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Pranab Mukherjee's health has worsened, still on ventilator support, says Army hospital
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Pranab Mukherjee's health has worsened, still on ventilator support, says Army hospital

The 84-year-old was admitted to the Army's Research and Referral hospital around noon on Monday, and had also tested positive for COVID-19 prior to the surgery

Pranab Mukherjee, who had tested COVID-19 positive, undergoes brain surgery; ex-president on ventilator
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Pranab Mukherjee, who had tested COVID-19 positive, undergoes brain surgery; ex-president on ventilator

Mukherjee was put on ventilator support on Monday after he underwent surgery to remove a clot in his brain. He had tested positive for COVID-19 prior to the surgery

Former President Pranab Mukherjee tests COVID-19 positive; Ashok Gehlot, Piyush Goyal wish him speedy recovery
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Former President Pranab Mukherjee tests COVID-19 positive; Ashok Gehlot, Piyush Goyal wish him speedy recovery

The 84-year-old asked those who came in contact with him in the last week to get tested as a precaution

From Jacqueline Kennedy to Michelle Obama, US First Ladies visiting India over the years
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From Jacqueline Kennedy to Michelle Obama, US First Ladies visiting India over the years

From Jacqueline Kennedy in March 1962 to the Obamas in 2015, Indian-American state visits over the years.

Heartening to see protesters' belief in Constitution, says Pranab Mukherjee; adds protests will deepen India's democratic roots
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Heartening to see protesters' belief in Constitution, says Pranab Mukherjee; adds protests will deepen India's democratic roots

Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday said he believes that the present wave of largely peaceful protests that have 'gripped' the country will once again enable the deepening of India's democratic roots.

'Not worried over slow rate of GDP growth in country', says former president Pranab Mukherjee at Kolkata event
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'Not worried over slow rate of GDP growth in country', says former president Pranab Mukherjee at Kolkata event

Former president Pranab Mukherjee also noted that dialogue is important in a democracy to solve problems

Congress appoints Pranab Mukherjee's daughter Sharmistha, Meira Kumar's son Anshul as national spokespersons
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Congress appoints Pranab Mukherjee's daughter Sharmistha, Meira Kumar's son Anshul as national spokespersons

The Congress on Monday appointed former president Pranab Mukherjee's daughter and ex-Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar's son as national spokespersons.

GDP growth at 5%: P Chidambaram slams Narendra Modi govt but forgets own uninspiring track record as finance minister
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GDP growth at 5%: P Chidambaram slams Narendra Modi govt but forgets own uninspiring track record as finance minister

In the entire 2012-13 fiscal, under the ‘able hands’ of economist prime minister Manmohan Singh and finance minister Chidambaram, India’s GDP growth had crashed to 4.8 percent in the January-March quarter and fell to a decade’s low of 5 percent for the entire 2012-13 fiscal.

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh, Bishan Bedi call for Indian hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr. to be conferred with Bharat Ratna
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Punjab CM Amarinder Singh, Bishan Bedi call for Indian hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr. to be conferred with Bharat Ratna

Bishan Singh Bedi tweeted to PM Modi, saying that conferring the Bharat Ratna on Hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr. would be his greatest contribution to Indian sports

Rajiv Gandhi's 75th birth anniversary: Gandhi family, Narendra Modi, Rajnath pay tribute to former PM on Twitter
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Rajiv Gandhi's 75th birth anniversary: Gandhi family, Narendra Modi, Rajnath pay tribute to former PM on Twitter

Earlier today, several senior leaders from The Congress party including interim Congress President Sonia Gandhi, former President of India Pranab Mukherjee and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh paid tribute to Rajiv Gandhi at his memorial ‘Vir Bhumi’ in New Delhi.

Pranab Mukherjee receives Bharat Ratna; Nanaji Deshmukh, Bhupen Hazarika also conferred highest civilian award posthumously
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Pranab Mukherjee receives Bharat Ratna; Nanaji Deshmukh, Bhupen Hazarika also conferred highest civilian award posthumously

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 the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.

Pranab Mukherjee, social activist Nanaji Deshmukh and singer Bhupen Hazarika to be awarded Bharat Ratna today
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Pranab Mukherjee, social activist Nanaji Deshmukh and singer Bhupen Hazarika to be awarded Bharat Ratna today

After the announcement of Pranab Mukherjee's name for the Bharat Ratna, Modi had lauded the former president for being an "outstanding statesman of present times" and creating a "strong imprint" on the nation's growth trajectory.

'No Constitutional right is permanent, it changes with socio-economic conditions,' says former president Pranab Mukherjee
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'No Constitutional right is permanent, it changes with socio-economic conditions,' says former president Pranab Mukherjee

Mukherjee cited the example of environmental issues like climate change and how they are impacting the lives of people.

Lalu Prasad, Akhilesh Yadav lose VIP security cover; Centre scales down protection of many others
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Lalu Prasad, Akhilesh Yadav lose VIP security cover; Centre scales down protection of many others

The Centre has removed the VIP security cover of several politicians and lawmakers, including RJD boss Lalu Prasad and SP chief Akhilesh Yadav.

Ex-Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit passes away at 81, eminent politicians express grief at Congress leader's demise
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Ex-Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit passes away at 81, eminent politicians express grief at Congress leader's demise

Three-time Delhi chief minister and senior Congress leader Sheila Dikshit passed away on Saturday afternoon at a private hospital in Delhi after suffering a cardiac arrest.

In Lok Sabha address, Modi scalds Congress' devotion to Nehru-Gandhi family, says party has lost touch with reality
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In Lok Sabha address, Modi scalds Congress' devotion to Nehru-Gandhi family, says party has lost touch with reality

During his Lok Sabha speech on Tuesday, Narendra Modi seemed anguished over Congress' accusations that he and the BJP intended to obliterate achievements and work done by past governments

Union Budget 2019-20: Govt needs to allocate more fund to bring Green Revolution to eastern India
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Union Budget 2019-20: Govt needs to allocate more fund to bring Green Revolution to eastern India

Bringing Green Revolution to Eastern India (BGREI) was initiated by Pranab Mukherjee as finance minister. He provided Rs 400 crore for it in 2010-11 budget

Narendra Modi Cabinet 2019: With Irani, Rajnath, and 8 others from Uttar Pradesh, state gets maximum berths in new BJP-led govt, followed by Maharashtra, Bihar
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Narendra Modi Cabinet 2019: With Irani, Rajnath, and 8 others from Uttar Pradesh, state gets maximum berths in new BJP-led govt, followed by Maharashtra, Bihar

The second Narendra Modi-led government has the maximum representation of 10 faces from the politically crucial Uttar Pradesh, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi who represents Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency, followed by seven from Maharashtra and six from Bihar

Narendra Modi, 57 others take oath of office and secrecy: Full list of members in NDA-II Council of Ministers
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Narendra Modi, 57 others take oath of office and secrecy: Full list of members in NDA-II Council of Ministers

Narendra Modi took over as the country's Prime Minister for a second term on Thursday after he was sworn in along with Union ministers, including BJP president Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari and former foreign secretary S Jaishankar, a surprise pick.

Cabinet 2019 oath-taking ceremony: Narendra Modi, Amit Shah, Smriti Irani sworn-in; Sushma Swaraj, Suresh Prabhu, Jayant Sinha dropped
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Cabinet 2019 oath-taking ceremony: Narendra Modi, Amit Shah, Smriti Irani sworn-in; Sushma Swaraj, Suresh Prabhu, Jayant Sinha dropped

President Ram Nath Kovind administered oaths to Narendra Modi and his Council of Ministers. While BJP's allies in the NDA got one berth each, the saffron party dropped some of its ministers, including Maneka Gandhi, Suresh Prabhu, Jayant Sinha, Sushma Swaraj, JP Nadda and Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore