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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.
Sharmistha Mukherjee

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.
Former President Pranab Mukherjee and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal release the book by Deputy CM Manish Sisodia in New Delhi| Photo: Suraj singh Bisht | ThePrint

Once an Anna Hazare critic, Pranab Mukherjee praises Sisodia and AAP’s education focus

At Manish Sisodia’s book launch, Pranab Mukherjee praises Delhi govt’s success in education sector and deputy CM's skills as education minister.

Pranab Mukherjee, Bhupen Hazarika & Nanaji Deshmukh among those awarded Bharat Ratna

President Ram Nath Kovind conferred the Bharat Ratna, which is being awarded after a gap of four years. With this year's additions, the tally of recipients goes up to 48.
Former president Pranab Mukherjee speaks during the closing ceremony of Tritiya Varsha Sangh Shiksha Varg, an RSS event in Nagpur, Thursday

Economy last priority for politicians — Pranab Mukherjee agrees with Yashwant Sinha

Former President Pranab Mukherjee was speaking at the launch of ex-finance minister Yashwant Sinha’s book Relentless. 

Pranab Mukherjee and Subramanian Swamy have a message each for PM Modi

The most politically correct and incorrect tweets of the day from across the political spectrum

Narendra Modi meets ‘statesman’ and former President Pranab Mukherjee

Narendra Modi, who will take oath as the prime minister for the second time on Thursday, met the former president to seek his blessings.

On Camera

Doctors treat Covid-19 patients in an intensive care unit at a Hospital in Rome, Italy | Bloomberg

Why coronavirus treatments shouldn’t take back seat to vaccines

Everything would have to go right to get a vaccine this year, but several types of treatments may be able to help patients in a matter of months.

Can schools & students be trusted with Covid norms or should classes begin as curve flattens?

Over two lakh parents across India have opposed the Ministry of Home Affairs’ plan to reopen schools in July.

Defence

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | Photo: ANI

Chinese troops present in sizeable numbers at LAC, India has done what’s needed: Rajnath

Defence Minister says India and China perceive LAC differently, leading to regular jostling; Beijing ‘should seriously deliberate’ and resolve the issue amicably.

The Chinese are so predictable, Modi & Shah should’ve seen them coming on 5 August 2019

India should’ve anticipated the Chinese appearance in Ladakh, even the timing of it, when the status of Jammu & Kashmir was changed.