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Maharashtra portfolio allocated: Check full list of Ministers here

05 Jan 2020

Maharashtra portfolio allocated: Check full list of Ministers here

After causing much fuss, the Uddhav Thackeray-led government in Maharashtra announced the portfolio allocation for Cabinet Ministers and Ministers of State on Sunday.

In Maharashtra Cabinet, NCP expected to get lion's share

03 Jan 2020

In Maharashtra Cabinet, NCP expected to get lion's share

Sharad Pawar's Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) could emerge as the biggest winner in Maharashtra, as it is all poised to get key Cabinet berths like Home, Finance, Irrigation, and Housing, reports NDTV.

Maharashtra Cabinet expansion: Several Congress leaders upset after being ignored

31 Dec 2019

Maharashtra Cabinet expansion: Several Congress leaders upset after being ignored

Yesterday, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray expanded his Cabinet, more than a month after he took oath.

Maharashtra: Ajit Pawar becomes Deputy CM, Aaditya Thackeray joins Cabinet

30 Dec 2019

Maharashtra: Ajit Pawar becomes Deputy CM, Aaditya Thackeray joins Cabinet

On Monday, Nationalist Congress Party's Ajit Pawar took oath as Maharashtra's Deputy Chief Minister, for the second time in less than two months.

Sachin Tendulkar's 'X' security withdrawn; Aaditya Thackeray's upgraded to 'Z'

25 Dec 2019

Sachin Tendulkar's 'X' security withdrawn; Aaditya Thackeray's upgraded to 'Z'

Cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar's security cover has been downgraded, an official said on Wednesday.

Modi proposed BJP-NCP alliance in Maharashtra, claims Sharad Pawar

03 Dec 2019

Modi proposed BJP-NCP alliance in Maharashtra, claims Sharad Pawar

With the Maharashtra political drama settled, Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had proposed "working together."

Devendra Fadnavis to vacate CM residence soon, starts house-hunting

29 Nov 2019

Devendra Fadnavis to vacate CM residence soon, starts house-hunting

Two days after tendering his resignation as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis has started the process of vacating the official residence.

Maharashtra: Deputy CM to be from NCP, Speaker from Congress

28 Nov 2019

Maharashtra: Deputy CM to be from NCP, Speaker from Congress

The new Maharashtra government will have one Deputy Chief Minister, from the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), while the Speaker's post will go to the Congress party, NCP leader Praful Patel announced, following a six-hour-long meeting of the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress alliance, on Wednesday.

Devendra Fadnavis resigns as Maharashtra CM twice, in a month

26 Nov 2019

Devendra Fadnavis resigns as Maharashtra CM twice, in a month

On Tuesday, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis resigned as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra.

Maharashtra: BJP summons MLAs; Fadnavis to address media in afternoon

26 Nov 2019

Maharashtra: BJP summons MLAs; Fadnavis to address media in afternoon

After the Supreme Court ordered a floor test to be held in the Maharashtra Assembly on Wednesday, the Bharatiya Janata Party called all of its MLAs for a meeting in Mumbai on Tuesday.

Ajit Pawar resigns as Maharashtra Deputy CM

26 Nov 2019

Ajit Pawar resigns as Maharashtra Deputy CM

Amid the furor over the Maharashtra government formation, Nationalist Congress Party's rebel leader Ajit Pawar has resigned as the Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra.

Maharashtra government formation: SC orders floor test tomorrow

26 Nov 2019

Maharashtra government formation: SC orders floor test tomorrow

In the ongoing Maharashtra power tussle, the Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered a floor test to be conducted on November 27 before 5 pm.

9 irrigation-scam cases closed. Not linked to Ajit, says ACB

25 Nov 2019

9 irrigation-scam cases closed. Not linked to Ajit, says ACB

Amid the ongoing Maharashtra political drama, it was reported that nine cases in the irrigation scam, in which Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar was an accused, have been closed.

Supreme Court on Maharashtra government formation: Order reserved for Tuesday

25 Nov 2019

Supreme Court on Maharashtra government formation: Order reserved for Tuesday

On Monday, the Supreme Court reserved its order while hearing arguments on Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari's decision to install a government in the state on Saturday.

Here's what happened at Devendra Fadnavis, Ajit Pawar's late-night meeting

25 Nov 2019

Here's what happened at Devendra Fadnavis, Ajit Pawar's late-night meeting

After the surprise oath-taking of BJP's Devendra Fadnavis as Chief Minister and NCP's Ajit Pawar as Deputy CM on Saturday, the two held closed-door meetings at the former's official residence on Sunday.

Ajit calls Sharad his leader; latter says he's creating confusion

24 Nov 2019

Ajit calls Sharad his leader; latter says he's creating confusion

On Sunday, Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Ajit Pawar wrote a series of tweets, thanking Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other top BJP leaders, one day after taking oath.

Professor applies for leave, went into "shock" by Maharashtra politics

24 Nov 2019

Professor applies for leave, went into "shock" by Maharashtra politics

The unending twists and turns in Maharashtra took a toll on a college professor.

Maharashtra: Supreme Court to hear Sena-Congress-NCP petition at 11:30 am

24 Nov 2019

Maharashtra: Supreme Court to hear Sena-Congress-NCP petition at 11:30 am

The Supreme Court will today hear a petition filed by the Shiv Sena, Congress party, and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) over the hush-hush government formation in Maharashtra.

Maharashtra coup: 48 NCP MLAs return to Sharad Pawar

23 Nov 2019

Maharashtra coup: 48 NCP MLAs return to Sharad Pawar

After Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar called a meeting of all party MLAs earlier on Saturday, 48 out of the party's 54 legislators in the Maharashtra Assembly attended the meeting.

Congress calls Maharashtra coup 'black-day'; displays confidence in defeating BJP

23 Nov 2019

Congress calls Maharashtra coup 'black-day'; displays confidence in defeating BJP

On Saturday, the Congress held a press conference to address the recent developments in the state of Maharashtra.

Maharashtra Deputy CM Ajit Pawar removed as NCP CLP leader

23 Nov 2019

Maharashtra Deputy CM Ajit Pawar removed as NCP CLP leader

In the latest development in the Maharashtra coup, Nationalist Congress Party's Ajit Pawar was removed as the party's legislative party leader.

President's Rule revoked in Maharashtra at 5:47 am

23 Nov 2019

President's Rule revoked in Maharashtra at 5:47 am

When the whole world was sleeping, President's Rule was revoked in Maharashtra, in a rather strange development.

NCP doesn't support Ajit Pawar backing BJP: Sharad Pawar

23 Nov 2019

NCP doesn't support Ajit Pawar backing BJP: Sharad Pawar

In a dramatic turn of events, BJP's Devendra Fadnavis and NCP's Ajit Pawar were sworn in as Maharashtra Chief Minister and Deputy CM respectively on Saturday.

Maharashtra: Fadnavis took oath as CM, NCP's Pawar his Deputy

23 Nov 2019

Maharashtra: Fadnavis took oath as CM, NCP's Pawar his Deputy

On November 23, BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis took oath as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra amid deadlock over government formation of the state.

Maharashtra: Congress, NCP, Shiv Sena likely to announce alliance today

22 Nov 2019

Maharashtra: Congress, NCP, Shiv Sena likely to announce alliance today

The Congress, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the Shiv Sena will hold a meeting in Mumbai on Friday to further their talks over an alliance in Maharashtra. They are likely to make an announcement about joining hands later on Friday.

Maharashtra crisis: BJP's Fadnavis may stake claim in two days

04 Nov 2019

Maharashtra crisis: BJP's Fadnavis may stake claim in two days

The BJP and Shiv Sena were supposed to get on with government formation after Diwali, but the festival ended a week ago and the friends-turned-foes still haven't been able to come on the same page.

Assembly elections 2019: How did star-candidates perform in Haryana, Maharashtra?

24 Oct 2019

Assembly elections 2019: How did star-candidates perform in Haryana, Maharashtra?

With each passing hour, the picture of Haryana and Maharashtra assemblies are becoming clearer.

Maharashtra elections 2019: Salman Khan's bodyguard Shera joins Shiv Sena

19 Oct 2019

Maharashtra elections 2019: Salman Khan's bodyguard Shera joins Shiv Sena

Just three days before the crucial Assembly elections in Maharashtra, Bollywood actor Salman Khan's long-time aide Gurmeet Singh alias Shera joined the Shiv Sena on Friday, ANI reported.

Irrigation scam: NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal backs Ajit Pawar

28 Nov 2018

Irrigation scam: NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal backs Ajit Pawar

Senior Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Chhagan Bhujbal today came out in support of party colleague Ajit Pawar, who is facing allegations of involvement in a multi-crore irrigation scam, and hit out at the BJP-led Maharashtra government over it.

NCP Chief Pawar won't contest 2019 Lok Sabha polls: Awhad

06 Oct 2018

NCP Chief Pawar won't contest 2019 Lok Sabha polls: Awhad

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) President Sharad Pawar will not contest the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, party leader Jitendra Awhad told reporters in Mumbai today.

Maharashtra government reduced the height of Shivaji statue, alleges Congress

07 Mar 2018

Maharashtra government reduced the height of Shivaji statue, alleges Congress

Maharashtra government has reduced the height of warrior Shivaji's statue, to be constructed off Mumbai coast, alleged opposition Congress party and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP).

Frisking of girls at MIT-Pune: Parties seek probe, demand action

05 Mar 2018

Frisking of girls at MIT-Pune: Parties seek probe, demand action

A probe has been demanded by the Shiv Sena, Congress, and NCP, on Monday into the alleged frisking of girl students at a school run by a Pune-based institute, while they had come there to appear for class 12 examinations.

Some hits and some misses from Mumbai

05 Jan 2017

Some hits and some misses from Mumbai

Navi Mumbai may have to wait much longer for an airport.

NCP's Praful Patel blames Congress for its downfall

13 Sep 2016

NCP's Praful Patel blames Congress for its downfall

NCP's Praful Patel lashed out at senior Congress leader and former Maharashtra CM, Prithviraj Chavan, for NCP's debacle in the assembly elections of 2014.