PK BANSAL

  • PK Bansal hits out at detractors, says he has nothing to hide March 16, 2014

    Chandigarh: Former Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal on Sunday hit out at his detractors, who questioned his renomination from Chandigarh over the cash-for-post scam issue, claiming he was a victim of a conspiracy and had suffered despite there being no evidence against him. "It was a conspiracy against me, a malicious...
  • Congress forms screening committee, PK Bansal gets bigger role January 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, the Congress has formed a screening committee and former railways minister Pawan Kumar Bansal, who resigned in the wake Railways recruitment scam, is a member of it. He will look after Gujarat and Rajasthan along with Daman and Diu and Dadar...
  • Railway bribery scam: Court to decide on bail pleas of 6 accused July 12, 2013

    New Delhi: A Delhi court will on Friday pronounce its order on the bail pleas of former Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal's nephew Vijay Singla and five others in the Railway bribery scam. Bansal was recently made a prosecution witness in the case, virtually getting a clean chit in the...
  • News 360: Naxals ambush police convoy and kill SP, 4 other policemen July 2, 2013

    Naxals ambushed a police convoy in Jharkhand and killed the Pakur Superintendent of Police and 4 other policemen. The incident took place a month after the attack on Congress leaders in Sukma. ...
  • Railway scam: CBI files chargesheet, Bansal's nephew named as accused July 2, 2013

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday filed a chargesheet against 10 accused in the Railway bribery scam. Former Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal's nephew Vijay Singla was also named in the chargesheet. Other named in the chargesheet were Railway board member Mahesh Kumar, aides of another accused Manjunath...
  • Mulayam may skip UPA dinner hosted by PM tonight May 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Distancing himself from the UPA's falling fortunes, Samajwadi Party Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav may skip the dinner which Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will host on Wednesday for its allies and supporting parties, according to sources. An invite has also gone to the BSP's Maywawati. However, sources say she may...
  • PM to present Report Card of UPAII on May 22 May 19, 2013

    New Delhi: With the image of his government in tatters, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will present the last Report Card of UPAII on May 22 in which he is expected to list the positives such as Direct Benefit Transfer and FDI in retail in a bid to boost the sagging...
  • PM has become a great burden on the country: BJP May 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Demanding Manmohan Singh's resignation for allegedly shielding former Law Minister Ashwani Kumar and former Railways Minister PK Bansal, the BJP on Sunday said that the Prime Minister has become 'a great burden on the country'. BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu said, "His (Prime Minister) approach is see nothing, hear...
  • UPA committed to food security bill, says PM May 8, 2013

    New Delhi: The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government is committed to enacting the Food Security Bill after considering all opinions, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Wednesday. "The Food Security Bill is a very important legislation for the government. The UPA is committed to make this law after considering all opinions,"...
  • 'Railway Ministry bends rules for postings of officers' May 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Claiming that recent bribery allegation in Railways is nothing new, the Federation of Railway Officers' Association has written a letter to the Cabinet Secretary alleging the Ministry "often plays by different rules or bends rules for postings of senior officers beyond recognition." The Association alleged that the Railway...
  • ABVP stages protest outside Bansal's residences May 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Activists of BJP's student wing on Sunday protested outside Railway Minister PK Bansal's residences in Delhi and Chandigarh and demanded his resignation in the wake of the arrest of his nephew for allegedly taking bribe to get a plum posting for an official. Heavy...
  • Bribery case: CBI gets transit remand of Railway Board member May 4, 2013

    Mumbai: A special court in Mumbai on Saturday granted the CBI two days' transit remand of a Railway Board member in an alleged corruption case involving Railway Minister PK Bansal's nephew. Mahesh Kumar, recently promoted as Member (Staff) of the Railway Board from the post of Western Railway General Manager,...
  • Allahabad stampede: Bansal announces compensation February 11, 2013

    New Delhi: A day after the stampede at the overcrowded Allahabad Railway Station claimed 36 lives, Railway Minister PK Bansal on February 11 said it was not possible for railways to run trains every 10 minutes to clear the heavy rush of Kumbh passengers. Announcing Rs one lakh as compensation for...
  • UP Governor summons Akhilesh over stampede February 11, 2013

    Allahabad: 5.55 pm: Taking a serious note of the stampede at Allahabad railway station, Uttar Pradesh Governor BL Joshi summoned Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav to take stock of the situation. The governor, who was attending a meeting in Delhi, rushed back to Lucknow in the afternoon and summoned the Chief...
  • Can't confirm the death toll but at least 10 dead in the stampede: PK Bansal February 10, 2013

    The Railways Minister also said that 12 to 13 people have been injured in the tragic incident. He said that all the injured and those who lost their loved ones in the incident will get compensation from PM's fund. ...
  • Pranab does not hold office of profit: PK Bansal July 2, 2012

    New Delhi: Rejecting PA Sangma's claim and objection, the government on Monday said that UPA nominee Pranab Mukherjee resigned as Chairman of the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) a week before he filed his nomination in the President's election and does not not hold any office of profit. ...
  • 3 ministers meet Pranab to find a way out of 2G September 28, 2011

    New Delhi: Amid the raging row over the controversial 2G note, three ministers on Wednesday night met Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee at his residence to find a way out to end the political storm. PK Bansal, V Narayanaswamy and Rajiv Shukla met Mukherjee after 11 pm when the Finance Minister drove...
  • Chandigarh shop allotment scam rocks Parliament March 14, 2011

    New Delhi: Alleging involvement of Union Minister PK Bansal in a shop allocation scam in Chandigarh, opposition BJP on Monday forced adjournments of both Houses of Parliament. As soon as the Lok Sabha assembled for the day, BJP members were on their feet trying to raise the matter of "attack" on...
  • RodriguesBansal spat aggravates over projects October 23, 2009

    Chandigarh: Chandigarh Administrator S F Rodrigues on Friday came under a scathing attack from Union Minister P K Bansal who alleged that he was "resorting to mudslinging" as at the end of his term he stood "discredited" on certain policies like land allotment for mega projects. Bansal demanded a "detailed...