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  • Mumbai: CM Fadnavis hails Jain community’s role in nation building

    Bhayandar: “Revered saints like Acharya Vijay Padamsagar Surishwar Ji play a great role in nation building even as the entire Jain community has always been selfless in their support for the welfare and upliftment of the society.  Their contribution towards peace and harmony has been remarkable,” said Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis while addressing a gathering at a function in Bhayandar to mark Acharya Vijay Padamsagar Surishwar Ji’s 84th birthday.

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    2019 Lok Sabha, Assembly polls: After CM, another minister claims Sena alliance with BJP

    Mumbai: After Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’ statement about the need for an alliance with the Shiv Sena, another senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) minister, who is close to Union minister Nitin Gadkari, claimed his party would ally with the Sena on its own terms in the Lok Sabha. He, however, further claimed there would be no alliance between the two parties in the state assembly poll.

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    Activist Arrests: Maharashtra CM forged alliance with Sharad Pawar, alleges lawyer

    Mumbai: Lawyer Sanjeev Punalekar represented the Hindu Lawyers’ Council at a press conference on Monday shockingly accused CM Devendra Fadnavis of forging a new political alliance with Nationalist Congress Party president Sharad Pawar. Punalekar alleged the seven arrests of Sanatan Sanstha in Nalasopara case and two others in Dr Narendra Dabholkar and Govind Pansare’s murders have been all political arrests.

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    Maharashtra government working on proposals to reduce fuel prices: CM Devendra Fadnavis

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis Sunday said the state government was working on various proposals to give relief to the people from the rising fuel prices. Talking to PTI, Fadnavis also said bringing petroleum products under Goods and Services Tax (GST) was one of the ways of reducing the prices. “The state government is working on various proposals to reduce the prices of fuel in the state,” he said without elaborating on the

  • PepsiCo to install plastic crushing machines across Maharashtra in 2 years

    Shirdi: Food and beverages firm PepsiCo India is planning to install reverse vending machines to crush PET plastic bottles in all the 36 districts of the state over the next two years as part of its plastic waste management initiative, a top executive said. It aims to collect, segregate and recycle 6,500 tonnes of PET bottles in the state in the first year through this initiative. “We plan to roll out this (plastic waste

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    Due to inflation, CM’s pet project to cost more

    Mumbai: The project cost of Nagpur-Mumbai Samruddhi Corridor, an ambitious pet project of Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has escalated to Rs 49,247 crore form earlier Rs 46,000 crore. Government attributes it to inflation.  The government has awarded a big package to the Project Affected People (PAPs) to acquire their agricultural land, the expected expenses on land acquisition has reduced to Rs 7500 crore from earlier Rs 13,000 crore, however the interest on

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    BJP in panic mode over 2019 Maharashtra poll: Congress

    Sangli: Four years on, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has been quite successfull in running Bharatiya Janata Party-led government in state. But even after maintaining his clean image among people, the opposition Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) succeeded to change the perception about the government as failure and corrupt among people.  Going by the response received at the Jan Sangharsh rally led by the Congress it can only be described as people

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    Maharashtra: CM approves land for defence equipment cluster at MIHAN

    Mumbai: Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday alloted 20 acres at the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in the Multi-modal International Cargo Hub and Airport at Nagpur (MIHAN) to set up defence equipment manufacturing cluster. Reportedly, the equipment factory will generate 50,000 jobs.

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    CM Devendra Fadnavis: Over 63,500 schools have gone digital in Maharashtra

    Mumbai: More than 63,500 schools in Maharashtra became digital up to June this year, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said here on Wednesday. He called for laying more emphasis on e-learning and e-school projects in the era of Information Technology. Fadnavis on Wednesday chaired a review meeting of school education department at his official residence ‘Varsha’. School Education Minister Vinod Tawde, Additional Principal Secretary of the School Education Department Vandana Krishna, among others,

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    Mumbai: CM Fadnavis fails to keep promise, citizens still not allowed to carry own food inside multiplexes

    Mumbai: The BJP-led Maharashtra government is usually seen boasting of its “performance” and “governance.” The state’s Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, in almost all his speeches is seen speaking of fulifilling all the promises his party made during the 2014 Assembly elections. Whenever one confronts any BJP leader with any unfulfilled promise, they instead trains their guns on its hardcore political rival — the Congress.

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    Amid Maratha quota stir, NCP demands 5 percent quota for Muslims

    Mumbai: NCP MP Majeed Memon wrote a letter to CM Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday demanding five per cent quota for Muslims in education. The state is already witnessing protests by the Maratha community for reservation in jobs and education. “…along with the reservation of the Marathas, 5 per cent reservation to Muslims in the field of education should also be considered,” Memon said in the letter.

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    Maratha Quota Stir: Government bound to award quota, but after due legal procedure, says Maharashtra CM

    Mumbai: Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis urged Maratha youths not to commit suicide, assuring them the state government was bound to award reservation to the community. However, he added, his government would need to complete constitutional and legal procedures before doing so, to ensure that its stand would be accepted by the Bombay High Court.

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    Maratha Quota Stir: CM Fadnavis in damage control mode, collects information on Marathas in govt jobs

    Mumbai: Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis is clearly in damage control mode — in an attempt to get to grips with the Maratha quota stir, he has directed every government department and educational institution to collect information on the number of employees from the Maratha community working in the concerned departments. He wants to ensure that he has precise information on the percentage of Marathas in government jobs before he faces the special

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    Maratha Quota Stir: Cases against agitators who attacked police won’t be withdrawn, says Devendra Fadnavis

    Mumbai: Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday took a strong stand against the Maratha protestors who had attacked the police during the bandh across the state. The CM said that such protestors will not be spared and the police cases against those will not be withdrawn. On the other hand, Maratha Kranti Morcha, while, rejecting assurance given by the CM to the Maratha delegation, has decided to hold statewide protests on August

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    Maratha Quota Stir: Devendra Fadnavis won’t be replaced as Maharashtra CM, says Manohar Joshi

    Mumbai: A day after Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut created flutter saying there is talk within the BJP of replacing Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnvis over the Maratha quota stir, his party leader Manohar Joshi today said there is no such possibility. Joshi, former Chief Minister, said Fadnavis “failed” in handling the Maratha quota issue as is evident from the way in which the community members have taken to the streets in

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    Maratha Quota Stir: CM Devendra Fadnavis seeks assistance from Maratha legislators to resolve reservation row

    Mumbai: An embattled CM Devendra Fadnavis has finally turned to his cabinet colleagues from the BJP and legislators from the Maratha community for their assistance in quelling the spiralling quota stir of the community. An insider from the Fadnavis cabinet said the government is fully dependent on the report of State Backward Class Commission’s recommendation and hence ready to provide all kinds of assistance to the Commission. Meanwhile, party ministers, along with

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    Marathas should come forward for talks with government: CM Devendra Fadnavis

    Mumbai: Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today accused “certain leaders” of trying to create caste division in Maharashtra, even as he said that the Maratha community, that has been protesting for reservation, should come forward for talks with the government instead of resorting to agitation and violence. He said his government was committed to provide reservation to the community, but pointed out that the issue was pending before the Bombay High Court.

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    Maharashtra: Digvijay Singh slams CM Devendra Fadnavis for not going to Pandharpur

    Mumbai: Senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Monday criticised Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadanvis for cancelling his annual visit to Pandharpur in view of a proposed protest by Maratha groups. Singh said that Fadnavis as the Maharashtra CM should have gone to Pandharpur and attended the prayers.