PRANAB MUKHERJEE

  • Major Mukund Varadarajan, Naik Neeraj Singh posthumously awarded Ashok Chakra 1 hour 12 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Major Mukund Varadarajan and Naik Neeraj Kumar Singh, the two Army personnel who laid down their lives combating terrorists in Kashmir Valley, were on Monday awarded posthumously the highest peacetime military honour, the Ashok Chakra, by President Pranab Mukherjee. The families of Major Varadarajan and Naik Singh, who showed...
  • Live: India's military might on display at 66th Republic Day celebrations 3 hours 25 minutes ago

    India is celebrating its 66th Republic Day on Monday with US President Barack Obama as the special guest of the ceremonial parade. Obama is the first American President to be the chief guest at the parade. ...
  • I want to wear a Modi Kurta, says US President 4 hours 2 minutes ago

    New Delhi: I wanted to wear a 'Modi kurta,' said US President Barack Obama as he raised a toast at the banquet hosted in his honour by President Pranab Mukherjee. As he started his speech, Mr. Obama said, "We feel your friendship, 'dosti' and I am deeply honoured." He recalled a headline...
  • India, US should develop more trust to fight terror: President Pranab Mukherjee 15 hours 6 minutes ago

    New Delhi: India and the US should fight terrorism together as no country is safe from the menace, President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday said while sharing views of American President Barack Obama that no nation should provide safe haven to terror groups. During his meeting with the visiting US President,...
  • Obama visit: US President raises toast to Indo-US 'dosti' at Rashtrapati Bhavan 15 hours 59 minutes ago

    New Delhi: US President Barack Obama on Sunday said his and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's stories of success could happen only in their respective countries. "My story could only happen in the US and your story could only happen in India," said Obama while raising a toast at the banquet...
  • Full text of Address by President Pranab Mukherjee on Republic Day eve 16 hours 30 minutes ago

    My Fellow Citizens, on the eve of the 66th Republic Day to all of you in India and abroad. I convey my special greetings to members of our Armed Forces, Paramilitary Forces and Internal Security Forces. Twenty Sixth January holds an everlasting place in our national memory because it is the...
  • Ordinance not good for democracy, 'breaches' trust of people: President Pranab Mukherjee 17 hours 12 minutes ago

    New Delhi: After cautioning the Government against taking the Ordinance route, President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday did some plain speaking, saying enacting laws without discussions "breaches the trust" reposed by people and is not good for democracy. In his address on the eve of 66th Republic Day, Mukherjee spoke about the...
  • Barack Obama will embark on a three-day India trip in the evening: White House 2 days ago

    Washington: US President Barack Obama will leave Andrews Air Force Base on Saturday evening for his highly anticipated three-day landmark trip to India on an invitation by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Obama will be accompanied by a sizable delegation that will include several top officials, as well as First...
  • Pranab, Obama to watch 25 tableau at Republic Day parade 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Along with Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, chief guest for Republic Day US President Barack Obama will watch 25 tableau from 16 states and Central ministries and departments on January 26. The tableaux depict the diverse and vibrant nature of India and will be rolled down on Rajpath. India...
  • Obama to attend CEO roundtable with PM Modi; at-home lunch with President Mukherjee 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday evening announced the itinerary of US President Barack Obama who is scheduled to arrive in New Delhi on Sunday. On a three-day-visit to India the US President will be the chief guest to India's 66th Republic Day parade on Monday. Following is the...
  • Barack Obama security: AWACS to be deployed on Republic Day 4 days ago

    New Delhi: For the first time, Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) are likely to be deployed on the Republic Day for vigil from the skies during the parade where US President Barack Obama will be the Chief Guest. The AWACS will monitor air space on and around Rajpath where the...
  • Congress is surely going to win in Delhi, says Sharmishta Mukherjee 4 days ago

    President Pranab Mukherjee's daughter Sharmishta Mukherjee is making her electoral debut. She filed her nomination on a Congress ticket on Wednesday. She will be fighting from the Greater Kailash seat. ...
  • Centre to discusses Ordinance issue after President's objection 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The senior ministers of Central government met in New Delhi on Tuesday to discuss how to ensure that the Ordinances issued recently are followed up with legislative action in the upcoming Budget session next month after President Pranab Mukherjee voicing his objection to the 'Ordinance route. The meeting called...
  • President Pranab Mukherjee speaks out against partisan politics 5 days ago

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee has rapped political parties for obstructing Parliament after the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi resorted to a flurry of executive decrees to push through economic reforms held up by the opposition. In a rare rebuke from country's largely ceremonial president, Mukherjee said the government and...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob 6 days ago

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • President cautions Centre against ordinance route 6 days ago

    New Delhi: With the Modi government opting for ordinances eight times in as many months, President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday cautioned against the "ordinance route" being taken for normal legislations. Ordinances are meant for specific purpose "to meet an extraordinary situation under extraordinary circumstances",...
  • President Pranab Mukherjee raps Opposition for disrupting Parliament 6 days ago

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday rapped the Opposition over repeated disruptions in Parliament. Mukherjee said a noisy minority cannot be allowed to gag a patient majority. He also said that there should not be any disruption of proceedings under any circumstances. The Winter session of Parliament saw repeated disruptions...
  • Obama's 'Beast', an armor on wheels 6 days ago

    Contrary to the tradition, US President Barack Obama is likely to travel in his own car for the Republic Day parade, instead of travelling in President Pranab Mukherjee's car. The US President's car is a black Cadillac - dubbed as 'barack mobile' or 'the beast'. It's body is virtually impregnable...
  • Pranab Mukherjee's daughter in Congress third list for Delhi elections January 15, 2015

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee's daughter Sharmishta will make her electoral debut in the city as she is among 15 candidates announced by Congress in its third list of candidates for Delhi Assembly polls. She will contest from prestigious Greater Kailash constituency in South Delhi where Congress was defeated by AAP's...
  • President nod to ordinance for iron ore, non-coal mineral auction January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee has given his assent to an ordinance for auction of iron ore and other non-coal mines, a government source said. The Union Cabinet had earlier approved the ordinance on January 5. This would pave the way for introduction of competitive bidding for allocation of iron ore and...
  • Steps should be taken defend territorial integrity: President January 10, 2015

    New Delhi: India should take all steps to ensure internal and external security and territorial integrity, President Pranab Mukherjee said on Saturday expressing serious concern over repeated ceasefire violations on LoC and recent incursions off the coastal line. He also said the scourge of Left-Wing extremism should be tackled through...
  • Live: India waiting for NRI's with open arms, says PM Modi at the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas January 8, 2015

    The three-day Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2015 celebration, an annual meet of visiting NRIs and tourists, started on Thursday at Gandhinagar in Gujarat. ...
  • Pravasi Bharatiya Divas to begin today, Indian diaspora from across the world flocks to Gujarat January 8, 2015

    Gandhinagar: The three-day Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2015 celebration, an annual meet of visiting NRIs and tourists, will kick off in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, on Thursday. President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be present for the event among other dignitaries. The Indian diaspora settled across the world is flocking to...
  • Centre may not immediately notify law to scrap collegium system January 4, 2015

    New Delhi: A new law to replace the much-criticised collegium system is likely to be brought into force only after two eminent persons who would be part of the proposed high-level commission are nominated. Besides nominating these two persons, the government has to put in place rules governing the National...
  • President questioned government's urgency before signing Ordinance on Land Bill: Sources January 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Though the government cleared the ordinance on the Land Acquisition Bill with the approval of Pranab Mujherjee, sources say that the President questioned the Centre over the hurry in the matter. According to sources, the President even communicated to Unions ministers that it would have been better if the...
  • President wishes nation on New Year's eve December 31, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday greeted the country on New Year's eve and urged people to dedicate 2015 to create an "inclusive society" and promote "tolerance and understanding" among all communities. "I extend warm greetings and best wishes for a happy and prosperous New Year. Let 2015 be a...
  • President gives nod to Judicial Appointments Commission Bill December 31, 2014

    New Delhi: The Constitutional amendment Bill that seeks to scrap the collegium system of appointing judges to higher judiciary has received Presidential nod. The National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) bill passed by Parliament in August this year has received President's assent, official sources said. The new law facilitates the setting up of...
  • Cabinet to discuss changes in Land acquisition Act through ordinance today December 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet in its meeting on Monday evening is likely to approve ordinances for the Land Acquisition Act and Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act. President Pranab Mukherjee had last week, signed ordinances on raising the cap of Foreign Direct Investment in Insurance as well as...
  • Bharat Ratna for Atal Bihari Vajpayee: A tribute to his legacy December 24, 2014

    President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday approved the government's request to award Bharat Ratna to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and educationist Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya. The announcement was made just a day before Vajpayee's 90th birthday. CNN-IBN assesses views from across the country over Vajpayee's legacy. ...