Pranab Mukherjee
People  /  Published 05.05.22

Like Indira Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi too regarded Pranab Mukherjee as a living encyclopaedia

He was also Sonia Gandhi’s closest advisor when Sharad Pawar, P.A. Sangma and Tariq Anwar revolted against her on the ground of her foreign origins. It is believed that the drafts of all letters...

Opinion  /  Published 24.04.22

Locked lives

We do not — cannot — imagine life in prison. By ‘we’, I mean those who have not been in prison. Jails, we believe, are for others. A moment’s reflection will tell us how...
By Gopalkrishna Gandhi

Opinion  /  Published 11.08.21

Wrinkles remain: Retro amendment to tax laws

Foreign investors will be partly relieved that the Narendra Modi government has finally scrapped the retrospective amendment to the tax laws made in 2012. The amendment, introduced by the then finance...
By The Editorial Board

Business  /  Published 06.08.21

Centre rolls back retro tax rule

By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 05.07.21

Pranab's son joins Trinamul

Less than a year after the death of former President Pranab Mukherjee, his son Abhijeet quit the Congress and joined the ruling Trinamul.  Abhijeet, who visited&nbs...
By Arnab Ganguly in Calcutta


Calcutta  /  Published 25.06.21

Gautam Deb on building New Town

If there is one thing you would change in current New Town, what would it be? The location of Eco Park. It is a disaster. It will have to be dismantled in future. Can you imagine an entertainment par...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Salt Lake

West Bengal  /  Published 26.05.21

Adhir asks PM for Behrampore Covid facility

Leader of the Opposition in Lok Sabha and Congress MP from Murshidabad's Behrampore, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, on Monday evening reportedly made an appeal to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a tempo...
By Alamgir Hossain in Behrampore

Books  /  Published 02.04.21

A touch of intrigue

In public life, Mukherjee played by the rule book and continued doing so even as president. On issues where he disagreed with the government, he privately communicated his opinion but eventually acqui...
By Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

India  /  Published 21.03.21

Naveen revisits pakhal lunch

Odisha on Saturday observed Pakhal Divas with most people in the state eating the dish called pakhal (water rice) to beat the summer heat. Even chief minister Naveen Patnaik admitted that pakhal was ...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

India  /  Published 06.01.21

Pranab sings Modi praise in memoir

  The decisive mandate the BJP got in two consecutive general elections in 2014 and 2019 indicated voters' preference for political stability, according to former president Pranab Mukherjee,...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in New Delhi


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