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Rituals, revelry on second day of Durga Puja

Kolkata: People from all walks of life and age groups Sunday thronged colourful pandals (marquees) to soak in the festivities and celebrate Mahasaptami – the second day of Durga Puja in West Bengal. The day started with the ‘pran pratistha’ ritual, where the deity is symbolically endowed with life. The ‘kola bou’, a tender banana

Mukherjee asks youth Diaspora to learn about India

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee asked the youth of the Indian Diaspora to learn about India, its traditions and thought process and to use the knowledge for the betterment of the global community at large. Speaking to a group of Indian youth Diaspora attending the ‘Know India Programme’ (KIP) of the ministry of overseas Indian

Pranab Mukherjee is India’s next President

New Delhi: Pranab Mukherjee, the ruling United Progressive Alliance’s key strategist and a long-time minister, was Sunday elected India’s 13th President by an overwhelming majority of MPs and legislators across the political spectrum, leaving his rival P.A. Sangma bruised. One of India’s most experienced and canny politicians, Mukherjee, the ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) candidate,

Pranab resigns; PM may keep Finance Ministry

New Delhi: Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday resigned as the Finance Minister to contest the July 19 presidential election as the candidate of the ruling United Progressive Alliance. “Today, I stand ready to embark on a new journey. I feel honoured and humbled on my nomination as a candidate to contest the presidential election,” Mukherjee told reporters