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Willing to transfer 2020 Palghar lynching case to CBI for 'impartial' probe: Eknath Shinde-led Maharashtra govt to SC
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Willing to transfer 2020 Palghar lynching case to CBI for 'impartial' probe: Eknath Shinde-led Maharashtra govt to SC

The previous government led by Uddhav Thackeray had told the Supreme Court that the Maharashtra Police was competent and willing to handle the investigation

Explained: In Sena vs Sena battle, why Uddhav Thackeray gets flaming torch symbol and not the trishul
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Explained: In Sena vs Sena battle, why Uddhav Thackeray gets flaming torch symbol and not the trishul

The first choice of symbol for the Uddhav Thackeray-led faction, now called the Shiv Sena Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray, was a trishul (trident). However, owing to its religious connotation, the Election Commission rejected the request and allotted the flaming torch (mashaal) sign

Explained: How the battle of Sena vs Sena continues after EC freezes ‘bow and arrow’ symbol
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Explained: How the battle of Sena vs Sena continues after EC freezes ‘bow and arrow’ symbol

After the Election Commission’s order of freezing the party symbol and name, the Uddhav Thackeray group has submitted three choices of symbols — trishul, a rising sun and mashaal (torch). On the other hand, Eknath Shinde is likely to submit sword, trumpet and mace symbols for the 3 November bypolls

Maharashtra government launches campaign appealing to people to say 'Vande Mataram' on phone calls instead of 'Hello'
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Maharashtra government launches campaign appealing to people to say 'Vande Mataram' on phone calls instead of 'Hello'

A government resolution issued on Saturday had appealed to Maharashtra government employees and officers to greet people by saying "Vande Mataram" instead of "Hello" during official or personal phone calls

Explained: Why has Maharashtra government given a go-ahead for a Muslim survey?
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Explained: Why has Maharashtra government given a go-ahead for a Muslim survey?

The Maharashtra minority development department headed by Chief Minister Eknath Shinde has tasked the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) with conducting a study on the social, economic, and educational development of the minority community in 56 cities that have a ‘substantial’ Muslim populati

Maharashtra govt urges citizens to sing national anthem at 11 am on 17 August as part of I-Day celebrations
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Maharashtra govt urges citizens to sing national anthem at 11 am on 17 August as part of I-Day celebrations

An order issued by the Maharashtra government said that the singing of the national anthem should be completed between 11 am and 11:01 am across the state

Eknath Shinde govt completes one month in office, but no sign of Cabinet expansion yet
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Eknath Shinde govt completes one month in office, but no sign of Cabinet expansion yet

Shinde-led Maharashtra government, which came to power after a high-voltage political drama, completes one month in office today, but there is still no clarity on when the Cabinet expansion will take place.

Bombay HC asks politicians to go to public, asks them not to put illegal hoarding with their pictures
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Bombay HC asks politicians to go to public, asks them not to put illegal hoarding with their pictures

The Bombay High Court directed the Maharashtra government to file a report by 12 August stating what measures it proposes to take to tackle the 'menace' of illegal hoardings in the state

Bombay HC asks why present and past Maharashtra governments did not set up committee on fire safety
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Bombay HC asks why present and past Maharashtra governments did not set up committee on fire safety

The High Court has directed the state government to file an affidavit detailing the steps it had taken to constitute such a committee and implement fire safety norms in vulnerable buildings since previous orders passed on 11 April, 2022

Eknath Shinde's Maharashtra government cuts petrol price by Rs 5 per litre, slashes diesel rate by Rs 3; know new rates
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Eknath Shinde's Maharashtra government cuts petrol price by Rs 5 per litre, slashes diesel rate by Rs 3; know new rates

Maharashtra chief minister Eknath Shinde said that the decision to reduce petrol and diesel prices would entail a burden of Rs 6,000 crore on the state exchequer

Uddhav Thackeray's MVA govt was unable to take decision on Hindutva, Mumbai blast, Dawood Ibrahim issues: Eknath Shinde
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Uddhav Thackeray's MVA govt was unable to take decision on Hindutva, Mumbai blast, Dawood Ibrahim issues: Eknath Shinde

Maharashtra chief minister Eknath Shinde said that Shiv Sena and BJP contested the 2019 Assembly elections together but the government was formed with Congress, NCP

'Autorickshaw has left Mercedes behind': Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde takes jibe at Uddhav Thackeray
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'Autorickshaw has left Mercedes behind': Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde takes jibe at Uddhav Thackeray

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday made a remark in which he had said that the BJP used to call the MVA government a three-wheeler government but now the person who drove a three-wheeler is running the government

Didn't do anything illegal, says Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde on legal challenges from Uddhav Thackeray
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Didn't do anything illegal, says Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde on legal challenges from Uddhav Thackeray

Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde said that in the Uddhav Thackeray-led government, around 40-50 Shiv Sena lawmakers were facing challenges in their own constituencies as their alliance partners were trying to empower those who were defeated

People's perception that BJP does everything for power has totally changed: Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde
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People's perception that BJP does everything for power has totally changed: Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde

The new Maharashtra chief minister said that the BJP supported his faction despite having more numbers and MLAs. He also praised Devendra Fadnavis and said that he showed a 'big heart' by becoming the deputy CM

Yes, it's an ED govt, Eknath-Devendra government, says Maharashtra Deputy CM Fadnavis
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Yes, it's an ED govt, Eknath-Devendra government, says Maharashtra Deputy CM Fadnavis

Shinde won the trust vote with an impressive majority of 164-99. During the floor test, Opposition MLAs shouted 'ED, ED' in chorus when rebel lawmakers from Uddhav Thackeray's Sena supported Eknath Shinde

Maharashtra political crisis: CM Uddhav Thackeray allocates Cabinet portfolios of rebel ministers to loyalists
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Maharashtra political crisis: CM Uddhav Thackeray allocates Cabinet portfolios of rebel ministers to loyalists

The Cabinet portfolios of nine rebel ministers have been allotted to other ministers for ease of administration, an official statement said

Explained: As Maharashtra political crisis reaches Supreme Court, can Shiv Sena MLAs be disqualified?
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Explained: As Maharashtra political crisis reaches Supreme Court, can Shiv Sena MLAs be disqualified?

Uddhav Thackeray’s move to get 16 MLAs disqualified has entered the legal zone, with Eknath Shinde challenging the decision in the Supreme Court. The Thackeray camp argues that the MLAs not attending ‘crucial meets’ amounts to anti-party activities

Shiv Sena ready to walk out of MVA govt, but rebels should return to Mumbai in 24 hours: Sanjay Raut
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Shiv Sena ready to walk out of MVA govt, but rebels should return to Mumbai in 24 hours: Sanjay Raut

Amid the ongoing political crisis in Maharashtra, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut said that MLAs should not communicate from Guwahati and they should come back to Mumbai and discuss their issues with the chief minister

'Nobody contacted me, I am with Shiv Sena': MP Krupal Tumane denies reports of joining breakaway group
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'Nobody contacted me, I am with Shiv Sena': MP Krupal Tumane denies reports of joining breakaway group

Shiv Sena MP from Nagpur said that information being spread about him joining Eknath Shinde's faction was absolutely incorrect, and added that keeping patience is the need of the hour

Why Eknath Shinde, rebel Shiv Sena MLAs are in Assam?
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Why Eknath Shinde, rebel Shiv Sena MLAs are in Assam?

Because it is Himanta Biswa Sarma’s turf. Sarma is a master-strategist, who revels in cobbling numbers with an unmatched expertise in affecting defections