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  • Minnows may upset Congress-NCP apple cart in Mumbai

    Anti-incumbency, Modi wave, presence of MNS and AAP, will make contests very unpredictable

    Thursday, 24 April 2014 - 8:05am
  • A certain saffron bastion no more, parties lay out their cards for Mumbai South-Central

    At least the Marathi manoos should not stand against Shiv Sena... In Dadar, where Shiv Sena was born (in 1966), where Shiv Sena Bhawan stands proudly, in that Dadar Shiv Sena had to bite dust. (By those who) split it in two. Why has this happened? —Late Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray in his last...

    Wednesday, 23 April 2014 - 6:40am
  • Income-tax sleuths on alert to curb flow of black money

    The Income Tax (IT) department has put in place an elaborate machinery—quick response team (QRT), mobile surveillance teams (MSTs) and a control room—to curb the flow of black money during Lok Sabha elections. The department is also keeping vigil at airports, helipads and railway stations to check...

    Tuesday, 22 April 2014 - 7:20am
  • Congress appeal to Dalits

    Groaning under the weight of anti-incumbency in an uphill battle in the Mumbai- Thane region, the Congress tried to fall back on its fraying, yet tried and tested Muslim- Dalit social combination to shore up its fortunes in the region. While Muslims turned up in large numbers at Congress vice-...

    Monday, 21 April 2014 - 8:30am
  • What Muslims think about Congress?

    Malad resident Muhammed Gulzar Khan looked pensively at the people--many of whom were Muslims--who were trooping in at the the MMRDA grounds at the Bandra Kurla Complex where Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi addressed a rally on Sunday. "Yes, inflation hurts. Maybe people who earn a good amount...

    Monday, 21 April 2014 - 8:08am
  • Lok Sabha Elections: Dice seems loaded in Milind Deora's favour

    Home to the country's swish set, South Mumbai is one among the most elite constituencies in the country. But at the brass-tacks, the issues here are centered around brick and mortar problems like dilapidated buildings, water woes, lack of sanitation and open spaces, and housing.

    Friday, 18 April 2014 - 6:45am
  • Congress-NCP MPs have done little for Mumbai & its problems: Ashish Shelar

    Chief of the BJP's Mumbai unit MLC Ashish Shelar faces the task of taking on the ruling Congress and NCP in the six seats in Mumbai in a fragmented and divided polity. In the 2009 polls, the presence of the Raj Thackeray-led MNS in the fray contributed to the defeat of the saffron alliance in five...

    Thursday, 17 April 2014 - 6:40am
  • Marathi manoos forgotten amid clash of the Thackerays?

    Is a personal, vitriolic battle between the estranged Thackeray cousins taking the focus away from real issues confronting the Marathi manoos, whose welfare, which these nativist parties claim, lies at the root of their politics? Moreover, will this acerbic exchange between Shiv Sena president...

    Sunday, 13 April 2014 - 8:50am
  • Phase I over, but no sign of Shiv Sena, MNS manifestos

    Despite the first phase of polling in Maharashtra having concluded in Vidarbha on Thursday, the Shiv Sena and MNS are yet to publish their election manifestos. The remaining 38 constituencies of the state will go for polls in the next two phases on April 17 and 24. Though the BJP has published its...

    Sunday, 13 April 2014 - 8:30am
  • Lok Sabha elections 2014: Congress confident of a repeat show in Mumbai

    Mumbai Regional Congress Committee (MRCC) chief Janardhan Chandurkar dismissed the perceived 'Narendra Modi wave' in the city and said he was confident the UPA would repeat its performance largely due to the support from the Dalit, Muslim communities for the party. In 2009, Congress-NCP won all the...

    Sunday, 13 April 2014 - 7:55am

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