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Mukherjee, Rivlin inaugurate CII Agro-Tech in Chandigarh

  Chandigarh:  President Pranab Mukherjee and his visiting Israeli counterpart Reuven Rivlin inaugurated the 12th edition of the Confederation of Indian Industry’s (CII) biennial agro-technology and business fair, Agro Tech 2016, here on Sunday. Both Presidents went round a section of the fair, which showcases technological innovations which can be beneficial for the agriculture sector,

Mukherjee pays tribute to K.R. Narayanan

  New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday paid floral tributes to former President K.R. Narayanan on the occasion of his birth anniversary. Mukherjee, along with officers and staff, paid floral tributes in front of a portrait of Narayanan in the Durbar Hall of Rashtrapati Bhavan here, an official release said. Narayanan, the tenth President

Mukherjee to visit Nepal from November 2

Kathmandu: Indian President Pranab Mukherjee is scheduled to pay a three-day state visit to Nepal from November 2, officials said. President Mukherjee will arrive in Kathmandu immediately after the Diwali festival on the invitation of his Nepali counterpart Bidhya Devi Bhandari, top Nepali officials confirmed to IANS. Nepal has already forwarded an official invitation to

Modi briefs Mukherjee on recent developments

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday called on President Pranab Mukherjee here and briefed him on the recent developments in the aftermath of the ‘surgical strikes’ carried out by the army across the LoC. “Met Rashtrapatiji at Rashtrapati Bhavan,” Modi said in a brief tweet, along with a photograph of him with the

Gandhi’s ideals, views important for India: Mukherjee

New Delhi: Praising Mahatma Gandhi’s ideals of non-violence, freedom, equality and religious tolerance, President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday urged people to ensure his views on truth, morality and ethics remain integral to India’s national consciousness. In a message on the eve of the birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation, Mukherjee said Gandhi displayed

Doctors are most important component of society: Mukherjee

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday said that doctors are the most important component of society as they carry the tremendous burden of providing healthcare to the needy. “Doctors are the most important component of the society, who have a tremendous burden on them to provide healthcare to the needy,” said Mukherjee. Urging them

Mukherjee greets scientists on successful launch of ‘Barak-8’ missile

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday congratulated the scientists and engineers involved in the successful test firing of ‘Barak-8’, a surface-to-air missile. “I extend hearty congratulations to you and all those associated with the successful test-firing of the Surface to Air Missile — ‘Barak-8’ developed jointly with Israel,” Mukherjee said in his message to

PM calls up Mukherjee after a car in convoy meets accident

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Moditoday called up President Pranab Mukherjee and enquired about his well being after a vehicle in his convoy met with accident near Darjeeling. The President was on his way to Bagdogra airport to fly back to Delhi after a four-day trip to the region when the third car in his


President, PM, Union Ministers greet ISRO on historical launch

Sriharikota (AP): President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and a host of Union Ministers on Wednesday congratulated ISRO for the successful launch of a record 20 satellites here. “Heartiest congratulations to ISRO Team on successful launch of PSLV-C34 carrying a record 20 satellites #PresidentMukherjee”, the President said in a tweet. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said,

India staunchly with Africa in all its struggles: President Mukherjee

Windhoek (Namibia): Promising to forge “a new relationship” with Africa, President Pranab Mukherjee has assured people in the continent “we are with you in all your struggles”. The message was conveyed through the Indian diaspora as much as during his talks with the leadership of the three countries he is visiting — Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire