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.

19 Mar 2024

Bal Thackeray

2024 polls: BJP may ally with Raj Thackery, say reports

The Bharatiya Janata Party is in talks with the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) leader Raj Thackeray to explore a potential alliance in Maharashtra for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

01 Jan 2024

Ram Mandir

Only devotees of Ram invited: Ram Mandir priest slams Thackeray

Acharya Satyendra Das, the head priest of Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Temple or Ram Mandir, slammed Shiv Sena (UBT) chief Uddhav Thackeray after he claimed he was not invited to the temple's consecration ceremony on January 22.

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.

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.

04 Feb 2019

Arvind Kejriwal

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.

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

Shiv Sena

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.

25 May 2018


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.

19 Mar 2018

Narendra Modi

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: 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.

16 Oct 2017


Raj: MNS corporators were paid Rs. 5cr to join Sena

Attacking Shiv Sena, MNS' Raj Thackeray made a sensational claim that six MNS corporators who had defected to the Sena last week were paid Rs. 5cr each.

05 Oct 2017

Narendra Modi

At MNS rally, Raj Thackeray attacks Modi on all fronts

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) President Raj Thackeray took out a procession to the Western Railways headquarters at Churchgate, Mumbai to protest the stampede that occurred on the foot-over bridge of Elphinstone station claiming 23 lives.

30 Sep 2017


Raj Thackeray: Unless Mumbai local fixed, no bullet train

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray threatened the government's ambitious Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train by saying that "until the present infrastructure of local railways is made better, not a single brick will be allowed to be placed for bullet train in Mumbai."

22 Sep 2017


Mumbai: MNS Chief Raj Thackeray calls PM Modi "liar"

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) Chief, Raj Thackeray, called PM Narendra Modi a "liar" in his speech while launching his Facebook page in Mumbai.

12 Jan 2017


What's making the news today in Mumbai?

'WAYU', an experiment for outdoor air-purification in Mumbai, has already been termed a disappointment.

12 Dec 2016

Shah Rukh Khan

What's making rounds in the entertainment world?

King Khan of Bollywood met with MNS Chief Raj Thackerey to clear out roadblocks regarding his upcoming movie, 'Raees'.

12 Dec 2016

Shah Rukh Khan

Things not so 'tinsel-y' in India's tinseltown

Relief is not in sight for people struggling with demonetization woes, even after a month.