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13th President of India

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Pranab Mukherjee: 13th President of India
Pranab Mukherjee is an Indian politician who served as the 13th President of India from 2012 until 2017. In a political career spanning five decades, Mukherjee has been a senior leader in the Indian National Congress and has occupied several ministerial portfolios in the Government of India. Prior to his election as President, Mukherjee was Union Finance Minister from 2009 to 2012. He was awarded India's highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna in 2019 by the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind.

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Countrywide protests will enable deepening of India’s democratic roots: Pranab Mukherjee

The largely peaceful protests being held in the country would enable a deepening of India’s democratic roots, and the assertion of the youth and their belief in the Constitution was heartening to..
IndiaTimes - Published

'Heartening to see people's assertion and belief in Constitution': Ex-Prez Pranab Mukherjee amid anti-CAA protests

I believe the present wave of largely peaceful protests that have gripped the country shall once again enable further deepening of our democratic roots, Mukherjee said.
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Present wave of peaceful protests in country will help deepen India's democratic roots: Pranab

Democracy thrives on listening, arguing and even dissent, former president Pranab Mukherjee said on Thursday, adding the "present wave" of largely peaceful protests that have "gripped" the country will..
IndiaTimes - Published

Carry along those who didn’t vote for you: Pranab Mukherjee

A party with a majority has the mandate to deliver a stable government but must also carry along “others” who did not vote for it, former President Pranab Mukherjee said while delivering a lecture..
IndiaTimes - Published

Naturalist and broadcaster David Attenborough to get Indira Gandhi Peace Prize for 2019

His name was selected for the prize by an international jury chaired by former president Pranab Mukherjee, the Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust announced on Tuesday. "Few individuals have come to be as..
IndiaTimes - Published

Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh, Pranab Mukherjee pay tributes to Indira Gandhi on birth anniversary


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'Who authorised snooping on Pranab Mukherjee?': BJP hits back at Sonia's remark on WhatsApp row


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Maharashtra power tussle: Congress MP writes to Sonia, requests support for Sena

The Sena lost no time in welcoming the stand of the Congress leader Hussain Dalwai, a Rajya Sabha MP from Maharashtra, who has written the letter. Dalwai recalled the Sena had supported Congress..
IndiaTimes - Published

Pranab Mukherjee expresses concern over 'increase in violence arising out of differences'

"Today, I notice, with great concern, there is an increase in violence arising out of differences. Consequently, our ability to co-exist in harmony has greatly suffered," former president Pranab..
IndiaTimes - Published

Congress names Pranab's daughter, Meira Kumar's son national spokespersons

The Congress on Monday appointed former president Pranab Mukherjee's daughter Sharmistha Mukherjee and and ex-Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar's son Anshul Kumar as national spokespersons. Congress..
IndiaTimes - Published

Gross Happiness no less important than GDP: Pranab Mukherjee

He was speaking at the launch of Delhi Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Manish Sisodia's book titled 'Shiksha' here on Teachers' Day on Thursday.
DNA - Published

Pranab Mukherjee to foreign media: Go around, see things for yourself to present picture of India


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Pranab Mukherjee for bridging gender gap in literacy


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Be careful while sharing social media posts: Pranab Mukherjee

"Several social and communal tensions have traced their roots to rumours shared over social media by mischievous persons. Even people who innocently share such posts become party to the mischief," the..
IndiaTimes - Published

Invest more on R&D for all-round development of nation: Pranab Mukherjee


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Bharat Ratna for Pranab Mukherjee fitting recognition for his service to nation: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the Bharat Ratna conferred on former president Pranab Mukherjee is a fitting recognition for his service to the nation.
IndiaTimes - Published

It was an honour to witness you receiving Bharat Ratna: PM Modi to Pranab Mukherjee

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that he felt honoured to have witnessed former president Pranab Mukherjee receiving India's highest civilian award, Bharat Ratna at a grand ceremony held in..
IndiaTimes - Published Also reported by •DNA

Pranab Mukherjee, Nanaji Deshmukh, Bhupen Hazarika conferred Bharat Ratna

Former president Pranab Mukherjee, late Bharatiya Jana Sangh leader Nanaji Deshmukh and late singer Bhupen Hazarika were conferred the Bharat Ratna, the country's highest civilian award, on Thursday...
IndiaTimes - Published

Pranab Mukherjee receives Bharat Ratna from President Kovind

Mukherjee's political career spanned over five decades during which he held key posts in the Congress as well as in various governments.
DNA - Published

Pranab Mukherjee to be conferred Bharat Ratna on August 8

He will be given this award by President Ram Nath Kovind.
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No right is permanent, it changes with socio-economic conditions: Pranab Mukherjee


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In Sheila Dikshit's death, I have lost a long-time friend, colleague: Pranab Mukherjee


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India will become $5 trillion economy by 2024 because of strong foundation laid by previous govts: Pranab Mukherjee

Delivering a lecture on 'Furthering India's Promise', Mukherjee said various economic and social sectors are performing well because of the efforts of Indians since Independence.
DNA - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

Road to $5 trillion economy: Role of previous Cong govts can't be denied, says Pranab Mukherjee

Delivering a lecture on 'Furthering India's Promise', Mukherjee said various economic and social sectors are performing well because of the efforts of Indians since Independence.
DNA - Published

Pranab Mukherjee releases Yashwant Sinha's autobiography

Yashwant Sinha also served as finance minister from March 1998 to July 2002 under Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
DNA - Published

Former President calls for universal humanity to be 'preserved and protected'

Former President Pranab Mukherjee Thursday said universal humanity needs to be "preserved and protected," as he called on youngsters to expand their horizons. Addressing students at Christ..
IndiaTimes - Published

Violence in hospitals will lead us nowhere: Pranab Mukherjee


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Congress never praised Atal Bihari Vajpayee, we gave Bharat Ratna to Pranab Mukherjee: PM Modi in Lok Sabha

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's reply on the motion of thanks for President's address.
DNA - Published

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