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Sambhaji Brigade, Shiv Sena indulge in scuffle over staging of play on Nathuram Godse
Sambhaji Brigade, Shiv Sena indulge in scuffle over staging of play on Nathuram Godse

Activists of Sambhaji Brigade and Shiv Sena allegedly indulged in a scuffle before the staging of play "Hey Ram Nathuram" at a theatre here, sources said on Sunday.

ED issues summons to Zakir Naik

The ED has issued summons to Zakir Naik as part of its probe against the controversial preacher and his Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) under anti-money laundering laws.

Mumbai: Gurudas Kamat withdraws himself from poll campaign; blames Sanjay Nirupam

Fissures in the Mumbai Congress once again surfaced to the fore with AICC General Secretary Gurudas Kamat informing his supporters that he has withdrawn himself from poll campaign and selection of candidates and blamed MRCC chief Sanjay Nirupam's "negative attitude" for it.

BMC polls: Shiv Sena promises sops; BJP stings with 'bad road' barb

Amid uncertainty over formation of alliance for BMC polls, Shiv Sena on Thursday tried to steal a march over BJP by announcing sops including waiver of property tax for small tenements if voted back to power, only to be countered by the combative ally which said the civic body has no right to levy street tax until roads are rid of potholes.

No objection if bail granted to Sadhvi Pragya: NIA to HC

A bomb strapped to a motorcycle had exploded in Malegaon on September 29, 2008, killing seven people and injuring around 100.

Maharashtra: Direct cash transfer in students' a/cs for breaking contractor nexus, says Vinod ​Tawde

The direct transfer of money into bank accounts of children was recommended by Finance Department.

BJP seeks 114 seats to contest Mumbai civic polls, says Shiv Sena
BJP seeks 114 seats to contest Mumbai civic polls, says Shiv Sena

As the deadlock over the pre-poll ties continues, the BJP has sought 114 seats to contest for the Mumbai civic body polls in alliance with the Shiv Sena, party MP Anil Desai said, after the second round of talks between the two parties held on Wednesday. 

Former Shiv Sena MP Gajanan Babar joins BJP

Former Shiv Sena MP from Pune, Gajanan Babar today joined the BJP, ahead of the civic polls scheduled in Maharashtra next month.

Show opponents of development their place, says CM Devendra Fadnavis

Stressing that Maharashtra has started changing under the BJP, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today appealed to people to show "opponents of development" their place even as he hailed the proposed Mumbai-Nagpur superhighway, saying it will make farmers "rich".

Shiv Sena's youth wing chief Aaditya Thackeray's BMW collides with another car in Mumbai - PICS
Shiv Sena's youth wing chief Aaditya Thackeray's BMW collides with another car in Mumbai - PICS

In an unfortunate incident, Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray's BMW collided with another car in Mumbai on Sunday.

Four-year-old gang-raped, brutally murdered in Mumbai; three arrested
Four-year-old gang-raped, brutally murdered in Mumbai; three arrested

In an another shocking incident, a four-year-old girl was gang-raped and then brutally murdered in the outskirts of Mumbai. 

Devendra Fadnavis on protein diet to lose weight after "gaining" weight

Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis said he regretted not giving enough time to his school-going daughter Divija due to his hectic schedule.

Whoever bids to oust us from BMC would dig own grave: Shiv Sena
Whoever bids to oust us from BMC would dig own grave: Shiv Sena

Dubbing the use of state machinery and money power in the run-up to the polls as "unfortunate for democracy", it asserted that no one has been able to root out Sena's influence on the masses.

Maharashtra's two-phased civic polls to be held on Feb 16, 21
Maharashtra's two-phased civic polls to be held on Feb 16, 21

Nearly 10 crore voters will exercise their franchise in a two-phased election to 10 municipal corporations, 26 Zilla Parishads and 283 Panchayat Samitis across the state, Maharashtra State Election CommissIoner (SEC) Jageshwar S. Saharia announced here on Wednesday.

Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis launches '7/12 extract' on digital platform

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday launched the 7/12 utara (extract), a crucial land document, on a digital platform under Digital India Land Record Modernisation Programme (DILRMP) across state.

Maharashtra civic elections: Zilla Parishad, Panchayat Samiti polls on February 16, 21
Maharashtra civic elections: Zilla Parishad, Panchayat Samiti polls on February 16, 21

Nearly 10 crore voters will exercise their franchise in a two-phased election to 10 municipal corporations, 25 Zilla Parishads and 283 Panchayat Samitis across the state, Maharashtra's State Election Commissioner (SEC) Jageshwar S. Saharia announced here on Wednesday.

Civic polls: 'BJP positive on tie-up with Shiv Sena'

Mumbai BJP president Ashish Shelar on Wednesday said his party is 'positive' about an alliance with ally Shiv Sena, ahead of the upcoming local bodies polls, including the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).

Pained by pet dog's death, Pune student ends life

Kanwar Harshavardhan Raghav was living in Pune since the past couple of years and was a first-year management student at the Symbiosis Group of colleges.

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray offers himself for 'political alliances'
Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray offers himself for 'political alliances'

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) President Raj Thackeray on Tuesday indicated that he is "open" to offers of political alliance for the forthcoming civic elections in the state.

Talk to Shiv Sena leaders on seat sharing, Fadnavis asks partymen

In a bid to forge an alliance with Shiv Sena for the upcoming elections to 10 municipal corporations and 26 Zilla Parishads, Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis has asked party leaders to initiate talks with their Sena counterparts to explore seat sharing possibilities.

BJP wins 1190 councillor seats; 71 municipal council prez post

The ruling BJP has emerged as winner in the just-concluded four-phase elections in 191 Municipal Councils and 19 Nagar Panchayats of Maharashtra, bagging 1,109 seats.

Mumbai BJP holds 'Chunavi Chaupal' too woo North Indian voters

The current term of Mumbai, Thane, Bhiwandi-Nijampur, Ulhasnagar, Pune, Pimpri-Chinchwad, Nashik, Akola, Solapur, Amravati, Nagpur civic bodies will end by March 2017.

BJP retains top spot in last phase of Maharashtra municipal council polls
BJP retains top spot in last phase of Maharashtra municipal council polls

BJP also secured seven posts of municipal council president in the fourth and final phase.

Maharashtra: Voting underway for 4th phase of municipal council polls

The voting for the last phase of the municipal council polls in 11 nagar parishads of Maharashtra's Nagpur and Gondia districts, that began today, is currently underway. 

Minor girl raped, murdered in Sangli district of Maharashtra

A 14-year-old girl was allegedly raped and murdered by unidentified persons at Bhilawadi in Sangli district in western Maharashtra, police said on Saturday.

BMC polls to be a Shiv Sena vs BJP battle, say political observers

The BJP, which has been in power with the Shiv Sena in the civic body for over two decades now, does not want to share the anti-incumbency factor.

Mumbai: Fire breaks out in Kurla's Kapadia Bazar
Mumbai: Fire breaks out in Kurla's Kapadia Bazar

No casualties have been reported as of now.

Bombay HC refuses to order CBI probe 'at this stage' on Anna Hazare's plea in sugar scam
Bombay HC refuses to order CBI probe 'at this stage' on Anna Hazare's plea in sugar scam

The court was hearing a criminal PIL filed by Anna Hazare seeking CBI inquiry into the sugar co-operative factories scam.

CBI has agenda against me: Peter Mukerjea

Former media baron Peter Mukerjea, arrested in the murder case of his stepdaughter Sheena Bora, on Wednesday told a special court here that CBI was trying to malign his image.

Sheena Bora murder: CBI court sets January 17 for framing charges against accused

The alleged murder of Sheena Bora came to light in 2015 when a former driver employed by the Mukerjeas confessed to the police for allegedly assisting Indrani in committing the crime.