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Tendulkar breaks silence, says brother`s bypass surgery led to his absence from Parliament

Last Updated: Friday, August 08, 2014, 20:57

Reacting to the controversy over his low attendance in Parliament, Sachin Tendulkar on Friday said that the bypass surgery on his brother Ajit led to his absence from the Rajya Sabha.

MP Sachin Tendulkar yet to attend a session in Parliament this year

Last Updated: Thursday, August 07, 2014, 19:35

Sachin Tendulkar, despite his God-like status in India, thanks to his exploits in cricketing fields, is yet to mark his attendance in Parliament this year.

First citizen a busy host at Rashtrapati Bhavan

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 16:21

In the two years that President Pranab Mukherjee has spent so far at Rashtrapati Bhavan, the country`s first citizen has shown a marked preference for playing the gracious host over being a travelling head of state.

Bihar teacher fails to name India`s president, faces probe

Last Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014, 00:21

For a woman school teacher in Bihar, Pratibha Patil is still India`s president and Smriti Irani the governor of the state. These answers shocked a district magistrate who has ordered a probe into the authenticity of the teacher`s qualification based on which she got a job in a government school.

Former President Pratibha Patil`s brother named accused in murder case

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 20:22

In a major embarrassment for former President Pratibha Patil, her brother has been named an accused in a murder case by a local court.

President`s power to grant clemency should not be questioned: Centre to SC

Last Updated: Monday, April 28, 2014, 20:27

The Centre on Monday told the Supreme Court that courts should not inquire into a decision of the President to grant pardon to a convicted person, saying the power of the head of the executive is beyond the pale of question.

Rajiv Gandhi assassination: Perarivalan`s mother alleges sons`s imprisonment `unjustified`

Last Updated: Monday, January 06, 2014, 23:20

Mother of a death row convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case on Monday alleged that the imprisonment of her son for over 22 years was unjustified "since the conviction was based on his confessional statement that lacked clarity and facts".

SC notice to Centre on PIL against commuting death sentence

Last Updated: Monday, November 18, 2013, 15:24

Pratibha Patil`s decision to commute death sentence of 5 prisoners in child rape cases came under judicial scrutiny with Supreme Court issuing notice to Centre seeking to set aside the commutation.

CRPF to guard Pratibha Patil`s Pune bungalow

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 16:39

The government has sanctioned an armed paramilitary squad to guard the bungalow of former President Pratibha Patil in Pune in Maharashtra.

Rejection of Das mercy plea by then President Patil illegal: SC

Last Updated: Thursday, May 02, 2013, 22:04

Supreme Court declared as "illegal" rejection of mercy petition of death row convict M N Das by President Pratibha Patil and commuted sentence to life imprisonment on ground of 12 year delay.

Pratibha Patil ran a bill of Rs 18 cr on her last trip

Last Updated: Sunday, January 13, 2013, 23:49

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.

Seychelles` invitation to Pratibha Patil shredded, burnt

Last Updated: Monday, January 07, 2013, 18:52

Pratibha Patil, who had undertaken a number of foreign trips as President, visited Seychelles for which invitation came as a telegram.