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Pranab Mukherjee sworn-in as 13th President

Pranab Mukherjee was on Wednesday sworn in as the country's 13th President at an impressive ceremony in the packed and historic Central Hall of Parliament.

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After the hurly-burly of politics, a new journey for Pranab

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Capping a 45-year-long run in government and politics, Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday embarked on a new and momentous journey as the country's 13th President putting behind political affiliations and who could play a crucial role in the next Lok Sabha elections due in 2014.

‘We are in the midst of a fourth world war’: Pranab


President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday termed the war against terrorism to be a fourth world war, and said it is a world war because it can raise its evil head anywhere in the world.

Omita Paul appointed Secretary to President


Omita Paul, a long time aide of Pranab Mukherjee, was on Wednesday appointed Secretary to the President.

The Appointments Committee of Cabinet approved the appointment of sixty-three-year-old Paul on

AP gives Dada high amid 5-vote puzzle


While President-elect Pranab Mukherjee got the highest majority from Andhra Pradesh as had been expected, five invalid votes among the 190 MLAs surprised both the Congress and the BJP.

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14 MLAs crossvote: BJP unity in tatters


With at least 14 BJP MLAs cross-voting in favour of Congress-led UPA candidate Pranab Mukherjee in the Presidential polls and causing a major embarrassment to the saffron party, Chief Minister Jagadi

Pranab gets 19 BJP votes in Karnataka


The final result of the presidential election on Sunday revealed that it was a clean sweep for winner Pranab Mukherjee in Kerala, whereas in Karnataka P.A. Sangma failed to get all the votes of the f

Pranab won’t be a ‘rubber stamp’

Veteran leader, Pranab Mukherjee, who got elected as the 13th President of India on Sunday, will not be a “rubber-stamp” head of the state.

The word “rubber stamp” President was coined when V.V. Gir

Rosaiah, Karuna greet Pranab

TN Governor K. Rosaiah on Sunday telephoned Pranab Mukherjee and congratulated him on his handsome victory in the Presidential election, a Raj Bhavan spokesman here said.

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Reject Afzal Guru's mercy plea, Thackeray tells Pranab


Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray on Monday wanted Pranab Mukherjee to begin his Presidency by rejecting the mercy plea of the 2001 Parliament attack death row convict Afzal Guru and create 'history'.

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