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Maharashtra BJP chief Chandrakant Patil said Munde must resign on moral grounds.(Pratik Chorge/Hindustan Times File Photo)

Maha BJP chief Patil says surprised by Pawar's statements backing Munde

PTI, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 05:53 PM IST
State social justice minister Munde has been accused of rape by a Mumbai-based woman, a charge he has strongly refuted and termed as a blackmail attempt.
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“We have full faith in Mumbai police. Let them do their investigation first," Pawar had said. (HT Photo)
“We have full faith in Mumbai police. Let them do their investigation first," Pawar had said. (HT Photo)

'Matter must be probed’: Sharad Pawar on woman who accused NCP minister of rape

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Harshit Sabarwal, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2021 04:51 PM IST
A 38-year-old woman has accused Dhananjay Munde of rape and claimed that Mumbai Police ignored her complaint. She wrote a letter to the Mumbai Police commissioner on January 10, saying that the NCP leader had raped her repeatedly in 2006
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NCP Chief Sharad Pawar old reporters that Munde met him on Wednesday and explained the details in connection with the allegation. (ANI File Photo)
NCP Chief Sharad Pawar old reporters that Munde met him on Wednesday and explained the details in connection with the allegation. (ANI File Photo)

NCP chief Sharad Pawar terms rape allegation against Munde as 'serious'

PTI, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2021 04:05 PM IST
The 37-year-old woman had said she wrote to Mumbai police commissioner on January 10, stating that Munde repeatedly raped her in 2006.
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Nitin Raut during the swearing ceremony at Shivaji Park, Dadar in Mumbai on November 28, 2019.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Nitin Raut during the swearing ceremony at Shivaji Park, Dadar in Mumbai on November 28, 2019.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

Maharashtra minister Nitin Raut tests Covid-19 positive

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai | Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON SEP 18, 2020 12:57 PM IST
Raut is the ninth minister in the MVA government to test positive for Covid-19.
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It remains to be seen if the dissidents in the BJP who have started making noise succeed in clipping Fadnavis’ wings or they themselves become irrelevant in the party.(Hindustan Times)
It remains to be seen if the dissidents in the BJP who have started making noise succeed in clipping Fadnavis’ wings or they themselves become irrelevant in the party.(Hindustan Times)

Fadnavis and the rumblings within Maharashtra BJP

UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2019 11:54 PM IST
Last week saw something that the BJP in Maharashtra had not witnessed in a long time: Two senior party leaders openly expressing their unhappiness with the state of the affairs in the party.
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BJP leader Pankaja Munde said on Wednesday that the decision to deny tickets to some leaders in Maharashtra was taken at the state level.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
BJP leader Pankaja Munde said on Wednesday that the decision to deny tickets to some leaders in Maharashtra was taken at the state level.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

Decision to deny tickets taken in Maharashtra, not in Delhi: Pankaja Munde

By Press Trust of India | Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON DEC 12, 2019 08:22 AM IST
Former chief minister Fadnavis had stated earlier that the decision to deny tickets to some of his colleagues was taken by the party’s central committee.
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Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray arrives to received the King of the Kingdom of Sweden Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia  at Raj Bhavan in Mumbai on December 4, 2019.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray arrives to received the King of the Kingdom of Sweden Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia  at Raj Bhavan in Mumbai on December 4, 2019.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

Maharashtra to review non-serious cases over political protests

By Surendra P Gangan | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2019 06:48 AM IST
The government, however, clarified that the cases it is considering withdrawing are non-serious in nature and that some, such as those registered for anti-state activities against the Elgar Parishad organisers will not be reviewed.
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Munde has inherited her father’s political constituency and large following among the Vanjaris, who fall within the larger OBC community ( they get separate reservation under the Nomadic Tribes category in Maharashtra).(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Munde has inherited her father’s political constituency and large following among the Vanjaris, who fall within the larger OBC community ( they get separate reservation under the Nomadic Tribes category in Maharashtra).(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

Pankaja Munde removes BJP from Twitter bio as speculation mounts after Facebook post

By Ketaki Ghoge | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2019 03:20 AM IST
While her close aides and state BJP chief Chandrakant Patil have rubbished the rumours, Munde, the BJP’s Other Backward Classes (OBC) face in the state, has been incommunicado.
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Dhananjay Munde at Y B Chavan Auditorium in Mumbai.(Hindustan Times)
Dhananjay Munde at Y B Chavan Auditorium in Mumbai.(Hindustan Times)

Dhananjay Munde, who backed Ajit Pawar, back in NCP fold; only 5 MLAs missing

By Faisal Malik | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2019 08:59 AM IST
Ajit shocked the NCP rank and file as he quietly supported Bharatiya Janata Party (NCP) to form a government when Pawar was stitching together an alliance of Sena-NCP-Congress.
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National Congress Party (NCP ) candidate Dhananjay Munde address a campaign rally at Pattivadgaon village in Beed, Maharashtra.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
National Congress Party (NCP ) candidate Dhananjay Munde address a campaign rally at Pattivadgaon village in Beed, Maharashtra.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

NCP leader Dhananjay Munde’s Pune flat attached by bank for non-payment of loan

By Asian News International | Pune
PUBLISHED ON OCT 28, 2019 08:25 PM IST
In the recently concluded Maharashtra Assembly elections, Munde defeated his cousin, BJP leader Pankaja Munde, from Parli.
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BJP MLA Pankaja Munde is set to lose from her home turf of Parli constituency in Beed district.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
BJP MLA Pankaja Munde is set to lose from her home turf of Parli constituency in Beed district.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

‘Polls fought maliciously’, says Pankaja Munde as cousin Dhananjay takes big lead

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2019 03:10 PM IST
Just a day ahead of Maharashtra assembly polls, a video clip of Dhananjay Munde allegedly speaking deprecatingly about his cousin had gone viral after which he had said that the clip was doctored.
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An FIR has been lodged against NCP leader Dhananjay Munde for allegedly making obscene comments against his estranged cousin and Maharashtra minister Pankaja Munde.(HT File Photo)
An FIR has been lodged against NCP leader Dhananjay Munde for allegedly making obscene comments against his estranged cousin and Maharashtra minister Pankaja Munde.(HT File Photo)

Maharashtra assembly election 2019: FIR against Dhananjay Munde for obscene remarks against cousin Pankaja

By Press Trust of India | Beed
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2019 04:15 PM IST
A video purportedly showing NCP leader Dhananjay Munde making the remarks against the Maharashtra minister Pankaja Munde went viral on social media, following which a BJP leader from Parli in Beed district filed a police complaint against him on Saturday, police said.
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Both the cousins are locked in a battle from Parli segment for Monday’s state Assembly polls.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Both the cousins are locked in a battle from Parli segment for Monday’s state Assembly polls.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

FIR against Dhananjay Munde for remarks on cousin Pankaja

By Press Trust of India | Beed
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2019 12:03 PM IST
Pankaja Munde, the sitting BJP MLA from Parli, is the daughter of late party leader Gopinath Munde.
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BJP’s Pankaja Munde, attending her 5th rally in a day, collapses on stage

By Press Trust of India | Mumbai
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2019 09:12 PM IST
Munde was taken to a nearby hospital and was recovering, a BJP spokesperson said.
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Marathwada is likely to witness two family feuds. In Parli, Dhananjay may take on his cousin and BJP minister Pankaja, and in Beed, Sandeep is likely to fight against his uncle and two-time MLA Jaydutt Kshirsagar, who recently left the NCP to join the Shiv Sena.(HT FILE)
Marathwada is likely to witness two family feuds. In Parli, Dhananjay may take on his cousin and BJP minister Pankaja, and in Beed, Sandeep is likely to fight against his uncle and two-time MLA Jaydutt Kshirsagar, who recently left the NCP to join the Shiv Sena.(HT FILE)

NCP’s 1st list for Maharashtra assembly polls out: Will it be Dhananjay vs Pankaja again?

By Faisal Malik | Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2019 06:16 AM IST
Pawar has fielded senior NCP leader and leader of Opposition in council Dhananjay Munde from Parli Assembly constituency. Besides, Pawar declared the candidature of Sandeep Kshirsagar from Beed, Namita Mundada from Kaij, Prakash Solanke from Majalgaon and Vijaysinh Pandit from Georai. All candidates have political lineage.
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NCP leader Dhananjay Munde took on Thackeray for asking a participant in party’s interactive programme ‘Aaditya Sanwad’ which party he belonged to.(HT File Photo)
NCP leader Dhananjay Munde took on Thackeray for asking a participant in party’s interactive programme ‘Aaditya Sanwad’ which party he belonged to.(HT File Photo)

Shiv Sena, NCP spar on Twitter

By Swapnil Rawal | Hindustan Times, Mumbai, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2019 04:59 AM IST
In a tweet on Tuesday, Munde took on Thackeray for asking a participant in party’s interactive programme ‘Aaditya Sanwad’ which party he belonged to. The Leader of Opposition in the Legislative Council uploaded a video clip of the event where a participant asked Thackeray what has his party done to curb farmers’ suicide and said it was the “failure” of the state government.
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The first merit list for FYJC admissions will be released on July 12.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
The first merit list for FYJC admissions will be released on July 12.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

After ‘FYJC seat sale’ claims, squad to monitor admissions in Maharashtra

By Ankita Bhatkhande | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JUL 11, 2019 12:18 AM IST
On June 25, in the state legislative council, Opposition leader Dhananjay Munde had alleged that three prominent, minority city colleges (KC, HR and Jai Hind Colleges) were selling a portion of the seats reserved for minorities (50%) to students from non-minority backgrounds
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School education minister Ashish Shelar told the legislative Council that he will form special squads to examine the cases.(HT File)
School education minister Ashish Shelar told the legislative Council that he will form special squads to examine the cases.(HT File)

Admission scam in Mumbai’s minority colleges? State government to look into claims

By Eeshanpriya MS, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2019 12:46 AM IST
Opposition alleges 3 colleges converting minority seats into management to ‘sell them’; state refutes allegations, but promises probe
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The convoy was headed to Dadpur village, where some vehicles were torched the previous night.(PTI)
The convoy was headed to Dadpur village, where some vehicles were torched the previous night.(PTI)

Gadchiroli Maoist attack: Cop who failed to follow procedure to be suspended

By Eeshanpriya M S | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2019 12:46 AM IST
Sub-divisional police officer Shailesh Kale failed to enforce the standard operating procedure (SOP), which led to the killing of 15 policemen in a Maoist attack on May 1.
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Munde told the SC that the HC had not allowed them to explain their side before passing the order.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Munde told the SC that the HC had not allowed them to explain their side before passing the order.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

SC relief for Dhananjay Munde in alleged illegal purchase of land in Beed

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JUN 15, 2019 05:38 AM IST
The Aurangabad bench of the Bombay high court (HC) on Tuesday passed the order related to the purchase of land at Pus village in Ambejogai tehsil.
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It was not mentioned anywhere that the land belonged to the government, Munde’s lawyer had said while asserting that the entire process was legal(HT File Photo)
It was not mentioned anywhere that the land belonged to the government, Munde’s lawyer had said while asserting that the entire process was legal(HT File Photo)

Illegal purchase of government land: SC to hear Maharashtra MLC’s plea against Bombay HC order

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2019 01:56 PM IST
The high court’s order was passed by a division bench on a plea filed by Rajabhau Phad, who alleged that the land which belonged to the government was purchased and given to the Belkhandi Math in Beed as gift.
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A statue of the Maratha king Shivaji(HT Photo)
A statue of the Maratha king Shivaji(HT Photo)

Textbook referring to Shivaji’s son Sambhaji as an alcoholic barred in Maharashtra

By Musab Qazi | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2018 10:24 AM IST
The opposition in Maharashtra demanded withdrawal of the book and an apology from the Maharashtra education minister Vinod Tawde.
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Cinema-goers watch a movie trailer at a PVR Multiplex in Mumbai(Reuters File Photo)
Cinema-goers watch a movie trailer at a PVR Multiplex in Mumbai(Reuters File Photo)

Multiplexes in Maharashtra can’t charge you over MRP for food, says state govt

By Faisal Malik | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2018 10:57 AM IST
From August 1, cinema multiplexes in the state may not be able to overcharge you for a tub of popcorn or a glass of cola, nor can they stop you from bringing in food from outside.
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Atul Date, son of late Arun Date, holds his father’s photo outside Sion crematorium on Sunday.(Pratik Chorge)
Atul Date, son of late Arun Date, holds his father’s photo outside Sion crematorium on Sunday.(Pratik Chorge)

Veteran Marathi singer Arun Date dies at 84

By Press Trust of India | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2018 12:34 AM IST
Date was the first recipient of the state government’s ‘Gajananrav Vatave Puraskar’
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Jayant Patil at the Nationalist Congress Party meet at Nisarg mangal karyalay on Sunday.(Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)
Jayant Patil at the Nationalist Congress Party meet at Nisarg mangal karyalay on Sunday.(Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)

Through a soft spoken Maratha face in Jayant Patil , NCP turns its focus back on western Maharashtra

By Yogesh Joshi | Hindustan Times, Pune, Pune
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2018 04:04 PM IST
Nationalist Congress Party’s (NCP) decision to elect Jayant Patil, 56, as its state unit chief has been an act of balancing regional and caste equations.
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(Picture for representation)

Dhananjay Munde alleges Rs2,500-cr tur scam

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 28, 2018 01:20 AM IST
Munde alleged the conditions in the tender were changed to benefit a particular milling firm.
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