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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.

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

Dec 14, 2021 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.


No Question Of Home Minister Deshmukh Resigning: NCP State Chief Jayant Patil

The top brass of the NCP met hon Sunday against the backdrop of former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh levelling allegations of corruption against Deshmukh.

Covid-19: Maharashtra MLCs Claim Variations In Tests; Seek Probe

Mar 09, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

Two days ago, my swab sample test conducted by a private laboratory in Pune came out positive for coronavirus, said BJP MLC Gopichand Padalkar


36-year-Old Woman Alleges Stalking, Harassment At Sanjay Raut's Behest; Approaches High Court

The woman in her plea mentioned that she had lodged three complaints in 2013 and 2018, but no action has been taken against the perpetrators so far

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03 March, 2021

IT Raids On Kashyap, Pannu Attempt To Suppress Voices Of Dissent: NCP Leader Nawab Malik

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"The premises of Anurag Kashyap and Pannu have been raided. Both were raising their voices against the Modi government", said Malik.


02 March, 2021

Farmers' Protest: As Fadnavis Raises Accusations On Celebs' Tweets, Deshmukh Counters

Outlook Web Bureau

Earlier, Anil Deshmukh said that the state intelligence agency shall conduct a probe into allegations that some celebrities were pressurised to tweet about the farmers' protest


02 March, 2021

Kangana Ranaut, Sister Chandel Move SC Seeking Transfer Of Case To Shimla

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The actor and her sister alleged that if the trial of their cases is conducted in Mumbai, there might be a threat to their life as the Shiv Sena leaders have been 'harassing' them


28 February, 2021

Puja Chavan Death Case: Shiv Sena Leader Sanjay Rathod Resigns From Maharashtra Cabinet

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The BJP has alleged that Sanjay Rathod is connected with the mysterious death of a 23-year-old woman (Puja Chavan) in Pune.


24 December, 2020

Maha Govt Not Confident Of Winning Maratha Quota Case: BJP MP

PTI

BJP MP's comments came a day after the state government decided to allow Marathas to avail educational admissions and jobs under the EWS quota.


20 December, 2020

Metro Car Shed Row: Maharashtra CM's Remarks Are Misleading, Says Fadnavis

PTI

The BJP leader reiterated that relocating the car shed project from Aarey will lead to wastage of time and money as 'the work is 80% complete'


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20 December, 2020

Metro Car Shed Issue Not About My Ego, Can Be Resolved Via Dialogue: Uddhav Thackeray

PTI

The Centre and the Shiv Sena-led Maharashtra government are locked in a tussle over ownership of the Kanjurmarg land


04 December, 2020

BJP Failed To Judge MVA's Strength: Devendra Fadnavis On Maharashtra Poll Results

PTI

MVA candidates have so far won three out of five constituencies -- three graduates' and two teachers'.


27 October, 2020

Marathas Want Reservation Under SEBC, Not OBC Category: BJP MP Sambhaji Chhatrapati

PTI

The Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC) Act, 2018 was enacted to grant reservation to people of Maratha community in Maharashtra in jobs and admissions.


26 September, 2020

Maharashtra CM Expressed Fear Of Second Coronavirus Wave As People Moving Out

PTI

Uddhav Thackeray directed officials to ensure that people follow health norms like wearing masks and that violators be fined.


22 September, 2020

Sharad Pawar Gets Income Tax Notice, Alleges Being Singled Out By The Centre

PTI

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar claims he has been served notices by the Income Tax department in connection with his poll affidavits.


16 September, 2020

Fadnavis Writes Letter To Maha CM About Women Safety In Covid Centres

PTI

'There has been an increase in cases of assault on women (at COVID care centres) and the state government should formulate a Standard Operating Procedure to address the issue. A Disha Act was also promised for preventing crimes against women, but now it has gone into cold storage,' says Devendra Fadnavis.


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10 September, 2020

CAG Report Hits Out At Fadnavis Government’s Jalyukt Shivar Scheme, Cites Lack Of Transparency

PTI

According to the Comptroller and Auditor General’s (CAG) report, the scheme which was meant to make Maharashtra drought-free, had “little impact in achieving water neutrality.” Shiv Sena attacks Fadnavis, asks him to introspect.


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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