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To make way for sewage treatment plant, PCMC plans to chop down over 1,500 trees

The decision, taken by the Tree Authority of PCMC, has not gone down well with some of the corporators who are in the committee, as well as environmentalists in the city.

Maharashtra: Time to keep BJP out of power, says farmer leader Raju Shetti

Shetti said the Congress-NCP-Shiv Sena alliance was capable of providing a strong, farmer-friendly and non-corrupt government.

Justice Bobde to take over as CJI today: As advocate, he fought for farmers, defended Bal Thackeray

Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde will be the fourth judge from Maharashtra to hold the highest judicial post in the country.

Maharashtra: Sharad Pawar to meet Sonia today; leaders to take call on ‘alternative govt’

Pawar and Congress president Sonia Gandhi are expected to meet in New Delhi on Monday to take a final call on joining hands with the Shiv Sena to form the state government, according to sources.

Pimpri mayor’s post will go to open category woman candidate

“After the draw of lots, it has been decided that the mayoral candidate will be from the open category,” said municipal secretary Ulhas Jagtap on Wednesday.

Maharashtra President’s rule: Governor draws flak from experts, political leaders

Sena MP Shrirang Barne said, “Like the BJP which was given 48 hours, the Sena too should have got 48 hours. By imposing President’s rule, the central government has now ensured horse-trading takes places.”

SC order on Karnataka MLAs’ disqualification today

A bench of Justices N V Ramana, Sanjiv Khanna and Krishna Murari had reserved its judgment on the plea by the ex-MLAs on October 25.

Maharashtra govt formation: 1980, 2014, and now — Pawar the key figure

President’s Rule was imposed in the state for the first time on February 17, 1980. The government of the day had completed one-and-a-half years in power.

Senior Congress leaders defer Mumbai visit, Pawar to meet state MLAs today

Senior Congress leader Manikrao Thakare said the visit of top Congress leaders to Mumbai has been cancelled on the request of NCP chief Sharad Pawar.

As Governor invites Sena, mood in Pune: Congress, NCP upbeat

After the assembly election results, both the Congress and NCP had said that they have received the mandate for sitting in the opposition. However, by Sunday evening, they were ready to back a Sena-led government.

Will or won’t: Ball in Sena’s court

Constitutional expert Ulhas Bapat said with the largest party, the BJP with 105 MLAs, conveying its inability to form the government, the Governor was left with no other option than to approach the second largest party, which has 56 MLAs.

‘Hitler is dead’: Shiv Sena mocks BJP again, heaps praise on Congress

In his column, Rok Thok, published in Sena mouthpiece Saamana, Raut said, "Hitler is dead and the looming slavery has vanished."

Call me if ready to give CM’s post, otherwise don’t: Uddhav to BJP

"I don't want to break the alliance, but I want the BJP to implement what was decided during the Lok Sabha elections," Thackeray told a meeting of Sena MLAs held in Mumbai today.

Maharashtra: Congress will make every effort to keep BJP out of power, says Prithviraj Chavan

“As of now, we can’t comment on whether we will support the Sena. But yes, our stand regarding stopping the BJP from coming to power is quite clear,” Congress state president Balasaheb Thorat said.

Sharad Pawar meets Sonia: Can’t say what happens in future

After the meeting, he signalled that the two parties are keeping all their options open. He said the NCP and Congress don’t have the numbers to form an alternative government “as on today” but added he “can’t say what will happen” in the future.

Maharashtra govt formation: Shiv Sena to meet Governor but won’t stake claim

No compromise on Chief Minister's post, BJP can keep all the ministries, says Sena MP Sanjay Raut

Maharashtra people to know soon if Shiv Sena will be in power: Uddhav Thackeray

Thackeray, who visited the district to take stock of the crop losses due to unseasonal rain in last month, also said that the Rs 10,000 relief package announced by the state government for the damages to the crops was not enough.

Unhappy with PCMC admn, officials failed to rise to people’s expectations: Laxman Jagtap

In an interview with The Indian Express, Jagtap criticises the administration of Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation for failing to rise to people’s expectations. He says efforts will be made to ease the acute water shortage in the industrial city.

If BJP fails floor test, NCP says it will make bid for govt formation

On Saturday, after a meeting with Congress State chief Balasaheb Thorat in Baramati, Sharad Pawar had said voters had given the NCP and Congress a mandate to sit in the Opposition.

All in Pawar family: 5 members either in Lok Sabha or state assembly

While family patriarch Sharad Pawar is drawing praises for his aggressive campaigning at the age of 79, which has enhanced the numbers and reputation of the NCP, nephew Ajit has won the Baramati seat for the seventh consecutive time.