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Rakshit Sonawane

The writer is a senior journalist based in Mumbai.

Thakre’s march stalled
Thu, Oct 14, 2010

The ‘gram te Sevagram’ (village to Sevagram) ‘Zenda march’ (flag march) planned by state Congress chief Manikrao Thakre

Squabbles to fore,NCP ministers seek berth in MMRDA
Thu, Oct 14, 2010

The ongoing squabbles between the Congress and NCP over power-sharing came up at the Cabinet meeting on Wednesday.

The Sena’s stumbling march
Thu, Oct 07, 2010

The party looks increasingly desperate with every new issue it rakes up

Thakre busy in Delhi,no takers for darbars
Fri, Sep 24, 2010

With Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) president Manikrao Thakre busy attending meetings in Delhi in a bid to get a fresh term...

Narayan Rane’s chief ministerial dreams
Tue, Sep 21, 2010

Once a rabble-rouser in the Shiv Sena,Revenue Minister Narayan Rane has transformed into a loyal Congressman over the past five years.

Sena launches web war on caste Census
Sun, Sep 19, 2010

The Shiv Sena,which had opposed the Mandal Commission recommendations two decades ago,is invoking the philosophy of Sena chief Bal Thackeray’s father Keshav alias Prabodhankar Thackeray to oppose castewise Census.

Uneasy bedfellows
Thu, Sep 02, 2010

Congress and NCP may be ruling partners in the state as well as at the Centre,but vie for the same votebanks.

Thakre convenes Congress ministers’ meet,seeks list of political appointees
Sun, Aug 08, 2010

In an apparent bid to mount pressure on Chief Minister Ashok Chavan to expand the Council of Ministers and make political appointments on official committees and government-run corporations...

‘Nexus’ with MNS won’t hurt Cong in poll,says Bihar Cong chief
Sat, Aug 07, 2010

Even as several parties — including the BJP and the Samajwadi Party — are preparing to make the alleged Congress-Maharashtra Navnirman Sena nexus in the state an issue in the forthcoming Bihar elections...

Cong-NCP ties: Pawar asks NCP ministers to introspect
Sun, Aug 01, 2010

Following the squabble between Congress and NCP ministers at a recent state cabinet meet,Union Agriculture Minister and NCP chief Sharad Pawar,snubbed rebellious ministers of his party on Saturday and asked them to reconcile differences and forge unity.

The barrage over Babhali
Thu, Jul 22, 2010

While Maharashtra may have found a way out of the mess it found itself in over the arrest of TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu...

Her govt yielding to builders,NCP leader says cap their profits
Thu, Jul 22, 2010

NCP leader,Vidhya Chavan,appointed last week as the state chief of the party women’s wing,has demanded a cap on profit margins in all businesses,including construction.

Shivaji had gifted 654 acres to Muslim cleric,minister wants it under Wakf Board
Sat, Jul 17, 2010

Minister for Minorities’ Development and Aukaf Properties Mohammed Arif (Naseem) Khan has asked the Wakf Board to conduct an inquiry into why 654 acres of land gifted by Chhatrapati Shivaji to Muslim cleric Yakub Babar Peer Sohravardi four centuries ago...

Border Lines
Wed, Jul 14, 2010

Maharashtra's recent row with the Centre over the inclusion of Belgaum in the state has rekindled the fire of identity politics...

Now,housing regulator’s eye on govt and civic agencies too
Tue, Jun 29, 2010

The government,struggling for four years to set up a regulator for the housing industry,is now planning to widen its scope by including under its ambit agencies like the BMC,housing authority MHADA and the Slum Rehabilitation Authority,apart from builders and developers.

Thackeray cousins to unite? Not before Mumbai polls
Mon, Jun 28, 2010

Ever since Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray’s nephew Raj broke away from the party in 2006 to form the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena...

cong-mns ‘link’ exposed
Thu, Jun 24, 2010

That the Congress-led coalition government in the state has been covertly encouraging the Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena..

Cong on backfoot,says MNS may have backed Independent
Sun, Jun 13, 2010

Apprehensive over its poll prospects in the forthcoming Bihar Assembly polls,where there is a strong sentiment against the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena...

Valvi writes to CM,seeks probe into dept affairs
Sat, Jun 05, 2010

In yet another manifestation of the far-from-cordial relations between the ruling alliance partners,Minister of State for Tribal Development Padmakar Valvi (Congress) has written a letter to Chief Minister...

At 11,NCP is growing smaller
Fri, Jun 04, 2010

A decade after it was formed,the party that’s going through one of its worst patches has little to celebrate.

Congress guns for Pune police
Wed, May 19, 2010

The Maharashtra unit of the Congress has sought tough action against senior police officers of Pune,saying they had deliberately targeted the party’s Minister of State for Home Ramesh Bagwe....

Maharashtra seeks PM package-II for Vidarbha
Mon, May 10, 2010

The Maharashtra government is looking out for an independent agency to evaluate the implementation of the Prime Minister’s relief package...

Regulator without power to keep home prices low
Thu, May 06, 2010

The Maharashtra government,struggling for four years to pioneer a regulatory commission to control builders and developers...

Minister’s wife told to quit ZP post,yet again
Sun, May 02, 2010

Transport Minister Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil’s wife Shalinitai has been told to quit,yet again,the post of president of the Ahmednagar Zilla Parishad she won as a rebel candidate,sources said on Saturday.

To reserve houses for minorities,plan to stop some quotas
Thu, Apr 29, 2010

The Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority plans to scrap the housing quota for some categories,such as freedom fighters and war veterans...