PRANAB MUKHERJEE

  • Traders upset as Maharashtra government bans beef 17 hours 39 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Nearly 2 decades after the last Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)- Shiv Sena government passed the Maharashtra Animal Preservation Bill, President Pranab Mukherjee has given it a green signal. Meat lovers in Maharashtra will have to say goodbye to their favourite beef burgers and steaks as selling or possession of...
  • President gives assent to 19-year-old law banning beef in Maharashtra Yesterday

    Mumbai: Pranab Mukherjee has approved the Maharashtra Animal Preservation (Amendment) Bill, nineteen years after it was passed by the then BJP-Shiv Sena government in 1995. Now anyone found to be selling beef or in possession of it can be jailed for five years and fined upto 10,000 rupees. The bill...
  • Vyapam scam: MP Governor Ram Naresh Yadav still in office despite Centre's diktat Yesterday

    New Delhi: A defiant Madhya Pradesh Governor Ram Naresh Yadav continues to remain in office despite having been asked to step down after his name had figured in an FIR for his alleged involvement in massive recruitment scam in the state. Yadav was camping in the national capital for last five...
  • Bill banning cow-slaughter in Maharashtra gets President's nod 2 days ago

    Mumbai: The bill banning the cow slaughter in Maharashtra, pending for the last several years, on Monday received the President's assent, the state finance minister Sudhir Mungantiwar said in Mumbai. "I am very happy that the President finally gave his assent. We have been trying hard...
  • How the last five Union Budgets impacted income tax 5 days ago

    With no major surprises in the Railway Budget presented by Suresh Prabhu on Thursday, all eyes will be on Finance Minister Arun Jaitley as he prepares to present the government's first full Union Budget on Saturday. Income tax slabs have always been the most awaited section of the Budget. With the...
  • No vindictive politics, will act against anyone who is named in black money probe, says Modi 5 days ago

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks in Lok Sabha over President's address to the joint session of Parliament that took place on the first day of the Budget session. ...
  • MPs demand five fold increase in MPLAD funds, Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker to meet Modi 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Cutting across the party line, MPs are demanding an increase in funds allocated to them for development work in their constituencies from Rs 5 crore to Rs 25 crore. The MPs said the increase in the fund is necessary since Prime Minister Narendra Modi had asked them to...
  • Need market reforms to boost well-being of farmers: President February 23, 2015

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday emphasised on value-added agriculture, market reform, use of technology and improving productivity in areas with untapped potential for improving the well-being of farmers. He also said that food processing has immense potential for generating employment in rural areas,...
  • Flashback: Key features of the last five Union Budgets February 23, 2015

    Riding high on the development agenda, Narendra Modi led Bharatiya Janata Party triumphed the Lok Sabha elections with a thunderous applause in May 2014. Nine months later, in its first full-fledged Union budget, it is time for the Modi government to put into action the tall promises made during elections. ...
  • Full text: President Pranab Mukherjee's joint address to Parliament February 23, 2015

    Focusing on the government's vision of 'Sab ka saath, sab ka vikas', President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday delivered his joint address in the joint session of Parliament. "We have taken out several measures, including smart cities, sanitation etc.," he said. He also added that the government has controlled inflation to...
  • PM, President praise Indian cricket team after victory over South Africa February 22, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday hailed the Indian cricket team for victory over South Africa in World Cup match. "Congratulations on your second victory in ICC World Cup 2015; the first ever win against S.Africa in World Cup matches," President Mukherjee tweeted soon after...
  • Won't reconsider decision without academic independence: Amartya Sen February 21, 2015

    Kolkata: Nobel laureate Amartya Sen on Saturday ruled out reconsidering his decision not to seek a second term as Chancellor of Nalanda University since that would require a change in the position of the government on the academic independence of Nalanda University. The 81-year-old economist's decision to withdraw his candidature as...
  • Exclusive: Criticism of Modi should not impact my academic integrity, says Amartya Sen February 20, 2015

    Speaking exclusively to CNN-IBN, Nobel laureate Amartya Sen said that he withdrew candidature from Nalanda after reports that the Centre is not interested in giving him a second term. "My criticism of Modi should not impact my academic integrity," he said. ...
  • No attempt to curtail Amartya Sen's tenure as Nalanda University Chancellor: Centre February 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Even as Nobel laureate Amartya Sen has alleged that he had been asked to vacate the post of the Vice chancellor of Nalanda University, the Central government has rubbished his claims. "There is no attempt to curtail Nobel laureate Amartya Sen's tenure as Nalanda University Chancellor," the government...
  • Watch: Pranab Mukherjee gives serious competition to Obama on style quotient February 17, 2015

    US President Barack Obama recently featured in a Buzzfeed video to promote healthcare. And giving a serious competition is President Pranab Mukherjee who posted pictures of his in the Mughal Gardens inside Rashtrapati Bhavan. Obama displayed his drawing skills and Pranab showcased his garden. ...
  • President asks youngsters to practise tolerance, reject divisive agenda February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday said that Indians should "collectively preserve" the country's core values of pluralism and secularism while youngsters should be imparted a "greater sense" of tolerance so that they may summarily reject any "divisive agenda". "Each one of us must be mindful of the sensitivities...
  • I will not resign till vote of confidence takes place: Bihar CM Manjhi February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi has reiterated that he will not resign till the vote of confidence takes place. He also alleged that MLAs supporting him were called to Delhi and threatened. In an interview to IBN, Manjhi alleged that Janata Dal (United) leader Nitish Kumar was...
  • President, PM Modi among VVIPs at Amit Shah's son's reception February 15, 2015

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi were among dignitaries who attended the wedding reception of BJP Chief Amit Shah's son Jay on Sunday. Besides, many Union ministers, Governors and Chief Ministers were among the VVIP guests at the high-profile event, organised at 9, Ashoka road, adjacent to...
  • Prime Minister, President congratulate India for World Cup win over Pakistan February 15, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted his congratulations to the Indian cricket team for their victory over Pakistan in a World Cup pool match in Adelaide. "Congrats Team India. Well played. We are all very proud of you," the prime minister wrote on his Twitter handle @narendramodi. Meanwhile, on the other...
  • Sri Lanka President Sirisena leaves for India to make 'new beginning' February 15, 2015

    Colombo: Seeking a 'new beginning' in bilateral ties, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday left for a four-day state visit to India, his maiden foreign trip after he assumed charge last month. During the visit, the 63-year-old leader is expected to meet his Indian counterpart Pranab Mukherjee besides holding talks...
  • Delhi: Mughal Garden opens for public from February 13 February 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Nearly 10,000 Tulips in vivid colours will be the main attraction of annual 'Udyanotsav' when President Pranab Mukherjee throws open Mughal Garden for public on Friday afternoon. Tulips have been in bloom since the last week of January and about 10,000 Tulips in vivid colours of red, orange and...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories February 11, 2015

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob February 11, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Nitish Kumar wants floor test, knocks President's door February 11, 2015

    Amid political standoff in Bihar, former chief minister Janata Dal United leader Nitish Kumar on Wednesday evening met President Pranab Mukherjee to convey the support of 130 MLAs and urged him to advise the state Governor to take an immediate decision claiming that any delay will pollute the atmosphere in...
  • After Delhi sweep, Kejriwal meets President, Central Ministers February 11, 2015

    After the historic mandate in Delhi Assembly elections, Arvind Kejriwal and the Aam Aadmi Party is getting ready for the bigger task od governing the national capital. While they met the central ministers and assured cooperation some of the contentious issues like full statehood for delhi did come up. ...
  • Bihar political crisis: Patna High Court stays Nitish Kumar's election as JDU legislature party chief February 11, 2015

    Patna/New Delhi: In a major setback to former Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, Patna High Court on Wednesday stayed his election as Janata Dal (United)'s state legislature party leader. Kumar was elected the leader of the JDU's legislature party leader on Monday and he had met Bihar Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi...
  • Ahead of swearing-in ceremony, AAP chief Kejriwal meets senior leaders February 11, 2015

    New Delhi: A day after an astounding victory, Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal meets senior leaders on Wednesday ahead of his swearing-in ceremony. He met Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu to get the Centre's assistance for Delhi's development and raised the issue of statehood for Delhi with him. In the afternoon,...
  • In a show of strength, Nitish to parade 130 MLAs backing him in front of President February 11, 2015

    New Delhi: In a show of strength, Janata Dal United leader Nitish Kumar will parade 130 MLAs who are backing his return as Bihar chief minister in front of President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday. The move by Nitish, who has been elected as the new JDU Legislature Party Leader in...
  • Nitish Kumar, supporting MLAs reach Delhi, to meet President February 10, 2015

    New Delhi/Patna: With the Bihar stand-off continuing, former Chief Minister Nitish Kumar brought the battle to Delhi tonight with 130 MLAs who support his claim to form a new government and whom he wants to present before President Pranab Mukherjee to show he enjoys majority support. The move by Kumar, who...
  • India looking forward to larger role in Asia-Pacific, says President February 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Describing India and Singapore as integral part of the regional architecture in the Asia-Pacific region, President Pranab Mukherjee said India is looking forward to embark upon a larger role in the region with Singapore as its gateway to ASEAN. Welcoming Singapore President Tony Tan Keng Yam, he stressed...