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  • Maharashtra: Three booked for allegedly slaughtering two calves in Nashik 18 hours 53 minutes ago

    Nashik: Three people have been booked for allegedly slaughtering two calves in Nashik in Maharashtra. Meat was seized by the Malegaon Police and a case has been registered at Azadnagar Police in Malegaon. The police is on the lookout for the three accused who are currently on the run. If...
  • Mumbai metro 3 may run along coastal road, hints Maharashtra CM Fadnavis 19 hours 15 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Under pressure from ally Shiv Sena, Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis has assured that his government is studying the feasibility and possibility of constructing the Metro track along the coastal road. There are demands from the Shiv Sena to scrap Metro III as it involves shifting residents from Girgaum and...
  • Navi Mumbai airport to be completed by 2019, Maharashtra CM sets deadline 20 hours 6 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has laid out the timeline to make the Navi Mumbai International Airport operational. The tenders for the construction of the airport will be issued in May. The construction of the new airport is scheduled to begin in October and the work is estimated to...
  • BJP and Shiv Sena likely to tie-up for Maharashtra civic polls Yesterday

    Mumbai: BJP and Shiv Sena, the ruling alliance partners in Maharashtra government, are likely to tie-up for the elections to Navi Mumbai and Aurangabad municipal corporations to be held on April 22. "We feel that having an alliance will benefit both the parties," state BJP unit president Raosaheb Danve told reporters...
  • Maharashtra: No minister in Fadnavis government has declared assets, reveals RTI Yesterday

    Mumbai: None of the Ministers in the new Maharashtra government have given information to the Chief Minister about their assets and liabilities as mandated, according to the state government's response to a RTI query. RTI activist Anil Galgali had sought information about assets and liabilities declared by the Cabinet as well...
  • Mumbai: Fire at a commercial building in Andheri East, no casualties Yesterday

    Mumbai: A commercial building at Andheri East in Mumbai caught fire on Wednesday leading to chaos in the area. The fire broke out around 9:45 am on the second floor of the building. No casualties have been reported so far. The fire has been brought under control. Four water tankers...
  • Four arrested in Navi Mumbai church attack case: Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis 2 days ago

    Mumbai: A day after assuring that culprits of the Navi Mumbai church attack would be caught at the earliest, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis told the state Assembly on Tuesday that four persons have been arrested in connection with the incident. Fadnavis on Monday assured that those responsible for the attack...
  • NCP slams Maharashtra government for 'false' announcements on social media 3 days ago

    Mumbai: Criticising the Maharashtra government over its use of social media platform for making official announcements related to schemes and packages, NCP on Monday alleged that the state was fooling people through such "false" statements. "There is a new trend emerging nowadays. Ministers have now started using social networking sites...
  • Former President Kalam urges support for manufacturing sector 3 days ago

    Mumbai: Former President APJ Abdul Kalam supported the Modi government's 'Make In India' campaign on Monday by urging the industry as well as the government to increase focus on the manufacturing sector. "We should focus on the manufacturing sector which has been recognised as an engine for economic growth," Kalam said. "Biomedical...
  • Church attack: Maharashtra Chief Minister gives police 48 hours to nab attackers 3 days ago

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday said he has directed police to arrest within 48 hours the culprits who hurled stones at a catholic church in Navi Mumbai on Saturday. Fadnavis' assurance came after a delegation of various Christian organisations, led by BJP MLA Ashish Shelar from Bandra (West),...
  • Church attack: Government suspects 'political hand', Opposition walks out 3 days ago

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government on Monday said that it suspects a "political hand" in the recent attack on a church in Navi Mumbai, even as the Opposition members walked out of the Assembly in protest against the incident. Minority Affairs Minister Eknath Khadse said in the Legislative Assembly on Monday that the...
  • AAP demands speedy probe in Navi Mumbai church attack 3 days ago

    Mumbai: Condemning the attack on a church in Navi Mumbai, the Aam Aadmi Party on Monday said it seems to be a deliberate attempt to vitiate the social atmosphere and polarise society on communal lines. A team of local AAP activists submitted a letter of complaint to the Khandeshwar police and...
  • Maharashtra Minister sparks controversy, says foreign hand behind church attack 3 days ago

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Revenue Minister Eknath Khadse sparked off a controversy by saying that there could be a foreign hand behind the Church attack. The Opposition also created an uproar in the state Assembly over the issue with the National Congress Party walking out of the Assembly over the issue. On Sunday,...
  • Bearing the brunt of unseasonal rains, Nashik farmers sell onions at minimal prices 4 days ago

    Farmers across the country are bearing the brunt of unseasonal rains that have destroyed their produce. The losses are staggering pushing cultivators beyond the edge of desperation. Over 25,000 hectares of onion crop in Nashik has been damaged since last October. Farmers can no longer stock the onions to sell...
  • Two Maharashtra police commandos killed in Gadchiroli Naxal encounter 4 days ago

    Gadchiroli: Two police commandos were killed while another was injured in a gunbattle with Naxalites in the forests of Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra on Sunday night. The incident occurred late evening near village Tikameda of the Maoist violence-affected district located on the border of Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh (Kanker district). "Two of our...
  • Navi Mumbai church attack: Suspects grilled, no clues in CCTV 4 days ago

    Mumbai: Police investigating on Sunday's attack on a church in New Panvel area in Navi Mumbai are grilling some suspects, but are yet to get concrete leads. There are no eyewitnesses to the incident and the scanning of CCTV footage has also not thrown up any substantial leads to identity the...
  • Amid Centre demoralising VIP culture, Sena seeks red beacon for mayors' vehicles 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The mayors of the major cities should be allowed to use the red beacon on their cars, key NDA ally Shiv Sena has demanded even as it has lauded the Centre's plan for limiting such a privilege to only nine constitutional dignitaries. According to media reports, the Transport Ministry...
  • Maharashtra CM promises action against Church attackers 4 days ago

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday promised action against the three accused who vandalised a church in Navi Mumbai. The Chief Minister said the three attackers have been identified and will be arrested soon. On Saturday morning, three men on a bike were caught on CCTV hurling stones...
  • Mumbai: Miscreants attack church in New Panvel, FIR registered 5 days ago

    Mumbai: A church was vandalised by miscreants in Mumbai's New Panvel area. According to police, the attack was carried out by two persons who were riding pillion on a motorcycle at around 1:30 AM when they hurled stones at the Saint George Catholic church located near a bridge in the area. In...
  • Thane: Mother tonsures teenaged girl to save her from being raped 6 days ago

    Thane: Fearing that her daughter would be raped again, a lady from Kalwa tonsured her daughter to make her look ugly a couple of days ago, police sources said on Friday. It was some six months ago that two youth raped the girl after which they had threatened to rape...
  • Nashik: Farmers face a crisis as rains damage major crops 6 days ago

    Unseasonal rains have destroyed acres and acres of grape field and over 60,000 hectares of major crop in the last 6 months in Nashik. ...
  • Pune: IAS officer arrested for raping, molesting minor girls 6 days ago

    Pune: A 58-year-old IAS officer has been arrested for allegedly raping and molesting four minor girls, police said on Friday. M H Sawant, the Director General of Maharashtra Council of Agricultural Education and Research, lived in Shivajinagar here and sometimes visited his father-in-law's flat near a school at Hingane Khurd. Sawant used...
  • Mumbai's Girgaum Chowpatty to be renamed Swaraj Bhoomi to honour Lokmanya Tilak 1 week ago

    The BJP-led Maharashtra government on Wednesday decided to rename the area at Girgaum Chowpatty in the city where veteran freedom fighter Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak was cremated, as 'Swaraj Bhoomi'. ...
  • Mumbai’s municipal schools to teach ‘Bhagwad Gita’ to students 1 week ago

    Mumbai: All municipal schools in the city and suburbs would teach 'Bhagwad Gita' to students in order to make them more focused, boost their morale and impart them knowledge about spiritualism, a civic official has said. "We shall impart the knowledge of 'Bhagwad Gita' to students to make them independent and...
  • Mumbai: Girgaum Chowpatty to be renamed Swaraj Bhoomi to honour Bal Gangadhar Tilak 1 week ago

    Mumbai: The BJP-led Maharashtra government on Wednesday decided to rename the area at Girgaum Chowpatty in the city where veteran freedom fighter Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak was cremated, as 'Swaraj Bhoomi'. "Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has accepted a proposal in this regard by the Mumbai Municipal Corporation," a senior government official...
  • Anil Kakodkar resigns as Chairman of board of Governors of IIT-Bombay March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Nuclear scientist Anil Kakodkar has resigned as the chairman of the board of governors of IIT Bombay apparently because of differences with the HRD Ministry over selection of some IIT directors. Kakodkar, whose tenure was supposed to come to an end in May this year has, however, agreed to...
  • After communist leader Govind Pansare's death, activist Dr Bharat Patankar receives threat letter March 18, 2015

    Mumbai: A month after the murder of Communist leader Govind Pansare and rationalist Narendra Dabholkar, another writer and activist Dr Bharat Patankar has received a letter threatening that he, too, will meet the same fate. The letter accused Patankar of backing rationalists and Muslims and warned him against doing so. The...
  • Watch: Mumbai girls rap against rape March 18, 2015

    Pankhuri Awasthi and Uppekha Jain, who describe themselves as actors posted the 'Rap Against Rape' video on YouTube. Whilst rapping, both women are seen holding up placards with words such as #DomesticViolence and #rape. In the rap, they describe themselves saying, "We're not rappers. We're just a couple of girls...
  • Centre gives nod to Maharashtra's cow-shelter village scheme March 17, 2015

    Mumbai: Following the President's assent for Maharashtra Animal Preservation (Amendment) Bill, 1995, which bans slaughter of cows, bulls and bullocks, the state government on Tuesday said the Centre had given a go-ahead to its cow shelter villages scheme too. The state will receive Rs 90 crore...
  • BJP helps NCP unseat Congress leader as Maharashtra Legislative Council chairman March 16, 2015

    Mumbai: In a major political development, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in Maharashtra on Monday supported the Nationalist Congress Party in its no-confidence motion against legislative council chairman Shivajirao Deshmukh of the Congress, even as the BJP's ally Shiv Sena abstained from voting. The NCP, which has an upper hand in...