Yogesh Joshi is Assistant Editor at Hindustan Times. He covers politics, security, development and human rights from Western Maharashtra.
Articles by Yogesh Joshi
As farmers navigate the balance between hope and adversity, the call for comprehensive support systems and long-term strategies becomes more urgent than ever
Protesters in Maharashtra, India, are targeting Maratha politicians from across party lines, setting fire to their houses and offices. The anger is a result of a perceived lack of action by established Maratha leaders in addressing the needs of the community, particularly in terms of education and employment opportunities. The Maratha community has historically held significant political power in the state, but protesters argue that this has not translated into meaningful change for ordinary Maratha people. The demonstrations mark a departure from previous protests, which have often targeted non-Maratha politicians or the government.
Major General SCN Jatar (retd), an anti-corruption crusader and Pune’s prominent face of civic activism, passed away following prolonged illness at 91
The support Manoj Jarange is receiving within the community has left the state government, especially the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), in a fix
Fadnavis claimed that Patil who sparked a massive manhunt after he escaped from Pune’s Sassoon Hospital while in police custody, had been a member of Shiv Sena.
On Friday, Maharashtra deputy chief minister Devendra Fadnavis had claimed that Lalit Patil had been a member of the Shiv Sena when it was still undivided
Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray had publicly admitted that politician-builder nexus does exist in Maharashtra although according to him it was a positive one required for the revival of the realty sector in the state
How Pawar is striving to still settle in the saddle, despite joining the alliance government with much ambition
India and the US deepen their technology partnership for the future, focusing on countering China's influence and supporting each other's technology ecosystems.
This year was no different when noise pollution during the immersion procession at the end of the ten-day Ganeshotstav reached a crescendo in Pune, Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra
Currently, the number is poor at 8 per cent with only 24 MLAs from across Maharashtra representing around 5.4 crore women in a state with having estimated total population of around 12 crores
Farmers and traders in a fix over onion-related issues in Maharashtra as both blame state and centre for lack of political will to find solutions
The apex court has taken a firm stand on the issue and has also quashed a review petition by Shinde-led state government in April this year
At Antarwali Sarati, Jarange Patil welcomed the decision to convene an all-party meeting although he clarified that hunger strike will continue
Responding to Chhagan Bhujbal’s criticism, Sharad Pawar senior said his one-time colleague would have ended up in jail in the Telgi case if he hadn’t resigned
The central government’s 40% duty on onion export will harm farmers, NCP chief Sharad Pawar said on Sunday
If science is believed to be something realistic, yet the technologies based on science seem to facilitate more fake news and information that doesn’t necessarily advance the public good
At India’s largest onion trading mandi in Lasalgaon, Nashik district, farmers and traders staged a protest on Sunday while at Rahuri agriculture market in Ahmednagar, farmers affiliated to Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana stopped auctioning on the commodity
Dr Narendra Dabholkar’s murder was an act of terrorism according to the charge sheet submitted by the Central Bureau of Investigation. The main purpose was to create terror and unease in society. Many of those who were considered fringe elements back then are now at the forefront
Amid speculations of NCP's Jayant Patil joining BJP, Sharad Pawar says some colleagues joined BJP after receiving notices from central agencies. Pawar expressed confidence in Patil and his ideologies. He also clarified that there is no confusion within the MVA alliance over his meeting with nephew Ajit Pawar. Pawar visited Baramati for the first time after Ajit Pawar joined BJP-Shiv Sena. MVA constituents Congress and Shiv Sena sought clarification from Pawar about the meetings. Pawar reiterated that his faction will not align with BJP.
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Jayant Patil has denied that the meeting between party founder Sharad Pawar and nephew Ajit Pawar was "secret." Patil said he was not aware of what transpired between the two. The meeting, which took place at a businessman's residence, has sparked speculation about a possible split in the NCP. Patil, who is reportedly in touch with Ajit and BJP leaders for a possible switch to their side, was also present at the meeting. However, Patil insisted that he is still with Sharad Pawar and there is no split in the party.
Speaking in Solapur on Sunday, senior Pawar said that association with the BJP is not possible in accordance with the political ideology of the NCP
To avoid the media glare, Ajit had left his official convoy at the government guest house. Before leaving Chordia’s residence 15 minutes before Jayant Patil, he sent his official car out of the gate well ahead of his exit by another car. Visuals from Marathi television channels suggest that in its haste to leave the scene, the car bumped into the iron gate
Absence of public representatives have left citizens with no choice but to directly reach out to civic administration
While CM Eknath Shinde and Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis shook hands with Sharad Pawar, Ajit Pawar skipped the opportunity, and walked past his uncle.
Ajit Pawar had last month joined hands with chief minister Eknath Shinde and assumed the post of deputy CM alongside Devendra Fadnavis on July 2
The irony is that while the city is the second largest in the state and a bigger contributor than any other city in terms of employment, the proposed airport on paper now doesn’t even figure among discussions of those ruling the state
The National Company Law Tribunal has approved a proposal by Darwin Platform Infrastructure Limited to take over Lavasa, a private city in Pune district. The decision has revived hopes for thousands of home buyers and investors who have been affected by the uncertainties surrounding the project. Darwin Platform Infrastructure Limited has expressed eagerness to revitalize the project and prioritize the needs of stakeholders. However, the execution of the resolution plan is subject to environmental clearances.
Maharashtra is also likely to get a new leader of opposition in the monsoon session of the state assembly that will begin today (Monday)
The four-time chief minister and three-time Union Minister admitted in the book that due to ability to maintain friendship with politicians from various ideological spectrums, cost him politically