Pratibha Patil

All you need to know about India's outgoing vice-president Hamid Ansari

All you need to know about India's outgoing vice-president Hamid Ansari

As the curtain draws on the second term of incumbent Hamid Ansari, the nation is gearing up to welcome the succeeding Vice President.

Aug 05, 2017, 22:43 PM IST
A family that 'challenged gender norms' while serving Presidents

A family that 'challenged gender norms' while serving Presidents

"Pratibha Patil was a vegetarian; on the contrary, Pranab Mukherjee was a fish lover and so definitely it was a shift of cooking style. It used to challenge me to bring out something new every time I cooked."


Jul 31, 2017, 14:18 PM IST

BJP, Shiv Sena spar with each other ahead of Amit Shah-Uddhav Thackeray meet

In the past, the Shiv Sena had deviated from supporting NDA candidates on at least two occasions.

Jun 15, 2017, 19:09 PM IST
Nation strengthened by its citizens and citizens are strengthened by mothers: PM Modi

Nation strengthened by its citizens and citizens are strengthened by mothers: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday stressed on the need of empowering women for the development of the country. While addressing the valedictory session of National Conference of Women Legislators in New Delhi, Modi said women should be strengthened more for a stronger India. 

Mar 06, 2016, 14:21 PM IST

Pratibha Patil faces Twitter heat over demand for a govt vehicle

At a time when the whole nation is mourning the passing away of former president APJ Abdul Kalam, his immediate successor at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, Pratibha Patil, is facing criticism for demanding a government vehicle for her personal use.

Jul 29, 2015, 19:20 PM IST

Press secretary of former president Pratibha Patil robbed of gold chain

A 60-year-old press secretary of former president Pratibha Patil was allegedly robbed of her gold chain by two unidentified men near Lodhi Garden in the high security Lutyens' Delhi Friday morning.

Jul 24, 2015, 15:05 PM IST

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

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.

Aug 08, 2014, 20:57 PM IST

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

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.

Aug 07, 2014, 19:35 PM IST

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.

Jul 24, 2014, 16:21 PM IST

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.

Jul 20, 2014, 00:21 AM IST

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.

Jul 07, 2014, 20:22 PM IST

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.

Apr 28, 2014, 20:27 PM IST

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".

Jan 06, 2014, 23:20 PM IST

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.

Nov 18, 2013, 15:24 PM IST

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.

Jun 19, 2013, 16:39 PM IST

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.

May 02, 2013, 22:04 PM IST

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.

Jan 13, 2013, 23:49 PM IST

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.

Jan 07, 2013, 18:52 PM IST

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.

Jan 02, 2013, 21:34 PM IST

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.

Nov 15, 2012, 08:21 AM IST