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Amit Shah meets Uddhav Thackeray

Like in all bad marriages, Shiv Sena and BJP keep giving alliance a ‘last’ shot

Vajpayee and Advani would visit Bal Thackeray to discuss thorns in alliance. Modi and Shah have no such respect for Uddhav.
Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis speaks in Akola | PTI

Eager to woo Shiv Sena, Maharashtra govt rushes to get Thackeray memorial off the ground

The Devendra Fadnavis govt has invited bids for the Bal Thackeray memorial, just 3 weeks after plan received cabinet approval.
Sanjay Raut

Modi & Manmohan are no Bal Thackeray, says Shiv Sena’s Sanjay Raut on biopic race

Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut, the producer of the upcoming Bal Thackeray biopic, said the party founder's life was rich in Bollywood-esque masala.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint.in

Bal Thackeray, the cartoonist who could stop Mumbai at will

On his 93rd birth anniversary, ThePrint takes a look at the life of former Shiv Sena chief who changed the course of Maharashtra politics forever.
A file image of Uddhav Thackeray with Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis | Twitter

BJP’s latest olive branch for Shiv Sena — Rs 100 cr memorial for Bal Thackeray

A day before Bal Thackeray’s birthday, Maharashtra cabinet approves construction of the memorial at a heritage seafront bungalow near Shivaji Park.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint.in

Remembering Bal Thackeray, political cartoonist who metamorphosed into a political fanatic

Thackeray rode on his anti-outsider rhetoric, pandering to a sense of alienation among Maharashtrians, changing Mumbai’s landscape forever.
Sanjay Raut

We haven’t forgotten Hindutva, Nawazuddin best choice to play Bal Thackeray: Sanjay Raut

Shiv Sena leader denies the decision to snap ties with BJP is a new one, says Nawazuddin Siddiqui is the best pick to play Bal Thackeray in his biopic. 

Thackeray scion Aaditya may get bigger role as Shiv Sena rejigs core team

Uddhav Thackeray to be re-elected as party president even as Sena is preparing to guard its home turf against BJP’s aggressive expansion plans in Maharashtra.

The ‘guru’ blamed for Bhima-Koregaon violence called Hindus useless, incapable & servile

In his past speeches, the man accused of inciting the Bhima-Koregaon violence has hurled choice abuses at Hindus, apart from censuring Muslims, China & Pak.

On Camera

Priyanka Vadra, Congress President Rahul Gandhi, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Robert Vadra

Not Gandhi dynasty, but a Narasimha Rao-like figure can save the Congress now

The Congress needs someone who can re-build its image and appeal as a credible opposition without totally sidelining the Gandhi family.
imran khan

With Lok Sabha elections over, how can India and Pakistan now repair fractured ties?

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is considering appointing a national security adviser to revive backchannel diplomatic talks with India.

Defence

RFID

RAW & IB chiefs, cabinet & defence secretaries — the key appointments awaiting new govt

The new govt will also appoint the IAF chief after incumbent Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa retires in September. 
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

If Pragya Thakur wins this Thursday, Modi is in for an embarrassing 5 years

Never has one constituency had such a bearing on Indian nationalism and the pretence of a Gandhian polity. So what if PM Modi doesn’t forgive her in his heart?