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Shiv SenaChief Bal Thackeray, who was in critical condition is showing signs of improvement and has been taken off the life support system, party spokesman Sanjay Raut reportedly said.
His son and the party's working president Uddhav Thackeray reportedly reassured the Shiv Sainiks and the waiting media that Bal Thackeray is stable.
"Our feelings and wishes for him are the same and his condition has been stable since Wednesday. His treatment is underway," Uddhav Thackeray reportedly said.
There are reports that Mumbai Police and other security agencies made tight security arrangements around Matoshri, the Thackeray clan's home in Bandra west.
India Infoline News Service / 08:49, Aug 22, 2014
The outlook is a positive start with indices set to take initial cues from the global markets. US indices closed higher with S&P 500 at a record high. The Dow and S&P 500 added around 0.3% while Nasdaq gained marginally.