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Shiv Sena’s Shewale visits nine Jain temples, reaches out to community

Shewale said he had also raised the issue of changing the nomenclature of the government holiday from ‘Mahavir Jayanti’ to ‘Mahavir Janam Kalyanak’ as per Jain mythology.

Lok Sabha polls 2019: Remove content ‘espousing’ govt schemes, EC tells producers of two TV serials

The Congress had taken objection to characters in the two TV serials praising government schemes like Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, Swacch Bharat Abhiyan and Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana. The two production houses had subsequently replied to the notice.

Kept out of Congress-NCP, sliding in state, Raj Thackeray takes anti-Modi turn

Even as the MNS’s ties with the BJP have been strained, Thackeray and Modi have shared good personal equations. The attacks seem dictated by the MNS chief’s need to keep himself relevant at a time when his party’s political fortunes are dwindling.

Lok Sabha polls 2019: Social media teams of parties find ways to tiptoe around regulations

With WhatsApp blocking its users from forwarding messages to more than five individuals or groups, some have started sending messages by copy-pasting while others have appointed more people to distribute the messages.

Lok Sabha elections: In Shiv Sena campaign videos, voters not worried about national issues

“Will there be rain this year? Will Namya’s buffalo get pregnant this year? Will the son-in-law come for Diwali? Will there be mobile coverage in the village square? Will (Donald) Trump come to our village?” asks a worried farmer in the video.

AAP withdraws from Lok Sabha poll fight in Maharashtra, cadre ‘disappointed’

Another leader, not wishing to be named, claimed that due to the delay in sending the list to Delhi, some of the candidates, who were on the party's probables list, had joined the Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA) and received tickets to contest.

Maharashtra: AAP withdraws from poll fight

Sources in the party said that the AAP had initially decided to contest on 15 Lok Sabha seats in the state.

Maharashtra minister’s office: Take action against people filing 2 or more RTI applications

Nitin Dhage, the commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, issued a letter to all districts heads on March 30, asking to submit the names of the persons and addresses with details of subjects of the applications and whether information was given to them.

BJP campaign only revolving around Rahul Gandhi: Eknath Gaikwad

Gaikwad, also the seniormost Congress candidate from Mumbai, said that the MNS campaigning for the Congress will not affect its north Indian votes.

Solapur: BSP candidate withdraws name; caste key factor in 3-way contest

BJP’s Jaisiddheshwar Mahaswamiji, Congress’s Sushil Kumar Shinde and Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi’s Prakash Ambedkar are in the fray for Solapur seat.

Mumbai: After Yuva To Yuva, Shiv Sena plans Aaditya Sanvad

Yuva Sena functionaries termed it the next chapter after YuvaToYuva, a Town Hall-style interaction held in first week of March.

Heard in Solapur: What can’t a sanyasi do in Lok Sabha?

Unlike other candidates who are seen bowing to their voters during campaigns, here, the voters bow before Mahaswamiji — a seer of the Veerashaiva Lingayat community — when he goes around campaigning.

Unrest among Dalits after Bhima-Koregaon violence will impact polls: Rahul Shewale, Shiv Sena leader

In an interview with The Indian Express, Shiv Sena leader and MP from Mumbai South Central seat Rahul Shewale says there is a lot of unrest among the Dalit community over to 2018 Bhima-Koregaon violence which, he says, will certainly have an impact on the poll results.

Irregularities in Shivaji statue project, needs AG audit: PWD

Information obtained by The Indian Express under the Right to Information Act shows that the Divisional Accounts Officer (DAO) of the Memorial Project division wrote to the office of Principal Accountant General requesting a special audit of the project.

Konkan region: Nanar oil refinery out of way, Sena still faces NDA ally, NCP and upset BJP workers

Ironically, the Sena’s toughest challenge in the region won’t come from the Opposition ranks, but from NDA’s own — the Maharashtra Swabhiman Paksha led by former Maharashtra CM and sitting BJP Rajya Sabha MP Narayan Rane.

BJP needs the numbers more than us, say Shiv Sena workers

Last month, Sena president Uddhav Thackeray, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and BJP chief Amit Shah had announced a pre-poll alliance and seat-sharing formula for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections and the Assembly polls, scheduled later in the year.

Shiv Sena list ready, most MPs likely to be retained

A party leader said that Sena's leadership has received complaints against Osmanabad MP Ravindra Gaikwad from workers. “Gaikwad apparently did not maintain good rapport with the workers,” he said.

Complaints of Sexual harassment: Maharashtra sets up internal committees for CMO, ministers’ offices

On March 1, The Indian Express reported that ministers’ offices, including the CMO, in Maharashtra do not have an IC as mandated by law.

Yuva Sena chief to reach out to youths, hold meets

Yuva Sena will inaugurate ‘YUVA_TOYUVA’ on Thursday in Thane. Popular sketch comedian Nikunj Lotia alias Be You Nick will moderate the interaction.

Since 2015, no registers have been bought for Anganwadi centres to maintain data: RTI

There are 2,06,000 workers in the state’s 97,000 anganwadis, operating schemes such as supplementary nutrition and health services for children and daycare for pre-primary schoolchildren.