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NCP leader RR Patil dies after prolonged illness

RR Patil, the former home minister of Maharashtra, who was undergoing treatment for oral cancer, passed away at Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai

Maharashtra’s former home minister Raosaheb Ramrao Patil (RR Patil), popularly known as Aaba on Monday died at Lilavati Hospital after battling with oral cancer.
Last month, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) showed signs of improvement after initial treatment and then was taken off the life support. Patil was operated upon last December at Breach Candy Hospital and was then shifted to Lilavati Hospital.
RR Patil was a member of Sangli Zillah Parishad from 1979 to 1990 from Savlaj constituency, then was elected to the Maharashtra legislative assembly five times from 1990 till 2009, representing Tasgaon, in Sangli district. He became the Chief Whip of the Congress Party in the assembly as well as the chairman of the Public Accounts Committee of the Maharashtra Assembly in 1996–97 and 1998–99.
On 1 November 2004, he was sworn in as the Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra. He was chief of the Nationalist Congress Party's Maharashtra unit and NCP legislative party in Maharashtra. He was also the Home Minister of Maharashtra in the previous government. 
After taking charge of Home Ministry, he also sought guardianship of Naxal affected Gadchiroli district. Since, then in spite of many naxalized attacks he encouraged natives to support elected Government through some developmental work for them.
His comments in the aftermath of the November 2008 Mumbai attacks, have drawn severe criticism for downplaying the gravity of the situation. He was quoted as saying, "They (the terrorists) came to kill 5,000 people but we ensured minimal damage".
He was forced to resign on 1 December 2008 after further remarks on the attacks. When asked at a press conference whether the terror strike was an intelligence failure, Patil had said, "It is not like that. In big cities like this, small incidents do happen. It's is not a total failure." Patil's words drew flak from many quarters and he was asked to resign.




Kiran Aggarwal

2 years ago

This person Legacy

He was embroiled in several
Corruption and Mis governance case .
He earned this in his life time .

This is your REality Sir


ED issues notice to BCCI, IPL for Rs425 crore alleged forex violations in media contract

According to ED, the payment of Rs425 crore facilitation fee by MSM Singapore to WSG Mauritius was made in an alleged unauthorised manner for cricketing media rights contract in 2009


The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has issued a Rs425 crore show cause notice against Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Indian Premier League (IPL), their officials and private companies for alleged contravention of forex laws in awarding a cricketing media rights contract in 2009.
The notices have been issued to close to 10 individuals and entities,  including former BCCI chief N Srinivasan, the then IPL Chairman Lalit Modi, chief operating officer (COO) Sunder Raman, and the officials of World Sports Group (WSG) and Multi Screen Media (MSM) for allegedly and fraudulently “manipulating” the contract and hence making illegal payments.
The development comes at a time when the latest edition of IPL players’ auction is underway in Bangalore on Monday.
The deal dates back to 2008 when the BCCI awarded the 10-year media rights to WSG on payment of $918 million. In the same year, WSG also entered into a deal with Multi Screen Media to make Sony the official broadcaster. The contract was replaced a year later with a nine-year deal where Multi Screen paid $1.63 billion.
The ED stepped in this case in 2009 and began a probe under the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) to investigate allegations that payment of Rs425 crore facilitation fee by MSM Singapore to WSG Mauritius was made in an alleged unauthorised manner.
It detected, sources said, that the deal payments were made to “unauthorised beneficiaries” and not the cricketing regulating bodies as per the terms and rules enshrined in the contract.
The agency has now show-caused, sources said, those officials in these organisations who were at the helm and signatories to the contract deal as it probed and detected that FEMA and Reserve Bank of India (RBI) laws were “contravened” in the final execution of this deal.
The agency has issued the final notices after which all the notices are allowed to appeal against the order within a period of 45 days or else pay the charged amount as mentioned in the notice.
The ED, sources said, has earlier recorded statements of various entities involved in this deal and the Special Director and the Adjudicating Authority now issued these notices.


IPL auction: Yuvraj Singh sold to Delhi Daredevils for record Rs16 crore

Delhi Daredevils bought Yuvraj Singh for a record Rs16 crore while Wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik was bought by RCB at Rs10.5 crore. Mumbai Indians bought Australian opener Aaron Finch for Rs3.20 crore


Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh set a new record as he emerged as the costliest ever buy in the Indian Premier League (IPL) by going for a whopping Rs16 crore to Delhi Daredevils in the eighth players' auction.
In a relatively low key auction, Yuvraj triggered an unexpected bidding war with four teams vying for the 33-year-old cricketer's services before Delhi clinched the deal for a record price.
Yuvraj, who had been bought for Rs14 crore by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) last year, went for such a big price came as a huge surprise given the fact that he is no longer in the Indian team. His current form, however, has been good which could have led to the franchises showing interest in him.
"I think we learnt from last year, and that if we want a player we need to push hard for him. Hence we were prepared to go all the way with Yuvraj and it's great for the player as well," Delhi coach Gary Kirsten said justifying the record bid for Yuvraj.
Wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik was another player, who commanded a massive price, going to RCB for Rs10.50 crore at a glitzy auction attended by business bigwigs, Bollywood stars like Preity Zinta and former cricketers such as Anil Kumble, Ricky Ponting, Stephen Fleming and VVS Laxman -- part of various teams' support staff.
Sri Lankan captain Angelo Mathew (Rs7.5 crore to DD), New Zealand pacer Trent Boult (Rs3.80 crore to Sunrisers Hyderabad), Indian leg-spinner Amit Mishra (Rs3.50 crore to DD) and Australian opener Aaron Finch (Rs3.20 crore to Mumbai Indians) were among those who fetched a good price at the auction.
Sri Lankan stalwarts Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara and Tillakaratne Dilshan, Indian pacers Zaheer Khan and Irfan Pathan, South African batsman Hashim Amla and New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor went unsold in the initial rounds of the auction. They might still find a buyer in the final round of bidding.
Yuvraj, who carried a base price of Rs2 crore, was sold after a fierce tug of war for his services between DD and RCB, who bought him last year for Rs14 crore.
Initially, there was four-way bidding among Rajasthan Royals, Royal Challengers, Kings XI Punjab and Delhi Daredevils to buy India's 2011 World Cup hero in the auction conducted by Richard Madley. But once the bidding reached Rs7 crore, RR and KXIP quit, leaving DD and RCB in the fray.


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