Vishwas Waghmode

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2018 Mumbai boat mishap: Accident a human error, finds inquiry

Following the mishap, the state government had ordered an investigation into the matter by the Maharashtra Maritime Board.

After nine years, Maharashtra govt doubles minimum wages of factory workers

Officials from the Labour department said the revision of minimum wages takes place after every five years and this decision would benefit more than 25 lakh workers in the state.

A real-time intelligent transport system eases Navi Mumbai’s travel woes

Residents of Maharashtra's Navi Mumbai area, Sawant and Kamble say the introduction of the real-time data-driven Integrated Intelligent Transport System (IITS) by the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation has eased their travel woes.

No production days at firms, layoffs: Maharashtra Labour unions plan protests in September

The unions plan to hold the protests in the districts between September 15 to 20. They would also hold a state-level protest, demanding the government’s intervention in providing minimum wages to the labourers who have lost their jobs.

‘Regional parties will remain in politics due to diversity of India’

The leader of the Peasants and Workers Party (PWP) talks to The Indian Express about his decision and the changing face of state politics. Excerpts from an interview:

Hardlook: Open for entries

Several prominent Congress and NCP leaders crossed over to BJP and Shiv Sena recently. The Indian Express analyses how this is reshaping the political map of the state ahead of Assembly elections

‘Sena will have a CM, it has been decided between Amit Shah ji and Uddhav ji’: Aaditya Thackeray

Shiv Sena leader and Yuva Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray tells The Indian Express that according to an agreement between the top leaders of the party and the BJP, there would be a Sena Chief Minister in Maharashtra after the state Assembly polls.

Jan Ashirwad Yatra Explained: The politics of Aaditya Thackeray’s tour across Maharashtra

Following the Lok Sabha polls, the demand for Aaditya to contest the Assembly elections has grown among Shiv Sena and Yuva Sena leaders and cadres. So, what is the strategy?

Maharashtra: Aaditya Thackeray’s statewide tour begins, leaders project him as CM face

Local Shiv Sena legislator Kishor Patil said the saffron flag will be hoisted atop the state Assembly after the coming polls. “All Shiv Sainiks feel that Aaditya should become the chief minister,” Patil said.

Pachora ready for Aaditya Thackeray’s maiden rally in Jalgaon

“This is Aaditya’s first rally in Jalgaon. A large number of youngsters and farmers will be present tomorrow to listen to his vision,” said Kishor Patil, local Shiv Sena legislator, adding that they are hoping that it won’t rain on Thursday.

Drama outside Mumbai hotel: Shivakumar sent back

Sent to negotiate with rebel MLAs inside, whose resignations have left the Congress-JD(S) coalition in Karnataka on the brink of collapse, Shivakumar refused to leave without speaking to them.

LiveKarnataka crisis Live Updates: Shivakumar released, being sent back to Bengaluru

Karnataka MLA Resign, Karnataka Political Crisis Today Live News Updates: The rebel JD(S)-Congress MLAs had approached the Mumbai Police, saying they felt "threatened" by their state leaders and do not want to meet them in this regard.

Karnataka coalition gets time, Speaker says nine resignation letters not in order

The Speaker has fixed dates over the next six days to meet and interview the five MLAs whose resignations were found to be in order.

Shivaji Memorial event mishap: ‘Two boats didn’t have requisite permissions’

Following the mishap, the state government had blamed the wrong route taken by the fourth speedboat that led to the mishap and had ordered a probe in the matter.

Mumbai Confidential: Trending now

If sources in the Shiv Sena are to be believed, Aaditya Thackeray played a big role in convincing @officeofUT to start tweeting. Earlier this month, Aaditya was also instrumental in launching the Shiv Sena-controlled Mumbai municipality’s Twitter account.

‘Not enough effort to make Marathi language of knowledge’: Laxmikant Deshmukh

Laxmikant Deshmukh talks about Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis' decision of making Marathi compulsory in schools of all boards, promotion of the language and the newly introduced method of reading and writing number names in Class II.

Time for Aaditya Thackeray to contest Maharashtra polls: Yuva Sainiks

In the past, Aaditya had said that he was open to contesting the polls, but did not specify if it would be the Lok Sabha or the Vidhan Sabha polls that he would contest.

Ahead of Maharashtra Assembly polls, BJP’s sweeping win puts fear of ‘break-up’ in Sena leaders

Several Sena leaders, speaking to The Indian Express on condition of anonymity, expressed concern that if the BJP tally exceeded 250, it would adversely affect the alliance.

Mumbai: AG begins audit of PWD office incharge of Shivaji Memorial

Sources in the AG office, however, said that no special audit of the project was being done as requested by PWD engineers but the audit covered the PWD’s entire Mumbai region, in which the Shivaji Memorial project falls.

Ban burqas in India: Shiv Sena mouthpiece asks PM Narendra Modi after Sri Lanka move

"PM Modi needs to do all this. It is an equally courageous work, like the surgical strike," Shiv Sena said in an editorial in its mouthpiece Saamana.