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How Aaditya Thackeray’s using Covid downtime to prep Maharashtra as post-pandemic tourist hub

Since the beginning of the year, the Maharashtra tourism department has sent at least 5 major policy decisions to state cabinet, all of which have been approved.
Shiv Sena President - Uddhav Thackeray

Maharashtra govt files plea in Supreme Court over Maratha quota stay order

The state govt's move to file a plea before a larger bench of the Supreme Court comes amid protests by various pro-quota Maratha bodies.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray | Photo: ANI

Cash-strapped Maharashtra govt hires ad firm to highlight schemes on social media, faces flak

The 12-month contract is worth about Rs 6 crore. BJP leaders say Uddhav Thackeray govt should spend every rupee on Covid management.
Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials carry out demolition at Kangana Ranaut's office in Mumbai on 8 September | ANI

Congress HQ won’t wade into Sena-Kangana row, says more important issues to focus on

The Congress leadership’s decision to distance itself from the matter comes amid disagreements in Maharashtra unit over BMC’s demolition drive at Kangana office.
Thane Congress chief Vikrant Chavan

New sign of cracks in Maharashtra coalition as Congress posters take dig at ‘Thackeray sarkar’

Thane unit chief Vikrant Chavan put up the posters to 'politely' remind the Thackeray govt that Congress is also part of the ruling MVA coalition and deserves recognition.
Sai Baba temple in Shirdi

Maharashtra opposition unites, wants Uddhav govt to reopen temples and mosques

While BJP plans to launch protest & AIMIM’s Imtiaz Jaleel has threatened to offer namaz on road, individual leaders from ruling NCP, Congress have also written to govt to open places of worship.
Sharad Pawar addresses the media in New Delhi

How quaint Silver Oak Bungalow No. 2 has become one of Maharashtra’s key political addresses

2, Silver Oak, home of NCP chief Sharad Pawar, has become a hotspot of political activity and media glare since the MVA govt came to power last year.
NCP chief Sharad Pawar and his nephew and Maharashtra Deputy CM Ajit Pawar | Photos: Commons

Sushant Singh Rajput’s death opens new front in Sharad Pawar vs Ajit Pawar friction

The senior Pawar slammed his grand-nephew, Ajit Pawar’s son Parth, for demanding a CBI probe into Sushant Singh Rajput's alleged suicide, against the party line.
Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray, son Aaditya, and Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut (far left) offer aarti by the Saryu river in Ayodhya in this December 2018 file photo | Twitter | @AUThackeray

Coalition politics or Hindutva? Shiv Sena’s Ram Mandir dilemma has left party confused, angry

No one from Shiv Sena is invited for Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan, though people linked with the struggle for the temple will all be there. Party says what's happening in Ayodhya is showmanship.
Kirtish Bhatt | BBC Hindi

Why only ‘voter lives matter’ in Bihar and the question of faith in India

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On Camera

Retiring early can be bad for the brain

Retiring early and working less has many benefits, such as reduced stress, better diets and more sleep. But as we found, it also has adverse effects.
File photo | RIL chairman Mukesh Ambani | Sanjit Das/Bloomberg

Reliance Retail gets $1 billion from Silver Lake for 1.75% stake

Reliance announced on 9 Sept that the California-based private equity firm with stakes in technology-related companies will pay the amount as part of the deal.

Defence

Representational image | Indian soldiers at the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir | PTI

No ‘major’ build-up at LoC but Pakistan pushing new Chinese-made assault rifles into Kashmir

Security forces have recovered EMEI Type 97 NSR rifles, manufactured by Chinese firm Norinco, which they believe were dropped into J&K through drones.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

If Modi is a true reformer, he’ll bury Vodafone ghost and campaign on reforms in Bihar

No politician sees economic reform as a vote-catcher; it’s the old, povertarian economy that gets votes. Can Modi bring farm and labour reforms centre-stage?