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Kavitha Iyer


Kavitha Iyer works as Associate Editor with The Indian Express, Mumbai.

I don’t aspire to be CM, I want to be a mass leader like my dad: Pankaja Munde
Sat, Oct 18, 2014

Of course there is a sympathy factor; I would not deny it. He was such a big leader.

Sena greets north Indians with a ticket and a poster
Wed, Oct 01, 2014

While the Sena may gain only marginally, the Congress could see another strong vote-bank eroding slowly.

12 of Mumbai’s 36 MLAs couldn’t spend their entire constituency fund
Wed, Oct 01, 2014

A report by MumbaiVotes, a decade-old initiative, evaluates performance of city MLAs over the last five years.

BJP to send fresh seat-sharing proposal to Shiv Sena as talks hit stalemate
Fri, Sep 19, 2014

State BJP leaders said that there should be fresh thinking on the 59 seats that the Shiv Sena has never won in 25 years

With NCP gunning for him,Patil could be next
Fri, Aug 24, 2012

After Mumbai Police Commissioner Arup Patnaik’s transfer on Thursday,Home Minister R R Patil could also face the heat and an eventual ouster,Congress and Nationalist Congress Party sources said.

Insurance over firefight in drought strategy
Wed, Aug 22, 2012

When Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan leads a delegation of his ministers to New Delhi to present Maharashtra’s case to the Empowered Group of Ministers on Drought,the thrust will be not just on getting an assurance from the Centre for assistance,but also on long-term risk reduction.

‘Muslim leaders defamed,police misled by rivals’
Thu, Aug 16, 2012

After the Mumbai Police served summons to 17 Muslim leaders who were on the stage at Azad Maidan on Saturday when violence broke out outside the venue,others in the community are now alleging that their spiritual and political leaders have been defamed and the police misled owing to deep rivalries between community leaders.

Latur,his base and biggest beneficiary
Wed, Aug 15, 2012

Latur,home base of Vilasrao Deshmukh,may not be on tourist maps,but the late CM is credited with singlehandedly turning the sleepy town known only to oilseed merchants into a Tier-2 city that got a multiplex long before some of Mumbai’s more distant suburbs did.

Lobbying resumes for MPCC,MRCC chief posts
Sun, Aug 12, 2012

lobbying has resumed for the Maharashtra Pradesh and Mumbai Region Congress Committee president posts,with three MPs from Mumbai reportedly seeking a meeting with party president Sonia Gandhi to discuss their candidature.

Cong-NCP meet today,all eyes on CM
Sat, Aug 04, 2012

When the reactivated coordination committee of the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party meets for the first time

Clerk to policeman to home minister,humble,tenacious and always smiling
Thu, Aug 02, 2012

'Will happily go to wherever I am asked to go,' Shinde has always shown his gratitude to Cong leadership.

This Week Maharashtra: Chavan does speed check,clocks himself at No. 1
Wed, Aug 01, 2012

At a function where Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan finally broke his silence following a weeklong tussle between the Congress and the NCP

Ripples likely in state
Sat, Jul 21, 2012

Among the issues NCP chief Sharad Pawar reportedly raised with Congress president Sonia Gandhi at their meeting Friday was the “poor treatment” given to his party’s ministers by the Prithviraj Chavan government in Maharashtra.

Divided Maharashtra front will feel ripples
Sat, Jul 21, 2012

Pawar’s nephew and Deputy CM Ajit Pawar also hinted at a deep rift,saying the pecking order in the UPA government alone could not be something Pawar would accord such significance to.

Maharashtra Bill to set up real estate watchdog
Sat, Jul 14, 2012

The country’s first real estate watchdog will not only ensure that flat purchasers are compensated for delayed or abandoned building projects

Water crisis: Govt announces Rs 2,625-cr relief package
Thu, Jul 12, 2012

Starting at a serious water crisis in 2012-13 coming on the back of a drought-like situation persisting in some parts of the state,the state government has announced a Rs 2,625-crore package for water supply.

Ashok Chavan supporters walk out of CLP meet
Tue, Jul 10, 2012

A Congress legislature party meeting on Monday ended with supporters of former chief minister Ashok Chavan walking out in a huff over what they said was the party’s poor support to the senior Congressman since he was named in the Central Bureau of Investigation’s chargesheet in the Adarsh scam.

State seeks Rs 80 cr for repairs,relocation
Tue, Jul 10, 2012

The bill for the June 21 fire that ravaged the top three floors of the Mantralaya building is finally in.

Never expected this,says Chavan
Thu, Jul 05, 2012

Claiming that he was “surprised” at his name being included in the Adarsh chargesheet,former chief minister Ashok Chavan said the scam

Data can be recovered from only 5-15 hard disks: Experts
Tue, Jun 26, 2012

Despite Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan’s hope that data from damaged hard disks can be recovered,officials revealed that experts expect successful data recovery only from five to 15 hard disks from among the 50-odd half-burnt computers recovered from floors gutted in the blaze.

‘Fire audit of all govt buildings soon’
Tue, Jun 26, 2012

Notwithstanding the officials sweating furiously in the absence of air conditioning,the elevators not working,some offices on upper floors of the annexe building smelling distinctly of soot and scrap workers dismantling mangled remains of metal cupboards and shelving,the seat of the Maharashtra government wore a fresh coat of whitewash and newly shined metallic letters proclaiming ‘Mantralaya’ on its facade on Monday.

Mumbai’s new slum rehabilitation policy may do away with developers’ proxy war
Mon, Jun 25, 2012

But experts and activists warn that a piecemeal approach may delay the process

Govt stumbles back to its feet
Sat, Jun 23, 2012

Even as the Maharashtra state government starts to rebuild its machinery following Thursday’s inferno that gutted three entire floors of the state’s central secretariat building leaving little more than a blackened shell of the building facade,senior bureaucrats claimed burnt files and records would not hamper governance and routine administration.

Unrest in Cong over leaders’ favourites
Wed, Jun 20, 2012

Alongside the expected lobbying for nominations as polls to some seats being vacated in the Legislative Council near,the Congress is also facing a rising unrest against senior leaders nominating their aides,leaving deserving party workers with a track record of organisational work out in the cold.

Young,female and a march ahead
Tue, Jun 19, 2012

With women’s youth wing,NCP upstages senior partner Cong,which remains male-dominated as ever