Pranab Mukherjee

  • President bestows controversy-marred Arjuna Awards 22 hours 0 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Mired in selection controversies and devoid of a Khel Ratna for the first time in 20 years, the National Sports Awards were on Friday presented by President Pranab Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in a ceremony which was severely short on star power. Like the past editions, selection controversies...
  • Kerala Governor Sheila Dikshit resigns 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Kerala Governor Sheila Dikshit resigned on Tuesday. Dikshit is the seventh UPA appointed governor to resign after the Narendra Modi government came to power at the centre. Her resignation comes a day after she met President Pranab Mukherjee and Home Minister Rajnath Singh. Dikshit said that she did not...
  • Sheila Dikshit meets President, Home Minister amid indications of resignation 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Kerala Governor Sheila Dikshit on Monday met President Pranab Mukherjee and Home Minister Rajnath Singh amid indications that she may put in her papers if shunted out of the southern state. Dikshit's meetings came a day after her Maharashtra counterpart K Sankaranarayanan quit, protesting his transfer to Mizoram. Five...
  • Pranab Mukherjee congratulates Turkey's new President 5 days ago

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday congratulated Turkey's former prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his election as the country's president. "On behalf of the people of India and on my own behalf, it gives me great pleasure to extend my greetings and good wishes on your election as the...
  • Sheila Dikshit meets Home Minister, refutes reports of her resignation as Kerala Governor 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Amidst row over the new government removing UPA-appointed governors, Kerala Governor Sheila Dikshit met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in the national capital on Monday morning. Sheila is also scheduled to meet President Pranab Mukherjee later in the evening. She, however, put to rest speculations about her stepping down as...
  • Will return to active politics soon, says K Sankaranarayanan 5 days ago

    Hours after he was transferred to Mizoram, Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan submitted his resignation letter to President Pranab Mukherjee. While making his decision public, Sankaranaryanan said he will soon return to active politics. The Congress is likely to use this issue to their advantage when Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi's petition...
  • OP Kohli replaces Sankaranarayanan as Maharashtra Governor, Congress cries foul 5 days ago

    Mumbai: Gujarat Governor Om Prakash Kohli sworn in as the new governor of Maharashtra on Sunday at Raj Bhawan in Mumbai. Kohli has been given the additional charge of Maharashtra after K Sankaranarayanan resigned after he was transferred to Mizoram by the Narendra Modi government. Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, Deputy Chief...
  • Karunanidhi writes to President, PM, seeks Bharat Ratna for Annadurai 5 days ago

    Chennai: DMK chief M Karunanidhi on Sunday wrote to President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking conferment of Bharat Ratna for party founder and Dravidian idealogue CN Annadurai. "The founder leader of the DMK, Arignar Anna (Annadurai) is a great social reformer, great writer, orator and litterateur of Tamil...
  • Maharashtra Governor Sankaranarayanan resigns, says it's not possible for him to go to Mizoram 5 days ago

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan on Sunday sent his resignation letter to President Pranab Mukherjee after he was transferred to Mizoram by the Narendra Modi government in the morning. Sankaranarayanan refused to divulge more details on his resignation saying, "I have to honour the Constitution." He added, "It is not possible for...
  • Take up the challenge of making products for which India is dependent on imports: PM Modi to IITs August 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Asking IITs to come together to find innovative solutions to the problems of the common man, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said they should take up the challenge of making products for which India is critically dependent on imports. "Science is universal. Technology must be local,"...
  • Country remembers Rajiv Gandhi on his 70th birth anniversary August 20, 2014

    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 August 18, 2014

    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' August 16, 2014

    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 August 15, 2014

    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 August 14, 2014

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  • Full text: President Pranab Mukherjee's address to the nation on Independence Day eve August 15, 2014

    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 August 14, 2014

    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 August 14, 2014

    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 August 14, 2014

    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...