Vilasrao Deshmukh

  • Congress should identify who put it in spot over Adarsh: NCP 27-12-2013 09:36 PM

    Mumbai: In a veiled swipe at Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, NCP on Friday said Maharashtra Congress should identify those who were responsible for putting it in a spot over the Adarsh Society probe commission's report. Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi said in Delhi that he did not agree with state government's...
  • Mumbai: Rajeev Shukla courts controversy over plots, offers to return them 11-12-2013 04:58 PM

    Mumbai: Union MoS Parliamentary Affairs and Planning Rajeev Shukla has been forced to return two plots in Mumbai's Andheri area which were allotted to his firm after a controversy broke out over their allotment to a society co-founded by him to start a school. The irregularities in allotting the land...
  • HC asks Maha govt if it will table Adarsh report in winter session 28-11-2013 11:55 PM

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Thursday directed the Maharashtra government to inform if it plans to table the report of the judicial commission, which probed the Adarsh housing society scam, during the winter session of the state Assembly beginning next month. A division bench of Justices VM Kanade and...
  • Rich tributes paid to Vilasrao Deshmukh on his first death anniversary 14-08-2013 04:44 PM

    Rich tributes were paid to former Union minister Vilasrao Deshmukh on his first death anniversary across Maharashtra on Wednesday. In the former Chief Minister's native village Babhalagon in Latur district, his wife Vaishali was among the thousands who paid tributes at Prerna Sthal, where he was cremated. The late Congress...
  • Adarsh scam: Maharashtra Deputy CM blames CM for delay in tabling probe report 02-08-2013 06:52 PM

    Mumbai: The Congress-NCP tussle in Maharashtra is out in the open yet again as Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar has blamed Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan for the delay in tabling the Adarsh probe report in the scam. Ajit Pawar said that he was told by the CM that the Adarsh...
  • Should Riteish Deshmukh join politics? 05-05-2013 04:21 PM

    Mumbai: Reacting to reports that actor Riteish Deshmukh, son of former Maharashtra chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, is likely to go his late father's way and join politics, actor-politician Raj Babbar said it is a well thought-out decision. Hema Malini too supports the idea saying he will do a good job....
  • Fear among officials on RTI: Vilasrao Deshmukh 23-10-2011 08:43 AM

    New Delhi: In the midst of a debate over dilution of the RTI Act, Union minister Vilasrao Deshmukh feels that liberal access to government files has put fear among officials on giving their views, an issue which has to be addressed. "RTI has expanded the scope. Nothing is secret anymore....
  • Onion lobby wins as govt lifts ban on export 20-09-2011 08:28 PM

    New Delhi: The Centre has lifted the ban on onion exports after pressure from Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar and Technology Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh and protests by farmers. The decision will be reviewed after a fortnight. The government had imposed a ban on onion exports on September 9 to check its...
  • Adarsh housing scam: CBI to examine Deshmukh 06-09-2011 06:55 PM

    New Delhi: The CBI, probing the Adarsh Housing Society scam, will soon examine Union minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, who had dealt with files pertaining to the society during his tenure as Maharashtra chief minister. The agency, which had registered a case against 14 people including former chief minister Ashok Chavan, had...
  • Deshmukh meets Anna; inquires about his health 29-08-2011 09:52 PM

    New Delhi: Union Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh on Monday visited Anna Hazare, who ended his 13-day fast for an effective Lokpal Bill, at a private hospital in neighbouring Gurgaon. Deshmukh, who played a key role in convincing the 74-year-old leader to end the fast, met Hazare and inquired about his health....
  • PM trusted me to handle Team Anna: Deshmukh 29-08-2011 01:25 PM

    New Delhi: Anna Hazare's fast may be over, but he said that the fight will continue and he will push for electoral reforms and the right to recall next. Reacting to Hazare's mission, Congress leader Vilasrao Deshmukh agreed with Law Minister Salman Khurshid's view that there was an error of...
  • Full text: Prime Minister's letter to Anna 27-08-2011 10:22 PM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh wrote to Anna Hazare after Parliament on Saturday passed a resolution agreeing to the three demands put forth by anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare. Vilasroa Deshmukh personally went to Ramlila Maidan to hand over the letter and a copy of the resolution to Team Anna....
  • PM holds consultations with Mukherjee, Deshmukh 26-08-2011 02:31 PM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday held consultations with Union ministers Pranab Mukherjee and Vilasrao Deshmukh, who are negotiating with activist Anna Hazare and his associates. The consultations took place close on the heels of Team Anna making it clear that a mere discussion on the Lokpal issue...
  • Modalities for discussion being finalised: Govt 25-08-2011 10:05 PM

    New Delhi: Government on Thursday night said it was working out modalities for a discussion on the salient features of Jan Lokpal Bill in Parliament on Friday and it could take some time to end the impasse. "We had a preliminary discussion with Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee. Modalities are being...
  • Salman Khurshid in talks with Kejriwal 23-08-2011 03:24 PM

    New Delhi: In the first direct contact between government and Team Anna, Law Minister Salman Khurshid on Tuesday met Arvind Kejriwal and discussed the Lokpal issue in the wake of the Gandhian's indefinite fast. The first meeting, since the crisis erupted on August 16 following the arrest of the 73-year-old...
  • Govt appoints Vilasrao to talk with Team Anna 23-08-2011 12:55 PM

    New Delhi: Union Science and Technology Minister and former Maharashtra chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh has been appointed by the Government to negotiate with Anna Hazare and his associates. The decision to appoint Deshmukh to start talks with Team Anna was taken after he met Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and...
  • Politicians mourn Shammi Kapoor's death 15-08-2011 11:53 AM

    Mumbai: Maharashtra's political fraternity on Sunday condoled the death of veteran Bollywood actor Shammi Kapoor. The 79-year-old actor was on dialysis for the last few days and was admitted to the intensive care unit of the Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai where he breathed his last at 5:15 a.m. Maharashtra...
  • Bollywood has lost an iconic figure: Chavan 14-08-2011 11:24 AM

    Mumbai: Condoling the death of veteran actor Shammi Kapoor, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Sunday said the industry has lost an "iconic figure". The 79-year-old actor died in the morning at Breach Candy Hospital. Chavan said, "With his death, the industry has lost an iconic figure." Union Minister for...
  • PMO may agree to Bharat Ratna for Sachin 23-07-2011 01:01 PM

    New Delhi: Sachin Tendulkar could be one step closer to receiving India's highest civilian honour Bharat Ratna. Sources have said that the Prime Minister's Office will accept the Home Ministry's recommendations. The Prime Minister's office seems inclined to accept Home ministry's request to make sports a category for awarding the...
  • Cabinet reshuffle like kho-kho: Vilasrao 12-07-2011 09:49 PM

    Thane: Union Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, who was moved from Rural Development to Science and Technology, on Tuesday likened the Cabinet reshuffle to a game of kho-kho. "It's kho-kho," he quipped when asked whether Tuesday's reshuffle is like a cricket match, referring to the popular field game. Asked by reporters whether...
  • Deshmukh fourth S&T minister in two years 12-07-2011 09:46 PM

    New Delhi: Vilasrao Deshmukh on Tuesday became the fourth Minister for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences since the formation of the UPA-II government. 66-year-old Deshmukh succeeds Pawan Kumar Bansal, who after a tenure of little over six months, has returned to his old Water Resources ministry. After Prime Minister...
  • Vilasrao Deshmukh admits bending Adarsh norms 18-06-2011 01:00 PM

    Mumbai: Union Development Minister and former Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh has admitted that he bent rules in the Adarsh housing society for two former army generals, Gen Deepak Kapoor and Gen NC Vij. In his affidavit before the Justice Patil commission, Deshmukh said that this was done to enable...
  • UPA to launch National rural livelihood mission 03-06-2011 10:07 AM

    New Delhi: After the ambitious NREGS, the UPA II's is attempting to reach out to rural India by giving makeover to a decade old poverty alleviation programme known as the National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM). With this programme UPA is hoping for a makeover, from being corruption ridden to being...
  • Deshmukh blamed for Adarsh Housing Society 20-05-2011 10:47 AM

    Mumbai: Pinning the blame on former Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, suspended State Information Commissioner and Adarsh Housing Society scam accused Ramanand Tiwari has told the judicial panel, probing the case that it was Deshmukh who had approved all proposals pertaining to the high rise in South Mumbai. Tiwari, in...
  • Adarsh panel summons Deshmukh, Chavan 11-05-2011 12:34 PM

    Mumbai: The inquiry commission probing the Adarsh Housing Society scam has issued summons to former Maharashtra chief ministers Vilasrao Deshmukh and Ashok Chavan to appear before it as witnesses. The two-member commission, which summoned Union Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde last week, issued summons to Deshmukh, presently Union Minister for Rural...
  • Manmohan, Sonia to campaign in Kerala next week 01-04-2011 01:41 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: With electioneering for the Kerala polls moving to top gear, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress President Sonia Gandhi and several other leaders are slated to visit Kerala next week to seek votes for the party-led UDF. KPCC president Ramesh Chennithala said Sonia will address UDF rallies on April 6...
  • Manmohan, Sonia to campaign in Kerala next week 01-04-2011 01:41 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: With electioneering for the Kerala polls moving to top gear, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress President Sonia Gandhi and several other leaders are slated to visit Kerala next week to seek votes for the party-led UDF. KPCC president Ramesh Chennithala said Sonia will address UDF rallies on April 6...