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Tag Archives: Pranab Mukherjee

Pranab admits eyeing PM’s post, was reluctant to work under Manmohan

  New Delhi: Former President Pranab Mukherjee expected to be chosen as Prime Minister on two occasions — first in 2004 when the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) came to power, and later in 2012 ahead of the Presidential election, he writes in his latest book “Coalition Years: 1996-2012”. Mukherjee, a veteran Congress leader, also says that…

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When Pranab riled Sonia Gandhi by meeting Bal Thackeray

  New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi was upset with Pranab Mukherjee for meeting with late Shiv Sena leader Bal Thackeray, despite being advised by her against doing so before his election as President of India in 2012, the third volume of his autobiography has revealed. On the campaign trail, Mukherjee was visiting Maharashtra where Thackeray,…

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Forests part of our spiritual culture: Pranab Mukherjee

  New Delhi: Congratulating the Indian Forest Service Probationers for clearing the exam, former President Pranab Mukherjee urged them protect the forest of the nation, as they are “special for Indian ethos and culture”. Mukherjee told the officers that they had chosen a very noble profession and that the onus of protecting the spiritual and cultural…

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Kovind sworn in as India’s 14th President 

  New Delhi: Ram Nath Kovind, a former BJP member and an RSS activist, was on Tuesday sworn in as the 14th President of India. Chief Justice J.S. Khehar administered the oath of office to Kovind in the presence of outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Parliament’s Central Hall. Immediately after the…

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Nepal President, PM congratulate Kovind

  Kathmandu: Nepal President Bidya Devi Bhandari and Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba have congratulated Ram Nath Kovind on his election as India’s 14th President. In messages on Thursday, Bhandari and Deuba expressed willingness “to work closely with Kovind in the days ahead to further strengthen the cordial relations between the two countries”, according to a…

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Voting for 14th President of India begins

  New Delhi:  Voting to elect the country’s 14th President began on Monday morning. All elected MPs and member of Legislative Assemblies are eligible to cast their vote to elect the successor of Pranab Mukherjee, who demits office on July 25. The contest is between National Democratic Alliance (NDA) nominee Ram Nath Kovind and candidate…

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Counting of votes in presidential poll begins

  New Delhi: Counting of votes cast in the July 17 presidential election began on Thursday in Parliament to decide the contest between the ruling NDA’s candidate Ram Nath Kovind, who has a clear edge, and the combined Opposition nominee Meira Kumar. The final result was expected by the evening that would decide the successor of…

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Brisk polling for Presidential election in Maharashtra

  Mumbai: Polling began on a brisk note for the Presidential election in Maharashtra at the legislature building here on Monday, an official said. From the start of the polling at 10 a.m., around 15 legislators and parliamentarians have already cast their vote, said the official. All elected MPs and member of Legislative Assemblies are eligible…

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MPs, MLAs vote to elect 14th President of India

New Delhi: Parliamentarians and legislators across India began voting on Monday to elect the country’s 14th President in a direct contest between ruling NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind and opposition-backed Meira Kumar. Polling to choose the successor of incumbent Pranab Mukherjee, who demits office on July 25, started simultaneously in the national and state capitals at…

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President wishes US on Independence Day

  New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday extended his greetings to the government and people of the US on the occasion of their 241st Independence Day. “Warm greetings and felicitations to government and people of the US on their Independence Day,” the President tweeted. Fourth of July celebrations are a grand affair in the US…

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