MAHARASHTRA

  • Setback to Sanjay Dutt, Maharashtra government orders probe into repeated furloughs 2 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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 1 week ago

    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 1 week ago

    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...
  • Private sector to develop two ports in Maharashtra: Devendra Fadnavis December 19, 2014

    Nagpur: Two ports in Maharashtra will be developed by private players and these will be operational within a year, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said on Friday. The Dighi and Jaigarh ports, located in coastal Konkan, will be developed by private parties, he said. Besides these, the foundation stone of Karanja port...
  • SC refuses to interfere with Bombay HC order that stays Maratha reservation December 18, 2014

    Mumbai: The Supreme Court has refused to interfere with the order of the Bombay High Court which stayed the move to grant 16 per cent reservation to Marathas in public service and educational institutions in Maharashtra. "It is just an interim order, let the Bombay High Court decide it," a bench...
  • Ranji Trophy Group B, Round 2: Punjab draw with Vidarbha, claim 3 points December 17, 2014

    Punjab walked away with three points from their Ranji Trophy Group B cricket match against Vidarbha after the slender 37-run first innings lead proved handy for the visitors in the game which ended in a draw on Wednesday. At the end of the match, Vidarbha were 143 for three in 58...
  • Pune: Unseasonal rainfall delays the Sawai Gandharva Bhimsen Mahotsav December 14, 2014

    Unseasonal rainfall in Maharashtra has hit normal life. Pune's biggest music festival, the Sawai Gandharva Bhimsen Mahotsav in Pune also had to be postponed midway due to heavy rainfall. ...
  • 'Dahi handi' gets status of adventure sport in Maharashtra December 12, 2014

    Nagpur: Maharashtra government has accorded 'Dahi Handi' festival the status of an 'adventure sport', in an effort to make it a safe activity and reduce the number of injuries associated with it. "Celebrating Dahi handi festival with fervour has been a tradition of Maharashtra and we will continue to celebrate it...
  • Probe in irrigation scam ordered, law will take it's own course: Maharashtra CM December 12, 2014

    Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has given the green signal to the state's anti corruption bureau to conduct an open inquiry against Ajit Pawar and state NCP President Sunil Tatkare. ...
  • Nashik: Angry villagers find files rotting in Tribal Development office, take on officials December 11, 2014

    Nashik: A row has broken out after files relating to tribal land claims were found rotting in a the Tribal Development office in Nandurbar. Angry tribals who found these files rotting and half eaten by termites, carried them to the Tribal Development office in Nashik. They barged into Adivasi Commissioner Sanjeev...
  • Noisy scenes in Maharashtra Council over LoP post, farmers woes December 10, 2014

    Nagpur: Pandemonium erupted in Maharashtra Legislative Council on Wednesday when the Congress and NCP members pressed the government to elect the LoP besides raising the issues of farmers' suicide and drought-like situation in the state, leading to repeated adjournments of the House. Three days into the winter session of the State...
  • 1993 Mumbai blasts case: SC seeks Maharashtra STF, CBI's reply December 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday further stayed the execution of Yakub Abdul Razak Memon, lone death row convict in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case, and sought responses from Maharashtra Special Task Force and CBI on his plea seeking review of death penalty awarded to him. In an...
  • Thane: Man forces wife to abort foetus, marries another woman December 8, 2014

    Thane: A 35-year-old man allegedly forced his wife to undergo abortion after which he abandoned her and married another woman, police said on Monday. Abhishek Natwarlal Chaturvedi, a resident of Bhayander township in Thane, recently forced his wife to undergo abortion, Navghar police station sub-inspector Prashant Shirke said. He then married another...
  • Maharashtra: Devendra Fadnavis to give tea party a miss; NCP, Congress call it 'insult' December 7, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday invited ire of opposition Congress and NCP for being unable to attend the customary tea party on the eve of Legislature session on Sunday, with both the parties accusing him of "insulting" them by deciding to skip the function. Typically, the chief minister...
  • Shiv Sena gets PWD, Industries, Forest ministries in Fadnavis Cabinet December 6, 2014

    Mumbai: After the big Shiv Sena and Bharatiya Janata Party patch-up, the former has been allotted key portfolios including Industries, Forest, Public Works Department and Public Health in Maharashtra Cabinet. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday allocated portfolios to the 20-member council of ministers, including 10 of the Shiv...
  • Mumbai: Fire breaks out at Chitra studio in Powai, no casualties so far December 6, 2014

    Mumbai: A minor fire broke out at Chitra studio in Powai area of Mumbai but no casualties have been reported so far. Eight fire engines have been sent to the spot. According to the preliminary report, fire broke out in the warehouse of the studio. More details are awaited. ...
  • Tributes paid to Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar on death anniversary December 6, 2014

    Mumbai: Rich tributes were paid to the architect of Constitution, Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar on his 58th death anniversary, observed as 'Mahaparinirvan Din' by thousands of followers from all over the state who converged at his memorial 'Chaityabhoomi' near Shivaji Park in Dadar. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Education Minister Vinod...
  • PIL challenges Sena move to join BJP Government in Maharashtra December 5, 2014

    Mumbai: A day when Shiv Sena formally joined the BJP Government in Maharashtra, a public interest litigation (PIL) was filed in the Bombay High Court challenging the saffron party's "illegal" move. Shiv Sena, which until Thursday was main Opposition party in Maharashtra Assembly, became part of the BJP- led Government in...
  • BJP-Shiv Sena rule in Maharashtra after 15 years; 20 ministers inducted December 5, 2014

    Mumbai: BJP and Shiv Sena are ruling Maharashtra once again after 15 years with the induction of ten ministers from Shiv Sena in the 35-day old Devendra Fadnavis-led government in Maharashtra on Friday. Sena's joining the BJP government now is unique, because this is the first time a party sitting in...
  • Maharashtra government expansion today, Sena gets 12 ministers but denied Deputy CM post December 5, 2014

    Mumbai: Ending its acrimonious split with Bharatiya Janata Party, Shiv Sena will join the Maharashtra government on Friday with 12 of its nominees, including five of cabinet rank, set to be inducted into the ministry. But there will be no Deputy Chief Minister from the party. According to the sources, Sena...
  • BJP-Shiv Sena reunite, will run Maharahstra government together, says CM Devendra Fadnavis December 4, 2014

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena and Bharatiya Janata Party are back as allies in Maharashtra. 12 Sena leaders will be inducted into the Maharashtra Cabinet on Friday. The announcement was made in Mumbai at a joint press conference addressed by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Shiv Sena leaders including Eknath Shinde. "We have...
  • Devendra Fadnavis seeks Rs 4,500 crore package from Centre to help farmers December 3, 2014

    Mumbai: Concerned over the recent farmer suicides, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has said his government is working round-the-clock to mitigate their hardships and has sought a Rs 4,500 crore financial package from the Centre to provide them necessary assistance. The Chief Minister said he was saddened by reports of farmers...
  • Sharad Pawar suffers minor injuries after he slips at his Delhi home, taken to Mumbai December 3, 2014

    New Delhi: NCP Chief Sharad Pawar was on Wednesday injured when he slipped during morning walk at his residence and has been taken to Mumbai by air ambulance. Pawar, 73, suffered injury in his leg and apparently in his back and will be admitted to Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai, sources...
  • Maharashtra: Congress to claim Leader of Opposition post if Sena joins government December 3, 2014

    Mumbai: Amid indications that Shiv Sena could join the BJP government in the state, Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee leader Manikrao Thakre on Tuesday said his party would stake claim for the post of Leader of Opposition in the Assembly. "We are the largest opposition group after Shiv Sena joins the...
  • Shiv Sena to get 5 Cabinet, 7 MoS ranks in BJP-led Maharashtra government December 2, 2014

    Mumbai: The BJP and Shiv Sena leaders on Tuesday met at Matoshree in Mumbai for a possible power sharing solution in Maharashtra government. The meeting between the two saffron parties ended with Shiv Sena getting five Cabinet ranks and seven Minister of States ranks in the BJP-led state government. The probable...
  • Former Union Minister AR Antulay passes away at 85 December 2, 2014

    Mumbai: Senior Congress leader A R Antulay passed away in Mumbai on Tuesday after a prolonged illness. He was 85. Antulay, who was former Maharashtra chief minister and a minister in UPA-I government, was suffering from kidney ailment. He breathed his last at the Breach Candy hospital where he was admitted...