RR Patil

  • Shakti Mills gangrape case: RR Patil's visit to court causes a stir 24-03-2014 12:39 PM

    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...
  • Mumbai: AAP breaks metal detectors, RR Patil says matter to be probed 12-03-2014 05:34 PM

    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 25-01-2014 08:29 AM

    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 07-12-2013 08:42 PM

    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 21-10-2013 08:07 AM

    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...
  • Mumbai: Not enough policemen to guard women compartments, admits RR Patil 19-09-2013 10:44 AM

    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...
  • Maharashtra to bid farewell to lord Ganesh amidst tight security 18-09-2013 10:28 AM

    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...
  • Mumbai gangrape: Chargesheet to be filed in a week 10-09-2013 11:24 PM

    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....
  • FTP: Do working women need greater security in the public space? 27-08-2013 11:58 PM

    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 24-08-2013 05:47 PM

    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...
  • 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...
  • News 360: Mumbai gangrape survivor, colleague play pivotal role in giving police concrete leads 23-08-2013 11:50 PM

    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 23-08-2013 09:44 PM

    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...
  • MNS demands Patil's resignation over the Mumbai gangrape 23-08-2013 09:20 PM

    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 23-08-2013 07:56 PM

    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....
  • Mumbai gangrape: Trial to take place in fast track court, says RR Patil 23-08-2013 06:22 PM

    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...
  • Mumbai gangrape: Doc says survivor stable, police arrest one accused 23-08-2013 05:29 PM

    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 23-08-2013 12:22 PM

    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...
  • Mumbai: 5 men allegedly gangrape photojournalist, 15 suspects detained 23-08-2013 08:14 AM

    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...
  • Are rationalists under threat in India? 20-08-2013 11:53 PM

    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 20-08-2013 08:04 PM

    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 20-08-2013 07:05 PM

    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 20-08-2013 04:05 PM

    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 06-08-2013 12:33 AM

    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...
  • Nitesh Rane's statement on Gujaratis will be examined: RR Patil 03-08-2013 10:54 PM

    Nagpur: Maharashtra Home Minister R R Patil on Saturday said the government will examine the controversial statement by youth leader Nitesh Rane regarding Gujaratis living in Mumbai, and take action if he was found guilty. Nitesh, meanwhile, contended that his tweet did not target every Gujarati living in Mumbai. Patil,...
  • Rane's comments reflect the UPA govt's frustration: Gujarat BJP leader 03-08-2013 09:16 PM

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Congress leader and youngest son of Maharashtra Industries Minister Narayan Rane, Nitesh, sparked off a controversy when he took to Twitter to launch an attack on Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and the Gujarati community living in Mumbai. "Veg skies, Veg hospitals, Veg housing societies..soon Veg Mumbai! Either...
  • Maharashtra govt wants ban on dance bars to remain intact, mulls ordinance 02-08-2013 04:14 PM

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government hardened its stand on the ban it had enforced on dance bars in the state with Home Minister RR Patil making it clear that the government is drafting an ordinance to ensure that dance bars remain closed. The Supreme Court has ruled that the state's ban...
  • Shiv Sena gives a memorandum to RR Patil on female commuter safety 30-07-2013 03:39 AM

    Concerned over the security and safety of women on suburban local trains, Shiv Sena MLC Neelam Gorhe met Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil on Monday and handed over a memorandum to him. The Sena move came after a man boarded the ladies' compartment of a Western suburban local train and...
  • Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan to visit flood-affected Vidarbha 27-07-2013 02:11 AM

    Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan will be arriving in Vidarbha on a day-long tour to visit the flood affected areas in Washim, Karanja and Chandrapur on Saturday. He will first visit Karanja and Washim and later proceed to Chandrapur. Later on Saturday, he would hold a review meeting at the Divisional...
  • Maharashtra govt indicates it may impose blanket ban on dance bars 22-07-2013 01:36 PM

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has indicated that it is contemplating a blanket ban on dance bars. Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil has told the state assembly that the discrimination in the amendment to the Bombay Police Act (which allows for dance performances in 3 star hotels and above) will be...