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  • Raj Thackeray backs Modi for PM, sticks to his anti-North Indian stand 18-04-2014 01:10 PM

    Mumbai: An extremely aggressive and combative Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray stuck to his stand of supporting Narendra Modi for the post of prime ministership but added that his party will never back the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The politician whose main agenda is to target North Indians and...
  • What Raj Thackeray told CNN-IBN 18-04-2014 12:14 PM

    With the Lok Sabha 2014 elections on, MNS chief Raj Thackeray speaks to Network 18 Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai. ...
  • Raj Thackeray hits back at BJP over remarks on MNS support to Modi 14-04-2014 11:50 PM

    Pune: Hitting back at BJP president Rajnath Singh, who recently snubbed him for extending an "unsolicited support" to Narendra Modi and "seeking votes" in his name without joining the Shiv Sena-BJP-RPI alliance, MNS chief Raj Thackeray on Monday taunted Singh for raising the objection, while Modi was silent on the...
  • FIR against Raj Thackeray for making provocative statement 13-04-2014 07:26 AM

    Yavatmal: An FIR was registered against MNS chief Raj Thackeray for allegedly making a provocative statement at an election rally held in Yavatmal in support of his party candidate, police said on Saturday. While addressing a rally in support of Raju Raje Patil on April 7, ahead of the April...
  • BSP activist shot dead, 2 people booked for murder 12-04-2014 10:23 AM

    A BSP activist was shot dead allegedly by two persons in Shahpur area of the district, police said on Friday. 50-year-old Raj Kumar was shot at on Thursday and was rushed to a hospital where doctors declared him dead. Two persons have been booked for the murder and a hunt...
  • All MNS candidates have criminal records, claims ADR report 11-04-2014 07:10 PM

    New Delhi: All Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) candidates have criminal records. According to an analysis by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), MNS is the only party in which all candidates have criminal records. Raj Thackeray led MNS is contesting in 14 Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra and 33 per...
  • Shame for country to have leaders like Mulayam: Raj Thackeray 11-04-2014 06:44 PM

    Nashik: Training his guns on Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav for questioning capital punishment to the Shakti Mills rape convicts, MNS chief Raj Thackeray has said it is shameful that the country has such political leaders who have no respect for women. "It is shameful that there are political...
  • Raj Thackeray must not use Modi's name to seek votes: Munde 11-04-2014 05:06 PM

    Pune: BJP leader Gopinath Munde said in Pune on Friday that the Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) should not seek votes using name of Narendra Modi and thus mislead people in Maharashtra. Munde's statement came just a day after BJP president Rajnath Singh snubbed the MNS for using Modi's...
  • Restore glory of Sanskrit in today's computer era, says Aziz Qureshi 10-04-2014 08:12 PM

    Making a strong pitch for Sanskrit language, Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi on Thursday called upon scholars of the ancient language to explore ways to restore its glory in today's computer era. Giving his consent for a two-day Sanskrit conference in Dehradunon May 20-21, the governor said the ancient Indian language...
  • Worked hard for farmers in Ghaziabad: Raj Babbar 10-04-2014 04:39 PM

    Congress candidate from Ghaziabad, Raj Babbar said, "Today is the polling day and I have given my affidavit that I'm not an outsider. I have worked here in 2005 for farmers of Ghaziabad and we won the battle." Raj Babbar is contesting against BJP's candidate former Army chief General VK...
  • Impressive voter turnout in Ghaziabad 10-04-2014 02:33 PM

    Voters came out in large numbers to cast their franchise in Ghaziabad on Thursday, where around 35 per cent polling was recorded till 1 PM. Long queues could be seen in most of the polling booths across the constituency that has around 22.64 lakh voters. "Till 1 PM, around 35...
  • Rajnath Singh snubs MNS indirectly over 'unsolicited support' 08-04-2014 11:02 PM

    Pune: In a clear reference to MNS president Raj Thackeray's declaration of post-polls support to Narendra Modi, BJP chief Rajnath Singh on Tuesday termed it as "unsolicited" and said the saffron party's ties with old ally Shiv Sena were "unbreakable". Addressing party workersin Pune, Singh said "our friendship with Shiv...
  • A Billion Votes: Campaign for Lok Sabha elections ends in 91 seats 08-04-2014 08:21 PM

    The mood and colours of the last day of campaigning in all the 91 constituencies including Delhi, Haryana, Chandigarh, Kerala, Andaman and Nicobar and Lakshdweep go to polls on the April 10 along with parts of Bihar, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh and Bastar in...
  • Kill those who've ignored you: Raj Thackeray tells farmers in Vidarbha 08-04-2014 11:39 AM

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray is in the eye of another storm. Speaking at a rally in Yavatmal on Monday, he urged farmers to refrain from committing suicide and instead kill the political leaders who have ignored them. "Don't commit suicide. It is not a solution to your...
  • Mithali static as Coyte, Perry make gains in bowling 07-04-2014 01:52 PM

    Dubai: Indian captain Mithali Raj remained static at the fifth place with Poonam Raut (8th) and Harmanpreet Kaur (9th) being the other two in the top-10 of the latest ICC Women's Player Rankings for T20 International batsmen. Pacer Jhulan Goswami dropped two places to be 19th in the bowlers' list....
  • SP, BJP responsible for Muzaffarnagar riots, says Ajit Singh 07-04-2014 08:12 AM

    Slamming BJP and Samajwadi Party, RLD chief Ajit Singh on Sunday held both parties responsible for the Muzaffarnagar riots. "BJP and SP have got communal riots done in Muzaffarnagar for the sake of vote bank politics. We have to prevent Narendra Modi from becoming Prime Minister of this country," RLD...
  • LS polls: Raj Babbar ropes in Salman Khan to campaign for Congress 04-04-2014 06:33 PM

    Ahead of Lok Sabha elections, to boost his poll prospects, Congress candidate from Ghaziabad, Raj Babbar, is planning to rope in his good friend and actor Salman Khan who is said to be famous among young voters. "Babbar even had a word with Salman's father Salim Khan, but he reportedly...
  • Another FIR against Babbar for violating poll code 04-04-2014 03:32 PM

    A fresh FIR been registered against Congress candidate from Ghaziabad, Raj Babbar for allegedly carrying his roadshow beyond the stipulated time in Masuri area of the constituency in violation of Model Code of Conduct. According to police, the actor-turned-politician had sought permission to organise his roadshow till 5 PM last...
  • Congress, NCP criticise warring Thackeray cousins 03-04-2014 06:53 PM

    Congress and NCP in Maharashtra on Thursday criticised warring cousins, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray and MNS president Raj Thackeray, saying their fight was similar to television reality shows. For them, who served what to late Sena patriarch Bal Thackeray is more important than the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. "Batata...
  • Shazia Ilmi accuses General VK Singh of waging psychological campaign against AAP 03-04-2014 04:29 PM

    AAP leader and candidate Shazia Ilmi, pitted against former Indian Army chief Gen VK Singh in the Lok Sabha polls, has accused the BJP of waging a "psychological campaign" against her party. A former journalist, Ilmi said this was the reason why Gen Singh, Ghaziabad's Bharatiya Janata Party candidate, called...
  • I did the item song in 'Gabbar' for a friend: Kareena Kapoor 03-04-2014 04:17 PM

    Mumbai: 'Fevicol', the number she performed with Salman Khan in 'Dabangg 2', was meant to be her career's last item song, but Kareena Kapoor has broken her no-item-song policy for the sake of friendship. When her close friend Shabina Khan asked her to do an item song in 'Gabbar', which...
  • It was Shiv Sena which felt need for alliance with MNS: Raj Thackeray 02-04-2014 10:36 PM

    Mumbai: Slamming his estranged cousin and Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray on Wednesday said it was Uddhav who had felt the need to forge an alliance with him. "I was not waiting for his call. I never expressed need. You (Uddhav) showed the necessity....
  • India women beat Pakistan by 6 runs, seal berth in 2016 World T20 02-04-2014 10:24 PM

    Sylhet: India women on Wednesday defeated traditional rivals Pakistan by six runs in a low-scoring but close qualification play-off match of the ICC Women's World Twenty20 here to secure a direct ticket in the 2016 edition of the tournament. By virtue of this win, India finished joint fifth along with...
  • Raj working to build party, Uddhav got it on a platter: Pawar 02-04-2014 09:27 PM

    Alibaug: NCP president Sharad Pawar on Wednesday made light of Uddhav Thackeray's remarks that his bid to join NDA was foiled and lavished praise on the Shiv Sena president's estranged cousin, MNS chief Raj Thackeray. "I feel pity (over Uddhav's statement)," Pawar said, speaking to reporters, after addressing a rally...
  • Mithali retains fifth spot in Women's T20 batting rankings 02-04-2014 01:51 PM

    Dubai: India captain Mithali Raj has retained her fifth position to be the highest-placed Indian batter, while Poonam Raut and Harmanpreet Kaur also figured in the top 10 list of the latest ICC Women's Player Rankings for T20 issued on Wednesday. Mithali, with 646 points, is placed behind Meg Lanning...
  • Marathi votebank not any party's monopoly: MNS 02-04-2014 01:39 PM

    Targeting the Shiv Sena, MNS candidate from Mumbai South Lok Sabha constituency Bala Nandgaonkar has said that Marathi vote bank was not a monopoly of any party. The MNS MLA, during an interaction with journalists in Mumbai, also expressed confidence that his party would do well on at least five...
  • Raj Babbar plans to engage Salman Khan for campaigning 01-04-2014 09:57 PM

    New Delhi: To boost his poll prospects, Congress candidate from Ghaziabad Raj Babbar is planning to rope in his "good friend" and actor Salman Khan who is said to be famous among young voters. According to a senior Congress leader, Babbar had approached Khan with the request, however, the actor...
  • Rajnath, Modi assured MNS won't be part of Mahayuti: Uddhav 01-04-2014 03:36 PM

    Mumbai: Stating that long standing ties with its saffron ally have been normalised, Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday said BJP chief Rajnath Singh and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi have assured him that MNS will not be included in the 'Mahayuti' (grand alliance). "MNS will not be included...
  • Gadkari approached MNS for pre-poll alliance, reveals Raj Thackeray 31-03-2014 11:49 PM

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray on Monday added more fuel to the already simmering ties between the BJP and Shiv Sena. Thackeray while addressing a rally on Monday revealed that the BJP leaders Nitin Gadkari and Gopinath Munde had approached him for a pre-poll alliance. Thackeray further added...