Bal Thackeray Death

  • Bal Thackeray FB post: Closure report filed December 18, 2012

    Mumbai: A closure report has been filed in the Palghar Facebook case in which two girls were arrested for posting comments about the bandh imposed after Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray's death. On November 18, police arrested the Palghar girl who posted a comment on her Facebook questioning the shutdown...
  • Thackeray FB post: I don't regret my status, says girl November 24, 2012

    Mumbai: The girl behind the Facebook post on Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray finally spoke up for herself on Friday, saying that she did not regret what she wrote but added that what followed afterwards should not have happened. She was joined by her father who said that the family...
  • Residents welfare groups oppose Bal Thackeray memorial November 23, 2012

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackrey's funreal at the iconic Shivaji Park was only the second public funeral in the state's history. The cremation at the park, that has been declared a silent zone by the Bombay High Court, was seen as a one time concession keeping in mind the...
  • Thackeray FB post: Probe report likely on Wednesday November 20, 2012

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government on Tuesday said the inquiry, ordered into the arrest of two girls from Palghar for their Facebook comments against the shutdown for Shiv Sena Chief Bal Thackeray's funeral, is expected on Wednesday. "The inquiry has begun and will look into whether the arrests were warranted and whether...
  • Thackeray FB post: Girls' arrest draws mixed reactions November 20, 2012

    Mumbai: The controversy surrounding the arrest of two young girls in Mumbai over a Facebook status message which questioned the shutdown in the city over the death of Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray has drawn mixed reactions from the people. While many say that Section 66 of the Indian IT law...
  • News of Bal Thackeray's death hits box office collections November 20, 2012

    The Mumbai film and showbiz industry came to a grinding halt following Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray's demise on Saturday evening. As a result, the two big releases of the week 'Jab Tak Hai Jaan' and 'Son of Sardar' suffered huge losses. ...
  • Muted Chhatth celebrations in mournful Mumbai November 19, 2012

    Mumbai: The organisers of Chhatth festival in Mumbai have reportedly cancelled all cultural events and ceremonies scheduled on the occasion, a festival which is celebrated by Biharis, in an apparent show of solidarity with the Shiv Sena. The party has been in news often for its targeting of Biharis in...
  • Mumbai limps back to normalcy after Thackeray's cremation November 19, 2012

    Mumbai: It is a day after Shiv Sena leader Bal Thackeray's cremation and his city, Mumbai is limping back to normalcy albeit with a few hurdles. While Zaveri Bazar has decided to stay shut, most markets and offices are open for business. The school bus owners' association too has decided not...
  • Mumbai: Shiv Sena rules out bandh today November 19, 2012

    Mumbai: The maximum city is expected to be back at work on Monday with the Shiv Sena ruling out a bandh in the city after the death of party supremo Bal Thackeray. The traders' associations in the city, however, are considering to observe the day as 'Shradhanjali Day'. Bal Thackeray, the...
  • Sena chief Bal Thackeray cremated with state honours at Shivaji Park November 18, 2012

    Nearly two to three lakh people, including several big names from political circle and Bollywood, gathered at Shivaji Park as Bal Thackeray was laid to rest. ...
  • Bal Thackeray's funeral procession reaches Shivaji Park November 18, 2012

    Bal Thackeray will be cremated at Shivaji Park, where he launched the Shiv Sena 46 years ago at a massive rally on Dussehra. ...
  • Mukesh Ambani condoles Bal Thackeray's death November 18, 2012

    Mumbai: Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani has condoled the demise of Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray saying the country has lost a great leader. "I am deeply saddened by the passing away of Balasaheb Thackeray, the founder-president of the Shiv Sena. The nation and the state of Maharashtra have lost...
  • Huge crowd descends for Bal Thackeray's funeral procession November 18, 2012

    People thronged the roadsides, flyovers, skywalks and balconies of their buildings to catch a glimpse of the Sena patriarch and pay homage to him. ...
  • Feel orphaned after Balasaheb's death: Actor Tabassum November 18, 2012

    Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray died on Saturday at 3.33 pm sending a wave of shock and dismay amongst his supporters. ...
  • Balasaheb's death a huge loss: Sushil Kumar Shinde November 18, 2012

    Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde on Sunday extended his heartfelt condolences to the late Shiv Sena chief's family. ...
  • Shocked and pained by Balasaheb's death: Sushma Swaraj November 18, 2012

    Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray died on Saturday at 3.33 pm. He was 86. BJP leader Sushma Swaraj said she was expected to meet him on Sunday around noon and that she was shocked by the news of his death. ...
  • Live: Shiv Sena denies giving call for bandh in Maharashtra on Monday November 18, 2012

    Mumbai: 5.50 pm Uddhav Thackeray's personal secretary Milind Narvekar said that Shiv Sena has not called a bandh either in Maharashtra or in Mumbai on Monday. 6.00 pmShiv Sainiks shout slogans as Uddhav, Raj perform last rites of Bal Thackeray at Shivaji Park. 5.20 pm Bal Thackeray's funeral procession reaches Shivaji Park....
  • Can Uddhav carry forth Bal Thackeray's legacy? November 18, 2012

    Mumbai: Well before his death on Saturday, Shiv Sena patriarch Bal Thackeray had anointed son Uddhav Thackeray as the successor to his political legacy. Last year he went a step further and moved even grandson Aditya to the front-line, silencing any potential claimants to the party mantle. A clear message went...
  • Watch: Rajdeep Sardesai's 2004 interview with Bal Thackeray November 18, 2012

    Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray passed away in Mumbai on Saturday. He was 86. Here he is in conversation with IBN18 Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai. The interview dates back to 2004. ...
  • Live: Bal Thackeray laid to rest with full state honours November 18, 2012

    Mumbai: 6:19 pm: Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray with full state honours in Mumbai. As part of the state funeral for him Mumbai Police conducted a 21-gun salute. 6:07 pm: Raj Thackeray breaks down as Bal Thackeray's body is moved to the funeral pyre. 6:00 pm: Shiv Sainiks shout slogans as Mumbai...
  • Bal Thackeray: The tiger goes silent November 17, 2012

    The demise of Bal Thackeray at the age of 86 after prolonged illness on Saturday sent a wave of shock and grief among his supporters. ...
  • Bal Thackeray dead, Mumbai jittery, Shiv Sena, police appeal for calm November 18, 2012

    Mumbai: The demise of Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray at the age of 86 after prolonged illness on Saturday sent a wave of shock and grief among his supporters in Maharashtra and outside, and political leaders cutting across the party lines. The man who lorded over Mumbai for over four...
  • Life comes to halt in many parts of Maharashtra November 17, 2012

    Mumbai: Life virtually came to a halt in several parts of Maharashtra following the death of Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray on Saturday as shopkeepers and hoteliers downed shutters immediately after the news of his death. Also, there were some stray incidents of stone pelting in some areas in Mumbai...
  • It was an honour to be invited by Bal Thackeray: Javed Miandad November 17, 2012

    Former cricketer Javed Miandad said it was an honour for him to be the only Pakistani who was called by Bal Thackeray. ...
  • Bal Thackeray was a father figure to me: Lata Mangeshkar November 17, 2012

    Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar said that the demise of the Shiv Sena founder was a very sad moment. ...
  • Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray dies at 86 in Mumbai November 17, 2012

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena chief Balasaheb Thackeray died on Saturday in Mumbai after prolonged illness. The 86-year-old Thackeray, who founded the Shiv Sena in 1966 to fight for the rights of Maharashtrians, was suffering from lungs and pancreatic ailments and had been put on life-support system for the last few days. Announcing...