There were never any half measures about late Bal Thackeray - it was either all or nothing for the man who always knew what he wanted, says a new book which explores the life and times of the enigmatic Shiv Sena founder.
The chief of right wing outfit Hindu Rashtra Sena (HRS) Dhananjay Desai was on Wednesday remanded in police custody for a day after being arrested for his alleged involvement in murder of 28-year-old techie Mohasin Shaikh by a violent mob at suburban Hadapsar following surfacing of a Facebook post denigrating King Shivaji and late Bal Thackeray.
Against the backdrop of violence following a string of objectionable posts related to popular icons, the Maharashtra government has decided to request the Centre to take steps to bring restrictions on social media.
With objectionable posts on social networking sites triggering violence over the past week, the Maharashtra government is mulling action against not only those who upload them but also against those who "like" and forward them, state`s Home Minister RR Patil said on Monday.
The Maharashtra Police have arrested 180 people in for rioting and violence following posting of the derogatory pictures of Chhatrapati Shivaji, Chhatrapati Sambhaji and Shiv Sena founder, the late Bal Thackeray on social networking site Facebook.
Objectionable posts of warrior king Chhatrapati Shivaji and Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray on Facefook that led to violence and brutal murder of an IT professional in Pune on Monday were uploaded from IP addresses in four countries using proxy servers, police said Friday.
The murder of a software professional in a suspected hate crime amid protests over derogatory pictures of Maratha icon Shivaji and late Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray on Facebook has left the peace loving city shocked.
In the wake of protests over alleged derogatory references to warrior king Shivaji and Shiv Sena leader late Bal Thackeray on Facebook, party president Uddhav Thackeray today appealed to party workers to maintain peace.
Shiv Sainiks staged protests in the city and surrounding localities and pelted stones at buses following a controversial Facebook post which contained alleged derogatory references to warrior king Shivaji and Sena leader late Bal Thackeray.
MNS chief Raj Thackeray on Saturday launched a scathing attack on PWD Minister and NCP nominee from Nashik Lok Sabha seat Chhagan Bhujbal, alleging he had "back-stabbed" Shiv Sena supremo late Bal Thackeray.
The Bombay High Court on Thursday refused to grant interim relief to Jaidev, estranged son of Shiv Sena supremo late Balasaheb Thackeray, seeking to restrain the beneficiaries of his father`s will from selling or disposing of the family properties.
The Bombay High Court will hear an interim application by Jaidev Thackeray for orders to restrain Uddhav and other executors from alienating properties of Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray, who died in November 2012.