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.

23 Jan 2023

Bhagat Singh Koshyari

Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshiyari to step down: Details here

Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshiyari on Monday announced that he would step down from the position soon.

13 Jan 2023


Maharashtra: 10 die in bus-truck collision on Nashik-Shirdi highway

At least ten people, including kids, died after the bus they were traveling in collided with a truck on Friday on the Nashik-Shirdi highway in Maharashtra.

12 Jan 2023


India's longest sea bridge to open in Mumbai this year

After a decades-long wait, the "longest sea bridge in India" is finally set to open for vehicular traffic in Mumbai later this year.

27 Dec 2022


After Karnataka, Maharashtra passes resolution on border dispute

Following the resolution passed in the Karnataka Legislative Assembly on Thursday to protect the state's sovereignty and interests in the backdrop of its border dispute with Maharashtra, the latter's state Assembly also passed a similar resolution unanimously on Tuesday.

22 Dec 2022


Maharashtra: 'Eligible bachelors' take out march seeking brides in Solapur

In an attempt to highlight the problem of the skewed male-female ratio, many 'eligible bachelors' in Maharashtra's Solapur took out a march looking for brides for themselves.

14 Dec 2022


Maharashtra-Karnataka border row: CMs, Fadnavis to meet Amit Shah today

Maharashtra's Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and his counterpart from Karnataka, Basavaraj Bommai, are set to meet Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday to discuss the raging border issue between both states.

10 Dec 2022

Music Industry

‘Lavani Queen’ singer Sulochana Chavan passes away at 92

Popular Marathi Lavani singer Sulochana Chavan breathed her last on Saturday at her South Mumbai residence. She was 92.

06 Dec 2022


Maharashtra-Karnataka border dispute escalates after fresh protests in Belagavi

The inter-state border dispute between Maharashtra and Karnataka has escalated following protests in Karnataka's border town of Belagavi, reported NDTV.

25 Nov 2022


Maharashtra-Karnataka border dispute: Won't forfeit even an inch, says Shinde

Reacting to the fresh salvo over the Maharashtra-Karnataka border dispute, the former state's CM Eknath Shinde proclaimed on Thursday that they wouldn't forfeit even an inch of land.

14 Nov 2022


NCP MLA Awhad, out on bail, resigns over 'false cases'

Former Maharashtra minister and a legislator from Sharad Pawar-led Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Jitendra Awhad, on Monday announced he is resigning from his MLA post.

06 Nov 2022


Toppling MVA government in Maharashtra was a revenge: Fadnavis

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra Davendra Fadnavis said that the toppling of the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government in Maharashtra was "revenge" for a "betrayal" by Shiv Sena.

02 Nov 2022

Sanjay Raut

Patra Chawl scam: Raut's judicial custody extended by 14 days

A Mumbai court hearing the bail plea of Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray) MP Sanjay Raut in a money laundering case reserved its judgment while extending his judicial remand for 14 days.

28 Oct 2022


Opposition corners Shinde government as Tata-Airbus project moves Gujarat

The opposition parties in Maharashtra hit out at the Eknath Shinde-Devendra Fadnavis government for losing the multi-crore Tata-Airbus contract to Gujarat.

Eknath Shinde government restores general consent to CBI in Maharashtra

The Maharashtra government restored the general consent to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to probe cases in the state, which the previous Uddhav Thackeray government had withdrawn this day two years ago.

17 Oct 2022

Shiv Sena

Sikh community objects to Shinde-led Shiv Sena faction's party symbol

Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde-led faction of the Shiv Sena—named Balasaheb's Shiv Sena—has found itself in the middle of a controversy as Sikh community leaders have objected to the party's newly allotted election symbol: two swords and a shield.

11 Oct 2022

Shiv Sena

Election Commission allots new names to both Shiv Sena factions

The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Monday allotted new names to both factions of the Shiv Sena—helmed by Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde and his predecessor Uddhav Thackeray—before Mumbai's East Andheri Assembly seat bye-election.

10 Oct 2022

Uddhav Thackeray

Thackeray challenges ECI order freezing Sena symbol in Delhi HC

The Shiv Sena faction led by Uddhav Thackeray on Monday petitioned the Delhi High Court to overturn an Election Commission of India (ECI) order freezing the party's name and election symbol, reported PTI.

09 Oct 2022

Shiv Sena

ECI freezes Shiv Sena symbol, asks factions to pick new

Four months into the bifurcation, the Election Commission of India (ECI) has barred both Uddhav Thackerey and Eknath Shinde factions of the Shiv Sena from using the party's bow and arrow symbol in the upcoming by-election in Maharashtra.

05 Oct 2022

Shiv Sena

Mumbai to witness 'Sena vs Sena' showdown amid Dussehra rallies

For the first time in 56 years, Mumbai is all set to witness two Shiv Sena Dussehra rallies as friends-turned-foes Uddhav Thackeray and Eknath Shinde fight to prove their respective factions the 'real' Sena.

02 Oct 2022

Uddhav Thackeray

Setback for Thackeray as 3,000 party workers join Shinde camp

In a severe blow for Shiv Sena chief and former Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray, over 3,000 Shiv Sena workers from Mumbai's Worli area joined the Shinde camp on Sunday, according to India Today.

Supreme Court: Setback for Thackeray in 'real Shiv Sena' case

In a big blow for Uddhav Thackeray in his battle against Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde, the Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to stop the Election Commission of India (ECI) from determining whose faction is the real Shiv Sena.

23 Sep 2022

Shiv Sena

HC nod to Thackeray's Sena faction for Dussehra rally

Amid a tug of war between the two factions of the Shiv Sena over conducting the Dussehra rally at Shivaji Park in central Mumbai, the Bombay High Court on Friday gave its order in favor of Uddhav Thackeray's camp of Shiv Sena.

08 Sep 2022

Andhra Pradesh

Mumbai: Breach in Amit Shah's security, man impersonates MHA staffer

A security lapse was exposed in Mumbai during Home Minister Amit Shah's visit after a 32-year-old man was caught impersonating a Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) official.

Sena vs Sena: Thackeray-Shinde row now with 5-judge SC bench

A constitution bench of the Supreme Court will now decide who the "real" Shiv Sena is.

16 Aug 2022


Maharashtra: 'Break legs, will ensure bail,' says Shinde faction MLA

Uddhav Thackeray's Shiv Sena faction has filed a police complaint against Prakash Surve, one of the Sena MLAs from Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde's faction, for his aggressive remarks at a recent event.

14 Aug 2022


Maharashtra portfolios: Shinde keeps Urban Development, Fadnavis gets Home, Finance

Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on Sunday announced portfolios to the recently inducted ministers of his cabinet, ANI reported.

14 Aug 2022


Maharashtra: Shiv Sangram chief Vinayak Mete dies in car crash

Maharashtra's Shiv Sangram chief Vinayak Mete was reportedly killed in a car accident on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway near Khopoli on Sunday.

12 Aug 2022


Meet Mangal Prabhat Lodha, richest minister in Shinde-Fadnavis Maha cabinet

Mangal Prabhat Lodha, a six-time MLA in Maharashtra, is the richest minister in the new Eknath Shinde-Devendra Fadnavis cabinet.

08 Aug 2022


Maharashtra: Cabinet expansion due this week, Fadnavis may get home

Sources have indicated that the cabinet expansion in Maharashtra is expected to take place this week following a series of meetings to resolve lingering issues that were delaying the move during a dispute over the state's Home Ministry.

SC asks EC not to decide on 'real' Shiv Sena

Former Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray's Shiv Sena faction got immediate relief from the Supreme Court on Thursday.

Thackeray claims original Sena with him; Shinde camp denies defection

The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Shiv Sena faction led by Chief Minister Eknath Shinde to redraft its response to petitions filed by the opposing Uddhav Thackeray group following the recent political turmoil in Maharashtra.

01 Aug 2022


Patra Chawl scam: Sanjay Raut sent to 4-day ED custody

Senior Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut was sent to four-day Enforcement Directorate (ED) custody on Monday.

After Sanjay Raut's no-show, ED raids his house

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Sunday searched Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut's home for his suspected involvement in the Patra Chawl land scam case, according to ANI.

30 Jul 2022


Without Gujaratis, no money will be left in Mumbai: Koshyari

Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari has sparked controversy by stating that if Gujaratis and Rajasthanis are moved from Maharashtra, particularly Mumbai and Thane, there will be no money left in the state and the state will cease to be the country's financial capital.

27 Jul 2022

West Bengal

In touch with 38 TMC MLAs, claims BJP's Mithun Chakraborty

West Bengal BJP leader Mithun Chakraborty has claimed that the party is in touch with 38 Trinamool Congress (TMC) MLAs.

'Use own parents' photos for votes': Uddhav Thackeray slams Shinde

Shiv Sena chief and ex-Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday slammed rebel leader and incumbent Chief Minister Eknath Shinde for bringing him down when he was hospitalized and could barely move.

Uddhav Thackeray challenges EC in SC over 'real Shiv Sena'

Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray's Shiv Sena faction moved the Supreme Court on Monday to challenge the Election Commission's (EC) proceedings to decide on the "real Shiv Sena."

'Prove majority': EC tells Thackeray, Shinde over Sena ownership battle

The power struggle for control of the Shiv Sena between Uddhav Thackeray and Eknath Shinde has entered a new phase in which both will have to provide documentary evidence to prove who would head the party.

20 Jul 2022


Mumbai: Gang, demanding Rs. 100 crore for minister post, busted

Mumbai Crime Branch has arrested four men, who allegedly demanded Rs. 100 crore from an MLA for a ministerial post in the newly-formed Maharashtra cabinet.

18 Jul 2022

Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh: 13 dead as bus falls into Narmada river

In a tragic incident, a bus going from Indore to Pune fell into the Narmada river in the Dhar district of Madhya Pradesh on Monday.