Prithviraj

  • Maharashtra government to reserve 5 pc police jobs for policemen's children 12 hours 41 minutes ago

    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 13 hours 23 minutes ago

    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 23 hours 57 minutes ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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...
  • 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...