Chhagan Bhujbal

  • Maharashtra: Yeola Corporator to wear gold shirt worth Rs 1.3 crore on his birthday August 6, 2014

    Yeola: James Bond's rival had a golden gun. This school dropout is acquiring a golden shirt that weighs four kilograms and costs a staggering Rs 1.30 crore ($214,000). But then, Pankaj Parakh, a school dropout who made his fortune from his garment fabrication business and who is a corporator to boot,...
  • Maharashtra: 495 candidates file nominations for last phase of polls April 6, 2014

    Mumbai: As many as 495 candidates have filed nominations for 19 constituencies in Maharashtra, including Mumbai, which goes to poll in the third phase on April 24. The highest number of 45 candidates filed papers in Aurangabad, while the lowest number of 14 nominations were received in Nandurbar. The 19 constituencies include...
  • LS polls: Chhagan Bhujbal files nomination for Nashik seat April 4, 2014

    Maharashtra PWD minister Chhagan Bhujbal on Friday filed his nomination papers for the Nashik Lok Sabha constituency amid huge fanfare. He reached the District Collectorate this afternoon accompanied by Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, Congress MLA from Sinnar Manikrao Kokate and Congress district President Rajaram Pangavhane. Earlier, Bhujbal left the Congress...
  • Nashik: Chhagan Bhujbal in multi-sided contest in upcoming LS polls March 9, 2014

    The Nashik Lok Sabha constituency will witness a multi-cornered contest in the upcoming polls where NCP stalwart and Maharashtra PWD minister Chhagan Bhujbal is pitted against AAP's Vijay Pandhare and Shiv Sena, BSP, MNS and CPM nominees. Aam Aadmi party nominee Pandhare, a retired chief engineer of Nashik's Maharashtra Engineering training...
  • Praful Patel, Bhujbal among NCP's 18 LS nominees from Maharashtra February 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Union minister Praful Patel and Maharashtra minister Chhagan Bhujbal, who is NCP's OBC face, are among 18 candidates announced by the party on Thursday for Lok Sabha polls in Maharashtra. Anand Paranjape, who is the sitting member of Shiv Sena from Kalyan-Dombivali, is now the NCP nominee from...
  • Maharashtra: NCP likely to reshuffle its ministers today June 11, 2013

    Mumbai: The reshuffle of NCP ministers in the Maharashtra government is expected to take place on Tuesday. The reshuffle comes after NCP President Sharad Pawar asked 20 ministers to hand in their resignations. Pawar is trying to change the face of the party ahead of the 2014 elections. Party sources said...
  • Congress has no plans to follow NCP in Maharashtra June 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Congress has no plans to follow suit in the wake of its ruling coalition partner in Maharashtra NCP on Friday taking the resignation of its 20 ministers in the state to go for a reshuffle in the party as well as the government. Highly placed Congress sources replied...
  • Maharashtra: NCP ministers resign ahead of cabinet reshuffle June 7, 2013

    Mumbai: Ahead of a cabinet reshuffle in Maharashtra on June 15, all 20 NCP ministers resigned on Friday. All the ministers gave their resignation to party's chief Sharad Pawar. Sources have told CNNIBN that Madhukar Pichad, who is the state NCP president, is likely to be included in the cabinet along...
  • MNS leader Hemant Godse crosses over to Shiv Sena June 3, 2013

    Mumbai: Hemant Godse, an MNS leader from Nashik, on Sunday joined Shiv Sena with his supporters. Nephew of former Shiv Sena MP Rajabhau Godse, Hemant is a corporator and had contested from Nashik in the 2009 Lok Sabha elections against Samir Bhujbal (NCP) and lost by a narrow margin. ...
  • Mumbai flat brings major embarrassment to BJP October 27, 2012

    The flat in Nerul in Mumbai is the registered address of a shell company investing in Nitin Gadkari's firm. ...
  • ACB forwards documents against Tatkare, Bhujbal to ED October 16, 2012

    Mumbai: The AntiCorruption Bureau has forwarded documents against Maharashtra ministers to the Enforcement Directorate. The ACB has submitted documents against senior NCP leader and Water Resources Minister Sunil Tatkare in the irrigation scam and against PWD minister Chhagan Bhujbal in the Maharashtra Sadan case. The ACB has forwarded the documents to...
  • NCP meet on diesel price hike, LPG cap today September 21, 2012

    New Delhi: The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) will on Friday hold a meet to discuss the key economic measures introduced by the Centre to rein in its fiscal deficit. These include the diesel price hike and a cap on the maximum number of subsidised LPG cylinders a family can buy...
  • Maharashtra Sadan scam: ACB to probe Bhujbal September 18, 2012

    New Delhi: In a welcome step, the Maharashtra government on Tuesday allowed the AntiCorruption Bureau (ACB) to conduct probe against Public Works Department (PWD) Minister Chhagan Bhujbal, who has been accused of irregularities in the awarding of the Maharashtra Sadan contracts. CNNIBN had first reported on the matter whereby relatives of...
  • Mantralaya to be functional in 3 months: Bhujbal June 24, 2012

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government's fireravaged administrative headquarters, Mantralaya, is expected to be fully functional within three months, Public Works Department Minister Chhagan Bhujbal said on Saturday. Bhujbal, who inspected the building Saturday afternoon, informed Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan that the structure could be repaired and renovated to start the secretariat's functioning...
  • Another housing scam unearthed in Mumbai April 6, 2012

    New Delhi: Another housing scam has been unearthed in Mumbai. And caught in the centre of it is PWD Minister Chhagan Bhujbal's Mumbai Educational Trust. The Assistant Charity Commissioner has ordered an inspection of two floors of the MET building, which will be carried out on Saturday. This after MET ViceChairman...
  • Maharashtra land row: CAG report names Vilasrao April 5, 2012

    Mumbai: Union minister and former Maharashtra chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh is at the centre of a fresh land row. This after the state Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) indicted him for allotting land at discounted price to his own trust. The report also puts serving Maharashtra ministers in the dock. Meanwhile,...
  • I won't react to leaked CAG report: Vilasrao April 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Union Minister and former Maharashtra chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh on Thursday refused to comment on the CAG report which indicted him for alleged irregularities in land allotments during his tenure. "I will react after the CAG report is tabled. I am certain my name will be cleared," he told...
  • Needed to be flexible to defeat SenaBJP: Bhujbal January 11, 2012

    The NCP will be contesting from 58 of the 227 seats while the Congress will contest from the remaining 169 seats. ...
  • Politicians mourn Shammi Kapoor's death August 15, 2011

    Mumbai: Maharashtra's political fraternity on Sunday condoled the death of veteran Bollywood actor Shammi Kapoor. The 79yearold actor was on dialysis for the last few days and was admitted to the intensive care unit of the Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai where he breathed his last at 5:15 a.m. Maharashtra Governor K....
  • Three detained in J Dey murder case let off June 16, 2011

    Mumbai: Three persons who were detained in connection with the murder of senior journalist Jyotirmoy Dey here, have been let off, police said on Thursday. Three suspects, Anwar, Mateen Iqbal Hatela and Shaikh believed to be associated with gangster Chhota Shakeel were picked for questioning on...
  • Are journalists responsible for their own safety? June 13, 2011

    On Talking Point, Suhasini Haidar asks, 'Are journalists responsible for their own safety?' ...
  • Dey wasn't blackmailing anyone: Bhujbal June 11, 2011

    Mumbai: Maharashtra PWD Minister Chhagan Bhujbal said that crime journalist J Dey, who was killed in Mumbai on Saturday, did not target any gang or oil mafia in particular and was not "blackmailing" anyone. Asked if the killing could be linked to elements from the underworld or the oil mafia, Bhujbal,...
  • Mumbai journo shot dead by 4 unidentified men June 11, 2011

    Mumbai: A journalist working with Mid Day was shot dead on Saturday by four unidentified men. J Dey covered the underworld for Mid Day and was admitted to Mumbai's Hiranandani hospital where he succumbed to the injuries. Jyotirmoy Dey, a senior crime reporter and editor of Special Investigations Mumbai MidDay was...
  • Maharashtra recommends Sachin for Bharat Ratna April 5, 2011

    Mumbai: Congratulating the Indian cricket team for winning the World Cup, Maharashtra Assembly on Tuesday recommended to the Centre that batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar be conferred 'Bharat Ratna', the country's highest civilian award. The motion congratulating the team and recommending Bharat Ratna for Tendulkar was moved by Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan...
  • Maharashtra CM Chavan may boycott Obama November 5, 2010

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan and his deputy Chhagan Bhujbal may boycott US President Barack Obama during his Mumbai visit as they are reportedly miffed by the US consulate demanding personal details like date of birth, nationality, passport number and even PAN details. Senior state government official say the Chavan...
  • Voted in, but NCP and Cong fight over ministries October 29, 2009

    Mumbai: The Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) are still haggling over sharing ministerial portfolios a week after their alliance was voted back to power in Maharashtra. Sources tell CNNIBN the Congress wants to retain the Home Ministry and is willing to part with the Power and Public Works...
  • NCP's Bhujbal is Maharashtra Deputy CM again October 26, 2009

    Mumbai: The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP)'s Chhagan Bhujbal has been appointed the Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra for the third time, a top party leader announced. Senior NCP leader Praful Patel announced Bhujbal's selection as the NCP Legislature Party leader and the Deputy Chief Minister at a press conference on Monday...
  • ThackerayBhujbal meet sparks political speculation February 16, 2009

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray's meeting with Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Chhagan Bhujbal here late Saturday sparked off intense political speculation, though Bhujbal said that it was only a courtesy call to inquire after the senior Thackeray's health.Bhujbal, accompanied by his wife and son, arrived at Matoshri bungalow in...
  • Bhujbal withdraws case against Bal Thackeray October 3, 2008

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Public Works Department (PWD) minister Chhagan Bhujbal on Friday withdrew the defamation case against Shiv Sena Supremo Bal Thackeray for a report against him in the Party mouthpiece Saamna on July 23, 1997, considering his age and unsound health. Bhujbal took the step following a request by Executive Editor...
  • Verdict on Dawood's mall today June 11, 2007

    New Delhi: Sara Sahara mall, a shopping centre in Mumbai, allegedly owned by underworld don Dawood Ibrahim had received demolition orders by the Supreme Court in July 2006. The demolition orders were however deferred then, due to lack of adequate security. The complex is built on a plot of land owned...