Prithviraj Chavan

  • Shiv Sena questions Prithviraj Chavan's experience, calls Rahul a 'loser' Yesterday

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan's criticism of Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray has not gone down well with the saffron party which on Monday blasted the Congress leader. After the two leaders participated in an event organised by a TV channel on Saturday, Chavan had said that Uddhav lacked the...
  • Maharashtra government writes to Centre to acquire Dr BR Ambedkar's London accommodation Yesterday

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has written to the Centre expressing its wish to acquire a residential property in London where Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar lived while studying at the London School of Economics in 1921-22. The 2,050 square feet property on King Henry's Road, London is up for auction with an...
  • Sonia, Rahul, Manmohan among Congress campaigners for Maharashtra polls 3 days ago

    Mumbai: Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Vice-President Rahul Gandhi, and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will be among the star campaigners for the party for next month's Assembly elections in Maharashtra. "We have to submit a list of 40 star campaigners to the Election Commission and they are in the list," Chief...
  • Maharashtra: Congress, NCP discuss prospects of pre and post poll tie-up 3 days ago

    Mumbai: With the seat-sharing talks between coalition partners Congress and NCP remaining stuck ahead of October 15 Assembly elections, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Saturday said that parleys are on to decide whether a pre-poll or a post-poll alliance is suited for the ruling partners. "The forthcoming Assembly elections will be...
  • Live blog: Maharashtra, Haryana Assembly elections on October 15, counting on October 19 4 days ago

    While Haryana has 90 Assembly seats, Maharashtra has 288 seats. Maharashtra is ruled by Congress-NCP combine....
  • Maharashtra government sanctions Rs 113-crore grant for Ambedkar Centre 1 week ago

    Mumbai: Maharashtra cabinet on Tuesday sanctioned a grant of Rs 113.74 crore for the Babasaheb Ambedkar Convention Centre project at Nagpur. The state government had already sanctioned Rs 22 crore for the Centre, being built as part of the Vidarbha development programme, an official said after the cabinet meeting. State Chief...
  • Maharashtra CM writes to PM Modi on power supply scenario in the state 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan has sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention to resolve the ongoing electricity crisis in his state. Chavan in a letter to the Prime Minister said that due to non-availability of fuel and legal challenges due to change in law, private power generators supplying...
  • J&K floods: Maharashtra CM announces Rs 10 crore aid September 9, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Monday announced an aid of Rs 10 crore from the chief minister's relief fund for the rescue and relief of Jammu and Kashmir flood victims. "Chavan has announced an aid of Rs 10 crore from CM relief fund to the flood victims," a statement...
  • PM Modi should show leadership or shoulder responsibility: Prithviraj Chavan September 7, 2014

    Mumbai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi should show "leadership" to resolve the power crisis in the country or else shoulder complete responsibility for any breakdown, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said on Sunday. Chavan was talking to reporters after releasing the campaign booklets for the upcoming Maharashtra Assembly elections. The booklets focus...
  • Prithviraj Chavan seeks meeting of CMs on power crisis September 3, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Wednesday asked the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to convene a meeting of the Chief Ministers to discuss the acute power shortage which he said had affected at least five states. In a letter to Modi, Chavan said that after competitive bids for power supply...
  • Maharashtra: Seat sharing talks with NCP are still on, says Prithviraj Chavan September 2, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said on Tuesday that seat sharing talks with the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) are on at an "appropriate level", but refused to disclose any timeframe set to arrive at a final formula. Addressing a press conference, Chavan said that talks are on at "the appropriate...
  • 'Severe resentment' over PM's Teachers Day programme: Prithviraj Chavan September 2, 2014

    Mumbai: Amid a row over the Prime Minister's proposed televised interaction with students on Teachers Day, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Tuesday said that his government is cooperating with the logistics keeping "delicate" Centre State relations in mind but there is "severe resentment" among teachers and parents. "There is severe...
  • Model rape case: Mumbai DIG Sunil Paraskar suspended August 26, 2014

    Mumbai: Deputy Inspector General of Mumbai Police Sunil Paraskar was suspended on Wednesday after Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Wednesday signed his suspension papers. Paraskar has been accused of rape and molestation by a city model. Earlier in the day, the state Home Department had proposed his suspension. "The proposal to...
  • Mumbai: Colaba-Bandra-Seepz metro work set to get rolling in just 14 months August 25, 2014

    Mumbai: Work on the much-awaited Rs 23,136- crore Colaba-Bandra-Seepz underground metro corridor is set to take off, little over a year after getting nod from the Centre. Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan will lay the foundation stone for the project tomorrow, paving the way for commencement of work as the...
  • My insult was an insult to Haryana, says Bhupinder Singh Hooda August 24, 2014

    Panipat: Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Sunday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying that an insult to him was an insult to the state. While addressing a rally at Panipat, Hooda said, "Haryana never tolerates an insult. My insult was an insult to Haryana. I went...
  • After Hooda, Chavan decides not to share stage with Modi, says heckling 'pre-planned at a high level' August 23, 2014

    Mumbai: Maintaining his being heckled at an event in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi was "pre-planned at a high level", Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Saturday said that he will not attend such functions in future till he got an assurance that incidents like those will not...
  • Naidu tried to persuade Maharashtra CM to attend Modi's Nagpur event August 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu had tried to persuade Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan to attend Thursday's foundation laying ceremony of Nagpur Metro. Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of Nagpur Metro project. The event was boycotted by Chavan after he was booed at last Saturday's...
  • Is there a total breakdown of trust between Centre and Congress states? August 21, 2014

    After the Chief Ministers of Maharashtra and Haryana had faced some awkward moments at public programmes attended by PM Modi, the Congress high command had advised them not to share dais with the Prime Minister at public places. ...
  • Nagpur: Congress workers wave black flags at PM, detained August 21, 2014

    Nagpur: The Nagpur Police on Thursday detained some Congress workers after they waved black flags at the Prime Minister's convoy. PM Narendra Modi was in Nagpur to lay the foundation stone for a Metro station when the incident happened. The protest by Congress workers stems from recent incidents whereby supporters of...
  • Congress CMs to skip public events with PM, BJP calls it immature step August 21, 2014

    After two instances of Modi supporters shouting down CMs of Haryana and Jharkhand respectively in public events they attended with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Congress CMs have decided not to attend any such events in future. ...
  • 'Well-planned conspiracy' behind heckling of CMs, says Congress August 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress on Thursday claimed there was an "orchestrated" and "well-planned conspiracy" behind the heckling of opposition chief ministers as it justified Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan's decision not to attend events with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Nagpur. Targeting the Prime Minister over the issue, AICC general secretary Ambika...
  • Karnataka CM cites protocol, says can't skip PM Modi's programmes August 21, 2014

    Bangalore: Differing with the Congress high command's suggestion to its Chief Ministers to avoid sharing a dais with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at public programmes, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said "just because someone says this, we can't follow it. I will have to go by the protocol." Siddaramaiah's statement is...
  • BJP slams Chavan's decision to skip Modi's event, Congress backs him August 21, 2014

    Nagpur: The Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) in Maharashtra slammed the Congress over Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan's decision to skip Prime Minister Narendra Modi's programme in Nagpur on Thursday. The BJP said that Congress was staying away as they felt "mocked". Modi is scheduled to perform 'bhumi-pujan' of a Metro...
  • Maharashtra government to reserve 5 pc police jobs for policemen's children August 20, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government today decided to reserve five per cent of the posts of police constable for the children of policemen. The proposal was approved at the meeting of state cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, on Wednesday, official sources said. While three per cent of the jobs will be for...
  • Maharashtra CM Chavan to skip PM Modi's event in Nagpur on Thursday August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Once bitten, twice shy - the adage seems fit for Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan who has decided to skip Prime Minister Narendra Modi's function in Nagpur on Thursday. Chavan was hooted down during a public event in Solapur last week when he shared the stage with the...
  • Congress CMs likely to skip events involving PM Modi: sources August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: All Congress Chief Ministers are likely to skip events involving Prime Minister Narendra Modi, sources told CNN-IBN on Wednesday. The development comes after Bharatiya Janata Party supporters booed Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda during his speech at Modi's rally in Kaithal on Tuesday. Sources added that Maharashtra...
  • Maharashtra drops Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan monorail plan, looks at MRTS August 17, 2014

    Mumbai: With the proposed Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan monorail failing the viability test, Maharashtra is exploring the option to develop a mass-rapid transit system (MRTS) in the regions to improve transport system in the Mumbai metropolitan region. The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has invited tenders to prepare techno-economic feasibility and detailed project...
  • Chavan, Modi in war of words over Maharashtra infrastructure August 16, 2014

    Solapur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday inaugurated the Pune-Solapur National Highway in Maharashtra. Modi also took the opportunity to attack Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, who had earlier in the day, taken a snipe at the PM, saying that Maharashtra was the number one state in manufacturing and Special Economic...
  • Maharashtra is number one in manufacturing: Prithviraj Chavan August 16, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan took a snipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday by claiming that the state attracts maximum number of investors. He said, "Maharashtra is number one in manufacturing, Special economic zones and employment. We also attract maximum investors." The remarks came at the inauguration of...
  • Death toll in Pune landslide climbs to 66, NDRF to speed up rescue work August 1, 2014

    Pune: As the weather conditions improve, the National Disaster Relief Force is hoping that they can now expedite the rescue operations in Ambegaon village where a fatal landslide claimed the lives of 66 people. Over 120 people are still feared trapped in the debris. More than 40 houses have been...