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Girish Mahajan (L) with Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis at a BJP rally | @girishdmahajan/Twitter

This BJP MLA is Devendra Fadnavis’ go-to troubleshooter for seething farmers & allies

A native of Jalgaon in north Maharashtra, Girish Mahajan, 58, is a five-time MLA and minister in the Devendra Fadnavis government.
Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis | Facebook

Will find those responsible for Mumbai bridge collapse, will punish them, says CM Fadnavis

CM Devendra Fadnavis ordered that responsibility for the collapse be fixed by Friday evening given that an audit had cleared the bridge as structurally safe in 2016.
Sujay Vikhe Patil

Defections are not arbitrary, it’s BJP’s plan to ‘demoralise Congress through mind games’

There's a flurry of Congress leaders defecting to BJP as the saffron party looks to strengthen itself. Maharashtra's Sujay Vikhe Patil is only the latest joinee.
Metro Rail construction going on at Andheri Kurla road.

How Fadnavis govt fast-tracked Mumbai infra projects, some of which were in limbo for years

The government may not meet its deadline of 2019 but has made substantial progress on projects such as the metro rail and Mumbai Trans Harbour Link.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with BJP President Amit Shah | Atul Yadav/PTI

Unlike Vajpayee & Advani, gen next BJP leaders groomed by Modi-Shah don’t look promising

Vajpayee and Advani proved themselves great leaders who spotted talent, honed future leaders. The leaders Modi and Shah are grooming fail to inspire confidence.

In election year, Devendra Fadnavis’ Rs 7,500 crore push to connect Mumbai & satellites

Nearly half of this year's allocation for the Mumbai Metropolitan Region is meant for metro rail projects.
File photo of Devendra Fadnavis | ThePrint

Devendra Fadnavis is the Pramod Mahajan of Shiv Sena-BJP alliance 2.0, almost

Devendra Fadnavis has emerged as the troubleshooter of the Shiv Sena-BJP alliance, his handling of tensions reminiscent of Pramod Mahajan for many.
The protesting farmers afoot in Thane | PTI

Farmers talks with Maharashtra govt inconclusive, to continue march to Mumbai

Farmers are on a 180-km march from Nashik to Mumbai for the second time in the past year over the BJP govt's 'betrayal' of peasants.
Farmers of All Indian Kisan Sabha (AIKS)

Farmers set to march to Mumbai again, but allege Maharashtra govt is holding them back

Dissatisfied with progress on govt assurances, the farmers want to reiterate the demands they had voiced last year when they walked from Nashik to Mumbai.
Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis speaks in Akola | PTI

Eager to woo Shiv Sena, Maharashtra govt rushes to get Thackeray memorial off the ground

The Devendra Fadnavis govt has invited bids for the Bal Thackeray memorial, just 3 weeks after plan received cabinet approval.

On Camera

File photo of Narendra Modi at the Dhola Sadia Bridge, across River Brahmaputra, in Assam | PIB

Under Modi government, the PMGSY road scheme is connecting every last Indian

Beneficiaries of the programme from Manipur, Meghalaya and Odisha talk about how their lives were transformed thanks to the newly built roads.

Rahul Gandhi’s Rs 72,000 income pledge: Are populist freebies the only way to win elections?

Congress president Rahul Gandhi Monday pledged to give Rs 12,000 per month to every family in India if the Congress is voted to power in the 2019 elections.

Defence

A Chinook helicopter

India inducts Chinook helicopters, adds muscle to military along China border

Each Chinook helicopter can lift 45 soldiers, artillery guns or even light armoured vehicles to high altitudes. It can also fly through narrow mountain valleys.
National Interest

Why Rahul Gandhi’s Congress is in danger of morphing into a clueless NGO

Congress has questions but no answers, ‘leaders’ but no winners. Weeks before polls, it’s behaving like a virtuous, anti-establishment NGO just doing its thing.