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Eknath Makne

  • Good news: BMC vows to fight corruption

    The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is taking the issue of corruption in its offices seriously. Civic chief Sitaram Kunte on Wednesday gave pledge to senior officials, including additional municipal commissioners, deputy municipal commissioners, heads of the departments and others, to...

    Thursday, 30 October 2014 - 6:10am
  • 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
  • The fall and steeper fall of MNS

    After putting on a poor show in the Lok Sabha election held six months ago, Raj Thackeray's Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) failed again miserably, winning just one seat, Junnar, out of the 225 seats it contested, signifying its political demise. MNS, which had emerged victorious in 13 seats in...

    Monday, 20 October 2014 - 9:49am
  • Are Shiv Sena, BJP heading for a split in BMC too?

    The end of 25-year-old alliance between the BJP and Shiv Sena and exit polls predicting big numbers for the former may see the parties splitting in the cash-rich Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation after the assembly polls results are declared on Sunday. The two outfits have been at loggerheads ever...

    Saturday, 18 October 2014 - 5:25am
  • Maharashtra Elections 2014: BJP hopes to ride wave of Gujarati, North Indian consolidation

    Facing the make-or-break battle after its ally, BJP, snapped ties, the Shiv Sena is hoping to increase its tally in Mumbai. Its hopes are based on Maharashtrian voters coming out in its favour in the most fragmented and multi-polar contest to take place in the state in almost three decades.

    Thursday, 16 October 2014 - 6:50am
  • I'll strive to achieve dad's goal of 24x7 water for Latur: Amit Deshmukh

    Winning assembly election from Latur city was a cakewalk for Amit, 38, in 2009 with his father late Vilasrao Deshmukh, who served as a Union minister and Maharashtra chief minister, beside him then. But following the senior Deshmukh's demise two years ago, Amit faces a steep task of retaining the...

    Wednesday, 15 October 2014 - 6:00am
  • Behind campaign din, candidates were holding chuha meetings

    When campaigning for the assembly polls officially concluded on Monday evening, it marked the beginning of the clandestine mode of canvassing – chuha meetings – at full throttle. Chuha meeting is a term used for small and brisk interactions with electors to ensure their support on the polling day...

    Wednesday, 15 October 2014 - 5:30am
  • No Lok Sabha polls, will expand party base in Maharashtra first, says Raj Thackeray

    Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray doesn't seem to have liking for North, even if it means politics there. A few months after his party suffered a severe setback in the parliamentary election held in April-May this year, Thackeray has said MNS will not contest the next Lok Sabha...

    Tuesday, 14 October 2014 - 6:20am
  • Maharashtra polls: Rattled Ranes change strategy in Sindhudurg

    While the memory of his elder son Nilesh's defeat in the Lok Sabha election from Sindhudurg is still afresh, ex-industries minister Narayan Rane is leaving no stone unturned to ensure his younger son Nitesh's victory from Kankavli constituency in the assembly polls.

    Sunday, 12 October 2014 - 5:01am
  • After Uddhav and Raj Thackeray, Narayan Rane targets Gujaratis

    Playing up the Marathi Manus card going against their party line, Narayan Rane on Tuesday launched an attack on the estranged Thackeray cousins for allegedly defeating the faith of locals by joining hands with forces trying to weaken Maharashtra.

    Thursday, 9 October 2014 - 6:10am