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Those opposing Bharat Ratna to Savarkar should spend time in Andaman jail: Sanjay Raut

Sanjay Raut's statement can potentially put his party, which shares power in Maharashtra with ideologically different Congress and NCP, in a spot.

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  • Maharashtra Tourism Minister Aaditya Thackeray on Friday said shops, restaurants, malls and pubs will remain open 24 hours on an experimental basis in a few areas of Mumbai from January 26.

    Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut should have refrained from saying that former prime minister Indira Gandhi used to meet yesteryear gangster Karim Lala, NCP chief Sharad Pawar said here on Friday.

    Several cases of cultivation of illegal GM crops have been reported from across states in the last few months, prompting the Centre to step in.

    Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray took oath as chief minister at the Shivaji Park ground in central Mumbai on November 28. Six other ministers from the Sena, Congress and NCP were also sworn in with him.

    The country is the world's biggest sugar producer and lower output could support global prices. Mills in Maharashtra have produced 2.55 million tonnes of sugar, down from 5.7 million tonnes during the same period a year ago, the ISMA said in a statement.

    The proposal to set up the observation wheel close to the Bandra-Worli Sea Link, ahead of the toll plaza, came up for discussion in the weekly Cabinet meeting on Wednesday, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar told reporters.

    Dr Jalees Ansari (69), notorious as ‘Dr Bomb’ for his role in several blasts across the country and sentenced to life in the 1993 Rajasthan bomb blasts case, disappeared from his Mumbai home on Thursday morning, a day before his 21-day parole sanctioned by the Supreme Court order was to end. An MBBS doctor, Ansari has been in jail since 1994.

    MERC had recently dismissed the discom’s petition to make net billing compulsory instead of net metering. It had, however, allowed MSEDCL to levy grid support charge (GSC) for consumers having load more than 10 KW

    The measure was one of the alleged provisions in the draft regulations that did not find any place in the final regulations declared by the regulatory body

    Talking to reporters here at a function on Saturday night, Rane, currently a Rajya Sabha MP from the BJP quota, dubbed the Uddhav Thackeray-led dispensation as "non- performing", saying the Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress took more than five weeks to form government in the state.

    The structural fitness of government college buildings in the state will be audited for the first time.The state plans a safety check on campuses to avoid untoward incidents.

    The leading constituent in Maharashtra's ruling coalition said it had always respected Indira Gandhi, who it said, had a towering and strong personality. Whenever there were attempts to malign her image, the Shiv Sena acted as a shield. She was a powerful leader who split Pakistan and avenged Partition, the Marathi daily said.

    Last week, the Uddhav Thackeray government scrapped the move of the erstwhile Fadnavis government to appoint ‘expert directors’ at the Agriculture Market Produce Committee (APMC). The government claimed that the previous regime had used this provision to appoint RSS and BJPmembers at the APMCs, to control them.

    "Chhatrapati Shivaji's descendants should clarify if they like Modi being compared to him. Chhatrapati Shivaji's descendants should quit BJP over the book," Raut said targeting BJP's Rajya Sabha member Sambhaji Raje, who is a descendant of the warrior king.

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