Prithviraj

  • Chandurkar's jibe at Chavan: Leaders should encourage party workers 18 hours 37 minutes ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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' 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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...
  • Kapoors' ancestral home in Peshawar crumbling: Report July 20, 2014

    Islamabad: The dilapidated ancestral home of Indian film industry's celebrated Kapoor family in Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar may crumble soon, according to a media report. The Kapoors lived in Dhakki near Peshawar's Qissa Khwani Bazaar -- the famous street of storytellers - before partition. A Dawn report today delved on...
  • Narayan Rane to quit Chavan Cabinet on Monday July 17, 2014

    Mumbai: In what could prove to be a major setback to the Congress-NCP alliance in Maharashtra, Industries Minister Narayan Rane will quit Prithviraj Chavan Cabinet on Monday. "I shall resign as cabinet minister on Monday. However, I shall continue to remain in the Congress as an ordinary worker," Rane told media...
  • Mumbai: Samajwadi Party seeks temporary abattoirs for Bakri-Eid July 17, 2014

    Mumbai: Samajwadi Party's Maharashtra unit has written to Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan demanding setting up of temporary abattoirs for the festival of Bakri-Eid to be held later in 2014. "We have requested the Chief Minister to immediately call a meeting of administrative officers and minority affairs minister to discuss and initiate...
  • Some 'Mahayuti' leaders to join Congress soon, claims Thakre July 14, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee president Manikrao Thakre today claimed that some leaders of the 'Mahayuti' were in touch with the Congress and would join the the party soon. Talking to reporters, Thakre said he would not disclose their names at this juncture. He was replying to a question on reports...
  • After retaining Congress trust, Prithviraj Chavan eyes Maharashtra poll win July 11, 2014

    Mumbai: A day after Congress leadership reposed faith in him to lead the party in upcoming Assembly polls, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Friday said his endeavour would be to win maximum seats in the state. "I met the party leadership in the last two days and requested them...
  • Congress decides to retain Prithviraj Chavan as Maharashtra CM July 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Ending speculations of a change in leadership in Maharashtra post the deafening defeat of Congress in the Lok Sabha elections, the state party in-charge Mohan Prakash told CNN-IBN on Friday that Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan will continue to hold the top position. Speaking to CNN-IBN Prakash said, "There will be...
  • Prithviraj Chavan discusses strategy for Maharashtra polls with Sonia Gandhi July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Wednesday met Congress President Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi and discussed strategy for the upcoming Assembly elections in the state. Chavan said that he discussed Congress's readiness for Assembly elections in Maharashtra and termed the interaction with the party chief "very good". He...
  • Mumbai High Court to hear PIL against Maratha reservation July 9, 2014

    Mumbai: A Public Interest Litigation against Maharashtra government providing 16 per cent reservation for Marathas, is scheduled to come up in Mumbai High Court on Wednesday. The PIL filed by activist Ketan Tirodkar, said that Marathas are not a caste and they are a linguistic group. It said that they...
  • Prithviraj Chavan slams rail budget, says Centre apathetic to Maharashtra July 8, 2014

    Mumbai: Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Tuesday said that rail budget has completely let down Maharashtra and that he was feeling "terribly disappointed" by the "apathy" of Centre towards the state. "The government has done nothing on the demand for the rollback of the 14.5 per cent hike in passenger fares,...
  • Maharashtra: Doctors end strike after assurance from Prithviraj Chavan July 7, 2014

    Mumbai: Members of Maharashtra Association of Gazetted Medical Officers (MAGMO), who were on strike since July 1, on Monday called off their stir after meeting Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan. Chavan told reporters that most of the demands of MAGMO had been accepted earlier and the government is positive on some of...
  • Congress leaders want radical changes in the party after poll loss July 5, 2014

    New Delhi: After the party's worst ever debacle in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, split within the Congress seems to be out in the open. Congress leaders across the country are demanding radical changes in the party. Party workers have slammed several top central leaders for being arrogant and inaccessible. According...
  • Prithviraj Chavan requests railway ministry for air-conditioned trains July 4, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan has requested the union railway ministry to consider door closing technology on a few rakes on an experimental basis and introduction of cushioned seats in ladies' second class coaches on suburban trains in a phased manner. In a letter to the Union Railway Minister Sadanand...
  • Prithviraj Chavan to meet AK Antony today, give feedback on party's debacle in LS polls June 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan whose fate as the CM hangs in the balance is scheduled to meet former Defence Minister and Sonia Gandhi aide AK Antony on Saturday. Chavan along with some Maharashtra MLAs will meet Antony later in the day- who will submit a final report...
  • Congress meet to review poll loss June 28, 2014

    The AK Antony committee set up by the Congress party to inquire into the poll losses endured in the last Lok Sabha elections will meet on Saturday. Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan, along with several other MLAs will meet former Defence Minister AK Antony and submit a detailed report on the...
  • Quota for Marathas, Muslims will benefit ruling combine: Sharad Pawar June 27, 2014

    Mumbai: A candid Sharad Pawar has admitted that the ruling Congress-NCP alliance in Maharashtra was all set to benefit from the recently announced quotas for Marathas and Muslims. "What is wrong if the decision benefits us in elections ? We are not a gang of sadhus and saints," Pawar told reporters...
  • PIL filed in Bombay HC against reservation for Marathas in Maharashtra June 27, 2014

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government's plans for 16 per cent reservation for Marathas, ahead of the assembly elections, have run into legal trouble. A PIL has been filed in the Bombay High Court by activist Ketan Tirodkar. The PIL says that Marathas are not a caste and they are a linguistic group....
  • Maharashtra quota decision: Is this last ditch effort by Congress to cut electoral losses? June 26, 2014

    In a political masterstroke ahead of the Assembly elections, the Prithviraj Chavan Cabinet on Wednesday gifted the state's Maratha population 16 per cent quota in government jobs and educational institutions. ...
  • Centre, Congress-NCP alliance lock horns over reservation for Marathas June 26, 2014

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government's decision to clear reservation for Marathas and Muslims has led to a fresh round of fire between the Centre and Congress-NCP alliance in the state. The Prithviraj Chavan Cabinet on Wednesday gifted the state's Maratha population 16 per cent quota in government jobs and educational institutions....
  • Chavan Cabinet clears 16 per cent quota for native Marathas June 25, 2014

    Mumbai: In a political masterstroke ahead of the Assembly elections, the Prithviraj Chavan Cabinet on Wednesday gifted the state's Maratha population 16 per cent quota in government jobs and educational institutions. The Maharashtra Cabinet cleared the 16 per cent quota for the native Marathas in the state. It also approved...