Pratibha Patil

  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey July 7, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Centre says price checks in place; Opposition stages walk out July 7, 2014

    Prices of food items are under control and there is no need for panic, the government declared on Monday in the Rajya Sabha which took up an impromptu discussion on inflation on the opening day of the Budget session after the opposition pressed for it. ...
  • Former President Pratibha Patil's brother named accused in murder case July 7, 2014

    Jalgoan: In a major embarrassment to former President Pratibha Patil, a court in Jalgoan, Maharashtra named her brother as an accused in a murder case. Patil's younger brother Gajendra Narayan Patil and former MLA Dr Ulhas Patil have been named accused in a criminal case that dates back to 2005....
  • Pratibha Patil returns all 155 official gifts to Rashtrapati Bhavan December 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Former President Pratibha Patil has returned all the gifts received by her in official capacity after they were displayed at a school owned by her family in Amravati in Maharashtra. "155 gifts received by the former President Pratibha Devisingh Patil in her official capacity were loaned to Vidya Bharati...
  • SC notice to Centre on PIL against commuting death sentence November 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Former President Pratibha Patil's decision to commute death sentence of five condemned prisoners in child rape cases on Monday came under judicial scrutiny with the Supreme Court issuing notice to the Centre on a plea seeking to set aside the commutation. A bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam agreed...
  • Pratibha Patil denies General VK Singh's claim on quitting November 8, 2013

    Nashik: Contradicting his claim, former President Pratibha Patil on Friday denied that she had advised the then Army Chief General VK Singh not to resign over the age controversy. She said she had told him that it was for him to decide whether to quit or not. "....whether to resign or...
  • Ex-president Patil was informed about Kalam's decision on MN Das: MHA May 3, 2013

    New Delhi: The Home Ministry on Friday made it clear that former President APJ Abdul Kalam's acceptance of the mercy petition of an Assam death row convict was conveyed to his successor Pratibha Patil and she was not kept in the dark. In a statement, the Home Ministry said the...
  • Dispose mercy petitions in 3 months: Parliamentary panel March 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Amid demands of death for rapists, a Parliamentary panel today suggested that President should not consider clemency pleas in rape and murder cases and said mercy petitions should be disposed of within three months and reasons for granting clemency should be made public. In its report tabled in...
  • Pratibha Patil spent Rs 18 cr on her last trip as President January 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Notwithstanding a huge controversy over expenditure on her foreign travels, the then President Pratibha Patil ran up a bill of Rs 18.08 crore on her last trip abroad shortly before demitting office, according to official information accessed through RTI. The chartering of the Air India Boeing 747-400 jumbo for...
  • Law alone will not help, society needs to change: Patil December 29, 2012

    New Delhi: Former President Pratibha Patil on Saturday expressed her grief at the demise of the 23-year-old girl who was gangraped in a moving bus in the national capital, terming it as a very sad incident. Paying her homage to the family of the braveheart, the former President said that...
  • Delhi govt snubs Lokayukta over report against CM December 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Delhi government has turned down Delhi Lokayukta's request to send its report against Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit to the president for review of an earlier decision in a case relating to alleged misrepresentation of facts by her on construction of low-cost flats. In an order in July last...
  • Patil takes away gifts she received as President August 2, 2012

    New Delhi: Former president Pratibha Patil has courted controversy yet again. This time, she is under the scanner for taking a range of expensive gifts she had received as President to her hometown Amravati. It is being seen as an aberration of sorts by Constitutional experts. Patil reportedly received more than...
  • After 340 rooms, Patil to stay in 4-bedroom house July 25, 2012

    New Delhi: After five years of stay in the 340-room Presidential mansion, Pratibha Patil on Wednesday moved to a four bedroom bungalow in New Delhi at a high-security area in the heart of the capital. President Pranab Mukherjee escorted his predecessor to 2, Tughlaq Lane bungalow located at a posh area...
  • Will preserve, protect the Constitution and the law: Pranab July 25, 2012

    In his first speech as president, Pranab spoke about economic realities and political challenges facing the nation. ...
  • No humiliation more abusive than hunger: Pranab July 25, 2012

    New Delhi: In his first speech as President, Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday touched almost every grave issue prevailing in the country ranging from poverty, terrorism, economy and social equality, saying "We should learn from our past and must remain focused on the future." Mukherjee, who on Wednesday became the 13th President...
  • Read Pranab Mukherjee's first speech as President July 25, 2012

    New Delhi: Pranab Mukherjee took over as the thirteenth President of India on 25th July 2012. In his first speech as the 13th President of India, Pranab Mukherjee vowed to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of India. Here's the full text of the speech: Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil, Shri Hamid Ansari, Smt....
  • Pranab Mukherjee sworn in as the 13th President July 25, 2012

    New Delhi: Pranab Mukherjee was on Wednesday sworn in as the country's 13th President at an impressive ceremony in the packed and historic Central Hall of Parliament. Chief Justice of India SH Kapadia administered the oath of office to Mukherjee in the presence of Vice President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Manmohan...
  • Highs and lows of Pranab's political career July 25, 2012

    New Delhi: He has walked the corridors of power for almost 40 years. It's a journey which has ensured that today Pranab Mukherjee has friends in every party and it's the one advantage which he is counting on as he prepares to become India's next President. "He represents unique repository...
  • Live: Will defend Constitution, says Pranab July 25, 2012

    New Delhi: 11:40 am: In his first speech as the 13th President of India, Pranab Mukherjee vowed to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of India. "I will strive to preserve, protect and defend our constitution not just in words but also in spirit," said President Pranab Mukherjee. Talking of poverty...
  • Pranab set to take oath as the 13th President July 25, 2012

    New Delhi: Pranab Mukherjee will be sworn in as the 13th President of India on Wednesday. He will take oath in the Central Hall of Parliament. But before that, he will pay respects at Rajghat, Shakti Sthal and Veer Bhumi. After that he will meet outgoing President Pratibha Patil, who...
  • Corruption is enemy of good governance: Pratibha July 25, 2012

    New Delhi: On the eve of demitting her office, President Pratibha Patil on Tuesday highlighted the scourge of corruption saying it is the enemy of good governance and asked government and people to collectively fight it. "Corruption is the enemy of development, and of good governance. It must be got rid...
  • FTN: Did India's first woman President fail India's women? July 24, 2012

    Did the first woman President, Pratibha Patil, fail to use her office to make gender justice a national priority? ...
  • 13 visits in 5 years: Pratibha Patil's love for Pune July 24, 2012

    Pune: Even before the city was chosen by Pratibha Patil recently as her retirement destination, it seems to have been her preferred place for a visit during her five-year tenure as president of the country. A reply to an application filed by MiD DAY with the outgoing president’s secretariat under...
  • Do something to end stand-off: Sonia to Praful July 24, 2012

    New Delhi: With the stand-off between her party and the NCP continuing, Congress President Sonia Gandhi was on Monday heard asking NCP leader Praful Patel to "do something" to end the crisis. Gandhi's remark in half-jest at the tea party after the farewell function held for outgoing President Pratibha Patil drew...
  • Pratibha Patil's farewell speech to Parliamentarians July 23, 2012

    New Delhi: As Pranab Mukherjee gets ready to be sworn in as the 13th President of India, the farewell ceremonies for the outgoing President Pratibha Patil have begun. Pratibha gave her farewell speech in the Rajya Sabha earlier on Monday evening. The Prime Minister is hosting a farewell dinner for President...
  • Pratibha Patil's Pune retirement home not ready July 23, 2012

    Pune: With her earlier choice of post-retirement home mired in controversy, President Pratibha Patil, whose term ends on July 24, will now settle down in a consideably smaller bungalow in this city, popularly known as Maharashtra's pensioners' paradise. The house is however not yet ready and she will temporarily move to...
  • President Pratibha Patil's farewell address today July 23, 2012

    New Delhi: Members of both Houses of Parliament are expected to give a warm send-off to outgoing President Pratibha Patil on Monday. A programme is scheduled to take place in Rashtrapati Bhawan's historic Central Hall. Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday scripted history by becoming the first person from West Bengal to...
  • Pratibha to move to 4-room bungalow in Delhi July 22, 2012

    New Delhi: After the 340 rooms of Rashtrapati Bhavan, a four bedroom bungalow in New Delhi will be President Pratibha Patil's temporary residence after she steps down July 24 before moving into her retirement home in Pune in about a month. "Bungalow No.2 on Tughlaq Lane has been allotted to Pratibha...
  • List of Presidents of India July 22, 2012

    New Delhi: India will get its 14th President on Sunday. UPA candidate Pranab Mukherjee is the overwhelming favourite to take over the post. Opposition sponsored PA Sangma is also in the fray but unlikely to give a tough fight to Mukherjee. Mukherjee will take over from Pratibha Patil, who took over...
  • Salutes, buggy ride await new President July 22, 2012

    New Delhi: It will be an event high on protocol and ceremony whose finer details were worked at a dress rehearsal on Saturday. The kinks were ironed out for the oath-taking ceremony of the new President of India on Wednesday, down to the regal buggy ride when Pratibha Patil will move...