Shubhangi Khapre


Textile hub plan in Vidarbha: Govt will change fortunes of cotton farmers, says CM Fadnavis
Sun, May 01, 2016

Fadnavis said, “We have worked out an integrated model of textile and agro industries to open up new market opportunities with higher remuneration for cotton farmers in Vidarbha and Marathwada.”

Adarsh scam: HC’s demolition order a setback for Congress in Maharashtra
Sat, Apr 30, 2016

Ex-CM Ashok Chavan, who now heads the state Cong, is an accused in the case.

Why Adarsh demolition order has Congress crumbling
Fri, Apr 29, 2016

The court's directives to the Centre and state governments to initiate proceedings against politicians and bureaucrats has once again brought the issue of corruption to the centre stage in the state.

Maharashtra reshuffle takes ministers, babus by surprise
Fri, Apr 29, 2016

Sources, however, said the reshuffle indicated efforts by the chief minister to resolve the friction between ministers and bureaucrats.

Smart Cities project: With just a month to go for second round, govt pushes Nagpur development
Thu, Apr 28, 2016

The winter capital of Maharashtra could not qualify in the first round of the central project as it scored 53 points, while the 20 cities across the country that were selected scored between 58.47 points and 78.83 points.

Mumbai: BJP-Sena skirmishes may get worse
Wed, Apr 27, 2016

“We must make a distinction between electoral strategy and participation in government” — this was the overriding sentiment when The Indian Express spoke to a host of Sena ministers and officials.

BMC polls 2017: BJP to ride development plank
Wed, Apr 27, 2016

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis will be the party’s mascot as the BJP wants to ride the development plank to counter the Sena’s three-decade dominance on “Amchi Mumbai”.

Centre planning to ask other states to adopt Maharashtra’s social boycott Bill
Mon, Apr 25, 2016

Several union ministers, such as Piyush Goyal, Venkaiah Naidu, Prakash Javadekar and Suresh Prabhu, have lauded the state’s Act that criminalises social boycott of individuals and groups.

Nitin Gadkari’s meagre budget remark: Maharashtra govt has provided adequate funds for irrigation sector
Mon, Apr 25, 2016

Talking to The Indian Express, Mungantiwar said, 'If we consider the budgetary provisions made in multiple departments related to irrigation projects, the total amount would go beyond Rs 12,000 crore.'

Drought-hit: Maharashtra postpones SAARC tourism summit till August
Sun, Apr 24, 2016

The Maharashtra government, which was asked to hold the country’s first SAARC Tourism Summit in Aurangabad between April and May by the Ministry of External Affairs, has decided to postpone the event till August.

Marathwada dam levels drop to 3%
Sat, Apr 23, 2016

The maximum water capacity in all these projects is 5,142 million cubic metres

Maharashtra: To tackle water pollution, new policy puts spotlight on sewage treatment
Wed, Apr 20, 2016

Overseas companies are ready to give soft loans at lower interest to be repaid over 30-40 years.

Maharashtra: No new sugar mills in Marathwada for 5 years
Tue, Apr 19, 2016

Of the 202 sugar mills in Maharashtra, 40 per cent are in Marathwada region. Maharashtra accounts for 32 per cent of the total sugar production in the country.

‘Drought selfie’ to ‘water for breweries’, Pankaja Munde leaves BJP red-faced
Tue, Apr 19, 2016

Her selfie in drought-hit Latur has invited flak from across the political spectrum including the Congress, NCP and Shiv Sena.

Budget provision for irrigation projects: Water resources minister sought Rs 15,000 cr, got only Rs 7,800 cr
Mon, Apr 18, 2016

State Water Resources Minister Girish Mahajan had submitted a Budget proposal for Rs 15,000 crore for the irrigation sector in Maharashtra.

Dalit parties losing ground due to leadership crisis, says Prakash Ambedkar
Sun, Apr 17, 2016

Whether it is commemorating Ambedkar’s birth anniversary every April 14 or death anniversary on December 6, the Dalit political and social organisations have taken a backstage or even lost their relevance.

Maharashtra: New crop pattern for drought-hit districts
Sat, Apr 16, 2016

The centre has set a target of 8 per cent growth over the next five year plan (2012-17) for plantation and horticulture in Maharashtra.

Maharashtra: More than 85 irrigation projects incomplete for past 30 years
Fri, Apr 15, 2016

The total amount estimated for these projects was Rs 97,000 crore. The state now requires Rs 1.25 lakh crore to finish the incomplete projects.

A train with 50 tankers pulls in late at night, raising a cheer over 300 km away in Latur
Mon, Apr 11, 2016

In parched Marathwada, residents of Latur wait for water train with 50 steam-cleaned tankers

Maharashtra Govt plans policy reforms to make agriculture sustainable
Mon, Apr 11, 2016

The government has been facing criticism from various quarters, such as political opponents, courts and water experts, with regard to management of drought in Maharashtra.

Maharashtra: Gram panchayats vie for Jalyukta Shivar cover
Sun, Apr 10, 2016

In the 2016-17 budget, the state allocated Rs 1,000 crore for water conservation projects.

Govt working on economic model to bridge rural-urban divide: Fadnavis
Sat, Apr 09, 2016

By 2030, it is believed that urbanisation in Maharashtra is likely to register a jump from the current 45 per cent to up to 55 to 60 per cent.

Maharashtra: Urban water policy soon to tackle crisis in cities
Fri, Apr 08, 2016

The government plans to extend the urban water solution programmes across 21 to 25 cities and towns in Maharashtra.

Maharashtra: Bigger role for BJP karyakartas now
Thu, Apr 07, 2016

Govt, BJP working to spread policy reforms across 80,000 booths

Devendra Fadnavis clarifies on ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’ controversy, says there is a limit to appeasement
Mon, Apr 04, 2016

The Maharashtra CM, however, said that they have an objection when someone says that they will not chant 'Bharat Mata ki Jai'.

Drop caste column from school-leaving certificates: Prakash Ambedkar
Mon, Apr 04, 2016

The grandson of Dr B R Ambedkar told The Indian Express, “Today, the RSS and the BJP are speaking about cultural nationalism. But I would like to throw an open challenge to them to make their position clear on the caste system.”

Maharashtra govt pushes for farm ponds in 14 districts
Sun, Apr 03, 2016

‘Mobilise farmers facing water scarcity to avail of benefits’.

Tribute to Ambedkar: Maharashtra knocks Centre’s door to fast-track Rs 800-cr projects
Fri, Apr 01, 2016

Union Minister for Social Justice Thawar Chand Gehlot, who has been approached by the state government, assured to accord highest priority to Ambedkar projects in Maharashtra.

Why push for a new Vidarbha state out of Maharashtra is a non-starter
Wed, Mar 30, 2016

Creation of a new state would require a two-thirds majority in both the Legislative Assembly and the Council.

Mumbai: Milk production up in fodder camps
Sun, Mar 27, 2016

Osmanabad district with 737 villages is amongst the worst-hit by the drought, where average rainfall is less than 730 mm in the best of monsoon.

Jalyukta shivar abhiyan: In phase II, emphasis on increasing water table
Sat, Mar 26, 2016

It will include farm ponds and area treatment projects, which are cost effective and result oriented.

Stand Up Maharashtra to give a leg-up to Dalit entrepreneurship
Sat, Mar 26, 2016

The decision comes ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s formal inauguration of the Stand Up India scheme on April 6.

Maharashtra: Plan size of Rs 56,997 cr draws flak, Opp calls it ‘inadequate’
Fri, Mar 25, 2016

Those advocating a big plan size believe the government should have gone for greater borrowing to facilitate better allocations in the irrigation and infrastructure sectors.

Maharashtra AG Shrihari Aney resigns over ‘Marathwada statehood’ remark
Wed, Mar 23, 2016

Aney (65), who took charge as Maharashtra AG six months ago, caused major embarrassment to the Fadnavis government by advocating statehood for Marathwada at a public function in Jalna on Sunday.

Shrihari Aney took 4 months to say yes to AG post, gave it up in 24 hrs
Wed, Mar 23, 2016

Sensing it was getting difficult to work, Fadnavis finally set up his own office where he could address public problems and “left Aney Sir” to practise law in peace.

Shrihari Aney draws flak for ‘Marathwada statehood’ remark, likely to put in papers
Tue, Mar 22, 2016

Sources said Aney’s resignation would be forwarded to the Governor along with comments from the government.