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  • BJP 'not very keen' on forming coalition government with Shiv Sena in Maharashtra 1 hour 27 minutes ago

    Mumbai: As back channel talks continued between Shiv Sena and BJP to explore the possibility of a coalition government in Maharashtra, there were strong indications on Saturday that the latter may form a government on its own with NCP's outside support in keeping with the "sentiment" in the party. "It...
  • Watch: India's who's who in attendance as PM Modi inaugurates Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital 3 hours 27 minutes ago

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday inaugurated Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital in Mumbai in the presence of top celebrities and sportspersons. This is the city's first general hospital setup in 1925. It has been renovated and converted into a state-of-the-art facility. The Prime Minister called for a greater focus...
  • Gadkari dispels rumours, says he met RSS chief to wish him happy Diwali 8 hours 7 minutes ago

    Union Minister Nitin Gadkari met RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat in Nagpur on Saturday morning amidst reports that the RSS has endorsed the party's state chief Devendra Fadanavis for Maharashtra CM's post. Fadnavis had met Bhagwat on Friday. Gadkari, however, underplayed the meeting, saying that this must be new to the...
  • Nitin Gadkari meets RSS chief, says no discussion on Maharashtra politics 10 hours 32 minutes ago

    Nagpur: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Saturday met Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat and discussed "important" issues but said there was no talk on politics in Maharashtra where the Bharatiya Janata Party is in the process of government formation. The meeting took place a day after Maharashtra BJP president Devendra...
  • Nitin Gadkari meets RSS chief Bhagwat in Nagpur, suspense continues over Maharashtra CM 14 hours 20 minutes ago

    Nagpur: As the suspense over the chief minister of Maharashtra continues, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari met Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat in Nagpur on Saturday. The meeting comes in the wake of reports that the RSS has endorsed party's Maharashtra President Devendra Fadanavis for chief minister's post. Trouble has...
  • Uddhav very keen on coalition government with BJP, says Ramdas Athawale Yesterday

    Mumbai: RPI chief Ramdas Athawale on Friday claimed that Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray was "very keen" on forming coalition with the estranged ally BJP for formation of government in Maharashtra. "Uddhav Thackeray told me that he is very keen on forming the next government...
  • NDA allies not invited to PM's Diwali dinner: sources Yesterday

    New Delhi: The meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray might not be taking place on Sunday as was being speculated. Sources say that Modi has only invited NDA MPs for the dinner and skipped all the allies. It was expected the BJP and the Sena might...
  • Maharashtra: Uddhav Thackeray willing to co-operate with BJP, says RPI's Athawale Yesterday

    Mumbai: A consensus between former allies BJP and Shiv Sena over government formation in Maharashtra is likely as indicated by Republican Party of India chief Ramdas Athawale. Athawale on Friday said that Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray is willing to cooperate with BJP to form government in the state. He told...
  • No clarity on Maharashtra government yet, Shiv Sena says will attend PM's NDA dinner Yesterday

    New Delhi: There is still no clarity over the contours of the new government in Maharashtra though formal talks are set to begin between the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Shiv Sena. The Shiv Sena has confirmed that it will attend Prime Minister Narendra Modi's dinner for NDA allies on...
  • Shiv Sena ready to back BJP-led coalition in Maharashtra 2 days ago

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena may support a Bharatiya Janata Party-led government in Maharashtra, a top Sena leader said on Thursday. "The election results indicate that no single party can form the government. However, both (Shiv Sena, BJP) can come together for the purpose. This is the people's mandate," Shiv Sena parliamentarian...
  • Delhi: Fadnavis meets Nitin Gadkari on Diwali 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Maharashtra BJP president Devendra Fadnavis, who is considered front-runner to lead the state as first chief minister of the saffron party, on Thursday met Union Minister Nitin Gadkari at the latter's residence in New Delhi. Sources described the visit as a courtesy call by Fadnavis to extend Diwali greetings...
  • Maharashtra: Gadkari again rules himself out of CM race, says not willing to go to state 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party leader and Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has once again ruled himself out of the race for Maharashtra Chief Minister's post. After his meeting with Maharashtra BJP unit president Devendra Fadnavis, Gadkari said, "I am not in the CM race, I do not want to be...
  • News 360: Toddler raped in Bangalore school, third child abuse incidence in the last 6 months 3 days ago

    As the news about the alleged rape of a three-year-old in a private school in Bangalore spread, ruckus broke out on Wednesday morning outside the institution. Shocked parents gathered at the school premises seeking information about the unfateful incident. ...
  • BJP has extended dinner invitation to discuss alliance in Maharashtra, says Shiv Sena 3 days ago

    Mumbai: As the mystery continues over government formation in Maharastra, the Shiv Sena on Wednesday said that they have been invited to dinner on 26 November by the Bharatiya Janata Party to discuss an NDA alliance in the state but party chief Uddhav Thackeray has to decide whether to attend...
  • Shiv Sena blinks first, offers support to BJP for government formation in Maharashtra: sources 3 days ago

    Mumbai: As the suspense continues over the government formation in Maharashtra, Shiv Sena leaders met the Bharatiya Janata Party central leadership in the national capital. Sources said the Sena has offered support to the BJP for government formation in Maharashtra. Sena leaders Anil and Subhash Desai returned to Mumbai on Tuesday...
  • BJP looks for support in Maharashtra, party remains divided over CM candidate 3 days ago

    Mumbai: The Bharatiya Janata Party may have chosen its chief minister for Haryana but the party continues to play the guessing game in Maharashtra. In order to cobble up the numbers, the BJP has reached out to smaller parties and Independents for support which is seen as an attempt to...
  • BJP signals it is ready to do business once again with Shiv Sena 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Shedding its initial reservations, BJP on Tuesday signaled it could do business with estranged ally Shiv Sena which sent two emissaries here for discussions with its leadership on government-formation in Maharashtra. At the same time, BJP also appeared not to close the option...
  • Maharashtra: BJP split over CM candidate, 40 MLAs favour Nitin Gadkari over Devendra Fadnavis 4 days ago

    Mumbai: After the Bharatiya Janata Party's big win in the Maharashtra Assembly polls, loyalists of former party chief Nitin Gadkari are pitching his name for the post of chief minister of the state. At least 40 newly elected BJP MLAs are at Gadkari's residence in Nagpur demanding they want to see...
  • Maharashtra: Former state BJP chief pitches for Nitin Gadkari as CM 4 days ago

    Mumbai: Even as close-door party meetings continue over the choice of chief ministerial candidate in Maharashtra, former state BJP president Sudhir Mungantiwar has pitched for Nitin Gadkari for the post. "We are surprised that Gadkari has said he doesn't want to be in the state. We all demand, infact, the party...
  • BJP claims support of 138 MLAs in Maharashtra, says will pass floor test 4 days ago

    Mumbai: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday claimed that it has support of 138 MLAs in Maharashtra, including Independents and smaller parties. It has also raised question whether the BJP is leaning towards a minority government in the state. BJP's election in charge Om Mathur said that in the event...
  • BJP's win in Haryana, Maharashtra will affect J&K assembly polls: Omar Abdullah 4 days ago

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday said BJP's win in Haryana and Maharashtra would have some effect on the assembly elections in the state, but maintained that the influence would not be as much as previously expected. "While obviously, the BJP will have some effect in Jammu...
  • Maharashtra: Congress hits back at NCP, says will never support Shiv Sena 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Ajay Maken hit back at National Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar by saying that the party will never support Shiv Sena. The remarks came a day after Pawar said that the Congress has approached the party to jointly support Shiv Sena to form the government...
  • Maharashtra Assembly polls: Mumbai sees a surge in NOTA voters 4 days ago

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra Assembly elections witnessed a surge in number of people going for None Of the Above (NOTA) option in Mumbai, as against the total number of NOTA votes cast in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. In a total of 36 Assembly seats in Mumbai, 65,735 people chose to reject...
  • BJP keeps Shiv Sena, NCP guessing, decision on government formation in Maharashtra after Diwali 4 days ago

    Mumbai: The Bharatiya Janata Party has left both the Nationalist Congress Party and Shiv Sena guessing as the decision over the government formation will be taken after Diwali. Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who is a BJP observer for Maharashtra, will visit the state only after Diwali to review the situation. Singh...
  • Shiv Sena hits out at NCP, calls it opportunist for extending support to BJP in Maharashtra 4 days ago

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena on Tuesday hit out at the Nationalist Congress Party for extending support to the Bharatiya Janata Party to form government in Maharashtra. Sena through its mouthpiece Saamana said, "Several parties are taking advantage of the fact that no party has got majority. The NCP an opportunist for...
  • Congress leaders review political situation in Maharashtra 4 days ago

    Mumbai: After a crushing defeat in Maharashtra assembly elections, state Congress leaders met on Monday night to review the political situation. The meeting held at Gandhi Bhavan, the Congress party's office in South Mumbai, was attended by Maharashtra state unit Congress chief Manikrao Thakre, former Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, senior leaders...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories 5 days ago

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • Maharashtra verdict: Is an alliance between BJP and NCP politics of opportunism? 5 days ago

    NCP with its 41 seats has offered unconditional support in forming the government after BJP bagged 122 seats in Maharashtra assembly polls and falls short of majority by 23 seats. ...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey 5 days ago

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Shiv Sena, NCP wait for BJP's final call in Maharashtra 5 days ago

    After the declaration of Maharashtra assembly poll results both Shiv Sena and NCP wait for BJP's final call on government formation. BJP emerged as single largest part with 122 seats after countings on Sunday. ...