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Modi government to take up 31 Bills during Monsoon session beginning Monday

NEW DELHI: As many as 31 Bills, including two related to finance, six on Ordinances are likely to be taken up by the Narendra Modi government (Centre) during the Monsoon Session of Parliament that will commence from Monday while the Opposition has demanded discussions on a host of issues including the Covid-19 situation and threat […]

ED raids Anil Deshmukh; Sharad Pawar, Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi slam BJP, Modi government

NAGPUR/ MUMBAI: For the second time in two months, former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh has come under the scanner, this time of the Enforcement Directorate (ED), which raided three locations, including his residences in Nagpur and Mumbai, and two others belonging to his two associates in connection with an alleged corruption case filed against […]

Maharashtra budget: Concession in stamp duty for women; tax on liquor hiked

MUMBAI: The Maharashtra government’s budget for 2021-22, presented on International Women’s Day, offered one per cent concession in stamp duty if property is transferred only in a woman’s or women’s name. Deputy Chief Minister and finance minister Ajit Pawar on Monday presented a budget with revenue deficit Rs 10,226 crore in the state Legislative Assembly. […]

Sharad Pawar to tour North Maharashtra on November 20-21

NEW DELHI: NCP chief Sharad Pawar will visit North Maharashtra on November 20 and 21 during which he will interact with party workers there, sources said on Monday. The former Union minister is likely to visit Jalgaon, Dhule and Nandurbar districts of the region during the tour, the sources said. This will be Pawar’s first […]

Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress to contest BMC polls together: Sanjay Raut

MUMBAI: Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Sunday said the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) partners, including the Sena, NCP and Congress, will contest the 2022 Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation polls together. The ruling MVA in Maharashtra is here to stay, the Shiv Sena’s chief spokesperson told a news channel, and expressed confidence that it would win […]

BJP leader Eknath Khadse joins NCP

NEW DELHI: BJP leader Eknath Khadse on Friday joined the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) in the presence of the party’s chief Sharad Pawar. Sulking since his unceremonious exit from the Devendra Fadnavis-led ministry in 2016 over land grab allegations, Khadse (68) on Wednesday quit the BJP. The same day, state NCP chief Jayant Patil announced […]

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray among 9 elected unopposed to Legislative Council

NEW DELHI: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and eight other candidates belonging to the ruling and opposition parties were declared elected unopposed to the state Legislative Council on Thursday. The biennial elections for the nine seats of the Council, which fell vacant on April 24, were scheduled to be held next Thursday. The election process […]

Uddhav Thackeray speaks to Narendra Modi as he awaits governor’s decision

NEW DELHI: As the decision about his appointment to the legislature as governor’s nominee hangs fire, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intervene, sources claimed. Thackeray spoke to Modi on phone and told him that attempts were being made to create political instability in the state, sources told […]

Maharashtra portfolios: Ajit Pawar gets Finance, Anil Deshmukh Home

NEW DELHI: Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister and senior NCP leader Ajit Pawar has got the finance and planning department while party colleague Anil Deshmukh is the state’s new Home minister, a senior official said on Sunday. Besides, first-time Shiv Sena MLA Aaditya Thackeray, who is the son of Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, has been given […]

Uddhav Thackeray gives Home to Shiv Sena, Finance to NCP, Revenue to Congress

NEW DELHI: In what was described as a “balancing exercise” in political circles, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray allocated the Home department to Shiv Sena, Finance to Nationalist Congress Party and Revenue to Congress, on Thursday. The suspense over portfolios allocation, amid reports of a tug-of-war among the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) allies, ended exactly […]

Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress government wins floor test

MUMBAI:The Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi government of the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress alliance won the floor test in the Maharashtra Assembly on Saturday. Altogether 169 MLAs vote in favour of the motion of confidence, pro tem Speaker Dilip Walse Patil informed the House. Four MLAs abstained, he said. Nobody voted against the motion as all the […]

Uddhav Thackeray takes oath, becomes first Thackeray to be Maharashtra Chief Minister

NEW DELHI: Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray was on Thursday sworn in Maharashtra chief minister, heading an unlikely alliance with the Congress and NCP. The 59-year-old is the third Sena leader and first from the Thackeray family to occupy the post. His father Bal Thackeray wielded the ‘remote control’ over the first Sena-BJP government during […]

Devendra Fadnavis back as Maharashtra Chief Minister,Ajit Pawar Deputy Chief Minister

NEW DELHI: The month-long political impasse in Maharashtra ended dramatically on Saturday with Devendra Fadnavis returning as the chief minister, backed by the Sharad Pawar-led NCP. NCP’s Ajit Pawar was sworn-in as the deputy chief minister. Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari administered the oath at the Raj Bhavan here at around 7.30 am Blaming the Shiv […]

Shiv Sena’s Kishori Pednekar elected unopposed as Mayor of Mumbai civic body

MUMBAI: Shiv Sena corporator Kishori Pednekar on Friday officially elected as Mayor of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). Another Shiv Sena corporator Suhas Waadkarand was elected as Deputy Mayor. Both were elected unopposed as BJP, Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) did not field their candidates for the posts. “Prime Minister Narendra Modi started cleanliness […]

Consensus on Uddhav Thackeray to lead Maharashtra government: Sharad Pawar

NEW DELHI: There is consensus in the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress alliance that Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray should lead the new government in Maharashtra, NCP president Sharad Pawar said here on Friday. Pawar’s announcement capped a day of hectic meetings between the Congress, NCP and their pre-poll allies and a combined meeting of the three parties later […]

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