Maharashtra Chief Minister

  • Mumbai gangrape trial will be held in a fast track court: Prithviraj Chavan August 25, 2013

    Mumbai: Asserting that stringent action will be taken against the culprits in the Mumbai gangrape case, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said that the trial will be held in a fast track court. Chavan had on Friday visited the Jaslok Hospital, where the photojounalist is undergoing treatment. The Chief Minister had...
  • Chavan turns down Ajit Pawar's resignation: Sources September 25, 2012

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan has refused to accept the resignation of Deputy Chief Minister and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Ajit Pawar, said sources. The Chief Minister, who was on his way to Pune, had returned after Ajit Pawar, the nephew of NCP chief Sharad Pawar, announced his decision...
  • Maharashtra CM faces revolt, ties with NCP worsen July 24, 2012

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan is facing a strong rebellion from within the Congress party. CNNIBN has accessed a letter of grievance written by the Congress MLAs in Maharashtra to state party chief Manikrao Thakre. The letter, signed by 43 of the 82 Congress MLAs in the state, points that...
  • FTN: Is caste prejudice behind manual scavenging? July 20, 2012

    Manual scavenging was banned by Karnataka in 1970 and across the country in 1993 but a report by the people's union for civil liberties says that even today there are 8000 manual scavengers in India. ...
  • Manual scavenging: Maharashtra CM calls meet July 17, 2012

    Mumbai: Days after CNNIBN aired the plight of manual scavengers in Pandharpur, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Tuesday took up the matter in the Assembly. The Chief Minister said that he will meet the members of the community, who have been forced to undertake manual scavenging, on Thursday. The...
  • Breach of privilege notice against Maharashtra CM April 2, 2012

    Mumbai: A Shiv Sena legislator on Monday moved a breach of privilege notice against Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan for "misleading" the Assembly on a housing society promoted by top bureaucrats and police officials. The MLA, Subhash Desai, alleged that Chavan, who heads Urban Development portfolio, had given directives to regularise...
  • Chavan rules out CBI probe into J Dey murder June 21, 2011

    Mumbai: Ruling out handing over the investigations into murder of senior journalist J Dey to CBI, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Tuesday said that the Mumbai police would crack the case soon. "If the High Court orders the government to do it, the case would be given to...
  • J Dey murder: Chavan rules out CBI probe June 15, 2011

    New Delhi: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan has ruled out a CBI probe into the murder of veteran crime reporter J Dey. Journalists in Mumbai go on a relay fast to protest the tardy probe. Chavan wants Dey's family and friends to have faith in the city police. With no breakthrough...
  • Medha fast: Chavan's call fails to break the ice May 27, 2011

    Mumbai: Social activist Medha Patkar's fast over Maharashtra government's decision to hand over 140 acres of land to a private builder entered eighth day on Friday, even as Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan called her on Thursday night over the issue. Patkar has been demanding the removal of clause 3K, which allows...
  • Maharashtra CM in Delhi to finalise cabinet November 17, 2010

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said that the list of Congress ministers to be inducted into his cabinet was "almost ready" and the oathtaking ceremony is likely to be held on Thursday. Prithviraj Chavan who recently took over his new portfolio arrived in Delhi on Tuesday evening to finalise his...
  • Maharashtra: 39member Ashok Chavan Ministry sworn in December 8, 2008

    Mumbai: Ashok Chavan was today sworn in as Maharashtra's new Chief Minister at the head of a 39member Congressled coalition ministry. The new team forged by Chavan saw a few prominent ministers in the Vilasrao Deshmukh team being dropped and some new faces roped in. Chavan(50), the Industries minister in the...
  • Ashok Chavan set to become Maharashtra CM December 5, 2008

    New Delhi: Ashok Chavan is likely to be the new Chief Minister of Maharashtra. Chavan, a member of the Legislative Assembly from Nanded and the state Industries Minister, has the backing of a majority of Maharashtra Congress legislatures. Maharashtra Congress Legislature party has also endorsed Chavan's name. He will fill in...
  • Ashok Chavan leads race for Maharashtra CM's post December 4, 2008

    New Delhi: Union Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde is out of the race for the Maharashtra Chief Ministers post and state Industries Minister Ashok Chavan is the frontrunner for the job now, sources tell CNNIBN. External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee and Defence Minister A K Antony will meet Congress MLAs in Mumbai...
  • New Maharashtra CM to be named today | Deshmukh out December 4, 2008

    Mumbai: Maharashtra chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh's resignation was perhaps inevitable for the Congress to save its face in Maharashtra. The Congress has had to let go of Deshmukh. In light of the public's growing outrage over the recent terrorist attack, Deshmukh's ouster was inevitable. On Thursday, the veterans from...
  • Deshmukh fails to complete Maharashtra CM term again December 4, 2008

    Mumbai: Maharashtra chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh's resignation was perhaps inevitable for the Congress to save its face in Maharashtra. In the attempt to do so, the Congress has had to let go of Deshmukh. In light of the public's growing outrage over the recent terrorist attack, Deshmukh's ouster was inevitable. Defence...
  • Next Maharashtra chief minister to be announced December 4, 2008

    Mumbai: Maharashtra is in the eye of a political storm as the replacement for out going chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh will be named on Thursday. Senior Congress leaders like External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee and Defence Minister AK Antony will be in Mumbai to meet Congress MLAs and decide on a...
  • Delay in deciding Maharashtra CM hurting Congress December 3, 2008

    New Delhi: There has been no consensus yet on who could be a successor to Maharashtra chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh. The fate of Deshmukh still hangs in balance. A troubled Vilasrao Deshmukh has tendered two resignation offers to Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and an apology for taking Ram Gopal Verma on...
  • Deshmukh's successor not decided, party deliberates December 2, 2008

    New Delhi: The Mumbai siege is taking its toll politically in Maharashtra. A day after home minister RR Patil resigned, Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh is to meet Congress president Sonia Gandhi. He is under increasing pressure to quit too. But the Congress and the NCP are struggling to come to...
  • RTI application reveals misuse of CM's relief fund May 24, 2008

    Mumbai: A Right to Information application has revealed gross misuse of Maharashtra Chief Minister's Relief Fund. Money meant for victims of calamities is spent on Sports associations, the Press club and Lavni performers. In 1997, Manohar Joshi sanctioned over Rs fivelakh to the Press Club of India. In the year 2003,...