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Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Zeeshan Shaikh


Dhananjay Munde, Pankaja Munde: Never saw eye to eye, now out in public view
Wed, May 18, 2022

Fight for Gopinath Munde's legacy puts the cousins at crossheads with each other

Ketaki Chitale, known for controversial social media posts, had drawn ire of Maratha activists too
Tue, May 17, 2022

The 29-year-old actor, a resident of Pune, has had a penchant for making controversial statements and has had brushes with the law for such statements on social media.

Come election, come Aurangzeb: Why a visit to a grave is haunting Sena
Sun, May 15, 2022

In Maharashtra, where politics revolves around Chhatrapati Shivaji, and hence his rivalry with Aurangzeb, the Mughal Emperor is seen as the very antithesis of Maharashtrian pride and Maratha valour. The Sena, on the other hand, has built itself as a repository of both.

Cong-NCP rift widens, as Patole blows hot, Ajit, Jayant play cool
Sat, May 14, 2022

Patole’s broadside against the NCP further strained their relations which have been fraught in the backdrop of the Congress's eroding support base vis-a-vis the NCP, with the latter carrying on with its bid to poach the grand old party's leaders.

Mumbai Hanuman Chalisa row builds up to assault, jail, and Independent legislator duo
Sun, Apr 24, 2022

At the heart of the incidents were the husband and wife duo of MLA Ravi Rana and MP Navneet Rana — Independent legislators used to never being far from the limelight, from sharing the silver screen with southern heroes to Baba Ramdev playing Cupid at their wedding at a mass ceremony.

Hanuman Chalisa row builds up to assault, jail, and an Independent legislator couple
Sun, Apr 24, 2022

On Saturday evening, hours after the Ranas announced they were giving up the plan, police arrested them on the charge of “creating enmity between different groups”, amid high drama.

Newsmakers | Blessed by Ramdev, friends to many, the celeb ‘Independent’ couple in Mumbai Hanuman Chalisa row
Mon, May 09, 2022

This past week, the couple find themselves at the centre of calls, which first rose from the MNS camp, to recite Hanuman Chalisa in public if mosques continued to use loudspeakers for azaan and other announcements.

Newsmaker | Dhananjay Munde, the NCP minister dogged by ‘family fights’ & ‘extortion’
Sat, Apr 23, 2022

The sister of Munde's former live-in partner was arrested on Thursday for allegedly trying to extort money from him.

Urban Planning: Bump in the (Coastal) Road
Mon, Apr 11, 2022

To speed up the commute to and from South Mumbai, the BMC is building a coastal road along the city’s sprawling waterfront. However, the civic body’s initiative to build an expressway is being questioned by a group of architects who want the agency to alter its plans to make the project and the areas around it more “citizen-friendly”

From MVA fulcrum to counselling Uddhav to meeting Modi, Pawar plays in all seasons
Fri, Apr 08, 2022

While Sharad Pawar has been vociferous in denying any role in the day-to-day functioning of the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government, the 83-year-old Maratha stalwart remains the fulcrum of this coalition government.

Explained: The cheating case related to INS Vikrant in which BJP’s Kirit Somaiya, son have been booked
Fri, Apr 08, 2022

INS Vikrant, the first aircraft carrier of the Indian Navy, was scrapped in November 2014. BJP leader Kirit Somaiya had launched a money collection drive to save the ship. Here is why he and his son Neil have been booked now.

Clockwork saffron: BMC polls near, Raj Thackeray back, right
Tue, Apr 05, 2022

The MNS chief, who is trying to reverse his party’s decline, has been growing closer to the BJP in recent months.

AIMIM sets cats among pigeons, reaches out to Cong, NCP in Maharashtra
Sun, Mar 20, 2022

However, such an alliance would have to keep out the Shiv Sena, which is an ally of the Congress and NCP, the AIMIM has said

Phone tapping case: Patole slams BJP, others say ‘don’t know why targeted’
Wed, Mar 16, 2022

A day after Maharashtra Home Minister Dilip Walse-Patil claimed that phones of four elected representatives were tapped between 2015 and 2019 in the garb of drug peddlers, three of the four leaders were guarded in their criticism of the then BJP-Sena government between 2014-19 when the tapping took place.

Assembly results: MVA govt fears tremors of promised BJP ‘earthquake’
Tue, Mar 15, 2022

An emergency meeting was held between NCP chief Sharad Pawar and Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Friday to discuss the BJP's win, and reportedly to formulate a strategy to insulate the MVA from the fallout.

Assembly results: MVA govt fears tremors of promised BJP ‘earthquake’
Mon, Mar 14, 2022

The most evident sign of this concern was an emergency meeting held between NCP chief Sharad Pawar and Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Friday to discuss the BJP's win, and reportedly to formulate a strategy to insulate the MVA from the fallout.

Debt burden spirals to Rs 6.49 lakh cr
Sat, Mar 12, 2022

The government is also concerned about the negative impact of the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine and the problems it may create for recovering economies around the world, including India.

Govt commits to spend Rs 11,000 cr on augmenting health infra in 3 years
Sat, Mar 12, 2022

This allocation has been done as the many critically injured patients have to go to private hospitals as there is no level-1 government trauma care unit outside Mumbai.

Sluggish growth likely in agriculture, allied sector
Fri, Mar 11, 2022

During the kharif season of 2021-22, sowing was completed on 155.15 lakh ha, as against 159.48 lakh ha in the state during the previous year.

Massive uptick in vehicle purchase post pandemic
Fri, Mar 11, 2022

The 2.99 crore two-wheelers in Maharashtra account for nearly 73.18 per cent of the state’s vehicular population.

Services, industry sectors to drive economy’s growth
Fri, Mar 11, 2022

The industry sector is also expected to grow by 11.9 per cent which, again, is the highest in a decade. The previous highest growth registered by the sector was in 2014-15 when it registered a 9.1 per cent.

After Covid slump, economy set to grow by 12.1%
Fri, Mar 11, 2022

MAHARASHTRA’S ECONOMY is set to grow by 12.1 per cent, substantially higher than the 8.9 per cent growth rate that the Indian economy is expected to touch. The revival comes against the backdrop of the 8 per cent shrinking that the state economy suffered due to the impact of the pandemic last year. As per […]

Explained: Maharashtra’s bills to delay local body elections
Tue, Mar 08, 2022

What are the two bills cleared by the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council, and what do they mean for elections in local bodies, including Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation?

I-T searches premises of Aaditya aide, Sena says attack from Delhi
Wed, Mar 09, 2022

A tax official said the search on Kanal was a "fallout" of its probe into the alleged hawala transactions by Yashwant Jadhav, chairman of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) standing committee.

Explained: The case in which ED has arrested NCP’s Nawab Malik
Thu, Feb 24, 2022

The Maharashtra minister has been arrested for alleged money-laundering and involvement in terror funding. What is the ED’s case against him, and what links with the underworld has it accused him of?