More »

Vice President participates in India-Zimbabwe Business Forum in Harare

Addressing the India-Zimbabwe Business Forum meeting on Saturday, the Vice President said India and Zimbabwe have shared very cordial and warm relationship that dates back to the 17th century. He also emphasised the need to tap natural synergies between the 2 economies and highlighted scope for engagement in healthcare, agriculture,hospitality, infrastructure and SME sectors. He said, India has no history ... Read More »

Vice President attends India-Botswana CEO roundtable

He noted there can’t be a better time than now to invest in India. Naidu said that Africa gives a huge opportunity to Indian companies. Coplimenting the Indian community for their contribution in Botswana, he said that Indians are a living bridge connecting our two countries. He urged the Indian commuity to look at the transformation that India is undergoing. ... Read More »

Maldives’ former President Mohamed Nasheed returns home after 3 yrs exile

Nasheed, who had been jailed for 13 years on terrorism charge in 2015, was welcomed at Male airport by president-elect Ibrahim Mohamed Solih and hundreds of supporters. He arrived two days after the country’s Supreme Court withdrew a warrant for his arrest in the case.  Nasheed became the country’s first democratically elected president in 2008 but had to resign in ... Read More »

President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurates Vigilance Awareness Week 2018

The theme of this year’s Vigilance Week is “Eradicate Corruption — Build a New India”. The President also presented the “Vigilance Excellence Awards” on the ocassion. While addressing the function, President Kovind said that Preventive Vigilance is better than Punitive Vigilance in order to tackle corruption. Read More »

Sri Lankan President agrees to consider convening of Parliament session

Jaysurya office said that the speaker requested the President to call parliament session by early next week. Sirisena is reported to have said that he will take a decision in coming days and will convey it accordingly. Earlier, the President has prorogued the Parliament ill 16thof November following swearing in of Mahinda Rajapakse as prime minister in place of Ranil ... Read More »

If vote of account not approved, President can dissolve Parliament: Sri Lankan education minister

Minister of Education Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe, told the media in Colombo Tuesday evening that if the vote on account is not approved, there will arise a situation where the government is unable to function. He said the President can opt to dissolve Parliament to resuscitate the country from an anarchic situation and it is a conventional practice. His statement assume significance ... Read More »

President Kovind addresses 1st convocation of Dr RPG Medical College

He said that the most important work of the doctors, besides their practice is to maintain a sense of social responsibility. He said that doctors are still revered as gods in the country and they should live up to the tremendous respect that is bestowed upon them. President also hailed many steps taken by the NDA govt to improve the ... Read More »

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena prorogues parliament till Nov. 16th  

Later, the group led by Rajapaksa said that they will prove their majority on the floor of Parliament on the same day Parliament is convened. However, Wickremsinghe has maintained that he is still the Prime minister saying the parliamentary majority is still with him.  Wickremsinghe today addressed a press conference with leaders of smaller parties in coalition, indicating that it is ... Read More »

Maldives SC rejects President Yameen’s petition to annul Sept 23 election

In a unanimous ruling, the court on Sunday denied the president’s request to oversee a police or military probe into alleged vote-rigging and electoral fraud.  It ruled that there is no legal or constitutional basis to question the legality of the election based on the evidence submitted.  The Supreme Court said the president’s lawyers failed to prove any electoral fraud ... Read More »

US President Donald Trump to pull US from Russia missile treaty

The US President said Russia had “violated” the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty. The deal banned ground-launched medium-range missiles, with a range of between 500 and 5,500km (310-3,400 miles). The US would not let Russia “go out and do weapons [while] we’re not allowed to”, Trump said.”I don’t know why President [Barack] Obama didn’t negotiate or pull out,” the ... Read More »

PM Modi calls President of Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa Dr. Lotay Tshering

Prime Minister Modi congratulated Dr. LotayTshering on his party’s victory in the third general election in Bhutan and his own election to the National Assembly. Prime Minister Modi welcomed the successful conduct of general elections, which is an important milestone for consolidation of democracy in Bhutan. Prime Minister Modi conveyed that India attaches the highest priority to further strengthening unique ... Read More »

Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit’s Portrait To Find Place In UNGA President’s Office

UNITED NATIONS:  General Assembly President Maria Fernanda Espinosa has said that she draws inspiration from Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit, the first woman to hold the office, and plans to install her portrait in her office, according to an Indian MP who met her on Friday.Prem Das Rai of the Sikkim Democratic Front said that she told a group of MPs who visited ... Read More »

‘Forget about me,’ Karim Benzema asks French football president

MADRID: Karim Benzema made clear on Wednesday that he wishes Noel Le Graet, the president of the French football association (FFF), would stop talking about him. “Monsieur Le Graet, I ask you to forget about me.” the Real Madrid striker, who has not played for France since 2015, tweeted. Le Graet had said in an interview with French newspapers that ... Read More »

Vice President addresses national assembly of Serbia

Vice president said that India & Serbia have much to benefit from a closer economic partnership. There are opportunities for us to collaborate in agriculture & food processing, defence manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, infrastructure & information technology sectors. Read More »

Vice President addresses World Hindu Congress in Chicago

On this occasion, Vice President recalled Swami Vivekananda. He said that Hinduism is a way of life. Vice President said that India is one such country which has practically accepted all religions and once upon a time, India was regarded as Vishwa Guru. Vice President said that even today, we believe in taking all together as part of our culture ... Read More »

Vice President addresses World Hindu Congress in USA

Swami Vivekananda’s addresses at this Parliament have been incredibly influential. As Dr. J.H. Barrows, Chairman of the General Committee of the Parliament of Religions said, “Swami Vivekananda exercised a wonderful influence over his audience”.   Swamiji was an embodiment of Hindu culture. As Swami Vivekananda said in his inaugural speech at Chicago on September 11, 1893, ours is a country that ... Read More »

President Kovind wraps up his 3-nation tour to Europe

During his visit to Cyprus, President addressed an extra ordinary session of the house of representatives and delivered a lecture at the University of Cyprus. While, in Bulgaria, he addressed a business forum and delivered a lecture at the Sofia University. On the last leg of his journey, President interacted with students at the Charles University in Czech Republic. Earlier ... Read More »

Vice President addresses Telugu community in USA

He also asked the Telagu Community to uphold India’s core values and beliefs of sharing, caring and treating the entire world as ‘One Family’—Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam. Observing that about 32 million Indians and Persons of Indian Origin were living across the globe, he told the overseas Telugus to always strive to enhance the image of India and Indians. He also appealed ... Read More »

President: Indology has brought India and Czech republic closer

This is also the same University where Rabindranath Tagore had addressed students many years ago. The University has had a Sanskrit Chair since 1850.  President Ram Nath Kovind has said that Indology has not just brought India and Czech Republic together, but also has had an enormous impact in the making of Modern India. The President also said that studies ... Read More »

President Kovind visits Strahov Monastery in Prague

The Strahov Monestry is the oldest premonstratensian monestry in Bohemia and one of the most important architectural landmarks in the Czech Republic. The President Ramnath  also visited the  ELI or Extreme Light Infrastructure Beam-lines laser facility near Prague. ELI Beamlines is an international user facility for fundamental and applied research using ultra-intense laser and particle beams. It is one of ... Read More »

President addresses students at Charles University in Prague

President Ram Nath Kovind has said that Indology has not just brought India and Czech Republic together, but also has had an enormous impact in the making of Modern India. President also said that studies on Yoga have confirmed the positive impact it has on human health and well-being. President expressed happiness that Yoga and Ayurveda are receiving overwhelming support and interest in the ... Read More »

Sri Lankan President rules out possibility of early presidential elections

Speaking at a programme,  Sirisena said that the election won’t be held even a day earlier than the schedule.  His comments assume significance amidst speculations that he may opt to have a presidential poll after January next year, at the end of 4 years of his 5 year term.  Sirisena was elected in elections held in January 2015 and the ... Read More »

President Kovind urges Czech companies to expand their footprint in India

President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday urged Czech companies  to explore, initiate and expand their footprint in India. Adderssing the India-Czech Business Forum, president said that the Indian economy is a dynamic story. He added that the story of India-Czech partnership has been defined by popular embrace, sustainable practices and high business confidence. President also encourage Czech enterprises to remain ... Read More »

President accorded ceremonial welcome in Prague

Later, India and Czech Republic on Friday signed three MoUs. The MoUs are on Exemption from Visa requirement for Holders of Diplomatic passports, plan for support of India Czech joint projects for the years 2019 -22 and MoU between Czech Academy of Science and CSIR on cooperation in field of Science and Technology. President has said that ​India and the ... Read More »

President Kovind arrives in Czech Republic

In the Czech Republic too the President is expected to further discuss strengthening bilateral ties. The President was given a warm welcome at Prague Airport. Just before leaving Bulgaria, the President had a meeting with Bulgarian Pm Boyko Borissov and discussed issues related to bilateral ties. Earlier in the day President Kovind and Bulgarian President Radev had jointly unveiled a ... Read More »

India & Bulgaria sign 4 MoUs;President Kovind invites Bulgaria to become key partner of India

President Ram Nath Kovind held detailed talks with his Counterpart Rumen Radev and invited Bulgaria to become a key partner of India in  defence and IT sector under Make In India programme. President Kovind and President Radev witnessed signing of four MoUs between India and Bulgaria on  Investment, Tourism, Civil Nuclear Cooperation and Establishment of  Hindi Chair at Sofia University. ... Read More »

Teachers Day: Vice President confers National Teachers Awards

Teachers’ day is being celebrated across the nation today. The Day is observed to mark the birth anniversary of Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan, former President of India and noted educationist. Dr. Radhakrishnan’s contributions to education brought many revolutionary changes in the education system in India. President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended greetings on Teachers day. The President ... Read More »

Arif Alvi is Pakistan’s new President

Alvi secured the lion’s share of votes from the 1,100 that were cast on Tuesday, with the founding member of the PTI garnering nearly twice as many votes as Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) and Jamiat Ulema-e Islam – F (JUI-F) chief, Fazal-ur-Rehman, who was supported by the Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N), according to a press release from the ECP. Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Aitzaz Ahsan was in the third spot. The ... Read More »

On Teachers’ Day today, President Kovind stresses on ‘guru-shishya’ parampara

President Ram Nath Kovind has extended his greetings to teachers across the nation on the eve of Teacher’s Day. In his message, the President emphasised on the ‘ Guru-Shishya Parampara’ while also remembering the contributions of the former President. “On the occasion of Teachers’ Day, I have great pleasure in extending my greetings and felicitations to teachers. A characteristic feature ... Read More »

Youth-led digital revolution being witnessed today: President

Delivering a lecture at the University of Cyprus on the topic “Youth, Technology and Ideas: Shaping the Contours of the 21st century, President said that youths are the principal drivers of change, bringing sweeping changes in society. President also said that Fourth Industrial Revolution would be a force multiplier for development and growth, leading to creation of jobs in many ... Read More »

Pakistan to elect new President today

The ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf party’s candidate Arif Alvi is expected to win as the Opposition parties failed to field a joint candidate. Election Commission of Pakistan has completed preparations for the election.  Polling stations have been set up in all four provincial assemblies in addition to the National Assembly. Outgoing President Mamnoon Hussain’s tenure ends on Saturday. He had declined ... Read More »

Argentina’s President announces new austerity measures

The center-right president admitted in a speech to the nation that Argentina was facing “an emergency,” after its currency, the peso, lost more than half its dollar value this year. “We must confront a fundamental problem: to not spend more than we have, to make efforts to balance the state’s accounts,” he said in the televised address. He pledged a ... Read More »

President Ram Nath Kovind addresses House of Representatives in Cyprus

He said, relations between Cyprus and India are old, deep and have multiple facets as ancient civilizations, the first priority is our people. The strong connection between the citizens of Cyprus and India is the most important source of our bilateral energy. President emphasized on people-to-people contacts, economic and trade links, educational and intellectual connections, and a fruitful bilateral partnership. He ... Read More »

President Kovind, PM Modi extend Janmashtami greetings

Taking to his twitter handle, the President tweeted, “Greetings and good wishes to fellow citizens on the auspicious occasion of Janmashtami. The teachings of Lord Krishna have a universal message – Nishkam Karma. May this festival inspire us to follow the path of virtue and righteousness in thought, word and deed.” The Prime Minister tweeted “Janmashtami greetings to everyone.” Janmashtami is a Hindu festival celebrating the birth of Lord ... Read More »

President Ram Nath Kovind meets Indian Community in Cyprus

On reaching Cyprus, President Kovind Tweeted: Happy to begin my visit to Cyprus, one of our closest and most steadfast partners in the international community. My delegation and I bring warm and friendly currents from the Indian Ocean to the waters of the Mediterranean. Looking forward to a productive visit.  President Ram Nath Kovind has reached Cyprus on Sunday on ... Read More »

President Kovind in Cyprus on the first leg of his 3-nation visit

President Tweeted: Happy to begin my visit to Cyprus, one of our closest and most steadfast partners in the international community. My delegation and I bring warm and friendly currents from the Indian Ocean to the waters of the Mediterranean. Looking forward to a productive visit.  President Ram Nath Kovind today embarked on three nation visit to Cyprus, Bulgaria and ... Read More »

President Kovind reaches Cyprus on the first leg of his 3-nation visit

President Tweeted: Happy to begin my visit to Cyprus, one of our closest and most steadfast partners in the international community. My delegation and I bring warm and friendly currents from the Indian Ocean to the waters of the Mediterranean. Looking forward to a productive visit.  President Ram Nath Kovind today embarked on three nation visit to Cyprus, Bulgaria and ... Read More »

President embarks on 3 nations visit to Cyprus, Bulgaria & Czech Republic

President Ram Nath Kovind today embarked on three nation visit to Cyprus, Bulgaria and Czech Republic. during his visit, the President will hold talks with the leadership of the three European countries to deepen ties, particularly in the economic sphere. The visit aims at further strengthening trade and business relations and improving people to people contact. Several MoUs are also ... Read More »

PM releases book on Vice President Venkaiah Naidu’s one year in office

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday released a book on experiences of M Venkaiah Naidu during his first year as Vice President of India and Chairman of Rajya Sabha. The 245-page book titled “Moving on…Moving forward: A year in office” brings out Vice Presidents’ “mission of engagement” on four key issues. These are huge untapped demographic dividend; An effective and ... Read More »