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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

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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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    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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    Kerala Floods: Celebs, unions, temple trusts contribute to Kerala’s flood relief

    Mumbai: Various unions of the workers from State Transport (ST) corporation gave a donation of Rs 10 crore to the transport Diwakar Raote towards the Kerala flood relief. A cheque was to the Maharashtra CM’s Special Kerala Relief Fund. The entire ST staff donated their one day salary in support of the people of Kerala, as they will need resources to rebuild their lives. The entire amount was divided between the unions

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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.

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    Maratha Quota Stir: Congress leader Ashok Chavan accuses Maharashtra CM Fadnavis of being ‘pathological liar’

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) pulled out all the stops in its onslaught against the Devendra Fadnavis-led government on Monday. MPCC president Ashok Chavan accused Fadnavis of being a ‘pathological liar.’ “This chief minister has consistently misled the citizens of Maharashtra on farm loan waivers, Maratha and Dhangar reservations and other pertinent issues. How can one rely on his latest assurance on Maratha resevation,” Chavan told reporters in Nanded.

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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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    FIR against aircraft owners if they refused advice, says Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis

    Nagpur: Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday said that an FIR would be registered against the owners of the aircraft which crashed in Mumbai last month if they were found to have forced the pilot to conduct a test flight despite adverse opinion. Fadnavis was replying to a question by Congress’s Vijay Wadettiwar in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly.

  • Navi Mumbai land deal: Shiv Sena asks CM Devendra Fadnavis to come clean

    Mumbai, The Shiv Sena today asked Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to “come clean” on the Congress’ charges of his “blessings” to an “illegal transfer” of 24 acres of government land worth Rs 1,767 in Navi Mumbai for a song to a business partner of a BJP MLC, allegedly “close” to him. The BJP’s estranged ally pegged its demand on recent reports on Anti-Corruption Bureau giving earlier in May “clean

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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

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    Maharashtra CM to BMC: Reinstate scavengers who lost jobs due to discrepancies in names

    Mumbai: Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday directed the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)  to accommodate the 2,700 scavenger staff who lost their jobs after discrepancies were found in the English spellings in their names. They will be reinstated within three months after they execute indemnity bonds.

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    93% land acquired for Mumbai-Nagpur Expressway: Devendra Fadnavis

    Mumbai: Maharashtra has completed 93 per cent of land acquisition for the 700-km Mumbai- Nagpur Expressway, according to chief minister Devendra Fadnavis. “In less than 12 months, the state has acquired 93 per cent of the land needed to build the Mumbai-Nagpur 700-km super communication highway with 24 nodes or interchanges that will be developed as smart cities along its path,” American brokerage Morgan Stanley said in a note quoting the chief minister as

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    Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis may initiate small cabinet expansion before monsoon session

    Mumbai: If Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah approves then Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis will initiate a small cabinet expansion before the monsoon session of the state legislature schedule from July 4 at Nagpur.  The expansion has been necessitated by the demise of senior cabinet member Pandurang Fundkar, who had held the portfolio of agriculture and the resignation of Dr Deepak Sawant, minister for public health and senior Shiv Sena leader.

  • Artificial intelligence can bridge rich-poor divide: Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today said Artificial Intelligence will create more jobs and help in bridging the gap between the rich and the poor. The technology could also help in facilitating the reach of health services to remote areas, he said. Fadnavis was speaking at a panel discussion on Governance and Artificial Intelligence with Vice Premier of Quebec Dominique Anglade in Montreal.

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    Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis’ security beefed up after email threats from Naxals

    Mumbai: The state’s security apparatus has been thrown into a tizzy, with Pune police revealing a plot by Maoist groups to assassinate Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) in Mantralaya receiving two death threat emails. The state home department sounded an alert after the CMO also received two emails threatening Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and his family for the recent anti-Naxal operations in Gadchiroli district in April earlier