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Tag: Former President

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Pranab, Nanaji Deshmukh, Bhupen Hazarika conferred Bharat Ratna

New Delhi: Former president Pranab Mukherjee, late Bharatiya Jana Sangh leader Nanaji Deshmukh and late singer Bhupen Hazarika were conferred the Bharat Ratna, the country’s highest civilian award, on Thursday. President Ram Nath Kovind gave the award to Mukherjee, Hazarika’s son Tej and Vikramjeet Singh, a close relative of Deshmukh, at a function held at […]

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Ex-US President George H.W. Bush passes away

Washington: George H.W. Bush, the 41st President of the US and father of the 43rd, who steered the nation through a tumultuous period in world affairs, has died at the age of 94 in Houston, his spokesperson Jim McGrath announced. His death on Friday night came less than eight months after that of his wife […]

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Institutions must win back people's trust to save democracy: Pranab Mukherjee

New Delhi: Noting that there is disillusionment with governance and functioning of institutions, former president Pranab Mukherjee Friday said they are a mirror of national character and must immediately win back the people’s trust to save India’s democracy. Mukherjee, who was speaking at the inauguration of a national conference on “Towards Peace, Harmony and Happiness: […]

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Rafale controversy: France, Dassault Aviation contradict Hollande on Indian partners

New Delhi: The French government and Dassault Aviation have contradicted former President Francois Hollande’s claim in choosing Indian industrial partners in the multi-million dollar Rafale jet deal. The statement by the French government issued here late Friday comes after Hollande claimed that the Indian government suggested a particular private firm for Rafale offset contract. Hollande […]

Pranab hails RSS founder Hedgewar as great son of India

Nagpur: Former President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday hailed Kehsav Baliram Hedgewar, the founder of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), as “a great son of Mother India”. “Today I came here to pay my respect and homage to a great son of Mother India,” Mukherjee wrote in the visitor’s book as he visited Hedgewar’s birthplace, accompanied […]

Odisha formally names Wheeler Island after Kalam

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has formally named the Outer Wheeler island in Bhadrak district as APJ Abdul Kalam Island as a tribute to the former president on his second death anniversary today. The revenue and disaster management department yesterday issued a gazette notification after obtaining no objection certificate from the ministry of home affairs, said […]

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South Korea's Park arrested over corruption allegations

Seoul: Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye was arrested early on Friday raising a possibility for her to serve jail term over corruption allegations, a media report said. A judge in the Seoul Central District Court said in a statement that Park’s major criminal allegations could be justified and concerns remained over a possibility of her […]

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