India | Press Trust of India | Wednesday October 1, 2014
President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday said Durga puja is not only a religious programme, it is also a social festival.
Cities | Press Trust of India | Saturday August 2, 2014
With the death of one more infant this morning, a total of 12 infants have died at Jangipur Sub-Divisional Hospital in Murshidabad district in the last two days, health officials said today.
India | Edited by Sanchari Bhattacharya | Thursday July 3, 2014
Tapas Pal, the Trinamool Congress MP universally denounced for his shocking comments on rape, has found support from a fellow member of Parliament.
Election 2014 | Press Trust of India | Thursday April 24, 2014
Polling began for six Lok Sabha seats in the second phase of the elections in West Bengal today.
Cheat Sheet | Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Thursday April 24, 2014
117 seats across 11 states and a union territory are voting today in the sixth round of the national election that ends on May 12. Five union ministers, Leader of Opposition Sushma Swaraj, President Pranab Mukherjee's son Abhijit and actor-politician...
Election 2014 | Press Trust of India | Thursday April 17, 2014
Being son of a president always puts added pressure on him to perform as a public representative and carrying on the work started by his father is the biggest challenge ahead, Congress candidate from Jangipur Abhijit Mukherjee has said.
India | Edited by Surabhi Malik | Wednesday January 9, 2013
Politician Abu Azmi says he will not apologise for declaring that women must not go out at night unless escorted by a husband, father or brother.
India | Edited by Prasad Sanyal | Tuesday January 8, 2013
The misogynistic rants from politicians about how women provoke rapes continue unabated. Today, it was the turn of Samjawadi party leader Abu Azmi to weigh in. He blamed fashion and nudity for provoking sexual violence, and said that instead of "mod...
Sarika | Saturday December 29, 2012
Celebration of a woman's sensuality was healthy but Bollywood's heroines would "do well to make more discerning choices", says actress and social activist Shabana Azmi.
India | Indo-Asian News Service | Friday December 28, 2012
Congress Member of Parliament Abhijit Mukherjee has apologised for his remark that women protesting against rape were "dented-painted" and there was no scope for action against him, the party said on Friday.
India | Edited by Ashish Mukherjee | Friday December 28, 2012
A former minister in Bengal who belongs to the Left has apologised for his shocking comments about the chief minister, Mamata Banerjee.
India | By Rohini Devasher as told to Ashish Mukherjee | Thursday December 27, 2012
Rohini Devasher, a 34-year-old artist and among the hundreds campaigning for stringent anti-rape laws in Delhi today, is livid that the President's son, Abhijit Mukherjee, has called the protesters "dented and painted" women.
India | Edited by Ashish Mukherjee | Thursday December 27, 2012
Criticism and ridicule have greeted Abhijit Mukherjee, the son of President Pranab Mukherjee, for his derisive remarks on the women who have been protesting in in Delhi against the gang-rape of a young woman.
India | Edited by Sabyasachi Dasgupta | Thursday December 27, 2012
Abhijit Mukherjee, the son of President Pranab Mukherjee, has derided the massive recent protests in Delhi against the gang-rape of a young woman, stating that they did not appear to involve students.
India | Press Trust of India | Sunday October 14, 2012
Abjijit Mukherjee, son of President Pranab Mukherjee and Congress candidate has won the Jangipur Lok Sabha by-election. But what will serve as a wake-up call for the Congress, he won the seat by just 2,536 votes. This despite, the Trinamool Congress ...
India | Press Trust of India | Wednesday October 10, 2012
21 per cent votes were cast till 11 am in the by-election to the Jangipur Lok Sabha constituency where President Pranab Mukherjee's son Abhijit Mukherjee is a contestant.
India | Edited by Janaki Fernandes | Wednesday October 10, 2012
The Jangipur Lok Sabha constituency in West Bengal goes to the polls today and will determine the fortunes of the son of India's President. Abhijit Mukherjee who is contesting on a Congress ticket. The by-poll was necessitated due to resignation by...
India | NDTV Correspondent | Tuesday July 24, 2012
Pranab Mukherjee is headed to Rashtrapati Bhawan and the Congress has to find not only a Leader of the Lok Sabha to fill his shoes, but also someone to contest the Jangirpur Lok Sabha seat he vacates. Mr Mukherjee's son, Abhijit, has reportedly said...
Assembly | Monideepa Banerjie | Thursday March 17, 2011
Avijit Mukherjee may be a newbie to politics, but he has a cache of experience to call upon. His father is Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, and as Avijit officially signed up with the Congress in Kolkata today, it was his father who he cited."The decision is mine. But obviously I told him 'I...
Assembly | The Press Trust of India | Thursday March 17, 2011
Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee's son Abhijit Mukherjee has quit his job in the Steel Authority of India Ltd. (SAIL) to contest the forthcoming Assembly elections in West Bengal on a Congress ticket.???? On Monday, his resignation was accepted by the SAIL board and he wou...