PRANAB MUKHERJEE

  • President confers Bharat Ratna on former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee Yesterday

    New Delhi: Veteran Parliamentarian and former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, founder member of BJP who is held in high esteem across the political spectrum, was on Friday conferred with Bharat Ratna, the country's highest civilian award, by President Pranab Mukherjee In a departure from protocol, Mukherjee drove to Vajpayee's...
  • Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee to be conferred Bharat Ratna today Yesterday

    Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee will receive the Bharat Ratna award on Friday. Stepping away from protocol, President Pranab Mukherjee will visit Vajpayee at his residence to confer the prestigious award. ...
  • President to confer Bharat Ratna on former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee at his residence on March 27 2 days ago

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee will present the Bharat Ratna to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at his residence in Lucknow on Friday, Rashtrapati Bhavan said on Wednesday. The president will also confer the Bharat Ratna on Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya (posthumously) on March 30 at Rashtrapati Bhavan along with...
  • World TB Day: Government yet to make plans to ensure availability of new drug 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Three years ago, 12 cases of the lethal, almost impossible-to-treat strain of extremely drug resistant Tuberculosis were identified in Mumbai in which six patients died within months of the diagnosis. Tuberculosis which was a disease curable in the 90's, has mutated into this lethal strain in a span...
  • Cuban Vice President meets Indian President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Cuban Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez Mario on Monday held talks with President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi during which bilateral, regional and international issues of mutual interest were discussed. The visiting dignitary also met Vice President Hamid Ansari and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. An agreement...
  • President Pranab Mukherjee congratulates Indian team March 19, 2015

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday congratulated the Indian cricket team for their victory against Bangladesh in the quarter-final match of the ICC World Cup, 2015. In his Tweet, the President said "Congratulations Team India on the win against Bangladesh; sportsmanship of both teams commendable." India entered the World Cup semi-finals...
  • Despite police rejecting permission, Opposition MPs to march against Land Bill March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Despite the Delhi Police denying permission for a march to Rashtrapati Bhavan, ten Opposition parties are firm on their stand that they will hold the protest. Delhi Police has placed barricades and is keeping water cannons ready to stop the march. Leaders from Congress, Samajwadi Party (SP), Trinamool Congress...
  • Indian armed forces can tackle designs of terror outfits, says President March 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Admiring the courage and sacrifice of 1.5 million Indian soldiers during the World War 1, President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday said Indian armed forces today is capable tackling the "pernicious designs" of terror outfits. Inaugurating the commemorative exhibition on the theme "India and World War-I", Mukherjee said Indian...
  • Pranab Mukherjee, Narendra Modi congratulate Indian cricket team March 10, 2015

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday congratulated the Indian cricket team for their eight-wicket victory against Ireland in a World Cup Pool B game. The president in his message to the team congratulated them for winning five games on the trot in the quadrennial tournament. "Bravo...
  • President to inaugurate exhibition to highlight Indian Army's contribution in World War 1 March 10, 2015

    New Delhi: As the Indian Army is commemorating 100 years of World War 1, President Pranab Mukherjee will be inaugurating the first of its kind exhibition on Tuesday evening. The exhibition displays 13 operations that the Indian Corps participated in, from the Western Front in France to Mesopotamia and China. The...
  • President, PM congratulate Indian cricket team March 6, 2015

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday congratulated the Indian cricket team for their four-wicket victory against the West Indies in the World Cup. The president in his congratulatory message to the team wished them success for the upcoming matches. "Congrats Team India for victory against West...
  • Traders upset as Maharashtra government bans beef March 4, 2015

    Mumbai: Nearly 2 decades after the last Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)- Shiv Sena government passed the Maharashtra Animal Preservation Bill, President Pranab Mukherjee has given it a green signal. Meat lovers in Maharashtra will have to say goodbye to their favourite beef burgers and steaks as selling or possession of...
  • President gives assent to 19-year-old law banning beef in Maharashtra March 3, 2015

    Mumbai: Pranab Mukherjee has approved the Maharashtra Animal Preservation (Amendment) Bill, nineteen years after it was passed by the then BJP-Shiv Sena government in 1995. Now anyone found to be selling beef or in possession of it can be jailed for five years and fined upto 10,000 rupees. The bill...
  • Vyapam scam: MP Governor Ram Naresh Yadav still in office despite Centre's diktat March 3, 2015

    New Delhi: A defiant Madhya Pradesh Governor Ram Naresh Yadav continues to remain in office despite having been asked to step down after his name had figured in an FIR for his alleged involvement in massive recruitment scam in the state. Yadav was camping in the national capital for last five...
  • Bill banning cow-slaughter in Maharashtra gets President's nod March 2, 2015

    Mumbai: The bill banning the cow slaughter in Maharashtra, pending for the last several years, on Monday received the President's assent, the state finance minister Sudhir Mungantiwar said in Mumbai. "I am very happy that the President finally gave his assent. We have been trying hard...
  • How the last five Union Budgets impacted income tax February 27, 2015

    With no major surprises in the Railway Budget presented by Suresh Prabhu on Thursday, all eyes will be on Finance Minister Arun Jaitley as he prepares to present the government's first full Union Budget on Saturday. Income tax slabs have always been the most awaited section of the Budget. With the...
  • No vindictive politics, will act against anyone who is named in black money probe, says Modi February 27, 2015

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks in Lok Sabha over President's address to the joint session of Parliament that took place on the first day of the Budget session. ...
  • MPs demand five fold increase in MPLAD funds, Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker to meet Modi February 26, 2015

    New Delhi: Cutting across the party line, MPs are demanding an increase in funds allocated to them for development work in their constituencies from Rs 5 crore to Rs 25 crore. The MPs said the increase in the fund is necessary since Prime Minister Narendra Modi had asked them to...
  • Need market reforms to boost well-being of farmers: President February 23, 2015

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday emphasised on value-added agriculture, market reform, use of technology and improving productivity in areas with untapped potential for improving the well-being of farmers. He also said that food processing has immense potential for generating employment in rural areas,...
  • Flashback: Key features of the last five Union Budgets February 23, 2015

    Riding high on the development agenda, Narendra Modi led Bharatiya Janata Party triumphed the Lok Sabha elections with a thunderous applause in May 2014. Nine months later, in its first full-fledged Union budget, it is time for the Modi government to put into action the tall promises made during elections. ...
  • Full text: President Pranab Mukherjee's joint address to Parliament February 23, 2015

    Focusing on the government's vision of 'Sab ka saath, sab ka vikas', President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday delivered his joint address in the joint session of Parliament. "We have taken out several measures, including smart cities, sanitation etc.," he said. He also added that the government has controlled inflation to...
  • PM, President praise Indian cricket team after victory over South Africa February 22, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday hailed the Indian cricket team for victory over South Africa in World Cup match. "Congratulations on your second victory in ICC World Cup 2015; the first ever win against S.Africa in World Cup matches," President Mukherjee tweeted soon after...
  • Won't reconsider decision without academic independence: Amartya Sen February 21, 2015

    Kolkata: Nobel laureate Amartya Sen on Saturday ruled out reconsidering his decision not to seek a second term as Chancellor of Nalanda University since that would require a change in the position of the government on the academic independence of Nalanda University. The 81-year-old economist's decision to withdraw his candidature as...
  • Exclusive: Criticism of Modi should not impact my academic integrity, says Amartya Sen February 20, 2015

    Speaking exclusively to CNN-IBN, Nobel laureate Amartya Sen said that he withdrew candidature from Nalanda after reports that the Centre is not interested in giving him a second term. "My criticism of Modi should not impact my academic integrity," he said. ...
  • No attempt to curtail Amartya Sen's tenure as Nalanda University Chancellor: Centre February 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Even as Nobel laureate Amartya Sen has alleged that he had been asked to vacate the post of the Vice chancellor of Nalanda University, the Central government has rubbished his claims. "There is no attempt to curtail Nobel laureate Amartya Sen's tenure as Nalanda University Chancellor," the government...
  • Watch: Pranab Mukherjee gives serious competition to Obama on style quotient February 17, 2015

    US President Barack Obama recently featured in a Buzzfeed video to promote healthcare. And giving a serious competition is President Pranab Mukherjee who posted pictures of his in the Mughal Gardens inside Rashtrapati Bhavan. Obama displayed his drawing skills and Pranab showcased his garden. ...
  • President asks youngsters to practise tolerance, reject divisive agenda February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday said that Indians should "collectively preserve" the country's core values of pluralism and secularism while youngsters should be imparted a "greater sense" of tolerance so that they may summarily reject any "divisive agenda". "Each one of us must be mindful of the sensitivities...
  • I will not resign till vote of confidence takes place: Bihar CM Manjhi February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi has reiterated that he will not resign till the vote of confidence takes place. He also alleged that MLAs supporting him were called to Delhi and threatened. In an interview to IBN, Manjhi alleged that Janata Dal (United) leader Nitish Kumar was...
  • President, PM Modi among VVIPs at Amit Shah's son's reception February 15, 2015

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi were among dignitaries who attended the wedding reception of BJP Chief Amit Shah's son Jay on Sunday. Besides, many Union ministers, Governors and Chief Ministers were among the VVIP guests at the high-profile event, organised at 9, Ashoka road, adjacent to...
  • Prime Minister, President congratulate India for World Cup win over Pakistan February 15, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted his congratulations to the Indian cricket team for their victory over Pakistan in a World Cup pool match in Adelaide. "Congrats Team India. Well played. We are all very proud of you," the prime minister wrote on his Twitter handle @narendramodi. Meanwhile, on the other...