articles by Vishwas Waghmode


Maharashtra takes cue from Vibrant Gujarat, to host conclave on developing MMR

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis made the announcement while launching its logo at the Sahyadri guest house on Friday.


Maha Sadan controversy fallout: No action against Sena MPs but Marathi speaking staff, better food soon

The Shiv Sena has welcomed the government's decision and said that a lot of facilities did need to be improved at Maharashtra Sadan.


Film fire: Vedic scholars say Pt Talpade incorrectly portrayed in 'Hawaizaada', seek stay

The petitioner stated that the personality of such a great scholar is ruined by the character which is reportedly inspired by the life of Pandit Shivkar Bapuji Talpade.


Uddhav targets BJP with fiery speech to boost Sena cadres, says no surrender for power

Uddhav reiterated that his party had won 63 seats in the state assembly polls despite fighting a lonely battle against all other parties.


PM Modi must rein in divisive forces who promote ghar wapsi: NCP chief Sharad Pawar

NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Thursday warned Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the controversial 'ghar wapsi' programme launched by saffron outfits.


Setback for Raj Thackeray: 4 senior MNS leaders join BJP ahead of local body polls

On Tuesday, four senior MNS leaders, along with their party activists, joined the BJP in the presence of BJP state president Raosaheb Danve Patil.


Catching them young: BJP expanding cadre in Maharashtra with 'yuva mitra' scheme?

The BJP has justified the scheme saying it is merely implementing the best ideas that were given to the previous government. Skeptics believe they're just looking to expand their cadre.


BJP's Maharashtra balancing act: Why Raosaheb Danve was made the party's new state chief

59-year-old Danve had been elected from the Jalna Lok Sabha seat and is currently the Minister of State for Food and Civil Supplies. His son, Santosh, is also a BJP MLA from the Bhokardan constituency.


Mumbai clashes: State minority commission says attacks were planned, seeks quick action by cops

Following the clashes in central Mumbai, the minority commission has alleged it was a planned attack on Muslim youths to instill fear among them.


Beating the Sena: BJP goes all out to win local body polls in Maharashtra

Maharashtra unit of BJP is going all out to increase its support base with Amit Shah telling party's ministers to work harder on party's membership drive.


Denied place in BJP-led Maharashtra govt, four smaller allies express ire

Political observers say that the major discontent among the smaller allies is due to their no representation in the state government.


Adarsh controversy result of rivalry between Shinde, AK Antony, says society

: Pointing out to the infighting between the senior congress leaders, the controversial Adarsh society in South Mumbai has on Saturday alleged that the society was targeted because of the rivalry between the former union home minister Sushilkumar Shinde and former union defence minister AK Anthony.


From Menu cards to TV shows: Panel recommends changes to promote Marathi language

Panel was asked to make recommendations to promote Marathi language and offer suggestions to the state government on framing guidelines for its proper use.


Maha ministers ignore Fadnavis' diktat, appoint assistants from previous govt

In the first week of December, the general administration department, led by Fadnavis, issued a one-page order stating that there will be a ban on appointment of private secretary, officer on special duty and personal assistant for ministers who had worked with cabinet members of the previous Congress-NCP government in the past ten years.


To the ground: BMC plans to demolish illegal buildings which house Maharashtra netas

BMC issued notices to Ajit Pawar, Gopinath Munde, Shivraj Patil Chakurkar and Manikrao Thakre among other for allegedly carrying out unauthorized constructions in their shops.


Maha govt to taxi owners: Submit driver database and safety plan immediately

The Maharashtra government’s transport department has asked private taxi aggregators to submit database of the drivers by Thursday afternoon and has asked them to submit a plan on passengers’ safety measures by 31 December.


Shiv Sena suspects power sharing talks in Maharashtra as BJP's drama

Following a meeting of Sena party president Uddhav Thackeray and senior BJP leaders on Friday that remained inconclusive, a section of Sena leaders believe that the BJP is just trying to show off that they serious about the alliance ahead of the winter session of the state assembly scheduled to begin on 8 December.


Refused a flat in Mumbai because you eat meat? BMC will rescue you

In a move likely to bring relief to several homebuyers, the general body of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Thursday passed a proposal to revoke permission to developers who refuse to sell apartments to non-vegetarian households.


Maha power sharing: Fadnavis offers olive branch but Sena plays coy

CM Devendra Fadnavis said that BJP was eager to have Shiv Sena on board and that talks would begin on Friday. However, Sena appears to be reluctant.


Now, Uddhav's book of photos to teach students about Maharashtra

The book, Maharashtra Desha, is a compilation of Uddhav’s aerial photographs that provide a glimpse into the cultural fabric, physical beauty and historical perspective of the state.