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In polls run-up, Chavan govt mocked SC order on police transfers
Mon, Nov 10, 2014

While the CM is competent authority to decide on transfers of IPS officers, home minister enjoys same power in case of SPS officers.

Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis told to rethink farm power dole, free drugs
Sun, Nov 02, 2014

The finance department has sought a review of subsidies of Rs 1,508 crore extended to the state transport department.

CM Devendra Fadnavis’s maiden move is anti-graft
Sat, Nov 01, 2014

Fadnavis said he would distribute portfolios Saturday. There is buzz he could retain the key Home portfolio.

The task ahead for Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis
Fri, Oct 31, 2014

From reviving a stagnant farm sector to ensuring a credible, corruption-free government, the new CM to be sworn in today has several complex tasks ahead. Kavitha Iyer, Manasi Phadke and Sandeep Ashar list the top 5 challenges

From giant lotus cutouts to grand musical, this Friday, Wankhede will have no match
Wed, Oct 29, 2014

The BJP has roped in popular Bollywood set designer Nitin Desai and event organiser Ravi Savla for the planning, design.

144 decisions in 29 days with few controversial ones, President’s rule in Maharashtra in top gear
Tue, Oct 28, 2014

Maharashtra came under President’s rule on September 28 after the erstwhile Congress-NCP government fell.

What Prithvi Govt didn’t say: how it sat on sanction requests in 76 corruption cases
Tue, Oct 28, 2014

Senior Congress leader Naseem Khan admitted that the government should not have flouted its own norms.

Chavan govt sat on graft probe against Bhujbal
Fri, Oct 24, 2014

State legislative panel had directed the government to set up SIT to probe ‘Rs 5,000-crore’ scam.

Go-ahead for graft probe against Bhujbal
Thu, Oct 23, 2014

As BJP weighs NCP offer, state Home department sanctions open inquiry against NCP leader

Maharashtra elections results: Sonia Gandhi takes stock of debacle, may go for rejig
Wed, Oct 22, 2014

Maharashtra: In Delhi and Mumbai, Prithviraj Chavan draws flak for poor campaign from party colleagues

Chavan worked to build his own image: Shinde
Tue, Oct 21, 2014

Congress party leaders in the state went into a huddle Monday evening to discuss the party’s further strategy.

Maha defeat for Congress
Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Cong down to its lowest tally in state, partymen blame organisational failure.

Behind NCP support, 42 MLAs — and 1 file to probe Ajit Pawar
Mon, Oct 20, 2014

The NCP offered unconditional outside support to the BJP, which at 123 seats is 22 short of a clear majority.

Knives out in Cong even before results, Chavan under siege
Sun, Oct 19, 2014

Chavan has been facing fire from party leaders for his controversial newspaper interview on the eve of polling day.

Knives out in Cong even before results, Prithviraj Chavan comes under siege
Sat, Oct 18, 2014

State leaders hit out at ex-CM for his recent interview, Delhi comes to his rescue.

Defeat in sight, blame game begins in Congress
Fri, Oct 17, 2014

Chavan draws most flak, Thakre and Rane blamed too

Likely defeat fuels blame game in Congress
Fri, Oct 17, 2014

Similar to its Lok Sabha campaign, the Congress focused on its ‘anti-Narendra Modi’ rhetoric.

Maharashtra government spent Rs 5 cr for one-day event in New York
Thu, Oct 16, 2014

Chavan quit as Chief Minister on September 26 after the NCP withdrew support to Congress ahead of the Assembly elections.

Record turnout of 53% in city; Sena may humble ex-ally BJP
Thu, Oct 16, 2014

Voting percentage in Marathi pockets much more than in Gujarati-dominated areas of Mumbai.

Marathi voices loudest in Mumbai high
Thu, Oct 16, 2014

Five months earlier, Mumbai had a turnout of 52.66 per cent in the Lok Sabha polls, a peak not reached since 1989.

Campaign ends, Cong takes Modi speech to EC
Tue, Oct 14, 2014

Probe repeat telecast of Madison Square Garden speech: Congress

With son, Uddhav takes a leaf out of father’s book
Mon, Oct 13, 2014

Uddhav and his son Aditya prostrated before ‘Shiv Sainiks’, urging them to vote the party to power.

Come, Make in Karnataka: Siddaramaiah to Maharashtra industrialists
Sun, Oct 12, 2014

In Mumbai for BJP’s poll campaign, Patel had recently urged industrialists to think beyond ‘congested’ Mumbai.

In old left bastion, comrades turn right
Sun, Oct 12, 2014

The Radhanagari Assembly seat in the same district has socialist Prakash Abitkar as the Shiv Sena candidate.

Former minister’s house has 76 voters, surnames no bar
Sun, Oct 12, 2014

The NCP leader is seeking re-election from the constituency for the fourth consecutive time.

In his toughest poll battle yet, R R Patil’s village pays its ‘debt’
Sat, Oct 11, 2014

Army of volunteers out to campaign, say ‘Aaba’ has given them everything.

Sex workers can vote, but can’t contest
Fri, Oct 10, 2014

The community’s plans to put up a candidate have failed to materialise.

Congress-NCP’s Marathas quota yet to hit home
Fri, Oct 10, 2014

Sambhajiraje’s brother Chatrapati Molajiraje had contested on a Congress ticket from Kolhapur (North) Assembly seat last time but lost.

NCP’s western hopes tick away
Wed, Oct 08, 2014

Ever since its inception in 1999, the party’s mainstay has been this region.

I respect Balasaheb, won’t attack Sena, says Narendra Modi in Sangli
Mon, Oct 06, 2014

Trains guns on Pawar, says NCP, Cong are bhrashtarcharvadi, invokes Shivaji in west Maharashtra

PM rally in riot-scarred Sangli today, BJP faces the Shiv Sena hurdle
Sun, Oct 05, 2014

BJP won 3 out of 8 Assembly seats in the region in 2009.

In Satara, it’s dynasty that decides
Sat, Oct 04, 2014

Contest in 8 Assembly segments is more about lineage than political affiliations.

Shivaji wouldn’t have approved, says descendant
Fri, Oct 03, 2014

Satara withstood the Modi juggernaut during the Lok Sabha poll, with Bhosle winning by 3.6 lakh votes.

WhatsApp takes candidate to voter’s screen
Fri, Oct 03, 2014

Jayant Patil said he has had videos customised to highlight his work, and these are being circulated in various pockets through WhatsApp.

NCP tries to hurt Chavan chances, ends up suffering split in ranks
Thu, Oct 02, 2014

The NCP was dealt another blow when Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghtana’s (SSS) Punjabrao Patil also withdrew his nomination from the seat.

Chavan sanctioned Rs 335 cr for hometown Karad, but nothing to show on ground
Tue, Sep 30, 2014

Development is a work in progress in Chavan’s home constituency as he leads the Congress on its toughest battle yet.