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Patil asks media to highlight positive news


pratibha-patilNew Delhi, Jan 25 : President Pratibha Patil Tuesday called upon the media to work in a positive spirit to highlight good work done by individuals and organisations that can set right examples in society.

List of the Padma awardees


pratibha-patilNew Delhi, Jan 25 : The following is the list of 128 Padma awardees approved by President Pratibha Patil on the eve of the Republic Day Tuesday.

Padma Vibhushan
01. Kapila Vatsyayan Art-Administration and Promotion
02. Homai Vyarawalla Art-Photography

Systemic changes required to fight corruption: President


president-pratibha-patilNew Delhi, Jan 25 : President Pratibha Patil Tuesday termed corruption as the "enemy" of development and good governance and asserted that systemic changes were required to fight it effectively.

Ragging is violence, not to be tolerated: President


pratibha-patelNew Delhi, Jan 25 : President Pratibha Patil Tuesday strongly condemned incidents of ragging in educational institutions, saying it is violence and should not be tolerated.

Price rise issue of serious concern, says President Patil


pratibha-patilNew Delhi, Jan 25 : President Pratibha Patil Tuesday termed rising prices an issue of "serious concern" and called for a "second Green Revolution" to ensure food security.

India will grow over 9 percent next year: President


pratibha-patilNew Delhi, Jan 25 : President Pratibha Patil Tuesday said the Indian economy is expected to grow more than 9 percent in 2011-12.

"We are expecting a growth of more than 9 percent next year," the president said in her message to the nation on the eve of Republic Day.

Uphold dignity of parliament, President Patil urges


pratibha-patilNew Delhi, Jan 25 : President Pratibha Patil Tuesday said that if parliament does not function properly, people will start losing faith in democratic institutions.

Nation gets set to celebrate 61st Republic Day


 Nation gets set to celebrate 61st Republic DayNew Delhi, Jan. 25: India will celebrate its 61st Republic Day on Wednesday with the usual armed forces march past and culturally rich fanfare.