Shubhangi Khapre


BMC election 2017: Substantial increase in polling
Wed, Feb 22, 2017

Apart from Mumbai, in elections to nine other municipal corporations across the state, the polling percentage evoked mixed reactions.

Ponds of Jalyukta Shivar scheme: Maharashtra farmers dig in to beat drought
Wed, Feb 22, 2017

In Osmanabad, as in several drought-prone districts, the solution lay in rudimentary pond-digging.

BMC elections 2017: Interview with Devendra Fadnavis – ‘Transparency to remain non-negotiable in Sena-BJP alliance after polls’
Tue, Feb 21, 2017

BMC elections: My politics is centred on development and not demolition. My politics is not based on hatred, says Fadnavis.

Maharashtra civic polls will be test for Smart Cities project
Mon, Feb 20, 2017

Fadnavis made the mega projects costing Rs 10 lakh crore an integral part of the civic polls across Mumbai, Thane, Ulhasnagar, Pune, Pimpri-Chinchwad, Solapur, Akola, Amaravati, Nagpur and Nashik

As Jalyukta Shivar brings relief to state farmers, BJP hopes to reap poll harvest
Sun, Feb 19, 2017

Unlike Marathwada and Vidarbha, where farmers with small land holdings are building small farm ponds, in better-off western Maharashtra farmers are building community farm ponds.

Mumbai belongs to Mumbaikars: Devendra Fadnavis
Sun, Feb 19, 2017

"Make no mistake, all those people from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar who have been living here for last two to three generations have equal rights and status like Mumbaikars." CM

BJP pins hopes on Fadnavis as ZP, civic polls draw near
Sat, Feb 18, 2017

A senior BJP-RSS leader, who has worked closely with Fadnavis, said, “Poll campaigns are often part of a shrewd strategy for organisational expansion

Prithviraj Chavan seeks NCP help on home pitch
Sat, Feb 18, 2017

Rivals Vilas Undalkar, Atul Bhosale join hands to give tough fight in Karad

Maratha rallies a non-issue in polls
Fri, Feb 17, 2017

Across Sangli, Solapur or Satara, the Generation Next within the Maratha community admitted that reservation was an emotive issue. But what is of greater concern is the development of the villages and cities in their region. O

Solapur: Noteban, tech push hit beedi workers’ income
Mon, Feb 13, 2017

In the heart of Solapur city, clusters of row houses with women furiously filling tobacco into neatly-cut leaves rolled into beedis is a common sight

Civic polls: Sushilkumar Shinde fighting for survival in home turf Solapur
Mon, Feb 13, 2017

The former home minister, who ruled Solapur civic body for four decades, battles defections, anti-incumbency

Posters mock Saamana: CM Devendra Fadnavis takes battle to Uddhav’s turf in Dadar
Fri, Feb 10, 2017

The posters, along with a picture of the chief minister, read: “Phakta Agralekh Nahi, Tar Pragati Cha Alekh. (Not just editorials, but articles on progress)”.

Shiv Sena knows ground is slipping: CM Devendra Fadnavis
Wed, Feb 08, 2017

In a sharp retort, Fadnavis said, “Modiji door ki baat hain. Pahele Devendra Fadnavis se to nipto.” Translated, this means, “Modi is a far cry. Deal with Devendra Fadnavis first.”

BJP’s Mission Mumbai sets target of 114 seats
Mon, Feb 06, 2017

Of the 227 seats, BJP has a strong organisational base in 165 seats. Thus, it is concentrating in these 165 seats in terms of consolidation of vote share.

Sena, BJP in bitter battle over Mumbai legacy
Sun, Feb 05, 2017

Thirty-seven years later, as the party strikes out on its own to wrest the tag of ‘big brother’ from its saffron ally, the Shiv Sena has gone all out to defend its turf, questioning the relationship between the BJP and Mumbai.

BMC polls: BJP goes for tie-up with smaller allies
Fri, Feb 10, 2017

For municipal corporation elections, RPI gets 25 seats, RSP 4 and SS 3

Why squabbling BJP, Shiv Sena are still together in Maharashtra, Centre
Fri, Feb 03, 2017

The BJP, on its part, has deployed its second-rung ministers and leaders to “expose” alleged corruption in BMC, the cash-rich civic body that the Sena has ruled for 19 years.

Maharashtra Budget 2017-18: State to merge plan, non-plan expenditure
Thu, Feb 02, 2017

The Union Budget this year saw a merging of the general and the railway budget, as well as scrapping of the plan and non-plan categories.

Sena rejects MNS offer: BJP eyes gain in Maharshtra
Wed, Feb 01, 2017

The last 24 hours saw the MNS lashing out at the Sena for spurning its proposal of an unconditional alliance across the state, including Mumbai.

Amid fierce poll battle, Shiv Sena says won’t withdraw support to govt
Tue, Jan 31, 2017

A senior Sena functionary said, “On December 4, 2014 when Thackeray took the decision to join the BJP-led government, it was to honour the public mandate and provide stability to Maharashtra.”

BMC elections: BJP banks on mega projects to woo Mumbaikars
Mon, Jan 30, 2017

Through affordable housing policy, the party intends to capture cross-sections of the people living in slums, chawls and koliwadas.

At Mumbai rally, BJP steps up attack on Shiv Sena
Sun, Jan 29, 2017

Fadnavis cautioned the Sena not to undermine the political strength of the BJP whose development and transparency agenda, he said, will bring “political parivartan” in Mumbai.

Shiv Sena goes solo in Maharasthra polls to keep its house in order
Fri, Jan 27, 2017

For the first time after the 2014 Lok Sabha and assembly elections which saw the BJP emerge as the leading party, the Sena has been relegated to the secondary position in Maharashtra

Pawar’s Padma seen as recognition for his work towards agriculture
Thu, Jan 26, 2017

The ruling BJP in the state and the Centre said the award should be perceived beyond the realm of politics.

Shiv Sena, BJP unlikely to contest BMC polls together
Fri, Feb 10, 2017

A senior BJP leader said, “The BJP made all efforts to accommodate the concerns of its poll partners. But there appears to be no meeting point on the seat-sharing formula."

Co-op banks should be included in digital transactions: Devendra Fadnavis 
Wed, Jan 25, 2017

Fadnavis’ concern arises in the wake of the RBI decision in November disallowing cooperative banks from depositing the old demonetised Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes.

Anti-migrant stand no longer works, Shiv Sena and MNS switch to development plank
Tue, Jan 24, 2017

Besides the 26% Marathi votebank, Mumbai has 17% Gujarati and 20% north Indian voters, besides another 37% voting population comprising south Indian, Bengali, Punjabi and Rajasthani communities.

BJP doesn’t deserve over 60 seats: Sena; BJP calls it ‘an insult to party’
Mon, Jan 23, 2017

BJP leaders expressed serious displeasure over the Sena’s highhandedness to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.

BMC polls: No headway in talks as BJP wants 114 seats, Shiv Sena offers 60
Fri, Feb 10, 2017

During the 2012 BMC elections, Shiv Sena had contested on 164 seats and BJP on 63 seats.

IFSC project will generate 12 to 15 lakh jobs: Report
Sat, Jan 21, 2017

The state government has sought approvals for some policies from the Central Government.

BMC elections: Pre-poll talks hit roadblock as Sena takes umbrage over BJP’s ‘mafia raj’ allegation
Sat, Jan 21, 2017

Sena president Uddhav Thackeray has reportedly taken exception to his party’s work in BMC being equated to “mafia raj” by BJP MP Kirit Somaiya.

Pre-poll talks: State Congress takes tough stand on NCP
Fri, Jan 20, 2017

Maharashtra leaders urge AICC leadership not to accept NCP’s pre-poll talk proposal without stringent conditions

BMC polls: BJP submits list of 114 seats for CM’s approval
Fri, Feb 10, 2017

The BJP has also started the process of shortlisting candidates for these seats. The underlying message was that BJP should not lose sight of its organisational expansion in the BMC polls irrespective of the final formula.

BJP gives Shiv Sena two options for seat-sharing: ‘Half the seats, or our choice of seats’
Thu, Jan 19, 2017

Efforts on to wrap up negotiations by January 21

Maharashtra: Congress, NCP wary of BJP’s ‘transparency’ plank
Wed, Jan 18, 2017

The Congress and the NCP have drawn up a strategy to keep top leaders away from joining the corruption debate.

Sena-BJP talks: Devendra Fadnavis, Uddhav Thackeray keep alliance option alive
Wed, Jan 18, 2017

The BJP expects 105 seats, but the Sena wants to give 90 to the ally.