Articles about Supriya Sule

Supriya Sule is a social worker, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) politician, and Lok Sabha Member of Parliament from Maharashtra. She is the daughter of party supremo and founder, Sharad Pawar. Sule has done her graduation in microbiology and pursued higher education at the University of California, Berkeley. She became a Rajya Sabha MP from Maharashtra in 2006. In the 2009 Lok Sabha elections, she successfully contested from the Baramati constituency, defeating BJP’s Kanta Jaysing Nalawade. She was re-elected in the 2014 and 2019 General Elections, and has served as a member of the Standing Committee on External Affairs; Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Finance & Corporate Affairs; and the Committee on Empowerment of Women. Sule is vocal about the issues affecting women and, in 2011, ran a campaign across Maharashtra against female foeticide. She, apart from her cousin, Ajit Pawar, is seen as the successor of Pawar in NCP.

Maharashtra reduces duty hours for women cops to 8 hours

24 Sep 2021

India
Maharashtra reduces duty hours for women cops to 8 hours

The Maharashtra government has decided to reduce working hours for women police officers from 12 hours to eight hours, Maharashtra Director General of Police (DGP) Sanjay Pandey said on Friday.

Farmers' protest: Opposition delegation stopped from reaching Ghazipur site

04 Feb 2021

Politics
Farmers' protest: Opposition delegation stopped from reaching Ghazipur site

A delegation of 15 Opposition leaders was on Thursday stopped from meeting the farmers protesting against three laws at the Ghazipur border of Delhi.

R-Day tableaux rejected; Kerala, Maharashtra take up arms against Centre

03 Jan 2020

Politics
R-Day tableaux rejected; Kerala, Maharashtra take up arms against Centre

Not that there ever was any dearth of controversies in India's politics that now Republic Day has found itself at the center of a row.

Unnao: Rape victim set on fire by accused on bail

05 Dec 2019

India
Unnao: Rape victim set on fire by accused on bail

A 23-year-old woman was set ablaze on Thursday morning by five men outside her village in Uttar Pradesh's Unnao district.

What Nirmala Sitharaman said after 'Don't eat much onions' remark

05 Dec 2019

Politics
What Nirmala Sitharaman said after 'Don't eat much onions' remark

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday said in the Parliament that she doesn't eat a lot of onions or garlic and neither does her family.

Modi proposed BJP-NCP alliance in Maharashtra, claims Sharad Pawar

03 Dec 2019

Politics
Modi proposed BJP-NCP alliance in Maharashtra, claims Sharad Pawar

With the Maharashtra political drama settled, Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had proposed "working together."

BJP's Pragya sacked from Defence panel after 'deshbhakt' Godse remark

28 Nov 2019

Politics
BJP's Pragya sacked from Defence panel after 'deshbhakt' Godse remark

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Pragya Singh Thakur has been removed from the Parliamentary Consultative Committee of the Ministry of Defence, a day after she referred to Mahatma Gandhi's assassin, Nathuram Godse, as a "deshbhakt (patriot)" during Lok Sabha proceedings.

President's Rule revoked in Maharashtra at 5:47 am

23 Nov 2019

Politics
President's Rule revoked in Maharashtra at 5:47 am

When the whole world was sleeping, President's Rule was revoked in Maharashtra, in a rather strange development.

Row erupts over terror-accused Pragya's nomination to Defence Ministry panel

21 Nov 2019

Politics
Row erupts over terror-accused Pragya's nomination to Defence Ministry panel

In a controversial move, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Pragya Thakur has been nominated to the parliamentary consultative committee of the Ministry of Defence.

Maha Crisis: Who will form the government now?

12 Nov 2019

Politics
Maha Crisis: Who will form the government now?

The stalemate over government formation in Maharashtra entered its 19th day on Tuesday, with the ball in NCP-Congress' court.

Maharashtra crisis: BJP's Fadnavis may stake claim in two days

04 Nov 2019

Politics
Maharashtra crisis: BJP's Fadnavis may stake claim in two days

The BJP and Shiv Sena were supposed to get on with government formation after Diwali, but the festival ended a week ago and the friends-turned-foes still haven't been able to come on the same page.

#Article370Scrapped: Shah says Farooq Abdullah wasn't detained, he refutes claim

06 Aug 2019

Politics
#Article370Scrapped: Shah says Farooq Abdullah wasn't detained, he refutes claim

National Conference patriarch Farooq Abdullah on Tuesday alleged Union Home Minister Amit Shah lied in the Lok Sabha about his "detention" status.

#Verdict2019: In a first, India elects 78 women MPs

25 May 2019

Politics
#Verdict2019: In a first, India elects 78 women MPs

Elections 2019 were unique in more ways than one: the country rejected the dynasty politics once and for all, rich candidates lost their deposits like never before and Indians chose a record 78 women MPs this time.

Was 16th Lok Sabha productive? Let the numbers talk

14 Feb 2019

Politics
Was 16th Lok Sabha productive? Let the numbers talk

On Wednesday, the 16th Lok Sabha was dissolved for the general elections, due in April-May. In almost two months from now, some of the lawmakers will return to the House while others would have to taste defeat.

#TripleTalaqBill: Owaisi slams Modi government for 'shielding' MJ Akbar

27 Dec 2018

Politics
#TripleTalaqBill: Owaisi slams Modi government for 'shielding' MJ Akbar

Rejecting the Triple Talaq Bill moved by Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, AIMIM Chief Asaduddin Owaisi lambasted the Narendra Modi government and said the Centre was attacking religious minorities.

LS seeks removal of 'no-detention-policy': Students can fail Class-5, 8

19 Jul 2018

India
LS seeks removal of 'no-detention-policy': Students can fail Class-5, 8

The Lok Sabha today passed a bill seeking removal of schools' 'no detention policy' for Classes 5 and 8.

Re-building bonds? Amitabh Bachchan starts following Congress leaders on Twitter

22 Feb 2018

Politics
Re-building bonds? Amitabh Bachchan starts following Congress leaders on Twitter

Is superstar Amitabh Bachchan getting close to the Congress once again? Speculations have abounded since social media users noticed he recently started following many party leaders on Twitter.

Gujarat elections: NCP ready to form pre-poll alliance with Congress

20 Oct 2017

Politics
Gujarat elections: NCP ready to form pre-poll alliance with Congress

Reports have emerged about Gujarat NCP president Jayant Patel alias Boskey claiming the party wants a poll alliance with Congress to defeat the BJP.