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Pranab da never judged my government's decisions: PM Modi

A day before President Pranab Mukherjee demits office, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday lavished praise on him.

Congress releases letter on transparency in party funding

Following Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley`s stand that no political party had come forward with suggestions to make party funding cleaner, the Congress on Monday released a May 30 letter that advocated complete transparency on donors and donees.

State In Depth

Soul of India resides in pluralism and tolerance, says President Pranab Mukherjee in farewell address to nation Soul of India resides in pluralism and tolerance, says President Pranab Mukherjee in farewell address to nation

Good governance would enable the people to "shape their own lives through transparent, accountable and participatory political institutions", the president said.

Plea seeking to abort foetus: SC sets up medical board

The Supreme Court on Monday constituted a medical board to examine a woman, who has sought permission to terminate her 22-week-old pregnancy on the grounds that the foetus was suffering from a neurological problem.

Highlights of President Pranab Mukherjee's farewell address to the nation Highlights of President Pranab Mukherjee's farewell address to the nation

A reordering of society is only possible through the transformative power of education, says President Pranab Mukherjee. 

SC rejects plea for probe into mass murder of Kashmiri Pandits in 1989-90

The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a plea seeking a probe into mass murder of Kashmiri Pandits at the height of militancy in the Valley in 1989-90.

President Pranab Mukherjee was guardian of Constitution, always upheld its propriety: Arun Jaitley President Pranab Mukherjee was guardian of Constitution, always upheld its propriety: Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday described the outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee a guardian of the Constitution.

Pakistan summons Indian envoy over border firing

IslamabadPakistan summoned on Monday the Indian Deputy High Commissioner and lodged a formal protest over ceasefire violations in Jammu and Kashmir

Pak summons Indian envoy over ceasefire violations across LoC

Pakistan on Monday summoned India's Deputy High Commissioner JP Singh.

Moderate rainfall in hills as monsoon continues

The lowest was 13 degrees Celsius at Salooni. Manali and Kalpa shivered at 14 degrees Celsius.

Parliament passes bill consolidating laws on civil maritime matters

Parliament on Monday passed a bill that seeks to consolidate the existing laws on jurisdiction of courts on civil admiralty matters, or cases of maritime accidents or contracts related to maritime commerce, proceedings on maritime claims, and seizure of ships with the Rajya Sabha assenting to the legislation.

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi flags off first batch of Haj pilgrims

India has a Haj quota of 1.70 lakh. Out of this, 1.25 lakh pilgrims travel through Haj Committee of India, while the rest through private tour operators from 21 embarkation points.

HC concerned over delay in filing of charge sheet, seeks Subramanian Swamy's reply on plea of Sunanda Pushkar's son HC concerned over delay in filing of charge sheet, seeks Subramanian Swamy's reply on plea of Sunanda Pushkar's son

The Delhi High Court on Monday expressed concern over failure of the police to file a charge sheet in the Sunanda Pushkar case even after three-and-a-half years.

Watch Live: President Pranab Mukherjee's last address to the nation Watch Live: President Pranab Mukherjee's last address to the nation

Pranab Mukherjee is addressing the nation for the last time as president.

24 monuments are untraceable: Govt

Urbanisation has made it very difficult to trace such monuments and often buildings come up around them and eventually parts of the historical site are "swallowed up."

China hints at Doval-Yang bilateral at BRICS NSAs meet

External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay, while replaying to a question about Doval's schedule in Beijing, had last week said that if there are any further developments in his programme then the media will be informed.

President Pranab Mukherjee's farewell address to the nation: As it happened President Pranab Mukherjee's farewell address to the nation: As it happened

Pranab Mukherjee was elected 13th President of India. 

Not 100% sure whether 39 missing Indians kidnapped by ISIS are dead or alive: Iraqi Foreign Minister Not 100% sure whether 39 missing Indians kidnapped by ISIS are dead or alive: Iraqi Foreign Minister

Sushma Swaraj has met the families of the 39 persons around a dozen times since they were abducted in June 2014.

End of the Pranab era: Looking back at the life less ordinary End of the Pranab era: Looking back at the life less ordinary

Being the President was not exactly Poltu-da's (Pranab Mukherjee's nickname) plan of action in his 48-year-long political career. 

Mumbai: Woman biker crushed to death while avoiding a pothole, probe ordered Mumbai: Woman biker crushed to death while avoiding a pothole, probe ordered

A 36-year-old woman was killed when she was thrown off her two-wheeler while avoiding a pothole on a road near Mumbai and was crushed by a passing truck. Bandra-resident Jagruti Hogale, a member of the all-women 'Bikerni' motorcycle club, was on a trip with two other bikers to Jawhar in Palghar district yesterday when the incident occurred, a police official said.

From freedom of expression to MPs' conduct – significant speeches of President Pranab Mukherjee From freedom of expression to MPs' conduct – significant speeches of President Pranab Mukherjee

President Pranab Mukherjee, who will deliver his last address to the nation as the 13th President of India on Monday, was someone who never believed in mincing words. Here are the excerpts of some of his key speeches.

After demitting Rashtrapati Bhavan, Pranab Mukherjee to occupy heritage bungalow in Lutyens’ Delhi After demitting Rashtrapati Bhavan, Pranab Mukherjee to occupy heritage bungalow in Lutyens’ Delhi

After demitting the Rashtrapati Bhavan, outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee's new residence will be 10, Rajaji Marg bungalow – an eight-room, two-storey villa.