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Sharad Pawar

About Sharad Pawar

Sharad Pawar is Indian Agriculture Minister and the leader of NCP, an Indian political party. He is the President of International Cricket Council (ICC) succeeding Englishman David Morgan and is the former chief of the Board of Control for Cricket in India.

Personal Biography

Pawar's daughter Supriya Sule is a Rajya Sabha member.

Professional Biography


Pawar is likely to contest from Madha Lok Sabha constituency in 2009 Indian General Elections. As of Saturday, May 16, 2009 9:36:32 AM IST, he is leading the election. On Saturday, May 16, 2009, he said Dr Manmohan Singh will be undisputly the Prime Minister from United Progressive Alliance

On Indo-Nuclear Deal

Pawar, soon after UPA Government won the trust vote, quoted: "I'm particularly happy about one thing that India will be able to go further and will establish capability in the area of technology."

As Indian Agriculture Minister

Pawar said that India stands that promotion of bio-energy should not be at the cost of food security.

Sharad Pawar Timeline

Maharashtra Revenue Minister Narayan Rane invited Pawar for the launch of a Marathi newspaper on October 8, 2008.

On February 11, 2011 Sharad Pawar rubbished media reports linking him with Dynamix Balwas (DB) group Managing Director Shahid Usman Balwa.

On November 21, 2012 Sharad Pawar met with the Group of Ministers to discuss the drug pricing policy. Speaking to reporters later, he said that the Central Government has resolved all the issues concerning drug pricing policy and would finalise its stand before November 27, the deadline set by the Supreme Court.

Sharad Pawar in News

'Regional parties will back Congress', says Sharad Pawar
Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar on Tuesday said that the regional party leader like Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will prefer to extend support to Congress

Telangana to be India's 29th state
Andhra Pradesh News and Headlines on July 30, 2013

Andhra Pradesh News on February 1, 2013
Andhra Pradesh News and Headlines on February 1, 2013

ABLE Marches Ahead into the Next Decade with Promising Initiatives to Steer the Growth of the Biotechnology Sector
India's flagship biotech association, Association of Biotechnology Led Enterprises (ABLE), on the occasion of its tenth anniversary at a gala event in Delhi laid down promising steps to catalyze the growth of the biotechnology sector to grow to USD 100 Billion. To mark the tenth anniversary of ABLE, A HISTORY of BIOTECHNOLOGY in INDIA© was released at the event in Delhi

Praj Honored with ABLE Award
Praj Industries Ltd, a global process engineering and biotechnology Company, has been bestowed with the ABLE (Association of Biotechnology Led Enterprises) Tenth Anniversary Award under the ‘BioIndustrial’ category for its efforts and contribution towards Industrial Biotechnology. The award was received by Mr. Pramod Chaudhari, Executive Chairman, Praj Industries and Dr

Reconstitution of Inter-State Council
Inter-State Council has been reconstituted under the chairmanship of Dr. Manmohan Singh

Ajit Pawar to become the deputy chief minister of Maharashtra again
Ajit Pawar will be sworn-in on Friday

Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray discharged from Lilavati Hospital
Bal Thackeray discharged from hospital without endoscopy

NCP still in UPA Coalition says Praful Patel
Praful Patel rejects speculations of resigning from cabinet. NCP still in UPA insists Praful.

Sharad Pawar and Praful Patel resign over No. 2 position in Government
Sharad Pawar and Praful Patel resign late Thursday night and abstained from their offices Friday. The Congress Core Group will meet in the evening to discuss the issue.

Presidential voting in India concludes
Pranab Mukherjee and PA Sangma in race as presidential voting concludes in India. Results to be declared on Sunday.

Sharad Pawar allays fears over monsoon delay
Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar today said that the delay in monsoon is not worrisome and expected the rainfall to be better from next week onwards.

PM accepts Sharad Pawar's resignation from the telecom EGoM (update)
Prime Minister Dr. Mnmohan Singh has reportedly accepted the resignation of Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar as the head of the Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) on telecom.

Pawar to quit telecom EGoM
Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar has reportedly written to Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Monday, expressing his desire to quit as the head of the Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) on Telecom, a post he had recently acquired from Pranab Mukherjee.

'Mature Agatha has capacity to take decisions on her own': P.A. Sangma
Former Lok Sabha speaker P.A. Sangma on Thursday said that his daughter Agatha, whom he considers mature enough, would take a final call on whether to back his candidature for the coveted post of President of India.

NCP accepts Sangma's resignation
The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has finally bowed down to the compulsions of coalition dharma and accepted former Lok Sabha speaker P.A. Sangma's resignation.

Prez poll candidature row: Upset Sangma quits NCP
Former Lok Sabha speaker P.A. Sangma, who is determined to contest the presidential poll as a candidate of the Tribal Forum of India, has quit the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on the ground that his self-respect should be protected.

Raisina Hill race: NCP confident of Sangma supporting Pranab
Despite P.A. Sangma remaining defiant over contesting the presidential poll as a candidate of the Tribal Forum of India, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader D.P. Tripathi on Tuesday expressed confidence about the former Lok Sabha speaker supporting UPA nominee and Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee for the post of President of India.

Defiant Sangma seeks Pawar's support, says still in race as tribal candidate
Former Lok Sabha speaker and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader P.A. Sangma on Sunday reiterated that he was still in the fray for the presidential poll as a tribal candidate, and said that he would appeal to his party boss Sharad Pawar to back him in the race for Raisina Hill.

Prez poll: Sharad Pawar to persuade Sangma
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief harad Pawar has said that he would persuade former Lok Sabha speaker and fellow party leader P.A. Sangma to withdraw his candidature for the presidential poll.

Sangma ignores NCP's advice, says he's in race for Prez as tribal candidate
Former Lok Sabha speaker and NCP leader P.A. Sangma on Friday said he is still in the race for Rashtrapati Bhavan, but as a tribal candidate, and not as a NCP leader

Left parties to meet on June 21 to devise strategy for Prez polls: Bardhan
As the suspense over the much-anticipated name for the next President of India continues, veteran Communist Party of India (CPI) leader A.B. Bardhan has said that the left parties would meet on June 21 to devise their strategy for the upcoming presidential polls.

Food 360 - International Conference on Agribusiness & Food Processing at Hyderabad
Second edition of FICCI’s FOOD 360 on November 5-6, 2012 at Hyderabad.

Chandrababu Naidu meets National leaders seeking support on 'BC Declaration'
Chandrababu said that he received support from the national leaders

Alan Isaac becomes new ICC president; Richardson takes over as new CEO
Former Chairman of New Zealand Cricket Alan Isaac has taken over as the eighth President of the International Cricket Council from Sharad Pawar.

Sushma lambasts Manmohan Singh over corruption, price rise
Ludhiana, Dec 19 Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushma Swaraj launched an attack on Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh over the government's perceived 'failure' in tackling the issues of graft and price rise.

Pawar calls for intensification of farm mechanisation efforts
Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar today underlined the need for intensifying farm mechanisation efforts in the country through consolidation of existing schemes and additional strengthening in terms of new programmes, human resource development and infrastructure.

Farm Mechanisation efforts need to be Intensified: Shri Pawar
Parliamentary Consultative Committee of Agriculture Ministry meets. Minister of Agriculture and Food Processing Industries Shri Sharad Pawar underlines the need for intensifying farm mechanisation efforts.

Govt. holding talks with states on Food Security Bill: Pawar
Asserting that the Food Security Bill is of utmost importance, Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on Wednesday said the Central Government has been discussing the bill with individual states, and added that the discussions would conclude within the next eight to ten days.

Stop targetting Rahul Gandhi, Congress leaders warn Anna Hazare
Congress leaders and activists have warned social activist Anna Hazare to stop targetting party general secretary Rahul Gandhi with the backing of the opposition.

Don't dictate terms to Parliament, says Sharad Pawar
Taking a dig at the debate held at the Jantar Mantar here by Anna Hazare's team, Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar said today that the Parliament was the supreme decision making body and it can merely take into account the views expressed by the people, adding that no one can dictate terms to it.

Anna's remarks on Sharad Pawar provoke NCP protest
Scores of activists of the youth wing of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) gathered at the Raj Ghat here on Wednesday to protest against veteran social activist Anna Hazare for his remark on the recent physical attack on their party chief and Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar.

FDI in retail: All-party meeting ends without breakthrough
New Delhi, Nov. 29 (ANI): An all-party meeting convened by the Centre to end the deadlock over allowing 51 percent Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail, ended inconclusively on Tuesday with both the government and the opposition failing to reach a consensus over the issue. New Delhi, Nov

Parliament adjourned for sixth day, talks with opposition fail
An aggressive and united opposition again forced both Houses of Parliament to adjourn without transacting any business for the sixth day of the Winter Session on Tuesday.

Pawar's attacker sent to judicial custody for 14 days
A Delhi Court on Friday sent Harvinder Singh, who had slapped Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar, to judicial custody for 14 days.

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