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  • JDU for separate ministry to preserve the Himalayas December 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Stressing that hydropower projects in the Himalayan region will damage the fragile environment of the hills, JD(U) on Sunday demanded a separate ministry and a policy for the Himalayas. JD(U) president Sharad Yadav slammed the government for not releasing the Chopra Committee report, which was constituted after Uttarakhand...
  • All constituents of Janata Parivar decide to merge, Mulayam responsible for formation of new party December 4, 2014

    New Delhi: All constituents of the Janata Parivaar have decided to come together once again and form a party to fight against the Bharatiya Janata Party. Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav has been given the authority to take decisions regarding the merger and decide the agenda of the proposed...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • JDU may oust Jitan Ram Manjhi as Bihar chief minister November 24, 2014

    Patna: Speculation is rife in Bihar's political circles over the possible ouster of Jitan Ram Manjhi as the chief minister after he said his days in the office are numbered. The speculation gained strength a day after Manjhi said his days in office were numbered as his detractors in the party...
  • 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...
  • Devendra Fadnavis to seek trust vote on Wednesday, Sena asks its MLA to be present November 11, 2014

    Mumbai: The 13-day-old BJP government in Maharashtra headed by Devendra Fadnavis will seek a vote of confidence on Wednesday which it is expected to win with the help of NCP despite its continuing stand-off with Shiv Sena. The former allies look set to cross swords even before the crucial trust...
  • Despite Shiv Sena's threat, NCP's offer of support to BJP stands: Sharad Pawar November 10, 2014

    Mumbai: Nationalist Congress Party Chief Sharad Pawar on Monday said that his party's support for Bharatiya Janata Party in Maharashtra is still on the table. While addressing a press conference Pawar said, "We made our stand clear. We want stability in Maharashtra. And so if this government is in a...
  • Sharad Pawar to attend BCCI AGM after four years November 8, 2014

    Mumbai: In a significant move, Mumbai Cricket Association's president Sharad Pawar has decided to attend the Cricket Board's Annual General Meeting, scheduled to be held in Chennai on November 20, after a gap of four years. "Mr Pawar's name was proposed by the committee members at yesterday's managing committee meeting and...
  • Will form a united front of like-minded parties in Parliament to fight against BJP: Nitish Kumar November 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Ahead of the winter session, socialist opposition parties SP, JD-U, RJD and JD-S on Thursday announced a united front in parliament to counter the BJP led government. A luncheon meeting called by Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh was attended by Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav, Janata...
  • Para-athlete Sharad Kumar fighting for recognition despite gold at 2014 Asian Games November 6, 2014

    Two years back in 2012, Sharad Kumar was banned for taking steroids at the Malaysian Open Para-athletics Championships but the differently-abled high-jumper silenced all his critics by clinching a gold medal at the recently concluded Para Asian Games in Incheon. However, to his dismay, no one has come forward to...
  • Modi government can't bring even a rabbit into country: Sharad Yadav on black money October 31, 2014

    Patna: Unmoved with the Central government's initiative on black money, Janata Dal United President Sharad Yadav said the dream Narendra Modi government weaving before the nation on bringing back illegal money stashed in foreign banks would never be fulfilled. "The dream Narendra Modi government showing to the nation about bringing back...
  • Sharad Pawar's MCA gives Wankhede Stadium for free for Maharashtra oath taking October 29, 2014

    Mumbai: Sharad Pawar-led Mumbai Cricket Association will charge no fee for lending its Wankhede Stadium for hosting swearing-in ceremony of the first BJP government in Maharashtra on October 31. 44-year-old Devendra Fadnavis, who was elected leader of the BJP Legislature Party, will take oath of office along with few others...
  • NIA chief monitors probe into Burdwan blast October 24, 2014

    Kolkata: NIA Director General Sharad Kumar on Friday took stock of the progress in the investigation in the Burdwan blast case. Kumar arrived on Friday morning and left for Burdwan where he met NIA investigators and assessed the progress in the probe into the blast at Khagragarh in Burdwan town on...
  • BJP claims support of 138 MLAs in Maharashtra, says will pass floor test October 21, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday claimed that it has support of 138 MLAs in Maharashtra, including Independents and smaller parties. It has also raised question whether the BJP is leaning towards a minority government in the state. BJP's election in charge Om Mathur said that in the event...
  • Maharashtra: Congress hits back at NCP, says will never support Shiv Sena October 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Ajay Maken hit back at National Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar by saying that the party will never support Shiv Sena. The remarks came a day after Pawar said that the Congress has approached the party to jointly support Shiv Sena to form the government...
  • BJP keeps Shiv Sena, NCP guessing, decision on government formation in Maharashtra after Diwali October 21, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bharatiya Janata Party has left both the Nationalist Congress Party and Shiv Sena guessing as the decision over the government formation will be taken after Diwali. Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who is a BJP observer for Maharashtra, will visit the state only after Diwali to review the situation. Singh...
  • NCP chief Sharad Pawar praises Uddhav Thackeray, says he is steering Sena well October 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Amid speculation about realignment of parties in Maharashtra after October 15 poll, NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Sunday praised Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray for "working hard" to strengthen his party after the demise of his father and party founder Bal Thackeray in 2012. "After Balasaheb's death, you (media) wasted...
  • Sharad Pawar out of race for CM's post, won't take any post of power October 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Ruling himself out of the chief ministerial race, NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Sunday said he will not take any post of power and will now be seen only in organisational and advisory capacity while in public life. "I will turn 75 in a couple of years. I have been...
  • Maharashtra polls: NCP's corruption will surge if again voted to power, says PM Modi October 12, 2014

    Pandharpur: Making a scathing attack on NCP, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that if the Sharad Pawar-led party is voted to power again, it will further increase its "corrupt activities." "NCP is naturally corrupt. Since the time the party was born nothing has changed, their leaders have remained the...
  • Maharashtra polls: Modi undermining dignity of PM's post, says Sharad Pawar October 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi accused Sharad Pawar and his kin of "enslaving" people in his stronghold Baramati, the NCP chief today hit back at Modi, saying he was compromising the prestige of PM's post by lowering the standard of public debate with personal attacks. "Prime Ministership is...
  • Sharad Pawar hits back at PM, says I did visit borders as Defence Minister October 10, 2014

    In reply to PM Narendra Modi's comment that NCP chief Sharad Pawar as Defence Minister in UPA government never visited border areas the later hit back on Friday. ...
  • Battle for Maharashtra: Who has the edge? October 9, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday took the election fight to Maratha strongman Sharad Pawar's thus-far unbreached fortress, Baramati. Modi became the first PM in more than three decades to campaign. Indira Gandhi had last canvassed in Baramti in 1980 with little success. ...
  • Maharashtra polls: Modi takes BJP campaign to Pawar fortress Baramati October 9, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday took the election fight to Maratha strongman Sharad Pawar's thus-far unbreached fortress, Baramati. Modi became the first PM in more than three decades to campaign here. Indira Gandhi had last canvassed in Baramti in 1980 with little success. ...
  • Sharad Pawar criticises PM Modi for lowering the dignity of the Prime Minister's office October 9, 2014

    As Prime Minister Modi steps up the attack against the NCP in Maharashtra, NCP leader Sharad Pawar has criticised Modi for lowering the dignity of the Prime Minister's office for the sake of politics. ...
  • Maharashtra polls: Sharad Pawar wanted to join NDA before 2014 LS polls, says Raj Thackeray October 8, 2014

    Thane: MNS chief Raj Thackeray on Wednesday alleged that NCP president and former union minister Sharad Pawar was planning to join the BJP-led NDA alliance before this year's Lok Sabha elections. "Pawar was going to join NDA, but some people in BJP did not let...