SHIV SENA

  • Mumbai metro 3 may run along coastal road, hints Maharashtra CM Fadnavis Yesterday

    Mumbai: Under pressure from ally Shiv Sena, Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis has assured that his government is studying the feasibility and possibility of constructing the Metro track along the coastal road. There are demands from the Shiv Sena to scrap Metro III as it involves shifting residents from Girgaum and...
  • BJP and Shiv Sena likely to tie-up for Maharashtra civic polls 2 days ago

    Mumbai: BJP and Shiv Sena, the ruling alliance partners in Maharashtra government, are likely to tie-up for the elections to Navi Mumbai and Aurangabad municipal corporations to be held on April 22. "We feel that having an alliance will benefit both the parties," state BJP unit president Raosaheb Danve told reporters...
  • Most parties welcome SC decision on IT Act; JD(U), Shiv Sena disagree 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Most parties on Tuesday welcomed Supreme Court's move to scrap a provision that made posting offensive comments online punishable with jail term with Congress admitting to flaws in the law. JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav disagreed saying that though he respects judiciary, it was wrong to struck down the...
  • Who said what: Supreme Court scraps Section 66A of IT Act 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court's landmark judgement scrapping the draconian section 66A of the IT Act has been welcomed by all. Quashing Section 66A, the Supreme Court called it "unconstitutional and untenable". The apex court delivered the landmark judgement on Tuesday on a petition filed by Shreya Singhal, who sought...
  • Supreme Court to pronounce verdict on valadity of Section 66A of Information Technology Act 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court is likely to pronounce on Tuesday its verdict on a batch of petitions challenging constitutional validity of certain sections of the cyber law including a provision under which a person can be arrested for allegedly posting "offensive" contents on websites. A bench of justices J Chelameswar...
  • Shiv Sena protests against Pakistan's invite to separatists on its National Day celebrations 4 days ago

    Mumbai: The Centre has come under fire from all quarters over the Pakistan High Commissioner's invite to separatists. Bharatiya Janata Party ally Shiv Sena also carried out a protest in Delhi and urged the Centre to act on the matter. Sena leader Sanjay Raut said, "Pakistan envoy's invite to separatists...
  • Amid Centre demoralising VIP culture, Sena seeks red beacon for mayors' vehicles 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The mayors of the major cities should be allowed to use the red beacon on their cars, key NDA ally Shiv Sena has demanded even as it has lauded the Centre's plan for limiting such a privilege to only nine constitutional dignitaries. According to media reports, the Transport Ministry...
  • War of words ensue between BJP, Shiv Sena over LED lamps March 19, 2015

    Mumbai: A war of words has ensued between ruling partners BJP and Shiv Sena after a leader of Uddhav Thackeray-led party alleged "wrongdoing" in a project to install LED lights in 100 cities, including Mumbai, where it controls the civic body. An article written by Sena spokesperson and MP Sanjay Raut...
  • Less politics, more entertainment; what political parties would be like if they were aired on TV March 17, 2015

    When was the last time you were not entertained by something or the other happening in our political sphere? There is always so much drama and so much action and a whole lot of suspense. And often, to an outsider, a lot of what gets reported in the news may...
  • BJP helps NCP unseat Congress leader as Maharashtra Legislative Council chairman March 16, 2015

    Mumbai: In a major political development, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in Maharashtra on Monday supported the Nationalist Congress Party in its no-confidence motion against legislative council chairman Shivajirao Deshmukh of the Congress, even as the BJP's ally Shiv Sena abstained from voting. The NCP, which has an upper hand in...
  • Land Bill clears Lok Sabha, braces for tough test in Rajya Sabha March 11, 2015

    New Delhi: The contentious Land bill on Tuesday passed the Lok Sabha test after the government carried out nine amendments to it and persuaded most of its allies to support, setting the stage for its consideration in Rajya Sabha where the numbers are loaded against the government. Congress, Trinamool Congress, Samajwadi Party,...
  • Shiv Sena hits out at J&K CM Sayeed, says he's standing with terrorists like a father figure March 11, 2015

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena on Wednesday came out strongly against the Peoples Democratic Party and hit out at Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed saying, 'he is standing with the terrorists like a father figure'. In an editorial in party's mouthpiece Saamana, Sena said, "Supporting terrorists is treason. Mufti...
  • BJP fails to rally entire NDA on Land Bill March 10, 2015

    New Delhi: The ruling BJP on Tuesday failed to rally the entire NDA behind it for the passage of the contentious Land Bill in Lok Sabha as key ally Shiv Sena abstained while one-member Swabhimani Paksha went to the extent of moving an amendment. However, the Narendra Modi government succeeded in...
  • Lok Sabha passes Land Acquisition Bill with 11 amendments; Opposition walks out, Shiv Sena abstains from voting March 10, 2015

    New Delhi: After facing hurdle for almost a week in Parliament, the contentious Land bill passed the Lok Sabha test on Tuesday after the government carried out nine amendments to it and persuaded most of its allies to support, setting the stage for its consideration in Rajya Sabha where the...
  • BJP upset over PDP's decision to release Masarat Alam, calls Cabinet meet March 8, 2015

    Srinagar: The Bharatiya Janata Party is upset over Peoples Democratic Party's decision to release Hurriyat hardliner Masarat Alam from Baramulla Jail in Jammu and Kashmir. The BJP called a Cabinet meeting and sources said questions were raised over why the party was not consulted before taking the decision. Senior BJP leader...
  • Sena hits out at PDP for demanding Afzal Guru's remains, calls it nothing short of treason March 7, 2015

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena on Saturday hit out at the Peoples Democratic Party for backing the demand for return of 2003 Parliament attack case convict Afzal Guru's remains to Kashmir. In an editorial in party's mouthpiece 'Saamana', Sena said the demand was nothing short of treason. It said the Bharatiya...
  • No rift with BJP, but Shiv Sena will oppose Land Bill, says Uddhav Thackeray March 4, 2015

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena, which has been critical of the Narendra Modi Government over the Land Bill, on Wednesday sought to put an end to speculation about a rift with BJP and said its stand on policy decisions should not be seen as a "revolt" against its senior alliance partner. Sena...
  • Traders upset as Maharashtra government bans beef March 4, 2015

    Mumbai: Nearly 2 decades after the last Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)- Shiv Sena government passed the Maharashtra Animal Preservation Bill, President Pranab Mukherjee has given it a green signal. Meat lovers in Maharashtra will have to say goodbye to their favourite beef burgers and steaks as selling or possession of...
  • President gives assent to 19-year-old law banning beef in Maharashtra March 3, 2015

    Mumbai: Pranab Mukherjee has approved the Maharashtra Animal Preservation (Amendment) Bill, nineteen years after it was passed by the then BJP-Shiv Sena government in 1995. Now anyone found to be selling beef or in possession of it can be jailed for five years and fined upto 10,000 rupees. The bill...
  • Mani Shankar Aiyar says it was unjust to hang Afzal Guru, Shiv Sena hits back March 3, 2015

    A war of words broke between Congress and Shiv Sena over the hanging of 2003 Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru. Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar said it was unjust to hang Afzal Guru. Aiyar said, "I was very upset over Afzal Guru being hanged. There was no evidence to hang...
  • Shiv Sena slams Prabhu for depriving Maharashtra in Railway Budget February 27, 2015

    Mumbai: A day after Suresh Prabhu presented the Railway budget, a disappointed Shiv Sena on Friday said barring a few announcements Maharashtra has not received any "long-term benevolence" from the Centre and that much more was expected from the BJP leader. "A lot more was expected out of Suresh Prabhu as...
  • Land bill: Shiv Sena to launch awareness drive for farmers February 26, 2015

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday asked party workers to travel across Maharashtra to aware farmers about the Centre's proposed land reforms bill, party sources said. Thackeray's decision came after a series of meetings on Wednesday with senior leaders, legislators, parliamentarians and district-level activists about the ramifications of the...
  • PM Modi consults his top ministers over Land Acquisition Ordinance February 25, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his top ministers on Wednesday amidst the government trying to build consensus for proposed land bill but according to the government sources it is in no mood to call an all party meet on the issue. However, it may talk to parties separately....
  • Live: Government concerned after Shiv Sena and Akalis oppose Land Acquisition Bill February 25, 2015

    Day three of the Budget Session is likely to see more disruptions over the Land Acquisition Bill. The PM is likely meeting his top ministers to discuss the impasse. The government is very concerned after allies Shiv Sena and Akali Dal both have expressed reservations. Shiv Sena has openly called...
  • Shiv Sena backs RSS chief, claims Mother Teresa's service to poor was aimed at conversion February 25, 2015

    Mumbai: Despite severe criticism from various quarters, Rashtriya Swamsevak Sangh has found support from Shiv Sena over his comments on Nobel laureate Mother Teresa. Backing Bhagwat, Sena claimed that there was nothing wrong in saying that her work was aimed at converting the religion of the poor people. "What's wrong...
  • Maharashtra BJP chief Raosaheb Danve to meet Uddhav Thackeray for better coordination February 24, 2015

    Mumbai: Leaders of the ruling BJP and Shiv Sena will meet in Mumbai soon to ensure better coordination between the alliance partners in Maharashtra. "BJP state President Raosaheb Danve will meet Sena President Uddhav Thackeray to discuss smooth coordination between the two ruling parties," a senior Sena leader told after a...
  • Storm over land bill: Has Modi government's reforms agenda hit a roadblock? February 24, 2015

    Amidst boycott by the Congress, the NDA government on Tuesday introduced the Land Acquisition Bill in the Lok Sabha. Not only the entire Opposition but also BJP's alles like the Shiv Sena and Swabhimani Paksha opposed the controversial Bill. ...
  • Shiv Sena skips NDA meet on land bill, conveys reservations to Centre February 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party-ally in Centre and Maharashtra Shiv Sena skipped the National Democratic Alliance meeting on Land Amendment Bill called on Tuesday evening. The BJP was to allay its allies' fears on land bill at the meeting. Shiv Sena sources have said that the party's reservations on the proposed...
  • Shiv Sena, BJP to hold first co-ordination meeting in Maharashtra February 24, 2015

    Mumbai: Even as the Shiv Sena targeted Bharatiya Janata Party over the Land Acquisition Amendment Bill, the two allies are set to hold their first co-ordination committee meeting on Tuesday evening in Maharashtra. The Sena has been continuously targetting the Devendra Fadnavis government, the most recently over the killing of...
  • Land Bill tabled in Lok Sabha amidst protests by Opposition, BJP allies; Congress walks out February 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Amidst boycott by the Congress, the NDA government on Tuesday introduced the Land Acquisition Bill in the Lok Sabha. Not only the entire Opposition but also BJP's alles like the Shiv Sena and Swabhimani Paksha opposed the controversial Bill. Sanjay Raut of the Shiv Sena said on protest against...