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3 days ago
'Padmavati' row: Thackeray speaks to Bhansali

Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) In a new twist to the 'Padmavati' row, Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray has spoken to Bollywood filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali on his upcoming film, a top party official said here on Monday. Thackeray's conversation with Bhansali came during a meeting with some top Rajput community leaders who called on the Sena chief on Monday, seeking his intervention in the ...

6 days ago
Shiv Sena 'donates' for farmers, embarrasses BJP

Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) The Shiv Sena on Friday donated Rs 2 crore to the Chief Minister's Farmers Relief Fund to be used for the welfare of the farming community, embarrassing ruling ally the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The development came hours after the Sena sharply attacked the BJP for committing atrocities on protesting farmers earlier this week when they were demanding higher remu...

6 days ago
Fadnavis dedicates proposed site for Thackeray memorial

Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday dedicated a proposed site for a national memorial for Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray to mark his fifth death anniversary. The site would come up at the existing Mumbai Mayor's Bungalow at Shivaji Park near the Dadar Chowpatty, on the banks of the Arabian Sea. I bow humbly before our guiding force, Balas...

13 days ago
Mumbai gets hi-tech electric buses

Mumbai, Nov 10 (IANS) The Bombay Electric Supply & Transport (BEST) on Friday acquired four high-tech eco-friendly electric buses, which will be deployed on its Mumbai suburban sectors, officials said here. The 31-seater buses, manufactured by Goldstone Infratech, can run upto 200 km on a single charge achieving speeds of 70 kmph. Maharashtra becomes the second state after Hi...

14 days ago
'Shiv Sena to contest over 70 seats in Gujarat on Hindutva plank'

Gandhinagar, Nov 9 (IANS) The Shiv Sena, the Hindu right-wing political party from Maharashtra, will be contesting on 70 to 75 seats of the Gujarat Assembly in the coming elections in the state. The Bal Thackeray party will be using the Hindutva plank to contest, as it feels the BJP has forgotten its old aim of preserving Hindu sentiments. Informing the media, Shiv Sena National Secretar...

14 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 ...

16 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 ...

16 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 ...

16 days ago
Demonetisation intent 'dubious', blogs Aditya Thackeray

Mumbai, Nov 7 (IANS) Noting that the Shiv Sena had opposed demonetisation over its implementation, but not its intent, party leader Aditya Thackeray has said that, one year down the line, even the intent seems dubious. Writing a blog for NDTV on the occasion of the third anniversary of the Maharashtra government, the Sena youth leader said the Demon of Demonetisation had caused GDP growt...

18 days ago
Mukul Roy joining BJP 'Aya Ram Gaya Ram' politics: CPI-M

Kolkata, Nov 5 (IANS) Dismissing former Trinamool Congress leader Mukul Roy's crossing over to the BJP as Aya Ram Gaya Ram' politics, the CPI-M on Sunday said it would be suicidal if anybody harboured thoughts of fighting one of them by joining the other as the two parties complement each other. So many people go to these parties, so many people leave. That doesn't affect the people. Thi...

19 days ago
Shiv Sena's surprising praise for Rahul Gandhi

One of the oddities of the current political scene is the compliments which the Shiv Sena has been paying to Rahul Gandhi. The party's spokesman, Sanjay Raut, noted recently how the Congress vice-president's body language has changed for the better and expressed faith in his credentials to lead the country since the Modi wave has faded away. As an ally of the Bharatiya Janata Par...

21 days ago
Mamata meets Uddhav, lauds him for doing the 'right thing'

Kolkata/Mumbai, Nov 2 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who on Thursday met Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray, backed his stand against the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, saying it's the right thing to do. His political party has its own ideology. Despite being in the NDA, they are criticising (the government)... this is a big thing. What Uddhav is doing is the right ...

21 days ago
Uddhav meets Mamata, discusses various issues

Mumbai, Nov 2 (IANS) Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday afternoon paid a courtesy call on visiting West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and spent some time discussing various issues. Uddhav, accompanied by his son Aditya, visited the hotel in south Mumbai where Banerjee is staying and were warmly received by the Trinamool Congress chief. Later, they spent some...

22 days ago
Mumbai to get roof-top cafes, sky-bars

Mumbai, Nov 1 (IANS) In a major decision, the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has cleared the decks permitting restaurants, bars and cafes on rooftops of buildings, officials said here on Wednesday. The development comes are long efforts made by Hotel & Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI) and Indian Hotels & Restaurants Association (AHAR) and Yuva Sena Presid...

26 days ago
Amar Singh predicts BJP win in Gujarat

Varanasi, Oct 28 (IANS) Rajya Sabha member Amar Singh on Saturday predicted a win for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the forthcoming Gujarat assembly elections, saying there was no one in that state or even in the country to match the charisma of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In Varanasi to attend an event, the former Samajwadi Party leader said that Modi was above the gravity pull ...

29 days ago
After Mumbai University VC sacking, opposition wants Education Minister's scalp

Mumbai, Oct 25 (IANS) A day after the unprecedented sacking of Mumbai University Vice-Chancellor Sanjay Deshmukh, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Wednesday demanded the resignation of Education Minister Vinod Tawde over the issue. Ruling ally Shiv Sena's youth leader Aditya Thackeray has also attacked the state government and sought to know how it would compensate the thousands o...

1 month ago
MNS corporator claims he was 'lured' to join Shiv Sena

Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) Adding a new twist to the defection of six municipal corporators, a Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) corporator, Sanjay R. Turde, on Thursday claimed he was also lured to join the Shiv Sena last week. The MNS Corporator from Kurla ward said he was offered the lure of lucre indirectly through a party colleague who assured the Shiv Sena will give a big boost to your c...

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
Six corporators of Raj Thackeray's MNS defect to Uddhav's Shiv Sena

Mumbai, Oct 13 (IANS) In a major political development, six of the seven Maharashtra Navnirman Sena corporators of BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Friday walked over to the rival Shiv Sena. Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray warmly welcomed the six corporators into the party, terming it as homecoming, at his residence 'Matoshri' in Bandra east this evening. The grou...

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 ...

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