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Devendra Fadnavis


First major bureaucratic rejig: Trusted aides of Fadnavis shown the door

January 17, 2020 2:54 am

While P Velarasu (2002), Member Secretary, Maharashtra Jeevan Pradhikaran, has succeeded Darade in the Mumbai municipality, D D Pandharpute (2004), who had previously been posted as Collector (Sindhudurg), has succeeded Singh.

Devendra Fadnavis seeks tax exemption for Tanhaji, writes to CM

January 16, 2020 1:53 am

The war epic, which released last Friday across the country, is based on Chhatrapati Shivaji’s close confidante Tanhaji Malusare. The film has been directed by Om Raut and has actors Ajay Devgn and Kajol in lead roles.

Maharashtra: Alcohol ban in Chandrapur district to go, wine shops to run longer

January 16, 2020 6:56 pm

In April 2015, Chandrapur had become the third district in Maharashtra to go dry, with the then Devendra Fadnavis-led BJP government prohibiting alcohol sale and revoking all 500 liquor licences.

Maharashtra CM takes a dig at Fadnavis govt: ‘Those who had four wheels... have crashed’

January 14, 2020 3:50 am

The chief minister made the remarks during the inaugural function of the 31st National Road Safety Week in Mumbai. He added, “The next important wheel is in the hands of the driver, who has complete control of the vehicle.”

Maharashtra government stays guidelines formulated by previous BJP regime to appoint qazis

January 12, 2020 2:59 am

Last June, then Devendra Fadnavis government had laid down a slew of regulations for the appointment of qazis.

Left behind JNU violence: Devendra Fadnavis

January 11, 2020 3:00 am

Dismissing the charge that PM Modi and Amit Shah were responsible for the unrest prevailing in the country, Fadnavis said: “This is a false propaganda being spread by the Opposition.”

After loss of Nagpur zilla parishad, BJP points to Sena alliance, but concern within

January 10, 2020 3:08 am

Polling for six zilla parishads — Nagpur, Akola, Washim, Dhule, Nandurbar and Palghar (332 seats) — and the panchayat samitis (664 seats) in their jurisdiction were held on Tuesday and the votes were counted Wednesday.

Shiv Sena defends ‘Marathi girl’ over placard, asks Oppn to go for counselling

January 10, 2020 2:38 am

After the placard was seen at a protest against the attack on JNU at Gateway of India, Fadnavis had asked what exactly was the protest about and if the CM will tolerate this “anti-India campaign” right under his nose.

Shiv Sena supports woman who held 'Free Kashmir' poster, slams Fadnavis for targeting CM

January 09, 2020 6:06 pm

Free Kashmir placard issue: Shiv Sena said, "A Mumbaikar Marathi woman could understand the pain of Kashmiris. The opposition feels this is sedition. There can't be a dirtier example of irresponsibility."

To help Congress-NCP retain control of APMCs, Maharashtra rolls back changes by Fadnavis govt

January 09, 2020 9:04 am

Meanwhile, Dilip Mohite Patil, NCP MLA from Khed constituency in Pune and the chairman of Maharashtra State Federation of Market Committees, has demanded scrapping of the present method of electing directors and chairmen of these wholesale markets and reverting to the old method of indirect elections.


Maha twist: Devendra Fadnavis, Ajit Pawar join hands to stake claim

November 24, 2019 7:59 am

In a surprising turn of events, Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday took oath as the chief minister of Maharashtra for the second time. NCP's Ajit Pawar took oath as the deputy chief minister.

Aamir Khan joins hands with Maharashtra Govt. to solve state's water crisis

February 17, 2016 10:13 pm

Aamir Khan's Not-For-Profit company, Paani Foundation will work in association with the Maharashtra government to solve the state’s water crisis. Devendra Fadnavis along with Kumar Mangalam Birla, Rajiv Bajaj, Amit Kalyani and Pankaja Munde were present at the Sahyadri state guest house in Mumbai.

Devendra Fadnavis performs Mahapuja of Lord Vithal and Goddess Rukmini at Pandharpur

July 27, 2015 5:11 pm

Devendra Fadnavis today performed the 'mahapuja' of Lord Vithal and Goddess Rukmini on the occasion of 'Ashadhi Ekadashi'.

Express Adda with Vasundhara Raje

May 07, 2015 4:32 pm

Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje was the guest at the Express Adda, in Mumbai on Wednesday.

Fadnavis meets Dawoodi Bohra leaders as community observes Syedna's death anniversary

January 06, 2015 1:15 pm

Maha CM Fadnavis on the occasion of Dawoodi Bohra spiritual head late Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin's first death anniversary in Mumbai.

Devendra Fadnavis expands ministry, Sena joins Cabinet

December 05, 2014 7:05 pm

The two parties agreed to extend their partnership to jointly fighting polls to local bodies.

New members of Maharashtra assembly attend first session

November 10, 2014 4:03 pm

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and other MLAs arrive at Vidhan Bhavan on Day 1 of Assembly session .

Nagpur welcomes Fadnavis, first CM from the city

November 03, 2014 5:25 pm

Devendra Fadnavis was accorded a grand welcome by people of Nagpur on his first visit to his hometown after becoming the Chief Minister of Maharashtra.

Meet Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’ new cabinet

November 01, 2014 11:20 am

A team of nine ministers, including seven cabinet ministers, were also administered the oath of office at a grand function held at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium on Friday (October 31).

No ODI this, see how Wankhede is preparing for Fadnavis' swearing-in

October 30, 2014 5:01 pm

Preparations are underway at the Wankhede stadium for the swearing-in of BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis as Chief Minister of Maharashtra on Friday (October 31).


26/11 Stories of Strength: Devendra Fadnavis Speech

November 19, 2019 11:16 am

26/11 Stories of Strength: Devendra Fadnavis Speech

Mumbai, Pune come to a halt as Maratha groups protest for reservations

July 25, 2018 8:33 am

Maratha groups have raised the intensity of their protests demanding reservations in government jobs. The government says they can't take a decision just yet, but the groups are not prepared to wait.

Aamir Khan urges people to conserve water

February 17, 2016 2:04 pm

Mumbai, Feb 17 (ANI): Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and actor Aamir Khan on Wednesday launched an initiative, Satyamev Jayate Water Cup, to solve the problem of water crises in villages of Maharashtra. Khan urged people to come together and make this ‘Jalyukt Shivar Abhiyan’ a civil movement to help the farmers. Khan informed that the initiative is the first step of the state government to make the state drought-free by 2019. Aamir informed that a personal advisory panel has been formed for the initiative that includes prominent faces, including Ratan Tata, Mukesh Ambani and Sachin Tendulkar.

Fire at ‘Make in India’: Fadnavis orders probe

February 15, 2016 4:26 am

Mumbai, Feb 15 (ANI): Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has ordered a probe into a fire that engulfed the venue of a cultural event at the opening of a ‘Make in India’ week in Mumbai. The fire broke out around 8.15p.m. on the stage during a dance performance. Fanned by high winds, the fire quickly spread, licking the sides of a scaffolding rig. Thousands of spectators and dignitaries, including Fadnavis, were evacuated safely. The event was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to drum up foreign investment.

Controversy over Fadnavis’ wife accepting ‘magical necklace’

February 09, 2016 8:48 am

Mumbai, Feb 09 (ANI): Amruta Fadnavis, wife of Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, found herself in a controversy after she was caught accepting a ‘miracle’ gold chain from godman Guruvanand Swami. Fadnavis was the guest of honour at an event organised by the Suryadatta Group of Institutes in Pune.

We will make Mumbai the capital of startups: Devendra Fadnavis

January 16, 2016 6:30 am

Mumbai, Jan 16 (ANI): Addressing a gathering at the launch of Start-Up India mission, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday said the Mumbai Government would make Mumbai ‘the capital of startups’ in the coming days. He said the youth of the country requires an ecosystem for their ideas to flourish and the government was committed to provide them proper infrastructure so that the startups could thrive. He added that Indians have majorly contributed to the growth of startups.