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Faisal is with the political team and covers state administration and state politics. He also covers NCP.

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Congress offers 5 seats to Prakash Ambedkar's VBA ahead of LS elections

The Congress’ state chief Nana Patole said they had taken a step forward and it was now up to Shiv Sena (UBT) and NCP (SP) to accept VBA’s proposal

Nagpur, Mar 26 (ANI): Congress candidate from West Nagpur Constituency, Vikas Thakre with Maharashtra party president Nana Patole, NCP (Sharadchandra Pawar) leader Anil Deshmukh and MVA leaders during the rally for filing his nomination papers ahead of Lok Sabha elections, in Nagpur on Tuesday. (ANI Photo) (Chandrakant Paddhane)
Updated on Mar 27, 2024 09:25 AM IST

Uddhav Thackeray's Sena to release first list of LS candidates today

Shiv Sena to announce first list of 15-16 candidates on Tuesday amidst seat-sharing disputes with NCP and Congress in Maharashtra.

The Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray) has approached the Supreme Court against the speaker’s order (ANI FILE)
Updated on Mar 26, 2024 09:02 AM IST

Ambedkar snaps ties with Sena (UBT), gives three-day ultimatum to MVA to finalise pact

He also declared that their alliance with Shiv Sena (UBT) doesn’t exist any longer. Announcing the same, the VBA president said, “I don’t think there is any alliance left between us. We are in a four-party agreement which was earlier exclusively between two parties

Pune, India - November 26, 2018: Prakash Ambedkar speak at Wanchit Bahujan Samaj convention at SSPMS ground in Pune, India, on Monday, November 26, 2018. (Photo by Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 24, 2024 06:46 AM IST

Shiv Sena’s Adhalrao Patil to join Ajit Pawar-led NCP on March 26

The state cooperation minister Dilip Walse Patil and party MLAs such as Dilip Mohite Patil, Atul Benke and Chetan Tupe were present for the meeting. Mohite Patil was strongly opposing Adhalrao Patil’s entry in the party. It took several meetings for the party leadership to get him convinced

Pune, India - March 12, 2018: MP Shivajirao Adhalrao patil in Pune, India, on Monday, March 12, 2018. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 24, 2024 06:38 AM IST

Sharad Pawar's NCP names 6 candidates for LS polls, announcement soon

NCP (Sharadchandra Pawar) finalises six candidates for Lok Sabha polls in Maharashtra, including Supriya Sule and new faces, amid split fallout.

While Sharad Pawar has made allegations of intimidation towards his workers to switch sides earlier, this was the first time he spoke sternly. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 23, 2024 09:16 AM IST

MVA in internal tiff over seat-sharing, Congress declares 7 candidates

MVA coalition in Maharashtra faces setback as Congress and Shiv Sena (UBT) clash over Lok Sabha seat-sharing, leading to unresolved differences.

The Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray) has approached the Supreme Court against the speaker’s order (ANI FILE)
Updated on Mar 22, 2024 09:23 AM IST

Congress likely to field Patole, Wadettiwar, Shahu Maharaj, Praniti for LS polls

State Congress finalizes candidates for Lok Sabha polls in Maharashtra, including Nana Patole, Shahu Maharaj, Vijay Wadettiwar, and Praniti Shinde, awaiting formal announcement.

Nana Patole will be fielded from the Bhandara-Gondia constituency.
Updated on Mar 21, 2024 08:10 AM IST

Ajit faction’s Beed strongman returns to uncle Sharad's camp

NCP's Bajrang Sonawane switches loyalty to Sharad Pawar faction, boosting party's prospects in Beed district. Jyoti Mete also likely to join.

Ajit faction’s Beed strongman returns to uncle’s camp
Updated on Mar 21, 2024 09:44 AM IST
By, Mumbai

With 22-16-10, MVA close to resolving seat-sharing pact

Tussle between Sena (UBT) and Congress over 2 Mumbai seats and districts in MVA seat-sharing pact. Talks ongoing for resolution.

MVA finalises 42 LS seats, talks with VBA still in limbo
Updated on Mar 19, 2024 09:35 AM IST

PM Modi face of a corrupt system, says Rahul Gandhi

The Congress leader said he was not afraid of anyone and urged the people to stand up against the Modi government.

Mumbai, India - March 17, 2024: People gather at Shivaji Park ground for the Congress-led Opposition's I.N.D.I.A bloc is convening a rally in Mumbai, India, on Sunday, March 17, 2024. (Photo by Satish Bate/ Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Mar 18, 2024 04:22 AM IST

Ajit Pawar sulks as BJP willing to offer only 4-5 seats to NCP

Pawar isn't willing to let go of Satara constituency, which undivided NCP won in 2019; neither is he willing to travel to Delhi again to sort out differences

NCP chief and Maharashtra deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar (File Photo)
Updated on Mar 18, 2024 09:33 AM IST

Govt agents taking away your land: Rahul in Dharavi

Rahul was accompanied by party leader and his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, as he completed 6,700 kilometers of the march that began in Manipur on January 14

Rahul was accompanied by party leader and his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, as he completed 6,700 kilometers of the march that began in Manipur on January 14
Updated on Mar 17, 2024 07:08 AM IST

Congress-Sena (UBT) wrangle over seats in Mumbai, Kolhapur delays MVA seat-sharing pact

MVA struggles to resolve seat-sharing conflicts for Lok Sabha elections in Maharashtra between Congress and Shiv Sena over Mumbai and western Maharashtra seats.

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Updated on Mar 17, 2024 06:36 AM IST

Rahul Gandhi calls electoral bonds an extortion racket by PM Modi

With help of central probe agencies, BJP forces corporates to pay up against getting contracts in country, says Rahul Gandhi

Thane , India - March ,15, 2024: Congress leader and MP Rahul Gandhi's Bharat Jodo Nyaya Yatra reached and chowk meetting in Wada in Palghar District and Rahul Gandhi met Supporters and farmers and tribe people and supporters,in Thane, in Mumbai, India, on, Friday, March,15, 2024. ( Praful Gangurde / HT Photo )
Updated on Mar 16, 2024 04:20 AM IST
By, Mumbai

Amid talks, VBA turns down MVA’s offer of four LS seats

Shiv Sena (UBT) chief Uddhav Thackeray urges Congress to finalize seat-sharing for Lok Sabha polls before Rahul Gandhi's rally on March 17.

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Updated on Mar 16, 2024 07:28 AM IST
By, Mumbai

Rahul outlines five key promises before Nashik farmers

Rahul Gandhi, along with key allies like Sharad Pawar and Sanjay Raut, promises farm loan waivers, legal MSP, insurance scheme reform, and more if opposition INDIA alliance wins power.

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Updated on Mar 15, 2024 07:00 AM IST

1L annually to poor women, 50% quota in govt jobs: Rahul Gandhi

Thursday was the second day of the ‘Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra’ that covered Dhule, Malegaon and reached Nashik by late evening.

Dhule, March 13 (ANI): Congress leader Rahul Gandhi being felicitated during the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra in Dhule, Maharashtra on Wednesday. (ANI Photo) (Congress X)
Updated on Mar 14, 2024 03:05 AM IST

State reduces premium for making govt land freehold to 10%

Maharashtra govt reduces premium for converting govt land to freehold for housing societies from 15% to 10% of ready reckoner rates, benefiting ownership rights ahead of elections.

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Updated on Mar 14, 2024 06:54 AM IST

Modi waived 16 lakh-crore debts of 25 billionaires, says Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi claimed PM Modi waived ₹16 lakh crore in debts of billionaires but not for tribals. He promised support for farmers and tribal rights at a rally in Maharashtra.

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Updated on Mar 13, 2024 07:54 AM IST
By, Mumbai

Operation Jarange-Patil: How the BJP tackled the irrepressible Maratha activist

In the last few days, the farmer-turned-quota activist has been missing in action. Visible almost 24x7 on Marathi news channels at one point, he has been conspicuous by his absence after police action forced him to scrap his decision to march to Fadnavis’ residence in Mumbai on February 27

Maratha activist Manoj Jarange-Patil during the Marataha agitation rally in Jalna district of Maharashtra, in January.
Updated on Mar 13, 2024 05:26 PM IST

With unease growing in Ajit Pawar’s NCP, MLA Nilesh Lanke could return to Sharad Pawar’s fold

Though Lanke has not made an official announcement, he met senior Pawar at his Modi Baug residence in Pune on Monday morning. He mentioned that politics is unpredictable these days, and he is yet to make a decision. Pawar, in a press conference, also chose to refute this development

Nilesh Dnyandev Lanke Parner
Updated on Mar 12, 2024 08:18 AM IST

State hits mission mode, takes a slew of decisions

Maharashtra govt gears up for elections with decisions like mandatory mention of mother's name in documents, land acquisition in Ayodhya, housing for mill workers.

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Updated on Mar 12, 2024 07:30 AM IST

State approves first policy for transgenders

Maharashtra govt approves policy for transgender community, advocating reforms in education, healthcare, and equal rights to combat prejudice and discrimination.

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Updated on Mar 12, 2024 07:22 AM IST

Sanjay Nirupam lashes out at Uddhav over announcement of Mumbai North West seat

Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam upset as Shiv Sena's Uddhav Thackeray declares Amol Kirtikar as MVA candidate from Mumbai North West without final seat-sharing pact.

Mumbai, India – Novermber 17, 2017: Mumbai Congress President Sanjay Nirupam addressing to media at MRCC office, in Mumbai, India, on Friday, November 17, 2017. (Photo by Bhushan Koyande/HT)
Updated on Mar 11, 2024 08:16 AM IST

RSP likely to join MVA, Jankar could get Madha LS seat

Mumbai: Rashtriya Samaj Paksha (RSP) led by Mahadev Jankar set to join Maharashtra opposition alliance, seeking Madha Lok Sabha seat.

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Updated on Mar 11, 2024 08:08 AM IST

State approves cluster redevelopment in Abhyudaya Nagar

In an order issued on Wednesday, the state housing department said the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA), which had constructed the colony more than 60 years ago, had been directed to appoint a construction and development agency to spearhead the redevelopment project. The agency, to be selected via bidding, must obtain the consent of 51% residents to qualify for undertaking the project

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Updated on Mar 11, 2024 07:58 AM IST

Likely LS seats, while alliance holds crucial meet in Delhi

Unease within Maharashtra's ruling alliance over Lok Sabha seat-sharing, with BJP wanting 34 seats. Leaders from BJP, Shiv Sena, and NCP fail to reach consensus.

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Updated on Mar 09, 2024 07:56 AM IST
By, Mumbai

Sena, NCP disgruntled over paltry numbers in proposed seat-sharing

While Shiv Sena is expected to get 10 to 11 seats, 4 have been marked for NCP, with BJP rooting for 34 seats.

Chief Minister Eknath Shinde visited the Aapla Dawakhana (Balasaheb Thackeray health centre) near Worli on Thursday. (Bhushan Koyande/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 08, 2024 04:23 AM IST

Rahul Gandhi led ‘Bharat Jodo Nyaya Yatra’ to culminate in Shivaji Park on March 17

On Thursday, the state urban development department permitted the rally at Shivaji Park under certain conditions, such as following noise pollution rules and directives issued by the Bombay high court related to time, etc

Katihar: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi during the 'Bharat Jodo Nyaya Yatra', in Katihar, Bihar, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2024. (PTI)
Updated on Mar 08, 2024 08:32 AM IST

State stays 137 crore fine notice against Khadse, family members for illegal soil excavation

On October 6, 2023, the tehsildar of Muktainagar taluka in Jalgaon district issued a saying that Khadse, his wife Mandakini, daughter Rohini and daughter-in-law BJP MP Raksha had illegally excavated 1.18 lakh brass of murum (fragmented weathered rock) and black stone without taking necessary permission from the concerned authorities

Eknath Khadse (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 07, 2024 07:48 AM IST
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