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Pranab Mukherjee & Jaswant Singh, in the same hospital, suffered eerily similar medical crisis

Former President Pranab Mukherjee and former defence minister Jaswant Singh are both at Army Research and Referral Hospital. Both suffered similar accidents, six years apart.
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Pranab Mukherjee’s health status has worsened, still on ventilatory support, hospital says

Former President Pranab Mukherjee underwent a surgery Monday to remove a clot from brain. He also tested positive for Covid-19.
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Former President Pranab Mukherjee remains critical, on ventilator support post surgery

The 84-year-old was admitted to the military hospital around noon on Monday, and had also tested positive for Covid prior to the surgery.
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Former President Pranab Mukherjee critical after brain surgery to remove clot

Pranab Mukherjee, who tested positive for Covid Monday, was admitted to Army Research and Referral Hospital for the surgery. He is on a ventilator and under observation.
File photo of former India President Pranab Mukherjee | Flickr

Former President Pranab Mukherjee tests positive for Covid, urges contacts to get tested

Pranab Mukherjee has been admitted to Army Research and Referral Hospital. He tweeted that he tested positive after visiting the hospital for a separate procedure.
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Rukmini Devi: Legendary Bharatanatyam dancer who could have been President

Rukmini Devi, founder of Kalakshetra, is credited with giving Bharatanatyam makeover from sensuous art form to more spiritual & devotional character.
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Sharmishtha Mukherjee said what many in Congress are saying. Does she have a follow-up plan?

Sharmistha's response to Chidambaram for 'gloating' over AAP's Delhi win is significant. When was the last time a restless young dynast questioned the Congress sloth?
Former president Pranab Mukherjee (C) gestures as Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora (L) and Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa (R) look on, during the first 'Sukumar Sen Memorial Lecture series' | PTI

‘Democracy thrives on listening…’ — full text of Pranab Mukherjee speech at Sen lecture

Free, fair, popular and credible elections are life blood of democracy, Pranab Mukherjee said at inaugural Sukumar Sen Memorial Lecture Thursday. Read his full speech.
Former president Pranab Mukherjee (R) speaks as Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora looks on, during the first 'Sukumar Sen Memorial Lecture series', as part of tribute to India's first Chief Election Commissioner, at Pravasi Bhartiya Kendra in New Delhi, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. | PTI

Present wave of peaceful protests will deepen India’s democratic roots: Pranab Mukherjee

The former president said while India's tryst with democracy needs to be told time and again, 'complacency' enables authoritarian tendencies to gain ground.
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Democracy without free press is like a blank piece of paper: Ex-President Pranab Mukherjee

Speaking at the Rajendra Mathur Memorial Lecture, organised annually by Editors Guild of India, Mukherjee said journalists, like civil servants, should never let their biases colour news.

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Hinduphobia makes Kamala Harris’ identity a liability. So she is ‘Black’ in US media

No wonder the wealthy and influential, but largely Democratic, Indian-American community has not yet welcomed Kamala Harris’ candidature as warmly as might be expected.
Rishi Sunak, UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, departs from Number 10 Downing Street in London, UK, on 13 February 2020 | Simon Dawson | Bloomberg

UK economy plunges into deep recession, shrinks 20.4% between April and June

Reacting to Office for National Statistics data, UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak said the figures confirm that hard times were here and warned about more job losses in the coming months.

Defence

Army convoy moving towards eastern Ladakh from Leh on 30 June 2020 (representational image) | ANI

30,000 additional troops in Eastern Ladakh, Army faces stiff task housing them for winter

There is an infrastructure shortage in Eastern Ladakh, stemming from the fact that such large-scale movement of troops was unheard of in the region, and due to the challenging terrain.
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Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.