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West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. (File photo)

Bengal polls: JMM, NCP have declared support for Trinamool, says Mamata

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Nilavro Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 05:18 PM IST
The JMM is Jharkhand's ruling party and the NCP is part of Maharashtra's ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) alliance along with the Shiv Sena, who have also declared their support for Banerjee. Both had defeated the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in their respective states to win power.
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NCP chief addressing the farmers at Mumbai's Azad Maidan on Monday.(ANI Photo)
NCP chief addressing the farmers at Mumbai's Azad Maidan on Monday.(ANI Photo)

'Maharashtra Governor has time for Kangana, but not farmers': Sharad Pawar

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 05:17 PM IST
Addressing the farmers who gathered at Mumbai's Azad Maida, Pawar said the farm laws were passed without detailed discussion in Parliament despite opposition parties demanding deliberations on the bills concerned.
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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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Prime Minister of Nepal KP Sharma Oli.(PTI)
Prime Minister of Nepal KP Sharma Oli.(PTI)

China plays down envoy’s visit to Nepal amid political crisis

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 11:07 PM IST
The high-level Chinese delegation led by Vice Minister of the International Department of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Guo Yezhou visited Nepal this week.
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Nepal's Prime Minster Sharma Oli.(REUTERS)
Nepal's Prime Minster Sharma Oli.(REUTERS)

‘Tired of making deals with Prachanda’: Nepal PM Oli

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Kathmandu
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 10:04 PM IST
Nepal plunged into a political crisis on December 20 after Oli, known for his pro-Beijing leanings, in a surprise move, recommended dissolving the 275-member House, amidst a tussle for power with Prachanda.
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From left Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Madhav Kumar Nepal, leaders of the splinter group in the governing Nepal Communist Party, participate in a protest in Kathmandu, Nepal. Tens of thousands of supporters of the splinter group rallied in the capital on Tuesday demanding the ouster of the prime minister and the reinstatement of the Parliament he dissolved amid an escalating feud in the party.(AP)
From left Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Madhav Kumar Nepal, leaders of the splinter group in the governing Nepal Communist Party, participate in a protest in Kathmandu, Nepal. Tens of thousands of supporters of the splinter group rallied in the capital on Tuesday demanding the ouster of the prime minister and the reinstatement of the Parliament he dissolved amid an escalating feud in the party.(AP)

‘Ready to forget everything if Oli accepts his fault’: Madhav Nepal

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Kathmandu
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 11:20 PM IST
Nepal plunged into a political crisis on December 20 after Prime Minister Oli, known for his pro-Beijing leanings, in a surprise move, recommended dissolving the 275-member House, amidst a tussle for power with Prachanda.
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The NCP chief, whose party is a one-third stakeholder in the Maharashtra government, has also alleged that farmers are not a priority for the government.
The NCP chief, whose party is a one-third stakeholder in the Maharashtra government, has also alleged that farmers are not a priority for the government.

‘Agriculture can’t be run sitting in Delhi’: Sharad Pawar slams Centre for ‘bulldozing’ farm laws

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 06:42 PM IST
Pawar’s remarks come in the wake of Centre’s invite to protesting farmers for a meeting on Wednesday, December 30, in Delhi to discuss the three contentious farm laws, after the farmers’ unions agreed to restart negotiations with the government in a bid to resolve the stalemate.
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Former Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, also known as Prachanda, who is opposing Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli, also known as K.P. Oli, waves as he proceeds to the election commission following the protest against the dissolution of parliament in Kathmandu, Nepal.(REUTERS)
Former Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, also known as Prachanda, who is opposing Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli, also known as K.P. Oli, waves as he proceeds to the election commission following the protest against the dissolution of parliament in Kathmandu, Nepal.(REUTERS)

High-level Chinese delegation in Nepal trying to patch split between Oli and Prachanda

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Kathmandu
PUBLISHED ON DEC 27, 2020 09:09 PM IST
Guo is expected to meet President Bidya Devi Bhandari, Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli, former prime minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ and Madhav Kumar Nepal, who has replaced Oli as chairman of the Prachanda-led faction of the party.
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PM Oli had stunned his detractors within the party and China’s communist party when he dissolved Parliament amid a prolonged tussle for power between him and former prime minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ within the ruling dispensation.(cmprachanda.com)
PM Oli had stunned his detractors within the party and China’s communist party when he dissolved Parliament amid a prolonged tussle for power between him and former prime minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ within the ruling dispensation.(cmprachanda.com)

Prez Xi sending team to stop the Nepal party split. It’s a last-ditch effort

By Shishir Gupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2020 02:29 PM IST
Ambassador Hou has already scheduled their meetings with prominent players in Nepal’s ruling party from both sides.
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Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ said that his first priority would be to restore the dissolved House of Representatives and form a new government(REUTERS)
Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ said that his first priority would be to restore the dissolved House of Representatives and form a new government(REUTERS)

Pushpa Kamal Dahal-led faction of NCP elects him as new parliamentary leader of Nepal

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri | Kathmandu
PUBLISHED ON DEC 23, 2020 05:38 PM IST
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“Mr Pawar will discuss this issue with leaders of other political parties also. The meeting will be somewhere in Delhi. If necessary, Mr Pawar will definitely go to West Bengal,” Nawab Malik said.(Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
“Mr Pawar will discuss this issue with leaders of other political parties also. The meeting will be somewhere in Delhi. If necessary, Mr Pawar will definitely go to West Bengal,” Nawab Malik said.(Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)

NCP slams BJP for trying to to destabilise West Bengal govt

By Asian News International | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh | Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON DEC 22, 2020 10:12 AM IST
The NCP national spokesperson Nawab Malik said that his party chief Sharad Pawar will raise this issue with leaders of other political parties.
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The previous Fadnavis-led government in the state had decided to construct the car shed for the Mumbai Metro line 3 at the Aarey Colony, despite opposition from environmentalists and activists to the vast tree-cutting.(Pratik Chorge/Hindustan Times)
The previous Fadnavis-led government in the state had decided to construct the car shed for the Mumbai Metro line 3 at the Aarey Colony, despite opposition from environmentalists and activists to the vast tree-cutting.(Pratik Chorge/Hindustan Times)

Mumbai Metro land row: Pawar speaks to CM Thackeray, Fadnavis

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma | Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON DEC 21, 2020 03:53 PM IST
The present Thackeray-led MVA government, comprising the Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress, recently took a decision to shift the car shed from the Aarey Colony to Kanjurmarg.
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A health worker operating a machine at Sardar Patel Covid Care Center in New Delhi, India.(Ajay Aggarwal /HT PHOTO)
A health worker operating a machine at Sardar Patel Covid Care Center in New Delhi, India.(Ajay Aggarwal /HT PHOTO)

News updates from Hindustan Times at 9am: Seven-day ban imposed on import, sale, and distribution of SD Biosensors Rapid Antigen Kit, and all the latest news

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 20, 2020 08:52 AM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 9am. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) workers celebrate after the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA), which includes the Nationalist Congress Party, and Congress-Shiv Sena alliance, won 4 out of 6 Graduates and Teacher's constituencies of the Maharashtra Legislative Council, outside NCP office in Mumbai, Friday, Dec. 4, 2020.(PTI)
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) workers celebrate after the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA), which includes the Nationalist Congress Party, and Congress-Shiv Sena alliance, won 4 out of 6 Graduates and Teacher's constituencies of the Maharashtra Legislative Council, outside NCP office in Mumbai, Friday, Dec. 4, 2020.(PTI)

Winter session: 5 new MLCs introduced in Maharashtra Council

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai | Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON DEC 14, 2020 04:21 PM IST
Satish Chavan and Arun Lad of the NCP, the Congress’ Abhijit Vanjari and Jayant Asgaonkar, and Independent Kiran Sarnaik were introduced as soon as business transactions began in the Upper House.
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NCP chief Sharad Pawar is considered the force behind the coalition government in Maharashtra.(HT File Photo)
NCP chief Sharad Pawar is considered the force behind the coalition government in Maharashtra.(HT File Photo)

Sharad Pawar turns 80, Uddhav govt pays tribute with rural scheme launch

By Faisal Malik | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2020 01:00 PM IST
Sharad Pawar will be present at a celebration program being organised by the NCP at YB Chavan Centre in Mumbai, with a limited number of people in attendance apart from friends and family.
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Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Sharad Pawar.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Sharad Pawar.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

Farmers’ agitation likely to get prolonged and intense, says NCP chief Pawar

By Faisal Malik | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 06:11 PM IST
Holding it responsible for the situation, NCP chief asks Centre to take a decision at the earliest
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Sanjay Raut said the Congress is weak and hence the opposition needs to come together now.(PTI)
Sanjay Raut said the Congress is weak and hence the opposition needs to come together now.(PTI)

‘Will support Sharad Pawar,’ says Sanjay Raut after NCP junks speculation over UPA chief post

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 10:41 AM IST
This comes after the NCP on Thursday termed as baseless media speculation that Pawar may head the UPA. NCP chief spokesperson Mahesh Tapase said there are unsubstantiated reports in the media regarding Pawar taking over as the chairperson of the UPA.
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The Nationalist Congress Party termed as baseless media speculation that its chief Sharad Pawar may head the United Progressive Alliance (UPA).(Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
The Nationalist Congress Party termed as baseless media speculation that its chief Sharad Pawar may head the United Progressive Alliance (UPA).(Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)

‘Baseless’: NCP reacts to speculation over Sharad Pawar helming UPA

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Prashasti Singh | Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 11:22 PM IST
NCP chief spokesperson Mahesh Tapase said there are unsubstantiated reports in the media regarding Pawar taking over as the chairperson of the UPA.
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A delegation of Opposition leaders comprising Sharad Pawar, Rahul Gandhi, D Raja, Sitaram Yechury, and TKS Elangovan called on President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan and presented a memorandum.(PTI)
A delegation of Opposition leaders comprising Sharad Pawar, Rahul Gandhi, D Raja, Sitaram Yechury, and TKS Elangovan called on President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan and presented a memorandum.(PTI)

Opposition leaders meet President, seek repeal of farm laws

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 08:28 PM IST
The delegation of opposition parties alleged that the government had “insulted” the farmers by getting these passed in Parliament in an “undemocratic” manner without any discussion and consultations.
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Besides Pawar, former Congress president Rahul Gandhi, CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury, CPI general secretary D Raja and TKS Elangovan of the DMK will meet President Kovind.(Vipin Kumar/HT file photo)
Besides Pawar, former Congress president Rahul Gandhi, CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury, CPI general secretary D Raja and TKS Elangovan of the DMK will meet President Kovind.(Vipin Kumar/HT file photo)

Opposition may meet Prez Kovind over farm stir today

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 06:52 AM IST
On Tuesday, the Congress said it was not against farm sector reforms, but the laws introduced by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government did not reflect reforms.
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Transport services, offices and shops, particularly those selling fruits and vegetables, are likely to be affected in some states and cities during the Bharat Bandh from 11am to 3pm.(HT Photo/Karn Singh)
Transport services, offices and shops, particularly those selling fruits and vegetables, are likely to be affected in some states and cities during the Bharat Bandh from 11am to 3pm.(HT Photo/Karn Singh)

Bharat Bandh: Highway blockades, slogans, police deployment in states

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 11:25 AM IST
The farmer groups are expected to block highways and occupy toll plazas but they have said this will be a “peaceful protest” and emergency services - like ambulances - will not be stopped or delayed.
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“The Congress party in their 2019 manifesto had promised to repeal the APMC Act and make trade of agricultural produce including export free from all restrictions,” Prasad said.(ANI Photo)
“The Congress party in their 2019 manifesto had promised to repeal the APMC Act and make trade of agricultural produce including export free from all restrictions,” Prasad said.(ANI Photo)

BJP, Opposition slugfest over stir intensifies

By HTC and Agencies | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 08, 2020 07:08 AM IST
Addressing media persons on Monday, Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that the parties were opposing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government in a bid to “retain their political relevance”.
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Pawar is scheduled to meet President Ram Nath Kovind on December 9 over the ongoing farmers’ protest against the new agrarian laws after the NCP joined opposition parties in supporting the ‘Bharat Bandh’ called on December 8 by farmer unions, which have demanded the repeal of the Centre’s new agri-marketing laws.(Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
Pawar is scheduled to meet President Ram Nath Kovind on December 9 over the ongoing farmers’ protest against the new agrarian laws after the NCP joined opposition parties in supporting the ‘Bharat Bandh’ called on December 8 by farmer unions, which have demanded the repeal of the Centre’s new agri-marketing laws.(Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)

Pawar persuaded states to implement Vajpayee’s APMC Act, says NCP

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh | Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON DEC 07, 2020 03:35 PM IST
With Pawar backing farmers’ protest against the contentious agri reforms, government sources on Sunday pointed out that as the agriculture minister in the UPA dispensation he had asked chief ministers to amend the APMC Act in their states to allow the private sector to play an important role in the field.
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The government sources said Pawar in a 2010 letter to the then Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit that the agriculture sector needs well-functioning markets to drive growth, employment and economic prosperity in rural area of the country.(HT PHOTO)
The government sources said Pawar in a 2010 letter to the then Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit that the agriculture sector needs well-functioning markets to drive growth, employment and economic prosperity in rural area of the country.(HT PHOTO)

Pawar as agri minister sought amendment in APMC Act, role for private sector: Report

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2020 09:31 PM IST
Pawar is scheduled to meet President Ram Nath Kovind on December 9 over the ongoing farmers’ protest against the new agrarian laws.
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NCP president Sharad Pawar(HT PHOTO)
NCP president Sharad Pawar(HT PHOTO)

‘Haste’: Pawar underlines why govt is facing outrage from farmers

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2020 06:25 PM IST
NCP chief said he fears that farmers from all over the country will support them if the situation is not resolved quickly.
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In an interview to a local daily, Pawar had said that Rahul Gandhi’s leadership has a “few problems” and lacks consistency.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
In an interview to a local daily, Pawar had said that Rahul Gandhi’s leadership has a “few problems” and lacks consistency.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

Congress slams Pawar’s statement on Rahul

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2020 05:09 AM IST
State Congress working president and Women and Child Minister Yashomati Thakur’s remarks came days after Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar’s comments on Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.
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Congress leaders opined that Pawar’s comment was uncalled for, considering the fact that Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi decided to support a Sena-led government after discussing the matter with him.
Congress leaders opined that Pawar’s comment was uncalled for, considering the fact that Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi decided to support a Sena-led government after discussing the matter with him.

Maharashtra Congress warns MVA allies over comments on its leadership

By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 08:27 PM IST
The warning by Yashomati Thakur, working president of the state Congress unit and a minister, came days after NCP chief Sharad Pawar’s interview by regional media house Lokmat, in which, when asked if the country was ready to accept Rahul Gandhi as a leader, Pawar said Gandhi’s leadership has a “few problems” and lacks consistency.
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Maharashtra Cabinet Minister and NCP leader Nawab Malik said Covid-19 vaccine is expected to be ready in the next few weeks, and as soon as scientists give a green signal, vaccination will start in India.(Anshuman Poyrekar/Hindustan Times)
Maharashtra Cabinet Minister and NCP leader Nawab Malik said Covid-19 vaccine is expected to be ready in the next few weeks, and as soon as scientists give a green signal, vaccination will start in India.(Anshuman Poyrekar/Hindustan Times)

Covid-19 vaccine should be given free to everyone, says NCP’s Nawab Malik

By Asian News International | Posted by Deepali Sharma | Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 02:42 PM IST
During an all-party meeting on Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi informed the opposition leaders that the Centre is in talks with all the state governments over the price of the vaccine.
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NCP workers celebrate the election results in Mumbai on Friday.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT photo)
NCP workers celebrate the election results in Mumbai on Friday.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT photo)

Maharashtra’s ruling tie-up bags 4 of 6 legislative council seats

By HT Correspondents | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 03:55 AM IST
Maharashtra’s ruling coalition of Shiv Sena, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Congress on Friday won four of the six seats of state’s legislative council that went to the polls on December 1.
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NCP chief Sharad Pawar congratulated the MVA candidates on winning the legislative council polls.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
NCP chief Sharad Pawar congratulated the MVA candidates on winning the legislative council polls.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
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