Mukherjee was president from 2012 to 2017, at the end of a long period when the Congress party held power. Before that, he had been minister of finance, defence and foreign affairs for three separate prime ministers.
What started as a protest against a rise in fees has turned into a larger fight to maintain institutional independence at a prestigious Indian university.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is seeking to boost the popularity of the Bharatiya Janata Party by harping on national security issues and decades-old disputes with nuclear rival Pakistan. Will it help the party earn electoral dividends?
The grand old party shows a vacillating leadership and seems unable to capitalise on right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party's failures in government.
The silver screen and politics have often intertwined in India. Many actors have become politicians while Bollywood has not shied away from tackling political issues in its plotlines.
As they continue to struggle with underdevelopment and the state's neglect, when will India's farmers receive their due?
Security alert triggered across Punjab state after two masked men lob a grenade toward the hall belonging to the Nirankari spiritual group at a village on the outskirts of Amritsar, killing three people and wounding between 15-20 others, police say.
Rahul Gandhi, the 47-year-old descendant of the Nehru-Gandhi political dynasty, is expected to revive the crumbling Indian National Congress party.
Rahul Gandhi, scion of the Nehru-Gandhi political dynasty, has filed his nomination for the Congress president's post and is likely to win it.
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