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  • Shiv Sena wants 'secular' & 'socialist' dropped from the constitution: Reactions from across the country 3 days ago

    The Bharatiya Janata Party led government at the Centre is facing yet another controversy after its ally Shiv Sena said it wants the words 'socialist' and 'secular' removed from the Preamble of the Constitution of India. CNN-IBN asks whether Shiv Sena is playing with fire. ...
  • Shiv Sena vs Secularism: Are politicians playing with fire? 3 days ago

    The Bharatiya Janata Party led government at the Centre is facing yet another controversy after its ally Shiv Sena said that they welcome the removal of the words 'socialist' and 'secular' from the Constitution. ...
  • Words 'secular' ,'socialist' must be removed from Constitution, India belongs to Hindus, says Shiv Sena 3 days ago

    Mumbai: The Bharatiya Janata Party led government at the Centre is facing yet another controversy after its ally Shiv Sena said it wants the words 'socialist' and 'secular' removed from the Preamble of the Constitution of India. "Removing the words socialist and secular is not controversy but the feeling of crores...
  • NCP, Congress, Sena asked to vacate offices for construction of Colaba metro line January 13, 2015

    Mumbai: A big buck infrastructure project is likely to displace several politicians in Mumbai. Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Congress and Shiv Sena in Mumbai have been asked to vacate their party offices for the construction of Colaba's new metro line. The plot of land on which these offices are constructed is...
  • Muslims deserve reservations, says Asaduddin Owaisi January 7, 2015

    Beed: The former Congress-NCP government in Maharashtra kept the Muslim community backward and it deserves reservations, MIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi has said. The Sachar committee and other similar panels had recommended reservations for the Muslim community, he pointed out. "The Congress-NCP government kept the community backward and denied it benefit...
  • Hindu right-wing outfits creating trouble for NDA government: NCP January 5, 2015

    Shirdi: NCP leader Praful Patel on Sunday said that right-wing organisations, including VHP and RSS, were creating trouble for the Narendra Modi government through their "religious programmes". "BJP won Lok Sabha polls and formed the government at the Centre with the backing of right-wing Hindu organisations like VHP, RSS and Bajrang...
  • Devendra Fadnavis government trims security of top Congress, NCP politicians December 29, 2014

    Mumbai: In a bold move, Devendra Fadnavis-led BJP government has decided to downgrade security of top politicians of Congress and NCP and their kin, including former chief minister Prithviraj Chavan and his the then deputy Ajit Pawar. The decision is based upon the "reduced" threat perception to these leaders. "A high-powered committee,...
  • Political parties got 90 per cent donations from corporates in 2013-14: ADR December 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Corporates and business houses provided 90 per cent donations to national political parties in 2013-14 while BJP was the only party not to furnish details of financial assistance to the Election Commission, advocacy group Association for Democratic Reforms said on Wednesday. In a report, the ADR said total...
  • Jharkhand ready for Assembly polls in 5th and final phase December 19, 2014

    Ranchi: With Jharkhand set to enter the fifth and final phase polling for 16 Assembly seats spread across six districts on Saturday, the fate of heavyweights including Chief Minister Hemant Soren will be decided in this phase. Altogether 208 candidates, including 16 women are testing their luck in this phase,...
  • Probe in irrigation scam ordered, law will take it's own course: Maharashtra CM December 12, 2014

    Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has given the green signal to the state's anti corruption bureau to conduct an open inquiry against Ajit Pawar and state NCP President Sunil Tatkare. ...
  • BJP, RSS, Shiv Sena back UP Governor's 'Ram temple at Babri site' remark, Opposition fumes December 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Even as the row over forced religious conversions continues to ignite passions, Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik on Friday stirred a hornet's nest by saying that a Ram temple should be built at the site of the demolished Babri Masjid in Ayodhya as per the "wishes of the...
  • Noisy scenes in Maharashtra Council over LoP post, farmers woes December 10, 2014

    Nagpur: Pandemonium erupted in Maharashtra Legislative Council on Wednesday when the Congress and NCP members pressed the government to elect the LoP besides raising the issues of farmers' suicide and drought-like situation in the state, leading to repeated adjournments of the House. Three days into the winter session of the State...
  • Development only path to solve problems ailing J&K: Modi December 8, 2014

    Srinagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday invoked his mantra of 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikaas' again and said development is the only path to solve all the problems of Jammu and Kashmir. He also invoked former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's ideas of communal harmony, humanity and democracy to share...
  • Maharashtra: Devendra Fadnavis to give tea party a miss; NCP, Congress call it 'insult' December 7, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday invited ire of opposition Congress and NCP for being unable to attend the customary tea party on the eve of Legislature session on Sunday, with both the parties accusing him of "insulting" them by deciding to skip the function. Typically, the chief minister...
  • Mumbai: NCP chief Sharad Pawar taken to Breach Candy Hospital after he slipped at his Delhi residence December 3, 2014

    NCP Chief Sharad Pawar on Wednesday got injured when he slipped during his morning walk at his residence and has been taken to Mumbai by air ambulance. Pawar, 73, suffered injury in his leg and apparently in his back and will be admitted to Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai, sources said. ...
  • Sharad Pawar suffers minor injuries after he slips at his Delhi home, taken to Mumbai December 3, 2014

    New Delhi: NCP Chief Sharad Pawar was on Wednesday injured when he slipped during morning walk at his residence and has been taken to Mumbai by air ambulance. Pawar, 73, suffered injury in his leg and apparently in his back and will be admitted to Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai, sources...
  • Haven't become Chief Minister to sit on files, says Devendra Fadnavis December 2, 2014

    Thane: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said that he did not become a chief minister to "sit" on files. "I have not become a Chief Minister to sit on files, like the previous ones, but to clear genuine files quickly," Fadnavis said at a function, inaugurating the 'Agri Mahotsav' at Dombivili. "The...
  • Personal staff of Congress-NCP ministers cannot work for new ministers: Maharashtra government December 1, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government on Monday issued a directive prohibiting government employees who had worked with ministers in the Congress-NCP government as personal assistants or on some other posts from working with the current ministers. The Narendra Modi government at the Centre had issued a similar directive after NDA came to power. A...
  • Shiv Sena leaders meet Maharashtra CM Fadnavis, power sharing issue likely to be resolved today December 1, 2014

    Mumbai: As talks over Maharashtra government formation between Bharatiya Janata Party and Shiv Sena are heading in a positive direction, the issue could be resolved on Monday, said sources. The BJP has been trying hard to bring Sena to the board for a post-poll alliance before the winter session,...
  • Pakistan must move beyond shaking hands to improve ties: Rajnath Singh November 29, 2014

    Srinagar: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that India wants to have good neighbourly relations with Pakistan, but cautioned that mere shaking of hands would not restore such relations between the two countries. Addressing a Bharatiya Janata Party election rally in Uri town on phone after inclement weather prevented his scheduled...
  • Maharashtra: Uddhav Thackeray drags Sharad Pawar into slanging match against BJP's Eknath Khadse November 26, 2014

    Mumbai: The war of words between ruling BJP and opposition Shiv Sena escalated on Wednesday with Maharashtra Revenue Minister Eknath Khadse raking up Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray's "non-farming" background and the latter hitting back with an oblique reference to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on "empty promises" made in run-up to...
  • Maharashtra: Shiv Sena would be accommodated in cabinet expansion, says BJP minister November 23, 2014

    Mumbai: Bharatiya Janata Party leader and Maharashtra PWD Minister Chandrakant Patil said that the estranged ally Shiv Sena "will be accommodated" in the cabinet expansion before the winter session of the Assembly starts on December 8. The Sena, on the other hand, said it was firm on the demand of a...
  • NCP leader Supriya Sule denies reports of any differences within party November 21, 2014

    NCP leader Supriya Sule has spoken out over reports of differences with her father Ajit Pawar and party Chief Sharad Pawar. She said she never opposed Pawar's decision to extend support to the BJP. ...
  • Maharashtra: Fadnavis government's stability not NCP's responsibility, says Sharad Pawar November 18, 2014

    Alibaug (Maharashtra): The Devendra Fadnavis government on Tuesday found itself in an unenviable situation with Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar, whose party had declared outside support doing a U-turn, saying the stability of the 18-day-old dispensation was not its responsibility and asking his party workers to be ready for...
  • Be ready to face snap polls in Maharashtra: Sharad Pawar tells NCP November 18, 2014

    Alibaug (Maharashtra): NCP president Sharad Pawar on Tuesday asked his party workers to be prepared for snap polls in Maharashtra considering the political situation after the recent state Assembly elections. "We have to be ready to face snap polls in Maharashtra," he said addressing a two-day party meeting which began on...
  • Do not pin any hopes on us in the future: Shiv Sena tells BJP November 17, 2014

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena on Monday ruled out rapprochement with former ally BJP saying the ruling party has "shattered the hopes of the people" after what transpired during the trust vote in Maharashtra assembly. "We do not need to sit and think over what went wrong (with the...
  • Five Congress MLAs suspended for 2 years for heckling Maharashtra Governor November 12, 2014

    The BJP government in Maharashtra won the vote of confidence but only by a voice vote. The Opposition Congress and Sena called it an empty victory demanding a division of votes. 5 Congress MLAs have been suspended for two years for heckling the Maharashtra governor. ...
  • BJP wins Maharashtra trust vote; Governor heckled; 5 Congress MLAs suspended for 2 years November 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Even as the Devendra Fadnavis government in Maharashtra won the confidence motion in the state Assembly on Wednesday, the Congress and Shiv Sena demanded a fresh trust vote on technical ground. While the government won the trust vote through a voice vote, the two opposition parties questioned the outcome...
  • BJP government crosses first hurdle in Maharashtra, wins trust vote; Congress, Shiv Sena fume November 12, 2014

    Mumbai: The Devendra Fadnavis government in Maharashtra has crossed its first big hurdle by winning the confidence motion in the state Assembly. While the government won through a voice vote in the Maharashtra Assembly, members of the opposition, the Congress and the Shiv Sena questioned that since the government is...
  • Live: BJP demands action against Congress, Shiv Sena MLAs for heckling Maharashtra Governor November 12, 2014

    As per sources, Amit Shah spoke to Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday and assured him that a seat sharing formula will be worked out after the trust vote. But Uddhav was adamant that the decision should be taken before voting takes place....