Sunday, 2 October, 2022
TopicMaharashtra govt formation

Topic: Maharashtra govt formation

Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day amid Opposition protests over Maharashtra turmoil

Opposition members demanded discussion on a BJP-led govt being sworn-in in Maharashtra, but the Chair did not allow it because the matter is sub judice.

Shiv Sena committed the sin of abandoning Bal Thackeray’s thoughts, says BJP

Addressing a press conference, senior party leader Ashish Shelar said that Shiv Sena has insulted the popular mandate by going with the Congress & the NCP.

Uddhav Thackeray meets ‘Renaissance Man’ Sharad Pawar in Mumbai

Thackeray met Pawar at a luxury hotel where NCP MLAs were lodged amid the high ongoing political drama in Maharashtra.

In Pictures: Maharashtra govt formation case leads to Sunday frenzy at Supreme Court

The NCP-Shiv Sena-Congress plea marked the fourth occasion this year when the Supreme Court has held a hearing on a non-working day.

Ajit and Sharad Pawar battle on Twitter, defection threat looms over Shiv Sena and Congress

Maharashtra Dy CM Ajit Pawar bats for BJP-NCP govt, but Sharad Pawar categorically denies it. Other leaders criss-cross Mumbai to keep their flocks together.

PM Modi silent on Maharashtra political turmoil in latest episode of ‘Mann ki Baat’

Modi’s radio show was broadcast while SC was hearing the Maharashtra case, but he dwelt on fitness, rivers and peace after the Ayodhya verdict instead.

What will SC rule on Maharashtra govt formation? These past cases may hold the key

Mukul Rohatgi cited Article 361 of the Constitution to argue that governors are beyond judicial review, but SC has previously said this immunity isn’t absolute.

SC demands to see Fadnavis and governor’s letters, will consider floor test in 24 hours

On NCP-Congress-Shiv Sena’s plea, SC orders that letters which led to formation of BJP-led govt in Maharashtra need to be submitted by 10:30 am Monday.

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Wild elephants monitored under thermal UAVs in Maharashtra | RESQ Charitable Trust

We monitored wild elephants, leopards in villages with thermal drones first time in Maharashtra

Whether it's monitoring wildlife, mitigating conflict, capturing of wildlife on field, UAVs are effective tools to complement existing on-ground efforts.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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