Sankaranarayanan

  • C Vidyasagar Rao sworn-in as Maharashtra governor August 30, 2014

    Mumbai: C Vidyasagar Rao was on Saturday sworn in as governor of Maharashtra at a function in Raj Bhavan. Bombay High Court Chief Justice Mohit Shah administered the oath of office and secrecy to Rao, a senior BJP leader from Telangana. Rao took over from Gujarat Governor OP Kohli, who was given...
  • Will return to active politics soon, says K Sankaranarayanan August 24, 2014

    Hours after he was transferred to Mizoram, Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan submitted his resignation letter to President Pranab Mukherjee. While making his decision public, Sankaranaryanan said he will soon return to active politics. The Congress is likely to use this issue to their advantage when Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi's petition...
  • Maharashtra Governor Sankaranarayanan resigns, says it's not possible for him to go to Mizoram August 24, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan on Sunday sent his resignation letter to President Pranab Mukherjee after he was transferred to Mizoram by the Narendra Modi government in the morning. Sankaranarayanan refused to divulge more details on his resignation saying, "I have to honour the Constitution." He added, "It is not possible for...
  • Maharashtra Governor Sankaranarayanan resigns after Centre transfers him to Mizoram: sources August 24, 2014

    New Delhi: In a major political development, Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan has sent his resignation letter to President Pranab Mukherjee after he was transferred by the Narendra Modi government to Mizoram, say sources. However, sources in the President office said that it is yet to receive the resignation. Sources had told CNN-IBN...
  • BJP asks Maharashtra Governor to put Modi's posters in prominent places July 17, 2014

    Mumbai: Bharatiya Janata Party leader Shaina NC has sought permission from Governor of Maharashtra K Sankaranarayanan to put up Prime Minister Narendra Modi's posters in all prominent public places as per the norms. The governor has agreed to the BJP's demand but has insisted that the PM's photograph should come...
  • Marathi language ignored on Maharashtra Day: Diwakar Raote May 1, 2014

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena leader Diwakar Raote on Thursday said that the official language of Maharashtra was ignored at the 54th Maharashtra Day celebration in Mumbai. "It is unfortunate that there was no minister present who could read his speech in pure Marathi," Raote said while addressing the media after the event...
  • Adarsh Scam: Setback for Ashok Chavan, court rejects CBI's plea to drop name as accused January 19, 2014

    In a setback to Maharashtra's former Chief Minister Ashok Chavan, a special court in Mumbai on Saturday rejected the CBI's plea to drop his name from the list of accused in the Adarsh Housing Society scam case. "The CBI's plea stands rejected," judge SG Dighe said, dismissing the plea and added...
  • Maharashtra: 10-member delegation seeks Governor's help in bringing Dabholkar's killers to justice September 4, 2013

    A 10-member delegation of various political leaders and activists on Tuesday sought the Maharashtra Governor's intervention to bring the killers of renowned rationalist and activist Dr Narendra Dabholkar to justice. A delegation comprising Prakash Ambedkar, N D Patil, MLC Kapil Patil and CPI's Prakash Reddy met Governor K Sankaranarayanan at the...
  • Maharashtra bans black magic, superstitious practices August 25, 2013

    Maharashtra heralds a progressive new era with a comprehensive law banning black magic, witchcraft and other superstitious practices coming into effect, officials said on Sunday. Governor K Sankaranarayanan signed an Ordinance on Saturday evening which will curb all these practices, and award stringent punishment for practitioners. Maharashtra is the first state...
  • Anti-superstition ordinance promulgated in Maharashtra after Dabholkar's murder August 24, 2013

    The anti black magic and superstition ordinance has been promulgated in Maharashtra, four days after the murder of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar in Pune. Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan has given his assent to the anti black magic and superstition ordinance. "The ordinance has been promulgated," a Raj Bhavan spokesperson said in Mumbai this...
  • Prime Minister to attend SEBI's silver jubilee today May 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will on Friday attend the silver jubilee celebrations of market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) in Mumbai. A commemorative postage stamp and a book on the history of the Indian securities market will be released on the occasion. Singapore Deputy Prime Minister...
  • Maharashtra Governor sends 60 pleas on pardon for Sanjay to Home Dept April 5, 2013

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan has sent 60 representations and petitions received by him from various individuals and organisations, both seeking and opposing clemency for Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt to the State Home Department. In a letter dated April 4, 2013 addressed to the Additional Chief Secretary to Government of...
  • Maha Governor forwards Sanjay Dutt's pardon plea to Home Dept March 31, 2013

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra Governor has forwarded expelled Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh's letter, seeking pardon for Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, to the state Home Department, a Raj Bhawan spokesperson said on Sunday. On March 26, Singh and Lok Sabha member Jayaprada had met Governor K Sankaranarayanan to seek pardon for...
  • Drought worsens in Maharashtra; 7,075 villages hit March 12, 2013

    Mumbai: The drought situation in Maharashtra has worsened with more villages being supplied water through tankers, an official said on Monday. The number of villages and hamlets depending on water tankers for survival went up to 7,075 from 6,488 last Monday. Also, the number of tankers supplying water daily increased to 2,408...
  • 11 scientists get Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar award September 26, 2012

    New Delhi: Eleven scientists, including mathematician Mahan MJ and physicist Shiraz Minwalla, were on Wednesday conferred with the prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for 2011 by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Mahan MJ of the Ramkrishna Mission University and Palash Sarkar of Indian Statistical Institute bagged the prize for their contribution to...
  • Pawar again criticises Maharashtra governor April 29, 2012

    Ahmednagar: Union Agricultural Minister Sharad Pawar on Sunday renewed his criticism of Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan for not doing enough for the drought-prone areas in the state. Pawar alleged that the drought-prone western Maharashtra had not received the required aid as it was being channelised to other regions. Earlier this month, he...
  • Latest on Shiv Sena's hate list: Maharashtra Governor March 27, 2010

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan is the latest person to earn the Shiv Sena’s displeasure. Party chief Bal Thackeray has flayed Sankaranarayanan for saying “anybody can live in Mumbai” "Saying that migrants will continue to come to Mumbai is akin to betrayal of Maharashtra," Thackeray said in an editorial in party...