Pranab Mukherjee

  • Sonia Gandhi meets President over LoP status in Lok Sabha 08-07-2014 07:58 PM

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday met President Pranab Mukherjee in the backdrop of the UPA pitching for Leader of Opposition status for her party in Lok Sabha. Gandhi, on Monday made a strong pitch for Congress being given the post of Leader of Opposition, held a meeting...
  • Snapshot: Have you been inside the Rashtrapati Bhavan? Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a personal tour and looks massively impressed 03-07-2014 03:44 PM

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi joined President President Pranab Mukherjee for lunch today, following a round of the Rashtrapati Bhavan. The photos were tweeted by the President's official handle @RashtrapatiBhvn. The inside of the President's House is not only imposing, but vastly grand. There are arched ceilings with in-laid work and...
  • Arvind Kejriwal to meet President to demand fresh polls in Delhi 02-07-2014 11:43 PM

    New Delhi: AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal along with his party legislators will meet President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday over the alleged "horse trading" by the BJP in Delhi, and will demand fresh assembly elections in the capital. "All AAP MLAs meeting the President tomorrow at 6.30 pm to request him...
  • President Pranab Mukherjee makes his debut on Twitter, becomes the first Indian President to join the social networking site 02-07-2014 03:04 PM

    President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday made his debut on social networking site Twitter and his account will have regular updates about activities as well as news from the Rashtrapati Bhavan. The twitter handle @RashtrapatiBhvn has a message "Rashtrapati Bhavan is now on Twitter. Please follow us for regular updates." The...
  • CJI hits out at Centre for segregating Gopal Subramanium's case in appointment of SC judge 01-07-2014 06:30 PM

    New Delhi: The Chief Justice of India RM Lodha on Tuesday lambasted Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government for segregating former Solicitor General and senior lawyer Gopal Subramanium's case from the other three nominees for the appointment as Supreme Court judges. "I fail to understand how the appointment to a high...
  • Pranab Mukherjee to become the first Indian President to join Twitter today 01-07-2014 10:47 AM

    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...
  • Pranab Mukherjee laments lack of quality higher education 28-06-2014 10:10 PM

    President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday expressed regret that many higher education institutions in the country lacked the quality to produce graduates for global markets and no Indian university featured in the top-200 list. The president called for quality teachers and good governance practices coupled with faster and transparent decision-making for...
  • Agricultural institutes should lead next farm revolution: Pranab Mukherjee 28-06-2014 12:00 AM

    President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday called on "committed, capable and hard-working" professionals of the country's agricultural institutes to lead the next farm revolution. "We require committed, capable and hardworking professionals from our agricultural institutions to spearhead the next farm revolution," Mukherjee said at the golden jubilee convocation of the Jawaharlal...
  • Essential to impart quality education to youth: Pranab Mukherjee 27-06-2014 08:40 PM

    Stressing on the need for imparting quality education to the youth, President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday said quality upgradation is essential to meet the standards like ancient days when India used to dominate the world scenario in the realm of higher education. "Our country remains as exciting a place to...
  • Agricultural institutes should lead next farm revolution: President 27-06-2014 05:02 PM

    President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday called on "committed, capable and hard-working" professionals of the country's agricultural institutes to lead the next farm revolution. "We require committed, capable and hardworking professionals from our agricultural institutions to spearhead the next farm revolution," Mukherjee said at the golden jubilee convocation of the Jawaharlal...
  • Need to make drug addicts productive members of society: President 26-06-2014 05:16 PM

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday expressed concern over the growing alcoholism and drug abuseand advocated a comprehensive programme with focus on making the addicts productive members of society after getting them off alcohol and drugs. "The aim of the comprehensive treatment programme should not merely be to get...
  • UP Governor to meet public regularly, BJP questions move 24-06-2014 11:16 PM

    The newly-appointed Governor of Uttar Pradesh, Aziz Qureshi, has decide to meet the general public regularly, a move which has been questioned by BJP. "Dr Qureshi will be available for general public at Raj Bhawan between 11 am to 1 pm daily (excluding holidays)," said an official release in Lucknow...
  • Will allow the BMC to disconnect utilities, say Campa Cola residents 22-06-2014 05:32 PM

    Mumbai: In a move to end the stand off with the Mumbai civic officials, the Campa Cola residents have agreed to let the BMC carry out their duties and disconnect the utilities in their houses. However, they said that they will not hand over the keys of their houses to...
  • Mumbai: Campa Cola residents write mercy petition to President 22-06-2014 01:10 PM

    Mumbai: There is a high drama at Mumbai's Campa Cola society as the residents have not let the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation officials to enter the society compound on Sunday. The defiant residents wrote a mercy petition to President Pranab Mukherjee under article 143(1) of the Constitution urging him to seek...
  • Chhattisgarh Governor quits, submits resignation papers to President 19-06-2014 09:36 AM

    New Delhi: Chhattisgarh Governor Shekhar Dutt resigned on Thursday and has submitted his resignation letter to President Pranab Mukherjee. The move came as the Narendra Modi government was planning to remove all Governors appointed by the Congress. Government sources said that Nagaland Governor Dr Ashwini Kumar could be asked to...
  • Nithari killings: Home Minister Rajnath Singh rejects mercy petition of Surendra Koli 18-06-2014 06:23 PM

    Government on Wednesday recommended the rejection of five mercy petitions including that of Surendra Koli sent to the gallows for the infamous serial killing of children in Nithari in Noida and of two sisters sentenced to death for murdering several children. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh signed five files recommending...
  • Uttarakhand Governor given additional charge of Uttar Pradesh 18-06-2014 11:56 AM

    The resignation of Uttar Pradesh governor BL Joshi has been accepted by President Pranab Mukherjee, an official said on Wednesday. Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi has been given the additional charge of UP. Joshi, a retired IPS official had assumed charge as UP governor in 2009 during the second term of...
  • Appointment of governors a prerogative of the government: HR Bhardwaj 17-06-2014 11:17 PM

    New Delhi: Refusing to have resigned from his post of Karnataka Governor, HR Bhardwaj said that the appointment of Governors is a policy decision taken by the Cabinet and if it decides to have a change in guard, no one can stop them. "Change of government means change of system,...
  • Rajasthan Governor Margaret Alva meets Narendra Modi 17-06-2014 03:58 PM

    Rajasthan Governor Margaret Alva on Tuesday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi here amid reports that a number of Governors appointed by the previous UPA government may be asked to quit. "It was a courtesy call," a PMO statement said without giving any further details on the meeting Alva had...
  • Aim for the top, says President Pranab Mukherjee 15-06-2014 06:36 PM

    Pune: Observing that India had been a leader in higher education for 1,500 years from third century BC, President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday wondered "why cannot we occupy our rightful place in the comity rpt comity of nations". "India was the leader in higher education from third century BC, from...
  • Pranab congratulates Israeli president on his election 13-06-2014 05:05 PM

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday congratulated Reuven Rivlin on his election as the president of Israel and sought "further strengthening" of cooperation between the two countries in the fields of trade and economy, security, culture and people-to-people exchanges. In a message to Rivlin, Mukherjee said: "On behalf of...
  • PM Modi says development should be the war cry, become a mass movement 11-06-2014 06:23 PM

    New Delhi: Seeking support of all the members and stating that states will be equal partners in India's development, Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised to fulfill promises and ensure that the country leaves behind the stigma of scams and become a world power. With a statesman-like approach and speech, Modi...
  • Modi likely to brief Parliament on government's priorities today 11-06-2014 08:28 AM

    New Delhi: It is the final day of the first Parliament session of the new government and discussion over President Pranab Mukherjee's address will continue on Wednesday. Congress leaders Anand Sharma and Amarinder Singh will be wrapping up the debate on behalf of the Opposition. Prime Minister Narendra Modi in...
  • President's address compilation of poll slogans: CPM 10-06-2014 09:02 PM

    New Delhi: CPI-M leader Sitaram Yechury on Tuesday termed the president's address to the joint session of parliament a "compilation of election slogans" of the BJP. "The president's speech is a compilation of all slogans of BJP's election campaign. You can also rehash the election manifesto, but how would you...
  • Discussion in Parliament on President's joint address today 10-06-2014 10:25 AM

    New Delhi: A day after President Pranab Mukherjee spelt out the roadmap of Narendra Modi's government, both houses of Parliament will hold a discussion on the motion of thanks on the President's address on Tuesday. The discussion on behalf of the government in Lok Sabha will be initiated by Rajiv...
  • Modi formula right for growth-starved India, he now needs to walk the talk 09-06-2014 11:56 PM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has struck the right chord. In the address to the joint sitting of Parliament on Monday President Pranab Mukherjee spelt out the path that Modi and his government will take over the next 60 months to put India back on the path of progress...
  • Modi government to put Sino-India ties on growth trajectory: President 09-06-2014 11:55 PM

    New Delhi: With consensus across political spectrum on maintaining a close and cooperative relations with China, Narendra Modi government will strive to place Sino-India relationship on a "trajectory of stable growth", development and expansion, President Pranab Mukherjee said in New Delhi on Monday. The President conveyed this to visiting Chinese...
  • Modi holds Rahul's hand amid bonhomie in Parliament 09-06-2014 11:38 PM

    New Delhi: Bonhomie pervaded in parliament on Monday as Prime Minister Narendra Modi held Rahul Gandhi's hand in an expression of warmth and Congress president Sonia Gandhi conversed intently with LK Advani. Former prime minister Manmohan Singh was among those present in the packed central hall to listen to President...
  • Narendra Modi government sets out investor-friendly reform agenda 09-06-2014 09:55 PM

    New Delhi: The new government will pursue a broad economic reform agenda focused on job creation through public and private investment that makes containing inflation its top priority, President Pranab Mukherjee told Parliament on Monday. The President told lawmakers elected in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's landslide victory last month that...