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Pranab Mukherjee defends amending I-T Act retrospectively
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Pranab Mukherjee defends amending I-T Act retrospectively

Former President Pranab Mukherjee, whose decision as the Finance Minister to amend the Income-Tax (I-T) Act retrospectively in 2012, in the backdrop of the Vodafone case, had led to an uproar, has strongly defended the move, saying it was borne out his ... DNA, 1 week ago

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Newsmaker: Essential politician

His initials are PM yet he could not become the Prime Minister. The question posed to Pranab Mukherjee sometime in 2004 on being overlooked by Sonia Gandhi for the Prime Minister’s post lost its relevance in 2012 as he went on to become the President. But ...
 The Financial Chronicle2 days ago

Had 'vague' feeling that Sonia may make me PM: Pranab in autobiography

In a new revelation, former President Pranab Mukherjee says he had a "vague" feeling that Congress chief Sonia Gandhi wanted to nominate Manmohan Singh as UPA presidential candidate in 2012 and make him the Prime Minister. In the third and final volume of his ...
 Deccan Herald1 week ago
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Why Pranab was reluctant to join UPA govt

Manmohan Singh, reveals the former President, was keen that either P Chidambaram or Montek Singh Ahluwalia be the finance minister.Archis Mohan reports. Former President Pranab Mukherjee has said he was reluctant to join the United Progressive Alliance (UPA)-I government in 2004, and had informed Congress President Sonia Gandhi about this. Mukherjee has spoken about his political journey, especially the UPA years in the third volume of his autobiography, The Coalition Years: 1996 to 2012. The ...
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President keeps out media on maiden foreign tour

In keeping with the NDA government's media policy, President Ram Nath Kovind, who embarked on his maiden foreign visit yesterday, is not taking along members of the Fourth Estate on the presidential aircraft, unlike his predecessors Pranab Mukherjee, Pratibha Patil and APJ Abdul Kalam who would take along a 25-member media delegation in the special aircraft.    With the President and prime minister now keeping the media out, all eyes are on what Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, who ...
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Can Sitharaman get the defence dinosaur moving?

The defence minister has 20 months to learn the military's ethos, culture and to publicly bat for an organisation that feels increasingly marginalised and underappreciated, notes Ajai Shukla. IMAGE: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman understands the working of a helicopter at the Naliya air base in Gujarat. Photograph: Kind courtesy @nsitharaman/Twitter Early morning on May 24, 2004, when Pranab Mukherjee, the surprise defence minister of the surprise United Progressive Alliance government ...
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How India twice 'missed' resolving border disputes

'At critical moments an inability to take tough decisions resulted in potentially far-reaching solutions slipping out of our grasp.''If similar opportunities come Narendra Modi's way will he act differently?' asks Karan Thapar. In school we are taught about the turning points of history, but there are occasions when, because of human antipathy, intransigence or folly, history fails to turn and an opportunity to resolve a problem is lost. These are stories that rarely get told. However, Shyam ...
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'Ramdev is a symptom of today's India'

Ramdev's Patanjali is a low-cost, low-margin business that gets away with pretty much what it wants because wily old Ramdev knows how to get around all politicians, says Vir Sanghvi.   IMAGE: 'The Beatles stormed out of the Maharishi's ashram, claiming that he had molested one of the foreign celebrity devotees.' Photograph: Kind courtesy Transcendental Meditation/Facebook The swami as conman is a familiar theme. When Maharishi Mahesh Yogi attracted such pop stars as the Beatles and Donovan ...
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'Indianness of any citizen being questioned is disturbing'

'We are a plural society that for centuries, not for 70 years, has lived in a certain ambience of acceptance.''It is under threat,' outgoing Vice President Hamid Ansari tells Karan Thapar. Thursday, August 10, was Hamid Ansari's last day as Vice President of India. He's held the job for 10 years -- no one has held it longer -- and only one of his predecessors Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan has held it for as long. Before he became Vice President Mr Ansari was India's ambassador to Afghanistan and ...
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'CIA discussed political scenarios in event of Indira Gandhi's death'

Nearly two years before the assassination of Indira Gandhi, the CIA had suggested that her son Rajiv Gandhi may not succeed her in the event of her sudden death because he was "politically immature" and had "failed to excite either the party or the public", ...
 Deccan Herald2 months ago
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