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.
28 Jun 2017Venkaiah Naidu
The opposition's presidential candidate, former Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar, filed her nomination for the July 17 polls in the presence of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, former PM Manmohan Singh and other senior leaders.
22 Jun 2017Venkaiah Naidu
The opposition has finally announced its candidate for the presidential election. It has chosen former Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar, a Dalit candidate.
15 Jun 2017Delhi Police
PWD has slapped a fine of Rs. 27L on AAP for "unauthorized occupation" of its party office.
02 May 2017India
After ordering seizure of EVMs in Vikasnagar, the Uttarakhand HC has directed sealing of voting machines in six more constituencies: BHEL Ranipur, Haridwar Rural, Mussoorie, Pratapnagar, Raipur and Rajpur Road.
30 Apr 2017India
The Election Commission has stated that all future elections including the upcoming Himachal Pradesh polls are to be held with voter-verified paper audit trail machines.
25 Apr 2017India
As the centre gears up to roll out Goods and Services Tax (GST) on July 1st, Bihar became the second state after Telangana to pass laws creating the legal framework for implementing the four GST bills.
22 Apr 2017India
When an SC bench received a judgement from a Himachal Pradesh judge, they could only stare in bemusement.
21 Apr 2017Delhi Police
Congress members met Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik demanding an FIR against CM Arvind Kejriwal over the Shunglu panel report, which alleged gross irregularities in the AAP government's decisions.
15 Apr 2017India
Shraddha Mohan Mengshette (Maharashtra) won Rs. 1cr in the Lucky Grahak Yojana scheme; an EMI of Rs. 1,590 paid through RuPay card was the winning transaction.
13 Apr 2017India
Services sector under the Goods and Services regime is likely to attract a higher tax rate of 18% making services slightly expensive, said Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia.
13 Apr 2017India
President Pranab Mukherjee has cleared the Goods and Services Tax bill and four supporting legislations related to it.
12 Apr 2017India
After allegations of Electronic Voting Machines' tampering, the Election Commission threw an open challenge to hack the machines.
12 Apr 2017Assam
Only 26% of Indian women hold an account with a formal financial institution.
11 Apr 2017India
After widespread allegations of EVM tampering, 16 political parties have approached the Election Commission and demanded that all future elections be held by paper ballot.
10 Apr 2017India
Six winners were selected by lottery under the government's digital payments promotion scheme.
09 Apr 2017India
Government of India is set to wrap up its 100-day long Digi-Dhan Mela, launched after demonetization to encourage digital payments.
09 Apr 2017India
Chief Justice of India, Jagdish Singh Khehar on Saturday slammed political parties for making promises in their election manifestos that don't reflect socio-economic realities, as well as perpetrate caste politics. He added that political parties be held accountable for not keeping their promises.
08 Apr 2017Delhi Police
After the Shunglu panel red-flagged several decisions by the Arvind Kejriwal government, Delhi L-G Anil Baijal cancelled the office space allotted to AAP near ITO.
01 Apr 2017India
5 students from IIT Madras have developed a hands-free mechanical device that sanitizes and cleans toilets before use.
30 Mar 2017India
President Pranab Mukherjee has approved the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act, 2017 which provides for 26-weeks paid maternity leave for women employees.
28 Mar 2017Delhi
The Election Commission (EC) concluded the hearing on the 'Office-of-Profit' case against 21 AAP MLAs who were appointed as Parliamentary Secretaries in 2015.
25 Mar 2017West Bengal
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee said she would be happy to see senior BJP leader LK Advani as India's next President, during an interview to a Bengali TV channel.
10 Mar 2017India
The Lok Sabha passed the bill to raise the maternity leave for women.
07 Mar 2017Jawaharlal Nehru University
In an emergency meeting, Ramjas College formed a committee to probe the recent violence in the campus.
06 Mar 2017India
BJP president Amit Shah sought to highlight the crimes against women in UP under the Akhilesh Yadav government, saying the SP "made UP the number one state in the country in terms of murder, loot and crime against women."
03 Mar 2017Jawaharlal Nehru University
On the continuing debate on freedom of expression sparked by violent conflict in Delhi University's Ramjas College, President Pranab Mukherjee said that space for legitimate criticism and dissent should be allowed.
02 Mar 2017Jawaharlal Nehru University
ABVP will launch a protest today seeking a nationwide campus ban on Left-affiliated organizations.
27 Feb 2017Jawaharlal Nehru University
LSR student Gurmehar Kaur, daughter of Kargil martyr Captain Mandeep Singh, has allegedly received rape threats after her social media campaign against the ABVP went viral.
25 Feb 2017India
After PM Narendra Modi accused the UP government of protecting the "copying mafia", CM Akhilesh Yadav said, "All of us at some point of life have indulged in copying. Is there anybody who hasn't copied in schools?"
22 Feb 2017Jawaharlal Nehru University
Nearly 20 students were injured during college protest that broke out at Delhi University's Ramjas college earlier today.
22 Feb 2017India
The Labour and Employment Ministry released an executive order allowing female industrial workers to take six months' maternity leave.
18 Feb 2017Delhi Police
To celebrate Women's Day, Air India will launch an all-women crew, around-the-world flight from Delhi to San Francisco and back, on February 27.
12 Feb 2017West Bengal
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said she would provide a one time assistance of Rs.50,000 to anyone who lost his/her job due to demonetization.