Maharshtra

  • Tussle over CM's post led to break up of alliances in Maharahstra 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The tussle over chief minister's post led to the break up of rival alliances of BJP-Shiv Sena and Congress-NCP ahead of the October 15 Maharashtra Assembly polls. The development was not unexpected given the fact that the BJP and the NCP, which were the junior partners...
  • Political upheavel in Maharashtra, BJP ends alliance with Shiv Sena, NCP dumps Congress 4 days ago

    Mumbai: In a massive upheavel in the Maharashtra politics, the Bharatiya Janata Party ended its 25-year-old alliance with the Shiv Sena while the Nationalist Congress Party called off its ties with the Congress. The NCP, which had been in an alliance with the Congress for 15-years, declared that Deputy Chief...
  • Absence of DeshmukhMunde being felt in Maharashtra Assembly elections September 18, 2014

    Mumbai:Following the sad demise of stalwarts like former chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh and Gopinath Munde, the only well respected mass leader of the BJP in Maharashtra, the state assembly election for both the CongressNCP combine and the BJPShiv Sena alliance is facing a leadership crisis. Election management skills of both...
  • Staffer on fast force fed: Politics of goondaism by Shiv Sena? July 23, 2014

    There is no end to hooliganism by our politicians. Hitting a new low, a Shiv Sena MP from Thane Rajan Vichare has been caught on camera forcing a Maharashtra Sadan Muslim staffer to eat during his Ramzan fast. ...
  • Bombay HC pulls up Maharashtra government for no progress made in tribal scam probe June 12, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Thursday came down heavily on the Maharashtra government for not providing facilities to a retired judge appointed recently to inquire into alleged financial irregularities amounting to Rs 6,000 crore in tribal welfare schemes in the state. "Why has the inquiry not begun? We want the...
  • Sharad Pawar to file nomination papers for RS poll on Friday January 21, 2014

    Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief and union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar will contest the ensuing biennial elections to the Rajya Sabha, a party official said on Tuesday. He will file his nomination papers on Friday, Maharashtra NCP chief Bhaskar Jadhav said. The countdown for the polls to elect 55 new members commenced...
  • Maharashtra: 1 killed in stampede during Navratri prayers October 5, 2013

    Osmanabad: One person was killed in a stampede on Friday night at the Tuljabhavani temple in Osmanabad, Maharashtra. People from several villages had gathered for an annual ritual at the temple on Friday when the stampede occurred. Large crowds gather at the Tuljabhavani temple during Navratri. The situation has been brought under...
  • Adarsh scam: CongressNCP tussle out in the open August 3, 2013

    Mumbai: The CongressNCP tussle in Maharashtra is out in the open once again over the Adarsh report, which was not be tabled in this session of the Assembly. But Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister and NCP leader Ajit Pawar has blamed Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan for the delay. It was described by...
  • Adarsh scam: Maharashtra Deputy CM blames CM for delay in tabling probe report August 2, 2013

    Mumbai: The CongressNCP tussle in Maharashtra is out in the open yet again as Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar has blamed Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan for the delay in tabling the Adarsh probe report in the scam. Ajit Pawar said that he was told by the CM that the Adarsh...
  • Mumbai: Special squads set up to ensure women safety December 27, 2012

    Mumbai: As the nation focuses on women's saftey following the brutal gangrape of a 23yearold in Delhi, the Mumbai administration is putting some measures in place. Outrage over the Delhi gangrape has also highlighted the safety of women this festive season in Mumbai. Mumbai's new year celebrations have been marred...
  • News 360: BSP, SP stand on FDI will decide fate of UPA's reforms push December 3, 2012

    The BSP and SP on Monday continued to bargain hard with the UPA government, a day before the vote and discussion on FDI in retail. ...
  • Bombay HC upholds ban on gutka, pan masala September 15, 2012

    Mumbai: In a major victory for the Maharashtra government, the Bombay High Court on Saturday upheld its decision to ban tobacco flavoured gutka and pan masala in the state from July 19. A division bench of Chief Justice Mohit Shah and Justice Nitin Jamdar, while hearing petitions by gutka and pan...
  • Maharashtra to stop manual scavenging July 17, 2012

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government on Tuesday said manual scavenging in the temple town of Pandharpur in Solapur district would be stopped. This was informed by Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan in the Legislative Assembly. Pandharpur is the only place in the state where conservancy workers are traditionally forced to carry human excreta on...
  • Drought forces migration in Vidarbha May 10, 2012

    As farmer suicides and acute water shortage continues in Vidharba, villagers are migrating to Mumbai for a better life. ...
  • 26/11: SC to hear Kasab's phone intercepts today February 23, 2012

    New Delhi: The intercepted conversation between the executors of 26/11 Mumbai terror attack and their Pakistani handlers during the carnage will be played in the Supreme Court on Thursday after the prosecution said it was an important evidence showing the strikes were "preplanned". Hearing an appeal of Mohd Ajmal Amir Kasab,...
  • Maharashtra municipal polls: CongNCP take lead December 12, 2011

    New Delhi: The CongressNCP alliance took the lead in the initial counting of the municipal council elections of Maharashtra on Monday. The alliance won in all seats in Solapur. The alliance took lead in the Roha district as well, winning in 13 out of the 17 seats. In Mahad in...
  • Full security to all migrants in Mumbai, says Deshmukh November 17, 2009

    Bhopal: Supporting Sachin Tendulkar's "Mumbai for all" comment, Heavy Industries Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh on Tuesday said any outsider or migrant worker coming to the Maharashtra capital would be provided full security. Deshmukh, who was in Mumbai for the inauguration of BHEL's new Ultra High Voltage Transformer manufacturing facility, said those who...
  • Azmi vs Raj Thackeray: Maharashtra assemble violence November 10, 2009

    The Samajwadi Party's sole MLA in the Maharashtra assembly, Abu Azmi was assaulted by MNS MLAs on Monday. His offence was that he took the oath in Hindi. But was what followed simply a cheap publicity gimmick or a culmination of a long standing feud between Azmi and Raj Thackeray....
  • Watch: Cyrus advocates a twoparty system for India October 13, 2009

    The usually lighthearted Cyrus gives his views on India's politics. ...
  • EC allots common election symbol to MNS September 14, 2009

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday allocated election symbols to three registered but unrecognised political parties from Maharashtra including the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), brushing aside the Election Commission's plea that the move would create practical problems for it. A bench of Chief Justice KG Balakrishnan and Justice P...
  • Counting in Maharashtra, Haryana can be advanced: EC September 8, 2009

    Chandigarh: The Election Commission on Saturday said it could consider advancing the counting of votes for Assembly elections in Haryana and Maharashtra, originally scheduled for October 23, because of Diwali. However, it said, the date of counting of votes in Arunachal Pradesh would remain unchanged. Answering questions at a press conference here...
  • Rane is happy to be reinstated, thanks Sonia ji February 19, 2009

    Mumbai: Reinstated Congress minister Narayan Rane was given a big welcome by supporters at the Mumbai airport on Wednesday night. He had returned from Delhi, after meeting Congress chief Sonia Gandhi. Hundreds of supporters gathered at the airport were cheering his return to the party's fold. "I am grateful that Sonia Ji...
  • Boeing to invest $118 mn in Maharashtra August 29, 2006

    Mumbai: Boeing Co will invest $118 million to set up a Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) facility in Maharashtra as part of the US aerospace firm's India commitments, following the Rs 35,000 crore deal with Air India. The venture, to be set up near Nagpur will serve as MRO facility...