The ambassador of Mexico to India, Melba Pria, presented 'Orden Mexicana del Aguila Azteca' (Order of the Aztec Eagle) to Patil, who had served as the first woman president of the country during 2007-12, at a special ceremony held here in MCCIA Bhavan.
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.
The Rashtrapati Bhavan today defended its granting mercy to some death row convicts saying the power to pardon is not a private act of grace by the President but a part of the constitutional scheme of things.
The Election Commission on Tuesday announced that the presidential poll would take place on July 19 and the last date of filing nomination for the same would be on June 30.
Pratibha Patil wakes to the sound of trumpets and horse-backed riders in the cobbled courtyard of her magnificent palace in New Delhi, she walks on a treadmill, prays at her private temple and prepares for a long, hollow day.
The nation today paid homage to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, who was killed in a suicide bomb attack on this day 21 years ago.
Having returned the house alloted to her in Pune after controversy surrounding the land, President Pratibha Patil is yet to decide where to settle down post-retirement.
Stung by controversies, President Pratibha Patil today announced her decision to forego the accommodation allotted to her as post-retirement home in Pune.
A day after President Pratibha Patil approved the nomination of cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar to the Rajya Sabha, the Congress party is taking the credit for the move. Congress MP Sanjay Nirupam on Friday even said that the batting maestro was welcome to join the party if he wanted to do so.
President Pratibha Patil has approved the Rajya Sabha nomination recommendation for cricketer Sachin Tendulkar. Sachin Tendulkar accepted the Rajya Sabha nomination proposed by the Congress and became the first active sportsperson and cricketer to have been nominated to the Rajya Sabha
Expressing concern over euro zone and other global political crises, President Pratibha Patil today emphasised upon improving financial governance and promoting trade and investments.
The government today moved the Supreme Court with a Presidential Reference for its opinion on issues arising out of its 2G spectrum judgment including whether auctioning of natural resources across all sectors is mandatory and the verdict be given retrospective effect for radio waves granted since 1994.
E. A. S. Sarma, Former Secretary to the Government of India, has written to the President of India challenging the appointment of Vijai Sharma and Rajiv Mathur as Central Information Commissioners.
The Union Cabinet today approved the President's Address to be delivered on the first day of the budget session of Parliament in which the government's approach to bring about sustained high economic growth is expected to be spelt out.
A Committee of Governors, constituted by President Pratibha Patil, will finalise a report on revamping the agriculture sector before the forthcoming Budget, Christy Fernandes, secretary to the President, said today.
Schedule for the Budget session of Parliament will be decided on Tuesday amidst indications that the Union Budget 2012-13 may be presented around the middle of March.
Indians worldwide soaked in the spirit of patriotism as they celebrated the Republic Day with fervour today to mark 63 years since the establishment of the Indian constitution.
A high level BJP delegation on Thursday submitted a memorandum to President Pratibha Patil demanding reconvening of Parliament session so that voting is conducted on the Lokpal Bill.
A big chocolate cake was cut at Rashtrapati Bhawan today to mark President Pratibha Patil's 77th birthday.
President Pratibha Patil today announced a high-level Committee of Governors of 14 states to study and recommend steps for increasing agriculture productivity in the country.
The nation today remembered the country's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru on his 122nd birth anniversary.
A legend, ghazal king, the man with the golden voice and a mesmerising singer were some of the terms used today to describe Jagjit Singh as tributes poured from the country's leadership to the film industry and his fans.
Affirming its belief in the booming Indian economy, Switzerland today described India as one of its "most important partners" in Asia and said that its exports to the country have grown by 19% this year despite difficult world economic climate.
Amid growing fears of another global recession looming large, President Pratibha Patil today exuded confidence that India with its "strong fundamentals and resilience" will continue to grow economically.
President Pratibha Patil today asked corporates to invest in the agriculture sector in the country, especially in the rain-fed areas.