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Shailendra Paranjpe

  • Uttarakhand mulls tunnel joining Kedarnath, Badrinath

    Expressing the need for a tunnel connecting Kedarnath and Badrinath, Uttarakhand governor Dr Aziz Qureshi on Thursday said that the Uttarakhand government was actively considering the proposal mooted by him.

    Friday, 26 December 2014 - 7:30am
  • For NM Ghatate, Atal Bihari Vajpayee is good human being first

    Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee is known to be a great orator, leader, poet, a man of wit and more. His friend of 57 years, former National Law Commission vice-chairman NM Ghatate, however, prefers to see him as a great human being. Ghatate recalled becoming Vajpayee's friend in 1957 when the...

    Thursday, 25 December 2014 - 5:00am
  • ACB begins preliminary work on scam inquiry against Ajit Pawar, Chagan Bhujbal and Sunil Tatkare

    The anti-corruption bureau (ACB) has started work on setting up separate teams to inquire into the corruption charges related to the irrigation scam against Ajit Pawar, Chagan Bhujbal and Sunil Tatkare. ACB received the go ahead from the state government in this regard recently. ACB officials said...

    Thursday, 18 December 2014 - 5:55am
  • Congress, NCP slam Devendra Fadnavis over separate Vidarbha remark

    Both the Congress and the NCP have criticised Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis for his statement on creation of a separate Vidarbha state. The Congress accused the BJP of having double standards on all issues, while NCP challenged the Shiv Sena to bring the resolution for a united Maharashtra in...

    Monday, 15 December 2014 - 6:55am
  • NGO wants goverment to compensate kin of snakebite victims

    The government has been taking steps to prevent killing of snakes and their use during Nag Panchami, but it does not provide any compensation to the family of the person losing his/her life due to snakebite. There are around 1,000 deaths in the state because of snakebite every year. There is,...

    Monday, 15 December 2014 - 7:15am
  • Devendra Fadnavis assures follow-up in Narendra Dabholkar murder case

    Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis has assured the office bearers of Maharashtra Andhashraddha Nirmoolan Samiti (MANS) that he would follow up with the Centre the investigation into the murder of anti-superstitions crusader Narendra Dabholkar. Even after the case was handed over to the Central Bureau...

    Sunday, 14 December 2014 - 7:35am
  • NCP MLA Jitendra Avhad suspended for rest of winter session

    NCP MLA Jitendra Avhad was suspended for the remaining winter session on Friday after he made objectionable remarks in the state assembly. The assembly passed the proposal to suspend Avhad with a voice vote and interestingly, both the NCP and the Congress did not protest. However, the NCP did stage...

    Saturday, 13 December 2014 - 6:01am
  • Dahi Handi to be an adventure sport

    Minister for Sports Vinod Tawade on Friday announced that the state government would include Dahi Handi as an adventure sports in the list of sporting events. Replying to a question on sports complexes raised by 17 MLAs including Jitendra Avhad and Chhagan Bhujbal, Tawade gave details of sports...

    Saturday, 13 December 2014 - 6:55am
  • Government will not tolerate criminal activities, says Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis

    Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, who on Friday made it clear that the government would not tolerate criminal activities, blamed the NCP, which he said was protecting criminals which had resulted in deterioration of law and order in cities like Pune.

    Saturday, 13 December 2014 - 7:07am
  • Devendra Fadnavis opens NCP Scamgate; gives go-ahead for inquiry against 3 NCP leaders

    The Fadnavis government has given the go-ahead to the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) for an open inquiry against former Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leaders Ajit Pawar, Chhagan Bhujbal and Sunil Tatkare on various corruption charges. The probe against Pawar and state NCP president Sunil Tatkare...

    Saturday, 13 December 2014 - 6:40am