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  • Maharashtra government to pay for treatment of H1N1 patients 7 hours 10 minutes ago

    As the death toll due to swine flu crosses 1,000, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has instructed private hospitals to treat H1N1 patients even if they can't pay. He said the government will bear the costs. The state health minister is also reviewing situation. ...
  • Maharashtra: Woman accused of theft thrashed by police officer in Jalgaon Yesterday

    Jalgaon: A woman, accused of stealing another woman's purse, was beaten up in full public view allegedly by a policeman, a video of which has gone viral. She was reportedly caught red handed and was immediately handed over to the constable. Authorities have suspended the constable for his action. ...
  • Nagpur: Man cancels marriage on receiving SMSes about bride's affair 2 days ago

    Nagpur: A police complaint has been filed against a man for calling off his wedding at the last minute in Nagpur after receiving SMSes about his fiancee's past love affair, police said on Friday. Embarrassed by the sudden turn of events, the woman's family, which hails from Nagpur, filed a complaint...
  • 2011 Mumbai triple blasts: supplementary charge sheet filed against Ejaz Sheikh 2 days ago

    Mumbai: Police on Friday filed a supplementary charge sheet against accused Ejaz Sheikh in connection with the July 2011 Mumbai triple blasts cases. "We filed a charge sheet against Sheikh in the special Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court," special public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam said. According to the police,...
  • Maharashtra minister threatens to quit if reservation quota is scrapped 2 days ago

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Social Justice Minister Rajkumar Badole on Friday said that he would quit if reservation quotas in government job recruitments and promotions were scrapped. "There is a year's time to appeal against the order. The government is positive on the issue. I will quit if quota is scrapped," Badole said...
  • 'I never took money from any corporate entity', says Nitin Gadkari 3 days ago

    Mumbai: As news reports about his having enjoyed the hospitality of the Essar group during a trip to Europe triggered a row, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday said he had visited a yacht belonging to them "just to see" it and asserted he never took money from any corporate...
  • Shiv Sena slams Prabhu for depriving Maharashtra in Railway Budget 3 days ago

    Mumbai: A day after Suresh Prabhu presented the Railway budget, a disappointed Shiv Sena on Friday said barring a few announcements Maharashtra has not received any "long-term benevolence" from the Centre and that much more was expected from the BJP leader. "A lot more was expected out of Suresh Prabhu as...
  • 21-year-old woman racially abused by a Mumbai traffic constable 3 days ago

    Mumbai: 21-year-old event management executive Penny Li was in for a rude shock when she was stopped by a traffic constable for not wearing a helmet. Penny, an Indian national of mixed parentage, says the constable was agressive and cleraly racist. The constable then went on to abuse and physically...
  • Former Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan rubbishes BJP claim that he sought changes to land act 3 days ago

    Mumbai: Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Thursday said that BJP's claim that he had opposed the land acquisition bill of UPA government was "mischievous". "As part of the consultation process, the (then) Union Minister Jairam Ramesh sought views of all the state governments and...
  • Our uniqueness lies in acceptance of diversity: Mohan Bhagwat 3 days ago

    Mumbai: Stating that accepting diversity has been a unique quality of Indians, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Thursday said, "We came to know that 'puja' (worship) is so important during the Islamic invasion of India." "We never thought puja is important. We realised it is important during the invasion of...
  • Mumbai: MNS activists allegedly vandalise Kharghar toll plaza on Tuesday evening 5 days ago

    Mumbai: Nearly ten to twelve men, suspected to be workers of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) have allegedly attacked a toll plaza in Navi Mumbai's Kharghar on Tuesday evening. Reportedly, the manager at the toll plaza, Rakesh Singh has sustained injuries. The act was caught on the CCTV cameras installed...
  • Mumbai locals await infrastructural upgrade in overcrowded suburban railway network 5 days ago

    12 people are said to die everyday on Mumbai's suburban railway network which is severely overloaded. With no upgrade in infrastructure, rampant corruption, it is to be seen what can Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu can do to improve the situation. ...
  • Maharashtra BJP chief Raosaheb Danve to meet Uddhav Thackeray for better coordination 5 days ago

    Mumbai: Leaders of the ruling BJP and Shiv Sena will meet in Mumbai soon to ensure better coordination between the alliance partners in Maharashtra. "BJP state President Raosaheb Danve will meet Sena President Uddhav Thackeray to discuss smooth coordination between the two ruling parties," a senior Sena leader told after a...
  • Shiv Sena, BJP to hold first co-ordination meeting in Maharashtra 6 days ago

    Mumbai: Even as the Shiv Sena targeted Bharatiya Janata Party over the Land Acquisition Amendment Bill, the two allies are set to hold their first co-ordination committee meeting on Tuesday evening in Maharashtra. The Sena has been continuously targetting the Devendra Fadnavis government, the most recently over the killing of...
  • Mumbai to host literature festival 'Lit o Fest' 1 week ago

    Mumbai: The inaugural edition of a literary festival "Lit o Fest", that begins on February 28, will touch upon the topics of decline of Parsi population, relevance of Hindi in today's time and beauty of Urdu in poetry, organisers said on Monday. The festival will have speakers from the world of...
  • Fishing vessel hits submarine, damages periscope during naval exercise 1 week ago

    Mumbai: In yet another naval accident, the periscope of submarine INS Sindhughosh was damaged when a fishing vessel hit it while a naval exercise was being held off the West coast. The incident took place on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday. "In a minor incident off the West Coast of...
  • Bandh in Maharashtra to condemn CPI leader Govind Pansare’s murder February 22, 2015

    Mumbai: A bandh is being observed in Maharashtra on Sunday, following a call from the Left parties, to protest the cold-blooded murder of veteran CPI leader Govind Pansare. The Opposition Congress and the NCP have also declared their support for the Left-sponsored protest. RPI leader Ramdas Athawale participated in a 'rasta...
  • Mumbai: 4 people found dead in 48 hours in Oshiwara February 22, 2015

    Mumbai: In a shocking news, four people were found dead in the last 48 hours in Oshiwara in Mumbai. A brother and sister were found hanging in their apartment. The siblings' employer told the police that they were upset about their mother living with another man. When the police tried to...
  • Autistic students allowed to use calculator in 12th exam February 21, 2015

    Mumbai: Autistic students appearing for class XII examinations in Maharashtra have been allowed to use a basic calculator. These students can use a basic calculator for maths, physics, chemistry, book-keeping and accountancy papers, Education Minister Vinod Tawde said oN Saturday. The decision has been taken on humanitarian grounds and it fulfils a...
  • Labourer gets 10 years in jail for raping minor girl in Thane February 21, 2015

    Thane: A 40-year-old labourer was on Saturday convicted and sentenced to ten-year rigorous imprisonment (RI) in a rape case by a local court. Thane Additional Sessions Judge VV Virkar found Jaiprakash alias Suresh Rinkya Yadav guilty of raping an eight -year-old girl in 2011 and awarded ten-year RI to him. She also...
  • Over 50 RTI activists attacked in Maharashtra February 21, 2015

    Kolhapur: Kolhapur has nurtured several rationalist movements but on 16 February 2015, the progressive image of the city was dented when rationalist Govind Pansare and his wife were attacked by two unidentified gunmen. Activist Uday Narkar said, "Kolhapur has been called the home turf of progressive movements. Comrade Pansare has been...
  • Postmortem conducted on Govind Pansare; last rites on Saturday at Kolhapur February 21, 2015

    Mumbai: A post-mortem examination was conducted on the body of veteran communist leader Govind Pansare, who died on Friday night after he was airlifted to the city from Kolhapur for treatment. Pansare, who was shot at four days ago, had been flown to Mumbai last evening and admitted to the...
  • Kolhapur: Rationalist Govind Pansare dies after being shot by bike borne assailants February 21, 2015

    Mumbai: Rationalist and anti-toll activist Govind Pansare died days after being shot at by bike borne assailants in Kolhapur. Veteran CPI leader Pansare was shot at along with his wife in Kolhapur on February 16 while they were taking a morning walk. After undergoing surgery at a hospital in Kolhapur immediately...
  • Swine flu under control, says Maharashtra health minister February 19, 2015

    Nagpur: The Maharashtra government on Thursday claimed that all is well on the swine flu front though it has officially admitted 83 deaths so far. Swine flu which broke out in Maharashtra is under control though some deaths have been reported, Maharashtra Health Minister Deepak Sawant told in Nagpur. He claimed...
  • Mumbai University V-C Rajan Welukar removed for not qualifying for post February 19, 2015

    Mumbai: Mumbai University Vice Chancellor Rajan Welukar on Thursday was removed from his post after being found that he did not qualify for the post. The Bombay High Court, while hearing petitions challenging the essential eligibility qualification of Welukar, had directed the University to set up a search committee to reconsider...
  • Mumbai's nightlife will revive economy of the city February 19, 2015

    A day after Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis accepted Yuva Sena chief Aditya Thackeray's proposal to make Mumbai a city with a 24-hour night life, he said the idea will revive the economy of the city. Thackeray said, "It is not about lifestyles, but about reviving Mumbai's economy. Everyone, including...
  • Actor Sanjay Dutt to spend four more days in jail, says Shinde February 18, 2015

    Mumbai: Four more days of imprisonment would be added to actor Sanjay Dutt's prison term, as he spent extra days out jail when his furlough period ended and a decision on extension of his furlough was pending, Maharashtra Minister of State for Home Ram Shinde said in Mumbai on Wednesday. A...
  • Pradeep Jain's murder was incidental, not pre-planned: Abu Salem's lawyer February 18, 2015

    Mumbai: The lawyer of the extradited gangster Abu Salem on Wednesday told the trial court in Mumbai that the murder of builder Pradeep Jain in 1995 was only "incidental to the conspiracy" to extort. "Murder was only incidental to the conspiracy and it was not immediately planned and executed. He was...
  • Lonavala: Body of a 7-year-old girl discovered from terrace of a resort under the water tank February 18, 2015

    Lonavala: The body of a seven-year-old girl was discovered on the terrace of a popular resort in Lonavala under a water tank on Tuesday evening. The girl had visited Kumar Resort with her parents for a wedding on Sunday evening. Her father had filed a complaint on Monday morning after...
  • Caught on camera: Mumbai Police constable's son, 5 others beat youth to death February 18, 2015

    Mumbai: Mumbai Police arrested a constable's son and five others for beating a youth to death. The gruesome murder was caught on CCTV cameras. Amol, constable Suresh Ghuge's son, is the prime accused. He and his five accomplices were arrested from Nashik where they had fled after committing the offence. The...