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Police detain activists during a protest against the arrest of activists in connection with Bhima-Koregaon violence | PTI

Nothing illegal about NIA taking over Bhima Koregaon case but state police still holds key

The NIA Friday took over the case in which several activists were booked for allegedly making provocative speeches in Pune, Maharashtra, on 31 December 2017.

Mumbai to stay open 24×7: More cities should follow or fix creaking infrastructure first?

Maharashtra Tourism Minister Aaditya Thackeray said the cabinet proposal allowing shops, malls and eateries in Mumbai to stay open 24x7 will boost the city’s nightlife.
Sai Baba temple in Shirdi

How a Thackeray decision has left Maharashtra town & village fighting for Sai Baba’s legacy

Uddhav Thackeray govt has earmarked Rs 100 cr for developing facilities at Pathri, calling it Sai Baba's birthplace. Shirdi not happy with decision.
Shiv Sena leader Uddhav Thackeray and NCP chief Sharad Pawar at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Mumbai | PTI

After Kerala and Punjab, Maharashtra also considers a resolution against CAA

Congress spokesperson Raju Waghmare said senior leaders of Maharashtra Vikas Agadi will sit together and decide on the resolution.
Delhi government schools

What the Delhi school education model is and why Maharashtra is looking to emulate it

Maharashtra govt has announced that it is set to adopt the Delhi model to improve the quality of education in the state's schools.
Home Minister Amit Shah looks at the 'Hindi Divas Samaroh' in New Delhi, September | PTI

A hurried move in Judge Loya case can only make Amit Shah more powerful

Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh has hinted at reopening Judge Loya case. But one misstep and the move will boomerang – politically and legally.
Gunny bags of onions | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Modi govt wants Bangladesh to buy imported onions after states withdraw demand

Until last week, 18,000 MT of imported onion had arrived but states have only bought 3,000 MT. Modi govt is offering Bangladesh a lower price to buy stock.
Chhagan Bhujbal and Ashok Chavan

Who’ll sit close to Uddhav — Ashok Chavan, Chhagan Bhujbal ‘spar over chair’ at cabinet meet

Congress' Ashok Chavan and NCP's Chhagan Bhujbal allegedly argued for 20 minutes over a chair at the first cabinet meeting of the new Maharashtra govt.
Maharashtra Congress MLA Praniti Shinde at the Democracy Wall in Pune Monday

BJP hand-in-glove in every single attack on colleges, students: Congress MLA Praniti Shinde

'If they can enter autonomous institutions, it won’t be too long before they enter our homes,' Congress MLA Praniti Shinde says at ThePrint’s Democracy Wall.
Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray

There’s a 50-yr-old dispute behind Uddhav calling Belagavi ‘Karnataka occupied Maharashtra’

Belagavi in Karnataka has a sizeable Marathi-speaking population and and has been at the heart of a five-decade-old border row between the state and Maharashtra.

On Camera

Economist, Soros: Has Hindu nationalism increased global criticism of India or bad economy?

The Economist criticised the Modi govt in its latest cover story titled ‘Intolerant India’ while billionaire George Soros said Modi was creating a 'Hindu nationalist state' at Davos.

Defence

Mi-17 V5 chopper | Wikimedia commons

Pilots of IAF chopper shot down in friendly fire in Budgam awarded gallantry medals

Four other IAF personnel on board the chopper have been awarded ‘Mention-in-Despatches’ posthumously by the President.

The world has a message for Modi: Brand India is severely damaged

India’s image — and by extension Modi’s — has been damaged by a combination of identity politics and economic decline. But the world isn’t writing us off, not yet.