Indian President Pranab Mukerjee is reported to be safe and well after a traffic accident in Sweden that left nine people with minor injuries....
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Police say a small homemade bomb exploded outside a hotel in the Bangladesh capital where visiting Indian President Pranab Mukherjee is staying. Local police official Biplab Sarker said Pranab was not in the Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel when Monday’s explosion happened. He said no one was hurt. The explosion comes amid...
NEW DELHI (AP) — The candidate from India’s governing Congress party, former Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, was declared winner Sunday in voting for the country’s president, a largely ceremonial position. Election official P.K. Agnihotri said Mukherjee, 76, had received more than twice as many votes as his rival in last Thursday’s balloting by national and...
NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s political fix-it man is preparing to rise above the fray. Pranab Mukherjee, who whipped coalition partners into shape and quelled scandals as the Congress party’s chief firefighter for years, seems likely to leave all that behind and become India’s figurehead president in an election Thursday. “Eight years he has been...
Ever since the Congress party nominated Pranab Mukherjee as its candidate for the presidential polls there has been a gaggle in sections of the Indian media. It suggested that with an old style politician out of the way, the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh would be back to ‘Big Ticket’ reforms that had been held up...
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