Devendra Fadnavis

Activist Trupti Desai stopped from entering Shani Shingnapur Temple despite HC order

The Maharashtra Police on Saturday detained activist Trupti Desai while she was trying to enter the Shani Shingnapur Temple in Ahmednagar district of the state along with other Bhumata Brigade supporters. The development came just days after the Bombay High Court allowed women’s entry into the temple, which was banned earlier. The detention followed clashes between Bhumata Brigade members and locals, who were preventing their entry into the inner sanctum. Earlier, NCP workers also protested outside the temple

Apologise, Else Lawsuit: Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis Warns Digvijaya Singh

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has sent a legal notice to Digvijaya Singh seeking his apology for levelling baseless allegations, a day after Congress leader accused him of “nepotism” over a state agency’s order asking developers to open accounts in a private bank where his wife works. Mr Fadnavis’ lawyer Ganesh Sovani has asked Mr Singh to tender an unconditional apology to Mr Fadnavis within two weeks on his twitter

Resolve the issue through dialogue: Devendra Fadnavis on Shani Shingnapur row

Maintaining that women have right to pray, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday favored a dialogue between authorities of Shani Shingnapur temple and activists to find a way out over the ban on entry of female devotees into the inner sanctum of the shrine. He urged the temple authorities to hold a dialogue with the women’s group that is campaigning for entry of female devotees into the inner sanctum

Smriti Irani engages in war of words with journalist Sagarika Ghose

HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Thursday engaged in war of words with senior journalist Sagarika Ghose over the former’s use of the word ‘blasphemous’ in the press conference wherein she had defended Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in DDCA controversy. Taking to Twitter, Ghose wrote, “Smriti Irani says charges are “blasphemous”! Erm..blasphemy? As in an act of insulting God?(sic)” To this Irani replied, “mujhse kuch kehna hai to tag me, Peeth

What Priyanka Chopra Says on Bajirao Mastani Row Over Altered History

In the wake of allegations that historical facts have been “altered” in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming film Bajirao Mastani, actress Priyanka Chopra, who plays one of the lead characters in the film said that the movie is an epic saga told through the vision of the director. Prasadrao Peshwa, a descendant of Bajirao Peshwa I, on November 20 has said that historical facts have been “altered” in the depiction of

No breakup threat with Shiv Sena, govt will complete 5 years: Devendra Fadnavis

Amid tensions in the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday ruled out any threat to his government, asserting that Shiv Sena will not walk out and his dispensation will complete full five years term. Fadnavis said there is no situation where Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena and BJP have to part ways. “I am 100 per cent sure. I don’t think the Sena will walk out. Our government

Supreme Court to hear Yakub Memon's mercy plea today

The Supreme Court on Tuesday is expected to hear the curative petition of Yakub Abdul Razak Memon (Yakub Memon), a death row convict in the March 12, 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case. Today’s hearing is the last attempt of Memon to escape the gallows. If the apex court rejects Memon’s curative petition, the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict is expected to be hanged on July 30. It will be the

Will give befitting reply if Pak violates ceasefire: Home Minister Rajnath Singh

Army will give a “befitting” reply to Pakistan in case of violation of ceasefire, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said here on Tuesday. “Our Army will give a befitting reply to Pakistan if that country violates ceasfire… Kashmir is an integral part of India,” Singh said while replying to queries from reporters here. Asked about the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in Russia

Chhagan Bhujbal booked under Prevention of Money Laundering Act

A day after the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) conducted searches at various properties belonging to NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal and his family members, the Enforcement Directorate (ED), Wednesday, booked him under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act. Reports said that ED has registered two cases against him – details are awaited. Yesterday, ACB of the Maharashtra Police had searched various properties belonging to the Bhujbal family in Nashik, Mumbai, Thane and Navi

Shiv Sena slams Rahul Gandhi over padyatra

Shiv Sena on Tuesday criticised Rahul Gandhi for his ‘padyatra’ in drought-prone Vidarbha district, saying he should have wiped away tears of farmers when the Congress was in power. The Sena also hit out at Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis over his Maharashtra Day message, saying that merely being ashamed over farmers’ suicides will not solve the problem. “Rahul Gandhi seems to have forgotten that it was his government in Maharashtra

Devendra Fadnavis reaches Israel to woo foreign investors

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis reached Tel Aviv late on Sunday night as he kicked off his four-day visit to Israel. Fadnavis will focus on attracting investment opportunities as he will deliver the keynote address at a symposium on India-Israel collaboration for ‘Make in Maharashtra’. During his visit, he will participate in Agritech Israel 2015, the 19th International Agricultural Technology Exhibition. Considered as one of the world’s most important exhibitions

Pune McDonalds outlet throws street kid out for trying to buy cold drink

In a shameful incident, a street kid was thrown out of a McDonalds restaurant in Pune where he was standing in queue to buy a Fanta float. The incident came to light after a lady posted the details of the episode on Facebook. The lady along with her friends had gone to the particular McDonalds outlet to buy themselves coke floats. When they came out a street kid started begging