Prithiviraj

  • RTI has slowed down decision-making: Chavan 14-11-2011 04:48 PM

    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...
  • Maha school scam: over 1 lakh students bogus 16-09-2011 09:37 AM

    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 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...
  • Have been quoted out of context: Chavan on NCP 16-07-2011 07:23 AM

    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...
  • Perpetrators shall be pursued relentlessly: PM 14-07-2011 08:12 PM

    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...
  • P Chidambaram visits Mumbai blast sites 14-07-2011 01:51 AM

    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...
  • Maha govt demands hike in export quota for sugar 30-06-2011 03:32 PM

    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...
  • Finally, rotting grain forces Centre to act 30-06-2011 10:05 AM

    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...
  • Maha CID to investigate theft of Gandhi's glasses 14-06-2011 10:11 PM

    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...
  • Leads point to oil mafia: Chavan on Dey killing 13-06-2011 11:28 PM

    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...
  • J Dey murder: Maha CM seeks quick probe 12-06-2011 02:57 PM

    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...