Scam-tainted Maharashtra BJP minister steps down

Sat, 06/04/2016 - 16:28

Mumbai, June 4 (IANS) In a major loss of face for the ruling BJP in Maharashtra, Revenue Minister Eknath Khadse, the de facto No.2 in the state government, quit on Saturday after getting embroiled in multiple controversies, including graft allegations in a questionable land deal and alleged links with underworld don Dawood Ibrahim.


Maharashtra minister Eknath Khadse resigns

Sat, 06/04/2016 - 11:56

Mumbai, June 4 (IANS) Beleaguered senior Maharashtra minister Eknath Khadse submitted his resignation to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis here on Saturday.


Congress questions Modi's silence on Khadse

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 22:06

New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) The Congress on Friday questioned the silence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the issue of charges against Maharashtra Revenue Minister Eknath Khadse and demanded his dismissal.


BJP wants Khadse to resign, may sack him if he doesn't comply

Thu, 06/02/2016 - 23:12

New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) The BJP appears to have prepared its mind to seek resignation of Maharashtra Revenue Minister Eknath Khadse, who is facing twin charges of an illicit land deal and alleged connection with underworld don Dawood Ibrahim and also looking at the possibility of removing him in case he doesn't follow the party line.


Fadnavis meets Shah, submits report on Khadse

Thu, 06/02/2016 - 19:42

New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday met BJP President Amit Shah and submitted a report on the twin charges against state Revenue Minister Eknath Khadse of an illicit land deal and alleged connection with underworld don Dawood Ibrahim.


Hazare to put pressure on BJP in Maharashtra on Khadse issue

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 21:14

Ahmednagar (Maharashtra), June 1 (IANS) Veteran social activist Anna Hazare will try to create moral pressure on the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party as its most senior minister, Eknath Khadse, is facing charges of corruption, an aide said here on Wednesday.


Lt. colonel, major among 16 dead in army depot blaze

Tue, 05/31/2016 - 19:12

Nagpur, May 31 (IANS) A Lt. Colonel and a Major were among the 16 dead when a massive blaze swept through India's biggest Central Ammunition Depot at Pulgaon in Maharashtra's Wardha district early on Tuesday, an official said here.


Maharashtra's minister now accused of 'irregularities' in land deal

Mon, 05/30/2016 - 21:28

Mumbai/Pune, May 30 (IANS) Maharashtra's most senior minister Eknath Khadse was mired in a fresh controversy on Monday as a Pune-based businessman accused him, his wife and son-in-law of various irregularities in the purchase of a land piece.


Swaraj Abhiyan's 'Jal-hal yatra' against drought, for farmers

Sun, 05/22/2016 - 15:37

Swaraj Abhiyan started ‘Jal-Hal’ Yatra from Latur, Maharashtra on 21st May. Padyatra’s main motive is to create awareness to fight against drought and to stop the suicides cases of farmers in the drought hit areas . Marathwada region in Maharashtra and Bundelkhand region which is part of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh suffering from severe drought conditions.


Ban on IPL matches in Maharashtra stays

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 23:00

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a plea challenging a Bombay High Court ruling prohibiting holding of Indian premier League (IPL) cricket matches in Maharashtra due to unprecedented drought conditions in Vidarbha and Marathwada.