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BJP hopeful of reaching mutual understanding with Shiv Sena

New Delhi, Sept.22 : Amid speculations that the 25-year-old alliance between his party and the Shiv Sena is close to breakpoint over the seat-sharing row for the Maharashtra Assembly polls, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Monday expressed hope that both parties would continue to move ahead on the same path and a positive outcome will be reached shortly.


Maharashtra Assembly polls: Rashid Alvi claims seat sharing with ally NCP will be resolved

New Delhi, Sept. 22 : Congress leader Rashid Alvi on Monday claimed that the seat sharing impasse with the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) will be resolved, and also hoped that the ruling Congress-NCP government will once again be re-elected by the people of Maharashtra in the upcoming assembly elections in the state.


Maharashtra NCP minister, legislator join BJP

Mumbai, Sep 22 : Two senior Nationalist Congress Party leaders from Maharashtra, including a minister, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party here Monday.


Cong to finalize pending seats, talks on with NCP: Prithviraj Chavan

New Delhi, Sept. 22 : Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Monday said that the Congress will meet the party leadership to finalize the allocation of seats which are pending. He also added that talks are still on with the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) over the seat sharing issue and are going out on a separate track.


BJP-Shiv Sena alliance again on the brink?

Mumbai, Sep 22 : The BJP-Shiv Sena alliance in Maharashtra Monday again seemed to be headed for collapse as both sides stuck to hardened positions on seat-sharing and the chief ministerial candidate and BJP leaders indicated the party was prepared to go it alone for the Oct 15 assembly poll.


NCP firm on alliance with Congress - and 144 seats

Mumbai, Sep 22 : Two days after serving an ultimatum to ally Congress on finalizing the seat-share, the NCP Monday reiterated that it would continue the alliance but also remained firm on its demand for half the assembly seats - 144 - in the Oct 15 Maharashtra assembly elections.


Mumbai artist to judge global art, music competition

Mumbai, Sep 22 : Mumbai's renowned artist Prakash Bal Joshi has been named to the jury of an international art and music competition to promote global peace organised by World Citizens Artists (WCA).


Amit Shah calls Uddhav on seat sharing in Maharashtra

New Delhi, Sep 22 : BJP president Amit Shah Monday called Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray and urged him to reconsider his stand on seat sharing in upcoming Maharashtra poll.


Don't let down Modi: Shiv Sena to Muslims

Mumbai, Sep 22 : The Shiv Sena Monday urged Indian Muslims "not to let down" Prime Minister Narendra Modi after he praised the community for its patriotism and love for the country in an interview.


People in preventive detention have right to vote, says EC

New Delhi, Sept. 21 : The Election Commission has reminded the concerned authorities of Maharashtra and Haryana that people in preventive detention have the right to vote and directed that instructions be issued to the proper officials accordingly.


Alliance with Shiv Sena should move in forward direction, says BJP

New Delhi, Sept. 21 : Asserting that alliance with the Shiv Sena should move in a forward direction, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Vinod Tawde on Sunday said the party headed by Uddhav Thackeray should be open to discussions and not rigid on its stand over distribution of seats for the upcoming Maharashtra Assembly polls.


BJP wants Shiv Sena to make offers face to face, not on TV

New Delhi, Sept. 21 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Eknath Khadse on Sunday said that his party would appreciate allies Shiv Sena to make the offer of seat-sharing for the upcoming Maharashtra Assembly elections face to face rather than on national television.


Shiv Sena upset over tug of war with BJP, offers 119 seats

Mumbai, Sept. 21 : Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday termed the ongoing impasse between his party and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over seat-sharing for the Maharashtra Assembly polls as extremely unfortunate and gave the final offer of 119 seats to the alliance partner.


NCP, Congress will suffer badly if decision over seats not taken soon: Majid Memon

New Delhi, Sept. 21 : Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Majid Memon on Sunday said that both his party and the Congress will suffer if there is a further delay in coming to a final conclusion over the seat sharing arrangement in the upcoming Maharashtra Assembly elections.


Congress ready to compromise, but NCP remains adamant, says Manikrao Thakre

New Delhi, Sept. 21 : Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) chief Manikrao Thakre said here on Sunday that the Congress is ready to consider suggestions of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) over the seat sharing issue but if they remain adamant on particular figures then things will not work out this way.


Maharashtra will be robbed if BJP comes to power: Atul Anjan

New Delhi, Sep. 21 : Communist Party of India (CPI) leader Atul Anjan said here on Sunday that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will rob the people of Maharashtra if they came to power in the state.


Vandrevala foundation moves to improve Maharashtra mental health care

London Sep 21 : The Vandrevala Foundation, whose charitable activities include mental health care, has submitted a plan to the Maharashtra government to improve services in mental health institutions in the state. This move follows the publication of a World Health Organisation (WHO) report which places India as the world's leader in suicides.


NCP seeks more seats from Congress in Maharashtra Assembly polls

Mumbai, Sept.20 : Seeking an urgent solution on the issue of impasse continuing over seat sharing with the Congress, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Praful Patel today appeared to send an unmistakable signal to the Congress party that it should offer more seats to his party in the upcoming Maharashtra Assembly polls.


Congress, NCP must contest Maharashtra Assembly polls together, says Kharge

New Delhi, Sept.20 : Congress leader in the Lok Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge on Saturday indicated that based on the current political situation in the country it was essential that both the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) jointly fights the upcoming Maharashtra Assembly polls.


Maharashtra Assembly polls: Shiv Sena offers 126 seats to BJP

Mumbai, Sept.20 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Vinod Tawde today claimed that its ally Shiv Sena has offered his party 126 seats in the upcoming Maharashtra Assembly polls.


Maharashtra polls: Congress issues warning to 'adamant' NCP

New Delhi, Sept. 20 : Congress leader Manikrao Thakre on Saturday said his party would contest the Maharashtra Assembly polls alone if the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) remained firm on its stand on the sharing of seats.


'Mission 150' in Maharashtra still intact for Shiv Sena: Sanjay Raut

Mumbai, Sep. 20 : Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Saturday said that the party will stick to its mission of getting at least 150 seats to contest from, in the upcoming Maharashtra Assembly elections.


Final decision over alliance with Congress will be taken within two days: NCP

Mumbai, Sept. 20 : Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) spokesperson Nawab Malik said here on Saturday that a final decision over the Congress-NCP alliance will be taken within the next two days.


BJP-Shiv Sena conflict only for power and position, not for public welfare: Congress

Nagpur, Sept. 20 : Congress leader Anees Ahmed said here on Saturday that the seat sharing impasse between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Shiv Sena, which could end the 25-year-old alliance in Maharashtra if there is no agreement, is only aimed at seeking power and position, and not for public welfare.


Irked NCP gives ultimatum to Congress on seat-sharing

Mumbai, Sep 20 : Irked by delays in arriving at a seat-sharing formula for the assembly election in Maharashtra, the NCP Saturday demanded 50 percent of the seats and served an ultimatum to the Congress to finalise the matter within a day.


BJP, Shiv Sena yet to agree on seat-sharing

Mumbai, Sep 20 : A day after saving their 25-year alliance from splitting, the BJP and the Shiv Sena were Saturday yet to reach an agreement on seat-sharing for the Oct 15 Maharashtra assembly elections.


Maharashtra polls: Meeting underway to finalise Congress candidates

New Delhi, Sep 20 : A meeting of the Congress election committee is underway here to finalise candidates for the upcoming Maharashtra assembly elections.


BJP-Shiv Sena alliance comes under strain, but survives

Mumbai, Sep 19 : Resolving the tussle over seat-sharing which almost led to the BJP and the Shiv Sena ending their 25-year-old alliance, the two parties Friday announced they would unitedly fight the Oct 15 Maharashtra assembly elections and the division of seats would be worked out amicably.


BJP eyeing upon respectable compromise with Shiv Sena

New Delhi, Sept. 19 : Asserting that his party is in favour of an alliance with the Shiv Sena for the upcoming Maharashtra Assembly elections, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Friday said that the saffron party is looking for a formula which is acceptable to both sides with dignity and prestige.


Maharashtra polls: Shiv Sena confident of consensus with BJP

Mumbai, Sept. 19 : Expressing confidence that his party would soon reach a consensus with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on the issue of sharing of seats for the upcoming Maharashtra Assembly elections, Shiv Sena leader Aditya Thackeray on Friday said both parties are bonded together by ideology, traditions and legacy.


Not easy to part as BJP, Shiv Sena bound by 'Hindutva' ideology: Sanjay Raut

Mumbai, Sept. 19 : Amidst the ongoing bickering between the Shiv Sena and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over sharing of seats for Maharashtra Assembly elections, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Friday said that it would be difficult for Shiv Sena and BJP to part as the two parties joined hands because of their similar 'Hindutva' ideology.


Always sacrificed to save alliance with Shiv Sena: BJP

Mumbai, Sep. Sep 19 : Rejecting the latest offer of 119 seats by the Shiv Sena (SS) for the Oct. 15 Maharashtra assembly elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party said it had always adopted a spirit of 'sacrifice' to save the saffron alliance in the past 25 years.


BJP-Shiv Sena alliance of 25 years on verge of collapse

Mumbai, Sep 19 : The 25-year-old alliance between the BJP and the Shiv Sena was on the verge of collapse Friday with both parties adopting a tough stance on the issue of seat-sharing for the Oct 15 state assembly elections, party officials said.


Uproot Congress-NCP in Maharashtra, urges Amit Shah

Kolhapur/Ahmednagar/Pune (Maharashtra), Sep 18 : BJP president Amit Shah Thursday gave a clarion call to his partymen to "uproot the scam-ridden" Congress-NCP government in Maharashtra to ensure the state's return to pride and progress.


Mumbai Dabbawallas' success story coming to land of nawabs

By Mohit Dubey, Lucknow, Sep 18 : Come Saturday and management students, industry captains and representatives of other institutions will be taking tips and lessons here from the success story of Mumbai's dabbawallas, who have gained fame globally for efficiently delivering lunch boxes, colloquially known as dabbas, to thousands of office-goers across the vast metropolis.


Naval chopper crashes near Mumbai while landing, no casualty

Mumbai, Sep 18 : Two pilots and two crew members had a narrow escape when an Indian Navy helicopter crashed while landing at a heliport in Maharashtra Thursday, officials said.


Uproot Congress-NCP govt in Maharashtra: Amit Shah

Kolhapur (Maharashtra), Sep 18 : BJP president Amit Shah Thursday gave a clarion call to "uproot the scam-ridden Congress-NCP" government in Maharashtra to ensure the state's return to pride and progress.


Congress to hold CEC meeting for Maharashtra

New Delhi, Sept. 17 : Congress leader and former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan on Wednesday said that the party will hold a Central Election Committee (CEC) meeting shortly to decide the allocation of seats in the upcoming legislative assembly elections in Maharashtra.


Chavan hopeful of resolving seat-sharing tussle with NCP

Aurangabad, Sept.17 : Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Wednesday said the seat-sharing agreement between the Congress Party and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) for the upcoming Maharashtra Assembly polls will be resolved in the next three days.


Morale of Shiv Sena high because of bypoll results: NCP

New Delhi, Sept.17 : Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Tariq Anwar on Wednesday said that the morale of Uddhav Thackeray and Shiv Sena is high because it has become evident from the bypoll results that the 'BJP wave' isn't there anymore. He also said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is also under pressure due to the results of the bypolls.


Shah, Gadkari to hold seat-sharing talks with BJP core committee in Mumbai

Mumbai, Sept.17 : Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah and Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari are expected to hold seat-sharing talks with the party's core committee in Mumbai today.


Bank of Maharashtra celebrates 80th foundation day

New Delhi, Sept. 17 : The Bank of Maharashtra celebrated its 80th foundation day here on Wednesday by organizing a meet with customers, with similar functions being held all over the country.


Police arrest Maoist commander in Maharashtra's Gadchiroli District

Gadchiroli, Sept. 17 : Maharashtra Police has confirmed the arrest of a hardcore Maoist commander in Gadchiroli District.


16th MFF still falling short of Rs.2.25 crore

Mumbai, Sep 17 : The sixteenth edition Mumbai Film Festival (MFF), which was hit by a financial crunch, has managed to collect funds for the gala, but it is still falling short of Rs.2.25 crore, festival director Srinivasan Narayanan said.


MFF to honour Helen, Catherine Deneuve with lifetime award

Mumbai, Sep 17 : Helen, the dancing queen of Hindi cinema, will be honoured with the lifetime achievement award for her contribution towards Indian cinema at the 16th Mumbai Film Festival (MFF), starting here Oct 14. In the international category, French actor Catherine Deneuve will receive the honour.


Finally, 16th Mumbai film fest set to roll from Oct 14

Mumbai, Sep 17 : The much-awaited 16th edition of Mumbai Film Festival (MFF), which was hit by a fund crunch, is set to roll out from Oct 14 here. It will showcase over 185 films from more than 65 countries.


Mumbai to host World Bodybuilding Championship in December

Mumbai, Sep 17 : Mumbai will host the 2014 World Body Building and Physique Sports Competition Dec 7-9 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, NESCO.


Indian naturalists find giant moth in Western Ghats

By Quaid Najmi, Kolhapur (Maharashtra), Sep 17 : A team of naturalists have found an entire family of the gigantic and rare Attacus Atlas moth, the world's largest, in the Western Ghats in Kolhapur.


Bypoll results a shock: Shiv Sena

Mumbai, Sep 17 : The Shiv Sena Wednesday described the Sep 13 bypoll results as an "unexpected shock and surprise" and said there are lessons to be learnt from it for the forthcoming Maharashtra assembly elections.


Bypoll results a shock: Shiv Sena

Mumbai, Sep 17 : The Shiv Sena Wednesday described the Sep 13 bypoll results as an "unexpected shock and surprise" and said there are lessons to be learnt from it for the forthcoming Maharashtra assembly polls.


NCP sounds poll bugle, attacks BJP

Kolhapur, Sep 16 : The NCP Tuesday launched its poll campaign here for the ensuing Maharashtra assembly elections by attacking the BJP with several speakers saying that "the Modi wave" has disappeared.


GMR Infra to raise Rs.1500 crore by rights issue

Mumbai, Sep 16 : GMR Infrastructure Tuesday said in a stock exchange filing that it has obtained board approval to raise up to Rs.1500 crore ($246 million) through a rights issue to existing shareholders, as part of its efforts to cut high-cost debt.


Mumbai Indians rope in Pawan Suyal

Mumbai, Sep 15 : Mumbai Indians Monday announced that Delhi pacer Pawan Suyal has been called in as a replacement for injured Praveen Kumar, who has been ruled out of the Champions League T20.


Uddhav's 'no' to 135 seats for BJP

Mumbai, Sep 15 : Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray Monday rejected the BJP's demand to contest 135 seats in the Maharashtra assembly polls, aggravating the seat-sharing crisis between the two parties.


Maharashtra polls: Negotiations on with Shiv Sena, says BJP

New Delhi, Sept. 15 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Monday said the negotiations with the Shiv Sena over seat sharing for the upcoming Maharashtra Assembly polls are on, and added that his party would comment on the matter only after receiving the feedback from its alliance partner.


Uddhav Thackeray wants BJP-Shiv Sena alliance to remain intact

Mumbai, Sept. 15 : Amid the ongoing war of words over seat sharing in election-bound Maharashtra, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Monday said that he wants the alliance between his party and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to remain intact.


Accessory Carnival to begin Sep 18 in Mumbai

Mumbai, Sep 15 : The first edition of three-day Accessory Carnival is starting Sep 18 here. It would offer a wide range of shoes, jewellery and bags collections.


Clerk more experienced than Chavan: Shiv Sena

Mumbai, Sep 15 : The Shiv Sena Monday criticised Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan by saying that a clerk in the secretariat has more experience than him regarding governance.


BJP looking to contest from 135 seats in Maharashtra polls, says Rajiv Pratap Rudy

Pune, Sept.14 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) general secretary Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Sunday said that the party will look to contest the upcoming legislative assembly elections in Maharashtra from 135 of the total 288 seats.


Maharashtra polls: Manish Tewari takes on BJP, Shiv Sena

New Delhi, Sept.14 : Taking a jibe at the shaky alliance between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP and Shiv Sena ahead of the Maharashtra Assembly polls, Congress leader Manish Tewari on Sunday said it is up to the people of the state to decide as to whom they want.


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