Maharashtra Government

  • Rakesh Maria to continue as Mumbai Police Commissioner during LS polls 24-03-2014 07:25 PM

    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...
  • Parole extensions: Is Sanjay Dutt getting special treatment? 25-02-2014 10:57 PM

    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 25-02-2014 03:20 PM

    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 25-02-2014 08:59 AM

    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 13-02-2014 07:30 PM

    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 07-02-2014 11:41 PM

    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 06-01-2014 09:06 PM

    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...
  • Adarsh scam: Congress may review its decision to reject report 30-12-2013 07:53 PM

    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 18-12-2013 10:42 PM

    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 03-12-2013 11:56 PM

    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,...
  • Madrassas allocation move politically motivated, says Raj Thackeray 04-09-2013 07:52 PM

    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...
  • Maharashtra: 10-member delegation seeks Governor's help in bringing Dabholkar's killers to justice 04-09-2013 10:05 AM

    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...
  • SC stops monitoring probe against Mumbai ex-Congress chief Kripashankar, family 02-09-2013 06:08 PM

    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 26-08-2013 04:33 PM

    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...
  • Dabholkar murder: Uddhav Thackeray accuses Maharashtra of vilifying Hindu groups 25-08-2013 07:37 PM

    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...
  • Mumbai gangrape: Maharashtra government to submit report, says RPN Singh 23-08-2013 01:06 PM

    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 21-08-2013 09:14 PM

    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...
  • Prithviraj Chavan, Sharad Pawar condemn killing of activist Narendra Dabholkar 20-08-2013 01:23 PM

    In a setback to the progressive movement in Maharashtra, leading anti-superstition activist Narendra Dabholkar was shot dead by two unidentified assailants while he was out on a morning walk in Pune on Tuesday. Known for his over two-decade long campaign against outdated and inhuman social practices, Dabholkar was currently engaged...
  • My mother and Kranti, the NGO, are my inspirations: Shweta Katti 19-07-2013 04:23 PM

    Shweta Katti, an 18-year-old girl, fought the social stigma of growing up in a red light district in Mumbai. She has also managed to become the first person from her neighbourhood to get a US scholarship. Mumbai resident Shweta Katti joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on her journey from...
  • BJP leader alleges coal block allocation files missing from Maharashtra govt's custody 06-07-2013 08:25 PM

    Mumbai: BJP leader Kirit Somaiya on Saturday alleged the files sought by the CBI in connection with coal blocks allocation scam in Maharashtra were missing from state government's custody. He said the central investigating agency had written four letters to Maharashtra government seeking the files on allocation of coal blocks...
  • Maharashtra: After drought, farmers complain of poor seed quality 13-06-2013 04:55 PM

    Mumbai: There is no end to the problems facing Maharashtra farmers. Already facing drought, the farmers had hoped that they would be able to sow crops after the monsoon but that is not yet the case. They allege that have not been able to sow new crops as the Maharashtra...
  • Mumbai: Traders call off strike against LBT 11-05-2013 11:26 PM

    Mumbai: In a good news for people of Mumbai, retailers called off their strike against the Local Body Tax on late Saturday and said they were ready to talk to the government. The announcement came even as the city struggled with shortage of supplies due to the three-week long strike....
  • Traders' strike: Oppn, allies ask Maharashtra govt to reconsider LBT 09-05-2013 07:37 PM

    Mumbai: Mumbai's bustling markets on Thursday wore an empty, deserted look. Since Monday, over one lakh traders in the city have shut shop to protest against the Local Body Tax (LBT) that the Maharashtra government has introduced to replace octroi. Traders say that the protest has caused a loss of...
  • MGNREGA scam: HC asks government to file affidavit 07-05-2013 02:05 AM

    Yavatmal: Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court has ordered the Maharashtra Government to file an affidavit on a PIL which alleges corruption committed in the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Agency (MGNREGA) scheme in the district in 2011-12. The division bench of Justice Bhushan Dharmadhikari and Justice AB Chaudhari...
  • Government to set up panels to curb female foeticide 04-05-2013 02:07 AM

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government will set up vigilance committees in four cities of the state, including Mumbai, to check female foeticide. Speaking at a Pre Conception and Pre Natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection) (PCPNDT) review meeting, Health Minister Suresh Shetty said the vigilance committees will be headed by the...
  • Set 25 fast-track courts for women's cases in Maharashtra: RR Patil 26-12-2012 06:58 PM

    Patil has said that Maharashtra government will request that 25 of the 100 fast-track courts be set aside exclusively for women's cases. ...