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Eknath Khadse warned that he would be compelled to take a “different step” if the party leadership does not pay heed to his grievances.(HT Photo)

Will be forced to take different step if BJP ignores me: Eknath Khadse

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Surendra Gangan, Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2019 05:42 AM IST
Khadse’s statement comes amid speculations that he is in touch with Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leaders. Khadse, however, has refused to comment on the matter.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis visited Shivaji Nagar area in Kolhapur to review rescue and relief operations. CM also met flood-affected people staying at Kalyani Hall in Kolhapur.(Photo: ANI)
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis visited Shivaji Nagar area in Kolhapur to review rescue and relief operations. CM also met flood-affected people staying at Kalyani Hall in Kolhapur.(Photo: ANI)

Maharashtra tried to get optics right, bumbled its way through flood crisis | Opinion

UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2019 07:14 PM IST
From day one, the Fadnavis government has, in a bid to get the optics right, stumbled from one mistake to another over the flood situation in the state. For the first time also, the BJP’s and Chief Minister Fadnavis’ otherwise astute political management has gone awry.
Girish Mahajan cheerfully clicking selfies during a tour of the flood affected regions.(Photo: IANS/Screengrab)
Girish Mahajan cheerfully clicking selfies during a tour of the flood affected regions.(Photo: IANS/Screengrab)

Maha minister indulges in selfie spree while touring flood-hit areas, slammed

Kholapur, Maharashtra | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2019 05:31 PM IST
Water Resources Minister Girish Mahajan was aboard a government rescue boat for the tour in some of the worst-hit localities of Kolhapur-Sangli and its surroundings on Thursday evening.
The defections, run down by the opposition as opportunistic movements, also point to its state in Maharashtra.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
The defections, run down by the opposition as opportunistic movements, also point to its state in Maharashtra.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

Analysis | Why NCP-Cong should worry about Maharashtra’s season of defections

UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2019 08:45 PM IST
Water resources minister Girish Mahajan glibly told reporters a day earlier that as many as fifty opposition legislators were in talks with the BJP. If Mahajan, a close aide of Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis is to be taken seriously, it would be mean that two-thirds of the 83 Congress-NCP MLAs want out.
Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray with BJP chief Amit Shah.(HT File)
Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray with BJP chief Amit Shah.(HT File)

Uddhav Thackeray likely to ask Amit Shah to rein in BJP leaders

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Swapnil Rawal
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2019 07:02 AM IST
The bone of contention between the Sena and BJP is the sharing of the CM’s post equally, along with other posts..
The BJP’s election campaign is likely to start in August, with a development yatra led by Fadnavis across all assembly constituencies.(HT Photo)
The BJP’s election campaign is likely to start in August, with a development yatra led by Fadnavis across all assembly constituencies.(HT Photo)

BJP hints at holding on to chief minister’s post after Maharashtra polls

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Ketaki Ghoge
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2019 12:50 AM IST
In a state-level meeting, the party sounded off the poll bugle, with the slogan ‘Phir Ek Baar Shivshahi Sarkar’, after BJP leaders said the saffron alliance will aim to get a 200-plus tally in the 288-seat Assembly.
Medical education minister Girish Mahajan told the legislative council on Wednesday, “We are awaiting the court’s decision due on Monday. We have put our best lawyers at work.”
Medical education minister Girish Mahajan told the legislative council on Wednesday, “We are awaiting the court’s decision due on Monday. We have put our best lawyers at work.”

Will create 2,000 more seats for MBBS students in 2020: Maha govt

Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2019 02:13 PM IST
The state government on Wednesday decided it will create 2,000 more seats for MBBS courses next year after getting a nod from the Centre.
The state government will fix responsibility over failure of BYL Nair Hospital to appoint anti-ragging and counselling committees, said minister of state for medical education, Dr Ranjit Patil. (Ragul Krishnan/ HT PHOTO)(HT PHOTO)
The state government will fix responsibility over failure of BYL Nair Hospital to appoint anti-ragging and counselling committees, said minister of state for medical education, Dr Ranjit Patil. (Ragul Krishnan/ HT PHOTO)(HT PHOTO)

Doctor’s suicide: State to focus on anti-ragging panels in med colleges

Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2019 08:27 AM IST
On May 22, Dr Payal Tadvi, a second-year student and resident doctor at the hospital, committed suicide after three doctors allegedly harassed her for being a quota student.
So far, 24 people – residents, faculty members and class three and four employees – have been interviewed, said Wakode.(HT Photo)
So far, 24 people – residents, faculty members and class three and four employees – have been interviewed, said Wakode.(HT Photo)

Maharashtra panel to submit report tomorrow

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2019 06:10 AM IST
Appointed by medical education minister Girish Mahajan, the committee is headed by Dr Prakash Wakode of the Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER).
Senior Congress leader and former Leader of Opposition in the Assembly, Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil, is finally set to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).(industan Times)
Senior Congress leader and former Leader of Opposition in the Assembly, Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil, is finally set to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).(industan Times)

Vikhe Patil to join BJP; may get cabinet berth

Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2019 07:53 AM IST
According to BJP insiders, Vikhe Patil may also get a cabinet berth, and is negotiating for a lucrative portfolio.
The Shiv Sena also said the ban on NaMo TV could have been avoided had the BJP been satisfied with the coverage being given to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s campaign rallies on electronic channels.(PTI)
The Shiv Sena also said the ban on NaMo TV could have been avoided had the BJP been satisfied with the coverage being given to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s campaign rallies on electronic channels.(PTI)

Shiv Sena advises BJP to “speak less” on Rafale deal

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2019 06:53 PM IST
The Uddhav Thackeray-led party sought to corner its senior ally over the recent clash between BJP workers in the presence of Maharashtra minister Girish Mahajan at a public rally in Jalgaon, where the party has changed its Lok Sabha candidate.

2019 Lok Sabha elections: Girish Mahajan caught in clash between BJP workers at a rally

By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2019 05:40 AM IST
The incident took place during a meeting for party candidate Unmesh Patil at Amalner in Jalgaon on Wednesday evening.
Lok Sabha Election 2019: Sanjay Kakade, who was elected to Rajya Sabha as an independent with support from Congress and NCP in 2014, later joined hands with BJP as an associate member.(HT Photo/File Photo)
Lok Sabha Election 2019: Sanjay Kakade, who was elected to Rajya Sabha as an independent with support from Congress and NCP in 2014, later joined hands with BJP as an associate member.(HT Photo/File Photo)

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: BJP supporter Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Kakade likely to join Congress

Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 11, 2019 10:23 AM IST
Lok Sabha Elections 2019; Sujay Vikhe Patil is reportedly keen on joining the BJP if Congress and NCP’s talks for the exchange of Ahmednagar seat failed. He met BJP leader and state minister Girish Mahajan on Friday and expressed his willingness.
Thousands of farmers began a march from Nashik on Thursday morning but called off their protest after the government stepped in later in the day.(Shrikant Gorde/HT)
Thousands of farmers began a march from Nashik on Thursday morning but called off their protest after the government stepped in later in the day.(Shrikant Gorde/HT)

Maharashtra farmers call off march after state government steps in

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondents, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON FEB 22, 2019 12:25 AM IST
Thousands of farmers, who began a march from Nashik to Mumbai on Thursday morning, called off their protest late at night after the state government promised to meet their demands, set deadlines to do so and hold review meetings every two months to track the progress.
Farmers gather at Mumbai Naka Mahamarg bus stop, Nashik to take part in the All India Kisan Sabha’s (AIKS) ‘long march’ to Mumbai in Nashik, India, on Wednesday.(Shrikant Gorde/HT Photo)
Farmers gather at Mumbai Naka Mahamarg bus stop, Nashik to take part in the All India Kisan Sabha’s (AIKS) ‘long march’ to Mumbai in Nashik, India, on Wednesday.(Shrikant Gorde/HT Photo)

Kisan march 2.0: Farmers begin Nashik to Mumbai march after late-night talks with government

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2019 11:42 AM IST
Maharashtra Farmer’s Protest: The farmers march which was supposed to start on Wednesday was postponed by one day as police personnel detained the vehicles carrying the farmers to the venue in places like Palghar, Kasara, Dahanu and Jawahar.
Social activist Anna Hazare, 81, has called off his fast, Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis said, adding that government has accepted his demands.(ANI/Twitter)
Social activist Anna Hazare, 81, has called off his fast, Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis said, adding that government has accepted his demands.(ANI/Twitter)

Anna Hazare calls off fast after Fadnavis govt accepts demands

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 05, 2019 08:04 PM IST
Social activist Anna Hazare, 81, has called off his fast, Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis said, adding that government has accepted his demands.
This new mortuary is being constructed near the new 11-storeyed building within the premises of Sassoon hospital.(HT/PHOTO)
This new mortuary is being constructed near the new 11-storeyed building within the premises of Sassoon hospital.(HT/PHOTO)

Pune’s Sassoon hospital to have largest mortuary in state

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Nozia Sayyed
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2019 02:28 PM IST
The construction of the mortuary is already underway and for the first phase of the mortuary Rs 10 crore has been granted
Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis(PTI)
Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis(PTI)

Maratha quota: Maharashtra yet to finalise percentage; session ends on Friday

Hindustan Times | By Ketaki Ghoge, Mumbai
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2018 07:56 AM IST
A senior minister, who did not wish to be named, said the government is looking at three options – 12, 14 and 16%.
A police vehicle accompanies milk tankers on their way to Mumbai on Pune-Bangalore National Highway.(PTI)
A police vehicle accompanies milk tankers on their way to Mumbai on Pune-Bangalore National Highway.(PTI)

Milk protest trouble may boil over tomorrow

Hindustan Times | By Faisal Malik, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2018 12:07 AM IST
Agitation to intensify with farmers, their cattle blocking highways; CM to meet milk societies
A patient walks past protesting resident doctors at JJ Hospital in Mumbai on Monday.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
A patient walks past protesting resident doctors at JJ Hospital in Mumbai on Monday.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

Doctors on strike at Mumbai’s JJ hospital want security, not assurances

Hindustan Times | By Sadaguru Pandit, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2018 11:01 AM IST
Resident doctors at JJ Hospital want immediate deployment of guards to ensure protection from attacks
Stockholm Water Prize 1993 winner Madhav Chitale underlines the need for socio-economic development along with urban planning.(RAHUL RAUT/HT)
Stockholm Water Prize 1993 winner Madhav Chitale underlines the need for socio-economic development along with urban planning.(RAHUL RAUT/HT)

Pune among cities that overuse water: Madhav Chitale

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2018 04:31 PM IST
Residents consume around 200-250 litres per person, which is almost double the standard usage, the expert on water issues said. 
Kisan Sabha activists with farmers distribute milk free of cost to protest the low procurement prices by dairies in the state, in Karad, Maharashtra(HT Photo)
Kisan Sabha activists with farmers distribute milk free of cost to protest the low procurement prices by dairies in the state, in Karad, Maharashtra(HT Photo)

First MSP proposal, then meeting, dairy farmers tell Maharashtra government

Hindustan Times | By Surendra Gangan
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2018 11:50 PM IST
The government had invited the committee to discuss the issue on Monday.
The colleges plan to respond to the government by Monday.(Representational photo)
The colleges plan to respond to the government by Monday.(Representational photo)

Medical fees row: State offered to meet halfway, but colleges refused, says Maharashtra minister

Hindustan Times | By Musab Qazi, Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2018 12:19 AM IST
The representative of a private medical college in Pune contradicted Girish Mahajan, saying that the government never made such an offer.
Over 35,000 farmers marched to the Maharashtra Vidhan Sabha in Mumbai last month.(HT File Photo)
Over 35,000 farmers marched to the Maharashtra Vidhan Sabha in Mumbai last month.(HT File Photo)

Month after long march to Mumbai, farmers to protest again on June 1

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2018 10:08 PM IST
The All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS), on Tuesday, announced a massive protest commencing from June 1 against the state government for failing to meet the demands made by the farmers during their long march.
Social activist Anna Hazare ended his fast following talks with Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis at Ramlila Maidan in New Delhi on March 29.(ARVIND YADAVHT PHOTO)
Social activist Anna Hazare ended his fast following talks with Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis at Ramlila Maidan in New Delhi on March 29.(ARVIND YADAVHT PHOTO)

Hazare ends fast: Fadnavis plays peacemaker, uses his proximity to veteran social activist

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Yogesh Joshi
UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2018 04:34 PM IST
Anna Hazare breaks fast after holding talks with Fadnavis, who assured the crusader that his demands will be considered by the Centre.
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