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‘New Maharashtra’ theme of CM’s yatra from Aug 1

In 2014, in the run-up to the Assembly polls, Fadnavis had coined the term ‘Magnetic Maharashtra’ to connect to the masses on how he intended to develop the state. This time, the theme will be ‘New Maharashtra’. WITH CHIEF Minister Devendra Fadnavis set to go on statewide Mahajanadesh Yatra from August 1, the government plans […]

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Rs 101 birthday gift moves Maharashtra CM Fadnavis to tears

Among the many wishes and greetings from the high and mighty, it was a humble gift of Rs 101, sent by a poor woman labourer to Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on his 49th birthday on Monday, which moved him to tears. A daily wage-earner, Renuka Sahil Gondhali from Chincholi village in Ahmednagar sent the […]

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46 custodial deaths in five years: Maharashtra Government

In his written reply to a calling attention motion, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, also the home minister, informed members that the 46 deaths had taken place between 2012 and 2017. AFTER BEING informed that 46 custodial deaths had occurred in the state in the five years, the Legislative Assembly on Friday discussed the implementation of […]

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I’m not a party in Dabholkar case: CM

“I am neither an accused nor a respondent in the case. The State government has no role in the investigation of this case,” said Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday referring to the ongoing case in the murder of rationalist Dr. Narendra Dabholkar. During a discussion on the Governor’s address in Assembly, the CM, while […]

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Cabinet reshuffle and the changing dynamics within the BJP in Maharashtra

The long-awaited reshuffle of the state cabinet was finally undertaken by chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday, just three months before the Assembly polls are scheduled to be announced. Speculations over the expansion/reshuffle of the Fadnavis-led government were going on for more than a year but somehow it kept getting delayed. The smooth functioning of […]

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Sena maintains its tally, not strike rate

The decision to join hands with the BJP in the Lok Sabha elections has paid off for the Shiv Sena. By securing wins on 18 seats, the Sena managed to remain politically significant in Maharashtra—especially ahead of the Assembly polls. The Uddhav Thackeray-led party’s performance, a repeat of 2014, has come primarily due to its […]