MAHARASHTRA

  • BJP, Shiv Sena leaders to meet today, truce over power sharing likely in Maharashtra 57 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Bharatiya Janata Party leaders Maharashtra minister Chandrakant Patil and Union Minister for petroleum Dharmendra Pradhan will be meeting Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray on Friday evening fuelling speculations yet again about a truce between the two former allies on power sharing in the state. According to sources, broad contours...
  • MCOCA invoked against Ravi Pujari gang members for plot to attack Mahesh Bhatt 2 hours 34 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Mumbai Police on Thursday invoked stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) against 11 alleged members of fugitive gangster Ravi Pujari, who were held in connection with a plot to attack veteran film producer-brothers Mahesh Bhatt and Mukesh Bhatt. The eleven accused are among the 14 Pujari gangmen,...
  • Maharashtra to seek Rs 4,000-crore drought relief package 17 hours 6 minutes ago

    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 21 hours 3 minutes ago

    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: Uddhav Thackeray drags Sharad Pawar into slanging match against BJP's Eknath Khadse 2 days ago

    Mumbai: The war of words between ruling BJP and opposition Shiv Sena escalated on Wednesday with Maharashtra Revenue Minister Eknath Khadse raking up Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray's "non-farming" background and the latter hitting back with an oblique reference to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on "empty promises" made in run-up to...
  • Maharashtra leaders condole Murli Deora's demise 3 days ago

    Mumbai: Politicians cutting across party lines in Maharashtra paid rich tributes to veteran Congress leader Murli Deora, who died on Monday morning. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, who is in Nagpur, described Deora as one of the tallest leaders from the state. "He leaves behind a rich legacy of political and social work,"...
  • No person as squeezed in as the Mumbaikar 3 days ago

    Mumbai: A visit to any open area in Mumbai reveals what the locals, known as Mumbaikars, really crave - open space. Every playground, every promenade and every park is packed, revealing what they lack-open space. Every person in Mumbai has access to just 12 square ft of open space, which includes...
  • Former BJP ally Shiv Sena to be the 'principal opposition' party in Maharashtra Assembly 4 days ago

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena will play the role of principal Opposition in the winter session of the Maharashtra Assembly beginning December 8, party leader Sanjay Raut on Sunday said. "I have no knowledge of any talks between my party and BJP. As of now, we are an opposition party and will...
  • Maharashtra: Shiv Sena would be accommodated in cabinet expansion, says BJP minister 5 days ago

    Mumbai: Bharatiya Janata Party leader and Maharashtra PWD Minister Chandrakant Patil said that the estranged ally Shiv Sena "will be accommodated" in the cabinet expansion before the winter session of the Assembly starts on December 8. The Sena, on the other hand, said it was firm on the demand of a...
  • Devendra Fadnavis hopeful of breakthrough in talks with Shiv Sena 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Voicing confidence of a breakthrough in talks with Shiv Sena, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday said it has been a friend of BJP and the two parties will remain friends in the future. "Shiv Sena has always been a friend and in future we will be friends,"...
  • Bombay HC rejects CBI plea to drop Ashok Chavan's name as accused in Adarsh scam November 19, 2014

    Mumbai: In a big blow to former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan, the Bombay High Court has rejected the plea of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to drop his name as an accused in the multi-crore Adarsh housing scam. The CBI special court had earlier rejected the agency's plea to...
  • Devendra Fadnavis wants business-friendly policies to boost economy November 19, 2014

    Mumbai: Asserting his willingness to make changes in the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) policy, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has said the only way to boost the state's economy is by easing the business culture. Maharashtra's growth rate has plummeted to its lowest level in the past four years, he...
  • 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...
  • Be ready to face snap polls in Maharashtra: Sharad Pawar tells NCP November 18, 2014

    Alibaug (Maharashtra): NCP president Sharad Pawar on Tuesday asked his party workers to be prepared for snap polls in Maharashtra considering the political situation after the recent state Assembly elections. "We have to be ready to face snap polls in Maharashtra," he said addressing a two-day party meeting which began on...
  • Not CM Fadnavis, but committee headed by chief secretary to decide on security category now November 18, 2014

    Mumbai: In a major departure from a past practice, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has handed over the power to decide the level of security that an applicant merits to a committee headed by the chief secretary. Earlier, chief minister and the home minister decided the level of security a person...
  • Strong possibility of Sena coming together with BJP: Manohar Joshi November 17, 2014

    Mumbai: Senior Shiv Sena Manohar Joshi on Monday claimed that there was a strong likelihood of the party coming together with the Bharatiya Janata Party on principles of Hindutva. "There is a strong likelihood of the Shiv Sena coming together with the BJP on the principles of Hindutva. But we do...
  • Do not pin any hopes on us in the future: Shiv Sena tells BJP November 17, 2014

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena on Monday ruled out rapprochement with former ally BJP saying the ruling party has "shattered the hopes of the people" after what transpired during the trust vote in Maharashtra assembly. "We do not need to sit and think over what went wrong (with the...
  • Aadhar-linked 'Digital Locker' to preserve documents in Maharashtra November 17, 2014

    Mumbai: In a new Aadhar-linked facility, Maharashtra government has developed an online repository for important documents like certificates, degrees, etc which are frequently required to apply for any job and other services. The "Maha Digital Locker" will end to hassle of physically carrying important documents like education and property...
  • Maharashtra Cabinet expansion next week; talks with Shiv Sena still possible: CM Devendra Fadnavis November 16, 2014

    Nagpur: While announcing that his cabinet will be expanded next week, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday said that the doors were still open for talks with estranged ally Shiv Sena. The Winter Session of the Maharashtra legislature will start on December 8. "The state cabinet, which was sworn in with...
  • Shiv Sena not ready to break up with BJP completely, hints Anant Geete November 16, 2014

    Mumbai: Union Minister Anant Geete, Shiv Sena's lone face in the Narendra Modi government, on Sunday indicated that despite the split with BJP in Maharashtra, his party was in no mood to pull out at the central level. "BJP and Shiv Sena contested the Lok Sabha elections together as a part...
  • Maharashtra: Ban builders who deny housing on basis of eating habits, says MNS November 16, 2014

    Mumbai: Known for targeting migrants from states likes Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) has now begun a campaign against vegetarian population of the metropolis, especially against the builders who deny housing facility on the basis of food preferences. The party has moved a notice of motion with the...
  • 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...
  • Vijay Hazare Trophy: Saurashtra thrash Maharashtra by 63 runs November 14, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Arpit Vasavada missed a century by four runs while Australia-bound Cheteshwar Pujara struck 86 as Saurashtra thrashed Maharashtra by 63 runs in a West Zone leg match of the Vijay Hazare Trophy here on Friday. Pujara and Vasavada stitched 110 runs for the second wicket as Saurashtra piled up 303...
  • 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....
  • Maharashtra: Bombay HC upholds Muslim quota in educational institutions, Maratha quota stayed November 14, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has stayed Maharashtra government's decision to give 16 per cent reservation to Marathas in public service and educational institutions. The High court has also stayed the state government's decision to provide 5 per cent reservation to Muslims in public service but allowed them reservation in...
  • Maharashtra government to announce drought-relief package November 13, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government will provide a relief package for the drought-affected areas of Marathwada and Vidarbha soon, Revenue Minister Eknath Khadse said. "I will soon visit the drought-affected areas in Marathwada and western Maharashtra with Rural Development Minister Pankaja Munde, and review the situation," Khadse told reporters. "The government will announce...
  • BJP cheated the people of Maharashtra, says Shiv Sena leader Diwakar Raote November 12, 2014

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, Shiv Sena leader Diwakar Raote said that the BJP government had cheated the people of Maharashtra. "Uddhav Thackeray will decide future course of action. This is a minority government, we will take up the matter," said Raote. ...
  • Maharashtra trust vote: Number of 'Yes' voters was more than the 'No', says Shaina NC November 12, 2014

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, BJP Spokesperson Shaina NC said that the number of 'Yes' voters were far more than the 'No' during the Maharashtra trust vote. "The BJP was confident that there would be lots of MLAs across the board that would want a good governance model and vote...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories November 12, 2014

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • Maharashtra beat Mumbai by six wickets in Vijay Hazare Trophy November 12, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Maharashtra beat heavyweights Mumbai by six wickets in a West Zone leg match of the Vijay Hazare Trophy here on Wednesday. Batting first, Mumbai were bowled out 211 in 44.2 overs with Wasim Jaffer top-scoring with 84 while pacer Dominic Joseph grabbed six for 25 in 8.2 overs. Akhil Herwadkar...