Prithviraj Chavan: News
Prithviraj Chavan is an Indian politician who has served as the 17th Chief Minister of Maharashtra. He became an entrepreneur in 1974 after working in the US in the field of aircraft instrumentation and designing audio recorders for anti-submarine warfare. Chavan is often referred to as a low-profile leader and a technocrat with a non-controversial and clean image. He has also served as the Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office in the Ministry of Personnel and Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, Pensions, and Public Grievances. He has served as the General Secretary of the All-India Congress Committee in charge of several states like Karnataka, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura, Gujarat, Jammu and Kashmir, and Haryana. After meeting former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, Chavan became interested in politics. In 1991, Chavan started his career in politics by winning his parents’ Karad seat in the Lok Sabha. Following this, he won the seat in 1991, 1996, and 1998. He was the architect of the civil nuclear liability bill and served as a member of the Rajya Sabha during his involvement with the Indian National Congress. He resigned as Maharashtra’s Chief Minister following the split of the NCP-Congress alliance.
02 Mar 2021Coronavirus
Congress leader Prithviraj Chavan on Tuesday questioned the Centre's decision to let private hospitals charge for the COVID-19 vaccine in Phase-II of the immunization drive that began on Monday.
24 Aug 2020Twitter
At the crucial Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting today, interim President Sonia Gandhi is likely to offer her resignation, amid a rift that emerged in the party after a letter was sent to her by 23 members demanding an overhaul in the organization.
23 Aug 2020Shashi Tharoor
Several senior leaders of the Indian National Congress (INC) have written to party chief Sonia Gandhi seeking sweeping changes in the party.
31 Jan 2020Narendra Modi
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present her second Union Budget tomorrow, amid high hopes that her announcements will steer the country's economy, which is witnessing a historic slump, towards the right direction.
31 Dec 2019Maharashtra
Yesterday, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray expanded his Cabinet, more than a month after he took oath.
30 Dec 2019Maharashtra
On Monday, Nationalist Congress Party's Ajit Pawar took oath as Maharashtra's Deputy Chief Minister, for the second time in less than two months.
19 Dec 2019India
Whether they are promoting their movies, chilling on a chat show or even contesting elections, the political understanding of Bollywood celebrities sounds, at best, debatable.
26 Nov 2019Supreme Court Of India
After the Supreme Court ordered a floor test to be held in the Maharashtra Assembly on Wednesday, the Bharatiya Janata Party called all of its MLAs for a meeting in Mumbai on Tuesday.
22 Nov 2019Mumbai
The Congress, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the Shiv Sena will hold a meeting in Mumbai on Friday to further their talks over an alliance in Maharashtra. They are likely to make an announcement about joining hands later on Friday.
09 Dec 2018Shashi Tharoor
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today greeted former Congress president Sonia Gandhi on her 72nd birthday and prayed for the senior Congress leader's long life and happiness.
15 Oct 2018Mumbai
Four persons have been arrested for allegedly assaulting a television journalist near his house in South Mumbai, police said today.
26 Apr 2018Mumbai
A massive fire broke out at a chemical factory in Navi Mumbai's Kopar Khairane MIDC yesterday, leaving two persons grievously injured and another wounded, and gutting five neighboring factories.
07 Mar 2018Maharashtra
Maharashtra government has reduced the height of warrior Shivaji's statue, to be constructed off Mumbai coast, alleged opposition Congress party and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP).
06 Mar 2018Navi Mumbai
Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis said the construction of one terminal building and a runway of the much-awaited Navi Mumbai international airport will be completed by 2019 end.
27 Feb 2018Maharashtra
In a huge embarrassment to Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis, Opposition parties yesterday staged a walk-out during Governor C Vidyasagar Rao's speech as there was no Marathi translation available.
15 Nov 2017Maharashtra
Shiv Sena MLA Harshvardhan Jadhav has accused the BJP of horse-trading. In a shocking claim, he said BJP was offering Rs. 5cr each to Sena's 25 MLAs.
26 Oct 2017India
The Indian Army has court-martialed Chandu Babulal Chavan, a Rashtriya Rifles soldier who crossed across the LoC during last year's surgical strikes.
13 Sep 2016Maharashtra
NCP's Praful Patel lashed out at senior Congress leader and former Maharashtra CM, Prithviraj Chavan, for NCP's debacle in the assembly elections of 2014.