Pranab Mukherjee

  • Country remembers Rajiv Gandhi on his 70th birth anniversary Yesterday

    New Delhi: The country on Wednesday fondly remembered former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 70th birth anniversary with President Pranab Mukherjee and Vice-President Hamid Ansari leading the nation in paying tributes to the departed leader. Mukherjee, Ansari and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh paid floral tributes at Vir Bhumi,...
  • Sonia Gandhi meets Pranab Mukherjee to discuss political situation 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Monday met President Pranab Mukherjee to discuss the political situation in the country. The meeting came even as a decision on the issue of Leader of the Opposition post in the Lok Sabha for the Congress hangs in the balance. Last week, during...
  • Narendra Modi centre of attention at President's 'at home' 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi was at the centre of attention on Friday at the 'At Home' function hosted by President Pranab Mukherjee on the occasion of the 68th Independence Day in the national capital. A relaxed Modi broke the security cordon and freely mingled with the guests and exchanged...
  • Major Mukund Varadarajan awarded Ashok Chakra on 68th Independence Day 6 days ago

    New Delhi: On the occasion of the 68th Independence Day, President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday conferred the Ashok Chakra and various gallantry awards on defence personnel for their exceptional bravery. Major Varadarajan (posthumous) of the 44th Battalion of the Rashtriya Rifles, who was killed in anti-terror operations in Jammu and Kashmir,...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey 6 days ago

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  • Full text: President Pranab Mukherjee's address to the nation on Independence Day eve 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Strongly disapproving of disruptions in Parliament, President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday said that the need of the hour is to restore the grandeur and glory of institutions that have sustained democracy. "I sometimes wonder: has our democracy become too noisy? Have we lost the heart of contemplation and...
  • Watch: President Pranab Mukherjee addresses the nation on Independence Day-eve 1 week ago

    On the eve the 68th Independence Day, President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday addressed the nation. ...
  • Has democracy become too noisy, asks President on the eve of the 68th Independence Day 1 week ago

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday said intolerance and violence is a betrayal of the letter and spirit of democracy and slammed those who believe in the "poison drip of inflammatory provocation". In his Independence Day-eve address to the nation, he referred to bigotry and noted that an increasingly...
  • Highlights: President's address to the nation on the eve of 68th Independence Day 1 week ago

    President Pranab Mukherjee's address to the nation on the eve of 68th year of Independence on 14 August 2014. ...
  • Half-an-hour conversation with Pranab Mukherjee is like reading a good book, says Narendra Modi August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday heaped lavish praise on President Pranab Mukherjee by saying that speaking to the President for half an hour was like reading a good book. "A half-an-hour talk with him is like reading a good book," he said. Praising the President who pops out...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey August 12, 2014

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  • President raps MPs, asks them to behave in Parliament August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: At a time when parliamentarians are stooping to new levels everyday, President Pranab Mukherjee rapped the MPs asking them to uphold Parliament's dignity. "Please, for God's sake, except you nobody can do it. It is our responsibility, we the elected members of both houses including nominated members, to uphold...
  • President condoles deaths in China earthquake August 7, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee has conveyed his "sincere grief" and "sympathy" over the loss of life and property in the earthquake that jolted China August 3. In his message to the Chinese President Xi Jinping, Mukherjee said, "It is with profound sadness that we, in India, learned of the earthquake...
  • My father won't do what Natwar Singh did: Pranab Mukherjee's daughter August 3, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee's daughter Sharmistha said that her father will not do what former union minister Natwar Singh did and reveal what transpired during his tenure in the Congress and the government. She said, "My father has a diary for over 40 years. It has lots of sensitive information....
  • President Mukherjee congratulates CWG medal winners July 26, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday congratulated the Indian medal winners at the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. Mukherjee congratulated ace shooter Abhinav Bindra, 16-year-old air pistol shooter Malaika Goel and weightlifter Santoshi Matsa for winning a gold medal in the men's 10 metre air rifle event, silver medal...
  • President Mukherjee completes two years in office, inaugurates museum July 25, 2014

    New Delhi: India's own version of Madame Tussauds museum was inaugurated by President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday with fibre-glass statues of former Presidents and eye-catching gifts received by them from abroad on display. The opening of the museum, attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was part of a series of programmes...
  • Pranab Mukherjee offers prayers at Mosque July 22, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee offered 'dua' (prayers) at a mosque inside President's Estate on the occassion of 'Khatam Shareef' -- which marks completion of recitation of holy Quran. Mukherjee visited the President's Estate Masjid to participate in the 'Dua' (prayers) on the occasion of 'Khatam...
  • President rejects mercy petitions of Nithari killer Surendra Koli, 5 others July 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Mercy petitions of six death row convicts including Surendra Koli, found guilty in the sensational Nithari serial rapes and killings, have been rejected by President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday. Besides Koli, mercy pleas of sisters Renukabai and Seema (Maharashtra), Rajendra Pralhadrao Wasnik (Maharashtra), Jagdish (Madhya Pradesh) and Holiram Bordoloi...
  • Pranab Mukherjee asks NIITs to promote scientific temper among students July 19, 2014

    Tiruchirappali: President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday asked NITs to work towards promoting scientific temper in their students and said the academic curricula must have an industry focus. Speaking at the inauguration of the golden jubilee celebrations of National Institute of Technology (NIT) here, he said that to address faculty shortage, vacant...
  • MH17 crash: Pranab Mukherjee conveys sympathy to King of Malaysia July 19, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee has deeply condoled the crash of the Malaysian Airlines passenger jet in eastern Ukraine and expressed grief and sympathy over the tragedy which has claimed 298 lives. In a message to the King of Malaysia, Abdul Halim, the President said, "I wish to convey my sincere...
  • President Pranab Mukherjee to visit Kerela, Tamil Nadu July 17, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee will visit Kerala and Tamil Nadu July 18-19, Rashtrapati Bhavan said on Thursday. "On July 18, Mukherjee will attend the first convocation of the Central University of Kerala at Kasaragod. On the same day, he will inaugurate the platinum jubilee celebrations of the College of Engineering,...
  • Facing 'torture' by supporters of a politician, family pleads euthanasia to President July 17, 2014

    A family alleged "regular torture" by supporters of a political leader in Palamau and approached the Deputy Commissioner to forward their "euthanasia plea" to President Pranab Mukherjee. "It is a serious matter. The memorandum will be forwarded to the President as demanded by the family," Deputy Commissioner KN Jha told reporters...
  • President to worship at Padmanabhaswamy temple on July 19 July 16, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: President Pranab Mukherjee, who will arrive in Kerala on a two day visit on Friday, will offer worship at the famous Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple on July 19. On his arrival on July 18, he would attend the first convocation function of the Central University at Kasargod and also take...
  • Mahatma Gandhi's ideals are the future for us: President July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Mahatma Gandhi's ideals not only held our past but will guide our future too, President Pranab Mukherjee said on Tuesday as he conferred the Gandhi Peace prize on noted environmentalist-social worker Chandi Prasad Bhatt. The President, during the event held at Rashtrapati Bhavan, said the prize was an expression...
  • Sleeping on the job? Rahul Gandhi, Smriti Irani and 17 politicians from across the world who were caught napping in Parliament July 15, 2014

    Politicians probably have the most uninteresting jobs. Are discussions in the Parliament really boring or do they have very comfortable chairs there? Why is it that we often find politicians dozing at work? The first infamous politician who was regularly spotted napping in Parliament was HD Deve Gowda. It was...
  • President Pranab Mukherjee to present Gandhi Peace Prize on Tuesday July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee will honour noted environmentalist and pioneer of the Chipko movement Chandi Prasad Bhatt with 2013 Gandhi Peace Prize July 15, a statement said on Monday. Bhatt has also been awarded with the Ramon Magsaysay Award for community leadership in 1982 followed by the Padma Bhushan -...
  • President replaces Puducherry Lt Governor Kataria July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday replaced Puducherry Lt Governor Virendra Kataria and gave Andaman and Nicobar Lt Governor Ajay Kumar Singh the additional charge. The move came on the day the Nagaland Governor resigned in retaliation to his transfer from Mizoram to Nagaland. Vakkom Purushothaman Purushothaman claimed that...
  • Sonia Gandhi meets President over LoP status in Lok Sabha July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday met President Pranab Mukherjee in the backdrop of the UPA pitching for Leader of Opposition status for her party in Lok Sabha. Gandhi, on Monday made a strong pitch for Congress being given the post of Leader of Opposition, held a meeting with...
  • Snapshot: Have you been inside the Rashtrapati Bhavan? Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a personal tour and looks massively impressed July 3, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi joined President President Pranab Mukherjee for lunch today, following a round of the Rashtrapati Bhavan. The photos were tweeted by the President's official handle @RashtrapatiBhvn. The inside of the President's House is not only imposing, but vastly grand. There are arched ceilings with in-laid work and...
  • Arvind Kejriwal to meet President to demand fresh polls in Delhi July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal along with his party legislators will meet President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday over the alleged "horse trading" by the BJP in Delhi, and will demand fresh assembly elections in the capital. "All AAP MLAs meeting the President tomorrow at 6.30 pm to request him to...