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  • NCP slams Maharashtra government for 'false' announcements on social media 1 week ago

    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 1 week ago

    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 1 week ago

    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...
  • 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...