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TopicSharad Pawar

Topic: Sharad Pawar

How Sharad Pawar, Modi’s friend and foe, has emerged as MVA’s chief contact with Centre

Pawar played a similar role before, as UPA govt's interlocutor with then-CM Modi. Lines of communication have always remained open despite changing political circumstances.

After almost 2 years of Covid-forced WFH, CM Uddhav back in office at state secretariat

Maharashtra CM has mainly worked from official residence due to pandemic and his health. This was heavily criticised by Opposition BJP, but backed by Shiv Sena's MVA allies.

Conspiracy or communication gap? Attack on Pawar’s home raises difficult questions for NCP

Mumbai Police have arrested 109 workers of Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation who were allegedly part of mob at Silver Oak, and lawyer representing its striking workers.

‘Not interested in becoming UPA chairperson, lead anti-BJP front’, says NCP chief Sharad Pawar

Pawar said that Congress cannot be excluded from any initiative aimed at providing an alternative to the BJP at the Centre.

MVA members arguing again, Pawar not convinced, but Uddhav govt backs new houses for ‘rural MLAs’

Opposition cites legislators’ high salaries & perks, calls new housing scheme an ‘attempt to keep the flock together’ in the House. Some MVA legislators have criticised the scheme as well.

In Maharashtra’s new normal, CM Thackeray works from home, while ministers skip Mantralaya

Officials say governance largely unaffected under Uddhav Thackeray’s keen eye despite him working from home, but experts say Shiv Sena's political image could take a beating.

Congress ministers targeted Modi as Gujarat CM, Manmohan Singh & I didn’t approve, Pawar says

Speaking at a Loksatta event, Pawar says he was the only Union minister during UPA term to hold conversations with then CM Modi and visited Gujarat at the state govt’s request.

Modi wanted BJP, NCP to form govt together in Maharashtra in 2019, says Sharad Pawar

Questioned about the PM’s reaction to his response, the Nationalist Congress Party chief said Modi asked him to 'think over it'.

We need to adapt to changing socio-political scenario: Pawar tells NCP on his 81st birthday

Speaking on the occasion of his 81st birthday, Pawar said the NCP may have a limited cadre, but its workers are committed to taking along all the deprived sections of society.

Gadkari a great example of how a public representative can work for country’s progress: Pawar

Sharing the dais with the Union Minister, the NCP President said often nothing happens after the stone-laying ceremony, but work progresses swiftly with Gadkari’s projects.

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Over 38% inmates in Indian jails are OBCs, 10% increase in a decade, study finds

Religious minorities, specifically Muslims and Sikhs, have been overrepresented among prison inmates for years now, but there have been some shifts in the last decade, NCRB data shows.
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.


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France’s Naval Group, IIT Goa extend R&D deal for underwater surveillance, submarine imaging

Agreement will act as catalyst for improving analysis of data collected by underwater sensors through application of neural systems & AI.

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.