MAHARASHTRA GOVERNMENT FORMATION
Maharashtra to probe ‘snooping’; NIA takes over Koregaon case
“The cyber cell of the Maharashtra police has been asked to look into complaints from different quarters on the phone tapping/snooping," home minister Anil Deshmukh told. However, the Centre chose NIA to pursue the Bhima-Koregaon case, where activists and lawyers have been charged with sedition and left-wing extremism.
No need for fresh Elgaar case probe: Cops to Maharashtra government
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I have not changed my saffron colour: Uddhav Thackeray
Uddhav's remark also followed a barb from his estranged cousin and MNS chief Raj Thack...
Will invite Congress, NCP to join Thackeray on Ayodhya visit: Sanjay Raut
Sanjay Raut said that offering prayers to Lord Ram has got nothing to do with the common minimum programme, on the basis of which the three ideologically different parties came together to form govt in Maharashtra. It will be the first visit of Sena chief Thackeray to Ayodhya in UP since his party severed ties with the BJP over sharing of power in Maharashtra.
No solid proof to reopen Loya case: Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh
However, the state is taking a relook at the investigation into the Bhima Koregaon and the ‘urban naxal’ cases, Deshmukh told ET . The minister said also his Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) was against the implementation of the new citizenship law.
Mumbai to remain open 24x7 from Jan 27: Aaditya Thackeray
Noting that London's 'night economy' was five billion pounds, state Tourism Minister Aaditya Thackeray told reporters here after the Cabinet meeting that the government's decision could help generate more revenue and jobs, in addition to the existing five lakh people working in the service sector.
Sena rejects Chavan's claim of coalition bid after 2014 polls
The Shiv Sena denied Congress' claim that the Uddhav Thackeray-led party approached the Congress after the 2014 state polls to form a coalition to keep the BJP out of power. The Sena also said that its tie-up with the Congress and NCP after the last year's Assembly elections materalised because Sharad Pawar did not support "BJP's political machinations".
My govt didn't tap phones, but state free to probe: Fadnavis
Former chief minister Devendra Fadnavis refuted the allegations on BJP during his tenure about phone-tapping. He also said that the Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government was free to conduct an inquiry into the phone- tapping charges against the previous BJP-led dispensation.
Raj Thackeray's MNS unveils new saffron flag, fuels speculation on ideology
Thackeray unveiled the new flag, which in the centre bears a 'rajmudra' (royal seal used during the times of warrior King Shivaji), at the party's plenary meeting in suburban Goregaon.
Centre transferred Koregaon-Bhima probe to NIA without state's consent: Deshmukh
Deshmukh tweeted on Friday evening that the Centre took this decision after the new Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress government in Maharashtra decided to "go to the root of the matter...I condemn this decision. This is against the Constitution," the minister, who belongs to the NCP, added.
CreditAccess Grameen faces repayment trouble in coastal Karnataka
India's largest microfinance firm CreditAccess Grameen has reported 8% rise in net profit for the December quarter at Rs 108 crore over Rs 100 crore, even as some repayment issues in coastal Karnataka has kept the lender on its toes.
Mumbai allows all-night shopping: Can it lift India's ailing economy?
Currently, all stores are required to shut by 10 pm, while restaurants have to shut by 1:30 am.
186 agri products testing laboratories set up by APEDA: Government
This includes 35 in Maharashtra, 23 in Gujarat, 10 in Andhra Pradesh & Telangana, 23 in Tamil Nadu and 17 in Karnataka.
Minorities not against Sena; wanted BJP out of power: Sharad Pawar
The Shiv Sena and BJP contested the state assembly polls together in October last year, but parted ways following disagreement over sharing the chief ministerial post for two- and-half years on rotational basis. The Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress then came together and formed government in the state after many deliberations.
Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut in Belagavi, asked not to speak on border dispute
Sanjay Raut's visit comes a day after Maharashtra Minister of State for Health Rajendra P. Yadravkar was prevented by the police from addressing a meeting of Maharashtra Ekikaran Samiti.
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