BJP’s Maharashtra unit has demanded for the ban on Popular Front of India (PFI) for its alleged involvement in anti-national work in the country. Maharashtra’s BJP president Chandrashekhar Bawankule said that he will speak to CM Eknath Shinde and Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis about the same. This has come after slogans like “Pakistan Zindabad” were raised during one of PFI’s protests in Pune.
Eknath Shinde-led Maharashtra Government is aiming to fast-track matters to clear a record 630 land proposals spread over 2500 acres for a total investment of over Rs 25,000 crore. The development came after the recent criticism over exit of Vedanta Faxon and PhonePe, from the state. "These proposals are for investments in food processing, IT, electronics, automobile, electric vehicles, textile, chemicals and petrochemicals," said a… read-more
In a relief to the Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena sack, the Bombay High Court allowed a Dussehra rally at Shivaji Park, Mumbai, Maharashtra. On September 23, the HC also noted that the Mumbai civic abused power in the case and said, "We are satisfied that in this case the BMC has abused the power by rejecting the application citing another application." Moreover, the court also rejected Eknath Shinde's intervention plea.
Amid demands of Marathi organisation to restore reservation in education, the Eknath Shinde-Fadnavis led Maharashtra government set up a six-member cabinet sub-committee. Announced on September 20, the committee will be headed by the higher and technical education minister Chandrakant Patil, including revenue minister Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil, rural development minister Girish Mahajan, ports minister Dada Bhuse, excise minister Shambhuraj… read-more
The sugarcane crushing season for 2022-23 in Maharashtra is set to begin on October 15 instead of October 1. The decision was taken during high-level meeting chaired by Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde, in view of the ongoing rains mainly in the sugarcane-growing areas of the state. The meeting was held on September 19, at the Maharashtra Secretariat. Notably, Maharashtra is the third largest sugarcane producer in the world.
Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde asked authorities in several districts of Maharashtra to be prepared amid rainfall alert. Notably, on September 8, the IMD issued a yellow alert in Maharashtra, following which Shinde led Government asked the concerned department to be ready with rescue teams and relief mechanisms. These are sudden, intense bouts of rain with gusts of wind for a few minutes, lashing rainfall in Maharashtra for next four-five days… read-more
Ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi, Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde has announced a waiver in the toll collection for two weeks. The toll waiver will reportedly be applicable on Mumbai-Goa, Mumbai-Bangalore and also on State Public Work Department roads. The move is expected to benefit a large number of people travelling from the Konkan region to Raigad, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg. The same was pleaded by the opposition parties during the monsoon sessions… read-more
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Hearing the Shiv Sena V/S Shiv Sena case, the Supreme Court referred the case relating to the claim over Shiv Sena to a constitution bench. On August 23, the Apex Court also asked the Election Commission, not to pass any order regarding the plea of Eknath Shinde over the symbol, until August 25. The larger constitutional bench will consider the plea of Uddhav Thackeray over party claims on August 25.
Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde took a day out and witnessed a Dahi Handi celebration organised by a legislator- Geeta Jain in Bhayandar, on August 19. Furthermore, during the devotional day out, Shinde announced first pro-Govinda League (PGL) saying, "We have declared Dahi Handi as an adventure sport and the inaugural edition of the PGL will be held in Bhayandar,” Besides, CM also attended a couple of Dahi Handi celebrations.
Under the Swarajya Mahotsav, amid 76th Independence Day celebrations, the Eknath Shinde-led Maharashtra Governemnt announced a collective singing of the national anthem at 11:00 am on August 17. The tourism and cultural affairs secretary Saurabh Vijay issued the government resolution in this regard and asked for the people of Maharashtra to unite and sing "national anthem" across the State. participation is mandatory for government and… read-more