Bal Thackeray

  • Maharashtra government to pay Rs.50,000 to girls arrested over FB row on Bal Thackeray's death July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission on Tuesday directed Maharashtra Government to pay Rs 50,000 each to the two girls who were arrested over a Facebook post after the death of Shiv Sena chief Balasaheb Thackeray, saying their detention was "illegal". According to a statement released on Tuesday, the Commission...
  • Is a social media crackdown the right response? June 10, 2014

    Hindu Rashtra Sena chief Dhananjay Desai has been named as accused in connection with the mob violence and murder of a 24yearold IT professional at Hadapsar in Pune on June 2. The techie Mohasin Shaikh was allegedly beaten to death after violence erupted following inflammatory photos of Shivaji and late...
  • Pune techie murder: Hindu Rashtra Sena chief Dhananjay named accused June 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Hindu Rashtra Sena chief Dhananjay Desai has been named as accused in connection with the mob violence and murder of a 24yearold IT professional at Hadapsar in Pune on June 2. The techie Mohasin Shaikh was allegedly beaten to death after violence erupted following inflammatory photos of Shivaji...
  • Maharashtra government to act against objectionable Facebook posts June 9, 2014

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government is considering action against not only those who post objectionable posts on social networking sites like Facebook but also those who "like" and forward them, Home Minister RR Patil warned on Monday. The minister's stern comment came in the wake of violence following certain insulting posts by...
  • Pune: 253 arrested in connection with techie's murder, 73 cases filed June 7, 2014

    Pune: The crackdown in the case of hate crime continues. Pune Police has arrested 252 people in cases related to the violence that followed inflammatory messages posted on the social media. So far 73 cases have been filed. Police is still on the look out for 4 more people involved in...
  • Maharashtra: Tension prevails over derogatory post on Shivaji, Bal Thackeray June 2, 2014

    Tension prevails in some parts of Maharashtra after a post on a social networking website Facebook showed objectionable pictures and allegedly derogatory references to Chhatrapati Shivaji and the late Shiv Sena patriarch, Bal Thackeray. Shops in some areas of Pune, Kolhapur and Solapur remained shut amidst protests and sporadic incidents...
  • Shiv Sena protests over derogatory Facebook post on Shivaji, Bal Thackeray June 1, 2014

    Pune: Shiv Sena protested on Sunday after objectionable pictures of Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj and Late Bal Thackeray were posted on social networking site Facebook. The Shiv Sena workers also pelted stones at buses in Pune and its surrounding areas on Saturday night. About eight buses were damaged in the incident as...
  • HC rejects Thackeray's estranged son Jaidev's plea for relief on the late leader's will April 3, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Thursday refused to grant interim relief to Jaidev, estranged son of Shiv Sena supremo late Balasaheb Thackeray, seeking to restrain the beneficiaries of his father's will from selling or disposing of the family properties. Uddhav Thackeray, Executive President of Sena and son of the...
  • Bombay HC reserves order on son's plea for relief on Bal Thackeray's will April 2, 2014

    The Bombay High Court on Wednesday reserved order on an application moved by Jaidev, estranged son of Shiv Sena chief late Balasaheb Thackeray, seeking to restrain the beneficiaries of his father's will from selling or disposing of the family properties. Uddhav Thackeray, Executive President of Sena and son of the Sena...
  • Why has Modi ignored Balasaheb in all his speeches, asks Raj Thackeray February 3, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray on Sunday attacked BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi accusing him of ignoring Bal Thackeray during his visits to Maharashtra. The Bharatiya Janata Party and Shiv Sena, founded by Bal Thackeray have been in alliance for more than two decades in Maharashtra. Pointing to...
  • Mumbai: Bal Thackeray, Sachin Tendulkar among water bill defaulters January 29, 2014

    Late Shiv Sena patriarch Bal Thackeray, cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar and SP leader Abu Azmi are among the two lakh water bill defaulters in Mumbai. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), which recently made public the list of defaulters on its website, has named several biggies including former Maharashtra Chief Minister A...
  • SC to hear PIL challenging Section 66(a) of the IT Act January 27, 2014

    Mumbai: The Supreme Court on Monday will hear a PIL challenging Section 66(a) of the IT Act. The PIL has been filed by the girls from Palghar in Maharasthra who were arrested for posting a status on Facebook after the death of Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray. Shaheen Dhada and...
  • Manmohan India's weakest PM, doesn't get respect anywhere: Uddhav Thackeray January 23, 2014

    Mumbai: In a noholdsbarred attack on the Prime Minister, the Shiv Sena's Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday said that Manmohan Singh was the weakest PM India had ever had. "India hasn't had as weak a Prime Minister as Manmohan Singh. He doesn't get any respect anywhere," Uddhav said at a rally marking...
  • Shiv Sena observes Bal Thackeray's birth anniversary with a huge rally January 23, 2014

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena observed the birth anniversary of party patriarch Bal Thackeray on Thursday with a massive rally in Mumbai. The rally is being seen as a show of strength to BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's Mumbai rally which was held last month in which 'Shiv Sainiks' were...
  • Bal Thackeray's sons locked in legal row over property January 21, 2014

    A little over a year after the death of Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray, his sons Uddhav and Jaidev are locked in a legal row over property worth crores left behind by the party patriarch. Uddhav, who was anointed party's Executive President by his father, has moved the Bombay High Court...
  • Uddhav's brother opposes Thackeray's Shivaji Park memorial November 17, 2013

    In an embarrassment for the Shiv Sena, the late Bal Thackeray's elder son Jaidev on Sunday expressed strong opposition to a memorial dedicated to his father at Shivaji Park. Jaidev, the estranged elder brother of Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray, said there is no need for a statue or memorial to...
  • Stage set for Bal Thackeray's first death anniversary on Sunday November 16, 2013

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena plans to make a political and an emotional statement on the first death anniversary of its charismatic founder Bal Thackeray on Sunday. Over a million Shiv Sainiks from all over Maharashtra and other parts of the country are expected to reach Shivaji Park on Sunday to pay...
  • Will not mediate between Uddhav and Manohar Joshi: Munde November 9, 2013

    Senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde, on Saturday, said he would not "mediate" to effect a patch up between senior Shiv Sena leader Manohar Joshi and party president Uddhav Thackeray. "I will not broker to end the disagreement between the two," Munde said while replying to a query on Uddhav apparently coldshouldering...
  • Babri Masjid case: SC to hear CBI's plea against 20 BJP leaders on Dec 12 October 21, 2013

    The Supreme Court, on Monday, said it will hear on December 12 the appeal of CBI against dropping of conspiracy charge against senior BJP leader LK Advani and 19 others in the Babri Masjid demolition case. A bench headed by Justice HL Dattu said that it would accord "full hearing" to...
  • Shirdi temple, Thackeray memorial, Sena Bhawan receive bomb threat October 16, 2013

    Mumbai: Authorities at the iconic Shirdi temple in Maharashtra have informed the police of a threat letter they received. That letter, a copy of which the police have shared with CNNIBN speicifically states that the Shirdi Sai Temple will be blown up on the November 9. It also stated that three...
  • Sena protests 'derogatory' remark on FB against Bal Thackeray October 16, 2013

    Thane: There is tension in Thane after Shiv Sena activists protested an alleged derogatory comment against late party founder Bal Thackeray on Facebook. The Shiv Sena has registered a complaint with the police about the comment which ostensibly derides Bal Thackeray and his son Uddhav. A case against unknown...
  • Manohar Joshi leaves Mumbai after humiliation at Shiv Sena rally October 14, 2013

    Senior Shiv Sena leader Manohar Joshi, who was booed off the dais at the party's Dussehra rally by Sainiks, who were angry at his utterances against party chief Uddhav Thackeray's leadership style left Mumbai on Monday. Joshi has left Mumbai and will be back in six days, sources said. It was not...
  • Shiv Sena workers force Manohar Joshi to leave Dussehra rally October 13, 2013

    Mumbai: Angry Shiv Sena workers on Sunday shouted slogans against senior party leader Manohar Joshi and forced him to leave the venue of Sena's annual Dussehra rally at Shivaji Park in the evening. Joshi had indirectly criticised party President Uddhav Thackeray's leadership style, by contrasting it with the aggressive style of...
  • CNNIBN Election tracker: CongressNCP leads in Maharashtra, Modi wave in Gujarat July 24, 2013

    A vast majority of 64 per cent respondents feel that they are happy under the Modi government while 23 per cent are dissatisfied. ...
  • Election tracker: CongNCP leads in Maharashtra, Modi wave in Gujarat July 26, 2013

    The neighbouring states of Maharashtra and Gujarat have had a very contrasting political atmosphere. Maharashtra has become a two horse race since the 1990s with the CongressNationalist Congress Party on one side and the Bharatiya Janata PartyShiv Sena combine on the other side, but in Gujarat it has been a...
  • FB post row: HC slams Maharashtra govt for inaction against policemen July 23, 2013

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has rapped the Maharashtra government for not taking action against the officers who arrested two girls for posting Facebook status messages after Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray's death. The court has ordered the public prosecutor to find out whether the action can be taken against...
  • Shiv Sena to celebrate 47th foundation day in Mumbai today June 19, 2013

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena will celebrate their 47th foundation day in Mumbai on Wednesday the first since the demise of their founder Bal Thackeray. Party president Uddhav Thackeray is expected to address a crucial meeting that will set the tone for next year's Lok Sabha elections. The party has invited all...
  • Shiv Sena calls for NDA meet to decide on PM candidate June 5, 2013

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena remains noncommittal on its choice of the NDA's Prime Ministerial candidate. On Wednesday, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said the party was neither opposed to, nor in favour of any person. "Rajnath Singh (Bharatiya Janata Party president) has said that (Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra) Modi is a...
  • Maharashtra CM denies giving Shiv Sena any assurance for a theme park June 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan says that he has not given any assurances to Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray for setting up of a theme park at the Mahalakshmi Race Course in Maharashtra. Uddhav had claimed on Sunday that a theme park will be set up at the...
  • Online censorship: SC to hear plea against govt action May 15, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to hear a plea seeking to restrain government authorities from taking any coercive action against anyone for posting alleged objectionable comments on social networking sites. An application was filed before the apex court seeking its direction to the authorities not to take...