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Shinde, Ajit meet Shivtare after he decides not to enter poll fray

Chief minister Eknath Shinde and deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar visited Saswad on Thursday evening to welcome Vijay Shivtare’s decision to not enter the Baramati Lok Sabha poll fray as an independent candidate

Chief minister Eknath Shinde and deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar visited Saswad on Thursday evening to welcome the decision taken by Vijay Shivtare (in pic) to not enter the Baramati Lok Sabha poll fray as an independent candidate. (HT)
Updated on Apr 12, 2024 07:12 AM IST

Adam backs Praniti’s candidature in Solapur

Adam and Praniti have previously contested assembly polls against each other in which the former lost thrice

In Solapur, Praniti is locked in a battle against Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Ram Satpute. The polls here are scheduled for May 7. (HT FILE)
Updated on Apr 09, 2024 12:07 PM IST

Actor-turned-politician Kolhe leverages on-stage charisma in poll campaign

Back in 2019, Kolhe’s television popularity proved advantageous during his electoral run for the Shirur Lok Sabha seat as crowds swarmed to his rallies, thanks to his presence in TV serials

Kolhe is banking on the play ‘Shivaputra Sambhaji’ to rekindle that old charm and connect with voters. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 09, 2024 07:22 AM IST

To Fadnavis’ Rahul vs Modi contest in Baramati, Pawar says it’s for local issues at national level

NCP chief Sharad Pawar responds to DyCM Fadnavis, emphasizing Baramati polls are about local issues and voters' collective power for national impact.

Sharad Pawar on Monday said polls in the constituency are fought on local issues and the collective power of voters here can pave the way for good work. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 09, 2024 07:16 AM IST

Era of new friendship, says Shivtare after meeting Sunetra

According to the NCP leader, during the meeting, Shivtare said that no one is a permanent enemy in politics and an era of new friendship has started

Chief minister Eknath Shinde and his deputies Devendra Fadnavis and Ajit Pawar will be visiting Saswad on April 11 as part of campaign to support the Mahayuti Baramati contestant. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 09, 2024 06:24 AM IST

After Fadnavis visit to Indapur, Harshwardhan asks supporters to campaign for Sunetra

The visit of Devendra Fadnavis at Indapur on Friday has managed to cut the ice with Harshwardhan Patil asking his supporters and BJP workers to work unitedly for the victory of Mahayuti candidate Sunetra Pawar in Baramati Lok Sabha constituency

Deputy chief minister Devendra Fadnavis (right) and Harshwardhan Patil at a rally in Indapur on Friday. (HT)
Updated on Apr 06, 2024 07:54 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024: Advantage Supriya Sule in Khadakwasla assembly after VBA support?

In Baramati, Sule is locked in fierce battle against Sunetra Pawar, wife of deputy chief minister and NCP president Ajit Pawar

Nationalist Congress Party (Sharadchandra Pawar) leader Supriya Sule (left) with Prakash Ambedkar of Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA). (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 04, 2024 05:08 AM IST

Lack of coordination in Pune Congress campaign?

Workers alleged that Ravindra Dhangekar, the party’s candidate for Pune constituency, is seen only with selected leaders

Congress leader Ravindra Dhangekar with Sharad Pawar. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 04, 2024 05:02 AM IST

Workers face difficulty seeking votes as old rivals unite

Many political leaders and their supporters are facing inconvenient moments praising old rivals after their party’s inclusion in Mahayuti or Maha Vikas Aghadi alliance

Many political leaders and their supporters are facing inconvenient moments praising old rivals after their party’s inclusion in Mahayuti or Maha Vikas Aghadi alliance. ((PIC FOR REPRESENTATION))
Updated on Apr 03, 2024 09:20 AM IST

Fadnavis steps in to douse fires in Ajit’s Baramati

Deputy CM Fadnavis resolves conflicts within BJP's alliance partners, particularly addressing grievances against Ajit Pawar-led NCP to ensure victory in Baramati polls.

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Updated on Mar 31, 2024 07:18 AM IST

Sharad Pawar to field new candidate from Satara LS constituency

In Satara on Friday, Sharad Pawar conducted a meeting with party (NCP Sharadchandra Pawar) workers wherein Patil refused to contest the LS polls citing his age and health condition

Shrinivas Patil is a former administrative officer and even served as Sikkim governor. He was district collector of Pune district. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 30, 2024 05:02 AM IST

Bhujbal for Nashik? NCP, BJP discuss swapping the seat Satara amid Sena not ready to give up its claim

Currently, the sitting Member of Parliament from Nashik is Hemant Godse who is with Eknath Shinde-led Shiv Sena

The BJP leader and party’s Rajya Sabha MP Udyanraje Bhosale, a descendant of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, is keen to contest the polls from the Satara seat, (Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 27, 2024 05:14 AM IST

Tatkare for Raigad, Adhalrao for Shirur; Baramati candidate to be announced on March 28

In Baramati, Ajit Pawar’s wife Sunetra is likely to contest on party nomination against sitting MP Supriya Sule of NCP (SCP)

Adhalrao Patil (C) joined the NCP at a function at Manchar on Tuesday. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 27, 2024 05:08 AM IST

20 acres of prime land being leased out when land acquisition a problem

Recently, the metropolitan commissioner floated a tender to lease out 17 acres of land at Wakdewadi which is part of a government dairy

The Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority (PMRDA) and PMC have floated at least two proposals to lease out 20 acres of prime land in the heart of the city. (HT FILE)
Updated on Mar 26, 2024 05:14 AM IST

Battlelines drawn in four seats of Pune district

In Pune, the contest is between Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Murlidhar Mohol and Congress candidate Ravindra Dhangekar

Both the BJP and the Congress have officially announced their candidates, who have started their respective campaigns too. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 24, 2024 06:10 AM IST

MNS joining Mahayuti likely to help BJP in Pune

As MNS is likely to join hands with BJP, it is likely to help the latter in the Pune Lok Sabha seat, said political observers

As MNS is likely to join hands with BJP, it is likely to help the latter in the Pune Lok Sabha seat, said political observers. ((PIC FOR REPRESENTATION))
Updated on Mar 21, 2024 08:38 AM IST

Adhalrao Patil all set to contest polls on NCP ticket from Shirur

NCP president Ajit Pawar on Wednesday informally told his party MLAs from Shirur Lok Sabha constituency to support Adhalrao Patil in the upcoming polls

NCP president Ajit Pawar on Wednesday informally told his party MLAs from Shirur Lok Sabha constituency to support Adhalrao Patil (in pic) in the upcoming polls. (HT)
Updated on Mar 21, 2024 08:12 AM IST

Harshvardhan relents; will Shivtare’s rebellion dent Sunetra’s chances in Baramati?

While Harshvardhan Patil has decided to support Ajit Pawar, Sena member Vijay Shivtare’s decision to contest LS polls does not augur well for NCP candidate Sunetra Pawar in Baramati

Harshvardhan Patil (L) meets Devendra Fadnavis in Mumbai on Wednesday. While Harshvardhan Patil has decided to support Ajit Pawar, Sena member Vijay Shivtare’s decision to contest LS polls does not augur well for NCP candidate Sunetra Pawar in Baramati. (HT)
Updated on Mar 21, 2024 08:00 AM IST

Ajit Pawar’s elder brother Shrinivas calls him ungrateful; goes with uncle

In the past when Ajit Pawar had taken an early morning oath as deputy CM with Devendra Fadnavis in 2019, Shrinivas Pawar was seen standing with his brother

This time though, Shrinivas has chosen to campaign for Pawar senior’s daughter Supriya Sule. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 19, 2024 06:32 AM IST

Pune LS seat: BJP takes lead in election campaign, Congress candidate likely to be announced on March 21

Since March 13 when BJP announced Mohol’s name for Pune seat in its second list, the former mayor has met most of the sitting legislators, ex-corporators and former MPs from the city

He has also visited recently sworn in Rajya Sabha MP Medha Kulkarni, another senior leader Prakash Javadekar, other ticket hopefuls such as Jagdish Mulik. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 19, 2024 05:54 AM IST

A Sena bastion, will party be able to retain Maval for fourth time

Its first member of parliament (MP) was Gajanan Babar of Shiv Sena and is currently represented by Shrirang Barne, also of faction led by chief minister Eknath Shinde

This time, with the Sena split after Shinde’s revolt, the contest is most likely to be between nominees of these two parties. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 17, 2024 08:10 AM IST

Ajit Pawar needs strong candidate to face Amol Kolhe

In the seat-sharing talks of the ruling Mahayuti parties, likely to be finalised in the coming days, Shirur is likely to go with Ajit’s NCP

It was Ajit who gave Kolhe the NCP ticket although the latter chose to side with senior Pawar during the July 2023 split. (HT FILE)
Updated on Mar 17, 2024 07:54 AM IST

Tried best to complete key projects in 2 years: Pune civic chief

The municipal administration under the commissioner was in charge of civic affairs after the tenure of corporators ended on March 14, 2022. Kumar accepted that with no elected representatives, some of the major policy decisions could not be taken

According to Kumar, there were challenges in carrying out some projects due to limited funds. (HT FILE)
Updated on Mar 15, 2024 06:38 AM IST

For aspirants, ex-corporators, no election means no public service

The aspirants and residents said that those aiming to be corporators have largely been inactive as they see no political gain in their efforts

Closed office of a former public representative. (Mahendra Kolhe/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 14, 2024 09:08 AM IST

Vasant More quits MNS; on way to Sharad Pawar-led NCP?

MNS leader Vasant More, who is keen to contest the Lok Sabha election, resigned from the party on Tuesday and there are speculations of switching to Sharad Pawar’s NCP (SCP)

MNS leader Vasant More, who is keen to contest the Lok Sabha election, resigned from the party on Tuesday and there are speculations of switching to Sharad Pawar’s NCP (SCP). (HT)
Updated on Mar 13, 2024 07:24 AM IST

Without corporators for 2 years, residents miss their voice

In the corridors of the civic body with its budget touching ₹11,601 crore for 2014-25, the absence of corporators may have had little impact, but for residents their only point of contact for most civic services and amenities is missing

Residents and civic activists have said that the absence of elected representatives since past two years has left no one accountable with the administration out of bounds for them on most occasions. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 13, 2024 05:56 AM IST

Sena’s Shivtare wants to contest LS polls from Baramati against Pawars

Shivtare made the announcement at Saswad on Monday saying Baramati should not be considered by anyone as a personal fiefdom

Shivtare was among the first few leaders in the state to join Shinde after the latter rebelled against Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray in 2022. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 12, 2024 07:00 AM IST

Dhakta Shaikh Salla Dargah trustees agree to demolish unauthorised construction

Dhakta Shaikh Salla Dargah trustees issue a statement on Saturday announcing that the trust has offered to raze the additional construction without affecting the original structure

Dhakta Shaikh Salla Dargah trustees issue a statement on Saturday announcing that the trust has offered to raze the additional construction without affecting the original structure. (HT)
Updated on Mar 10, 2024 08:14 AM IST

Pune civic body to launch rental housing scheme

The details of the scheme are yet to be finalised but there will be some terms and conditions for the scheme and among it income would be one of the conditions, says official

The PMC is building various flats under Prime Minister Awas Yojana and other slum rehabilitation schemes, these units would be get used for rental housing (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 07, 2024 10:49 PM IST

PMC budget: No tax hike, 8 new flyovers and grade separators

The civic chief did not propose any tax hike, eight years in a row. Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) had last hiked property tax in 2016-17, and before that in 2010-11

The civic budget has crossed the <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>10,000-crore figure for the first time, with officials attributing it to new areas merged into the municipal limits in the past few years. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Mar 07, 2024 10:18 PM IST
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