Maharashtra minister Jitendra Awhad arrested in abduction and assault case, gets bail

Maharashtra Housing Minister and NCP leader Jitendra Awhad was arrested on Thursday and later released on bail in a case of alleged assault on a social media user at his house. Awhad appeared at the Vartak Nagar police station in Thane city in connection with the case on Thursday, said a senior police official. His … Read more

NCB’s high profile arrests to show Centre it is doing something: Sharad Pawar

The anti-narcotics cell of the state government has made comparatively bigger seizures, said NCP Chief Sharad Pawar, adding that this makes one thing clear: the state agencies are doing an honest and straight forward job, while the NCB is doing high profile arrests just to show the Centre that it is doing some thing. “I … Read more

Sena workers cane autorickshaw drivers to enforce bandh in Thane, NCP men force shut shops in Vashi

Activists of the Shiv Sena and the NCP organised a joint rally in Thane on Monday as part of the Maharashtra bandh called by three partners in the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government to protest the killing of four farmers in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri district. The rally, led by Thane Mayor Naresh Mhaske, passed … Read more

IT raids on Ajit Pawar’s kin: No politics of revenge by NCP, says Sule

A day after the Income Tax department raided some businesses linked to family members of Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, his party colleague and kin Supriya Sule on Friday said the NCP does not indulge in the “politics of revenge”. The IT department had, on Thursday, raided some businesses linked to the kin of … Read more

NCP picks holes in NCB arrest of Shahrukh’s son

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Wednesday posed some tough questions about Narcotics Control Bureau’s (NCB) raid in a cruise party that led to the arrest of actor Shahrukh Khan‘s son Aryan. NCP minister Nawab Malik released photographs and videos that showed two private citizens who are not NCB officials participating in the raid and detaining … Read more

Maharashtra DGP sends proposal to suspend Param Bir Singh; home department seeks more details

Maharashtra Director General of Police Sanjay Pandey recently sent a proposal to suspend IPS officer Param Bir Singh and other police officials named in alleged extortion cases, but the state Home Department sought more details, sources said on Saturday. At least four FIRs of `extortion’ have been registered against Singh, a former Mumbai police commissioner, … Read more

Must systematically plan to give a govt which believes in principles of Constitution: Sonia Gandhi

Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Friday urged opposition party leaders to work together and plan systemically for the 2024 Lok Sabha polls, saying the goal is to give the country a government that believes in the principles of the Constitution. Addressing a virtual meeting of various opposition parties, she said this is a challenge but … Read more

Maharashtra Congress questions CBI’s ‘silence’ over probe into death of Sushant Singh Rajput

The Maharashtra Congress on Thursday questioned the Central Bureau of Investigation’s “silence” over the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, a year after it took over the probe into the case. The party alleged that the national investigation agencies were being used by the Centre for its own “political agenda”. Rajput, 34, was found hanging … Read more

SC weighs action against parties for not revealing candidates’ criminal records

The legislative wing of the government will never address the issue of criminalisation of the country’s polity, the Supreme Court observed on Tuesday, while debating ways and means to enforce a court order asking political parties to reveal criminal and other details about their candidates in the run-up to elections. These norms were allegedly violated … Read more