Maharashtra

Devendra Fadnavis sworn in as first BJP CM of Maha, Uddhav Thackeray shows up

Devendra Fadnavis was on Friday sworn-in as Chief Minister of the first BJP government in Maharashtra at a grand ceremony where Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray made a last-minute appearance, raising the possibility of a rapprochement between the saffron parties.

All the best, daddy: Divija wishes the new CM of Maharashtra

It was perhaps the most touching moment of the grand swearing in-ceremony of the BJP government at the Wankhede Stadium on Friday.

Uddhav Thackeray meets Amit Shah after Fadnavis govt takes oath

Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray, who on Friday attended the swearing-in ceremony of Devendra Fadnavis government following a last-minute call from Amit Shah, held talks with the BJP President after the event.

We will like take Shiv Sena along: Nadda

As Devendra Fadnavis on Friday took oath as the first BJP chief minister of Maharashtra, senior party leader J P Nadda said they would like to take their former ally Shiv Sena along.

Maharashtra's new CM Fadnavis promises transparent government

Promising a transparent administration, Maharashtra's new Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday said his government will bring in a legislation for better delivery of services to the people.

Fadnavis to seek trust vote in special session beginning Nov 11

Newly appointed Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis will seek a vote of confidence in his government during a special session of the state Assembly beginning November 11, official sources said on Friday.

MEA distances itself from lawyer's submission in passport case

Ministry of External Affairs on Friday distanced itself from the purported comments of a lawyer representing it in a passport application case in Mumbai High Court.

Uddhav's presence during Maha CM swearing-in ceremony 'heartening': BJP

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday hailed Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray's presence during the swearing-in ceremony of Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, calling it a positive and heartening step.

ISIS admirer Anees Ansari is of unsound mind, court told

 The lawyers of city-based software engineer Anees Ansari, arrested for allegedly conspiring to blow up a US establishment here, today told the court that the accused suffered from an unsound mind and may need psychiatric help.

Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel greets Fadnavis on becoming Maharashtra CM

Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel on Friday greeted Devendra Fadnavis soon after he took oath as the 27th Chief Minister of the first Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government of Maharashtra at a gala public function here.

Devendra Fadnavis' team a mix of old and new

The 10-member Devendra Fadnavis ministry sworn in here on Friday in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a blend of youth and experience.

BJP might have got majority if Shiv Sena pact ended early: Rajnath Singh

In the wake of BJP preparing to form a minority government in Maharashtra, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said that if their alliance with the Shiv Sena would have ended atleast a fortnight before the actual demise of the combine, then his party might have won clear majority in the assembly polls.

WATCH: Devendra Fadnavis sworn-in as Maharashtra CM

Devendra Fadnavis on Friday took oath as the 27th Chief Minister of Maharashtra and the first from BJP in the state.

Under Fadnavis' leadership, Maharashtra will be number one again: Gadkari

Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday said that Maharashtra will regain its position as the best state in the country under the leadership of Devendra Fadnavis, who is due to be sworn-in as the first Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Chief Minister of the state later in the day.

Shiv Sena shields BJP, says swearing-in ceremony will wash off sins of NCP-Congress

Notwithstanding its decision to boycott the swearing-in of Devendra Fadnavis as Maharashtra Chief Minister, the Shiv Sena Friday provided covering fire to BJP from criticism for organising a lavish event, saying the ceremony will "wash off sins" of the previous government.

Thousands join 'Run For Unity' in Mumbai

Thousands of Mumbaikars participated in the two-km long Run For Unity to mark the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel here on Friday.

Devendra Fadnavis takes oath as Maharashtra's CM - As it happened
Devendra Fadnavis takes oath as Maharashtra's CM - As it happened

Devendra Fadnavis was on Friday sworn-in as the Chief Minister of the first Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Maharashtra at a grand ceremony at Wankhede Stadium here. Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray made a last-minute appearance, raising the possibility of a rapprochement between both the parties.

Amit Shah files exemption application before Mumbai court

BJP president Amit Shah on Thursday filed an application seeking exemption from appearance in the court here, which is hearing the cases related to encounter killings of Sohrabuddin Sheikh and Tulsiram Prajapati, till his discharge application is heard.

Fadnavis meets PM Modi, Amit Shah

Maharashtra chief minister- designate Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party president Amit Shah ahead of his taking over the top post in the state tomorrow.

Violence after Tamil fishermen sentenced to death in Colombo

Violence erupted in coastal Tamil Nadu Thursday after a Sri Lankan court sentenced five Indian fishermen to death on charges of smuggling drugs.

Devendra Fadnavis set to be sworn-in as BJP's first CM of Maharashtra, 'humiliated' Shiv Sena to boycott
Devendra Fadnavis set to be sworn-in as BJP's first CM of Maharashtra, 'humiliated' Shiv Sena to boycott

 The first BJP government in Maharashtra led by Devendra Fadnavis will be sworn in on Friday in a ceremony which Shiv Sena on Thursday said it will boycott because of "constant humiliation" despite claims of talks being held for a possible tie-up.

Industry hopes new Maharashtra govt will fast-track infra projects

As the BJP is set to form the next government in Maharashtra on Friday, industry experts want the new chief minister to expedite the delayed infrastructure projects in the state and revive investment in key sectors by removing bureaucratic bottlenecks.

Rashtriya Samaj Party 'dupes' Shanmukhananda of Rs 9.4 lakh

 A popular auditorium in the city, where political and cultural events are held, accused BJP ally Rashtriya Samaj Party today, of "duping" it to the tune of around Rs 10 lakh, during the recent assembly poll campaign in Maharashtra.

Former Maha minister asks Governor to visit Javkheda

 Former Minister of Maharashtra for EGS and Advisor of Nalanda Social Media, Nitin Raut on Thursday requested Maharashtra Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao to visit Ahmednagar district where the gruesome Dalit killings took place last week.

Tight security for Fadnavis' inauguration; PM may attend

A strict vigil will be maintained during the swearing-in of Devendra Fadnavis as Maharashtra Chief Minister at Wankhede stadium here on Friday, with over 2,500 security personnel being deployed in and around the sprawling ground.

Shiv Sena to skip BJP government swearing-in ceremony?
Shiv Sena to skip BJP government swearing-in ceremony?

Even as Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prepares for the inauguration of its first government in Maharashtra, reports on Thursday indicated that Shiv Sena will not attend the swearing-in ceremony scheduled for Friday.

Maharashtra CM-designate Fadnavis meets Gadkari

Maharashtra chief minister-designate Devendra Fadnavis Thursday met Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari at his residence here.

No Shiv Sena leader to be inducted in Maharashtra govt on Friday, but talks on: BJP
No Shiv Sena leader to be inducted in Maharashtra govt on Friday, but talks on: BJP

As Shiv Sena continues to make conciliatory noises, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Thursday said that no Sena leader will be inducted in the new Maharashtra government on Friday.

NCP raps BJP for lavish swearing-in ceremony

Taking a dig at the BJP for an extravagant swearing-in ceremony of its first government in Maharashtra, the NCP on Thursday said it (BJP) has proved that it's a party with a difference.

Devendra Fadnavis' daughter Divija breaks Supriya Sule's record
Devendra Fadnavis' daughter Divija breaks Supriya Sule's record

BJP chief minister designate Devendra Fadnavis's 5-year-old daughter Divija will be the youngest occupant of CM's official bungalow Varsha in Maharashtra.