Public Works Department

  • Two PWD officials suspended over corruption charges June 5, 2014

    Two Public Works Department (PWD) officials in Chhattisgarh have been suspended for corruption and allegedly committing irregularities. Maddheshwar Prasad, Executive Engineer (in-charge) PWD's Balodabazar division, and Assistant Engineer at the office of Engineer in-Chief (Raipur) Rajesh Kumar Verma were suspended on Wednesday, an official statement said on Thursday. The action against...
  • Uttarakhand's Nandadevi Raj Jaat yatra to begin on August 17 May 13, 2014

    Uttarakhand's famous Nandadevi Raj Jaat yatra, which is held every 12 years, will begin this year on August 17. Held every twelve years through the hill districts of Uttarakhand, the dates for the pilgrimage were announced on Monday after Chief Minister Harish Rawat held a meeting in Dehradun to review preparations...
  • Plastic waste, fly ash to be used to build roads in Rajasthan February 23, 2014

    In an innovative way to save environment, Rajasthan Public Works Department (PWD) Minister Yunus Khan has approved a project to build roads by using plastic waste and fly ash in Jaipur and Dausa districts. A total of 24 roads - 19 in Jaipur and five in Dausa - would be built...
  • Harish Rawat suspends PWD engineer for financial irregularities February 18, 2014

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Monday suspended an executive engineer of the Public Works Department for financial irregularities, and ordered a departmental inquiry into the matter. Executive engineer Badlu Ram was suspended with immediate effect, according to an official release. On complaints that Ram, when posted in Pithoragarh, misused his...
  • SP worker complains against hooliganism, minister thrashes him January 21, 2014

    More embarrassment for Samajwadi Party as now a minister in the Samajwadi Party government of Uttar Pradesh first slapped a party worker, who complained of hooliganism, and then punched him at a meeting in Varanasi. Surendra Patel, state minister for Public Works Department (PWD), on Monday evening slapped the party worker...
  • Satyendra Kumar Jain, an Architect-turned-minister December 28, 2013

    Satyendra Kumar Jain, an architect by profession, quit his job with Central Public Works Department (CPWD) due to prevailing corruption in the Department and turned to politics. An MLA from Shakur Basti, 49-year-old Jain defeated BJP's Shyam Lal Garg by a margin of 7,062 votes. Jain, among six MLAs, has been chosen...
  • Senior BSP leader Naseemuddin Siddiqui receives death threats November 12, 2013

    Former Uttar Pradesh minister and senior Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Naseemuddin Siddiqui has received death threats on phone, police said on Tuesday. A complaint has been lodged with police by the personal staff of Siddiqui, one of the closest aides of former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati. In the complaint, the...
  • MP govt dubs allegations of delaying NH projects as 'baseless' September 9, 2013

    The Madhya Pradesh government has denied allegations of delaying the completion of National Highway projects and dubbed it as "far from facts and baseless." An official release on Monday said that as per factual position received from Public Works Department, the process of acquiring land for construction of National Highways falls...
  • Lockers of PWD engineer's wife yield Rs 57 lakh, gold May 9, 2013

    Nashik: Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Thursday recovered cash worth Rs 57,69,000 and over 9 kg of gold from two bank lockers of Swati Chikhlikar, wife of suspended PWD executive engineer (Nashik north) Satish Chikhlikar, besides 5 kg of silver from another locker in her name. The seizure is collectively estimated...
  • We will support Mamata's no-trust motion: Gadkari October 7, 2012

    New Delhi: Unfazed by the Congress attack over the letter row involving him, BJP President Nitin Gadkari said he will quit politics if there is any proof of his business links with Ajay Sancheti in the irrigation scam. He said he had asked the Centre to release funds for the...
  • Will quit politics if links with Sancheti proved: Gadkari October 7, 2012

    Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Nitin Gadkari has said that he will quit politics if anybody could prove his alleged business links with close aide and party MP Ajay Sancheti, currently in the midst of an irrigation scam in Maharashtra. Speaking to IBN18 Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai, Gadkari said that Sancheti did...
  • Maharashtra Sadan scam: ACB to probe Bhujbal September 18, 2012

    New Delhi: In a welcome step, the Maharashtra government on Tuesday allowed the Anti-Corruption 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. CNN-IBN had first reported on the matter whereby relatives of...
  • Citizen Journalist: Surat ex-Mayor takes on PWD February 8, 2011

    Kanubhai Mawani, a former Mayor of Surat forced a corrupt PwD official to return the bribe. ...
  • Army to rebuild collapsed footbridge at stadium September 25, 2010

    New Delhi: The Delhi government has asked the Army to build a foot overbridge outside the flagship Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium to replace the one that collapsed on Tuesday. The Army will begin laying the temporary structure today and is expected to deliver the bridge within 5 days. That's not all --...
  • Maoist leader phoned me: Left Front Minister October 26, 2009

    Kolkata: West Bengal Public Works Department Minister Kshiti Goswami said on Monday that top Maoist leader Kishenji called him up three months ago asking for withdrawal of security forces from West Midnapore's Lalgarh region. "Kishenji (Alias Koteswar Rao) had called me up almost three months ago. He asked me over phone...