The information denied by the Ministry seems to be available on social media platforms from unconfirmed sources.
Maintaining that the Constitution is supreme, Mukherjee said “each organ of our democracy must function within its own sphere and must not take over what is assigned to the others”.
Rajinikanth, Aatre, Rao, renowned vocalist Girija Devi and chairperson of Cancer Institute V Shanta were given Padma Vibhushan.
“Diversity of our country is a fact. This cannot be turned into fiction due to the whims of a rigid few. Plurality of our society has come about through assimilation of ideas over centuries”
“It is the duty of our institutions to instill in their students a love for their motherland, a sense of responsibility towards their society, and a compassion for all,” Mukherjee said.
While 43 people will receive the awards on Monday, the rest of the awardees, including actors Rajinikanth and Priyanka Chopra and tennis player Sania Mirza, will be given the honour at a separate function to be held next month.
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley argued that there was “no better example for invoking Article 356” to remove an “unconstitutional” government.
The President presented the Visitor’s Awards for research as well as innovation to Prof Rakesh Bhatnagar and the Molecular Parasitology Group of JNU respectively.
With courts across the country burdened with a backlog of more than three crore cases, President Pranab Mukherjee Sunday said that judiciary was yet to fully meet people’s aspirations for “speedy and affordable” justice.
Trinamool Congress spokesman and Rajya Sabha MP Derek O’Brien has, now taken to giving television bites with a piece of unseasonal watermelon in hand.
IPC has often been haphazardly amended. It needs a comprehensive revision.
HRD Ministry officials termed it a “routine affair”.
They were speaking at the inaugural function of National Conference of Women Legislators at Vigyan Bhawan. PM Narendra Modi was also present.
President Mukherjee awarded the Presidential Colours to 28 Equipment Depot and Presidential Standard to 119 Helicopter Unit at a ceremonial parade held at Air Force Station Jamnagar.
Last year, the government faced embarrassment when an amendment moved by CPM’s P Rajeeve to the President’s address was carried.