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4 days ago
Pawar plays Good Samaritan, rushes to aid road accident victims

Gadchiroli (Maharashtra), Nov 15 (IANS) Setting aside politics briefly, Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar on Wednesday played a Good Samaritan by helping accident victims in a remote area here, party officials said. The NCP chief and his motorcade were on Wednesday zipping on the Bhiwapur-Umred Road for an engagement during his tour of the Maoist-affected district when th...

10 days ago
Sena to contest Gujarat polls on its own

Mumbai, Nov 9 (IANS) Thumbing its nose at ally Bharatiya Janata Party, the Shiv Sena plans to contest between 50-60 seats in the Gujarat Assembly polls on its own, a senior party official said here on Thursday. A high-level team of the party, led by Gujarati Wing Coordinator and senior municipal corporator from Oshiwara Rajul Patel and another leader Hemraj Shah, is currently camping in ...

11 days ago
Protests in Maharashtra on first anniversary of demonetisation

Mumbai, Nov 8 (IANS) All major opposition parties, social organisations, farmer groups, mediapersons, NGOs, civil society activists and individuals organised massive protests across Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra on Wednesday to mark the first anniversary of demonetisation, even as the government launched an advertising blitzkrieg lauding its move of November 8 last year. The vari...

12 days ago
Uddhav met em to discuss 'alliance of like-minded parties': Sharad Pawar

Raigad (Maharashtra), Nov 7 (IANS) Raising the political temperatures, Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar on Tuesday revealed that Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray recently met him and they discussed the need for an alliance of like-minded parties in the country. Uddhav, accompanied by (party leader) Sanjay Raut, met me at my Mumbai residence 10 days ago, Pawar told media ...

12 days ago
Uddhav met me to discuss 'alliance of like-minded parties': Pawar

Raigad (Maharashtra), Nov 7 (IANS) Raising the political temperatures, Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar on Tuesday revealed that Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray recently met him and they discussed the need for an alliance of like-minded parties in the country. Uddhav, accompanied by (party leader) Sanjay Raut, met me at my Mumbai residence 10 days ago, Pawar told media ...

13 days ago
2019 will be Pawar's year, he could be PM: Patel

Raigad (Maharashtra), Nov 6 (IANS) NCP leader Praful Patel on Monday said party chief Sharad Pawar could be the Prime Minister after the 2019 Lok Sabha election. Patel also said the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) was willing to forge an alliance with the Congress for the Gujarat Assembly election and even beyond. 2019 will be the year of NCP and Sharad Pawar. Given the current ...

13 days ago
Pawar could become the next PM in 2019: Praful Patel

Raigad (Maharashtra), Nov 6 (IANS) Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Praful Patel on Monday said party supremo Sharad Pawar could be the Prime Minister after the 2019 elections, indicating a likely shift in the national political scenario in the near future. Patel also said that the NCP was willing to forge an alliance with the Congress for the Gujarat elections, and even beyond in...

13 days ago
Pawar could be PM in 2019: Praful Patel

Raigad (Maharashtra), Nov 6 (IANS) Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Praful Patel on Monday said party supremo Sharad Pawar could be the Prime Minister after the 2019 elections. 2019 will be the year of NCP and Sharad Pawar. Given the current changing political situation, his (Pawar's) cherished desire may be fulfilled. He could become the PM, Patel said, addressing the party's two...

15 days ago
Man rushes towards Fadnavis with job plea, detained

Ahmednagar (Maharashtra), Nov 4 (IANS) Security officials went into a tizzy when a youth rushed towards Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to give a job application here on Saturday. The youth, who is speech impaired, was detained by the police. The incident occurred in social crusader Anna Hazare's native Ralegan-Siddhi village where Fadnavis had gone to lay the foundation stone for the f...

18 days ago
Troubled with allegations against Minister Chandy, CPI-M to take call on Monday

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 1 (IANS) With the opposition continuing to target Kerala Transport Minister Thomas Chandy over land grab allegations in connection with a resort owned by him, the ruling CPI-M has decided to meet on Monday to decide what needs to be done on the issue. State CPI-M Secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan told reporters on Wednesday that legal opinion had been sought on the ...

26 days ago
NITI Aayog's intervention sought in Pesticide Management Bill, 2017

Mumbai, Oct 24 (IANS) A Maharashtra government panel for farmers on Tuesday sought the NITI Aayog's urgent intervention to ensure discussions with all stakeholders before bringing about the changes in the proposed Pesticide Management Bill, 2017. The proposed Bill would be introduced by the Ministry of Agriculture. Vasantrao Naik Shetkari Swavalamban Mission (VNSSM) Chairman Kish...

27 days ago
Pawar slams Maharashtra government for pesticide poisoning deaths

Nagpur (Maharashtra), Oct 23 (IANS) Against the backdrop of around 40 farmers' deaths due to poisoning by insecticides, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) President Sharad Pawar on Monday blamed the Maharashtra government for easy availability of unlicensed pesticides in the market. He demanded stringent action against the officials, especially from the agriculture department as being resp...

1 month ago
Ajit Pawar likens Shiv Sena to 'two-faced earthworm'

Pune (Maharashtra), Oct 20 (IANS) Nationalist Congress Party senior leader Ajit Pawar on Friday equated the Shiv Sena with a two-faced earthworm which wants public sympathy but does not want to quit the state government. You want the peoples' sympathy and also continue in power. If you want to work among the people, then get out of the government. Your behaviour is like a 'two-faced eart...

1 month ago
Indian film industry noticed my work after 'Lion': Priyanka Bose

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Bose says Lion has paved the way for more diverse roles for her as well as helped the Indian film industry take note of her range as a performer. The Garth Davis-directed Lion, which had bagged six nominations for the 89th Academy Awards and five nominations for the BAFTA awards, will premiere on Indian television on &Prive on Sunday. ...

1 month ago
NIIT Technologies net up 14% in Q2

New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Global IT solutions provider NIIT Technologies Ltd on Wednesday reported Rs 67-crore net profit for the second quarter (Q2) of fiscal 2017-18, posting 14 per cent growth from Rs 59 crore in the same period year ago. Consolidated revenue for the quarter under review (Q2) at Rs 737 crore was up 6.4 per cent from Rs 693 crore in the like period year ago and 4 per ce...

1 month ago
Pranab had every reason for grievance over PM post: Manmohan

New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who had pipped Pranab Mukherjee in 2004, on Friday said the former President had every reason to feel the grievance that he was better qualified than him for the prime minister's post and the two had no serious differences on any matter during the UPA government. He also said that contrary to what people may say or write abou...

1 month ago
Congress' stunning Nanded victory shocks opposition, Rahul lauds party unit

Nanded (Maharashtra), Oct 13 (IANS) The Congress on Friday retained control over the prestigious Nanded-Waghala City Municipal Corporation (NWCMC), decimating the opposition to bag a stupendous 73 seats in the 81-member body. The elections in the NWCMC, the hometown and stronghold of Maharashtra Congress chief Ashok Chavan, were held on Wednesday. The BJP, which 'tripled' its per...

1 month ago
Stunning Nanded victory electrifies Congress, shocks opposition

Nanded (Maharashtra), Oct 13 (IANS) The Congress on Friday retained control over the prestigious Nanded-Waghala City Municipal Corporation (NWCMC), bagging a stupendous 73 seats in the 81-member body and decimating the opposition. The elections in the NWCMC, a stronghold of Maharashtra Congress chief Ashok Chavan, were held on Wednesday. The BJP got six seats while the Shiv Sena ...

1 month ago
Spectacular Nanded win electrifies Congress, shocks opposition

Nanded (Maharashtra), Oct 12 (IANS) The Congress on Thursday retained control over the prestigious Nanded-Waghala City Municipal Corporation (NWCMC), bagging a staggering 69 of the 77 seats in the 81-seat body and decimating the opposition. The Congress hopes to win a few more seats as counting continued for the remaining four wards in the NWCMC, a stronghold of Maharashtra party chief A...

1 month ago
Congress sweeps Nanded civic polls, opposition routed

Nanded (Maharashtra), Oct 12 (IANS) The Congress on Thursday bagged the prestigious Nanded-Waghala City Municipal Corporation (NWCMC), bagging a staggering 67 of the 73 seats in the 81-seat body and crushing the opposition. The Congress was expected to win a few more seats as it led in another five seats in the NWCMC, a stronghold of Maharashtra party chief Ashok Chavan. Elections to the...

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