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About Shivraj Patil

Shivraj Patil is former Indian Home Minister. He offered his resignation on November 30, 2008 in the wake of November Mumbai terrorist attacks. President Pratibha Devisingh Patil accepted his resignation. Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram would be the new Home Minister while Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh will take additional charge as the Finance Minister.

Professional Biography

As Home Minister

Shivraj Patil served as the Indian Home Minister.

In November 06, he visited the flood hit areas of Andhra Pradesh.

In August 07, he visited the bomb hit areas of Hyderabad.

Pressure mounted on Patil to resign from his Home Minister position owing to a number of bomb blasts in India including serial blasts in New Delhi on September 13, 2008, killing 20 persons.

Earlier during the year, on May 13, 2008 at least 60 people were killed in a series of bomb blasts in Jaipur. On July 25, 2008 two people were killed and around 20 injured in Bangalore serial blasts. On October 30, 2008 around 70 persons had died and 330 wounded in serial blasts in Assam apart from the November 08 Mumbai terrorist attacks that killed 200 people.

Shivraj Patil in recent news

Shivraj Patil in News

Book Launch of ""The President of India and The Governance of Higher Education Institutions""
Business Wire IndiaThe International Institute for Higher Education and Capacity Building (IIHEd), O.P. Jindal Global University recently launched a book written by its faculty members led by its Founding Vice Chancellor Professor C Raj Kumar titled, “The President of India and the Governance of Higher Education Institutions” in the presence of an august gathering in Delhi

Educate new generation to eradicate social discrimination: Gehlot
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has said the new generation of the country should be educated to remove social discrimination existing in the society.

Chidambaram tells state governments to help improve status of underprivileged
Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Tuesday said that the country can not grow without the development and improvement in the status of Schedule Castes (SCs) and Schedule Tribes (STs).

Pak scientist Khalil Chishty walks out of jail
Pakistani scientist Dr Khalil Chishty walked out of the Ajmer Central Jail on Wednesday after fighting a legal battle for nearly two decades in connection with a murder case.

India-Pak prisoners must be freed, says Khalil Chishty's brother
Jamil Chishty, the brother of Pakistani scientist Dr Khalil Chishty who has spent many years at Ajmer Central Jail in connection with a murder case, on Wednesday said India-Pakistan prisoners must be freed.

Pak scientist Khalil Chishty gets bail from Supreme Court
The Supreme Court on Monday granted bail to Dr. Khalil Chishty, a Pakistani scientist, who has spent many years at the Ajmer Central Jail in connection with a murder case.

Congress complains to Punjab Governor over preferential treatment to Jagir Kaur in jail
Congress party leaders met Punjab Governor Shivraj Patil to complain against the preferential treatment being given to the minister Bibi Jagir Kaur in state's Kapurthala prison.

SGPC petitions president to pardon death row convict Rajaona
The Sikh Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) had petitioned President Pratibha Patil to alter the death sentence handed out to Balwant Singh Rajaona for assassinating former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh on August 31, 1995.

Shivraj Patil to inaugurate 12th assembly of audit institutions tomorrow
Rajasthan Governor Shivraj Patil will inaugurate the 12th meeting of the Assembly of Asian Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (ASOSAI) at Jaipur tomorrow.

Pak scientist Khalil Chishty likely to be released from Ajmer jail today
Dr Khalil Chishty, a Pakistani scientist, who has spent many years at Ajmer Central Jail in connection with a murder case, is likely to walk out of jail today.

Patil appoints committee of Governors to recommend steps for increasing agricultural productivity
President Pratibha Devisingh Patil has constituted a committee of Governors under the chairmanship of Shivraj Patil, Governor of Punjab and Rajasthan, to study and recommend measures for enhancing productivity, profitability, sustainability and competitiveness of the agriculture sector in India with special reference to rainfed area farming.

Karnataka HC grants anticipatory bail to Yeddyurappa
The Karnataka High Court on Wednesday granted anticipatory bail to state's former Chief Minister B. S. Yeddyurappa in connection with the complaints relating to alleged irregularities in denotification of government lands.

Karnataka CM Gowda expresses disappointment over state ombudsman's resignation
Karnataka Chief Minister DV Sadananda Gowda on Tuesday expressed his disappointment over the resignation of state ombudsman Justice Shivraj Patil.

Karnataka Lokayukta registers FIR against Yeddyurappa
Karnataka Lokayukta Justice Shivraj Patil on Wednesday registered a first information report (FIR) under the Prevention of Corruption Act against former Chief Minister B.S Yeddyurappa.

Rajasthan CM Gehlot clears mercy petition of Pak prisoner
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has cleared the mercy petition of 80-year-old Pakistani national Khalil Chishty serving life term in Ajmer jail, and forwarded it to State Governor Shivraj Patil.

Indian diaspora youth call on Vayalar Ravi
A group of 24 diaspora youth participants of 17th Know India Programme (KIP) from seven nations called on Union Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs and Civil Aviation Vayalar Ravi here today.

Political leaders condole Sathya Sai Baba's death
Cutting across party lines, leaders of various political outfits condoled the demise of prominent religious leader Sri Sathya Sai Baba, who passed away at Puttaparthi in Andhra Pradesh's Anantapur District on Sunday morning due to cardio-respiratory failure.

Jharkhand villagers still awaiting benefits from Govt. development project
The residents of Maoist-affected Chatra district in Jharkhand are still awaiting benefits from the pilot developmental project, which was launched in the region three years ago.

Congress dismisses Shourie's claim on 2G scam
Congress on Friday dismissed former Telecom Minister Arun Shourie's claim that he had apprised the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, of the 2G spectrum scam.

Satya Sai Baba passes away
Sathya Sai Baba passes away at 7:40 am. Devotees left in a state of sadness.

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