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Rakshit Sonawane

The writer is a senior journalist based in Mumbai.

Ambedkar For Our Times
Thu, Dec 07, 2017

His egalitarian narrative can help save the country from fanatics of all hues.

Maharashtra: Tensions rise over Ahmednagar gangrape
Mon, Sep 05, 2016

Members of the upper caste Maratha community want the SC/ST Act to be repealed.

Onions on bhujbal political plate
Fri, Sep 16, 2011

Onions on bhujbal political plate

Onions: That teary feeling again
Fri, Sep 09, 2011

The government had increased the minimum export price of onion.

No reimbursement yet to 2 corporations,Minister sees bias
Sat, Sep 03, 2011

The Finance Deparment headed by Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar is yet to reimburse two state-run corporations

State plans common statute for civic bodies
Sat, Aug 27, 2011

The state government plans to evolve a common statute to govern municipal bodies in a bid to streamline laws and remove anomalies.

State considers Bill for self-financed schools
Sun, Aug 21, 2011

The State government is planning to introduce a Bill in the legislature to allow self-financed unaided private schools on the lines of the private universities Bill that was passed in the recently concluded monsoon session.

Now,R R Patil’s daughter makes debut in public life
Sat, Aug 20, 2011

Home Minister R R Patil’s daughter Smita made a debut in public life on Wednesday by addressing a rally of women to set up self-help groups in Sangli district.

Chavan won’t ban film,but orders review
Fri, Aug 12, 2011

Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan refused to ban Prakash Jha’s Aarakshan,which is scheduled for release on Friday.

This Week Maharashtra
Thu, Aug 04, 2011

Efficiency,Chavan style

Ajit Pawar leads rap,tough days ahead for Patil
Sat, Jul 30, 2011

Home Minister R R Patil might have survived the consequences of the 13/7 Mumbai terror attack unlike 26/11 when he had to quit.

Disaster management in syllabus soon
Tue, Jul 19, 2011

After the recent blasts,the state government plans to step up security measures at schools,beginning with Mumbai.

NCP reply to Janata Durbar: weekly parade of ministers
Sun, Jul 17, 2011

In an attempt to score over the Congress and emerge at least as the single-largest party if not the one with a clear majority

Even the Thackerays need help sometimes
Thu, Jul 07, 2011

Known for their autocratic rule and appreciation of a dictator like Adolf Hitler,Raj Thackeray and his uncle Bal Thackeray rarely turn to anyone for help.

‘To block criminal thoughts,SC hostels need other students’
Tue, Jul 05, 2011

Minutes of meeting record Maharashtra Speaker’s comment.

Union ministers from state jittery over Rajya Sabha byelection,fear losing job
Sun, Jul 03, 2011

The Congress leadership is finalising its candidate from Maharashtra for the Rajya Sabha byelection to the seat vacated by Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan

State misses deadline for residential schools for SCs
Sat, Jun 25, 2011

The Congress-led Democratic Front Government in the state,which cries hoarse over its commitment to the downtrodden

Paddy transplantation weathers labour problem
Sat, Jun 18, 2011

Labour is still short but Punjabi workers,especially women and teenagers,have shown signs that they will help meet the shortfall,having started to join the effort in large numbers.

Mumbai suburbs could get back extra 0.33 floor space
Sun, Jun 05, 2011

The government is all set to reintroduce the additional 0.33 FSI in the Mumbai suburban district for a premium by June 15,a senior official has said.

Confusion in NCP over renaming Dadar station
Sat, Jun 04, 2011

The NCP,which is rattled by its former ally Ramdas Athawale tying up with the Shiv Sena-BJP in the run-up to local polls,is preparing to reach out to Dalits by organising a rally to declare a charter on their welfare

RPI tilt towards saffron parties makes NCP,Congress plan counter moves
Sun, May 08, 2011

The overtures of Republican Party of India leader Ramdas Athawale towards the Shiv Sena

Cong plans meet on water resources
Sat, Apr 30, 2011

After scuttling the NCP’s attempt to bulldoze the water resources Bill that had sought to increase the powers of its minister to distribute dam waters

Jaitapur rage is more about Sena vs Rane than nuclear fears
Wed, Apr 20, 2011

An indefinite curfew was clamped in Ratnagiri town after a Sena-led bandh in the district.

NCP pushes through water Bill,Cong irked
Sat, Apr 16, 2011

The NCP has invited the wrath of alliance partner Congress for hastening the passage of a Bill to grant more powers to a high power panel headed by the Irrigation Minister in distributing water from state dams.

Bill against bull slaughter stuck since 1995
Mon, Apr 11, 2011

A bill to ban the slaughter of bulls passed by both Houses of the state legislature 15 years ago has been pending decision with the President of India as the ruling Congress-NCP alliance in the state is yet to take a decision on it.

State plans CET for teachers in private schools
Sat, Apr 09, 2011

In an unprecedented move,the state government is planning to introduce a common entrance test for teachers in private schools.

Armyman to anti-corruption champion
Thu, Apr 07, 2011

After the 1962 war with China,the Indian government had made a fervent appeal to the youth to join the Army

Got 21 terror alerts for Cup final: Patil
Wed, Apr 06, 2011

The alert about terrorists using forged passes had come from another state

Active politics? Governor says ‘not now’
Sun, Apr 03, 2011

Governor K Sankaranarayanan has said he has no immediate plan to return to active politics in his election-bound home state of Kerala and would like to focus on improving implementation of welfare schemes to boost Maharashtra’s development.

Unsure of OBC support,NCP cancels rallies,looks to Dalits
Fri, Mar 25, 2011

Jittery about the support from backward communities in the forthcoming civic elections,the NCP has postponed its OBC rally twice and started making overtures towards Dalits.

Jaitapur project: State ropes in clerics to bring fishermen around
Mon, Mar 07, 2011

Leaving no stone unturned to push the nuclear power project at Jaitapur in Ratnagiri district.

Jaitapur project: State ropes in clerics to bring fishermen around
Mon, Mar 07, 2011

Leaving no stone unturned to push the nuclear power project at Jaitapur in Ratnagiri district,the state government has decided to rope in Muslim clerics to convince the predominantly Muslim fishing community in the region that is opposing the project.

Rane: Govt willing to take Jaitapur PAPs to Tarapur
Sat, Mar 05, 2011

Industries Minister Narayan Rane has said the Jaitapur nuclear power project will go ahead .

Policing the police
Fri, Mar 04, 2011

Asha Bhosle has slammed the police force in the state for being rude.

Reluctant govt staff told to collect funds for sports event
Thu, Feb 17, 2011

After Sonawane death,Maharashtra staff opposed practice but no one listened.

This Week
Tue, Feb 15, 2011

The chief minister’s Office has gone image-conscious,literally.