Devendra Fadnavis: News

Devendra Gangadharrao Fadnavis, born on July 22, 1970, in Nagpur, Maharashtra, is a former Chief Minister of Maharashtra. He belongs to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and is a member of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly from Nagpur South West. Fadnavis has a law degree from Government Law College, Nagpur, and a post-graduate degree in business management as well as a project management diploma from the German Foundation for International Development, Berlin. Politically active from a young age, he was a member of the BJP-affiliated student organization, Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), where he is said to have contributed greatly towards the party's efforts and ideologies. In 1992, at the age of 22, Fadnavis became the youngest Corporator of Nagpur, thereby cementing his position in local politics. He was appointed as the President of BJP's Maharashtra unit in 2013, and he eventually led the party to victory in the 2014 Assembly elections, thereby becoming the second-youngest Chief Minister of the state at 44. Following the 2019 Assembly elections, he formed a government with Nationalist Congress Party's (NCP) Ajit Pawar that only lasted for a few days. Uddhav Thackeray of Shiv Sena succeeded him as Maharashtra's Chief Minister in November 2019.

08 Jun 2024

Amit Shah

After offering to resign, Devendra Fadnavis says 'not running away' 

Maharashtra's Deputy Chief Minister, Devendra Fadnavis, has withdrawn his earlier decision to resign from his post.

06 Jun 2024

Ajit Pawar

Ajit Pawar faction's MLAs in talks with Sharad Pawar's camp

Ahead of the upcoming Maharashtra Assembly polls, approximately 10-15 MLAs from Ajit Pawar's faction of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) are reportedly in contact with Sharad Pawar's camp.

05 Jun 2024


After Maharashtra BJP's poor show, Devendra Fadnavis offers to resign

Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday offered to step down from his position, in the wake of the Bharatiya Janata Party's disappointing performance in the Lok Sabha elections.

21 May 2024

Juvenile Justice Act

Pune Porsche accident: Bar where teen drank with friends sealed

Officials on Tuesday sealed a Pune bar that served alcohol to a 17-year-old boy and his friends in the early hours of Sunday.

23 Apr 2024

Narendra Modi

'New Putin in making...': Pawar criticizes Modi, Fadnavis responds

Ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, National Congress Party (NCP) supremo Sharad Pawar has launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

11 Apr 2024

Narendra Modi

BJP hits out Lalu's daughter over her 'jail PM' jibe

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Misa Bharti has stirred controversy with her recent remarks.

19 Mar 2024

Bal Thackeray

2024 polls: BJP may ally with Raj Thackery, say reports

The Bharatiya Janata Party is in talks with the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) leader Raj Thackeray to explore a potential alliance in Maharashtra for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

27 Feb 2024


Former Maharashtra Congress MLA Basavaraj Patil likely to join BJP

Former Maharashtra minister and state working president of the Congress, Basavaraj Patil Murumkar, has resigned from the party, reports said.

26 Feb 2024


Maratha quota: Curfew imposed in Maharashtra's Ambad amid protests

A curfew was imposed in Ambad taluka of Maharashtra's Jalna district over concerns of unrest amid the Maratha reservation protests led by activist Manoj Jarange-Patil.

20 Feb 2024

Eknath Shinde

Bill on 10% Maratha quota passed in Maharashtra Assembly

A bill that guarantees 10% reservation in jobs and educational institutions to the Maratha community was unanimously passed in the Maharashtra Assembly on Tuesday.

13 Feb 2024

Ashok Chavan

Ex-Maharashtra CM Ashok Chavan joins BJP day after quitting Congress

Ashok Chavan, a former chief minister of Maharashtra, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday.

12 Feb 2024

Ashok Chavan

Maharashtra: Ex-CM Ashok Chavan resigns from Congress, might join BJP

Congress leader and former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan on Monday resigned from the party's primary membership.

24 Jan 2024

Ram Mandir

Mira Road clashes: Police issue warning for online group admins 

Two days after clashes between two communities in Mira Road, the police in Mumbai have issued an order, instructing group administrators of social media platforms to ensure that no content related to the incident is forwarded, ANI reported.

23 Jan 2024

Ram Mandir

Clashes in Mumbai ahead of Ram Mandir event: Security strengthened

Clashes of communal nature were reported from parts of Mumbai and Nagpur, ahead of the Ram Mandir consecration ceremony in Ayodhya on Monday.

01 Jan 2024

Ram Mandir

Only devotees of Ram invited: Ram Mandir priest slams Thackeray

Acharya Satyendra Das, the head priest of Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Temple or Ram Mandir, slammed Shiv Sena (UBT) chief Uddhav Thackeray after he claimed he was not invited to the temple's consecration ceremony on January 22.

02 Nov 2023


Maharashtra: Curfew, internet shutdowns enforced as Maratha quota agitation grows

The government shut down internet services in Maharashtra's Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar district on Thursday as the law and order situation worsened amid the agitation for Maratha reservations.

01 Nov 2023


Maharashtra: Maratha quota protests intensify; two youths climb mobile tower 

Two individuals climbed a 300-foot mobile tower in Dharashiv, Maharashtra, on Wednesday, refusing to descend until their reservation demands are addressed.

31 Oct 2023

Eknath Shinde

Maharashtra: Maratha quota protests intensify; highway blocked, panchayat office torched 

Maratha protestors reportedly blocked the Mumbai-Bengaluru Highway in Maharashtra for two hours on Tuesday afternoon, leading to a significant traffic jam.

24 Oct 2023

Mohan Bhagwat

'Cultural Marxists' spoiling India, claims Mohan Bhagwat; references Manipur violence

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Tuesday denounced "cultural Marxism," calling it "selfish, discriminatory, and deceitful," Hindustan Times reported.

06 Oct 2023


Mumbai: Massive fire at Goregaon building kills 7; 40 injured

At least seven individuals died and over 40 others suffered injuries after a fire allegedly broke out in a multi-story building in the Goregaon West area of Mumbai.

23 Sep 2023


Maharashtra: Flood-like situation in Nagpur city after heavy rains

Heavy rainfall in Nagpur city of Maharashtra for the past 24 hours has resulted in severe waterlogging in low-lying areas, PTI reported.

12 Aug 2023

Ajit Pawar

Haven't interfered in CM's authority: Pawar rubbishes 'cold war' speculations

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader and Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar has reportedly played down all rumors of a "cold war" between him and Chief Minister Eknath Shinde.

01 Aug 2023


Thane: 17 killed as crane collapses on Samruddhi Highway

At least 17 workers died and three sustained injuries after a crane fell on a bridge slab at the construction site of the Samruddhi Highway in Thane, Maharashtra, on Tuesday.

18 Jul 2023

Kirit Somaiya

BJP leader Kirit Somaiya's 'explicit' video triggers row, probe ordered 

Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday ordered a high-level probe into a video of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Kirit Somaiya allegedly showing him in a "compromising position" with a woman.

Maharashtra: BJP leader calls Uddhav Thackeray 'chief of hijras'

The political battle in Maharashtra intensified further on Tuesday as Maharashtra Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Nitesh Narayan Rane called former chief minister Uddhav Thackeray the "chief of hijras (eunuchs)."

09 Jul 2023

Ajit Pawar

Maharashtra: Rumors of discontent grow ahead of another cabinet expansion

To include more Shiv Sena MLAs, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders, and rebel Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MLAs, the Mahayuti-National Democratic Alliance (NDA) coalition government in Maharashtra would expand the state cabinet this week, reported The Indian Express.

08 Jul 2023


Maharashtra: Sharad Pawar launches statewide tour amid NCP's power tussle

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) patriarch Sharad Pawar has reportedly embarked on a statewide tour of Maharashtra on Saturday to consolidate support and rebuild the party.

07 Jul 2023

Eknath Shinde

Fadnavis meets Shinde late night to discuss power-sharing arrangement: Reports

Amid the raging political battle in Maharashtra, Deputy Chief Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) stalwart Devendra Fadnavis met Chief Minister Eknath Shinde late Thursday night at his official residence.

04 Jul 2023

Praful Patel

51 NCP MLAs wanted BJP alliance during Shinde's rebellion: Report

National Congress Party (NCP) MP Praful Patel reportedly said on Monday that most party MLAs wanted the party to align with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) last year for the formation of the Maharastra government during Eknath Shinde's rebellion, The Times of India reported.

02 Jul 2023

Ajit Pawar

Maharashtra: Ajit Pawar explains why he joined BJP-Shiv Sena alliance

Shortly after taking oath as the deputy chief minister of Maharashtra on Sunday, Ajit Pawar addressed a press conference to explain why he joined CM Eknath Shinde's coalition government.

02 Jul 2023

Ajit Pawar

Maharashtra: NCP's Ajit Pawar joins Shinde government as deputy CM

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Ajit Pawar, reportedly along with eight other party MLAs, was sworn in as Maharashtra's deputy chief minister on Sunday.

29 Jun 2023

Sushant Singh Rajput

Key evidence found in #SSRDeathCase: Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis

It's been three years since late actor Sushant Singh Rajput's untimely death, and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is still probing the case of his alleged suicide.

28 Jun 2023


Mumbai: Versova-Bandra Sea Link renamed as Veer Savarkar Setu

The Maharashtra government on Wednesday renamed the two major infrastructure projects in Mumbai after Indian political leaders Vinayak Damodar Savarkar (Veer Savarkar) and Atal Bihari Vajpayee, reported ANI.

10 Jun 2023

Navi Mumbai

Why new international airport in Navi Mumbai is special

The under-construction international airport in Navi Mumbai is reportedly set to start its operations by December 2024.

09 Jun 2023

Asaduddin Owaisi

Owaisi's sharp jibe at Fadnavis over 'Aurangzeb ki aulaad' remark

All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Friday took a dig at Maharashtra Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis's "sons of Aurangzeb" remark following the violence in Kolhapur, Maharashtra.

07 Jun 2023

Eknath Shinde

Maharashtra tense over social media posts on Aurangzeb, Tipu Sultan 

Tensions gripped Maharashtra on Wednesday after members of some Hindu organizations clashed with police in Kolhapur district during a protest sparked by social media posts about Mughal emperor Aurangzeb and Mysuru ruler Tipu Sultan.

30 May 2023

Uddhav Thackeray

22 MLAs, 9 MPs may quit Shiv Sena: Thackeray's mouthpiece

The Shiv Sena (UBT), led by Uddhav Thackeray, has claimed that 22 MLAs and nine Lok Sabha MPs from Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde's Shiv Sena were unhappy with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and could resign from the party.

16 May 2023


Maharashtra: 132 people detained, internet shut down after communal violence

As many as 132 people have been detained following clashes between two communities in Akola city and Shevgaon village in the Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra, reported India Today.

01 May 2023


Maharashtra: 3 'wanted' Naxals killed in Gadchiroli police encounter

At least three Naxals were killed in an encounter with the police's C60 Commandos in Gadchiroli of Maharashtra, PTI reported.

17 Apr 2023

Eknath Shinde

11 die due to heat stroke at Maharashtra award event 

In an absolutely shocking incident, the "Maharashtra Bhushan" award event on Sunday in Navi Mumbai turned tragic after at least 11 people died and nearly 50 others were hospitalized after they suffered heat stroke during the ceremony, NDTV reported.

18 Mar 2023


Maharashtra: CM Shinde promises to fulfill demands, farmers end agitation

Thousands of farmers in Maharashtra on Saturday called off their long foot protest march from Nashik to Mumbai a day after CM Eknath Shinde's government assured them that their demands would be met.

17 Mar 2023

Priyanka Chaturvedi

Amruta Fadnavis, Priyanka question each other's 'aukat' over designer case 

Amruta Fadnavis, the wife of Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, recently filed a police complaint against a fashion designer, which has now triggered a political row in the state.

16 Mar 2023


Here's why Devendra Fadnavis's wife Amruta filed FIR against designer

Amruta Fadnavis, the wife of Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, has allegedly filed an official complaint against a designer in Mumbai in a bizarre case involving allegations of conspiracy, bribe, and threats.

16 Mar 2023


Amruta Fadnavis lodges FIR against designer for offering bribe

Amruta Fadnavis, the wife of Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, has filed a police complaint against a fashion designer for allegedly offering a Rs. 1 crore bribe, seeking "intervention" in a criminal case, reported Indian Express.

09 Mar 2023


Maharashtra budget: Honorarium for farmers, financial aid for girls, women

Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis presented the state budget on Thursday and dedicated it to Farmers, women, youth, employment, and the environment in accordance with the "Panchamrut" principle.

25 Nov 2022

Eknath Shinde

Maharashtra-Karnataka border dispute: Won't forfeit even an inch, says Shinde

Reacting to the fresh salvo over the Maharashtra-Karnataka border dispute, the former state's CM Eknath Shinde proclaimed on Thursday that they wouldn't forfeit even an inch of land.

24 Nov 2022


Fadnavis, Bommai engage in spat over Maharashtra-Karnataka border issue

The Maharashtra-Karnataka border dispute is once again in the news and this time for the latest back-and-forth between Maharashtra Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis and Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai.

18 Aug 2022


Maharashtra: High-alert in Raigad after boat with explosives, AK-47 found

The Maharashtra Police on Thursday recovered a large cache of arms and ammunition in the state's Raigad district.