The Maharashtra government on January 26 rolled out a jail tourism initiative to glorify the struggles of freedom fighters. The initiative will enable people to know about the history by jail visits, including of Thane, Nashik and Ratnagiri jails. Launching from the 150-year-old Pune’s Yerawada Jail where Mahatma Gandhi, Lokmanya Tilak, Sardar Patel and many more were imprisoned, CM Uddhav Thackeray remembered how his father late Bal… read-more
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As an endeavour to facilitate public visits to the state's historically relevant prisons, the Maharashtra government will launch its latest jail tourism initiative on January 26. CM Uddhav Thackeray and Deputy CM Ajit Pawar will inaugurate the jail tourism drive at Pune's Yerawada Central Jail. In light of the coronavirus pandemic, only 50 visitors will be allowed per day. Reportedly, tickets will be priced from Rs 5 to Rs 50.
Rebuking his Maharashtrian counterpart Uddhav Thackerey, Karnataka CM B.S. Yediyurappa on January 18 stated that the former's statement was against the principles of the Indian Union. Earlier, Thackrey claimed that his government vows to annex Karnataks's Marathi majority areas. The Karnataka CM said that it was unwelcoming to… read-more
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In a tragic incident, a fire outbreak at 1:30 AM on January 9 killed ten infants in Maharashtra's Bhandara District Hospital. However, seven children from the age of one-day to three months were saved by the firefighters after the severe fire broke out in the Sick Newborn Care Unit (SNCU) of the hospital. While reason of the fire is unclear, CM Uddhav Thackeray has ordered a probe and announced Rs 5 lakh compensation.
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The metro car shed project in Mumbai's Kanjurmag has been put on hold by the Bombay High Court until further orders. The project was shifted to Kanjurmag from Aarey after environmentalists had protested against the BJP-led government last year. Commenting on the issue, CM Uddhav Thackeray stated, "Politics shouldn't come in the way of the development". Reportedly, the order was issued since the state and centre fought over the site's… read-more
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Honouring the security personnel killed in the line of duty, the Maharashtra government on November 26 instituted Martyrs' Gallery in the city. Inaugurated by Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray, the gallery will exhibit the 797 martyred personnel including the ones killed in the 2008 Mumbai attack. The CM intended to institute alike monuments in other parts of the state as well. The event was attended by the family members of the martyrs.
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The Maharashtra government has decided to reopen places of worship in the state after Diwali. CM Uddhav Thackray said he had delayed the reopening keeping the health concerns and well-being of senior citizens, who visited these places frequently, in mind. About criticisms, the CM stated that he would bear the brunt for the welfare of Maharashtra. However, CM Thackeray stressed the need of following COVID-19 protocols while visiting the places… read-more
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On Shiv Sena’s annual 'Dussehra' event, Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray said instead of toppling elected governments, BJP should focus on sorrow state of the economy and reconsider GST system. Taking a jibe at the Centre, he said people are now looking for alternatives and challenged BJP to topple Maharashtra government. He also questioned JDU leader Nitish Kumar on his 2014's ‘Sangh-mukt Bharat’ slogan, while slamming Maharashtra Governor… read-more
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To inspect the flood situation in the Solapur district, Maharashtra, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray visited the areas and met the residents on October 19. He also extended financial aid to the people of the flood-affected area of Rampur village through cheques. Reportedly, several parts of Pune like Uruli Kanchan and Valati village also witnessed floods due to heavy downpour on October 18 night.
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Speaking about the Maharashtra Governor using "secular" taunt against the state CM, Amit Shah opined that the governor should have been "more restrained in the choice of words". However, the Home minister said that he had read the letter and the "secular" jibe seemed like a "passing reference". Earlier, Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari had written a letter to the CM Uddhav Thackeray regarding the reopening of religious places in Maharashtra.… read-more
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