Pranab Mukherjee

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Taking victory lap was my greatest moment: Sachin Tendulkar

24 Apr 2020

Taking victory lap was my greatest moment: Sachin Tendulkar

Lifting the prestigious silverware at Wankhede was undoubtedly the highest point of Sachin Tendulkar's career.

Sachin's 2011 World Cup lap named best Laureus sporting moment

18 Feb 2020

Sachin's 2011 World Cup lap named best Laureus sporting moment

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.

Hemant Soren takes oath as Jharkhand's CM for second time

29 Dec 2019

Hemant Soren takes oath as Jharkhand's CM for second time

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.

Five times Bollywood celebrities were trolled for their political "acumen"

19 Dec 2019

Five times Bollywood celebrities were trolled for their political "acumen"

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.

Manmohan Singh: 1984 anti-Sikh riots could have been avoided if…

05 Dec 2019

Manmohan Singh: 1984 anti-Sikh riots could have been avoided if…

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.

Modi, Amit Shah, and other politicians condole Arun Jaitley's death

24 Aug 2019

Modi, Amit Shah, and other politicians condole Arun Jaitley's death

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.

Manmohan Singh talks about intolerance, disturbing trends, and mob violence

20 Aug 2019

Manmohan Singh talks about intolerance, disturbing trends, and mob violence

Former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Tuesday needled the intolerance debate by saying the country witnessed disturbing trends in the last few years.

Pranab Da gets Bharat Ratna, Gandhis skip event. But why?

09 Aug 2019

Pranab Da gets Bharat Ratna, Gandhis skip event. But why?

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.

How MP Vijay Kumar's been helping CA-aspirants realize their dreams

29 Jul 2019

How MP Vijay Kumar's been helping CA-aspirants realize their dreams

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.

This IIT-Delhi start-up offers pollution fix for just Rs. 10

16 Jun 2019

This IIT-Delhi start-up offers pollution fix for just Rs. 10

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.

Why is 'Dal Raisina' highlight of today's ceremony? Chef tells

30 May 2019

Why is 'Dal Raisina' highlight of today's ceremony? Chef tells

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.

BJP-backed NaMo TV goes off-air after Lok Sabha elections

21 May 2019

BJP-backed NaMo TV goes off-air after Lok Sabha elections

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.

Citing timing, Gita Mehta, Naveen Patnaik's sister, refuses Padma Shri

26 Jan 2019

Citing timing, Gita Mehta, Naveen Patnaik's sister, refuses Padma Shri

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.

Pranab Mukherjee, Nanaji Deshmukh, Dr. Bhupen Hazarika awarded Bharat Ratna

25 Jan 2019

Pranab Mukherjee, Nanaji Deshmukh, Dr. Bhupen Hazarika awarded Bharat Ratna

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).

Both Congress and BJP are guilty of making sexism normal

10 Jan 2019

Both Congress and BJP are guilty of making sexism normal

Congress President Rahul Gandhi's remarks on Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has sparked outrage with BJP and netizens slamming him.

After endorsing 'Mamata Banerjee for PM', Dilip Ghosh says 'impossible'

06 Jan 2019

After endorsing 'Mamata Banerjee for PM', Dilip Ghosh says 'impossible'

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.

Ghana: Government removes 'racist' Gandhi statue from university grounds

14 Dec 2018

Ghana: Government removes 'racist' Gandhi statue from university grounds

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.

#IshaAmbaniWedding: Ambanis to host a grand reception on December 14

12 Dec 2018

#IshaAmbaniWedding: Ambanis to host a grand reception on December 14

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.

Kartarpur corridor: Sushma Swaraj won't visit Pakistan, names two ministers

25 Nov 2018

Kartarpur corridor: Sushma Swaraj won't visit Pakistan, names two ministers

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.

Tributes paid to Indira Gandhi on her 101st birth anniversary

19 Nov 2018

Tributes paid to Indira Gandhi on her 101st birth anniversary

PM Narendra Modi and several other political leaders paid tribute to former PM Indira Gandhi on her 101st birth-anniversary today.

PM Modi, Sonia pay tributes to Nehru's birth anniversary

14 Nov 2018

PM Modi, Sonia pay tributes to Nehru's birth anniversary

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.

Tributes pour in for Indira Gandhi on her 34th death-anniversary

31 Oct 2018

Tributes pour in for Indira Gandhi on her 34th death-anniversary

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.

#HappyBdayPMModi: RaGa wishes health, happiness to PM; latter thanks him

17 Sep 2018

#HappyBdayPMModi: RaGa wishes health, happiness to PM; latter thanks him

On Prime Minister Narendra Modi's birthday today, Congress President Rahul Gandhi wished him health and happiness in a tweet.

RSS may invite Rahul, Yechury for lecture series by Bhagwat

27 Aug 2018

RSS may invite Rahul, Yechury for lecture series by Bhagwat

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.

You can rate and review MPs, MLAs with this app

24 Aug 2018

You can rate and review MPs, MLAs with this app

Former President Pranab Mukherjee today unveiled the "NETA" app, which lets users rate their MLAs and MPs and is being billed as an instrument to gauge voter sentiment across constituencies in the country.

Ex-President Pranab Mukherjee to be 'distinguished guest faculty' at IIM-Ahmedabad

21 Aug 2018

Ex-President Pranab Mukherjee to be 'distinguished guest faculty' at IIM-Ahmedabad

Former President Pranab Mukherjee will be a distinguished guest faculty at Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad and interact with students for six days over the next three months, the institute said today.

Nation pays tribute to Rajiv Gandhi on 74th birth anniversary

20 Aug 2018

Nation pays tribute to Rajiv Gandhi on 74th birth anniversary

PM Narendra Modi today led the nation in paying homage to former premier Rajiv Gandhi on his 74th birth anniversary.

Asian Games 2018: Indian archer Deepika Kumari down with dengue

15 Aug 2018

Asian Games 2018: Indian archer Deepika Kumari down with dengue

Ahead of the 2018 Asian Games, India's top-ranked archer Deepika Kumari is down with dengue.

This 14-year-old Bhopal boy is gifting freedom to poor prisoners

10 Aug 2018

This 14-year-old Bhopal boy is gifting freedom to poor prisoners

At just 14, this Bhopal boy is rich.

Despite good-economic-growth, India way behind in overall happiness ranking: Pranab

27 Jul 2018

Despite good-economic-growth, India way behind in overall happiness ranking: Pranab

Former President Pranab Mukherjee yesterday said despite the country having high GDP growth, high average life expectancy, which went up from 31.4 years to 68 years at present, and a quantum jump in foodgrain production since 1947, India is "way behind" in the overall happiness ranking.

After Mukherjee, Ratan Tata to join Mohan Bhagwat on stage

10 Jul 2018

After Mukherjee, Ratan Tata to join Mohan Bhagwat on stage

A month after former president Pranab Mukherjee triggered a controversy by attending an RSS event, it is now industrialist Ratan Tata's turn.

Mumbai: Ratan Tata to now share the stage with RSS-chief

10 Jul 2018

Mumbai: Ratan Tata to now share the stage with RSS-chief

Industrialist Ratan Tata will be sharing the stage with RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat at an event in Mumbai on August 24 organized by NGO Nana Palkar Smriti Samiti, named after Sangh Pracharak Nana Palkar.

Rahul accuses Modi of disrespecting 'guru' Advani, triggers BJP anger

13 Jun 2018

Rahul accuses Modi of disrespecting 'guru' Advani, triggers BJP anger

For a change, Rahul Gandhi's comments have triggered anger more than laughs.

PM Modi can't die: Sena's Saamna mocks 'assassination threat'

11 Jun 2018

PM Modi can't die: Sena's Saamna mocks 'assassination threat'

An editorial in Saamna, Shiv Sena's mouthpiece, allegedly mocked the Maoist threat to assassinate Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

RSS considering Mukherjee as PM, Sena claims. Sharmistha says "NOT"

10 Jun 2018

RSS considering Mukherjee as PM, Sena claims. Sharmistha says "NOT"

Is the RSS thinking of options for 2019? Shiv Sena thinks so. And "it might put forth Pranab Mukherjee ji as PM name if BJP fails to get required numbers," party leader Sanjay Raut said, days after Mukherjee's speech at an RSS event.

9 interesting facts you wouldn't know about RSS

08 Jun 2018

9 interesting facts you wouldn't know about RSS

RSS, since its inception, has failed to detach controversies from its periphery.

Pranab's visit to RSS a significant event in history: Advani

08 Jun 2018

Pranab's visit to RSS a significant event in history: Advani

BJP veteran LK Advani on Friday described former President Pranab Mukherjee's visit to the RSS headquarters and his "illuminating exposition of the noble idea on Indian nationalism" as a "significant event in our country's contemporary history".

Mukherjee highlighted unity in diversity as foundation of India: RSS

08 Jun 2018

Mukherjee highlighted unity in diversity as foundation of India: RSS

The RSS has said that former president Pranab Mukherjee, in his speech at the organization headquarters in Nagpur, underscored 'unity in diversity' as the foundation of India.

Morphed-photo of Pranab surfaces, daughter Sharmistha says 'told you so'

08 Jun 2018

Morphed-photo of Pranab surfaces, daughter Sharmistha says 'told you so'

Soon after former President Pranab Mukherjee attended the RSS's Tritiya Varsh Training programme in Nagpur on Thursday, a morphed picture of him doing the RSS-style salute surfaced on social media.

#PranabAtRSS: Hatred, intolerance would dilute our national identity

07 Jun 2018

#PranabAtRSS: Hatred, intolerance would dilute our national identity

Speaking at the concluding ceremony of the RSS's Tritiya Varsh Training programme, former President Pranab Mukherjee said, "Any attempt to define India in terms of dogma and identities or religion, region, hatred, and intolerance will only lead to dilution of our identity."