Raj Thackeray

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

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.

New book claims Thackeray family hailed from Bihar

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.

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

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.

Pulwama aftermath: Cine Workers Association bans Pakistani actors, artists

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.

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

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.

Fasting Anna Hazare says BJP 'used him' in 2014

04 Feb 2019

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.

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

04 Feb 2019

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Tanushree Dutta thanks Mumbai Police for protecting her from MNS

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.

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

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.

Former autorickshaw driver becomes new Pimpri-Chinchwad Mayor

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

25 May 2018

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

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

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

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

19 Mar 2018

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.

MNS workers target Gujarati signboards at shops in Thane

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

19 Mar 2018

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.

Uber, Ola drivers threaten indefinite strike from 18 March

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.

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

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.

Mumbai painted red as thousands of protesting farmers assemble

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.

Mumbai: Ground turns red as farmers converge for protest

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.

Dawood wanted to return but Indian government rejected conditions: Lawyer

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.

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

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.

MNS vandalizes Mumbai Congress office, terms it a 'surgical strike'

02 Dec 2017

MNS vandalizes Mumbai Congress office, terms it a 'surgical strike'

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

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.

At MNS rally, Raj Thackeray attacks Modi on all fronts

05 Oct 2017

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.

Raj Thackeray: Unless Mumbai local fixed, no bullet train

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."

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

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.

What's making the news today 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.

BJP's plans to woo the Maratha community

23 Dec 2016

BJP's plans to woo the Maratha community

In efforts to pacify the Maratha community, the BJP has grand plans for the bhoomipujan ceremony of the Rs.3,600 crore Chhatrapati Shivaji memorial which is going to be built in the Arabian Sea.

What's making rounds in the entertainment world?

12 Dec 2016

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'.

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

12 Dec 2016

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

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

Marathas rise against threat to social order

03 Nov 2016

Marathas rise against threat to social order

Analysts say a majority of the Marathas have come to believe that the changing social order in Maharashtra could affect their social standing.

What made news last week?

24 Oct 2016

What made news last week?

Major political upheavals happened in the Indian political scenario; the feud within the Samajwadi Party has just widened, while Varun Gandhi landed in a soup over leaked national security secrets.

Ongoing Maratha protests draw support from other communities

17 Oct 2016

Ongoing Maratha protests draw support from other communities

In continuation of their ongoing-protests, the Marathas led another massive rally in Thane, Maharashtra. The women-led rally was attended by roughly ten lakh people.

Marches led by Marathas draw Raj Thackeray's support

03 Oct 2016

Marches led by Marathas draw Raj Thackeray's support

Raj Thackeray, chief of Maharasthra Navnirman Sena, has praised the protest marches being taken out by the Marathas across the state of Maharashtra.