India, Pakistan talks to resume in May

NEW DELHI, April 10 (UPI) -- India said it will resume talks with Pakistan in May to resolve all outstanding issues including terrorism.

China acknowledges India support

BEIJING, April 3 (UPI) -- India's request that Tibetan leader the Dalai Lama refrain from political activities on its soil reportedly has earned Chinese gratitude.

India warns Dalai Lama on demonstrations

NEW DELHI, April 1 (UPI) -- Foreign Minister Pranab Mukherjee warned the Dalai Lama that, while he remains welcome in India, he must not do anything to damage its relations with China.

Leaders discuss India's civilian nuke plan

WASHINGTON, March 25 (UPI) -- U.S.-Indian bilateral ties and India's civilian nuclear initiative were discussion topics for the countries' leaders meeting in Washington.

Pakistan puts off Indian's execution

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, March 20 (UPI) -- An Indian, who was to be executed April 1 in Pakistan on spying charges, has won a month-long reprieve from President Pervez Musharraf.

India moves forward with nuclear plans

NEW DELHI, March 17 (UPI) -- India has completed negotiation on an India-specific Safeguards Agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Analysis: India's Asian Security plan

NEW DELHI, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- In a move to check the spread of terrorism in Asia, India has suggested a three-part strategy to tackle the challenge.
KUSHAL JEENA, UPI Correspondent

Turkey, India seek nuclear energy ties

NEW DELHI, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Turkish Foreign Minister Ali Babacan, visiting New Delhi, voiced support Friday for energy cooperation between his country and India.

India will play bigger security role

NEW DELHI, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- An Indian government official says India will have an increased role in the future security of Asia as it continues to grow into a powerful economic engine.

India's nuclear deal seen as crucial

LUCKNOW, India, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- India could face international "isolation" if its nuclear deal with the United States collapses, the Indian government said Sunday.

India's refiners get compensation bonds

NEW DELHI, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- India's government issued bonds worth nearly $300 each to oil marketing companies.

UPI Energy Watch

Shell fears production shortfall if investment ceases; India concerned over high oil prices; Syria inks deal to buy Iranian gas via Turkey
ANDREA R. MIHAILESCU, UPI Energy Correspondent

India to weigh options over rise in crude

NEW DELHI, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- India has expressed concern over the rise in global oil prices, saying it is considering all options to handle the situation.

India stresses Myanmar political reforms

NEW DELHI, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- India urged Myanmar's military junta Wednesday to introduce broad-based political reforms and begin "national reconciliation."

India: Military exercises part of security

NEW DELHI, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- India says military exercises with other countries will continue as they are a part of the nation's security strategy.
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Pranab Mukherjee
Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (R) listens to Indian Foreign Minister Pranab Mukherjee (L) during a meeting in Tehran, Iran on November 1, 2008. (UPI Photo/Mohammad Kheirkhah)

Pranab Kumar Mukherjee (Bengali: প্রণব কুমার মুখোপাধ্যায় born December 11, 1935, West Bengal, India) is the current Finance Minister of India and leader of the current (15th) Lok Sabha.

He is currently a senior member of the Cabinet Committees on Economic Affairs, Infrastructure, Parliamentary Affairs, Political Affairs, Prices, Security, Unique Identification Authority of India, World Trade Organization, and heads the Group of Ministers Committee on the Dabhol dispute. He also heads the Group of Ministers investigating the alleged corruption of the previous NDA (National Democratic Alliance) government. He is also a member of the Congress Working Committee (CWC), the highest decision-making body of the Congress party.

Pranab Mukherjee was born in Mirati village near Kirnahar town, District Birbhum, West Bengal to Kamada Kinkar Mukherjee and Rajlakshmi Mukherjee. His father was active in the Congress party from 1920, was a member of AICC, and West Bengal Legislative Council (1952–64), and President, District Congress Committee, Birbhum (WB). His father was also a respected freedom fighter and was jailed for more than 10 years. He attended the Suri Vidyasagar College, Suri (Birbhum), then affiliated with the University of Calcutta.

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