Raj Thackeray: News

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 2022

Yogi Adityanath

Using loudspeakers in mosques not fundamental right: Allahabad HC

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 2022


Loudspeaker row: MNS leaders booked, 150 workers arrested in Nashik

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 2022


Maharashtra loudspeaker row: Cops alert as Raj Thackeray's deadline ends

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 2022


Raj Thackeray Aurangabad rally: Case filed against MNS chief, organizers

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 2022


Loudspeaker row: Maharashtra Police on alert as MNS's deadline approaches

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 2022


Raj Thackeray's Aurangabad event violated 16 conditions; police action likely

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray delivered a fiery, controversial speech in a packed Aurangabad venue on Maharashtra Day (Sunday).

26 Apr 2022

Yogi Adityanath

'Remove illegal loudspeakers from religious places': UP government's new order

The Uttar Pradesh government has issued a new order directing authorities to remove illegal loudspeakers from religious establishments.

25 Apr 2022


Hanuman Chalisa row: Ranas move Bombay HC to cancel FIRs

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 2022


Maharashtra Hanuman Chalisa row: Ranas sent to 14-day judicial custody

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 2022


Maharashtra: Hanuman Chalisa row reaches CM's residence; check details here

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 2022


Loudspeaker row: How Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Assam, and Kerala reacted

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 2022

Narendra Modi

Remove mosques' loudspeakers: MNS chief Raj Thackeray tells Maharashtra govt

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.

Mahira Khan takes up ZEE5 project, 'won't allow,' says MNS

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 2020


Bandra chaos: 'Labor leader' arrested for spreading rumors; journalist booked

Hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced an extension of nationwide lockdown till May 3, horrifying images emerged from Bandra, Mumbai.

17 Sep 2019


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.

19 Feb 2019


#PulwamaAftermath: MNS wants radio-stations to stop playing Pakistani singers' songs

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 2019


Pulwama aftermath: Cine Workers Association bans Pakistani actors, artists

In wake of horrendous Pulwama attack, the Cine Workers Association on Monday announced a complete ban on Pakistani actors and artists.

17 Feb 2019


#PulwamaAttack: T-Series removes Pakistani singers' songs from its YouTube channel

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 2019

Narendra Modi

Fasting Anna Hazare says BJP 'used him' in 2014

Activist Anna Hazare, whose fast entered the sixth day on Monday, said the Bharatiya Janata Party 'used him' in 2014 and his agitation helped the saffron party come to power.

04 Feb 2019

West Bengal

Mamata-Modi showdown: Didi pulls all nighter in dharna against Center

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 2018


Rakhi Sawant on Tanushree Dutta's defamation case: 'She wants publicity'

The ongoing #MeToo movement has sparked a war of words between Tanushree Dutta and Rakhi Sawant.

04 Oct 2018


#BiggBoss12: MNS threatens makers of violence if Tanushree enters show

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 2018


Tanushree Dutta thanks Mumbai Police for protecting her from MNS

By exposing the rampant power abuse in Bollywood, Tanushree Dutta has got on the wrong side of many, obviously.

11 Aug 2018


Why are Salman, Aaditya Thackeray on Mumbai Police's offenders' list?

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 2018


Former autorickshaw driver becomes new Pimpri-Chinchwad Mayor

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 2018


Maratha protests turn violent, one cop killed, vehicles set ablaze

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 2018


#UnpopularOpinion: Why allowing outside-food in theaters isn't a good idea

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 2018


Maharashtrians, you can bring food from outside to cinema halls!

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 2018

Narendra Modi

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

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

19 Apr 2018


'Bar busting' ex-Mumbai police chief Arup Patnaik forays into politics

Former Mumbai police chief Arup 'bar busting' Patnaik made his foray into politics yesterday.

MNS workers vandalize Gujarati signboards after Raj Thackeray's speech

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 2018


MNS workers target Gujarati signboards at shops in Thane

Activists of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) have reportedly pulled down Gujarati signboards at some commercial establishments in Thane district of Maharashtra.

MNS Chief Raj Thackeray calls for 'Modi-mukt Bharat' by 2019

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 2018


Uber, Ola drivers threaten indefinite strike from 18 March

The drivers of cab aggregators Uber and Ola have threatened to go on an indefinite strike from the midnight of 18 March.

13 Mar 2018


Food, footwear, treatment, water: Mumbai's 'thank you' gifts for farmers

'If you ate today, thank a farmer,' the saying goes, and Mumbai followed.

12 Mar 2018


Mumbai painted red as thousands of protesting farmers assemble

Thousands of farmers from across Maharashtra have congregated in Mumbai to press for various demands.

12 Mar 2018


Mumbai: Ground turns red as farmers converge for protest

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 2018


Dawood wanted to return but Indian government rejected conditions: Lawyer

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 2018


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

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