Shiv Sena

Shiv Sena attacks BJP for letting Kanhaiya Kumar get free publicity

In a veiled attack on the BJP for letting JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar get “free publicity”, ally Shiv Sena Monday sought to know how he got bail in such a short span of time when others charged with ‘sedition’ are still languishing in jails. “(Union Minister) Venkaiah Naidu said Kanhaiya Kumar is getting free publicity. If that is so, who is responsible for letting him get free publicity? Today, nothing

Shabana Azmi: This is a very happy time for the Hindi film industry

Veteran actor Shabana Azmi, who was in Delhi for the promotions of Neerja along with her onscreen daughter played by Sonam Kapoor, said she believes that Hindi film industry is going through a very happy time right now thanks to good subjects being taken up by directors. Shabana Azmi, who has been successful in both parallel and mainstream cinema, said the audience has become more open and are ready to

Ashok Chavan Can Be Prosecuted In Adarash Scam, Maharashtra Governor Tells CBI

Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao on Thursday permitted the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to prosecute former Chief Minister Ashok Chavan in the Adarsh housing scam. Mr Chavan was the Chief Minister when reports of the Mumbai swindle erupted in 2010. He was forced to step down a few months later. In 2013, then Governor K Sankaranarayan had refused to let Mr Chavan be prosecuted due to lack of sufficient

Won't comment on political or religious matters: Shah Rukh Khan

After being heavily criticized for his comments on intolerance, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan on Monday refused to comment on Pakistani ghazal maestro Ghulam Ali’s upcoming performance in Kolkata. The Bollywood baadshah was in town for the launch of ‘Shades of Bengal’ coffee table book by Kansai Nerolac. “Unfortunately because of the reactions I get when I answer something political or religious, I don’t think I will answer this question,”

Congress leader: 'RSS' dictionary words used in Congress mouthpiece

A senior Congress leader while accusing the party’s city unit chief Sanjay Nirupam claimed that the terminology used in the articles in Congress mouthpiece criticizing Jawaharlal Nehru and Sonia Gandhi was borrowed from the “RSS” dictionary. Yesterday, former minister Naseem Khan while accusing Nirupam for bringing disgrace to the party on the occasion of its 131st Foundation Day, demanded his ouster from the post. Even BJP and Shiv Sena ridiculed

Shiv Sena takes dig at BJP over Gujarat local body polls

Describing the results of Gujarat local body polls as a “win for Congress despite losing”, NDA ally Shiv Sena Friday said it indicates that people of Gujarat do not stand behind the Prime Minister completely and the BJP needs to evaluate why “alarm bells” have started ringing on Narendra Modi’s home pitch. The Sena also said that it needs to be studied why the BJP lost in rural areas if

Aamir Khan's Security Increased on Dangal Sets in Punjab

Aamir Khan, who is shooting in the rural areas of Punjab’s Ludhiana, is being followed by protesters and media after his comments on ‘intolerance’ on Monday. Because of which, the security of the 50-year-old actor has been increased by Punjab Police. The actor avoided the media on Wednesday. He was seen leaving the hotel and arriving at the shooting site in an SUV, seated on the front seat. Shiv Sena

Pakistan need to develop safe venues to play cricket: Rajeev Shukla

A senior official of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has advised the Pakistan Cricket Board to start developing a safe venue at home instead of continuing to play its “home” series in UAE. Rajeev Shukla, who is also Chairman of the IPL, said that Pakistan needed to develop safe venues instead of agreeing to play in UAE. “If Pakistan continues to play in UAE its cricket

Ghulam Ali cancels India concerts, says atmosphere not right

Pakistani ghazal maestro Ghulam Ali has scrapped his upcoming shows in India, saying the situation was not conducive for music right now and he doesnt want to “get involved in any kind of politics”. The 74-year-old singers son Aamir said his father did not want to perform after what happened in Mumbai where his scheduled concert last month was cancelled after Shiv Sena threatened to disrupt it. He, however, said

Shiv Sena taunts Narendra Modi again in party mouthpiece

In a sarcastic take on Narendra Modi, the Shiv Sena on Wednesday said the Prime Minister clearly seems disturbed over the state of affairs in the country while presenting his monthly radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’ as he single-handedly is taking so much trouble to alleviate the pains of the common man over a plethora of issues. “One man is taking so much trouble to take away the pains 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

Targeted for being Muslim: Naseeruddin Shah

Expressing dismay over the controversy in the wake of his participation in book launch function of former Pakistani foreign minister Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri in Mumbai, veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah said he was being targeted for being a Muslim. “My name is Naseeruddin Shah and I believe that’s why I was targeted. It really pains me to say this. I have never ever been aware of my identity until now,” the