Prithiviraj

  • Malayalam film 'Color of Sky' enters the Oscar race December 16, 2012

    Kochi: Malayalam film 'Colour of Sky' (Akasathinte Niram), written and directed by Bijukumar Damodaran, has been selected in the top 282 films in the Oscar list in the best picture category. This is the first Malayalam film to receive such an honour. Besides this, the movie was selected to the 8th...
  • Vilasrao in hospital, portfolio given to Vayalar August 8, 2012

    Chennai: Union Science and Technology Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, who was admitted to a private hospital in Chennai for a liver-related ailment, was in a critical condition and under observation, hospital authorities said on Tuesday night. Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi, meanwhile, was given additional charge of Micro, Small and Medium...
  • Phoney Maharashtra 'CM' goes too far July 13, 2012

    Mumbai: As chief minister, Prithviraj Chavan has sundry responsibilities and an unenviable workload. But, he certainly didn’t authorise Jeetendra Bandhu Bhosale to share the burden. Mumbai Crime Branch has arrested the conman who cheated people by promising them jobs using fake letterheads of the CM. Bhosale even submitted one such...
  • Adarsh scam probe won't be hampered by fire: Chavan June 23, 2012

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithiviraj Chavan on Friday dismissed the speculation that the massive fire in the state secretariat on Thursday would hamper the probe into Adarsha Housing Society scam. Referring to speculation that files related to Adarsh housing scam may have been damaged, Chavan, who...
  • Prithviraj gets new muscle packed look for 'Hero' May 8, 2012

    Impeccable combo of an ace director and an actor, titled their project as 'Hero', which denotes not only their professional bond but also a commercial Heroic trend in cult movies of Kerala. This Upcoming venture starring Prithiviraj is directed by Deepan, written by Vinod Guruvayoor, has been successful in creating great...
  • Anna in Mumbai, to discuss Lokayukta with leaders April 26, 2012

    New Delhi: Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare will meet top political leaders in Mumbai including Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan and Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Thursday. Anna's main agenda will be to garner support for a strong Lokayukta legislation in Maharashtra. "Anna's two-day schedule in Mumbai is packed with meetings on...
  • RTI has slowed down decision-making: Chavan November 14, 2011

    Mumbai: The advent of RTI Act has slowed down the decision making process but given a fresh impetus to transparency in governance, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithiviraj Chavan said on Monday. "Everybody has become extremely cautious (because of introduction of RTI Act). Decision-making has slowed down, there is no doubt about that....
  • Maha school scam: over 1 lakh students bogus September 16, 2011

    Nanded: A major government-aided school scam of Rs 120 crore has come to light in the Nanded district of Maharashtra. In an inspection carried out earlier this month it was found that over one lakh students on the records of the government aided schools were bogus. Maharshtra Chief Minister Prithviraj...
  • Bollywood has lost an iconic figure: Chavan August 14, 2011

    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 Science and...
  • Have been quoted out of context: Chavan on NCP July 16, 2011

    New Delhi: The serial blasts that rocked Mumbai on Wednesday evening have seemed to have caused cracks in the Congress-NCP coalition ruling in Maharashtra. Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Friday said it may have been a mistake to give the important Home portfolio to the NCP. Chavan said, "I think it...
  • Perpetrators shall be pursued relentlessly: PM July 15, 2011

    Mumbai: Strongly condemning the "barbaric" bomb blasts in Mumbai, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday said the perpetrators must be pursued relentlessly to bring them to justice quickly and promised the government will do everything in its power to prevent such attacks in future. Singh, who arrived in Mumbai to take...
  • P Chidambaram visits Mumbai blast sites July 14, 2011

    Mumbai: Home Minister P Chidambaram visited the three blast sites in Mumbai late on Wednesday night to take stock of the situation. At all the three sites, he spoke to investigators and forensic experts who are trying to get additional leads into details regarding the blasts. At Opera House, Chidambaram was...
  • Maha govt demands hike in export quota for sugar June 30, 2011

    New Delhi: Sugar-rich Maharashtra on Thursday demanded an increase in the export quota of the sweetener from the current five lakh metric tonnes to 20 lakh metric tonnes. A ministerial delegation led by Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh with demands for hiking sugar export quotas and...
  • Finally, rotting grain forces Centre to act June 30, 2011

    New Delhi: The Centre is creating additional storage space for foodgrain after a series of CNN-IBN reports showed rotting foodgrain at several godowns across India. Almost 64 lakh tonnes of wheat in Punjab and 1.5 million tonnes of sugar in Maharashtra are rotting as they lie in the open. Foodgran are...
  • Maha CID to investigate theft of Gandhi's glasses June 14, 2011

    Nagpur: Maharashtra CID will probe the disappearance of Mahatma Gandhi's spectacles from Sevagram Ashram in Wardha district, police said on Tuesday. Chief Minister Prithiviraj Chavan had on Monday night said that Additional Secretary (Home) would conduct a probe into the issue but finally the state CID has been entrusted with the...
  • Leads point to oil mafia: Chavan on Dey killing June 13, 2011

    Mumbai: The police on Monday finally released a sketch of the person who could have been involved in the killing of Mumbai journalist, Jyotirmoy Dey. The assailant, according to the sketch, looks like man in his 20's. Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan told a 15 member delegation of the press that leads...
  • J Dey murder: Maha CM seeks quick probe June 12, 2011

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Sunday directed Mumbai Police Commissioner Arup Patnaik to arrest the culprits responsible for the murder of senior journalist Jyotirmoy Dey at the earliest. Dey, who was working as an investigative editor with Mid-Day, was shot dead by unidentified assailants on Saturday. The Chief Minister on...