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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.

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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.

  • Politicians hell-bent on destroying Konkan: Raj Thackeray

    Mumbai : Addressing his party workers from Konkan, at Ravindranatya Mandir on Saturday, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena founder Raj Thackeray said, “Bharatiya Janata Party-led state government is conspiring to deliberately destroy Konkan by bringing risky projects.”

  • Hacking of Lok Sabha polls is not a distant possibility

    Major political parties have raised the issue of tampering of electronic voting machines (EVMs) and suggested going back to the ballot paper system. MNS Chief Raj Thackeray wrote a letter to presidents of all political parties and urged them to boycott the upcoming polls if the use of EVMs is not stopped. In the past, the election commission had challenged political parties to prove how the EVMs could be tampered with, but

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    Boycott polls with the use of EVMs: Raj Thackeray urges parties

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray has urged all political parties to boycott elections till the Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines or the ballot paper system are not made available. In a letter written to chiefs of various political parties, he said since the elections in 2014, there have been doubts about the credibility of the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs). The allegations that EVMs are being tampered have been

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    Raj Thackeray’s son Amit takes up Ganesh mandals’ cause with CM Devendra Fadnavis

    Mumbai: Keeping up with the Thackeray clan’s penchant for taking the plunge into politics, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackerays son Amit Thackeray (25) has finally taken the plunge into active politics. Taking up the issue his father raked up recently, the Thackeray scion on Saturday led a delegation of Sarvajanik Ganesh Utsav Mandals from Girgaum to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis over the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) denying permissions to erect

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    Raj Thackeray pens touching tribute to Atal Bihari Vajpayee

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena President Raj Thackeray penned a touching personal tribute on his social media network to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee who passed away on Thursday. “A career spanning the eras of pre-Independence to post-Independence and leading India into the new century is the very essence of Shri Vajpayee,” said Thackeray.

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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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    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.

  • Auto driver slated to be Pimpri-Chinchwad mayor

    Mumbai : Pimpri–Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PMMC) has previously had mayoral candidates who have ranged from the highly-educated, sportspersons, women to farm labourers. This time, Rahul Jadhav, an autorickshaw driver, is in the driver’s seat, and will be the new PMMC Mayor.

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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,

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    Plastic ban: MNS chief Raj Thackeray opposes govt’s move, says it’s ‘tool’ to raise funds

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray today alleged that plastic ban is a “tool” to raise funds ahead of elections, and demanded its withdrawal. A ban on single-use plastic items came into effect in Maharashtra on June 23. Speaking to reporters here, Thackeray also objected to an exemption for certain plastic items such as packing material for ready-to-eat food items.

  • Mumbai: On MNS chief Raj Thackeray’s birthday, party workers offer discount of Rs 9 per litre on petrol

    Mumbai: While celebrating the 50th birthday of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray, party workers decided to make the public happy by making a unique offer. They announced that they would reimburse Rs 9 at Sewri petrol pump and Rs 4 across the city at all pumps. The current rate of petrol in Mumbai is Rs 84.26 per litre. A state employee, who is also an MNS worker and lives in

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    5 controversial statements made by the MNS chief and their impact!

    Raj Thackeray is known for speaking his mind with words sharp as thorns. Not to forget his mimicking skills. He resigned from his uncle’s party Shiv Sena in January 2006 and founded his own party ‘Maharashtra Navnirman Sena’. After its formation, the party was seen as an alternative to Shiv Sena and is based on Marathi and ‘bhumiputra’ ideologies. 12 years since its inception, the party has seen many ups and downs.

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    Mumbai: On Raj Thackeray’s birthday, MNS plans to offer fuel at discounted rates

    Mumbai: Angered by the hike in petrol and diesel prices for 16 consecutive days, the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena has decided to give relief to Mumbaikars by offering petrol for Rs 4 less than the market price on the birthday of party president Raj Thackeray (June 14). On the other hand, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) held a protest march by using bullock carts to symbolise how unaffordable petrol was.

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    Bullet Train: MNS disrupts Mumbai-Ahmedabad route survey in Maharashtra

    Thane (Maharashtra): Toughening its stand, the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena on Monday disrupted and blocked a land survey that was being attempted near Shil-phata here for the upcoming Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train project, a dream venture of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.