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Prez perception final on legislation, ordinances: Khurshid

Last Updated: Sunday, March 09, 2014, 21:57

Salman Khurshid indicated that the advice of President Pranab Mukherjee had been sought regarding the anti-graft ordinance and that in such cases, the government must bow to his wishes.

Need to change mental and moral make-up: President

Last Updated: Saturday, March 08, 2014, 16:06

President Pranab Mukherjee Saturday said that legislation alone cannot emancipate women and stressed on the need for a fundamental re-setting of mental and moral make-up, civic sense and social conduct.

President opens Annual Innovation Exhibition

Last Updated: Friday, March 07, 2014, 22:35

President Pranab Mukherjee Friday inaugurated the Annual Innovation Exhibition featuring innovative technologies at Rashtrapati Bhavan here, an official statement said.

`Society must work to change negative perceptions about women`

Last Updated: Friday, March 07, 2014, 16:15

Society must work towards changing negative perceptions about women and they should be provided a safe, secure and congenial environment to help them contribute towards nation-building, President Pranab Mukherjee said Friday.

Punctuality, cleanliness crucial for railways, says President

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 04, 2014, 22:37

President Pranab Mukherjee said that punctuality and cleanliness were crucial for railways and asked new entrants into various services to provide the best to passengers.

TRS writes to President over power "loss" to Telangana

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 04, 2014, 22:33

The TRS complained to President Pranab Mukherjee about alleged loss caused to Telangana on the energy front in the division of Andhra Pradesh and about certain villages facing submergence due to a multi-purpose irrigation project being given to Seemandhra.

BJP commends Pranab for scuttling govt move to bring ordinances

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 04, 2014, 22:08

The BJP said there are good reasons to believe that a "reluctant" President Pranab Mukherjee scuttled the government`s move to promulgate a set of anti-graft ordinances and lauded him as constitutionalist who can set a great precedent for the future.

UP doctors stir intensifies, talks fail to end deadlock

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 04, 2014, 10:19

The doctors` stir that has hit health services in several parts of Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday intensified with 200 medicos in Agra joining the resignation spree to protest the attack on their colleagues in Kanpur, even as talks with the government failed to end the deadlock.

Ordinance route amounts to anti-democratic exercise: CPI-M

Last Updated: Sunday, March 02, 2014, 18:07

Opposing the ordinance route for anti-graft bills, CPI(M) on Sunday wrote to President Pranab Mukherjee saying it amounts to an anti-democratic and partisan exercise.

JD(U) asks UPA not to take ordinance route on anti-graft bills

Last Updated: Sunday, March 02, 2014, 00:06

Janata Dal (United) warned UPA government not to take ordinance route on anti-corruption bills before Lok Sabha polls and urged President Pranab Mukherjee not to give assent if government went ahead.

Swamy raises questions on proposed draft ordinances

Last Updated: Saturday, March 01, 2014, 19:29

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Saturday termed the proposed draft ordinances "ultra vires" of the Constitution and urged President Pranab Mukherjee to seek legal opinion before promulgating them.

Prez rule in Andhra Pradesh, assent to Telangana Bill

Last Updated: Saturday, March 01, 2014, 15:55

The Bill to carve out Telangana on Saturday received the assent of President Pranab Mukherjee who also signed the proclamation to impose central rule in Andhra Pradesh.