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A doctor takes a swab from a child to test for Covid-19 at Kalyanwadi in Dharavi slums, Mumbai on 16 April | PTI

Shiv Sena hails ‘victory’ against coronavirus in Dharavi as cases come down to single digit

With the highest population density in Maharashtra, Dharavi had 491 cases in April with a growth rate of 12% when cases were doubling every 18 days.
Uddhav Thackeray addresses media

‘Our culture is we…won’t go back on words’ — CM Uddhav taunts BJP on Sena foundation day

Addressing Shiv Sena leaders, Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray said the party has not changed its ideology.
Uddhav Thackeray along with son Aaditya Thackeray | PTI file image

Thackerays shine as Shiv Sena turns ruler from rebel, but party makes ‘zero political gains’

There’s been no political gain for Shiv Sena despite being in power as only the Thackerays’ have been visible, while other Sena ministers and cadre have been in the shadows.
File image of NCP chief Sharad Pawar, Shiv Sena chief and Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray and Revenue Minister Balasaheb Thorat of the Congress | Photo: ANI

Shiv Sena mouthpiece slams Congress, airs Maharashtra ruling alliance’s dirty laundry

An editorial in Saamana has said the disgruntlement voiced by Congress ministers of not being part of the government’s decision-making process is ‘unwarranted’.
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Actor Sonu Sood propped up by BJP to show us in poor light: Shiv Sena

In his weekly column 'Rokhthok' in Sena mouthpiece 'Saamana', Sanjay Raut questioned Sonu Sood's sudden rise on Maharashtra social scene during lockdown.
Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray greets his supporters after swearing-in as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, at Shivaji Park in Mumbai, Thursday. | PTI

Under CM Uddhav Thackeray, anti-migrant Shiv Sena has become their protector

Migrant workers stranded in Maharashtra are desperate to go home, and CM Uddhav Thackeray has been repeatedly assuring them they are safe in the state.
Rahul Gandhi | @INCIndia | Twitter

Rahul Gandhi has shown how opposition should behave during crisis, says Uddhav Thackeray

In an editorial in the party mouthpiece Saamana, the Sena said Gandhi recognised the Covid-19 threat well in advance & warned the govt to take necessary steps.
Arvind Ganpat Sawant taking charge as the Union Minister

Congress was ‘silent spectator’ when jawans were killed in Kashmir, says Shiv Sena MP

During a debate in the Lok Sabha, Shiv Sena’s Arvind Sawant said the Congress was its ally in Maharashtra but 'principles of the party remains intact'.
Rashmi Thackeray (centre, hand raised) during a during 'Marathi Language Day' programme in Mumbai | ANI File Photo

As new editor of Saamana, Rashmi Thackeray set to play more centre-stage role in Shiv Sena

Sanjay Raut stays on as Saamana's executive editor, which party insiders say could lead to some friction within the Shiv Sena.
Sharad Pawar addresses the media in New Delhi

Sharad Pawar now eyes Mumbai — NCP to launch mega mission today to win 2022 civic polls

Sharad Pawar's NCP has only 9 seats in cash-rich BMC. It will try to reach an understanding with MVA allies Sena & Congress, but could also go it alone on all 227 seats.

On Camera

Delhi University | Photo by Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Delhi University has one obsession and it’s making a mess of it. Exams

After months of back-and-forth over the much-criticised online Open Book Examinations, Delhi University has postponed its exams once again.
File image of Principal Economic Advisor Sanjeev Sanyal | Photo: ANI

India has fiscal and monetary space to boost demand: Principal Economic Advisor Sanyal

Sanjeev Sanyal said at India Global Week that the government has been careful not to spray money and take a step-by-step approach to economic revival.

Defence

The armed forces veterans' statement has been sent to Prime Minister Narendra Modi (centre), CDS Gen. Bipin Rawat (left) and Army chief Gen. M.M. Naravane (right), among others (representational image) | Photo: ANI

144 armed forces veterans sign statement on China, highlight need to revamp intelligence

Statement also underlines ‘communication gap’ on India-China stand-off from the govt and the military, urges national policy and strategy on neighbours.
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) men in Maharashtra | ANI

Read my lips, forget the camera

Say Central forces' angry soldiers. They need reform, committed leaders. And very sensitive handling.