Maharashtra

  • Maharashtra CM post to be decided after polls, says BJP 12 hours 51 minutes ago

    Pune: Tension within the Shiv Sena-BJP alliance over seat sharing for upcoming Maharashtra assembly polls became perceptible with BJP today disapproving Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray's statement that in the event of a saffron victory, the top post would go to Shiv Sena and that he was not averse to assuming...
  • Maharashtra Assembly elections: BJP talks tough now, demands equal share of seats 8 hours 20 minutes ago

    Mumbai: After a day of tough talking by the Shiv Sena, ally Bharatiya Janata Party has proposed to share the seats equally between the two parties for upcoming Assembly elections in Maharashtra. Addressing a news conference, BJP leader in charge of Maharashtra affairs Rajiv Pratap Rudy said the BJP had...
  • BJP workers don't want seat-sharing talks with Sena, says Madhav Bhandari 13 hours 50 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Angry over Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray's comments to allegedly "demean" Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Maharashtra BJP unit on Sunday said that its workers do not want any further seat-sharing talks between the two alliance partners for the next month's Assembly polls. "The comments made by him (Uddhav Thackeray)...
  • Maharashtra: Dethroning Congress-NCP our first priority, says BJP as ties with Shiv Sena look shaky 8 hours 56 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Even as the Shiv Sena has warned the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) against demanding a larger share of seats in the Assembly elections in Maharashtra, the BJP has said that their first priority remains to dethrone the Congress-National Congress Party (NCP) alliance in the state. "We need to go...
  • Sonia, Rahul, Manmohan among Congress campaigners for Maharashtra polls Yesterday

    Mumbai: Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Vice-President Rahul Gandhi, and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will be among the star campaigners for the party for next month's Assembly elections in Maharashtra. "We have to submit a list of 40 star campaigners to the Election Commission and they are in the list," Chief...
  • Maharashtra: Not in the race for CM's post, says NCP leader Supriya Sule Yesterday

    Mumbai: NCP leader and MP Supriya Sule on Saturday said that she was not in the race for the post of Maharashtra Chief Minister. "I am not contesting the assembly elections and am not in the race for the Chief Minister's post," Sule said in an interaction at an event...
  • Poll: Yavatmal district in east Maharashtra has 20 lakh eligible voters Yesterday

    Yavatmal: Over 20,05,583 voters are found eligible in Yavatmal district in east Maharashtra to cast their vote in the Assembly poll scheduled on October 15 in the state. "The district administration is fully prepared to hold a fair and peaceful election in all the seven Assembly segments in the district with...
  • Maharashtra: Congress, NCP discuss prospects of pre and post poll tie-up Yesterday

    Mumbai: With the seat-sharing talks between coalition partners Congress and NCP remaining stuck ahead of October 15 Assembly elections, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Saturday said that parleys are on to decide whether a pre-poll or a post-poll alliance is suited for the ruling partners. "The forthcoming Assembly elections will be...
  • Shiv Sena tells BJP who the boss is in Maharashtra, Uddhav expresses desire to become CM Yesterday

    Mumbai: The Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena does not plan to let Bharatiya Janata Party have an upper hand in the upcoming Assembly elections in Maharashtra, despite the party's majestic victory in the Lok Sabha elections according to an editorial of the party's mouthpiece 'Saamna' on Saturday. Citing a recent court verdict,...
  • Excessive lust leads to divorce: Shiv Sena on seat sharing talks Yesterday

    Mumbai: Citing a recent court verdict, Shiv Sena on Saturday said, "excessive lust leads to divorce" and asked the constituents of 'Mahayuti' alliance to exercise restraint while demanding extra share during seat allocation talks. "Allies in the coalition must dream of a victory. For this, all parties must give up the...
  • Over 1 lakh Maha voters whose names were deleted re-registered 2 days ago

    Mumbai: More than a lakh voters whose names figured in the "deleted voters" list during Lok Sabha polls in Maharashtra have registered afresh for the October 15 Maharashtra state assembly polls, official sources said. The total number fresh voters who registered after Lok Sabha polls is more than 22 lakh, Maharashtra...
  • Maharashtra, Haryana Assembly elections on October 15 2 days ago

    The crucial Assembly elections in Maharashtra and Haryana will be held on October 15, announced Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath on Friday. It will be a single phased election in both the states and counting of votes will take place on October 19. ...
  • Maharashtra, Haryana Assembly elections on October 15, counting on October 19 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The crucial Assembly elections in Maharashtra and Haryana will be held on October 15, announced Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath on Friday. It will be a single phased election in both the states and counting of votes will take place on October 19. While Haryana has 90 Assembly...
  • Live blog: Maharashtra, Haryana Assembly elections on October 15, counting on October 19 2 days ago

    While Haryana has 90 Assembly seats, Maharashtra has 288 seats. Maharashtra is ruled by Congress-NCP combine....
  • Assembly poll dates for Maharashtra, Haryana likely to be announced today 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The Election Commission is likely to announce the dates for Assembly polls in Maharashtra, Haryana on Friday. Assembly elections in four states - Maharashtra, Haryana, Jharkhand and Jammu and Kashmir - are scheduled to be held in 2014. According to EC sources, the elections would be held in two...
  • Maharashtra minister asks government to acquire Ambedkar's home in London 2 days ago

    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...
  • New vs old debate in Congress over Maharashtra Assembly poll tickets 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Looking to beat 15 years of anti-incumbency in Maharashtra, the Congress leadership wants to field several fresh faces in the upcoming Assembly elections in the state although there is a view among some of its leader that the move may backfire. Leaders from Maharashtra, including ministers, have contended...
  • Maharashtra: After Congress, NCP to admit independent MLAs into its fold 3 days ago

    Mumbai: A day after Congress inducted four independent legislators, NCP on that said that it too will admit independent MLAs into its fold. Maharashtra NCP chief Sunil Tatkare said that some independent legislators would join the party in the coming days. The 288-member legislative assembly has 24 independents, most of them...
  • BJP can't digest welfare-oriented decisions of Maharashtra government: NCP 3 days ago

    Mumbai: The NCP on Thursday accused BJP of being unable to stomach the welfare-oriented 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...
  • Rehabilitate slum dwellers near Mumbai airport: Centre to Maharashtra government 3 days ago

    Mumbai: The Civil Aviation Ministry has said that it wants slum dwellers near the Mumbai Airport to be relocated. CNN-IBN has accessed the letter written by the Ministry to the Maharashtra government. The state government has been asked to rehabilitate 90,000 slum dwellers living in close proximity to the airport. The...
  • Uddhav Thackeray, Fadnavis meet Maharashtra Governor 4 days ago

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray met Maharashtra Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao on Wednesday at the Raj Bhavan. "This was a courtesy call by Thackeray. Yuva Sena chief Aditya Thackerey was also present at the meeting," a Raj Bhavan spokesperson said. Earlier on Wednesday, state BJP president Devendra Fadanvis also...
  • Maharashtra polls:Congress targets Modi Government, NCP accentuates performance 4 days ago

    Mumbai: Even as deadlock on seat sharing for Maharashtra Assembly polls continues between Congress and NCP, the allies have published separate campaign material with one targeting the Narendra Modi Government and the other highlighting its achievements during the 15-year state tenure. In its campaign booklet, the Congress has targeted the 100-day-old...
  • HC notice to college, Maharashtra government on issue of 'cheated' law students 5 days ago

    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...
  • Talks after allocation of seats to Mahayuti partners: Eknath Khadse 5 days ago

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena and BJP will hold further discussions on seat sharing for the ensuing Assembly polls after seat allocation among the other Mahayuti alliance partners is resolved, a senior state BJP leader said on Wednesday. "We (Sena and BJP) will discuss the seat sharing after finalising the seat allocation...
  • Maharashtra government sanctions Rs 113-crore grant for Ambedkar Centre 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 non-availability of fuel and legal challenges due to change in law, private power generators supplying...
  • Bombay HC confirms death penalty for Pune driver for killing 9 people 5 days ago

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Tuesday confirmed the death sentence for Pune driver Santosh M Mane, who two years ago hijacked a state transport bus and killed nine people. The incident happened on January 25, 2012 after he was denied a change from night duty to day duty by his...
  • J&K floods: Maharashtra CM announces Rs 10 crore aid 6 days ago

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Monday announced an aid of Rs 10 crore from the chief minister's relief fund for the rescue and relief of Jammu and Kashmir flood victims. "Chavan has announced an aid of Rs 10 crore from CM relief fund to the flood victims," a statement...
  • Very heavy rains expected in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Goa: IMD 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Heavy to very heavy rains are expected in Gujarat, Maharashtra, West Madhya Pradesh and Goa in the next couple of days, the India Meteorological Department on Monday said. With southwest monsoon remaining vigorous over West Madhya Pradesh and Vidarbha and active over Marathwada and Telangana, it said a few...
  • Government moots scheme to boost flights on low-connectivity routes 6 days ago

    Mumbai: The state government is working on a scheme to provide flights on low-connectivity routes from bigger cities to smaller towns, officials said. "People have to travel by road from Nagpur to Chandrapur for over three hours whereas by flight the distance can be covered in 25 minutes. However, there is...