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BJP-Shiv Sena’s show of strength: No formidable opposition left to take on, says Uddhav Thackeray

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray said he was unable to decide on whom to “criticise after getting in alliance with the BJP”. “There is no formidable opposition left to take on,” he said.

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Shiv Sena’s Marathi vote holds the key

Anticipating a hostile reaction from Shiv Sena’s traditional Marathi-speaking voter, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has been in two minds over renominating its seniormost and most vocal sitting MP from the city, Kirit Somaiya.

‘Need to recognise that violence is not spontaneous but orchestrated’, says sociologist Dr Raheel Dhattiwala

Dr Raheel Dhattiwala's upcoming book ‘Keeping the Peace: Spatial Differences in Hindu-Muslim Violence in Gujarat in 2002’ dwells on the mechanisms of peacekeeping during mass violence. In this interview, she explains how spatial layouts dictate patterns of violence.

Mumbai: BMC scraps Jhula Maidan underground parking plan

The Rs 55-crore project was first planned in 2018, when Municipal Commissioner Ajoy Mehta had proposed two underground parkings — below Raosaheb Patwardhan Park in Bandra West and below Jhula Maidan in Byculla — in the BMC Budget 2018-19.

Mumbai Police band: Melody in their march

The band’s 120 members, comprising pipe, brass and bugle sections, practise twice a day and play the parade every Friday morning.

Osmanabad’s political battle: Son of murdered Shiv Sena leader takes on son of the accused

While NCP has nominated sitting MLA Ranajagjitsinh Patil, the Shiv Sena has decided to drop controversial MP Ravindra Gaikwad and fielded former MLA Omraje Nimbalkar instead.

Maharashtra: Factionalism, widening cracks hit Congress campaign

In the tape, Maharashtra Congress president Ashok Chavan, a former chief minister, is heard expressing displeasure over the selection of the candidate for the Chandrapur seat, and claiming that no one in the party has been listening to him.

BJP unlikely to bow to Sena pressure in Mumbai North East

The BJP is keen on fielding Kirit Somaiyya, sitting Member of Parliament from the Mumbai North East Lok Sabha constituency

In Vidarbha, BJP-Sena on strong ground; Oppn banks on anti-incumbency, Muslim-Dalit votes

In Vidarbha, known for its farm distress, the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance, which had swept all 10 seats in 2014, may not be able to repeat the feat this time round, observers feel.

BJP list for Maharashtra: Four sitting MPs dropped

The decision to drop the four sitting MPs was taken to buck anti-incumbency and promote fresh candidates with higher elective merit, according to sources.

Mumbai: Two girls missing after SSC exam

The police said that the two friends appeared for examinations at two different centres in Juhu and Andheri. Later in the evening, when the two girls didn’t return home, the father of one of the girls reported the case at DN Nagar police station.

Mumbai: Dry fruit supplier’s server hacked, suspects demand bitcoins

Police have charged unidentified persons with extortion, damage to computer system, computer-related offences and failure to protect data, and transferred the case to Saki Naka police station Friday.