Praful Patel

  • Lok Sabha poll: 56 per cent polling in ten LS seats in Maharashtra till 5 pm 10-04-2014 09:32 AM

    Nagpur: About 56 per cent voting was reported in the ten Lok Sabha constituencies of Vidarbha region of Maharashtra till 5 pm on Thursday, Election Commission sources said. The percentage is likely to go up as the polling was scheduled to end at 6 pm. The constituency-wise percentages till 5...
  • Praful Patel scores low on on MPs performance card 01-04-2014 09:44 AM

    Union Minister Praful Patel's overall rating as an MP is below the average. The survey has been done by CNN-IBN and ADR. Patel, MP from Bhandara-Gondiya in Maharashtra scored 5.4 on accessibility and trustworthiness. Nationalist Congress Party leader and Minister for Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises, Patel is a four...
  • LS polls: Praful Patel, Gadkari, Anjali Damania file nominations 22-03-2014 06:58 PM

    NCP leader and Union minister Praful Patel, former BJP national president Nitin Gadkari, AAP leader Anjali Damanai and Maharashtra minister Shivajirao Moghe were among those who filed nominations for Lok Sabha polls in Vidarbha region on Saturday. Saturday was the last day for filing of papers for the constituencies where...
  • Muttemwar, Wasnik, Navneet among 77 who file nominations 22-03-2014 12:23 AM

    Former Minister of State and seven-term MP Vilas Muttemwar, former minister Mukul Wasnik, Maharashtra Minister Sanjay Deotale, actor-turned-politician Navneet Rana were among the 77 candidates who filed their nominations for the April 10 Lok Sabha polls in Vidarbha region on the penultimate day. Veteran pro-Vidarbha leader Jambuwantrao Dhote also filed...
  • Bhargava's 'Descent of Air India' pulped, reappears as E-book 12-03-2014 01:31 PM

    New Delhi: Former Air India director Jitendra Bhargava's controversial book 'Descent of Air India' will be available on Kindle from today. After its publisher Bloomsbury decided to withdraw all copies from the market, Jitendra Bhargava had vowed to make it accessible to readers in the form of a self published...
  • Praful Patel, Bhujbal among NCP's 18 LS nominees from Maharashtra 27-02-2014 05:49 PM

    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...
  • BJP questions Pawar's u-turn on Modi, calls it political opportunism 23-02-2014 11:15 AM

    New Delhi: A day after Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Chief Sharad Pawar raked up the 2002 Gujarat riots and questioned Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's development claims, Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) has hit back accusing Pawar of psuedo-secularism. "He is secular or has pretended to be secular for four years...
  • Maharashtra: Congress, NCP to contest 26, 22 Lok Sabha seats respectively 11-02-2014 09:11 AM

    Mumbai: With just two months left for the Lok Sabha elections, Congress met its ally Nationalist Congress Party on Monday and decided on the number of seats to contest from Maharashtra. The Congress will contest on 26 seats while the NCP will field its candidates for 22 seats in Maharashtra....
  • Lok Sabha polls: Congress-NCP seat sharing talks on Monday 09-02-2014 10:07 PM

    New Delhi: Seat sharing talks between the Congress and the NCP for the Lok Sabha elections will be held in the national capital on Monday. The talks are expected to be held between Sharad Pawar and Praful Patel one one hand, and Ahmed Patel and AK Antony on the other....
  • Talks on with Congress, seat sharing to be decided in 10 days: Pawar 02-02-2014 12:34 PM

    Mumbai: Days after National Congress Party leader Praful Patel slammed its ally Congress for not giving the party clear indications on the seat sharing for the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, party chief Sharad Pawar clarified that talks are on with the Congress. "Seat sharing with INC to be resolved in...
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  • A Billion Votes: Should serving police officers join politics? 31-01-2014 08:17 PM

    Satyapal Singh, who resigned as the Mumbai Police Commissioner on Friday, has admitted that he has offers from political parties. He, however, told CNN-IBN that he is yet undecided on joining any party. Speculation is rife that he is likely to contest the Lok Sabha elections on a BJP ticket....
  • Parties do tussle over seats before polls: Congress 31-01-2014 06:00 PM

    After National Congress Party leader Praful Patel hit out at the Congress for not giving them any clarity on seat sharing, the latter maintained that everything was fine between the two allies. "The alliance between Congress and NCP has worked for the Centre and the state government in the past,...
  • NCP, BJP hit back at AAP over its 'corrupt' leaders list 31-01-2014 01:50 PM

    New Delhi: It seems the Aam Aadmi Party and its government in Delhi has made it a habit to court controversies. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday read out names of what he claimed was a list of India's "most corrupt" leaders and should be defeated in the coming...
  • NCP says all options open, blames Congress for delay in seat alliance 31-01-2014 01:13 PM

    Mumbai: National Congress Party leader Praful Patel has hit out at the Congress for not giving them any clarity on seat sharing. Patel said that they are going to convey their displeasure to the Chief Minister of Maharashtra and tell him that a decision needs to be made soon. "I...
  • Allies drifting away: Is UPA now a sinking ship? 29-01-2014 11:10 PM

    It is a worrying time for the Congress party as its key allies at the Centre, the National Conference (NC) and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), are hinting at parting ways ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. While NCP leader Praful Patel defended BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi saying the...
  • Crisis in UPA as Congress allies NC, NCP talk tough ahead of LS polls 29-01-2014 10:52 PM

    New Delhi: It is a worrying time for the Congress party as its key allies at the Centre, the National Conference (NC) and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), are hinting at parting ways ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. While NCP leader Praful Patel defended BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi...
  • Praful Patel entitled to 'own views' on Gujarat riot cases: Congress 29-01-2014 08:38 PM

    New Delhi: The Congress on Wednesday sought to downplay ally NCP's contention that any judicial pronouncement on BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's alleged involvement in the post-Godhra riots should not be questioned, saying that everybody was entitled to their own opinion. "All political parties are entitled to an opinion...
  • A Billion Votes: Cong gets shock as NCP says time to forget 2002 riots 29-01-2014 08:10 PM

    The going seems to be getting tough for the Congress this Lok Sabha elections. Two of its key allies, the National Congress in Jammu and Kashmir and the Nationalist Congress Party in Maharashtra, have made statements that could spell trouble for the Congress. While NC chief Farooq Abdullah said it...
  • After NC, Congress gets another shock as NCP says time to forget 2002 riots 29-01-2014 02:13 PM

    New Delhi: The going seems to be getting tough for the Congress this Lok Sabha elections. Two of its key allies, the National Congress in Jammu and Kashmir and the Nationalist Congress Party in Maharashtra, have made statements that could spell trouble for the Congress. While on Wednesday morning, NC...
  • NCP chief Sharad Pawar will not contest LS polls: Praful Patel 05-01-2014 03:22 PM

    Mumbai: Days after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announced his retirement, UPA Minister Sharad Pawar has decided not to contest the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections. Nationalist Congress party leader Praful Patel made the announcement on Sunday stating that the party chief would instead contest Rajya Sabha elections. Elections to the Upper...
  • It is a landmark for Indian football: Praful Patel 09-12-2013 08:02 PM

    "The real challenge starts now and we have to develop the infrastructure to world standards to host the Under-17 World Cup successfully," said the AIFF President. ...
  • India to bid for 2015 and 2016 Club World Cup football 09-12-2013 07:22 PM

    New Delhi: Upbeat after India was awarded the 2017 Under-17 FIFA World Cup's hosting rights, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) is all set to bid for the 2015 and 2016 editions of the Club World Championships. India won the hosting rights for the 2017 U-17 World Cup beating off...
  • India in spotlight after getting to host U-17 football WC 06-12-2013 10:12 PM

    The other countries that were in the contention to host the competition were South Africa, Uzbekistan and Republic of Ireland. ...
  • NCP decides to attend Third Front meet, says keeping all options open 30-10-2013 02:46 PM

    New Delhi: The Nationalist Congress Party has decided to attend an anti-communalism convention by the Third Front parties on Wednesday. By attending the meet, the party has given out a strong message to the Congress government that it is keeping all options open. The party said that it was sidelined...
  • NCP corners government over $ 3 billion defence aircraft deals 09-10-2013 07:38 PM

    New Delhi: A day after Heavy Industries Minister Praful Patel dashed off a letter to Defence Minister AK Antony questioning why the PSUs are being kept out of the bidding process for $ 3 billion aircraft deal, both sides are now sticking to their stand. The Defence Minster has asked...
  • 'Govt barred HAL from aircraft deal as it's overloaded with work 09-10-2013 11:37 AM

    New Delhi: While Heavy Industries Minister Praful Patel has questioned the Ministry of Defence for barring PSUs from IAF aircraft deal, sources say that the government took the decision deliberately. Sources have told CNN-IBN that the government took the decision to keep Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) out of it, since...
  • Can't accept MoD logic for barring PSUs from aircraft deal: Patel 09-10-2013 09:23 AM

    New Delhi: Heavy Industries Minister Praful Patel has hit out at the Defence Ministry for barring Indian PSUs like the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) from taking part in a $3 billion Indian Air Force aircraft deal. He said he cannot accept the logic given by the MoD for barring PSUs....
  • Row over Indian PSUs being barred from taking part in aircraft deal 09-10-2013 08:06 AM

    New Delhi: Top UPA ministers are battling it out over a $ 3 billion aircraft deal. Heavy Industries Minister Praful Patel has taken on the UPA government over a New Defence Purchase clause. This came as the Indian Air Force (IAF) barred Indian PSUs like Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) from...
  • IAF bars Indian PSUs from taking part in $ 3 billion aircraft deal 08-10-2013 09:22 PM

    New Delhi: The Indian Air Force (IAF) has barred Indian PSUs like Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) from taking part in the $3 billion aircraft deal. The IAF has shortlisted five foreign aircraft firms to buy 56 new aircraft. Meanwhile, Union Minister Praful Patel has written to Defence Minster AK Antony...