President Pranab Mukherjee

  • Pranab raps MPs, says Parliament should debate, not get disrupted 10-02-2014 11:18 AM

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee has rapped the Parliamentarians, reminding them of their responsibilities. Speaking in Parliament, he has asked them to introspect over Parliament's functioning. "Parliament is the Gangotri of democracy and if Gangotri is polluted, Ganga cannot be clean. All stakeholders must introspect and follow convention and rules,"...
  • Populist anarchy cannot substitute governance: President 25-01-2014 07:53 PM

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday made a veiled attack on Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's street protests saying government is not a "charity shop" and "populist anarchy" cannot be a substitute for governance. Without taking the name of AAP leader, who earlier this week staged a two-day dharna...
  • Nelson Mandela, an icon of inspiration for humanity: Pranab Mukherjee 06-12-2013 08:08 AM

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday expressed profound grief over the death of global anti-apartheid hero, Nelson Mandela saying, he was an "icon of inspiration for humanity". In his message, he said, he conveyed his profound grief and condolences over the loss of a statesman, world leader and icon...
  • My Patna visit won't coincide with Modi's rally, President assures BJP 10-10-2013 01:59 PM

    New Delhi: The row over Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP PM candidate Narendra Modi's Bihar rally seems to have blown over after BJP leaders Shahnawaz Hussain and Rajiv Pratap Rudy met President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday. The President has assured them that his visit to Patna on October 26 will...
  • BJP takes economic concerns to President, seeks early elections 30-08-2013 03:11 PM

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday took the issue of economic crisis to the President demanding early elections. "We have suggested that the general elections be advanced and be done with the Assembly elections that are due this year," senior BJP leader LK Advani said. "Early elections could...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 14-08-2013 11:50 PM

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  • 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. ...
  • President Pranab Mukherjee signs Food Security ordinance into law 05-07-2013 10:50 AM

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday gave his assent to the ordinance on Food Security that had been approved by the Cabinet on Wednesday. The President has signed the ordinance, which now becomes a law. It will now be tabled before Parliament for approval. Parliament has to clear it...
  • President Pranab Mukherjee to visit Maharashtra 30-06-2013 04:07 AM

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee will visit Maharashtra on July 1 to attend the concluding ceremony of the birth centenary celebrations of former chief minister of Maharashtra Vasantrao Naik, an official release said. It said that the function will be held at the auditorium of Tata Institute of Fundamental Research...
  • Illegal mining: Cong leaders meet President seeking Bokhiria's ouster 28-06-2013 03:36 PM

    Ahmedabad: In fresh trouble for Narendra Modi associate Babubhai Bokhiria, who is also the Natural Resources Minister, Gujarat Congress leaders, led by state chief Arjun Modhvadia, met President Pranab Mukherjee to press for his removal from the Gujarat Cabinet. Earlier in June, Bokhiria was found guilty by a Porbandar court...
  • Afghan President arrives in India, to seek military aid 20-05-2013 10:49 PM

    New Delhi: Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai arrived in the country on Monday on a three-day visit during which he will seek increased military aid from India and discuss recent cross-border clashes with Pakistan. "We will ask for assistance for the strengthening of our security forces," Karzai's spokesman had said in...
  • Delhi: Politicians condemn rape of minor 20-04-2013 06:58 PM

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari and leaders from across the political spectrum on Saturday expressed shock over the brutal rape of a five-year-old girl in New Delhi and pressed for strong action to check such barbaric incidents. While Congress President Sonia Gandhi sent out a stern...
  • CBI celebrates its Golden Jubliee amidst criticism 06-04-2013 09:06 AM

    New Delhi: Amidst a heated political discourse on the alleged misuse of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) by parties in power, the country's premier probe agency would celebrate 50 years of its founding at a function in New Delhi on Saturday. President Pranab Mukherjee will unveil the Golden Jubilee...
  • Gangrape protest: Violence not a solution, says President 25-12-2012 10:16 PM

    Pranab Mukherjee expressed 'deep distress' over the recent gangrape of the 23-year-old girl in Delhi but cautioned that though anger over the 'ghastly incident' was 'justified', violence was 'no solution'. ...
  • President Pranab Mukherjee to visit Kerala today 29-10-2012 12:29 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: President Pranab Mukherjee will arrive here on Monday for a two-day visit to the state capital. On his first official visit to the state as President, Mukherjee would arrive here in the evening by a special aircraft and stay at the Raj Bhavan. He will inaugurate the Viswa Malayala...
  • President Pranab in West Bengal for Durga Puja 22-10-2012 08:21 AM

    Birbhum: The Durga Puja festivities are on in West Bengal and Birbhum has more than one reason to celebrate. President Pranab Mukherjee is at his village Mirati and will take part in the festivities for the next few days. This is his first visit to the village after being appointed...