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Congress should rethink on party's face: Sharmistha Mukherjee on Rahul

Citing the last two Lok Sabha polls, Sharmistha Mukherjee said that if the Congress is continuously losing under the leadership of a particular person, it needs to rethink its strategy

Congress should rethink on party's face: Sharmistha Mukherjee on Rahul
Updated On : 06 Feb 2024 | 11:43 AM IST

Pranab: A filial perspective

Pranab Mukherjee's daughter shares an unputdownable account of her father's diary - filled with entertaining anecdotes, priceless stories, and some controversial perspectives

Pranab: A filial perspective
Updated On : 18 Dec 2023 | 9:52 PM IST

'Baba felt Rahul had the arrogance of his lineage minus their acumen'

She tells Archis Mohan how she was wrong in opposing her father's visit to the RSS headquarters, his views on Rahul Gandhi, his equation with PM Narendra Modi, and her political ambitions

'Baba felt Rahul had the arrogance of his lineage minus their acumen'
Updated On : 10 Dec 2023 | 9:29 PM IST

Mamata asks mayor to rename Kolkata road, park after Pranab Mukherjee

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday directed Kolkata mayor Firhad Hakim to rename a road and a park in the city after former president Pranab Mukherjee. Speaking at the inauguration of Chetla Agrani's Durga Puja pandal in south Kolkata, Banerjee remembered Mukherjee. "I will ask Bobby (Firhad Hakim) to name a road, even if small, and a small park in remembrance of Pranab Mukherjee," she said. She also remembered singers Sandhya Mukhopadhyay, Dwijen Mukhopadhyay and Nirmala Mishra, and asked the mayor to rename roads and parks after them. Banerjee said the Durga Puja festival has twin feathers on its crown this year -- Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO and Best Destination for Culture by a global organisation of travel writers. She said that these recognitions will show the path of peace and togetherness to the world. Banerjee said that it would also be the responsibility of community puja organisers to assist the police in crowd management. "As I had told Sujit (Bose),

Mamata asks mayor to rename Kolkata road, park after Pranab Mukherjee
Updated On : 25 Sep 2022 | 9:20 PM IST

Shaktikanta Das 2.0: Lifting the skills of RBI staff to be the real legacy

Making RBI's professional skills comparable to the best in the world will not be easy because those who have to be supervised the most - the PSBs - are owned by the govt, which also owns the RBI

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Updated On : 29 Oct 2021 | 4:03 PM IST

Pranab Mukherjee made remarkable contributions to nation's progress: PM

Modi has said that during the former president's outstanding public life, his administrative skills and acumen always shone through various responsibilities that he shouldered

Pranab Mukherjee made remarkable contributions to nation's progress: PM
Updated On : 31 Aug 2021 | 8:44 PM IST

Former President Pranab Mukherjee's son Abhijit joins Trinamool

Former President Pranab Mukherjee's son and ex-Congress MP Abhijit Mukherjee joined the Trinamool Congress here on Monday.

Former President Pranab Mukherjee's son Abhijit joins Trinamool
Updated On : 06 Jul 2021 | 12:05 AM IST

Emergency was a mistake says Rahul Gandhi in conversation with Kaushik Basu

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said what happened during that period was "wrong", but it was fundamentally different from the current scenario

Emergency was a mistake says Rahul Gandhi in conversation with Kaushik Basu
Updated On : 03 Mar 2021 | 2:32 AM IST

'Pranabda' as president

Book review of The Presidential Years 2012-2017

'Pranabda' as president
Updated On : 26 Jan 2021 | 2:34 AM IST

Longest speech to fine print: Here're India-specific snippets on Budget

The record for the longest Budget speech - 160 minutes -is held by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Longest speech to fine print: Here're India-specific snippets on Budget
Updated On : 21 Jan 2021 | 4:35 AM IST

Demonetisation wasn't initiated only by Narendra Modi, says new book

In his memoir, former president Pranab Mukherjee writes that the idea had been discussed in Parliament and raised mainly by non-Congress parties several times, particularly from the 1970s to the '90s

Demonetisation wasn't initiated only by Narendra Modi, says new book
Updated On : 11 Jan 2021 | 10:26 PM IST

Retrospective restraint: Pranab's last memoir hides more than it tells

It avoids real political issues, refuses to go into details, hides more than it tells, and is therefore a big let-down

Retrospective restraint: Pranab's last memoir hides more than it tells
Updated On : 09 Jan 2021 | 6:49 AM IST

Best of BS Opinion: Banking's game of pretend, Japanese biz custom & more

Here's a selection of Business Standard opinion pieces for the day

Best of BS Opinion: Banking's game of pretend, Japanese biz custom & more
Updated On : 09 Jan 2021 | 6:15 AM IST

Pranab Mukherjee's memoirs blame Sonia Gandhi, Dr Singh for 2014 defeat

Mukherjee also brings the reader closer to the inner workings of the Rashtrapati Bhavan in his memoirs

Pranab Mukherjee's memoirs blame Sonia Gandhi, Dr Singh for 2014 defeat
Updated On : 11 Dec 2020 | 9:20 PM IST

Parliament: Lok Sabha adjourned for an hour after obituary references

Lok Sabha was adjourned for an hour on Monday after paying tributes to former President Pranab Mukherjee, a sitting MP and 13 ex-parliamentarians who died in the recent past

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Updated On : 14 Sep 2020 | 10:41 AM IST

Pranab Mukherjee cremated with full state honours, India in 7-day mourning

Former President Pranab Mukherjee was cremated with full state honours at the Lodhi road electric crematorium on Tuesday afternoon

Pranab Mukherjee cremated with full state honours, India in 7-day mourning
Updated On : 04 Sep 2020 | 4:26 PM IST

UN Secretary General Guterres condoles death of former Prez Mukherjee

UN Secretary General has condoled the death of former president Pranab Mukherjee and recalled with appreciation his commitment to reform, multilateralism and support to the world organisation

UN Secretary General Guterres condoles death of former Prez Mukherjee
Updated On : 02 Sep 2020 | 12:15 PM IST

The Satyam story and the unknown role of Pranab Mukherjee

Tarun Das recounts real stories from the time of the Satyam turmoil when Pranab Mukherjee, then the external affairs minister, straightened things out for the board tasked with handling the crisis

The Satyam story and the unknown role of Pranab Mukherjee
Updated On : 02 Sep 2020 | 8:37 AM IST

JDU cancels app launch, CM Nirish Kumar to address virtual rally on Sept 7

Following the demise of former President Pranab Mukherjee, the JDU cancelled the launch of its app, JDUlive.com, which was scheduled for September 2

JDU cancels app launch, CM Nirish Kumar to address virtual rally on Sept 7
Updated On : 02 Sep 2020 | 6:37 AM IST

Donald Trump, Pompeo condoles demise of former President Pranab Mukherjee

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday expressed grief over the demise of former President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, and said he was saddened to learn about his passing."I was saddened to learn of the passing of India's former President, Pranab Mukherjee. I send my condolences to his family and the people of India as they grieve the loss of a great leader," Trump tweeted.Earlier, US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo condoled the demise of former President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, saying his visionary leadership was instrumental in bringing the two countries together."Saddened to hear of the passing of former Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, whose visionary leadership was instrumental in bringing the United States and India closer together. We extend our deepest condolences to the people of India during this difficult time," Pompeo said in a tweet.Mukherjee, who had tested positive for coronavirus, breathed his last on Monday, weeks after his brain surgery.In his long political ...

Donald Trump, Pompeo condoles demise of former President Pranab Mukherjee
Updated On : 01 Sep 2020 | 11:57 PM IST