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MNS chief Raj Thackeray

Why Raj and not Uddhav will be watched closely on Bal Thackeray birth anniversary tomorrow

Raj Thackeray, the MNS chief, has been struggling for relevance but has been approached by the BJP to promote Hindutva, which the Shiv Sena has shunned for now. 
Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray paying tributes to party founder and his father Balasaheb Thackeray on his 7th death anniversary, in Mumbai

Shiv Sena, BJP leaders pay tributes to Bal Thackeray but ensure not to cross paths

While Sena leaders visited Shivaji Park between 10 am-12 noon, BJP leaders Devendra Fadnavis, Vinod Tawde and Pankaja Munde visited the place post 1 pm.
Pedestrians and traffic move past buildings in Mumbai

National media has discovered every region of Maharashtra this election, but not Mumbai

Except for the shenanigans of a Sanjay Nirupam or a Milind Deora, Mumbai’s politics has hardly been discussed in the run-up to the elections.
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Govt must develop storage facilities, improve supply chain management to fix onion problem

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Aaditya Thackeray on tour | @AUThackeray/Twitter

In Aaditya Thackeray’s tour of Maharashtra, there’s a message for ally BJP

Long seen as an urban leader, Shiv Sena's Aaditya Thackeray has been touring Maharashtra hinterlands to shed that tag while his party plays up his CM prospects.
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.

On Camera

There have been numerous calls to boycott Chinese goods in India since 20 soldiers were killed in a clash with Chinese troops in the Galwan Valley along the LAC in Ladakh | Photo: ANI

Chinese investments enjoy treaty protection. Beijing can drag New Delhi to tribunals

India has a Bilateral Investment Treaty with China since 2007. The treaty provides foreign investors the right to fair and equitable treatment.

Indian lawsuits allege former Wirecard COO played key role in deals later mired in disputes

The suits allege Marsalek took part in negotiations leading to the acquisition of Hermes by a Mauritius-based private equity fund in 2015.

Defence

Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets soldiers who were injured in Galwan Valley clash, during his visit to Ladakh, in Leh on 3 July 2020 | ANI

Modi dares China, tells Indian Army ‘our enemies have seen your fire and fury’

China sees Modi’s visit as an attempt to ‘escalate’ the situation. Experts say the visit was a powerful message to China to not escalate the matter.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.