Pawan Bansal

  • It's ladies vs Pawan Bansal in Chandigarh this time April 8, 2014

    Will the wind (Pawan) blow out others again this time? Will the new flower (Gul) blossom? Will there be a ray (Kirron) of hope? Or will the people settle for heaven (Jannat)? The names of the candidates apart, Chandigarh surely is witnessing its most interesting contest for the lone Lok Sabha...
  • BJP attacks Congress for fielding tainted leaders March 26, 2014

    Ridiculing Congress' claim of probity, BJP on Wednesday attacked the ruling party for fielding a number of "tainted" leaders in the Lok Sabha elections, the latest being former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan. Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley mentioned the names of former Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal,...
  • LS polls: Actors can also govern, says Gul Panag March 23, 2014

    It is going to be a star studded contest in Chandigarh as two Bollywood actors Kirron Kher and Gul Panag are set to contest from the seat. While Kher is the BJP's candidate, Gul Panag will fight on AAP's seat. ...
  • Gul Panag targets Bansal, questions CBI clean chit in rail scam March 22, 2014

    Launching a scathing attack on former Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal over cash-for-post scam, AAP candidate and former Miss India Gul Panag on Saturday questioned the clean chit given by CBI in the case to her rival from Chandigarh seat and said he cannot simply brush aside the alleged involvement...
  • Trouble continues for Kirron Kher March 20, 2014

    Actor-turned-BJP nominee Kirron Kher on Thursday visited former MP Harmohan Dhawan at the latter's residence in Chandigarh apparently to seek support for her candidature, but failed to win over the sulking leader. Kher's nomination from the Chandigarh Lok Sabha segment had stock resentment among some local BJP leaders, prominent among them...
  • LS polls: Pawan Bansal files nomination papers for Chandigarh seat March 18, 2014

    Former Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal and four-time MP on Tuesday filed his nomination papers for the Chandigarh Lok Sabha seat, polling for which will be held on April 10. The 65-year-old politician, filed his papers before the Returning Officer, in Chandigarh. Bansal was accompanied by his wife Madhu, son Manish,...
  • LS polls: Gul Panag vs Kirron Kher vs Pawan Bansal in Chandigarh March 16, 2014

    It is going to be a star studded contest in Chandigarh as two Bollywood actors Kirron Kher and Gul Panag are set to contest from the seat. While Kher is the BJP's candidate, Gul Panag will fight on AAP's seat. Also in the fray is former railway minister Pawan Bansal....
  • LS lists: Tainted names in Congress, BJP succumbs to dynasty politics March 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The crisis in both the national parties regarding their list of candidates seems more evident now. While the Congress gave up its high moral ground, the Bharatiya Janata Party is still undecided over its Prime Ministerial nominee Narendra Modi's candidature from Uttar Pradesh. The Congress on Thursday gave away...
  • Pawan Bansal, Veerappa Moily feature in Congress's second list March 13, 2014

    Congress released its much awaited second list of candidates for Lok Sabha elections on Thursday. The list featured some big as well as some controversial names like Pawan Bansal and Veerappa Moily. ...
  • Read: Congress's second list of candidates for Lok Sabha elections March 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress has released its second list of candidates for the Lok Sabha elections. This time, the Congress has come out with 71 names which includes over 35 per cent young candidates. Here is the entire list of 71 candidates: 1. Assam- Dhubri- Wajid Ali...
  • Congress second list of candidates out, Bansal to contest from Chandigarh March 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress on Thursday came out with its second list of candidates for the Lok Sabha elections. Of the 71 candidates named in the new list, the Congress has given tickets to 'tainted' leaders like former Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal, Veerappa Moily and Subodh Kant Sahay. While Bansal...
  • LS polls: Congress clears Pawan Bansal, may not field Kalmadi, wife March 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress is set to come up with the second list of Lok Sabha candidates on Thursday after the party's Central Election Committee met in the national capital earlier in the day. According to sources, the names of Union Minister Veerappa Moily and Former Railway Minister Pawan Bansal have...
  • Congress poll panel meets on 2nd list, Kalmadi, Bansal, Chavan in fray March 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress Central Election Committee met on Wednesday to decide on the second list of candidates for the Lok Sabha elections. Among those in the running are tainted leaders including former Railway Minister Pawan Bansal, former Maharashtra CM Ashok Chavan and Suresh Kalmadi, say sources. On Bansal, the Congress...
  • Former Railway Minister Pawan Bansal's Facebook 'likes' shoot up, approaches police December 26, 2013

    A sudden surge of 'likes' on his Facebook page has astounded former Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal, who has approached the police and sought an inquiry. Suspecting foul play, the Congress MP from Chandigarh on Wednesday lodged a complaint with IG, Police, Chandigarh stating that the number of 'likes' on his...
  • Railway bribery scam: Bansal maintains his innocence July 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Former Railway Minister Pawan Bansal has has rejected reports that his name was mentioned in the railway bribery scam transcripts. "I wasn't aware of any deal. One needs to have some faith in the institutions. When the CBI raids my nephew's house, it is hailed as good....
  • Railway bribery: Prime accused judicial custody ends today July 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Former railway minister Pawan Kumar Bansal's nephew Vijay Singla's judicial custody ends on Friday. Suspended Railway Board Member Mahesh Kumar, Singla and eight others were charged in the Rs 10 crore cash-for-post railway bribery case. The CBI in its chargesheet filed against 10 accused, has alleged Singla had demanded...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai July 4, 2013

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  • Railway bribery: Pawan Bansal summoned for questioning today June 4, 2013

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation has summoned former railways minister Pawan Bansal for questioning on Tuesday into the Railway bribery scam. Sources say Pawan Bansal must have been aware of favours given by his nephew Vijay Singla. Sources say the Railway board member-level postings can be cleared only by...
  • UPA dragged its feet to sack Bansal, Kumar: NCP May 21, 2013

    On the UPA's fourth anniversary, ally NCP said the government dragged its feet on the sacking of Pawan Bansal and Ashwani Kumar. "The timing was perhaps wrong. There was no need to wait for things to go wrong," said Praful Patel. ...
  • Railway bribery: BJP protests against CBI DIG May 20, 2013

    Chandigarh: A group of BJP activists on Monday held a demonstration outside the Central Bureau of Investigation office in Chandigarh protesting against alleged involvement of CBI DIG Mahesh Agarwal in deliberately delaying the raid at Pawan Kumar Bansal's nephew Vijay Singla's residence. Balbir Singh, a CBI inspector had filed a complaint...
  • BJP slams CBI chief's remarks on ex-Railway Minister May 18, 2013

    New Delhi: The BJP on Friday took exception to CBI director Ranjit Sinha's remarks that former minister Pawan Kumar Bansal has a strong defence in the case of alleged bribery involving his nephew. BJP vice president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that Sinha's remarks were "very unfortunate". "The matter is sub judice...
  • Coalgate: BJP demands PM's resignation for fair probe May 15, 2013

    Mumbai: Demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, BJP today said an independent probe in the coal allocation scam was not possible till he occupies the top post. Party Vice-President Balbir Punj told reporters here that the CBI which had acted swiftly in the Rail scam, involving Pawan Bansal,...
  • Coal scam: PM's future hangs in the balance as Cong awaits SC hearing May 13, 2013

    New Delhi: For nine years now, through all the UPA's ups and downs, Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan Singh have enjoyed a near-perfect relationship. But last week, they hit a wall, perhaps for the first time. CNN-IBN learnt that the decision to remove Pawan Bansal and Ashwani Kumar as cabinet ministers...
  • Congress credits Sonia for Ashwani, Bansal's exit, PM stands isolated May 11, 2013

    New Delhi: With the sacking of Ashwani Kumar and Pawan Bansal as Law Minister and Railways Minister, the heat is now on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. The new Law Minister will have to shield the PM even as there's a widening divide between him and his party. Ashwani's exit has...
  • Railway bribery scandal: CBI sends phone intercepts to CFSL May 11, 2013

    New Delhi: CBI has sent intercepted phone conversations to the Central Forensic Science Laboratory to identify the voices of suspects in the Rs 10 crore railway bribery scandal which saw the resignation of Railway Minister Pawan Bansal. CBI sources said the agency has sought the opinion of CFSL to identify the...
  • Timeline: How Pawan Bansal lost his job May 11, 2013

    New Delhi: The fire from 'cash for promotion' scam finally engulfing the Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal. Bansal was sacked on Friday evening after a meeting of the Prime Minister with the Congress President Sonia Gandhi. Bansal, later drove to the PM's residence to submit his resignation. Bansal's fate was perhaps...
  • Under fire over scams, PM cracks the whip, sacks Ashwani and Bansal May 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Just hours after the resignation of Pawan Kumar Bansal as Railways Minister, Ashwani Kumar, the other Congress leader embroiled in a controversy, resigned as Law Minister. On a day of dramatic developments, Congress President Sonia Gandhi met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and it was decided that both should be...
  • 'The Chandigarh club': The rise of Pawan Bansal's family empire May 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Questions are being raised about Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal's family. In another revelation, a Chartered Accountant with links to companies owned by Pawan Bansal's wife and sons was appointed a director in the Canara Bank when Bansal was MoS Finance. Here is a look at the business...
  • News 360: Cong remains non-committal on action against Ashwani, Bansal May 9, 2013

    The Congress on Thursday dithered on taking action against its two beleaguered ministers Ashwani Kumar and Pawan Kumar Bansal. ...
  • Old parties like Cong get too arrogant: Bhupendra Chaubey May 9, 2013

    Already in the docks over the CWG, 2G and chopper deals, the UPA has now been hit by two more scams, one in the Railways and one over coal block allocations. The Supreme Court has also come down on the functioning of the government and its bureaucracy. In such a...