MAHARASHTRA

  • Maharashtra government to buy house in London where Dr Ambedkar stayed 3 days ago

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government has decided to acquire the 2,050 sq ft three-storey house in London where Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar once lived. Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawde, who is in London, spoke to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, who is on tour of Davos, following which the decision was taken to buy the...
  • Don't take our support to BJP Government in Maharashtra for granted: Uddhav Thackeray 4 days ago

    Mumbai: Asserting that his support to the BJP in Maharashtra should not be taken for granted, Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray on Friday said his party had joined the Government to provide stability to the State, where no party had emerged clear winner in the October Assembly polls. "Just because we...
  • Ranji Trophy, Rd 7, Group B wrap: Gambhir, Sehwag take Delhi to 240/4 on Day 2 5 days ago

    Pune: Gautam Gambhir (93) and Virender Sehwag (66) produced a 102-run partnership as Delhi reached 240 for 4 in reply to Maharashtra's first innings score of 330 on the second day. Opening the innings, Gambhir cracked seven boundaries and one six in his unbeaten 217-ball innings, while Sehwag hit seven fours...
  • Maharashtra: 5-year-olds eligible for admission to Class I 6 days ago

    Mumbai: A child who has completed five years on July 31 can be considered for admission to the first standard in the coming (2015-16) academic year, Maharashtra government on Wednesday said. The government also formulated rules for admissions in the non-aided schools in pre-primary class and std first under the 25...
  • Maharashtra: BJP government's swearing-in at Wankhede Stadium costed Rs 98.33 lakh, says RTI 1 week ago

    Mumbai: The swearing-in ceremony of BJP's first government in Maharashtra at Wankhede Stadium in 2014 costed Rs 98.33 lakh, an RTI query has revealed. At a time when Maharashtra was facing severe drought and also there was claim by BJP of empty state coffers, the party went ahead and spent...
  • Mumbai: Truckers clash with police outside Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust January 18, 2015

    Mumbai: Truck drivers outside Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) at Uran in neighbouring Raigad district on Sunday were lathicharged by police following a clash. The incident occurred when police tried to break their demonstrations against holding up of their vehicles. The truck drivers were stranded as their vehicles were stuck up...
  • Pune: McDonalds suspends staff member for throwing out homeless child from restaurant January 17, 2015

    Pune: Taking action for throwing out a homeless child from its restaurant in Pune, McDonalds on Saturday suspended the staff member involved in the incident. The action comes after the Maharashtra government intervened in the matter. Earlier in the day, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said that the government will gather the...
  • McDonalds restaurant in Pune throws out street child, says such people not allowed, govt to probe January 17, 2015

    Pune: Maharashtra government will probe the shocking incident where a homeless child was thrown out of the McDonalds restaurant in Pune. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said, "I will get back to you after I enquire into the incident. I don't have all the pertinent information with me yet." Describing the incident...
  • Ranji Trophy, Rd 6, Group B wrap: Maharashtra outplay Rajasthan, Pujara stikes ton on return January 15, 2015

    Pune: Pacer Shrikant Mundhe ripped through Rajasthan's line-up as Maharashtra thrashed the visiting side by nine wickets on an eventful third day of their Ranji Trophy Group B cricket match here on Thursday. Overnight 274 for nine in their first innings, Maharashtra folded without adding anything to their tally before bowling...
  • Ranji Trophy, Rd 6, Group B wrap: Vidarbha on top, Delhi ride on Unmukt's ton January 14, 2015

    Having posted a massive first innings total of 583 for nine declared, Vidarbha reduced Saurashtra to 20 for two at the end of the second day's play of their Ranji Trophy Group B cricket match on Wednesday. Resuming on 352 for three, overnight batsman S Badrinath, who started the day on...
  • Maharashtra Chief Minister on 'Daddy's Day Out' for daughter January 14, 2015

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday took time off his hectic schedule to spend some time at the school attended by his daughter Divija Fadnavis. Fadnavis drove to the event called 'Daddy's Day Out' organised by South Mumbai's Cathedral School to mingle with other parents and their children. "The chief...
  • Maharashtra: Shopkeepers should speak in Marathi, says BJP Minister January 13, 2015

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Minister for Culture and Marathi language Vinod Tawde on Monday said shopkeepers in the state should speak in Marathi as there should be people's movement to promote the local language. After releasing the 20th volume of the Marathi Vishwakosh (encyclopedia), the senior Maharashtra state BJP Minister said, "If...
  • Modi's BJP, Kejriwal's AAP all set to lock horns in Delhi Assembly elections, Congress marginalised January 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Based on their respective strengths, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), the two largest parties in the 2013 Delhi Assembly elections, are all set to lock horns in the February 7 elections in the national capital. Riding on the Narendra Modi wave, the...
  • EC announces dates for by-elections in WB, Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and AP January 12, 2015

    New Delhi: The Election Commission of India on Monday announced the dates for by-elections to fill vacancies in the Lok Sabha and Legislative Assemblies of West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh. The by-elections will take place on February 13 and the counting of votes will take...
  • Government unblocks 32 websites as they promise to cooperate, remove 'jehadi' content January 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Government has ordered unblocking of all the 32 websites that were being used by terrorists after these sites promised to cooperate with the authorities and removed 'jehadi' content. "Order was issued on Thursday to unblock all 32 websites that were blocked following complaint of Maharashtra Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS)...
  • Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis ask youngsters to develop employability skills January 11, 2015

    Hyderabad: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday asked youngsters to develop skills that will boost their employment prospects. Every youth in the country should acquire skills required for gaining employment thus leading to overall development of the country, he said while participating in 'Sankranti' celebrations organised by a philanthropic trust...
  • Union Minister Raosaheb Patil Danve named new Maharashtra BJP chief January 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Union minister Raosaheb Patil Danve was on Tuesday appointed as the new BJP chief of Maharashtra. Danve (59) succeeds Devendra Fadnavis, who has since become the state Chief Minister after the party's stunning victory in the Assembly elections. "BJP President Amit Shah has appointed Raosaheb Patil Danve as...
  • Marathi TV actress held 'captive' by Rajasthan producer in 1995, rescued by Bal Thackeray January 5, 2015

    Thane: Marathi theatre and TV actress Supriya Pathare on Monday claimed she was held "captive" for three months by a producer in Rajasthan during the shooting of a film and was rescued at the intervention of late Sena supremo Bal Thackeray. Addressing "Mahila Suraksha Parisanvad" (seminar on women's safety) at an...
  • 22 arrested for Mumbai train mayhem January 3, 2015

    Thane: Police have arrested 22 people for violence and arson during an agitation that caused a major disruption of suburban train services on Central Railway on Friday and left lakhs of commuters stranded at multiple places. Mumbai came to a halt for over six hours when angry commuters staged a protest...
  • Despite protests, 'PK' tax free in UP, screenings allowed in Maharashtra December 31, 2014

    Lucknow/Mumbai: There is no end to protests against Rajkumar Hirani's Amir Khan-starrer 'pk'. Members of Hindu groups on Wednesday protested against the film at Gagan cinema in New Delhi burning the movie's posters. Protesters have claimed that the movie is anti-Hindu and demanded that it should be banned across the...
  • Maharashtra CM travels by Mumbai's lifeline; interacts with commuters December 29, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday travelled by a suburban train and interacted with commuters. He boarded the 6:29 PM Kalyan fast local from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) after attending a function at Colaba in South Mumbai. Officials travelling with Fadnavis said he decided to take the common Mumbaikar's mode...
  • Cleared 25 development plans in 15 days: Maharashtra CM December 29, 2014

    Mumbai: Moving forward with his agenda of development, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday said his government cleared 25 pending proposals within 15 days of assuming power and maintained that farm sector is going through a difficult phase. Fadnavis, who assumed charge in October-end, asserted that the BJP-Shiv Sena administration...
  • Devendra Fadnavis government trims security of top Congress, NCP politicians December 29, 2014

    Mumbai: In a bold move, Devendra Fadnavis-led BJP government has decided to downgrade security of top politicians of Congress and NCP and their kin, including former chief minister Prithviraj Chavan and his the then deputy Ajit Pawar. The decision is based upon the "reduced" threat perception to these leaders. "A high-powered committee,...
  • Setback to Sanjay Dutt, Maharashtra government orders probe into repeated furloughs December 26, 2014

    Mumbai: In a setback to actor Sanjay Dutt, the Maharashtra government has ordered an inquiry into grant of repeated furloughs to him, Minister of State for Home Ram Shinde in Mumbai on Friday. Dutt was granted 14-day furlough earlier this week. He was released from Pune's Yerawada jail on Christmas eve. Dutt...
  • Congress's Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil appointed LoP in Maharashtra Assembly December 23, 2014

    Nagpur: Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil of the Congress was on Tuesday appointed as Leader of Opposition in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly. Speaker Haribhau Bagde in a suo moto statement made the announcement in the Lower House and installed Patil as LoP. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Shiv Sena group leader and Minister...
  • Ranji Trophy Group B, Round 3: Yuvraj Singh ton gives Punjab upperhand against Maharashtra December 22, 2014

    Pune: On a day when he was dropped from the BCCI's graded retainership, Yuvraj Singh came to his own as he blasted Maharashtra attack into submission with an attractive 136 to guide Punjab to a commanding position in a Ranji Trophy cricket match on Monday. The veteran India discard hit 25...
  • Islamic State link, BJP-Shiv Sena alliance dominate headlines in Maharashtra December 22, 2014

    Mumbai: Four Kalyan youths joining the ISIS in Iraq, a low-intensity blast in Pune, enhanced underworld threat to Bollywood personalities and the crisis hit NSEL promoter's arrest in an alleged Rs 5600-crore scam were some crime cases that hogged headlines in Maharashtra during 2014. Terror menace resurfaced in the state on...
  • Amitabh Bachchan mourns for mother on seventh death anniversary December 21, 2014

    Mumbai: Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, says he does not want to remember the years he has spent in his mother's absence. Bachchan, 72, took to his blog to pay tribute to Teji today on her seventh death anniversary. "Maa! Just felt like saying the word... I lost my mother today. And...
  • Maharashtra government to ease entry of citizens into Mantralaya December 21, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Government is in the process of conceptualising a system to simplify and streamline the entry of citizens into Mantralaya, the state secretariat. "Presently the citizens have to stand in queues outside the Mantralaya for hours to gain entry. This process needs to be made more user-friendly with the help...
  • Maharashtra: Eknath Shinde receives threat calls, security beefed up December 20, 2014

    Thane: Senior Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde allegedly received a death threat on his cell phone following which security has been stepped up at his Maharashtra residence. A police officer in the Thane Commissionerate on the condition of anonymity said that police has provided extra security to his family at his...