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.
08 Jan 2018India
Former-presidents Pratibha Patil and Pranab Mukherjee as well as former-PMs Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Manmohan Singh may soon have to vacate their official residences in Delhi.
07 Dec 2017India
After a 19-year Congress presidency, Sonia Gandhi is making way for heir-apparent, Rahul Gandhi.
04 Dec 2017India
Rahul Gandhi filed his nomination for Congress president today, amid high drama.
04 Dec 2017India
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has filed his nomination for the party president's post, finally paving the way for his elevation.
31 Oct 2017India
PM Narendra Modi flagged off the "Run for Unity" at Delhi's Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium on Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's 142nd birth anniversary.
28 Oct 2017Gujarat
Ahead of the Gujarat Assembly Elections, CM Vijay Rupani has leveled a sensational charge against Sonia Gandhi's aide and Congress leader Ahmed Patel.
16 Oct 2017Delhi
The release of the third volume of former president Pranab Mukherjee's autobiography "The Coalition Years: 1996 to 2012" has raked up issues about UPA days.
02 Aug 2017India
India's presidency is different from those of other countries around the world.
27 Jul 2017India
As India is investing tonnes of hope in its new President Ram Nath Kovind, Pranab Mukherjee said goodbye to the Rashtrapati Bhavan, concluding another eventful chapter in his political career.
23 Jul 2017India
With Ram Nath Kovind set to take his post as the 14th President of India, today was Pranab Mukherjee's last day at office.
22 Jul 2017India
IAS officer Sanjay Kothari of Haryana cadre has been appointed as the secretary to the president.
18 Jul 2017India
With President Pranab Mukherjee's term coming to an end, the refurbishing of his next residence, 10 Rajaji Marg was seen going on at a feverish pace.
14 Jul 2017India
People in Mumbai are finding books in the most unexpected places like Nariman Point, Mani Bhavan, thanks to 'book fairies'.
04 Jul 2017India
Narendra Modi is set to become the first Indian PM to visit Israel on July 4.
01 Jul 2017India
At midnight on July 1, PM Narendra Modi and President Pranab Mukherjee pressed a ceremonial button to herald the Goods and Services Tax, shifting India towards a 'One Nation, One Tax' regime.
24 Jun 2017India
While India is yet to decide on its next President, looks like the Railway Ministry is already busy with preparations for Pranab Mukherjee's successor.
21 Jun 2017Bengaluru
As the convoy of Indian President Pranab Mukherjee approached the Trinity Circle in Bengaluru, traffic sub-inspector ML Nijalingappa spotted an ambulance making its way towards the junction from another road.
21 Jun 2017West Bengal
NDA's move to announce Dalit candidate Ram Nath Kovind as their candidate seems to be disintegrating the opposition, with those including Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, declaring his support for Kovind.
20 Jun 2017Karnataka
A total of 21,053 women have gone missing between 2014 and 2017 in Karnataka. So far, 17,777 women have been traced out of them.
19 Jun 2017Karnataka
Bengaluru has reached a yoga frenzy with people as old as 79-year-old to young men, women practising yoga and not missing it for a single day.
19 Jun 2017India
In a rather unexpected move, the BJP has chosen Bihar Governor Ramnath Kovind as their candidate for the upcoming Presidential election.
18 Jun 2017India
In the city to inaugurate Bengaluru's Namma metro, India's President Pranab Mukherjee broke away with the typical trend of sticking and living up to VVIP symbol.
18 Jun 2017India
As President Pranab Mukherjee prepares to retire from office in a month, he is considering the final mercy petitions before him.
14 Jun 2017India
The EC has issued a notification for filing of nominations for the presidential polls, which will continue till June 28.
12 Jun 2017Karnataka
Heavy rains wreaked havoc for the people of Uttara Kannada district, after a landslide buried alive three children. Atleast 8 houses were destroyed.
08 Jun 2017Karnataka
Bengaluru's wait for Phase 1 metro will soon be over with its last leg to be inaugurated on June 17 by President Pranab Mukherjee.
07 Jun 2017India
President Pranab Mukherjee's term will end on July 24, paving the way for presidential polls, if needed, the Election Commission said.
02 Jun 2017Narendra Modi
At a meeting led by BJP chief Amit Shah, it was decided that the party would reach out to smaller regional parties to garner support for the NDA's presidential candidate.
01 Jun 2017India
The Law Ministry recently notified the appointment of 14 additional judges to the Bombay High Court, after President Pranab Mukherjee gave his assent.
29 May 2017Narendra Modi
According to sources, the government is confident its choice of candidate for president will have necessary support; backing by the AIADMK and TRS is likely.
27 May 2017India
Only two parties, CPM and Sharad Pawar's NCP, have signed up for the June 3 hackathon, where they will try to demonstrate that EVMs can be tampered with.
25 May 2017India
Tribals of Manipur, led by local leaders, laid to rest the bodies of eight men who were killed in police firing on August 31, 2015.