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 2021


Why are private hospitals charging for COVID-19 vaccine, asks Chavan

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 2020


Find new chief: Sonia Gandhi, keen on resigning, tells Congress

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 2020

Shashi Tharoor

Senior Congress leaders seek reforms in letter to Sonia Gandhi

Several senior leaders of the Indian National Congress (INC) have written to party chief Sonia Gandhi seeking sweeping changes in the party.

31 Jan 2020

Narendra Modi

Taking a look at Union Budgets that changed India forever

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 2019


Maharashtra Cabinet expansion: Several Congress leaders upset after being ignored

Yesterday, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray expanded his Cabinet, more than a month after he took oath.

30 Dec 2019


Maharashtra: Ajit Pawar becomes Deputy CM, Aaditya Thackeray joins Cabinet

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 2019


Five times Bollywood celebrities were trolled for their political "acumen"

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.

Maharashtra: BJP summons MLAs; Fadnavis to address media in afternoon

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 2019


Maharashtra: Congress, NCP, Shiv Sena likely to announce alliance today

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 2018

Shashi Tharoor

Mamata wishes Sonia on birthday, may meet her in Delhi

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 2018


Four arrested for assault on TV journalist in Mumbai

Four persons have been arrested for allegedly assaulting a television journalist near his house in South Mumbai, police said today.

26 Apr 2018


Massive fire at Navi Mumbai chemical factory leaves 3 injured

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 2018


Maharashtra government reduced the height of Shivaji statue, alleges Congress

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 2018

Navi Mumbai

Much-awaited Navi Mumbai airport Phase-I to be ready by 2019

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 2018


Due to absence of Marathi translation, Opposition boycotts Governor's speech

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 2017


Sena MLA Harshvardhan Jadhav: BJP offered Rs. 5cr to defect

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 2017


Indian Army court-martials soldier who crossed LoC during surgical strikes

The Indian Army has court-martialed Chandu Babulal Chavan, a Rashtriya Rifles soldier who crossed across the LoC during last year's surgical strikes.

11 Apr 2017


One in 8 Punjabis suffers from mental illness

Punjab has for long been considered the land of plenty that gives birth to strong and physically healthy people.

13 Sep 2016


NCP's Praful Patel blames Congress for its downfall

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.