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Dhaval Kulkarni

  • Lok Sabha Elections: Dice seems loaded in Milind Deora's favour

    Home to the country's swish set, South Mumbai is one among the most elite constituencies in the country. But at the brass-tacks, the issues here are centered around brick and mortar problems like dilapidated buildings, water woes, lack of sanitation and open spaces, and housing.

    Friday, 18 April 2014 - 6:45am
  • Congress-NCP MPs have done little for Mumbai & its problems: Ashish Shelar

    Chief of the BJP's Mumbai unit MLC Ashish Shelar faces the task of taking on the ruling Congress and NCP in the six seats in Mumbai in a fragmented and divided polity. In the 2009 polls, the presence of the Raj Thackeray-led MNS in the fray contributed to the defeat of the saffron alliance in five...

    Thursday, 17 April 2014 - 6:40am
  • Marathi manoos forgotten amid clash of the Thackerays?

    Is a personal, vitriolic battle between the estranged Thackeray cousins taking the focus away from real issues confronting the Marathi manoos, whose welfare, which these nativist parties claim, lies at the root of their politics? Moreover, will this acerbic exchange between Shiv Sena president...

    Sunday, 13 April 2014 - 8:50am
  • Phase I over, but no sign of Shiv Sena, MNS manifestos

    Despite the first phase of polling in Maharashtra having concluded in Vidarbha on Thursday, the Shiv Sena and MNS are yet to publish their election manifestos. The remaining 38 constituencies of the state will go for polls in the next two phases on April 17 and 24. Though the BJP has published its...

    Sunday, 13 April 2014 - 8:30am
  • Lok Sabha elections 2014: Congress confident of a repeat show in Mumbai

    Mumbai Regional Congress Committee (MRCC) chief Janardhan Chandurkar dismissed the perceived 'Narendra Modi wave' in the city and said he was confident the UPA would repeat its performance largely due to the support from the Dalit, Muslim communities for the party. In 2009, Congress-NCP won all the...

    Sunday, 13 April 2014 - 7:55am
  • Liquor is flowing abundantly

    It's election time, and as can be expected, liquor is flowing abundantly, and voters and political activists are consuming with gay abandon. The excise department has lodged over 2,900 cases in a month for offences like smuggling (of liquor) into Maharashtra from neighboring Goa, Daman and Silvasa...

    Friday, 11 April 2014 - 7:50am
  • Maharashtra polls kick off today with Vidarbha

    The fate of a former president of a national party, a Union minister, two Maharashtra ministers and four former ministers is on the line as the 10 constituencies of Vidarbha (almost 1.65 crore voters) go to the polls on Thursday.

    Thursday, 10 April 2014 - 9:35am
  • Vote out Cong-NCP combine: OBC Muslims

    In what could spell trouble for Congress-NCP in the state, an influential body of backward class Muslims has called on members of their community to vote against the combine in protest against being neglected by successive governments. Muslim OBC leaders pointed out that despite being committed...

    Thursday, 10 April 2014 - 7:15am
  • Political biggies on tenterhooks as Vidarbha goes to polls today

    The political fate of heavyweights like former BJP chief Nitin Gadkari, former Union minister Mukul Wasnik, Union minister Praful Patel, and state minister Shivajirao Moghe is on the line as Vidarbha gets ready to vote on Thursday.

    Thursday, 10 April 2014 - 11:15am
  • No Shiv Sena, MNS manifestos yet

    Though polling in Maharashtra is scheduled to begin from Thursday, rivals Shiv Sena and the MNS, for whom both the road ahead would depend a lot on the outcome of this election, are yet to publish their election manifestos. On April 10, voters in 10 constituencies in Vidarbha will exercise their...

    Wednesday, 9 April 2014 - 6:50am

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