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J P Nadda

BJP President JP Nadda calls Maharashtra government ‘unnatural and unrealistic’

Addressing the state BJP convention at Nerul in Navi Mumbai township, Nadda said the party needs to be ready to go solo in future elections.
Nana Patole

Congress leader Nana Patole elected as Speaker of Maharashtra Assembly

A four-time MLA, Nana Patole was elected unopposed after BJP candidate Kisan Kathore withdrew his nomination.

How Pakistan caught and hanged a Brigadier ‘leaking military secrets to CIA’

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.
Shiv Sena leader Uddhav Thackeray and NCP chief Sharad Pawar | PTI file photo

NCP yet to decide name for deputy CM’s post, even as Congress makes a pitch too

As per the power-sharing formula of the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress government, the post of deputy chief minister goes to NCP, while Congress gets the Assembly Speaker's post.
File photo of Ajit Pawar addressing a press conference in Mumbai | ANI Photo

Ajit Pawar denies speculation that Congress will get deputy CM post, insists it’ll be NCP

Ajit Pawar reiterated that under the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress alliance formula, the Congress is set to get the Speaker's post.
Uddhav Thackeray addresses media

Uddhav Thackeray formally takes charge as Maharashtra CM, could face floor test Saturday

Uddhav Thackeray paid tribute to the portrait of Chhatrapati Shivaji in the Mantralaya building before entering the 6th floor office of the CM after 2pm.
Supreme Court

SC dismisses plea to scrap post-poll alliance in Maharashtra — ‘not court’s domain’

Petitioner All India Hindu Mahasabha wanted SC to declare Sena-NCP-Congress alliance void & unconstitutional for breaching 'people's mandate'.
Uddhav Thackeray

‘Secular’ Congress & NCP prevail over Sena for their alliance pact high on minority focus

Congress-NCP-Sena Maha Vikas Aghadi, which assumed office in Maharashtra Thursday with Uddhav Thackeray as CM, has released its common minimum programme.
File photo of Maharashtra Chief Minister and Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray with his son and Yuva Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray (right) | Photo: PTI

Amar Prem became Kati Patang — Uddhav Thackeray after Sena-BJP alliance collapsed in 2014

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, who will be sworn in as Maharashtra chief minister Thursday, had torn into the BJP after their alliance collapsed in 2014.
Congress leaders protesting against BJP's move on Maharashtra govt formation | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Maharashtra crisis should push Supreme Court to upgrade 1994 Bommai judgment guidelines

Nine Supreme Court judges had in 1994 settled ways to establish if a CM has majority in House or not. Last week, the court was raising concern over horse-trading.

On Camera

Erdogan’s assault on Macron is the height of cynicism

There was a time when Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan didn’t see the West as Turkey’s enemy and even wanted to join the European Union.

ICICI Bank’s profits jump six-fold for July-September quarter

The bank's net interest income increased by 16 per cent year-on-year to Rs. 9,366 crore in this year's second quarter from Rs 8,057 crore in last year's second quarter.

Defence

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

Here is why US changed Rajnath Singh’s statement on ‘reckless aggression’ by China

Both the US State and Defense departments have added footnotes to the transcripts they released on Rajnath Singh’s remarks at 2+2. The State Department has also updated the text.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

5 reasons for the crisis in global Islam

If tens of crores of Muslims across the world feel they are victims of mass Islamophobia, their holy prophet shown deliberate disrespect, it is a sense of crisis and siege.