If former president Kalam’s death revived the idea of a ‘People’s President’, Mukherjee’s role in deciding the mercy petition of the Yakub Memon raised fresh questions on the powers of the office.
President Mukherjee today completes three years in office during which he undertook 105 domestic visits.
The Iftar calendar in the national capital has considerably lightened since the NDA government came to power with Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s being the exception.
Sources said it is a pre-scheduled meeting but the chances of the issue relating to the Governor coming up cannot be ruled out.
The Congress party has urged President Pranab Mukherjee to issue appropriate directions to “punish all persons involved, howsoever high he or she may be.”
India needs to retain the place it had during ancient times in the world education map, and for that there is a need to link education to research and improve quality of education — this was the message given by President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday to the students at Dr D Y Patil University (DPU). […]
Pranab Mukherjee said that in the last 83 years, no research scholar from an Indian university has won the Nobel prize after C V Raman in 1930.
APCC has sought intervention of President Mukherjee and demanded either restraining Governor P B Acharya from making political comments or relieving him.
“The quality of Shahi litchis has also suffered due to hailstorms and unseasonal rains in March and April this year. So we have decided not to send the fruit to the top dignitaries of the country. We have informed about this to the state government,” Kumar said.
It has been reported that the Honourable President Of India, Mr Pranab Mukherjee, is planning to watch Deepika Padukone, Amitabh Bachchan’s ‘Piku’.
The ordinance will now have to be laid before both Houses of Parliament and shall cease to operate at the expiration of six weeks from the date of reassembly if it is not converted into law.
Mukherjee will be in Sweden from May 31 to June 2, followed by a two day trip to Belarus.
The newspaper today hit back through a statement on its website, where it alleged pressure to drop the contentious remarks made by Mukherjee.
The Swedish newspaper said the Indian ambassador’s reaction to the Bofors remark was ‘regretful.’
Congress leaders including Ghulam Nabi Azad, Sheila Dikshit, Ahmed Patel, Sri Prakash Jaiswal and Ajay Maken too paid homage at the memorial of Nehru on the occasion.
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