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Rakshit Sonawane

The writer is a senior journalist based in Mumbai.

NCP pushes through water Bill,Cong irked
Sat, Apr 16, 2011

The NCP has invited the wrath of alliance partner Congress for hastening the passage of a Bill to grant more powers to a high power panel headed by the Irrigation Minister in distributing water from state dams.

Bill against bull slaughter stuck since 1995
Mon, Apr 11, 2011

A bill to ban the slaughter of bulls passed by both Houses of the state legislature 15 years ago has been pending decision with the President of India as the ruling Congress-NCP alliance in the state is yet to take a decision on it.

State plans CET for teachers in private schools
Sat, Apr 09, 2011

In an unprecedented move,the state government is planning to introduce a common entrance test for teachers in private schools.

Armyman to anti-corruption champion
Thu, Apr 07, 2011

After the 1962 war with China,the Indian government had made a fervent appeal to the youth to join the Army

Got 21 terror alerts for Cup final: Patil
Wed, Apr 06, 2011

The alert about terrorists using forged passes had come from another state

Active politics? Governor says ‘not now’
Sun, Apr 03, 2011

Governor K Sankaranarayanan has said he has no immediate plan to return to active politics in his election-bound home state of Kerala and would like to focus on improving implementation of welfare schemes to boost Maharashtra’s development.

Unsure of OBC support,NCP cancels rallies,looks to Dalits
Fri, Mar 25, 2011

Jittery about the support from backward communities in the forthcoming civic elections,the NCP has postponed its OBC rally twice and started making overtures towards Dalits.

Jaitapur project: State ropes in clerics to bring fishermen around
Mon, Mar 07, 2011

Leaving no stone unturned to push the nuclear power project at Jaitapur in Ratnagiri district.

Jaitapur project: State ropes in clerics to bring fishermen around
Mon, Mar 07, 2011

Leaving no stone unturned to push the nuclear power project at Jaitapur in Ratnagiri district,the state government has decided to rope in Muslim clerics to convince the predominantly Muslim fishing community in the region that is opposing the project.

Rane: Govt willing to take Jaitapur PAPs to Tarapur
Sat, Mar 05, 2011

Industries Minister Narayan Rane has said the Jaitapur nuclear power project will go ahead .

Policing the police
Fri, Mar 04, 2011

Asha Bhosle has slammed the police force in the state for being rude.

Reluctant govt staff told to collect funds for sports event
Thu, Feb 17, 2011

After Sonawane death,Maharashtra staff opposed practice but no one listened.

This Week
Tue, Feb 15, 2011

The chief minister’s Office has gone image-conscious,literally.

Project-affected to be made stakeholders
Sun, Jan 16, 2011

The state government will make around 30,000 persons—from 10,000 families that would be displaced by the proposed Navi Mumbai airport—as shareholders in the airport project.

AG pulls up govt for turning blind eye to BMC’s fiscal indiscipline
Fri, Jan 14, 2011

Days after the Chief Minister pulled up the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation for not producing balancesheets for three years.

Deshmukh’s heart is still where his home is
Wed, Jan 12, 2011

Former Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh,who had to quit after 26/11 and was rehabilitated as a Union minister,is apparently uncomfortable in Delhi.

Pune’s endless identity wars
Thu, Jan 06, 2011

Shift a statue,and spark conflict between castes and parties

Splitsvilla,Mantralaya style
Tue, Dec 28, 2010

Raj Thackeray meets the BJP — but then,in Maharashtra,all long alliances are under constant strain.

Late awakening
Wed, Dec 22, 2010

An onion scarcity was imminent ever since rain damaged crops.

Rationalist duo
Thu, Dec 16, 2010

After having chief ministers who were known for their faith in rituals and godmen,the state appears to have seen a change.

Delay files,face action: CM to babus
Sat, Nov 27, 2010

Babus at the Mantralaya who not only sit on files but also delay submission of monthly reports on file movements.

The contrast in the corridors of power
Mon, Nov 22, 2010

The change of guard in Maharashtra has resulted in an interesting mix at the top.

Bhujbal plans show of strength in Pawar’s den
Mon, Nov 15, 2010

After having to relinquish the deputy chief minister’s post to Sharad Pawar's nephew Ajit Pawar following the change of guard in the state

On backfoot,Thakre says footage doctored
Sat, Oct 23, 2010

A week after a Marathi TV channel aired footage showing Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee president Manikrao Thakre discussing fundraising for Sonia Gandhi’s Wardha rally,he claims it was doctored.

Candid camera lands Thakre,Chavan in a spot
Fri, Oct 15, 2010

A TV channel showed a conversation about high cost of organising rally in which Sonia Gandhi is participating and Chavan’s apparent initial reluctance to help fund it.