• No rath yatra or new mantra is going to help BJP in UP polls: Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav
  • President approves Farm Laws Repeal Bill, notification issued
  • Uddhav-led Maharashtra govt allocates portfolios; NCP gets home, finance | Who got What

    Uddhav-led Maharashtra govt allocates portfolios; NCP gets home, finance | Who got What

    Politics | January 05, 2020 9:54 IST

    The final list of reallocated porfolios in Maharashtra's Maha Vikas Aghadi government is out. As per the new allocation, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar gets finance ministry while Anil Deshmukh, also of the NCP will be the Home minister. Congress' Balasaheb Thorat gets revenue ministry. Check full list here.

  • Why did BJP walk out of the Maharashtra Assembly floor test

    Why did BJP walk out of the Maharashtra Assembly floor test

    Politics | November 30, 2019 17:07 IST

    A month-long drama surrounding Maharashtra politics came to an end on Saturday as Uddhav Thackeray won the floor test and proved his majority in the house with the support of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the Congress party. This, however, did not happen before a tough stand by the BJP. Devendra Fadnavis and his MLAs walked out of the assembly in dramatic fashion before the floor test. This walkout was staged over alleged violation of established norms by the new government. 

  • Maharashtra government formation

    Now in Opposition, here's what Fadnavis expects from new Thackeray Sarkar

    Politics | November 29, 2019 8:00 IST

    Earlier in the day, a joint press conference addressed by Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde along with the NCP's Jayant Patil and Nawab Malik had cited "farmer issues" as one of the main priorities of the coalition government.

  • Sanjay Raut

    Congratulations: Raut's dig at Fadnavis on being leader of Opposition

    Politics | November 29, 2019 7:56 IST

    Fadnavis and Pawar had resigned from their posts after the Supreme Court ordered the floor test the next day. They were sworn-in as chief minister and deputy chief minister on Saturday morning. Their resignation paved the way for the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress alliance to stake claim to form the next government with Uddhav Thackeray at its helm.

  • Supriya Sule

    Should've been here today: Supriya Sule misses Bal Thackeray ahead of Uddhav's oath

    Politics | November 28, 2019 14:20 IST

    The Shiv Sena recently came together with the NCP and Congress to form a government after falling out with its long-term ally BJP over the issue of the chief minister's post following the last month's state Assembly polls.

  • Saamana editorial

    Shiv Sena tears into BJP ahead of Uddhav's swearing-in today

    Politics | November 28, 2019 10:31 IST

    Soon after NCP leader Ajit Pawar resigned from his post of deputy chief minister in Maharashtra on Tuesday, Devendra Fadnavis too tendered his resignation from the post of the chief minister. Shiv Sena supremo Uddhav Thackeray will be sworn in as the chief minister of Maharashtra today.

  • Shiv Sena posters

    Posters featuring Bal Thackeray, Indira Gandhi surface in Mumbai

    Politics | November 28, 2019 7:21 IST

    Bal Thackeray founded the Shiv Sena in 1966 to advocate for the interests of the people of Maharashtra in Mumbai's political and professional landscape. He was also the founder of the Marathi language newspaper 'Saamana' and did not hold any official positions during his political career.

  • Breaking News November 27

    Breaking news on November 27

    India | November 27, 2019 23:37 IST brings to you breaking news, live updates from Maharashtra, where Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray is set to be sworn-in as the chief minister. In a dramatic turn of events, Ajit Pawar and Devendra Fadnavis had resigned from their posts of Deputy CM and Chief Minister respectively, on Tuesday. HIGHLIGHTS:

  • CM-Designate Uddhav Thackeray gets a boost, BVA with 3 MLAs

    CM-Designate Uddhav Thackeray gets a boost, BVA with 3 MLAs joins camp

    Politics | November 27, 2019 16:19 IST

    With just over 24 hours to go for the swearing-in ceremony of Maharashtra's CM-Designate, Uddhav Thackeray has got a boost with Bahujan Vikas Aghadi (BVA) joining the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress' Aghadi government with its 3 MLAs. 

  • Maharashtra chief minister

    From Fadnavis to Uddhav: How political dynamics of Maharashtra changed in 80 hours

    Politics | November 27, 2019 14:22 IST

    The resignation of Fadnavis came a day after the Sena-led alliance paraded 162 MLAs in an unprecedented show of strength at a luxury hotel in Mumbai on Monday night indicating that the numbers were stacked heavily against the BJP. The alliance, which is expected to have a Common Minimum Programme(CMP), was stitched after hectic parleys involving Uddhav Thackeray, Sharad Pawar and Congress President Sonia Gandhi.

  • Ramesh Solanki resigns

    Walking out for my ideology: Sena leader quits party over tie-up with Cong

    Politics | November 27, 2019 12:57 IST

    Solanki had reportedly been upset since Sena, NCP and Congress MLAs gathered at a five-star hotel in Mumbai for a show of strength were made to take a pledge of allegiance to their parties.

  • Maharashtra Governor is 'BJP agent', must be sacked: UP

    Maharashtra Governor is 'BJP agent', must be sacked: UP Congress leader

    Politics | November 27, 2019 11:06 IST

    Senior Uttar Pradesh Congress leader Pradeep Mathur on Wednesday called Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari a "BJP agent" and demanded his dismissal for dragging the office of the President into controversy. Mathur, the former leader of the Congress legislature party in Uttar Pradesh also slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for revoking president's rule in Maharashtra without calling a cabinet meeting.

  • Balasaheb Thorat

    Ratio of Maharashtra portfolio-sharing to be finalised in 2 days: Balasaheb Thorat

    Politics | November 27, 2019 10:51 IST

    The NCP has announced that Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray would be the next chief minister of Maharashtra. He will be sworn in CM on Thursday evening at Shivaji Park in Dadar, the place where his party holds traditional Dussehra rally each year.

  • Uddhav Thackeray oath

    Uddhav Thackeray to take oath as Maharashtra Chief Minister on November 28

    Politics | November 27, 2019 10:02 IST

    Addressing reporters on Tuesday, former Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis accused the Shiv Sena of being desperate for the chief minister's post and surrendering its "Hindutva" at the feet of Congress president Sonia Gandhi only to keep the BJP out of power. Referring to that comment, Thackeray said he is ready to speak on any issue the BJP wants him to and that he was not the one who gets scared.

  • Ajit Pawar

    I am in NCP, will always remain in party: Ajit Pawar

    Politics | November 27, 2019 9:52 IST

    Ajit Pawar on Tuesday resigned as Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra, citing "personal reason", following which Fadnavis too stepped down as chief minister, leading to collapse of the BJP-led government. ​

  • Uddhav Thackeray meets Maharashtra Governor

    Uddhav Thackeray, wife Rashmi meet Maharashtra Governor Koshyari

    Politics | November 27, 2019 9:30 IST

    The Shiv Sena chief will be the first from the Thackeray family to be sworn in as the chief minister. The Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress on Tuesday named Thackeray as their chief ministerial face.

  • Aaditya Thackeray meets Sharad Pawar

    Aaditya Thackeray holds late night meet with Sharad Pawar

    Politics | November 27, 2019 8:54 IST

    Meanwhile, the BJP said on Tuesday that it would function as a strong opposition in the Assembly. A meeting of party MLAs and senior leaders was held in the evening.

  • Maharashtra Special Assembly Session begins

    Fadnavis, Ajit Pawar, other MLAs take oath at Maharashtra Special Assembly Session

    Politics | November 27, 2019 8:51 IST

    The newly-elected members couldn't take an oath even one month after the results of the assembly polls were announced, due to political ups and downs in the state.

  • 'Maharashtra cha ekch wagh, Sharad Pawar, Sharad Pawar'

    'Maharashtra cha ekch wagh, Sharad Pawar, Sharad Pawar'

    Politics | November 27, 2019 8:05 IST

    Personifying his image as a Maratha warrior, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) supremo Sharad Pawar made a grand entry at the Trident hotel on Tuesday evening with the MLAs chanting "Maharashtra cha ekch wagh, Sharad Pawar, Sharad Pawar," which means Maharashtra has only one tiger, Sharad Pawar, Sharad Pawar. Over the last few days, Pawar has proved himself to be the true kingmaker despite jolted by his nephew Ajit Pawar.

  • Maharashtra high revenue deficit

    New Maharashtra govt to face issue of high revenue deficit in state

    India | November 27, 2019 7:25 IST

    Maharashtra is currently spending Rs 1.4 lakh crore on salaries, which is a 125 per cent jump from 2014-15 when the salary bill was Rs 62,123 crore. Just before the state elections in October 2019, the state cabinet cleared a proposal to implement the Seventh Pay Commission recommendations for municipal corporations, municipal councils and nagar panchayats in the state from September 1.