Thursday, 20 January, 2022
TopicBal Thackeray

Topic: Bal Thackeray

Thackeray vs Patil vs Shivaji: Navi Mumbai airport’s 2 yrs away, but fight over name’s begun

The Rs 16,000-cr Navi Mumbai airport is touted to be one of the world’s largest greenfield airports, with two parallel runways. The first phase is likely to be operational by 2023.

From vandalism & threats to silence — what led Shiv Sena change its stand on Valentine’s Day

Shiv Sena leaders say there aren’t ‘repulsive demonstrations of Valentine’s Day anymore’, which is a result of the party’s relentless protests over the years. 

Uddhav govt naming schemes after Bal Thackeray since a year, Congress says they’re overdoing

The MVA govt has named at least three schemes & certain projects after Sena founder Bal Thackeray. Some of these were considered pet projects of former CM Devendra Fadnavis. 

Why Shiv Sena won’t back down from renaming Aurangabad despite risk to alliance govt

In 1988, Bal Thackeray said Aurangabad would be called Sambhajinagar after Chhatrapati Shivaji’s son. Now, his son and Maharashtra CM Uddhav is pushing for it again.

More political & more cartoon-centric — Bal Thackeray’s 60-yr-old weekly Marmik gets new look

Since 17 November, Marmik has published three more editions along the lines of its revamp plans of making the weekly almost like a deeper shadow of Shiv Sena’s Saamana. 

Covid ‘anniversary’ discounts, and delayed introspection by Congress

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Bal Thackeray’s father and Ambedkar used Navratri festivities to counter Brahmin Ganesh utsav

Keshav Sitaram Thackeray ‘Prabodhankar’ had joined BR Ambedkar in a movement to allow ‘untouchable’ to worship alongside Brahmins during Ganesh utsav in Mumbai.

Dev Anand to Kangana Ranaut — Shiv Sena has had a long love-hate relationship with Bollywood

Kangana Ranaut’s spat with the Shiv Sena is only the latest incident in the party’s long history of an oxymoron relationship with Bollywood.

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, 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.

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How England’s dying industrial towns became the West’s largest jihad factory

Malik Faisal Akram had no known affiliation with jihadist groups. Ideas that led him to take hostages in a Texas synagogue seeped into his mind almost by osmosis.

NTPC looks to coal imports to avoid new power crunch

India’s largest electricity producer is aiming to secure cargoes starting from April, when power consumption in India typically surges on summer cooling demand.


File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.