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  • Maharashtra: Seat sharing talks with NCP are still on, says Prithviraj Chavan 5 hours 56 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said on Tuesday that seat sharing talks with the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) are on at an "appropriate level", but refused to disclose any timeframe set to arrive at a final formula. Addressing a press conference, Chavan said that talks are on at "the appropriate...
  • People unhappy with Modi government's 100-day report card: NCP 3 days ago

    Nagpur: People are unhappy with the performance of Narendra Modi government at the Centre during its first 100 days as it has failed to keep its promises on rising prices and inflation, the National Congress Party said on Saturday. "People are not at all happy with the BJP government at the...
  • No seat-sharing deal at the cost of self-respect: Praful Patel August 23, 2014

    Mumbai: Stating that there had been no response from Congress on the seat-sharing for the Maharashtra Assembly elections, senior National Congress Party leader Praful Patel on Saturday said that "we favour an alliance but it won't be at the cost of self-respect". "We will not have alliance with the Congress by...
  • Conspiracy to defame NCP: Malik on plea against Ajit Pawar August 23, 2014

    Mumbai: Reacting to state anti-corruption bureau's request to the government for sanction to initiate 'open inquiry' against the Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar and former minister Sunil Tatkare, the NCP on Friday said it was an attempt to defame the party and its leaders. ACB on Friday sought permission for open...
  • ACB seeks government nod for probe against Deputy CM, Maharashtra NCP chief August 22, 2014

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra ACB on Friday sought permission from the state government to conduct an open inquiry against Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar and state NCP chief Sunil Tatkare following a complaint by an activist who has alleged corruption in 12 irrigation projects. Besides the two top NCP leaders, social activist...
  • Modi addressed problems faced by nation in practical way: NCP August 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The NCP on Friday lauded the Prime Minister's Independence Day speech, saying he addressed the problems faced by the nation in a practical way. "It was a good speech because he addressed problems in a practical way, did not make tall claims, but suggested a feasible national agenda laced...
  • Maharashtra: Yeola Corporator to wear gold shirt worth Rs 1.3 crore on his birthday August 6, 2014

    Yeola: James Bond's rival had a golden gun. This school dropout is acquiring a golden shirt that weighs four kilograms and costs a staggering Rs 1.30 crore ($214,000). But then, Pankaj Parakh, a school dropout who made his fortune from his garment fabrication business and who is a corporator to boot,...
  • Congress, NCP will fight Maharashtra Assembly polls together: Pawar August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress and NCP will fight the Assembly polls in Maharashtra together, NCP leader Sharad Pawar announced on Wednesday after a meeting with Congress President Sonia Gandhi to discuss the issue of seat-sharing. With Assembly elections in Maharashtra just a few months away, the meeting assumes significance as...
  • With Congress cold to Maharashtra leadership change, Rane takes back resignation August 5, 2014

    Mumbai: With Congress apparently cold to his demand for a leadership change in Maharashtra ahead of assembly polls, Konkan strongman Narayan Rane on Tuesday withdrew his resignation as minister, terming his decision as an "adjustment" after being assured he will be given "due respect". A fortnight after he resigned from the...
  • Ex-NCP MLA Kesarkar joins Shiv Sena, slams Narayan Rane August 5, 2014

    Sawantwadi: Former NCP MLA Deepak Kesarkar, who represents Sawantwadi seat in Sindhudurg district, on Tuesday formally joined Shiv Sena in the presence of party president Uddhav Thackeray and slammed the Congress strongman from the region, Narayan Rane for his "political opportunism". "The day you refused to accept (Narayan) Rane in Shiv...
  • SC judge draws sharp criticism for saying Gita should be taught since class 1, BJP backs him August 2, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Supreme Court judge Justice AR Dave on Saturday drew the ire of politicians across the nation after making a controversial statement that Indians should revert to their ancient traditions, and texts such as Mahabharata and Bhagwad Gita should be introduced to children at an early age. Reacting strongly to Dave's...
  • Party chiefs of NCP, Congress to decide on seat sharing: Ajit Pawar July 27, 2014

    Nagpur: Reiterating NCP's demand for 144 seats in the upcoming Maharashtra Assembly polls, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Monday said the final decision on party's seat sharing with Congress will be taken by the chiefs of both the parties soon. "During the recent seat sharing meeting, the NCP has asserted...
  • Praful Patel hints at fissures in Congress-NCP alliance July 27, 2014

    After the Congress-National Conference alliance split, it looks like the Congress-Nationalist Congress Party combine could be headed the same way. NCP leader Praful Patel has hinted at some fissures in the alliance ahead of Maharashtra Assembly elections. He said, "Everybody has ability as well as the freedom to fight alone....
  • Seat-sharing decision rests with me and Sonia Gandhi: Sharad Pawar July 27, 2014

    Mumbai: Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar on Saturday told party leaders of Maharashtra unit that the decision on seat sharing for the Assembly polls would be taken by him and Congress President Sonia Gandhi. Pawar met the state party leaders late Saturday evening to discuss the ongoing talks with the...
  • Maharashtra Congress talks tough on poll pact with NCP July 24, 2014

    Pune: In an apparent hard posturing over seat adjustment with NCP for the forthcoming Assembly polls in Maharashtra, the Congress on Thursday said that the 15-year-old alliance will continue only if a decision on the issue is taken without compromising its "self-respect". Chief Minister and Congress leader Prithviraj Chavan asserted the...
  • Maharashtra government issues resolution on extending slum regularisation July 23, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government on Tuesday issued a Government Resolution (GR) extending the slum regularisation date from January 1, 1995 to January 1, 2000. Minister of State for Housing, Sachin Ahir while making the announcement said that government had also formulated a policy to decide criterion for slum-dwellers who will benefit...
  • Rane was hinting at quitting for the last few days: NCP July 21, 2014

    In yet another blow to the Congress, Maharashtra Industries Minister Narayan Rane has resigned. This is the second time that Rane has resigned, giving the reason as his displeasure towards the non-functioning of the Congress party. Ally NCP leader Nawab Malik refused to comment, calling it an internal matter of...
  • Maharashtra situation: Sonia holds talks with CM, senior leaders July 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Sunday held consultations with senior leaders from Maharashtra including Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan in the wake of party leader Narayan Rane announcing his decision to quit Chavan Cabinet pitching for a change of leadership there. Former Home Minister and senior leader from Maharashtra Sushil...
  • NCP to contest Maharashtra polls in alliance with the Congress July 20, 2014

    Nashik: Maharashtra state unit Nationalist Congress Party (NCP)chief Sunil Tatkare said on Sunday that the NCP would contest upcoming the state Assembly elections with the Congress party. "We have asked the Congress to hold a co-ordination committee meeting to discuss all issues, including seat adjustment for assembly polls," Tatkare said....
  • Narayan Rane to quit Chavan Cabinet on Monday July 17, 2014

    Mumbai: In what could prove to be a major setback to the Congress-NCP alliance in Maharashtra, Industries Minister Narayan Rane will quit Prithviraj Chavan Cabinet on Monday. "I shall resign as cabinet minister on Monday. However, I shall continue to remain in the Congress as an ordinary worker," Rane told media...
  • Some 'Mahayuti' leaders to join Congress soon, claims Thakre July 14, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee president Manikrao Thakre today claimed that some leaders of the 'Mahayuti' were in touch with the Congress and would join the the party soon. Talking to reporters, Thakre said he would not disclose their names at this juncture. He was replying to a question on reports...
  • NCP MLA Deepak Kesarkar quits, to join Shiv Sena July 13, 2014

    Mumbai: NCP MLA from Sawantwadi, Deepak Kesarkar, whose diatribe against state minister and Congress strongman Narayan Rane had caused a huge embarrassment to top party leadership in the run-up to Lok Sabha polls, on Sunday announced his decision to cross over to Shiv Sena ahead of upcoming Assembly elections. Kesarkar said...
  • Case registered against NCP leader for molesting 14-year-old girl July 13, 2014

    Raigad: In a shocking incident, a molestation case has been registered against a local NCP leader in Maharashtra's Raigad district. Police registered a case against NCP's Santosh Mandavkar after a 14-year-old girl claimed that he had offered to help her when she was stranded on a highway after allegedly being...
  • Thane: Gang rape victim molested by local NCP leader July 12, 2014

    Thane: A 14-year-old girl who was gang raped allegedly by two youth earlier this month in the neighbouring Raigad district, was also molested by a local NCP leader on the very same day of the incident, police said on Saturday. The minor, who was gang raped on July 6 by two...
  • SP wants alliance with Congress, NCP for Maharashtra assembly polls July 9, 2014

    Mumbai: Samajwadi Party on Wednesday called for an alliance with Maharashtra's ruling Congress-NCP combine in the upcoming assembly elections to prevent "communal forces" from coming to power in the state. "What we need right now is an alliance of secular parties in Maharashtra to keep communal forces at bay. I propose...
  • Corruption charges against politicians often baseless: NCP July 4, 2014

    Nashik: Nationalist Congress Party MP Supriya Sule on Friday said that a party cannot take action against its partymen facing corruption charges, till they are proved so, as allegations are often "baseless". Sule responding to queries on corruption charges leveled against NCP leaders, including party chief and her father Sharad Pawar,...
  • NCP to hold rallies to pep-up partymen for Maharashtra Assembly polls July 3, 2014

    Mumbai: The NCP, which received a drubbing in the recent Lok Sabha elections, on Thursday said that it is organising rallies across Maharashtra in order to "re-energise" party cadres ahead of the upcoming state Assembly polls. "We are organising rallies and meetings with our party workers across Maharashtra to encourage...
  • Sharad Pawar meets PM to discuss poor monsoon situation June 30, 2014

    New Delhi: NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Monday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the wake of poor monsoon so far in the country and sought urgent measures to tackle the situation. According to sources, the former union agriculture minister informed the Prime Minister about the poor rainfall situation in South-Western...
  • Quota for Marathas, Muslims will benefit ruling combine: Sharad Pawar June 27, 2014

    Mumbai: A candid Sharad Pawar has admitted that the ruling Congress-NCP alliance in Maharashtra was all set to benefit from the recently announced quotas for Marathas and Muslims. "What is wrong if the decision benefits us in elections ? We are not a gang of sadhus and saints," Pawar told reporters...
  • Maharashtra quota decision: Is this last ditch effort by Congress to cut electoral losses? June 26, 2014

    In a political masterstroke ahead of the Assembly elections, the Prithviraj Chavan Cabinet on Wednesday gifted the state's Maratha population 16 per cent quota in government jobs and educational institutions. ...