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  • Didn't mock Modi, just pointed out trends on social media: Raj Thackeray July 14, 2014

    Mumbai: MNS chief Raj Thackeray on Sunday rejected reports claiming he had mocked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said he was only pointing at the "changing trend" of social media in recent comments made to his party's supporters. "I have never mocked Prime Minister Modi. I was only speaking about the...
  • My son is not a rocket to be launched: Raj Thackeray July 11, 2014

    Mumbai: MNS chief Raj Thackeray on Friday dismissed reports that his son Amit would be joining politics and might be made the chief of the party's students wing. Amit attended the MNS's youth wing which was addressed by his father and MNS chief on Friday. "Believe me, don't believe the media...
  • Rakhi Sawant joins RPI, says ready to fight against MNS chief June 28, 2014

    Mumbai: After her miserable electoral debut in Lok Sabha elections, Bollywood starlet Rakhi Sawant ON saturday joined Ramdas Athawale-led RPI and said she would not hesitate to contest the upcoming assembly polls against MNS chief Raj Thackeray. "I am scared of none," she said when asked if she would throw her...
  • Maharashtra: MNS leader attacked, chilli powder thrown into eyes June 21, 2014

    Thane: A local MNS leader was injured after a youth allegedly threw red chilli powder into his eyes and later attacked him with sharp weapons at Rabodi in the district, police said on Saturday. Head of Rabodi unit of MNS, Jamil Ahmed Shaikh, 43, was attacked by an unidentified youth aged...
  • Raj Thackeray announces his candidature for Maharashtra Assembly polls June 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray on Saturday announced his candidature for Maharashtra Assembly elections scheduled in 2014. Raj Thackeray said that if his party gets the majority then he will lead from the front. Nobody in the Thackeray family has ever contested an election or held...
  • Maharashtra school students to learn about Sachin Tendulkar May 27, 2014

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has added a chapter on Sachin Tendulkar in the school syllabus so that children are inspired by the iconic cricketer. Class IV students in Maharashtra would now get to learn about the living 'god' of cricket as part their curriculum from this academic year, since a...
  • Maharashtra: BJP scoffs at MNS' move to project Raj as CM nominee for Assembly polls May 23, 2014

    The BJP on Friday ridiculed the move of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) to project its party head Raj Thackeray as the chief ministerial nominee for the state Assembly elections this year, employing the Narendra Modi gambit. BJP spokesman Madhav Bhandari said if the MNS projection is inspired by the nomination of...
  • Inspired by BJP's Modi gambit, MNS may project Raj Thackeray for CM May 22, 2014

    Leaders of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) on Thursday said they were in favour of projecting the party president Raj Thackeray as the Chief Ministerial nominee ahead of the coming Assembly elections in Maharashtra. The MNS office-bearers met in Mumbai on Thursday, and unanimously decided that Raj Thackeray should be projected for...
  • After the poll setback, Raj sends flowers to Uddhav May 17, 2014

    Mumbai: In a cordial gesture, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray on Saturday sent a bouquet to his estranged cousin and Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray to congratulate him for the astounding success of Shiv Sena in the Lok Sabha elections. Shiv Sena, an alliance partner...
  • Shiv Sena would do better than exit poll predictions: Sanjay Raut May 14, 2014

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena spokesperson Sanjay Raut on Wednesday claimed his party will do better than the exit poll projections in Maharashtra. Talking to reporters, Raut, a Rajya Sabha member, also said that MNS -- Sena's rival in Maharashtra for the Marathi-speakers' votes -- would do badly in the polls. To another...
  • Narendra Modi has our full support: MNS May 14, 2014

    Raj Thackeray's MNS has reiterated its support to Narendra Modi even as it remains outside the NDA. ...
  • Congress questions Modi's silence on 'anti-Gujarati' drive by MNS May 11, 2014

    Ahmedabad: The Congress on Saturday questioned Narendra Modi's "silence" over "anti-Gujarati" campaign by MNS chief Raj Thackeray in Maharashtra and accused the BJP's prime ministerial nominee of doing compromises for the sake of attaining power. "Chief minister of Gujrat, Narendra Modi, is silent on Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray's anti-Gujarati...
  • Maharashtra: Court issues non-bailable warrant against Raj Thackeray May 2, 2014

    Aurangabad: A local court has issued a non-bailable warrant against Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) president Raj Thackeray for not appearing before the court for a long time. The next hearing is scheduled on May 8, Thursday. According to the charges, MNS workers allegedly pelted stones at a Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation...
  • Mahesh Manjrekar: Won't be acting anymore for now, but the filmmaker in me won't be out of work May 1, 2014

    Mumbai: Filmmaker-actor Mahesh Manjrekar's decision to contest the Lok Sabha elections from Mumbai North-West as Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) candidate may have surprised everyone except the filmmaker himself. He says it was not an "overnight" decision. "It isn't an overnight decision," said Manjrekar who claims that he has known Raj Thackeray...
  • Cop was injured after he travelled in MNS vehicle: Shiv Sena April 29, 2014

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena's Mumbai South Central candidate Rahul Shewale alleged on Tuesday that police head constable Ashok Thorbule was seriously injured after he went in a Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) vehicle on the night of April 23. According to the police, Thorbule was injured after clash between Shiv Sena and MNS...
  • Missing names from voters list: MNS submits memorandum to poll officer April 26, 2014

    Mumbai: After thousands of Mumbaikars complained that their names were missing from the voters list, the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena has submitted a memorandum to state electoral officer stating that several names were missing from the voters list. The party is also mulling the option of filing a PIL in the...
  • LS polls phase 6: Voting for 349 seats over, high voter turnout in TN, WB April 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The second biggest phase of the staggered Lok Sabha elections witnessed a brisk polling in most of the 117 seats on Thursday. With this phase, voting for 349 out of the 543 Lok Sabha seats has been completed, leaving only the last three phases. The polling took place...
  • Shiv Sena and MNS workers clash in Mumbai April 24, 2014

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena and Maharashtra Navnirman Sena activists clashed at Mankhurd, a suburb of Mumbai on Thursday morning. A police constable was injured in the incident and has been admitted in the hospital in Chembur. A vehicle was also damaged in the clash. Six seats of Mumbai are among 19 Maharashtra constituencies...
  • Modi promises jail for criminal candidates, BJP has 32 pc of them April 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The BJP's PM nominee Narendra Modi has thundered that he would put all MPs facing criminal charges in jail once he comes to power. He said that he would not spare even the candidates from his own party BJP and the NDA allies. The Modi admirers are hailing...
  • LS polls: Raj Thackeray rakes up sons-of-soil issue in Kalyan April 21, 2014

    Raising his pitch against "outsiders", MNS chief Raj Thackeray has said that Thane district is witnessing influx of people who indulge in "illegal" activities. "No one knows what is going on in Maharashtra and especially in Kalyan. This district is witnessing influx of people who are engaged in all kinds of...
  • Election Yatra: Battle for Mumbai April 18, 2014

    With the 2014 Lok Sabha elections underway, CNN-IBN's Shawan Sen visits various places in Mumbai to find out the views of the voters on the candidates from their constituencies. Mumbai will vote on April 6 in the sixth phase ok Lok Sabha elections. ...
  • Raj Thackeray backs Modi for PM, sticks to his anti-North Indian stand April 18, 2014

    Mumbai: An extremely aggressive and combative Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray stuck to his stand of supporting Narendra Modi for the post of prime ministership but added that his party will never back the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The politician whose main agenda is to target North Indians and...
  • What Raj Thackeray told CNN-IBN April 18, 2014

    With the Lok Sabha 2014 elections on, MNS chief Raj Thackeray speaks to Network 18 Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai. ...
  • MNS-BJP hidden pact out in open after support to Munde: NCP April 16, 2014

    NCP on Wednesday said the decision of MNS to support the candidature of BJP leader Gopinath Munde in Beed Lok Sabha constituency in Maharashtra has exposed the secret pact between the two parties. NCP spokesman Nawab Malik said when former BJP President Nitin Gadkari took the initiative to include MNS in...
  • MNS leader Aditya Shirodkar has assets worth over Rs 4 crore April 16, 2014

    Maharashtra Navnirman Sena leader Aditya Shirodkar has his total assets valued at over Rs 4 crore. ...
  • Three Congress workers held for distributing cash to voters in Pune April 15, 2014

    Pune: Three Congress workers were arrested for allegedly distributing cash to voters on the last day of campaigning for the second phase of Lok Sabha polls on Tuesday, police said. The Congress activists were apprehended by Maharashtra Navnirman Sena members in Rasta Peth area in Pune at around 3.30 pm...
  • Raj Thackeray hits back at BJP over remarks on MNS support to Modi April 14, 2014

    Pune: Hitting back at BJP president Rajnath Singh, who recently snubbed him for extending an "unsolicited support" to Narendra Modi and "seeking votes" in his name without joining the Shiv Sena-BJP-RPI alliance, MNS chief Raj Thackeray on Monday taunted Singh for raising the objection, while Modi was silent on the...
  • FIR against Raj Thackeray for making provocative statement April 13, 2014

    Yavatmal: An FIR was registered against MNS chief Raj Thackeray for allegedly making a provocative statement at an election rally held in Yavatmal in support of his party candidate, police said on Saturday. While addressing a rally in support of Raju Raje Patil on April 7, ahead of the April 10...
  • All MNS candidates have criminal records, claims ADR report April 11, 2014

    New Delhi: All Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) candidates have criminal records. According to an analysis by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), MNS is the only party in which all candidates have criminal records. Raj Thackeray led MNS is contesting in 14 Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra and 33 per...
  • Shame for country to have leaders like Mulayam: Raj Thackeray April 11, 2014

    Nashik: Training his guns on Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav for questioning capital punishment to the Shakti Mills rape convicts, MNS chief Raj Thackeray has said it is shameful that the country has such political leaders who have no respect for women. "It is shameful that there are political leaders...