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When Pranab clashed with Manmohan, twice
Pranab Mukherjee's stewardship of the economy will stand out as much for the manner in which he managed controversies as for creating quite a few of them, says A K Bhattacharya. IMAGE: Then prime minister Dr Manmohan Singh with then finance minister Pranab Mukherjee soon after the latter filed his nomination for President. Behind them is Congress President Sonia Gandhi. Photograph: B Mathur / Rediff.com.   Only five finance ministers of India have had the privilege of holding that prized ...
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Raghuvansh Singh, who quit RJD days ago, passes away
A galaxy of leaders including President Ramnath Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and RJD president Lalu Prasad condoled his death. Photograph: PTI Photo Former Union minister Raghuvansh Prasad Singh, under whose stewardship of the rural development ministry the ambitious National Rural Employment Guarantee Act was launched by the Manmohan Singh government, died at AIIMS in New Delhi where he was ...
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Pranab Mukherjee: The president who could never be PM
A quintessential party loyalist and the trusted Man Friday of three Congress prime ministers, Pranab Mukherjee's climb up the political ladder stopped just short of his ambition to occupy 7 Race Course Road, instead sending him to the Rashtrapati Bhavan as the country's first citizen. IMAGE: Pranab Mukherjee, 84, died at the R&R army hospital in New Delhi. The former President of India, who tested positive for coronavirus, had been in coma after a brain surgery earlier this month.
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RIP Pranab da: 'His demise is passing of an era'
Shortly after former President Pranab Mukherjee passed away, leaders, including President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, paid tributes to him. IMAGE: Former President Pranab Mukherjee receiving the "Bharat Ratna" from President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Photograph: ANI Photo "Sad to hear that former President Shri Pranab Mukherjee is no more. His demise is passing of an era. A colossus in public life, he served Mother India with the spirit of a sage. The ...
 Rediff.com3 weeks ago
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A Phenomenon Called Pranab Mukherjee
Ambassador Venu Rajamony, who served as press secretary to President Pranab Mukherjee during his tenure, salutes the statesman and political legend, who passed into the ages on Monday. IMAGE: President Pranab Mukherjee delivers his Republic Day address to the nation, January 25, 2013.   Pranab Mukherjee was a rare and special phenomenon in Indian politics. Few have served the country for the length of time he has and in such a multifaceted manner. Few can boast of 43 years in Parliament.
 Rediff.com3 weeks ago
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Former President Pranab Mukherjee dies at 84
Former President and Congress stalwart, Pranab Mukherjee has passed away after undergoing treatment for nearly three weeks. Earlier today, the hospital issued a statement saying that the former President’s health had worsened and he was in septic shock due ...
 Economic Times3 weeks ago
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Former President Pranab Mukherjee passes away
Former president Pranab Mukherjee, statesman, scholar and one of India's most respected leaders across the political spectrum, died on Monday evening following a 21-day battle with multiple ailments. He was 84. Mukherjee, who was admitted to the Army's Research and Referral Hospital on August 10 and was operated for a removal of a clot in the brain the same day, is survived by two sons and a daughter. The long-time Congress leader and seven-time parliamentarian, known for his encyclopaedic ...
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