NRI industrialist Lord Swraj Paul today described Pranab Mukherjee's election as President of India as a great victory of a person who is well respected for his maturity and impartiality.
Upset over cross-voting in Karnataka by its party MLAs in the Presidential poll, BJP on Sunday asked its state unit to form a committee to thoroughly probe the issue and submit a report and announced that it would take appropriate action in the matter.
Odisha chief minister and BJD president Naveen Patnaik congratulated Pranab Mukherjee for his victory in the presidential election.
Abhijit Mukherjee, son of Pranab Mukherjee, elected as the 13th President, on Sunday said as a citizen the first request to his father would be to take up the issue of Sarabjit Singh's release with his Pakistani counterpart.
At Birbhum’s Miriti village, Sunday was Holi, Diwali and Durga Puja rolled into one. Drums beat, crackers burst, conches blew, gulal reddened the earth and every hand was piled with sweets. HT reports.
On the biggest day of his long public life, a small concern remains for India's next President Pranab Mukherjee: how to go and conduct Durga Puja at his ancestral village of Kirnahar for the next five years? Saubhadra Chatterji reports.
The manner in which the Indian presidential election was conducted "with none of the innuendo and suspicions which surround similar events" in Pakistan is testimony to the way in which systems have been institutionalised in India, said a Pakistani daily.
In her farewell speech, outgoing President Pratibha Patil urged the nation to fight corruption terming it as the “enemy of development and good governance”.
India's President is the titular head of the state, enjoys certain powers and performs a variety of ceremonial functions.
As Pranab Mukherjee was sworn in as the 13th President, a band of his friends in a corner of Bengal today recalled with nostalgia the days spent with him.
Omita Paul, a long time aide of Pranab Mukherjee, was on Wednesday appointed secretary to the President.
In one of his first official tasks, President Pranab Mukherjee will need to take a call on not entirely mundane a matter: Should a presidential saloon be constructed and made available for his use?
Agatha Sangma could face trouble after the Presidential polls with the NCP leadership receiving complaints against her from party units in Chhattisgarh and Odisha that she campaigned for her father P A Sangma, the BJP-backed oppsoition nominee for the top post.
UPA presidential nominee Pranab Mukherjee on Friday said a large number of non-UPA parties have extended support to him and this reflects a broad consensus on his candidature for the top Constitutional post.
Opposition-backed candidate PA Sangma arrived in Patna today seeking support in the July 19 Presidential election.