Pranab Mukherjee

Pranab Mukherjee is the current president of India. A former leader of the Indian National Congress, he has held the presidential post since July 2012. Prior to that he was the finance minister of the country and at various moments of his political career he has held portfolios of including foreign affairs, defense and commerce. Born in Birbhum district of Bengal, he went on to complete his higher education from University of Calcutta with an MA degree in Political Science and an LLB. Before joining politics he worked as a professor of Political Science at Vidyanagar College and as a journalist with the Bengali journal 'Desher Dak'. Mukherjee's initiation into national politics took place in 1969 when he got elected to the Rajya Sabha, under the guidance of former prime minister Indira Gandhi. After the assassination of Indira Gandhi, Mukherjee's political career took a back seat. However, he revived his political portfolio under the prime ministerial tenure of P V Narasimha Rao, when he was appointed head of planning commission and later as foreign minister. In all these years of political experience in the country, president Mukherjee has been instrumental in certain key developments regarding Right to Information, Right to Employement, Metro Rail and the like. Apart from his political astuity, he is reputed for his powerful oratory skills and intellectual prowess.
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Opposition meets President Pranab Mukherjee, says environment of fear in country

Referring to incidents like the lynching in Alwar, they told him that violence “inspired by the ideology of the ruling establishment” underscores a design to take India back to “medieval times”.

President Pranab Mukherjee extends greetings on Chaitra Sukladi, Ugadi

“On the happy occasion of Chaitra Sukladi, Ugadi, Gudi Padava, Cheti Chand, Navreh and Sajibu Cheiraoba, I convey warm greetings and best wishes to all my fellow citizens,” said President Mukherjee

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Pranab Mukherjee inaugurates solar power project in President’s Estate

Omita Paul, secretary to the President, said that the sprawling President’s Estate spends Rs 20 crore every year on its electricity bills.

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Budget Session live updates: Demonetisation has short term costs, potential long term benefits, says Arvind Subramanian

The union budget 2017, coming ahead of important elections in five states including agrarian Punjab and Uttar Pradesh, may also see new schemes for farmers and women.

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Republic Day parade: India displays military might, NSG makes debut

The NSG contingent that consisted of 60 commandoes in black overalls and full armed gear gave the ceremonial salute to President Pranab Mukherjee as they marched on Rajpath.

In Republic Day eve address, President Mukherjee urges the nation to ‘work harder’

In his Republic Day eve address to the nation on Wednesday, President Pranab Mukherjee asserted that the country’s strength lies in pluralism and diversity and that India has traditionally celebrated the ‘argumentative’ Indian, not the ‘intolerant’ Indian. “A healthy democracy calls for conformity to the values of tolerance, patience and respect for others. We have […]

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President Pranab Mukherjee address to the nation: Full text

Pranab Mukherjee spoke on range of issues like demonestiation, women safety, intolerance and economic growth.

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President Pranab Mukherjee: Our tradition celebrates ‘argumentative’, not ‘intolerant’ Indian

For a healthy democracy, Mukherjee said that it is pertinent that everyone conforms to the values of “tolerance, patience and respect for others”.

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President Pranab Mukherjee: Demonestisation brought temporary slowdown, but will improve transparency

The crown prince of Abu Dhabi, Mohammed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyanwould will grace the Republic day celebrations, as the chief guest, this year.

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1992 Bara killings: President sets aside MHA advice, commutes death of 4 to life term

The 1992 Bara massacre followed a string of massacres in 1990-91, in which 59 Scheduled Caste men were killed.

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After Abdul Kalam, 10 Rajaji Marg to house Pranab Mukherjee

Union Tourism and Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma, the current occupant, confirmed that he has been asked to vacate the duplex bungalow.

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President Pranab Mukherjee condoles death of veteran actor Om Puri

President Pranab Mukherjee, in a video message to the deceased actor Om Puri’s son, Ishaan Puri, Mukherjee said, “I am sad to learn about the passing away of your father.”

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President Pranab Mukherjee asks youth to serve nation ‘wholeheartedly’

I appeal to all of you to dedicate yourselves wholeheartedly in the service of your motherland,” President Pranab Mukherjee said.

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PM Modi wishes President Pranab Mukherjee on his 81st birthday

President Mukherjee is celebrating his 81st birthday on Sunday.

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Jayalalithaa funeral: IAF aircraft carrying President Pranab develops technical snag mid-air, returns to Delhi

President Pranab Mukherjee was travelling to Chennai to attend the last rites of former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa