Maharashtra

  • Case registered against NCP leader for molesting 14-year-old girl 13-07-2014 07:35 AM

    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' 12-07-2014 10:27 PM

    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...
  • DA case: Maharashtra Speaker refuses to sanction prosecution of Kripashankar 12-07-2014 03:54 PM

    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...
  • Ness, Preity got into argument but no physical abuse: Wadia's witnesses 12-07-2014 12:13 AM

    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...
  • After retaining Congress trust, Prithviraj Chavan eyes Maharashtra poll win 11-07-2014 08:05 PM

    Mumbai: A day after Congress leadership reposed faith in him to lead the party in upcoming Assembly polls, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Friday said his endeavour would be to win maximum seats in the state. "I met the party leadership in the last two days and requested them...
  • My son is not a rocket to be launched: Raj Thackeray 11-07-2014 06:32 PM

    Mumbai: MNS chief Raj Thackeray on Friday dismissed reports that his son Amit would be joining politics and might be made the chief of the party's students wing. Amit attended the MNS's youth wing which was addressed by his father and MNS chief on Friday. "Believe me, don't believe the...
  • Pune blast: 10 ATS teams to probe case, terror angle not ruled out 11-07-2014 06:18 PM

    Mumbai: Ten teams of Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad were formed on Friday to investigate all the angles in Pune blast, sources said adding that case has been registered under various sections against unknown persons at Vishrambag police station. Prima facie, the blast seemed to be part of terrorist attack, sources said....
  • Pune blast: CCTV footage recovered, no suspect narrowed down yet 11-07-2014 05:07 PM

    New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs on Friday received report from the Maharashtra government regarding the Pune blast in which four people were injured. A low-intensity blast triggered by an IED planted in a bike parked in front of a police station in the heart of the city on...
  • Congress decides to retain Prithviraj Chavan as Maharashtra CM 11-07-2014 08:35 AM

    Mumbai: Ending speculations of a change in leadership in Maharashtra post the deafening defeat of Congress in the Lok Sabha elections, the state party in-charge Mohan Prakash told CNN-IBN on Friday that Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan will continue to hold the top position. Speaking to CNN-IBN Prakash said, "There will...
  • Minor explosion in Pune, three injured 10-07-2014 03:04 PM

    Pune:A minor explosion took place outside the Faraskhana police station in Pune on Thursday in which three people have been injured. Maharashtra Anti Terrorism Squad was at the spot and has called it a low-intensity explosion. "It is a low intensity explosion. Either something kept in the dicky of a...
  • Prithviraj Chavan discusses strategy for Maharashtra polls with Sonia Gandhi 09-07-2014 10:28 PM

    New Delhi: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Wednesday met Congress President Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi and discussed strategy for the upcoming Assembly elections in the state. Chavan said that he discussed Congress's readiness for Assembly elections in Maharashtra and termed the interaction with the party chief "very good"....
  • Maharashtra to promulgate Ordinance on reservations: Advocate General to HC 09-07-2014 09:16 PM

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government would soon promulgate an ordinance to give effect to the cabinet decision on quotas for Marathas and Muslims, the Bombay High Court was informed on Wednesday. Advocate General Darius Khambata declared this in a statement before a bench headed by Justice Abhay Oka which was hearing two...
  • SP wants alliance with Congress, NCP for Maharashtra assembly polls 09-07-2014 07:50 PM

    Mumbai: Samajwadi Party on Wednesday called for an alliance with Maharashtra's ruling Congress-NCP combine in the upcoming assembly elections to prevent "communal forces" from coming to power in the state. "What we need right now is an alliance of secular parties in Maharashtra to keep communal forces at bay. I...
  • Amit Shah will lead Maharashtra to victory in assembly polls: Mumbai BJP 09-07-2014 04:33 PM

    Mumbai: The Mumbai unit of the BJP on Wednesday expressed confidence that the new BJP President Amit Shah, would be able to replicate the performance of the party in Maharashtra, as he did in Uttar Pradesh in the recent Lok Sabha elections. 50-year-old Shah had engineered a massive victory in...
  • Newly-wed woman raped by brother-in-law; tortured by in-laws 09-07-2014 03:40 PM

    Thane: A 19-year-old newly-wed woman was allegedly raped by her brother-in-law at Bhiwandi town in the district and was subjected to torture by her husband and other members of his family, police said on Wednesday. The incident of rape had taken place on July 1, police said. Four persons- the...
  • Minor gangraped; two held 09-07-2014 07:17 AM

    Thane: A 14-year-old girl was allegedly gangraped by two youth near Varvatne village in neighbouring Raigad district of Maharashtra, police said on Wednesday. Both the accused were arrested last evening after the victim lodged a complaint with the police regarding the alleged incident which occurred on Sunday night, said DSP,...
  • Prithviraj Chavan slams rail budget, says Centre apathetic to Maharashtra 08-07-2014 10:19 PM

    Mumbai: Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Tuesday said that rail budget has completely let down Maharashtra and that he was feeling "terribly disappointed" by the "apathy" of Centre towards the state. "The government has done nothing on the demand for the rollback of the 14.5 per cent hike in passenger...
  • Maharashtra: Doctors end strike after assurance from Prithviraj Chavan 07-07-2014 04:33 PM

    Mumbai: Members of Maharashtra Association of Gazetted Medical Officers (MAGMO), who were on strike since July 1, on Monday called off their stir after meeting Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan. Chavan told reporters that most of the demands of MAGMO had been accepted earlier and the government is positive on some...
  • Prithviraj Chavan requests railway ministry for air-conditioned trains 04-07-2014 08:40 PM

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan has requested the union railway ministry to consider door closing technology on a few rakes on an experimental basis and introduction of cushioned seats in ladies' second class coaches on suburban trains in a phased manner. In a letter to the Union Railway Minister...
  • Ashok Chavan put in charge of election strategy for Marathwada 04-07-2014 07:26 PM

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Congress on Friday gave the former Chief Minister Ashok Chavan the responsibility of drawing up Assembly elections strategy for Marathwada region. Chavan, now the Lok Sabha MP from Nanded, will be assisted by ministers Madhukar Chavan, Rajendra Darda, Amit Deshmukh, Abdul Sattar and D P Sawant, all of...
  • Corruption charges against politicians often baseless: NCP 04-07-2014 06:40 PM

    Nashik: Nationalist Congress Party MP Supriya Sule on Friday said that a party cannot take action against its partymen facing corruption charges, till they are proved so, as allegations are often "baseless". Sule responding to queries on corruption charges leveled against NCP leaders, including party chief and her father Sharad...
  • NCP to hold rallies to pep-up partymen for Maharashtra Assembly polls 03-07-2014 05:57 PM

    Mumbai: The NCP, which received a drubbing in the recent Lok Sabha elections, on Thursday said that it is organising rallies across Maharashtra in order to "re-energise" party cadres ahead of the upcoming state Assembly polls. "We are organising rallies and meetings with our party workers across Maharashtra to encourage...
  • Maharashtra health minister appeals doctors to withdraw strike 02-07-2014 11:36 PM

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Health Minister Suresh Shetty has appealed to striking medical officers under the public health department to end their agitation and resume duty. In an statement issued here on Wednesday Shetty urged doctors not to cause trouble to citizens. On June 2, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan held discussions...
  • Over 1,300 Maharashtra villages getting tanker water 30-06-2014 09:43 PM

    Mumbai: As monsoon plays truant and scarcity looms large, as many as 1,359 villages and 3,317 wadis (hamlets) in Maharashtra are being supplied drinking water through tankers. A total of 1,464 water tankers, 1,249 of them privately-owned, have been pressed into service, officials said here. In Nashik division, there are...
  • Rakhi Sawant joins RPI, says ready to fight against MNS chief 28-06-2014 07:41 PM

    Mumbai: After her miserable electoral debut in Lok Sabha elections, Bollywood starlet Rakhi Sawant ON saturday joined Ramdas Athawale-led RPI and said she would not hesitate to contest the upcoming assembly polls against MNS chief Raj Thackeray. "I am scared of none," she said when asked if she would throw...
  • Prithviraj Chavan to meet AK Antony today, give feedback on party's debacle in LS polls 28-06-2014 04:35 PM

    New Delhi: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan whose fate as the CM hangs in the balance is scheduled to meet former Defence Minister and Sonia Gandhi aide AK Antony on Saturday. Chavan along with some Maharashtra MLAs will meet Antony later in the day- who will submit a final report...
  • Mumbai: Fire breaks out at Income Tax Office 27-06-2014 08:15 PM

    Mumbai: A major fire broke out at the Income Tax Office in Mumbai's Church Gate branch on Friday evening. The blaze started from the basement of the building. At least five fire engines have been pressed into service to douse off the flames. The cause of the blaze has not...
  • Stop cops from giving info to media on probe: Bombay HC to Maharashtra government 27-06-2014 08:09 PM

    Mumbai: The Bombay high court on Friday asked Maharashtra government to issue a circular restraining the police from disclosing the identity and the photograph of accused as well as information gathered during investigations to the media. The order was given by Justices Abhay Oka and AS Chandurkar on a PIL...
  • Quota for Marathas, Muslims will benefit ruling combine: Sharad Pawar 27-06-2014 07:18 PM

    Mumbai: A candid Sharad Pawar has admitted that the ruling Congress-NCP alliance in Maharashtra was all set to benefit from the recently announced quotas for Marathas and Muslims. "What is wrong if the decision benefits us in elections ? We are not a gang of sadhus and saints," Pawar told...
  • PIL filed in Bombay HC against reservation for Marathas in Maharashtra 27-06-2014 02:04 PM

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government's plans for 16 per cent reservation for Marathas, ahead of the assembly elections, have run into legal trouble. A PIL has been filed in the Bombay High Court by activist Ketan Tirodkar. The PIL says that Marathas are not a caste and they are a linguistic...