MAHARASHTRA GOVERNMENT

  • Maharashtra: Fadnavis government's stability not NCP's responsibility, says Sharad Pawar 1 week ago

    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....
  • Sena to send Anil Desai's name for Cabinet only if BJP resolves Maharashtra issue: sources November 8, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bharatiya Janata Party's former ally Shiv Sena has set conditions for the former and said that it will send Anil Desai to the Union Cabinet only if the Maharashtra deadlock is resolved, said sources on Saturday. As talks between the BJP and Shiv Sena have hit a deadlock, the...
  • Maharashtra: Sena builds pressure on BJP over ministerial portfolios November 5, 2014

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena which is looking forward to be a coalition partner in the BJP-led government in Maharashtra has conveyed to the saffron party that it wanted a final decision on the ministerial portfolios till November 8 or 9, say sources. Sena, which has sought the post of deputy chief minister...
  • Talks between Shiv Sena and BJP 'stuck' over deputy chief minister's post November 4, 2014

    Mumbai: With just a week left for the Devendra Fadnavis government to prove its majority in the Maharashtra Assembly, Bharatiya Janata Party and Shiv Sena are yet to resolve their differences over terms for the latter's participation in the ministry, deputy's chief minister's post being one of the sticking points. While...
  • Devendra Fadnavis lacks acumen to run government: Narayan Rane November 4, 2014

    Mumbai: Senior Congress leader Narayan Rane on Tuesday said Bharatiya Janata Party's first Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis lacks "acumen" and the administrative skills required to run government. "Fadnavis is a good person (but) he lacks the administrative skills and acumen to run a government. He cannot face and tackle...
  • Shiv Sena builds pressure on BJP, asks it to decide on power sharing before trust vote, say sources November 1, 2014

    Mumbai: A day after the new Bharatiya Janata Party government in Maharashtra was sworn in, former ally Shiv Sena has stepped up the pressure. Sena has told the BJP to decide on power sharing before the floor test it will be facing within the next 15 days, sources said on...
  • Industry hopes new Maharashtra government will fast-track infra projects October 30, 2014

    Mumbai: As the BJP is set to form the next government in Maharashtra on Friday, industry experts want the new chief minister to expedite the delayed infrastructure projects in the state and revive investment in key sectors by removing bureaucratic bottlenecks. Devendra Fadnavis, 44, a four-term MLA from Nagpur, will...
  • Maharashtra: Sena warns BJP against NCP support, says the move will raise questions on its credibility October 30, 2014

    Mumbai: A day before the Bharatiya Janata Party government is set to take oath in Maharashtra, Shiv Sena's mouthpiece 'Saamana' has come out with an editorial, warning it against taking the Nationalist Congress Party's support. In the editorial, Sena says that it is a matter of pride that Maharashtra is...
  • Devendra Fadvanis: From ABVP worker to Maharashtra CM October 28, 2014

    Devendra Gangadharrao Fadnavis was born on 22 July 1970. He has been the president of Maharashtra state unit of Bharatiya Janata Party and an MLA from Nagpur. He has also served as Mayor of Nagpur. ...
  • When will suggestions on women safety be implemented: HC asks Maharashtra government October 28, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Tuesday sought to know from Maharashtra government as to when would it implement all the recommendations of the Justice (retd) CS Dharmadhikari committee on measures to ensure safety of women. The High Court was informed that 109 recommendations of the...
  • HC asks Maharashtra government to frame fresh witness protection policy October 11, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has asked the Maharashtra government to frame a fresh policy by November 30 to provide protection to witnesses in the light of its observations and recommendations made by the Law Commission of India. "Until the new policy is formulated, we direct the State Government to...
  • HC tells Maharashtra government to pay costs for adjournment to file affidavit October 7, 2014

    Mumbai: Pulling up Maharashtra government for seeking adjournments on flimsy grounds, the Bombay High Court imposed costs of Rs 25,000 on it on Tuesday, while hearing a PIL seeking compensation to relative of bomb blast victims. The Chief Secretary of Maharashtra state, who was summoned by the court, did not...
  • Bombay HC rejects State's plea to lift stay on bullocks during Eid October 2, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has rejected Maharashtra Government's plea to lift the stay granted by a bench of the same court earlier on transporting another 12,000 bullocks to abattoir at suburban Deonar for slaughter on the occasion of Bakri-Eid falling on October 6. ...
  • Tillari project: Maharashtra government to blame for delay in payment of relief, says Goa September 30, 2014

    Panaji: Goa has blamed the Maharashtra government for the delay in the handing out of compensation packages to people displaced by the Tillari irrigation project across both the states. "A compensatory package of Rs 5 lakh was finalised for the project-affected people (PAP) during a recent meeting between chief ministers...
  • Appoint doctors in tribal areas to stop malnutrition deaths: HC to Maharashtra government September 25, 2014

    Mumbai: Taking a serious note of the death of children due to malnutrition in Melghat region of Maharashtra, the Bombay High Court on Thursday directed the state government to appoint women and child specialists there immediately. It also asked the state to hold a meeting of the core committee which...
  • Maharashtra government mulling electronics policy September 25, 2014

    Mumbai: With a view to attract investments from electronics manufacturers in Maharashtra, the state government is mulling formulation of a special policy for the industry. "We have initiated various policies including industrial, textile, Information Technology (IT), among others. Now we want to attract investments from the electronics industry and for this...
  • Maharashtra: NCP minister moves HC to quash order of probe against him September 24, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Minister for Medical Education Jitendra Awhad on Wednesday filed a petition in the Bombay High Court seeking to quash a Magistrate's order asking police to probe allegations of "false" affidavit filed by him during the 2009 assembly elections from Kalwa-Mumbra constituency. The petition came up for hearing before Justice...
  • HC directs Maharashtra to ensure power supply at exam centres September 23, 2014

    Mumbai: Expressing concern over load shedding, the Bombay High Court directed the Maharashtra state government on Tuesday, to ensure uninterrupted power supply to all exam centres during HSC and SSC examinations in October 2014. A bench of Justice Abhay Oka also asked the state to come out with an action plan...
  • Bombay HC notice to govt on PIL seeking CID probe into drugs 'scam' September 22, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Monday sought a response from Maharashtra government and Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai on a public interest litigation seeking a CID probe into 'a scam' regarding use of antibiotic drugs at civic hospitals. A division bench, headed by Justice PV...
  • 2011 serial blasts: HC asks Maharashtra to compensate victims by Wednesday, issues contempt notice September 15, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Monday ordered state government to pay compensation to kin of four victims of the 2011 serial blasts within two days even as it issued a contempt notice against the state chief secretary for failing to pay the amount despite a previous judicial order. "We direct...
  • Maharashtra government writes to Centre to acquire Dr BR Ambedkar's London accommodation September 15, 2014

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has written to the Centre expressing its wish to acquire a residential property in London where Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar lived while studying at the London School of Economics in 192122. The 2,050 square feet property on King Henry's Road, London is up for auction with an...
  • Maharashtra minister asks government to acquire Ambedkar's home in London September 12, 2014

    Mumbai: A Congress minister in Maharashtra has asked the state government to coordinate with the Centre to acquire a residential property in London where Dr BR Ambedkar lived in the 1920s. The 2,050 sq ft property on King Henry's Road, London, is expected to cost an estimated Rs 40 crore, state...
  • BJP can't digest welfareoriented decisions of Maharashtra government: NCP September 11, 2014

    Mumbai: The NCP on Thursday accused BJP of being unable to stomach the welfareoriented decisions taken by the Maharashtra government, and sought to know whether it has any plans to scrap Maratha and Muslim reservations for jobs and education in the state. NCP spokesman Nawab Malik criticised BJP State President Devendra...
  • HC notice to college, Maharashtra government on issue of 'cheated' law students September 9, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Monday issued notices to Maharashtra government, Chairman of a Law College in the city and the University of Mumbai on a PIL highlighting the plight of 60 students who had been granted admission but cannot appear for examination this year. The PIL filed by Ketan...
  • Maharashtra government sanctions Rs 113crore grant for Ambedkar Centre September 9, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra cabinet on Tuesday sanctioned a grant of Rs 113.74 crore for the Babasaheb Ambedkar Convention Centre project at Nagpur. The state government had already sanctioned Rs 22 crore for the Centre, being built as part of the Vidarbha development programme, an official said after the cabinet meeting. State Chief...
  • Maharashtra CM writes to PM Modi on power supply scenario in the state September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan has sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention to resolve the ongoing electricity crisis in his state. Chavan in a letter to the Prime Minister said that due to nonavailability of fuel and legal challenges due to change in law, private power generators supplying...
  • No request from Maharashtra for additional power: Piyush Goyal September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Asking Maharashtra government not to politicise the power supply issue, Power and Coal Minister Piyush Goyal on Sunday said that the state has made no request for allocation of additional electricity. "I have had extensive discussions with 18 states but some how Maharashtra never came forth, as of today...
  • HC pulls up Maharashtra government for load shedding at HSC, SSC Exam centres September 6, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has pulled up Maharashtra government for its apathy towards students due to loadshedding at Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examination centres in schools across the state. "Why is there no loadshedding during festivals? Why power failures at HSC and SSC examination centres?...