Tuesday, 24 May, 2022

Topic: MNS

‘Didn’t want to walk into a trap’: Why Raj Thackeray cancelled his much-hyped Ayodhya visit

After taking up the ‘loudspeaker’ in Maharashtra, MNS chief Raj Thackeray was all set to visit Ayodhya on 5 June. Until BJP MP Brijbhushan Sharan Singh threw a spanner in his works.  

Shiv Sena comes up with ‘roar of true Hindutva’, to hold mega Mumbai rally to counter BJP, MNS

Shiv Sena's rally Saturday evening will be held at Bandra Kurla Complex grounds in Mumbai. Party expects lakhs to attend event, to be addressed by Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray.

Shiv Sena, MNS locked in race to visit Ayodhya amid tussle over loudspeakers in mosques

MNS chief Raj Thackeray is scheduled to visit Ayodhya on 5 June while Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray along with Shiv Sena workers will visit on 10 June.

Now, Pune unit of Raj Thackeray’s MNS threatens to play Hanuman Chalisa outside police stations

In letter addressed to Pune police commissioner, the party has demanded written assurance from mosques against use of loudspeakers, or else it will act on its threat.

Modi’s Europe visit, inflation top Urdu news, press freedom, loudspeaker rows also find mention

ThePrint’s round-up of how the Urdu media covered various news events through the week, and the editorial positions some of them took.

‘Our school of Hindutva is original,’ Shiv Sena’s dig at Raj Thackeray on loudspeaker threat

The Maharashtra Home Department, however, said 135 mosques of the total 1,140 in Mumbai had played the azaan on loudspeakers before 6 am.

‘We won’t participate in MNS’ Hanuman Chalisa event in Maharashtra’, says VHP activists

Accusing the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) of playing "propaganda politics", the RSS affiliate called the reports of its activists taking part in the event “fake and baseless".

Loudspeakers and political backflips: How ‘anti-migrant’ MNS became Hindutva’s latest advocate

MNS chief Raj Thackeray will address a Maharashtra Day rally in Shiv Sena’s stronghold Aurangabad. Analysts say MNS is trying to replace Sena as a champion of the Hindu cause.

Loudspeakers & ‘Maha Aartis’ — why temple-mosque politics keeps making a comeback in Maharashtra

Temples-mosques are dominating political discourse in Maharashtra. Parties in the state have time and again raised these issues in a bid to underscore their commitment to Hindutva.

MNS claims nephew Raj Thackeray is ‘true heir’ of Balasaheb in poster outside Shiv Sena office

MNS claimed Maharashtra CM and Balasaheb's son Uddhav Thackeray was banning Hindus from reciting Hanuman Chalisa prayers.

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Golden Temple

What Akal Takht must know about harmonium and music before banishing it from Golden Temple

In an era where India’s past and ‘purity’ are constantly being dug up and debated, the humble harmonium has become the latest victim.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.