Friday, 27 May, 2022
TopicRaj Thackeray

Topic: Raj Thackeray

‘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.  

‘Apologise to UP migrants or don’t come to Ayodhya,’ UP MP tells Raj Thackeray

BJP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh is seeking support from top priests and seers in Uttar Pradesh to stop the MNS chief from entering the temple town.

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.

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.

‘Not a one-day issue,’ Raj Thackeray threatens to continue protests against mosque loudspeakers

Civic elections in Maharashtra are around the corner, ruling Shiv Sena has accused MNS of being the ‘B Team’ of opposition BJP.

MNS chief shares Bal Thackeray’s old video vowing to stop people from offering namaz on streets

In the video, Bal Thackeray is also heard saying that loudspeakers would be removed from mosques. MNS had given a deadline to remove loudspeakers by 3 May.

‘What ultimatum,’ asks Uddhav govt after Raj Thackeray booked for provocative speech

MNS chief gave 3 May ultimatum to mosques to take down loudpeakers; police also detained party leader Mahendra Bhanushali on Tuesday.

Will not allow communal disharmony, says Maharashtra police on Raj Thackeray’s loudspeaker threat

The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief has threatened to protest outside mosques from 4 May if loudspeakers were not taken down.

BJP, AAP or Shiv Sena — Leaders don’t have time for governance. Power is all about vendetta

From Maharashtra’s Hanuman Chalisa fiasco to Modi’s chat on fuel tax, statesmanship is out the window. And poor Indians suffer.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi participates in an event to launch the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF)

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Army accuses Pakistan of ‘deceit under garb of LoC ceasefire’ as infiltration bid is foiled

Three terrorists were killed Thursday while they were attempting an infiltration into J&K's Keran sector from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

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.