Friday, 19 August, 2022
TopicMaharashtra government formation

Topic: Maharashtra government formation

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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'.

‘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.

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.

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.

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Sir Ganga Ram hospital Consultants, Residents and DNB students hold placards during a protest in New Delhi, on 30 December 2021 | PTI

Distrust of Indian doctors isn’t new. Class-caste bias always ruled medical profession

As a practising doctor, I discovered large question marks on claims of a trustful patient-doctor relationship in the past. The routine dehumanisation of underprivileged patients remains a rarely mentioned topic.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


Representational image. A file photo of an Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter. | Photo: Commons

IAF operation underway to rescue Italian mountaineer stranded on Mount Nun in Ladakh

The IAF deployed its ‘Cheetah’ helicopter to rescue mountaineer Federico Nicoli. Mount Nun is the second highest peak in the Zanskar Valley of Ladakh.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.