Shubhangi Khapre


Uddhav Thackeray likely to crack whip on ‘non-performing’ ministers, defuse dissent
Wed, Sep 20, 2017

A highly placed source in the Sena said, “There is mounting pressure on the party leadership to change the existing Sena ministers who have failed to deliver in the last three years.”

Shiv Sena is unhappy but not ready to divorce BJP
Wed, Sep 20, 2017

Though the BJP leadership knows that Sena is the best bet and most suitable partner when it comes to ruling Maharashtra, the party has plan B in place, in case the Sena pulls out of the alliance. The BJP has 122 seats in the 288-seat state assembly.

If Sena pulls plug, ‘plan B’ ready: BJP
Tue, Sep 19, 2017

While asserting that Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis would complete his five-year tenure, the top leadership of the party said they are not depending on any one political party to get to the magic figure.

Maharashtra to enforce stringent laws to tackle river pollution
Sun, Sep 17, 2017

Steps suggested include preventing dumping of untreated solid waste in rivers

Devendra Fadnavis to visit South Korea, seek funds for Samruddhi corridor
Sat, Sep 16, 2017

The state government is keen to attract maximum funds for the project through foreign investments at low interest rates over 30-35 years.

Bullet train won’t affect IFSC: Fadnavis
Fri, Sep 15, 2017

The state government — which had initially opposed the railway ministry’s plan to construct the station for the bullet train in Mumbai at BKC — Tuesday approved allotment of 0.9 hectare in the G-text block at BKC for the station.

Bullet train will boost GSDP of Maharashtra, Gujarat: Devendra Fadnavis
Fri, Sep 15, 2017

State gets nod for Rs 30,000 crore loan from Japan that will expedite Metro: Devendra Fadnavis

Sub-panel formed to look into Maratha demands
Thu, Sep 14, 2017

Last month, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had assured the Maratha delegation of the government’s resolve to find an amicable solution to all their demands, including reservation. The sub-committee was part of the promise made by Fadnavis.

Devendra Fadnavis discusses financial model with banks
Thu, Sep 14, 2017

A senior secretary present at the meeting said the financial institutions responded positively but raised some concerns related to the financial model.

Green oil refinery will have zero pollution: CM Devendra Fadnavis
Wed, Sep 13, 2017

Giving nod to include representatives from every organisation in the coordination committee, Fadnavis got experts to dispel fears about pollution likely to be caused by the oil refinery.

Sena a confused party under Uddhav: NCP
Wed, Sep 13, 2017

Their double standards show the confused leadership of Uddhav Thackeray.” He said the Sena reckoned that if it were to distance itself from the BJP, the organisation would split vertically.

Irrigation scam chargesheet: Mention of ex-minister Tatkare spells setback for NCP
Tue, Sep 12, 2017

Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut in an article in Saamana Sunday alleged that PM Narendra Modi had offered a cabinet berth to NCP MP Supriya Sule.

Loan waiver: Farmers to get relief before Diwali, says CM Devendra Fadnavis
Tue, Sep 12, 2017

Taking the help of Aadhaar numbers, a specially-devised software would help in scrutinising the eligibility of an applicant for loan waiver.

Maharashtra to seek highest priority status from Centre for irrigation projects in drought prone region
Mon, Sep 11, 2017

Although in majority of the projects central clearances have been sought, state wants the Centre to accord a special category status to facilitate immediate financial assistance up to Rs 10,800 crore.

Maharashtra govt pushes for inclusion of 3 more projects in PM agriculture scheme
Sun, Sep 10, 2017

The Jigaon major irrigation project in Vidarbha covers six talukas from Buldana district and two talukas in Akola district. The project in the cotton belt, which is in an advanced state of construction, will require Rs 7,740.80 crore.

Maharashtra sets target of 40 per cent irrigation potential by 2019
Sat, Sep 09, 2017

Another area of concern raised by the state government was to expedite its ongoing 26 irrigation projects, which have been shortlisted in Prime Minister Krishi Sinchan Yojna, worth Rs 25,000 crore.

Maharashtra gets Centre nod for river linking projects
Sat, Sep 09, 2017

The districts which would benefit from the river linking projects include Nashik, Jalgaon, Ahmednagar, Mumbai and Aurangabad.

MP Mills Compound Project: Governor orders Lokayukta probe against minister Prakash Mehta
Thu, Sep 07, 2017

In the monsoon session on August 11 following pressure from the Opposition parties and preliminary facts pointing to violation of norms, Fadnavis announced a probe against all charges of alleged corruption in housing projects against Mehta.

Maharashtra Governor orders Lokayukta probe against housing minister in land case
Thu, Sep 07, 2017

Another charge against Mehta is that he made a noting on the controversial project file citing he has  informed the decision to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.

World-class Mumbai plan stuck on paper for 13 years
Tue, Sep 05, 2017

In 2004, a special task force set a 2013 deadline for makeover, sought investments of Rs 2 lakh crore over 10 years

Maharashtra Government pushes group farming in 1,000 villages
Sun, Sep 03, 2017

The state government has made all departments adopt an integrated approach in taking every developmental project ahead to make each village a role model in Maharashtra and India.

Ahead of reshuffle, Shiv Sena keen on another central berth for party
Sat, Sep 02, 2017

The Shiv Sena with 18 members of Parliament has a lone representative, Anant Geete, as the Union Minister for Heavy Industries. The BJP, while keen to retain the support of its ally, sees no reason to go out of its way for the Sena, insiders said

Three Maharashtra ministers, Opposition allegations and two probes
Tue, Aug 29, 2017

Mehta is seen as the BJP’s Gujarati face in the current council of ministers. A former Mumbai BJP president, he is known as a networker with clout both at home and in Delhi. Now, however, he faces a probe ordered by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis over corruption charges in a housing project.

Loan waiver: Disbursement to start from October
Wed, Aug 23, 2017

Last date of online form submission extended to September 15

People reposed faith in development work: CM Devendra Fadnavis
Tue, Aug 22, 2017

“The Mira-Bhayander victory is the trust people have reposed in development works of the government. It is a mandate for vikas and vishwas," Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said.

Maharashtra’s irrigation potential can go up to 56 per cent
Mon, Aug 21, 2017

A senior officer in the ministry told The Indian Express, “We are working on a two pronged strategy. The foremost task is to complete the 225 ongoing projects, which would enhance our irrigation projects from 18 per cent to 27 per cent.”

Maharashtra govt plans welfare measures to tackle Maratha-OBC divide
Sat, Aug 19, 2017

To begin with, across the 355 talukas in Maharashtra, local BJP leaders will hold meetings to bring the two communities together through development projects.

NCP leader arrested for ‘abusing’ CEO in JNPT
Sat, Aug 19, 2017

The police took the action after taking cognizance of a video showing Raigad NCP general secretary Prashant Patil abusing the CEO of PSA Bharat Mumbai Container Terminal Ltd in the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust premises in Navi Mumbai.

BJP Maharashtra executive meet: Start work during peace time for 2019 battle, CM Devendra Fadnavis tells party workers
Fri, Aug 18, 2017

“If we were to give complete loan waiver it would incur a Rs 1.14 lakh crore budget. Can any state in the country afford such a loan waiver? Do you want to stop all the other schemes for the dalits, tribals and other sectors?” said Devendra Fadnavis.

On BJP’s mind now: Inroads into Maratha, Muslim areas in Maharashtra
Thu, Aug 17, 2017

The Marathas constitute 33 per cent of the state’s population and Muslims 10 to 12 per cent.

Nagpur-Mumbai expressway will boost growth in Maoist belt: Report
Sun, Aug 13, 2017

According to the report, state governnment is planning to provide support from other sources (including cess on petroleum products) to meet cash shortfall funding arising due to timing mismatch in monetisation of land and/or increase in cash shortfall funding required dye to deviation from traffic/tariff assumptions considered.

Monsoon Session saw Sena, BJP bonhomie
Sun, Aug 13, 2017

The strategy change was an outcome of the Presidential elections that led to a thumping victory of Ram Kovind. The voting in the state assembly saw the BJP eliciting support of 22 more MLAs representing smaller parties and independents.

Devendra Fadnavis orders probe against two ministers, bureaucrat
Sat, Aug 12, 2017

The Opposition had been demanding action against Mehta and Desai. While Mehta is a BJP minister, Desai is from Shiv Sena.

Maratha Rally: Maharashtra announces education, job sops to win over Marathas
Thu, Aug 10, 2017

The scope of the scheme, which provides 50 per cent concession in fees, has been expanded to benefit more Maratha students pursuing higher and professional studies. The decision will cost the government Rs 600 crore annually.

Maratha Kranti Morcha may kick off talks with government soon
Wed, Aug 09, 2017

Marathas who constitute 33 per cent of the state population are the dominant political force in Maharashtra. For the last one year, the community has taken to streets through silent rallies to highlight their demands for reservation in jobs and education

Crop Insurance scheme: 70 lakh covered, says govt; farmer leaders claim 40 per cent left out
Tue, Aug 08, 2017

Core committee plans to start agitation from August 14