Wednesday, 19 January, 2022
TopicMaha Vikas Aghadi

Topic: Maha Vikas Aghadi

Before civic polls, Uddhav govt plans Rs 16.5-cr ad blitz ‘to promote 2 years’ achievements’

Publicity campaign comes ahead 10 civic body polls, including Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, and Nashik. Official says govt didn't do much on 2nd anniversary in November, doing it now.

2022 could be year Mumbai begins to shed ‘under-construction’ look, authorities have a plan

Major projects such as Mumbai Trans-Harbour Link & underground Colaba-Bandra-Seepz Metro taking shape in city. With Covid hitting work, Mumbai has become jungle of concrete & iron.

Fadnavis calls it ‘a slap to MVA’ as BJP wins 4 Maharashtra LC seats & tightens grip on Nagpur

BJP, which suffered a blow last year when ruling MVA won 4 seats in Vidarbha, was victorious in Nagpur and Akola-Washim-Buldhana seats in the Legislative Council.

After Amravati violence, BJP ‘trying to occupy Sena’s Hindutva space’, MVA calls it conspiracy

Amravati police arrested former BJP minister for Saturday's violence. BJP state chief Patil invoked Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray to call Uddhav-led MVA govt 'spineless'.

Allies in Maharashtra, Congress & Shiv Sena set for face-off in Dadra & Nagar Haveli bypoll

The bypoll in Dadra & Nagar Haveli, which straddles the Gujarat and Maharashtra border, has been necessitated by the alleged suicide of incumbent MP Mohan Delkar in February.

‘Sick mindset’, lawsuit threat: Nothing off-limits as MPs Chaturvedi & Tewari battle over Tejpal

The row between Sena’s Priyanka Chaturvedi & Congress’ Manish Tewari started after the latter sought to plug a ‘new book’ by Tarun Tejpal. Both parties are coalition allies.

I am more than a match for everyone, Narayan Rane says. Data tells a different story

Narayan Rane started his political career with Shiv Sena in 1970s, quit the party in 2005, and joined Congress, before eventually entering BJP. He was once known as a Konkan strongman. 

Uddhav & Sonia have direct line of communication, says Sena’s Sanjay Raut, denies cracks in MVA

Sanjay Raut, 59, a Rajya Sabha member of Shiv Sena, is currently in Delhi for the ongoing monsoon session, which ends Friday.

Congress’ Nana Patole wants to fight solo in Maharashtra, but data says it’s not a good idea

Analysis of election results for Lok Sabha, assembly and civic bodies of five key cities in Maharashtra shows that Congress’ performance has been increasingly dull in the state.

Why everyone’s upset with Maharashtra Congress chief Nana Patole — Sena, NCP & his own party

Nana Patole, a 4-time legislator from Bhandara and a former Lok Sabha MP, has managed to rile up allies and his own party leaders, but Congress workers are happy with him.

On Camera

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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.

Defence

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.
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