Pranab Mukherjee

Pranab Mukherjee turns 82: A look at his journey to the top office of India

Pranab Mukherjee turns 82: A look at his journey to the top office of India

In 2012, Mukherjee was nominated as the presidential candidate of the United Progressive Alliance. He won the election with 713,763 votes, becoming the first Bengali to hold the post of President of India.

Dec 11, 2017, 11:19 AM IST
Nation wishes former president Pranab Mukherjee on his birthday

Nation wishes former president Pranab Mukherjee on his birthday

It's former president Pranab Mukherjee's birthday today and wishes are pouring in for the political master.

Dec 11, 2017, 10:41 AM IST
Ensure job creation with focus on rural unemployed: Pranab Mukherjee

Ensure job creation with focus on rural unemployed: Pranab Mukherjee

Pranab Mukherjee, who demitted office in July this year, said recent figures suggest a "marked improvement" in the reduction of unemployment ratio in urban areas

Dec 07, 2017, 20:28 PM IST

Congress' change of guard? Party veterans bless Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi filed nomination to take over as Congress President from mother Sonia Gandhi.

Dec 04, 2017, 23:23 PM IST
Rahul Gandhi remembers his mentor and guide, ‘dadi’ Indira Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi remembers his mentor and guide, ‘dadi’ Indira Gandhi

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday remembered her “dadi” and former prime minister Indira Gandhi on the latter’s 100th birth anniversary. Taking to Twitter, the Gandhi scion referred to Indira Gandhi as his “mentor and guide”.

Nov 19, 2017, 10:40 AM IST

Manmohan Singh bags Indira Gandhi Prize

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will be recipient of International Jury of the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development for this year.

Nov 19, 2017, 00:27 AM IST

When Sonia said 'will miss tantrums' of Pranab Mukherjee

"I will miss his tantrums" is what Congress president Sonia Gandhi said while bidding farewell to Pranab Mukherjee from the Congress Working Committee at a meeting which formally approved his name as the UPA's presidential nominee in June 2012.

Oct 22, 2017, 19:18 PM IST
Mamata Banerjee a born rebel, once made me feel humiliated: Pranab Mukjherjee writes in his book

Mamata Banerjee a born rebel, once made me feel humiliated: Pranab Mukjherjee writes in his book

While he writes Mamata Banerjee's evolution as a political leader of substance was an important episode, the former President also writes that her aura is "difficult to explain but impossible to ignore".

Oct 18, 2017, 15:12 PM IST
Sonia Gandhi was upset when I met Bal Thackeray: Pranab Mukherjee

Sonia Gandhi was upset when I met Bal Thackeray: Pranab Mukherjee

Mukherjee defeated NDA nominee P A Sangma in the 2012 presidential election. His five-year tenure ended earlier this year.

Oct 16, 2017, 23:05 PM IST
October 14, 2017: News at a glance

October 14, 2017: News at a glance

Here is what's making the headlines on October 14, 2017

1. Two Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorists killed in encounter in J&K's Pulwama, ammunition seized

Oct 14, 2017, 10:50 AM IST
Leave India as soon as possible: Pranab Mukherjee told Pak Minister after 2008 Mumbai attacks

Leave India as soon as possible: Pranab Mukherjee told Pak Minister after 2008 Mumbai attacks

A day after the deadly terror attacks struck the heart of Mumbai in 2008, the then External Minister Pranab Mukherjee had called Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and told him to return to his country immediately. 

Oct 14, 2017, 09:45 AM IST
Pranab right to be upset after Sonia chose me for PM: Manmohan

Pranab right to be upset after Sonia chose me for PM: Manmohan

'In 2004, Sonia ji chose me to be the prime minister. Pranab ji was the most distinguished colleague that I had,” Singh said.

Oct 13, 2017, 21:31 PM IST

Naqvi bats for holding Lok Sabha, Assembly polls simultaneously

Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Saturday advocated for holding the Lok Sabha and Assembly polls simultaneously, saying it would restrain vote-bank politics and maintain the pace of developmental activities.

Sep 09, 2017, 18:11 PM IST
Teacher-turned-politicians: Mayawati, Mulayam, Swamy and other Indian politicians who once donned gurus' cap

Teacher-turned-politicians: Mayawati, Mulayam, Swamy and other Indian politicians who once donned gurus' cap

On the occasion of Teachers' Day on Tuesday, we prepare a list of India’s most famous politicians whose earlier profession was teaching. 

Sep 05, 2017, 13:32 PM IST
IIT accepts resignation of whistle-blower professor who got relief from former President Pranab Mukherjee

IIT accepts resignation of whistle-blower professor who got relief from former President Pranab Mukherjee

While he had resigned in 2014 only, the institution had not accepted his resignation saying the matter was sub-judice.

Aug 20, 2017, 14:59 PM IST
Former President Pranab Mukherjee quashed compulsory retirement of IIT professor

Former President Pranab Mukherjee quashed compulsory retirement of IIT professor

IIT-Kharagpur had suspended Kumar for "misconduct" in May 2011 — the same year the Supreme Court had lauded him as a "unsung hero" for his efforts to reform the IIT Joint Entrance Examination (JEE), which has since been re-christened as JEE Advanced.

 

Aug 15, 2017, 12:40 PM IST
All you need to know about India's outgoing vice-president Hamid Ansari

All you need to know about India's outgoing vice-president Hamid Ansari

As the curtain draws on the second term of incumbent Hamid Ansari, the nation is gearing up to welcome the succeeding Vice President.

Aug 05, 2017, 22:43 PM IST
Vice-Presidential poll 2017: Here's list of former vice-presidents of India

Vice-Presidential poll 2017: Here's list of former vice-presidents of India

The election to decide India's 15th vice-president will be held on Saturday, August 5. 

Aug 05, 2017, 00:00 AM IST

Modi's letter shows the kind of respect PM should have for President: Shah

The letter was shared by the former president on Twitter on Thursday.

Aug 03, 2017, 20:16 PM IST
Here's what PM Narendra Modi wrote to Pranab Mukherjee on his last day in office as President

Here's what PM Narendra Modi wrote to Pranab Mukherjee on his last day in office as President

Pranab Mukherjee was the 13th president of India.

Aug 03, 2017, 11:53 AM IST