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    Maharashtra: Sharad Pawar clears air over Udayanraje nomination for Lok Sabha

    Mumbai: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar on Tuesday cleared the air regarding the candidature of Udyanraje Bhosale, a two-time Member of Parliament. Pawar said there is no opposition in his party regarding Bhosale getting a ticket.

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    NCP announces 31 Maharashtra spokespersons

    Mumbai: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Wednesday announced party spokespersons keeping Nawab Malik as chief spokesperson of the state. The party added new face Vandana Chavan, a Member of Rajya Sabha, in the list of state spokespersons.

  • Goa govt is in minority, invite us: Cong to Guv’

    Panaji : Claiming that the BJP-led coalition government was in a minority, the Congress legislative party on Tuesday formally met Goa Governor Mridula Sinha and urged her to convene a one-day session of Assembly to allow it to stake claim to form the new government.

  • Bapat withdraws defamation case against Nawab Malik

    Just because Bapat (left) has withdrawn the defamation suit, does not mean I will withdraw the allegations of corruption made against him, said Malik (Right).

  • BJP government seeks to oust Congress-NCP hegemony in co-op sector

    Mumbai: Eyeing the cooperative sector controlled by the opposing Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has decided to grab this sector by hook or crook. The co-op sugar mills have been on the radar of the BJP government, which has issued notices to defaulter mills for the recovery of soft loans borrowed from the government.

  • Kolhapur may likely turn hurdle between Congress-NCP

    Kolhapur: Maharashtra Pradesh Congress leaders hinted it will claim on Kolhapur Lok Sabha constituency from Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) in 2019 poll. Kolhapur, once bastion of Congress is under control of NCP in LS since 1999, from the foundation of NCP — political outfit led by Sharad Pawar.

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    BMC councillor has a solution for flooding

    Mumbai: BMC Councillor Dr. Saida Khan of the the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) from Kurla, has suggested to construct discharge gates at rivers, lakes and creeks to directly flow the spilled water into the sea and avoid water accumulation on the roads and adjoining areas.

  • Pawar decries PM’s divisive policies

    New Delhi : Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) supremo Sharad Pawar on Wednesday lashed out at Prime Minister Modi for his divisive policies and spread of communal hatred in the country.

  • NCP leader Deepak Mankar surrenders before police in realtor suicide case

    Mumbai: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Deepak Mankar from Pune, who had been absconding since June after being booked for abetting the suicide of a local realtor, surrendered before Pune Police on Wednesday. Mankar surrendered before Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Jayashree Gaikwad at the Lashkar police station, after the Supreme Court had rejected his anticipatory bail on July 24.

  • Ajit Pawar: Name those who were going to release snakes among Warkaris

     Mumbai : Nationalist Congress Party and Opposition leader Ajit Pawar has said that he finds no credibility in the claim by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis that anti-social elements were going to let loose a snake among the Warkaris (devotees) at Pandharpur on Ashadhi Ekadashi (July 23) in order to create panic and a stampede-like situation. The CM should have substantiated his allegations and placed evidence before the public, Pawar felt.

  • Marathi textbook goof up: Pages in Gujarati for Class VI

    Mumbai: There was uproar in the Maharashtra legislature on Friday after an opposition member claimed some pages of a geography textbook for Class 6 were in Gujarati, instead of Marathi. This is the second such goof-up to rock the Maharashtra legislature this year, throwing into sharp relief the Marathi-versus-Gujarati debate in the state.

  • Nanar land acquisition: Fake documents used to show public consent?

    Mumbai: During the adjournment motion moved in the assembly on Thursday at Nagpur, the Congress exposed the state government’s claim that people had been giving their consent to land acquisition for the Nanar petrochemical refinery project.

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    Maharashtra ranks 13th in ease-of-doing business; see the entire list

    Mumbai: The Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP)  have alleged that poor coordination between the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Shiv Sena, coupled with corruption, has led to Maharashtra’s slide in the ease-of-doing business rankings. Targeting the Devendra Fadnavis-led government, Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) president Ashok Chavan asked in Marathi, “Kuthe neun thewala Maharashtra majha (where  have they taken my Maharashtra)?”

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    Mumbai Plastic Ban: NCP accuses BJP of imposing ban to fill coffers for polls

    Mumbai: The Nationalist Congress Party has accused the Maharashtra government of banning those items that have long term usage while allowing non-recyclable materials to be used. “The plastic ban imposed by the government seems more like plans to fill the party coffers or for settling scores, instead of protecting the environment,” accused Nawab Malik, national spokesperson for Nationalist Congress Party.

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    Bombay HC rejects bail plea of Pune NCP corporator in abetment to suicide case

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today rejected the pre-arrest bail plea of a corporator in Pune district in a case of alleged abetment of suicide of a real estate broker over a property dispute. NCP leader and corporator Deepak Mankar had approached the high court after a sessions court in Pune rejected his anticipatory bail application on June 6.

  • Suresh Dhas bags Beed local authorities seat for the BJP

    Mumbai: Former Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader imported by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Suresh Dhas helped the BJP wrest the Osmanabad-Latur-Beed local authorities constituency from the NCP.