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Govt ready to talk and change on land bill

While the government keeps a brave face on land acquisition bill even as it tries to open a window of accommodation, the BJP has formed a committee to look into farmer`s concerns. Pa

Sakshi Maharaj jumps into voting rights, links it to family planning

Touching up on a sensitive subject in an oblique way, BJP’s lawmaker Sakshi Maharaj sought to link family planning to voting right. But his remarks seem controversial in the backdrop of Shiv

Mumbai let down by civic authorities and politicians

Even though Mumbai’s municipal corporation claims to have completed more than 95% of the desilting work and removed more than 3.40 lakh cubic metre of silt from major nullahs (storm water dra

Shiv Sena takes up of Ganesh mandals’ problems with Maharashtra CM

Ganesh utsav is a very popular community event in Maharashtra and over the years the 11-festival has generated many controversies. This year the festival begins on September 17 and the Shiv Sena pr

BJP bowls googly in Gondia and Shiv Sena is angry

The Bharatiya Janata Party will continue to grow and Shiv Sena will remain confined to one state or say to Mumbai. Apart from being a national party, there are other reasons; especially the art of

Evening digest: Rational personal taxes, flat 25% corporate tax in 4 years

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has promised a rational tax rate for individuals and bringing down of corporate tax to 25 per cent flat in four years beginning next fiscal along with removal of exemp

Morning briefing: Modi tweets to `vote in large numbers` as Bihar polls begin

Voting for the first phase of assembly elections  in 49 constituencies is underway in Bihar today. Prime minister Narendra Modi on Monday tweeted "Urging all those voting today in Bihar t

Sena now targets Maharashtra CM Fadnavis, calls him pro-Pakistan

Pakistan has generated havoc and bitterness in Indian polity without lifting a finger. In Maharashtra ruling alliance partner Shiv Sena has hit back at BJP leader and chief minister Devendra Fadnav

Evening digest: Indian middle class wealth up 150% since 2000

Growth in wealth creation by the middle class in India is higher than its pace globally, but lags far behind the scorching pace of growth in middle class wealth in China. In India, middle-class wea

Shiv Sena rally allowed in Mumbai, told to keep noise level low

“Political parties should make an earnest endeavour to keep enthusiasm low and ensure residents are not troubled by noise,” observed Bombay high court while allowing the ruling alliance

AAP demands probe in shops’ allocation in Maharashtra’s Jalna city

 AAP national spokesperson Preeti Sharma Menon has accused Khotkar, who is Maharashtra minister of state for textiles, animal husbandry, dairy development and fisheries, of corruption to the t

We are prepared to go solo in BMC elections: Sanjay Raut

Elections for Brihanmumbai municipal corporation, the country’s richest civic body, will be held in February. Sanjay Raut, leader of the ruling Shiv Sena party and executive edito

There’s something about Shiv Sena – and donations

Shiv Sena leads by a wide margin when it comes to the donations received by regional political parties above the 20,000 cut-off (for which parties need not disclose the source). In 2015-16, the Mah

India’s richest civic body heads to polls

Elections to the Brihan Mumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), which is the country’s richest civic body, will be held in February and political observers are expecting a split verdict. The reas

Convenient coalition vs. aspirational alliance

 It is that time when contesting parties take the road less travelled, woo their voters with dream schemes and swear by their promises. Each party attempts to gerrymander vote share and appeas

At 55.28% BMC sees highest voter turnout in 25 years

Mumbai recorded its highest ever turnout in the civic elections on Tuesday with 55.28% voters exercising their franchise.

BMC polls throw up fractured mandate

 It’s a hung verdict in the elections to the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation, which is India’s richest civic body. Shiv Sena bagged 84 seats closely followed by BJP th

Shiv Sena may again ally with BJP

The civic election results could well have long term implications in Maharashtra’s politics, with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) doing dramatically well and the Shiv Sena failing to get a

Can Shiv Sena provide a new template for regional parties?

The bickering between the BJP and the Shiv Sena has now become a regular feature. The Sena is seen to be progressively distancing from the BJP following its announcement that it will not contest th

Campaign trail with BJP’s Manoj Kotak

Dressed in white shirt and pants, three time Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) corporator Manoj Kotak is now contesting from Mumbai north-east constituency. Kotak, representing BJP i

“I have a bigger reason and motivation to join politics”

Urmila Matondkar joined the Congress party and within just two months into politics, the actor is already surrounded by controversies – from being accused of making anti-Hindu comments to



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