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Many ministers in Maha govt earned position on merit: Pawar

NCP chief Sharad Pawar has said that many ministers in the Shiv Sena-led coalition government do not belong to political families and have made it to their positions purely on merit. Notably, 19 of the total 43 ministers in the Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress government are dynasts.

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  • In an editorial in the party's Marathi mouthpiece "Saamana", the ruling party demanded that Union Home Ministry issue orders to file cases against those who make derogatory comments on Hindutva ideologue V D Savarkar, and demanded Bharat Ratna for him.

    A total of 811 people have died of the coronavirus infection so far while the number of confirmed cases has gone up to 37,198, according to latest data by Chinese authorities. Modi has also conveyed to Xi his appreciation for facilitating evacuation of around 650 Indian citizens from the Hubei province.

    Last week, the Uddhav Thackeray government scrapped the move of the erstwhile Fadnavis government to appoint ‘expert directors’ at the Agriculture Market Produce Committee (APMC). The government claimed that the previous regime had used this provision to appoint RSS and BJPmembers at the APMCs, to control them.

    During his trip to Bhutan Shringla plans to explore new areas of development cooperation beyond traditional areas of partnership. While in Bangladesh the Foreign Secretary will seek to give momentum to cross-border ties ahead of PMs visit on March 17.

    A day after a Maharashtra minister was detained in Belgaum in neighbouring Karnataka, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Saturday said the Supreme Court's verdict on the dispute between the two states over the region would be acceptable to all.

    Raut had announced on Wednesday that Uddhav Thackeray, who heads the Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government, will visit Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh to mark the completion of 100 days in power. However, he had not specified the date at that time.

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    The power sharing tussle and ministerial portfolios are still delaying the Uddhav Thackeray-led cabinet in Maharashtra. Apart from the demand for one more important portfolio, urban development, two major internal issues in the Congress are proving to be the speed breaker before the portfolio allocation.

    Sanjay Raut, Shiv Sena leader alleged that Home Ministry is habituated to do phone tapping and keep an eye on their opponents. "Phone tappin...

    Uddhav's remark also followed a barb from his estranged cousin and MNS chief Raj Thackeray, who, speaking at his party's function earlier in the evening, said "I don't change the colour of my party to form the government." Hitting out at the BJP, Uddhav alleged that the former ally broke its pre-poll promise (to share the chief minister's post) and tried to label him as a liar.

    On February 1, Nirbhaya convict Akshay Thakur had filed a mercy petition before the President of India. Thakur was the third convict in the case to file a mercy petition before the President. Earlier, Kovind rejected the mercy petitions of convicts Vinay Sharma and Mukesh Singh.

    Thackeray unveiled the new flag, which in the centre bears a 'rajmudra' (royal seal used during the times of warrior King Shivaji), at the party's plenary meeting in suburban Goregaon.

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