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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.

Pratibha Patil commuted death sentences of 7 rapists during her tenure

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 02, 2013, 21:34

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

Delhi gang-rape case: Police mentality needs to be changed, says Pratibha Patil

Last Updated: Saturday, December 29, 2012, 19:04

As an outraged nation empathised with the gang-rape victim, former President Pratibha Patil on Saturday urged for a complete overhaul of the mindset of the society.

Bal Thackeray remains critical, on life support

Last Updated: Thursday, November 15, 2012, 08:21

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

Let a new dawn emerge: Pranab in Kashmir

Last Updated: Thursday, September 27, 2012, 15:01

"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.