Articles about Bal Thackeray

Bal Keshav Thackeray, born on January 23, 1926, in Pune, was the founder and life-long Pramukh (chief) of the political party Shiv Sena and was a key figure in Indian politics. Like his father, Keshav Sitaram Thackeray, who took part in the Samyukta Maharashtra movement demanding the creation of a Maratha State, Thackeray was a Marathi nativist vocal about the issues affecting a common Marathi man. He was initially a cartoonist and worked with the 'Free Press Journal', 'Times of India', and later his own cartoon weekly 'Marmik'. He founded the political outfit, Shiv Sena, in 1966 for representing the Maratha interests against that of immigrants from other states in Maharashtra. He launched the Shiv Sena mouthpiece 'Saamana', a Marathi daily, in 1988 in counter to the hostile press and for communicating the party's message. Thackeray led the Shiv Sena to victory in the 1995 Maharashtra Assembly elections in alliance with the BJP. Though he never contested any elections, he is thought to have pulled strings from behind in his party's political formations and functioning. Thackeray was known for his controversial statements and was often held responsible for Shiv Sena's violent demeanor. He passed away in 2012 at the age of 86 in Mumbai.

Scenes of bodies floating in rivers tarnished India's image: Thorat

31 May 2021

Politics
Scenes of bodies floating in rivers tarnished India's image: Thorat

The Maharashtra Revenue Minister and Congress leader Balasaheb Thorat on Sunday said that the scenes of the bodies of COVID-19 patients floating in rivers and lying in the sand in some states have tarnished the image of India in the world.

Nashik farmers march to Mumbai for anti-farm law rally

24 Jan 2021

India
Nashik farmers march to Mumbai for anti-farm law rally

Over 1,200 farmers from Maharashtra's Nashik headed to state capital Mumbai on Saturday in protest against the central government's new agricultural laws.

After meeting with rebels, Congress begins reshuffle in 4 states

20 Dec 2020

Politics
After meeting with rebels, Congress begins reshuffle in 4 states

The Indian National Congress party has started reshuffling leaders, beginning with organizational leadership changes in Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Telangana.

Amend or abandon GST: Uddhav Thackeray tells BJP-led Centre

26 Oct 2020

Politics
Amend or abandon GST: Uddhav Thackeray tells BJP-led Centre

Uddhav Thackeray, the disgruntled former ally of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), launched a sharp attack on the Centre on Sunday, saying that the GST system has failed and it should either be amended, or the old system should be brought back.

Singer Anuradha Paudwal's son Aditya passes away at age 35

12 Sep 2020

Entertainment
Singer Anuradha Paudwal's son Aditya passes away at age 35

In a terrible piece of news, popular playback singer Anuradha Paudwal's son, music producer Aditya Paudwal has passed away at the age of 35.

Don't you dare mess with me: Sonu tells Bhushan Kumar

23 Jun 2020

Entertainment
Don't you dare mess with me: Sonu tells Bhushan Kumar

Days after he put out a video blog making serious revelations about how the Indian music industry functions, singer Sonu Nigam has now slammed music label T-Series' head honcho Bhushan Kumar. He warned the 42-year-old music mogul to "not to mess" with him.

Maharashtra: CM Uddhav Thackeray's plan to visit Ayodhya sparks reactions

23 Jan 2020

Politics
Maharashtra: CM Uddhav Thackeray's plan to visit Ayodhya sparks reactions

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray is planning to visit Ayodhya to celebrate the completion of 100 days of his government, which was formed after Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress joined hands.

Maharashtra portfolio allocated: Check full list of Ministers here

05 Jan 2020

Politics
Maharashtra portfolio allocated: Check full list of Ministers here

After causing much fuss, the Uddhav Thackeray-led government in Maharashtra announced the portfolio allocation for Cabinet Ministers and Ministers of State on Sunday.

In Maharashtra Cabinet, NCP expected to get lion's share

03 Jan 2020

Politics
In Maharashtra Cabinet, NCP expected to get lion's share

Sharad Pawar's Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) could emerge as the biggest winner in Maharashtra, as it is all poised to get key Cabinet berths like Home, Finance, Irrigation, and Housing, reports NDTV.

Maharashtra Cabinet expansion: Several Congress leaders upset after being ignored

31 Dec 2019

Politics
Maharashtra Cabinet expansion: Several Congress leaders upset after being ignored

Yesterday, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray expanded his Cabinet, more than a month after he took oath.

Sena supports former-ally BJP on Citizenship (Amendment) Bill. Here's why

10 Dec 2019

Politics
Sena supports former-ally BJP on Citizenship (Amendment) Bill. Here's why

Shiv Sena may have ended its decades-long alliance with BJP, but the party still supported the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill yesterday.

Maharashtra: Fadnavis' wife Amruta calls Sena 'hypocrite', Priyanka Chaturvedi replies

09 Dec 2019

Politics
Maharashtra: Fadnavis' wife Amruta calls Sena 'hypocrite', Priyanka Chaturvedi replies

Erstwhile allies, and now feuding parties, Shiv Sena and BJP are leaving no chance to slam one another publicly.

Modi proposed BJP-NCP alliance in Maharashtra, claims Sharad Pawar

03 Dec 2019

Politics
Modi proposed BJP-NCP alliance in Maharashtra, claims Sharad Pawar

With the Maharashtra political drama settled, Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had proposed "working together."

Devendra Fadnavis resigns as Maharashtra CM twice, in a month

26 Nov 2019

Politics
Devendra Fadnavis resigns as Maharashtra CM twice, in a month

On Tuesday, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis resigned as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra.

Maharashtra: BJP summons MLAs; Fadnavis to address media in afternoon

26 Nov 2019

Politics
Maharashtra: BJP summons MLAs; Fadnavis to address media in afternoon

After the Supreme Court ordered a floor test to be held in the Maharashtra Assembly on Wednesday, the Bharatiya Janata Party called all of its MLAs for a meeting in Mumbai on Tuesday.

Maharashtra: Congress, NCP, Shiv Sena likely to announce alliance today

22 Nov 2019

Politics
Maharashtra: Congress, NCP, Shiv Sena likely to announce alliance today

The Congress, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the Shiv Sena will hold a meeting in Mumbai on Friday to further their talks over an alliance in Maharashtra. They are likely to make an announcement about joining hands later on Friday.

After BJP-Shiv Sena tiff, Fadnavis pays tribute to Bal Thackeray

17 Nov 2019

Politics
After BJP-Shiv Sena tiff, Fadnavis pays tribute to Bal Thackeray

Setting aside his differences with the Shiv Sena, former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday attended party founder Bal Thackeray's memorial event.

Shiv Sena says it doesn't oppose 5% reservation for Muslims

15 Nov 2019

Politics
Shiv Sena says it doesn't oppose 5% reservation for Muslims

After splitting ways with BJP, Shiv Sena is now working day in and out to form a government with unlikely allies, NCP and Congress in Maharashtra, the state which is currently under President's Rule.

Maharashtra government formation in limbo as Sena, BJP's showdown continues

27 Oct 2019

Politics
Maharashtra government formation in limbo as Sena, BJP's showdown continues

When Assembly results were declared for Maharashtra and Haryana on Thursday, it seemed BJP would easily form a government in the former state.

Poster referring to Aaditya Thackeray as future CM spotted

25 Oct 2019

Politics
Poster referring to Aaditya Thackeray as future CM spotted

On Thursday, BJP and Shiv Sena managed to retain Maharashtra, by winning 161 out of 288 assembly seats.

Know the net worth of Shiv Sena scion Aaditya Thackeray

03 Oct 2019

Politics
Know the net worth of Shiv Sena scion Aaditya Thackeray

Young gun Aaditya Thackeray has formally stepped into the poll arena by filing his nomination from Worli assembly constituency of Maharashtra.

New book claims Thackeray family hailed from Bihar

17 Sep 2019

Politics
New book claims Thackeray family hailed from Bihar

The Thackerays may not be fans of migrants from North India, particularly Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, but a new book claims they also hail from the region which they despise.

After PM Modi, Mayawati to have a biopic on her?

28 Mar 2019

Entertainment
After PM Modi, Mayawati to have a biopic on her?

It's raining biopics on politicians in Bollywood these days.

After being offered front-row seats, 'Thackeray' director leaves premiere hall

25 Jan 2019

Entertainment
After being offered front-row seats, 'Thackeray' director leaves premiere hall

Controversy erupted on Thursday during the movie screening of Thackeray in Mumbai after director Abhijit Panse and his family were asked to sit in the front row.

Rs. 100 crore approved to build Bal Thackeray's sea-facing memorial

22 Jan 2019

Mumbai
Rs. 100 crore approved to build Bal Thackeray's sea-facing memorial

The Maharashtra Cabinet today approved Rs. 100 crore for the construction of a memorial for late Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray.

Despite being Muslim, Nawazuddin is fine being 'Thackeray'. Here's why

18 Jan 2019

Entertainment
Despite being Muslim, Nawazuddin is fine being 'Thackeray'. Here's why

After winning hearts with his exemplary portrayal of Urdu iconoclast Saadat Haasan Manto, Nawazuddin Siddiqui is back with Thackeray, and the movie looks exceptional.

#PMNarendraModi first look: Vivek Oberoi looks unconvincing as PM Modi

07 Jan 2019

Entertainment
#PMNarendraModi first look: Vivek Oberoi looks unconvincing as PM Modi

It's raining biopics in Bollywood these days.

Producer Sanjay Raut wants 'Thackeray' uncensored like Balasaheb Thackeray

28 Dec 2018

Entertainment
Producer Sanjay Raut wants 'Thackeray' uncensored like Balasaheb Thackeray

Thackeray released its first trailer on December 26 and offered a look at the rise of Balasaheb Thackeray and his actions while in power as founder and head of the Shiv Sena party.

'Thackeray' trailer reveals the leader's power, but film faces censorship

26 Dec 2018

Entertainment
'Thackeray' trailer reveals the leader's power, but film faces censorship

Thackeray released its first trailer today, December 26, after much anticipation among fans following the two teasers that gave them a peek into the life of Balasaheb Thackeray, the leader on whom the film is based.

Babri Masjid demolition case: SC seeks report from trial judge

10 Sep 2018

India
Babri Masjid demolition case: SC seeks report from trial judge

The Supreme Court on Monday asked a sessions judge of Lucknow court on how he intends to finish the trial in the Babri Masjid demolition case within the April'19 deadline.

Irony much! Don Arun Gawli, murder convict, tops Gandhian-thought exam

14 Aug 2018

India
Irony much! Don Arun Gawli, murder convict, tops Gandhian-thought exam

Keeping in sync with his Gandhi topi, underworld don-turned-politician Arun Gawli has now become an expert of Gandhian philosophy by topping an exam on the same.

In January'19, Kangana and Hrithik will clash at box-office

21 Jul 2018

Entertainment
In January'19, Kangana and Hrithik will clash at box-office

Kangana Ranaut and Hrithik Roshan's affair (if one can call it that) has already consumed a lot of time of Bollywood journalists.

Balasaheb tolerated BJP's misdeeds, I won't, we've had enough: Uddhav

26 May 2018

Politics
Balasaheb tolerated BJP's misdeeds, I won't, we've had enough: Uddhav

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray today said his father, Bal Thackeray, tolerated BJP's "misdeeds", but they've had enough of it and he would not tolerate it.

6 incredible Indian political jodis - Guess who's on top?

25 May 2018

Politics
6 incredible Indian political jodis - Guess who's on top?

Politics is futile without relationships, some honest while many superficial.

'Secular but Hindutva' parties will come-together against 'pseudo-secular' opposition: Fadnavis

11 Apr 2018

Politics
'Secular but Hindutva' parties will come-together against 'pseudo-secular' opposition: Fadnavis

In a subtle hint of his hopes of the BJP and the Shiv Sena jointly contesting the next year's polls, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said that all "secular but Hindutva" parties would come together to counter the "pseudo-secular" opposition.

Sridevi accorded state funeral on CM Fadnavis's directive, reveals RTI

31 Mar 2018

Entertainment
Sridevi accorded state funeral on CM Fadnavis's directive, reveals RTI

Bollywood legend Sridevi was accorded state funeral on the orders of Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadanavis, states a Right To Information (RTI) reply.

5 actors who will portray politicians this year

15 Mar 2018

Entertainment
5 actors who will portray politicians this year

The Indian entertainment industry has often refrained from making films and shows on the lives of politicians in order to avoid controversies.

Re-building bonds? Amitabh Bachchan starts following Congress leaders on Twitter

22 Feb 2018

Politics
Re-building bonds? Amitabh Bachchan starts following Congress leaders on Twitter

Is superstar Amitabh Bachchan getting close to the Congress once again? Speculations have abounded since social media users noticed he recently started following many party leaders on Twitter.

Balasaheb Thackeray: Remembering the tiger on his 92nd birth anniversary

23 Jan 2018

Politics
Balasaheb Thackeray: Remembering the tiger on his 92nd birth anniversary

The charismatic and limelight-loving Balasaheb Thackeray was a "true-blue" celebrity.