Maharashtra

  • Modi wave fuels BJP, Congress-NCP put up good fight in Maharashtra 16-04-2014 01:47 PM

    Mumbai: Nineteen Lok Sabha constituencies in Maharashtra are voting on April 17. 6 seats in Marathwada, 10 Western in Maharashtra, 1 in Konkan and 2 in Northern Maharashtra will be voting on Thursday. The entire Vidarbha region has already voted on April 10. Maharashtra has 48 Lok Sabha seats. The...
  • Campaign for second phase of LS polling in Maharashtra concludes 15-04-2014 06:49 PM

    Mumbai: Campaign for the second phase of polling in Maharashtra where nearly 3.25 crore voters will be sealing the fate of 358 candidates including stalwarts like Union Minister Sushilkumar Shinde, ex-Chief Minister Ashok Chavan and BJP leader Gopinath Munde, came to an end on Tuesday. About 3,24,27,558 electorate in 19...
  • SP shocker again, Abu Azmi says punish sex out of marriage by stoning 11-04-2014 11:57 AM

    New Delhi: Joining the group of India's retrograde politicians now is Samajwadi Party's Maharashtra unit chief Abu Azmi. Azmi, in an interview, has said that sex out of marriage should be punished by stoning. He also backed death penalty for both men and women, irrespective of whether it is rape...
  • 'Adarsh' fight: Ashok Chavan pitted against BJP's DB Patil in Nanded 11-04-2014 11:54 AM

    Mumbai: It is an 'Adarsh' fight in Nanded Lok Sabha constituency in Marathwada region where Adarsh scam-tainted former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan is pitted against BJP MP D B Patil. Though there are 23 candidates in the fray for the April 17 poll, the real fight will be between...
  • LS phase 5: Nilekani richest with Rs 7700 crore, poorest has Rs 150 11-04-2014 11:34 AM

    New Delhi: The Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) has analysed 1,739 self sworn affidavits of 1,761 candidates contesting in the fifth phase of the Lok Sabha election. 121 Lok Sabha seats in 12 states across India are voting on April 17. 279 candidates (16 per cent) have declared criminal cases...
  • Lok Sabha poll: 56 per cent polling in ten LS seats in Maharashtra till 5 pm 10-04-2014 09:32 AM

    Nagpur: About 56 per cent voting was reported in the ten Lok Sabha constituencies of Vidarbha region of Maharashtra till 5 pm on Thursday, Election Commission sources said. The percentage is likely to go up as the polling was scheduled to end at 6 pm. The constituency-wise percentages till 5...
  • Lok Sabha elections Phase 3: 91 seats vote across India 10-04-2014 07:28 AM

    New Delhi: Voting began in one of the biggest phases of the current Lok Sabha election in 91 Lok Sabha seats across India on Thursday. People are also simultaneously voting in the Assembly election in Odisha. The entire state of Kerala with 20 Lok Sabha seats, national capital Delhi with...
  • Bombay HC notice to Ashok Chavan, postpones Adarsh hearing to June 10 09-04-2014 06:19 PM

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court while hearing the revision petition filed by the CBI seeking to delete Ashok Chavan's name from the Adarsh FIR on Wednesday asked the agency whether sanction was indeed to prosecute Chavan. The CBI lawyer told the court the agency cannot proceed to prosecute him under...
  • Kill those who've ignored you: Raj Thackeray tells farmers in Vidarbha 08-04-2014 11:39 AM

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray is in the eye of another storm. Speaking at a rally in Yavatmal on Monday, he urged farmers to refrain from committing suicide and instead kill the political leaders who have ignored them. "Don't commit suicide. It is not a solution to your...
  • NCP releases poll manifesto, opposes Uniform Civil Code 07-04-2014 04:20 PM

    Mumbai: The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Monday released its manifesto for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Monday being an election day, the party put up its manifesto on its website. Amongst other features, the NCP said it does not support the imposition of a uniform civil code and will...
  • Munde's supporters thrash pilot for refusing to follow his orders 06-04-2014 08:18 PM

    Beed: Senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde is facing the heat after his flight crew complained that the helicopter pilot and engineer were beaten up by his supporters. The pilot had reportedly refused Munde's last minute change in flight plans saying that he needed clearance. The DGCA has condemned the incident...
  • Maharashtra: 495 candidates file nominations for last phase of polls 06-04-2014 09:38 AM

    Mumbai: As many as 495 candidates have filed nominations for 19 constituencies in Maharashtra, including Mumbai, which goes to poll in the third phase on April 24. The highest number of 45 candidates filed papers in Aurangabad, while the lowest number of 14 nominations were received in Nandurbar. The 19...
  • Bombay High Court rejects bail plea of ailing Sadhvi in Malegaon blast case 04-04-2014 05:41 PM

    The Bombay High Court refused to grant bail on medical grounds on Friday, to 2008 Malegaon bomb blast accused Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur who has been in custody for five and a half years in connection with her role as a conspirator in the crime. A division bench dismissed an...
  • Syed Mushtaq Ali T20: Yusuf Pathan powers Baroda to fourth straight win 04-04-2014 04:46 PM

    Mumbai: Riding on skipper Yusuf Pathan's brilliant unbeaten half-century, Baroda registered their fourth successive win by thrashing Maharashtra by six wickets in a West Zone leg match of the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy on Friday. Opting to bat, Maharashtra posted a modest 139 for seven, which Baroda chased down...
  • Maharashtra replaces Gujarat as top investment destination: Assocham 03-04-2014 03:01 PM

    New Delhi: Maharashtra has emerged as the number one investment destination in the country replacing Gujarat, according to an Assocham report. Maharashtra attracted cumulative investment proposals of Rs 14,73,466 crore as on December 2013, while Gujarat drew proposals worth Rs 13,98,347 crore, an analysis by the industry group showed. The...
  • Gujarat, MP, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh LS poll tracker highlights 02-04-2014 07:40 PM

    Follow all the updates related to the Lok Sabha election tracker on Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh. ...
  • Andhra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala Lok Sabha poll tracker highlights 01-04-2014 07:42 PM

    Follow all the updates related to the Lok Sabha election tracker on southern states - Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala. ...
  • Hit-and-run case: Salman Khan's re-trial deferred to April 28 01-04-2014 04:43 PM

    Mumbai: The re-trial in the hit-and-run case involving actor Salman Khan was on Tuesday deferred till April 28 by a sessions court as the prosecution sought time to produce witnesses in view of police deployment on election duty. Investigating officer Rajendra Kane informed the court that police were deployed on...
  • Praful Patel scores low on on MPs performance card 01-04-2014 09:44 AM

    Union Minister Praful Patel's overall rating as an MP is below the average. The survey has been done by CNN-IBN and ADR. Patel, MP from Bhandara-Gondiya in Maharashtra scored 5.4 on accessibility and trustworthiness. Nationalist Congress Party leader and Minister for Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises, Patel is a four...
  • Gadkari approached MNS for pre-poll alliance, reveals Raj Thackeray 31-03-2014 11:49 PM

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray on Monday added more fuel to the already simmering ties between the BJP and Shiv Sena. Thackeray while addressing a rally on Monday revealed that the BJP leaders Nitin Gadkari and Gopinath Munde had approached him for a pre-poll alliance. Thackeray further added...
  • Pawar says Modi should be treated at a mental hospital, BJP hits back 31-03-2014 10:18 AM

    Mumbai: A day after Bharatiya Janata Party PM candidate Narendra Modi criticised Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar over the state of the hailstorm hit farmers in Maharashtra, Pawar has hit back. Pawar said that Modi needs to be treated in a mental hospital for talking rubbish. "Modi must have deranged as...
  • Maharashtra: Two Youth Congress members arrested in murder case 30-03-2014 08:16 PM

    Latur: Two Youth Congress members in Maharashtra were arrested by the local police in connection with the murder of a female party worker. The two accused were arrested from Latur on Saturday night. According to local police, the victim had left with both the accused in the same car after...
  • Sharad Pawar defends Ashok Chavan, says Adarsh not a scam 28-03-2014 01:20 PM

    New Delhi: NCP chief Sharad Pawar might land himself into more trouble with his remark on the Adarsh Housing Society scam. Speaking to CNN-IBN, the 73-year-old sought to give a clean chit to Ashok Chavan, Congress leader and former Maharashtra chief minister, saying that "allotting a flat to a close...
  • MNS was close to reaching a deal with BJP, hints Nitin Gadkari 28-03-2014 08:45 AM

    Days after the Bharatiya Janata Party-Shiv Sena alliance trouble, BJP leader Nitin Gadkari has now hinted that Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray was very close to signing a deal with the BJP. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Gadkari stopped short of saying that with Shiv Sena's strong displeasure, the talks with...
  • Adarsh scam an accident which I faced: Ashok Chavan 26-03-2014 04:59 PM

    New Delhi: Ashok Chavan, the former Maharashtra chief minister, has called the Adarsh Housing Society scam an "accident" which he faced and alleged that he was a victim of conspiracy. "I agree that the Adarsh controversy has affected my public image. Adarsh was an accident which I faced. I am...
  • No legal bar on Ashok Chavan to contest Lok Sabha elections: Sonia 26-03-2014 04:12 PM

    New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday defended the party's decision to give election ticket to Adarsh housing scam accused Ashok Chavan who will be contesting from Nanded. "The decision to give Ashok Chavan the ticket has been taken by the CEC. As far as we know, he has...
  • Ashok Chavan's wife files nomination from Nanded, yet to get Congress ticket 25-03-2014 05:14 PM

    Mumbai: Former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan's wife Ameeta filed her nomination papers from Nanded Lok Sabha seat on Tuesday. The Congress has not declared its candidate from Nanded yet. She can file her B form once the Congress declares her as the official candidate of the party. There was...
  • Rakesh Maria to continue as Mumbai Police Commissioner during LS polls 24-03-2014 07:25 PM

    Mumbai: The Election Commission (EC) on Monday told the Maharashtra government that it doesn't have any problem if Rakesh Maria continues to be the Mumbai Police Commissioner during the general elections. This after a January 9, 2014 circular issued by the EC specified that government officials related to the election...
  • Maharashtra EC asks for copy of Sharad Pawar's 'bogus voting' remark on a CD 24-03-2014 09:25 AM

    Mumbai: NCP chief Sharad Pawar is in trouble over his remark bogus voting remark. The Maharashtra Election Commission has now asked for a copy of his remark on a CD. This came after Bharatiya Janata Party's Kirit Somaiya wrote to the Election Commission asking it to probe Sharad Pawar's comments...
  • Pawar downplays 'bogus voting' remark, says he was misinterpreted 23-03-2014 09:22 PM

    Mumbai: Union Minister and NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Sunday stoked a controversy when he asked his party workers to take advantage of the multi-phase polling in the state by "voting twice" but later sought to temper his remarks saying they were made in a "lighter vein". Pawar, during the...