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Dhaval Kulkarni

  • Soon, register rent agreement at your nearest cyber cafe

    The state government is planning to give a push to the e-KYC based system of registering leave and licence agreements across Maharashtra by making it possible for people to file these documents in cyber cafes and other such outlets. The move will help reduce footfalls and crowds at the sub-...

    Friday, 19 December 2014 - 5:50am
  • Quota policy needs a drastic re-look: Sanjay Sonawani

    Supreme Court (SC) recently struck down Maharashtra govt's decision to grant 16% quotas to Marathas. Social activist and writer Sanjay Sonawani, who had opposed the move, said this could serve as a check on appeasement politics. Sonawani, who spoke to dna's Dhaval Kulkarni, said reservation policy...

    Friday, 19 December 2014 - 7:10am
  • dna special: 600 empty bottles of premium liquor seized

    To be sold at Rs2k each, bootleggers would fill them with cheap liquor for year-end celebrations

    Wednesday, 17 December 2014 - 7:20am
  • From January next, apply online for driving licence

    To eliminate serpentine queues at regional transport offices (RTOs) and reduce proliferation of middlemen, the state government will soon make it mandatory for applicants to seek online appointments for driving licences. In a meeting of a committee on e-governance chaired by chief minister...

    Tuesday, 16 December 2014 - 7:40am
  • Vishwa Hindu Parishad leaders want whole world converted to Hinduism

    Stressing India's identity as a Hindu rashtra, calling for a law against conversions, construction of the Ram Temple at Ayodhya, culling "gaddars" (traitors), scoffing at Mahatma Gandhi's leadership of the freedom movement, fears of Hindus being under threat, preventing cow slaughter and ensuring...

    Monday, 15 December 2014 - 7:30am
  • Government measures on liquor ban are cosmetic, we need a proper campaign: Sobriety campaigner Asim Sarode

    Activist and sobriety campaigner Asim Sarode, who is part of the state government's Nashabandi Mandal, Maharashtra, and works for de-addiction, points to obvious contradictions in the state's policies. While prohibition is a directive principle of state policy, the government also looks at...

    Sunday, 14 December 2014 - 7:30am
  • High and not dry: Hard to track liquor smuggling without specific information, say officials

    If you thought bootlegging and liquor smuggling was just about clandestinely bringing the brew from neighbouring states to Maharashtra, or supplying hooch in tyre tubes, you were mistaken. Over a period of time, the modus operandi of liquor smugglers, who are adapting themselves to the use of...

    Sunday, 14 December 2014 - 7:35am
  • VHP reconverted 6,000 people to Hinduism in 5 years

    While reconversion drives organised by Sangh Parivar offshoots for Muslims and Christians had fueled much controversy and caused an uproar in Parliament, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) claims to have organised such ghar vapasi (homecoming) rites for around 6,000 converts in Maharashtra in the last...

    Sunday, 14 December 2014 - 7:35am
  • Maharashtra a transit point for transportation of liquor from other states

    If you thought bootlegging and liquor smuggling was just about clandestinely bringing the brew from neighbouring states to Maharashtra or supplying hooch in tyre tubes, you are mistaken. Over a period of time, the modus operandi of liquor smugglers, who are adapting themselves to the use of...

    Saturday, 13 December 2014 - 6:15am
  • Government measures on alcohol prohibition are cosmetic, says activist Asim Sarode

    Activist and sobriety campaigner Asim Sarode, who is part of the state government's Nashabandi Mandal, Maharashtra state, and works for de-addiction, points to obvious contradictions in the state's policies. While prohibition is a directive principle of state policy, the government also looks at...

    Saturday, 13 December 2014 - 7:05am