Monday, 23 May, 2022
TopicCongress-NCP-Shiv Sena

Topic: Congress-NCP-Shiv Sena

How Sharad Pawar, Modi’s friend and foe, has emerged as MVA’s chief contact with Centre

Pawar played a similar role before, as UPA govt's interlocutor with then-CM Modi. Lines of communication have always remained open despite changing political circumstances.

Conspiracy or communication gap? Attack on Pawar’s home raises difficult questions for NCP

Mumbai Police have arrested 109 workers of Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation who were allegedly part of mob at Silver Oak, and lawyer representing its striking workers.

Sushant Rajput, Aryan Khan, Param Bir Singh — 2 yrs of MVA govt dominated by Centre-state rows

Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress govt led by Uddhav Thackeray completes two years on 28 Nov, a tenure marked by constant ED and CBI probes against its leaders, and its own counterattacks.

Why BJP, Congress, Sena & NCP are all agreed over delaying local polls in Maharashtra 

The unanimity among parties to push back polls comes amid impending elections to 10 municipal corporations, including in Mumbai, Pune, Thane, Nashik and Nagpur, in February-March 2022.

Uddhav govt, battling Covid & minister resignations, faces another test: Its first bypoll

Voting for the Pandharpur-Mangalwedha bypoll is Saturday, and is the first assembly seat election after the 2019 state polls, which propelled the Maha Vikas Aghadi government to power.

Cracks in Sena-NCP-Congress alliance widening over minister Deshmukh, damage control mechanism

Shiv Sena has questioned NCP leader Anil Deshmukh’s record as Maharashtra home minister while Congress is unhappy at Sena touting Sharad Pawar as UPA chief. 

MVA partners shield Home Minister Deshmukh, say Covid put him out of action through February

Mumbai Police’s ex-chief has alleged Maharashtra minister Anil Deshmukh met arrested cop Sachin Waze in February and instructed him to collected Rs 100 crore a month from bars & eateries.

This is why Shiv Sena has been needling Congress and cosying up to Sharad Pawar’s NCP

Over the past few months, Shiv Sena has been frequently taunting the Congress, triggering talks of a rift in the MVA alliance. Sena insiders say the provocation is deliberate.

As MVA sweeps Maharashtra MLC polls, here’s a look at how those elections take place

While there is Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha at the central government level, there is the Vidhan Sabha or legislative assembly and Vidhan Parishad or legislative council in states.

Sena-led Maharashtra coalition sweeps MLC polls, BJP set to lose stronghold Nagpur

The elections to the six Maharashtra Legislative Council seats were held Tuesday. The Sena contested on one seat, the Congress on three and NCP on two.

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Galle Face Green the popular promenade in Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo has become ground zero for the protest against the Gotabaya Rajapaksa government. | Photo: Regina Mihindukulasuriya

Sri Lanka may be a teaser for a global default crisis

Global markets see Sri Lanka as an omen for more defaults in the developing world as countries face a growing, post-Covid debt burden.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


Representational image of drone. | Photo: Mark Kauzlarich | Bloomberg

As drones usher in new era of warfare, India’s growing UAV industry begins to take flight

With a growing indigenous base of drone manufacturers and exporters, and incentives from government, industry sentiment is bullish. However, some concerns remain. 

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.