Saturday, 20 August, 2022
TopicPranab Mukherjee

Topic: Pranab Mukherjee

Sharmistha Mukherjee ‘quits active politics’, is last member of Pranab family to leave Congress

Late president Pranab Mukherjee’s daughter says quitting active politics, but not Congress party. Her brother Abhijit left the party in July to join TMC.

Pranab Mukherjee was visionary, made remarkable contributions to India’s progress: PM Modi

Speaking at the Pranab Mukherjee memorial lecture, Modi said it was only apt to recall Mukherjee's reverence for democratic values as India celebrates its 75th year of independence.

Pranab Mukherjee’s ex-MP son Abhijit set to quit Congress and join Trinamool today

Abhijit Mukherjee, who first became an MP in 2012 from his father’s seat in Bengal, had met Mamata’s nephew and Trinamool general secretary Abhishek in June. 

How retrospective restraint prevents Pranab Mukherjee from saying he was a winner or loser

‘The Presidential Years’ avoids real political issues, refuses to go into details, hides a lot more than it tells, and is therefore a big let-down.

Pranab Mukherjee’s wilderness years

Mukherjee has been bewilderingly diplomatic in the second volume of his memoirs that chronicles his sidelining and ostracism in the Rajiv Gandhi era.

Boris Johnson’s R-Day no-show a good time to debate if Soviet-style military spectacle is needed

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If CJI meets the PM more regularly, a lot of issues could be resolved — Pranab Mukherjee

In ‘The Presidential Years’, former President Pranab Mukherjee had written about why India needs more frequent interactions between the executive and the judiciary.

Modi plays up personal equations with world leaders — Pranab Mukherjee in autobiography

The late ex-president has criticised PM Modi for being ‘autocratic’ in his newly-released memoir. He also said Congress wouldn’t have faced drubbing if he was in active politics.

How India self-inflicted Vodafone & Cairn humiliation over ‘bad idea’ of retrospective tax

In episode 647 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta says India must stop digging the hole and rethink its decision to appeal the rulings against retrospective tax.

Many in Congress will agree with Pranab Mukherjee’s view on leadership but won’t speak up

Sonia Gandhi was unable to handle the affairs of the party, writes former President Pranab Mukherjee in the third instalment of his upcoming memoir.

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Sir Ganga Ram hospital Consultants, Residents and DNB students hold placards during a protest in New Delhi, on 30 December 2021 | PTI

Distrust of Indian doctors isn’t new. Class-caste bias always ruled medical profession

As a practising doctor, I discovered large question marks on claims of a trustful patient-doctor relationship in the past. The routine dehumanisation of underprivileged patients remains a rarely mentioned topic.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

Representational image. A file photo of an Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter. | Photo: Commons

IAF operation underway to rescue Italian mountaineer stranded on Mount Nun in Ladakh

The IAF deployed its ‘Cheetah’ helicopter to rescue mountaineer Federico Nicoli. Mount Nun is the second highest peak in the Zanskar Valley of Ladakh.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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