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Fresh controversy erupts over Congress booklet allegedly making derogatory remarks pertaining to Veer Savarkar, Godse

Mumbai:  A fresh controversy erupted on Friday over booklets brought out by the Congress’ Seva Dal which has allegedly made certain derogatory remarks pertaining to revolutionary Vinayak Damodar ‘Veer’ Savarkar and Nathuram Godse, the assassin of Mahatma Gandhi. Savarkar’s grandson Ranjit Savarkar demanded that Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray should file cases against the Congress, […]

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Maharashtra fumes over rejection of its R-Day parade tableau

Mumbai: In what could lead to a potential Centre-state row, Maharashtra’s proposed tableau for the prestigious Republic Day Parade this year has been rejected, sparking strong reactions in the state political circles here on Tuesday. Similarly dismissed is a tableau planned by the West Bengal government – both the states have non-Bharatiya Janata Party governments […]

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With coffers empty, Thackeray seeks GST dues from Centre

Mumbai: Staring at the state’s empty coffers, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has demanded that the Centre plough back its total outstandings on account of GST-IGST of over Rs 15,500 crores, an official said here on Wednesday. In a letter to Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Thackeray said that this includes Goods & Services Tax compensation of […]

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Not quitting the BJP, clarifies Pankaja Munde

Mumbai: Three days after her social media actions caused concerns amid Bharatiya Janata Party circles, former Maharashtra minister Pankaja Munde-Palwe on Tuesday said that she has no plans to quit her party. Her statement came after former ministerial colleague Vinod Tawde called on Munde and had detailed discussions with her this afternoon at her official residence. […]

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State government to review Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train project: Maha CM

Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has said the state government will “review” the Rs 1.10 lakh crore Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train project, considered as Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dream offering to the nation. The Sunday move came barely a couple of days after he stopped work on another pet project of the former Bharatiya Janata Party […]

Senior Congress leader Nana F. Patole has been declared elected unopposed as Maharashtra Assembly Speaker (File Photo/IANS)

Congress’ Nana Patole elected unopposed as Maharashtra Speaker

Mumbai: Senior Congress leader Nana F. Patole has been declared elected unopposed as the 14th Speaker of Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, here on Sunday. Pro-Tem Speaker Dilip Walse-Patil made the announcement that was greeted with applause and thumping of desks by both the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi and the Opposition Maha Yuti alliances. The development came […]

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Maharashtra: Amid BJP boycott, Thackeray govt sails through with 169 votes

Mumbai: The Maha Vikas Aghadi led by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday decisively won the vote of confidence securing 169 votes, considerably higher than the minimum of 145 required in the 288-member Maharashtra assembly. Against the ruling alliance’s 169, four members abstained while there were zero against the trust resolution as the opposition Bharatiya Janata […]