Pawan Kumar Bansal

  • Rail scam: ExRailway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal appears as witness September 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal on Monday appeared in a Delhi court to depose as a prosecution witness in the Rs 10 crore cashforpost railway bribery case in which his nephew is also an accused. Prior to recording his statement Special CBI Judge Swarana Kanta Sharma asked media...
  • Railway bribery case: Pawan Bansal seeks exemption on health ground September 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal, who was summoned as a witness in the Rs 10 crore cashforpost railway bribery case, on Tuesday sought exemption from personal appearance on health grounds before a special court. Bansal's lawyer Puneet Ahluwalia moved an application before Special CBI Judge Swarana Kanta Sharma...
  • Modi wave sweeps Chandigarh as Kirron Kher defeats PK Bansal May 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi wave have swept Chandigarh as BJP candidate Kirron Kher defeated former railways minister and Congress candidate Pawan Kumar Bansal by 69,642 votes. The Chandigarh seat witnessed a triangular battle with Aam Aadmi Party candidate Gul Panag also in the fray. Debutante Gul Panag stood at...
  • Watch: Chandigarh voters at poll booths early in the morning April 10, 2014

    Chandigarh has two fresh candidates in the fray - AAP's Gul Panag and BJP's Kirron Kher - and sitting Congress MP Pawan Bansal. ...
  • Anil Kapoor campaigns for Kirron Kher in Chandigarh April 6, 2014

    Chandigarh: Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor on Sunday campaigned for BJP Chandigarh candidate Kirron Kher and said he had not come to the city on anybody's invitation but to support her a "friend". "In politics generally, it has been observed that while people say one thing but they mean something else," Kapoor...
  • BJP dares Bansal to a debate on railway 'cash-for-job' scandal March 28, 2014

    Chandigarh: On the eve of Narendra Modi's visit to Chandigarh, BJP on Friday launched a scathing attack on Congress nominee and former Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal over the issue of corruption and dared him to an open debate on the 'cash-for-job' scandal. Senior BJP leader and former MP Satya Pal...
  • LS polls: Star power apart, swanky vehicles of key candidates perk up Chandigarh March 26, 2014

    It is not merely the glamour pouring on Chandigarh Lok Sabha with the presence of actresses Gul Panag and Kirron Kher as candidates, a range of swanky vehicles used by key contestants for campaign are adding to the glitter of electoral campaign across the city. Sitting Congress MP Pawan Kumar Bansal...
  • Open Mike: Do actors make successful politicians? March 24, 2014

    The Chandigarh constituency will be one of the keenly watched seat this election as Bollywood actors Gul Panag, Kirron Kher and Congress leader Pawan Kumar Bansal will be contesting against each other. In a special series 'Open Mike', CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visits Chandigarh and put forth public issues...
  • I am also an aam aadmi, says AAP candidate from Chandigarh Gul Panag March 24, 2014

    Chandigarh: Bollywood actor Gul Panag will be contesting elections on the Aam Aadmi Party ticket from Chandigarh. She will be contesting against BJP's Kirron Kher and Congress's Pawan Kumar Bansal. Here is the transcript of the interview: CNN-IBN: There has been criticism. Can you really pull it off, can you really be...
  • Congress likely to announce third list of LS candidates on Sunday March 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress's third list of Lok Sabha candidates is expected to be announced on Sunday. The party had come out with its second list of candidates for the general elections on March 13. Of the 71 candidates named in the second list, the Congress has given tickets to 'tainted' leaders...
  • Bansal thanks Congress High Command for reposing faith in him March 14, 2014

    Former Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal on Thursday thanked Congress High Command for renominating him for the lone Lok Sabha seat in Chandigarh and said the charges made against him was part of a conspiracy. He expressed hope that he would emerge victorious from the seat. "People of Chandigarh have full faith...
  • News 360: Congress renominates Pawan Bansal from Chandigarh for LS polls March 13, 2014

    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. ...
  • Congress may not field Kalmadi, Azharuddin, Bansal to get LS ticket: Sources March 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Just a day before the Congress is likely to release its second list of candidates for Lok Sabha elections, sources said that Commonwealth Games scam accused Suresh Kalmadi is almost out of the race as Rahul party Vice President Rahul Gandhi raised objection. The move can be seen as...
  • Railgate: Court frames charges against Pawan Bansal's nephew Vijay Singla, 9 others March 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The Patiala House Court on Tuesday framed charges under Prevention of Corruption Act and criminal conspiracy against former Railway Board member Mahesh Kumar and the nephew of former Railway minister Pawan Kumar Bansal, Vijay Singla, in connection with the cash-for-job scam in the Railway Board. According to the CBI...
  • LS polls: AAP's Savita Bhatti withdraws her candidature from Chandigarh March 9, 2014

    Chandigarh: In a major set back to the AAP ahead of the crucial general elections, its leader Savita Bhatti on Sunday withdrew her candidature from Chandigarh. The AAP leader sent an email to the party saying that she has decided to withdraw her nomination. The AAP had pitched Savita Bhatti against...
  • LS Polls: Jaspal Bhatti's widow is AAP's Chandigarh choice March 2, 2014

    Chandigarh: Late comedian-actor Jaspal Bhatti's widow Savita is the Aam Aadmi Party's (AAPs) choice for the Chandigarh Lok Sabha seat. The party announced her name in New Delhi on Saturday. Savita, a mass communications post-graduate has also acted in films and television. She is the first candidate to be announced...
  • LS polls: Kalmadi may not field his family member from Pune seat February 24, 2014

    Pune: With most opinion polls suggesting that the Congress party may find it difficult to even cross the three figure mark in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, the ruling party has come under severe criticism from many quarters for deciding to field 'winnable' but 'tainted ' candidates including the likes...
  • Decision on increasing rail fare will be taken soon: Mallikarjun Kharge October 3, 2013

    A proposal to increase rail fare is under examination and a decision will be taken shortly, Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge said on Thursday. "Fuel adjustment component (FAC) was announced in the budget and as per the budget proposal it should have been implemented from October 1. The file containing the FAC...
  • Railway bribery case: Delhi HC reserves order on Singla's bail plea September 4, 2013

    The Delhi High Court on Wednesday reserved its verdict on bail pleas of former railway minister Pawan Kumar Bansal's nephew Vijay Singla and suspended Railway Board member Mahesh Kumar, who stand accused in the Rs 10 crore cash-for-post railway bribery case. Justice Hima Kohli reserved the order after counsel for the...
  • Railway bribery: Court grants bail to 3 accused on personal bond of Rs 5 lakh each August 12, 2013

    Three of the accused in the Rs 10 crore railway bribery case in which former Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal's nephew Vijay Singla was also arrested were granted bail on Monday by a Delhi court. Special CBI Judge Swarana Kanta Sharma allowed the pleas of accused Rahul Yadav, Samir Sandhir and...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey August 9, 2013

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  • Railway bribery: More transcripts point to Pawan Bansal's role August 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Former railway minister Pawan Kumar Bansal had allegedly met former Railway Board Member Staff Mahesh Kumar and assured him of making him Member Electrical in the Railway Board. Crucial telephonic conversations accessed by CNNIBN show two middlemen talking about Bansal and Kumar in connection with the cashforrailwayposts scandal. The...
  • Cabinet gives inprinciple approval to Rail Tariff Authority for fare rationalisation August 2, 2013

    A proposal to set up Rail Tariff Authority (RTA) for fare rationalisation got inprinciple approval from the Union Cabinet on Thursday but the final nod was deferred for want of clarifications on various aspects like powers of the new body. The Cabinet deliberated upon the proposal to establish the firstofitskind...
  • Railgate: Judicial custody of 9 accused extended till August 6 July 24, 2013

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Wednesday, extended the judicial custody of the nine accused, including former Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal's nephew Vijay Singla, till August 6, in connection with the Rs 10 crore railway bribery case. The nine accused, including Singla and the then member (Staff) of Railway Board...
  • Railway bribery scam: CBI found no evidence against me, says Bansal July 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Former Railways Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal, alleged to be involved in the railway bribery scam, said the Central Bureau of Investigation found no proof against him. His reaction came for the time to reports alleging that he was directly involved in fixing rail contracts. Speaking to CNNIBN, the former...
  • Railway bribery case: Court reserves order on Singla's bail plea July 8, 2013

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Monday granted bail to one of the alleged middlemen in the Rs 10 crore Railway bribery case while reserving its order on the bail plea of Vijay Singla, nephew of former Railway Minister Pawan Bansal. Special CBI Judge Swarana Kanta Sharma granted bail to...
  • Railway bribery: Cong defends Bansal, says BJP has double standards July 6, 2013

    New Delhi: The Congress and the BJP are yet again at loggerheads after the Central Bureau of Investigation gave a clean chit to former railways minister Pawan Kumar Bansal in the railway bribery case. The Congress hit out at the BJP and defended Bansal saying he has done no wrong. "Is...
  • Railway bribery: Phone transcripts raise questions over clean chit to Bansal July 6, 2013

    New Delhi: CNNIBN has accessed transcripts of phone conversations between key players in the Railway bribery scam, which forced the then Railways Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal to resign after his nephew Vijay Singla was caught with almost Rs 1 crore in cash for fixing the appointment of a senior Railways...
  • No evidence against Bansal in Railway Board bribery case: CBI July 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Pawan Kumar Bansal was given a clean chit in the Rs 10 crore cashforpost railway bribery case by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which on Thursday said that there was no evidence to prove that the former Railways Minister was involved in any illegal deal. The investigative...
  • Railway Board bribery: CBI names Bansal as prosecution witness July 4, 2013

    New Delhi: In a breather for former railways minister Pawan Kumar Bansal, the Central Bureau of Investigation has named him prosecution witness in the Railway Board bribery case. This means he will not be named as an accused in the case. Earlier in the day, a Delhi court on Thursday...