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    Shiv Sena Minister accuses Maharashtra CM of consulting almanac for Cabinet reshuffle

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena minister, Gulabrao Patil, has taunted Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, calling him a devout Brahmin, who looks at planetary charts to take important decisions. “He is a Brahmin, so he will consult the ‘panchang’ (almanac) before he embarks on any major venture. This time, it’s the cabinet reshuffle. He will not announce it before consulting the almanac,” said Patil.

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    Maharashtra CM Fadnavis forcing ATS to go slow in Sanatan Sanstha probe, alleges Congress

    Mumbai: Congress leader and spokesperson Sachin Sawant has questioned Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis by quoting a story on a website, which claims an officer from the Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) had alleged there was pressure on their force to go slow on investigations and arrests against the extreme right wing outfit, Sanatan Sanstha.

  • Maharashtra has good fiscal health: Finance panel after CM meet

    Mumbai: Members of finance commission, who are on a three-day visit to Maharashtra since Monday, have suddenly gone on a back foot from the previous findings which projected a worrisome financial picture of the state. This sudden change of heart was seen after their meeting with Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.

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    Marathwada biggest beneficiary of Samruddhi corridor: Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis

    Mumbai: Aurangabad and Jalna districts in the state’s Marathwada region would be “magnets of development” due to the Nagpur Mumbai Samruddhi Mahamarg, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said Monday. The Rs 49,250 crore corridor, alternatively referred to as a super communication expressway, is 700 kilometres long and will pass through 392 villages spread over 11 districts.

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    Swachhata Hi Seva Movement: I found TV an effective way to spread cleanliness message, says Amitabh Bachchan

    New Delhi/Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan on Saturday while interacting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, said that he found TV to be an “effective way to spread the message of cleanliness”.”Four years ago, you (Modi) introduced the nation to the Swachh Bharat Mission. I too decided to get involved as a citizen of India. I have been associated with various cleanliness campaigns including the campaign to clean the Versova beach in Mumbai,”

  • Ganesh Chaturthi 2018: Devendra Fadnavis to Venkaiah Naidu, politicians welcome Ganpati Bappa; See Pics

    Ganesh Chaturthi festivities have begun in the country. The ten-day long Ganesh festival kicked off with zeal and fervour across the country. Several beautifully decked up pandals have been erected in all major cities and towns in the Maharashtra, including Mumbai, Pune, Nashik and Nagpur, where huge idols of Lord Ganesha have been placed on raised platforms for people to worship.

  • Ganesh festival kicks off in Maharashtra with fervour

    Mumbai: The ten-day long Ganesh festival kicked off with zeal and fervour across Maharashtra Thursday. The festival began with devotees, mostly attired in traditional clothes, bringing colourfully-crafted idols of the elephant-headed God in their homes and pandals and installing them amid chants of ‘Ganapati bappa moraya’, beating of drums and and sprinkling of ‘gulal’ (red coloured powder).

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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

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    NCP questions Maharashtra CM’s silence on BJP MLA Ram Kadam’s remarks

    Mumbai: The NCP Friday questioned the “silence” of Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on a BJP MLA’s comments made earlier this week that he would kidnap girls to help boys get married. The opposition party further asked Fadnavis if the “tendency” shown by the MLA had the tacit approval of the ruling BJP. The NCP posed this question as part of its “56 questions to those with 56-inch chest” campaign launched Thursday to

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    Devendra Fadnavis urges society, NGOs to join hands with government in tackling malnutrition  

    Thane: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis Thursday urged the society and NGOs to join hands with the government in the fight against malnutrition and starvation deaths. He made the appeal during his visit to Sanjeevan Bal Upachar Kendra run by Sri Vithu Mauli Charitable Trust founded by Vivek Pandit at Jawhar in Palghar district of Maharashtra.

  • 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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    BJP sacks MLA Ram Kadam from state spokesperson’s post

    After facing backlashes and mounting pressure from the opposition parties, the BJP has made a decision to sack MLA Ram Kadam from state spokesperson’s post. The decision was taken by the party high command after BJP chief Amit Shah and Devendra Fadnavis took serious note of Kadam’s controversial remark.

  • UP BJP MP slams Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis over appointments to state-run bodies

    Mumbai: A BJP MP from Uttar Pradesh Monday accused Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis of not following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “Sabka Sath Sabka Vikas” motto in recent appointments to state corporations. The criticism came in the wake of political appointments made by the chief minister last week to various state corporations and statutory bodies.

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    Maharashtra: Congress slams government on plan to levy cess on water from deep wells

    Kolhapur: The Congress Saturday criticised the Maharashtra government for its plan to levy cess on extraction of water from deep wells calling the move as anti-farmers. The opposition party also taunted the BJP-led government saying that tax should be imposed on the speeches of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis as well for giving “false promises” to people. “The BJP governments at the Centre and in Maharashtra are anti-farmer. After

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    A confused and confusing government

    The Devendra Fadnavis Government seems to be totally clueless about the way to implement the Centre’s promise to pay farmers 1.5 times the cost of their produce. Defying the straightforward law of demand and supply, the above promise can be implemented only if the State agencies are ready to buy whatever quantities of grains the farmers produce at the stipulated minimum support price for each crop. For, if the prevailing price in

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    Acquire RK Studio, convert it into film museum, Sanjay Nirupam to Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis

    Mumbai: Mumbai Congress chief Sanjay Nirupam today wrote to Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis seeking that the state government acquire the landmark RK Studio in suburban Chembur and convert it into a film museum. The Kapoor family has reportedly decided to sell off the sprawling RK Studio — 70 years after it was established — as it was not “economically viable” to rebuild it after it was gutted in a fire last year. Founded by

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    Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis approves Bandra-Versova sea link

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today approved the construction of projects including Bandra-Versova sea link, a new lane on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway and third bridge on Thane creek at Vashi. Chairing a meeting of infrastructure projects committee of his cabinet, the CM asked them to undertake the construction work within a month.

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    Quota: Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis calls meeting of Dhangar leaders next week

    Mumbai: With Dhangar community members threatening to intensify their stir for quota, the Maharashtra government has invited them for a meeting with Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis here on August 27. The ‘Dhangar’ (Shepherd) community which constitutes 9 per cent of the total population of Maharashtra is seeking the Scheduled Tribe (ST) status. They are currently included in the Vimukt Jati Nomadic Tribe (VJNT) category whereas the “Dhangad” community is classified under the ST category.