Had Mukherjee been elevated as prime minister rather than president, his political adroitness would have prevented the virtual walkover that Narendra Modi secured in 2014.
Kovind is India’s second Dalit president, after K.R. Narayanan.
The Election Commission introduced special pens, posters for the presidential polls. Counting is to take place on July 20.
In the seventieth episode of Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Vinod Dua talks about the decline in minimum support prices (MSP) for farmers and Pranab Mukherjee’s tenure as president.
In a major speech on the challenges facing the Indian media today, President Pranab Mukherjee highlights the importance of journalists asking questions of those in power.
KCR appears to have reneged on key promises made to Osmania students, who played a key role in the Telangana movement.
In India and Malaysia’s silence on Zakir Naik what has been revealed is how domestic politics has impacted their foreign policy decision-making.
An injured jawan, brought to a hospital in Raipur, said the CRPF patrol was attacked by around 300 Maoist guerrillas.
The reunification talks have stumbled over the years due to the issue of territory and security.
In the thirty-seventh episode of Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Vinod Dua talks about President Pranab Mukherjee’s acceptance of most of the recommendations made in the ninth report of the Committee of Parliament on Official Language, and Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation’s Youth In India-2017 survey.
African heads of missions said they “reviewed the previous incidents and that have taken place in the past and concluded that no known, sufficient and deterring measures were taken by the government of India”.
“Mutual co-existence, mutual understanding is our strength,” said Mukherjee at the Namami Brahmaputra festival.
Although the ban has been lifted, food stalls selling non-vegetarian tribal food have been moved to the periphery of the venue from the main area that was earlier allotted to them.
The accused was rusticated by the university on Wednesday after students protested for three days.
The differences between Narendra Modi and Pranab Mukherjee’s recent speeches are as clear as day and night. What should we take away from them?
The killing of the nine locals in protests in 2015 and the events that followed will almost certainly dictate the election outcome in Churachandpur.
His comments come in the backdrop of the ongoing tussle between RSS-affiliate ABVP and left-backed AISA supporters in the Delhi University and a raging debate over free speech and nationalism.
“Since the allegations involve the chief justice and another sitting judge of the Supreme Court, to protect the independence of judiciary, it should not be investigated by any investigative body controlled by the government,” she says.
Supreme Court rebuffs challenge to repeated promulgation of Enemy Property ordinance, says national security considerations are involved.
Using military activities to shop for votes will lead to political mud-slinging, to the detriment of the honour and sanctity of the special forces.
The opposition has submitted 651 amendments to the president’s address to the joint session of parliament – many of them contesting demonetisation.
Bhatkar is president of RSS-affiliated outfit Vijnana Bharati and was formerly chair of IIT Delhi’s board of governors.
The president commuted the death sentences of four convicts, rejecting the government’s advice because it went against a precedent.
While the president’s office has been quick to clamp down on any unauthorised usage of images, the prime minister’s office has stonewalled RTIs while refusing to take remedial action against Reliance Jio or Paytm.
The commission has written a letter to cabinet secretary Pradeep Kumar Sinha asking him to respond to the plea by January 10.
India already possesses a sufficient arsenal of fission weapons. Signing the CTBT now would lead to diplomatic gains and strengthen its case for NSG membership.
In speech to Indian History Congress, Pranab Mukherjee underlines what he says is ‘an essential pillar of democracy’
Pranab Mukherjee re-promulgated the Enemy Property (Amendment and Validation) Ordinance for the fifth time since it wasn’t passed as an Act in parliament in the winter session.
Can an objective observer say with certainty that Jayalalithaa conducted her personal finances with the absolute probity? ‘No’ would be the honest answer.
On Friday, China had expressed its anger over the Dalai Lama’s public engagement in India.
There are concerns among the Christian community in the region about the gazetted holiday being diluted on account of government functions in celebration of Good Governance Day.
Mamata Banerjee has alleged that army personnel were deployed at toll plazas in the state without her government being informed and asked if it was a “military coup”.
“The circumstances under which the leadership change in Nalanda University has been suddenly and summarily effected is disturbing and possibly harmful to the University’s development.”
Just days after Nalanda University said Gopa Sabharwal would remain as vice-chancellor, extending her term till the appointment of new head, the president overruled the decision.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Israeli President Reuven Rivlin met at Hyderabad House today, where they discussed strengthening diplomatic ties.
After multiple pleas to the authorities and the government, the protestors, many of whom have been working at the university for three decades, asked the president to allow them to “commit euthanasia” if they are denied justice any longer.
Reuven Rivlin will be the first Israeli president to travel to India since 1996 and will be accompanied by a defence industry delegation in addition to a business delegation.
The restoration of democracy in Myanmar, the lifting of US sanctions and Narendra Modi’s hands on approach foretells New Delhi’s more active role in the country’s nation building.
Vikram Walia and Jasvir Singh, charged with abduction and murder, are due to hang on October 25 unless their sentences are delayed by review petitions.
The Instrument of Ratification was handed over to the UN Treaties Division, at a special ceremony to commemorate Mahatma Gandhi’s 147th birth anniversary.