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    MNS chief tells DJs to turn up festival volume

    Mumbai: In a move that may smack of contempt of court, the president of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), Raj Thackeray, after a meeting with DJ operators, extended support to them, despite the Bombay High Court banning DJ and Dolby sound systems till September 19.

  • Thane, Kalyan, Bhiwandi, Bharat Bandh, MNS, NCP, Congress

    Thane, Kalyan, Bhiwandi peaceful

    Thane: Bharat bandh call was peaceful in Thane, Kalyan and Bhiwandi. The bandh was called by the Congress along with Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and 19 other organisations for rising fuel prices. State-run transport buses such as Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Transport (KDMT), Thane Municipal Transport (TMT) and State Transport (ST) – were not affected due to police deployment at all these places.

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    Bharat Bandh: MNS on vandalising spree

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) activists vandalised a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) corporator’s office in Malad after the Congress Party called for a nationwide bandh on Monday. Notably, this was the first time MNS participated in the bandh since its inception in 2006. The activists broke chairs and overturned benches of BJP corporator Vinod Mishra’s office in Ward no 43 in Malad. The office shutters were half open when party cadres

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    Bandh evokes good response in Mira Road

    Bhayandar: Normal life came to a screeching halt throughout Mira Road and some parts of Bhayandar, as the Opposition’s ‘Bharath Bandh’ supported by the Maharashtra Nav-Nirman Sena (MNS) to protest against rising prices of petrol, diesel and LPG, evoked a good response across the twin-city. After operating for a few hours in the morning, autos and the public transport buses went off the roads. Most of the private education institutions, commercial and

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    Congress’ ‘bandh’ call gets lukewarm response

    Mumbai: The state-wide shutdown called by the Congress and other opposition parties against high fuel prices received a lukewarm response in the state and Mumbai. Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) actively participated in the bandh, but the Shiv Sena kept a distance. There were few incidents of disruption reported on local trains, Metro line at D N Nagar and MNS workers were involved in rampant vandalism of shops.

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    Maharashtra: Congress workers stage protest in various places during Bharat Bandh

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra Congress Monday staged protests in various parts of the state in response to the Bharat Bandh called by the party’s central leadership against rising fuel prices. The shutdown is backed by other opposition parties such as the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), the Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), the Samajwadi Party, the Peasants and Workers’ Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP).

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    Bharat Bandh: MNS is in, Shiv Sena is out

    Mumbai: Except for the ruling BJP and its ally, the Shiv Sena, all major political parties, including the Left and the Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena, have extended their support to a call for Bharat bandh given by the Congress for Monday.

  • Shiv Sena and MNS at loggerheads over farmers

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) and Shiv Sena are at loggerheads, again. This time, it is over ‘street’ politics as Sena accused the Raj Thackeray-led party of having run vegetable market without proper license. The MNS had started a ‘Shetkari Bazaar Peth’ campaign to help farmers earn more than they do by setting up their own markets every Friday in different parts of the city.

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    MNS chief Raj Thackeray targets Ajit Pawar at Pune’s Paani Foundation Water Cup

    Mumbai: The third edition of the Paani Foundation’s ‘Satyameva Jayate Water Cup’ turned into a podium for political sabre-rattling with Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray taking potshots at the erstwhile Congress-NCP government as well as the current Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)- Shiv Sena coalition over the State’s irrigation woes.

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    Opposition questions Maharashtra government’s stand on outside food in multiplexes

    Mumbai: Leader of Opposition in legislative council, Dhananjay Munde, has criticised the state government for changing its stand for allowing outside food in multiplexes. Munde alleged that there have been some dealings between government and multiplex owners as the state has suddenly done a U-turn from its previous stand. The state in the last hearing admitted to the Bombay High Court that there are security issues in allowing people to take outside

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    Maharashtra: Campaign for by-election for NMC ward in Nashik ends

    Mumbai: Ganesha brought them together and he seems to be the bone of contention between the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) and the Shiv Sena. After uniting on the issue of Ganpati mandal permission for D-ward on August 6, the MNS and the Sena are at loggerheads again.  The MNS put up posters bang opposite the Sena Bhavan proclaiming, “Do go to Ayodhya to build Ram Mandir… but before that, erect a Ganeshotsav

  • mumbai, cops, mns, mns leaders, food, multiplexes, sandeep deshpande, pheonix mills, lower parel, pvr, outside food in multiplex, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena

    Mumbai: Cops stopped MNS leaders from bringing outside food to multiplex

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) leader Sandeep Deshpande and 15 party workers were stopped from entering a multiplex in Phoenix Mills at Lower Parel as they were carrying outside food on Monday. The MNS has alleged that police supported the management of PVR, instead of going by the state government’s order which said movie goers would be allowed to carry outside food inside multiplexes from August 1.

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    Mumbai: BJP governments at Centre and state are fooling people, says Raj Thackeray

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray on Sunday lashed out at the BJP-led governments at the Centre and in Maharashtra, saying they were “fooling people”. Addressing members of MNS’ civic unions, he said the governments were announcing schemes worth several “crores and crores of rupees” on a daily basis despite having no money to fill the existing vacancies in various government departments.

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    Mumbai: Quota must be on economic basis, not caste lines, says Raj Thackeray

    Mumbai: Echoing the Centre’s probable consideration of giving reservation on the basis of economic backwardness, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray on Friday said reservation should be on economic basis and not along caste lines. He held the late former Prime Minister V P Singh, responsible for unleashing “quota politics” on the country.

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    Dharavi teen’s death: Father writes to CM, Mumbai police to transfer case to crime branch

    Mumbai: Ravindra Jaiswar, father of 17-year-old Sachin Jaiswar who died at Lokmanya Tilak Hospital on July 21, has written to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, seeking an independent inquiry into his son’s death. The family has also submitted a letter to the Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone 5) asking for investigation to be transferred to the Mumbai crime branch.

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    Mumbai: MNS chief Raj Thackeray attacks CM over Maratha reservation issue

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray on Sunday accused Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis of “misleading” Marathas over reserving posts for the job aspirants from the community in the proposed mega recruitment drive. “The chief minister is lying. He is misleading the people by saying that the government will allot 16 per cent of 72,000 posts to the Maratha candidates in the form of backlog if the Bombay High Court allows

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    Milk Strike in Maharashtra: Centre poking nose in state issues, says Raj Thackeray

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) president Raj Thackeray on Wednesday launched a broadside against the Devendra Fadnavis government in the state and the Narendra Modi government at the Centre, alleging the latter was interfering in the state’s affairs. He held the Fadnavis government responsible for the ongoing agitation by milk producers led by Raju Shetti, chief of Swabhimani Shetakari Sanghatana (SSS) and Member of Parliament (MP). Addressing the media at Pune,