MAHARASHTRA GOVERNMENT

  • Setback to Sanjay Dutt, Maharashtra government orders probe into repeated furloughs Yesterday

    Mumbai: In a setback to actor Sanjay Dutt, the Maharashtra government has ordered an inquiry into grant of repeated furloughs to him, Minister of State for Home Ram Shinde in Mumbai on Friday. Dutt was granted 14-day furlough earlier this week. He was released from Pune's Yerawada jail on Christmas eve. Dutt...
  • Maharashtra government to ease entry of citizens into Mantralaya 6 days ago

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Government is in the process of conceptualising a system to simplify and streamline the entry of citizens into Mantralaya, the state secretariat. "Presently the citizens have to stand in queues outside the Mantralaya for hours to gain entry. This process needs to be made more user-friendly with the help...
  • 'Dahi handi' gets status of adventure sport in Maharashtra December 12, 2014

    Nagpur: Maharashtra government has accorded 'Dahi Handi' festival the status of an 'adventure sport', in an effort to make it a safe activity and reduce the number of injuries associated with it. "Celebrating Dahi handi festival with fervour has been a tradition of Maharashtra and we will continue to celebrate it...
  • Shiv Sena gets PWD, Industries, Forest ministries in Fadnavis Cabinet December 6, 2014

    Mumbai: After the big Shiv Sena and Bharatiya Janata Party patch-up, the former has been allotted key portfolios including Industries, Forest, Public Works Department and Public Health in Maharashtra Cabinet. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday allocated portfolios to the 20-member council of ministers, including 10 of the Shiv...
  • PIL challenges Sena move to join BJP Government in Maharashtra December 5, 2014

    Mumbai: A day when Shiv Sena formally joined the BJP Government in Maharashtra, a public interest litigation (PIL) was filed in the Bombay High Court challenging the saffron party's "illegal" move. Shiv Sena, which until Thursday was main Opposition party in Maharashtra Assembly, became part of the BJP- led Government in...
  • BJP-Shiv Sena rule in Maharashtra after 15 years; 20 ministers inducted December 5, 2014

    Mumbai: BJP and Shiv Sena are ruling Maharashtra once again after 15 years with the induction of ten ministers from Shiv Sena in the 35-day old Devendra Fadnavis-led government in Maharashtra on Friday. Sena's joining the BJP government now is unique, because this is the first time a party sitting in...
  • Shiv Sena to get 5 Cabinet, 7 MoS ranks in BJP-led Maharashtra government December 2, 2014

    Mumbai: The BJP and Shiv Sena leaders on Tuesday met at Matoshree in Mumbai for a possible power sharing solution in Maharashtra government. The meeting between the two saffron parties ended with Shiv Sena getting five Cabinet ranks and seven Minister of States ranks in the BJP-led state government. The probable...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories December 1, 2014

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  • India @ 9 with Karma Paljor December 1, 2014

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  • Personal staff of Congress-NCP ministers cannot work for new ministers: Maharashtra government December 1, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government on Monday issued a directive prohibiting government employees who had worked with ministers in the Congress-NCP government as personal assistants or on some other posts from working with the current ministers. The Narendra Modi government at the Centre had issued a similar directive after NDA came to power. A...
  • BJP-Shiv Sena seal deal, Sena to get 4 Cabinet, 8 MoS berths in Maharashtra December 1, 2014

    Mumbai: The meeting between Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Shiv Sena on Monday finally put an end to the ongoing tussle between the two parties over power sharing in Maharashtra. According to the new arrangements, Shiv Sena MLAs will get four Cabinet and eight Ministers of State berths in Maharashtra...
  • Shiv Sena leaders meet Maharashtra CM Fadnavis, power sharing issue likely to be resolved today December 1, 2014

    Mumbai: As talks over Maharashtra government formation between Bharatiya Janata Party and Shiv Sena are heading in a positive direction, the issue could be resolved on Monday, said sources. The BJP has been trying hard to bring Sena to the board for a post-poll alliance before the winter session,...
  • BJP wants Sena to be part of Maharashtra government, but puts forth no concrete proposals: sources November 30, 2014

    Mumbai: Even as the Bharatiya Janata Party held talks with the estranged ally Shiv Sena for being a part of the Devendra Fadnavis government in Maharashtra, sources said that no concrete proposals were forwarded by the BJP. According to sources, Sena has proposed that it be given the post of...
  • Shiv Sena, BJP start power-sharing talks; 10 ministries on table November 28, 2014

    Mumbai: BJP is understood to have offered five Cabinet berths and an equal number of Minister of State posts to Shiv Sena in its Government in Maharashtra as the estranged allies on Friday began talks to chalk out a power- sharing formula after days of acrimony between the allies. BJP leaders...
  • Maharashtra to seek Rs 4,000-crore drought relief package November 27, 2014

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has decided to seek a Rs 4,000-crore drought relief package from the Centre and approved several relief measures for villages reeling under a severe drought. The decision was taken at a meeting of the state Cabinet on Thursday. The meting was chaired by Maharashtra Chief Minister...
  • Want Shiv Sena to be part of government, will talk to them: Maharashtra CM Fadnavis November 27, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has sent a clear message that his government wanted Shiv Sena to be a part of the government. Fadnavis said that MLC Chandrakant Patil and MP Dharmendra Pradhan will talk to Sena on the issue. Fadnavis said, ""From tomorrow, senior BJP leaders Devendra Pradhan and...
  • Maharashtra: Fadnavis government's stability not NCP's responsibility, says Sharad Pawar November 18, 2014

    Alibaug (Maharashtra): The Devendra Fadnavis government on Tuesday found itself in an unenviable situation with Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar, whose party had declared outside support doing a U-turn, saying the stability of the 18-day-old dispensation was not its responsibility and asking his party workers to be ready for...
  • Maharashtra government to move SC over Marathas quota row November 15, 2014

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government on Saturday decided to approach the Supreme Court after Bombay High Court on Friday stayed the move to grant 16 per cent reservation to Marathas in public service and educational institutions in the state. The decision was taken at an all-party meeting chaired by Chief Minister Devendra...
  • Maharashtra to involve students in cleanliness drive: Vinod Tawde November 14, 2014

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government plans to involve students to implement the state's cleanliness drive, Education Minister Vinod Tawde said on Friday. He was speaking after launching the cleanliness drive of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's education department as part of the 'Swachchata Abhiyan' campaign, along with Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis....
  • Sena to send Anil Desai's name for Cabinet only if BJP resolves Maharashtra issue: sources November 8, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bharatiya Janata Party's former ally Shiv Sena has set conditions for the former and said that it will send Anil Desai to the Union Cabinet only if the Maharashtra deadlock is resolved, said sources on Saturday. As talks between the BJP and Shiv Sena have hit a deadlock, the...
  • Maharashtra: Sena builds pressure on BJP over ministerial portfolios November 5, 2014

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena which is looking forward to be a coalition partner in the BJP-led government in Maharashtra has conveyed to the saffron party that it wanted a final decision on the ministerial portfolios till November 8 or 9, say sources. Sena, which has sought the post of deputy chief minister...
  • Talks between Shiv Sena and BJP 'stuck' over deputy chief minister's post November 4, 2014

    Mumbai: With just a week left for the Devendra Fadnavis government to prove its majority in the Maharashtra Assembly, Bharatiya Janata Party and Shiv Sena are yet to resolve their differences over terms for the latter's participation in the ministry, deputy's chief minister's post being one of the sticking points. While...
  • Devendra Fadnavis lacks acumen to run government: Narayan Rane November 4, 2014

    Mumbai: Senior Congress leader Narayan Rane on Tuesday said Bharatiya Janata Party's first Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis lacks "acumen" and the administrative skills required to run government. "Fadnavis is a good person (but) he lacks the administrative skills and acumen to run a government. He cannot face and tackle...
  • Shiv Sena builds pressure on BJP, asks it to decide on power sharing before trust vote, say sources November 1, 2014

    Mumbai: A day after the new Bharatiya Janata Party government in Maharashtra was sworn in, former ally Shiv Sena has stepped up the pressure. Sena has told the BJP to decide on power sharing before the floor test it will be facing within the next 15 days, sources said on...
  • Industry hopes new Maharashtra government will fast-track infra projects October 30, 2014

    Mumbai: As the BJP is set to form the next government in Maharashtra on Friday, industry experts want the new chief minister to expedite the delayed infrastructure projects in the state and revive investment in key sectors by removing bureaucratic bottlenecks. Devendra Fadnavis, 44, a four-term MLA from Nagpur, will...
  • Maharashtra: Sena warns BJP against NCP support, says the move will raise questions on its credibility October 30, 2014

    Mumbai: A day before the Bharatiya Janata Party government is set to take oath in Maharashtra, Shiv Sena's mouthpiece 'Saamana' has come out with an editorial, warning it against taking the Nationalist Congress Party's support. In the editorial, Sena says that it is a matter of pride that Maharashtra is...
  • Devendra Fadvanis: From ABVP worker to Maharashtra CM October 28, 2014

    Devendra Gangadharrao Fadnavis was born on 22 July 1970. He has been the president of Maharashtra state unit of Bharatiya Janata Party and an MLA from Nagpur. He has also served as Mayor of Nagpur. ...
  • When will suggestions on women safety be implemented: HC asks Maharashtra government October 28, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Tuesday sought to know from Maharashtra government as to when would it implement all the recommendations of the Justice (retd) CS Dharmadhikari committee on measures to ensure safety of women. The High Court was informed that 109 recommendations of the...
  • HC asks Maharashtra government to frame fresh witness protection policy October 11, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has asked the Maharashtra government to frame a fresh policy by November 30 to provide protection to witnesses in the light of its observations and recommendations made by the Law Commission of India. "Until the new policy is formulated, we direct the State Government to...
  • HC tells Maharashtra government to pay costs for adjournment to file affidavit October 7, 2014

    Mumbai: Pulling up Maharashtra government for seeking adjournments on flimsy grounds, the Bombay High Court imposed costs of Rs 25,000 on it on Tuesday, while hearing a PIL seeking compensation to relative of bomb blast victims. The Chief Secretary of Maharashtra state, who was summoned by the court, did not...