Everything you need to know about Patil R.s.: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Patil R.s.: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Pretoria (South Africa), May 3 (ANI): India and South Africa have agreed to step up bilateral cooperation in areas such as trade, infrastructure, tourism and energy.
Pretoria (South Africa), May 1 (ANI): President Pratibha Patil arrived in South Africa on Tuesday on the second leg of her nine-day tour, which is expected to give further impetus to India's close and friendly ties with the rainbow nation.
Pune, May 1 (IANS) Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar Tuesday broke his silence over his Rajya Sabha nomination, saying he was honoured by the Indian government's offer but he would always remain a sportsman and not a politician.
Sachin Tendulkar has now a new role to play as he has been selected to be a Rajya Sabha member by President of India, Pratibha Patil.
Pune, May 1 (IANS) Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar Tuesday broke his silence over his Rajya Sabha nomination, saying he was honoured by the Indian government's offer but that he would always remain a sportsman and not a politician.
Victoria (Seychelles), May 1 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil has underscored the need for 'peace and security' as major factors required for development.
Victoria (Seychelles), Apr 30 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Monday said India stands ready to be a full and equal partner in the development of Seychelles through financial assistance and initiatives that support capacity building.
Mahe, April 30 (IANS) Noting that India "would always be a trusted development partner of Seychelles", visiting President Pratibha Patil Monday announced a $50 million line of credit and $25 million grant for the Indian Ocean archipelago.
Chennai, April 30 (IANS) India's Ashwin Vijayaraghavan, Saurabh Patil and Sidharth Rawat entered the second round in the MCC-SR Subramaniam ITF Men's Futures tennis tournament here Monday.
On-board special aircraft, Apr 29 (ANI): Dismissing the criticism surrounding the large number of visits to foreign countries, President Pratibha Devisingh Patil, on board a special aircraft to Seychelles said the itinerary for her foreign visits was not made by the President's office but by the central government.
Chennai, April 29 (IANS) Five Indians qualified for the main draw of the MCC-SR Subramaniam Memorial ITF men's Futures tennis tournament, here Sunday.
New Delhi, Apr 29 (ANI): The President, Pratibha Devisingh Patil, today left on a nine-day state visit to Seychelles and South Africa.
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Saturday re-appointed E.S.L. Narasimhan and K. Sankaranarayanan as governors of Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra respectively.
Pratibha Devi Singh Patil, who was continuously facing criticism since last few days over her post-retirement house being constructed in Pune from government fund, Friday decided to forgo it as she voiced "pain" at being portrayed as insensitive to war widows........................
New Delhi, Apr 27 (ANI): In a bid to push for stronger bilateral relations, President Pratibha Devisingh Patil will be paying state visit to Seychelles and South Africa starting from April 30.
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Amid a raging controversy, President Pratibha Patil Friday voiced "pain" at being portrayed as insensitive to war widows and and announced that she will forgo her post-retirement accommodation in Pune as "misgivings" continue to persist "despite clarifications" on allegations of land grabbing.
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Amid China's increased forays in Africa, President Pratibha Patil heads Monday on an eight-day trip to Seychelles and South Africa which is expected to give a renewed impetus to India's multi-faceted engagement with a resurgent continent.
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil will forgo her post-retirement accommodation in Pune as "misgivings" continue to persist "despite clarifications" being offered on allegations of land grabbing, it was announced Friday.
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil will forgo her post-retirement accommodation in Pune following allegations of land grabbing and "misgivings" continuing to persist "despite clarifications" being made, it was announced Friday.
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Bollywood diva Rekha and cricket maestro Sachin Tendulkar have been nominated to the Rajya Sabha and the film fraternity has extended its best wishes to them and said good people would do good work.
New Delhi, Apr 26 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil has reportedly approved nomination of batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar and veteran actor Rekha to the Rajya Sabha.
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) A total of 19 mercy petitions are pending with President Pratibha Patil, parliament was informed Thursday.
New Delhi, Apr 24 (ANI): Envoys of twelve nations presented their credentials to the President Pratibha Devisingh Patil at a ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here on Tuesday.
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Welcoming the envoys of 12 countries, President Pratibha Patil Tuesday said it was very important to work together and have institutions in which the voices from developing countries find expression owing to the global financial crisis and developments in the Euro zone.
New Delhi/Mumbai, Apr 23 (ANI): With the five-year term of President Pratibha Devisingh Patil drawing to a close in July this year, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) are in favour of appointing an apolitical person as the country's next President.
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Indian Army's chief-designate and present Eastern Army Commander Lt. Gen. Bikram Singh and vice chief Lt. Gen. Shri Krishna Singh were among senior armed forces officers conferred medals for distinguished service of the most exceptional order by President Pratibha Patil here Tuesday.
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Maharashtra Home Minister R.R. Patil Tuesday ordered an investigation by Mumbai Police into the alleged leak of some portions of the Comptroller and Auditor General's (CAG) report which reportedly indicted some ministers, while the opposition Shiv Sena demanded a CBI probe into the lapse.
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) A belligerent opposition Monday mounted pressure on the government to table in the assembly the official auditor's report on controversial land allotments in Maharashtra.
New Delhi, Apr 13 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil today called for public sector and the private sector to work together for a truly sustainable and inclusive nation.
Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) The Bombay High Court Thursday issued notice to the government, Nuclear Power Corporation of India and others in a public suit challenging the proposed 9,900-MW Jaitapur Nuclear Power Project coming up in Ratnagiri in Maharashtra.
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil finds herself in a controversy over her post-retirement home in Pune, but her office Thursday rejected allegations of land-grab as "malicious" and asserted that no rules have been violated.
New Delhi, Apr 12 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil, Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh have greeted the nation on the occasion of Vaisakhi, Vishu, Puthandu, Mesadi, Vaisakhadi and Bahag Bihu.
New Delhi, Apr 10 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil has said that the bilateral economic ties between India and Qatar were below par and needed to be strengthened.
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil is undertaking what could possibly be her last foreign trip before she ends her five-year tenure in July - a 12-day trip to two African countries, Seychelles and South Africa.
Chennai, April 9 (IANS) The Indian rocket that will carry the 1,850 kg indigenous surveillance satellite - Radar Imaging Satellite (Risat-1) - to the skies this month will be controlled by the new mission control centre at Sriharikota, said a senior official of Indian space agency ISRO.
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Remember Rizwan Khan of "My Name Is Khan"? Just like he panicked when he saw the colour yellow, there are people who suffer from chromatophobia - the fear of colours. But it can be cured with therapy and counselling, say experts.
Mumbai, April 6 (IANS) In an embarrassment for PWD and Tourism Minister Chhagan Bhujbal, a team from the Maharashtra Charity Commissioner is to inspect on Saturday the premises of an education trust controlled by him in the posh Bandra west locality.
New Delhi, Apr 4 (ANI): Qatar Emir Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani will pay a state visit to India from April 8 to 10 at the invitation of President Pratibha Devisingh Patil.
New Delhi, Apr 4 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil presented civilian awards to eminent personalities at a ceremony here on Wednesday.
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) President Prathiba Patil, Vice President Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh have greeted the nation on the occasion of Mahavir Jayanti, which will be celebrated Thursday.
Mumbai, April 4 (IANS) Maharashtra's opposition parties said Wednesday that 10 state ministers had reportedly been held responsible for financial lapses and causing losses to the state exchequer by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) in its latest report.
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) President Prathiba Patil Wednesday greeted the nation on the occasion of Mahavir Jayanti which will be celebrated Thursday.
New Delhi, Mar 31 (ANI): President Pratibha Devsingh Patil and Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh greeted the nation ahead of the festival of Ram Navami on Saturday.
Bangalore, Mar 31 (ANI): Karnataka Congress leader DK Shivakumar has sought detailed discussion on porngate episode, saying the issue has dented the image of the state assembly.
Nagpur, March 28 (IANS) Maharashtra Home Minister R.R. Patil has denied there was any intelligence alert on Tuesday's brutal Maoist attack that left 12 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers dead and another 28 injured.
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Chinese President Hu Jintao arrived here Wednesday on a two-day visit to participate in the BRICS summit and to hold wide-ranging bilateral talks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
Mumbai, Mar.27 (ANI): Suspected Naxalites killed at least 15 personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Tuesday.
Amritsar/Chandigarh, Mar.26 (ANI): The Sikh Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) had petitioned President Pratibha Patil to alter the death sentence handed out to Balwant Singh Rajaona for assassinating former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh on August 31, 1995.
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New Delhi, Mar.23 (ANI): The Delhi Lokayukta has sent a report to Lieutenant Governor Tejinder Khanna seeking a review of its earlier recommendation for censuring Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit for allegedly misrepresenting facts about construction of low-cost flats ahead of assembly polls in 2008.
Mirpur (Bangladesh), Mar.16 (ANI): Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar finally scored his 100th international ton against Bangladesh in an Asia Cup encounter here on Friday.
New Delhi, Mar.16 (ANI): President Pratibha Devi Singh Patil and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday congratulated Sachin Tendulkar on his 100th international century.
New Delhi, Mar 12 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Monday favoured the setting up of the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC), saying it would improve India's capability to counter internal security threats. ddressing the joint session of Parliament, Patil said: "The 13 July 2011 bomb blasts in Mumbai and 7 September, 2011 explosion in Delhi were a grim reminder that terrorist modules continue to be active in the country."
New Delhi, Mar 12 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Monday said that India's partnerships with the major world powers continue to develop.
New Delhi, Mar 12 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Monday said the UPA-II Government is committed to promoting corruption-free governance and is sincerely taking action to ensure this.
New Delhi, Mar 12 (ANI): The budget session witnessed at least two interruptions by the opposition during President Pratibha Devisingh Patil joint address to parliament on Monday, as she spoke about the government's stance on the issue of a sub-quota for minorities.
New Delhi, Mar 12 (ANI): Asserting that the long-term fundamentals of the Indian economy remain robust, President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Monday said the country would soon return to the high growth path of eight to nine percent from the approximate seven percent estimated for the current fiscal. ddressing a joint session of parliament, Patil said: "My government is confident that it will soon steer the country back to the high growth trajectory of eight to nine percent."
With start of the inaugural speech of the Union Budget 2012-13 by President Pratibha Patil, the opposition raised several voice during the speech regarding various issues.
The Union Budget 2012-2013 will be presented on 16th of March as per the decision of the cabinet committee on parliamentary affairs headed by the Finance Minister, Pranab Mukherjee.
New Delhi, Mar 9 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil presented the 6th National Grassroots Innovations Awards, and also inaugurated the Exhibition of Innovations at the President's Estate here on Friday.
New Delhi, Mar 8 (ANI): Holi, the festival of colours, is being celebrated across the country with fervor and gaiety today.
New Delhi, Mar 7 (ANI): In a bid to emphasize women empowerment, President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Wednesday said there is a need to change the mindset of people and understand the sensibilities of women.
New Delhi, Mar 7 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil ahead of the International Women's Day, which will be observed tomorrow, has extended her greetings on the occasion for the continuing role and relentless effort of women in shaping the destiny of the country.
New Delhi, Mar 7 (ANI): President Pratibha Devising Patil on Wednesday appealed to the women of the country to come forward in greater extent and participate actively in the development processes.
New Delhi, Mar 7 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Wednesday conveyed her greetings to the people of the nation ahead of Holi.
New Delhi, Mar 1 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Thursday condoled the passing away of prominent Kerala social activist P.K. Narayana Panicker.
New Delhi, Feb 29 (ANI): Asserting that tourism can be the driver for growth and economic development of the country, President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Wednesday said tourism has the capacity to generate employment.
New Delhi, Feb 28 (ANI): Rajasthan Governor Shivraj Patil will inaugurate the 12th meeting of the Assembly of Asian Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (ASOSAI) at Jaipur tomorrow.
New Delhi, Feb 27 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Monday said that India and China must channelise the energy of their youth for rapid growth of both nations.
Melbourne, Feb.27 (ANI): Indian Test cricketer Rahul Dravid, who is a patron of a supporter group, the Indian Tigers, which is associated with the Australian Football League (AFL) team Richmond Tigers, is likely to be involved in a AFL-related event at the D.Y. Patil Stadium in India next year.
Bangalore, Feb.24 (ANI): The second day of the Chintan Manthan program organised by the Bharatiya Janata Party's Karnataka unit has been cancelled after former chief minister B.S.Yeddyurappa and his supporters allegedly decided to boycott proceedings in the wake of the party's central leadership's reluctance to accept the latter's demand to reinstate him as chief minister by February 27.
Agartala, Feb 24 (ANI): The fourth convocation of National Institute of Technology Agartala concluded recently during which 267 students graduated and were given degrees and medals for their achievements.
New Delhi, Feb 21 (ANI): Union Agriculture Minister and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar has said the Congress should work with the NCP to strengthen its political hold in Maharashtra state.
New Delhi, Feb 18 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil administered polio vaccine drops to eight children at the Rashtrapati Bhawan here on Saturday.
New Delhi, Feb 15 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil will flag off the 'Saakshar Bharat Yatra' from the Rashtrapati Bhawan here on Saturday.
New Delhi, Feb 15 (ANI): Emphasizing that agricultural development must be accompanied by measures to remove the debilities of the farmers and empower them through marketing, finances and organisations of farmers, President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Wednesday financial exclusion has indeed been a bane for Indian agriculturists.
Gorakhpur, Feb 15 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Yogi Adityanath has slammed Law Minister Salman Khurshid for practising divisive politics through Muslim reservation amid crucial assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh.
Kanpur, Feb 14 (ANI): With Uttar Pradesh gearing up for the third phase of polling on Wednesday, many Muslim voters in the state have accused various political outfits of making false promises.
New Delhi, Feb 14 (ANI): Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid has written a letter to the Election Commission saying that his remark on Minority subquota was unintentional.
New Delhi, Feb 13 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday reiterated its demand for resignation of Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid over the complaint registered by the Election Commission to President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on his remarks made during the campaign in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh.
Varanasi, Feb 13 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday hit out at the Congress-led UPA Government at the Centre for not taking any action against Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid, and appealed to the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, to break his silence on the matter.
Rae Bareli, Feb 13 (ANI): Facing the heat over his recent statement on minority quotas, Union Law and Justice Minister Salman Khurshid has gone on the back foot and said that his remarks have not put the central leadership in trouble.
New Delhi, Feb 12 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil has forwarded the complaint registered by the Election Commission against Union Law and Justice Minister Salman Khurshid to Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh for 'appropriate action'.