Former President of India Pranab Mukherjee, passes away

Tuesday, September 1st, 2020
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New Delhi: The former President of India Pranab Mukherjee, who had tested positive for coronavirus, had been in coma after a brain surgery earlier this month  has died at 84. “With a Heavy Heart , this is to inform you that my father Shri Pranab Mukherjee has just passed away inspite of the best efforts […]

Not worried over slow rate of GDP growth, says Pranab Mukherjee

Thursday, December 12th, 2019

New Delhi : Former President Pranab Mukherjee said on Wednesday that he was not worried over the economic slowdown as “certain things” that are happening would have its impact. Mukherjee, who also served as the finance minister in the UPA government, further said there was nothing wrong in public sector banks needing capital infusion. “I […]

India should have been a 5-6 trillion dollar economy: Pranab Mukherjee

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

Bengaluru: Former president Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday expressed dissatisfaction over India’s economic growth and said the country should have been a five to six trillion US dollar economy. Addressing students of Greenwood High International School on the topic ‘Value of education in today’s scenario,’ Mukherjee said India has the potential to become a global economic […]

Former President Pranab Mukherjee meets Ananth Kumar’s family

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

Bengaluru: Former President Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday called on the family of former union minister and BJP leader Ananth Kumar who passed away on November 12 at a private hospital here due to lung cancer. Condoling the death, Mukherjee recalled his association with Kumar during his long political stint. “The former president arrived at 8 p.m […]

Culture, faith and language makes India special : Pranab Mukherjee

Thursday, June 7th, 2018
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New Delhi : Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday produced a stirring oratorical paean to India’s pluralism before a crowd of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh trainees, and warned against constricting definitions of nationhood in parochial terms — such as religion and region, and identities of “hatred and intolerance.” As RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat looked on, the former president […]

Prez calls for channelising youth power towards nation building

Friday, December 30th, 2016
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Mysuru: President Pranab Mukherjee said, studies have proved that developing countries can benefit from a non-formal education system like Scouting and hence Scouting has a global responsibility to meet the challenges of development. Delivering his inaugural speech, during the 17th national jamboree of the Bharat Scouts and Guides at Adakanahalli, on KIADB Industrial Area, on […]

Cabinet notifies constitution of GST Council

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

New Delhi: The Cabinet today cleared the process, formation and functioning of the GST Council, which will decide on the rate of tax under the new indirect taxation regime. The Council, to be headed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and comprising of representative of all 29 states and two union territories, will have to be […]

Good Teachers Scarce in Country says Pranab Mukherjee

Saturday, July 19th, 2014
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Kasargod : “Scarcity of good teachers is one the biggest challenges India faces and it is the key reason why Indian universities are absent from the top 200 ranks in the world,” said President Pranab Mukherjee. He was speaking at the convocation ceremony of the Central University of Kerala at Periya in Kasargod on Friday. […]

Quality of education needs improvement: Mukherjee

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014
Quality of education needs improvement: Mukherjee

New Delhi : Expressing concern about the “quality of education”, President Pranab Mukherjee Thursday said “quality education” and “requisite skills” were a must for the country’s youth. Addressing a meeting of the directors of Indian Institute of Science (IIS), Bangalore, and Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER) here, Mukherjee said “demographic dividend would […]

Why govt didn’t promulgate Ordinances on Rahul Gandhi’s pet anti-graft Bills

Saturday, March 1st, 2014

New Delhi: Going against expectations, the UPA government on Friday chose against promulgating Ordinances on five Bills, two of them aimed at fighting corruption, being pushed by Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi. The recently concluded last session of the 15th Lok Sabha could not clear these Bills due to disruptions, and the government was reported […]