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Dhaval Kulkarni

  • Completion of useful irrigation projects priority: Sudhir Mungantiwar

    In a bid to boost the scam-hit irrigation sector, the state finance department has decided to complete on priority those pending projects which have lower gestation period and fund requirement but irrigate larger tracts of land. The state government would also bring out a "white paper" on...

    Wednesday, 26 November 2014 - 6:55am
  • Has the Dalit movement sank hook, line and sinker?

    The irony is biting. At a time when Maharashtra is seeing mind-numbing atrocities against Dalits like the one at Javkheda-Khalsa, the Ambedkarite political movement is on the wane as evidenced by the rout of Dalit parties in the state. It was the anti-caste movement that threw up leaders like...

    Monday, 24 November 2014 - 12:06am
  • Sangh Parivar's labour wing to protest against government's labour reforms

    The Narendra Modi-led BJP government's plans for labour reforms have run into opposition from the Sangh Parivar's labour wing Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS), which has claimed that it's against the interests of the working class. The Centre plans to reform labour laws to make doing business easier,...

    Sunday, 23 November 2014 - 6:40am
  • BJP hints at thaw in relations with Shiv Sena

    In an indication of a thaw in the Shiv Sena-BJP relations, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and PWD Minister Chandrakantdada Patil claimed their former ally will be accommodated in the cabinet reshuffle due soon. Senior Sena leaders, however, claimed the party was not in formal talks with the BJP,...

    Sunday, 23 November 2014 - 6:15am
  • Veterans Sanjay Raut, Manohar Joshi, Subhash Desai dropped from Shiv Sena's panel of spokespersons

    Looks like Shiv Sena is going to reshuffle the organisation! At least that is what appears from the way it re-jigged its spokespersons on Friday, dropping veterans Sanjay Raut, Manohar Joshi and Subhash Desai, and inducting five new faces. Sources in the party said its middle and lower rung leaders...

    Saturday, 22 November 2014 - 7:30am
  • In a jam: Maharashtra government gets multiple requests to rename Freeway

    The 16.4-km-long Eastern Freeway project, which snakes its way from P D Mello Road to Ghatkopar-Mankhurd link Road, is at the centre of competing demands for its renaming. While the Shiv Sena has sought that it be named after late party supremo Bal Thackeray, the Republican Party of India (A) led...

    Saturday, 22 November 2014 - 7:35am
  • Shiv Sena planning to get back at BJP by putting up candidates in Delhi polls

    Shiv Sena, whose relationship with former ally BJP is on the rocks in Maharashtra, is now planning to upset the BJP applecart by putting up candidates in the coming Delhi assembly polls. "We will put up candidates in Delhi. We are yet to take a decision on the number and the names of the nominees...

    Thursday, 20 November 2014 - 7:30am
  • Maharashtra government sets up panel to decide on Z-plus cover for VIPs

    In a major move aimed at cutting down the number of policemen deployed for VIP security and making more manpower available for policing duties, the state government has delegated these powers to a high-powered committee, which will take decisions based on threat perceptions and intelligence inputs...

    Wednesday, 19 November 2014 - 7:40am
  • Raj Thackeray's Shivaji Park meeting with Uddhav Thackeray sets tongues wagging

    Amidst repeated snubs by former ally BJP, the meeting of the estranged Thackeray cousins seems to have energised the Shiv Sena. MNS chief Raj Thackeray met Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray at Shivaji Park where Sena supremo Bal Thackeray's second death anniversary was being observed on Monday.

    Wednesday, 19 November 2014 - 7:30am
  • Minority government has earned lot of hostility over dalliance with NCP: Shiv Sena

    Questioning the validity of the trust vote secured by the Devendra Fadnavis government, the Shiv Sena attacked the BJP, saying the minority government had earned a lot of hostility by its dalliance with the NCP for the sake of power. The Shiv Sena, which finds itself in a piquant situation—it is...

    Tuesday, 18 November 2014 - 6:40am