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"Giant Killer" Nana Patole Who Revolted Against PM Is Maharashtra Speaker

"Giant Killer" Nana Patole Who Revolted Against PM Is Maharashtra Speaker

Edited by Divyanshu Dutta Roy | Sunday December 01, 2019, Mumbai

Congress leader Nana Patole, who earned the epithet of a "giant killer" after he defeated NCP's Praful Patel in Gondia in 2014 as a BJP candidate and later resigned as MP after accusing the Modi government of being anti-farmer, was on Sunday elected Speaker of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly unopposed.

Know About Congress' Balasaheb Thorat, The New Maharashtra Minister

Know About Congress' Balasaheb Thorat, The New Maharashtra Minister

Edited by Richa Taneja | Thursday November 28, 2019, New Delhi

Balasaheb Thorat, the eight-time MLA from Sangamner, currently heads the Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC). He has served on several portfolios including the minister of agriculture and revenue and the president of Sangamner district and state cooperative bank.

Know About Jayant Patil, New Maharashtra Minister From Sharad Pawar's Party

Know About Jayant Patil, New Maharashtra Minister From Sharad Pawar's Party

Edited by Richa Taneja | Thursday November 28, 2019, New Delhi

Jayant Patil, son of renowned Maharashtra politician Rajaram 'Bapu' Patil, was appointed as the legislative leader of the party earlier this week.

Know About Eknath Shinde, The New Maharashtra Minister From Shiv Sena

Know About Eknath Shinde, The New Maharashtra Minister From Shiv Sena

Edited by Richa Taneja | Thursday November 28, 2019, New Delhi

Senior Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde is MLA from Kopri-Pachpakhadi constituency of Thane for four consecutive terms since 2004.

Uddhav Thackeray, Low-Key Heir Of Bal Thackeray, Takes A Bold Leap

Uddhav Thackeray, Low-Key Heir Of Bal Thackeray, Takes A Bold Leap

Reported by Saurabh Gupta, Edited by Divyanshu Dutta Roy | Thursday November 28, 2019, New Delhi

Uddhav Thackeray is set to lead a government of the Shiv Sena-Nationalist Congress Party-Congress alliance, called the Maha Vikas Aghadi. After becoming chief minister, he will have to win an election to the Maharashtra Assembly or the Legislative Council within six months.

"Chanakya" Sharad Pawar Outwits BJP, Becomes Maharashtra Man Of Match

"Chanakya" Sharad Pawar Outwits BJP, Becomes Maharashtra Man Of Match

Press Trust of India | Wednesday November 27, 2019, Mumbai

When Sharad Pawar addressed a rain-soaked rally in Maharashtra's Satara during campaigning for the October 21 Assembly polls, few thought that the 79-year-old would be the driving force behind the new government.

How Ajit Pawar aka "<i>Dada</i>" Rose In Maharashtra, Thanks To His Uncle

How Ajit Pawar aka "Dada" Rose In Maharashtra, Thanks To His Uncle

Edited by Shylaja Varma | Saturday November 23, 2019

Ajit Anantrao Pawar or "Dada", as he is called by supporters, could well have made his name in Bollywood had he followed his father's footsteps. Instead, he chose his uncle, Sharad Pawar's path professionally.

Devendra Fadnavis Cements His Position As Numero Uno In Maharashtra BJP

Devendra Fadnavis Cements His Position As Numero Uno In Maharashtra BJP

Written by Saurabh Gupta | Saturday November 23, 2019, Mumbai

Few outside Maharashtra had heard of Devendra Fadnavis when Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah handpicked him five years ago for the post of Chief Minister. The 49-year-old took oath as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra for the second time on Saturday, in a stunning twist in the state's politics. He is one of the youngest Chief Ministers of Maharashtra.

Ayodhya, Right To Privacy Among Chief Justice SA Bobde's Landmark Cases

Ayodhya, Right To Privacy Among Chief Justice SA Bobde's Landmark Cases

Press Trust of India | Monday November 18, 2019, New Delhi

Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde, who took oath as the 47th Chief Justice of India today, has decided several key cases and was part of the recent historic verdict that paved way for the construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya.

Bill Gates Surpasses Jeff Bezos, Reclaims Richest Person On Earth Title

Bill Gates Surpasses Jeff Bezos, Reclaims Richest Person On Earth Title

Indo-Asian News Service | Saturday November 16, 2019, San Francisco

Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates officially surpassed Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos at world's richest person on Earth with a net worth of $110 billion - according to the latest Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

Bhopal Gas Tragedy Activist Abdul Jabbar Dies

Bhopal Gas Tragedy Activist Abdul Jabbar Dies

Reported by Anurag Dwary, Edited by Vaibhav Tiwari | Thursday November 14, 2019, Bhopal

Social activist Abdul Jabbar, who fought for justice to the 15,000 victims and thousands of survivors of the 1984 Bhopal Gas Tragedy, died on Thursday at a private hospital in the Madhya Pradesh capital.

TN Seshan's Bold Steps Reformed Poll Process, Kept Politicians In Check

TN Seshan's Bold Steps Reformed Poll Process, Kept Politicians In Check

Press Trust of India | Monday November 11, 2019, Chennai

Tough, and a stickler to the rule book, TN Seshan fearlessly took on both inert officials and slack political parties to ensure fair and free elections in the country during his trail-blazing six-year stint between 1990 and 1996 as the chief election commissioner.

Bengali Poet Nabaneeta Dev Sen Dies At 81

Bengali Poet Nabaneeta Dev Sen Dies At 81

Written by Monideepa Banerjie | Friday November 08, 2019, Kolkata

Prominent Bengali author, poet, academic Nabaneeta Dev Sen died at her Kolkata home Thursday evening. She was 81 and is survived by two daughters. She had been unwell for some time before her death. Nabaneeta Dev Sen was the former wife of Nobel laureate Amartya Sen who has expressed deep shock at her passing.

Veteran Communist Party Leader Gurudas Dasgupta Dies At 83

Veteran Communist Party Leader Gurudas Dasgupta Dies At 83

Press Trust of India | Thursday October 31, 2019, Kolkata

Veteran Communist Party of India or CPI leader and former MP Gurudas Dasgupta died today following a prolonged illness, party sources said. He was 83 and was suffering from lung cancer for last several months, West Bengal CPI secretary Swapan Banerjee said.

RK Mathur, IIT Alumnus And Ex-IAS Officer, Is Ladakh's First Lt Governor

RK Mathur, IIT Alumnus And Ex-IAS Officer, Is Ladakh's First Lt Governor

Edited by Shylaja Varma | Thursday October 31, 2019, New Delhi

Radha Krishna Mathur is the first Lieutenant Governor of the Union Territory of Ladakh, which came into being on the midnight of October 30 following the centre's decision to end special status to Jammu and Kashmir and split it into two union territories.