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  • tdp chief urges president to intervene in ap bifurcation

    TDP chief urges President to intervene in AP bifurcation issue

    India | November 13, 2013 7:19 IST

    Hyderabad : Noting that the Centre's “unconventional and undemocratic” method to bifurcate Andhra Pradesh is a threat to “federal polity”, Telugu Desam Party requested the President of India tonight to direct the Centre to find

  • have vision for india as knowledge power in 10 years pranab

    Have vision for India as knowledge power in 10 years: Pranab Mukherjee

    India | November 12, 2013 8:46 IST

    Gangtok : President Pranab Mukherjee yesterday emphasised the need for greater research and innovation in the education system and shared a vision for India becoming a knowledge power in the coming decade where everyone has

  • president condemns bodh gaya blasts as senseless terror act

    President condemns Bodh Gaya blasts as senseless terror act

    India | July 07, 2013 15:32 IST

    New Delhi, July 7: President Pranab Mukherjee today condemned the serial blasts at Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya as a senseless act of violence to target innocent pilgrims.  Expressing deep anguish over the blasts, he

  • president pranab mukherjee signs food security ordinance

    President Pranab Mukherjee signs Food Security ordinance

    India | July 05, 2013 6:12 IST

    New Delhi, July 5 : After more than 24 hours, the President Pranab Mukherjee yesterday signed the historic Food Security Ordinance that promises food for all people living below the poverty line at cheap rates.

  • president mukherjee begins odisha visit

    President Mukherjee begins Odisha visit

    India | April 24, 2013 21:42 IST

    Bhubaneswar, Apr 24: President Pranab Mukherjee Wednesday arrived here on his first visit to Odisha after assuming the nation's highest post, a state official said.He was given a warm welcome at the Biju Patnaik Airport

  • rahul dravid sharmila tagore sridevi take padma awards from

    Rahul Dravid, Sharmila Tagore, Sridevi take Padma awards from President

    India | April 05, 2013 21:14 IST

    New Delhi, Apr  5 :  President Pranab Mukherjee gave away 54 Padma awards at a function in the Darbar hall of Rashtrapati Bhavan here Friday.Actors Sharmila Tagore and Sridevi and cricketer Rahul Dravid were among

  • president to interact with vice chancellors through video

    President to interact with Vice Chancellors through video conferencing

    India | April 03, 2013 18:08 IST

    New Delhi, Apr 3: A newly-installed video conference facility in Rashtrapati Bhavan will enable President Pranab Mukherjee to interact with the Vice-Chancellors of various universities right from his official residence.“A new room for Video-Conferencing has

  • take healthcare services closer to homes prez

    Take healthcare services closer to homes: Prez

    India | January 16, 2013 23:35 IST

    New Delhi, Jan 16: Voicing concern over inadequate healthcare facilities across the country, President Pranab Mukherjee today suggested that such services should be taken closer to homes of families and said government planned a substantial

  • sangma moves sc against pranab s election as president

    Sangma moves SC against Pranab's election as President

    Politics | September 23, 2012 16:22 IST

    New Delhi, Aug 21: P A Sangma on Tuesday moved the Supreme Court challenging the election of Congress leader Pranab Mukherjee as President of India.The petition filed by Sangma has contended that Mukherjee was holding

  • sister delighted after pranab sworn in as president

    Sister delighted after Pranab sworn-in as President

    Politics | July 25, 2012 14:27 IST

    Kirnahar (WB), July 25: “My joy knows no bound. I am at a loss to describe how happy I am today,” said Annapurna Banerjee, elder sister of President Pranab Mukherjee, after the swearing-in ceremony was

  • pranab thanks people for electing him president

    Pranab thanks people for electing him President

    Politics | July 22, 2012 20:45 IST

    New Delhi, July 22: Pranab Mukherjee today thanked people for electing him as the President and assured the nation that he would make earnest efforts to preserve and protect the Constitution.“I would like to thank

  • after rough and tumble of politics a new journey for pranab

    After rough and tumble of politics, a new journey for Pranab

    Politics | July 25, 2012 12:35 IST

    New Delhi, Jul 22: Pranab Mukherjee will embark on a new journey transcending political affiliations in the high Constitutional job with an ease none of his predecessors may have enjoyed because of his experience spanning

  • bjp demands rejection of pranab s candidature for prez poll

    BJP demands rejection of Pranab's candidature for Prez poll

    Politics | July 03, 2012 20:10 IST

    New Delhi, Jul 2:  Demanding rejection of Pranab Mukherjee's nomination papers on the ground that he held an Office of Profit, BJP today asked Congress not to bend rules over the issue to have its

  • procession in kolkata for kalam as next prez

    Procession in Kolkata for Kalam as next Prez

    Politics | June 22, 2012 10:53 IST

    Kolkata, Jun 16: A procession by non-political persons for A P J Abdul Kalam as the next President was taken out in Kolkata today.The processionists belonging to Bangla Nagarik Samaj, a citizen's forum, holding placards

  • congress may face obstacles in presidential poll

    Congress May Face Obstacles In Presidential Poll

    India | March 07, 2012 18:54 IST

    New Delhi, Mar 7: The Congress party's poor show in the just-concluded Assembly polls in five states has raised questions over its ability to get a candidate of its choice elected as the next President

  • delhi govt advised to exercise caution in making

    Delhi Govt Advised To Exercise Caution In Making Announcements

    India | November 17, 2011 7:50 IST

    New Delhi, Nov 17: President Pratibha Patil has “advised” Delhi Government to exercise caution in making announcements while responding to a Lokayukta order against Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit for “misrepresenting” facts about construction of low-cost

  • at last home ministry forwards afzal s mercy petition file

    At Last, Home Ministry Forwards Afzal's Mercy Petition File To President

    India | August 10, 2011 20:54 IST

    New Delhi, August 10:  The government is understood to have recommended to the President rejection of the clemency petition of Parliament attack convict Mohd Afzal Guru, condemned to death. The home ministry is believed to