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Rashtrapati Bhavan


Nitish under pressure in NDA, should return to Grand Alliance: Congress

January 17, 2021 9:23 pm

A statement to the effect was made by Congress Legislature Party leader Ajeet Sharma, though it was promptly dismissed as being "not official" by the RJD, which helms the five-party opposition coalition.

How the Rashtrapati Bhavan post office was important for intelligence gathering

January 09, 2021 12:52 am

From a chaotic medley to a unified system, the post office was used for collecting information besides the services of mail and money

Explained: How Supreme Court cleared New Delhi's Central Vista project

January 06, 2021 8:24 am

The project aims to renovate and redevelop 86 acres of land in Lutyens’s Delhi, in which the landmark structures of the Indian government, including Parliament House, Rashtrapati Bhavan, India Gate, North Block and South Block, etc. stand.

Rashtrapati Bhavan museum to reopen from January 5

January 01, 2021 6:12 pm

Visitors will not be able to make bookings on the spot. They will have to book their slots in advance.

The room where Radcliffe drew the lines of India’s partition

November 28, 2020 7:02 pm

Rashtrapati Bhavan’s cabinet room reverberates with the stories of people and events that shaped India’s history

No arbitrariness in selection of consultant for Central Vista project, Centre tells SC

November 04, 2020 9:35 pm

The revamp, which was announced in September last year, envisages a new triangular Parliament building, with seating capacity for 900 to 1,200 MPs, that is targeted to be constructed by August, 2022 when the country will be celebrating its 75th Independence Day.

The Power and the Glory: Stories from Rashtrapati Bhavan

October 03, 2020 11:17 pm

From today, The Indian Express begins a series, in partnership with Rashtrapati Bhavan, bringing little-known anecdotes and records and rarely-seen-before photographs that document stories of history, heritage and culture from the seat of power to the people

President accepts Harsimrat Kaur Badal's resignation

September 18, 2020 9:28 am

"The President of India, as advised by the prime minister, has accepted the resignation of Harsimrat Kaur Badal from the Union Council of Ministers, with immediate effect," the Rashtrapati Bhavan said in a statement.

At Home’s Covid changes: smaller guest list, changed seating plan, staff tested for virus

August 15, 2020 2:36 am

While the guest list has already been pruned from more than 1,200 to 90, the seating arrangement has been changed and the way tea and snacks are served will also be different on Saturday.

115 families at President's Estate in self-isolation as sanitation worker's relative tests positive

April 21, 2020 3:07 pm

Delhi Heath Minister Satyendar Jain on Tuesday confirmed that one positive case of coronavirus has been reported from the premises of the President's Estate.


Rehearsals in full swing for Beating Retreat ceremony

January 29, 2020 8:26 am

The only western tune 'Abide with me' which is usually played as the concluding piece of the Beating Retreat ceremony might be replaced by Vande Mataram this year.

JNU protests: Police resort to lathicharge as students march towards Rashtrapati Bhavan

December 10, 2019 6:47 am

The students have been protesting for over a month against the hike in the hostel fee and have given a call to boycott the upcoming semester exams despite repetitive warnings from the administration.

The who's who of Indian film industry descend at PM Modi's swearing-in ceremony

May 31, 2019 11:26 am

Many celebrities like Rajinikanth, Sunny Deol, Kangana Ranaut, Karan Johar, Kapil Sharma, Sushant Singh Rajput, Shahid Kapoor, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra among others attended the swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi and his council of ministers.

Saudi Prince gets ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhavan

February 22, 2019 11:14 am

The Crown Prince was in India for a two-day visit in which bilateral talks over issues of concern pertaining to areas like political, security, trade, investment and culture will be held

Iconic Mughal Gardens at Rashtrapati Bhavan opens for public

February 06, 2019 9:29 am

The garden, said to be the ” soul” of the Presidential Palace, will be open to the visitors from February 6 to March 10 between 9:30 am and 4:00 pm.

Dynamic facade lighting adds to the charm of Rashtrapati Bhavan: See photos

October 11, 2017 8:28 pm

The new lighting system installed on North Block and the South Block, which flank the Rashtrapati Bhavan, is the same as the one used on other historical sites, such as the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

President Pranab Mukherjee throws open Mughal Gardens to the public

February 12, 2016 2:36 pm

President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday (February 11) inaugurated annual 'Udyanotsav', which marked the annual opening of Mughal Gardens to the public.

Rashtrapati Bhawan gears up for Beating Retreat ceremony

January 27, 2016 10:10 pm

Rashtrapati Bhawan gets illuminated during the full dress rehearsal for the Beating Retreat ceremony, in New Delhi.

Mughal Gardens at Rashtrapati Bhavan open for the season

February 16, 2015 11:06 am

The Mughal Gardens surround the Indian Presidential Palace; the garden will be open to public till March 15.

Xi Jinping flies back home

September 19, 2014 4:19 pm

Chinese President XI Jinping and wife Peng Liyuan are ready to fly back to China.


President Mukherjee meets UAE crown prince

February 11, 2016 11:37 am

New Delhi, Feb 11 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday met Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Earlier in the day, the crown prince also met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at 7 Race Course Road. Sheikh Mohammed Al Nahyan also attended a ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. The prince is on a three-day visit to India.

Ceremonial reception for UAE crown prince held at Rashtrapati Bhavan

February 11, 2016 6:19 am

New Delhi, Feb 11 (ANI): A ceremonial reception was held at the Forecourt, Rashtrapati Bhavan, for Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan on Thursday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Home Minister Rajnath Singh were among others present at the ceremony. Sheikh Mohammed Al Nahyan arrived in New Delhi on Wednesday evening on a three-day visit.

President Mukherjee chairs Conference of Governors

February 09, 2016 8:15 am

New Delhi, Feb 09 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday presided over a two-day Conference of Governors at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in the national capital. It is the fourth conference presided over by President Mukherjee and 47th such conference held in the Rashtrapati Bhavan. As many as 23 Governors and two Lieutenant Governors are participating in the conference. Vice-President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, several Cabinet Ministers, Vice-Chairman of NITI Aayog Arvind Panagariya and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval participated in the conference. The conference will deliberate on terrorism and insurgency activities, creating jobs for youths with special focus on skill development for school dropouts.