Shubhangi Khapre


Maratha Rallies prove counterproductive for Congress-NCP
Sun, Sep 25, 2016

The AICC has sought a report from the Congress on the impact of the scrapping of the Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe Prevention of Atrocities Act.

As Maratha rallies continue, Atrocities Act divides a village
Sun, Sep 25, 2016

Rajaram Dongre, a Maratha farmer, alleges he has been implicated in a false case under the Act by a Dalit villager.

Kopardi rape case: Congress rivals in show of strength at Maratha protest rally in Ahmednagar
Sat, Sep 24, 2016

Friday’s rally also marked an attempt by two senior leaders of the Congress-Opposition leader Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil and former minister Balasaheb Thorat-to display their strength and support base.

Maratha Rallies: Rich-poor divide out in the open
Fri, Sep 23, 2016

As ‘leader-less’ rallies gain momentum, lack of development in last six decades has the youth questioning established Maratha leaders.

Anger snowballs as Marathas march and ask for more
Wed, Sep 21, 2016

Quotas, complaints against Dalits behind show of strength.

Maratha ‘movement’ gears up for ‘Plan-B’
Wed, Sep 21, 2016

Once the rallies are over, second phase will focus on socio-economic issues, says Kranti Maratha Morcha

Maratha rally draws lakhs, stresses on ‘common identity’
Mon, Sep 19, 2016

The biggest issue for participants was the 'special incentives' given to Dalits and OBCs.

The highway to growth
Sat, Sep 17, 2016

The proposed corridor encompasses two major components — the eight lane Nagpur-Mumbai Supercommunication Expressway and the construction of 24 townships to be built simultaneously

Maharashtra govt draws up plan to tackle unrest
Wed, Sep 14, 2016

The consolidation of Marathas through the rallies is emerging as a big challenge to the ruling BJP government in Maharashtra.

Lesson from RSS sacking of Velingkar in Goa: rebels, even with a cause, not tolerated
Tue, Sep 13, 2016

The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) finds itself at the crossroads as a rebel seems to have taken up the banner of revolt to teach the ruling BJP in Goa a lesson. The former RSS Goa chief Subhash Velingkar, who was at loggerheads with the ruling BJP, was shown the door by the RSS. Unfazed, Velingkar […]

Maratha rallies are political, will not let them divide the society, say Dalit leaders
Mon, Sep 12, 2016

Noted Dalit writer Arjun Dangle said they are not against reservation to Marathas.

Shiv Sena to forge alliance with RSS rebel for Goa polls
Mon, Sep 12, 2016

Velingkar was sacked by the RSS as the Goa unit chief on August 31, and has floated an independent organisation called RSS Goa Prant.

Maharashtra needs to focus on food processing sector: NABARD
Sun, Sep 11, 2016

NABARD has observed that neglect of food processing sector is responsible for the plight of farmers in Maharashtra.

Digital Maharashtra to drive social reforms in 29,000 gram panchayats
Sun, Sep 11, 2016

The comprehensive mechanism is being set up to push the progressive Prohibition of Social Boycott Act to sensitise the gram panchayats.

Districts trying to outdo each other in staging huge Maratha rallies, say party leaders
Sat, Sep 10, 2016

Some Congress-NCP leaders said that every district was trying to set a benchmark to beat the records of previous rallies in numbers, funds.

Maharashtra govt to draw up new guidelines for transit camp redevelopment
Wed, Sep 07, 2016

Maharashtra government wants to lay down guidelines for transit camps’ redevelopment undertaken by private developers to check rampant manipulation and corruption.

Maharashtra gets central funds of Rs 16,603 crore to fund irrigation projects
Wed, Sep 07, 2016

State Water Resources Minister Girish Mahajan said, “The AIBP projects which have been covered under PMSY (Prime Minister Sinchan Yojna) has given consent for funds in a record time."

Maratha rallies are a battle on multiple fronts
Tue, Sep 06, 2016

The consolidation of Marathas to protest Kopardi case is to reassert the political might in Maharashtra. However, this could lead to relaignment of political forces with dalits/OBC uniting against the Marathas.

Maharashtra: Congress in a dilemma over Maratha rallies
Sun, Sep 04, 2016

Maratha organisations have decided to hold a series of rallies across Maharashtra at regular intervals to mobilise the community.

Maharashtra Govt skill development network aimed at rural youths
Sat, Sep 03, 2016

"Our policy is not confined to uplift of urban youths but specially designed to cater to requirements of the rural economy and agro-industries. The youths will lead the development," CM Devendra Fadnavis

Maharashtra: Maratha rallies lead to polarisation, unite OBCs and Dalits says Bharip Bahujan Mahasangh
Fri, Sep 02, 2016

The silent protests under local Maratha banners are promising many more mega-rallies across Marathwada, Western Maharashtra, Vidarbha, North Maharashtra and Konkan in the coming days.

Maharashtra government pushes reforms in farm sector to tackle rural poverty
Mon, Aug 29, 2016

The state government has set an ambitious target to increase the irrigation potential from 18 per cent to 41 per cent by 2019.

Red flags in the air, Maharashtra agrees to scan new security law
Sat, Aug 27, 2016

Intrusive security to poorly defined zones: Opposition calls it draconian.

Maharashtra Government to set parameters to define ‘model’ village
Sat, Aug 27, 2016

The Maharashtra government has announced a public-private partnership scheme to develop 1,000 ‘most backward’ villages.

Nagpur-Mumbai corridor will take 20 years ahead of other states in India, says Devendra Fadnavis
Sat, Aug 27, 2016

Setting an ambitious target, the government has ordered the project work to commence from October 31 and be completed by 2019.

Maharashtra focus on 10 new districts for industrial growth
Fri, Aug 26, 2016

These districts are Nanded, Shirdi, Amravati, Gondia, Nashik, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Ratnagiri and Sindhurdurg.

Maharashtra likely to witness drop in cotton production
Thu, Aug 25, 2016

The govt believes the shortfall of cotton coupled with greater overall demand in the market will ensure higher returns to the farmers

Shiv Sena will vote in favour of GST in Maharashtra Assembly
Wed, Aug 24, 2016

But wants Rs 37,500-cr package from Centre over 5 yrs to offset octroi loss

Maharashtra govt plans state model for AMRUT corpus
Tue, Aug 23, 2016

Maharashtra has shortlisted 43 cities/ towns under AMRUT.

Maharashtra to be role model in empowering Dalits, tribals
Fri, Aug 19, 2016

Maharashtra will set a role model for the nation with 10,000 Dalit/tribal entrepreneurs in the next three years.

Banwari Lal Purohit: Former Cong leader who claimed he arranged meeting between Rajiv & RSS
Thu, Aug 18, 2016

The former MP is currently managing editor of Hitavada, an English daily founded by Gopal Krishna Gokhale in 1911.

Maharashtra must begin water auditing, enforce policy changes soon: Chitale
Thu, Aug 18, 2016

Chitale, who has been championing the cause of effective water management, has often indicated that the drought-prone districts should ban on sugarcane cultivation and sugarmills as well.

Devendra Fadnavis prescribes drip irrigation for sugarcane, solar-powered pumps
Wed, Aug 17, 2016

Fadnavis convened a meeting to work out the strategy to enforce the state government’s water conservation project under the banner of “per drop per crop”.

Digital Maharashtra drive: Will connect 28,000 gram panchayats by 2017-18, says CM Fadnavis
Tue, Aug 16, 2016

Govt directs core sectors to expedite infra-projects.

Maharashtra: Smart agro services for drought-hit villages
Mon, Aug 15, 2016

CM Devendra Fadnavis, while announcing the project, stressed on the need for incorporating practices to manage the effects of climate change to bring reforms

BJP cannot adopt B R Ambedkar in letter and spirit, says Prakash Ambedkar
Sun, Aug 14, 2016

The growing atrocities against Dalits or discrimination against students in premiere institutions, is the failure of the Narendra Modi government to adopt Ambedkar in letter and spirit.