First citizen a busy host at Rashtrapati Bhavan

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

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

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

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`

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pratibha Patil commuted death sentences of 7 rapists during her tenure

Former President Pratibha Patil had on Centre`s recommendations commuted death sentences of 35 convicts which included seven rapists.

Bal Thackeray remains critical, on life support

As Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray`s health condition became “critical”, his son Uddhav told party activists to remain calm.

Pratibha Patil wants to take Prez ‘gifts’ to Amravati

After the controversy over her post retirement home in Pune, former president Pratibha Patil is facing flak over a museum - dedicated to her - being set up in her hometown Amravati.

Patil shifts from Presidential mansion to 4 bedroom house

Pratibha Patil moved to a four bedroom bungalow at a high-security area in the heart of the capital.

Corruption is enemy of good governance: Patil

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.

Khanduri asks Patil to approve Lokayukta Bill

Former Uttarakhand chief minister BC Khanduri, who is credited with bringing in a strong Lokayukta Bill in the state, has asked President Pratibha Patil to give her assent to the anti-corruption measure before she demits office.

Several MPs skip Pratibha Patil`s farewell function

President Pratibha Patil`s farewell function in central hall of Parliament on Monday was a damp affair with a number of MPs skipping it.

Pranab’s vision, knowledge noteworthy: Pratibha Patil

UPA candidate Pranab Mukherjee is ready to be sworn in as the next President of India on Wednesday.

Chhagan Bhujbal in trouble over ‘Maharashtra Sadan

The inauguration of Maharashtra Sadan at the hands of the President Pratibha Patil on Saturday has been postponed indefinitely.

`Prez`s foreign visits inputs can’t be disclosed`

The inputs given by President while deciding the itinerary and duration of foreign visits undertaken by the Head of State cannot be made public.