Free Press Journal
  • Former President Pranab Mukherjee reaches Nagpur to attend RSS event tomorrow

    Nagpur: Former President Pranab Mukherjee arrived here today to attend tomorrow an RSS event which has generated a lot of interest and controversy over the last few days. Mukherjee, who had been in the Congress for most of his political career and had been slamming the RSS, will attend the valedictory function of the ‘Sangh Shiksha Varg’ here, the headquarters of the Sangh fountainhead.

  • ‘Kesri’s ambition to become PM was why Gujral govt fell’

    New Delhi : The Congress under the late Sitaram Kesri pulled down I.K. Gujral’s United Front government in 1997 for his refusal to drop the DMK from his cabinet because of Kesri’s personal ambition to become Prime Minister, former President Pranab Mukherjee suggests in his latest book.

  • Well Done! 10 impressive initiatives by former President Pranab Mukherjee

    The 13th President of India Pranab Mukherjee completed his term on July 24, 2017. Ram Nath Kovind succeeded Mukherjee and was sworn in Tuesday. Pranab Mukherjee launched many initiatives and programmes under his tenure and his stint will be remembered for the exemplary leadership and being the conscience keeper of Indian Republic.

  • Exemplary President bows out of office

    Looking back at Pranab Mukherjee’s term as President of India as he lays down office at the end of his five-year term, it has been free of histrionics and memorable for the dignity and sobriety he lent to the high office. Pranab da, as he was affectionately called, was a Congressman for six decades but it is to his credit that never once did he give cause for thinking that he was

  • President Pranab Mukherjee hails Parliament, leaves with memories

    New Delhi: Outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee, while accepting a gracious farewell from both the Houses of Parliament, lamented that “it is unfortunate that parliamentary time devoted to legislation has been declining”. He also mentioned how in olden time in Rajya Sabha, of which he was a member for five terms, fruitful debates used to take place in the presence of brilliant speakers.

  • Nitish Kumar to meet Rahul Gandhi on today evening

    New Delhi: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is likely to meet Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday evening as well as attend a farewell dinner for outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee, JD-U sources said.

  • Parliamentarians’ farewell to Pranab on Sunday evening

    New Delhi : Members of Parliament of both the Houses will give a warm farewell to outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee Sunday evening in the Central Hall of the Parliament House, where his successor will be sworn in two days later on July 25.

  • Palestine, not Israel, on cabinet’s platter

    New Delhi : Nothing on the Cabinet agenda on Israel that Prime Minister Modi just visited. Instead, the Cabinet chaired by him on Wednesday cleared two Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Palestine.

  • GST will end ‘inspector raj’, boost economic growth, says Amit Shah

    Panaji : Hailing the Goods and Services Tax (GST), BJP chief Amit Shah on Saturday said that the new tax regime would accelerate the country’s economic growth and end the ‘inspector raj’.  The GST was formally launched in Delhi in a midnight function in Parliament.

  • Reject vigilantism, but be vigilant: President to people

    New Delhi : Raising the issue of lynchings in the country in the name of vigilantism, President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday said when mob frenzy becomes so “irrational and uncontrollable”, the people have to be “vigilant” to save the basic tenets of the society.

  • GST a tribute to maturity, wisdom of India’s democracy: President Pranab Mukherjee

    New Delhi, President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday said that introduction of GST was a “momentous event” for the nation and “a tribute to the maturity and wisdom of India’s democracy” while pointing out that the success of major changes always depends on their effective implementation.

  • Presidential election: 9 NDA parties have no votes for Ramnath Kovind

    New Delhi : The Bhartiya Janata Party has projected its National Democratic Alliance (NDA) as a conglomeration of 33 political parties, but nine of these parties, including three from Tamil Nadu and four from Kerala, have not a single MP or MLA to vote for its presidential candidate Ramnath Kovind.