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  • More than year since HC order, govt still ‘undecided’ on Dahi Handi height

    Mumbai : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Maharashtra government is often seen boasting of “transparency and good governance”. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis is also often heard making tall claims to fulfilling each and every announcement he makes. Add to this, the government often makes claims of not interfering with the judiciary and always abiding by its directives.

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    Maharashtra government recommends Bharat Ratna for Mahatma Phule, Savitribai

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has recommended to the Centre to confer the Bharat Ratna posthumously on the renowned 19th century social reformers, Mahatma Jyotiba Phule and his wife Savitribai, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced here on Tuesday. He made the announcement while addressing a conference of Rashtriya Other Backward Castes Mahasangh in Mumbai.

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    CM Devendra Fadnavis asks for breathing room of four months to tackle Maratha quota stir

    Mumbai: Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, while retreating his assurance on extending reservation to the Maratha community, asked for a breathing room of four months to tackle the quota stir. At the same time, he has promised that the legal and constitutional procedures would be completed by the end of November this year by using the good offices of the State Backward Class Commission.

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    Maharashtra government mulls giving livestock, ponds for fish farming on demand

    Mumbai: With an aim to boost the income of farmers, the Maharashtra government is considering a proposal to provide livestock and ponds for fish farming to them as per demand. The proposal was discussed at a meeting of the Animal Husbandry and Fisheries Department, chaired by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, here yesterday.

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    Maratha quota stir: Maratha community warns of second round of agitations on August 8

    After bringing the ‘Maximum city’ to its knees the Maratha community is all set to intensify its agitations if Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis doesn’t issue the ordinance for Maratha reservations. The Maratha community has warned that if the reservations are not issued the second round of agitations will start on August 8 more aggressively.

  • Maratha quota stir: Pankaja Munde takes dig at CM Fadnavis, says she would not have delayed Maratha quota decision

    Mumbai: An ambitious leader, once a strong aspirant of the chief ministerial post and State’s minister for women and child, Pankaja Munde, has taken a dig at Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis over the Maratha reservation issue. She remarked that if the file of reservation quota had been on her table, she would have cleared it in a jiffy.

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    Maratha quota stir: Section of BJP happy with CM Devendra Fadnavis’ discomfort?

    Mumbai: If the hypotheses of a non-Maratha BJP minister is to be accepted, a section of the party is happy at the discomfort of Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis over the Maratha reservation issue. Fadnavis grappled with the situation all alone, despite having several Maratha ministers in his cabinet. Sources claimed that a lobby of ‘internal opponents’ and bureaucrats was trying to oust Fadnavis from his post.

  • Nanar, land scam, quota dominate Monsoon Session

     Nagpur : Nanar refinery project, Navi Mumbai land scam, Shivaji memorial in the Arabian sea, Maratha quota and dairy farmers’ stir dominated the monsoon session of the Maharashtra legislature.

  • Nirupam demands CM scrap all transactions  on Cidco land 

    Mumbai : Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam has demanded that instead of ordering a stay on all the transactions on Navi Mumbai land, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis should scrap all the deals.

  • Undertake study of aircraft movement in city: Shiv Sena

    Mumbai : The Shiv Sena said on Saturday that crashing of an aircraft in a crowded suburb here two days ago raises a lot of questions about maintenance of planes by private firms and lack of open spaces in the metropolis.

  • Heritage lovers hail new UNESCO tag for city

    Mumbai : As two building clusters of Victorian Gothic and Art Deco architectural styles in Mumbai were on Saturday jointly inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List, heritage lovers in the city welcomed the development.

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    Mumbai: NCP accuses BJP government of not wanting Maratha reservation

    Mumbai: The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has accused Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis of deliberately not wanting to give reservations to Marathas. “When our government announced the reservations for Marathas, Fadnavis had criticised this decision saying it will not make it past the courts. The fact is this case was not properly presented to the High Court by the government. Now the honourable judges of the High Court are asking this government what

  • State celebrates Eid with fervour, gaiety

    Mumbai: Lakhs of Muslims celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr, marking the end of the 30-day rigorous fasting during the holy month of Ramadan, with joy and religious fervour in Mumbai and rest of Maharashtra on Saturday.

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    Ready to face action if speech found inappropriate, asserts CM Fadnavis

    Mumbai : The war of words between Bharatiya Janata Party and Shiv Sena reached at peak as the campaign for the Palghar Lok Sabha by-poll is reaching an end. Sena released an audio clip in which Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis is purportedly asking party workers to use all possible means to win the election. However, Fadnavis termed the clip as ‘twisted’ and said he is ready to face any action against him

  • Aurangabad riots: CM Devendra Fadnavis assures strict action against culprits

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today said strict action will be taken against the guilty in the Aurangabad riots and that an Additional Director General (ADG)-level rank officer will probe the incident.A delegation of legislators from the Congress, the Samajwadi Party and the MIM met Fadnavis last night to hand over the “proofs” of the alleged involvement of Shiv Sena workers and police personnel in the Aurangabad riots.

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    Mumbai: CM Devendra Fadnavis vows to complete all Metro works in 3 years

    Mumbai: Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday assured to complete the construction of all the proposed metro corridors in the next three years and thereby help enable commuters to travel anywhere in the city within a span of one hour. This statement was made by Fadnavis at the function conducted by Mumbai MetropolitanRegion Development Authority (MMRDA). On Monday, Fadnavis inaugurated Rail Over Bridge, flyover and elevated road at several places in the