Sunday, Apr 26, 2015



Ambedkarites find it hard to stay afloat
Mon, Apr 27, 2015

As BJP and Congress make inroads in state, two main Ambedkarite parties struggle to retain their support base.

Cost factors make drip irrigation lose steam in Maharashtra
Mon, Apr 27, 2015

Of 32 lakh hectares of irrigated farmland in the state, drip irrigation is confined to only 6 lakh hectare.

Devendra Fadnavis looks to Israel for climate-adaptive agriculture
Sun, Apr 26, 2015

He said that he would also look at technologies that minimise overall input costs & ensure higher dividends to farmers.

Maharashtra adopts Gujarat toilet model in drought-hit areas
Sun, Apr 26, 2015

The state government has increased the budget allocation from Rs 4,000 to Rs 12,000 for the construction of one toilet.

CM Fadnavis sets up 24/7 cell to help stranded Maharashtra tourists in Nepal
Sat, Apr 25, 2015

CM Fadnavis is closely monitoring the situation and directed officials to extend all the help needed to Nepal.

Government working on integrated policy to stop farmer suicides: Fadnavis
Sat, Apr 25, 2015

Fadnavis said Maharashtra would have to rise to challenge posed by natural calamity, that has adversely hit 90 lakh farmers.

Digging borewells deeper than 200 feet to invite action
Fri, Apr 24, 2015

The government has currently deployed 900 water tankers, almost 700 in Marathwada alone, in drought-hit villages.

Shiv Sena-BJP sweep Aurangabad civic polls, AIMIM ahead of Congress, NCP
Fri, Apr 24, 2015

In Aurangabad, the Congress won only 10 seats, NCP 3 seats and others managed 19 seats.

Shiv Sena refuses to accept land acquisition bill
Mon, Apr 20, 2015

The party has categorically conveyed to the BJP that it cannot accept the land bill in present form.

Maharashtra CM Fadnavis makes a surprise visit to Nagpur central jail
Mon, Apr 20, 2015

Fadnavis said the prison administration requires a major revamp thus expressing his disappointment with the present working in the premises.

Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis to meet Manohar Parrikar to seek aircraft hub in Maharashtra
Sun, Apr 19, 2015

Fadnavis' proposed project comes in the wake of the decision taken by Parrikar to promote indigenously made aircraft.

Sena-BJP alliance to take on NCP might in Navi Mumbai civic polls on April 22
Sun, Apr 19, 2015

The elections in the NMBC for 111 wards out of which Shiv Sena will contest 68 seats and BJP 43 seats.

Finance won’t come in way of your projects, Gadkari tells Fadnavis
Sat, Apr 18, 2015

Gadkari & Fadnavis displayed a picture perfect making water ways a common cause to transform the face of India.

Ahead of Aurangabad civic polls, Shiv Sena rakes up renaming issue again
Fri, Apr 17, 2015

The minorities have a sizeable presence in Aurangabad. And emotive issues often trigger division that leads to polarisation of votes.

Narayan Rane blames Congress for ‘plotting’ his defeat
Fri, Apr 17, 2015

The editorial in Prahar - Rane's mouthpiece - flashed a headline "Rane won, Congress lost".

Eye on civic polls, Shiv Sena shifts to hardcore Hindutva
Thu, Apr 16, 2015

Mumbai has been Sena’s bastion and homeground, losing its grip on the BMC would be a huge setback for the party.

Shiv Sena retains Bandra (E), Rane takes rout, not redemption
Thu, Apr 16, 2015

The Bandra(E) is an important constituency for the Shiv Sena.

Maharashtra BJP conclave next month to address problems faced by govt
Tue, Apr 14, 2015

THE Maharashtra unit of the BJP has convened a national executive meeting at Kolhapur from May 4 to 6 to discuss and determine the roadmap to address the problems within the government and the organisation.

Congress never did B R Ambedkar justice, why recall him now, asks his grandson
Tue, Apr 14, 2015

Ahead of B R Ambedkar’s birth anniversary, Prakash Ambedkar reminisces on his grandfather’s work and talks about the politics he sees around it

State clears 31 irrigation projects
Sun, Apr 12, 2015

In the state budget 2015-16, Rs 7,272 crore was allocated for the water resources department.

Bandra East bypoll: For Rane, it’s a fight for identity within Congress
Sun, Apr 12, 2015

Rane's defeat in home turf Sindhudurg (Konkan) in 2014 assembly elections raised the questions about his leadership within the Congress.

Budget session ends, CM says has kept his promises
Sat, Apr 11, 2015

Devendra Fadnavis on Friday described the outcome of the month long budget session in Maharashtra as –promises made were kept.

Maharashtra govt redefines prime time as noon to 9 pm
Fri, Apr 10, 2015

Maharashtra Government on Thursday (April 9) relaxed its decision mandating multiplexes in the state to screen Marathi films in the prime time slot.

Bitter Munde vs Munde feud again, now for his sugar co-op
Mon, Apr 06, 2015

Gopinath Munde’s family has taken its longstanding feud to the sugar factory he set up, with his daughter and nephew fighting for control.

Decks cleared for Ambedkar memorial in Mumbai
Sun, Apr 05, 2015

The bhoomi pujan (inauguration) of the Ambedkar memorial will be done by Modi and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.

Fadnavis calls for accountability in police force, asks for plan of action
Sun, Apr 05, 2015

Fadnavis, who also holds the home portfolio, has also asked for a list of police requirements.

Maharashtra will be third state to tap one crore BJP members
Sat, Apr 04, 2015

“Maharashtra BJP has touched 91 lakhs. But it had set the target of one crore," said BJP sources.

Maharashtra: CM Devendra Fadnavis cracks whip in police department
Sat, Apr 04, 2015

The total cases of crime against women registered in year 2014 were 33,415. The total cases of crime against children 7,213.

Maharashtra govt wants House debate on Kelkar report before ATR
Sat, Apr 04, 2015

The panel had looked into regional biases in development in state and recommended more funds for Vidarbha, Marathwada.

Maharashtra govt rules out Rs 4,500 cr package for sugar mills
Tue, Mar 31, 2015

The 288-member Assembly was polarised with MLAs, setting aside party lines, joining hands to counter NCP.

Maharashtra plans to bring farmer suicide under insurance cover
Mon, Mar 30, 2015

State Agriculture Minister Eknath Khadse said the govt was planning an insurance cover of 'up to Rs 5 lakh'.

CM Devendra Fadnavis talks of PPP route to fight drought in state
Sun, Mar 29, 2015

Also plans to rope in NGOs to address social issues that drive farmers to suicide.

In peace bid, Sena chief invites CM Devendra Fadnavis for dinner
Sat, Mar 28, 2015

Sena’s initiative for a peace with BJP comes ahead of the April 11 bypoll for the Bandra (East) Assembly seat.

Maharashtra govt asks ACB to probe all 16 irrigation projects
Wed, Mar 25, 2015

The govt asked the (ACB) to investigate the projects where violation of the rules has been ascertained.

Maharashtra get highest package of Rs 2,000 cr for drought: CM Fadnavis
Tue, Mar 24, 2015

“This is the highest financial drought package offered by centre to Maharashtra," said Fadnavis.

CM’s wife records song for campaign against female foeticide
Sun, Mar 22, 2015

Maharashtra has a sex ratio of 929:1000, which is less than the national average of 943:1000.