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PM Modi holds delegation level talks with South Korean President

In a one to one talk with Korean President Moon Jae In in Seoul, Prime Minister Modi said that Special strategic partnership between both the countries is very significant not only for India but also for the world. eferring to last week’s terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama, President Moon said that terrorism is a menace against civilization and ... Read More »

President inaugurates International Conference & Exhibition On Energy and Environment

President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday said energy and environment are the areas of concern in today’s era of rapid technological development. He was addressing the International Conference and Exhibition on Energy and Environment in New Delhi.  He urged the policymakers to come up with actionable ideas on environmental issues. President Kovind sad, the government is committed to providing power ... Read More »

President to inaugurate International Conference & Exhibition On Energy and Environment

Science and Technology Ministry in a release said, around one thousand delegates from India and abroad will participate in the conference representing policy makers, regulators, entrepreneurs, administrators, researchers and technocrats.  The startups, young researchers and students will also attend the conference.  The Ministry said, today both the energy and environment sectors are at a critical juncture. The rapid expansions of ... Read More »

PM Holds delegation level talks with Argentinian President

He said there is a need to take decisive step against terrorism at global level. The Prime Minister said that  Pulwama Terror Attack shows that now time has come to firmly and decisively deal with terrorism. At the delegation level talks.. both the leaders reviewed progress in areas of commerce and Science & Technology. Later India and Argentina signed 10 ... Read More »

Maldives’ former President Abdulla Yameen detained in money laundering case

Yameen appeared before a criminal court Monday afternoon where the Prosecutor General asked the court to remand him until his trial concludes.  The state prosecutor said that Yameen had attempted to bribe witnesses in order to make them change their testimonies. After two and a half hours inside the court, the former President was taken to the custodial centre near capital Malé. ... Read More »

PM Modi to meet visiting Argentinian President today

The two countries are expected to ink a number of agreements in various fields. The President of Argentina arrived New delhi on Sunday. His visit takes place during 70th year of the diplomatic ties between India and Argentina. The Argentinian President will also meet President Ram Nath Kovind later in the day.  Read More »

President launches Digital Kisan Platform in 4th Agri Leadership Summit

Addressing the gathering, President Ram Nath Kovind complimented Haryana for adopting proper methods for stubble burning which led to decrease in air pollution in the Delhi-NCR region. The President also lauded Haryana for showing all round improvement in Beti Bachao Beti padhao campaign, women empowerment and many Centrally Sponsored schemes. Read More »

President unveils portrait of Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee

The portrait was unveiled by President Ram Nath Kovind in the presence of Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, ministers, and leaders of various parties. Renowned artist Krishn Kanhai of Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh has prepared the portrait of Vajpayee, who served as Prime Minister three times between 1996 and 2004. The decision in this regard was taken ... Read More »

PM goes all out against Opposition in reply to vote of thanks on President’s address

He hit back at the Congress for weakening and insulting institutions…making India go through the agony of high inflation….and deprivation in terms of basic amenities. He also lambasted the ‘mahagathbandhan’ as ‘mahamilavati’…and took a swipe at the Congress…wishing it luck for a No Confidence Motion against his govt in 2023. Responding to the debate on Motion of Thanks on the ... Read More »

Judicial reform is of paramount importance: Maldives President

Speaking at this year’s inaugural session for the People’s Majlis, President Solih said that without ensuring that judges abide by legal and ethical standards, there will be no stability.  The president also said that there are a number of changes that need to be brought in order for full-fledged democratic principles to be enforced in the country.  His comments assume ... Read More »

Sri Lanka: Speaker terms President’s statement in parliament as misleading

Responding to the President’s allegation that the Constitutional Council (CC) was not recognizing seniority of judges, the Speaker said the seniority was not the only criteria followed when CC approve President’s nominations for judges. His comments came as President Sirisena told parliament that judges in al courts are feeling despondent and there is a view that some judges are being ... Read More »

President confers Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards-2017

The General Council of the Sangeet Natak Akademi selected 42 artists from the field of Music, Dance, Theatre, Puppetry and Overall contribution/scholarship in the Performing Arts for the Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards 2017 at its meeting in Imphal, Manipur that was held on June 8, 2018.  The Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards are conferred every year by the Sangeet Natak Akademi. Read More »

Monaco Prince Albert II calls on President Kovind

India and Monaco established diplomatic relations in 2007 and both countries continue to explore opportunities for meaningful cooperation. There has been good exchange of views seen between both leaders on enhancing cooperation, especially in environment and climate change and renewable energy through sharing best practices. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj called on Prince Albert II of Monaco. Both leaders discussed ... Read More »

President inaugurates annual Udyanotsav of Mughal Gardens

The Mughal Gardens will remain open for the general public from tomorrow to 10th of next month. The visitors can visit the garden between 9:00 AM to to 4:00 PM.People will also be able to visit  Spiritual Garden, Herbal Garden, Bonsai Garden and Musical Garden. The main attraction of this year’s Udyanotsav, beside Tulips and Exotic flowers, are bulbous flowerings.From ... Read More »

President inaugurates Udyanotsav in Rashtrapati Bhavan

The people will also be able to visit the Spiritual Garden, Herbal Garden, Bonsai Garden and the Musical Garden. An official release said, from this year, an online booking facility has been introduced under which visitors can plan their visit to the Gardens well in advance. It is in addition to the direct walk-in entry like previous years and it ... Read More »

Government has taken pledge for a New India: President Kovind

Budget session of Parliament started with the President Ram Nath Kovind’s address. President addressed the joint session of both houses of Parliament on the opening day of the Budget session. In his address, the President has said that the government has taken a pledge for a New India and to make life better for common people. The government has taken numerous ... Read More »

President Ram Nath Kovind confers Ashoka Chakra on Nazir Wani

The award India’s highest peacetime gallantry honour was received by Wani’s wife and mother at the Republic Day celebrations at Rajpath. Wani is the first Kashmiri to be conferred the Ashoka Chakra. On November 25, 38-year-old Wani, hailing from Cheki Ashmuji in Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir, lost his life in a counter-terror operation against six terrorists in Hirapur village near ... Read More »

President Kovind approves 411 Gallantry awards for Armed Forces personnel

The awards  include one Ashoka Chakra, 4 Kirti Chakras, 11 Shaurya Chakras, 28 Param Vishisht Seva Medals, 3 Uttam Yudh Seva Medals, 51 Ati Vishisht Seva Medals, one Bar to Yudh Seva Medal, 9 Yudh Seva Medals, two Bar to Vishisht Seva Medals.  Besides,  120 Vishisht Seva Medals and  six Bar to Sena Medals, 103 Sena Medals, 7 Nao Sena Medals ... Read More »

President Ram Nath Kovind addresses nation on the eve of 70th Republic Day

He said, Indian model rests on a tripod of diversity, democracy and development and the country cannot choose one above the other and it must have and it will have all these three. In his address to the nation on the eve of 70th Republic Day, President Kovind  described the recent Constitutional Amendment to provide ten per cent reservation to ... Read More »

PM Modi, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa hold talks on bilateral, regional & global issues of mutual interest

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa held talks on bilateral, regional and global issues of mutual interest. In his press statement, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that, visit of the South African President is crucial. He said, all bilateral issues including trade and investment were discussed. The Prime Minister said India is partner in South Africa’s ... Read More »

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa arrives in New Delhi

He will be accorded a ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhawan. Prime Minister Modi and President Ramaphosa will hold delegation level talks on bilateral, regional and global issues of mutual interest. The two countries will sign agreements in different fields. Ramaphosa  will be the Chief Guest at the Republic Day Parade. He  is the second President of South Africa after President ... Read More »

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is arriving in New Delhi

President Ramaphosa will be accompanied by the First Lady Dr. Tshepo Motsepe, and a high level delegation including nine Ministers, senior officials of his Government and a 50-member business delegation. President Ramaphosa will be accorded a ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhawan. Later, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Ramaphosa will hold delegation level talks on bilateral, regional and global issues ... Read More »

President, VP, PM pays tributes to Netaji on his birth anniversary

Paying tributes to Netajim, the President said. He remains one of our most beloved national heroes and an icon of India’s freedom struggle. Netaji is cherished, remembered and missed to this day all over the country. The Vice President in his tweet said I join my fellow countrymen in paying tributes to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose on his Jayanti on ... Read More »

President Ram Nath Kovind to confer Pravasi Bharatiya awards

For the first time, the three day long convention is being organized in Varanasi, the cultural and spiritual capital of India. The theme of PBD Convention 2019 is “Role of Indian Diaspora in building New India”. Before President’s valedictory address there will be three plenary sessions on different issues like Indian Community Organizations working for Indian nationals in distressed Situation, ... Read More »

President Ram Nath Kovind presents Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar

The award under Bal Shakti Puraskar carries a cash prize of Rs. one lakh, book vouchers worth Rs. ten thousand, a certificate and a citation. Under Bal Kalyan Puraskar, the award for individual consists of a cash prize of Rs. one lakh, a medal, a citation and a certificate while the award for institution consists of a cash prize of ... Read More »

President to confer Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2019 at Rashtrapati Bhawan

A total of 783 applications were received for the Baal Shakti Puruskar this year. 2 individuals and 3 institutions will also be awarded under National Child Welfare Awards category (now renamed as BalKalyanPuraskar). The names of awardess were finalized by the National Selection Committee under the Chairpersonship of WCD Minister, Maneka Sanjay Gandhi. The Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government ... Read More »

Let Pandya, Rahul play while inquiry is on: BCCI president urges CoA

NEW DELHI: BCCI acting president CK Khanna on Saturday urged the Committee of Administrators (CoA) to lift the suspension on Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul for their much-criticised sexist remarks and refused to convene a Special General Meeting on the matter. Khanna said calling the SGM to appoint an ombudsman to investigate the two players’ conduct, as demanded by Board ... Read More »

President visits Prayagraj Kumbh Mela, performs ‘Ganga pujan’

He met saints and seers camping in the Mela, and unveiled the statue of Maharshi Bharadwaj. Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik & CM Yogi Adityanath were present on the occasion. President also inaugurated two-day Gandhian Resurgence Summit at the camp of Parmarth Niketan Ashram. Addressing the summit, he said Kumbh is not just a congregation but represents our centuries old ... Read More »

Sri Lankan President appoints Commission of Inquiry to probe corruption

The commission will look into public complaints, information and conduct prompt, impartial, comprehensive investigations against persons who had held or continue to hold political office and those who have been or continue to serve as public servants and officers of statutory bodies. President Sirisena had announced to appoint the commission at the height of political crisis last year during which ... Read More »

President Kovind offers puja at Prayagraj Kumbh

The President will inaugurate the Gandhian Resurgence Summit at Parmarth Niketan Ashram at Prayagraj. He will also unveil the statue of Maharshi Bharadwaj. The Summit is being organised by the Parmarath Niketan, the Harijan Sevak Sangh and the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance.  Read More »

President Kovind visits Prayagraj Kumbh Mela

The President will inaugurate the Gandhian Resurgence Summit at Parmarth Niketan Ashram at Prayagraj. He will also unveil the statue of Maharshi Bharadwaj. The Summit is being organised by the Parmarath Niketan, the Harijan Sevak Sangh and the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance.  Read More »

President to visit Prayagraj Kumbh Mela today

President Ram Nath Kovind, will visit Prayagraj Kumbh Mela in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday. The President will inaugurate the Gandhian Resurgence Summit at Parmarth Niketan Ashram at Prayagraj. He will also unveil the statue of Maharshi Bharadwaj. The Summit is being organised by the Parmarath Niketan, the Harijan Sevak Sangh and the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance.  Read More »

President gives nod to 10% quota for EWS in general category

After the approval of Parliament during the Winter Session this week, the Constitution (124th Amendment) Bill, 2019 was sent to the President for his assent.  A notification issued by the Ministry of Law and Justice yesterday said that the Constitution (103 Amendment) Act, 2019 has received the assent of the President. The notification said the Act will come into force ... Read More »

Brazil’s Bolsonaro takes oath as President

Addressing a joint session of Congress minutes after taking the oath of office, Bolsonaro, a former Army captain and admirer of the country’s 1964-1985 military dictatorship, vowed to adhere to democratic norms. He said his government would be guided by the promises he made to Brazilian voters fed up with graft, high levels of violent crime and a still-sputtering economy. ... Read More »

In a Christmas surprise, President Trump visits US troops in Iraq

Air Force One touched down at the Al Asad Air Base west of Baghdad after an overnight flight from Washington with first lady Melania Trump, a small group of aides and Secret Service agents, and a pool of reporters. He stayed for a little more than three hours. “We’re going to have a (border) wall. We’re going to have safety. We ... Read More »

Government shutdown to continue: U.S. President Donald Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump has said the partial shutdown of the federal government was going to last until his demand for funds to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border is met. The U.S. government partially shut down on Saturday, and there is not yet any sign of tangible efforts to reopen agencies closed by a political impasse over Trump’s ... 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 »

PM Modi meets and Chinese President Xi Jinping for informal summit

WUHAN: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday met for an informal summit in central China’s Wuhan city. During their summit, the two leaders are expected to work out a consensus between the two countries to resolve a host of issues, including the boundary question. However, no agreement is likely to be signed during the informal talks. ... Read More »

Sri Lankan President Sirisena lifts nation-wide emergency imposed after communal riots

Communal violence erupted in Kandy earlier this month, leaving three dead, several injured and hundreds of shops, homes, temples and mosques damaged or burnt.Photo:PTI Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday signed a gazette notification to lift a nation-wide state of emergency which was imposed on March 6 following communal riots in Kandy district. Sirisena’s Secretary Austin Fernando told Xinhua ... Read More »

Nepal President Bhandari administers oath to newly elected MPs

The newly elected members of parliament in Nepal took oath today. President Bidya Devi Bhandari administered oath to the senior most member of House of Representatives Mahantha Thakur and senior most member of National Assembly Tara Devi Bhatta at Kathmandu this afternoon. Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and other dignitaries were also present on the ... Read More »

Woman lawyer tries to abduct Bar President’s daughter from court premises, thrashed, arrested

Udaipur : In an utterly shocking incident, a woman lawyer allegedly, upset with the newly elected committee of the Udaipur Bar Association, attempted to abduct the President’s minor daughter from the court campus on Saturday afternoon. She took away the child in her car, however, few advocates stopped and asked her where she was taking the kid. The child meanwhile, managed to get ... Read More »