Prithviraj Chavan

  • Chavan credits Pawar for Congress-NCP's 'cohesive' poll campaign 14-04-2014 03:52 PM

    Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Monday credited NCP chief Sharad Pawar for the Congress-NCP's "cohesive and united" poll campaign and expressed confidence that the ruling alliance will better its tally of 25 seats in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections. "I think the credit must be given to Pawar and...
  • Under Modi, there is no scope for debate and dissent: Prithviraj Chavan 08-04-2014 05:10 PM

    Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, in a searing attack on Narendra Modi, on Tuesday said BJP PM nominee's style of functioning has left Corporate India worried as it leaves no room for debate and dissent. "Corporate India has realised that under Modi, there is no scope for debate and dissent....
  • Congress-NCP alliance more cohesive ahead of polls, says Prithviraj Chavan 07-04-2014 03:02 PM

    The Congress-NCP tie-up in Maharashtra for last 15 years has struck the best ever co-ordination during Lok Sabha polls and it may help the alliance shore up its tally this elections, state Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan has said. "The 2014 Lok Sabha election has probably brought both NCP and Congress...
  • Nagpur: Policeman suspended for brutally hitting 65-year-old woman 06-04-2014 11:07 AM

    Nagpur: Nagpur Police on Sunday suspended Assistant sub-inspector for allegedly brutally hitting a 65-year-old woman while he was clearing the road for Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan's convoy. An inquiry has been ordered by Nagpur Police Commissioner and it will be headed by a DCP rank officer. The policeman dragged...
  • Congress Pune nominee Kadam declares Rs 87 crore assets 26-03-2014 08:38 PM

    Congress candidate for Pune Lok Sabha seat Vishwajeet Kadam, who pipped controversial sitting MP Suresh Kalmadi to get the party ticket, happens to be the richest candidate in the fray with total declared assets of Rs 87.47 crore. Vishwajeet, son of Maharashtra Minister Patangrao Kadam, who filed his nomination today,...
  • Prithviraj Chavan calls Modi a 'dictator', says he will be harmful for country 25-03-2014 08:02 PM

    Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Tuesday slammed BJP's Prime Ministerial aspirant Narendra Modi and dubbed him as a "dictator". The BJP has nominated Modi as its candidate for Prime Minister's post, but the Gujarat CM has so far behaved as a "hukumshah" (dictator), he said. Chavan was addressing a...
  • Maharashtra: Farmer suicides can hit Congress's poll prospects 20-03-2014 10:58 AM

    Mumbai: After the natural calamity in Maharashtra - unseasonal rainfall leading to massive crop damage - , came the the human tragedy. Twenty eight farmers have committed suicide in the state in less than a month. Manohar Patil, a resident of Jalgaon district, was one of them. He committed suicide...
  • Government will provide maximum relief to hailstorm-hit farmers: Prithviraj Chavan 19-03-2014 11:36 AM

    Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Wednesday assured that his government is committed to provide relief to hailstorm-hit farmers in the state and appealed to them not to take any "untoward decision" that could harm them. Chavan's statement comes in the wake of reports that several farmers have committed suicide...
  • Maharashtra: Two farmers commit suicide after hailstorm destroys crops 17-03-2014 04:40 PM

    Jalgaon: Two farmers committed suicide in Maharashtra's Jalgaon district on Saturday after their standing crops were destroyed due to the unseasonal rainfall and hailstorm in the state earlier this month. While one farmer committed suicide along with his wife by jumping into a well, another farmer hanged himself to death....
  • Unseasonal rains spell doom for Maharashtra farmers, drive them to commit suicide 11-03-2014 10:20 PM

    Mumbai: Unseasonal rain and hailstorm in the last fortnight has destroyed crops across lakhs of hectares of land in Maharashtra and left behind hapless farmers wading through ruined crops and facing huge losses. "Everything is gone, I had taken so much care of my crops but nothing is left," said...
  • Rahul refuses to say why he shared stage with Ashok Chavan 06-03-2014 02:18 PM

    Mumbai: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi who has been positioning himself as an anti-graft crusader was himself caught on sticky wicket when he shared stage with Ashok Chavan, indicted by the commission probing the Adarsh housing scam, at a rally in Mumbai. On Thursday, at an editors' meeting in the...
  • A Billion Votes: AAP targets BJP HQ; clashes in Delhi, UP, Gujarat 05-03-2014 08:15 PM

    After protest by the Aam Aadmi Party members outside the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) office in Delhi, the AAP and the BJP workers have taken to the streets in Lucknow. A group of nearly 20 AAP supporters marched towards the BJP headquarters in Lucknow. ...
  • Maharashtra irrigation scam report submitted to CM 01-03-2014 04:34 PM

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra irrigation scam report has been submitted to the state Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan. The Chitale committee looked into 19 irrigation projects. Sources say the report does not name or indict any individual politician. The Chitale committee had no powers to summon any officials or politicians for questioning...
  • Mumbaikars to enjoy power portability, can now choose between Tata, Reliance 25-02-2014 05:17 PM

    Mumbai: Millennium city, Mumbai, will soon become the first place in India where consumers can enjoy power portability. Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Tuesday held a meeting with the representatives of power discoms, Tata, Reliance and BEST to discuss power tariff issues concerning Mumbai. After the meeting, Chavan said...
  • Shiv Sena-BJP threaten to disrupt governor's budget speech 23-02-2014 09:06 PM

    The opposition Shiv Sena-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Sunday threatened to disrupt Maharashtra Governor K. Sankaranarayanan's budget session speech Monday over four crucial issues, including the Adarsh Society scam. The opposition boycotted Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan's customary session-eve tea party Sunday evening and demanded replies to four crucial issues, including rejection...
  • Extension of Sanjay Dutt's parole as per norms: Prithviraj Chavan 19-02-2014 05:51 PM

    Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Wednesday defended extension of parole of actor Sanjay Dutt, convicted in the 1993 Bombay serial blasts case, saying the action was taken as per law and no rules were violated. "Decisions are taken as per law, without violating any provisions. Decisions are taken at...
  • Chavan defends extension of Sanjay Dutt's parole, says no rules violated 19-02-2014 04:11 PM

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan has come to the defense of actor Sanjay Dutt, convict in 1993 Bombay blasts case, whose parole has been extended by the court for the third time. Chavan on Wednesday said, "No rules were violated in granting parole." Actor Sanjay Dutt's parole in the...
  • Shiv Sena calls MNS's toll tax agitation a 'drama by Congress-NCP' 13-02-2014 04:20 PM

    Mumbai: Attacking the Raj Thackeray-led MNS (Maharashtra Navnirman Sena) for its agitation againt toll tax, the Shiv Sena said it was just a publicity stunt. In an editorial written in the party mouthpiece Saamana, the Shiv Sena has alleged that Raj Thackeray's toll agitation is nothing but a drama scripted...
  • Maharashtra government to bring new toll collection policy in 2 weeks 13-02-2014 11:33 AM

    Mumbai: A day after massive agitation in Mumbai, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Thursday said that a new toll collection policy will be ready within the next 15 days. According to the new policy electronic surveillance will be made mandatory to record exact road traffic. The government will also...
  • Maharashtra toll: A day after MNS agitation, Raj Thackeray meets CM 13-02-2014 09:50 AM

    Mumbai: After a dramatic day of agitation in Mumbai, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray met Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Thursday morning. The meeting comes after Chavan reached out to Thackeray on Wednesday over the toll collection issue. Thackeray was detained for three hours on Wednesday when he...
  • Sena hits out at MNS over toll booth agitation, calls it drama troupe 12-02-2014 08:30 PM

    Mumbai: Sharpening its attack on MNS chief Raj Thackeray over his agitation against toll collection, the Shiv Sena said it had "predicted" the outcome of Wednesday's stir. "The Sena mouthpiece Saamana had on Tuesday made some comments (about Raj Thackeray and his toll stir). What happened on Wednesday was exactly...
  • MNS agitation: Chavan indicates shutting of toll plazas as impractical 12-02-2014 08:30 PM

    Mumbai: High drama was seen on the streets of Mumbai and Maharashtra as close to 500 Maharashtra Navnirman Sena activists blocking highways to protest against toll tax were taken into custody. Around 10:30 am on Wednesday a defiant MNS supremo Raj Thackeray made his way to the Vashi toll plaza...
  • Maharashtra: Government employees put off stir scheduled to begin on Thursday 12-02-2014 06:16 PM

    The indefinite strike by Maharashtra government employees scheduled to begin from Thursday has been put off, following a meeting with Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan in Mumbai on Wednesday. "We have decided to put off the strike, after detailed discussions with the chief minister on our demands," G D Kulthe, chief...
  • Mumbai International Airport Terminal 2 opened for public 12-02-2014 01:28 PM

    The much-awaited Terminal 2 of the Mumbai international airport and the Sahar elevated road corridor was opened for the public on Wednesday. The 2.2 km Sahar elevated road that connects Western Express Highway (WEH) with the new Terminal 2 of the International Airport was inaugurated by Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj...
  • LS polls: Congress-NCP seat sharing talks begin in Delhi 10-02-2014 08:29 PM

    New Delhi: Seat sharing talks between the Congress and the NCP for the Lok Sabha elections are underway in the national capital. The meeting being held at NCP Chief Sharad Pawar's residence and is being attended by NCP leader Praful Patel, Congress leaders Ahmed Patel, AK Antony and Maharashtra Chief...
  • Maharashtra Cabinet clears Rs 100 crore Shivaji statue in Mumbai 05-02-2014 04:57 PM

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government on Wednesday cleared a proposal to construct Maratha king Chhatrapati Shivaji's statue in Mumbai worth Rs 100 crore. Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said that the state Cabinet has also cleared exact location where it will be erected. Shivaji's statue is a rival project to Bharatiya Janata...
  • Let consumers chose their power provider, Gurudas Kamat writes to Chavan 03-02-2014 11:21 AM

    Mumbai: After Sanjay Nirupam and Priya Dutt, another Congress MP from Mumbai, Gurudas Kamat is weighing in on the issue of power tariff. Kamat has written a letter to Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan and Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) asking them to leave it to the consumers to decide...
  • India's first monorail inaugurated in Mumbai 01-02-2014 08:38 PM

    The much-anticipated Mumbai Monorail - the first in India - was inaugurated in Mumbai on Saturday, with Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar and several media persons climbing aboard the inaugural ride. The 8.93-km-long Monorail, running between Chembur-Wadala in the east-south direction, comprising the first phase, will...
  • Cabinet has cleared metro for Nagpur: Prithviraj Chavan 29-01-2014 04:43 PM

    New Delhi: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Wednesday said that the Cabinet had cleared a metro proposal for Nagpur. A special purpose vehicle will be set up for the project. The state government had consulted the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) about the metro service in Nagpur. It was...
  • No road construction possible if toll collection stopped, says Prithviraj Chavan 27-01-2014 05:32 PM

    A day before the workers of Raj Thackeray-led MNS vandalised toll booths at various places in the state, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan had said that if toll collection was stopped, construction of new roads would come to halt. Admitting that there could be manipulations in bidding process and calculation...