Raj Thackeray-Narayan Rane meeting politically strategic move, say analysts

Political analysts in Maharashtra view the recent meeting between senior Congress leader Narayan Rane and MNS chief Raj Thackeray as a politically strategic move to checkmate Shiv Sena's growing influence in Konkan region of the state.

6 MNS Councillors in Trimbakeshwar town join BJP

 Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) received a jolt when six Councillors of the party from Trimbakeshwar near here, one of them President of the civic body, joined the BJP.

Anti-Bihari remarks: HC stays proceedings against Raj Thackeray

The Delhi High Court Thursday stayed the trial court proceedings against MNS chief Raj Thackeray in various cases lodged against him for allegedly making anti-Bihari remarks in 2008.

HC seeks Centre's reply on MNS chief Raj Thackeray's prosecution over anti-Bihari remark

The Delhi High Court on Friday sought a response of the Centre on a plea seeking a direction to implead the government in cases related to MNS chief Raj Thackeray's prosecution for allegedly making anti-Bihari remarks in 2008.

Narayan Rane was going to join hands with Raj Thackeray but backtracked: Sena

A day after Congress stalwart Narayan Rane was trounced in the Bandra East Assembly byelection, Shiv Sena MP Vinayak Raut on Thursday claimed that after leaving the party in 2005, Rane was in talks with MNS President Raj Thackeray to float a new party.

Don't make remarks against ppl of UP, Bihar: Delhi HC to MNS chief

 Delhi High Court on Thursday asked MNS chief Raj Thackeray to refrain from making statements against non-Maharashtrian people, as it reserved order on his plea for quashing of summons issued against him for allegedly making a hate speech in 2012.

Raj Thackeray opposes metro depot at Aarey Colony

MNS chief Raj Thackeray on Monday opposed the Metro-III line that will pass through Aarey Colony near here, alleging that it was a deliberate attempt by politicians to grab open spaces.

River pollution case: Cop custody of 2 politicians extended

 Police custody of former MNS city President Sumit Khambekar and ex-BJP Corporator Agha Khan, arrested for releasing hazardous chemicals in a river here, was today extended till Saturday by a court here.

Maharashtra govt working on Centre's direction: Raj

MNS chief Raj Thackeray has charged the Maharashtra government with working on directives of the Centre.

Aurangabad MNS chief sacked for involvement in polluting river

MNS chief Raj Thackeray has expelled the party's Aurangabad unit chief following reports of his alleged involvement in the dumping of poisonous industrial waste into a river there.

Maharashtra: Local MNS leader, 15 others booked for beating two men

 Thane police have registered offences against 16 people, including a local MNS leader for allegedly abducting, beating and threatening two persons.

Five controversies of NCP leader RR Patil

Former Maharashtra home minister RR Patil, who passed away on Monday due to oral cancer, had an astounding political career. However, his name, along with the accomplishments in his political career, was also associated with several controversies.

BJP asks Raj Thackeray to quit politics and become full-time cartoonist

MNS chief Raj Thackeray's cartoon ridiculing Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah over their party's humiliating rout in the Delhi Assembly polls has invited sharp rebuke from the saffron party.

As MNS leaders join ruling BJP, Raj calls on CM Fadnavis

As four senior leaders from Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) today joined the ruling BJP, party chief Raj Thackeray met Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis earlier in the day, reportedly worried over the defections.

Raj Thackeray offers his last respects to Congress veteran Murli Deora

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray offered his last respects to former union minister and senior Congress leader Murli Deora here on Monday at the party office.

Uddhav, Raj joining hands will be force multiplier: Bhujbal

Senior NCP leader and former Shiv Sainik Chhagan Bhujbal on Monday said Sena president Uddhav Thackeray and MNS chief Raj Thackeray's possible reunion will become a force to reckon with in Maharashtra politics if the estranged cousins decide to bury their differences and come together.

Uddhav, Raj come together on death anniversary of Bal Thackeray
Uddhav, Raj come together on death anniversary of Bal Thackeray

The changing equations between the estranged brothers was at display on Monday when Raj Thackeray joined his cousin Uddhav Thackeray to offer tribute to late Bal Thackeray.

Raj Thackeray accepts resignation of leaders who quit after poll rout

MNS chief Raj Thackeray, whose party suffered a rout in the recently held Maharashtra Assembly polls following which some of its key leaders resigned, has said that he has accepted all resignations submitted to him.

MNS general secretary Pravin Darekar quits

 The beleaguered Maharashtra Navnirman Sena, routed in the assembly elections, faced another crisis Wednesday when its general secretary Pravin Darekar suddenly quit, party sources said.

BJP set to rule Maharashtra; NCP offers unconditional support, Sena open for alliance too
BJP set to rule Maharashtra; NCP offers unconditional support, Sena open for alliance too

The BJP expressed determination to rule Maharashtra after emerging as the single largest group in a hung house on Sunday after the NCP offered unexpected "outside support" to it.