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Tag: Rashtrapati Bhavan

Ram Nath Kovind
Reception At Rashtrapati Bhavan: Muted But Special 'At Home' This Time

New Delhi: This year’s ‘At Home’ reception at Rashtrapati Bhavan was a relatively muted affair given the trimmed guest list. However, all the power centres of Lutyens Delhi were present. Also present was a select group of corona warriors who are fighting the pandemic from the frontline. Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi […]

President Kovind Celebrates Raksha Bandhan With Nurses, Describes Them As Saviours

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind celebrated Raksha Bandhan with members of the nursing community at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Monday and described them as saviours who are risking their own lives in the line of duty to save others. The nurses offered rakhis to the president and narrated their experience in dealing with the COVID-19 […]

PM CARES Fund: President Ram Nath Kovind To Forego 30% Salary For One Year

New Delhi: After contributing one month’s salary to the PM-CARES fund in March, President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday said he would “forego” 30 per cent of his salary for the fund for a year and reduce expenses of the Rashtrapati Bhavan as part of the steps to make more resources available for Covid-19 relief […]

President Ram Nath Kovind To Be Tested For Coronavirus

Bhubaneswar: President Ram Nath Kovind is likely to undergo coronavirus test today. As per Rashtrapati Bhavan sources, President Kovind’s decision to undergo the test comes in the wake of BJP MP Dushyant Singh’s participation in an event which was also attended by Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor, who was later tested positive for COVID-19. BJP MP […]

Rashtrapati Bhavan In All Its Grandeur Hosts The Trumps

New Delhi: A state banquet was hosted for US President Donald Trump at the majestic Rashtrapati Bhavan on Tuesday night with its forecourt decked up to its glory for the last engagement of his two-day visit to India. The architectural marvel, spread over 130-hectares, was lit up for Trump and his wife Melania were given […]

Nirbhaya Case: MHA For Rejecting Convict's Mercy Plea

New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs has recommended that the President reject the mercy petition filed by one of the convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case, sources said on Friday. The file regarding the mercy plea of convict Vinay Sharma has been forwarded to the Rashtrapati Bhavan, sources said. On Sunday, […]

Multi-layered security arrangement in Delhi for I-Day celebrations

New Delhi: SWAT commandos and NSG snipers have been deployed while for the first time cameras with facial recognition software are being used to secure the historic Red Fort where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hoist the national flag on the 73rd Independence Day on Thursday. Around 500 CCTV cameras have been installed around the […]

Envoys of 4 nations present credentials to President

New Delhi: Ambassadors of Ethiopia, Tajikistan, the Philippines and Nicaragua presented their credentials to President Ram Nath Kovind at a ceremony held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Tuesday. The Ambassadors are Tizita Mulugeta (Ethiopia), Rahimzoda Sulton (Tajikistan), Ramon S. Bagatsing, Jr. (The Philippines) and Rodrigo Coronel Kinloch (Nicaragua), a statement from the Rashtrapati Bhavan said.

With 8,000 guests, Modi's swearing-in to be biggest event ever at Rashtrapati Bhavan

New Delhi: Nearly 8,000 guests will attend the swearing-in of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Thursday, making it the biggest-ever event held in the historic premises. While the guests attending the event will be treated to high tea, President Ram Nath Kovind will host a private dinner for the leaders from […]

PM meets President, tenders resignation of Council of Ministers

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi met President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday and tendered resignation of the entire Council of Ministers, a mere formality before he is sworn-in for the next term. A Rashtrapati Bhavan communique said the President has accepted the resignation and requested the Prime Minister and the Council of Ministers to […]

President to confer Padma Awards on March 11, 15

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind will confer the Padma Awards on March 11 and 15 in two investiture ceremonies at the Rashtrapati Bhavan as the Modi government has claimed to have transformed the national honours into “people’s choice” trophies by involving the general public in sending entries. For the awards announced on the eve […]

Mughal Gardens open from Feb 6, imported flowers main attraction

New Delhi: The calming ambience of Rashtrapati Bhavan’s lush-green Mughal Gardens is all set to welcome the visitors to its 70 varieties of seasonal flowers, including specially imported flowers from the Netherlands and Japan, from February 6 to March 10. Set against the majestic backdrop of the presidential residence, designed by British architect Edward Lutyens, […]

India, Uzbekistan set $1-bn bilateral trade target

New Delhi: India and Uzbekistan set an annual bilateral trade target of $1 billion to be achieved within two years and agreed to boost connectivity as the two sides signed 17 agreements across a range of sectors following delegation-level talks led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev here at Delhi today. […]

Rashtrapati Bhavan should be accessible to maximum number of people: President

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday said that Rashtrapati Bhavan should be accessible to as many people as possible and an updated website can ensure that more and more people can be part of its online community. The President, who met the officers and staff of President’s Press Wing here, said that Rashtrapati […]

President to attend AIMA diamond jubilee event

New Delhi: The All India Management Association (AIMA) will hold a special session to mark its diamond jubilee on July 7, and President Pranab Mukherjee will attend it, an official statement said. The event will be held in Rashtrapati Bhavan. AIMA is the apex body for management in the country. It provides various services in […]

Pranab Mukherjee
President urges media to take note of positive things

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday urged the media to take note of positive things taking place in day to day life as it has a far-reaching impact on people. “Media has a far-reaching impact and influence on people. Today indeed the world is one. It is important to maintain objectivity and truthfulness in […]

Cyprus President
Cyprus President accorded ceremonial welcome

New Delhi: The President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades was accorded a ceremonial welcome on Friday at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here. President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi received Anastasiades. He was then accorded a ceremonial guard of honour at the forecourt. Later during the day, Anastasiades will participate in delegation-level talks with Modi. The […]

Naveen to meet Prez today

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will meet President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Friday. According to sources, Naveen has been invited to Rashtrapati Bhavan for a lunch today. The President will be meeting Naveen between 2 pm to 3 pm today, sources added. During his meet with the President, […]

Prez invites Naveen for lunch, CM says no purpose stringed

Bhubaneswar: Ruling BJD President and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today said his party has not taken any stand on the ensuing presidential election even as he has been invited to Rashtrapati Bhavan for a lunch tomorrow. “I have been invited for lunch by the President tomorrow,” Patnaik said before leaving for the national capital […]

President Mukherjee safe in Sweden after convoy involved in crash

Stockholm/New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee and the crown prince and princess of Sweden have escaped unharmed following a 15-car pile-up involving their motorcade in the Swedish town of Uppsala, Swedish media reports said. Rashtrapati Bhavan termed the reports “misleading” and said no one was hurt. In a tweet, the official @RashtrapatiBhvn handle posted: “Reports about […]