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MVA-BJP blame game begins after SC Maratha quota order, Uddhav nudges PM for ‘speedy decision’

BJP's Devendra Fadnavis, meanwhile, blames 'lack of coordination' in the way MVA govt put forth state’s version, wants a committee of judges to understand the shortcomings and prepare a report.
File photo of West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee speaking during an election campaign rally | Photographer: Prashanth Vishwanathan | Bloomberg

‘Modi, Shah not invincible’: TMC win gives Uddhav govt a boost despite bypoll loss to BJP

The Maha Vikas Aghadi says Trinamool's win showed that the one way to defeat the BJP at a national level was to bring this strength of regional forces and non-BJP parties together.
File photo of Devendra Fadnavis | ThePrint

BJP wins first bypoll in Maharashtra since it lost power to MVA, wrests seat from NCP

BJP’s Samadhan Autade defeats NCP candidate Bhagirath Bhalke, with a margin of 3,733 votes. The bypoll was necessitated after NCP MLA Bharat Bhalke's death due to Covid last year.
BJP leader Shirish Chaudhari | Facebook/Shirish Chaudhari

BJP again caught in a remdesivir row in Maharashtra, this time for distributing drug

BJP’s Shirish Chaudhari, who belongs to Amalner in Jalgaon, sold large stocks of Cadila Healthcare’s Remdac & Bruck Pharma’s Corovir in Nandurbar & Jalgaon districts. 
Uddhav Thackeray addresses media

Uddhav Thackeray hints at Maharashtra lockdown, set to meet with task force on 10 April

State PWD Minister and senior Congress leader Ashok Chavan said his government's priority is to keep the people safe, and the details of the lockdown 'will be finalised soon'.
Minister Anil Parab is a close aide of CM Uddhav Thackeray | ThePrint

Third Uddhav minister in ‘trouble’, Anil Parab is CM’s trusted aide & a Matoshree regular

Maharashtra cabinet minister Anil Parab has been accused by suspended Mumbai Police officer Sachin Waze of extortion.
File image of Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh | Twitter/@ANI

Anil Deshmukh resigns as HC orders CBI probe, is 2nd Maharashtra minister to quit in 14 months

Deshmukh’s resignation came Monday after the Bombay High Court ordered the CBI to probe allegations against him of running an extortion racket in Mumbai. 
File photo of Devendra Fadnavis | ThePrint

Fadnavis still wields clout in Maharashtra bureaucracy & is using it to corner Uddhav govt

Over the past few days, former Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis has managed to push the Thackeray govt into a situation where it is pitted against its own officials.
Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray (centre) | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint File Photo

For BJP, Uddhav Thackeray is the perfect example — how not to run a government

Sweeter than getting the numbers to form the government is the pleasure of seeing your ally-turned-rival make constant gaffes and seem unworthy of the throne.

Deshmukh was in home quarantine but met officers, Pawar was not briefed properly — Fadnavis

Addressing a press conference Tuesday, BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis claimed that the MVA government has not acted on an 'incriminating' state intelligence report on police corruption.

On Camera

Why Black Sea is the next battleground for the US, Russia and Ukraine

The Black Sea is bordered by Bulgaria, Georgia, Romania, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine, making it a region of strategic importance & a potential maritime flashpoint.

Multilateral response is critical to overcome Covid in India and globally, says IMF

The IMF hailed recent announcements by several countries to provide immediate support to India, and said that it is redoubling efforts to foster global collaboration.

Defence

A file photo of a Covid ward set up at an Army hospital, in Prayagraj. | Photo: ANI

Armed forces plan to hire 400 retired military doctors to assist in fight against Covid

The forces are looking to hire, on a contractual basis for about a year, medical officers who retired in the last four to five years.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Mayday, Mayday — How Modi govt led India into a perfect storm

Triumphalism, premature declaration of victory meant no one checked if India had enough vaccines, oxygen, remdesivir, bringing us back to a crisis where we need foreign aid after four decades.