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Will Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray Be Back In Public Life Any Time Soon?

Jan 10, 2022 Haima Deshpande

The unasked question in the Maharashtra Chief Minister's office is whether Uddhav Thackeray is fit enough to discharge his duties. The CM underwent a cervical spine surgery in Mumbai last year.

Maharashtra: Offline Sessions Closed For Classes 1 To 8 In Aurangabad Till Jan 31

Jan 06, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

The Aurangabad Municipal Corporation has decided to shut offline sessions for classes 1 to 8 till January 31 to avoid crowding and contain the spread of coronavirus infection here in Maharashtra.

Everything Not Well In Maharashtra Ruling Coalition MVA? What Is Delaying Speaker Post's Election?

While on the face of it the three parties appear to be together in Maharashtra, in reality, the Congress Party has been boxed into a corner by the Shiv Sena and the NCP, leaving it a 'lonely third' in the tripartite coalition.

Covid-19 India: Maharashtra Logs 198 Fresh Omicron Cases, 5,368 Coronavirus Infections

Dec 31, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Maharashtra Omicron Update: Mumbai alone has registered 190 Omicron cases while the state so far has registered 450 patients infected with Omicron.

Fadnavis Advises CM Uddhav Thackeray To Delegate Responsibilities To Colleagues If He Cannot Attend State Assembly Sessions

While chief minister Thackeray, 61, who is recuperating after a cervical spine surgery, did not attend the first day of the winter session here on Wednesday, his son and minister Aaditya Thackeray said his father was well and would come to the House whenever needed.

22 December, 2021

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray Should Hand Over Charge Until He Recovers: BJP


Recovering after a cervical spine surgery, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has been off ground work for a couple of days and is working remotely via online conferences. BJP in the state says that he should hand over charge until he is fine.

20 December, 2021

PM Modi, I Had Made It Clear That Next CM Of Maha Will Be From BJP After 2019 Polls: Amit Shah; Slams Sena For Being 'Power Hungry'

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Targeting Thackeray and Shiv Sena, Shah said, "Since you wanted to become a chief minister you betrayed BJP and became CM by compromising on Hindutva for power".

14 December, 2021

Why Shiv Sena Can't Afford To Distance From Congress Despite Mamata's Overtures

Haima Deshpande

In a recent meeting with Rahul Gandhi, the former president of the Congress Party, Shiv Sena's Sanjay Raut tried to forge an alliance. A look at the growing friendship between Congress and Shiv Sena.

12 December, 2021

Need To Adapt To Changing Socio-Political Scenario: Pawar Tells NCP On His 81st Birthday

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The octogenarian, whose political career spans over five decades, said wishes pouring in on his birthday have encouraged him to work more.

02 December, 2021

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray Discharged From Hospital After Spine Operation

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Chief Minister of Maharashtra Uddhav Thackeray who underwent a cervical spine surgery last month has been discharged from HN Reliance Hospital in Mumbai. He will work from home for a few days.

01 December, 2021

CM Mamata Banerjee Calls For Unity Of Regional Parties Against BJP During Her Maharashtra Visit

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CM Mamata Banerjee is on a three-day visit to Mumbai starting November 30 to meet leaders of the Shiv Sena and NCP amid a strain in ties between her party and the Congress.

29 November, 2021

Maharashtra: Observing COVID-19 Protocols For Reopening Primary Schools

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Observing COVID-19 appropriate behaviour, vaccination of teachers and school staff are among the protocols that have to be followed in schools, according to the Maharashtra health department's guidelines ahead of the reopening of schools on December 1 for Classes 1 to 4 in rural classes and Classes 1 to 7 in urban areas.

20 November, 2021

The Shiv Sena Says Repeal Of Farm Laws Shows Defeat Of Arrogance Of Power

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On Friday, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, who is also the president of the Shiv Sena, had said, "The announcement of repealing the three farm laws underscores the power of a common man in the country. The Union government should hold talks and take other parties into confidence to avoid the afterthoughts and embarrassments like today."

03 October, 2021

Veteran Marathi Writer Dattaram Maruti Mirasdar Passes Away At Age 94

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Initially a journalist and then a teacher, Mirasdar was part of the troika of writers including Vyankatesh Madgulkar and Shankar Patil who popularized the art of oral story-telling in the 1960s.

25 September, 2021

Theaters In Maharashtra To Reopen From Oct 22

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The statement was made via Chief Minister’s Office on Twitter on Saturday.

17 September, 2021

AIMIM Sarcastically 'Thanks' Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray For Resolving Issues In Marathwara

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The CM had gone to Aurangabad for a flag hoisting ceremony. He was rather met with protests on drought related problems of the state.

11 September, 2021

Maharashtra CM Says Sakinaka Rape Assault Case ‘Blot On Humanity’

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Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray assures speedy trial in the horrific rape and murder case in Mumbai’s Sakinaka area.

11 September, 2021

Sakinaka Rape Victim, Assaulted With Iron Rod In Private Parts, Dies In Mumbai; BJP Seeks Capital Punishment

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National Commission For Women while taking suo-motto cognisance of the incident has directed Maharashtra police to immediately arrest the culprits and extend all assistance to the victim’s family.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

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