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Urmila Matondkar joins Shiv Sena

After deserting the Congress post the 2019 Lok Sabha election debacle, actor-turned-politician Urmila Matondkar on Tuesday officially joined the Shiv Sena. After her joining, Shiv Sena has nominated Urmila Matondkar to the Maharashtra Legislative Council. The actor joined the Shiv Sena in presence of the party’s chief and Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. It was...

Shiv Sena attacks BJP, says “cruel” to use water cannons against protesting farmers in winter

Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena has lashed out at BJP for the way it is handling the farmers’ protest. It termed the use of water cannons on farmers amid the cold wave in north India as “cruel”. Notably, the farmers’ protest against the contentious farm laws recently enacted by the Centre entered the fifth day on...

Kangana Ranaut slams Uddhav Thackeray as “worse product of nepotism”

Actor Kangana Ranaut on Monday launched a no holds barred attack on Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and went on to call him the “…the worse product of nepotism”. The attack came after Uddhav Thackeray had taken a dig at Kangana Ranaut on Sunday. The CM, without naming Kangana, had on Sunday said: “People who...

Kangana Ranaut attacks Sonia Gandhi for her “silence”

Actor Kangana Ranaut, who is fighting a bitter ego battle with the Maharashtra government, on Thursday urged Congress’ interim president Sonia Gandhi to intervene and stop the harassment of women. Kangana Ranaut also attacked Sonia Gandhi for her “silence and indifference” on the issue. The actor, who has been grabbing the headlines, albeit for the...

Two complaints filed against Kangana Ranaut

In a fresh twist to the Kangana Ranaut-Shiv Sena tussle, two complaints have been registered against the actor. The complaints have been registered against Kangana Ranaut for allegedly using foul language against Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. The actor had on September 9 circulated a video on her social media accounts against Uddhav Thackeray. In...

Kangana Ranaut returns to Mumbai with a bang

In a development that is nothing short of a Bollywood potboiler, actor Kangana Ranaut on Wednesday arrived in Mumbai with Y-plus security cover. While Kangana Ranaut was boarding her flight for Mumbai, BMC’s machinery was busy in bringing down alleged illegal alterations in the actor’s office. However, by the time she landed in Mumbai, she...

Ayodhya Ram Mandir: Shiv Sena leader’s ad sparks fresh row

While the Supreme Court had put to rest all controversies and fights over the Ram janmabhoomi site, Shiv Sena on Wednesday sparked a new controversy over the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya. Just before the foundation stone laying ceremony of the Ram temple in Ayodhya by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Shiv Sena mouthpiece ‘Saamana’ carried a...

People will demand PM’s resignation: Sanjay Raut

Taking a dig at the Centre, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut has said people will demand Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s resignation if the problem of rising unemployment due to COVID-19 pandemic is not tackled. Sanjay Raut said over 10 crore people have lost their livelihood due to the pandemic. Raut claimed that the pandemic has...

Ensure Vikas Dubey does not become ‘Dawood of Nepal’ for India, Shiv Sena tells UP govt

The Shiv Sena on Monday targeted chief minister Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government over the killings of eight police personnel by henchmen of notorious gangster Vikas Dubey last week and warned that he should not become ‘Dawood (Ibrahim) of Nepal’ for India. An editorial in Sena mouthpiece Saamana said that the killings of the police...

Signs of discord in Maharashtra govt as Congress wants say in decision-making process

Signs of unease in the Shiv Sena-led Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government are visible, with the Congress, one of the three ruling allies, making a pitch for having a say in the key decision-making process and inclusion in important meetings. Speaking on Saturday, a party source said that state Congress leaders are likely to meet...

BMC says situation under control after gas leak in Mumbai

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Sunday said the situation is under control after several residents complained of suspected gas leak from Chembur, Ghatkopar and adjoining areas in the city. Many residents complained of suspected gas leak from Chembur, Ghatkopar, Powai and Vikhroli areas late on Saturday night, an official of the BMCs disaster management...

Shiv Sena MP blames ‘Namaste Trump’ event behind COVID-19 spread in Gujarat

Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Sunday launched a no holds barred attack on the Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre claiming that the event held in Ahmedabad to welcome US President Donald Trump in February was responsible for the spread of coronavirus in Gujarat and later in Mumbai and Delhi, which some of his...