Shiv Sena was founded in 1966 by Aditya's grandfather Balasaheb Thackeray, and in the last 53 years, the party had never fielded any member of the Thackeray clan to contest elections.
According to official data, all 699 districts in India have been declared ODF. The data show 100,748,884 toilets have been built in 599,963 villages across India. From 38.7 per cent coverage of toilet cover in rural India in 2014, it has now reached 100 per cent.
The Home Minister said, "Bengali Hindus are being harassed in the name of NRC, and I have come here to clear the confusion. Mamata Banerjee's contention that Hindu refugees will also be driven out is absolutely false. No Bengali Hindu refugee will have to leave India."
This was the second heaviest rainfall in Patna in the last 50 years, and among those marooned was Bihar's deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi. He and his family members had to be rescued by boats by the State Disaster Response Force. Thousands of vehicles in the city were completely submerged in the deluge. Marooned people were forced to live for three days without drinking water.
Modi's speech in Hindi was measured, and it outlined the vision of his government. The Prime Minister spoke like a true statesman, a world leader with clear views on world peace and global climate change. His speech outlined India's intention of leading the world on several global issues including climate change and terrorism.
The soft attitude shown towards the Lashkar terror mastermind by the Pakistani government clearly exposes the hollowness of its claims of combating terrorism.
Clearly, Imran Khan and the Pakistani army have lost the diplomatic battle over Kashmir. They tried their utmost to internationalize the issue of revocation of Article 370, which was clearly a domestic matter for India.
Indian officials in New York say, Prime Minister Modi had conveyed to Trump that he was not averse to talks with Imran Khan, but Pakistan would first have to take concrete steps against terror.
For the first time, a US president, holding hands with the Indian prime minister inside a stadium, could have felt that his stature would rise and this would work to his advantage.
This was the third time in last three weeks that Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has made announcements to give a boost to business and economy. The announcement was in a sense historic.
The PM's speech makes it quite clear that Kashmir will be at the top in the list of poll issues that will figure in Maharashtra, Haryana and Jharkhand, where the BJP is seeking another term.
The verdict is going to be pronounced on or before November 17, the day Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi retires.
Many people think Narendra Modi is a hard task master and does not spare others. But I can say, Modi is a hard task master only for himself.
The coming together of President Trump and Prime Minister Modi at a mega rally inside the US signifies the emergence of our PM as one of the top leaders of the world.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan addressed a rally in Muzaffarabad, Pak Occupied Kashmir on Friday and in a belligerent tone he asked the crowd "not to cross the Line of Control towards Kashmir valley but wait for his signal" after he completes his visit to the United Nations.
Time has now come to say goodbye to use of plastics. The government may call for a ban on single-use plastics, but its successful implementation depends on our wholehearted cooperation. We must spread awareness about the risks posed by single-use plastics.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, recalling Jaitley as "mera chhota dost" (my young friend) said "I miss my young friend each moment...We all have so many memories about Arunji , but think about me who had a long association with him for 30-35 years".
Chandrayaan-2's lander Vikram had a hard landing on September 7 and an ISRO official told PTI that the lander was "intact and not broken". He also said that "it is in a tilted position. Though the lander hit the Moon's surface hard while landing, it was still very close to the scheduled touchdown site as per the image sent by the orbiter's onboard camera".
Vikram was descending with reduced velocity even as the brakes were being applied. When it was 2.1 km away from the Moon's surface, it slightly veered off its trajectory and then suddenly lost contact with the Earth stations. Initially, there was suspense at the Mission Control Centre, as scientists awaited for the faintest signal from Vikram which never came.
Chidambaram and his top lawyers made desperate attempts, both in the Supreme Court and then in the Special Court, to prevent him from being sent to prison, but the Special CBI Judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar declined to free him on bail after completion of 15 days in CBI custody.
In the last one month since the revocation of Article 370, the statements emanating from the Pakistani's Prime Minister, his ministers and the army, clearly indicate that there is total confusion both in their army and the civilian government. Nobody in Pakistan knows how to tackle an astute statesman like Prime Minister Narendra Modi who can always spring surprises.
For the first time since the revocation of Articles 370 and 35A of the Constitution, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday met a delegation of panchs and sarpanches from Jammu & Kashmir and assured them that the government would provide them security and life insurance cover of Rs 2 lakhs.
On Monday, the Indian Charge d'Affaires Gaurav Ahluwalia was allowed to meet Jadhav in a 'sub-jail' near Islamabad, in the presence of Pakistani officials. "It was clear that Jadhav appeared to be under extreme pressure to parrot a false narrative to bolster Pakistan's untenable claims", said our External Affairs Ministry spokesperson.
In an op-ed piece in New York Times, Imran Khan threatened the world with the spectre of a nuclear war. He wrote: "If the world does nothing ...(on Kashmir) .....there will be consequences for the whole world as two nuclear-armed states get even closer to a direct military confrontation."
The Gujarat sea coast has been put on high alert following intelligence reports that 'commandos' trained by Pakistani army may try to enter the Gulf of Kutch through Harami Nala (Sir Creek) area.
India, on its part, will be getting next month nearly 100 Spice 2000 air-to-ground guided bombs from Israel to counter the enemy threat.
Modi Ji is an emotional man and he gives the highest importance to personal relationship. Few people can fathom the depth of his pain after the loss of a friend, but being a 'karmayogi', he, like Arun Jaitley, believes in carrying on with his duty.
Normally my show 'Aaj Ki Baat' is not aired on weekends on India TV, but Saturday (August 24) was a special day. Today I want to share my sorrow and grief with my viewers, because my best friend Arun Jaitley is no more.
The Finance Minister also announced that violation of corporate social responsibility regulations by corporates will now be taken as a civil offence and not a criminal offence.
The dramatic arrest of former Finance Minister and former Home Minister P. Chidambaram by the Central Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday night in connection with the INX Media case signifies the determinaton of the Modi 2.0 government to combat and root out corruption.
India TV on Tuesday night in its prime time 'Aaj Ki Baat' show, telecasted a special investigative report on mass scale ragging inside the campus of Uttar Pradesh University of Medical Sciences based in Saifai, Etawah.
Following the abrogation of Article 370, Pakistan has snapped trade relations with India, expelled our High Commissioner, unilaterally suspended railway and bus services, and escalated the situation along the Line of Control by resorting to shelling.
With the situation fast returning to normal, Jammu & Kashmir government on Friday announced that schools will reopen in the Valley from Monday. State government offices reopened on Friday after a 12-day gap, and people offered Friday prayers in mosques.
Watching Prime Minister Narendra Modi speak for 92 minutes on Independence Day from the ramparts of Red Fort reaffirmed my earlier view that he knows how to touch the pulse of the people. Modi refrained from political rhetoric and spoke on public issues that touched the people at large.
India TV on Wednesday showed video clips of common Pakistani citizens expressing their anger against Imran Khan and his government because of runaway inflation in the prices of essential commodities and mounting debts that his country is facing.
On August 12, Eid ul Azha, people throughout the Kashmir valley offered namaaz peacefully in mosques and not a single bullet was fired by security forces. The attendance was in thousands, with the largest turnout in Baramulla. The only problem that common people are facing is the lack of internet and cellphone facilities. They are unable to connect with their relatives and other acquaintances.