MAHARASHTRA GOVERNMENT

  • 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...
  • Bombay HC tells government to reply to PIL against AIB comedy show February 10, 2015

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Tuesday asked the Centre, Maharashtra government and I&B Ministry to respond to a petition seeking action against organisers of All India Bakchod (AIB), a roast show, held here on December 20 last year in which allegedly obscene and vulgar words were used by participants...
  • Maharashtra government to create website for 'missing' kids staying at borstals February 10, 2015

    Mumbai: Aiming to make easier the identification of 'missing' children across the state, the Maharashtra government is mulling to create a website where details of such inmates along with their photographs will be uploaded so that they can be reunited with their families. The website, which is yet to get...
  • Lot more needs to be done to stop farmer suicides: Maharashtra government February 8, 2015

    Mumbai: Facing criticism from its ally Shiv Sena over farmer suicides in the state's drought-hit regions, Maharashtra government has admitted that a lot more needs to be done to stop such incidents. The government is working towards increasing the agricultural productivity of farmers and some big measures will be announced...
  • Mumbai to get 6,000 CCTVs, government inks MoU with L&T February 7, 2015

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government on Saturday signed an MoU worth Rs 949 crore with engineering and construction major Larsen & Toubro (L&T) for setting up CCTV based surveillance in the city. As per the MoU signed by the company and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, 6,000 CCTVs will be installed across the...
  • Maharashtra: BJP failed to keep promises during its 100 days in power, says Congress February 7, 2015

    Nagpur: Launching an attack on the ruling BJP government on its completion of 100 days in power, Maharashtra Congress on Saturday said it failed to deliver electoral promises and only restricted itself to making "announcements". The opposition Congress accused the BJP-Shiv Sena government of reneging promises, particularly on issue of...
  • AIB Roast: MLA demands action against Karan Johar, Arjun Kapoor, Ranveer Singh; state government, police to probe the 'objectionable' content of the show February 3, 2015

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government and Mumbai police have initiated separate investigations into allegations of "abusive and filthy" language used by Bollywood director Karan Johar and actors Arjun Kapoor and Ranveer Singh at an event in Mumbai in December. Following complaints about the below-the-belt contents of the 'AIB Roast' programme viewed by...
  • Maharashtra government to buy house in London where Dr Ambedkar stayed January 24, 2015

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government has decided to acquire the 2,050 sq ft three-storey house in London where Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar once lived. Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawde, who is in London, spoke to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, who is on tour of Davos, following which the decision was taken to buy the...
  • Maharashtra: 5-year-olds eligible for admission to Class I January 21, 2015

    Mumbai: A child who has completed five years on July 31 can be considered for admission to the first standard in the coming (2015-16) academic year, Maharashtra government on Wednesday said. The government also formulated rules for admissions in the non-aided schools in pre-primary class and std first under the 25...
  • Maharashtra: BJP government's swearing-in at Wankhede Stadium costed Rs 98.33 lakh, says RTI January 20, 2015

    Mumbai: The swearing-in ceremony of BJP's first government in Maharashtra at Wankhede Stadium in 2014 costed Rs 98.33 lakh, an RTI query has revealed. At a time when Maharashtra was facing severe drought and also there was claim by BJP of empty state coffers, the party went ahead and spent...
  • McDonalds restaurant in Pune throws out street child, says such people not allowed, govt to probe January 17, 2015

    Pune: Maharashtra government will probe the shocking incident where a homeless child was thrown out of the McDonalds restaurant in Pune. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said, "I will get back to you after I enquire into the incident. I don't have all the pertinent information with me yet." Describing the incident...
  • Setback to Sanjay Dutt, Maharashtra government orders probe into repeated furloughs December 26, 2014

    Mumbai: In a setback to actor Sanjay Dutt, the Maharashtra government has ordered an inquiry into grant of repeated furloughs to him, Minister of State for Home Ram Shinde in Mumbai on Friday. Dutt was granted 14-day furlough earlier this week. He was released from Pune's Yerawada jail on Christmas eve. Dutt...
  • Maharashtra government to ease entry of citizens into Mantralaya December 21, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Government is in the process of conceptualising a system to simplify and streamline the entry of citizens into Mantralaya, the state secretariat. "Presently the citizens have to stand in queues outside the Mantralaya for hours to gain entry. This process needs to be made more user-friendly with the help...
  • 'Dahi handi' gets status of adventure sport in Maharashtra December 12, 2014

    Nagpur: Maharashtra government has accorded 'Dahi Handi' festival the status of an 'adventure sport', in an effort to make it a safe activity and reduce the number of injuries associated with it. "Celebrating Dahi handi festival with fervour has been a tradition of Maharashtra and we will continue to celebrate it...
  • Shiv Sena gets PWD, Industries, Forest ministries in Fadnavis Cabinet December 6, 2014

    Mumbai: After the big Shiv Sena and Bharatiya Janata Party patch-up, the former has been allotted key portfolios including Industries, Forest, Public Works Department and Public Health in Maharashtra Cabinet. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday allocated portfolios to the 20-member council of ministers, including 10 of the Shiv...
  • PIL challenges Sena move to join BJP Government in Maharashtra December 5, 2014

    Mumbai: A day when Shiv Sena formally joined the BJP Government in Maharashtra, a public interest litigation (PIL) was filed in the Bombay High Court challenging the saffron party's "illegal" move. Shiv Sena, which until Thursday was main Opposition party in Maharashtra Assembly, became part of the BJP- led Government in...
  • BJP-Shiv Sena rule in Maharashtra after 15 years; 20 ministers inducted December 5, 2014

    Mumbai: BJP and Shiv Sena are ruling Maharashtra once again after 15 years with the induction of ten ministers from Shiv Sena in the 35-day old Devendra Fadnavis-led government in Maharashtra on Friday. Sena's joining the BJP government now is unique, because this is the first time a party sitting in...
  • Shiv Sena to get 5 Cabinet, 7 MoS ranks in BJP-led Maharashtra government December 2, 2014

    Mumbai: The BJP and Shiv Sena leaders on Tuesday met at Matoshree in Mumbai for a possible power sharing solution in Maharashtra government. The meeting between the two saffron parties ended with Shiv Sena getting five Cabinet ranks and seven Minister of States ranks in the BJP-led state government. The probable...
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  • Personal staff of Congress-NCP ministers cannot work for new ministers: Maharashtra government December 1, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government on Monday issued a directive prohibiting government employees who had worked with ministers in the Congress-NCP government as personal assistants or on some other posts from working with the current ministers. The Narendra Modi government at the Centre had issued a similar directive after NDA came to power. A...
  • BJP-Shiv Sena seal deal, Sena to get 4 Cabinet, 8 MoS berths in Maharashtra December 1, 2014

    Mumbai: The meeting between Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Shiv Sena on Monday finally put an end to the ongoing tussle between the two parties over power sharing in Maharashtra. According to the new arrangements, Shiv Sena MLAs will get four Cabinet and eight Ministers of State berths in Maharashtra...
  • Shiv Sena leaders meet Maharashtra CM Fadnavis, power sharing issue likely to be resolved today December 1, 2014

    Mumbai: As talks over Maharashtra government formation between Bharatiya Janata Party and Shiv Sena are heading in a positive direction, the issue could be resolved on Monday, said sources. The BJP has been trying hard to bring Sena to the board for a post-poll alliance before the winter session,...
  • BJP wants Sena to be part of Maharashtra government, but puts forth no concrete proposals: sources November 30, 2014

    Mumbai: Even as the Bharatiya Janata Party held talks with the estranged ally Shiv Sena for being a part of the Devendra Fadnavis government in Maharashtra, sources said that no concrete proposals were forwarded by the BJP. According to sources, Sena has proposed that it be given the post of...
  • Shiv Sena, BJP start power-sharing talks; 10 ministries on table November 28, 2014

    Mumbai: BJP is understood to have offered five Cabinet berths and an equal number of Minister of State posts to Shiv Sena in its Government in Maharashtra as the estranged allies on Friday began talks to chalk out a power- sharing formula after days of acrimony between the allies. BJP leaders...
  • Maharashtra to seek Rs 4,000-crore drought relief package November 27, 2014

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has decided to seek a Rs 4,000-crore drought relief package from the Centre and approved several relief measures for villages reeling under a severe drought. The decision was taken at a meeting of the state Cabinet on Thursday. The meting was chaired by Maharashtra Chief Minister...
  • Want Shiv Sena to be part of government, will talk to them: Maharashtra CM Fadnavis November 27, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has sent a clear message that his government wanted Shiv Sena to be a part of the government. Fadnavis said that MLC Chandrakant Patil and MP Dharmendra Pradhan will talk to Sena on the issue. Fadnavis said, ""From tomorrow, senior BJP leaders Devendra Pradhan and...
  • Maharashtra: Fadnavis government's stability not NCP's responsibility, says Sharad Pawar November 18, 2014

    Alibaug (Maharashtra): The Devendra Fadnavis government on Tuesday found itself in an unenviable situation with Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar, whose party had declared outside support doing a U-turn, saying the stability of the 18-day-old dispensation was not its responsibility and asking his party workers to be ready for...
  • Maharashtra government to move SC over Marathas quota row November 15, 2014

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government on Saturday decided to approach the Supreme Court after Bombay High Court on Friday stayed the move to grant 16 per cent reservation to Marathas in public service and educational institutions in the state. The decision was taken at an all-party meeting chaired by Chief Minister Devendra...
  • Maharashtra to involve students in cleanliness drive: Vinod Tawde November 14, 2014

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government plans to involve students to implement the state's cleanliness drive, Education Minister Vinod Tawde said on Friday. He was speaking after launching the cleanliness drive of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's education department as part of the 'Swachchata Abhiyan' campaign, along with Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis....