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President Pranab Mukherjee signs Food Security Ordinance to law


New Delhi: President  Pranab Mukherjee on Friday signed the National Food Security Bill, but not before keeping the government on tenterhooks by sitting over it for a day.
The ordinance, which was ap

Pranab keeps Govt waiting on Food Ordinance


New Delhi: President  Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday kept the government waiting for his consent to the ordinance on the National Food Security Bill, which was approved by the Union Cabinet on Wednesda

Cabinet reshuffle on Monday


New Delhi: The much talked about reshuffle of the Union Cabinet will take place on Monday, ahead of which C P Joshi and Ajay Maken stepped down as Cabinet ministers. Both Joshi and Maken had handed o

Delhi rape case: President Pranab Mukherjee shocked and anguished


New Delhi: Shocked and anguished at the rape of a five-year-old girl here, President Pranab Mukherjee today called for urgent introspection to identify causes behind repeated failure of society to en

Pranab seeks NRI money for growth

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Kochi: President Pranab Mukherjee has urged the Indian Diaspora to be active partners in helping the country reverse the short-term deceleration in economic growth.
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Rahul reluctant to be PM candidate?


New Delhi: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday made it clear that he isn’t running after the post of PM.
Interacting with party MPs, Gandhi said, “Asking me whether you want to be Prime M

Veerappan aides' fate still hanging


Belgaum: With the clamour for commuting the death sentence awarded to the four associates of Veerappan increasing, their fate remains uncertain with the government deciding not to hurry with the exec

Time to address disruptions in Parliament: President Pranab Mukherjee


New Delhi: Expressing serious concern over the menace of disruptions in Parliament and legislatures, President Pranab Mukherjee today said time has now come to address the issue which cannot simply b

Martyr’s father speaks out

Kasab’s execution has come as a relief. However, I’m not rejoicing for it. There are many who are bursting crackers and celebrating his execution. I would not do that. This is only a case of bringing

14 mercy pleas pending before Prez Pranab

As many as 14 mercy petitions from 18 convicts are pending before President Pranab Mukherjee, following the rejection of a similar plea from Mumbai terror attacks convict Ajmal Kasab, who was hanged i

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