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Explained: How the Pankaja Munde camp unrest could impact the BJP, Maharashtra politics
Tue, Jul 20, 2021

The ruling Shiv Sena-Congress-NCP coalition is using the Pankaja Munde episode to claim that 'OBCs are being sidelined in the BJP'.

In Maharashtra, BJP plays Narayan Rane card to check Shiv Sena
Thu, Jul 08, 2021

While Rane was formerly with Shiv Sena and Congress, Kapil Patil was with NCP, as was Bharati Pawar. Even Bhagwat Karad had briefly left the BJP.

Maharashtra should bring resolution against Centre’s farm laws in Monsoon Session: Raju Shetti
Tue, Jun 29, 2021

A delegation led by Swabhimani Shetkari Saghtana president Raju Shetti and social activist Medha Patkar met NCP president Sharad Pawar Tuesday to discuss the adverse impact of the controversial farm laws.

Mumbai confidential: On leave
Mon, Jun 28, 2021

IPS officer Param Bir Singh, who has accused former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh of corruption resulting in the Maha Vikas Aghadi government initiating several inquiries against him, has been on leave for close to two months.

Maharashtra: Farmers in a bind as cooperative banks lag in crop loan disbursal
Mon, Jun 28, 2021

In the Vidarbha region, the Wardha District Cooperative Bank has not extended a single rupee in crop loan this Kharif season. Due to a huge financial problem, officials said, the bank had set a zero target.

Concern as Aurangabad’s Jayakwadi dam 33% full despite timely monsoon arrival
Fri, Jun 25, 2021

Apart from covering 2.5 lakh hectares of land under irrigation, the water of Jaikwadi is also used to address drinking water and industries requirements in Aurangabad and Jalna districts.

Maharashtra: Slow disbursement of crop loan worries farmers ahead of kharif season
Sun, Jun 06, 2021

The non-disbursement of 87 per cent of crop loan has led the state cooperation and marketing department to issue a stern directive to financial institutions.

‘Not undermining pandemic, but prolonged lockdown is neither helping farmers nor the rural economy’
Thu, May 27, 2021

Ahead of the Kharif season, Shetti talks to The Indian Express about the challenges confronting farmers due to the second wave of Covid-19

Mumbai Confidential: Quota and Quota
Mon, May 24, 2021

While many ministers in the Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi government are vocal about the Maratha reservation issue, they have maintained a studied silence on the 5 per cent reservation for Muslims in education that was upheld by the Bombay High Court.

Sugar mills owe Rs 1,693 crore dues to cane farmers in Maharashtra
Sat, May 15, 2021

Sources in the ministry of cooperation and marketing said, “Despite the ongoing pandemic and surplus production for past three years leading to decline in sugar demand and prices, Maharashtra has fared well.”

Explained: How Marathas got reservation, and what happens now
Tue, May 11, 2021

The BJP will seize the development to exploit the emotive reservation plank to consolidate its political base across Maharashtra. The developments provide them an opportunity to argue how MVA failed to protect the SEBC act which was adopted by Maharashtra government.

Mumbai confidential: Curious Message
Sun, May 02, 2021

The suggestion sparked much curiosity in Shiv Sena circles.

Fadnavis intervenes in police questioning of pharma official, sparks new Maharashtra row
Mon, Apr 19, 2021

Senior cabinet members from the Nationalist Congress Party and the Congress attacked Fadnavis for procuring the medicine on his own, questioned his intentions, and accused him of interfering in the work of the police.

Maharashtra: Amid Covid curbs, rise in workers enrolled under MNREGA
Mon, Apr 19, 2021

Although enrolment under MNREGA in the state increases in peak summer -- from mid-April to June end -- the Covid 19 restrictions are believed to be a primary reason for growing demand for MNREGA in rural Maharashtra.

Maharashtra: Amid Covid restrictions, increase in workers enrolled under MNREGA
Sun, Apr 18, 2021

Maharashtra gears up to absorb larger unskilled workforce amid rising number of covid cases.

Bruck Pharma, Mumbai police and Fadnavis in late night fracas
Sun, Apr 18, 2021

The person, who the police did not identify, was let go from the Vile Parle police station where he was questioned for about 45 minutes.

Maharashtra: New Home Minister Dilip Walse Patil a trusted Pawar aide, trouble shooter
Tue, Apr 06, 2021

The 64-year-old Walse Patil, son of late Congress MLA Dattarey Walse Patil, chose an unconventional route to a political career.

Maharashtra dams see higher water levels than last year
Sun, Apr 04, 2021

Officers in the department, however, pointed out that it is just the onset of summer, and it remains to be seen how the situation evolves in the summer months between April and June.

Maharashtra govt warns firms against substandard seed supply, price hike
Sat, Mar 27, 2021

The government has also warned of stern action if companies sold substandard seeds or hoarded them to raise the demand and prices.

Ex-Maharashtra officer flagged transfers racket, named top politicians
Wed, Mar 24, 2021

The letter's contents prompted BJP's Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis to meet the Union Home Secretary in Delhi and hand over a sealed envelope “containing 6.3GB of records related to police transfers and posting deals”.

Maharashtra: Revenue crunch may hit water resources dept’s ongoing projects
Sun, Feb 21, 2021

The water resources department has pitched for Rs 15,234-crore Budget which is an increase of Rs 5,234 crore compared to the last one.

Delayed for 23 years now, Jigaon project to get new impetus under PM irrigation scheme
Sun, Feb 07, 2021

The project was sanctioned in 1997 at a total cost of Rs 699 crore, which has now escalated to Rs 13,874 crore. The largest component is of Rs 4,900 crore required for land acquisition to relocate 30,000 families from 32 villages.

Explained: The Maharashtra-Karnataka border dispute – the past and the present
Sat, Jan 30, 2021

Maharashtra has staked claim to over 7,000 sq km area along its border with Karnataka, comprising 814 villages in areas predominantly Marathi-speaking.

Maharashtra cabinet sub-committee to study Punjab farm laws that make violation of MSP criminal offence
Sat, Jan 16, 2021

According to highly-placed sources in the government, the Maha Vikas Aghadi government is not in a hurry to make any final decision as the situation is evolving, with the intervention of the Supreme Court, which has put a stay on the implementation of the laws.

Maharashtra: APMC workers not to be absorbed as govt employees
Sun, Jan 10, 2021

According to the APMC union, there are 6,877 permanent workers, who are candidates recruited through a process and interview and then assigned specific tasks.