Articles by Saurabha Kulshreshtha
Mumbai's coastal road project phase 1 connecting Worli to Marine Drive to open in 8 days, reducing travel time by 70% and fuel consumption by 34%.
Prakash Ambedkar of VBA presents demands to MVA, including candidature for Manoj Jarange-Patil. Seat-sharing talks ongoing for upcoming elections in Maharashtra.
While addressing his supporters on Wednesday, Jarange-Patil said, “The new 10% reservation bill will not survive in the court. So, we want implementation of ‘Sage Soyare’ notification and for that, we will start sending emails to the President of India, Prime Minister and all other authorities in the central and state government
Maratha quota activist accuses Deputy CM Fadnavis of conspiracy, vows to pursue reservation demand relentlessly, dares Fadnavis to shoot him. BJP criticizes activist's actions.
Accusing Fadnavis of hatching conspiracy against him, Jarange Patil threatened to march to the deputy chief minister’s residence at Mumbai
Governor Bais highlighted Maharashtra's 10% Maratha reservation bill, FDI leadership, and welfare schemes for backward communities in his legislative address.
Shiv Sena (UBT) appoints coordinators for 18 Lok Sabha constituencies in Maharashtra as MVA partners still finalize seat-sharing formula.
Dand patta comprises a double-edged sword measuring up to four feet with a gauntlet integrated as a hand guard. It was used widely during the medieval period and Shivaji is depicted with the weapon in several paintings
Soon after former Congress leader and ex-Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan gave a major blow to the Congress party when he filed his nomination for Rajya Sabha from the BJP on February 15, several speculations of defection are making the rounds in the political circle
The Maharashtra state government has decided to widen the scope of drought-affected regions by including an additional 224 revenue circles, (administrative clusters of villages), in its list. This decision stems from these areas receiving less than 75% of their average rainfall during the 2023 monsoon season
The Maharashtra government has approved the construction of four jetties for the Kalyan-Vasai water transport project, costing ₹119 crore. Additionally, ₹229 crore has been approved for a new jetty at the Radio Club near the Gateway of India.
Maharashtra minister Chhagan Bhujbal’s sharp remarks on the Maratha reservation issue came hours after the state backward commission submitted its report
Maharashtra Assembly Speaker has recognized the Ajit Pawar faction as the real NCP, but the issue of the whip will be decided separately. The Sharad Pawar faction plans to challenge the order in the Supreme Court. The opposition is criticizing the judgment and calling it "ridiculous" and a "joke of democracy." The speaker claims his order is based on constitutional provisions and Supreme Court directives.
Water level in Maharashtra dams falls to 50.57%, 18% lower than last year, raising concerns of shortage as stock must last for another five months.
Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of breaking opposition parties because it lacks confidence in winning the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. Thackeray also criticized the BJP for importing leaders from other parties and neglecting farmers' issues.
Shiv Sena (UBT) chief Uddhav Thackeray criticized the central government for not allocating sufficient funds to Maharashtra and promised to change the laws on fund distribution to states when the government changes. He also accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of using the Bharat Ratna for vote bank politics and of denying job opportunities to Maharashtrian youths. Thackeray called on the Lokadhikar Samiti to use their right to elect a desired government and fight against injustice.
The contemporary history of dance bars changed course in 2005 when then-home minister RR Patil ordered a ban on them saying they were exploitative
Warring factions of Shiv Sena (UBT) trade allegations after the murder of former corporator Abhishek Ghosalkar, blaming each other and the opposition party.
Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray visited the family of deceased party member Abhishek Ghosalkar, highlighting their importance to the party's clout in northern Mumbai. Ghosalkar and his father were crucial in strengthening the party's organization and electoral strategy in the region. Ghosalkar's rise in the party mirrored his father's, and he was a member of the party's youth wing led by Thackeray's son, Aaditya Thackeray.
Maharashtra minister Uday Samant hit back after Sanjay Raut put out a photograph which showed Mauris Noronha and Eknath Shinde in the same frame
The Maharashtra government has asked the woman and child development department to prepare a proposal for gratuity and pension for Anganwadi workers. This move comes after a statewide strike by the workers demanding these benefits. The proposal will benefit over two lakh women working in Anganwadi centers across the state.
Prakash Ambedkar had given 25 demands to be considered for the Common minimum programme of MVA last week. Now before the next meeting of the alliance, Ambedkar submitted a draft for CMP. Ambedkar has covered issues like social justice, agriculture, land reforms etc in his draft
Besides demanding a caste census, Ambedkar has sought reserved seats for Other Backward Class (OBCs) in the Lok Sabha and state assembly
When the NCP was formed in 1999, many leaders from western Maharashtra joined the party on account of their stake in the cooperative sector and Sharad Pawar’s control over it through the Maharashtra State Cooperative Bank and various state-level associations
Soyabean farmers in Maharashtra are facing a financial crisis due to falling prices and a government policy that has negatively impacted both farmers and processing units. The crop can be stored for up to two years, allowing farmers to borrow money against it. However, with prices falling below the minimum support price, farmers are now struggling to repay loans. Additionally, processing units are facing a shortage of raw material. The agriculture department is seeking a policy intervention from the government to resolve the situation.
Updated on Feb 06, 2024 06:58 AM IST
BySaurabha Kulshreshtha/Raju Shinde
A 3-time former MP, Ambedkar, said the coalition first needs to come up with a common minimum programme.
The hearing in the NCP MLAs' disqualification case has ended, and the assembly Speaker will study the arguments and make a verdict by February 15. The rebel factions in both the NCP and Shiv Sena cases adopted a similar line of defense, questioning the authority of the party president and arguing dissent within the party. The NCP case has no dispute over the party constitution, unlike the Shiv Sena case. The Speaker will have to decide which constitution is authentic.
Former chief minister Uddhav Thackeray is believed to have been keen on including Ambedkar in the alliance given his following among socially backward communities
The Maharashtra government has directed the MHADA to conduct a biometric survey of residents in transit camp homes to determine their eligibility and status. The survey will help the government make decisions on the rehabilitation of residents. This is the second survey of its kind, with the previous one in 2010 identifying ineligible and unauthorized residents in transit camps.
The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) disqualification hearing has ended, with the rebel faction arguing that there was no party policy on political alliances. The speaker will announce his verdict before February 15.