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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 Of The Farmer’s Interest Group, Mishrilal Proposes Every Farmer To Become Aware Of The Technological Advancements In Farming

Wearing his pride in his bright orange Rajasthani Turban, Mishrilal Teli, was filled with happiness when he was elected as the President of the Farmer’s Interest Group (FIG). Not only this, but he also won the first place on the National Farmer’s Day. When asked about his farming, 65 years old farmer, Mishrilal, from a very small village of Paras ... 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 »

PM Modi holds bilateral meetings with SL President & Bangladesh PM

PM Modi and Sri Lankan President Sirisena held extensive deliberations on various aspects of India-Sri Lanka friendship. Both the leaders also discussed number of projects undertaken by India in Sri Lanka. Addressing the media persons, Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale said that PM Modi reiterated that India is fully committed to assist Sri Lanka in anyway it desires in taking forward ... Read More »

PM Modi held bilateral meetings with SL President & Bangladesh PM

PM Modi and Sri Lankan President Sirisena held extensive deliberations on various aspects of India-Sri Lanka friendship. Both the leaders also discussed number of projects undertaken by India in Sri Lanka. Addressing the media persons, Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale said that PM Modi reiterated that India is fully committed to assist Sri Lanka in anyway it desires in taking forward ... Read More »

PM, other leaders call on Nepal’s President in Kathmandu

The BIMSTEC leaders also attending luncheon hosted by the President Bhandari. Prime Minister Modi had arrived at Kathmandu Thursday morning to participate in the 4th BIMSTEC Summit. He was received at the airport by the Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister of Nepal Ishwor Pokharel. The Prime Minister was accorded guard of honour and ceremonial reception at the airport.Mr. Modi will ... Read More »

Stalin elevated as DMK President, elected unopposed

At the party’s General Council meeting held in Chennai, DMK General Secretary K Anbazhagan said Stalin was elected unopposed, as he was the sole candidate who had filed nomination for the party chief’s post on August 26. The 65-year-old Stalin’s elevation comes about three weeks after the death of his father and party president M Karunanidhi on August 7 and ... Read More »

Maldives opposition candidate vows to boost ties with India if elected to President’s office

Addressing an election meeting in Colombo Monday evening Solih said he will also work towards improving relations with countries like Iran and Qatar. Solih, who is the common candidate for Joint opposition, a grouping of four parties, asserted of having people’s support and winning the elections against President Abdullah Yameen, alleged of rigging the elections. The opposition candidate said that ... Read More »

President Ramnath Kovind inaugurates International Buddhist Conference

The function has been organised by Ministry of Tourism in association with the State Governments of Maharashtra, Bihar & Uttar Pradesh. While speaking on the occasion, President said  Buddhism was the basis for an early form of globalization. The President said that tourism is a multi-stakeholder enterprise. The President said that in its essence, tourism, like Buddhism, is about people ... Read More »

President to inaugurate International Buddhist Conclave 2018

The theme of the conclave is ‘Buddha Path – The Living Heritage’ – which aims to showcase Buddhist Heritage in India and boost tourism to the Buddhist sites in the country.  An official release said, the ministerial-level delegation from ASEAN countries will participate in the conclave along with delegates from 29 countries including US, UK, Germany, France and Russia. This ... Read More »

Sri Lanka President says his govt soon to end moratorium on death penalty

Addressing a public meeting in Mannar district, Sirisena said he is determined to carry out the death penalty for serious drug traffickers and will start with a list of 18 given to him by the prisons department. The President said he would hold talks with Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Imran Khan on repatriating the five Pakistanis, who are among the ... Read More »

Former Sri Lankan President Rajapakse to visit New Delhi next month

Swami is in Sri Lanka on Wednesday on private visit to invite former President and met him at his hometown in Hambantota district. The BJP MP also paid his last respect to former President’s younger brother who passed away on Tuesday. Rajapaksha in a message termed Dr. Subramanian Swamy as a long-time friend who always had SriLanka’s best interest at ... Read More »

Hindi will strengthen world peace: Acting President of Mauritius

Minister Mentor, Minister of Defence and Minister of Rodrigues of Mauritius, Sir Anerood Jugnauth said that language and culture are not separate. He said that language is essential to keep culture alive. Mr. Jugnauth also said that Mauritius will do its level best to propagate and spread Hindi. Expressing thankfulness towards participants, Minister of State for External Affairs M. J. ... Read More »

President inaugurates ‘One District One Product’ Summit

Addressing the gathering, he said that Uttar Pradesh is a land of opportunities.  He also expressed confidence that the ‘One District One Product’ scheme will enhance skills of local people as well as increase the reach to products, which will in turn result in economic progress of artisans of Uttar Pradesh. The summit has been organised by the Uttar Pradesh ... Read More »

President hosts ‘At Home’ reception for freedom fighters

On the occasion, the President honoured and felicitated freedom fighters from across the country in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and other dignitaries. President and Prime Minister extended warm greetings to all the freedom fighters. Read More »

Rajya Sabha disrupts over NRC; Assam TMC president resigns

Kahkashan Parveen, who is on the panel of vice-chairpersons of the House, took the chair in the upper house for the first time. In the Lok Sabha, Question Hour addressed a number of important issues, including the state of the shipping industry. Thursday saw business in the Rajya Sabha being held up for the fourth straight day due to Opposition’s ... Read More »

President Kovind addresses 7th convocation of IIT Hyderabad

President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday addressed the 7th convocation of IIT-Hyderabad at its campus in Kandi. Over 600 students attended the convocation where the President presented medals and degrees to meritorious students of the institute. Addressing the students, the President said that the best scientific universities and institutions are not just teaching shops, but are sources of innovation and ... Read More »

President gives away Outstanding Parliamentarian awards

Central Hall of Parliament bearing witness to a grand ceremony to felicitate the Best Parliamentarians  from 2013 till 2017 conferred on Members of Parliament for their outstanding contributions. Dr Najma Heptullah won the award for 2013, Hukum Dev Narayan for 2014, Ghulam Nabi Azad for 2015, Dinesh Trivedi for 2016 and Bhartruhari Mahtab for 2017. President Ramnath Kovind congratulated the ... Read More »