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An activist of Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) prepares to return after collecting the flags after a protest outside the Lakshadweep administration office in Kochi, Kerala(AP)

Lakshadweep admin moots proposal to shift HC jurisdiction from Kerala

PTI | , Kochi/new Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2021 09:34 PM IST
The proposal was initiated by the administration after several litigations were moved before the Kerala High Court against the decisions taken by the islands' new administrator Praful Khoda Patel.
A group of 93 former civil servants wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressing concerns over the recent developments in Lakshadweep.
A group of 93 former civil servants wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressing concerns over the recent developments in Lakshadweep.

Maldives model can't work in Lakshadweep: Ex-bureaucrats write to PM Modi

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON JUN 06, 2021 03:59 PM IST
The developments are an attack on Lakshadweep as if islands were just a piece of real estate for tourists and tourism investors from the outside world, the bureaucrats, including Jawhar Sircar, Shivshankar Menon, wrote.
Lakshadweep administrator Praful Khoda Patel.(PIB)
Lakshadweep administrator Praful Khoda Patel.(PIB)

News updates from HT: All party meeting in Lakshdweep to discuss action plan

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 27, 2021 01:02 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
LJD activists burn an effigy of Lakshadweep administrator Praful Patel to protest against policy changes announced by him, in Kozhikode on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)
LJD activists burn an effigy of Lakshadweep administrator Praful Patel to protest against policy changes announced by him, in Kozhikode on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)

Rahul Gandhi joins chorus of protest against Lakshadweep administrator

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 26, 2021 03:38 PM IST
Patel is being slammed for approving the anti-social activities regulation bill, 2021, which seeks to introduce many changes, including removal of beef in from the mid-day meal. It will also introduce two-child norm for contesting in local body elections.
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said that people of Lakshadweep should have been consulted before the introduction of the new rules. (ANI )
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said that people of Lakshadweep should have been consulted before the introduction of the new rules. (ANI )

‘Will fight for the rights of the people of Lakshadweep’: Priyanka Gandhi

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 25, 2021 07:00 PM IST
  • Congress leader Ajay Maken on Tuesday also demanded that Patel should be recalled from his position and he should withdraw the orders issued by him.
File image of Praful Patel(AIFF)
File image of Praful Patel(AIFF)

AIFF extends term of its ExCo, Patel says he will not contest future elections

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2020 10:35 PM IST
A resolution was passed during the virtual Annual General Body Meeting to extend the term of the executive committee till the SC gives it verdict on framing of new constitution and election process.
Football generic image(AIFF)
Football generic image(AIFF)

No elections in AIFF’s AGM, FIFA tells it to fulfil obligations like managing affairs independently

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 06:24 PM IST
Under normal circumstances, the elections would have to be held during the AGM with Praful Patel, who has been AIFF president since 2012, ineligible to contest as per the Sports Code.
AIFF President Praful Patel and Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju during the launch of India’s bid book for the 2027 AFC Asian Cup(AIFF Photo)
AIFF President Praful Patel and Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju during the launch of India’s bid book for the 2027 AFC Asian Cup(AIFF Photo)

Patel says India’s bid for 2027 AFC Asian Cup will face tough challenge

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 10:19 PM IST
Unveiling the Bid Book to host the continental showpiece in 2027 along with Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju, Patel said the AIFF is hopeful of winning the hosting right of the tournament which will be competed among 24 teams.
Nationalist Congress Party leader Praful Patel at a press conference in Panaji.(https://twitter.com/praful_patel)
Nationalist Congress Party leader Praful Patel at a press conference in Panaji.(https://twitter.com/praful_patel)

NCP looking for non-Congress, non-BJP partners for Goa polls: Praful Patel

HIndustan Times, Panaji | By Gerard de Souza
PUBLISHED ON OCT 27, 2020 03:13 PM IST
A senior minister from the Maharashtra government will be in charge of Goa affairs so that the Nationalist Congress Party is able to reach every constituency effectively in the next 18 months.
The Congress was initially ready to accommodate the NCP, but later things went awry after the latter rejected the offer for only two seats. (Photo @PawarSpeaks)
The Congress was initially ready to accommodate the NCP, but later things went awry after the latter rejected the offer for only two seats. (Photo @PawarSpeaks)

Sharad Pawar’s NCP to go it alone in Bihar polls, contest over 150 seats

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Subhash Pathak
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2020 08:35 PM IST
The party has already released a list of 32 candidates for the first phase of elections on 71 seats.
File image of Praful Patel.(PTI)
File image of Praful Patel.(PTI)

We have taken first step to restart football activities: AIFF president Praful Patel

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2020 03:53 PM IST
The cash-rich Indian Super League (ISL) backed by the AIFF, in all likelihood, will be the first sporting competition in the country after a phased opening of the lockdown. The event starts October 20 and will be held in Goa.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman speaks in the Rajya Sabha during the ongoing Monsoon Session of Parliament.(PTI)
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman speaks in the Rajya Sabha during the ongoing Monsoon Session of Parliament.(PTI)

Insolvency and bankruptcy code bill gets Rajya Sabha nod: All you need to know

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2020 02:34 PM IST
The bill will replace an ordinance promulgated in this regard in June. It was supported by most opposition members as they expressed hope saying it would help achieve an early revival of the economy.
File image of AIFF secretary Kushal Das.(AIFF Image)
File image of AIFF secretary Kushal Das.(AIFF Image)

I-League club from Delhi could be announced next week: AIFF

By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2020 11:55 PM IST
Das made the significant announcement hours after AIFF president Praful Patel said Delhi could see two I-League teams in the upcoming season of the league.
Ngangom Bala Devi during media interaction at Aksharnandan School near SB road in Pune.(HT PHOTO)
Ngangom Bala Devi during media interaction at Aksharnandan School near SB road in Pune.(HT PHOTO)

Bala is an inspiration to all women footballers: Praful Patel

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2020 05:47 PM IST
The national team striker from Manipur is currently on a professional contract with Rangers, the first Indian woman footballer to do so.
File image of Sunil Chhetri.(Getty Images)
File image of Sunil Chhetri.(Getty Images)

Need to be extra careful as players and stick to our routines: Chhetri

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2020 08:54 PM IST
All India Football Federation (AIFF) President Praful Patel joined national team players across all age-groups via a video conference to get a feel of their well-being.
File image of Praful Patel(AFP)
File image of Praful Patel(AFP)

‘Doing far bigger things than what meets the eye’: Praful Patel

New Delhi | By Bhargab Sarmah
UPDATED ON MAR 17, 2020 08:41 AM IST
During the interaction, Patel said India hosting the FIFA U-17 World Cup in 2017 and the women’s edition in the age-group later this year, will have long-term benefits.
Karishma and Rewant Ruia at the reception on Saturday.
Karishma and Rewant Ruia at the reception on Saturday.

Malavika’s Mumbaistan: Power-packed reception

Hindustan Times | By Malavika’s Mumbaistan: Power-packed reception
UPDATED ON MAR 02, 2020 12:56 AM IST
It was a gathering of the country’s rich, famous and powerful, which had gathered on Saturday evening to celebrate the nuptials of Ruia heir Rewant and his bride Karishma Choraria
File image of Praful Patel.(ANI)
File image of Praful Patel.(ANI)

Women’s U-17 World Cup will provide India global recognition: Praful Patel

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 13, 2020 06:25 PM IST
Patel chaired the federation’s Annual General Meeting which was attended by general secretary Kushal Das, senior vice-president Subrata Dutta, KMI Mather, Manvendra Singh and all executive committee members among others
(From left) Rajdeep Sardesai, Shashi Tharoor and Praful Patel.(Rajdeep Sardesai/Twitter)
(From left) Rajdeep Sardesai, Shashi Tharoor and Praful Patel.(Rajdeep Sardesai/Twitter)

Malavika’s Mumbaistan: That Old School Tie

Hindustan Times | By Malavika Sangghvi
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2019 11:56 PM IST
It was brave of news anchor Rajdeep Sardesai to ask his Twitter followers to try and guess what the three men in the picture he’d posted — namely, Congressman Shashi Tharoor, NCP leader Praful Patel and he himself — had in common.
Sharad Pawar’s Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) will get to nominate a deputy chief minister and a Congress MLA will occupy the assembly Speaker’s position.(HT Photo)
Sharad Pawar’s Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) will get to nominate a deputy chief minister and a Congress MLA will occupy the assembly Speaker’s position.(HT Photo)

Allies strike power deal ahead of Uddhav Thackeray’s oath as Maharashtra CM

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Surendra P Gangan and Naresh Kamath
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2019 08:14 AM IST
Senior NCP leader Praful Patel made the announcement after a six-hour meeting of the three parties. All other ministerial portfolios will be announced after the new dispensation proves its majority before the December 3 deadline set by the governor.
NCP leader Praful Patel said the expansion of the cabinet will take place after the Thackeray government proves its majority on the floor of the house.(PTI)
NCP leader Praful Patel said the expansion of the cabinet will take place after the Thackeray government proves its majority on the floor of the house.(PTI)

Maharashtra govt formation: NCP to get deputy CM post, Congress to get Speaker post

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Surendra P Gangan and Faisal Malik
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2019 06:45 AM IST
Two ministers from each of the three parties will take oath with Uddhav Thackeray at Shivaji Park on Thursday. The likely names are state Congress president Balasaheb Thorat, NCP’s Jayant Patil and Chhagan Bhujbal and Shiv Sena’s Eknath Shinde.
Delhi’s Patiala House court on Wednesday restrained media houses from publishing or telecasting any ‘unsubstantiated’ and ‘uncorroborated’ news reports pertaining to a purported land deal involving Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Praful Patel and Hazra Iqbal Memon(Hindustan Times)
Delhi’s Patiala House court on Wednesday restrained media houses from publishing or telecasting any ‘unsubstantiated’ and ‘uncorroborated’ news reports pertaining to a purported land deal involving Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Praful Patel and Hazra Iqbal Memon(Hindustan Times)

‘Freedom of speech not right to defame’: Court curbs on reporting Praful Patel case

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON NOV 14, 2019 08:50 AM IST
The court also told media houses to withdraw within 24 hours all the information published or telecast based on any such unsubstantiated and uncorroborated information.
For almost five decades, Pawar has been a prime factor in Maharashtra politics and a key leader in national politics.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
For almost five decades, Pawar has been a prime factor in Maharashtra politics and a key leader in national politics.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

Some people have crossed all limits, says NCP chief Sharad Pawar

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Faisal Malik
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2019 06:38 AM IST
All the credit for NCP’s performance goes to none other than Pawar,78, who spared no effort to ensure that the NCP will spoil all the calculations of the BJP leadership that had been counting on winning 135+ seats or as close to the 145-seat majority mark in the 288-member state assembly.
Patel had clarified in a press conference in Mumbai earlier this week that there was no financial transaction or partnership between Mirchi’s wife Hajra Memon and his family, as claimed by the agency.(PTI image)
Patel had clarified in a press conference in Mumbai earlier this week that there was no financial transaction or partnership between Mirchi’s wife Hajra Memon and his family, as claimed by the agency.(PTI image)

NCP leader Praful Patel appears before ED for questioning in money laundering case

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Pratik Salunke
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2019 02:12 PM IST
The agency sources stated that they will be questioning Patel over the alleged property dealings with the mirchi family.
PM Modi also said he was surprised to see some people shamelessly asking connection of J&K with Maharashtra.(Photo: PTI)
PM Modi also said he was surprised to see some people shamelessly asking connection of J&K with Maharashtra.(Photo: PTI)

‘Now we know why…’: PM Modi pans NCP for underworld connections after ED summons

Hindustan Times, Akola (Maharashtra) | By Faisal Malik
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2020 04:19 PM IST
PM Modi also targeted Nationalist Congress Party leaders over allegations of underworld connections. “The new revelations indicate why offenders of bomb blast cases escaped from the country,” he said without naming anyone.
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has asked Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Praful Patel to appear before it on Friday in connection with a money laundering investigation related to the assets of the late Iqbal Mirchi.(ANI Photo)
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has asked Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Praful Patel to appear before it on Friday in connection with a money laundering investigation related to the assets of the late Iqbal Mirchi.(ANI Photo)

Praful Patel in ED dock, denies deal with gangster’s wife

Hindustan Times, New Delhi/Mumbai | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2019 02:17 AM IST
Praful Patel clarified in a press conference in Mumbai that there was no financial transaction or partnership between Mirchi’s wife Hajra Memon and his family, as claimed by the agency.
Praful Patel. (ANI photo)
Praful Patel. (ANI photo)

‘Speculative views’: Praful Patel after ED notice on alleged land deal with Dawood aide

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2019 07:16 PM IST
The ED is among several agencies examining the purported land deal involving Mirchi’s relatives for alleged links with Patel.
P Chidambaram has been summoned by the ED in connection with money-laundering probe in an alleged aviation scam.(PTI File Photo)
P Chidambaram has been summoned by the ED in connection with money-laundering probe in an alleged aviation scam.(PTI File Photo)

P Chidambaram summoned by Enforcement Directorate in alleged aviation scam case

New Delhi | By HTC & Agencies
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2019 01:41 AM IST
Former aviation minister Praful Patel was previously grilled by the ED and it is understood that the agency now wants to question Chidambaram on their leads in this case.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino and AIFF President Praful Patel.(PTI)
FIFA President Gianni Infantino and AIFF President Praful Patel.(PTI)

Complex issues but work closely with AIFF for solution: FIFA tells I-League clubs

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2019 09:11 PM IST
Six I-League clubs, led by former I-League champions Minerva Punjab, had questioned the All India Football Federation’s move to award the top league status to the privately-run Indian Super League (ISL).
Representatives of the I-League clubs have sent a e-mail to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(@MohunBagan)
Representatives of the I-League clubs have sent a e-mail to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(@MohunBagan)

I-League clubs write to PM, requests him to set up enquiry commission against AIFF

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2019 07:41 PM IST
AIFF president Praful Patel last week assured the I-League clubs that their future is secure.
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