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  • Centre denies Konkan temples under Archaeological Survey of India

    Mumbai: The Centre on Tuesday turned down a request of BJP MP and former Maharashtra CM Narayan Rane to declare the ancient temples in the Konkan region as protected monuments of national importance and provide basic amenities there.

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    On This Day in History: June 19, 1966 – Shiv Sena was established by late Bal Thackeray

    On this day, June 19, in the year 1966, Shiv Sena was formed by late Bal Thackeray. Shiv Sena’s ideology is largely based on pro-Marathi sentiments and Hindu nationalism. The members of the party are popularly referred to as Shiv Sainiks. The party was established through a movement in Mumbai demanding preferential treatment of Maharashtrians over the migrants to the city.

  • Narayan Rane dares Shiv Sena to quit BJP-led government

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Swabhimani Paksh chief Narayan Rane on Friday targeted the Shiv Sena and dared the Uddhav Thackeray-headed party to walk out of the BJP-led NDA government in the state as it announced its decision to contest elections on its own. “You talk about fighting polls without an alliance (with the BJP). Then why do you not let go of power? You criticise your ally while being part of the government. Contesting

  • Maharashtra: Narayan Rane’s party trumps BJP, Congress in Kankavli local body polls

    Mumbai: The newly-floated Maharashtra Swabhiman Paksh of former Congress leader Narayan Rane today won an election in Sindhudurg district of coastal Maharashtra, wresting the control of a local body from his erstwhile party. MSP contested the municipal council polls at Kankavli in the district against BJP, which recently sent Rane to the Rajya Sabha as its candidate.

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    Mumbai: Shiv Sena slams BJP over Narayan Rane’s Rajya Sabha candidature

    Mumbai: Slamming the BJP for fielding Congress turncoat Narayan Rane as one of its Rajya Sabha candidate, the Shiv Sena on Tuesday said the chief of one party cannot become a member of another. Rane quit the Shiv Sena in 2005 and later joined the Congress. He ended his over-a-decade-long association with the Congress in September last year. The former Shiv Sena chief minister subsequently formed his own party, the Maharashtra Swabhiman

  • Rajya Sabha Elections: Narayan Rane among BJP’s 18 candidates for the upper house

    New Delhi: With an eye on the upcoming state polls, the BJP today announced its 18 candidates, including former Maharashtra chief minister Narayan Rane and several of its central office bearers, for the Rajya Sabha’s biennial elections. BJP general secretaries Anil Jain and Saroj Pandey, its spokespersons Anil Baluni and G V L Narasimha Rao and entrepreneur Rajeev Chandrasekhar are among the candidates, according to a party statement.

  • Mumbai: BJP has not offered Rajya Sabha seat to Narayan Rane

    Mumbai: Former Maharashtra chief minister Narayan Rane has been claiming that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) apparently offered him a Rajya Sabha (RS) seat. A BJP insider called it ‘lollipop of Holi,’ which clearly indicated that the former Congress leader won’t be the NDA candidate for RS poll due on March 23. On the other hand, two surprise names include Vishwas Pathak and Mukul Kanitkar from Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) are the

  • Mumbai: Green refinery project will ruin nature, says Narayan Rane

    Mumbai: Narayan Rane, the leader of National Democratic Alliance (NDA) has opposed green refinery project in Ratnagiri district of Konkan. Rane, chief of Maharashtra Swabhiman Paksh (MSP) alleged leader of Sangharsh Samiti against the project was threatened by Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray by calling him at Matoshree, residence of Thackeray on November 28, 2017.

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    Maharashtra: Had I contested MLC bypoll, would have won by 12-14 votes, says Narayan Rane

    Mumbai: Former Congress leader Narayan Rane today claimed that had he been given a chance to contest the Legislative Council polls slated for December 7, he would have won by 12-14 votes. Rane claimed that even if there was staunch opposition from the Shiv Sena, maximum votes would have come from the Uddhav Thackeray-led party.

  • Maharashtra: BJP gets Shiv Sena support with Prasad Lad’s candidature for ensuing MLC bypoll

    Mumbai: Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’ played a master stroke while giving the ticket for the bypoll for the sole seat of member of state legislative council (MLC) to party vice president Prasad Lad and pleasing the Shiv Sena by keeping aside Narayan Rane from the poll fray. Lad being the candidate of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ans Shiv Sena alliance filed his nomination for the by-poll against Dilip Mane, candidate of opposition

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    Maharashtra: Congress, NCP close ranks in by-poll

    Mumbai: The Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party have announced Dilip Mane as their unanimous choice for the sole by-election in the state legislative council slated for this year.

  • Maharashtra: Prasad Lad to be to be BJP’s dark horse for MLC bypoll

    Mumbai: Narayan Rane, leader of National Democratic Alliance (NDA), while eager to become the member of Upper House of state legislature and the minister, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, however, in a surprise move, may push the name of Prasad Lad, state vice president of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

  • Maharashtra: Narayan Rane likely to withdraw his name from MLC bypoll

    Mumbai: With fear of horse-trading and probable combined force of the Congress, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Shiv Sena against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supported candidate, Narayan Rane, the former chief minister is likely to withdraw his name from the race of candidate to elect as member of Legislative Council (MLC).

  • Maharashtra: CM Devendra Fadnavis likely to do major changes in state Cabinet, even if Shiv Sena quits

    Mumbai: The Central leadership of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has informed Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to take a final call on a Cabinet reshuffle even if the Shiv Sena quits from the state government over the issue of the induction of Narayan Rane into the state cabinet. However, the reshuffle would depend on results in the Gujarat Assembly polls and would be take place in the last week of December.

  • Maharashtra cabinet reshuffle after Diwali, confirms CM Devendra Fadnavis

    In a news that could change the political alignments in Maharashtra, the cabinet reshuffle is likely to take place after Diwali. This decision comes after chief minister Devendra Fadnavis met Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Sunday night in Ahmedabad and held a lengthy meeting. Sources said the duo’s meeting went on for around six hours.