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  • Shiv Sena lashes out at RPI(A) chief for allying with BJP Yesterday

    Mumbai: Hitting out at Ramdas Athawale for isolating it by forging an alliance with BJP for the Maharashtra Assembly polls, Shiv Sena on Monday said the RPI(A) chief has "betrayed" dalits, whom he represents. "Ramdas Athawale switched sides to make an alliance with the BJP only to grab the goodies offered...
  • Instagram reportedly blocked in China amid Hong Kong protests Yesterday

    New York: Instagram, the popular photo-sharing service owned by Facebook, has been blocked in China, according to numerous reports, including from Hong Kong-based reporters with the New York Times. The company did not immediately return requests for confirmation. The reports came amid pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, where many have posted photos...
  • Sensex drops 276 points to 1-month low; oil, metal stocks bleed 5 days ago

    Mumbai: Markets on Thursday slumped for the third straight day with Sensex losing over 276 points to end at 1-month low on losses in metal, power and banking bluechips due to mass cancellation of coal mines and sharp drop in oil & gas shares on government deferring a hike in...
  • No end to BJP, Sena seat sharing stand off yet as Amit Shah cancels Mumbai visit 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The impasse between allies Bharatiya Janata Party and Shiv Sena over seat sharing for Maharashtra Assembly elections is likely to continue for some more time with the former's chief Amit Shah calling off his Mumbai visit yet again. Sources said that the decision was taken after talk between Sena...
  • Maharashtra polls: Smaller allies issue ultimatum to BJP, Shiv Sena on seat-sharing 5 days ago

    Mumbai: Seat-sharing troubles continue in Maharashtra where the smaller parties in the grand Shiv Sena-BJP Mahayuti alliance have issued an ultimatum. They have rejected the Sena's offer of seven seats to them. The Republican Party of India, the Rashtriya Samaj Party and Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghathana have threatened to release their list...
  • Maharashtra polls: BJP-Shiv Sena to hold core committee meetings today to discuss seat sharing 6 days ago

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena and Bharatiya Janata Party are holding core committee meetings today to discuss the issue of seat sharing ahead of the upcoming Maharashtra Assembly elections. BJP President Amit Shah is scheduled to go to Mumbai on Thursday to hold a meeting with state party workers. Shah is also...
  • Samsung Power Sharing Cable: This $20 cable lets you charge devices using a Galaxy phone or tablet 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Samsung has launched a new Power Sharing Cable that lets users charge micro USB devices with a Galaxy phone or tablet. In other words, with this cable, users can transfer power directly from their compatible Samsung device to any micro USB compatible device including a wearable, smartphone, tablet,...
  • Smaller parties of grand Mahayuti alliance miffed with Shiv Sena, BJP over seat sharing 6 days ago

    Mumbai: Smaller parties of the grand Mahayuti alliance up the ante as they hint to walk out of the alliance over issue of seat sharing. The Republican Party of India, the Rashtriya Samaj Party and Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghathana have rejected the Bharatiya Janata Party proposal which offered them only seven...
  • Maharashtra: Sena hits out at media, says betting of Rs 100-500 crore on the fate of alliance 1 week ago

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena in its mouthpiece Saamna has hit out at media speculations over the future of its alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party. Trouble has been brewing in the 25-year-old alliance over the seat sharing for Maharashtra Assembly elections. In first signs of a thaw in the saffron alliance...
  • Maharashtra polls: Shiv Sena gives BJP 130 seats, keeps 151, say sources; CM issue remains 1 week ago

    Mumbai: Making last minutes effort to save the 25-year-old alliance, the Shiv Sena has sent a new seat sharing proposal to the Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday. According to the new proposal, the Sena has offered 130 seats to the BJP, other allies 7 and kept 151 out of 288...
  • Maharashtra polls: No breakthrough in BJP-Sena seat sharing talks, both stick to their demands 1 week ago

    Mumbai: Even after series of meetings, there have no breakthrough in the seat sharing talks between Shiv Sena and Bharatiya Janata Party for Maharashtra Assembly elections. Leaders of both parties met on Tuesday morning at the BJP headquarter to resolve the impasse. Trouble has been brewing in the 25-year-old alliance as...
  • Maharashtra elections: Congress, NCP seat-sharing talks inconclusive 1 week ago

    Mumbai: The Congress and National Congress Party held talks to try and iron out their differences over seat sharing for Maharashtra Assembly elections. The Congress said that the first round of meeting on Tuesday morning was inconclusive. Senior Congress leader Narayan Rane told reporters that the two sides have decided to meet...
  • Maharashtra: Sena, BJP stick to their demands, but hope to resolve seat sharing issue soon 1 week ago

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena and Bharatiya Janata Party will once again hold meeting to resolve the impasse over seat sharing issue for Maharashtra Assembly elections on Tuesday morning at the BJP headquarter. The 25-year-old alliance has been in trouble for past few days as both the parties have refused to budge...
  • Market bleeds: Sensex plunges 431 points, Nifty below 8050 1 week ago

    Mumbai: The market finally ended with deep cuts. The Sensex closed at 26775.69, down 431.05 points or 1.6 per cent while the Nifty slipped 128.75 points or 1.6 per cent at 8017.55. About 886 shares advanced, 2131 shares declined and 91 shares were unchanged. Wipro gained 1 per cent while...
  • Congress hints at going alone in Maharashtra as seat sharing tussle with NCP continues 1 week ago

    Mumbai: The seat sharing tussle between the Congress and National Congress Party continues to rock the Maharashtra Assembly elections. Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan has hinted at Congress contesting alone in the upcoming polls if a consensus is not reached. The remarks came after Chaven held a late night emergency meeting...
  • Maharashtra polls: Don't break alliance, BJP urges Shiv Sena as deadlock on seat sharing continues September 22, 2014

    New Delhi: As allies Bharatiya Janata Party and Shiv Sena refuse to budge over seat sharing for Maharashtra Assembly elections attempts are on to save the alliance. BJP President Amit Shah on Monday called up Shiv Sena chhief Uddhav Thackeray and urged him not to break the 25yearold alliance. This...
  • Maharashtra polls: Shiv Sena makes offer of 119 seats, BJP adamant on 130, alliance in trouble September 22, 2014

    Mumbai: The deadlock between Shiv Sena and Bharatiya Janata Party over seat sharing for Maharashtra Assembly elections continues even as the former has made a new offer of 119 seats to the latter. But the BJP wants 130 seats and the party was even ready to fight the polls alone...
  • Maharashtra elections: BJP unhappy with Shiv Sena's seat sharing offer, 25yearold alliance may break September 21, 2014

    Mumbai: The 25yearold alliance of the Shiv Sena and Bharatiya Janata party is now on the verge of collapse as both the parties have refused to bow down over the seat sharing issue for Maharashtra Assembly elections. The Sena has proposed a new offer to the BJP on Sunday and gave...
  • Maharashtra elections: Shiv Sena keeps 151 seats for itself, offers 119 to BJP, other allies 18 September 21, 2014

    Mumbai: After weeks of negotiations and discussion, the Shiv Sena on Sunday made a new seatsharing offer to its 25yearold 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: NCP issues ultimatum to Congress over seat sharing issue September 21, 2014

    Mumbai: The deadlock continues over the seat sharing between Congress and National Congress Party for Maharashtra Assembly elections as both parties have refused to blink over the issue. The NCP has issued an ultimatum to the Congress asking it to decide on the seats in 24 hours. Both Congress and NCP...
  • BJP's new seat sharing proposal for Shiv Sena, demands 125130 seats in Maharashtra polls: sources September 20, 2014

    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 125130 seats, said sources on Saturday. The BJP has refused to discuss on winnability of seats and has demanded seats...
  • Maharashtra polls: Deadlock continues over seat sharing with Sena, BJP CEC to meet to decide candidates September 20, 2014

    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 25yearold alliance. The BJP Central Election Committee is likely to meet on Saturday to...
  • Maharashtra polls: Thaw in BJPShiv Sena standoff after backroom meeting? September 19, 2014

    Mumbai: Could we see an end to the deadlock between Shiv Sena and the BJP ahead of the Maharashtra Assembly elections? The two parties definitely sound positive after a backroom meeting in Mumbai. Top Sena leaders Aditya Thackeray, Subash Desai and Anil Desai met BJP leader OP Mathur. Postmeeting, the BJP...
  • Alibaba jumps more than 40 pc in trading debut on NYSE September 19, 2014

    Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's shares surged by more than 40 percent in their first day of trading on Friday as investors jumped in to buy what looks likely to be the largest IPO in history. More than two hours after trading began at the New York Stock Exchange, the stock opened...
  • Maharashtra polls: Shiv SenaBJP backroom meeting begins over seatsharing September 19, 2014

    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 seatsharing 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 the first...
  • Sensex closes flat; capital goods decline September 19, 2014

    Mumbai: A benchmark index of Indian equities markets closed flat in volatile trade on Friday as capital goods, oil and gas and automobile stocks fell on profit booking. Bearish sentiments took hold of the investors a day after the market gained 480.92 points or 1.81 per cent as the US Fed...
  • Maharashtra polls: Decision to contest for 144 seats a justified demand, says NCP September 19, 2014

    Mumbai: Ahead of the Maharashtra Assembly elections, seat sharing has emerged as a contentious for the CongressNCP alliance as well. The National Congress Party said that its decision to contest for 144 seats was a justified demand and even threatened to break the alliance. Justifying his demand for equal seat...
  • Maharashtra elections: BJPShiv Sena talks on seatsharing hit a deadend, alliance in trouble September 18, 2014

    Mumbai: Things may have come to a deadend in the Bharatiya Janata PartyShiv Sena talks on seatsharing 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...
  • US rate hike fears hit market as Sensex, Nifty fall most in 7 weeks September 16, 2014

    Mumbai: In their worst singleday drop in nearly 7 weeks, Sensex plunged 324 points to 26,492.51 and Nifty tanked 109 points to 7,932.90 on negative cues from jittery global markets before the US Federal Reserve's muchawaited monetary policy meeting that starts later on Tuesday. An earlierthananticipated rate hike by Fed could...
  • BJP Core Committee to meet at Gadkari's residence to discuss Maharashtra seatsharing issue September 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party Core Committee to meet at Union Minister Nitin Gadkari's residence in the national capital on Tuesday to discuss seat sharing issue in Maharashtra ahead of Assembly elections. The meeting will take place at 11 AM. The trouble has been brewing in the Shiv SenaBJP alliance as...