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  • Mumbai: Colaba-Bandra-Seepz metro work set to get rolling in just 14 months 1 week ago

    Mumbai: Work on the much-awaited Rs 23,136- crore Colaba-Bandra-Seepz underground metro corridor is set to take off, little over a year after getting nod from the Centre. Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan will lay the foundation stone for the project tomorrow, paving the way for commencement of work as the...
  • JD(U)-RJD alliance to safeguard people from divisive forces of BJP, RSS: Sharad Yadav August 18, 2014

    JD(U) President Sharad Yadav on Monday justified his party's alliance with Lalu Prasad's RJD for the assembly by-poll in Bihar after two decades saying it has nothing to do with individuals but has been forged for the sake of people to safeguard them from divisive forces. "The alliance is for the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • I respect Sharad Yadav as my political guru: Sushil Modi July 26, 2014

    Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Friday described JD-U president Sharad Yadav as his 'political guru'. "I respect Sharad Yadav as my political guru," Sushil Modi said while speaking in the Legislative Council regretting Thursday's clash. Speaking about his relation with senior politicians, Modi said he had personal and political association...
  • UPSC exam row to be resolved within a week, assures government July 25, 2014

    New Delhi: With massive protests by many Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) civil services aspirants against the alleged bias against Hindi and other regional languages rocking the national capital, Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh on Friday said the matter will be resolved in a week when a high...
  • 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...
  • Sunil Tatkare is Maharashtra NCP chief June 25, 2014

    Mumbai: Senior leader and Maharashtra minister Sunil D Tatkare was on Wednesday unanimously elected the new president of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) in the state. Outgoing chief Bhaskar Jadhav proposed Tatkare's name and executive president Jitendra Awhad seconded it. This was unanimously approved at the party's executive committee meeting. Hailing from...
  • JD(U) recommends ending Assembly membership of 4 rebels June 22, 2014

    Rattled by activities of dissidents during the recent Rajya Sabha bypolls in Bihar, ruling JD(U) on Sunday decided to crack the whip on four of them and recommended the assembly speaker to end their membership for "consistent anti-party activities". JD(U) Chief Whip Shrawan Kumar in a letter to Speaker Udai Narayan...
  • NCP won't field nominee against Munde family for LS bypoll: Sharad Pawar June 21, 2014

    Mumbai: NCP will not field any candidate for Beed Lok Sabha bypoll if BJP were to field a member of Gopinath Munde's family, Sharad Pawar said on Saturday. He was speaking at an all party condolence meeting for Munde, former Union minister, who passed away after a road accident on...
  • Maharashtra CM Chavan likely to be replaced, NCP keen on Shinde June 19, 2014

    Mumbai: With Assembly elections in Maharashtra scheduled later in the year, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan is likely to face the brunt of the Congress's poll debacle in the Lok Sabha elections. According to sources, Chavan might have to step down from his post of Chief Minister. The Nationalist Congress Party...
  • NCP in favour of alliance with like-minded parties: Nawab Malik June 19, 2014

    Mumbai: NCP on Thursday said that it favoured alliance with all like-minded, secular parties to contest the Maharashtra Assembly elections scheduled later this year. "NCP is open to explore the option of aligning with like-minded, secular parties. Our leaders will start talks with such parties soon," party spokesman Nawab Malik...
  • Sharad Yadav elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha from Bihar June 12, 2014

    Patna: Janata Dal (United) chief Sharad Yadav was on Thursday elected unopposed to the Rajya Sabha from Bihar. Yadav had lost the Lok Sabha elections from his Madhepura constituency. To ensure his presence in parliament so that he can play an active role in the national politics, the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) decided...
  • Maharashtra to shut down 44 toll plazas June 9, 2014

    Mumbai: In an important decision ahead of the Assembly polls, the Maharashtra government on Monday announced closure of 44 toll plazas, a move that comes in the backdrop of protests over levy of road tax in the State. The announcement was made by Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, while replying to...
  • Sharad Yadav, Hariprasad among 12 to file RS poll papers June 9, 2014

    New Delhi: JDU chief Sharad Yadav, former diplomat Pawan K Verma in Bihar and senior Congress leaders B K Hariprasad and Rajiv Gowda of Karnataka were among the 12 candidates who filed their nominations on Monday on the last day for June 19 elections for Rajya Sabha berths in 4...
  • JD(U) cracks the whip on rebels, suspends MLA Ravindra Rai June 9, 2014

    Cracking the whip on rebels in the party, JD(U) national President Sharad Yadav on Sunday suspended Mahua MLA Ravindra Rai. The move came on the eve of the deadline for the filing of nominations for the Rajya Sabha polls.  But as the rebels put up a united front against the party...
  • Communal fever spreading after BJP took over at Centre: Sharad Pawar June 8, 2014

    Mumbai: In an apparent reference to the murder of a software professional in Pune, allegedly by activists linked to a right wing Hindu outfit, NCP President Sharad Pawar on Sunday said that "certain ideologies" were emboldened to spread communal fever after BJP-led NDA took over the reins of power at...
  • JDU unlikely to nominate any member for Rajya Sabha: Sources June 7, 2014

    Patna: After facing a massive defeat in the Lok Sabha elections, the Bihar unit of the Janata Dal United is unlikely to nominate any member for the Rajya Sabha. Three seats in the upper house of Parliament are falling vacant after the election of three sitting members - LJP's Ram Vilas...
  • Watch: Top BJP, Opposition leaders pay homage to Gopinath Munde June 3, 2014

    Leaders across party lines paid homage to Rural development Minister Gopinath Munde, who died in a road accident in Delhi. NCP chief Sharad Pawar and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi joined top BJP leaders at the BJP headquarters in paying homage to Munde. ...
  • JD(U) office bearers to meet tomorrow, discuss future strategy May 27, 2014

    After the drubbing in the Lok Sabha polls in Bihar, Janata Dal (United) officer bearers will meet in the national capital on Wednesday to discuss their future political strategy. The meeting to be chaired by party President Sharad Yadav will be attended by office-bearers from various states including Bihar, the only...
  • Sharad Pawar seeks more Assembly seats for NCP in Maharashtra May 23, 2014

    Mumbai: NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Friday said that his party should get more seats to contest in the Assembly elections in Maharashtra as the position of ally Congress has weakened in the state, as evident from the Lok Sabha results. "Last time, when we got less seats than Congress in...
  • Pappu Yadav, wife Ranjeet Ranjan become first couple to enter Lok Sabha May 21, 2014

    The 16th Lok Sabha will be a family affair for a Bihar couple. Rajesh Ranjan, better known as Pappu Yadav and his wife Ranjeet Ranjan, both have made it to the lower house of the Parliament.  They are the only couple in the country to notch a victory in the...
  • After rout in LS polls, Cong, NCP discuss Maharashtra Assembly poll plan May 21, 2014

    Mumbai: After suffering a rout in the Lok Sabha elections in Maharashtra, Congress and NCP leaders met in Mumbai on Tuesday night to deliberate on their plan of action to face the crucial Assembly polls later this year. NCP President Sharad Pawar, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, his deputy Ajit Pawar and...
  • Sharad Pawar praises Narendra Modi for his hard work May 20, 2014

    New Delhi: After Narendra Modi's stunning win in the Lok Sabha elections, UPA ally and NCP chief Sharad Pawar has now praised the Prime Minister-designate for his hard work. He said, "Narendra Modi works hard, that is a fact. During our tenure I had a good equation with him, for...
  • New CM for Bihar: Has Nitish played caste card? May 19, 2014

    Badly mauled in the Lok Sabha electoral slugfest by Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party and facing the prospects of a massive rebellion in his own party, Nitish Kumar decided to go for broke. A few hours after Lok Sabha results started pouring in, it became clear that a massive BJP...
  • Nitish Kumar names his man as Bihar CM, stamps his authority on JDU, isolates Sharad Yadav May 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Badly mauled in the Lok Sabha electoral slugfest by Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party and facing the prospects of a massive rebellion in his own party, Nitish Kumar decided to go for broke. A few hours after Lok Sabha results started pouring in, it became clear that a...
  • Nitish Kumar's decision to quit is final: Sharad Yadav May 19, 2014

    As the political drama unfolds in Bihar, JDU chief Sharad Yadav on Monday said the decision of Nitish Kumar to quit as Chief Minister is "final". Yadav said this ahead of the the JD(U) legislature meeting to discuss the ongoing situation after Nitish said yesterday he needed time till today to...
  • Decision on Nitish Kumar quitting as Bihar CM final: Sharad Yadav May 19, 2014

    Patna: As the political drama unfolds in Bihar, the big question is whether Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will take back his resignation. The Janata Dal United legislature is meeting on Monday to discuss the ongoing situation after Nitish said that he would re-think his decision. However, JDU chief Sharad Yadav has...