Thackeray

  • Maharashtra Sadan row: Uddhav demands dismissal of Resident Commissioner 4 days ago

    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...
  • Shiv Sena refuses to apologise, says CM should be force fed 'rubbery rotis' 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The Shiv Sena on Thursday refused to apologise for its MP's actions of force feeding a Muslim catering staff member at Maharashtra Sadan who was on fast for Ramzan. In its party editorial Saamna, Shiv Sena said that that the rubbery rotis served at the Mantralaya should be...
  • Prithviraj Chavan promises probe into Shiv Sena MP force feeding Muslim on Ramzan 4 days ago

    New Delhi: A day after a Shiv Sena MP was caught on camera force feeding a Muslim catering staff member at Maharashtra Sadan who was on fast for Ramzan, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan has promised a probe into the incident. CNN-IBN has accessed the complaint letter of the caterer,...
  • Maharashtra government to pay Rs.50,000 to girls arrested over FB row on Bal Thackeray's death July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission on Tuesday directed Maharashtra Government to pay Rs 50,000 each to the two girls who were arrested over a Facebook post after the death of Shiv Sena chief Balasaheb Thackeray, saying their detention was "illegal". According to a statement released on Tuesday, the Commission...
  • Uddhav asks government to step-in on report of youths joining ISIS July 14, 2014

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on Monday asked the Maharashtra government to act on a media report that four youths from the region are believed to have joined militants in Iraq. "The newspaper report is a very serious issue and the state government should take appropriate action in the matter....
  • Didn't mock Modi, just pointed out trends on social media: Raj Thackeray July 14, 2014

    Mumbai: MNS chief Raj Thackeray on Sunday rejected reports claiming he had mocked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said he was only pointing at the "changing trend" of social media in recent comments made to his party's supporters. "I have never mocked Prime Minister Modi. I was only speaking about the...
  • My son is not a rocket to be launched: Raj Thackeray July 11, 2014

    Mumbai: MNS chief Raj Thackeray on Friday dismissed reports that his son Amit would be joining politics and might be made the chief of the party's students wing. Amit attended the MNS's youth wing which was addressed by his father and MNS chief on Friday. "Believe me, don't believe the media...
  • Saffron alliance strong and intact, says Uddhav Thackeray July 5, 2014

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on Friday downplayed the demand made during the BJP state executive meeting about going solo in the upcoming Assembly elections, saying that the saffron alliance put together by its top leaders was strong and intact. Talking to reporters on the sidelines of a book release...
  • Rail minister has run a train over the public: Shiv Sena on fare hike June 23, 2014

    Mumbai: There is ally trouble for the Bharatiya janata Party as the Shiv Sena has now strongly criticised the Narendra Modi government's move to hike rail fares. An editorial in party mouthpiece Saamana says that the hike is a burden on Mumbaikars and local train passengers will suffer. Sena says...
  • Shiv Sena unveils plan to develop, beautify Mumbai June 20, 2014

    Mumbai: A coastal road encircling Mumbai, development of a world-class theme park at the Race Course and other projects form the Shiv Sena's agenda to beautify and develop the metropolis, party chief Uddhav Thackeray said on Friday. Unveiling the party's ambitious development agenda, Thackeray said that many of the projects can...
  • Shiv Sena demands Port Trust land for development in Mumbai June 20, 2014

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on Friday unveiled 'development agenda' for Mumbai ahead of the Assembly elections in Maharashtra, and said several projects could be implemented if the land in possession of the Mumbai Port Trust along the eastern shore of the city was utilised. Addressing a press conference, Thackeray...
  • Maharashtra polls: Uddhav Thackeray non-committal on CM candidature June 20, 2014

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday remained non-committal on his prospects of being projected as Maharashtra chief ministerial candidate in the coming state Assembly elections. "I have not thought about it... whether or not I will become the chief minister. Our priority is to bring the Shiv Sena-BJP alliance...
  • Shiv Sena workers feel Uddhav Thackeray should be CM: BJP June 18, 2014

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena workers feel that Uddhav Thackeray should become the next chief minister of Maharashtra, senior party leader Manohar Joshi said on Wednesday. "It is the desire of party workers and even my own wish that Uddhavji becomes the Chief Minister," Joshi, a former occupant of the post during...
  • Police recruitment drive: Uddhav questions RR Patil's fitness, says half of his ministry pot-bellied June 16, 2014

    Mumbai: Claiming the government is making a "mockery" of fitness by making candidates run five kilometres during the ongoing police recruitment drive, Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray today asked if Home Minister RR Patil was himself fit to govern. The Sena leader's remarks came after the gruelling physical test claimed four...
  • Is a social media crackdown the right response? June 10, 2014

    Hindu Rashtra Sena chief Dhananjay Desai has been named as accused in connection with the mob violence and murder of a 24-year-old IT professional at Hadapsar in Pune on June 2. The techie Mohasin Shaikh was allegedly beaten to death after violence erupted following inflammatory photos of Shivaji and late...
  • Pune techie murder: Hindu Rashtra Sena chief Dhananjay named accused June 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Hindu Rashtra Sena chief Dhananjay Desai has been named as accused in connection with the mob violence and murder of a 24-year-old IT professional at Hadapsar in Pune on June 2. The techie Mohasin Shaikh was allegedly beaten to death after violence erupted following inflammatory photos of Shivaji...
  • Maharashtra government to act against objectionable Facebook posts June 9, 2014

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government is considering action against not only those who post objectionable posts on social networking sites like Facebook but also those who "like" and forward them, Home Minister RR Patil warned on Monday. The minister's stern comment came in the wake of violence following certain insulting posts by...
  • Pune: 253 arrested in connection with techie's murder, 73 cases filed June 7, 2014

    Pune: The crackdown in the case of hate crime continues. Pune Police has arrested 252 people in cases related to the violence that followed inflammatory messages posted on the social media. So far 73 cases have been filed. Police is still on the look out for 4 more people involved in...
  • Leaders pay tribute to Gopinath Munde June 4, 2014

    Leaders across the party line expressed shock at the sudden death of Union Minister Gopinath Munde in a road accident on Tuesday morning. Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said, "I am deeply shocked to hear about the untimely demise of Gopinath Munde. He was an outstanding leader who belonged to...
  • BJP, Shiv Sena spar over Maharashtra CM candidate June 3, 2014

    Mumbai: Trouble is brewing ahead of Maharashtra's Assembly elections later in 2014, between allies the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Shiv Sena. There is no consensus on who should be the chief ministerial candidate with both parties looking for the upper hand. Shiv Sena's decision to stake claim for the...
  • Maharashtra polls: Next CM will be from Shiv Sena, says Sanjay Raut June 2, 2014

    Mumbai: Ahead of the Maharashtra Assembly elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party and its ally Shiv Sena are at loggerheads over the chief ministerial nominee. While the BJP wants to name one of its leaders as the chief ministerial candidate, the Shiv Sena has already projected party chief Uddhav Thackeray for...
  • Maharashtra polls: Tussle within Sena-BJP alliance over CM candidate June 2, 2014

    Mumbai: Just weeks before the Maharashtra state Assembly elections, a tussle is on within the Shiv Sena-BJP alliance over who will be projected as chief ministerial candidate for the state. The Sena also took a dig at the BJP in its political mouthpiece 'Saamna' saying that several state leaders in the...
  • Maharashtra: Tension prevails over derogatory post on Shivaji, Bal Thackeray June 2, 2014

    Tension prevails in some parts of Maharashtra after a post on a social networking website Facebook showed objectionable pictures and allegedly derogatory references to Chhatrapati Shivaji and the late Shiv Sena patriarch, Bal Thackeray. Shops in some areas of Pune, Kolhapur and Solapur remained shut amidst protests and sporadic incidents...
  • Shiv Sena protests over derogatory Facebook post on Shivaji, Bal Thackeray June 1, 2014

    Pune: Shiv Sena protested on Sunday after objectionable pictures of Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj and Late Bal Thackeray were posted on social networking site Facebook. The Shiv Sena workers also pelted stones at buses in Pune and its surrounding areas on Saturday night. About eight buses were damaged in the incident as...
  • Raj Thackeray to contest Maharashtra Assembly elections June 1, 2014

    With Maharashtra going to polls later this year, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena Chief Raj Thackeray has said he will contest the Assembly elections and will become the chief minister if his party gets a majority. The remarks came after his cousin and Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray made a similar announcement. ...
  • Raj Thackeray announces his candidature for Maharashtra Assembly polls June 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray on Saturday announced his candidature for Maharashtra Assembly elections scheduled in 2014. Raj Thackeray said that if his party gets the majority then he will lead from the front. Nobody in the Thackeray family has ever contested an election or held...
  • Shiv Sena's Anant Geete takes charge as Heavy Industries Minister after Modi's call June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after the Shiv Sena's Anant Geete told CNN-IBN that he will not take charge as Heavy Industries Minister, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today reached out and managed to placate the ally. Geete took charge of the ministry a short while back. The breakthrough came after Modi spoke...
  • Shiv Sena's Geete agrees to take charge as Heavy Industries Minister May 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party seems to have mollified the Shiv Sena with Anant Geete agreeing to take charge as the Heavy Industries Minister. Geete will take over as the Heavy Industries Minister at 11 am on Wednesday. This comes after Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray intervened and spoke...
  • Shiv Sena miffed with portfolio, Uddhav to speak to PM Modi today June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Barely two days after his government was sworn in, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is already dealing with miffed allies over the number of berths allocated to them in the new council of ministers. Shiv Sena's Anant Geete, who was appointed as the Heavy Industries Minister, told CNN-IBN that...
  • Maharashtra school students to learn about Sachin Tendulkar May 27, 2014

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has added a chapter on Sachin Tendulkar in the school syllabus so that children are inspired by the iconic cricketer. Class IV students in Maharashtra would now get to learn about the living 'god' of cricket as part their curriculum from this academic year, since a...