Maharashtra

  • Election Yatra: Tough battle for NCP in Pune, Baramati 15-04-2014 11:08 AM

    Just days to go before 2014 Lok Sabha elections, CNN-IBN's Shoaib Ahmed visits the constituencies of Pune and Nagpur to find out the views of the voters on the candidates there. ...
  • Watch: Election tracker promo on West and Central India 02-04-2014 12:31 PM

    With the elections 2014 about to be announced, the Election Tracker is back on CNN-IBN. CNN-IBN-Lokniti-CSDS National Election Tracker brings the mood of key swing states ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. Tonight we will focus on Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra. ...
  • Watch: Election Tracker promo on Maharashtra, Delhi 03-03-2014 06:21 PM

    With the elections 2014 about to be announced, the Election Tracker is back on CNN-IBN. CNN-IBN-Lokniti-CSDS National Election Tracker brings the mood of key swing states ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. Tonight we will focus on Maharashtra and Delhi. ...
  • Parole extensions: Is Sanjay Dutt getting special treatment? 25-02-2014 10:57 PM

    The Bombay High Court on Tuesday questioned the parole extension for actor Sanjay Dutt. The court was hearing a petition which questioned the discretion used by authorities in granting parole and furlough to Dutt. "The state government should exercise its discretionary powers properly," the court said. ...
  • 1993 blasts case: HC to hear PIL alleging bias towards Sanjay Dutt 25-02-2014 03:20 PM

    Trouble is brewing for actor Sanjay Dutt as his multiple paroles have come under the judicial scanner. The Bombay High Court will hear a PIL on Tuesday which says that Maharashtra flouted laws by extending Dutt's parole repeatedly. The PIL says repeated paroles are unconstitutional and discriminatory. The Ministry of...
  • Raj Thackeray reiterates stand, asks people not to pay toll 13-02-2014 07:30 PM

    Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray said that the party's toll agitation won't stop. "We will continue to agitate until the promises made by the Maharashtra government are implemented," he added. Thackeray once again urged the people not to pay toll. ...
  • Is the toll tax system in India against public interest? 12-02-2014 10:10 PM

    High drama was seen on the streets of Mumbai and Maharashtra as close to 500 Maharashtra Navnirman Sena activists blocking highways to protest against toll tax were taken into custody. Around 10:30 am on Wednesday a defiant MNS supremo Raj Thackeray made his way to the Vashi toll plaza to...
  • People want toll-free Maharashtra: BJP 12-02-2014 06:42 PM

    Maharashtra BJP chief Devendra Fadnavis said that people of Maharashtra want toll-free state. We have raised this issue but make the state toll-free only when we come to the power. ...
  • Watch: Mumbai in a new light 08-02-2014 05:41 PM

    Electrical and lighting equipment firm, Philips in partnership with Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) to light up the Mumbai's iconic monument, the Gateway of India. The Maharashtra government and Philips are also inviting suggestions on its new site 'Mumbai in a new light' with a tagline 'Let's make Mumbai better'....
  • FTP: Asha Mirje controversial remarks: Do members of women's commissions obstruct gender justice? 29-01-2014 11:38 PM

    Asha Mirje, a member of the Maharashtra Women Commission, stirred quite a controversy by putting the onus of blame on women for rape rather than on the perpetrators. She said, during a speech in Nagpur, "women too are responsible to an extent (for rape). Their clothing and behaviour too play...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 27-01-2014 10:12 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: MNS attacks toll plazas, NCP calls it political stunt 27-01-2014 08:38 PM

    Maharashtra Navnirman Sena MLA Pravin Darekar and 71 workers were arrested on Monday for vandalising a toll booth in Dahisar. The MNS workers were charged with sections of arson, riot, damage to public property. ...
  • Is MNS spreading anarchy by asking people not to pay toll tax? 27-01-2014 07:27 PM

    Maharashtra Navnirman Sena MLA Pravin Darekar and 71 workers were arrested on Monday for vandalising a toll booth in Dahisar. The MNS workers were charged with sections of arson, riot, and damage to public property. MNS supremo Raj Thackeray said, "I am instructing all MNS workers, colleagues and people not...
  • MNS's violence at toll booths finds no favourites among public 27-01-2014 05:04 PM

    The vandalism at toll booths by Maharashtra Navnirman Sena has not gone down well with many of the people in the state. Although many agree that the toll plazas should stop collecting fee if the amount that went into its construction was reimbursed, they also say that violence is not...
  • Mumbai techie murder: Police deny any lapses in probing the case 25-01-2014 11:39 PM

    The Mumbai Police denied any lapses in probing the death case of the 23-year-old IT engineer. However, Victim's family had accused the police of carrying a shoddy investigation. Meanwhile, a week after the charred body of the girl was found in Mumbai the police detained four people in the case....
  • Adarsh scam: BJP welcomes court's decision to indict Ashok Chavan 18-01-2014 02:38 PM

    The Maharashtra unit of BJP welcomed the decision taken by the court in Adarsh housing society scam. State BJP President Devendra Fadnavis sais, "We welcome the move by CBI court. Ashok Chavan has been indicted and he cannot be let off. Governor should be recalled." The CBI plea to drop...
  • Watch: India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 01-01-2014 11:51 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Is Arvind Kejriwal's economic policy flawed? 01-01-2014 11:48 PM

    Even as Delhi's new Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal continues to impress the general populace by fulfiling his major poll promises of cheaper electricity and water, many are left wondering about the real figures and the subsidy that would burn a hole in the government coffers. ...
  • News 360: Maharashtra may follow Delhi, eyeing cut in power tariff 01-01-2014 10:51 PM

    Maharashtra Congress MP Sanjay Nirupam demanded a cut in power tariff and has also threatened to launch an agitation if a decision is not taken by the state government to provide subsidy. He questioned the state government and said, "If Delhi government can reduce the power tariff, then why can't...
  • Kejriwal in a hurry, announces audit of 3 power companies 01-01-2014 10:05 PM

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has kept his second freebie promise as he announced 50 per cent discount on power tariff on Tuesday. Kejriwal on Wednesday announced a full audit of power distribution companies. Following the measures taken by the Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi, Congress MP Sanjay Nirupam...
  • AAP having an effect on other parties: Prashant Bhushan 01-01-2014 08:09 PM

    Aam Aadmi Party leader Prashant Bhushan said the party is already having an effect on other parties. He said, "AAP has already had an effect on other parties. The other parties had forgotten how to do fair politics. Now, they are learning from AAP the true meaning of politics." The...
  • Is Congress protecting the guilty in the adarsh scam? 23-12-2013 11:49 PM

    Retired High Court judge JA Patil, who headed the two-member commission probing the alleged Adarsh Housing Society scam, said that he was aware that the report will not be accepted by the Maharashtra government as it had indicted several former chief ministers of the state. Seven people including former chief...
  • Adarsh scam: Governor declines sanction to prosecute Ashok Chavan 18-12-2013 10:17 PM

    In a set back to the Central Bureau of Investigation in the Adarsh Housing Society scam, the Governor exercised his discretion to decline sanction to prosecute former chief minister Ashok Chavan in the case. Chavan one of the 13 to be chargesheeted by the CBI will now effectively not stand...
  • Jail authorities have right to sanction leave, says RR Patil 07-12-2013 08:42 PM

    Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil said jail auithorities have the right to sanction leave. He said, "As per our act , jail authorities have right to sanction leave. If somebody needs more leave then it comes under the jurisdiction of commissioner and then it's the right of the government. I...
  • Breather for Salman Khan in hit-and-run case 05-12-2013 11:51 PM

    A Mumbai court on Thursday ordered fresh trial in the Salman Khan hit-and-run case. Sessions court judge DW Deshpande has ordered that all evidence and witnesses be re-examined. ...
  • Maharashtra: 3-year-old found dead, police struggling to solve case 03-12-2013 09:06 PM

    Maharashtra Police is struggling to solve the mysterious death of a 3-year-old girl in Yavatmal district. Her parents alleged that she was killed for superstitious beliefs and have strictest of punishment. ...
  • Mumbai: People living in crumbling buildings 27-09-2013 04:45 PM

    Over 3 lakh people housed as part of Mumbai's biggest rehabilitation scheme for those displaced by infrastructure projects are living in crumbling buildings. The buildings are constructed with substandard material and in imminent danger of collapse. ...
  • FTP: DU Prof Saibaba Raided: Are Left sympathisers being branded as Naxals? 19-09-2013 11:50 PM

    Is GN Saibaba, the wheelchair-bound professor of English in one of the country's premier university, the new face of Naxalism? The Maharashtra Police raided the home of Delhi University professor Saibaba last week, alleging that he is an active member of the banned CPI-Maoist. ...
  • People celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi with colour and fervour 09-09-2013 06:32 PM

    Ganesh Chaturthi marks the beginning of the 10 day long Ganpati festival. No other city celebrates this festival like Mumbai does. More than 6,000 idols of lord Ganesh has been installed in homes and community pandals across the city. ...
  • Monsoon tracker: Severe rainfall expected across North Eastern States 02-09-2013 12:28 PM

    The Met Department has predicted severe rainfall in parts of North Eastern States on Monday. Fairly widespread rainfall is also predicted in parts of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, Chhattigarh, North Eastern States, parts of Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and parts of Maharashtra. ...