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  • Despite support in Vidarbha, Congress suffered upsets in 2009 Maharashtra Assembly polls 40 minutes ago

    Nagpur: Though the Congress has enjoyed handsome support from the people of Vidarbha region in almost all Maharashtra Assembly polls, by electing the maximum number of party legislators, year 2009 saw two ministers and several prominent leaders suffering shocking defeats. Five-time MLA and Textile Minister Satish Chaturvedi and Dairy Development Minister...
  • Maharashtra: Sena hits out at media, says betting of Rs 100-500 crore on the fate of alliance 55 minutes ago

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena in its mouthpiece Saamna has hit out at media speculations over the future of its alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party. Trouble has been brewing in the 25-year-old alliance over the seat sharing for Maharashtra Assembly elections. In first signs of a thaw in the saffron alliance...
  • Maharashtra elections: Uddhav fights to save Sena, father's legacy, may emerge winner 1 hour 39 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Uddhav Thackeray, the successor of the late Shiv Sena Supremo, Balasaheb Thackeray is now at the centre stage of Maharashtra politics. Lke his father, Uddhav too is not succumbing to any political pressure of the oldest alliance partner the BJP. The BJP has become more assertive after the spectacular...
  • Maharashtra polls: Shiv Sena gives BJP 130 seats, keeps 151, say sources; CM issue remains 2 hours 7 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Making last minutes effort to save the 25-year-old alliance, the Shiv Sena has sent a new seat sharing proposal to the Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday. According to the new proposal, the Sena has offered 130 seats to the BJP, other allies 7 and kept 151 out of 288...
  • Maharashtra polls: Options if Shiv Sena-BJP alliance breaks 2 hours 16 minutes ago

    There seems to be a breakthrough in the seat sharing standoff between the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Shiv Sena as the nomination date in the Maharashtra Assembly elections nears. While the Shiv Sena has now agreed to BJP's demand for a 151-130 seat partnership, the bone of contention now...
  • Maharashtra polls: No breakthrough in BJP-Sena seat sharing talks, both stick to their demands 2 hours 34 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Even after series of meetings, there have no breakthrough in the seat sharing talks between Shiv Sena and Bharatiya Janata Party for Maharashtra Assembly elections. Leaders of both parties met on Tuesday morning at the BJP headquarter to resolve the impasse. Trouble has been brewing in the 25-year-old alliance as...
  • Photos: Blair House, the US President's guest house in Washington where Modi will stay 3 hours 39 minutes ago

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will stay at the US President's guest house, the 190-year-old Blair House, when he travels to Washington on September 29. Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the last one to stay at the guest house. "Built as a private home in 1824, Blair House has...
  • Maharashtra elections: Congress, NCP seat-sharing talks inconclusive 3 hours 47 minutes ago

    Mumbai: The Congress and National Congress Party held talks to try and iron out their differences over seat sharing for Maharashtra Assembly elections. The Congress said that the first round of meeting on Tuesday morning was inconclusive. Senior Congress leader Narayan Rane told reporters that the two sides have decided to meet...
  • Delhi: Ajit Singh's supporters tries to enter his bungalow, 150 detained 3 hours 51 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Around 150 people, including some former Rashtriya Lok Dal MPs have been detained forcibly outside Tughlak Road in the national capital as they tried to enter party chief Ajit Singh's bungalow on Tuesday. Singh's supporters including RLD leader Rakesh Tikait and other jat leaders were expected to hold a...
  • Congress, NCP politically obliged to contest Maharashtra polls together: Tariq Anwar 4 hours 11 minutes ago

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, Nationalist Congress Party General Secretary Tariq Anwar said that both Congress and NCP would suffer if the alliance is broken. "Politically we are obliged to contest together," said Anwar. ...
  • Maharashtra: Sena, BJP stick to their demands, but hope to resolve seat sharing issue soon 5 hours 27 minutes ago

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena and Bharatiya Janata Party will once again hold meeting to resolve the impasse over seat sharing issue for Maharashtra Assembly elections on Tuesday morning at the BJP headquarter. The 25-year-old alliance has been in trouble for past few days as both the parties have refused to budge...
  • Seat sharing standoff: BJP calls a meeting of Maharashtra party workers 6 hours 2 minutes ago

    Mumbai: The standoff between the Shiv Sena and the Bharatiya Janata Party over seat sharing in the Maharashtra Assembly elections. The BJP has called for a meeting of all Maharashtra party workers on Tuesday. The BJP says that it is ready to fight on 130 seats and is willing to...
  • Watch: Spiderman's excitement for PM Modi's US trip 7 hours 19 minutes ago

    As Prime Minister Narendra Modi gears up for his maiden visit to the United States, even Spiderman is excited to greet him. Modi's official trip will begin from September 27. ...
  • Watch: What Indians in US expect from PM Modi's New York visit 7 hours 36 minutes ago

    Indians in the US are both excited and hopeful ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to New York. "I think Modi has brought the whole world to acknowledging that he is a man with a strong feeling and that he will take India to a new level," said an...
  • PM Modi to observe strict fast during US trip, to only consume lemonade, tea 8 hours 3 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will observe a strict religious fast during his maiden trip to the United States, aides said on Monday, in a test both of the 64yearold leader's stamina and of protocol in the Obama White House. Throughout a gruelling schedule that features the United Nations General...
  • PM Narendra Modi to get rockstar reception in New York, likely to draw huge crowds 8 hours 7 minutes ago

    New York: It is a rock 'n' roller's dream to "sell out The Garden," but for a foreign politician to pack New York City's most famous sports and entertainment arena is another thing entirely. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on his first trip to New York as leader of the world's most...
  • Congress hints at going alone in Maharashtra as seat sharing tussle with NCP continues 7 hours 1 minutes ago

    Mumbai: The seat sharing tussle between the Congress and National Congress Party continues to rock the Maharashtra Assembly elections. Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan has hinted at Congress contesting alone in the upcoming polls if a consensus is not reached. The remarks came after Chaven held a late night emergency meeting...
  • Congress says map in MoUs with China shows Arunachal as 'disputed area', Gujarat rejects charge 8 hours 35 minutes ago

    Ahmedabad/New Delhi: Hours after Congress demanded apology from Prime Minister Narendra Modi over alleged distribution of a handout showing Arunachal Pradesh as "disputed territory" during Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to the city, the Gujarat government on Monday night said that the map was not part of the memorandums signed...
  • Maharashtra: Keen for alliance but if not possible, options open, says Prithiviraj Chavan 16 hours 40 minutes ago

    New Delhi: As the Congress and NCP bargain hard over seatsharing for the upcoming Assembly polls in Maharashtra, state Chief Minister Prithiviraj Chavan on Monday said that his party was "keen" for an alliance but is willing to go alone if need be. Chavan, who was in Delhi meeting Congress chief...
  • Congress down plays CBI decision to question Chidambram in 2G case 16 hours 54 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Congress on Monday sought to downplay the questions about CBI's decision to probe then Finance Minister P Chidambaram's FIPB nod in AircelMaxis deal and his wife Nalini's examination by the agency in connection with alleged multicrore Saradha chit fund scam. Party spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi said that as far as...
  • BJP scales down its demand for seats in Maharashtra 17 hours 7 minutes ago

    New Delhi: BJP President Amit Shah on Monday stepped in to try and salvage the alliance with Shiv Sena for Maharashtra assembly elections as the party scaled down on its demand for 135 seats, saying it is prepared for five less and even accept "the worst possible seats". Shah spoke to...
  • Adarsh case: HC to decide next week on CBI's plea for dropping Ashok Chavan's name 17 hours 19 minutes ago

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Monday posted for final hearing on September 29 an appeal filed by the CBI challenging a trial court's order rejecting its plea to drop the name of former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan from the list of accused in Adarsh scam case. Justice ML Tahilyani...
  • SC notice to Centre on farmers' suicide 18 hours 56 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the central government on a petition seeking direction to take steps to prevent the increasing number of suicides by the farmer in different parts of the country on account of their difficult financial conditions. There is a suicide by a farmer...
  • BJP may contest all seats in Maharashtra, says Rajiv Pratap Rudy 20 hours 26 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Not relenting on seat sharing in Maharashtra, BJP on Monday said that it would fight in all the 288 assembly seats if it is "compelled" to part ways with Shiv Sena, its ally of 25 years. The statement from Rajiv Pratap Rudy, BJP's General Secretary in charge of Maharashtra,...
  • Maharashtra: BJPShiv Sena, CongressNCP alliances hang in balance over seatsharing for polls 19 hours 59 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The two principal alliances that play the major role in the Maharashtra political scene are floundering in the heat of elections. The seatsharing tussle continues between the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on the one hand and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Shiv...
  • PMO asks commerce ministry to cut unnecessary imports 22 hours 22 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Ahead of the Thursday launch of the "Make in India" campaign announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Independence Day, his office has written to the commerce ministry to forge a plan to reduce the country's dependence on unwarranted imports. A commerce ministry source told IANS on Monday that...
  • Schedule for Maharashtra, Haryana Assembly elections 22 hours 32 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The crucial Assembly elections in Maharashtra and Haryana will be held on October 15, announced Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath on Friday. It will be a single phased election in both the states and counting of votes will take place on October 19. While Haryana has 90 Assembly seats,...
  • Maharashtra polls: BJP keen on maintaining alliance with Sena, says Rudy Yesterday

    BJP President Amit Shah on Monday called up Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray and urged him not to break the 25yearold alliance. Senior BJP leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy said, "Party president Amit Shah wants this alliance to continue. We are not talking about contesting polls alone." ...
  • CNN India correspondent analyses PM Modi's persona 20 hours 8 minutes ago

    Editor's note: Ravi Agrawal is CNN's New Delhi bureau chief. He was part of the CNN team that exclusively spent time with Narendra Modi in his first interview since becoming India's Prime Minister. Follow him on Twitter. New Delhi (CNN): Four months ago Narendra Modi emerged as the runaway winner of...
  • Saradha scam: CBI questions Congress MP Abu Hasem Khan Yesterday

    Kolkata: The Central Bureau of Investigation team probing the multicrore Saradha scam interrogated Congress MP Abu Hasem Khan Chowdhury on Monday. In 2011, the Congress MP had written a complaint to the then PM Dr Manmohan Singh against key accused Sudipta Sen and his company. However, in 2012 Chowdhury withdrew his...