A senior minister said the decision is designed to blunt the impact of the 16 per cent reservation offered in Maharashtra to the dominant Maratha community, and the 10 per cent reservation by the Centre to economically weaker sections of the general category.
Revocation of Nayantara Sahgal’s invite to a literary meet is a sign of intellectual decline. The excuse that Sahgal has not written in a regional language is a facade. The real reason could be her active role in award wapasi and other issues.
Referring to the first girl’s school that the reformist couple started in Pune’s Bhide Wada, the CM said, “The government will intervene to resolve legal disputes related to the place and develop it into a grand memorial to commemorate the great work of Savitribai Phule.”
The Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray had criticised the Modi government at a rally in Pandharpur, stating, “Pahredar (watchman) has become chor”, echoing Congress president Rahul Gandhi who used the term “Chowkidar chor hai” (the watchman is the thief).
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.
Sharad Bhimaji Sonawane meets MNS president Raj Thackeray at his Krishnakunj residence in Shivaji Park. Sonawane is the lone Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) candidate to have won the assembly election.
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.
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.
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.
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.