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'You idiot...': Raj Thackeray slams Rahul Gandhi over Savarkar remark
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'You idiot...': Raj Thackeray slams Rahul Gandhi over Savarkar remark

"You Idiot. What is your standing to speak on Savarkar, who was lodged in jail and went through so much pain?" he said while addressing a rally in Maharashtra on Sunday.

Viral video: MNS worker slaps, assaults woman in Mumbai's Kamathipura for denying installation of pole for advertisement
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Viral video: MNS worker slaps, assaults woman in Mumbai's Kamathipura for denying installation of pole for advertisement

In the video, the woman can be seen being pushed, slapped and abused by Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) party workers led by Vinod Argile

Explained: Why Eknath Shinde called MNS’ Raj Thackeray
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Explained: Why Eknath Shinde called MNS’ Raj Thackeray

While there has been no official word from either the Eknath Shinde camp or the MNS about a possible merger, both groups who have been heavily influenced by Bal Thackeray’s ideology could stand to benefit from such an arrangement

Loudspeaker row: Eight MNS workers detained in Mumbai
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Loudspeaker row: Eight MNS workers detained in Mumbai

In the letter, Raj Thackeray urged people to report to the local police if permissible decibel limits for loudspeakers are violated in the city

Have to end loudspeaker issue permanently, need wider support: Raj Thackeray to MNS workers
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Have to end loudspeaker issue permanently, need wider support: Raj Thackeray to MNS workers

In a letter uploaded on his Twitter handle, Raj Thackeray said loudspeakers had become a national issue after the MNS took it up

Raj Thackeray urges PM Modi to change Aurangabad’s name to Sambhaji Nagar, bring Uniform Civil Code
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Raj Thackeray urges PM Modi to change Aurangabad’s name to Sambhaji Nagar, bring Uniform Civil Code

Addressing an indoor rally at a hall in Pune, the MNS chief claimed he deferred his Ayodhya visit as developments around it were ploy to 'trap' MNS workers into legal hassles

Explained: How Akbaruddin Owaisi’s visit to Aurangzeb’s tomb in Aurangabad sparked a political slugfest
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Explained: How Akbaruddin Owaisi’s visit to Aurangzeb’s tomb in Aurangabad sparked a political slugfest

The Shiv Sena, BJP and MNS slammed Akbaruddin Owaisi for glorifying Aurangzeb by visiting his tomb in Maharashtra's Aurangabad district. The BJP also came down heavily on the ruling coalition for not taking action against the Telangana MLA for his 'seditious' act

Explained: How Raj Thackeray’s ‘Marathi manoos’ pride has become a sticking point ahead of his Ayodhya visit
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Explained: How Raj Thackeray’s ‘Marathi manoos’ pride has become a sticking point ahead of his Ayodhya visit

The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief’s ‘anti-migrant’ stand has come to haunt him. BJP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh said that he won't allow Raj Thackeray into the temple town for 'humiliating north Indians'

Pune: Raj Thackeray's MNS demands written assurance from maulavis about not using loudspeakers for azaan
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Pune: Raj Thackeray's MNS demands written assurance from maulavis about not using loudspeakers for azaan

If the police don't take assurance from maulavis, party workers will recite Hanuman Chalisa in front of police chowkies, as the next stage of protest, MNS said

Former Mumbai mayor targets Raj Thackeray, says he has 'heartburn' as cousin Uddhav became Maharashtra CM
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Former Mumbai mayor targets Raj Thackeray, says he has 'heartburn' as cousin Uddhav became Maharashtra CM

Without naming the MNS president, Kishori Pednekar said he was bad-mouthing his cousin the same way he was earlier doing against the BJP

Loudspeaker row: Hundreds of MNS workers detained in parts of Maharashtra
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Loudspeaker row: Hundreds of MNS workers detained in parts of Maharashtra

In Pune and neighbouring Pimpri Chinchwad, 200 Maharashtra Navnirman Sena workers and party functionaries were detained, while 12 party activists were arrested in Thane

Hanuman Chalisa will be played till mosques continue using loudspeakers: Raj Thackeray
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Hanuman Chalisa will be played till mosques continue using loudspeakers: Raj Thackeray

Mumbai has 1,104 mosques of which 135 used loudspeakers during the morning namaz on Wednesday, he claimed, seeking to know what action was being taken against these mosques 'which violated the law.'

Raj Thackeray shares old video of Bal Thackeray, doubles down in loudspeaker row
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Raj Thackeray shares old video of Bal Thackeray, doubles down in loudspeaker row

The Sena supremo was seen in the video saying, 'The day my government comes to power, praying of namaz will be stopped because religion should be such that it doesn't create an impediment in national development'

MNS workers detained outside Raj Thackeray's Mumbai home, nine held in Pune
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MNS workers detained outside Raj Thackeray's Mumbai home, nine held in Pune

However, MNS functionaries Sandeep Deshpande and Santosh Dhuri managed to quickly leave from the spot in a vehicle when a police team tried to catch them

Loudspeaker row: MNS workers play Hanuman Chalisa near mosque in Mumbai
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Loudspeaker row: MNS workers play Hanuman Chalisa near mosque in Mumbai

In a video, an MNS worker, holding the party flag, was seen playing the Hanuman Chalisa on a loudspeaker from a high-rise here

Loudspeaker row: MNS slams Maharashtra govt, warns of agitation over action against Raj Thackeray
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Loudspeaker row: MNS slams Maharashtra govt, warns of agitation over action against Raj Thackeray

MNS Thane district president Avinash Jadhav claimed it was (Shiv Sena founder) Bal Thackeray who had first demanded the removal of loudspeakers from mosques, but his son (CM Uddhav Thackeray) has booked Raj Thackeray for the same

Will act against Raj Thackeray over speech calling for 'silencing of loudspeakers': Maharashtra Police
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Will act against Raj Thackeray over speech calling for 'silencing of loudspeakers': Maharashtra Police

'Aurangabad CP is looking into the speech. He will take whatever legal action that is needed,' Maharashtra DGP Rajnish Seth said

Loudspeaker row: Raj Thackeray's speech aimed at dividing society, says Maharashtra home minister; hints at action against MNS chief
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Loudspeaker row: Raj Thackeray's speech aimed at dividing society, says Maharashtra home minister; hints at action against MNS chief

The MNS head had accused the NCP chief of playing caste politics in Maharashtra, and said he was allergic to the word 'Hindu'

Will hold meeting with key leaders of all political parties in Maharashtra for final decision on loudspeakers: Walse Patil
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Will hold meeting with key leaders of all political parties in Maharashtra for final decision on loudspeakers: Walse Patil

Dilip Walse made the comments against the backdrop of a strong pitch made by the MNS and the opposition BJP over removing high-decibel loudspeakers installed on mosques

Use loudspeakers to create awareness about reasons for rising prices of essential items, says Aaditya Thackeray
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Use loudspeakers to create awareness about reasons for rising prices of essential items, says Aaditya Thackeray

This comes after MNS president Raj Thackeray demanded the removal of loudspeakers atop mosques before 3 May, else MNS workers will play Hanuman Chalisa in front of mosques