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Pratik Mukane

  • How Narendra Modi's development agenda may be derailed by his party's cacophony

    In the last six months of being in power, the Narendra Modi government has raised the hopes of people with several promises of good governance. The Prime Minister has been seemingly successful in galvanising international relations as well as the Indian diaspora with his stated ambition to set...

    Sunday, 14 December 2014 - 4:40pm
  • Will there be no one to take Bal Thackeray's legacy forward?

    Bal Thackeray, the charismatic Shiv Sena supremo who died on this day two years ago, left behind an uncertain future for his party. With the changing times, the spark within the party which was once known for its aggression, has certainly dimmed. 

    Monday, 17 November 2014 - 9:15pm
  • Experts believe Bombay High Court order on reservation slap on previous government

    The Bombay High Court on Friday stayed Maharashtra government's decision to give 16% reservation to Marathas and reservation to Muslims in government service. Reacting to the interim order passed by the Bombay High Court, Congress-NCP leaders expressed opinion that the decision by the erstwhile...

    Friday, 14 November 2014 - 5:40pm
  • Devendra Fadnavis sworn is as 27th Chief Minister of Maharashtra

    Devendra Fadnavis on Friday took oath as the 27th Chief Minister of Maharashtra and the first from BJP in the state, at a grand function in Mumbai's wankhade stadium. Fadnavis, a fourth-term MLA from Nagpur, is now the 27th Chief Minister of Maharashtra and the 18th person to hold the post. He will...

    Friday, 31 October 2014 - 3:00pm
  • 165 newly elected MLAs of Maharashtra with criminal charges, BJP tops the list with 74 MLAs

    As many as whooping 165 of the 288 newly elected member in Maharashtra legislative assembly (MLAs) have criminal cases against themselves. Out of them, 115 MLAs have serious charges including murder, attempt to murder, bringing communal disharmony, kidnapping and crime against women.

    Friday, 24 October 2014 - 1:15pm
  • Maharashtra assembly polls: 36 of 58 candidates who defected to BJP failed to woo voters

    Even after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's heavy campaigning, many candidates who defected from other parties to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) failed to woo voters in the Maharashtra state assembly elections. Only 22 out of 58 of these candidates could manage to win the polls, while 36...

    Tuesday, 21 October 2014 - 6:51pm
  • #MahaPolls2014: BJP emerges as single largest party, NCP offers support to put Shiv Sena in a fix

    The results of the Maharashtra assembly elections held on October 15 were declared today. The BJP has won 122 seats, the Shiv Sena 63 seats, Congress 42 seats, NCP 41 seats and MNS just 1 seat. The MIM has won 3 seats, marking a surprising entry into Maharashtra politics. The elections in the state...

    Sunday, 19 October 2014 - 10:04am
  • Maharashtra assembly elections: Will BJP-Shiv Sena bury the hatchet post polls?

    The results of the elections for Maharashtra's 288 assembly seats will be out in the next 48 hours. The BJP took a gamble by breaking up with its long time ally Shiv Sena and in the absence of a credible face in the state it was left to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to spearhead a high decibel BJP...

    Friday, 17 October 2014 - 5:28pm
  • Instead of Malala Yousafzai, give Nobel Peace Prize to Abdul Sattar Edhi, say Pakistanis

    Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head by the Taliban two years ago for advocating the right to education for girls, was hailed across the world for winning the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday. But in her deeply conservative homeland, many view her with suspicion as an outcast or even as a Western...

    Friday, 10 October 2014 - 3:50pm
  • Order fireworks online this Diwali

    With online shopping websites mushrooming all over the internet, the days are long gone when you had to stand in long queues at stores, and now firecrackers are no exception. Diwali is around the corner, and if you live in Mumbai and are planning on buying or gifting firecrackers to your loved ones...

    Friday, 10 October 2014 - 5:00pm