Pranab Mukherjee

  • 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. ...
  • News 360: Caste-based quota stays, says Sonia Gandhi 05-02-2014 08:40 PM

    The Congress has distanced itself from party leader Janardhan Dwivedi's statement on OBC quota. Congress President Sonia Gandhi has issued a statement affirming the Congress's commitment to caste-based quota. ...
  • Modi's comment on Pranab is unfortunate, says Manish Tewari 05-02-2014 07:31 PM

    Hitting back at BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's comment saying Pranab Mukherjee should have been Prime Minister in 1984 or 2004, Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari said, "It is unfortunate that the CM of Gujarat is dragging in the august office of the President of India into controversy."...
  • Watch: President honouring Tendulkar, Prof CNR Rao with Bharat Ratna 04-02-2014 12:52 PM

    President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday conferred former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and scientist Professor CNR Rao with the nation's highest civilian award, Bharat Ratna. ...
  • AAP crisis: Is it a conspiracy or beginning of the end for Kejriwal? 03-02-2014 11:03 PM

    The Delhi government on Monday wrote a letter to President Pranab Mukherjee asking for a probe against former chief minister Sheila Dikshit for issuing fake provisional certificates to unauthorised colonies. ...
  • Watch: Beating The Retreat ceremony 29-01-2014 11:19 PM

    The Army, Navy and Air Force bands performed at the Beating The Retreat ceremony, marking the end of Republic Day celebrations. Pranab Mukherjee revived a presidential tradition by riding a 6-horse buggy. ...
  • The Last Word: Was the President's R-Day speech overtly political? 27-01-2014 09:20 PM

    While addressing the nation on the eve of the 65th Republic Day, Pranab Mukherjee targeted AAP saying government is not a "charity shop" and "populist anarchy" cannot be a substitute for governance. Without taking the name of AAP, who earlier this week staged a two-day dharna outside Rail Bhawan against...
  • Japanese PM Shinzo Abe arrives at India's 65th Republic Day celebrations 26-01-2014 11:07 AM

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh welcomed his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe at the Rajpath to witness the celebration of 65th Republic Day. The Japanese PM was accompanied by President Pranab Mukherjee. ...
  • Watch: Pranab Mukherjee pays tribute to Mandela at his memorial 11-12-2013 03:25 PM

    President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday paid tribute to anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela at his memorial. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 10-12-2013 11:51 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Captain James' wife asks PM to bring him back 10-12-2013 09:21 PM

    It has been eight days since the body of her 11-year-old son has been kept in the morgue in the hope that her husband Captain Sunil James gets back to see him for one last time and perform his last rites. ...
  • Nelson Mandela reminded us of Mahatma Gandhi's principles: Pranab 10-12-2013 08:43 PM

    President Pranab Mukherjee, who was at the at the Memorial Service for the anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, said he reminded of the principles that Mahatma Gandhi stood for. He said, "His life and struggles which represented hope for the down trodden not only in South Africa but all over the...
  • World mourns the death of South Africa's peacemaker Nelson Mandela 06-12-2013 01:55 PM

    South African anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela died peacefully at home at the age of 95 on Thursday after months fighting a lung infection, leaving his nation and the world in mourning for a man revered as a moral giant. Although Mandela had been frail and ailing for nearly a year,...
  • World View: Will US shutdown affect India? 04-10-2013 09:58 PM

    US President Barack Obama and Congressional Republicans came no closer to ending a standoff on Tuesday that has forced the first government shutdown in 17 years and thrown hundreds of thousands of federal employees out of work. ...
  • News 360: Election Commission announces poll dates for five states 04-10-2013 09:55 PM

    Five states - Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi and Mizoram - will go to polls between November 11 and December 4. The counting of the votes in all the five states will take place on December 8. With the announcement of the election schedule, the model code of conduct has...
  • Advani trying to create a rift between President and govt: Congress 04-10-2013 02:22 PM

    Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Rajiv Shukla on Friday blamed senior BJP leader LK Advani for trying to manipulate facts with his blog and trying to create a rift between the President and the government. Advani in a blog had written that Sonia Gandhi advised Rahul to oppose the...
  • Who deserves the real credit for killing the Bill on convicted politicians? 03-10-2013 11:26 PM

    Even as the controversial ordinance and proposed Bill to shield convicted lawmakers has been withdrawn, politics is now playing out on who gets the credit. Is it Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, President Pranab Mukherjee or the Opposition? ...
  • Should the President reject the ordinance that gives a reprieve to convicted politicians? 25-09-2013 11:10 PM

    Just a day after the Cabinet approved an ordinance bailing out convicted MPs and MLAs, the UPA government is finding itself isolated and cornered as most of the political parties have come together and demanded that President Pranab Mukherjee must not sign it. Former Congress leader Pranab could now put...
  • Ceasefire violations by Pak: Our patience has its limits, says Pranab 15-08-2013 12:41 PM

    President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday cautioned Pakistan that India's patience had its limits and all efforts would be taken to protect the country's territorial integrity. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 14-08-2013 11:50 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Big blow to Navy, blasts in submarine Sindhurakshak, 18 sailors missing 14-08-2013 08:54 PM

    A massive fire broke out in a submarine, named Sindhurakshak, between Lion Gate and Seta Gate late on Tuesday night at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai. ...
  • Watch: President Pranab Mukherjee's speech on Independence Day 14-08-2013 07:58 PM

    In his address to the nation on the eve of 67th Independence Day, President Pranab Mukherjee expressed serious concern over the way Parliament and legislatures function and said corruption has become a major challenge. ...
  • Nation celebrates festival of colours, Holi 27-03-2013 11:50 AM

    President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi greeted people on Holi. ...
  • The Last Word: How should we understand the momentous political developments in Bangladesh? 05-03-2013 10:31 PM

    President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday night sent a strong message to Bangladesh, rocked by violence, counselling that political differences be resolved through dialogue and communal peace and harmony maintained. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 04-03-2013 11:58 PM

    In a shocking incident, several personnel of the Punjab Police were caught on camera beating up a woman in Taran Taran on Sunday. The woman had reportedly complained of sexual harassment. ...
  • President's meeting with Zia called off due to security concerns: Ranjan Mathai 04-03-2013 10:09 AM

    Bangladesh's key Opposition leader Khaleda Zia cancelled a plan meeting with President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday. ...
  • Watch: Narendra Modi's full speech at BJP National Executive meet 03-03-2013 01:45 PM

    Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, who is being projected by some in BJP as its Prime Ministerial face for 2014 elections, on Sunday asked his party cadres to work hard to present an alternative to the UPA government. ...
  • Country would have been less destroyed had Pranab been the PM instead of Manmohan: Modi 03-03-2013 12:00 PM

    The Gujarat Chief Minister also called Manmohan Singh a night watchman appointed by the UPA. ...
  • Watch: President Pranab's speech in Parliament 21-02-2013 01:15 PM

    The Budget Session of Parliament has formally begun with President Pranab Mukherjee's address in which he laid out the government's agenda in the forthcoming session. Pranab Mukherjee spoke on issues including safety of women, economic slowdown, inflation and also laid stress on cross-border relations. ...
  • 'SC says no imminent danger to Veerappan aides' 17-02-2013 12:20 PM

    The Supreme Court has refused to admit their petition amidst speculation that they may be hanged soon. ...