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  • Nationalist Congress Party back-stabbed Bal Thackeray: Uddhav Thackeray 5 days ago

    Thane: Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday said it was the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) that had "back-stabbed" party supremo Bal Thackeray even as he accused Sharad Pawar of "pitting" people against each other for deriving political mileage. "It was NCP which back-stabbed Bal Thackeray. NCP chief (Sharad Pawar) is...
  • Even I was under government watch as Maharashtra minister: Sharad Pawar April 11, 2015

    Nashik: Amid a row over snooping on close relatives of Subhash Chandra Bose, NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Saturday said keeping a watch was a general practice of any government and even he was under watch during his tenure as Home Minister of Maharashtra years ago. Setting off a political...
  • Maharashtra Assembly bypolls: 42% turnout in Bandra, 58% in Tasgaon April 11, 2015

    Mumbai: Around 42 per cent voters on Saturday exercised their franchise in the keenly watched by-election to the Maharashtra Assembly from Bandra East, where Congress heavyweight and former chief minister Narayan Rane is taking on Shiv Sena and MIM rivals. In Tasgaon-Kavthe Mahankal, where Suman Patil, wife of former home minister...
  • Sharad Pawar bats for Jaitapur nuclear power project April 11, 2015

    Mumbai: NCP President Sharad Pawar on Saturday came out in support of the proposed nuclear power plant at Jaitapur in Maharashtra's Konkan region and said BJP should persuade its ally Shiv Sena to support the mega project. An agreement on moving forward on the stalled nuclear project was among the 17...
  • Maharashtra: 9 per cent voting till 10 AM in Bandra (East) bypoll April 11, 2015

    Mumbai: A voter turnout of nine per cent has been registered till 10 AM in Bandra (East) Assembly by-election in suburban Mumbai, while six per cent has been registered in Tasgaon Kavthe-Mahankal constituency in Sangli district. While Congress' Narayan Rane is taking on Shiv Sena nominee Trupti Sawant in prestigious Bandra...
  • Maharashtra government decides to shut down 12 toll booths from May 31 April 10, 2015

    Mumbai: There will be a new toll policy in Maharashtra from next month, 12 toll booths in the state will be shut down from May 31. At 53 toll booths, light motor vehicles and state transport vehicles will be exempted from paying toll from May 31. However, all five entry points...
  • NCP leader Praful Patel on tobacco warnings April 6, 2015

    CNN-IBN talked to senior NCP leader Praful Patel about conflict of interest and the presence of tobacco company owners in the parliamentary panel. ...
  • Setback for anti-tobacco campaign, BJP MP says India can't rely on surveys on cancer done abroad March 31, 2015

    New Delhi: The tobacco lobby has managed to have its way in India, at least for the time being. Smokers in India are unlikely to see an increase in the size of pictorial warnings on cigarette packets any time soon after the anti-tobacco campaign hit a major road block with...
  • NCP slams Maharashtra government for 'false' announcements on social media March 23, 2015

    Mumbai: Criticising the Maharashtra government over its use of social media platform for making official announcements related to schemes and packages, NCP on Monday alleged that the state was fooling people through such "false" statements. "There is a new trend emerging nowadays. Ministers have now started using social networking sites...
  • Church attack: Government suspects 'political hand', Opposition walks out March 23, 2015

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government on Monday said that it suspects a "political hand" in the recent attack on a church in Navi Mumbai, even as the Opposition members walked out of the Assembly in protest against the incident. Minority Affairs Minister Eknath Khadse said in the Legislative Assembly on Monday that the...
  • Maharashtra Minister sparks controversy, says foreign hand behind church attack March 23, 2015

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Revenue Minister Eknath Khadse sparked off a controversy by saying that there could be a foreign hand behind the Church attack. The Opposition also created an uproar in the state Assembly over the issue with the National Congress Party walking out of the Assembly over the issue. On Sunday,...
  • Farmer suicides despite Modi's chai pe charcha assurance: NCP March 11, 2015

    Mumbai: Days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared stage with NCP chief Sharad Pawar, the NCP on Wednesday attacked him over the suicide of a farmer in Vidarbha region, saying he was forced to kill himself as he did not get any relief from his debts despite Modi's promise at...
  • Maharashtra: Opposition slams CM Devendra Fadnavis for skipping session to attend a wedding March 10, 2015

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis left for Nagpur on Tuesday to attend a wedding in the family of a BJP MP, leaving the opposition fuming for skipping Assembly proceedings in lieu of the marriage. "The chief minister has insulted farmers by leaving the session midway to attend a wedding...
  • Maharashtra government does away with 5 per cent job quota for Muslims March 4, 2015

    Mumbai: Muslims will not get the five per cent reservations in Maharashtra government jobs as announced by the erstwhile Congress-NCP government just before Assembly polls last year, it was officially announced on Wednesday. "An ordinance to this effect (providing a five per cent job quota) lapsed on December 23 last...
  • Cartoon of the day: Rahul Gandhi skips Budget session February 23, 2015

    Smarting under a series of electoral losses, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has decided to skip the ongoing Budget session. Rahul has taken leave from party work and won't be attending the session or even lead the party's agitation on the Land Acquisition Ordinance. ...
  • Rahul Gandhi skips Budget session, Congress says he's on leave, BJP mocks him for 'holidaying' February 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Smarting under a series of electoral losses, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has decided to skip the ongoing Budget session. Rahul has taken leave from party work and won't be attending the session or even lead the party's agitation on the Land Acquisition Ordinance. Even though Congress has given...
  • Bandh in Maharashtra to condemn CPI leader Govind Pansare’s murder February 22, 2015

    Mumbai: A bandh is being observed in Maharashtra on Sunday, following a call from the Left parties, to protest the cold-blooded murder of veteran CPI leader Govind Pansare. The Opposition Congress and the NCP have also declared their support for the Left-sponsored protest. RPI leader Ramdas Athawale participated in a 'rasta...
  • Amit Shah condoles NCP leader RR Patil's death February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: BJP President Amit Shah on Monday condoled the demise of former Maharashtra home minister and NCP leader R R Patil. "My condolences and prayers for the departed soul of Shri RR Patil ji (former Home Minister of Maharashtra)," Shah posted on microblogging site Twitter. Patil died on Monday from...
  • RR Patil's mortal remains kept at party office for last darshan February 16, 2015

    Mumbai: Mortal remains of senior NCP leader and ex-Home Minister RR Patil are kept at the party office in Mumbai to enable common people and activists to pay their last respects. A pall of gloom descended at the office where leaders cutting across the party lines offered floral tributes to...
  • PM Modi condoles NCP leader RR Patil's death February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday condoled the death of NCP leader RR Patil saying his death left a "void" in Maharashtra's politics. "My thoughts are with Shri RR Patil's family. (I) am saddened to know of his demise, which leaves a void in Maharashtra politics," Modi tweeted. Patil died...
  • Modi-Pawar bonhomie: Digvijay calls it another 'U-turn' by PM February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Monday took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the recent bonhomie with NCP chief Sharad Pawar, alleging that it was "another U turn" by Modi who had not long back dubbed NCP as "naturally corrupt party". "NCP 'Naturally Corrupt Party' becomes...
  • Bihar political crisis: Court to give ruling on decisions taken by Manjhi government February 16, 2015

    New Delhi/ Patna: A Bihar court is slated to give its ruling on a petition by the Janata Dal (United) against the decisions taken by the Manjhi government in Bihar. Bihar is undergoing a political crisis as Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi defied his own party JDU and refused to...
  • Maharashtra: Modi, Pawar share dais, trigger talks of political realignment February 14, 2015

    Baramati: Putting behind the rancour of bitterly fought Maharashtra Assembly polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday shared dais with NCP leader Sharad Pawar and had lunch with him, setting off speculation about a possible political realignment in the state. Though the two leaders insisted that no political meaning should...
  • Narendra Modi-Sharad Pawar luncheon on Valentine's Day February 12, 2015

    Mumbai: Considerable political interest has been generated as Prime Minister Narendra Modi and NCP chief Sharad Pawar plan to have lunch together on Saturday, which happens to be Valentine's Day. Modi will travel to the home of the Nationalist Congress Party chief in Baramati in Pune district after attending several events,...
  • Firmly on the path of toll-free Maharashtra, says CM Devendra Fadnavis February 7, 2015

    Mumbai: Hitting out at Opposition Congress for dubbing the state government as a "U-turn regime", Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, whose government completed 100 days in power, on Saturday said that "toll-free Maharashtra" is a concept and not an election promise of the BJP. Addressing a press conference, Fadnavis said that the...
  • Shiv Sena wants 'secular' & 'socialist' dropped from the constitution: Reactions from across the country January 28, 2015

    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? January 28, 2015

    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 January 28, 2015

    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...