President Pratibha Patil

  • Politics over Afzal Guru, mercy plea with Prez 12-08-2011 07:09 AM

    New Delhi: Should Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru's case be fast tracked? The Congress admits there should a be a time-frame. "So long as the constitutional rules do not provide for a specific time limit, this is bound to happen. You will have different persons taking different time periods because...
  • PM briefs President on Lokpal Bill stand-off 08-04-2011 03:01 PM

    New Delhi: In the midst of continued stand-off between the Government and civil society activists on the proposed Lokpal Bill, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday met President Pratibha Patil and briefed her about the efforts being made to resolve the issue. "The Prime Minister briefed the President about the...
  • President 'mesmerised' with Team India's win 03-04-2011 02:08 PM

    Mumbai: President Pratibha Patil on Sunday said watching the thrilling final of Cricket World Cup was a 'mesmerising' experience and lauded the 'tenacity and hard work' of the Men in Blue. "Team India played with utmost patience, dexterity and displayed superb skills, both with bat and ball," the President told...
  • Government begins process to select new CVC 11-03-2011 09:11 AM

    New Delhi: The Government has forwarded a request for annulment of CVC PJ Thomas' appointment to President Prathibha Patil. Sources say the request was sent by the Law Ministry to the Department of Personnel and Training on Thursday and this was then forwarded to the Rashtrapati Bhawan. However, no independent...
  • President Patil's husband takes ill 22-02-2011 11:39 PM

    Nagpur: Devi Singh Shekhawat, husband of President Pratibha Patil was admitted to a private nursing home here on Tuesday following mild fever, Hospital sources said. "Shekhawat is alright and there is nothing to worry about his health," Director of the Hospital, Dr Murli Rao said. Former MP Banwarilal Purohit, Divisional...
  • Prez: LS will consider women's quota bill 21-02-2011 10:25 PM

    New Delhi: President Pratibha Patil on Monday expressed sincere hope that the controversial bill to provide 33 percent quota in state legislatures and parliament seats to women will be considered for passing by the Lok Sabha at the earliest. The constitutional amendment bill that provided reservation for women in the...
  • Karnataka Guv-CM row: BJP meets President 24-01-2011 07:57 AM

    New Delhi: After a successful state sponsored Karnataka bandh against the Governor, the battle for Karnataka will reach the Rashtrapati Bhawan on Monday. Senior BJP leader LK Advani will be leading a delegation to meet President Pratibha Patil seeking Governor HR Bhardwaj's recall. Meanwhile, Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa said, he...
  • Lensmen summoned for clicking President's pics 05-01-2011 08:10 PM

    Panaji: A photograph of President Pratibha Patil on the Goa beach surrounded by bikini-clad women and men in swimming trunks carried in newspapers on Wednesday has angered officials here who summoned three photo journalists and questioned them. Police called three local photo-journalists, who had shot Patil's pictures on the beach,...
  • Charles and Pratibha Patil to jointly open CWG 28-09-2010 10:45 AM

    New Delhi: Thankfully one controversy surrounding the Commonwealth Games is dying down – the standoff over who will inaugurate the Games – Prince Charles or President Pratibha Patil. Sources have told CNN-IBN that a compromise formula has been worked out. Both President Patil and Prince Charles will open the ceremony...
  • Metro row: Buddha's tit-for-tat over Mamata snub 23-09-2010 09:37 AM

    Kolkata: Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee has hit back at Union Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee. He skipped the banquet hosted by Governor MK Narayanan in honour of President Pratibha Patil. His office gave the excuse that the Chief Minister missed the do because of another engagement. Earlier on Wednesday Railway...
  • President visits flash flood-hit Leh 01-09-2010 01:18 PM

    Jammu: President Pratibha Patil on Wednesday arrived in the flood-ravaged Leh town of Jammu and Kashmir to review and assess the rescue and relief operations there. Pratibha, who was received at the Leh airport by Governor N N Vohra and Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, was briefed by the Indian Army...
  • New lease of life for another death row convict 26-08-2010 09:54 AM

    New Delhi: President Pratibha Patil has pardoned the death sentence of Shobit Kumar, who was convicted for killing six people of a family. Shobit Kumar has been in jail for the last 21 years. His mercy petition filed with the President in 1998, was the oldest pending application. Earlier, CNN-IBN...
  • President attacks Naxals in her speech 22-02-2010 08:47 PM

    Allies had been pressurising govt to go soft on Naxals. ...
  • President Patil's ground-breaking sortie creates waves 26-11-2009 02:41 AM

    The President sidestepped controversy about women in combat roles. ...
  • Watch: President Patil flies in Sukhoi 25-11-2009 02:07 PM

    The President wore a specially designed G-suit for the flight. ...
  • Patil makes history, flies in a Sukhoi 25-11-2009 10:41 AM

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  • Pics: President Patil flies in Sukhoi 25-11-2009 10:37 AM

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  • Queen condemns 26/11 attacks 28-10-2009 11:37 AM

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  • Prez invites British Queen to India 28-10-2009 11:31 AM

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  • India, UK natural partners: Prez 28-10-2009 11:25 AM

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  • Prez Patil in UK, to receive Commonwealth baton from Queen 27-10-2009 06:36 PM

    President Pratibha Patil arrived in the UK on Monday. ...