MAHARASHTRA

  • Incurred huge losses due to unseasonal rainfall, say Maharashtra farmers 16 hours 11 minutes ago

    Unseasonal rains have led to farmers committing suicide from Jalna in Maharashtra. "We had to incur huge losses due to the unseasonal rainfall. 70%-80% of the crops have been damaged," said a farmer. ...
  • Maharashtra turns 55 today, plight of farm widows remains a blot on state's record 2 days ago

    As Maharashtra celebrates 55 years of statehood today, the plight of the thousands of farm widows remains a blot on the state's record. Travelling through the suicide belt of Vidarbha, it was found that many like 31-year-old farm widow Aparna Malikar have decided to join the system to fight the...
  • Mumbai: MNS rubbishes allegations of vandalism, says it was a fight between north Indians 4 days ago

    Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) is back with its anti-migrants campaign. MNS cadre thrashed hawkers from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar on Tuesday. MNS leader later clarified that the fight was among north Indians and there was only one worker from their youth wing. ...
  • Maharashtra: Agrarian crisis forces farmers to commit suicide April 24, 2015

    There seems to be no end to the growing number of farmer suicides in Marathwada. Marathwada is now turning out to be the suicide capital of Maharashtra with growing number of farmers committing suicides because of the agrarian crisis. ...
  • CM Fadnavis defends beef ban, says government's decision justified April 20, 2015

    Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis defended the controversial beef ban in the state saying the Constitution makes provision for a cow slaughter ban. He said, "The government is justified in implementing beef ban. Ban on cow slaughter is what people of Maharashtra wants. The government will listen to what people...
  • 30 minutes: Beef ban in Maharashtra April 19, 2015

    BJP-ruled state Maharashtra banned sale and consumption of beef and has imposed a five-year jail term for cow slaughter. ...
  • Watch: HT Mumbai's Most Stylish Awards 2015 April 19, 2015

    At Hindustan Times Mumbai's Most Stylish Awards 2015, celebrities showed off their style mantra. ...
  • Being vegetarian a personal choice: Kamal Haasan on beef ban April 19, 2015

    After Maharashtra government has put a ban on beef, veteran actor Kamal Haasan said being a vegetarian should be a matter of personal choice. In an exclusive interview to Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand, Haasan said, "According to scriptures, Brahmins used to be beef eaters. I don't eat beef anymore, it's...
  • e Lounge: Shah Rukh Khan encourages regional cinema April 14, 2015

    "First of all I think every regional cinema should not only be supported but also encouraged. I have been living in Maharashtra for 25 years now and I am very anti anyone who talks pro or anti region. So, I am not going there," the 49-year-old actor said during a...
  • TWTW: Why Maharashtra government banned beef? April 12, 2015

    The Bombay High Court asked the Maharashtra government the reason for banning slaughter, possession and consumption of cows, bulls and bullocks only and not including other animals in the ban under the state's animal preservation laws. According to the petitions, the flesh of these animals, if slaughtered outside Maharashtra, should...
  • Watch: The Week That Wasn't with Cyrus Broacha April 12, 2015

    In this episode of 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha takes on IPL8, Maharashtra government's diktats, 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshi!'. He also talks to an expert from Goa on the trial room voyeurs controversy. ...
  • Jaitapur nuclear project: India needs this kind of energy and security, says Devendra Fadnavis April 11, 2015

    Taking Indo-French strategic relationship to a new level Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Francois Hollande decided to move ahead with the stalled Jaitapur nuclear project in Maharashtra. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said, "The Prime Minister has taken the decision In national interest. There is no need for...
  • Ban on beef by Maharashtra government is nothing but cultural aggression, says Girish Karnad April 10, 2015

    Amid a row over Maharashtra government's decision to ban beef in the state, playwright Girish Karnad hit out at the government. He has called the ban a cultural aggression. ...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob April 9, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Centre freezes Greenpeace India's all 7 bank accounts April 9, 2015

    The Ministry of Home Affairs on Thursday froze all 7 bank accounts of Greenpeace India with immediate effect. Greenpeace India's accounts were frozen after serious allegations of its involvement in encouraging "anti-development" campaigns across the country. ...
  • Arun Jaitley supports Maharashtra government's decision on beef ban, marathi movies April 8, 2015

    Supporting the Maharashtra government's decision on the screening of the marathi movies, Finance Minister on Wednesday said that this decision was taken 10 years ago. ...
  • Marathi film row: This move is not dictatorial, I want to protect minorities, says Culture Minister April 8, 2015

    The Maharashtra government defended its latest diktat on screening marathi films on multiplexes during prime time slots of 6 PM to 9 PM. Speaking exclusively to CNN-IBN, Maharashtra Culture Minister Vinod Tawde on Wednesday said that marathi cinema is a marathi culture. ...
  • e Lounge: Maharashtra makes screening of Marathi films at multiplexes mandatory April 8, 2015

    The Maharashtra government has made it mandatory for multiplexes to screen Marathi films during prime time slots of 6pm to 9pm. Maharashtra Culture Minister Vinod Tawde made the announcement in the Assembly on Tuesday. He said the state government is working on a policy in coordination with the revenue and...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories April 7, 2015

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • Riteish Deshmukh welcomes Maharashtra government's decision on screening of marathi films April 7, 2015

    In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, Bollywood actor Riteish Deshmukh said, "I welcome this decision as it gives the marathi movie industry a chance to survive." The Maharashtra government on Tuesday made it mandatory the screening of marathi films on multiplexes during prime time slots of 6pm to 9pm. ...
  • Marathi film row: Single screen owners will be affected, says Fun Cinemas April 7, 2015

    Reacting on the Maharashtra government's decision over marathi film's screening on multiplexes during prime time slots of 6pm to 9pm, Fun Cinemas' Anand Vishal said that this will affect single screen owners. ...
  • Maharashtra government makes marathi films mandatory in prime time slots April 7, 2015

    The slew of diktats from the Maharashtra government continues as after banning beef the state government has now made it mandatory for multiplexes to screen marathi films during prime time slots of 6 pm to 9 pm. Maharashtra Culture Minister Vinod Tawde made the announcement in the state Assembly on...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob April 7, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • Can government decide what we see and what we eat? April 7, 2015

    After banning the beef in Maharashtra, the state government has now made it mandatory for multiplexes to screen Marathi films during prime time slots of 6pm to 9pm. ...
  • News 360: Maharashtra government makes mandatory screening of marathi films in multiplexes April 7, 2015

    Screening of Marathi films during the prime time slots of 6pm to 9pm in multiplexes has been made mandatory by Maharashtra government. ...
  • Mandatory Marathi films & beef ban: Can government decide our tastes? April 7, 2015

    After banning beef in Maharashtra, the state government has now made it mandatory for multiplexes to screen Marathi films during prime time slots of 6pm to 9pm. CNN-IBN takes calls from across the country and asks whether government can decided our tastes. ...
  • Bearing the brunt of unseasonal rains, Nashik farmers sell onions at minimal prices March 23, 2015

    Farmers across the country are bearing the brunt of unseasonal rains that have destroyed their produce. The losses are staggering pushing cultivators beyond the edge of desperation. Over 25,000 hectares of onion crop in Nashik has been damaged since last October. Farmers can no longer stock the onions to sell...
  • Unseasonal rains wreak havoc: Large-scale crop loss bad news for Indian economy? March 20, 2015

    Unseasonal rains have destroyed over 10 lakh hectares of standing crop across the country. The heavy loss is likely to have an adverse effect on prices of food items which may rise putting the Narendra Modi government in a crisis situation. ...
  • Unseasonal rains destroy crops: Agriculture scientist Swaminathan says it's a wake up call March 20, 2015

    Unseasonal rains have destroyed over 10 lakh hectares of standing crop across the country. The heavy loss is likely to have an adverse effect on prices of food items which may rise putting the Narendra Modi government in a crisis situation. In an interview to CNN-IBN, Agriculture scientist Dr MS...
  • Monorail stranded between Mysore Place station and Bhakti Parki in Mumbai March 15, 2015

    Monorail services in Mumbai on Sunday disrupted due to power failure, leaving 11 passengers and two of its pilots stranded inside the train near Bhakti Park in Wadala area, even as Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis ordered an inquiry into the incident. ...