Shawan Sen

  • Maharashtra elections: Shiv Sena keeps 151 seats for itself, offers 119 to BJP, other allies 18 21-09-2014 01:35 PM

    Mumbai: After weeks of negotiations and discussion, the Shiv Sena on Sunday made a new seat-sharing offer to its 25-year-old ally Bharatiya Janata Party for the Maharashtra Assembly elections. Sena said that they were willing to give BJP 119 seats and other allies 18 seats, leaving them with 151 out...
  • Maharashtra polls: BJP-Shiv Sena, Congress-NCP battle bitter seat-sharing tussle 20-09-2014 08:07 PM

    Mumbai: There is alliance trouble in Maharashtra ahead of state elections - the 25-year-old Shiv Sena-BJP relationship is threatening to break up on account of seat sharing issues. In the opposition Congress and NCP is also battling the same fight. The deadlock between the Shiv Sena and BJP continues as...
  • BJP's new seat sharing proposal for Shiv Sena, demands 125-130 seats in Maharashtra polls: sources 20-09-2014 10:42 AM

    Mumbai: The stalemate continues over seat sharing between Shiv Sena and Bharatiya Janata Party for Maharashtra Assembly elections. The BJP has proposed a new seat sharing formula and has demanded between 125-130 seats, said sources on Saturday. The BJP has refused to discuss on winnability of seats and has demanded...
  • Maharashtra polls: Deadlock continues over seat sharing with Sena, BJP CEC to meet to decide candidates 20-09-2014 09:19 AM

    Mumbai: Even as the Shiv sena and Bharatiya Janata Party continue to play hardball over seat sharing ahead of the Maharashtra Assembly elections, signs are emerging of a possible end to the deadlock to save the 25-year-old alliance. The BJP Central Election Committee is likely to meet on Saturday to...
  • Maharashtra polls: Shiv Sena-BJP backroom meeting begins over seat-sharing 19-09-2014 06:36 PM

    Mumbai: Leaders of the Shiv Sena and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are holding a backroom meeting at a residential complex in south Mumbai over seat-sharing in the Maharashtra Assembly elections. Shiv Sena leaders Aditya Thackeray, Subash Desai and Anil Desai are meeting the BJP's OP Mathur. This apparently is...
  • Maharashtra elections: Won't compromise on seats anymore, BJP tells Shiv Sena 19-09-2014 04:19 PM

    Mumbai: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Shiv Sena continue to play hardball over seat-sharing in the Maharashtra Assembly elections. While the Sena remains adamant saying that it wants to contest more seats, the BJP has said not this time. "The BJP has always sacrificed Lok Sabha seats for...
  • Maharashtra polls: Fresh trouble in BJP-Shiv Sena alliance over seat-sharing 18-09-2014 10:38 PM

    The BJP and the Shiv Sena have still not broken the deadlock on seat sharing, ahead of the Maharashtra Assembly elections. Hectic negotiations are going on over the number of seats the two allies will end up contesting. ...
  • Maharashtra elections: BJP-Shiv Sena talks on seat-sharing hit a deadend, alliance in trouble 18-09-2014 08:41 PM

    Mumbai: Things may have come to a deadend in the Bharatiya Janata Party-Shiv Sena talks on seat-sharing in the Maharashtra Assembly elections. Signalling more trouble for the BJP, the Shiv Sena on Thursday said it will not be dictated to by anyone and that any decision taken by party chief...
  • Ties with BJP strong but CM candidate will be from Shiv Sena, says Sanjay Raut 18-09-2014 10:52 AM

    Mumbai: After the Bharatiya Janata Party's climbdown on its demand for fighting 135 seats in the Maharashtra elections, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut has said that ties between both the parties are strong. However, speaking to CNN-IBN, he added that the Maharashtra Chief Ministerial candidate will be from the Shiv...
  • BJP bows before Shiv Sena, to contest 119 seats instead of 135 in Maharashtra elections 18-09-2014 08:09 AM

    Mumbai: After the seat-sharing controversy between the Shiv Sena and the Bharatiya Janata Party in Maharashtra, Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari met the Maharashtra BJP leaders in Mumbai on Wednesday night. The party leaders have bowed down to the Shiv Sena from the 135-seat demand and sent a list of...
  • Harrowing time for Air India passengers as flight gets delayed for 90 minutes 17-09-2014 06:38 PM

    New Delhi: It was a harrowing time for the passengers of a Air India flight on Wednesday as it remained stranded at the Delhi airport for 90 minutes. The passengers of the Delhi-Mumbai flight complained that the air conditioner aboard the plane was not working. Air India, however, denied the...
  • Shiv Sena reacts sharply to BJP's performance in bypolls, says one's feet should be on ground 17-09-2014 09:35 AM

    Mumbai: After a dismal performance by the Bharatiya Janata Party in the Assembly bypolls, its ally Shiv Sena has reacted sharply to it and said that this was a big lesson for Maharashtra Assembly elections. In an article in the party's mouthpiece Saamna, Sena said, "This is a big lesson...
  • Mumbai: 44-year-old arrested for stalking woman advocate for 2 months 16-09-2014 07:05 PM

    Mumbai: A 44-year-old man has been arrested for stalking a 26-year-old advocate in Mumbai. The accused is a slum dweller from Badhwar park in Cuffe Parade. He had reportedly been stalking the lady for the past two months. After being constantly followed, the woman had approached the police with pictures...
  • Sena backs Sakshi Maharaj's remarks, says Madrassas have become 'factories for jehadis' 16-09-2014 03:34 PM

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena on Tuesday backed Bharatiya Janata Party MP Sakshi Maharaj's remarks that children studying in Madrassas are trained to become terrorists. An editorial in Sena mouthpiece Saamna has repeated Maharaj's assertion that Madrassas have become "factories for jehadis". The editorial also questioned the benefit of religious education...
  • Mumbai Police restricts children from participating in Dahi Handis 11-08-2014 10:25 AM

    Mumbai: Mumbai Police on Monday issued a warning to all govinda mandals against using children in Dahi Handi events. The directive was issued after two boys died during practice last week. All police stations in Mumbai have been asked to keep vigil on Dahi Handi mandals. Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh...
  • Caught on camera: Teacher canes 8-year-old differently-abled child 07-08-2014 01:14 PM

    Mumbai: In a shocking case in Mumbai, a teacher caned an 8-year-old student in a school for the differently-abled children. The horrific episode was captured on video by a resident of a building next to the school in Mumbai's Matunga area. The incident took place on July 30. The child's...
  • Mumbai: CCTV footage reveals model wanted to tarnish DIG Paraskar's image 05-08-2014 09:08 PM

    Mumbai: In a dramatic twist in the rape case against Mumbai DIG Sunil Paraskar, the CCTV footage of a meeting between the model and her former lawyer Rizwan Siddiqui accessed by CNN-IBN suggested that the model wanted to tarnish the DIG's image and gain publicity to enter a reality television...
  • Rape case: Model hits back at her former lawyer, says he's under the influence of Mumbai DIG 05-08-2014 10:17 AM

    Mumbai: There are more twists in the case of rape and molestation against Mumbai DIG Sunil Paraskar. The complainant, a model, has now hit back at her former lawyer Rizwan Siddiqui who had claimed that she just wanted to create a controversy for a TV show. The model has now...
  • Pune landslide: Many work selflessly to help in rescue operations 05-08-2014 09:09 AM

    Ambegaon: It has been a mammoth rescue effort in Pune's Ambegaon after a massive landslide. There are many who have selflessly been involved in the operations for a week. Forty-year-old Dr Pramod Bankhale has been at Malin's primary healthcare centre since the deadly landslide almost a week ago. A private...
  • Model accusing Mumbai DIG of rape wanted publicity for a TV show, says her former lawyer 05-08-2014 07:49 AM

    Mumbai: The case of rape and molestation against Mumbai DIG Sunil Paraskar got murkier after shocking claims made by the model's former lawyer. The Mumbai Police has recorded the statement of the complainant's former lawyer Rizwan Siddiqui. The lawyer claims she had never alleged rape to him. Siddiqui has submitted...
  • Pune landslide: Death toll rises to 130, people in nearby villages flee homes in fear 04-08-2014 08:51 AM

    Kalwadi: Rescue operations are still underway in Malin village of Ambegaon near Pune after a devastating landslide on July 30. Till now 130 bodies have been recovered and hope of finding survivors is fast fading. The Ambegaon landslide has been one of the worst that Maharashtra has ever seen and...
  • Pune landslide: Death toll rises to 92, hopes of survival fade 03-08-2014 08:41 AM

    Pune: Five days after a devastating landslide swept away 40 homes in Malin village in Pune's Amebgaon taluka, the death toll has risen to 92 on Sunday. Over 100 people are still feared to be trapped under debris but their chances of survival with each passing minute. So far, eight...
  • Rape case: Emails reveal model furious with DIG Paraskar, threatens to go public 02-08-2014 10:28 PM

    Mumbai: A chain of emails exchanged between alleged rape accused Mumbai DIG Sunil Paraskar and the complainant-a 26-year-old model-has revealed new twists in the case. The emails, sent a month before the complainant filed an FIR, suggest that she was warning Paraskar to go public with her complaint. This chain...
  • Pune Landslide: Death toll rises to 82; Sludge hampering rescue operations, says NDRF 02-08-2014 06:32 PM

    Rescue operations are in full swing in Pune's Ambegaon Taluka after a landslide swept away 40 homes in the area. The death toll has now risen to 82, while 100 people are still feared to be trapped under the mud and debris. The National Disaster Relief Force is finding it...
  • Pune landslide: Death toll rises to 82, 8 rescued, nearly 100 still trapped 02-08-2014 07:49 AM

    Pune: More than two days after a landslide swept away 40 homes in Malin village in Pune's Ambegaon taluka, the rescue operations are still on. The death toll has risen to 82 and more than 100 people are still feared trapped. So far, eight survivors have been pulled out. The...
  • Was the Pune landslide tragedy a man made disaster? 01-08-2014 07:04 PM

    Pune: Could the massive landslide in Ambegaon in Pune have been averted? Some unheeded alarm bells raised in 2011 by a panel of experts could hold answers to whether the tragedy was a natural calamity or a man-made disaster. The Madhav Gadgil Committee's report on the ecologically sensitive Western Ghats...
  • Death toll in Pune landslide climbs to 66, NDRF to speed up rescue work 01-08-2014 04:34 PM

    Pune: As the weather conditions improve, the National Disaster Relief Force is hoping that they can now expedite the rescue operations in Ambegaon village where a fatal landslide claimed the lives of 66 people. Over 120 people are still feared trapped in the debris. More than 40 houses have been...
  • Pune landslide: Three days on death toll rises to 56, over 120 still feared trapped 01-08-2014 07:56 AM

    Pune: Three days after Ambegaon village in Maharashtra's Pune district witnessed the state's worst ever landslide, over 120 people are still feared trapped in debris. Rescue operations are likely to gather momentum on Friday with some relief from rains. The death toll rose to 56 on Friday even as rescue...
  • Pune landslide: Biggest challenge to remove mud to further rescue operations, say NDRF 31-07-2014 11:02 PM

    National Disaster Relief Force personnel confessed on Thursday that the biggest challenge facing them is the removal of the slush and mud in the absence of sophisticated instrument. Talking to CNN-IBN, one official said that 30 per cent of the removal of slush has been done, and they will start...
  • Pune landslide: Weather hampers rescue work, death toll climbs up to 39 31-07-2014 10:08 PM

    Another landslide delays rescue operations in Ambegaon near Pune where the death toll has risen to 39. Over 120 people are still feared trapped in the debris. With almost the entire village wiped out, anxious relatives still await the rescuers to pull out the bodies of those who still remain...