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NCP aide, Modi backer, now Mumbai’s ‘Godfather’ — the political gymnastics of Raj Thackeray

The MNS chief’s latest political avatar, aimed at the 2022 Mumbai civic polls, is to project himself as a ‘godfather’ who solves people’s woes and champions Marathi pride. 
stand guard outside the Aarey Colony

Aarey to Kanjurmarg in 9 yrs — Mumbai Metro car shed to still take over 2 yrs if all goes well

CM Thackeray has shifted the car shed for Mumbai’s costliest metro rail out of Aarey Colony. But it took years of political back and forth for the project to reach Kanjurmarg.
Farmers associated with Shetkari Sanghatana gather outside the tehsildar’s office in Nagpur district to celebrate the farm laws | By special arrangement

Not all farmers are against Modi’s new farm laws, this group in Maharashtra is celebrating

Farmers associated with Shetkari Sanghatana, founded by economist Sharad Joshi in 1978, believe the laws are a step closer to their demand — freedom of access to markets.
The Gilbert Hill structure, surrounded by tall buildings in Mumbai. | Photo: Vasant Prabhu/ThePrint

Gilbert Hill, a Mesozoic Era marvel Thackeray govt wants to preserve after years of neglect

Last week, Uddhav Thackeray spoke about preserving Gilbert Hill, which is rare and special, but has been reduced to a trifling hillock in the dense suburb of Andheri.
File photo Aaditya Thackeray | Facebook

How Aaditya Thackeray’s using Covid downtime to prep Maharashtra as post-pandemic tourist hub

Since the beginning of the year, the Maharashtra tourism department has sent at least 5 major policy decisions to state cabinet, all of which have been approved.
Aaditya Thackeray (left) and Rohit Pawar | Instagram

In Aaditya and Rohit, seeds of another Thackeray-Pawar friendship in Maharashtra politics

Rohit Pawar, grandnephew of NCP chief Sharad Pawar, has been praising Aaditya Thackeray for his work and returning barbs of his political opponents.
Sharad Pawar addresses the media in New Delhi

How quaint Silver Oak Bungalow No. 2 has become one of Maharashtra’s key political addresses

2, Silver Oak, home of NCP chief Sharad Pawar, has become a hotspot of political activity and media glare since the MVA govt came to power last year.
An idol maker hard at work in Mumbai ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi, which starts 22 August | ANI

British then, Covid now — Mumbai plans muted Ganesh festival with message for new ‘enemy’

The 10-day Ganesh festival, a Hindu tradition celebrated with special fervour in Maharashtra, will begin 22 August. 
Screenshot of the Saamana epaper on 6 August 2020

Journey of Bal Thackeray’s Saamana — from Shiv Sena’s daily newspaper to newsmaker

The paper, founded in 1989, is known for its incendiary editorials, though its role has evolved from Bal Thackeray’s era to Uddhav Thackeray’s.
File image of K. Chandrashekar Rao | KCR/ Facebook

Vastu-compliant secretariat in Covid times — why KCR is building new complex in Hyderabad

Earlier this month, Telangana govt began the demolition process of the old secretariat to build a new one. Opposition has questioned the timing of the move.

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