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‘Save adivasis from losing their lands’: Catholic Bishops appeal to President

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‘Save adivasis from losing their lands’: Catholic Bishops appeal to President

Over the years, social scientists and tribal activists in India have observed what appears to be a systematic scheme to move tribal people off their lands. Human rights organisations and a broad segment of social workers have observed how in the past few years, tribal communities are being systematically alienated from their traditional land holdings, […]

Prez again stresses the Diversity in Indian Unity, slams communalism

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Prez again stresses the Diversity in Indian Unity, slams communalism

Patna, Apr 17 : Recalling Mahatma Gandhi’s Champaran struggle, President Pranab Mukherjee said that to keep India united, people must celebrate its diversity. The President said Indians today needed  to fight ‘another take home battle’ : the one  against communalism and all sort of prejudices. “If today India is an emerging developing economy, having highest growth […]

Diversity and tolerance are India’s greatest strengths : Prez’

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Diversity and tolerance are India’s greatest strengths : Prez’

Guwahati, Assam:  President Pranab Mukherjee said India’s traditions never allowed the practice of intolerance as unity in diversity with mutual coexistence and understanding is the strength of the country. (March 31) Speaking at the inaugural ceremony of the ‘Namami Brahmaputra’ festival here, Mukherjee said he does not agree when people label Indians as intolerant. “There […]

Universities should foster plurality and coexistence, not prejudice and hate: President

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Universities should foster plurality and coexistence, not prejudice and hate: President

Bombay (Mumbai): President Pranab Mukherjee says there should be no room for intolerance, prejudice and hatred in educational institutes. In fact, educational institutes should act as flag bearers for coexistence of multiple views. Addressing a special convocation of the University of Mumbai to confer Honorary Doctor of Law to famous agriculture scientist M S Swaminathan, (March […]

President warns against the dangers of ‘Majority-ism’

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President warns against the dangers of ‘Majority-ism’

Bombay (Mumbai) President Pranab Mukherjee has urged the nation to  guard against “majoritarianism”, saying those in power must take the entire nation along at all times. “Consultation and consensus is the best and often the only way forward,” he said, appreciating the measured tone of  Prime Minister Narendra Modi after the BJP  victories in Uttar Pradesh […]

JNU receives ‘Best University’ Award

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JNU receives ‘Best University’ Award

New Delhi: The JNU has won the Visitor’s Award for being the best university in the country because of its “unrelenting pursuit of academic excellence”, President Pranab Mukherjee today said while conferring the honour (March 6). The JNU has been in the news through the last year for all the wrong reasons including issues like […]

Bihar can’t fix  own Sugarcane Price yet, says Prez

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Bihar can’t fix own Sugarcane Price yet, says Prez

Patna: The Bihar Assembly, in 2007 passed a bill that would allow it to fix its own Sugarcane Price in place of the Central Government one, the President has said that’s not possible, yet.  President Pranab Mukherjee has directed to return the Bihar Sugarcane (Regulation of supply and purchase Amendment) Bill, 2007 to state Assembly […]

President opens Budget Session with Cash Ban praises

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President opens Budget Session with Cash Ban praises

New Delhi:  President Pranab Mukherjee opened what is expected to be a ‘historic’ budget session lauding the cash ban and surgical strikes across POK. (Jan 31) Lauding the demonetisation decision and the surgical strikes across Line of Control (LoC) as “bold” decisions in the interest of the country, President Pranab Mukherjee today favoured a constructive […]