Maharashtra

  • Maharashtra Sadan staffer forced to eat during Ramzan fast by Shiv Sena MPs 23 minutes ago

    New Delhi: A shocking case has been reported in the power corridors of Delhi. A group of 11 Shiv Sena MPs allegedly abused and forced a Muslim catering supervisor at the Maharashtra Sadan to break his Ramzan fast and eat a chapati. The MPs were reportedly miffed at not being served...
  • Maharashtra government issues resolution on extending slum regularisation 4 hours 12 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government on Tuesday issued a Government Resolution (GR) extending the slum regularisation date from January 1, 1995 to January 1, 2000. Minister of State for Housing, Sachin Ahir while making the announcement said that government had also formulated a policy to decide criterion for slum-dwellers who will benefit...
  • Narayan Rane meets Chavan, discusses resignation, state polls 18 hours 21 minutes ago

    Mumbai: A day after Maharashtra Congress leader Narayan Rane quit the state cabinet, he met Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Tuesday. Rane met Chavan along with leader Manikrao Thakre. Rane has long been vying for the top post in the state and was upset that the Congress leadership decided to...
  • BJP ally Shiv Sena opposes talks with Pakistan 19 hours 14 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Slamming the 'sari and shawl' diplomacy with Pakistan, ruling NDA constituent Shiv Sena on Tuesday said that the government should hold no talks with Pakistan and give it a "befitting" reply after the killing of a jawan in shelling at the Line of Control. "What is this sari and...
  • Address Vidarbha before Maharashtra polls, Muttemwar urges Sonia Yesterday

    Nagpur: Congress MP and ex-Union minister Vilas Muttemwar has urged party President Sonia Gandhi to take up the issue of separate Vidarbha with the Narendra Modi government at the Centre to revive its electoral chances in the impending Maharashtra Assembly elections. In a letter to Sonia which was made public recently,...
  • Congress hit by crisis in Haryana, Assam, Maharashtra Yesterday

    The Congress party is hit by crisis as its leaders are turning rebel with each passing day. After the party was hit by the crisis in Assam and Maharashtra, dissent is growing in the Haryana too. Ever since the Congress was decimated in the Lok Sabha elections in this May...
  • Rahul, Sonia grapple with crisis, Congress faces revolt in Maharashtra, Haryana, Assam Yesterday

    New Delhi: Its worst electoral mauling seems to have started a chain reaction in the Congress party which is trying hard to douse the rebellion among its ranks. The party is falling apart as a host of leaders have turned rebels in the recent days. The Congress leadership is grappling with...
  • Rane was hinting at quitting for the last few days: NCP Yesterday

    In yet another blow to the Congress, Maharashtra Industries Minister Narayan Rane has resigned. This is the second time that Rane has resigned, giving the reason as his displeasure towards the non-functioning of the Congress party. Ally NCP leader Nawab Malik refused to comment, calling it an internal matter of...
  • Triple whammy for Congress: A test of Rahul Gandhi's leadership? Yesterday

    The Congress party is facing crisis as the leaders are rebelling against the leadership. After Maharashtra, Assam, Haryana Congress leader Birendra Singh was rebelling against the state government and even demanded Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda's resignation. CNN-IBN discusses with a panel of experts whether the crisis in the party...
  • Congress in crisis; Maharashtra, Assam ministers quit, flay CMs Yesterday

    New Delhi: In a double blow to the Indian National Congress, Narayan Rane from Maharashtra and Himanta Biswa Sarma from Assam resigned from the respective state Cabinets on Monday. The resignations come in the backdrop of Congress's severe mauling in the recent Lok Sabha elections where the party won just...
  • Rebellious Maharashtra Minister Narayan Rane quits Chavan Cabinet Yesterday

    Mumbai: While the Congress deals with rebellion against Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, there's another blow to the party in Maharashtra. Maharashtra Industries Minister Narayan Rane has resigned from the state Cabinet. Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan is yet to accept his resignation. Rane had announced his decision to quit the Chavan...
  • Maharashtra situation: Sonia holds talks with CM, senior leaders 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Sunday held consultations with senior leaders from Maharashtra including Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan in the wake of party leader Narayan Rane announcing his decision to quit Chavan Cabinet pitching for a change of leadership there. Former Home Minister and senior leader from Maharashtra Sushil...
  • NCP to contest Maharashtra polls in alliance with the Congress 2 days ago

    Nashik: Maharashtra state unit Nationalist Congress Party (NCP)chief Sunil Tatkare said on Sunday that the NCP would contest upcoming the state Assembly elections with the Congress party. "We have asked the Congress to hold a co-ordination committee meeting to discuss all issues, including seat adjustment for assembly polls," Tatkare said....
  • Narayan Rane to quit Chavan Cabinet on Monday 5 days ago

    Mumbai: In what could prove to be a major setback to the Congress-NCP alliance in Maharashtra, Industries Minister Narayan Rane will quit Prithviraj Chavan Cabinet on Monday. "I shall resign as cabinet minister on Monday. However, I shall continue to remain in the Congress as an ordinary worker," Rane told media...
  • Mumbai: Samajwadi Party seeks temporary abattoirs for Bakri-Eid 5 days ago

    Mumbai: Samajwadi Party's Maharashtra unit has written to Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan demanding setting up of temporary abattoirs for the festival of Bakri-Eid to be held later in 2014. "We have requested the Chief Minister to immediately call a meeting of administrative officers and minority affairs minister to discuss and initiate...
  • BJP asks Maharashtra Governor to put Modi's posters in prominent places 6 days ago

    Mumbai: Bharatiya Janata Party leader Shaina NC has sought permission from Governor of Maharashtra K Sankaranarayanan to put up Prime Minister Narendra Modi's posters in all prominent public places as per the norms. The governor has agreed to the BJP's demand but has insisted that the PM's photograph should come...
  • Maharashtra government to pay Rs.50,000 to girls arrested over FB row on Bal Thackeray's death 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission on Tuesday directed Maharashtra Government to pay Rs 50,000 each to the two girls who were arrested over a Facebook post after the death of Shiv Sena chief Balasaheb Thackeray, saying their detention was "illegal". According to a statement released on Tuesday, the Commission...
  • Maharashtra Assembly Polls: EC to review preparedness July 15, 2014

    Mumbai: Ahead of Assembly elections in Maharashtra, the Election Commission of India has decided to send a team to the state to review the preparedness. The team is scheduled to meet top officials of the state administration on Tuesday. The assembly elections are due in October this year. ...
  • Some 'Mahayuti' leaders to join Congress soon, claims Thakre July 14, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee president Manikrao Thakre today claimed that some leaders of the 'Mahayuti' were in touch with the Congress and would join the the party soon. Talking to reporters, Thakre said he would not disclose their names at this juncture. He was replying to a question on reports...
  • Shreyas Talpade's 'Poshter Boyz' ties up with Maha eSeva Kendras in Maharashtra July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Actor-producer Shreyas Talpade's "Poshter Boyz" has become the first movie to tie up with Maha eSeva Kendras of the Maharashtra government which will help in the movie's ticket sales, marketing and distribution. Being produced under Shreyas's banner Affluence Movies Private Limited and co-produced by Ali Abrar, the film is...
  • Over 66,000 RTI appeals pending before 6 information centres: survey July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: A survey conducted by Commonwealth Human Rights initiative raises serious questions on the lack of transparency in the functioning of Information Commissions across the country. Report says that more than 66,000 appeals and complaints pending in just 6 information commissions across the country, Maharashtra commission tops the list with...
  • I'm happy that what I've done so far has been recognised now, says Naik July 14, 2014

    Senior BJP leader and former Union Minister Ram Naik was on Monday appointed as Governor of Uttar Pradesh. Sources in the BJP say that the Centre reportedly cleared Naik's name in a late night development. "I'm happy that whatever I've done so far, the leaders have recognised it now. I was doing...
  • MHA seeks report from Maharashtra government on 4 men joining ISIL July 14, 2014

    Mumbai: The Ministry of Home Affairs Affairs on Monday sought report from the Maharashtra government on media reports of four Mumbai men going to Iraq to fight on behalf of Iraq-based outfit Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. The report sought facts of the case and action taken so...
  • Poll panel's notice to Ashok Chavan in paid news case July 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Sunday issued notice to former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan in a paid news case, asking why he should not be disqualified. The poll panel said Chavan has failed to file his election expenses in the prescribed format. "The commission has hereby decided that the respondent...
  • Election Commission cautions media on 'paid news' July 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Sunday cautioned the media on the issue of 'paid news' by asking it to show "greater responsibility" with suitable disclaimers, particularly during election time. "The minimum that is expected of ethical journalism is that the reader is cautioned by suitable disclaimers while such articles are...
  • EC to visit Maharashtra on Monday for Assembly polls preparation July 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Setting the ball rolling for the forthcoming Assembly polls in Maharashtra, the full panel of the Election Commission (EC) will visit the state on Monday. The Election Commission team, led by Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath and Election Commissioners HS Brahma and S NA Zaidi, will meet top officials...
  • Case registered against NCP leader for molesting 14-year-old girl July 13, 2014

    Raigad: In a shocking incident, a molestation case has been registered against a local NCP leader in Maharashtra's Raigad district. Police registered a case against NCP's Santosh Mandavkar after a 14-year-old girl claimed that he had offered to help her when she was stranded on a highway after allegedly being...
  • Thane tribal boy dies of police 'torture' July 12, 2014

    Thane: A 16-year-old tribal boy, who was allegedly tortured by some police personnel attached to a police station in Bhiwandi town in Thane district last month, died at a hospital on Saturday. The victim, identified as Babu Thackeray, was allegedly beaten up by the constables, attached to Nizampura police station on...
  • DA case: Maharashtra Speaker refuses to sanction prosecution of Kripashankar July 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Speaker of Maharashtra Legislative Assembly Dilip Walse-Patil has refused to sanction prosecution of Congress leader Kripashankar Singh in the disproportionate assets case. Highly placed officials said the sanction to prosecute Singh in the disproportionate assets case under the Prevention of Corruption Act, was refused by the Speaker recently. The case is...
  • Ness, Preity got into argument but no physical abuse: Wadia's witnesses July 12, 2014

    Mumbai: The Mumbai Police have recorded statements of both the witnesses named by Kings XVI Punjab co-owner Ness Wadia. Both the witnesses in their statements have said that they saw bollywood actress Pretiy Zinta and her former boyfriend Ness Wadia get into an argument but said that there was no...