MAHARASHTRA GOVERNMENT

  • No more guard of honour for Maharashtra ministers 6 hours 9 minutes ago

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has decided to discontinue the colonial-era practice of according police guard of honour to ministers and top officials during their district-level visits, terming it a "waste of time and resources". The directive will also apply to all ministers and senior state officials, a senior official said. Chief Minister...
  • TWTW: Why Maharashtra government banned beef? 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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. ...
  • Stopping farmer suicides biggest challenge for government: Maharashtra CM Fadnavis 6 days ago

    Amravati: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday said that stopping farmer suicides was the biggest challenge before his government and hoped a newly-launched scheme will help stem the trend. "Stopping farmer suicides is the biggest challenge before the government. To deal with it, we have undertaken a flagship programme -...
  • Maharashtra government decides to shut down 12 toll booths from May 31 April 10, 2015

    Mumbai: There will be a new toll policy in Maharashtra from next month, 12 toll booths in the state will be shut down from May 31. At 53 toll booths, light motor vehicles and state transport vehicles will be exempted from paying toll from May 31. However, all five entry points...
  • 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. ...
  • Maharashtra relaxes norm, now multiplexes can show Marathi films from 12 noon to 9 pm April 9, 2015

    Mumbai: Two days after making the screening of Marathi films during the prime time slot of 6pm to 9pm in multiplexes mandatory, the Maharashtra government on Thursday relaxed the norm for showing the films. According to the new norm, Marathi films can be shown from 12 noon to 9 pm in...
  • 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. ...
  • 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. ...
  • Why ban only slaughter of cows, bulls; what about other animals: HC to Maharashtra government April 6, 2015

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Monday 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. A division bench of justices VM Kanade and AR Joshi was...
  • Beef ban is nothing but diversion from core issues: Congress March 29, 2015

    Mumbai: Terming the banning of beef in Maharashtra a diversion from core issues concerning people of the state, Congress today said the BJP-led government has shown its true colours after coming to power. AICC General Secretary Mohan Prakash said that at a time when farmers are reeling under severe debt...
  • Congress asks Maharashtra government to provide ration to APL card holders March 26, 2015

    Mumbai: A delegation of Congress leaders led by Sanjay Nirupam on Friday met Maharashtra Minister for Food and Civil Supplies Girish Bapat and demanded that the government should give food subsidy to APL card holders who have been left out of Food Security Act since November last year. "People above poverty...
  • NCP slams Maharashtra government for 'false' announcements on social media March 23, 2015

    Mumbai: Criticising the Maharashtra government over its use of social media platform for making official announcements related to schemes and packages, NCP on Monday alleged that the state was fooling people through such "false" statements. "There is a new trend emerging nowadays. Ministers have now started using social networking sites...
  • Bombay High Court resents delay in filing affidavits March 16, 2015

    Mumbai: Resenting the delay in filing affidvavits, the Bombay High Court asked Maharashtra government on Monday to change its work culture, approach and mindset towards the judiciary so that the common man's grievances are resolved promptly. "There needs to be a change in work culture. The government should work towards improving...
  • Maharashtra government does away with 5 per cent job quota for Muslims March 4, 2015

    Mumbai: Muslims will not get the five per cent reservations in Maharashtra government jobs as announced by the erstwhile Congress-NCP government just before Assembly polls last year, it was officially announced on Wednesday. "An ordinance to this effect (providing a five per cent job quota) lapsed on December 23 last...
  • Swine flu under control, says Maharashtra health minister February 19, 2015

    Nagpur: The Maharashtra government on Thursday claimed that all is well on the swine flu front though it has officially admitted 83 deaths so far. Swine flu which broke out in Maharashtra is under control though some deaths have been reported, Maharashtra Health Minister Deepak Sawant told in Nagpur. He claimed...
  • Bombay HC tells government to reply to PIL against AIB comedy show February 10, 2015

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Tuesday asked the Centre, Maharashtra government and I&B Ministry to respond to a petition seeking action against organisers of All India Bakchod (AIB), a roast show, held here on December 20 last year in which allegedly obscene and vulgar words were used by participants...
  • Maharashtra government to create website for 'missing' kids staying at borstals February 10, 2015

    Mumbai: Aiming to make easier the identification of 'missing' children across the state, the Maharashtra government is mulling to create a website where details of such inmates along with their photographs will be uploaded so that they can be reunited with their families. The website, which is yet to get...
  • Lot more needs to be done to stop farmer suicides: Maharashtra government February 8, 2015

    Mumbai: Facing criticism from its ally Shiv Sena over farmer suicides in the state's drought-hit regions, Maharashtra government has admitted that a lot more needs to be done to stop such incidents. The government is working towards increasing the agricultural productivity of farmers and some big measures will be announced...
  • Mumbai to get 6,000 CCTVs, government inks MoU with L&T February 7, 2015

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government on Saturday signed an MoU worth Rs 949 crore with engineering and construction major Larsen & Toubro (L&T) for setting up CCTV based surveillance in the city. As per the MoU signed by the company and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, 6,000 CCTVs will be installed across the...