Eknath Shinde: News

Eknath Shinde is an Indian politician who serves as the Cabinet Minister of Urban Development and Public Undertakings in the Maharashtra Government, as of 2021. He is a Shiv Sena member of the Legislative Assembly from the Kopri-Pachpakhadi constituency of Thane. Shinde has been elected for two terms in the Thane Municipal Corporation and has also been consecutively elected for four terms in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly. He was born on February 9, 1964, in Maharashtra and had to leave education at an early age to earn livelihood for his family. After becoming a minister in 2014, he resumed his studies and earned his Bachelor in Arts degree. In the 1980s, he joined the Shiv Sena after coming under the influence of Anand Dighe and Bal Thackeray. Following this, he was appointed as the Shakha Pramukh of Kisan Nagar. In 1985, he also participated in the Maharashtra-Karnataka border agitation. In the 10 years as an MLA in the Legislative Assembly, Shinde continued to raise crucial issues such as The Cluster Development scheme, water scarcity, coastal security of Maharashtra, inflation, modernization of police force, Thane Metro, etc.

Pune Porsche crash: Doctor who 'changed' teen's blood sample sacked  

The chief medical officer of Sassoon General Hospital in Pune, Dr. Shrihari Halnor, has been fired for allegedly manipulating blood samples of the 17-year-old boy involved in the Porsche car accident.

Thane blast: Toll reaches 11, boiler was unregistered says government

The death toll from the explosion at a chemical factory in Maharashtra's Thane district rose to 11 on Friday after three more bodies were recovered.

Mumbai billboard collapse toll rises to 14; FIR registered

The death toll in the Mumbai billboard collapse climbed up to 14 in the early hours of Tuesday.

24 Apr 2024

Nitin Gadkari

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari faints during political rally in Maharashtra 

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari fainted while delivering a speech in Yavatmal, Maharashtra, on Wednesday afternoon.

06 Apr 2024

Shiv Sena

Maharashtra CM Shinde's son Shrikant to contest from Kalyan seat

Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde's son, Shrikant Shinde, will contest from the Kalyan constituency in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, deputy chief minister Devendra Fadnavis announced on Saturday.

02 Apr 2024

Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan travels via Mumbai Coastal Road; calls it 'marvel'

Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan recently experienced the newly inaugurated Mumbai Coastal Road, expressing his admiration for the impressive infrastructure.

29 Mar 2024

Ajit Pawar

'No wrongdoing...': CBI files closure in case against Praful Patel

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has closed a corruption investigation against Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Praful Patel, months after he joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

28 Mar 2024


2024 Lok Sabha polls: Govinda joins Eknath Shinde's Shiv Sena

Bollywood actor Govinda officially joined Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde's Shiv Sena on Thursday, reports said.

Maharashtra: BJP, allies resolve deadlock, Ajit's NCP gets 4 seats

The Mahayuti alliance in Maharashtra—led by the Bharatiya Janata Party—has likely reached a new settlement in its seat-sharing talks for the 2024 general elections.

26 Feb 2024


Maratha quota: Curfew imposed in Maharashtra's Ambad amid protests

A curfew was imposed in Ambad taluka of Maharashtra's Jalna district over concerns of unrest amid the Maratha reservation protests led by activist Manoj Jarange-Patil.

21 Feb 2024


Jarange-Patil announces statewide agitation on March 3 over 'sage-soyare'

Maratha reservation activist Manoj Jarange-Patil has asked the Maharashtra government to implement the draft notification on "blood relatives" (sage-soyare) of Kunbi Marathas within two days.

20 Feb 2024

Devendra Fadnavis

Bill on 10% Maratha quota passed in Maharashtra Assembly

A bill that guarantees 10% reservation in jobs and educational institutions to the Maratha community was unanimously passed in the Maharashtra Assembly on Tuesday.

17 Feb 2024

Narendra Modi

Spoke to PM Modi about BJP 'poaching' Congress leaders: Kharge

Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge has criticized the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for allegedly "poaching" opposition leaders through intimidation.

16 Feb 2024


Maharashtra backward class commission submits report on Maratha reservation

The Maharashtra State Commission for Backward Classes (MSCBC) has submitted a survey report on the Maratha community's social, financial, and educational conditions to Chief Minister Eknath Shinde.

Maharashtra: BJP MLA arrested for shooting at Shiv Sena leader

MLA Ganpat Gaikwad of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and two of his associates were arrested by the Thane Police on Saturday for allegedly shooting at Shiv Sena leader Mahesh Gaikwad.

27 Jan 2024

Mumbai Police

Maratha quota stir: Government accepts demands, Jarange Patil ends protest

Maratha quota activist Manoj Jarange Patil has called off his hunger strike and protest after meeting with Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde.

26 Jan 2024


Maratha quota stir: Jarange Patil issues ultimatum to Maharashtra government 

Activist Manoj Jarange Patil will not enter Mumbai as planned and will stay in Navi Mumbai if the state government issues a GR (government resolution) regarding the Maratha reservation by Friday night.

17 Jan 2024

Uddhav Thackeray

HC notice to Maharashtra Speaker, others on Shinde faction's pleas

Bombay High Court on Wednesday issued notice to Maharashtra Speaker Rahul Narwekar and the 14 MLAs of the Uddhav Thackeray faction on petitions filed by the Eknath Shinde faction of the Shiv Sena.

14 Jan 2024

Milind Deora

Ex-Congress leader Milind Deora joins Shiv Sena

Former Union minister Milind Deora on Sunday joined Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde-led Shiv Sena hours after announcing his resignation from the Congress.

10 Jan 2024

Shiv Sena

Eknath Shinde faction is real Shiv Sena: Maharashtra speaker

The Speaker of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, Rahul Narwekar, ruled on Wednesday that the Eknath Shinde-led faction was the real Shiv Sena when rival factions of the party emerged in June 2022.

19 Nov 2023

Mumbai Police

Maharashtra: Man booked for passing obscene comment against CM Shinde

The Mumbai Police has filed a case against an individual for allegedly passing an obscene remark on social media against Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde.

15 Nov 2023


Maharashtra: Activist Manoj Jarange-Patil begins statewide tour for Maratha reservation

Maratha activist Manoj Jarange-Patil launched the second leg of his statewide tour in Maharashtra on Wednesday, demanding reservations for his community members.

04 Nov 2023

Sanjay Raut

Elvish Yadav came to Shinde's residence, performed aarti: Sanjay Raut

Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray) leader Sanjay Raut alleged that YouTuber Elvish Yadav—booked for allegedly using snake venom at rave parties—visited the residence of Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and performed aarti.

02 Nov 2023


Maharashtra: Curfew, internet shutdowns enforced as Maratha quota agitation grows

The government shut down internet services in Maharashtra's Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar district on Thursday as the law and order situation worsened amid the agitation for Maratha reservations.

01 Nov 2023


Maharashtra: All political parties agree on Maratha reservation

All political parties in Maharashtra agreed to reservations for the Maratha community under the Other Backward Class (OBC) category, Chief Minister Eknath Shinde said after an all-party meeting on Wednesday.

01 Nov 2023


Maharashtra: Maratha quota protests intensify; two youths climb mobile tower 

Two individuals climbed a 300-foot mobile tower in Dharashiv, Maharashtra, on Wednesday, refusing to descend until their reservation demands are addressed.

31 Oct 2023


Maharashtra: Maratha quota protests intensify; highway blocked, panchayat office torched 

Maratha protestors reportedly blocked the Mumbai-Bengaluru Highway in Maharashtra for two hours on Tuesday afternoon, leading to a significant traffic jam.

31 Oct 2023


Maratha quota row: Maharashtra government to issue 11,500+ Kunbi certificates

The Maharashtra government will likely issue over 11,500 Kunbi caste category certificates to Maratha community members from Tuesday.

30 Oct 2023


Maharashtra: Maratha reservation protesters torch NCP MLA Prakash Solanke's house

Protesters rallying for Maratha reservations reportedly vandalized and torched Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MLA Prakash Solanke's house in Maharashtra's Beed district on Monday.

09 Oct 2023

Ajit Pawar

SC to hear NCP plea on rebels' disqualification on Friday

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a plea by Sharad Pawar's Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) faction on Friday.

03 Oct 2023


31 people die in Maharashtra government hospital in 2 days 

In a span of just two days, 31 people have died at Dr. Shankarrao Chavan Government Medical College and Hospital in Maharashtra's Nanded.

CBFC corruption row: Vishal thanks I&B Ministry for swift response

Tamil actor Vishal has thanked the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting for taking swift action on his corruption allegations against some officials at the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC).

11 Sep 2023


All about Maratha reservation protests

With the 2024 Lok Sabha elections approaching, the Maratha community's demand for reservation in government jobs and educational institutions has taken center stage in Maharashtra politics again.

02 Sep 2023


Maharashtra: Maratha reservation protest turns violent, over 360 booked

The Maharashtra Police booked more than 360 people on Saturday, a day after protesters demanding reservation for the Maratha community in Maharashtra's Jalna allegedly resorted to violence, PTI reported.

12 Aug 2023

Ajit Pawar

Haven't interfered in CM's authority: Pawar rubbishes 'cold war' speculations

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader and Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar has reportedly played down all rumors of a "cold war" between him and Chief Minister Eknath Shinde.

22 Jul 2023

Narendra Modi

Eknath Shinde in Delhi to meet Modi, Shah today: Report

Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde is reportedly on a Delhi visit to hold talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday.

20 Jul 2023


Maharashtra: 4 dead, several feared trapped after landslide in Raigad

At least five people have died so far, while several others remain trapped after a landslide hit the Raigad district of Maharashtra on Thursday.

19 Jul 2023

Uddhav Thackeray

Maharashtra: Thackeray meets Ajit Pawar day after opposition alliance talks

Maharashtra's former Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray met former ally and Deputy CM Ajit Pawar on Wednesday.

19 Jul 2023

Uddhav Thackeray

'Jeetega Bharat': Opposition finalizes tagline after alliance name

After announcing the alliance name "INDIA," the opposition parties have finalized "Jeetega Bharat" (India will win) as their coalition's tagline.

14 Jul 2023


Maharashtra: Ajit Pawar bags Finance Ministry, loyalists get 6 portfolios

The Nationalist Congress Party's (NCP) rebel leader, Ajit Pawar, was granted Maharashtra's Finance Ministry on Friday.

14 Jul 2023

Shiv Sena

Shiv Sena MLAs disqualification: SC issues notice to Maharashtra speaker

The Supreme Court on Friday issued a notice to Maharashtra Assembly Speaker Rahul Narwekar after Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray) MLA Sunil Prabhu filed a petition asking Narwekar to expedite the decision on the disqualification of the rebel MLAs.

09 Jul 2023

Ajit Pawar

Maharashtra: Rumors of discontent grow ahead of another cabinet expansion

To include more Shiv Sena MLAs, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders, and rebel Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MLAs, the Mahayuti-National Democratic Alliance (NDA) coalition government in Maharashtra would expand the state cabinet this week, reported The Indian Express.

08 Jul 2023

Shiv Sena (UBT)

Maharashtra: 54 MLAs get 7-day deadline to avoid disqualification 

Maharashtra Assembly Speaker Rahul Narwekar on Saturday reportedly issued notices to 54 MLAs—including 40 from the Shiv Sena led by Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and 14 legislators of the Shiv Sena (UBT)—seeking their response to disqualification petitions against them.

08 Jul 2023


Maharashtra: Sharad Pawar launches statewide tour amid NCP's power tussle

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) patriarch Sharad Pawar has reportedly embarked on a statewide tour of Maharashtra on Saturday to consolidate support and rebuild the party.

07 Jul 2023

Devendra Fadnavis

Fadnavis meets Shinde late night to discuss power-sharing arrangement: Reports

Amid the raging political battle in Maharashtra, Deputy Chief Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) stalwart Devendra Fadnavis met Chief Minister Eknath Shinde late Thursday night at his official residence.

06 Jul 2023

Narendra Modi

'Have PM Modi's backing': Eknath Shinde rubbishes resignation rumors 

Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on Thursday said his government has the "huge support" of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah.

04 Jul 2023

Praful Patel

51 NCP MLAs wanted BJP alliance during Shinde's rebellion: Report

National Congress Party (NCP) MP Praful Patel reportedly said on Monday that most party MLAs wanted the party to align with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) last year for the formation of the Maharastra government during Eknath Shinde's rebellion, The Times of India reported.

02 Jul 2023

Ajit Pawar

Maharashtra: Ajit Pawar's defection triggers political crisis, parties react

Maharashtra witnessed yet another political shocker on Sunday after Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Ajit Pawar and eight other MLAs joined the Eknath Shinde government in the state.

02 Jul 2023

Ajit Pawar

Maharashtra: Ajit Pawar explains why he joined BJP-Shiv Sena alliance

Shortly after taking oath as the deputy chief minister of Maharashtra on Sunday, Ajit Pawar addressed a press conference to explain why he joined CM Eknath Shinde's coalition government.

02 Jul 2023

Ajit Pawar

Maharashtra: NCP's Ajit Pawar joins Shinde government as deputy CM

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Ajit Pawar, reportedly along with eight other party MLAs, was sworn in as Maharashtra's deputy chief minister on Sunday.

01 Jul 2023


25 burned to death in bus accident on Maharashtra expressway

At least 25 people were reportedly burned to death in the early hours of Saturday after a bus carrying 33 passengers burst into flames on the Samruddhi Mahamarg Expressway in Buldhana, Maharashtra.

28 Jun 2023


Mumbai: Versova-Bandra Sea Link renamed as Veer Savarkar Setu

The Maharashtra government on Wednesday renamed the two major infrastructure projects in Mumbai after Indian political leaders Vinayak Damodar Savarkar (Veer Savarkar) and Atal Bihari Vajpayee, reported ANI.

24 Jun 2023

Uddhav Thackeray

Probe PM CARES Fund: Uddhav Thackeray hits out at ED

Shiv Sena (UBT) supremo Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday reportedly lashed out at the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for taking action against his close aides in the alleged jumbo COVID-19 facility scam.

BMC demolishes 'illegal' Shiv Sena (UBT) office, party workers protest

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Thursday demolished an "unauthorized" and "illegal" office of the Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray) in Bandra East, Mumbai.

20 Jun 2023

Sanjay Raut

Shiv Sena (UBT) seeks UN recognition for 'World Traitors Day'

Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray) MP Sanjay Raut on Tuesday petitioned the United Nations to declare June 20 as "World Traitors Day" to mark the treachery on the original Shiv Sena by Eknath Shinde—now the Maharashtra Chief Minister—and 40 other MLAs.

10 Jun 2023

Navi Mumbai

Why new international airport in Navi Mumbai is special

The under-construction international airport in Navi Mumbai is reportedly set to start its operations by December 2024.

07 Jun 2023


Maharashtra tense over social media posts on Aurangzeb, Tipu Sultan 

Tensions gripped Maharashtra on Wednesday after members of some Hindu organizations clashed with police in Kolhapur district during a protest sparked by social media posts about Mughal emperor Aurangzeb and Mysuru ruler Tipu Sultan.

30 May 2023

Uddhav Thackeray

22 MLAs, 9 MPs may quit Shiv Sena: Thackeray's mouthpiece

The Shiv Sena (UBT), led by Uddhav Thackeray, has claimed that 22 MLAs and nine Lok Sabha MPs from Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde's Shiv Sena were unhappy with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and could resign from the party.

16 May 2023


Maharashtra: 132 people detained, internet shut down after communal violence

As many as 132 people have been detained following clashes between two communities in Akola city and Shevgaon village in the Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra, reported India Today.

16 May 2023

Ajit Pawar

Disqualification of 16 MLAs won't topple Maharashtra government: Ajit Pawar

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Ajit Pawar has remarked the disqualification of 16 MLAs from the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly would not actually topple CM Eknath Shinde's government.

11 May 2023

Shiv Sena

Can't restore Thackeray government: SC on Shiv Sena rift

The Supreme Court on Thursday said that it cannot restore the Uddhav Thackeray government in Maharashtra as Thackeray stepped down from the post without facing a floor test.

01 May 2023


Maharashtra: 3 'wanted' Naxals killed in Gadchiroli police encounter

At least three Naxals were killed in an encounter with the police's C60 Commandos in Gadchiroli of Maharashtra, PTI reported.

28 Apr 2023

Shiv Sena

SC junks transfer of Shiv Sena's assets to Shinde faction

The Supreme Court on Friday rejected a petition seeking a direction to the Maharashtra government to transfer the assets of the Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray) to the faction led by Chief Minister Eknath Shinde.

24 Apr 2023

Uddhav Thackeray

Elections can happen any time, prepared for it: Uddhav Thackeray

Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has said that elections in the state could happen at any time now and asserted his party, Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray), was prepared for it.

17 Apr 2023

Uddhav Thackeray

11 die due to heat stroke at Maharashtra award event 

In an absolutely shocking incident, the "Maharashtra Bhushan" award event on Sunday in Navi Mumbai turned tragic after at least 11 people died and nearly 50 others were hospitalized after they suffered heat stroke during the ceremony, NDTV reported.

18 Mar 2023


Maharashtra: CM Shinde promises to fulfill demands, farmers end agitation

Thousands of farmers in Maharashtra on Saturday called off their long foot protest march from Nashik to Mumbai a day after CM Eknath Shinde's government assured them that their demands would be met.

09 Mar 2023


Maharashtra budget: Honorarium for farmers, financial aid for girls, women

Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis presented the state budget on Thursday and dedicated it to Farmers, women, youth, employment, and the environment in accordance with the "Panchamrut" principle.

01 Mar 2023


'Follow what we say,' Shinde group warns Thackeray's MLAs

Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde-led Shiv Sena faction issued a veiled warning to the MLAs associated with Uddhav Thackeray group, saying action would be taken against those who refuse to obey.