The election results show that Mumbai is changing – its demographics have altered and this has played a big role in the final numbers of both parties. The Sena’s Marathi manoos card is now as potent as it used to be.
The stakes in the Mumbai municipal corporation elections are very high for the BJP and the Shiv Sena.
The commission had issued a notice first in October followed by a reminder in November over the high incidence of deaths amongst tribal girl students in the state.
Discrimination by Indian landlords to keep out religious minorities and single people are eroding the multicultural nature of India’s cities, analysts say.
Independent and small beekeepers are uniting against adulterated and diluted honey sold in the domestic market by companies fighting a price war.
Student leader Kanhaiya Kumar and Gujarat Dalit leader Jignesh Mewani lend their support to demands of Maharashtra’s workers
A daily round-up of the human impact of demonetisation.
The group removed the bust of Ram Ganesh Gadkari from a park in Pune because they felt a play he wrote about a 100 years ago ‘insulted’ Shivaji’s son Sambhaji.
A daily round-up of the human impact of demonetisation.
How common is it for governments to build expensive structures that serve little to no purpose?
A new rule mandating a judicial inquiry into every case of custodial death does not account for deaths reported between when the law was amended in 2006 and when the circular was issued in 2016.
The message from the ‘upper’-caste villagers was clear: we can destroy everything you’ve achieved in one evening.
A Dalit woman brought small yet significant change to Wagholi village of Osmanabad district in Maharashtra – with little gain to herself.
The eight men have been asked to respond to the Maharashtra state government’s plea against the court’s decision to discharge them within four weeks.
At 94, a forgotten hero of India’s struggle for freedom returns to the scene of his most daring exploit in the anti-British Raj uprising that saw a parallel government established in Satara, Maharashtra, in 1943.
Why the ‘deal’ struck between the MNS and Karan Johar is nothing but state-sponsored extortion.
The problem of malnutrition is worsened by a dearth of speciality doctors, unawareness about welfare and healthcare schemes and a severe lack of purchasing capacity among the tribals in the district.
There have been ten alleged murders and at least two suicides in Maharashtra, and eight alleged murders and one suicide in Gujarat since the RTI Act came into force.
Activists are quick to point towards upcoming municipal corporation elections as a cause for the protests turning violent, with local politicians wanting to use this opportunity to ensure votes.
The Maharashtra Protection of Civil Rights cell, which collates data on atrocity cases in the state, has not received a single complaint of misuse of the Act.
But female participation in India’s workforce has declined from 34% in 1999 to 27% in 2014, making it the worst rate among BRICS nations.
Almost all the major and medium dams of Maharashtra, including Manjra, Ujani and Terna are overflowing for the first time since 2010.
This has been one of the primary demands of the Maratha protests across the state.
A vivid retelling of an improbable, historically significant, yet forgotten, military victory for the British – recounted on its 213th anniversary.
The immediate trigger is a rape of a Maratha girl, but the community has many other demands and grievances
The Maharashtra government has stepped up its efforts to facilitate mining for private companies in adivasi areas amidst allegations of a wave of repression
The MPISA only seeks to address issues that have already been addressed through existing laws and then further empowers the police to absurd lengths.
A two-judge division bench of the high court said that women should be allowed to enter the Haji Ali dargah along with men and asked the Maharashtra government to ensure safety for the women.
Members of nomadic and denotified tribes are required to produce address proof from 1961 to obtain a caste certificates, without which they cannot avail the benefits of government schemes.
The Maharashtra Protection of Internal Security Act is meant to deal with challenges posed by “terrorism, insurgency, communalism and caste violence”.
Political parties have invoked ‘religious sentiment’ and have criticised the courts for interfering in tradition by imposing restrictions on the height of human pyramids for dahi handis.
Many applicants are affiliated with Hindutva groups and gau rakshak samitis.
According to the victims, the beating got worse after the accused saw pictures of B.R. Ambedkar on the bikes.
Of the total 3,325 people killed in the 198 riots, Delhi accounted for 2,733 deaths.
Compartmentalised responses are unlikely to be adequate to address the current water crises.
Public policy decisions taken by the government of India in the name of improving accessibility and quality of milk over the past four decades have systematically destroyed local systems of milk production, procurement and distribution.
A study shows that although water inequality is a natural phenomenon, it is exacerbated and causes drought because water is routed to the already developed, the politically powerful and the economically better-off.
They have left behind young children in villages and are coping with the harsh realities of Mumbai for a daily wage
Indian parents prefer sons because they expect to depend on them in their old age.
Voters may be happy to receive freebies, but the long-term economic and political consequences of this are immense. Instead, political, judicial and administrative reforms are needed to curb corruption.