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BJP's Devendra Fadnavis under fire after 22-year-old nephew gets vaccinated

20 Apr 2021

BJP's Devendra Fadnavis under fire after 22-year-old nephew gets vaccinated

Former Maharashtra Chief Minister and current Leader of Opposition, Devendra Fadnavis, faced the ire of netizens after pictures of his nephew Tanmay Fadnavis, said to be about 22 years old, getting vaccinated surfaced.

Maharashtra BJP accused of illegally procuring Remdesivir; here's what happened

19 Apr 2021

Maharashtra BJP accused of illegally procuring Remdesivir; here's what happened

Even as the COVID-19 outbreak gets progressively worse in Maharashtra, the state is witnessing a fresh controversy over the alleged illegal procurement of the anti-viral drug Remdesivir by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Not afraid of inquiry: Fadnavis on pharma firm-Remdesivir issue

19 Apr 2021

Not afraid of inquiry: Fadnavis on pharma firm-Remdesivir issue

BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis, who is being targeted by the ruling parties in Maharashtra for objecting to Mumbai police's grilling of a pharma company's top executive over alleged stocking of Remdesivir vials, on Sunday said he was not afraid of any inquiry against him as he has not done anything wrong.

Raut slams BJP for changing stance on COVID-19 curbs

07 Apr 2021

Raut slams BJP for changing stance on COVID-19 curbs

Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Wednesday hit out at the opposition BJP for criticizing the Maharashtra Government after initially supporting it over the restrictions imposed by it to check the spread of COVID-19.

Sena alleges collusion between BJP and some Maharashtra officials

24 Mar 2021

Sena alleges collusion between BJP and some Maharashtra officials

Stating that BJP's key motive is to create instability in Maharashtra by imposing President's Rule, the Shiv Sena on Wednesday alleged collusion between BJP and some officials with an aim to weaken the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) Government.

NCP hits back at BJP; says Fadnavis is 'misleading' people

23 Mar 2021

NCP hits back at BJP; says Fadnavis is 'misleading' people

The Nationalist Congress Party hit back at Bharatiya Janata Party leader Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday after the latter alleged inconsistencies in NCP leader and Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh's quarantine claims.

Mumbai belongs to Maharashtra, will always remain its part: Ajit

28 Jan 2021

Mumbai belongs to Maharashtra, will always remain its part: Ajit

A day after Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister Laxman Savadi demanded that Mumbai be made part of his state, his Maharashtra counterpart Ajit Pawar on Thursday said, "Everyone knows that the metropolis belongs to Maharashtra and it would always remain its part."

Union Minister Smriti Irani tests positive for COVID-19

28 Oct 2020

Union Minister Smriti Irani tests positive for COVID-19

Union Minister of Women and Child Development Smriti Irani on Wednesday announced that she had tested positive for COVID-19.

Coronavirus: Devendra Fadnavis, BJP's Bihar poll campaign in-charge, tests positive

24 Oct 2020

Coronavirus: Devendra Fadnavis, BJP's Bihar poll campaign in-charge, tests positive

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday announced that he had tested positive for COVID-19.

Shiv Sena seeking Maharashtra Governor's recall after "turned secular" row

14 Oct 2020

Shiv Sena seeking Maharashtra Governor's recall after "turned secular" row

Shiv Sena, taunted by Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari for turning "secular," is seeking his removal and might approach President Ram Nath Kovind, News18 reported on Wednesday.

We aren't enemies, says Sanjay Raut after meeting Devendra Fadnavis

27 Sep 2020

We aren't enemies, says Sanjay Raut after meeting Devendra Fadnavis

Shiv Sena's firebrand leader Sanjay Raut suggested against reading too much into his meeting with Maharashtra former Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, saying both of them have ideological differences but aren't enemies. He added Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray was aware of the meeting.

How can Mughals be heroes, asks Adityanath; renames Agra museum

15 Sep 2020

How can Mughals be heroes, asks Adityanath; renames Agra museum

The under-construction Mughal museum in Uttar Pradesh city Agra will be named after Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj on orders of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, his office said in a statement on Monday.

Arnab and Kangana at center of ruckus in Maharashtra Assembly

08 Sep 2020

Arnab and Kangana at center of ruckus in Maharashtra Assembly

On the last day of the monsoon session, both Houses in Maharashtra Assembly witnessed an upheaval as members moved privilege motions against journalist Arnab Goswami and actor Kangana Ranaut.

Conspiracy to link Aaditya Thackeray to SSR's death: Shiv Sena

05 Aug 2020

Conspiracy to link Aaditya Thackeray to SSR's death: Shiv Sena

Shiv Sena spokesperson Sanjay Raut on Wednesday claimed that there is a conspiracy to link the party leader and Maharashtra minister Aaditya Thackeray to the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.

With over 90,000 cases, Mumbai expects a spike in cases

11 Jul 2020

With over 90,000 cases, Mumbai expects a spike in cases

As of Friday, Maharashtra's Mumbai had reported over 90,000 cases of the coronavirus disease. Mumbai is India's second worst-hit city in the outbreak after Delhi.

Bitter fight between Piyush Goyal, Uddhav Thackeray over Shramik trains

25 May 2020

Bitter fight between Piyush Goyal, Uddhav Thackeray over Shramik trains

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and Railways Minister Piyush Goyal locked horns over Shramik special trains on Sunday.

Sadhus lynched, cops stared: What exactly happened in Palghar?

20 Apr 2020

Sadhus lynched, cops stared: What exactly happened in Palghar?

On Thursday night, a horrific incident played out in Palghar, Maharashtra, barely 125 kilometer away from Mumbai.

'Why didn't Delhi Police stop Tablighi Jamaat?' asks Maharashtra Minister

09 Apr 2020

'Why didn't Delhi Police stop Tablighi Jamaat?' asks Maharashtra Minister

A day after he targeted the Union Home Ministry over the Tablighi Jamaat event, Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on Thursday blamed the Delhi Police.

Maharashtra: Shiv Sena says no discussion on reservation for Muslims

02 Mar 2020

Maharashtra: Shiv Sena says no discussion on reservation for Muslims

Days after a minister of the Maharashtra Maha Vikas Aghadi government said that Muslims will be given a 5% reservation in educational institutes, Shiv Sena, one of the constituents of the coalition, said this topic wasn't being discussed.

Maharashtra to give 5% reservation to Muslims in education: Minister

28 Feb 2020

Maharashtra to give 5% reservation to Muslims in education: Minister

The Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government plans to give 5% reservation to Muslims in education, a minister of the coalition said on Friday.

Bhima-Koregaon case transferred to NIA: Sharad Pawar slams Uddhav Thackeray

15 Feb 2020

Bhima-Koregaon case transferred to NIA: Sharad Pawar slams Uddhav Thackeray

That the National Investigative Agency (NIA) has taken over the Bhima-Koregaon case upset Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar, who attacked Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray over the same.

Bhima Koregaon case: NIA takes over investigation, Maha government fumes

25 Jan 2020

Bhima Koregaon case: NIA takes over investigation, Maha government fumes

On Friday, Centre tasked National Investigative Agency (NIA) with the Bhima Koregaon case of 2018, sparking another battle with the Maharashtra government, that was formed after Shiv Sena, Congress, and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) joined hands last year.

Sanjay Raut withdraws controversial statement on Indira Gandhi's underworld connection

16 Jan 2020

Sanjay Raut withdraws controversial statement on Indira Gandhi's underworld connection

After his remarks on former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and underworld don Karim Lala sparked controversy, Shiv Sena spokesperson Sanjay Raut on Thursday withdrew his statement.

Can't forget Kashmir: JNUSU President Aishe Ghosh at Jamia

16 Jan 2020

Can't forget Kashmir: JNUSU President Aishe Ghosh at Jamia

Aishe Ghosh, president of Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union, has raked another controversy by mentioning Kashmir outside New Delhi's Jamia Millia Islamia University, where she went on Wednesday to express solidarity.

Mumbai: 'Free Kashmir' poster sparks controversy, Fadnavis questions Uddhav Thackeray

07 Jan 2020

Mumbai: 'Free Kashmir' poster sparks controversy, Fadnavis questions Uddhav Thackeray

A 'Free Kashmir' poster was spotted at Mumbai's Gateway of India yesterday, and quite naturally it has kicked up a storm with politicians wading into it.

Maharashtra: Ajit Pawar becomes Deputy CM, Aaditya Thackeray joins Cabinet

30 Dec 2019

Maharashtra: Ajit Pawar becomes Deputy CM, Aaditya Thackeray joins Cabinet

On Monday, Nationalist Congress Party's Ajit Pawar took oath as Maharashtra's Deputy Chief Minister, for the second time in less than two months.

Mumbai: Pro and anti-CAA protests take place just 4-km apart

27 Dec 2019

Mumbai: Pro and anti-CAA protests take place just 4-km apart

Mumbai witnessed unusual scenes today with pro and anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protests taking place just 4 kilometers away from one another.

All you need to know about detention centers in India

27 Dec 2019

All you need to know about detention centers in India

Since the Citizenship Act was recently amended, there has been a lot of talk about the National Register of Citizens and detention centers expected to confine those declared foreigners under the NRC exercise.

Disgruntled BJP-leader Eknath Khadse meets Pawar, meeting with Uddhav next

10 Dec 2019

Disgruntled BJP-leader Eknath Khadse meets Pawar, meeting with Uddhav next

Senior BJP leader Eknath Khadse is upset with his party and claims he was treated unfairly. This has sort of opened new doors for him, and he has been meeting several leaders since.

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

09 Dec 2019

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

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."

Fadnavis made "temporary" CM to move Rs. 40,000cr: BJP MP

02 Dec 2019

Fadnavis made "temporary" CM to move Rs. 40,000cr: BJP MP

In a shocking remark, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP and former Union Minister Anant Kumar Hegde said that Devendra Fadnavis was made the temporary Chief Minister of Maharashtra, so as to move funds worth Rs. 40,000 back to the Centre.

Congress' Nana Patole elected unopposed as Speaker of Maharashtra Assembly

01 Dec 2019

Congress' Nana Patole elected unopposed as Speaker of Maharashtra Assembly

Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) candidate and Congress leader Nana Patole on Sunday was elected as Maharashtra Assembly Speaker.

Devendra Fadnavis to vacate CM residence soon, starts house-hunting

29 Nov 2019

Devendra Fadnavis to vacate CM residence soon, starts house-hunting

Two days after tendering his resignation as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis has started the process of vacating the official residence.

Maharashtra: Deputy CM to be from NCP, Speaker from Congress

28 Nov 2019

Maharashtra: Deputy CM to be from NCP, Speaker from Congress

The new Maharashtra government will have one Deputy Chief Minister, from the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), while the Speaker's post will go to the Congress party, NCP leader Praful Patel announced, following a six-hour-long meeting of the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress alliance, on Wednesday.

Devendra Fadnavis resigns as Maharashtra CM twice, in a month

26 Nov 2019

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

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.

Ajit Pawar resigns as Maharashtra Deputy CM

26 Nov 2019

Ajit Pawar resigns as Maharashtra Deputy CM

Amid the furor over the Maharashtra government formation, Nationalist Congress Party's rebel leader Ajit Pawar has resigned as the Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra.

Maharashtra government formation: SC orders floor test tomorrow

26 Nov 2019

Maharashtra government formation: SC orders floor test tomorrow

In the ongoing Maharashtra power tussle, the Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered a floor test to be conducted on November 27 before 5 pm.

Supreme Court on Maharashtra government formation: Order reserved for Tuesday

25 Nov 2019

Supreme Court on Maharashtra government formation: Order reserved for Tuesday

On Monday, the Supreme Court reserved its order while hearing arguments on Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari's decision to install a government in the state on Saturday.