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Kargil martyr’s parents look to SC, president for hope


July 26th, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Palampur (Himachal Pradesh), July 26 (IANS) It has been 13 years since their son was killed in the Kargil conflict and they were handed his mutilated body. On Thursday, ... Read more...

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Pranab Mukherjee sworn in as India’s 13th president (Lead)


July 25th, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Pranab Mukherjee was sworn in as India's president at a function replete with traditional grandeur and ceremony at the Central Hall of Parliament ... Read more...

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Pranab Mukherjee is India’s 13th president


July 25th, 2012 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Pranab Mukherjee took oath as India's 13th president at an impressive ceremony full of pomp and pageantry in the Central Hall of parliament here ... Read more...

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Patil’s presidency smooth but lacklustre


July 24th, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Lacklustre, unmotivating and homespun. As Pratibha Patil prepared to walk into history as India's first woman president, analysts struggled to encapsulate her five-year tenure ... Read more...

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‘Pakistan must learn democracy from India’ (Lead)


July 24th, 2012 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 24 (IANS) A Pakistani newspaper Tuesday lauded India for the smooth conduct of presidential election, saying Pakistan should learn to hold similar events without "innuendo and suspicions".An ... Read more...

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Pranab is India’s next president, Sangma bruised (Intro Roundup)


July 22nd, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Pranab Mukherjee, the ruling United Progressive Alliance's key strategist and a long-time minister, was Sunday elected India's 13th president by an overwhelming ... Read more...

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Pranab heads for Rashtrapati Bhavan, Sangma bruised (Roundup)


July 22nd, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Statesman and sagacious strategist, 76-year-old Pranab Mukherjee was Sunday voted India's 13th president by a vast majority of MPs and legislators across the political ... Read more...

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Presidential changeover with ‘hazar salam’, buggy ride


July 21st, 2012 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) It will be an event high on protocol and ceremony whose finer details were worked at a dress rehearsal Saturday.The kinks were ironed out ... Read more...

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Vice presidential election Aug 7: Poll panel (Second Lead)


July 3rd, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) The election for India's next vice president will be held Aug 7, if necessary, the Election Commission announced Tuesday."VP election schedule has been announced. ... Read more...

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Vice presidential election Aug 7, says poll panel (Lead)


July 3rd, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) The election for India's next vice president will be held Aug 7, if required, the Election Commission announced Tuesday."VP election schedule has been announced. ... Read more...

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Vice presidential poll Aug 7, says poll panel


July 3rd, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) The election for India's next vice president will be held August 7, the Election Commission announced Tuesday."VP election schedule announced. Poll on Aug 7," ... Read more...

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Supported Pranab as NDA did not gain from 2007 contest: Sharad Yadav (Interview)


June 23rd, 2012 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) The JD-U chose to break ranks with the BJP-led NDA to support a "sensible person" like Pranab Mukherjee, who was the UPA's candidate, as ... Read more...

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Name PM candidate now, Sena tells NDA


June 19th, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Hours after announcing its support for UPA presidential nominee Pranab Mukherjee, the Shiv Sena Tuesday demanded that the NDA should declare its prime ministerial candidate ... Read more...

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Pranab miles ahead as NDA squabbles (Roundup)


June 17th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Two days after the UPA chose Pranab Mukherjee for presidency, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) was divided Sunday over the presidential elections. But former ... Read more...

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Sonia to select Congress presidential candidate


June 4th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi was Monday authorised by the party's central working committee to select the Congress candidates for the posts of India's next ... Read more...

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President race: Mamata hedges on Pranab, backs Meira (Second lead)


May 21st, 2012 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Ruling UPA's alliance partner, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee Monday said she would "be happy" with Meira Kumar, Gopal Gandhi or A.P.J. Abdul Kalam ... Read more...

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President race: Mamata hedges on Pranab, backs Meira, Kalam (Lead)


May 21st, 2012 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Breaking her silence over the presidential race, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee Monday said she would "be happy" with Meira Kumar, Gopal Gandhi or ... Read more...

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Mamata backs Meira, Kalam or Gopal Gandhi as president


May 21st, 2012 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday said she would "be happy" with Meira Kumar, Gopal Gandhi or A.P.J. Abdul Kalam as president but ... Read more...

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Consult on president, CPI-M tells UPA


May 7th, 2012 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The CPI-M Monday asked the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) to have "a wide agreement" on the next president as they cannot elect one ... Read more...

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Patience, says Congress, amid presidential suspense (Roundup)


May 4th, 2012 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) The Congress Friday garnered more support for its likely presidential candidate but it still remained unclear who it will be -- Pranab Mukherjee, Hamid ... Read more...

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NDA Commandant conferred Ati Vishisht Seva Medal (With image)


April 19th, 2012 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, April 19 (IANS) The Commandant of the National Defence Academy (NDA) at Khadakwasla has been conferred the Ati Vishisht Seva Medal (AVSM) in recognition of his distinguished service, ... Read more...

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Hu in India Wednesday: trade imbalance, cultural ties on agenda


March 27th, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Chinese President Hu Jintao touches down here Wednesday on a two-day visit to participate in the BRICS summit and hold bilateral talks with Prime ... Read more...

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Celebration and introspection… India goes tricolour on 63rd R-Day (Roundup)


January 26th, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) It was a celebration of India in all its diversity, complexities and colour. The 63rd Republic Day unfolded Thursday with a grand pageant here ... Read more...

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President of its choice? Congress will find it difficult


January 24th, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) If the entire opposition gangs up, the ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) will find it difficult in July to elect a new president of ... Read more...

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Patil first Indian president to ride battle tank


December 5th, 2011 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Barmer (Rajasthan), Dec 5 (IANS) Pratibha Patil Monday became the first Indian president to ride in a battle tank when she boarded a T-90 in the desert terrain of ... Read more...

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Scams, cabinet infighting turn birthday blues for Manmohan


September 25th, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) A series of corruption scandals, a perceived decline in his 'Dr Clean' image, an increasingly belligerent opposition, reports of infighting in his cabinet... Prime ... Read more...

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Dhoni sports a bald look after World Cup triumph


April 3rd, 2011 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Less than 24 hours after India were crowned cricket's World champions, captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was spotted with a bald look at the team's felicitation ... Read more...

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Presidents, leaders, stars, industrialists at Wankhede


April 2nd, 2011 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 2 (IANS) The Presidents of India and Sri Lanka, Pratibha Patil and Mahinda Rajapakse respectively, Maharashtra Governor K. Sankaranarayanan and Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan were among the ... Read more...

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Who’s Who of world signed on his pictures (With Image)


March 5th, 2011 - 11:05 am ICT by IANS
Bhopal, March 5 (IANS) The first man in space, several US presidents, all Indian presidents and 216 heads of state -- a retired engineer has preserved a virtual slice ... Read more...

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India through a different prism (Capital Buzz)


February 20th, 2011 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Indians themselves may be casting a cynical eye at the current goings-on and its impact on the future of the nation, but for the outside world, ... Read more...

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Rajasthan minister told to quit for remarks on president


February 10th, 2011 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Feb 10 (IANS) Rajasthan minister Amin Khan, who remarked that Pratibha Patil was made president for having cooked in late former prime minister Indira Gandhi's kitchen, has been asked to ... Read more...

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Justice often remains a theoretical concept for poorer section of society: Pratibha Patil


February 6th, 2011 - 6:40 pm ICT by ANI
Nagpur, Feb 6 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Sunday said that justice is often inaccessible to poorer section of the society due to high fees of courts and lawyers.President Patil ... Read more...

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President awards Standard to 31 SQN, Colours to 9 BRD of Air Force


January 8th, 2011 - 9:51 pm ICT by ANI
Pune, Jan 8(ANI): The President and the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, Pratibha Patil, on Saturday awarded the prestigious Presidential Standard to 31 Squadron Air Force and Colours to 9 ... Read more...

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Kalam releases book on President Patil


December 20th, 2010 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Sunday released a biography on his successor Pratibha Patil on the occasion of her 76th birthday.Titled "An Inspiration Journey: Pratibha Devisingh ... Read more...

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BJP has to grapple with old friends, sulking allies (Comment)


June 19th, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Amulya Ganguli The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is in the throes of change. While several former members like Jaswant Singh and Ram Jethmalani are returning to the party, some of ... Read more...

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