Shubhangi Khapre


Maharashtra govt hikes water tariff for agriculture, domestic and industrial sectors
Sat, Jan 20, 2018

Tariff for agriculture and domestic use increased by 17 per cent; for industries hike is 50 per cent

BJP conclave in Mumbai: Devendra Fadnavis puts party workers in poll mode
Wed, Jan 17, 2018

The chief minister’s speech was seen as a clear pointer to the state government preparing for early assembly elections in Maharashtra, coinciding with the Lok Sabha polls in 2019.

Irrigation work: 88 per cent tenders quote lower rates in Maharashtra
Tue, Jan 16, 2018

The state government’s decision to order investigation against corruption in irrigation projects also helped fix processes within the ministry, a senior secretary associated with ministry said.

Setback for BJP: Nana Patole returns to Congress
Fri, Jan 12, 2018

MP says will prefer Maharashtra as his area of work

Maratha Kranti Morcha says no plans to call bandh, hold rally against Dalits
Tue, Jan 09, 2018

The assertion of the Marathas was countered by the Dalits who felt their service to Sambhaji was being undermined. The Dalit villagers tried to assert their claim pointing to the memorial of Gantap Gaikwad.

Maharashtra govt to pitch Jalyukta Shivar, Samruddhi Corridor at February summit
Mon, Jan 08, 2018

Fadnavis govt looks at attracting higher investments and taking rural and urban models to global players

Political climate in Maharashtra conducive for global investors, says Fadnavis
Sun, Jan 07, 2018

The three-day conclave is being organised by the state government to project its “achievements” in core sectors and further tap global investors.

Dalit consolidation a warning not to take them for granted, says Ramdas Athawale
Sun, Jan 07, 2018

"Babasaheb Ambedkar never promoted narrow and partisan caste- and community-based politics. He was not against the Brahmins. His protest was against the dogmas and rituals which were discriminatory and caste-driven,” said Ramdas Athawale.

Unrest among Dalits, tribals, OBCs: Maharashtra govt plans higher allocations for social sector
Sat, Jan 06, 2018

The target of financial subsidies of Rs 1.5 lakh to Dalit farmers complete with ownership rights to farm wells and Rs 50,000 for farm ponds will be taken up on priority.

There was no intelligence failure in Bhima Koregaon, says Fadnavis
Fri, Jan 05, 2018

Fadnavis said, “There was no intelligence failure in Bhima Koregaon. While the overall developments leading to the attack on Dalits and violence on streets deserve strongest condemnation and investigation, it cannot be solely subscribed as an outcome of lapses in intelligence gathering.”

Prakash Ambedkar takes centre stage in Dalit politics
Thu, Jan 04, 2018

Prakash Ambedkar’s success in bringing Mumbai and parts of Maharashtra to a virtual standstill has been an outcome of meticulous planning to consolidate the Dalit/OBC forces against the Marathas. The Bhima Koregaon incident provided a trigger.

Bhima Koregaon violence: Protests bring Maratha-Dalit rift out in the open
Wed, Jan 03, 2018

Maharashtra bandh: The Bhima Koregaon incident, which has led to a renewed assertion by Dalits in Maharashtra, could have a deeper political impact in the run-up to 2019 Vidhan Sabha and Lok Sabha elections.

Maharashtra: Protests bring Maratha-Dalit rift out in the open
Wed, Jan 03, 2018

The Bhima Koregaon incident, which has led to a renewed assertion by Dalits in Maharashtra, could have a deeper political impact in the run-up to 2019 Vidhan Sabha and Lok Sabha elections.

Maharashtra govt to focus on three mega projects to make inroads in rural, urban areas
Tue, Jan 02, 2018

High on the agenda of government is Nagpur-Mumbai Supercommunication Expressway worth Rs 46,000 cr, 22 lakh houses under Pradhanmantri Awas Yojna and the farmers’ loan waiver

Maharashtra  govt needs over Rs 5,000-cr budget to tackle farm crisis in Vidarbha
Mon, Jan 01, 2018

The distressed districts, which have reported highest number of farmers suicides in last 15 years, have plenty of water but lack of infrastructure to channelise the water to the farmers’ fields. As a result, farmers’ income does not commensurate with the target set by the government.

Govt to rework social sector policies ahead of 2019 polls
Wed, Dec 27, 2017

According to BJP sources, there is concern within the organisation to make greater efforts to get the party’s acceptance across segments beyond caste lines through pro-poor image.

Digital reforms to tackle crime, graft
Tue, Dec 26, 2017

Explaining the initiative, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said, “Digitisation in policing is aimed at bringing greater accountability and minimising manipulations.”

Maharashtra for ‘freedom fighter’ status soon for people sent to prison during Emergency
Mon, Dec 25, 2017

Devendra Fadnavis said, “The process to compile the list of individuals who served imprisonment during Emergency will be done across Maharashtra. They would be accorded honour and dignity as freedom fighter.”

Winter session: Congress-NCP rift took steam off Opposition, CM Fadnavis faced more pinpricks from within BJP
Sun, Dec 24, 2017

During the session, there was not a single meeting between the Congress and the NCP to discuss floor coordination to shortlist issues or evolve a strategy to corner the BJP government.

Winter session in Nagpur: Zoting report on Eknath Khadse no longer relevant, says CM Fadnavis
Sat, Dec 23, 2017

Judicial probe into alleged scam was ordered in June 2016

Winter Session In Nagpur: Rs 10,886-crore river linking project to reclaim water flowing into Gujarat
Fri, Dec 22, 2017

The work under the national river linking project has been taken up after discussions with Maharashtra, Gujarat and the Centre.

Khadse, Deshmukh skip visit to RSS headquarters, BJP sends them notice
Thu, Dec 21, 2017

“I was not feeling well. So I did not visit the RSS headquarters.” Khadse said

New package for cotton and paddy farmers in Vidarbha, says Devendra Fadnavis
Thu, Dec 21, 2017

In another significant announcement, the CM said one time settlement (OTS) scheme of the loan waiver has been extended from December 31, 2017 to March 30, 2018.

Over 10 mega projects in rural areas likely in next two years: Maharashtra govt
Wed, Dec 20, 2017

Maharashtra had to fend off fierce competition from Andhra Pradesh to bag the project. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu had offered free land along with a slew of incentives to bag the project.

Gujarat election results 2017: Congress, NCP cry ‘betrayal’, call for unity
Tue, Dec 19, 2017

“The votes polled by the NCP in 10 to 14 seats proved detrimental to the Congress. Had the Congress and NCP struck an alliance, it would have helped defeat BJP,” Maharashtra PCC leader said

Maharashtra BJP set for course corrections
Tue, Dec 19, 2017

Focus on improving poll performance by acting against non-performers and pushing agriculture reforms

Greenfield linen yarn, fabric unit comes up in Nandgaon Peth
Mon, Dec 18, 2017

Raymond’s first phase on 30 acres has given employment to 800 people; firm plans to develop project in 4 phases

Sugar from Pakistan: ‘Alarmed’ Congress and NCP want import duty hiked, export duty scrapped
Sat, Dec 16, 2017

“If Pakistan sugar comes to India, it will badly affect the domestic market. Kolkata was the biggest sugar market. But over the years Uttar Pradesh has also made inroads in Kolkata,” said senior NCP leader Ajit Pawar

Farm Loan Waiver: Maharashtra to make public list of 69 lakh beneficiaries
Sat, Dec 16, 2017

Names, amount credited to accounts to be in public domain

Winter Session: CM says 39.40% of Cong-NCP loan waiver in 2008-09 benefited non-eligible people
Fri, Dec 15, 2017

The chief minister said, “The process of crediting the funds in individual accounts is taking time as banks have been warned to exercise utmost caution on eligibility criteria of farmers.”

Maharashtra loan waiver likely to cover more farmers
Wed, Dec 13, 2017

Maharashtra govt has decided to provide additional Rs 15,000 crore towards loan waiver through supplementary demands.

Opposition plans to corner BJP-led government on loan waiver, efforts on to get Shiv Sena onboard for Winter Session
Sun, Dec 10, 2017

An NCP source said, “The biggest challenge for our leadership is to dispel the notion we are the B team of the BJP. Ten Congress and NCP MLAs voting for the BJP candidate in the state legislative council poll has dented the Opposition unity.”

RBI should probe ghost accounts of farmers: ex-CM Prithviraj Chavan
Sat, Dec 09, 2017

The issue came to light after the State Level Bankers Committee (SLBC) revised its loan waiver for farmers’ accounts list almost thrice.

Nagpur Legislative Council election: BJP’s Prasad Lad wins with 209 votes
Fri, Dec 08, 2017

The BJP fielded Prasad Lad after eliciting support from the Shiv Sena, which was vehemently opposed to Rane’s candidature.

Maharashtra govt plans to tap surplus groundwater in Vidarbha
Thu, Dec 07, 2017

The report pointed out to the shrinkage of groundwater at the biggest dam in the state, Jayakwadi in Marathwada, attributed to over-exploitation of water through new projects over the last six decades. The report had recommended a ban on new irrigation projects upstream Jayakwadi dam.

Maharashtra govt plans to bring legislation to enforce MSP
Wed, Dec 06, 2017

According to sources, though the mechanism of determining the MSP for farm produce was the Centre’s prerogative, the Maharashtra government’s initiative aimed to arrest the exploitation of farmers by traders who are often found to manipulate the markets.