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Kavitha Iyer


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

This Week Maharashtra: On trial while a minister,a first in state
Wed, Jun 06, 2012

On trial while a minister,a first in state

Drought of new ideas in old crisis
Wed, May 16, 2012

Maharashtra spends more than ever on tackling a recurring problem,but the measures themselves haven’t changed

Meet leader of pilots’ strike,son-in-law of unionist Datta Samant
Sat, May 12, 2012

NCP MLA Jitendra Awhad says boss Pawar won’t interfere in his ‘cause’

This Week Maharashtra: Called a gimmick,performed by Oppn too
Fri, May 04, 2012

Even while Bal Thackeray and Anna Hazare were calling Rahul Gandhi’s blink-and-you’ll-miss-it visit to a village in drought-hit Satara a publicity gimmick

Stuck projects: CM meets legislators
Fri, May 04, 2012

Housing challenges in the financial capital dominated a marathon meeting of Mumbai’s legislators with Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Thursday as elected members from all parties raised issues pertaining to the newly-implemented Development Control Rules (DCR),slum rehabilitation projects,non-starter redevelopment projects and capital value-based property tax assessment to be implemented soon.

No politics in ‘decision deficit’ tweet,says Milind
Fri, Apr 13, 2012

A day after expressing his angst at the slow pace of decision-making in the state government regarding key infrastructure projects,South Mumbai MP Milind Deora on Thursday rubbished suggestions that his apparent chiding of the Prithviraj Chavan-led government was part of a political wrangling underway in the party. “I speak as a Mumbaikar,not a minister,” he […]

Milind Deora complains of ‘decision deficit’ in Maharashtra
Thu, Apr 12, 2012

Union minister of state says he believes in CM’s 'sincerity,but questions slow pace.

Whistling Woods: Govt to take back land in 2-3 days
Fri, Apr 06, 2012

“I spoke to CEO of Whistling Woods Ravi Gupta twice on the phone yesterday,” said Tagade on Thursday.

State to take back land in 2 to 3 days
Fri, Apr 06, 2012

Acting swiftly following the Supreme Court verdict on land allotted to Bollywood director Subhash Ghai by the Vilasrao Deshmukh government in 2000,the state government is set to take back land from Ghai’s Whistling Woods International as early as in the next two-three working days.

Proposed law on matrimonial property for women opposed
Mon, Mar 19, 2012

Minorities Department says Bill could hurt Muslim sentiments,contravene existing laws.

This Week Maharashtra: Congress challenged from within and without
Tue, Mar 13, 2012

As the state Congress prepares for an organisational overhaul and a cabinet rejig,various factions have got the knives out for everybody from Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan and state unit chief Manikrao Thakre

Tender process for airport stuck
Fri, Mar 02, 2012

Well over two months after the state government approved the formal paperwork to be issued to private players interested in bidding for the Navi Mumbai International Airport project,and nine months since the draft masterplan for the proposed greenfield airport was okayed by the Ministry of Civil Aviation,there has been no progress in inviting bids for the crucial infrastructure project.

‘Stuck Dharavi project to blame for Cong rout in area’
Tue, Feb 21, 2012

With one of the Congress party’s strongest bastions in Mumbai all but completely lost in last week’s civic election results,politicians and community leaders in Dharavi are laying the blame squarely on the long delay in starting the Rs 15,000-crore Dharavi Redevelopment Project.

Resting poll hopes on NCP tie-up didn’t pay off: CM
Sat, Feb 18, 2012

Results in,senior Congress leaders in Mumbai,including Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan,admitted Friday evening that their central strategy of fighting the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation elections in an alliance with the Nationalist Congress Party had backfired.

Chavan: Resting hope on NCP tie-up didn’t pay off
Sat, Feb 18, 2012

That,combined with the absence of any active mobilisation of traditional Congress voters in the days before polling,cost the party dear.

Raj Thackeray may not emerge ‘kingmaker’,says survey
Wed, Feb 15, 2012

NCP legislator Jayant Patil said a consulting firm’s report to the party has indicated otherwise.

‘Congress will win 95 seats,NCP will take 25’
Wed, Feb 15, 2012

Guardian minister for Mumbai Jayant Patil says if the NCP was only interested in the 2014 Assembly polls,they would not have formed an alliance.

Trust in father’s name supports Sena candidate,says Shashank Rao
Mon, Feb 13, 2012

You had clarified earlier that you would support the party and the alliance,but you have now given Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray a letter of support. Why did you change your mind?

If Raj Thackeray is kingmaker,I will be mini-kingmaker: Nitesh Rane
Thu, Feb 09, 2012

When Shiv Sena was formed,80% of Mumbaiites were Maharashtrians. The number is 27% now,says Rane.

‘In every alliance and election,differences of opinion are natural’
Wed, Feb 08, 2012

Mumbai North-West Member of Parliament Gurudas Kamat may have raised the first red flag during seat-sharing talks with the NCP,but he now predicts the alliance will win 140 seats.

‘Leakages’ in use of BMC funds: Chavan
Sat, Feb 04, 2012

Prithviraj Chavan launched an onslaught on the Shiv Sena-Bharatiya Janata Party combine that has ruled the country’s most powerful municipal corporation for over 15 years.

With over a dozen tickets for loyalists,Rane flexes muscle
Thu, Feb 02, 2012

His clout somewhat depleted after an embarrassing rout in municipal council polls in his home district of Sindhudurg and with several senior supporters deserting him to return to the Shiv Sena last year,Industries Minister Narayan Rane has still managed to get about a dozen Congress tickets for his supporters to contest the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation election.

‘To strengthen party in Mumbai,we must win BMC elections’
Sat, Jan 28, 2012

The NCP may have emerged as the party with the largest number of elected councillors in the local body elections in small towns in the state,which concluded in December,but in Mumbai it remains a party with a minor,though growing,presence.

Once a party of Marathas,NCP now inducting diverse leaders
Sat, Jan 28, 2012

With Nationalist Congress Party state president Madhukar Pichad announcing in Sangli on Friday that one more Member of Parliament is scheduled to cross over into the party fold,the party continues to show a sudden growth spurt just before crucial elections to 10 municipal corporations and 27 Zilla Parishads.

P-North,where slums dwarf suburban pockets
Thu, Jan 19, 2012

A handful of tribal hamlets on hillocks along its eastern boundary of Appapada skirting the Sanjay Gandhi National Park,and fishing villages at Madh and Marve along its western boundary,P-North Ward in Malad,which has massive swathes of some of Mumbai’s most squalid shanty towns and some pockets of suburban gentrification with malls and multiplexes,brings out the prosperity— poverty paradox of the financial capital most sharply.