Ex-servicemen protesting over their demand for 'One Rank One Pension' (OROP) have written to President Pranab Mukherjee, saying some veterans were developing medical complications due to their indefinite hunger strike which entered the 14th day, and the government will be responsible for any untoward incident.
Indian hockey team's goalkeeper P R Sreejesh feels that athletes taking the legal route to get National Sports Awards is a disturbing trend and it devalues the honour and pride associated with the award.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday night termed as "insightful" the address by President Pranab Mukherjee in which he said Parliament has been converted into a combat arena and observed that institutions of democracy are under stress.
In his address to the nation on the eve of the 69th Independence Day, President Pranab Mukherjee said that roots of democracy were deep but the leaves had beginning to wilt and it was time for renewal. Here's the complete speech:
Parliament has been converted into an arena of combat rather than debate, President Pranab Mukherjee said on Friday observing that institutions of democracy are under stress and "correctives must come from within".
Seeking "justice" from President Pranab Mukherjee, 70 medical students and junior doctors, arrested in Vyapam scam and lodged in Gwalior Jail, have written a letter to him, in which they have requested him to release them on bail or allow them to kill themselves.
In a latest update, seventy Vyapam scam accused who are lodged in Gwalior Jail of Madhya Pradesh have written to President Pranab Mukherjee requesting him to either grant them bail or allow them "iccha mrityu" (suicide by legal sanction).
President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday expressed relief that the members of the Afghanistan Parliament are safe after the building was attacked by Talibani militants, adding that India will always stand with the Islamic Republic in its fight against extremism.
The process of selection and appointment of judges should conform to the highest of standards, President Pranab Mukherjee said on Saturday, describing an independent judiciary as the "cornerstone" of democracy.
President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday condoled the passing away of former Nepal Prime Minister Surya Bahadur Thapa, terming him a `visionary statesman` who had served the people of his country with great dedication.
Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan and Prince Karim Aga Khan were among the eminent personalities awarded the Padma Vibhushan, country's second highest civilian honour, by President Pranab Mukherjee here on Wednesday.