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Ashish Shelar apologises for ‘state is nobody’s father’s property’ remark against Uddhav Thackeray government
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Ashish Shelar apologises for ‘state is nobody’s father’s property’ remark against Uddhav Thackeray government

Senior Maharashtra BJP leader Ashish Shelar on Monday apologised for his statement, aimed at the Uddhav Thackeray government, that the state was nobody's "father's property" for someone to oppose implementation of laws passed by Parliament.

As Maharashtra Cabinet permits Mumbai shops to remain open 24X7, concerns about security, cost and benefit to economy loom large
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As Maharashtra Cabinet permits Mumbai shops to remain open 24X7, concerns about security, cost and benefit to economy loom large

A go-ahead by the Maharashtra Cabinet will now allow malls, multiplexes, shops and restaurants in Mumbai to function all night from 27 January onwards

Ashish Shelar demands ‘immediate implementation’ of Citizenship Amendment Act in Maharashtra in letter to Uddhav Thackeray
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Ashish Shelar demands ‘immediate implementation’ of Citizenship Amendment Act in Maharashtra in letter to Uddhav Thackeray

BJP leader Ashish Shelar on Friday wrote to Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray, demanding immediate implementation of the "historic" Citizenship Amendment Act in Maharashtra.

BJP will not contest in Mumbai's upcoming BMC elections, says party leader Ashish Shelar; NCP, Congress likely to field candidates
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BJP will not contest in Mumbai's upcoming BMC elections, says party leader Ashish Shelar; NCP, Congress likely to field candidates

BJP will not contest the upcoming mayoral elections in Mumbai as they are in minority, whereas the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Congress are likely to field their candidates

Mumbai Rains: Downpour leads to traffic snarls, disrupts public transport; train with 700 onboard held up for hours due to flooding
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Mumbai Rains: Downpour leads to traffic snarls, disrupts public transport; train with 700 onboard held up for hours due to flooding

Heavy rains lashed Mumbai leading to traffic snarls, cancellation of several flights, and affected the movement of trains in the city.

Citing Bandra fire, Dongri building collapse, Congress’ Ashok Chavan asks 'corrupt' BMC to own up to 'mismanagement'
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Citing Bandra fire, Dongri building collapse, Congress’ Ashok Chavan asks 'corrupt' BMC to own up to 'mismanagement'

Opposition Congress hit out at Mumbai's civic body over Monday's fire at MTNL building and last week's building collapse in Dongri, alleging corruption in the functioning of the Shiv Sena-ruled corporation

Fearing heavy showers, Maharashtra declares public holiday in Mumbai on Tuesday; offices, schools to remain shut
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Fearing heavy showers, Maharashtra declares public holiday in Mumbai on Tuesday; offices, schools to remain shut

Amid heavy downpour causing water logging at various places in the financial capital and surrounding metropolitan area, the state government has declared 2 July as a public holiday.

Maharashtra cabinet expansion: Ex-Congress leader Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil, Mumbai BJP chief among eight ministers inducted
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Maharashtra cabinet expansion: Ex-Congress leader Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil, Mumbai BJP chief among eight ministers inducted

Former Congress leader Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil and Mumbai BJP chief Ashish Shelar were among the eight who were sworn in as ministers in the Devendra Fadnavis-led Maharashtra cabinet

Swachh Bharat Abhiyan gives impetus to BMC's solid waste management efforts; Mumbaikars laud scheme
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Swachh Bharat Abhiyan gives impetus to BMC's solid waste management efforts; Mumbaikars laud scheme

The size, diversity, and burgeoning population of Mumbai together present their own challenges in implementing waste-to-energy initiatives.

'Baseless' Rafale allegations won't hamper BJP's prospects in Lok Sabha elections, says Piyush Goyal
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'Baseless' Rafale allegations won't hamper BJP's prospects in Lok Sabha elections, says Piyush Goyal

The Opposition's baseless allegations about the Rafale will not affect the BJP's poll prospects, Union minister Piyush Goyal said

Firstpost Conversations Ep 1 promo | How citizen-friendly is India's urban growth?
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Firstpost Conversations Ep 1 promo | How citizen-friendly is India's urban growth?

Amid the clutter of breaking news and daily shoutfests on prime time TV, what happens to the issues and ideas which need our time, attention and involvement? We bring to you #FirstpostConversations, which address these critical questions and attempt to get at some answers.

Mumbai BJP's new vice-president Poonam Dhillon says she wants to be a hardcore worker, not decorative piece
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Mumbai BJP's new vice-president Poonam Dhillon says she wants to be a hardcore worker, not decorative piece

The actor-turned-politician, in her mid-50s, began her film career with Yash Raj Films' Trishul 40 years ago, and went on to feature in over 80 movies, including Noorie, Jai Shiv Shankar and Sohni Mahiwal.

Devendra Fadnavis bows to quota demand from Marathas: Country needs transition from community-based to income-based reservations
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Devendra Fadnavis bows to quota demand from Marathas: Country needs transition from community-based to income-based reservations

It is time the country looked past community-based reservations and at least moved to income-based reservations in education and government jobs.

Congress says Maharashtra child rights body's notice to Rahul Gandhi diversionary tactic, will explore legal options
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Congress says Maharashtra child rights body's notice to Rahul Gandhi diversionary tactic, will explore legal options

The Congress in Maharashtra today said the state child rights panel's notice to party president Rahul Gandhi for 'disclosing' the identity of two minor boys, who were victims of an assault, as a bid to divert the attention from the main issue pertaining to the deprived sections.

BJP foundation day updates: Amit Shah says party MPs to sit on dharna on 12 April against Parliament deadlock
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BJP foundation day updates: Amit Shah says party MPs to sit on dharna on 12 April against Parliament deadlock

BJP kickstarted its campaign for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections by holding a mega rally in Mumbai's BKC grounds where Amit Shah addressed party cadres

BJP performance in Tripura reflects mood for 2019 Lok Sabha polls, says Mumbai party chief Ashish Shelar
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BJP performance in Tripura reflects mood for 2019 Lok Sabha polls, says Mumbai party chief Ashish Shelar

The BJP's exemplary performance in Tripura reflects the mood of the people for the 2019 general elections, Ashish Shelar, the party's city unit chief, said on Saturday.

Former MCA president Ravi Savant alleges mismanagement of association's grounds at BKC and Kandivali
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Former MCA president Ravi Savant alleges mismanagement of association's grounds at BKC and Kandivali

Ravi Savant has urged the current board chief Ashish Shelar to set up an inquiry to look into the alleged use Bandra Kurla Complex and Kandivali grounds for commercial purposes other than cricket.

'We are ready and so is Maharashtra': BJP slams Shiv Sena's move to break alliance for 2019 elections
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'We are ready and so is Maharashtra': BJP slams Shiv Sena's move to break alliance for 2019 elections

The BJP on Tuesday said the Shiv Sena's decision to go it alone in the Lok Sabha and Maharashtra Assembly elections would backfire on the Uddhav Thackeray-led party.

One infant killed in fire at building in Bandra; MLA Ashish Shelar says BMC should probe incident
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One infant killed in fire at building in Bandra; MLA Ashish Shelar says BMC should probe incident

A 1.5-year-old child lost her life and another was critically injured when a fire broke out in a Bandra West building on Monday. Locals in the area said the fire started from the pump room of the building where the two children were sleeping.

MCA launches T20 Mumbai League to provide platform for local cricketers looking at IPL, India prospects
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MCA launches T20 Mumbai League to provide platform for local cricketers looking at IPL, India prospects

The T20 Mumbai League will consist of six teams playing on a round robin basis. The top two teams in the league with the most points accumulated will play a final match to decide the winner.