MAHARASHTRA

  • Congress asks Maharashtra government to provide ration to APL card holders 22 hours 13 minutes ago

    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...
  • Give his beef back and don't decide menu on dining table Yesterday

    Should law makers have any business to tell us what we should eat? India is gradually being looked at as an intolerant nation, making world headlines for all the wrong reasons and the word 'ban' is the keyword. I begin this saying that I am a Hindu who does not...
  • Maharashtra: Three booked for allegedly slaughtering two calves in Nashik Yesterday

    Nashik: Three people have been booked for allegedly slaughtering two calves in Nashik in Maharashtra. Meat was seized by the Malegaon Police and a case has been registered at Azadnagar Police in Malegaon. The police is on the lookout for the three accused who are currently on the run. If...
  • Mumbai metro 3 may run along coastal road, hints Maharashtra CM Fadnavis Yesterday

    Mumbai: Under pressure from ally Shiv Sena, Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis has assured that his government is studying the feasibility and possibility of constructing the Metro track along the coastal road. There are demands from the Shiv Sena to scrap Metro III as it involves shifting residents from Girgaum and...
  • Navi Mumbai airport to be completed by 2019, Maharashtra CM sets deadline Yesterday

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has laid out the timeline to make the Navi Mumbai International Airport operational. The tenders for the construction of the airport will be issued in May. The construction of the new airport is scheduled to begin in October and the work is estimated to...
  • Maharashtra: No minister in Fadnavis government has declared assets, reveals RTI 2 days ago

    Mumbai: None of the Ministers in the new Maharashtra government have given information to the Chief Minister about their assets and liabilities as mandated, according to the state government's response to a RTI query. RTI activist Anil Galgali had sought information about assets and liabilities declared by the Cabinet as well...
  • Four arrested in Navi Mumbai church attack case: Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis 3 days ago

    Mumbai: A day after assuring that culprits of the Navi Mumbai church attack would be caught at the earliest, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis told the state Assembly on Tuesday that four persons have been arrested in connection with the incident. Fadnavis on Monday assured that those responsible for the attack...
  • Please don't equate food with religion: Rishi Kapoor speaks out about the beef ban in Maharashtra 3 days ago

    Mumbai: He is facing what he calls "nonsense" for his comment on the beef ban in Maharashtra. But veteran actor Rishi Kapoor, who says he doesn't eat beef in India, is undeterred in reiterating that food and religion must not be equated. The controversy began when Rishi, from his Twitter handle...
  • Have MPs turned into 'gang of capitalists', asks CPM's Brinda Karat 3 days ago

    Gadchiroli (Maharashtra): Senior CPI-M leader Brinda Karat on Monday alleged that the Narendra Modi government is virtually "snatching away" the rights of tribals and farmers and wondered whether Parliament has turned into an "assembly of capitalists". The Narendra Modi government is virtually snatching away the rights of tribals and farmers...
  • NCP slams Maharashtra government for 'false' announcements on social media 3 days ago

    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...
  • Church attack: Maharashtra Chief Minister gives police 48 hours to nab attackers 4 days ago

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday said he has directed police to arrest within 48 hours the culprits who hurled stones at a catholic church in Navi Mumbai on Saturday. Fadnavis' assurance came after a delegation of various Christian organisations, led by BJP MLA Ashish Shelar from Bandra (West),...
  • Church attacks: 6 held in Jabalpur, no breakthrough in Maharashtra 4 days ago

    Jabalpur/Mumbai: Amid widespread outcry over an attack on a cathedral and a church-run school in Jabalpur in BJP-ruled Madhya Pradesh, police on Monday arrested six people belonging to a right-wing Hindu group but let them off on bail soon, drawing flak from the Christian community. But in neighbouring Maharashtra, also...
  • Maharashtra Minister sparks controversy, says foreign hand behind church attack 4 days ago

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Revenue Minister Eknath Khadse sparked off a controversy by saying that there could be a foreign hand behind the Church attack. The Opposition also created an uproar in the state Assembly over the issue with the National Congress Party walking out of the Assembly over the issue. On Sunday,...
  • Bearing the brunt of unseasonal rains, Nashik farmers sell onions at minimal prices 4 days ago

    Farmers across the country are bearing the brunt of unseasonal rains that have destroyed their produce. The losses are staggering pushing cultivators beyond the edge of desperation. Over 25,000 hectares of onion crop in Nashik has been damaged since last October. Farmers can no longer stock the onions to sell...
  • Two Maharashtra police commandos killed in Gadchiroli Naxal encounter 4 days ago

    Gadchiroli: Two police commandos were killed while another was injured in a gunbattle with Naxalites in the forests of Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra on Sunday night. The incident occurred late evening near village Tikameda of the Maoist violence-affected district located on the border of Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh (Kanker district). "Two of our...
  • Mumbai: Miscreants attack church in New Panvel, FIR registered 6 days ago

    Mumbai: A church was vandalised by miscreants in Mumbai's New Panvel area. According to police, the attack was carried out by two persons who were riding pillion on a motorcycle at around 1:30 AM when they hurled stones at the Saint George Catholic church located near a bridge in the area. In...
  • Beef an integral part of Goa cuisine, cannot be banned, says CM Parsekar 6 days ago

    Panaji: Even as the Bharatiya Janata Party ruled states of Maharashtra and Haryana banned beef, Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said that there will be no such ban in his state. Parsekar said beef is an integral part of the cuisine of the minority community of the state which constitute nearly...
  • Have enough surplus food, won't face food shortage due to unseasonal rainfall, says Arun Jaitley 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Unseasonal rains have destroyed over 10 lakh hectares of standing crop across the country. The heavy loss is likely to have an adverse effect on prices of food items which may rise putting the Narendra Modi government in a crisis situation. Reacting to the situation, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley...
  • Unseasonal rains wreak havoc: Large-scale crop loss bad news for Indian economy? 6 days ago

    Unseasonal rains have destroyed over 10 lakh hectares of standing crop across the country. The heavy loss is likely to have an adverse effect on prices of food items which may rise putting the Narendra Modi government in a crisis situation. ...
  • Unseasonal rains destroy crops: Agriculture scientist Swaminathan says it's a wake up call 6 days ago

    Unseasonal rains have destroyed over 10 lakh hectares of standing crop across the country. The heavy loss is likely to have an adverse effect on prices of food items which may rise putting the Narendra Modi government in a crisis situation. In an interview to CNN-IBN, Agriculture scientist Dr MS...
  • Unseasonal rains destroy over 10 lakh hectares of standing crop, price rise likely 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Unseasonal rains have destroyed over 10 lakh hectares of standing crop across the country. The heavy loss is likely to have an adverse effect on prices of food items which may rise putting the Narendra Modi government in a crisis situation. One of the worst affected places is...
  • Pune: IAS officer arrested for raping, molesting minor girls 1 week ago

    Pune: A 58-year-old IAS officer has been arrested for allegedly raping and molesting four minor girls, police said on Friday. M H Sawant, the Director General of Maharashtra Council of Agricultural Education and Research, lived in Shivajinagar here and sometimes visited his father-in-law's flat near a school at Hingane Khurd. Sawant used...
  • Modi government battles as 10 lakh hectares of standing crop destroyed 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Unseasonal rain has destroyed over 10 lakh hectares of standing crop across the country putting the Narendra Modi government in a crisis situation. One of the worst affected places is Maharashtra where around 40,000 hectares of standing Rabi crop has been damaged. On the other hand 26 out of...
  • War of words ensue between BJP, Shiv Sena over LED lamps March 19, 2015

    Mumbai: A war of words has ensued between ruling partners BJP and Shiv Sena after a leader of Uddhav Thackeray-led party alleged "wrongdoing" in a project to install LED lights in 100 cities, including Mumbai, where it controls the civic body. An article written by Sena spokesperson and MP Sanjay Raut...
  • After communist leader Govind Pansare's death, activist Dr Bharat Patankar receives threat letter March 18, 2015

    Mumbai: A month after the murder of Communist leader Govind Pansare and rationalist Narendra Dabholkar, another writer and activist Dr Bharat Patankar has received a letter threatening that he, too, will meet the same fate. The letter accused Patankar of backing rationalists and Muslims and warned him against doing so. The...
  • Centre gives nod to Maharashtra's cow-shelter village scheme March 17, 2015

    Mumbai: Following the President's assent for Maharashtra Animal Preservation (Amendment) Bill, 1995, which bans slaughter of cows, bulls and bullocks, the state government on Tuesday said the Centre had given a go-ahead to its cow shelter villages scheme too. The state will receive Rs 90 crore...
  • One month on and no probe headway in Govind Pansare murder enquiry March 17, 2015

    Mumbai: One month on and there has been no probe headway in Govind Pansare's murder enquiry. Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) sources say that the motive behind killing Pansare is still not clear. Investigations have revealed that Communist leader Govind Pansare had received threats over his statewide anti-toll agitation. 25 teams are working...
  • BJP helps NCP unseat Congress leader as Maharashtra Legislative Council chairman March 16, 2015

    Mumbai: In a major political development, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in Maharashtra on Monday supported the Nationalist Congress Party in its no-confidence motion against legislative council chairman Shivajirao Deshmukh of the Congress, even as the BJP's ally Shiv Sena abstained from voting. The NCP, which has an upper hand in...
  • 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...
  • Lawyers abstain from work in Maharashtra to protest advocate's killing March 16, 2015

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court and many lower courts in the city and other parts of Maharashtra wore a deserted look as lawyers abstained from work in response to a call given by Bar Council of India (BCI) to protest against the recent killing of an advocate by police in...