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Maharashtra civic polls campaign ends, spotlight on Shiv Sena-BJP fight

The gruelling campaign for civic polls in Mumbai and nine other cities across Maharashtra ended this evening, with the BJP Shiv Sena rift casting a shadow over the stability of the Devendra Fadnavis government.

Cabinet composition may change after local polls in Maharashtra: CM Fadnavis
Cabinet composition may change after local polls in Maharashtra: CM Fadnavis

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today said the outcome of the local body elections currently underway in the state will weigh on the future of his cabinet composition as some ministers will be promoted while others relieved according to BJP's performance in their areas.

Four charred to death in major fire in Bhiwandi, 2 injured
Four charred to death in major fire in Bhiwandi, 2 injured

Four persons were charred to death and two others received severe burn injuries in a major fire that broke out on Sunday at a godown in the powerloom town of Bhiwandi in the district.

PM Narendra Modi lauds 'warrior' Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj on birth anniversary
PM Narendra Modi lauds 'warrior' Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj on birth anniversary

Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj on his birth anniversary on Sunday expressing his gratitude to the Maratha warrior for having taken birth here.

BMC gears up for February 21 polls
BMC gears up for February 21 polls

"The preparatory work to conduct the election is almost complete," said a senior official entrusted with the electoral work.

Mid-term polls in Maharashtra inevitable: Sharad Pawar

Warning that midterm assembly elections in Maharashtra were "inevitable", Nationalist Congress Party president Sharad Pawar on Saturday said there was no question of his party propping up the Bharatiya Janata Party-Shiv Sena alliance in the state.

Former Nagpur MP Jambuwantrao Dhote passes away after suffering cardiac arrest
Former Nagpur MP Jambuwantrao Dhote passes away after suffering cardiac arrest

Former Member of Parliament from Nagpur Jambuwantrao Dhote passed away on Saturday morning following a cardiac arrest.

Devendra Fadnavis doesn't think of PM as marketable face now: Digvijay Singh
Devendra Fadnavis doesn't think of PM as marketable face now: Digvijay Singh

Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh today said Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had stopped thinking of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a "marketable face" after the demonetisation.

BJP confident of victory in first phase of ZP polls in Maharashtra

BJP today expressed confidence that it will lead the seat tally in the first phase of Zilla Parishad and Panchayat Samiti elections in Maharashtra.

MNS fields 11 non-Maharashtrians for BMC polls

The 11 non-Marathi speaking candidates of MNS include Gujaratis, Catholics, Muslims, North Indians and South Indians.

Constable pushed down from railway bridge by drunk men, 2 held

A constable was severely injured on Friday after he was allegedly assaulted and pushed down from a footover bridge by a group of drunk miscreants at Nalla Sopara railway station here, police said.

Shiv Sena leader Pandurang Dhumal injured in mob attack in Murbad taluka

Eight persons including a local Shiv Sena leader were injured after they were allegedly attacked by an armed mob of 50 people in Koravale village in Murbad taluka here, district police said on Friday.

Manoj Tiwari's car attacked in Mumbai, BJP Delhi chief says it can`t discourage him
Manoj Tiwari's car attacked in Mumbai, BJP Delhi chief says it can`t discourage him

Manoj Tiwari, the Lok Sabha member from Delhi North-East, has been campaigning for the BJP in Mumbai for the upcoming BMC polls.

Around 69% voting in phase 1 zilla parishads, panchayat polls in Maharashtra

Around 69 per cent voting was registered in the first phase of elections to zilla parishads (ZPs) and panchayat samitis held in Maharashtra on Thursday.

ATS probe in 2008 Malegaon blast case incoherent: NIA tells HC

The NIA today told the Bombay High Court that the probe conducted by the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) in the September 2008 Malegaon blast case was "incoherent and riddled with loopholes".

ED arrests Zakir Naik aide in PMLA case
ED arrests Zakir Naik aide in PMLA case

Officials said Gazdar, director in certain firms under scanner in this case, was arrested late evening by the Enforcement Directorate under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

Hotels approach HC against order on dry days during civic poll

A hotel owners association has filed a petition in Bombay High Court challenging an order of state Excise department declaring dry days from the evening of February 19 to 21 and on February 23, due to the civic polls.

Bombay High Court asks Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation to remove all illegal hoardings before civic polls

Bombay High Court today directed the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to remove forthwith all hoardings, banners and advertisements put up illegally by parties or their members and initiate action against them.

Fire destroys cashew, mango, coconut plantation in Sindudurg

Cashew, mango and coconut plantation over 500 acres was gutted after dry hay caught fire at a village in Sindhudurg district, disaster management officials said on Thursday.

Nagpur must be saved from BJP's grip, says Shiv Sena

In a scathing attack on Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis alleging poor law and order situation in his home turf Nagpur, the Shiv Sena today said the city must be saved from the clutches of the BJP and wondered if the city is on its way to become the "crime capital of the world."

BJP seeks ban on Shiv Sena mouthpiece 'Saamana' that 'only screams', Uddhav Thackery calls it emergency
BJP seeks ban on Shiv Sena mouthpiece 'Saamana' that 'only screams', Uddhav Thackery calls it emergency

After a BJP functionary wrote to the State Election Commission demanding ban on publication of Shiv Sena mouthpiece 'Saamana' on three days, latter's national president Uddhav Thackeray has compared the situation to 'Emergency'.

Maharashtra Zilla Parishads, Panchayat Samiti polls: Polling for first phase underway
Maharashtra Zilla Parishads, Panchayat Samiti polls: Polling for first phase underway

As many as 11,989 candidates are in fray for the 2,567 seats of 15 Zilla Parishads and 165 panchayat samitis in Maharashtra, polling for which is underway on Thursday.

Maharashtra Zilla Parishads, Panchayat Samiti polls: First phase elections from Thursday

As many as 11,989 candidates are in fray for the 2,567 seats of 15 Zilla Parishads and 165 panchayat samitis.

Sena accuses Maha CM of irregularities as ex-Nagpur mayor

At a time when Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis is building BJP's campaign for civic polls on a transparency plank and his clean image, Shiv Sena today claimed he was indicted by a probe panel for "corruption" during his stint as Nagpur mayor in 2001.

BJP stands for progress, development: Maharashtra CM Devendra​ Fadnavis

Equating BJP to a bank which offers good returns to investors, Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis today said his party stands for progress and development and anyone casting vote in its favour will "earn interest" in the form of development.

What's the point of progress if kids are malnourished: Bombay HC

The Bombay High Court on Wednesday said Maharashtra's progress and prosperity are pointless when 50 percent of children in the state are malnourished and below the poverty line.

Congress leader's brutal murder in Maharashtra's Bhiwandi caught on camera – Watch disturbing footage here
Congress leader's brutal murder in Maharashtra's Bhiwandi caught on camera – Watch disturbing footage here

After parking his car in the basement, Mhatre was moving towards his house when he was shot by two men.

PM Modi not my enemy: Uddhav Thackeray

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray has said he has no enmity with Prime Minister Narendra Modi but he has the right to speak his mind.

Central Railway to run special trains between Mumbai and Shirdi during summer

The Central Railway (CR) will run total 52 superfast weekly special trains to Sainagar Shirdi from Lokmanya Tilak Terminus and Dadar stations here to clear extra rush of passengers during the summer season, a statement said today.

Civic polls: 'Confused' NCP will be wiped out in Pune, PCMC, says Fadnavis

Calling the NCP a "confused" party, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday said that in the civic polls next week, the Sharad Pawar-led party will be defeated by BJP in Pune and neighbouring Pimpri Chinchwad.