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2 days ago
Mamata greets Uddhav Thackeray on Shiv Sena Foundation Day

Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday greeted Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on the occasion of the party's 52nd Foundation Day. Heartiest greetings to Uddhav Thackeray Ji and all Shiv Sena workers on the 52nd Foundation Day of their party, Banerjee tweeted. Banerjee, who is playing an active role in promoting the idea of a federal front ...

3 days ago
Lifetime experience essaying Bal Thackeray: Nawazuddin

Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) On Shiv Sena Foundation Day on Tuesday, actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who essays the political party's late supremo Bal Thackeray in an upcoming biopic, says doing the movie is quite an experience. Nawazuddin moved dates and schedules to be a part of Thackeray. Balasaheb Thackeray was a transparent personality who empowered the common man and it is a lifetime ...

3 days ago
Sisodia hospitalised, IAS officers ready to talk to Kejriwal

New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal continued his protest at Raj Niwas for the eighth day on Monday while his deputy Manish Sisodia was moved to a hospital as IAS officers, accused of non-cooperation, offered to talk to Kejriwal. Sisodia, on hunger strike since June 13, was taken to the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital after his ketone level reached 7.4, ...

3 days ago
Shiv Sena also comes out in Kejriwal's support

Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Maharashtra's ruling Shiv Sena on Monday came out in support of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in his agitation, days after four non-Bharatiya Janata Party ruled states also endorsed his AAP's stand. On Sunday, Kejriwal spoke to Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray on the issue where Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is seeking directions from Lt. Governor...

7 days ago
On 50th birthday, Raj Thackeray cuts EVM cake, Mumbaikars get 'cheap' petrol

Mumbai, June 14 (IANS) On his 50th birthday on Thursday, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena President Raj Thackeray cut a special cake designed like an EVM while 36 petrol pumps in Mumbai and many more in the state offered disounts from Rs 4 to Rs 9 per litre, a party spokesperson said. At the selected 36 fuel stations in Mumbai (one in each assembly constituency), plus 48 in the state (one each...

13 days ago
Gadkari to meet Salim Khan, Nana Patekar

Mumbai, June 8 (IANS) Union Minister for Shipping Nitin Gadkari will meet former Bollywood writer Salim Khan and actor Nana Patekar here on Friday as part of the Bharatiya Janata Party's Sampark Se Samarthan initiative. Gadkari will also meet Yes Bank Chairman Rana Kapoor, said a party official. The meetings come two days after BJP President Amit Shah met former actoress Madhuri ...

14 days ago
Congress urges Ratan Tata, Madhuri not to believe BJP's 'lies'

Mumbai, June 7 (IANS) A day after Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah met industrialist Ratan Tata and former Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit-Nene among others as part of an outreach programme, the Mumbai Congress on Thursday appealed to them not to fall for the BJP's lies. Congress city President Sanjay Nirupam, in separate letters to Tata and Madhuri, urged them to understand th...

14 days ago
After Shah-Thackeray summit, Shiv Sena stance same

Mumbai, June 7 (IANS) The Shiv Sena on Thursday indicated it had not changed its stance - of contesting all future elections solo - even after a marathon two-hour bridge-building meeting between its chief Uddhav Thackeray with ally BJP President Amit Shah on Wednesday. Sena MP and spokesperson Sanjay Raut told mediapersons: The decision to contest all elections in future was taken by the...

15 days ago
Lata Mangeshkar misses meeting with Amit Shah

Mumbai, June 7 (IANS) Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar missed her meeting with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah on Wednesday due to her ill health. Expressing regret on missing out the opportunity to meet the BJP leader, the singer tweeted: Today I had a meeting with BJP President Amit Shah, but since I am suffering from food poisoning, I told him I would not be able to m...

15 days ago
Amit Shah woos glamour, business - and Thackeray - in Mumbai

Mumbai, June 6 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah on Wednesday wooed Bollywood glamour and India Inc., and sulking ally Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray, in the party's new initiative Sampark for Samarthan prior to the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Accompanied by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Shah arrived at 'Matoshri', the Thackeray residence in Bandra east late eveni...

15 days ago
Amit Shah woos glamour, business for 'Sampark for Samarthan'

Mumbai, June 6 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah on Wednesday wooed Bollywood glamour and India Inc., as part of the party's new initiative Sampark for Samarthan in the run-up to the ensuing 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Soon after his arrival here, he called on former Bollywood actresss Madhuri Dixit-Nene and her doctor-husband Sriram Nene and later the former Tata Group Cha...

15 days ago
Mumbai police stalking me: Congress leader

Mumbai, June 6 (IANS) On a day when BJP President Amit Shah reached the city, Mumbai Congress chief Sanjay Nirupam on Wednesday accused the police of stalking him without any reason. Nirupam said a huge posse of policemen was stationed outside his Andheri home since dawn. As I stepped out to go to my office, I was trailed by several police vehicles. When I asked police the reason...

16 days ago
'Manto' heads to Sydney

Mumbai, June 6 (IANS) Actress-filmmaker Nandita Das' Manto, which stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui as Urdu writer Saadat Hasan Manto, will be screened at the Sydney Film Festival. The film will be screened on June 16-17 at the fest, which is held from June 6-17. Manto is a biographical historical period drama film about the writer who is known for his writings around the partition of In...

16 days ago
Amit Shah to court Thackeray for poll alliance

Mumbai, June 5 (IANS) Hoping to repair the severely strained relations between the two alliance partners, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah will call on Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday, party sources said on Tuesday. This will be the second summit between Shah and Thackeray. The first took place exactly a year ago when the BJP chief called on the Sena sup...

16 days ago
Maharashtra CM violated poll codes: Congress to EC

Mumbai/New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) The Maharashtra Congress on Tuesday lodged a formal complaint alleging violations of the Model Code of Conduct by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis during the May 28 Lok Sabha by-elections in Palghar. A three-page plea has been submitted to Chief Election Commissioner O.P. Rawat in the Election Commission headquaters in New Delhi, said Maharashtra Congress ...

17 days ago
Maharashtra Congress to complain against CM to EC

Mumbai, June 4 (IANS) The Maharashtra Congress on Monday said it will lodge a complain with the Election Commission (EC) alleging misuse of power and violations of the election code of conduct by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, five days after Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray termed the Palghar Lok Sabha bypolls a farce. Congress spokesperson Sachin Sawant and other leaders will me...

19 days ago
By-election graffiti: Troubled times for BJP

It will be a mistake to ascribe the defeats of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the Kairana, Noorpur and Bhandara-Gondiya by-elections in Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra only to the tie-ups among its opponents. While there is little doubt that in Kairana, an alliance of the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD), the Samajwadi Party (SP), the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and the Congress led to the BJP's...

21 days ago
Uddhav Thackeray blasts poll body, calls it corrupt

Mumbai, May 31 (IANS) Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday launched a blistering attack on the Election Commission (EC) labelling it as a corrupt body responsible for the mess in the conduct of elections in the country. He also said that the Sena will fight all future elections independently, without any alliance. Addressing the media, Thackeray alleged that large-sca...

23 days ago
Prabhu directs AI to immediately address sexual harassment charge by employee

New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu on Tuesday took cognisance of a sexual harassment complaint made by a female employee of the national passenger carrier Air India and directed the senior management to immediately address the issue. Asked @airindiain CMD to immediately address this issue. If necessary, will appoint another committee, Prabhu tweeted. T...

26 days ago
'I said it...' Fadnavis admits to controversial audio-clip

Mumbai/Palghar, May 26 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday admitted to his voice and content in a audio-clip in which he exhorted his activists to win Palghar elections at any cost, which kicked up a massive political row in the poll-bound Maharashtra district. However, he hit back by alleging that the original audio-clip was selectively edited and doctored to...

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