Shivraj Patil

  • Punjab: Congress demands transparency in wards delimitation September 15, 2014

    Chandigarh: Punjab Congress on Monday demanded transparency in the delimitation process of wards by making it online as the party gears up for the upcoming local bodies elections in the state. It submitted a memorandum to this effect to Governor Shivraj Patil and the Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal. The situation...
  • Punjab accuses Chandigarh of polluting Ghaggar river September 9, 2014

    Chandigarh: The Punjab government on Monday accused the union territory of Chandigarh of polluting Ghaggar river in the state by discharging untreated municipal waste and industrial effluents into seasonal rivulets and drains, which ultimately merge into the river. Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal would take up the matter of heavy...
  • Hope Chandigarh becomes India's first slum-free city: Manmohan Singh September 14, 2013

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday hoped Chandigarh would soon become India's first slum-free city, as he handed over keys to newly-built flats to slum dwellers. The Prime Minister arrived in Chandigarh on Saturday to hand over documents and keys to 10 flats to beneficiaries in a housing colony in Dhanas...
  • Manmohan Singh to hand over Chandigarh flats to slum dwellers September 14, 2013

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived in Chandigarh Saturday to hand over keys to newly-constructed one-room flats to slum dwellers. The prime minister will hand over keys to beneficiaries at Dhanas area of the union territory under the city's slum rehabilitation scheme. Punjab Governor Shivraj Patil, Haryana Governor Jagannath Pahadia, Punjab Chief Minister...
  • K'taka: Lokayukta post vacant since 2011, cases pile up January 20, 2013

    Bangalore: Has the Karnataka Lokayukta been rendered toothless by the BJP state government? Since Justice Shivraj Patil stepped down in September 2011, the state government has left the post of the anticorruption watchdog vacant. Since then, nearly 1200 new cases have been filed, but only two have been disposed of....
  • Bannurmath to be new Karnataka Lokayukta October 29, 2011

    Bangalore: Karnataka government has recommended to the Governor to appoint former Kerala High Court Chief Justice SG Bannurmath as Lokayukta, Chief Minister DV Sadananda Gowda said on Friday. Refusing to be drawn into a debate over the controversy facing Bannurmath for securing allotment of a residential site at the Judicial layout in...
  • Justice Patil resigns as Karnataka Lokayukta September 20, 2011

    Bangalore: Karnataka Lokayukta Justice Shivraj Patil resigned on Monday after allegations that he violated norms to get land allotment. Justice Patil, who took over as the state's chief anticorruption officer from Justice Santosh Hegde said that he has submitted his resignation to the Governor. CNNIBN had accessed documents that show he...
  • Land row embarrasses Karnataka Lokayukta September 16, 2011

    Bangalore: Corruption charges have come calling on Karnataka's anticorruption watchdog. CNNIBN has accessed documents that show how Justice Shivaraj Patil has three government properties in his name denting his credibility even as he attempts to follow the example set by his predecessor Justice Santosh Hegde. CNNIBN has access to documents...
  • Karnataka Lokayukta Justice Patil in land row September 16, 2011

    New Delhi: Karnataka's new Lokayukta Justice Shivraj Patil is caught in a potentially embarrassing row that puts questions on his credibility. CNNIBN has accessed documents that show he got three government allotted properties in Bangalore in violation of rules. Justice Patil recently took over as Karnataka Lokayukta from Justice Santosh Hedge...
  • Rajasthan govt sends second mercy plea for Chisti August 11, 2011

    Ajmer: The Rajasthan government, CNNIBN has learned, has recommended the release of Dr Khalil Chishti, who has lived for 19 years in house arrest in Ajmer and was only convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment in January. This will be the second time the government has sent the Governor a...
  • Sathya Sai Baba was a great soul: Shivraj Patil April 24, 2011

    Former Home Minister of India Shivraj Patil said Sai Baba did a lot for people who are suffering from diseases. ...
  • PM, Sonia, Advani pay homage to Sai Baba April 24, 2011

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader LK Advani joined millions of people in offering their condolences on the passing away of Sri Sathya Sai Baba. Manmohan Singh described the Sai Baba as a "spiritual leader and an iconic figure who...
  • The celebrities who 'follow' Sathya Sai April 24, 2011

    New Delhi: Former prime ministers, presidents, actors and politicians the fan following of god man Sathya Sai runs into several columns of the world's who's who. The man who claims to have performed several miracles including bringing two dead men back to life, counts top businessmen and even the country's...
  • Full text: Justice Shivraj Patil committee report on 2G spectrum allocation May 18, 2011

    On December 13, 2010, Government had appointed a One Man Committee (OMC) comprising of Justice (Retired) Shivraj Patil, a former judge of the Supreme Court. The OMC was constituted to go into deficiencies in the formulation and implementation of internal procedures by the DOT in the issuance of 2G licenses...
  • Sibal targets NDA govt over telecom policy February 4, 2011

    New Delhi: Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal on Friday attacked the Bharatiya Janata Partyled National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government over the telecom policy, claiming that from 2003 to 2008 no operator paid for spectrum as it came free with the licence. Quoting from the report by the oneman committee of Justice Shivraj...
  • 2G report nails A Raja for procedural lapses January 31, 2011

    New Delhi: The oneman committee of Justice Shivraj Patil, looking into the 2G spectrum scam has named former telecom minister A Raja for procedural lapses. Former Department of Telecom secretary Sidhartha Behura has also been named in the report along with RK Chandolia, former personal secretary to Raja. The report,...
  • Shivraj Patil's exile over, to get Governor's role January 16, 2010

    New Delhi: The government has finalised the list of governors for seven states with National Security Advisor (NSA) M K Narayanan being named for West Bengal and former Union home minister Shivraj Patil for Punjab, government sources said. The Congress core committee, headed by party president Sonia Gandhi, has decided to...
  • Foreign Minister Krishna draws heavy fire August 1, 2009

    Foreign Minister SM Krishna has come in for a lot of flak from the opposition, so much so he is now being called the new Shivraj Patil by the BJP. Is SM Krishna proving to be an embarrassment for the UPA Government? ...
  • S M Krishna proving to be another Shivraj Patil: BJP July 30, 2009

    New Delhi: BJP on Thursday targeted External Affairs Minister S M Krishna, likening him to former home minister Shivraj Patil and said the country's foreign policy is not safe in his hands. "He (Krishna) is proving to be the former Home Minister Shivraj Patil whom Congress had to get rid of...
  • There was no delay in dispatch of troops: NSG chief December 26, 2008

    New Delhi: Exactly a month after the terror attack, National Security Guard (NSG) chief JK Dutt says there was no slackness in the dispatch of the elite commandos to Mumbai and it was unfair to blame then home minister Shivraj Patil for any delay "when actually there was no delay". "There...
  • Full video: The siege at Nariman House December 3, 2008

    Five hostages, all terrorists were killed in the Nariman house encounter. ...
  • Politicians feel the heat after Mumbai terror attacks December 2, 2008

    New Delhi: As the Mumbai terror attacks and the hostage crisis unfolded before the nation, politicians began visiting the Taj Hotel and the Oberoi Hotel. But what was the need for such visits? Their address to the country failed to reassure the citizens and now India is questioning their role. In Bangalore,...
  • After Patil, Home Secretary too in the line of fire December 1, 2008

    New Delhi: A day after P Chidambaram replaced Shivraj Patil as the country's Home Minister, sources have told CNNIBN that more heads are likely to roll. Sources say Home Secretary Madhukar Gupta is likely to be removed and a new Minister of State in the Finance Ministry could be appointed to...
  • India wants action, not words | Citizens voice anger December 1, 2008

    India wants action, not just fancy words and empty promises. IBNLive.com's Campaign against Terror will help you voice your opinion and suggest solutions. Be the change. India needs it. More now than ever before. ...
  • Tired of political blame game, citizens voice their anger December 1, 2008

    After the Mumbai terror attack, It's not politicking or a political blame game that Mumbaikars are looking for but some serious answers. Here are some anguished voices from the Gateway of India, where a candle light vigil was held for the victims of the terror attacks. ...
  • Patil resigns, Chidambaram new Home Minister December 1, 2008

    The Home Minister has come under sharp criticism for the blasts across the country in the past year but the Mumbai blasts proved the last straw. In this election season, Congress had to sacrifice one face of the UPA who had become identified with its failure to tackle terror. Shivraj...
  • Analysis: Patil gone, Deshmukh next? December 1, 2008

    Heads have begun rolling in the aftermath of the Mumbai terror attack. While Home Minister Shivraj Patil resigned today, there are murmurs of pressure building up on Maharashtra CM Vilasrao Deshmukh as well. But will this serve a purpose? Does the move come too late to salvage the Congress? ...
  • Patil out, politics in | Analysis: Deshmukh next? May 19, 2011

    New Delhi: A day after India's 60hour terror nightmare in Mumbai came to an end and the nation heaved a sigh of relief, political reverberations were felt in the power corridors in New Delhi. Heads began rolling with Home Minister Shivraj Patil who resigned on Sunday in the wake of...
  • PATIL QUITS, CHIDAMBARAM NEW HOME MINISTER November 30, 2008

    New Delhi: Finance Minister P Chidambaram was on Sunday appointed as the countrys new home minister after Shivraj Patil resigned owing moral responsibility for the Mumbai terror attack. Chidambaram was asked to take charge of the Home Ministry after Patils position became untenable in the government. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will...
  • Shivraj Patil quits, Chidambaram to take charge November 30, 2008

    New Delhi: Union Home Shivraj Patil, facing fierce criticism over spate of terror attacks in the country since 2007, accepted 'moral responsibility' and sent his resignation to Prime Minister of Manmohan Singh on Sunday. Party sources have confirmed that his resignation has been accepted and added that Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao...