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Ashutosh Shukla

  • We can move forward only if everyone is on board: Devendra Fadnavis

    The man who could be the next chief minister, BJP state president Devendra Fadnavis, has stated that his party would reach out to the Muslims and every other community in the state. Fadnavis had talked to dna on phone after he met with members of the Catholic Church before the elections. In his...

    Thursday, 23 October 2014 - 5:25am
  • Assurance from BJP got 'good governance' Catholic votes

    This year's assembly poll saw catholic voters going for "good governance" over "secularism" after Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) city leaders met representatives' body of 110 churches in Mumbai, Thane and Navi Mumbai, and assured its members of addressing the community's concerns. The Archbishop...

    Tuesday, 21 October 2014 - 7:20am
  • BJP won over North Indian and South Indian voters

    As Sena and MNS were busy spinning Marathi vs Gujarati tales, they forgot to focus on other communities that have sizeable population in Mumbai

    Tuesday, 21 October 2014 - 7:15am
  • Activists up in arms about ACB being out of RTI ambit in Maharashtra

    Outgoing government's clandestine parting shot slammed

    Tuesday, 21 October 2014 - 5:55am
  • Muslims go for AIMIM in Byculla, split in Mumbadevi

    Muslims seem to have looked beyond the Congress, at least in certain prominent pockets. The community almost left the party in Byculla and saw a split in Mumbadevi, as per a section of people dna spoke with. In both constituencies, Muslims went for first-timer All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen...

    Thursday, 16 October 2014 - 6:50am
  • Forest area residents upset with government not withdrawing review petition

    Residents living along the forest land in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region are unhappy with the outgoing government. The reason: the state government has not withdrawn the review petition challenging a Supreme Court order in favour of the residents. The SC this January had given relief to around 5.5...

    Wednesday, 15 October 2014 - 6:15am
  • These Bunnies indulge in speedy pedal-play

    The monsoon season is gone and the rides are slowly getting longer. For Pedal Bunnies, one of cycling groups in Juhu, they are becoming speedier too -- as hinted by the not-so-subtle 'Bunnies' nomenclature. "We named the group so because of speed. There are times we touch 22 kms per hour when we...

    Monday, 13 October 2014 - 7:54am
  • Report to suggest measures to improve RTI

    Despite it being the most widely used Acts, the RTI Act continues to have low awareness. A report will be out on October 12, also celebrated as the ninth anniversary of the RTI Act, recommends a slew of measures to improve its implementation. Besides awareness, lack of uniform rules across India...

    Sunday, 12 October 2014 - 6:29am
  • Maharashtra Elections 2014: Safe havens set to turn unsafe for many candidates

    It is not just the Karad (South) constituency, where former chief minister Prithviraj Chavan is in the fray, that is setting tongues wagging. A number of seats in city and across the state that were always considered a safe haven parties or candidates are head for a nail-biting contest. In Mumbai...

    Friday, 3 October 2014 - 5:20am
  • Out here, the ambit is to have more than just a position

    After debating for over one-and-a-half hour, 10-odd right to information (RTI) activists took up issues discussed with information commissioners. "I think we should keep non-compliance of the state information commission's (SIC) order at the top of the list. It is a crucial matter and needs to be...

    Monday, 29 September 2014 - 4:00am