After a long political hibernation, MNS chief Raj Thackeray has begun making his moves. Going by what his close aides say, it looks like Raj wants to project his party as third viable political alternative in Maharashtra. Raj Thackeray sings anti-Modi tune
The commission, which probed the Adarsh scam, has come down heavily on Union home minister Sushilkumar Shinde and former CM Shivajirao Patil Nilangekar, for showing 'undue haste' in allotting the plot to the society.
India’s deputy consul general in New York, Devyani Khobragade, in the middle of a diplomatic row between India and the United States, could face dismissal from service and a possible income tax probe for misleading authorities on the price of her Adarsh apartment.
Softening stand, India talks dialogue with US
The Adarsh housing society scam continues to generate controversy. On Friday, the government tabled in the Assembly the final report of the judicial commission that probed the scam, but rejected its findings of wrongdoing by four chief minister and a dozen bureaucrats.
Seventeen years after being drafted by social activist Narendra Dabholkar who was murdered in Pune four months ago, the Maharashtra assembly passed the anti-superstition bill on Friday.
After what happened in the Delhi assembly elections, the question being asked in Mumbai is: Will something similar happen in our city and state?
For the past few days, home minister RR Patil has been facing tremendous criticism over the state of law and order in Maharashtra. Shailesh Gaikwad writes.
Does a clean image help a politician win elections? Congressmen in the state are asking each other this question.
For the last few weeks, MNS Chief Raj Thackeray has been surprisingly quiet. His aides say he is grappling with a question. And any answer he arrives at could impact state politics over the next few years. Shailesh Gaikwad writes.
As expected, the first proper spell of monsoon turned Mumbai into Venice. What happened over past few days was something we are familiar with: Several parts of the city were flooded, trains stopped, cars were stuck in traffic jams and no communication from the authorities.
An order by the chief information commissioner (CIC) of Maharashtra to improve the plight of undertrials languishing in prisons across the state could be rendered ineffective because of misinterpretation by the prisons department.
Paving the way for a reshuffle to repair his party’s image ahead of the crucial election year, Sharad Pawar on Friday collected resignation letters from all 20 NCP ministers in the Maharashtra government and the Assembly Speaker. Shailesh Gaikwad and Surendra P Gangan report.
The issue of government-owned leasehold plots in Mumbai is back in the news with the latest controversy over the rates at which the state government wants to sell the ownership rights of these plots to the lessees. Shailesh Gaikwad writes.
For the past few days, many in Mantralaya’s corridors are talking in hushed tones about a letter reportedly sent by a senior bureaucrat to chief minister Prithviraj Chavan and two other ministers. Shailesh Gaikwad writes.
After a strategy meeting of the party’s senior leaders, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has indicated that the much-talked about plan, to field some ministers for Parliamentary elections to win more Lok Sabha seats, is pretty much on.
Soon after Nitish Kumar and his Janata Dal (U) raised a red flag over Bharatiya Janata Party’s move to project Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi as prime ministerial candidate, another long-time ally of the BJP made its presence felt in the NDA.
The undertone to NCP chief Sharad Pawar’s remarks on the latest controversy kicked up by his nephew, deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar, and the way the latter chose to sit on a fast has set tongues wagging.
The building collapse in Mumbra has again brought to the fore the ugly side of the real estate boom in Mumbai and its neighbourhood. Everyone knows who is to be blamed - the nexus of builders, politicians and administration, writes Shailesh Gaikwad.
As the Mumbra building collapse incident, one of the worst in the state’s history, makes headlines, the usual blame game has begun, with the politicians blaming each other or the administration.
Giving in to the demand made by legislators, the state government has suspended police sub-inspector Sachin Suryavanshi for rude behaviour with MLA Kshitij Thakur, writes Shailesh Gaikwad.