Milind Deora

  • Maharashtra: 495 candidates file nominations for last phase of polls 06-04-2014 09:38 AM

    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...
  • LS poll: Milind Deora, Kirit Somaiya file nominations in Mumbai 04-04-2014 03:04 PM

    Union Minister of State for Shipping and Telcom Milind Deora and senior BJP leader Kirit Somaiya on Friday filed their nomination papers for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Deora is seeking a third term from Mumbai South parliamentary constituency while Somaiya, who earlier represented the Mumbai North East seat, is...
  • Choose candidates on basis of Parliamentary performance: Milind Deora 02-04-2014 11:40 PM

    New Delhi: Congress candidate for South Mumbai Milind Deora believes that it is important to choose candidates and judge them on their parliamentary performance rather than their party. In a live chat on Twitter conducted by IBNLive and initiated by MTV India's #RockTheVote campaign, followers were asked to tweet their...
  • Some Bollywood stars are in politics only to get noticed, says Deora 26-03-2014 09:18 PM

    Union Minister of State for the Communications and IT Milind Deora on Thursday said that some Bollywood celebrities enter into politics merely to "get noticed". "Presence of Bollywood (in the politics) is nothing new... There are credible as well as frivolous people entering politics, be it from Bollywood or other...
  • Projection of personalities matter in poll politics: Milind Deora 26-03-2014 04:51 PM

    Mumbai: Even though having a prime ministerial candidate before polls has no "legal sanctity", projection of personalities do matter in electoral politics, Union Minister and Congress MP Milind Deora said on Wednesday. "Personalities give the parties concerned a lot of clarity and allows dissent, if any, to come to the...
  • Milind Deora to face Sena, MNS, AAP in South Mumbai 18-03-2014 10:50 AM

    Mumbai: Union Minister of State for IT and Communications Milind Deora will be taking on Shiv Sena, MNS and AAP candidates as he tries to win the South Mumbai seat for the third time in next month's Lok Sabha elections. Deora had won the seat for the second time in...
  • Rahul in UPA 2 government would have been good for Congress: Milind Deora 14-03-2014 05:14 PM

    Union Minister and Congress leader Milind Deora on Friday said if Rahul Gandhi had joined the UPA government in 2009, it would have made a big difference to the fortunes of the party which is bracing for a tough electoral battle beginning next month. "He would have brought a fresh...
  • Internet subscribers in India touch 238.71 million in 2013 19-02-2014 06:14 PM

    New Delhi: India's Internet population rose to 238.71 million last year helped by growing number of users especially in Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh, Parliament was informed on Wednesday. In a written reply to Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Communication and IT Milind Deora said:...
  • AAP prepares for LS polls, Kumar Vishwas to contest against Rahul Gandhi 16-02-2014 02:01 PM

    New Delhi: The 2014 Lok Sabha elections is no longer a contest between the two major political parties - Congress and BJP - as the debutante Aam Aadmi Party has sounded the bugle for the general elections. After the AAP government in the national capital resigned on Friday, it is...
  • Maharashtra Cabinet clears 15 to 20 per cent cut in power tariff 20-01-2014 03:50 PM

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Cabinet on Monday cleared a reduction in power tariff by 15 to 20 per cent across agriculture industry and domestic consumers. The state Cabinet has taken the decision on the lines of the report submitted by Maharashtra Industries Minister Narayan Rane led group of ministers (GoM). Union Minister...
  • Milind Deora demands white paper on power tariffs in Maharashtra 20-01-2014 07:41 AM

    Mumbai: Union Minister of State for Shipping Milind Deora on Sunday demanded a "white paper" on power tariffs in Maharashtra to study how subsidies are provided. "I feel that there has to be a white paper before discussing reduction of power tariffs in the state as it will help in...
  • Prithvi Reddy to head AAP's panel on economic policy 19-01-2014 08:02 PM

    The ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Delhi has formed a seven-member team to formulate its economic policy ahead of the general elections. The decision to form a committee assumes significance as the party is under pressure from several quarters to make its stand clear on various issues ranging from...
  • Deora disagrees with Maharashtra government stand on Adarsh report 24-12-2013 08:46 PM

    New Delhi: Congress leader and South Mumbai MP Milind Deora has questioned the Maharashtra government's rejection of the judicial commission of inquiry report on Adarsh Housing scam which indicted several politicians including three former Chief Ministers for "blatant violations". "If the Adarsh Committee report raises questions, we should investigate, answer...
  • Mumbai: Police try to break lock at Campa Cola society, detain protesters 12-11-2013 02:22 PM

    The Mumbai Police on Tuesday tried to break the lock of the main entrance gate of the Campa Cola society. The police have also taken activists from the Shiv Sena and the BJP into preventive custody who were protesting outside the society. ...
  • Live: Police try to break locks at Campa Cola society, detain protesters 12-11-2013 11:59 AM

    Mumbai: 1:45 pm: Mumbai Police is trying to break the lock of the main entrance gate of the Campa Cola society. The police have also taken some political parties activists from Shiv Sena and the BJP, who were protesting outside the society into preventive custody. 1:25 pm: Minister of State...
  • Salman Khan open to support football teams 20-10-2013 12:06 PM

    Mumbai: Superstar Salman Khan, a sports lover, won't mind lending his support to a football team. On the sidelines of Milind Deora's fifth Football Tournament here Friday, Salman was asked by reporters if he has plans to own or support a football team in future. He said: "Yes, if I...
  • Congress leaders express concern over ordinance 26-09-2013 09:49 PM

    New Delhi: A day after the party defended it, some Congress leaders Thursday voiced concern over the ordinance to save the convicted lawmakers from being disqualified. Both senior Congress leader Anil Shastri and junior minister Milind Deora Thursday tweeted against the cabinet approved ordinance. "Government's ordinance negating SC order on...
  • Congress divided over ordinance on convicted legislators 26-09-2013 06:25 PM

    New Delhi: Adding woes for the UPA government, which is already facing wrath of the Opposition and the public for passing an ordinance on convicted legislators, Congress leader and Minister of State Milind Deora has come out in the open against it. He tweeted that the ordinance could endanger the...
  • Ooh la la! These Indian politicos love to lead with their style statements 12-09-2013 02:53 PM

    Much like Bollywood A-listers, Indian politicos too wish to live a normal life. In addition to their lives being monitored, these politicians, a lot like Bollywood biggies, are mocked and slammed each time their comments don't go down well with the masses. And when it comes to their fashion choices,...
  • Mumbai gangrape: Focus on improving policing, Deora tells Patil 24-08-2013 08:30 AM

    Mumbai: As anger grows over continuing incidents of crime against women, Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil has come under attack from Congress MP Milind Deora for his remarks on what should be done next. Following the gangrape of a 22-year-old photojournalist in Mumbai, Patil said women journalists working in isolated...
  • Mumbai gangrape: Incident has shamed the entire city, says Murli Deora 23-08-2013 11:55 AM

    Congress MP from South Bombay Milind Deora said that such an incident has shamed the entire city to be which used to be considered a safe city. He said it is not a time to play politics at all. His remarks in the wake of the gangrape of 23-year-old photojournalist...
  • Watch: Google Plus Hangout with Milind Deora on future of IT in India 06-06-2013 06:47 PM

    Minister of State for IT, Communications and Shipping Milind Deora joins a Google+ Hangout as he discusses the Future of Information Technology and Communication in India on 6th June, 2013 at 7PM. ...
  • Communications industry growing at 31 pc annually: Govt 23-11-2012 03:26 PM

    New Delhi: The government said communications industry has been growing at an annual average growth rate of 31.07 per cent during the last three years with total number of telephone connections rising to 95.14 crore at the end of March 31, 2012. "The total number of telephone connections have increased...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 20-11-2012 11:59 PM

    Hours after Yashwant Sinha fired a salvo at party president demanding his resignation, sources in the party said that the BJP is not willing to sacrifice Nitin Gadkari at this stage. ...
  • Is the Shiv Sena beyond any form of criticism? 20-11-2012 11:52 PM

    The Shiv Sena justified the arrest of Thane girls over Facebook post criticising Mumbai bandh for Bal Thackeray's funeral procession. ...
  • Deora backs Thane girls over Thackeray FB post 20-11-2012 07:15 PM

    Minister of State for Communication and IT, Milind Deora, has come out in support of the two girls who were arrested over a Facebook post against Mumbai bandh during Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray's funeral, saying they did nothing wrong and have nothing to fear. Speaking to CNN-IBN's Rupashree Nanda,...