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Tulips bloom at The Mughal Garden at the President’s Estate .(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

President Kovind to open 'Udyanotsav' today

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Deepali Sharma, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2021 08:10 AM IST
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A Congress delegation, led by Rahul Gandhi, met the President and submitted a memorandum along with 20 million signatures collected in the past three months against the three laws.(Source: INC)
A Congress delegation, led by Rahul Gandhi, met the President and submitted a memorandum along with 20 million signatures collected in the past three months against the three laws.(Source: INC)

Rahul Gandhi meets Prez over farm laws, says India an ‘imaginary democracy’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Aurangzeb Naqshbandi
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 05:08 PM IST
The Delhi Police did not allow Congress general secretary in-charge of Uttar Pradesh, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, and some other leaders to proceed to the Rashtrapati Bhawan and took them into preventive custody
This debate goes beyond the feud within the Mukherjee family — and raises a larger question about the place of political memoirs in India(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
This debate goes beyond the feud within the Mukherjee family — and raises a larger question about the place of political memoirs in India(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

The importance of political memoirs | HT Editorial

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON DEC 16, 2020 08:06 PM IST
What India needs is more — not less — of candid autobiographies by those who helmed the nation; it also needs readers to be more open in treating this as a historical record rather than scoring political points over it.
File photo of Pranab Mukherjee with Rupa’s Kapish Mehra.
File photo of Pranab Mukherjee with Rupa’s Kapish Mehra.

‘Stop the memoir’: Pranab Mukherjee’s son to publishers of father’s book

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sunetra Choudhury
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 04:24 PM IST
In a series of tweets, Mukherjee said that the excerpts that were released were “motivated” and that the former President would not have approved.
The proposed plan map. (HT Photo)
The proposed plan map. (HT Photo)

‘Iconic structure’ planned near Yamuna as part of Central Vista project

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2020 09:43 PM IST
The structure would be part of the New India Gardens or the Nav Bharat Udyan that is proposed to come up on 20.22 acres on the western bank of Yamuna. It is expected to be unveiled to the public by August 15, 2022.
White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner and his wife Ivanka Trump arrive for a state banquet at Rashtrapati Bhavan.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon, Pool)
White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner and his wife Ivanka Trump arrive for a state banquet at Rashtrapati Bhavan.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon, Pool)

Ivanka Trump stuns in an embroidered anarkali by designer Rohit Bal at the Rashtrapati Bhawan dinner

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2020 03:06 PM IST
Ivanka Trump made another classic choice for the Rashtrapati Bhavan dinner last evening. She was seen in a rich ivory anarkali with intricate floral embroidery work by designer Rohit Bal.

71st Republic Day 2020 highlights| Beating retreat ceremony at Attari-Wagah border on Republic Day

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2020 06:41 PM IST

India celebrates its 71st Republic Day today. On this day in 1950, the Constitution of India came into force. The Republic Day parade, which is considered the main attraction of the day’s celebration, was held along Rajpath. It was a 90-minute event. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was the chief guest at the parade. Before the parade began, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute at the National War Memorial and President Ram Nath Kovind unfurled the national flag along with General Manoj Mukund Naravane, Chief of the Army Staff, Admiral Karambir Singh, Chief of the Naval Staff, Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria, Chief of the Air Staff. Follow highlights here:

PM Modi interacting with students(Screengrab)
PM Modi interacting with students(Screengrab)

PM Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2020: This award should inspire you to do more for country, says Modi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Nandini
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2020 02:23 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday interacted with the 49 children who were conferred with Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2020 in New Delhi. PM Modi congratulated the children and wished for their bright future.
Amitabh Bachchan (L), Virat Kohli (R)(HT Collage)
Amitabh Bachchan (L), Virat Kohli (R)(HT Collage)

Greatest of all time: Virat Kohli’s congratulatory message for Amitabh Bachchan after winning Dadasaheb Phalke Award wins hearts

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2019 02:08 PM IST
The Hindi cinema veteran thanked the government, the Information & Broadcasting ministry and the jury members of the National Film Awards for naming him the Dadasaheb Phalke Award recipient.
In a stint that last 80 hours, Devendra Fadnavis was appointed as Maharashtra CM and Ajit pawar as Deputy CM in presence of Maharashtra governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari at Raj Bhavan in Mumbai on November 23, 2019.(HT photo)
In a stint that last 80 hours, Devendra Fadnavis was appointed as Maharashtra CM and Ajit pawar as Deputy CM in presence of Maharashtra governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari at Raj Bhavan in Mumbai on November 23, 2019.(HT photo)

The mad race to stake claim in a hung house | Opinion

Hindustan Times | By Sunita Aron
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2019 10:28 PM IST
The failure of the parties to install their governments, without having the required majority in both Karnataka and Maharashtra in recent years may end the scramble for the first invite from the Raj Bhawan or Rashtrapati Bhawan.
Newly-elected Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa will arrive here on Thursday(REUTERS)
Newly-elected Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa will arrive here on Thursday(REUTERS)

Newly-elected Sri Lanka President to arrive in India for visit on Thursday

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON NOV 28, 2019 12:41 AM IST
Rajapaksa will arrive in India on Thursday evening and a ceremonial reception will be held in Rashtrapati Bhawan in his honour on Friday.
The BJP and Shiv Sena have been at an impasse over the power-sharing formula in Maharashtra since the results of assembly elections were announced on October 24.(HT Photo )
The BJP and Shiv Sena have been at an impasse over the power-sharing formula in Maharashtra since the results of assembly elections were announced on October 24.(HT Photo )

News updates from Hindustan Times at 1 PM: Talks with BJP only on CM post, says Shiv Sena and all the latest news at this hour

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2019 01:05 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion curated for you at 1pm. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Angela Merkel, Germany's chancellor, arrives for a news conference at a European Union (EU) leaders summit in Brussels.(Bloomberg)
Angela Merkel, Germany's chancellor, arrives for a news conference at a European Union (EU) leaders summit in Brussels.(Bloomberg)

Angela Merkel can sit during Indian national anthem tomorrow: India

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2019 09:44 PM IST
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who has had several bouts of trembling while standing during several official events in last four-five months, will not be standing when Indian and German national anthems will be played at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Friday morning.
Sushant Singh Rajput in a still from Drive song Black Car.
Sushant Singh Rajput in a still from Drive song Black Car.

Drive song Black Car: Sushant Singh Rajput, Jacqueline Fernandez go for a ride but fans ask why cars are red

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2019 06:59 PM IST
The new Drive song titled Black Car shows Sushant Singh Rajput, Jacqueline Fernandez and their gang members take part in high-octane car chase sequences.
Speaking after presenting his credentials to President Ram Nath Kovind at a ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhawan, Frydenlund said the two countries have strong and deep ties.(Twitter image/@rashtrapatibhvn)
Speaking after presenting his credentials to President Ram Nath Kovind at a ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhawan, Frydenlund said the two countries have strong and deep ties.(Twitter image/@rashtrapatibhvn)

Norway keen to enhance cooperation with India in wide range of areas, says new envoy

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2019 10:41 PM IST
Norwegian investments in India are estimated to be $14 billion, including the State Pension Fund Global’s investments of almost $10 billion. Norwegian businesses have generated at least 15,000 jobs in India.
Trinamool Congress member Aparupa Poddar brought this up and sought answers from the government on why was it so and how soon can the situation be rectified.(HT Photo)
Trinamool Congress member Aparupa Poddar brought this up and sought answers from the government on why was it so and how soon can the situation be rectified.(HT Photo)

Teachers’ recruitment, medical council among bills tabled in LS

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2019 12:11 AM IST
As Lok Sabha took up the Homeopathy Central Council (Amendment) Bill, it came to light that the AYUSH clinic at the Rashtrapati Bhawan has private doctors on contractual basis.
Bharatiya Janata Party leader Giriraj Singh greets Narendra Modi, Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh as he arrives to take oath as Cabinet minister during the swearing-in ceremony of the NDA government, Rashtrapati Bhavan, May 30, 2019(Ajay Aggarwal/HT PHOTO)
Bharatiya Janata Party leader Giriraj Singh greets Narendra Modi, Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh as he arrives to take oath as Cabinet minister during the swearing-in ceremony of the NDA government, Rashtrapati Bhavan, May 30, 2019(Ajay Aggarwal/HT PHOTO)

Opinion | Modi 2.0 is all set. It’s time to get down to governance

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2019 07:04 PM IST
The entire exercise had a clear Modi imprint all over it: the suspense and secrecy till the end about those selected to serve; the willingness to exercise power and remove ministers who the PM felt had served their time or had not performed
President Ram Nath Kovind administering the oath of office and secrecy to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the second term at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.(ANI PHOTO)
President Ram Nath Kovind administering the oath of office and secrecy to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the second term at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.(ANI PHOTO)

‘Honoured to serve India,’ tweets PM Narendra Modi as he gets new team

By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2019 08:14 PM IST
The Prime Minister and his new Cabinet was sworn in at Rashtrapati Bhawan’s forecourt in the presence of a mammoth gathering of politicians, sports icons, film personalities as well as the common people.
A view of Illuminated Rashtrapati Bhawan a day before swearing-in-ceremony of Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a part ofits preparations in New Delhi, India, on Wednesday, May 29, 2019.((Photo by Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times))
A view of Illuminated Rashtrapati Bhawan a day before swearing-in-ceremony of Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a part ofits preparations in New Delhi, India, on Wednesday, May 29, 2019.((Photo by Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times))

Three-tier security, 10,000 cops on vigil for NDA II oath-taking function

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 30, 2019 12:51 PM IST
Three-tier security will be functional all through the ceremony, which is expected to be attendfed by 8000 people, with the inner most ring provided by the VIP and Rashtrapati Bhavan security.
Commuters driving through New Delhi and Central Delhi areas may face traffic snarls on Thursday evening as arterial roads will remain closed for the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his cabinet.(PTI)
Commuters driving through New Delhi and Central Delhi areas may face traffic snarls on Thursday evening as arterial roads will remain closed for the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his cabinet.(PTI)

Traffic diversions in central Delhi today for PM’s swearing-in event

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2019 11:52 AM IST
Delhi Traffic Police on Wednesday said elaborate arrangements had been made and roads leading to Rashtrapati Bhawan, where the ceremony is scheduled, would remain closed for public between 4pm and 9pm on Thursday.
Finance minister Arun Jaitley(Burhaan Kinu/HT FILE PHOTO)
Finance minister Arun Jaitley(Burhaan Kinu/HT FILE PHOTO)

Arun Jaitley opts out of new cabinet

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2019 11:22 PM IST
The second National Democratic Alliance government headed by Narendra Modi will take office on Thursday with a swearing-in ceremony in the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhawan on Thursday evening.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the Gandhi Peace Prize awards ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi, Tuesday.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the Gandhi Peace Prize awards ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi, Tuesday.(PTI)

PM Narendra Modi makes indirect reference to air strikes at Gandhi Peace Prize event

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2019 02:16 PM IST
“First of all, my apologies or being late. The programme started late as I reached here (Darbar Hall of Rashtrapati Bhawan) late. I was busy in some other work and I was late,” Narendra Modi said while addressing the gathering.
Union minister Piyush Goyal briefs the media in New Delhi.(PTI Photo)
Union minister Piyush Goyal briefs the media in New Delhi.(PTI Photo)

Ahead of budget, Piyush Goyal gets temporary charge of finance ministry

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2019 09:59 PM IST
Arun Jaitley has been designated as minister without portfolio during the period of his indisposition or till such time he is able to resume his work as Minister of Finance and Minister of Corporate Affairs, according to the Rashtrapati Bhawan communiqué.
Rural Development Minister Narendra Singh Tomar was on Tuesday given additional charge of Parliamentary Affairs Ministry held so far by HN Ananth Kumar who died in Bengaluru on Monday.(HT Photo)
Rural Development Minister Narendra Singh Tomar was on Tuesday given additional charge of Parliamentary Affairs Ministry held so far by HN Ananth Kumar who died in Bengaluru on Monday.(HT Photo)

Narendra Tomar, Sadananda Gowda given Ananth Kumar Cabinet’s portfolios

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2018 12:11 AM IST
A Rashtrapati Bhawan communique said that Statistics Minister Sadananda Gowda has been given charge of Chemicals and Fertilizers Ministry, which was also held by Kumar.
Early last year, Delhi Police received a complaint about Hari Krishna Maram using a fake appreciation letter with former President Pranab Mukherjee’s name on it.(Ajay Aggarwal/ HT Photo)
Early last year, Delhi Police received a complaint about Hari Krishna Maram using a fake appreciation letter with former President Pranab Mukherjee’s name on it.(Ajay Aggarwal/ HT Photo)

Author prints fake letter in former President Pranab Mukherjee’s name, arrested

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anvit Srivastava
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2018 04:37 AM IST
Delhi Police said he was arrested from Bengaluru, almost a year after they received a complaint from Rashtrapati Bhawan.
Lawyers participate in a candle light procession in protest against the rape and murder of an 8-year-old girl, in Jammu on Saturday.(AP Photo)
Lawyers participate in a candle light procession in protest against the rape and murder of an 8-year-old girl, in Jammu on Saturday.(AP Photo)

Kathua, Unnao rapes reminiscent of December 16 case that shook India

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Moushumi Das Gupta
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2018 11:54 PM IST
The events that followed the December 16, 2012, incident set the tempo for similar spontaneous, citizen-led protests that hold the government accountable.
President Ram Nath Kovind confers Padma Bhushan to Indian cricketer M.S. Dhoni during the Padma Awards 2018 function at Rastrapati Bhawan in New Delhi on Monday.(PTI)
President Ram Nath Kovind confers Padma Bhushan to Indian cricketer M.S. Dhoni during the Padma Awards 2018 function at Rastrapati Bhawan in New Delhi on Monday.(PTI)

MS Dhoni’s Padma Bhushan Award remind stars of 2011 Cricket World Cup win

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 03, 2018 12:26 PM IST
MS Dhoni was awarded the Padma Bhusan Award by the President of India Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on Monday.
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