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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

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
Uddhav Thackeray addresses media

Maharashtra’s ‘three-wheeler’ govt running smoothly, says CM Uddhav Thackeray

In his interview with Saamana, Uddhav Thackeray said that the Maha Vikas Aghadi government was stable and also called out the BJP for toppling state governments.
File photo of Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray with son Aaditya and party leader Sanjay Raut (right)

Shiv Sena scion Aaditya Thackeray takes lead role in govt matters & not all are pleased

From Covid decisions to matters regarding education or sports, Shiv Sena dynast Aaditya Thackeray has emerged as his CM father’s chief adviser for everything.
File photo Aaditya Thackeray | Facebook

Aaditya Thackeray slams BJP for ‘rumour mongering’ amid a pandemic, says MVA govt stable

Maharashtra minister and CM Uddhav Thackeray's son Aaditya Thackeray tells News 18 channel that the govt comprising Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress will last its full term.
NCP chief Sharad Pawar is an accused in the MSC Bank scam

All is well with alliance govt but Thackeray should have more dialogue, says Sharad Pawar

In interview to Saamana, Sharad Pawar says NCP's outside support offer to Fadnavis govt in 2014 was 'calculated move' to keep Sena away from BJP, though it didn't work.

Why a Modi govt ordinance looks like Operation Kamal to Uddhav’s alliance in Maharashtra

The Reserve Bank’s oversight of the cooperative banks gives the ruling party at the Centre a huge advantage in Maharashtra.
Sharad Pawar addresses the media in New Delhi

No differences in Maharashtra govt, media creating stories to fill space, says Sharad Pawar

In an interview with Shiv Sena mouthpiece Saamana, NCP chief Sharad Pawar says there is no unhappiness among the three parties that constitute the Maha Vikas Aghadi govt. 

On Camera

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat speaks at the book release of 'Gandhi Ko Samajhney Ka Yahi Samay' in New Delhi on 17 February 2020 | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Listen to Mohan Bhagwat’s Dussehra speech. You won’t say RSS lacks intellectual bandwidth

Mainstream Indian media used to denigrate and ridicule RSS. But it is now publishing its chief Mohan Bhagwat’s statements as front-page news.

Iraq PM Mustafa al-Kadhimi bets big on economic reforms

Kadhimi's govt is pushing a soup-to-nuts overhaul in the next three to five years. The path of least resistance would have been to wait until the general election next summer.

Defence

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets his US counterpart Mark Esper at his office in South Block Monday | Twitter | @rajnathsingh

India & US agree on deeper cooperation in Indo-Pacific as Rajnath meets Mark Esper

The hour-long meeting between Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and his US counterpart Mark Esper came a day before the bilateral 2+2 ministerial dialogue in Delhi.
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.