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Mounted bodyguards, hazar sallam - Regal grandeur marks Pranab’s swearing-in


July 25th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Liveried bodyguards in turbans riding horses, a thousand armed forces personnel presenting a 'hazar salaam' salute, the presidential cavalcade moving slowly to Parliament House, ... Read more...

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Ready to talk to NCP: Manmohan Singh


July 25th, 2012 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) The government was ready to talk to the NCP "on any issue", Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Wednesday and stressed that there was "give ... Read more...

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Patil’s goodbye wish: A ‘corruption-free India’


July 24th, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil bid farewell to the nation Tuesday on completing of her five-year term, expressing confidence that India will soon be a corruption-free ... Read more...

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Patil to host dinner for Pranab, ministers Tuesday


July 23rd, 2012 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil will host a dinner for the president-elect Pranab Mukherjee and the council of ministers Tuesday, an official said Monday.Prime Minister Manmohan ... Read more...

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Patil disappointed us, says Vidarbha farm widow


July 23rd, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, July 23 (IANS) Outgoing President Pratibha Patil did nothing to help thousands of starving farm widows of Vidarbha, an activist Monday alleged."Veteran Congress leader Pratibha Patil is from ... Read more...

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NCP to stay with UPA, but skip functions: Praful Patel (Lead)


July 23rd, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Monday said it continues to be an integral part of the Congress-led UPA but will not participate in any ... Read more...

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Pawar unlikely to attend PM’s dinner for president


July 23rd, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief and Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar is unlikely to attend the farewell dinner for outgoing President Pratibha Patil being hosted ... Read more...

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Pranab to be sworn in president at 11.30 a.m. on Wednesday


July 22nd, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Pranab Mukherjee will be sworn-in at 11.30 a.m. on July 25 as the 13th president of India.Mukherjee, who defeated opposition-backed P.A. Sangma in the ... Read more...

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President Patil hosting At Home for ministers, judges


July 22nd, 2012 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Outgoing President Pratibha Patil is hosting an At Home at Rashtrapati Bhavan Sunday evening - among the last few events she will be hosting ... Read more...

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Pratibha Patil’s new Pune retirement home not yet ready


July 22nd, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, July 22 (IANS) With her earlier choice of post-retirement home mired in controversy, President Pratibha Patil, whose term ends July 24, will now settle down in a consideably ... Read more...

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From 340 rooms to four, temporary digs await Pratibha Patil


July 20th, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) After the 340 rooms of Rashtrapati Bhavan, a four bedroom bungalow here will be President Pratibha Patil's temporary residence after she steps down July ... Read more...

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Indian lawmakers vote to elect new president (Lead)


July 19th, 2012 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Indian lawmakers Thursday voted to elect a new president in what is a direct contest between ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) candidate Pranab Mukherjee ... Read more...

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Voting begins to elect India’s new president


July 19th, 2012 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Thousands of Indian MPs and assembly members representing Thursday began casting their votes to choose a new president. It is a direct ... Read more...

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President, PM mourn Rajesh Khanna’s death (Lead)


July 18th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi were among the host of political leaders who mourned the death of ... Read more...

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India to elect new president Thursday (Lead)


July 18th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) India will elect a new president Thursday in what is a direct contest between ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) candidate Pranab Mukherjee and opposition-backed ... Read more...

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India to elect new president Thursday


July 18th, 2012 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) India will elect a new president Thursday in what is a direct contest between ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) candidate Pranab Mukherjee and opposition-backed ... Read more...

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President hosts farewell tea for media


July 17th, 2012 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) With just a week to go before her five-year stay in Rastrapati Bhavan comes to an end, President Pratibha Patil Tuesday hosted over ... Read more...

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German honour for Zubin Mehta


July 14th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) India-born Western classical music maestro Zubin Mehta will be honoured by Germany with its grand cross order of merit by new German Ambassador to ... Read more...

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India-EU free trade deal by end 2012: German envoy


July 14th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Germany expects India to conclude its free trade agreement (FTA) with the European Union by the end of 2012, despite the economic gloom the ... Read more...

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PM calls on president; discuss monsoon session


July 13th, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday called on President Pratibha Patil to discuss the upcoming monsoon session of parliament among other issues, an official said.The ... Read more...

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BJP’s J. Shantha allowed to vote in presidential poll


July 12th, 2012 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday allowed J. Shantha, whose election as the BJP MP from Karnataka's Bellary constituency has been set aside, to exercise her ... Read more...

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Gen Singh conferred Nepal Army General rank


July 11th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) Indian Army Chief General Bikram Singh, on a four-day's official visit to Nepal, was Wednesday conferred the rank of an honorary General of the ... Read more...

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Indian Army chief in Nepal to strengthen military bond


July 10th, 2012 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) The Indian Army chief, Gen. Bikram Singh, left Tuesday on a four-day visit to Nepal during which he will also be conferred the honorary ... Read more...

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Dismissed Belgaum council members seek Thackeray’s support


July 8th, 2012 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 8 (IANS) Days after Karnataka's Bharatiya Janta Party government dismissed the elected council of Belgaum's civic body, former mayor Manda Balekundri Sunday met Shiv Sena supremo Bal ... Read more...

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President enrolls into National Population Register


July 6th, 2012 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil was Friday enrolled under the National Population Register (NPR) at Rashtrapati Bhavan, an official statement said.Speaking after her biometric enrollment, the ... Read more...

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Assault with a deadly French fry (The Funny Side)


July 6th, 2012 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
In a global outbreak of violence, evil criminals are assaulting innocent civilians with deadly weapons such as french fries, in some cases unsalted. In the past couple of weeks alone, ... Read more...

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India, Poland agree on audio-visual cooperation


July 5th, 2012 - 5:40 am ICT by IANS
Warsaw, July 4 (IANS) India and Poland Wednesday signed an agreement to establish a legal framework for audio-visual co-production, especially films.The agreement was signed by visiting Indian Minister for ... Read more...

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President flags-in Indian Army’s Everest team


July 3rd, 2012 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Tuesday flagged in a mixed Indian Army team that scaled Mount Everest, creating history by putting 17 climbers on the world's ... Read more...

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Pranab’s signature not forged: ISI


July 3rd, 2012 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 3 (IANS) The Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) Tuesday described as "untrue" the BJP's allegation that UPA presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee's letter quitting as its chairperson was "fabricated"."This ... Read more...

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Pranab resigns, PM keeps finance ministry (Third Lead)


June 26th, 2012 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Pranab Mukherjee, a union minister for decades together, Tuesday resigned from the cabinet to contest the July 19 presidential election as the candidate of ... Read more...

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We will miss you, Manmohan tells Pranab


June 26th, 2012 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday told Pranab Mukherjee that he and other cabinet ministers had benefited from the long-running union minister's advice on several ... Read more...

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Tainted Virbhadra Singh goes, vows to fight on (Roundup)


June 26th, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Minister Virbhadra Singh vowed to fight on after resigning Tuesday, a day after a court framed corruption charges against ... Read more...

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Mercy pleas decided on home minister’s advice: President’s office


June 25th, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil's Office Monday refuted reports that she had acted in haste and had not applied her mind in disposing of mercy petitions ... Read more...

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Bhandarkar, Benegal honoured with Hindi promotion award (With Images)


June 20th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Wednesday honoured filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar with Ganga Sharan Singh Award along with Shyam Benegal and Girish Karnad for their contribution to ... Read more...

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Left to decide Thursday on presidential candidate


June 17th, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 17 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) general secretary Prakash Karat Sunday said the Left parties will meet June 21 to decide on their candidate for the ... Read more...

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