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‘Will hear today at 5pm’, SC on Shiv Sena chief whip plea against Governor’s order for floor test

New Delhi | Shiv Sena chief whip Sunil Prabhu has moved the Supreme Court challenging the Maharashtra Governor’s direction to the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government to take a floor test and prove its majority in the House on Thursday (June 30). The court agreed to hear the case at 5 p.m. Wednesday. The Special Assembly […]

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Shiv Sena ‘family head’ Thackeray softens, urges rebels to return for talks

Mumbai | In an apparent softening of stance, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray — who is also Shiv Sena President — on Tuesday appealed to the rebel group camping in Guwahati to return and hold discussions. “Many of you are in contact with us and are still emotionally connected with the Shiv Sena. The families of […]

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CM Thackeray yanks off portfolios of rebel ministers

Mumbai | A week into the unprecedented political crisis that threatens the survival of Maha Vikas Aghadi government, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Monday stripped all the nine rebel ministers of their portfolios and allocated them to other existing ministers. The decision was taken in public interest to ensure a smooth functioning of all departments […]

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Thackeray snaps at rebels: ‘Use your father’s name, not my dad’s, to win polls’

Mumbai | Shiv Sena President and Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday launched a scathing attack on purported attempts by the rebel group to christen itself after the party founder-patriarch, the late Balasaheb Thackeray. “Don’t invoke my Dad’s name, use your father’s name, to win the elections,” said a livid Thackeray, presiding over a meeting of […]

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Bowing out? CM Uddhav Thackeray makes farewell calls

Mumbai | Ahead of his possible resignation, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray started making ‘final calls’ after his emotional challenge to the rebels previous evening that he was ready to quit the post (CM) as well as Shiv Sena chief, here on Thursday. Simultaneously, alliance partner Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) state President and Minister Jayant Patil ruled […]

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Mumbai cops summon BJP man for calling CM’s wife ‘Marathi Rabri Devi’

Mumbai | A fresh row erupted between Maharashtra’s ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi and opposition Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday after a BJP activist posted an objectionable tweet calling Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray’s wife as “Marathi Rabri Devi”. The tweet was posted by Jiten Gajaria, who is said to be a part of the BJP’s social media […]

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Maharashtra to reopen all places of worship from October 7

Mumbai | Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Friday announced the reopening of all places of worship from October 7, the first day of the Navratri festival. “From the auspicious first day of Navratri, all places of worship shall be thrown open for devotees to pray… all Covid-19 protocols must be followed,” Thackeray said in a […]

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Maharashtra Police arrest Narayan Rane for ‘slap’ slur against CM Thackeray

Mumbai | In a major development, the Maharashtra Police on Tuesday afternoon went to arrest Union Minister Narayan Rane for his ‘slap slur’ against Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, but faced resistance from his supporters. A team of police personnel went to Rane’s camp in Sangameshwar in Ratnagiri when he was en route on his ‘Jan Ashirwad […]