‘Being part of MVA a difficult journey; political interference in every constituency’

Samajwadi Party (SP) MLA from Bhiwandi East and two-time Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Corporator Rais Sheikh elaborates on where his party stands in the present political situation in Maharashtra, his experience working with the Thackerays and the future of the Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) alliance. Q) The SP is part of the MVA alliance. Can … Read more

SC grants interim relief to Sena rebels, asks if Dy Speaker can decide on own removal

Shiv Sena rebel MLAs, who had been asked by Maharashtra Deputy Speaker Narhari Zirwal to reply by Monday evening to notices on pleas seeking their disqualification from the Assembly, got interim relief when the Supreme Court said they had time until 5.30 pm on July 12 to send their replies. The vacation bench of Justices … Read more

Always Felt I Left Something Back Here 23 Years Ago: Chandrakant Pandit

Carrying the weight of a defeat that hurt more than most for over two decades, one couldn’t fault Chandrakant Pandit for those moistened eyes as he folded his hands as a mark of respect towards the Mumbai dressing room. After Rajat Patidar ran the most important single in the history of Madhya Pradesh cricket, it … Read more

Madhya Pradesh end long wait to win Ranji Trophy; beat Mumbai by 6 wickets

Madhya Pradesh, which last won the Ranji Trophy 67 years ago – back then known as Holkar state – finally returned to glory days, thumping powerhouse Mumbai by six wickets on Sunday. Holkar dominated the domestic scene around the time of Indian independence, and in times when cricket relied on benevolence of the antiquated princely … Read more

The Sunday Profile | A Maharashtra rerun, and the Comeback Man: Devendra Fadnavis

AT 51, Devendra Fadnavis is younger than the number of years Sharad Pawar has spent in electoral politics. Last week, the BJP leader achieved the near impossible in Maharashtra by outsmarting the grand old man of state politics and stealing power from right under his nose. Pawar, as reported by this paper, didn’t mince his … Read more

Ranji Trophy final: MP solid after Sarfaraz Khan anchors Mumbai

Sarfaraz Khan had just swatted Gaurav Yadav for four behind square when he ran straight into the seamer, his gaze focused on the distant ball beating the fielder into the rope. The impact shook him so much that he lay motionless on the ground for a few moments, his face contorted in pain. He’d hurt … Read more

Explained: What led to a six-fold rise in heart attacks in Mumbai in the first half of 2021?

In the period between January-June 2021, nearly 3,000 people lost their lives to heart attacks every month which was around 500 in 2020. Nearly 23.8 per cent (17,880) of the total 75,165 deaths recorded till June last year in Mumbai were attributed to heart attacks. This information was revealed through an RTI filed by an … Read more

Ranji SF: Jaiswal, Jaffer hundreds derail UP; Mumbai lead by 662 runs

A dominant Mumbai rode on impressive hundreds from Yashasvi Jaiswal and Armaan Jaffer to put Uttar Pradesh on the back-foot by taking their overall lead past the 600-mark on the fourth day of their Ranji Trophy semi-final here on Friday. It was a run-feast on day four as the two batted with authority and it … Read more

9 votes Shiv Sena failed to get for the sixth RS seat

It was a difference of nine votes that led to BJP’s Dhananjay Mahadik emerging triumphant over Shiv Sena’s Sanjay Pawar in a tense electoral battle for the sixth Rajya Sabha seat in Maharashtra. The Shiv Sena publicly blamed six of its erstwhile supporters for failing to back the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA). “We were on … Read more

Ranji Trophy Quarter-Final: Suved Parkar Hits 252, Sarfaraz Khan 153 As Mumbai Declare At 647/8 Vs Uttarakhand

Debutant Suved Parkar pummeled Uttarakhand bowlers into submission, hitting a maiden double century to propel Mumbai to a mammoth 647 for eight declared on the second day of their Ranji Trophy quarter-final in Bengaluru on Tuesday. Parkar’s stroke-filed 252 and Sarfaraz Khan’s aggressive 153 have put the 41-time Ranji Trophy winners in the driver’s seat. … Read more