• agatha sangma meets sharad pawar offers to quit govt

    Agatha Sangma meets Sharad Pawar, offers to quit govt

    Politics | July 23, 2012 16:36 IST

    New Delhi, Jul 23: Agatha Sangma, who had campaigned for her father P A Sangma in the presidential polls, on Monday offered to quit as minister of state for rural development.NCP sources said that Agatha

  • pm calls on president

    PM calls on President

    Politics | July 13, 2012 15:11 IST

    New Delhi, July 13: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today called on President Pratibha Patil to discuss forthcoming Monsoon Session of Parliament and various other key issues.During half-an-hour long meeting, the two leaders discussed about the

  • odisha sand artist sudarshan wins international award

    Odisha sand artist Sudarshan wins international award

    India | June 03, 2012 18:42 IST

    Bhubaneswar, Jun 3: Internationally acclaimed sand artist from Odisha Sudarshan Pattnaik has been congratulated by President Pratibha Patil and a host of other dignitaries for winning the Copenhagen sand art Championship- 2012.Sudarshan, who returned here

  • president commutes death sentence of servant who killed 3

    President commutes death sentence of servant who killed 3 persons

    India | May 20, 2012 16:01 IST

    New Delhi, May 20: President Pratibha Patil has commuted the death sentence of a domestic help, who had murdered a retired Brigadier and his two family members in Dehradun 18 years ago, to life imprisonment.The

  • prez vice prez pm wish people on ram navami

    Prez, Vice-Prez, PM Wish People On Ram Navami

    India | April 01, 2012 18:55 IST

    New Delhi, Apr 1 : President Pratibha Patil, Vice-President M Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today wished the people on the eve of Ram Navami.  “On the festive occasion of Ram Navami, I

  • president pratibha patil s foreign trips cost record rs 205

    President Pratibha Patil's Foreign Trips Cost Record Rs 205 Crore

    India | March 25, 2012 18:38 IST

    New Delhi, Mar 25: President Pratibha Patil's wanderlust has cost the public exchequer a whopping Rs 205 crore on her foreign visits, surpassing the record of all her predecessors. Since assuming office as the country's

  • will forward trivedi s resignation to president for

    Will Forward Trivedi's Resignation To President For Acceptance, Says PM

    India | March 19, 2012 13:28 IST

    New Delhi, Mar 19: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday said he will forward to the President the resignation of railway minister Dinesh Trivedi for acceptance. The PM said he received Trivedi's email and formal

  • manmohan meets pratibha discusses budget session

    Manmohan Meets Pratibha, Discusses Budget Session

    March 10, 2012 13:00 IST

    New Delhi, Mar 10: Ahead of the parliament session beginning on Monday, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday met President Pratibha Patil and discussed the upcoming budget session.The meeting -- the first between the two

  • president commuted death penalty of 23 to life during her

    President Commuted Death Penalty Of 23 To Life During Her Tenure

    India | February 22, 2012 7:59 IST

    New Delhi, Feb 22: President Pratibha Patil, it seems, has been the most merciful of all presidents during the last three decades as she has commuted death sentences of 23 petitioners to life imprisonment during

  • khurshid tightlipped on ec s move against him

    Khurshid Tightlipped On EC's Move Against Him

    India | February 12, 2012 15:43 IST

    Lucknow, Feb 12: In the thick of controversy over his remarks on minorities' sub-quota, Law Minister Salman Khurshid today refused to comment on Election Commission's move seeking “immediate and decisive” intervention of President Pratibha Patil.“I

  • president approves tabling of lokpal bill in rs

    President Approves Tabling Of Lokpal Bill In RS

    India | December 28, 2011 13:30 IST

    New Delhi, Dec 28: President Pratibha Patil today gave her approval for tabling of the Lokpal Bill in the Rajya Sabha.Rashtrapati Bhavan spokesperson said the President gave her approval from Hyderabad where she is on

  • media should behave with responsibility says president

    Media Should Behave With Responsibility, Says President

    India | December 21, 2011 23:24 IST

    Mumbai, Dec 21: Regretting over-commercialisation of the media, President Pratibha Patil today urged the fourth estate not to compromise with basic journalistic principles work with “honesty, objectivity and conviction” to promote national goal and build

  • shiv sena bats for central rule in belgaum

    Shiv Sena Bats For Central Rule In Belgaum

    Politics | December 20, 2011 22:13 IST

    Mumbai, Dec 20: Shiv Sena leader Uddhav Thackeray today requested President Pratibha Patil to direct the Union government to declare Belgaum and Marathi-speaking area in Karnataka as Centrally-administered region. The party executive president also told

  • patil is first woman president to sail in warship

    Patil Is First Woman President To Sail In Warship

    India | December 20, 2011 18:43 IST

    Mumbai, Dec 20: After taking off in the frontline Sukhoi jet and riding a battle tank, President Pratibha today had a tryst with the Navy as she created history by sailing a warship here to

  • president sonia pay tributes to indira gandhi on her 94th

    President, Sonia Pay Tributes To Indira Gandhi On Her 94th Birthday

    India | November 19, 2011 13:48 IST

    New Delhi, Nov 19: The nation today remembered former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her 94th birth anniversary with President Pratibha Patil and Vice President Hamid Ansari among prominent personalities who paid rich tributes to

  • patil for supremacy of parliament

    Patil For Supremacy Of Parliament

    India | October 08, 2011 20:07 IST

    New Delhi, Oct 8: Throwing her weight behind the supremacy of parliament, President Pratibha Patil today said the government was sincere about the enactment of the Lokpal Bill.“Definitely, that is the best way. And it

  • president visits cern complex in switzerland

    President Visits CERN Complex In Switzerland

    World | October 01, 2011 19:58 IST

    Geneva, Oct 1: Indian President Pratibha Patil today visited the prestigious France-based European Organisation for Nuclear Research, commonly known as CERN, where she patted Indian scientists for their contributions to cutting edge research work.Patil, who

  • president makes her property details public

    President Makes Her Property Details Public

    India | July 25, 2011 16:31 IST

    New Delhi, Jul 25: President Pratibha Patil today made public her movable and immovable properties worth over Rs 2.49 crore after the Central Information Commission requested her to take a decision on the lines of

  • mp bjp chief seeks death by wish due to price rise

    MP BJP Chief Seeks 'Death By Wish' Due To Price Rise

    Politics | June 27, 2011 19:59 IST

    Bhopal, June 27 : In a startling move, Madhya Pradesh BJP chief Prabhat Jha today urged President Pratibha Patil to accept his request for “death by wish” in the wake of spiralling prices.“Government is a

  • rajasthan minister resigns after remarks against president

    Rajasthan Minister Resigns After Remarks Against President

    India | February 10, 2011 14:16 IST

    Jaipur, Feb 10 (PTI) Rajasthan minister Ameen Khan,whose remarks on President Pratibha Patil triggered a controversy, today submitted his resignation to Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot."Ameen Khan has quit his post and his resignation has been