Maharashtra

  • Remove local police, bring in central forces in Belgaum: Shiv Sena 2 days ago

    Speaking on the Belgaum border dispute, Shiv Sena spokesperson Sanjay Raut said that the Centre should deploy its forces in the region and remove local police from there. ...
  • Praful Patel hints at fissures in Congress-NCP alliance 3 days ago

    After the Congress-National Conference alliance split, it looks like the Congress-Nationalist Congress Party combine could be headed the same way. NCP leader Praful Patel has hinted at some fissures in the alliance ahead of Maharashtra Assembly elections. He said, "Everybody has ability as well as the freedom to fight alone....
  • Why should Shiv Sena apologize, asks party MP Kripal Tamhane 6 days ago

    Speaking on the shocking incident that took place in Maharashtra Sadan on Wednesday where Shiv Sena MP Rajan Vichare forced a Muslim caterer to break his Ramzan fast, fellow party MP Kripal Tamhane asked why the party should apologize over the incident. ...
  • Shiv Sena MP forces caterer to break his Ramzan fast 1 week ago

    Hitting a new low, a Shiv Sena MP from Thane Rajan Vichare was on Wednesday caught on camera forcing a Maharashtra Sadan Muslim staffer to eat during his Ramzan fast. ...
  • Shiv Sena MP force feeds caterer: Are our politicians drunk on power? 1 week ago

    CNN-IBN gets you reactions from across the country on Shiv Sena MP abusing catering staff and forcing him to consume food during Ramzan fast. ...
  • Forced to break fast: Are our politicians drunk on power? 1 week ago

    A video has now surfaced showing Shiv Sena Thane MP Rajan Vichare forcing a Maharashtra Sadan Muslim staffer to eat during his Ramzan fast. CNN-IBN has accessed footage which shows Vichare force feeding the staffer. CNN-IBN takes calls from across the country and takes their views over the issue. ...
  • Muslim staffer forced to eat during Ramzan fast by Shiv Sena MPs 1 week ago

    A group of 11 Shiv Sena MPs allegedly forced a Muslim catering supervisor at the Maharashtra Sadan to break his Ramzan fast and eat a chapati. The MPs were reportedly upset about not being served Maharashtrian food at the Maharashtra Sadan. After this incident, the Indian Railways subsidiary that was...
  • Congress hit by crisis in Haryana, Assam, Maharashtra July 21, 2014

    The Congress party is hit by crisis as its leaders are turning rebel with each passing day. After the party was hit by the crisis in Assam and Maharashtra, dissent is growing in the Haryana too. Ever since the Congress was decimated in the Lok Sabha elections in this May...
  • Triple whammy for Congress: A test of Rahul Gandhi's leadership? July 21, 2014

    The Congress party is facing crisis as the leaders are rebelling against the leadership. After Maharashtra, Assam, Haryana Congress leader Birendra Singh was rebelling against the state government and even demanded Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda's resignation. CNN-IBN discusses with a panel of experts whether the crisis in the party...
  • Maharashtra quota decision: Is this last ditch effort by Congress to cut electoral losses? June 26, 2014

    In a political masterstroke ahead of the Assembly elections, the Prithviraj Chavan Cabinet on Wednesday gifted the state's Maratha population 16 per cent quota in government jobs and educational institutions. ...
  • Watch: Campa Cola residents block the gate to stop BMC from entering the compound June 20, 2014

    It is the D-day for residents of the 102 illegal flats of Mumbai's Campa Cola compound. The Municipal Corporation will cut power, water and gas supply to the illegal flats as the deadline for the residents to vacate their homes ends on Friday. ...
  • We won't hand over the keys, says Campa Cola resident June 12, 2014

    Defiant Campa Cola residents have dared the authorities after being slapped with an eviction notice following a Supreme Court order. The deadline for them to vacate their flats in the Campa Cola society in Mumbai ends on Thursday. Manoj, a resident, said, "No one wants to hand over the keys....
  • Patil retracts his statement on rape, says women safety top priority June 11, 2014

    Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil raked a controversy on Tuesday when he said that crime against women could not be prevented even if guards were provided for every single household. He, however, retracted from the controversial statements later. ...
  • Monsoon hits Kerala but no respite from heat in North India June 6, 2014

    After a long wait, the rain Gods have finally shown mercy. The monsoon has reached southern Kerala coast causing widespread rains in the state. Even though it's delayed by 5 days, the Met department predicts that it's expected to reach states like Maharashtra & West Bengal swiftly, in the next...
  • Leaders pay tribute to Gopinath Munde June 4, 2014

    Leaders across the party line expressed shock at the sudden death of Union Minister Gopinath Munde in a road accident on Tuesday morning. Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said, "I am deeply shocked to hear about the untimely demise of Gopinath Munde. He was an outstanding leader who belonged to...
  • Gopinath Munde's rise from a student wing leader to the Union Minister June 3, 2014

    Gopinath Munde, who could have been BJP's Chief Ministerial candidate in the Maharashtra Assembly polls, started his political career with student wing of the BJP. He was recently sworn in as Rural Development Minister in Narendra Modi's Cabinet. Munde lost his life in a fatal car accident on Tuesday morning. ...
  • What next for BJP in Maharashtra after Gopinath Munde's death? June 3, 2014

    A pall of gloom descended on the Parli Vaijnath town in the Beed district of Marathwada region in Maharashtra as the news of the demise of its most illustrious son Gopinath Munde trickled on Tuesday morning. People came on to the streets in small groups as the news of the...
  • Maharashtra: Tension prevails over derogatory post on Shivaji, Bal Thackeray June 2, 2014

    Tension prevails in some parts of Maharashtra after a post on a social networking website Facebook showed objectionable pictures and allegedly derogatory references to Chhatrapati Shivaji and the late Shiv Sena patriarch, Bal Thackeray. Shops in some areas of Pune, Kolhapur and Solapur remained shut amidst protests and sporadic incidents...
  • Raj Thackeray to contest Maharashtra Assembly elections June 1, 2014

    With Maharashtra going to polls later this year, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena Chief Raj Thackeray has said he will contest the Assembly elections and will become the chief minister if his party gets a majority. The remarks came after his cousin and Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray made a similar announcement. ...
  • Post-poll survey: BJP-Shiv Sena alliance leading in Maharashtra May 14, 2014

    According to the post-poll survey conducted by CNN-IBN, CSDS, Lokniti, the Bharatiya Janata Party-Shiv Sena alliance is leading in Maharashtra and is likely to win 31-37 seats. ...
  • Mumbai: 25,000 laddoos, helium balloons to celebrate Modi victory May 14, 2014

    In Mumbai, the BJP is already in celebration mode. The party has ordered 25,000 laddoos for May 16, when election results will be announced. ...
  • Paid news: EC official says will disqualify Chavan if he's guilty May 13, 2014

    Jatin Desai, a member of the Maharashtra Media Certification and Monitoring Committee (an Election Commission body) has said that former CM Ashok Chavan will be disqualified if found guilty in the paid news case. "It is a clear cut case of paid news. In his election expenditure, total advertisement has...
  • Moderate voter turnout of 53 pc in Mumbai as compared to other cities April 24, 2014

    An average 55.33 per cent voter turnout was recorded in the 19 Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra, where polling was held on Thursday in the third and final phase. In 2009 elections 44.87 polling percentage was recorded in the state. The final voter turnout for Mumbai was 53.1 pc, an...
  • Has Mumbai failed the voters' test again? April 24, 2014

    An average 55.33 per cent voter turnout was recorded in the 19 Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra, where polling was held on Thursday in the third and final phase. In 2009 elections 44.87 polling percentage was recorded in the state. Mumbai appeared ready to cast off its poll-day apathy since...
  • Bollywood stars give elections a miss April 24, 2014

    Many Bollywood stars like Anupam Kher, Vivek Oberoi do not cast their vote due to their commitment to IIFA which is being organised at Florida. Vivek Oberoi expressed his disappointment for not being able to exercise his franchise. He said, "I am extremely upset that we are not voting but...
  • Voter turnout in Mumbai disappointing: Cyrus Broacha April 24, 2014

    Polling for 19 seats in Maharahstra in the third and final phase of the Lok Sabha elections in Maharashtra, where 338 candidates are testing electoral waters began at 7 am on Thursday. ...
  • Watch: Mumbaikars blame 'cynisim, disdain' for low voter turnout April 24, 2014

    Mumbai witnessed a low voter turnout on Thursday. The voter turnout stood at 26.7 per cent till 1.00 pm in Mumbai. Mumbaikars tell us why the elections don't excite them. ...
  • Congress backs St Xavier's College principal's letter against BJP April 23, 2014

    A major row has sparked off in Mumbai after the principal of the city's prestigious St Xavier's College has written to his students, urging them to "choose well" while voting on Thursday. ...
  • Social organisation working hard to ensure Mumbaikars come out to vote April 23, 2014

    "Enough is enough" was the clarion call after the 26/11 attacks but less than 50 per cent people turned up to elect their government. Be it BMC elections or Assembly, one thing that characterises Mumbai elections is low voter turnout. As the maximum city gets ready to vote for Lok...
  • Watch: Leopard-villagers clash caught on camera in Maharashtra village April 21, 2014

    In the village of Ballarpur, a leopard entered a home and attacked one villager. It attacked another resident while people tried to corner it. No one has been seriously injured. One person has suffered minor injuries. The Forest department has caught the leopard and is in the process of releasing...