RR Patil

  • Police recruitment drive: Uddhav questions RR Patil's fitness, says half of his ministry pot-bellied June 16, 2014

    Mumbai: Claiming the government is making a "mockery" of fitness by making candidates run five kilometres during the ongoing police recruitment drive, Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray today asked if Home Minister RR Patil was himself fit to govern. The Sena leader's remarks came after the gruelling physical test claimed four...
  • News 360: Centre stands by Lt Gen Dalbir Suhag's appointment as Army Chief June 11, 2014

    Despite the hullabaloo surrounding former Army chief and MoS, VK Singh's differences with the anointment of Lt Gen Dalbir Suhag as the next Army Chief, the Narendra Modi government has decided to stand by the UPA's decision to promote Suhag. ...
  • Patil retracts his statement on rape, says women safety top priority June 11, 2014

    Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil raked a controversy on Tuesday when he said that crime against women could not be prevented even if guards were provided for every single household. He, however, retracted from the controversial statements later. ...
  • Patil denies saying rapes won't stop even if police guard all houses June 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Soon after saying that rapes cannot be controlled even if one policemen is provided per house, Maharashtra Minister RR Patil retracted saying women security is of utmost importance for the government and he never made any such comment. In a callous remark, Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil had allegedly...
  • Maharashtra government to act against objectionable Facebook posts June 9, 2014

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government is considering action against not only those who post objectionable posts on social networking sites like Facebook but also those who "like" and forward them, Home Minister RR Patil warned on Monday. The minister's stern comment came in the wake of violence following certain insulting posts by...
  • Water, power cuts in areas where NCP-Congress didn't get votes: BJP May 24, 2014

    Mumbai: BJP on Saturday accused the Congress-NCP government in Maharashtra of indulging in "vendetta politics" by cutting off water/power supply to the areas where the ruling alliance did not get votes. "The Congress-NCP government should stop this demonic behaviour and remember that they have to face Assembly polls in four months,"...
  • Shakti Mills gangrape case: RR Patil's visit to court causes a stir March 24, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil's visit to the court hearing the Shakti Mills gangrape case has led to a controversy. The defence on Monday moved an application pleading the court to include his visit in the court record. The prosecution, however, stated that the court is open to everyone and that...
  • Mumbai: AAP breaks metal detectors, RR Patil says matter to be probed March 12, 2014

    There was chaos at the Churchgate station in Mumbai on Wednesday after Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal decided to take the local train. AAP supporters have reportedly damaged metal detectors at the Churchgate station. State Home Minister RR Patil said, "Every party and party leader should make sure that...
  • Techie murder: Shinde asks to fasten probe, police grappling for clues January 25, 2014

    Mumbai: A week after the charred and decomposed remains of a 23- year-old IT engineer were found near a highway in Mumbai, her family is running from pillar to post in the hope of getting justice. The girl's father met Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde urging him to intervene...
  • Jail authorities have right to sanction leave, says RR Patil December 7, 2013

    Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil said jail auithorities have the right to sanction leave. He said, "As per our act , jail authorities have right to sanction leave. If somebody needs more leave then it comes under the jurisdiction of commissioner and then it's the right of the government. I...
  • Acid attack: Preethi Rathi's family to protest outside Shinde's house October 21, 2013

    New Delhi: The family of the Mumbai acid attack victim, Preeti Rathi, will be protesting outside Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde's house on Monday. The family has been pressurising for a CBI probe into the case. Earlier they had met Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil appealing for the same. An unidentified...
  • Mumbai: Not enough policemen to guard women compartments, admits RR Patil September 19, 2013

    Admitting shortage of railway police personnel to guard women compartments in suburban trains, Maharashtra Home Minister R R Patil has said he has apprised Union Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge about it. "About 574 compartments out of the total 936 reserved for women on suburban trains do not have railway police personnel,"...
  • Maharashtra to bid farewell to lord Ganesh amidst tight security September 18, 2013

    Mumbai: Maharashtra will bid adieu to its favourite deity Ganesh at the end of the 11-day long festival on Wednesday on the occasion of Anant Chaturdashi. In Mumbai thousands of people will takes Ganesh idols to Juhu and Girgaum Chowpatty beaches. To deal with traffic jams, Mumbai Police has put up...
  • Mumbai gangrape: Chargesheet to be filed in a week September 10, 2013

    Mumbai: The chargesheet in the photojournalist's gang-rape case would be filed in a week's time by Mumbai Police, Maharashtra home minister RR Patil said in Mumbai on Tuesday. "The city police's Crime Branch probing the case will file the chargesheet in a week. There is no need of delaying it. We...
  • FTP: Do working women need greater security in the public space? August 27, 2013

    A 23-year-old photojournalist was allegedly gangraped by five men on Thursday around 8 pm while she was on an assignment at Shakti Mill in Parel area of Central Mumbai, according to police sources. ...
  • Mumbai gangrape: Journalists urge Governor to enhance security August 24, 2013

    Mumbai: A group of Mumbai-based journalists urged Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan to enhance security for women journalists in the city following the gangrape of a 22-year-old photojournalist on Thursday and demanded stringent action against the five youth accused in the case. On Friday, the Maharashtra government had said it would seek...
  • Mumbai gangrape: Focus on improving policing, Deora tells Patil August 24, 2013

    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...
  • News 360: Mumbai gangrape survivor, colleague play pivotal role in giving police concrete leads August 23, 2013

    A 23-year-old photojournalist was allegedly gangraped by five men on Thursday evening at Shakti Mill in Parel area of Central Mumbai. The woman was accompanied by a male colleague, who was gagged and bound while she was raped. ...
  • Woman journalists should take police protection in suspicious places: Patil August 23, 2013

    With opposition gunning for his head over the Mumbai gangrape incident, Maharashtra Home Minister R R Patil on Friday had a word of advice for women journalists on assignments in suspicious places--take police protection. A circular will be issued in a week to enable women journalists to seek help from the...
  • MNS demands Patil's resignation over the Mumbai gangrape August 23, 2013

    Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray blamed Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil for lawlessness in the state and has demanded for his resignation in the wake of the gangrape of a journalist in Mumbai. Expressing faith in the police, he said that there is not much the police can...
  • Dabholkar killing probe heading in right direction: RR Patil August 23, 2013

    The probe in the murder case of rationalist Dr Narendra Dabholkar is heading in the right direction, Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil said in Mumbai on Friday. "Investigation into the Dabholkar murder case is on the right track. The case will be cracked soon," Patil assured a delegation of journalists. Till...
  • Mumbai gangrape: Trial to take place in fast track court, says RR Patil August 23, 2013

    The trial of the case relating to the gangrape of a photojournalist will be held in a fast-track court and the charge sheet be filed in a "very short time", Maharashtra Home Minister R R Patil said on Friday. "We will file the charge sheet against the accused in a very...
  • Mumbai gangrape: Doc says survivor stable, police arrest one accused August 23, 2013

    Mumbai: Doctors of Jaslok Hopsital where the Mumbai gangrape survivor is being treated, said that the she went through a minor procedure on Friday morning and is out of danger. "She went through a minor medical procedure. She is stable now," CEO Jaslok Hospital, Dr Tarang Giachandani said. Dr Tarang...
  • Opposition seeks RR Patil's resignation over Mumbai gangrape case August 23, 2013

    Blaming Maharashtra Home Minister R R Patil for the deteriorating law and order situation in the state, the Opposition on Friday demanded his resignation in the wake of the brutal gangrape of a 23-year-old photojournalist. "If you can't improve the law and order situation in Mumbai, you must resign," BJP state...
  • Mumbai: 5 men allegedly gangrape photojournalist, 15 suspects detained August 23, 2013

    Mumbai: A 23-year-old photojournalist was allegedly gangraped by five men on Thursday around 6:30 pm while she was on an assignment at Shakti Mill in Parel area of Central Mumbai, according to police sources. The photographer, who is working with an English magazine, was with her male colleague who was bound...
  • Are rationalists under threat in India? August 20, 2013

    Anti-superstition activist Dr Narendra Dabholkar was shot dead on Tuesday while he was on a morning walk in Pune. ...
  • Activists protest murder of Narendra Dabholkar, demands probe August 20, 2013

    Social activists on Tuesday expressed their shock and anger at the murder of anti-superstition activist and editor of 'Sadhna' weekly Dr Narendra Dabholkar. Dabholkar was shot dead on Tuesday while he was on a morning walk near the Omkareshwar temple in Pune. ...
  • Shock, outrage at anti-superstition activist Dabholkar's murder August 20, 2013

    Mumbai: Social activists on Tuesday expressed their shock and anger at the murder of anti-superstition activist and editor of 'Sadhna' weekly Dr Narendra Dabholkar. Over a hundred activist on Tuesday gathered at Shivaji Mandir in Dadar to protest the brutal killing of Dabholkar. They demanded that the government must act...
  • Inquiry to be conducted in activist Dabhlokar's murder: RR Patil August 20, 2013

    Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil said it would be incorrect to name any group or individual without first probing the incident. An inquiry will be launched into the incident. Leading anti-superstition activist Dr Narendra Dabholkar was shot dead in Pune on Tuesday morning. ...
  • Narayan Rane defends son Nitesh's tweets about Gujaratis August 6, 2013

    After Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil said the government would examine Nitesh Rane's controversial statement about Gujaratis living in Mumbai and take action if he was found guilty, Nitesh's father, state Industry minister Narayan Rane, on Monday rushed to his defence. "What Nitesh said was not against the Gujarati community or...