Wednesday, 21 November, 2018

Topic: Maharashtra

Maharashtra minister Pankaja Gopinath | Facebook/@PankajaGopinathMunde

Munde-Mahajan daughters: Political achievers but have a long way to go to match their dads

Both Pankaja and Poonam lack the spark that their fathers — Gopinath Munde and Pramod Mahajan — had, say political analysts.
Madras High Court

New bill to be introduced in Parliament to change names of three high courts

The earlier bill ran into trouble as West Bengal and Tamil Nadu governments disagreed with it.
Illustration by Manas Gurung

Can Maharashtra backward panel report pacify angry Maratha or is it start of a long battle?

Devendra Fadnavis has indicated that his government will implement the long-pending demand for a quota by the Marathas.
Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis speaks in Akola | PTI

Devendra Fadnavis launches Maratha quota teaser, says prepare for 1 December party

Fadnavis’ announcement came after panel tasked with studying social & economic condition of Marathas presented its report to state govt.
Tigers

2 tiger cubs die after being hit by a train in Maharashtra

The six months old cubs were hit by the Balharshah-Gondia passenger train in Chandrapur district.
File image of Praveen Pardeshi | YouTube

The IAS officer who everyone believes is Maharashtra’s ‘second CM’

Praveen Pardeshi, a 1985-batch IAS officer who is known as 'super' bureaucrat, is Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis' right-hand man.
Representational image | goatourism.gov.in

Maharashtra govt plans to bring seaplanes to Vidarbha to boost tourism & connectivity

The seaplane project, believed to be backed by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, will connect major tourist spots to Nagpur, the most important city of the region.
Slain tigress Avni lies on a surgical table | PTI

Government veterinary body alleges breach of law in tigress Avni’s killing

Veterinary Council of India claims only a registered veterinary doctor can administer tranquilliser, a rule that was not followed in Avni's case.
Tigress Avni was shot dead last Saturday | PTI photo

Tigress Avni death probe an ‘eyewash’ — man in charge reports to Maharashtra forest minister

Two-man probe team comprises chief conservator of forests who reports to forest minister Sudhir Mungantiwar, under fire for ordering shooting of Avni.
Slain tigress Avni lies on a surgical table | PTI

Maneka can order any inquiry she deems fit on tigress Avni death: Maharashtra minister

Under fire, forest minister Sudhir Mungantiwar says Maneka Gandhi should’ve called him to verify facts, says team shot tigress in self-defence.
smash brahmin patriarchy

Twitter’s apology a cop out or was CEO Jack Dorsey wrong to hold Brahmin-patriarchy poster?

A photo of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey holding a poster that said ‘Smash Brahminal Patriarchy’ triggered social media outrage after Right-wing ideologues called it ...