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NCP Terms As Baseless Speculation Over Sharad Pawar Helming UPA

Dec 11, 2020 PTI

Mahesh Tapase said there are unsubstantiated reports in the media regarding Pawar taking over as the chairperson of the UPA.

Maharashtra MLC Poll Result: Ruling MVA Wins 4 Of 5 Seats, BJP Loses In Bastion Nagpur

Dec 04, 2020 PTI

Biennial elections to the upper house were a sort of litmus test for the unlikely `Maha Vikas Aghadi' (MVA).

Shiv Sena Picks Urmila Matondkar For Legislative Council Seat

Urmila Matondkar was in the news for slamming actor Kangana Ranaut over her Mumbai POK remarks

Maharashtra Govt Will Have To Borrow Loans To Help Flood-Hit People: Sharad Pawar

Oct 19, 2020 PTI

Last week, heavy rains and floods claimed 48 lives in Maharashtra. Lakhs of hectares of agricultural lands have also been damaged.

'Some BJP MLAs In Touch With Congress': Maharashtra Minister

Hitting out at the opposition BJP over its 'lust for power' and 'dirty politics', Thakur said that Maharashtra has given a new formula to the country.

30 May, 2020

As COVID-19 Numbers Soar In Maharashtra, Will Maha Vikas Aghadi Govt Survive?

Mirza Arif Beg

NCP supremo Sharad Pawar's meeting with Maharashtra governor has led to the speculation that all may not be well with the Maha Vikas Agadhi government.

27 May, 2020

Tackling Covid-19, Retaining Alliance: Challenges Before Uddhav Thackeray Amid Reports Of Rift Within Coalition

Giridhar Jha

It has been a turbulent period for the Shiv Sena chief with an exponential rise in the Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra and internal differences within the coalition coming to the fore.

27 May, 2020

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray Meets Alliance Partners To Discuss Lockdown Strategy

Outlook Web Bureau

Discussion on the ongoing lockdown and the decision of lifting it in some areas are on the agenda of this meeting.

26 May, 2020

Signs Of Discord In Maharashtra Alliance As Congress Leader Blames Uddhav Thackeray For Covid-19 Crisis

Outlook Web Bureau

Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam said CM Uddhav Thackeray should have regular consultations with alliance partners over Covid-19 situation.

26 May, 2020

'We're Not Key Decision-Maker In Maharashtra:' Rahul Gandhi Says Congress 'Only Supports' Thackeray-led Govt

Outlook Web Bureau

Rahul Gandhi's remarks came a day after BJP leader Narayan Rane met Maharashtra Governor, demanding the President's rule in the state.

26 May, 2020

Maharashtra Govt 'Strong', Says Sena MP As Uddhav Thackeray, Sharad Pawar Meet


The two leaders met for about one-and-a-half hours late Monday evening, Raut said while dismissing speculations about the Thackeray-led government's stability.


01 May, 2020

BJP Offers Olive Branch To Shiv Sena Over Uddhav’s Entry Into Maha House

Giridhar Jha

The decision of the BJP top-brass to facilitate Uddhav Thackeray’s entry is certainly not devoid of its political implications in the long run.

21 April, 2020

Shiv Sena-BJP Hostilities Reach A Flashpoint Over Raj Bhawan 'Delay', Mob Lynching

Giridhar Jha

With Governor's decision to seek a legal advice on Uddhav Thackeray's nomination to the Legislative Council, and BJP’s criticism of the law and order situation, hostilities between Shiv Sena and BJP appear to have reached a flashpoint

14 April, 2020

'More Rhetoric Than Substance': Shiv Sena-NCP Say PM Modi Failed To Address Economic Concerns


The NCP said it was expected that the prime minister would address the economic concerns being faced by the country

18 February, 2020

Signs Of Cracks In Maharashtra Alliance Over CAA, NPR; Pawar Says 'Will Try To Convince Thackeray'

Outlook Web Bureau

CM Uddhav Thackeray has said there is no need to worry if the CAA is implemented.

14 February, 2020

Fissures In Maha Coalition As Pawar Blames Thackeray For Transfer Of Elgar Parishad Case To NIA


NCP leader Sharad Pawar also said it wasn't right for the Centre to hand over the probe to the NIA.

03 February, 2020

'Did I Ask For Moon And Stars?' Uddhav Thackeray On Breaking Alliance With BJP


Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said that he does not know if BJP 'has come out of their shock till now or not.'


24 January, 2020

'Phone-Tapping Not In Maharashtra's Culture': Fadnavis Denies Shiv Sena-Led Govt's Allegations

Outlook Web Bureau

Fadnavis said the state government was free to conduct an inquiry into the phone-tapping charges against him.

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.

PTI Photo

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.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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