Saturday, 20 August, 2022
TopicMaharashtra Politics

Topic: Maharashtra Politics

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.

ED’s rescue mission for marooned netas & the President who ‘signed laws from his bathtub’

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Why Thackerays are up in the air & who’s the face behind face of Sena rebellion

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint

Egg, ink & slaps — what explains aggressive turn of Sharad Pawar’s NCP

Incidents like throwing ink and eggs & hurling chappals have not been unheard of in Maharashtra’s political landscape. But they have mostly been associated with Shiv Sena.

Raj’s saffron shawls, Sena’s ‘imitation’ barbs: It’s Thackeray vs Thackeray in Maharashtra again

Raj Thackeray’s beleaguered MNS is taking a strong Hindutva line to capitalise on Shiv Sena’s ideological ‘dilution’ due to its alliance with former foes Congress and NCP.

Navneet Kaur Rana’s ‘other case’: HC quashed caste certificate, appeal pending in SC for 10 months

Independent MP from Amravati (reserved) seat had her Scheduled Caste certificate cancelled by Bombay HC last year. Supreme Court stayed order, but 8 hearings have been adjourned.

‘Who tore down Babri’ is new battle in Maharashtra as Shiv Sena, BJP & MNS seek ‘credit’

In Maharashtra’s tug-of-war over Hindutva credentials, BJP and MNS have challenged Shiv Sena’s long-standing narrative that it was responsible for demolishing Babri Masjid.

Viral photo of Muslims offering namaz in Mumbai resurface amid Azaan, Hanuman Chalisa flare-up

Maharashtra has been alert ever since politician Raj Thackeray made a call to ban the use of loudspeakers for Azaan, an Islamic call to prayer.

Why Fadnavis, who claimed to have 6.3GB of tapped phone calls, was questioned for ‘data leak’

After Mumbai Police Cyber Cell quizzed him, 'star witness' Fadnavis alleged questions were such as to determine if he could be made an accused or co-accused.

Haji Mastan, Gawli to Riyaz Bhati, Maharashtra politics has been linked to underworld for 30 yrs

Many politicians were accused of links — from Indira Gandhi meeting Haji Mastan & Karim Lala, to Bal Thackeray backing Arun Gawli, and various charges against Sharad Pawar.

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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.