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Maharashta: Industry, services sectors to witness negative growth
Sat, Mar 06, 2021

Government officials said the pandemic impacted the industrial sector overall. "It not only impacted the industrial production but also consumer consumption," said an official.

Budget session: Govt, Oppn spar over development boards, MLC appointment
Mon, Mar 01, 2021

The MVA government and the governor have been at loggerheads over the appointments of the 12 people as members of the Legislative Council (MLCs) through the governor quota.

Sanjay Rathod resigns from cabinet: ‘Investigation must be impartial’
Mon, Mar 01, 2021

Rathod is the first minister to resign from the Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government since its formation in November 2019.

Explained: Who is Sanjay Rathod, Sena minister linked to death of a woman
Fri, Feb 26, 2021

Soon after the woman’s death, CM Uddhav Thackeray had said a proper inquiry will be conducted in the case and action will be taken against those responsible.

Woman dies by suicide in Pune: Sena tells Sanjay Rathod to quit, minister may do so before Budget Session
Fri, Feb 26, 2021

The CM wants Rathod to resign in the next two days before the commencement of the Budget Session of the state legislature,” a senior Sena leader said on condition of anonymity.

Rise in Covid cases: Maharashtra to wrap up Budget session in 10 days
Fri, Feb 26, 2021

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anil Parab said due to rising Covid-19 cases across the state and with some ministers contracting the virus, the Business Advisory Committee (BAC) of the state legislature has decided to hold a 10-day session from March 1.

Maharashtra: Govt increases legislators’ spending limit to Rs 3 cr
Wed, Feb 24, 2021

The LAD fund is given to MLAs and MLCs for carrying out small development works, such as the constructions of school buildings, anganwadis, gymnasiums, bus stops and roads, in their respective constituencies.

Explained: Why MVA govt may shut Fadnavis’ DBT scheme for tribal students
Tue, Feb 23, 2021

The scheme envisaged transferring money directly to students studying in state-run tribal schools across Maharashtra as their food allowance and expenses to buy stationery, books and school uniforms.

Maharashtra: Sena, NCP to fight local bodies’ polls together
Mon, Feb 22, 2021

Sanjay Raut, Shiv Sena MP and party's chief spokesperson, said that the Sena and NCP will fight the polls together and a formula has been decided for it.

Fear of rising Covid-19 cases: State likely to wrap up Budget session within 2 weeks
Thu, Feb 18, 2021

Sources said the supplementary grants, the governor’s speech and discussion on these may take place in the first week of the session, while the Budget will be presented on March 8.

Koshyari asks Maharashtra govt to hold Speaker election in Budget session
Thu, Feb 18, 2021

Sources said the government would soon communicate to the Governor and also remind him about taking a decision on 12 vacant posts of the Upper House of the legislature.

Mumbai: Thackeray-led panel yet to approve final names for 3 vacant posts of information commissioner
Sat, Feb 13, 2021

Officials said while the post in Nashik had been vacant since February 2019, Pune has not had an information commissioner since November 2018.

Poultry farmers’ fate hangs in balance as bird flu rages on in Maharashtra
Wed, Feb 10, 2021

The government is offering Rs 90 per chicken culled, Rs 3 per egg destroyed and Rs 12 per kg of feed but farm owners say this is not enough

Avian flu: 1.05 lakh more birds culled in Maharashtra
Tue, Feb 09, 2021

The exercise began on Sunday in which over 42,000 birds were culled after cases of avian influenza or bird flu were confirmed in the poultry farms in the region.

Avian flu: 1.05 lakh more birds culled in Maharashtra farms
Tue, Feb 09, 2021

The exercise began on Sunday in which over 42,000 birds were culled after cases of avian influenza or bird flu were confirmed in the poultry farms in the region.

Undersea rail mooted to reach site of Shivaji memorial during rains
Mon, Feb 08, 2021

PWD Minister Ashok Chavan has asked officials to submit a detailed report on the undersea metro rail option.

Explained: Why BMC wants to become single planning authority for Mumbai
Fri, Feb 05, 2021

Even though the Shiv Sena expanded base outside Mumbai, it’s might and focus has been on Mumbai only and its control over BMC is crucial for its survival.

Sena begins workers’ meets ahead of BMC polls
Wed, Feb 03, 2021

Of the party’s 12 divisions in Mumbai, meetings of five divisions - Borivali, Kandivali, Ghatkopar, Bhandup and Goregoan - have been held so far

Disputed areas on Maharashtra-Karnataka border should be declared UT until final SC order: Uddhav Thackeray
Thu, Jan 28, 2021

The chief minister says the Centre should be impartial and play the role of a guardian when the two states have a dispute in the court

Farmers’ protest in Mumbai: Top Shiv Sena leaders keep away from Azad Maidan
Tue, Jan 26, 2021

Sources said that a delegation of farmers’ leaders had met Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, who had advised them to organise farmers in groups at various locations and address them through video conferencing.

Debt-ridden & ignored not so long ago, MSRDC now go-to agency for infra projects in state
Sat, Jan 23, 2021

While the agency specialises in trunk infrastructure projects, it has also secured rights for a couple of building construction projects, including Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray’s flagship temple conservation project and a documentation project for archiving the Covid-19 pandemic.

Renaming Aurangabad: Balasaheb Thorat slams Shiv Sena, says party’s stand hypocritical
Mon, Jan 18, 2021

Sena says alliance partner against move as it is afraid of losing Muslim vote.

Splitting it up
Mon, Jan 18, 2021

Demands seeking the re-organisation of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation under two municipal commissioners to run the country’s richest but unwieldy civic body find increasing resonance as it heads to polls next year.

Aurangzeb not secular, says Uddhav Thackeray, spars with Cong over Aurangabad
Sat, Jan 09, 2021

Uddhav Thackeray's remarks assume significance with the Shiv Sena taking a different stance on secularism from its allies on this issue.

Maharashtra CM writes to Hardeep Singh Puri, requests Aurangabad airport be renamed at earliest
Thu, Jan 07, 2021

Thackeray, who has been taunted by the BJP for being unable to rename the city after the Maratha king, reminded Puri of the state government's decision and the Maharashtra Assembly resolution in this regard, appearing to point at the delay by the Centre in the matter.