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Geeta Desai

  • 18 rivers of Maharashtra to be mapped on national river linking project

    In a bid to end the water scarcity problem that's affected the state, the BJP-led Maharashtra government is planning to bring 18 rivers on the national map of the Union government's river linking project. Though a long term one, the project's benefits will be seen in a few years' time.

    Friday, 12 December 2014 - 7:30am
  • Maharashtra mulls stalling 145 irrigation projects

    The government may scrap over 145 irrigation projects that would cost the exchequer more Rs 30,000 crore, taking into consideration the poor financial condition of the state. Only on-going projects that have been completed 75% will be continued. However, fearing backlash, the irrigation department...

    Friday, 12 December 2014 - 6:55am
  • State vows to take strict action against Gujarat tankers dumping chemical waste

    The state government will take strict action against all tankers and truckloads coming from Gujarat who enter the state to dump chemical waste in remote areas of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region, putting several lives at risk. Ramdas Kadam, minister of environment, on Wednesday said that even if it...

    Thursday, 11 December 2014 - 6:29am
  • CM Devendra Fadnavis zeroes in on CEO for Mumbai, Congress, NCP oppose

    In a swift execution of the plan to appoint the chief executive officer (CEO) for Mumbai, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has already selected an officer who will be given formal charge soon. Sources in the state government claimed that Gautam Chatterjee will take the charge of the post and...

    Tuesday, 9 December 2014 - 8:24am
  • Congress, NCP at loggerheads, no opposition leader for Maharashtra

    With just a day before the winter session, and Congress and NCP members involved in mudslinging against each other, there is no strong opposition left for the BJP-Shiv Sena government in the state. BJP leaders have almost made up their minds to run the house without a leader of the opposition (LoP...

    Monday, 8 December 2014 - 7:22am
  • Who will be the Opposition leader in Maharashtra Assembly? Speaker likely to clear air on Monday

    With Shiv Sena joining the government in Maharashtra, the post of Opposition leader has fallen vacant. While the ambiguity over who would become the leader of the Opposition persists, both the Congress and the NCP are eying the post.

    Sunday, 7 December 2014 - 6:03am
  • With winter session set to begin on Monday, the Devendra Fadnavis family is all excited

    With the winter session of Maharashtra legislative assembly set to begin in Nagpur on Monday, the family of Devendra Fadnavis, the chief minister of Maharashtra, is doubly excited. Not just that he is the chief minister, but also that they can watch him function directly in the House in their home...

    Sunday, 7 December 2014 - 5:07am
  • Is this the beginning of end of Shiv Sena?

    Ever since the news of Shiv Sena joining the Fadnavis government came out, political observers and people at large have been wondering what Sena, the party that trumpets self-respect, has gained out of the deal. Sena has neither got the deputy chief minister's post nor the home department, which...

    Thursday, 4 December 2014 - 6:05am
  • Sleeping with enemy: What made Shiv Sena share bed with BJP

    For the first time in Maharashtra, Shiv Sena the principal opposition party in the legislative assembly will cross over to the treasury benches in a post-poll alliance with the BJP. Though delayed, such an alliance was always on the cards since it was impractical for the BJP to run a government...

    Wednesday, 3 December 2014 - 8:00am
  • Have BJP, Shiv Sena finally sealed the deal?

    A series of meetings between Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Shiv Sena on Monday signaled a possible end to the ongoing tussle between the two parties over power-sharing in Maharashtra. Sources said that according to a new arrangement, Shiv Sena has been offered four Cabinet seats and eight...

    Tuesday, 2 December 2014 - 7:15am