Articles about Pranab Mukherjee
Pranab Mukherjee was a member of the Indian National Congress who served as the 13th President of India from 2012 to 2017. Mukherjee has also served as the Union Finance Minister from 2009-2012. In 2019, he received the Bharat Ratna by his successor as President, Ram Nath Kovind. In 1967, he began his political journey as a founding member of the Bangla Congress. He played an important role before the 1967 election in forging the United Front Alliance against the Indian National Congress. In 1972, Mukherjee was recruited by Indira Gandhi to the Indian National Congress. He was known as a Gandhi loyalist and was called her ‘man for all seasons.’ During his term, he helped in improving the finances of the government. He founded the Rashtriya Samajwadi Congress in 1986 in West Bengal. In 2012, he was appointed as the Chief Justice of India and he became the first Bengali to become India’s President. In 2013, Mukherjee promulgated the Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance and was the first President to reply to all mercy petitions of death row inmates and mercy petitions of former Presidents. He passed away in 2020 following a lung infection.
05 Jul 2021Politics
Abhijit Mukherjee, the son of former President Pranab Mukherjee, joined the All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) in Kolkata, West Bengal on Monday.
29 Jan 2021India
On Friday, President Ram Nath Kovind addressed both Houses of the Parliament amid a sweeping boycott by 17 Opposition parties.
06 Oct 2020Politics
Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala on Tuesday said that he has tested positive for COVID-19.
29 Sep 2020India
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday tested positive for COVID-19. The 71-year-old had been found positive for the novel coronavirus during a routine test for the viral disease.
01 Sep 2020India
Former President Pranab Mukherjee, who breathed his last on Monday at the age of 84, weeks after testing positive for coronavirus, was cremated at New Delhi's Lodhi Crematorium with full military honors.
31 Aug 2020Entertainment
On Monday, Bollywood celebrities took to social media to mourn the loss of former President and Congress party veteran Pranab Mukherjee, who passed away this evening at the age of 84.
The central government on Monday announced a seven-day state mourning to pay respect to former President Pranab Mukherjee, who died earlier today.
India's former President and Congress veteran Pranab Mukherjee passed away on Monday, weeks after he tested positive for coronavirus,
31 Aug 2020India
India's 13th President and Congress veteran Pranab Mukherjee passed away today, several days after he informed that he had contracted coronavirus.
There has been a decline in the health of former President Pranab Mukherjee (84), the Delhi hospital where he is undergoing treatment said in a statement on Monday.
19 Aug 2020India
The medical condition of former President Pranab Mukherjee has deteriorated on Wednesday after he developed signs of a lung infection, said the Army's Research & Referral (R&R) Hospital in Delhi.
14 Aug 2020Politics
Former Indian President Pranab Mukherjee had been admitted to the hospital on Monday for brain surgery; where he had tested positive for coronavirus.
12 Aug 2020Politics
Congress member Sharmistha Mukherjee, the daughter of former President Pranab Mukherjee, put out a tweet on Wednesday suggesting that she has surrendered in front of Almighty, just as the 84-year-old continues to remain critical.
11 Aug 2020Politics
Former President Pranab Mukherjee, who informed on Monday that he tested positive for coronavirus, has been put on ventilator support after brain surgery, multiple reports said.
10 Aug 2020Politics
Former President and Congress veteran Pranab Mukherjee informed via a tweet on Monday that he has tested positive for coronavirus.
24 Apr 2020Sports
Lifting the prestigious silverware at Wankhede was undoubtedly the highest point of Sachin Tendulkar's career.
18 Feb 2020Sports
On April 2, 2011, Indian skipper MS Dhoni comprehensively owned the Wankhede crowd with his historic six which made India World Champions after 28 years.
29 Dec 2019Politics
Hemant Soren took oath as the Chief Minister of Jharkhand on Sunday, days after the coalition of Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), Congress, and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) swept assembly polls.
19 Dec 2019Entertainment
Whether they are promoting their movies, chilling on a chat show or even contesting elections, the political understanding of Bollywood celebrities sounds, at best, debatable.
05 Dec 2019India
Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday said that the ghastly 1984 anti-Sikh riots could have been avoided if the advice of his predecessor Inder Kumar Gujral had been heeded.
24 Aug 2019Politics
Two weeks after he was admitted to Delhi's AIIMS hospital following complaints of breathlessness, former Finance Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party veteran Arun Jaitley died on Saturday at the age of 66.
20 Aug 2019Politics
Former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Tuesday needled the intolerance debate by saying the country witnessed disturbing trends in the last few years.
09 Aug 2019Politics
Pranab Mukherjee, one of the tallest leaders of Congress, was awarded the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honor on Thursday, by President Ram Nath Kovind.
29 Jul 2019Inspirational
MP Vijay Kumar is an illustrious Chartered Accountant who needs no introduction. He is popular among CA students across the country for his books on various finance/accounting subjects.
16 Jun 2019India
With 22 of the world's 30 most polluted cities in India, it is one of the most polluted countries. The national capital itself is so polluted, that breathing in Delhi is just the same as smoking 15-20 cigarettes a day.
30 May 2019India
The entire world has its eyes set on Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony. But a dish, which will be the highlight of the menu, has sort of stolen Modi's thunder.
21 May 2019Politics
For the Lok Sabha elections, which ended on May 19, BJP went all out as far as campaigning was concerned. NaMo TV, which was backed by the party, also became a part of the high-pitched campaign.
26 Jan 2019India
Author Gita Mehta, who is also the sister of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, refused the Padma Shri award, announced on Friday, saying the timing isn't right.
25 Jan 2019Politics
President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday awarded Bharat Ratna to former President Pranab Mukherjee, social activist Nanaji Deshmukh (posthumously), and music maestro Dr. Bhupen Hazarika (posthumously).
10 Jan 2019Politics
Congress President Rahul Gandhi's remarks on Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has sparked outrage with BJP and netizens slamming him.
06 Jan 2019Politics
West Bengal BJP Chief Dilip Ghosh, who recently said state Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee could become Prime Minister, has now said there is no such possibility.
14 Dec 2018World
A statue of Mahatma Gandhi, which had been unveiled in 2016 by President Pranab Mukherjee at the University of Ghana, has been removed from the university grounds on account of Gandhi's "racist" outlook towards Africans.
12 Dec 2018Entertainment
Anand Piramal and Isha Ambani are all set to become man and wife tonight. Their wedding is one of the biggest events of the nation and the Ambanis have made sure to make it a grand affair.
25 Nov 2018Politics
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has declined Pakistan's invitation for the groundbreaking ceremony at Kartarpur on November 28, citing prior commitments, but has named two ministers instead.
19 Nov 2018India
PM Narendra Modi and several other political leaders paid tribute to former PM Indira Gandhi on her 101st birth-anniversary today.
14 Nov 2018India
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind, and senior Congress leader Sonia Gandhi today paid tributes to India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru on his 129th birth anniversary.
31 Oct 2018India
The nation remembered former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her 34th death anniversary today with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, his predecessor Manmohan Singh, former President Pranab Mukherjee, and several other leaders paying tributes to her.
17 Sep 2018Politics
On Prime Minister Narendra Modi's birthday today, Congress President Rahul Gandhi wished him health and happiness in a tweet.
27 Aug 2018Politics
The RSS may invite Congress President Rahul Gandhi to attend a three-day lecture series by Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat in New Delhi next month.