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Let a new dawn emerge: Pranab in Kashmir

"Let the dark days of violence and conflict be left behind and a let a new dawn emerge," President Pranab Mukherjee told the people of Jammu and Kashmir, promising to ensure that every Kashmiri lives with dignity.

CVC submits annual report to President

The Central Vigilance Commission has submitted its annual report to President Pratibha Patil carrying details of inquiries in the multi-crore Commonwealth Games scam and other major initiatives taken in the past year.

Prez enrolls herself in National Population Register

President Pratibha Patil got herself enrolled under the National Population Register and asked the people to get themselves registered for the country`s flagship programme.

Eliminate foeticide, addiction from society: Patil

President Pratibha Patil stressed upon removing social evils like female foeticide, child marriage and addiction from the society.

Prez for women, youth participation in cooperatives

Describing cooperatives as useful institutions for inclusive growth, President Pratibha Patil emphasised the need to expand their scope by seeking greater participation of women and youths.

President defends clemency decisions

Rashtrapati Bhavan defended its granting mercy to some death row convicts saying the power to pardon is not a private act of grace by the President.

Post-retirement home for Prez finalised in Pune

A post-retirement residence for President Pratibha Patil has been finalised in Pune by the government.

President commutes death sentence of servant

The Supreme Court, while sending Om Prakash to the gallows, had observed that "he is a menace to the society.

Democracy can`t be allowed to falter: President

Prez Pratibha Patil said Indian democracy "cannot be allowed to falter" at a time when democracies of the world are operating in complex situations.

Kolkata fire: Prez honours nurses who died

Two nurses, who sacrificed their lives to save patients in the AMRI Hospital fire in Kolkata in December were among 36 nurses who were honoured by President Pratibha Patil.

Controversial plot to be put to suitable use: Army

The building under construction on the defence land here, which originally was meant to be the post-retirement residence of President Pratibha Patil, would be put to "suitable alternative use" of the army.

Prez Patil returns home after two-nation visit

Wrapping up the last foreign tour before her tenure comes to an end on July 25, President Pratibha Patil returned here Tuesday after a nine-day visit to the South Africa and Seychelles.

Misconception over foreign trips: Prez Patil

Facing criticism over her foreign visits, Prez Pratibha Patil said there has been a misconception and wanted people to ascertain factual position.

President Pratibha Patil visits Robben Island prison

President Pratibha Patil on Satuday visited Robben Island housing the infamous prison where Nelson Mandela was held for 18 long years.

India, S Africa to conduct exchange of lawmakers

Fatima Hajaiag, South African MP along with Deputy Minister M L Fransman were present along with Union Minister Sachin Pilot and Prabha Thakur and Sanjay Dhotre, both MPs, during the deliberations.

‘Patil`s foreign trip with kin normal practice’

Government on Wednesday sought to put an end to a controversy, generated by President Pratibha Patil taking her two grandchildren on a 9-day state visit to Seychelles and South Africa.

India pledges major financial package for Seychelles

Seychelles assured India that it would be a "rock of dependability" for New Delhi in the area and thanked it for the support in combating piracy.

My foreign visits were crucial for building ties: Prez

Pratibha Patil on Sunday dismissed criticism over a large number of foreign visits undertaken by her.

President Patil to pen autobiography post retirement

India`s first woman president will be completing 50 years in public life this year and is contemplating to tell her story in a book, Rashtrapati Bhawan sources said.

Prez in Seychelles for two-day visit

President Pratibha Patil arrived here on Sunday to a warm welcome on the first leg of her two-nation visit to boost India`s friendly ties with the African country.