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President Mukherjee given civic reception by Bengal government (Lead)


September 14th, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 14 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee, who Friday began a four-day official visit to his home state Bengal -- his first after assuming the nation's highest post, was ... Read more...

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Court fees hike: Delhi questions counsel’s appearance


September 11th, 2012 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) How can a central government's senior law officer appear for a lawyers's body to oppose a legislation, the city government Monday asked in the Delhi ... Read more...

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President Mukherjee’s first official visit to Chennai, Tiruputi


September 7th, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) In his first official visit after assuming the highest constitutional position, President Pranab Mukherjee will undertake a two-day tour to Chennai and Andhra Pradesh, ... Read more...

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Improve quality of education: President (Second Lead)


September 5th, 2012 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday described teachers as nation builders and called for improving the quality of education in the ... Read more...

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Lance Armstrong still remains my hero, says Yuvraj


August 29th, 2012 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) India's star cricketer Yuvraj Singh, who was honoured with the Arjuna Award, said Lance Armstrong continues to be his hero despite the cyclist having ... Read more...

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26/11 survivors, victims’ kin hail court verdict


August 29th, 2012 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 29 (IANS) Survivors and kin of victims of the 26/11 terror attacks Wednesday hailed the Supreme Court judgment upholding the death sentence of Ajmal Kasab, the only surviving ... Read more...

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Sangma challenges Pranab’s election in apex court (Lead)


August 21st, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Purno Sangma Tuesday moved the Supreme Court challenging Pranab Mukherjee's election as the president of India, and claimed Mukherjee held an office of profit ... Read more...

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PM confers honorary doctorate on Azim Premji


August 18th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday conferred an honorary doctorate on eminent industrialist and Wipro chairman Azim Premji at the golden jubilee of Indian Institute of ... Read more...

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Vayalar Ravi to handle Deshmukh’s portfolio


August 10th, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi was Friday given additional charge of the ministries of science and technology, earth sciences and micro, small ... Read more...

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Ansari re-elected vice president with wide margin (Intro Roundup)


August 8th, 2012 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) UPA candidate Hamid Ansari Tuesday defeated NDA nominee Jaswant Singh by a comfortable margin of 252 votes in the vice presidential election to secure ... Read more...

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Ansari re-elected vice president with comfortable margin (Roundup)


August 7th, 2012 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) UPA candidate Hamid Ansari scored comfortable victory in the vice-presidential election Tuesday, defeating NDA nominee Jaswant Singh by 238 votes to secure another term ... Read more...

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Ansari re-elected vice president (Lead)


August 7th, 2012 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) UPA candidate Hamid Ansari was Tuesday re-elected India's vice president, defeating NDA nominee Jaswant Singh.Lok Sabha Secretary General T.K. Vishwanathan, the returning officer ... Read more...

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Team Anna calls off fast, to form ‘political alternative’ (Roundup)


August 2nd, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Social activist Anna Hazare and his team announced Thursday they would call off their indefinite fast against corruption Friday evening and proposed forming ... Read more...

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Pranab, a strong partner to America: Hillary Clinton


July 26th, 2012 - 10:44 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 26 (IANS) Calling Pranab Mukherjee a strong partner to America and the American people, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has congratulated him on becoming the 13th ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan must work to promote peace: Zardari


July 25th, 2012 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Congratulating his Indian counterpart Pranab Mukherjee on his assuming the office, Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari Wednesday underlined Islamabad's desire to forge cooperative relations ... Read more...

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BJP dissociates itself from Sangma’s petition plan (Lead)


July 25th, 2012 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Even as Purno Sangma is preparing to file an election petition against Pranab Mukherjee's nomination in the presidential poll, the BJP Wednesday dissociated itself ... Read more...

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Long-time aide Omita Paul is President Mukherjee’s secretary


July 25th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) The government Wednesday appointed Pranab Mukherjee's long-time aide Omita Paul as the secretary to the new president on the day when he took oath."The ... Read more...

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BJP dissociates itself from Sangma’s petition plan


July 25th, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) The BJP Wednesday dissociated itself from the petition Purno A. Sangma is planning to file in the Supreme Court against Pranab Mukherjee's election as ... 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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‘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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Pakistan needs to learn from India about democracy: Daily


July 24th, 2012 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 24 (IANS) 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 ... Read more...

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Team Anna volunteers gear up for fast


July 23rd, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Two days to go for the fast, volunteers of India Against Corruption (IAC) here are gearing up for agitation against corruption from July 25 ... Read more...

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After cross-voting woes, Yeddyurappa takes on BJP, Sangma


July 23rd, 2012 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 23 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's woes in Karnataka just keep mounting. As if the embarrassment of heavy voting by its legislators for Pranab Mukherjee was not ... Read more...

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No comment on Guru clemency: President-elect Pranab (Lead)


July 23rd, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) President-elect Pranab Mukherjee Monday refused comment on the clemency plea of 2001 parliament attack convict Afzal Guru till he assumed office and studied the ... Read more...

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Kalam congratulates Mukherjee


July 23rd, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Monday congratulated Pranab Mukherjee on being elected the country's 13th president and wished him luck "to steer the nation ... Read more...

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President-elect Pranab refuses comment on Guru clemency


July 23rd, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) President-elect Pranab Mukherjee Monday said he could not comment on the clemency plea of 2001 parliament attack convict Afzal Guru till he assumed office ... Read more...

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Maharashtra leaders congratulate Pranab


July 23rd, 2012 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 22 (IANS) Political leaders and industrialists in Maharashtra congratulated Pranab Mukherjee on his victory in the presidential poll and wished him the best in his tenure in ... Read more...

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Bangladesh President, PM congratulate Pranab (Lead)


July 22nd, 2012 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata/New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Bangladesh President M. Zillur Rahman and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Sunday congratulated Pranab Mukherjee on his election as India's president and hoped bilateral relations ... Read more...

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Sheikh Hasina congratulates Pranab


July 22nd, 2012 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 22 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Sunday called up Pranab Mukherjee to congratulateg him on his election as India's president.A Bangladesh High Commission spokesman said Hasina ... Read more...

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Sangma’s tribal card draws bouquets, brickbats in Meghalaya


July 22nd, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 22 (IANS) The people in Meghalaya, home state of opposition-backed presidential candidate P.A. Sangma, were glued to their TVs as counting in the presidential poll went on ... Read more...

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Jangipur celebrates but some sadness at losing MP Pranabda


July 22nd, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Jangipur (West Bengal), July 22 (IANS) For eight years, they have looked at him to deliver the goods as their elected representative in Lok Sabha. As Pranab Mukherjee is ... Read more...

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Munda congratulates Mukherjee for becoming president


July 22nd, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, July 22 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda Sunday congratulated Pranab Mukherjee for being elected the 13th president of India, while the state Congress also celebrated the victory ... Read more...

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Pranab celebrates with ’sandesh’, ‘laddoos’


July 22nd, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) 'Motichoor laddoos', 'malai kulhars' and the evergreen 'sandesh'....sweets were being distrubuted galore Sunday after Pranab Mukherjee was elected president of India.The supporters had begun ... Read more...

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Pranab to be sworn in president at 11.30 a.m. on Wednesday


July 22nd, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Pranab Mukherjee will be sworn-in at 11.30 a.m. on July 25 as the 13th president of India.Mukherjee, who defeated opposition-backed P.A. Sangma in the ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu governor congratulates Pranab


July 22nd, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 22 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Governor K. Rosaiah Sunday congratulated Pranab Mukherjee on his election as India's 13th president.In his message, Rosaiah said: "Please accept my heartiest congratulations ... Read more...

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