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Maharashtra civic polls: 56% voting in 10 municipal corporations, 55% in BMC; focus on BJP-Shiv Sena contest
Maharashtra civic polls: 56% voting in 10 municipal corporations, 55% in BMC; focus on BJP-Shiv Sena contest

Millions voted on Tuesday in Maharashtra to elect ten major civic bodies.

Around 53% voter turnout reported in Thane

Around 53 percent voter turnout was registered in the elections to Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) on Tuesday, in which 805 candidates were in the fray for 131 seats.

BMC exit poll: BJP predicted to score big in neck-and-neck battle with Shiv Sena
BMC exit poll: BJP predicted to score big in neck-and-neck battle with Shiv Sena

In the crucial electoral contest of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), BJP and Shiv Sena are likely to be engaged in neck-and-neck battle.

BMC polls 2017: No NCP candidate in BMC ward where Pawar voted
BMC polls 2017: No NCP candidate in BMC ward where Pawar voted

NCP chief Sharad Pawar today exercised his franchise in a municipal ward where nine candidates are contesting and none of them belongs to NCP.

BMC Election 2017: Why this 'mini vidhan sabha' poll is huge prestige battle between Devendra Fadnavis and Uddhav Thackeray
BMC Election 2017: Why this 'mini vidhan sabha' poll is huge prestige battle between Devendra Fadnavis and Uddhav Thackeray

Polling for the cash-rich and crucial Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) got underway on Tuesday morning with estranged allies BJP and Shiv Sena at the forefront of this battle of might. 

BMC polls: BJP confident of victory despite rift with Shiv Sena
BMC polls: BJP confident of victory despite rift with Shiv Sena

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday expressed confidence of securing a majority in the 2017 Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) polls, despite facing a stiff competition from its ally Shiv Sena.

BMC polls 2017: Who will win the battle for country's richest civic body?
BMC polls 2017: Who will win the battle for country's richest civic body?

Polling for the country's richest civic body - Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) – along with nine other municipal corporations in Maharashtra began on Tuesday amid tight security. Here's all you should know about the BMC polls, which are being dubbed as 'mini assembly elections' in Maharashtra.

Stage set for BMC, nine other civic body polls in Maharashtra on Tuesday; stakes high for Devendra Fadnavis, Uddhav Thackeray
Stage set for BMC, nine other civic body polls in Maharashtra on Tuesday; stakes high for Devendra Fadnavis, Uddhav Thackeray

Elections to BMC and nine other civic bodies in Maharashtra will be held on Tuesday.

BMC polls: BJP expecting 55% voter turnout on Tuesday

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis is pulling out all the stops to capture power at the country's richest civic body.

Maharashtra CM asks Kirit Somaiya not to use for politics 'info' on money laundering

BJP MP Kirit Somaiya has been demanding that Shiv Sena Uddhav Thackeray declares his financial assets.

Zakir Naik's Islamic Research Foundation opposes Centre plea for in-camera proceedings in tribunal

Islamic preacher Zakir Naik's Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) on Monday opposed the government's plea for holding in-camera proceedings in the tribunal which is scrutinising whether the immediate ban on IRF was justified.

Support to Maharashtra govt temporary, future of Fadnavis 'uncertain' : Shiv Sena
Support to Maharashtra govt temporary, future of Fadnavis 'uncertain' : Shiv Sena

The Shiv Sena on Monday said its support to the BJP-led government in Maharashtra was "temporary" in nature and that the future of Chief Minister Devednra Fadnavis "remains uncertain".

Under-19 cricketer drives luxury car straight onto Andheri railway station platform, triggers panic
Under-19 cricketer drives luxury car straight onto Andheri railway station platform, triggers panic

A former Under-19 cricketer has been arrested after he drove his luxury car onto platform number 1 of Andheri Railway Station, triggering panic among passengers during peak hours on Monday.

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.