Prithviraj Chavan

  • Model rape case: Mumbai DIG Sunil Paraskar suspended 2 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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' 5 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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? 1 week ago

    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...
  • Pune landslide: Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan visits the site July 30, 2014

    Pune: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan visited the site of landslide at Malin village in Ambegaon tehsil of Pune district on Wednesday evening and reviewed the rescue operation undertaken by NDRF and other agencies. Chavan, accompanied by Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, inquired about the treatment being given to the...
  • Pune: 18 killed, over 150 trapped in landslide at Ambegaon, rescue operations on July 31, 2014

    Pune: Eighteen people have been killed in a landslide that took place on Wednesday in Malin village in Ambegaon taluka of Pune. According to NDRF Control Room, 18 people have died and eight injured in the tragedy. The injured were pulled out of the rubble and admitted to a primary...
  • Prithviraj Chavan accuses Modi of being autocratic, questions 'silence' July 29, 2014

    Mumbai: Accusing Narendra Modi of practising "silence" since assuming power, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Tuesday said his style of governance was "autocratic" which was "not very good" for a healthy democracy. He claimed that people are "already disillusioned" with the Modi government and cited the recent win of the...
  • Chandurkar's jibe at Chavan: Leaders should encourage party workers July 28, 2014

    Mumbai: Apparently miffed at Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan for 'skipping' a meeting convened by the city unit of Congress, its president Janardan Chandurkar on Monday said that leaders must encourage the cadre as they are the backbone of the party and help it win elections. "Workers must be encouraged by...
  • Shyam Benegal urges Prithviraj Chavan to save Subhash Ghai's film institute July 27, 2014

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Shyam Benegal Saturday urged Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan to intervene and save Whistling Woods International Institute for Film, Fashion and Communication, founded and run by film director Subhash Ghai from closure. "Whistling Woods has, over the years, got itself an enviable reputation for being among the best institutions...
  • Maharashtra Congress talks tough on poll pact with NCP July 24, 2014

    Pune: In an apparent hard posturing over seat adjustment with NCP for the forthcoming Assembly polls in Maharashtra, the Congress on Thursday said that the 15-year-old alliance will continue only if a decision on the issue is taken without compromising its "self-respect". Chief Minister and Congress leader Prithviraj Chavan asserted the...
  • Shiv Sena refuses to apologise, says CM should be force fed 'rubbery rotis' July 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The Shiv Sena on Thursday refused to apologise for its MP's actions of force feeding a Muslim catering staff member at Maharashtra Sadan who was on fast for Ramzan. In its party editorial Saamna, Shiv Sena said that that the rubbery rotis served at the Mantralaya should be...
  • Prithviraj Chavan promises probe into Shiv Sena MP force feeding Muslim on Ramzan July 24, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after a Shiv Sena MP was caught on camera force feeding a Muslim catering staff member at Maharashtra Sadan who was on fast for Ramzan, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan has promised a probe into the incident. CNN-IBN has accessed the complaint letter of the caterer,...
  • Narayan Rane meets Chavan, discusses resignation, state polls July 22, 2014

    Mumbai: A day after Maharashtra Congress leader Narayan Rane quit the state cabinet, he met Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Tuesday. Rane met Chavan along with leader Manikrao Thakre. Rane has long been vying for the top post in the state and was upset that the Congress leadership decided to...
  • Rahul, Sonia grapple with crisis, Congress faces revolt in Maharashtra, Haryana, Assam July 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Its worst electoral mauling seems to have started a chain reaction in the Congress party which is trying hard to douse the rebellion among its ranks. The party is falling apart as a host of leaders have turned rebels in the recent days. The Congress leadership is grappling with...
  • Rebellious Maharashtra Minister Narayan Rane quits Chavan Cabinet July 21, 2014

    Mumbai: While the Congress deals with rebellion against Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, there's another blow to the party in Maharashtra. Maharashtra Industries Minister Narayan Rane has resigned from the state Cabinet. Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan is yet to accept his resignation. Rane had announced his decision to quit the Chavan...
  • Maharashtra situation: Sonia holds talks with CM, senior leaders July 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Sunday held consultations with senior leaders from Maharashtra including Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan in the wake of party leader Narayan Rane announcing his decision to quit Chavan Cabinet pitching for a change of leadership there. Former Home Minister and senior leader from Maharashtra Sushil...