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PM Modi, Manmohan Singh pay tributes to ex-president on 1st death anniversary

  • In a message that was read out at the first Pranab Mukherjee Memorial Lecture on Tuesday to mark the first death anniversary of the former president, Modi said that blessed with unparalleled intellectual capabilities
Pranab Mukherjee, who was conferred the Bharat Ratna, made remarkable contributions to the nation’s progress.(REUTERS)
Pranab Mukherjee, who was conferred the Bharat Ratna, made remarkable contributions to the nation’s progress.(REUTERS)
Published on Sep 01, 2021 01:47 AM IST
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Former president Pranab Mukherjee lamented Congress’ loss of leadership in final book

Mukherjee made these comments in his memoir “The Presidential Years, 2012-2017” which he wrote before his death last year. The book released on Tuesday.
Former President Pranab Mukherjee said Congress’ losses in recent years would concern any thinking individual.(PTI)
Former President Pranab Mukherjee said Congress’ losses in recent years would concern any thinking individual.(PTI)
Updated on Jan 05, 2021 09:45 PM IST
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Monsoon session of Himachal Pradesh assembly begins under Covid shadow

The opposition will try to pin down the government over issues such as corruption, ‘involvement’ of a BJP minister in dubious land deals, and increase in power tariff .
Chief minister Jai Ram Thakur addressing the assembly on the first day of the monsoon session in Shimla on Monday.(HT photo)
Chief minister Jai Ram Thakur addressing the assembly on the first day of the monsoon session in Shimla on Monday.(HT photo)
Updated on Sep 07, 2020 05:55 PM IST
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Pranab Mukhrjee journeyed from a hamlet in Bengal to the Raisina Hill

India’s former President Pranab Mukherjee, 84, was admitted to the hospital earlier last month and had undergone surgery for the removal of a clot in his brain.
Former president Pranab Mukherjee.(HT)
Former president Pranab Mukherjee.(HT)
Updated on Sep 01, 2020 06:35 PM IST
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Mamata Banerjee claims RSS helping Congress in Bengal

In a no-holds-barred attack on Congress candidates Adhir Ranjan Chowdhary and Abhijit Banerjee (son of former president Pranab Mukherjee), Mamata Banerjee said both of them were getting support of the RSS.
Describing her comments as “infantile”, Chowdhury said he would not comment at all. Abhijit Mukherjee could not be reached as his phone was switched off.(Samir Jana/Hindustan Times File Photo)
Describing her comments as “infantile”, Chowdhury said he would not comment at all. Abhijit Mukherjee could not be reached as his phone was switched off.(Samir Jana/Hindustan Times File Photo)
Published on Apr 15, 2019 09:09 PM IST
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‘Quixotic heroism cannot lead the country,’ says Pranab Mukherjee

Pranab Mukherjee also expressed concern over the estimate that 1 per cent of Indians hold over 60 per cent of the country’s total wealth and called on corporates to help bring people out of poverty.
According to the IMF, India is the world’s seventh largest economy of USD 2.69 trillion size.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
According to the IMF, India is the world’s seventh largest economy of USD 2.69 trillion size.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Published on Apr 09, 2019 10:13 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Former president Pranab Mukherjee, singer Bhupen Hazarika, social activist Nanaji Deshmukh awarded Bharat Ratna

Former president Pranab Mukherjee, singer Bhupen Hazarika and social activist Nanaji Deshmukh have been awarded Bharat Ratna
Former president Pranab Mukherjee, singer Bhupen Hazarika and social activist Nanaji Deshmukh have been awarded Bharat Ratna(AFP)
Former president Pranab Mukherjee, singer Bhupen Hazarika and social activist Nanaji Deshmukh have been awarded Bharat Ratna(AFP)
Updated on Jan 25, 2019 09:37 PM IST
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Need to crave for education system where everyone has freedom to express freely: Pranab Mukherjee

The former president lauded the students who were awarded for their exemplary performance, saying academics is not the only sphere which makes an individual successful in life but holistic development as well.
We need to crave for an education system where everybody is able to express themselves freely without the fear of being misjudged, former president Pranab Mukherjee said in New Delhi on Monday.(PTI File)
We need to crave for an education system where everybody is able to express themselves freely without the fear of being misjudged, former president Pranab Mukherjee said in New Delhi on Monday.(PTI File)
Published on Dec 04, 2018 04:31 PM IST
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‘Country passing through rising intolerance,’ says former President Pranab Mukherjee

Pranab Mukherjee expressed concern over rising intolerance and violation of human rights, coupled with a widening gulf between the rich and poor with top one per cent rich pocketing the lion’s share of country’s wealth.
Former President Pranab Mukherjee addressed the National Conference on 'Towards Peace, Harmony and Happiness: Transition to Transformation', in New Delhi on Friday, November 23, 2018.(PTI)
Former President Pranab Mukherjee addressed the National Conference on 'Towards Peace, Harmony and Happiness: Transition to Transformation', in New Delhi on Friday, November 23, 2018.(PTI)
Updated on Nov 24, 2018 01:42 PM IST
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Malavika’s Mumbaistan: Straight from the Heart

To say that former CM of Kashmir, Farooq Abdullah, stole the show with his fire and brimstone delivery last Friday at the launch of ‘Remembering Rajni’, at the Nehru Centre, would be an understatement
An early photo of Farooq Abdullah with his wife.
An early photo of Farooq Abdullah with his wife.
Updated on Sep 18, 2018 09:48 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByMalavika Sangghvi

Author prints fake letter in former President Pranab Mukherjee’s name, arrested

Delhi Police said he was arrested from Bengaluru, almost a year after they received a complaint from Rashtrapati Bhawan.
Early last year, Delhi Police received a complaint about Hari Krishna Maram using a fake appreciation letter with former President Pranab Mukherjee’s name on it.(Ajay Aggarwal/ HT Photo)
Early last year, Delhi Police received a complaint about Hari Krishna Maram using a fake appreciation letter with former President Pranab Mukherjee’s name on it.(Ajay Aggarwal/ HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 11, 2018 04:37 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAnvit Srivastava

Lessons to learn from Pranab’s visit to the RSS event | Opinion

It is important to realise that incessant criticism of the RSS over the years has only strengthened it. Today the BJP, its political arm, is ruling over 20 states as well as the country itself. How can one treat such a powerful organisation as an untouchable for perpetuity?
Former president Pranab Mukherjee speaks as Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat adjusts the microphone during the closing ceremony of Tritiya Varsha Sangh Shiksha Varg, an (RSS) event to mark the conclusion of a three-year training camp for swayamsevaks, Nagpur, June 7, 2018(PTI)
Former president Pranab Mukherjee speaks as Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat adjusts the microphone during the closing ceremony of Tritiya Varsha Sangh Shiksha Varg, an (RSS) event to mark the conclusion of a three-year training camp for swayamsevaks, Nagpur, June 7, 2018(PTI)
Updated on Jun 11, 2018 09:21 AM IST
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Pranab Mukherjee’s speech reminds one of glorious history of India, says RSS

Former president Pranab Mukherjee also highlighted inclusiveness, pluralism and unity in diversity as foundation of Bharat, says RSS official spokesperson.
Former president Pranab Mukherjee speaks during the closing ceremony of Tritiya Varsha Sangh Shiksha Varg, a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh event to mark the conclusion of a three-year training camp for Swayamsevaks, in Nagpur on Thursday.(PTI photo)
Former president Pranab Mukherjee speaks during the closing ceremony of Tritiya Varsha Sangh Shiksha Varg, a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh event to mark the conclusion of a three-year training camp for Swayamsevaks, in Nagpur on Thursday.(PTI photo)
Updated on Jun 08, 2018 11:47 AM IST
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Pranab Mukherjee speech at RSS HQ highlights: Ex-president praises Sardar Patel at Nagpur

Former president Pranab Mukherjee addressed an RSS event at its headquarters in Nagpur.
Former President Pranab Mukherjee (right) with RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat in Nagpur at the RSS’s Tritiya Varsha event.(ANI Photo)
Former President Pranab Mukherjee (right) with RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat in Nagpur at the RSS’s Tritiya Varsha event.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Jun 07, 2018 10:03 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi/Nagpur | ByHT Correspondents

Pranab Mukherjee and RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat meet for dinner before former president’s speech

Former president Pranab Mukherjee is in Nagpur to address the valedictory function of the RSS’s third-year officers’ training camp today, the move his daughter and many Congress leaders have scoffed at.
Former President Pranab Mukherjee arrives at Nagpur Airport on Wednesday. He is in the city to attend an RSS event on Thursday.(HT photo)
Former President Pranab Mukherjee arrives at Nagpur Airport on Wednesday. He is in the city to attend an RSS event on Thursday.(HT photo)
Updated on Jun 07, 2018 02:53 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByPradip Kumar Maitra

Have history of inviting prominent personalities: RSS on Pranab Mukherjee row

Pranab Mukherjee will be addressing the RSS’ third-year camp for its volunteers at Nagpur on June 7.
Former president Pranab Mukherjee during a ceremony at Metro Bhawan in New Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)
Former president Pranab Mukherjee during a ceremony at Metro Bhawan in New Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)
Updated on Jun 03, 2018 10:55 AM IST
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‘We need more open jails in the country,’ says jail reformist

Vartika Nanda is jail reformist, professor of journalism at Lady Shree Ram College in New Delhi and convenor of the Tinka Tinka Foundation, a public charitable  trust dedicated to jail reform.
Vartika Nanda is jail reformist, professor of journalism at Lady Shree Ram College in New Delhi and convenor of the Tinka Tinka Foundation.(HT Photo)
Vartika Nanda is jail reformist, professor of journalism at Lady Shree Ram College in New Delhi and convenor of the Tinka Tinka Foundation.(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 23, 2018 05:42 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByShalaka Shinde

Modi starts term as India's 15th Prime Minister

Modi, 63, neatly attired in a beige Nehru jacket, was sworn in by President Pranab Mukherjee 10 days after leading the National Democratic Alliance to a landslide win in the world’s biggest election. Video: Modi takes oath as prime minister
Updated on Jul 28, 2019 07:29 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByKumar Uttam and Saubhadra Chatterji, New Delhi
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