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‘I believe CM was asked by bosses to take stand’

Prithviraj Chavan

Commenting on the controversy over chief minister Prithviraj Chavan’s decision to boycott Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s event in Nagpur, union urban development minister Venkaiah Naidu said that hoot

Metro 3 to be set in motion

Union urban development minister Venkaiah Naidu addresses the media in Mumbai on Friday 	— Rajesh Jadhav

Urban development minister sets August 26 for third phase of project

Loco-pilot abandons double-decker

Children welcome the first AC double-decker train at the Kankavli railway station on Friday	— AA

Is the first such train from Mumbai to Konkan

ACB seeks nod to probe Ajit Pawar

Ajit Pawar

The Maharashtra anti-corruption bureau (ACB) on Friday approached the home department of the state government to seek its permission to conduct an open inquiry against deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar

Indefinite fuel strike looms, warns body

The Federation of All Maharashtra Petrol Dealers Association has threatened to go on an indefinite strike from August 26 if the state government doesn’t hold talks with them regarding their demand for

Narayan Rane stuns Congress, says he’s for Vidarbha state

Narayan Rane and Prithviraj Chavan

Senior Congress minister and in-charge of party campaign committee Narayan Rane has supported the demand of separate statehood for Vidarbha on Friday.

Cancel pre-arrest bail: Victim

The 25-year-old model who had made rape allegations against senior IPS officer Sunil Paraskar, approached the sessions court on Friday, seeking cancellation of his anticipatory bail.

‘Stressed doctors’ needworkshops, says Jitendra Awhad

Following the suicide of Kiran Jadhav, a resident doctor, in a Solapur government hospital earlier this week, medical education minister Jitendra Awhad has said that the cause of the incident would be

Docs to strike for a speedy probe

Resident doctors from 14 state government hospitals along with their counterparts at KEM, Sion, Nair and JJ Hospital will go on a one-day strike, demanding a speedy probe in the suicide case of Dr Kir

Dhangar community eye 25 seats

Prakash Ambedkar

Determined to get themselves a quota in the Scheduled Tribes (ST) category, the Dhangar community has decided to contest and win at least 25 seats across the state in order to exert their influence on

With the foreign secretary level talks between India and Pakistan being iced due to the meeting between Kashmiri separatists and the Pakistani high commissioner, it may be worth recalling an episode from contemporaneous history.

As the old saying goes, “Can you say ‘boo’ to a goose?” Well, in India, we don’t waste our precious time booing geese. We reserve our boos for chief ministers. Each time the Prime Minister steps out to attend important functions in states that are still hanging on to their own non-BJP leaders (with time bombs ticking away), the crowds make sure nobody but Narendra Modi is heard.