Maharashtra

  • Corruption a 'disease and sin': Narendra Modi 9 hours 18 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Terming corruption as a "disease and sin", Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said his government was committed to banishing it from the country. "Corruption has destroyed the country... For some, it has become a way of life. This disease has to be banished, we have to get rid...
  • Another non-BJP CM booed at PM Modi's event, Jharkhand CM's speech interrupted 15 hours 32 minutes ago

    Ranchi: It happened yet again. At an event in Ranchi, supporters of the Prime Minister raised pro-Narendra Modi slogans forcibly interrupting Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren's speech. PM Modi was sharing the dais with the Jharkhand CM at an inaugural event of a project of Power Grid Corporation of India...
  • SP leader Abu Azmi asks Maharashtra government to file FIR against RSS chief Yesterday

    Mumbai: Maharashtra unit chief of Samajwadi Party, Abu Azmi on Wednesday asked state Home Minister RR Patil to take stern action against RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat for his "Hindu nation" remarks, saying the utterances are part of a "conspiracy to deny freedom of religion to minorities." In his letter to...
  • Maharashtra government to reserve 5 pc police jobs for policemen's children Yesterday

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government today decided to reserve five per cent of the posts of police constable for the children of policemen. The proposal was approved at the meeting of state cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, on Wednesday, official sources said. While three per cent of the jobs will be for...
  • Maharashtra CM Chavan to skip PM Modi's event in Nagpur on Thursday Yesterday

    New Delhi: Once bitten, twice shy - the adage seems fit for Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan who has decided to skip Prime Minister Narendra Modi's function in Nagpur on Thursday. Chavan was hooted down during a public event in Solapur last week when he shared the stage with the...
  • Re-frame guidelines to review weapons licences during polls: HC 2 days ago

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has asked the Maharashtra Government to re-frame the guidelines in keeping with a directive of the Election Commission to individually review cases of licence holders of weapons during elections. Pointing out to an anomaly in the guidelines issued by the Home department on August 17, 2009,...
  • Don't solely rely on 'Modi wave': Gadkari to BJP workers 2 days ago

    Pune: Cautioning BJP workers against self complacency, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has asked them not to solely depend on the "Modi wave" for victory in the forthcoming Assembly elections in Maharashtra. While stressing that the "Modi wave" in the country is a fact, Gadkari, however, asked the party activists to "go...
  • Maharashtra: Munde's daughter to organise 'Sangharsh Yatra' ahead of polls 2 days ago

    Mumbai: Ahead of the Maharashtra Assembly polls, BJP MLA and daughter of late Gopinath Munde, Pankaja will launch a 'Sangharsh Yatra' across the state from August 27. BJP State President Devendra Fadanvis, and leader of opposition in Legislative Council Vinod Tawde told reporters here that the 14-day 3000 km yatra will...
  • Maharashtra drops Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan monorail plan, looks at MRTS 4 days ago

    Mumbai: With the proposed Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan monorail failing the viability test, Maharashtra is exploring the option to develop a mass-rapid transit system (MRTS) in the regions to improve transport system in the Mumbai metropolitan region. The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has invited tenders to prepare techno-economic feasibility and detailed project...
  • Chavan, Modi in war of words over Maharashtra infrastructure 5 days ago

    Solapur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday inaugurated the Pune-Solapur National Highway in Maharashtra. Modi also took the opportunity to attack Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, who had earlier in the day, taken a snipe at the PM, saying that Maharashtra was the number one state in manufacturing and Special Economic...
  • Will take Sena chief 'head on' if he contents election: Nitesh Rane 6 days ago

    Mumbai: Nitesh Rane, son of senior Congress leader and Maharashtra state Industries Minister Narayan Rane, said that he will take Shiv Sena President "head on" if Uddhav Thackeray decides to contest the upcoming Assembly polls in Maharashtra. "If Uddhav (Sena Chief) decides to contest the upcoming Assembly polls, I will take...
  • SC removes restriction on the height of dahi handi pyramid, says children above 12 years of age can participate 1 week ago

    New Delhi: In a relief for the dahi handi operators in Mumbai, the Supreme Court has removed the restriction on the height of dahi handi pyraminds. The court has also said that children below the age of 12 cannot participate in dahi handi. The Bombay High Court had banned the children...
  • Narayan Rane, Ashok Chavan to head Maharashtra campaign, coordination committees August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: In a significant move, Narayan Rane and Ashok Chavan, two known detractors of Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, were on Wednesday made chairmen of the Campaign and Coordination committees respectively by the AICC in poll-bound Maharashtra. Former Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde was named the head of the manifesto...
  • Paid news case: SC directs Delhi HC to decide disqualification of Ashok Chavan within 15 days August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has directed the Delhi High Court to decide on the disqualification of Ashok Chavan over the paid news issue in the next 15 days. The Delhi High Court had earlier stayed an Election Commission showcause notice to the former Maharashtra Chief Minister in July. The...
  • Maharashtra: We will win more than 200 seats, says BJP leader Vinod Tawde August 11, 2014

    Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) leader and Opposition leader of the Maharashtra State Legislative Council Vinod Tawde on Monday has confidently said that the BJP along with it's alliance in the state will win more than 200 seats out of the 288 seats. "We are confident that the BJP along with...
  • Force-feeding: Plea against Shiv Sena MP to be heard on August 18 August 10, 2014

    New Delhi: A Delhi court will hear on August 18 a petition seeking registration of a criminal case against Shiv Sena MP Rajan Vichare, accused of force-feeding an IRCTC employee who was on fast during the holy month of Ramzan, at the new Maharashtra Sadan on July 17. The plea, which...
  • Maharashtra: Doctors call off strike; minister assures to accept demands August 9, 2014

    Mumbai: The Medical Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) on Saturday called off their indefinite strike across the state after being assured by the state government that their demands would be fulfilled within a fortnight. "We had a late night meeting with State Medical Education Minister Jitendra Awhad and he assured us...
  • Maharashtra: 4,000 doctors to go on indefinite strike from today August 9, 2014

    Mumbai: Around 4,000 doctors across Maharashtra have decided to go on an indefinite strike from Saturday to protest against "failure" of state government to fulfil the "long pending" demands of the resident doctors. "We have been requesting the state government to fulfil our valid demands regarding bond service from a very...
  • Maharashtra minister suffers eye injury after activists throw ink at him August 8, 2014

    Mumbai: Ink was thrown at Maharashtra Cooperatives Minister Harshvardhan Patil at Bhigwan in Pune district on Friday. Activists demanding the Scheduled Tribe (ST) status for Dhangar community threw ink at him. The Dhangar agitation has intensified across the state in the past three weeks. Patil's left eye has been seriously...
  • Congress, NCP will fight Maharashtra Assembly polls together: Pawar August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress and NCP will fight the Assembly polls in Maharashtra together, NCP leader Sharad Pawar announced on Wednesday after a meeting with Congress President Sonia Gandhi to discuss the issue of seat-sharing. With Assembly elections in Maharashtra just a few months away, the meeting assumes significance as...
  • Thane: Techie jumps out of auto to foil abduction bid; seriously hurt August 5, 2014

    Thane: A 24-year-old software professional suffered serious injuries, when she jumped to safety from a moving auto-rickshaw in Thane after the driver allegedly tried to abduct her, police said. The incident took place on Friday when Swapnali Lad, a TCS employee, was on her way back to her home. Around 9.15...
  • Narendra Modi meets BJP MPs from Maharashtra, Goa August 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday met BJP MPs from Goa and Maharashtra and asked the latter to work tirelessly to ensure the party's success in the upcoming Assembly elections in the state. Road Transport and Highways Minister and Lok Sabha member from Nagpur, Nitin Gadkari, and Power Minister...
  • With Congress cold to Maharashtra leadership change, Rane takes back resignation August 5, 2014

    Mumbai: With Congress apparently cold to his demand for a leadership change in Maharashtra ahead of assembly polls, Konkan strongman Narayan Rane on Tuesday withdrew his resignation as minister, terming his decision as an "adjustment" after being assured he will be given "due respect". A fortnight after he resigned from the...
  • Model claims she was offered money to hush up rape case against Mumbai DIG August 5, 2014

    Mumbai: In another twist in the rape case filed against Mumbai DIG Sunil Paraskar, the complainant who is a model, has now told CNN-IBN that she was offered money to hush up the case against Paraskar. She has also claimed that her former lawyer Rizwan Siddiqui has tampered with the...
  • Rape case: Model hits back at her former lawyer, says he's under the influence of Mumbai DIG August 5, 2014

    Mumbai: There are more twists in the case of rape and molestation against Mumbai DIG Sunil Paraskar. The complainant, a model, has now hit back at her former lawyer Rizwan Siddiqui who had claimed that she just wanted to create a controversy for a TV show. The model has now accused...
  • Pune landslide: Many work selflessly to help in rescue operations August 5, 2014

    Ambegaon: It has been a mammoth rescue effort in Pune's Ambegaon after a massive landslide. There are many who have selflessly been involved in the operations for a week. Forty-year-old Dr Pramod Bankhale has been at Malin's primary healthcare centre since the deadly landslide almost a week ago. A private...
  • Pune landslide: 134 bodies recovered, over 50 people still trapped August 5, 2014

    Pune: A week after a devastating landslide swept away 40 homes in Pune's Ambegaon, rescue and relief operations are still on. 134 bodies have been recovered so far while close to 50 more persons are still believed to be trapped under the rubble. Officials say that eight survivors have been...
  • Maharashtra: Landslide distrupts traffic on Poladpur-Mahabaleshwar highway August 5, 2014

    Raigad:A landslide occurred in Raigad district of Maharashtra on Monday affecting the traffic on Poladpur-Mahabaleshwar highway. The incident took place around 8pm on Monday. Further information awaited. ...
  • Pune landslide: Death toll rises to 130, people in nearby villages flee homes in fear August 4, 2014

    Kalwadi: Rescue operations are still underway in Malin village of Ambegaon near Pune after a devastating landslide on July 30. Till now 130 bodies have been recovered and hope of finding survivors is fast fading. The Ambegaon landslide has been one of the worst that Maharashtra has ever seen and...
  • Pune Landslide: Sludge removal slowing down rescue operations, says NDRF August 2, 2014

    Four days after a devastating landslide swept away 40 homes in the Pune's Ambegaon area, relief operations have been able to rescue only 8 people so far with 100 others still feared to be trapped inside the rubble and mud. The death toll has risen to 82 and the NDRF...