PRANAB MUKHERJEE

  • President Pranab Mukherjee congratulates Queen Elizabeth on her 89th birthday Yesterday

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee has conveyed his greetings and felicitations to the Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom on the eve of her 89th birthday. "It is a matter of great satisfaction that the 'Enhanced Partnership' between India and the United Kingdom has been deepened and strengthened in recent...
  • Judicial appointments should conform to highest standards: President 3 days ago

    Patna: The process of selection and appointment of judges should conform to the highest of standards, President Pranab Mukherjee said on Saturday, describing an independent judiciary as the "cornerstone" of democracy. "The process of selection and appointment of judges should conform to the highest of standards....
  • President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurates centenary function of Patna High Court 3 days ago

    Patna: President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday said that elected representatives would have strong desire to go for populism which might affect individual rights and the duty of the judiciary is to show red flag to any infringement of fundamental rights of a citizen. Inaugurating the centenary celebration of the Patna High...
  • President Pranab Mukherjee condoles former Nepal Prime Minister's death 4 days ago

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday condoled the death of former Nepal Prime Minister Surya Bahadur Thapa saying with his demise the Himalayan country has lost a "great leader" and a "visionary statesman" who served its people with dedication and commitment. In his condolence message to Sunil Thapa, son of...
  • President Pranab Mukherjee congratulates hockey team April 12, 2015

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday congratulated the Indian hockey team for winning a bronze in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup at Ipoh in Malaysia. "Congrats Indian Team on winning bronze in Sultan Azlan Shah Cup Hockey Tournament," President Mukherjee said in his official twitter handle. India beat...
  • President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurates northeast festival in Delhi April 11, 2015

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday inaugurated a festival showcasing the culture of India's northeast region and highlighted the "immense contribution" made by the people of the region in nation building. The day-long festival - "Songs and Dances of the North East" - was organised by the Meghalaya government here...
  • Nasim Zaidi appointed next Chief Election Commissioner April 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi on Thursday was appointed as the next Chief Election Commissioner. President Pranab Mukherjee has cleared his appointment, a Law Ministry statement said. He will assume charge with effect from April 19, after the incumbent Hari Shankar Brahma demits office on April...
  • Photo of the day: Amitabh Bachchan receives Padma Vibhushan from President Pranab Mukherjee April 8, 2015

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday conferred Padma Vibhushan on Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan. Padma Vibushan was also conferred on Malur Ramaswamy Srinivasan for his work in science and engineering and jurist K.K. Venugopal for public affairs. The awards were conferred at a function at Rashtrapati Bhavan, and was attended by...
  • Security breached, woman IAS imposter Ruby Choudhary seen in photos with Pranab Mukherjee April 4, 2015

    Dehradun: In a major security lapse, the woman who posed as an IAS officer at Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA) in Mussoorie, has been seen in photographs sitting just a few rows from President Pranab Mukherjee. While the authenticity of the photograph is yet to be verified,...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay April 3, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Smriti Irani spots camera outside changing room of FabIndia outlet in Goa April 3, 2015

    A store operated by fashion boutique chain FabIndia was sealed in Goa on Friday and three to four people were detained for allegedly setting up a CCTV camera which overlooked the store's changing room where central minister Smriti Irani was trying out clothes. ...
  • President Pranab Mukherjee gives nod to land ordinance April 3, 2015

    New Delhi: The land acquisition ordinance, which the government could not get converted into a legislation in Rajya Sabha due to stiff opposition, was on Friday re-promulgated, a day before it is to lapse. President Pranab Mukherjee has signed the ordinance as recommended by the union cabinet on March 31, official...
  • Expand education infrastructure to create employment opportunity for youngster: President April 3, 2015

    Kolkata: There is a need to expand primary and higher education facilities in the country to increase employment opportunities for younger generations, President Pranab Mukherjee has said. He has expressed concern that none of India's over 700 universities and around 36,000 degree colleges finds place in world's top 200 educational institutes...
  • India needs more research and innovation: President April 2, 2015

    Kolkata: President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday said India is way behind other developed nations when it comes to higher education. Speaking at the inauguration of the centenary year celebrations of Dakshineswar Ramkrishna Sangha Adyapeath, he said, "We need more research and innovation in the country as India is far behind all...
  • Cabinet recommends re-promulgation of Land Acquisition Ordinance: sources March 31, 2015

    New Delhi: The Cabinet on Tuesday recommended re-promulgation of the Land Acquisition Ordinance after it had lapsed, said sources. The move came after the Ordinance failed to pass in the Rajya Sabha in the first part of the Budget session of Parliament. The Land Ordinance required President Pranab Mukherjee's assent who...
  • e Lounge: Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Prasoon Joshi receive Padma Shri Award March 31, 2015

    Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali and lyricist Prasoon Joshi were honoured with the country's prestigious Padma Shri award by President Pranab Mukherjee at a civil investiture ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan. ...
  • President hails Kidambi Srikanth for India Open win March 30, 2015

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday congratulated shuttler Kidambi Srikanth for winning the India Open Superseries men's singles title on Sunday. The World No 4 defeated Danish Viktor Axelsen 18-21, 21-13, 21-12 in 55 minutes in the final at the Siri Fort Sports Complex. "Please accept my hearty congratulations and best...
  • President, Prime Minister congratulate Australia on 5th World Cup title March 29, 2015

    New Delhi: President of India Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday congratulated Australian cricket team for winning the World Cup for a record fifth time at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Australia clinched the coveted ICC Cricket World Cup for the fifth time, thrashing New Zealand by seven wickets to provide a perfect...
  • Jurists must ensure justice to all in terror cases: President March 28, 2015

    New Delhi: Jurists must play an important role to ensure justice to the victims of terror and to the persons implicated in such crimes, President Pranab Mukherjee has said. "Jurists must play an important role in ensuring that the wheels of justice move faster -- both to give justice to...
  • President confers Bharat Ratna on former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee March 27, 2015

    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 March 27, 2015

    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 March 25, 2015

    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 March 24, 2015

    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 March 23, 2015

    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...