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.

Presidential polls: Opposition candidate Meira Kumar files nomination

28 Jun 2017

Venkaiah Naidu
Presidential polls: Opposition candidate Meira Kumar files nomination

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.

Opposition's Presidential candidate: Former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar

22 Jun 2017

Venkaiah Naidu
Opposition's Presidential candidate: Former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar

The opposition has finally announced its candidate for the presidential election. It has chosen former Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar, a Dalit candidate.

AAP fined Rs. 27L for 'unauthorized occupation' of party office

15 Jun 2017

Delhi Police
AAP fined Rs. 27L for 'unauthorized occupation' of party office

PWD has slapped a fine of Rs. 27L on AAP for "unauthorized occupation" of its party office.

Election Commission to hold EVM hackathon in May

04 May 2017

India
Election Commission to hold EVM hackathon in May

The Election Commission has decided to hold an open hackathon for people to attempt to hack into EVM machines in the last week of May.

EVM tampering: Uttarakhand HC orders machines sealed in six constituencies

02 May 2017

India
EVM tampering: Uttarakhand HC orders machines sealed in six constituencies

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.

EC says all future elections to be held with VVPAT

30 Apr 2017

India
EC says all future elections to be held with VVPAT

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.

GST state ratification: Bihar follows Telangana, passes GST legislation

25 Apr 2017

India
GST state ratification: Bihar follows Telangana, passes GST legislation

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.

India's obsession with English: Himachal judge drafts bizarre judgment!

22 Apr 2017

India
India's obsession with English: Himachal judge drafts bizarre judgment!

When an SC bench received a judgement from a Himachal Pradesh judge, they could only stare in bemusement.

Shunglu panel: Cong members demand FIR against Kejriwal

21 Apr 2017

Delhi Police
Shunglu panel: Cong members demand FIR against Kejriwal

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.

Digitalization: Rs. 1,590 transaction wins Maharashtra girl Rs. 1 crore!

15 Apr 2017

India
Digitalization: Rs. 1,590 transaction wins Maharashtra girl Rs. 1 crore!

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.

GST: Service Tax may move to 18%; services more expensive

13 Apr 2017

India
GST: Service Tax may move to 18%; services more expensive

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.

GST: President Mukherjee approves four key legislations

13 Apr 2017

India
GST: President Mukherjee approves four key legislations

President Pranab Mukherjee has cleared the Goods and Services Tax bill and four supporting legislations related to it.

EVM Tampering: EC's "open challenge" to hack its machines

12 Apr 2017

India
EVM Tampering: EC's "open challenge" to hack its machines

After allegations of Electronic Voting Machines' tampering, the Election Commission threw an open challenge to hack the machines.

Assam's only all-women bank: KMUCB addresses women's financial concerns

12 Apr 2017

Assam
Assam's only all-women bank: KMUCB addresses women's financial concerns

Only 26% of Indian women hold an account with a formal financial institution.

EVM tampering: 16 parties write to EC seeking paper ballots

11 Apr 2017

India
EVM tampering: 16 parties write to EC seeking paper ballots

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.

Digitalization: Consumer gets Rs. 1cr for transaction of Rs. 1,590

10 Apr 2017

India
Digitalization: Consumer gets Rs. 1cr for transaction of Rs. 1,590

Six winners were selected by lottery under the government's digital payments promotion scheme.

Digi-dhan event concludes: President Mukherjee to declare mega prize winners

09 Apr 2017

India
Digi-dhan event concludes: President Mukherjee to declare mega prize winners

Government of India is set to wrap up its 100-day long Digi-Dhan Mela, launched after demonetization to encourage digital payments.

Parties liable to fulfill manifesto promises: Says, CJI

09 Apr 2017

India
Parties liable to fulfill manifesto promises: Says, CJI

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.

Shunglu Panel: L-G cancels allotment of office space to AAP

08 Apr 2017

Delhi Police
Shunglu Panel: L-G cancels allotment of office space to AAP

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.

Shunglu Panel: "Gross abuse of power" by AAP

06 Apr 2017

Delhi Police
Shunglu Panel: "Gross abuse of power" by AAP

A three-member panel formed by former Lt Governor Najeeb Jung to examine decisions by the AAP government has alleged "gross abuse of power" by the Arvind Kejriwal-led administration.

IIT-Madras students develop mechanical toilet cleaner

01 Apr 2017

India
IIT-Madras students develop mechanical toilet cleaner

5 students from IIT Madras have developed a hands-free mechanical device that sanitizes and cleans toilets before use.

Virat Kohli receives the Padma Shri award

30 Mar 2017

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli receives the Padma Shri award

Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli was presented with the Padma Shri award by President Pranab Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

26-weeks paid maternity leave: President gives nod

30 Mar 2017

India
26-weeks paid maternity leave: President gives nod

President Pranab Mukherjee has approved the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act, 2017 which provides for 26-weeks paid maternity leave for women employees.

AAP MLAs disqualification case: Election Commission concludes hearing

28 Mar 2017

Delhi
AAP MLAs disqualification case: Election Commission concludes hearing

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.

GST Bills introduced in the Parliament

28 Mar 2017

India
GST Bills introduced in the Parliament

Gearing up to roll out Goods and Services Tax (GST) on July 1st, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley introduced four bills backing GST implementation on Monday.

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee backs LK Advani for President

25 Mar 2017

West Bengal
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee backs LK Advani for President

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.

Lok Sabha passes Maternity Bill, leave extended to 26 weeks

10 Mar 2017

India
Lok Sabha passes Maternity Bill, leave extended to 26 weeks

The Lok Sabha passed the bill to raise the maternity leave for women.

2017 International Women's Day

07 Mar 2017

Delhi
2017 International Women's Day

The 2017 International Women's Day is celebrated on March 8 every year. This year's theme is 'Be Bold for Change'.

Ramjas probe committee requests witnesses to speak out
Ramjas probe committee requests witnesses to speak out

In an emergency meeting, Ramjas College formed a committee to probe the recent violence in the campus.

UP: BJP highlights crimes against women under Akhilesh govt

06 Mar 2017

India
UP: BJP highlights crimes against women under Akhilesh govt

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."

DU students march in Delhi against ABVP
DU students march in Delhi against ABVP

Students of Delhi University took out a protest march from Mandi House to Parliament Street, against alleged hooliganism by ABVP members.

Intolerant Indians have no place in India, says President
Intolerant Indians have no place in India, says President

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.

ABVP seeks a nationwide campus ban on Left organizations
ABVP seeks a nationwide campus ban on Left organizations

ABVP will launch a protest today seeking a nationwide campus ban on Left-affiliated organizations.

DU student gets rape threats for protesting ABVP on FB
DU student gets rape threats for protesting ABVP on FB

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.

'Is there anyone who hasn't copied?': Akhilesh on 'nakal' remarks

25 Feb 2017

India
'Is there anyone who hasn't copied?': Akhilesh on 'nakal' remarks

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?"

Students and journalists injured during college protest
Students and journalists injured during college protest

Nearly 20 students were injured during college protest that broke out at Delhi University's Ramjas college earlier today.

Maternity leave doubled for industrial female employees

22 Feb 2017

India
Maternity leave doubled for industrial female employees

The Labour and Employment Ministry released an executive order allowing female industrial workers to take six months' maternity leave.

Air India to launch all-women crew, round-the-world flight

18 Feb 2017

Delhi Police
Air India to launch all-women crew, round-the-world flight

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.

MPs seek probe into E Ahamed's death
MPs seek probe into E Ahamed's death

Two MPs from Kerala and a Supreme Court lawyer have filed a petition with the NHRC seeking a probe into the circumstances surrounding the death of MP E Ahamed in parliament.

Mamata to compensate workers who lost jobs due to demonetization

12 Feb 2017

West Bengal
Mamata to compensate workers who lost jobs due to demonetization

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.

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