Maharashtra Government

  • Maharashtra government forms committee for 2015 Padma Awards July 23, 2014

    Thane: The Maharashtra government has constituted a 11-member committee to scrutinise and recommend names from the state for Padma Awards 2015, according to a government resolution (GR). The committee, comprising ministers and bureaucrats, will be headed by Minister of Health Suresh Shetty, the GR issued early this month, stated. The members...
  • Maharashtra government issues resolution on extending slum regularisation July 23, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government on Tuesday issued a Government Resolution (GR) extending the slum regularisation date from January 1, 1995 to January 1, 2000. Minister of State for Housing, Sachin Ahir while making the announcement said that government had also formulated a policy to decide criterion for slum-dwellers who will benefit...
  • Maharashtra government to pay Rs.50,000 to girls arrested over FB row on Bal Thackeray's death July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission on Tuesday directed Maharashtra Government to pay Rs 50,000 each to the two girls who were arrested over a Facebook post after the death of Shiv Sena chief Balasaheb Thackeray, saying their detention was "illegal". According to a statement released on Tuesday, the Commission...
  • MHA seeks report from Maharashtra government on 4 men joining ISIL July 14, 2014

    Mumbai: The Ministry of Home Affairs Affairs on Monday sought report from the Maharashtra government on media reports of four Mumbai men going to Iraq to fight on behalf of Iraq-based outfit Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. The report sought facts of the case and action taken so...
  • Maharashtra to promulgate Ordinance on reservations: Advocate General to HC July 9, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government would soon promulgate an ordinance to give effect to the cabinet decision on quotas for Marathas and Muslims, the Bombay High Court was informed on Wednesday. Advocate General Darius Khambata declared this in a statement before a bench headed by Justice Abhay Oka which was hearing two PILs...
  • Stop cops from giving info to media on probe: Bombay HC to Maharashtra government June 27, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay high court on Friday asked Maharashtra government to issue a circular restraining the police from disclosing the identity and the photograph of accused as well as information gathered during investigations to the media. The order was given by Justices Abhay Oka and AS Chandurkar on a PIL filed...
  • Maharashtra quota decision: Is this last ditch effort by Congress to cut electoral losses? June 26, 2014

    In a political masterstroke ahead of the Assembly elections, the Prithviraj Chavan Cabinet on Wednesday gifted the state's Maratha population 16 per cent quota in government jobs and educational institutions. ...
  • Maharashtra government announces 50 pc waiver in power dues for farmers June 13, 2014

    Mumbai: Giving respite to farmers who are unable to pay off heavy electricity dues, government on Friday announced to give 50 per cent waiver to those who will pay half the amount of total dues. "Farmers who have paid, or will pay, half the amount of their total power dues...
  • Bombay High Court orders FIR against 9 cops in custodial death case June 10, 2014

    Mumbai: Observing that prima facie it was a serious crime, the Bombay High Court asked Mumbai crime branch on Tuesday, to probe and file an FIR against nine policemen for their alleged roles in the custodial death of a youth and sexual abuse of three others held in a robbery...
  • Maharashtra government to act against objectionable Facebook posts June 9, 2014

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government is considering action against not only those who post objectionable posts on social networking sites like Facebook but also those who "like" and forward them, Home Minister RR Patil warned on Monday. The minister's stern comment came in the wake of violence following certain insulting posts by...
  • Lata Mangeshkar tweets support for Campa Cola residents June 9, 2014

    Mumbai: Lata Mangeshkar has appealed the Maharashtra government not to punish the Campa Cola residents, who are facing eviction after the Supreme Court dismissed their plea against an earlier order asking them to vacate their premises. The melody queen, 84, on Monday tweeted, "I just want to say one thing to...
  • Maharashtra government sets up probe into falling mango prices May 14, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Government has set up a five-member committee to probe the reasons behind plummeting prices of mango this season. According to the state government, the reason cannot be the recent ban on mango exports imposed by the European Union. "The state's share in the exports is very less and hence...
  • Prisoners want phone in jails; Maharashtra government says Thane, Taloja have it May 9, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Government has informed the Bombay High Court that it had started on an experimental basis telephone facility in some jails for the prisoners so that they can talk to relatives in emergency or if they fell sick. This facility has been made available in Thane Central jail and Taloja...
  • Rakesh Maria to continue as Mumbai Police Commissioner during LS polls March 24, 2014

    Mumbai: The Election Commission (EC) on Monday told the Maharashtra government that it doesn't have any problem if Rakesh Maria continues to be the Mumbai Police Commissioner during the general elections. This after a January 9, 2014 circular issued by the EC specified that government officials related to the election process,...
  • Parole extensions: Is Sanjay Dutt getting special treatment? February 25, 2014

    The Bombay High Court on Tuesday questioned the parole extension for actor Sanjay Dutt. The court was hearing a petition which questioned the discretion used by authorities in granting parole and furlough to Dutt. "The state government should exercise its discretionary powers properly," the court said. ...
  • 1993 blasts case: HC to hear PIL alleging bias towards Sanjay Dutt February 25, 2014

    Trouble is brewing for actor Sanjay Dutt as his multiple paroles have come under the judicial scanner. The Bombay High Court will hear a PIL on Tuesday which says that Maharashtra flouted laws by extending Dutt's parole repeatedly. The PIL says repeated paroles are unconstitutional and discriminatory. The Ministry of...
  • 1993 blasts: HC to hear PIL alleging special treatment to Sanjay Dutt February 25, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court will hear a PIL on Tuesday that alleged bias on the part of the Maharashtra government towards Sanjay Dutt and an abuse of discretionary powers to grant repeated parole to the actor. The move came a day after the Union Home Ministry sought a report...
  • Raj Thackeray reiterates stand, asks people not to pay toll February 13, 2014

    Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray said that the party's toll agitation won't stop. "We will continue to agitate until the promises made by the Maharashtra government are implemented," he added. Thackeray once again urged the people not to pay toll. ...
  • Maharashtra government transfers 20 senior administrative officers February 7, 2014

    Mumbai: In a bureaucratic reshuffle, the Maharashtra government on Friday transferred 20 senior administrative officers, sources said. Prominent among them are Manisha Mhaiskar, who was earlier in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). She has been transferred as secretary of the medical education and drugs department and additional charge of the...
  • Adarsh scam: Land belongs to Maharashtra government, says Shinde January 6, 2014

    Mumbai: Rubbishing allegations of corruption in the allotment of flats in the Adarsh housing society, Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde on Monday said the charge was baseless. "There was no wrongdoing in Adarsh (flat allotment). The land belongs to the state government and there was no reservation for Kargil (jawans),"...
  • Adarsh scam: Congress may review its decision to reject report January 6, 2014

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government may review its decision to reject the report on the Adarsh scam after pressure from the high command. The review of report by the Congress can also be seen as an attempt to salvage a losing perception battle on corruption. The review is likely to come...
  • Anna Hazare, a veteran of 18 'fast' agitations December 18, 2013

    Ralegan Siddhi: On the December 18, social activist Anna Hazare finally called off his 18th fast -- most unlikely to be his last -- during his prolonged struggles for various public causes. The first fast the former Indian Army soldier undertook was in June 1980, to seek recognition for a...
  • Defence Ministry decides to auction INS Vikrant December 3, 2013

    Mumbai: Defence Ministry has initiated the process to auction the decommissioned aircraft carrier INS Vikrant after the Maharashtra government expressed inability to maintain the ship, Vice Admiral Shekhar Sinha, chief of Western Naval command, said on Tuesday. "I am personally very sad as the ship will be scrapped...," Sinha said, adding...
  • Madrassas allocation move politically motivated, says Raj Thackeray September 4, 2013

    Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray on Wednesday termed as "politically motivated" the state government's decision approving allocation of funds for modernisation of madrassas (Islamic seminaries) in the state. In a major decision ahead of the Assembly elections, Maharashtra Cabinet has approved a proposal by the Minorities department for allocation of...
  • Maharashtra: 10-member delegation seeks Governor's help in bringing Dabholkar's killers to justice September 4, 2013

    A 10-member delegation of various political leaders and activists on Tuesday sought the Maharashtra Governor's intervention to bring the killers of renowned rationalist and activist Dr Narendra Dabholkar to justice. A delegation comprising Prakash Ambedkar, N D Patil, MLC Kapil Patil and CPI's Prakash Reddy met Governor K Sankaranarayanan at the...
  • SC stops monitoring probe against Mumbai ex-Congress chief Kripashankar, family September 2, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday put an end to the investigation monitored by it against former Mumbai Congress chief Kripashankar Singh and his family members for allegedly amassing disproportionate assets and left it to the trial court to consider supplying final report to activists on whose PIL the probe...
  • Mumbai gangrape accused to be prosecuted speedily, says Sushilkumar Shinde August 26, 2013

    The Maharashtra government will "do its utmost" to complete the investigation in the Mumbai gangrape case and prosecute the accused expeditiously, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said Monday. Making a statement in the Lok Sabha, Shinde said: "All the five accused have been arrested. Public order and police are subjects exclusively dealt...
  • Dabholkar murder: Uddhav Thackeray accuses Maharashtra of vilifying Hindu groups August 25, 2013

    Accusing the Maharashtra government of being lax in arresting culprits involved in rationalist Narendra Dabholkar's murder, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday said the government was bent on "maligning" the image of Hindu organisations by linking them to the killing. "The perpetrators of Dabholkar's murder are still at large as...
  • Mumbai gangrape: Maharashtra government to submit report, says RPN Singh August 23, 2013

    Minister of State for Home RPN Singh said the government has asked the Maharashtra government to submit a detailed report and to take strongest steps in the matter. He said, "Culprits must be booked. Law and order is a state subject if there is any lapse on the part of...
  • Woman's decomposed body found in school bus in Gurgaon August 21, 2013

    The decomposed body of an unidentified woman was on Wednesday found in the spare tyre compartment of a private school's bus in Gurgaon, police said. The woman appeared to be in her early 30s and may have been killed two-three days ago, police said. "For the last three days, the school bus...