NCP suffers from Sena-BJP tug of warPawar, who has been holding one-on-one meetings and keeping the phone lines busy by calling up many of his MLAs and party leaders, has not been able to stem the steady stream of desertions.
Mumbai NCP chief Sachin Ahir to join Shiv SenaIndirectly confirming the move, Ahir told the media today that "in politics, tough decisions have to be taken and he was full of pain" over his plans, barely two months ahead of the state Assembly elections.
Raj Thackeray meets Sonia GandhiSonia Gandhi and Raj Thackrey reportedly discussed political developments including the issue of EVMs over which opposition parties have demanded going back to paper ballots in elections.
Infighting plagues Maharashtra CongressTwo weeks back, the party appointed Balasaheb Thorat as leader of the Congress Legislative Party (CLP) and Vijay Wadettiwar as leader of the Opposition, a move that was seen as more of a compromise formula to placate both of them.
Black tiger shrimp output in Kerala increasesIt was from 2010 that the black tiger shrimp, an endemic species to south-east Asia, began to face a slump in its traditional reputation as a major variety of cultivated shrimp item in India.