President Pratibha Patil


CM of Madhya Pradesh invited the President

BHOPAL (MPINFO): Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan called on President Smt. Pratibha Devi Singh Patil on Sunday to invite the President for inauguration of Atal Behari Hindi University going to be established at Bhopal. On the occasion, he also urged her to grant approval to Madhya Pradesh Special Courts Bill 2011. CM informed that the university to be established at Bhopal will be the first of own kind, which will work for giving international identity to Hindi. He informed the President that apart from social science and science, the universityRead More

President shifted and appointed governors on Friday

NEW DELHI: On Friday President Pratibha Patil appointed former Andhra Pradesh chief minister K Rosaiah, 78, and two Congress veterans as governor. Governor of Jharkhand MOH Farook has been shifted to Kerala. Rosaiah has been appointed to the Raj Bhavan in Chennai replacing Surjit Singh Barnala, who took over as Tamil Nadu Governor on June 20, 2006. Uttar Pradesh former chief minister Ram Naresh Yadav has been appointed as the new governor of Madhya Pradesh. He succeeds Rameshwar Thakur. A senior Congress leader Vakkom Purushothaman who is now 83 yearRead More

President worried about the changing treats to the country

NEW DELHI: On Saturday President Pratibha Patil said threats to the country’s security are “constantly changing” and asked the armed forces to be well acquainted to deal with such challenges. “The nature of warfare on the battlefield is constantly changing, as indeed are the various threats to our national security,” she said, addressing the passing out parade of 546 Gentlemen Cadets at the Indian Military Academy (IMA) here. Patil said, “The Army today must be fighting fit, and at the same time well acquainted to deal with the challenges ofRead More

President inaugurated the 64th National Conference of the Indian Radiologist and Imaging Association

Inaugurating the 64th National Conference President Pratibha Patil has called upon the medical fraternity to ensure that diagnostic tests are not misused for pre-natal gender determination, describing female foeticide as a “disgrace” to society. Ms. Patil said inaugurating the 64th National Conference of the Indian Radiologist and Imaging Association on Friday, “We have laws and legal provisions that specially prohibit medical practitioners from disclosing the gender of the foetus. It is not only illegal, but it is socially immoral and detrimental to society. It is very important that all medicalRead More

Today Yeddyurappa reach Delhi to discuss BJP leadership

On Sunday Karnataka Chief Minister B. S. Yeddyurappa will reach to Delhi for further consultations with the BJP central leadership in the wake of Governor H. R. Bhardwaj sanctioning his prosecution over alleged land scams. B. S. Yeddyurappa said he would meet with the party’s leaders to discuss the “attitude of our Governor”, before leaving for the national capital. The party’s Lok Sabha and Rajya members from the State, along with BJP central leaders, are scheduled to meet President Pratibha Patil to complain about the Governor on Monday. On Saturday,Read More

Reshuffle of Union council of Ministers

NEW DELHI: This week a reshuffle of the Union Council of Ministers with a few inductions is likely to take place. After a meeting between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and President Pratibha Patil this evening, this possibility came over. However official sources described it as a routine meeting, indications were available that a re-jig of the UPA ministry was possible later this week. Ministers like Sharad Pawar and Kapil Sibal are holding more than one portfolio and are likely to shed some of them. There are some vacancies including thatRead More

Tamil Language Is India’s Pride, Says President Patil

At the inauguration of the five-day World Classical Tamil Conference in Chennai, President Pratibha Patil has said that the Tamil language is India’s pride and reflects ‘concepts intrinsic to India’s society’, said media reports. “The Tamil people have enriched cultural richness of the world and India,” she told the thousands of delegates from India and abroad gathered for the event. “As our nation progresses economically, we have sought to follow an inclusive growth paradigm so that growth brings benefits to all sections of society,” she was quoted as saying. “TheRead More

Sri Lanka Prez Arrives Tomorrow

Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa begins a three-day visit to India on Tuesday, he is scheduled to meet his counterpart Pratibha Patil and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. The visit comes amid growing concerns in Sri Lanka over the proposed Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) with India. Closer home, DMK patriarch and Tamil Nadu chief minister M Karunanidhi has asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to discuss with him issues of rehabilitation of war-displaced Tamils and formulation of a permanent political settlement. In a letter to Singh on Saturday, Karunanidhi said someRead More

Prez Concludes China Visit, Leaves for Home

President Pratibha Patil has concluded her six-day state visit to China, being considered as one of the most high-profile trip by an Indian head of state to that country, said media reports. After visiting a Jade Buddhist temple in Shanghai and gifting a statue of Buddha to it, Patil left for home, reports said. She addressed a meeting of Indian and Chinese businessmen before departing, said reports. In her six-day visit started May 26, Patil met almost all top Chinese leaders, including president Hu Jintao and premier Wen Jiabao. ChineseRead More

India Assures China on Tibetans’ Anti-Chinese Protests

India has give assurance to China that Tibetans living in India will not be permitted to carry out anti-China activities from Indian soil, said media reports. The assurance came when Chinese leadership broached upon the issue with President Pratibha Patil, who is on a six-day visit to China, reports said. Last year, two countries clashed over a number of issues putting the bilateral relations in a difficult phase. Patil stressed on the need for two countries to work together in her meeting with Chinese leaders, said reports. She also attendedRead More