New Delhi [India], Nov. 28 : Delegations from both Haryana and Punjab will meet President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhawan on Monday and urge him to intervene in the ongoing Sutlej-Yamuna Link canal project dispute between the two states.
The all-party delegation from Haryana will be led by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, while Punjab's Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal shall be leading the delegation comprising of his ministers and MPs of alliance partners from the state.
Talking to the media in New Delhi, Khattar said an all-party meeting was held under his chairmanship at Chandigarh earlier this week and it was unanimously decided to call on the President on the Sutlej-Yamuna Link issue.
Chandigarh [India], Nov. 20 : President Pranab Mukherjee will inaugurate the international agriculture fair 'CII Agro Tech 2016' in Chandigarh today.
After the inauguration at the Parade Ground, President Mukherjee will address another function to mark the 15th anniversary of Indian School of Business (ISB) at Mohali.
Visiting Israel President Reuven Rivlin will be the Guest of Honour at the four-day event organised by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).
Nearly 92 domestic and global players from 13 countries will be participating in the 12th edition of the fair, in which Israel is the partner country with Canada and Germany as focus countries and Great Britain as the guest country.
New Delhi [India], Nov. 2 : President Pranab Mukherjee will embark on a three-day state visit to Nepal from today, accompanied by a high-level delegation.
This is the first visit by an Indian head of the state in 18 years to Nepal.
The President's visit is seen as a "goodwill friendship visit" on the invitation of Nepal President Bidya Devi Bhandari
During the visit, he will hold talks with the President, Prime Minister and other leaders of Nepal.
President Mukherjee is likely to have discussions on various bilateral, regional and international issues of significance like post-earthquake reconstruction projects, concerns of Madhesi community among others. (ANI)
New Delhi [India], Oct. 5 : Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong will call on President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi today.
Loong, who arrived in the national capital on Monday on a five-day visit to India, had held talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday.
During the talks, both countries decided to strengthen co-operation in countering threats of rising terrorism.
The two nations also inked three pacts including dealing with intellectual property rights to facilitate greater business to business exchanges and collaborations.
The visiting dignitary will also visit Udaipur in Rajasthan today, where Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje will call on him tomorrow.
New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee today said inflation has fallen to a record low due to a number of decisive steps taken by the government and the economy is again on a high growth trajectory.
Delivering his address to the joint sitting of Parliament, whose budget session commenced today, he said, "Inflation and food inflation, in particular, are at a record low due to a number of decisive measures taken by the government."
Wholesale inflation turned negative for the second time in three months as fall in petroleum and food prices dragged it to a five-and-a-half year low of (-) 0.39 per cent in January.
The overall food inflation was at eight per cent.
New Delhi, Jan 7 : Kailash Satyarthi presented his Nobel Peace Prize Medal to President Pranab Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Wednesday, dedicating the honour bestowed upon him to the nation.
According to a release from the Rashtrapati Bhavan, President Mukherjee said he was very happy that Sathyarthi received the award and welcomed Satyarthi's gesture of presenting the medal to him, adding that the Nobel Prize medal will be kept on display at the Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum.
New Delhi, Nov 3 : President Pranab Mukherjee has congratulated and sent individual messages to all the Indian medal winners in the Asian Para Games-2014.
In his individual messages sent to the medal winners , President Mukherjee said: "Your success is a matter of great pride for all Indians. It will serve as an inspiration to both sportspersons as well as differently-abled people of our country."
"Your achievement is an example of what can be accomplished through hard work and dedication. I congratulate you and wish you the very best for the future," he added.
New Delhi, Oct 31 : President Pranab Mukherjee has congratulated Pankaj Advani on achieving his 12th world title in World Billiards Championship in Leeds.
"I am extremely delighted to know that you have achieved your 12th World Title in Leeds, and become the first player to win the grand double thrice," said President Mukherjee in his message.
"Please accept my hearty congratulations and best wishes. India is proud of your achievement, which has ensured that our flag flies high in the international arena. I wish you continued success in all your future endeavours," he added.
New Delhi, Oct 18 : President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday urged the youth delegation from Bangladesh to work to make the friendship between New Delhi and Dhaka strong and permanent.
Welcoming the youth delegation from Bangladesh who called on him at the Rashtrapati Bhawan here, President Mukherjee said that this is the third visit by a youth delegation from Bangladesh organized by the Government of India.
He was very happy to meet the first and second groups who made similar visits to India in the previous two years under this important initiative.
The President said that India attaches the highest importance to its relations with Bangladesh.
Rovaniemi (Finland), Oct 17 : Pranab Mukherjee became the first Indian President to cross the Arctic Circle and visit Santa Claus' official home in Rovaniemi in Finland on October 16 (Thursday).
Mukherjee, accompanied by his daughter Sharmistha, was warmly greeted by Santa, as they spent the day with a host of activities, including meeting Santa's elves, watching reindeers in action, besides crossing the Arctic Circle.
Mukherjee and his daughter received a certificate for crossing the Arctic Circle.
The President was received by Mayor Esko Lotvonen, chairman of city council Heikki Autto and Managing Director for the Arctic Circle Jarmo Kariniemi.
Oslo, Oct 14 : President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday invited Norway to invest in the infrastructure sector of India, calling it an area of focus for the nation and thus a great opportunity for the Scandinavian country.
New Delhi, Oct 10 : President Pranab Mukherjee, during his upcoming trip to the Scandinavian countries of Norway and Finland, will become the first Indian President to cross the Arctic Circle.
"President Mukherjee is scheduled to visit the town Rovaniemi in Finland and by doing so, will become the first Indian President to cross the Arctic Circle," said Navtej Sarna, Secretary (West) of the Ministry of External Affairs, while interacting with the media here on Friday.
New Delhi, Oct 8 : President Pranab Mukherjee will pay a three-day state visit to Finland beginning on October 14.
During the visit, President Mukherjee will meet the President, Prime Minister, Foreign Minister and Speaker of Finland.
He will also address a business seminar in Helsinki.
President Mukherjee will also visit Rovaniemi and cross the Arctic Circle, in addition to visiting the 'Arktikum' museum and Arctic Science Centre.
The President will be accompanied by a high-level delegation including a Minister, Members of Parliament, senior officials, senior representatives of educational and academic institutions and businessmen. (ANI)
Ho Chi Minh City: President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday had some words of praise for the new Indian government as he credited it for not only initiating steps to bring the economy on a better path but also for creating a "favourable" atmosphere for India across the globe.
The President, who abandoned his written speech for an extempore talk during the Indian community reception in this historic city of Vietnam, also lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi for accomplishing a wonderful trip to Japan from where, he said, hopes of substantial Foreign Direct Investment are expected to be ploughed into India in the future.
New Delhi, Sept 6 : President Pranab Mukherjee has congratulated Sania Mirza for winning the US Open Mixed Doubles tournament.
"Please accept my hearty congratulations on having won the US Open Mixed Doubles tournament, making it your third Grand Slam title," said President Mukherjee in his message.
"You have done India proud through this achievement and your success is an example of what can be accomplished through hard work and dedication. I wish you the very best for all future endeavours," he added.
New Delhi, Aug 28 : President Pranab Mukherjee will present the National Sports Awards at a function at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here on Friday.
The National Sports Awards are given every year to recognize and reward excellence in sports.
The awards that will be presented by the President to the winners are: Dhyanchand Award, Dronacharya Award, Arjuna Award, Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Awards, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Trophy and Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar. (ANI)
New Delhi, Aug 25 : President Pranab Mukherjee has congratulated Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Prime Minister of Republic of Turkey, on his election as the President of the Republic of Turkey.
"On behalf of the people of India and on my own behalf, it gives me great pleasure to extend my greetings and good wishes on your election as the President of the Republic of Turkey," President Mukherjee said in his message to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey.
New Delhi, Aug 14 : President Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the Government and people of South Korea on the occasion of its National Day to be celebrated tomorrow.
A Rashtrapati Bhawan press communique stated that in his message to the South Korean President, Park Geun-hye, the President has said, "On behalf of the Government and the people of India and on my own behalf, I extend to you and to the Government and the people of the Republic of Korea, warm greetings and felicitations on the occasion of your National Day."
New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday greeted people on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr and expressed hope that the festival will reinforce the nation's commitment to mutual harmony and radiate the message of India's composite culture to the whole world.
In his message on the eve of the festival, the President said, "I extend warm greetings and good wishes to all fellow citizens, particularly to my Muslim brothers and sisters in India and abroad."
New Delhi, July 25 : President Pranab Mukherjee dedicated the Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum to the Nation in a ceremony presided over by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today.
Speaking on the occasion, the President said "I hereby dedicate the Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum to the nation. I am sure this Museum will enable the people of our nation obtain an inside view of the Rashtrapati Bhavan, its art, architecture and vibrant community as well as educate them on the lives of various Presidents."