Articles about Raj Thackeray
Raj Thackeray is an Indian politician who is serving as the Chairperson of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), as of 2021. He was born on June 14, 1968, in Mumbai and completed his education at the University of Mumbai and Sir J.J Institute of Applied Art. He is the cousin brother of Maharashtra’s Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and the nephew of Shiv Sena founder Balasaheb Thackeray. After completing his studies, Thackeray worked as a cartoonist in the weekly magazine named ‘Marmik.’ He started his electoral journey by joining Shiv Sena and also launched the Bharatiya Vidyarthi Sena. Thackeray played a crucial role during the campaigning for the 1990 Maharashtra Assembly elections. In 2006, he left Shiv Sena following a disagreement with his cousin and went on to form his own party named Maharashtra Navnirman Sena. His political outfit is mainly pro-Maratha and has been vocal about the rights of the people of Maharashtra. In 2008, he led a violent movement against the migrants from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh in Maharashtra, following which he was arrested. Thackeray has also spoken against the Pakistani artistes working in India.
06 May 2022India
The Allahabad High Court has dismissed a petition seeking the installation of a loudspeaker in a mosque for "azaan," saying it's "not a fundamental right."
05 May 2022Politics
Amid the Maharashtra loudspeaker row, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) leaders Sandeep Deshpande and Santosh Dhuri were booked on Wednesday under various IPC sections, including "assault to deter a public servant" from the discharge of duty.
04 May 2022Politics
As Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray's deadline for the removal of loudspeakers from mosques ended on Tuesday, the Maharashtra Police is on alert.
03 May 2022India
The Aurangabad Police has registered a case against the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) supremo Raj Thackeray and organizers of his Aurangabad rally, where he gave a controversial speech on Sunday.
03 May 2022Politics
As the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena's (MNS) deadline for the removal of loudspeakers from mosques approached, the Maharashtra Police reportedly canceled all leaves of the police personnel.
02 May 2022Politics
Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray delivered a fiery, controversial speech in a packed Aurangabad venue on Maharashtra Day (Sunday).
26 Apr 2022India
The Uttar Pradesh government has issued a new order directing authorities to remove illegal loudspeakers from religious establishments.
25 Apr 2022India
Maharashtra independent MLA Ravi Rana and his wife, Amravati MP Navneet Rana, petitioned the Bombay High Court on Monday for the cancellation of FIRs against them.
24 Apr 2022India
Maharashtra independent MLA Ravi Rana and his wife, Amravati MP Navneet Rana, were sent to 14-day judicial custody by Mumbai's Bandra Metropolitan Magistrate Court on Sunday.
23 Apr 2022Politics
Security outside Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray's Bandra house, Matoshree, was put on high alert after two lawmakers threatened to chant "Hanuman Chalisa" there on Saturday.
19 Apr 2022Politics
Various states have reacted to rising communal clashes across India and the row over the using loudspeakers at religious places sparked by MNS chief Raj Thackeray.
03 Apr 2022Politics
Raj Thackeray, chief of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), has asked the state government to remove loudspeakers from mosques and warned of putting loudspeakers in front of the mosques and playing Hanuman Chalisa.
19 May 2021Entertainment
Reiterating its stand, Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) has announced that it will not let Mahira Khan or any other Pakistani artist work in India.
15 Apr 2020India
Hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced an extension of nationwide lockdown till May 3, horrifying images emerged from Bandra, Mumbai.
17 Sep 2019Politics
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.
19 Feb 2019India
Days after a deadly terror attack in Pulwama shook the nation, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) has asked radio stations to stop playing songs of singers from Pakistan.
18 Feb 2019India
In wake of horrendous Pulwama attack, the Cine Workers Association on Monday announced a complete ban on Pakistani actors and artists.
17 Feb 2019India
In the wake of the horrific Pulwama attack that martyred 40 CRPF jawans, music and film production company T-Series has unlisted Pakistani singers' songs from its YouTube channel, which is YouTube's second-most followed channel.
04 Feb 2019Politics
Following the face-off between the Kolkata Police and the CBI, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee started a dharna on Sunday night, and spent the whole night on a makeshift dias in a mark of protest against what she perceives as a constitutional coup against her government by the Center.
23 Oct 2018Entertainment
The ongoing #MeToo movement has sparked a war of words between Tanushree Dutta and Rakhi Sawant.
04 Oct 2018Entertainment
The ongoing controversy over Tanushree Dutta's sexual harassment charges on Nana Patekar took a new turn after MNS workers threatened 'Bigg Boss 12' makers.
03 Oct 2018Entertainment
By exposing the rampant power abuse in Bollywood, Tanushree Dutta has got on the wrong side of many, obviously.
11 Aug 2018India
Some of the so-called celebrities and known personalities, who earn in crores, have shown stinginess in not paying fines for breaking traffic rules.
05 Aug 2018India
If there's anything we can learn from new Pimpri-Chinchwad Mayor Rahul Jadhav's life, it's that hard work and smart decisions can turn lives around.
24 Jul 2018India
A statewide bandh in Maharashtra today turned violent as protesters demanding reservation for Marathas attacked police, set fire to vehicles and blocked roads.
14 Jul 2018India
Bringing cheer to the masses, the Maharashtra government yesterday announced that people will now be allowed to bring their own food inside cinema halls and multiplexes.
13 Jul 2018India
Bringing cheer to the masses, the Maharashtra government has announced that people will now be allowed to bring their own food inside cinema halls and multiplexes.
25 May 2018Politics
Politics is futile without relationships, some honest while many superficial.
19 Apr 2018Mumbai
Former Mumbai police chief Arup 'bar busting' Patnaik made his foray into politics yesterday.
19 Mar 2018India
After a speech from their party chief, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) workers vandalized Gujarati signboards in front of at least six hotels on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad National Highway 8 yesterday night.
19 Mar 2018India
Activists of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) have reportedly pulled down Gujarati signboards at some commercial establishments in Thane district of Maharashtra.
19 Mar 2018Politics
Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray on Sunday launched a scathing attack on the BJP-led NDA government and called for unity of Opposition parties and also a "Modi-mukt Bharat" by 2019.
16 Mar 2018India
The drivers of cab aggregators Uber and Ola have threatened to go on an indefinite strike from the midnight of 18 March.
13 Mar 2018Mumbai
'If you ate today, thank a farmer,' the saying goes, and Mumbai followed.
12 Mar 2018India
Thousands of farmers from across Maharashtra have congregated in Mumbai to press for various demands.
12 Mar 2018India
Azad Maidan in south Mumbai turned into a sea of red Monday morning as thousands of farmers, carrying red flags, converged after walking around 180 km under the blazing sun over the last six days.
07 Mar 2018India
Wanted gangster Dawood Ibrahim is "keen to return to India," but the government didn't accept any of his conditions, said well-known criminal lawyer Shyam Keswani, who is representing Dawood's brother Iqbal Kaskar in court.
23 Jan 2018Politics
The charismatic and limelight-loving Balasaheb Thackeray was a "true-blue" celebrity.