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The unease within the alliance

The relations between BJP and Shinde-led Shiv Sena have been tricky. Both Shinde and deputy chief minister Devendra Fadnavis keep asserting their authority in the government. Things have become further complicated with Ajit joining the government

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Updated on Oct 02, 2023 06:50 AM IST

Will not tinker with Mathadi Act, help us plug loopholes: Fadnavis

Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis assures mathadis (headloaders) that the Mathadi Act will not be abolished and asks for their support in plugging the loopholes in the Act. He also addresses the demand for Maratha reservation. Fadnavis orders an inquiry into an agreement that mentions payment of extortion money to a mathadi union. He promises to speak to the chief minister and CIDCO to ensure housing for mathadis near the APMC market. Fadnavis also discusses plans for the redevelopment of the APMC market and the empowerment of mathadi youth.

Maharashtra Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis during 90th birth anniversary celebrations of late Mathadi leader Annasaheb Patil held at APMC Onion-Potato Market, Vashi in Navi Mumbai, India, on Monday, September 25, 2023. (Bachchan Kumar/ HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 26, 2023 05:18 PM IST

Afternoon brief: Nagpur's rain fury, Chandrayaan-3 Mahaquiz; all the latest news

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Four killed as torrential rain pounds Nagpur(Hindustan Times)
Published on Sep 24, 2023 02:18 PM IST

Rain fury in Nagpur: Fadnavis says ‘could have minimised the damage if…’

Maharashtra deputy CM visits flood-affected Nagpur, announces compensation for affected families.

An area is severely waterlogged following incessant rains, in Nagpur on Saturday. (ANI Photo)
Published on Sep 24, 2023 12:48 PM IST

Woman dead, 400 rescued as heavy rains flood several parts of Nagpur

The deputy CM said those rescued have been shifted to temporary shelters and provided food and other necessary things.

Commuters stand at one side of a road after it was flooded due to heavy rains, in Nagpur, Saturday, Sept. 23.(PTI)
Published on Sep 23, 2023 04:28 PM IST

Fadnavis reprimands Padalkar for calling Ajit Pawar “wolf”

Padalkar’s remarks came even as Ajit Pawar has been a part of Bharatiya Janata Party and Shiv Sena government

Earlier on Monday evening, Ajit Pawar supporters staged agitation at Balgandharva Chowk in the city and condemned his remarks. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Sep 19, 2023 11:46 PM IST

Biggest test yet for Speaker

When the hearing began, it was made clear by Narwekar that nobody except the MLAs and their lawyers would be allowed inside the hall in the Vidhan Bhavan

For the next few months, Narwekar will have a lot of work on hand: conducting hearings of the MLAs and then deciding who could be disqualified under the provisions of the anti-defection law. It will be his biggest test in his political career so far. (PTI)
Updated on Sep 18, 2023 12:47 AM IST

Monday Musings: The Maratha factor in Maharashtra

The apex court has taken a firm stand on the issue and has also quashed a review petition by Shinde-led state government in April this year

For around a decade and a half, no chief minister in Maharashtra has escaped the wrath of Maratha community, seeking reservation. (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Sep 10, 2023 11:56 PM IST

Fadnavis acquitted in case related to non-disclosure of criminal cases

Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has been acquitted by a Nagpur court in a case related to the alleged non-disclosure of criminal cases filed against him in his election affidavit. The court ruled that the non-disclosure was an oversight by Fadnavis' lawyer and would not have affected the election outcome. Fadnavis served as Chief Minister of Maharashtra from 2014 to 2019.

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Updated on Sep 09, 2023 12:24 AM IST

Nagpur court acquits Devendra Fadnavis of concealing info in 2014 poll affidavit

Nagpur-based lawyer Satish Ukey, who filed the complaint against Devendra Fadnavis in 2014, was arrested by Enforcement Directorate in 2022. He continues to be in jail

Maharashtra deputy chief minister Devendra Fadnavis was facing a case initiated on a complaint by a Nagpur-based lawyer (HT File Photo)
Published on Sep 08, 2023 05:45 PM IST

Fadnavis apologises for lathi charge on activists

Deputy CM Fadnavis apologized to Maratha activists for police lathi charge as CM Shinde announced a panel to consider their demand for reservation benefits.

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Updated on Sep 05, 2023 01:40 AM IST

Maratha quota violence: CM reacts; Fadnavis apologises on behalf of govt

Jalna violence over reservation: Devendra Fadnavis said the lathi-charge order was not given by any top official to the Jana Police last week.

Maharashtra chief minister Eknath Shinde with deputy chief minister Devendra Fadnavis and Ajit Pawar (not in pic) address a press conference after a meeting on Maratha reservation in Mumbai on Monday,(PTI)
Updated on Sep 04, 2023 04:32 PM IST

Lathi charge on Maratha protestors snowballs into political controversy, opposition demands Fadnavis resignation

Opposition parties in Maharashtra, led by NCP chief Sharad Pawar, have demanded the resignation of Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis over the police lathi charge on Maratha protestors in Jalna. The Maratha outfits are also calling for Fadnavis' resignation and plan to hold a protest. Chief Minister Eknath Shinde has assured the Maratha community that he will work towards getting them reservation in government jobs and education. Pawar has called for a judicial probe into the incident and criticized Fadnavis for not taking responsibility. Other political leaders have also questioned the use of excessive force against peaceful protestors.

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Updated on Sep 03, 2023 12:26 AM IST

Fadnavis to check Ajit’s files before they land up on CM’s desk

The order states: “The state government’s rule book mandates the policy matters to be cleared by the Deputy CM and the CM as per rule 92. Such files should be routed first through Ajit Pawar and Devendra Fadnavis while they are put for the sanction of the CM

Differences cropped up between Pawar and Shinde, soon after the latter exited the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on July 2 to join the ruling BJP-Shiv Sena combine in the state. Ajit Pawar, known for an aggressive style of working, tried to score over Shinde by holding a review meeting of the key projects two weeks ago
Updated on Aug 31, 2023 12:39 AM IST

Nawab Malik: After a pitched battle, a wait and watch game

Now, battling a legal case that has links to purchases made by an Underworld don, the newly bailed-out Nawab Malik must handle an intra-party crisis

Mumbai, India - Aug 14, 2023 : NCP leader Nawab Malik leaves from the Hospital after being granted a Bail at Kurla, in Mumbai, India, Monday, Aug 14, 2023. (Photo by Vijay Bate/HT Photo) (Hindustan Times)
Published on Aug 26, 2023 03:15 PM IST

Deputy CMs ‘vie’ for Adar Poonawala’s investment

The award ceremony to felicitate the “best industrialists of Maharashtra” was held at the JIO World Convention Centre at BKC on Sunday. The state government conferred the Udyog Mitra award comprising ₹15 lakh, a trophy and a citation on Adar Poonawala at the hands of Governor Ramesh Bais

Mumbai, India - Aug 20, 2023 : Industrialist Adar Poonawala received udyog mitra award in the presence of Maharashtra governor Ramesh Bais, chief minister Eknath shinde, deputy chief minister s Devendra Fadanvis and Ajit dada pawar at Maharashtra Udhyog puraskar 2023 Award at BKC Bandra, in Mumbai, India, Sunday, Aug 20, 2023. (Photo by Vijay Bate/HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 21, 2023 12:12 AM IST

Fadnavis became intolerant, arrogant after being made DyCM, claims ‘Saamana’; BJP leaders stage protest

Shiv Sena alleges that former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has become intolerant and arrogant since being made deputy chief minister. BJP workers protest.

Mumbai, India – Aug 19, 2023: Bhartiya Janata Yuva Morcha activists protest against Shiv Sena mouthpiece Saamna and Uddhav Thackeray for using inappropriate abusive language, the BJP office, Nariman Point, in Mumbai, India, on Saturday, Aug 19, 2023. (Photo by Bhushan Koyande/HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 20, 2023 12:13 AM IST

Maha: Lawyer Satish Ukey, who filed case against Fadnavis, booked under MCOCA

Nagpur lawyer and activist Satish Ukey, known for his criticism of PM Modi and the BJP, has been booked under the MCOCA along with six others for land forgery.

ED had on March 31 arrested Satish Uke and his elder brother Pradip. HT File Photo
Updated on Aug 16, 2023 12:54 AM IST

Navi Mumbai MLAs commend police chief for curbing corruption

All four MLAs representing Navi Mumbai said it was on their request that home minister Devendra Fadnavis had assured to give Navi Mumbai police commissionerate an upright officer

Navi Mumbai Police return stolen goods, during Return of Stoeln Property program, in which total of Rs. 5.41 Crores of stolen goods were handed over to its respective owners, at CIDCO Auditorium ,Vashi in Navi Mumbai, India, on Monday, August 14, 2023. (Bachchan Kumar/ HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 15, 2023 02:52 PM IST

BJP projects Fadnavis as their face in the state and its development

Maharashtra BJP is organizing competitions named after Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to project him as the face of development in the state. The contests include elocution, essay writing, meme, and reels, and are targeted at first-time voters and those aged 18 to 25. The winners will receive a prize of ₹51,000. The party aims to build Fadnavis' image and promote his leadership, as well as to highlight the development achieved during his government. The competitions will be implemented in all 228 assembly constituencies with an expected participation of 5,000 youth in each.

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Updated on Aug 10, 2023 01:01 AM IST

‘Voice of the downtrodden’ passes away

Hari Narke, professor, passed away at a private hospital in Mumbai on Wednesday morning.

Hari Narke, former head of Mahatma Phule Chair at the Savitribai Phule University of Pune.
Updated on Aug 10, 2023 12:34 AM IST

Saamana slams Fadnavis for calling Bhide as ‘Guruji’

Shiv Sena's newspaper criticizes Maharashtra deputy CM Fadnavis for referring to right-wing leader Bhide as "guruji" and accuses Bhide of trying to disrupt social harmony.

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Updated on Aug 07, 2023 12:23 AM IST

‘After a long time, you’re sitting at right place': Amit Shah to Ajit Pawar

Ajit Pawar led a vertical split of his party NCP last month, and took oath as the deputy chief minister in the Eknath Shinde-Devendra Fadnavis government.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah being received by Maharashtra chief minister Eknath Shinde, deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar and others upon his arrival, in Pune on Saturday,(PTI)
Updated on Aug 06, 2023 03:05 PM IST
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Amit Shah holds meeting with CM, two deputies on poll prep

Shah arrived in Pune at 7.40pm for his two-day tour and reached a hotel after visiting a relative in the city. Also present at the meeting were party leaders Chandrashekhar Bawankule and Chandrakant Patil at the hotel. Shinde and Ajit dada received Amit Shah at Pune airport in the evening. While Fadnavis joined Shah at the hotel

**EDS: IMAGE VIA @CMOMaharashtra** Pune: Union Home Minister Amit Shah being received by Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar and others upon his arrival, in Pune, Saturday, Aug. 5, 2023. (PTI Photo)(PTI08_05_2023_000220A) (PTI)
Updated on Aug 06, 2023 12:48 AM IST

Amit Shah, CM Eknath Shinde, Devendra Fadnavis likely to hold meeting in Pune

Shah reached Pune on Saturday evening and will attend programmes on Sunday. He is staying at a private hotel, where Shinde is also staying at the same hotel, as per itinerary shared by the state government

Amit Shah (L) was greeted by Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde and Dy CM Ajit Pawar on Saturday. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 05, 2023 11:31 PM IST

Fadnavis orders probe into BMC’s 42-crore contract for sanitary pad vending machines

On Thursday, Shiv Sena (UBT) MLC Anil Parab moved a breach of privilege motion against BMC chief I S Chahal and excise minister Shambhuraj Desai over the alleged irregularities. Parab said despite Desai giving an assurance to the house in the budget session, the contract hasn’t been scrapped and Chahal has not given him time for a meeting with him on the issue

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Updated on Aug 05, 2023 12:29 AM IST
By, Mumbai

Uproar in the assembly over Bhide’s remarks and threats

Deputy chief minister Devendra Fadnavis retorted that action would be taken not only against Bhide but also against Congress mouthpiece ‘Shidori’ for objectionable writings against Hindutva ideologue V D Savarkar

Mumbai, India - Aug. 2, 2023: Opposition party members of both house staged a protest on stairs, during the monsoon session at Vidhan Bhavan in Mumbai, India, on Wednesday, August 2, 2023. (Photo by Satish Bate/ Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Aug 03, 2023 12:59 AM IST

Traffic curbs on Modi’s visit hit commuters

Traffic restrictions in place on Tuesday as Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other political dignitaries were in Pune left many citizens inconvenienced

Traffic restrictions in place on Tuesday as Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other political dignitaries were in Pune left many citizens inconvenienced. (RAHUL RAUT/HT)
Updated on Aug 02, 2023 12:44 AM IST

Former IPS officer Pratap Dighavkar to join BJP today

Former IPS officer Pratap Dighavkar, known for his role in the investigation of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, is set to join the BJP and may contest the Dhule Lok Sabha seat.

Former IPS officer Pratap Dighavkar to join BJP today
Updated on Aug 02, 2023 12:44 AM IST
By, Mumbai

BJP promises action against Sambhaji Bhide for derogatory remarks against Gandhi

The BJP reportedly came under pressure after its ruling allies attacked Bhide and demanded action against him. Chhagan Bhujbal, who recently joined the Shinde government, said that Bhide had been shooting off his mouth because no action had been taken against him for his tirades in the past

BJP promises action against Sambhaji Bhide for derogatory remarks against Gandhi (HT)
Updated on Jul 31, 2023 12:24 AM IST
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