President Of India

  • Pranab Mukherjee to become the first Indian President to join Twitter today July 1, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee will join Twitter on Tuesday making him the first Indian President to join the social networking site. The move comes as attempts are being made to make the Rashtrapati Bhawan more accessible to the general public. Pranab Mukherjee's Facebook page already has over 5 lakh likes....
  • Rashtrapati Bhawan forecourt to host public visitors December 8, 2012

    New Delhi: Rashtrapati Bhawan will now host 200 public visitors every Saturday at its forecourt for witnessing the ceremonial 'Change of Guard' conducted in precision by smartly dressed Armymen and caparisoned horses. The ceremony which entails a series of military traditions, from bugles and bands to the horse-riding President's Body...
  • SC rejects Sangma's plea on Pranab's election as President December 5, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed former Lok Sabha speaker PA Sangma's petition challenging Pranab Mukherjee's election as the President of India. The apex court said that Sangma's petition was not maintainable. The Supreme Court had on November 21 reserved its verdict for December 5 as to whether the...
  • 26/11: Kasab sends mercy plea to the President September 18, 2012

    Mumbai: The 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks convict Ajmal Kasab has sent his mercy petition to President Pranab Mukherjee. Kasab's mercy plea has been filed through the Arthur road jailor to the President's office. Kasab has been sentenced to death in the 26/11 case. If executed, Kasab will be the 52nd person...
  • Will Kasab's death sentence go the Afzal Guru way? August 30, 2012

    New Delhi: After the Supreme Court upheld the death sentence of 26/11 convict Ajmal Kasab, the big question remains whether his execution will be delayed just like that of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru. Afzal Guru's death sentence was upheld by the apex court for carrying out the Parliament attack in...
  • Hamid Ansari: meet India's Vice-President August 8, 2012

    Mohammad Hamid Ansari was born in Calcutta (now renamed Kolkata) on April 1, 1937, though his family hailed from Ghazipur in Uttar Pradesh. The grand nephew of former Congress President Mukhtar Ahmad Ansari, a leader of the Indian independence movement, Ansari studied at Shimla's St. Edwards High School and St....
  • Watch: Pranab Mukherjee sworn in as the 13th President July 25, 2012

    Pranab Mukherjee was sworn in as the 13th President of India in the Central Hall of Parliament. ...
  • Pranam Pranab, say the Bengalis in Bangalore July 25, 2012

    Bangalore: With Pranab Mukherjee, the first Bengali to adorn the exalted seat of the Indian President, the Bengali community in Bangalore is happy as well as proud. It is a special moment not only for Bengalis in Kolkata, but also the five lakh-plus strong Bengali population in the city. It...
  • Know India's 13th President Pranab Mukherjee July 25, 2012

    New Delhi: Pranab Mukherjee was sworn in as the 13th President of India on Wednesday. The 76-year-old is the first President from West Bengal. Pranab has four decades of experience in the government. Pranab first became a minister in 1973. During his political career he has been the Minister of External...
  • Read Pranab Mukherjee's first speech as President July 25, 2012

    New Delhi: Pranab Mukherjee took over as the thirteenth President of India on 25th July 2012. In his first speech as the 13th President of India, Pranab Mukherjee vowed to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of India. Here's the full text of the speech: Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil, Shri Hamid Ansari, Smt....
  • My blessings are always with him, says Pranab's sister July 25, 2012

    Celebrations have been on at Pranab Mukherjee's village in Birbhum. Speaking to CNN-IBN, his sister Annapurna Devi said that she wanted to attend the swearing in ceremony but because of her health she couldn't go. She, however, blessed Mukherjee and said she will visit Delhi for bhai dhooj. ...
  • Highs and lows of Pranab's political career July 25, 2012

    New Delhi: He has walked the corridors of power for almost 40 years. It's a journey which has ensured that today Pranab Mukherjee has friends in every party and it's the one advantage which he is counting on as he prepares to become India's next President. "He represents unique repository...
  • Live: Will defend Constitution, says Pranab July 25, 2012

    New Delhi: 11:40 am: In his first speech as the 13th President of India, Pranab Mukherjee vowed to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of India. "I will strive to preserve, protect and defend our constitution not just in words but also in spirit," said President Pranab Mukherjee. Talking of poverty...
  • Pranab set to take oath as the 13th President July 25, 2012

    New Delhi: Pranab Mukherjee will be sworn in as the 13th President of India on Wednesday. He will take oath in the Central Hall of Parliament. But before that, he will pay respects at Rajghat, Shakti Sthal and Veer Bhumi. After that he will meet outgoing President Pratibha Patil, who...
  • 13 visits in 5 years: Pratibha Patil's love for Pune July 24, 2012

    Pune: Even before the city was chosen by Pratibha Patil recently as her retirement destination, it seems to have been her preferred place for a visit during her five-year tenure as president of the country. A reply to an application filed by MiD DAY with the outgoing president’s secretariat under...
  • Will study Afzal Guru's mercy plea, says Pranab July 23, 2012

    New Delhi: India's President elect Pranab Mukherjee has given his first interview to CNN-IBN after winning the President poll. Speaking to CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose, Pranab said he will study Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru's clemency plea, but won't comment on it before that. "I can't comment on Afzal...
  • Reject Afzal Guru's plea: Shiv Sena to Pranab July 23, 2012

    Mumbai: Less than 24 hours after Pranab Mukherjee was elected as the 13th President of India, parties that favoured him are already trying to extract their pound of flesh. Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray, through party mouth piece 'Saamna', wants Pranab Mukherjee to begin his presidency by dealing with the...
  • UPA hails Pranab win, says Sangma a sore loser July 23, 2012

    New Delhi: Pranab Mukherjee won the Presidential election on Sunday, defeating PA Sangma by a huge margin. Pranab bagged 69 per cent of the votes, while Sangma got 31 per cent. Even as Pranab thanked the country and his supporters, Sangma sulked and went on to accuse the UPA of...
  • K'taka cross voting: BJP embarrassed, CM to act July 23, 2012

    Bangalore: Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar has promised action against the MLAs who cross voted in the Presidential election. He said that a committee will be formed and appropriate action will be taken. The Presidential election came as an embarrassment for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Karnataka. Bitter rivalries...
  • List of Presidents of India July 22, 2012

    New Delhi: India will get its 14th President on Sunday. UPA candidate Pranab Mukherjee is the overwhelming favourite to take over the post. Opposition sponsored PA Sangma is also in the fray but unlikely to give a tough fight to Mukherjee. Mukherjee will take over from Pratibha Patil, who took over...
  • I thank the people of India, says Pranab July 22, 2012

    New Delhi: 7.24 pm: Rajya Sabha General Secretary presented the certificate to Pranab Mukherjee on winning the presidential elections. 6.48 pm: Pranab Mukherjee has officially been declared elected as the President of India with 3095 votes valued at 7, 13, 763. His opponent P A Sangma secured 1483 votes valued at...
  • Workaholic Pranab has little time for family July 22, 2012

    New Delhi: Pranab Mukherjee, who looks all set to be the next President of India, has donned many hats - the Finance Minister, Home Minister, the government's key troubleshooter. As he gets ready for his biggest appointment yet, here's a look at a side of 'dada' that's never been seen...
  • UPA confident of Pranab's win in President poll July 22, 2012

    New Delhi: The counting of votes for the Presidential election will begin at 11 am on Sunday and the result is likely to be out by 4 pm. The UPA looks confident of its candidate Pranab Mukherjee's win by a huge margin. It's advantage Pranab Mukherjee with major political parties...
  • University textbook declares Pranab as President July 18, 2012

    Gadchiroli: Though the Presidential polls are yet to held, Gondwana University has already described UPA candidate Pranab Mukherjee as "the 14th President of the country" in a just-published textbook. The book, 'Democracy in India', has been prescribed for first year students of BA (Political Science) for the ongoing academic session...
  • Pranab to step down as Finance Minister on June 26 June 22, 2012

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will step down on June 26, rather than the previously expected June 24, as he prepares to stand in July's presidential election, a senior member of the ruling Congress Party said late on Thursday. Mukherjee, who has held the post since 2009, is leaving at...
  • A split NDA may back Sangma, Left still to decide June 21, 2012

    New Delhi: A divided NDA is expected to meet and take a final call on who to back in the race for the President's post. The NCP will also meet to decide on the fallout of PA Sangma's resignation while the Left will consider abstaining as an option when it...
  • President poll: Options with the Congress June 14, 2012

    New Delhi: The Congress seems to be strategising to checkmate the Mamata Banerjee-Mulayam Singh Yadav duo by going in for Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee's candidature for the President's post. Congress President Sonia Gandhi met Pranab on Thursday at her residence. She also met Defence Minister AK Antony, Home Minister P...
  • President poll: Hamid Ansari leads the race May 2, 2012

    New Delhi: In the race to the Rashtrapati Bhavan it was RJD chief Lalu Prasad's turn to make a political statement. The RJD chief said that he was willing to back Vice President Hamid Ansari. But in the Opposition, BJP leader Sushma Swaraj met NDA convenor Sharad Yadav to sort...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai April 27, 2012

    Watch top stories of the day with CNN-IBN's Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai. ...
  • 'Pained' at row, President gives up Pune land April 27, 2012

    New Delhi: President Pratibha Patil decided to give up her proposed post-retirement accommodation in Pune on Friday. This came after allegations that the President's bungalow was being built on defence land in violation of norms. The President's bungalow was being built on 2.6 lakh sq ft in Pune but the...