Pranab Mukherjee

  • President, PM pays tribute to BR Ambedkar 14-04-2014 01:58 PM

    President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Vice President Hamid Ansari on Monday paid tribute to BR Ambedkar on his 123rd birth anniversary. With several other leaders present, the dignitaries paid floral tributes to the principal architect of the Indian Constitution at his statue in the precincts of Parliament...
  • President, PM greet people on the eve of Ram Navami 07-04-2014 11:50 PM

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday greeted the people on the eve of Ram Navami, the Hindu festival that marks the birth of Lord Ram. "On the auspicious occasion of Ram Navami, I convey my greetings and good wishes to all my fellow countrymen,"...
  • President greets nation on Ram Navami 07-04-2014 01:50 PM

    President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday extended his greetings on the occasion of Ram Navami, the Hindu festival that marks the birth of Lord Ram. "On the auspicious occasion of Ram Navami, I convey my greetings and good wishes to all my fellow countrymen," the president said in his message. "Maryada...
  • Andhra faces constitutional crisis over President's rule 01-04-2014 05:43 PM

    New Delhi: Andhra Pradesh is heading towards a fresh constitutional crisis as the President's rule will lapse on April 30, if the Parliament is not convened before that and gives its consent to the President's rule. Andhra Pradesh Governor ESL Narasimhan has written a letter to President Pranab Mukherjee to...
  • e Lounge: Vidya Balan, Kamal Haasan recieve Padma Awards 2014 01-04-2014 01:00 PM

    The names of the recipients of the prestigious Padma Awards for the year 2014 were announced on Monday. The list featured some faces from the film world as well. Bollywood actors Vidya Balan, Kamal Haasan were among the Padma Award 2014 winners. ...
  • President Pranab Mukherjee confers Padma awards 31-03-2014 04:25 PM

    New Delhi: Eminent scientist RA Mashelkar was on Monday conferred the Padma Vibhushan, the second highest civilian award, while acclaimed artiste Kamal Haasan and ace shuttler P Gopichand were among the 12 personalities conferred the Padma Bhushan by President Pranab Mukherjee in Delhi. Award winning actor Vidya Balan, coach of...
  • People won't tolerate poor governance: President 30-03-2014 08:51 PM

    New Delhi: With the Lok Sabha election less than 10 days away, President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday said people will no longer accept non-transparent and unresponsive administration. Mukherjee stressed "urgency" in decision-making and transforming public administration into a dynamic and "result oriented entity". "People are demanding better and more efficient...
  • Gujarat model of development should be followed in the rest of the country, says Babul Supriyo 18-03-2014 10:38 AM

    Kolkata: Singer-turned-politician Babul Supriyo, who will contest for the Asansol Lok Sabha seat in West Bengal on a BJP ticket, Monday ridiculed Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, saying he was not fit for politics. The voice behind a number of hit Bollywood songs, Supriyo urged voters to bring a single...
  • President, PM greet people on Holi 16-03-2014 11:14 PM

    President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday greeted people on the occasion of Holi, saying the festival provided an opportunity to strengthen the bonds of unity and friendship. The Prime Minister celebrated Holi with his staff for the first time during his tenure in UPA-II. In his...
  • Notification issued for first phase of LS polls 14-03-2014 07:43 PM

    The notification for Lok Sabha polls in five constituencies in Assam and one in Tripura in the first phase on April 7 was issued on Friday. The notification was issued by President Pranab Mukherjee. Tezpur, Kaliabor, Jorhat, Dibrugarh and Lakhimpur seats in Assam, and Tripura (West) constituency will go for...
  • Snapshot: President awards standard, colours to IAF units 11-03-2014 05:47 PM

    Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday awarded the prestigious President's Standard to 112 Helicopter Unit and President's Colours to 4 Base Repair Depot in a grand ceremonial parade held at Air Force Station Kanpur. The President's Standard is awarded to operational Units and Colours are awarded to non-flying formations based on their...
  • Legislation alone cannot emancipate women, says Pranab Mukherjee 08-03-2014 06:18 PM

    Legislation alone cannot emancipate women and has to be supported by efficient enforcement mechanisms, President Pranab Mukherjee said on Saturday. "New legislations, no matter how well conceived, must be supported by efficient enforcement mechanisms. Legislation, alone, cannot emancipate our women", said Mukherjee in his address on International Women's Day. "There...
  • President Pranab Mukherjee to honour IAF officials for exceptional service on March 11 08-03-2014 09:00 AM

    President's colour/standard will be presented to 4 Base Repair Depot and 112 Helicopter Unit by President Pranab Mukherjee in Kanpur on March 11. The award of President's colours/standard is one of the greatest honours bestowed upon an Air Force Unit or Squadron in recognition of exceptional service rendered by it...
  • Govt decides to split AP, create Telangana on June 2 04-03-2014 10:25 PM

    New Delhi: The Central government on Tuesday decided to designate June 2 as the bifurcation date for Andhra Pradesh and the creation of Telangana. Andhra Pradesh will be divided into Seemandhra and Telangana having 13 and 10 districts respectively. On March 1, President Pranab Mukerjee had signed the Telangana Bill...
  • Chidambaram to meet President to convince him on anti-graft ordinances 04-03-2014 02:17 PM

    New Delhi: Finance Minister P Chidambaram will meet President Pranab Mukherjee against to convince him on bringing in key anti-graft bills through ordinances. The Cabinet failed to announce the ordinances on Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's pet bills after the President expressed reservations. The President made his views clear in...
  • Shivraj meets President, apprises him about crop loss due to rains 03-03-2014 12:29 AM

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday met President Pranab Mukherjee and apprised him about severe loss to crops caused by unseasonal rains and hailstorm in his state. At the meeting, Chouhan said houses, livestock and infrastructure including roads, electrical transformers have been badly affected, according to an...
  • Don't sign ordinances, CPI-M tells president 02-03-2014 10:45 PM

    The CPI-M on Sunday urged President Pranab Mukherjee not to approve a clutch of bills which it said the cabinet might turn into ordinances for politically vested reasons. "The union cabinet is considering a clutch of bills which were not taken up in parliament during the recently concluded session," CPI-M...
  • UPA's effort to push Rahul's anti-graft ordinances meets dead end 02-03-2014 09:29 PM

    New Delhi: The UPA government's effort to push through Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's anti-corruption Bills via ordinance route met a dead end. The Union Cabinet did not take up the anti-corruption ordinances after President Pranab Mukherjee expressed his reluctance to sign all the anti-graft ordiances. The Cabinet has cleared...
  • President reluctant to sign Rahul's anti-graft ordinances: Sources 02-03-2014 06:19 PM

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee has expressed his reluctance to sign all anti-graft ordinances and the Cabinet may clear one or two ordinances, said sources on Sunday. The President has no objection to changes in the Prevention of Corruption Act, sources added. It was also learnt that the President has...
  • Sibal, Shinde meet President to decide fate of anti-graft ordinances 02-03-2014 06:02 PM

    New Delhi: Ahead of the Cabinet meeting to decide on pushing through Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's pet anti-corruption Bills via ordinance route, Law Minister Kapil Sibal and Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde met President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday. The Prime Minister's Principal Secretary Pulok Chatterjee will also attend the...
  • Cabinet to discuss anti-graft Bills despite President's reservations 02-03-2014 03:02 PM

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet is set to meet on Sunday to take a decision on whether to push through Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's pet anti-graft Bills via ordinances. This meet comes even as President Pranab Mukherjee has reportedly expressed reservations over the Bills via ordinance route after a...
  • CPM opposes ordinance route for anti-graft bills, writes to President 02-03-2014 02:31 PM

    New Delhi: The Communist Party of India (Marxist) on Sunday urged President Pranab Mukherjee not to approve a clutch of bills which it said the cabinet might turn into ordinances for politically vested reasons. "The union cabinet is considering a clutch of bills which were not taken up in parliament...
  • President expresses reservation over Rahul's anti-graft ordinances 01-03-2014 09:13 PM

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee has reportedly expressed reservations over the government's plan to push through Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's pet anti-corruption Bills via ordinance route. The President is believed to have expressed his reservations on the proposals when Law Minister Kapil Sibal met him on Saturday. In the...
  • India will see faster, more inclusive growth: President 24-02-2014 07:46 PM

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee said faster, more inclusive and sustainable growth is an "impending reality for India". "As the number of middle-class consumers continues to swell, the market is likely to become more attractive for global business," he said while addressing participants of the reunion of owner/president management programme...
  • Attack on North East people extremely distressing, says Pranab Mukherjee 15-02-2014 03:58 PM

    Describing recent incidents of racial violence involving people from North East as extremely distressing, President Pranab Mukherjee has called for urgent steps to assuage feelings of the people of the region. Addressing the two-day 45th conference of Governors which concluded on Friday, Mukherjee termed as "extremely distressing" the recent incidents...
  • Empower gram sabhas to protect tribals' rights: Governor Margaret Alva 14-02-2014 08:29 PM

    Government should amend thePanchayati Raj Act to empower the gram sabhas to protect theland rights of tribals, Rajasthan Governor Margaret Alva said on Fridaywhile presenting the recommendations of a group of eightGovernors before the President. Speaking at the Conference of Governors at RashtrapatiBhawan, Alva said a uniform model for tribal...
  • New Delhi World Book Fair to focus on children's literature 13-02-2014 04:19 PM

    New Delhi: Literature for children is the focus of the New Delhi World Book Fair, which begins on February 15 with Poland as the guest country and participants from 25 countries aiming to promote the habit of reading. President Pranab Mukherjee is scheduled to inaugurate the 9-day fair themed on...
  • President gives nod to Telangana Bill 10-02-2014 09:24 PM

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee has given his nod to the Telangana Bill which is likely to be tabled in Parliament on Tuesday. Home Ministry officials said on Monday evening that the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill, which was approved by the Union Cabinet but rejected by the state Aseembly, has...
  • Pranab raps MPs, says Parliament should debate, not get disrupted 10-02-2014 11:18 AM

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee has rapped the Parliamentarians, reminding them of their responsibilities. Speaking in Parliament, he has asked them to introspect over Parliament's functioning. "Parliament is the Gangotri of democracy and if Gangotri is polluted, Ganga cannot be clean. All stakeholders must introspect and follow convention and rules,"...