Shiv Sena

  • PM Narendra Modi's address to students on Teachers' Day riles rivals, but Centre defends diktat Yesterday

    New Delhi: After the opposition parties, some state governments and schools raised objections to the Centre's move to telecast Prime Minister Narendra Modi speech live on Teachers' Day and made it compulsory for the students to listen to it, the Human Resources Development Ministry on Monday clarified that the directive...
  • Sena to protest against Ram Gopal Varma over his Ganesh Chaturthi tweets 4 days ago

    Mumbai: The Shiv sena is likely to hold a protest against Director Ram Gopal Varma in Mumbai on Saturday after he sparked off a controversy with a string of tweets on Ganesh Chaturthi. Varma had questioned the basis of celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi. The two tweets said, "Did Lord Ganesha have a...
  • Centre will clear prosposed water projects in Thane: Gadkari 4 days ago

    Thane: Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has told a delegation from Thane that the Centre would sanction the proposed water transport projects in Kalyan, Bhiwandi, Thane, Mumbai and Navi Mumbai to be undertaken by the Maharashtra Maritime Board and the Bombay Port Trust. According to a release issued by Thane unit...
  • Attack Pakistan to teach lesson, Uddhav tells Modi August 25, 2014

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray Monday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to attack Pakistan and teach a lesson for its continued intrusions in Indian borders. In an edit in the party mouthpiece 'Saamana', Thackery said that recently Pakistan attacked 13 border villages, fired at 22 outposts in Jammu, leaving two...
  • Two FIRs against Teesta Setalvad in Gujarat over controversial tweet August 23, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Two FIRs were on Saturday lodged in Gujarat against social activist Teesta Setalvad for uploading objectionable images of Hindu deities on Twitter. The first FIR was lodged at Ghatlodia police station by Vishwa Hindu Parishad activist Raju Patel, while the other was filed by Kirit Mistry at C Division police...
  • First list of BJP probables for Maharashtra polls to be out in September August 23, 2014

    Nagpur: BJP will declare its first list of probable candidates for the upcoming Assembly elections in Maharashtra in the first week of September, a senior party leader said on Saturday. "The seat-sharing talks with alliance partners are in progress and similarly the party manifesto is being readied, which will be released...
  • Will take Sena chief 'head on' if he contents election: Nitesh Rane August 15, 2014

    Mumbai: Nitesh Rane, son of senior Congress leader and Maharashtra state Industries Minister Narayan Rane, said that he will take Shiv Sena President "head on" if Uddhav Thackeray decides to contest the upcoming Assembly polls in Maharashtra. "If Uddhav (Sena Chief) decides to contest the upcoming Assembly polls, I will take...
  • Sena hits out at Katju for saying awarding Bharat Ratna to Tendulkar a disgrace to country August 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Attacking Press Council of India Chairman Justice Markandey Katju for his reported remarks about conferring Bharat Ratna on cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar, Shiv Sena on Tuesday questioned the work done by the media watchdog under his stewardship. Amid the row over continued absence of Tendulkar and Rekha from Rajya Sabha,...
  • Centre considering Bharat Ratna for former PM Vajpayee August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Speculation is rife that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led NDA government is considering to honour former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee with Bharat Ratna award. Names of other icons including Bahujan Samaj Party founder (BSP) Kanshiram are also under consideration for the highest civilian honour. ...
  • Youth Congress workers protest against Sena at BMC office August 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Protesting against the potholed roads in Mumbai and the deteriorating condition of various civic amenities during monsoon, workers of the Youth Congress held demonstrations against the Shivv Sena outside the office of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Monday. The BMC is controlled by the Shiv Sena-BJP alliance. Like in...
  • Bharat Ratna speculation sparks a debate, Congress pitches for freedom fighters, Sena for Savarkar August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: After speculation over who will be conferred the Bharat Ratna sparked off a row, government sources have told CNN-IBN that no decision has been taken on the award yet. While sources say that the government is likely to award the Bharat Ratna to former prime minister Atal Bihari...
  • Force-feeding: Plea against Shiv Sena MP to be heard on August 18 August 10, 2014

    New Delhi: A Delhi court will hear on August 18 a petition seeking registration of a criminal case against Shiv Sena MP Rajan Vichare, accused of force-feeding an IRCTC employee who was on fast during the holy month of Ramzan, at the new Maharashtra Sadan on July 17. The plea, which...
  • Governor's post has become a white elephant: Shiv Sena August 9, 2014

    Mumbai: Calling gubernatorial posts as 'white elephants', Shiv Sena on Saturday backed Kamla Beniwal's sacking as Mizoram Governor and said that the "Congress has reaped what it sowed". "Defeated Congress leaders are shedding tears over Beniwal's removal, calling it vindictive politics," an editorial in Sena mouthpiece Saamana said. "But what is wrong...
  • Rahul's comments against Lok Sabha Speaker uncalled for, says BJP August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: After an unusually aggressive Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi blamed the Speaker for being partial in the Lok Sabha, BJP and Shiv Sena MPs critised him for his behaviour towards the Chair. "I am glad that he has woken up. It is wrong to raise questions on the role...
  • Ex-NCP MLA Kesarkar joins Shiv Sena, slams Narayan Rane August 5, 2014

    Sawantwadi: Former NCP MLA Deepak Kesarkar, who represents Sawantwadi seat in Sindhudurg district, on Tuesday formally joined Shiv Sena in the presence of party president Uddhav Thackeray and slammed the Congress strongman from the region, Narayan Rane for his "political opportunism". "The day you refused to accept (Narayan) Rane in Shiv...
  • Let courts try rape case, don't defame anyone in media trial: Aditya Thackeray August 3, 2014

    Mumbai: With Shiv Sena facing criticism for an editorial on in its mouthpiece Saamna, party's youth wing 'Yuva Sena' leader Aaditya Thackeray on Saturday said rape cases should be tried carefully in courts and not in the media. His comments came after the Shiv Sena came out in support of senior...
  • Rape case: Emails reveal model furious with DIG Paraskar, threatens to go public August 2, 2014

    Mumbai: A chain of emails exchanged between alleged rape accused Mumbai DIG Sunil Paraskar and the complainant-a 26-year-old model-has revealed new twists in the case. The emails, sent a month before the complainant filed an FIR, suggest that she was warning Paraskar to go public with her complaint. This chain...
  • Shiv Sena should apologise, says Congress's Rita Bahuguna Joshi August 2, 2014

    Congress leader Rita Bahuguna Joshi demanded apology from Shiv Sena for its remarks saying, "Nothing can be more against a woman's dignity. Its shocking. Shiv Sena should apologise." The remarks came in the backdrop of Shiv Sena saying that it has become fashionable to level rape and harassment charges. ...
  • Sena backs DIG Paraskar, says it's fashionable to level rape charges August 2, 2014

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena on Saturday backed Mumbai DIG Sunil Paraskar, who has been accused of rape by a model. In an editorial in the party mouthpiece Saamna, Sena said that it has become fashionable to level charges of harassment and rape, which leads to a trial by the media. The editorial...
  • Nagpur: Shiv Sena women wing President found murdered at her residence August 2, 2014

    Nagpur: Shiv Sena women wing President Aarti Borkar, 40, was slain to death at her residence in north Nagpur on Friday night. Borkar' body has stab wounds. The murder was reported at around 10 PM on Friday. More details are awaited. ...
  • Uddhav calls for development of art and culture August 1, 2014

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on Friday stressed the need for development of art and culture to boost tourism in Mumbai and also for the benefit of the new generation. "A museum depicting the history of Marathi theatre, life and times of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj is required. "Gateway of India and...
  • Heavy rains affecting rescue operation: Shivaji Rao Patil July 30, 2014

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, Shiv Sena MP Shivaji Rao Patil said that heavy rains were affecting rescue operations. 40 houses had come under the landslide. He informed that they would soon be meeting the Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking compensation. ...
  • Declare disputed Karnataka area centrally administered: Shiv Sena July 28, 2014

    Mumbai: The police action against Marathi-speaking people at Yellur in Karnataka has prompted protests by political parties in Maharashtra, with the Shiv Sena calling it as an act of "terror" and seeking Centre's intervention in the "disputed" region. "It is the reign of goondas. Even we can do this goondagiri but...
  • Remove local police, bring in central forces in Belgaum: Shiv Sena July 28, 2014

    Speaking on the Belgaum border dispute, Shiv Sena spokesperson Sanjay Raut said that the Centre should deploy its forces in the region and remove local police from there. ...
  • Shiv Sena re-ignites Belgaum border dispute ahead of Assembly polls July 28, 2014

    Mumbai: With just three months remaining for the crucial Maharashtra Assembly elections, Shiv Sena has re-ignited the debate over the Belgaum border dispute. In its mouthpiece Saamna, Sena has accused the Karnataka Police of removing a 'Maharashtra Rajya' plaque from one of the villages in Yellur. The editorial read, "Karnataka...
  • Avoid over confidence: Ramdas Athawale's advice to BJP-Shiv Sena July 27, 2014

    Mumbai: Ramdas Athawale-led RPI, a constituent of the Mahayuti (grand alliance), today cautioned its allies BJP-Shiv Sena against becoming "over confident" while facing the upcoming Maharashtra assembly polls considering their remarkable victory in the Lok Sabha polls. "The BJP-Sena won by a huge margin in the Lok Sabha elections. However, they...
  • TWTW: Shiv Sena's Rajan Vichare is Cyrus's new target July 27, 2014

    In this episode of The Week That Wasn't, Cyrus Broacha takes up the force feeding of a Muslim employee during Ramzan by Shiv Sena leader Rajan Vichare. ...
  • Narendra Modi under fire for silence over religious incidents July 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is facing criticism for remaining silent about incidents deemed anti-Muslim in the past week, underscoring fears that his Hindu nationalist followers will upset religious relations in the multi-faith nation. Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party swept to power in May after an election campaign that mainly focused...
  • Why should Shiv Sena apologize, asks party MP Kripal Tamhane July 24, 2014

    Speaking on the shocking incident that took place in Maharashtra Sadan on Wednesday where Shiv Sena MP Rajan Vichare forced a Muslim caterer to break his Ramzan fast, fellow party MP Kripal Tamhane asked why the party should apologize over the incident. ...
  • Maharashtra Sadan row: Uddhav demands dismissal of Resident Commissioner July 24, 2014

    Nashik: Shiv Sena president Udhhav Thackeray has demanded dismissal of Resident Commissioner of New Maharashtra Sadan in Delhi, Bipin Malik, with immediate effect for allegedly providing poor quality services and food to the state's MPs. "He should be sacked from his present post. It is is a cheap ploy to...