MAHARASHTRA

  • Verdict date of Salman Khan's hit-and-run case to be announced tomorrow 11 hours 40 minutes ago

    Mumbai: A Mumbai court will announce on Tuesday the date of the verdict in the Salman Khan accident case of 2002 after the prosecution and defence completed their final arguments here on Monday. On the concluding day of his final arguments, defence counsel Shrikant Shivade argued that the evidence of the...
  • CM Fadnavis defends beef ban, says government's decision justified 15 hours 4 minutes ago

    Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis defended the controversial beef ban in the state saying the Constitution makes provision for a cow slaughter ban. He said, "The government is justified in implementing beef ban. Ban on cow slaughter is what people of Maharashtra wants. The government will listen to what people...
  • 30 minutes: Beef ban in Maharashtra Yesterday

    BJP-ruled state Maharashtra banned sale and consumption of beef and has imposed a five-year jail term for cow slaughter. ...
  • Watch: HT Mumbai's Most Stylish Awards 2015 Yesterday

    At Hindustan Times Mumbai's Most Stylish Awards 2015, celebrities showed off their style mantra. ...
  • Being vegetarian a personal choice: Kamal Haasan on beef ban Yesterday

    After Maharashtra government has put a ban on beef, veteran actor Kamal Haasan said being a vegetarian should be a matter of personal choice. In an exclusive interview to Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand, Haasan said, "According to scriptures, Brahmins used to be beef eaters. I don't eat beef anymore, it's...
  • PM Modi's Toronto remarks aimed at assuring industries: Devendra Fadnavis 2 days ago

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday sought to clarify Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remarks in Toronto in which he has blamed the erstwhile government for leaving a "mess" behind, saying the statement was meant only to assure industries of "hassle-free" environment in the country. "Firstly, he (Modi) never said...
  • Railway to ink Maharashtra-specific pact on network expansion 2 days ago

    Mumbai: Railway Ministry will soon be entering into a tie-up with the Maharashtra Government to develop and deepen rail network in underdeveloped pockets in the hinterland. A new company will be created to execute the project, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Saturday said. "In the next few days, we will create a...
  • BSF camp attack: Maoist couple nabbed in Chhattisgarh 2 days ago

    Raipur: A Naxal couple, allegedly involved in the gun-battle at Chhote Baithiya BSF post in Chhattisgarh's Kanker district earlier this week, were arrested on Saturday. Dasru Pungati alias Vikram (35) and his wife Nirmala (38) were apprehended from Burgi Pipili village in the neighbouring Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra, station house officer...
  • No more guard of honour for Maharashtra ministers 2 days 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...
  • Ajay Shirke in no mood to return to BCCI 4 days ago

    Ajay Shirke, the Maharashtra Cricket Association president, is known to keep away from the limelight and take bold decisions. So it wasn't surprising that the then treasurer of the Board of Control for Cricket in India tendered his resignation in the wake of the infamous IPL spot-fixing and betting scandal...
  • Maharashtra by-poll: RR Patil's wife wins Tasgaon-Kavthemahankal seat by over 112,000 votes 5 days ago

    Sangli: Nationalist Congress Party candidate Suman Patil was elected to the Maharashtra assembly in the by-poll from Tasgaon-Kavthemahankal constituency with a huge margin over her rebel BJP rival, officials said on Wednesday. Patil, widow of former deputy chief minister RR Patil, an NCP stalwart, secured over 112,000 votes, comfortably trouncing rebel...
  • SC asks trial court to consider bail plea of Malegaon blast accused, decide on MACOCA charge 5 days ago

    Mumbai: In a partial relief for the Malegaon blast case accused, the Supreme Court has asked the trial court to reconsider their bail application. The trial court will now be hearing the bail pleas again. The trial court has also been asked to decide if the stringent Maharashtra Control of...
  • No problem with people eating fishes, goats but won't allow cow slaughter: Nitin Gadkari 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Even as there is a massive public outrage over the beef ban in Maharashtra, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said ban on cow slaughter is necessary to save the ecology. He also lent support to the Maharashtra government's diktat to show Marathi films during primetime slots. He said, "Today...
  • e Lounge: Shah Rukh Khan encourages regional cinema 6 days ago

    "First of all I think every regional cinema should not only be supported but also encouraged. I have been living in Maharashtra for 25 years now and I am very anti anyone who talks pro or anti region. So, I am not going there," the 49-year-old actor said during a...
  • Maharashtra Congress demands cancellation of Sanjay Raut's Rajya Sabha membership 1 week ago

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra Congress unit on Monday demanded action against Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut and cancellation of his Rajya Sabha membership after he called for revoking the voting rights of Muslims. In an article in party's mouthpiece Saamana, Raut said revoking voting rights of Muslims will also ensure the...
  • TWTW: Why Maharashtra government banned beef? April 12, 2015

    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 April 12, 2015

    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. ...
  • Even I was under government watch as Maharashtra minister: Sharad Pawar April 11, 2015

    Nashik: Amid a row over snooping on close relatives of Subhash Chandra Bose, NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Saturday said keeping a watch was a general practice of any government and even he was under watch during his tenure as Home Minister of Maharashtra years ago. Setting off a political...
  • Maharashtra Assembly bypolls: 42% turnout in Bandra, 58% in Tasgaon April 11, 2015

    Mumbai: Around 42 per cent voters on Saturday exercised their franchise in the keenly watched by-election to the Maharashtra Assembly from Bandra East, where Congress heavyweight and former chief minister Narayan Rane is taking on Shiv Sena and MIM rivals. In Tasgaon-Kavthe Mahankal, where Suman Patil, wife of former home minister...
  • Stopping farmer suicides biggest challenge for government: Maharashtra CM Fadnavis April 11, 2015

    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 -...
  • Jaitapur nuclear project: India needs this kind of energy and security, says Devendra Fadnavis April 11, 2015

    Taking Indo-French strategic relationship to a new level Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Francois Hollande decided to move ahead with the stalled Jaitapur nuclear project in Maharashtra. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said, "The Prime Minister has taken the decision In national interest. There is no need for...
  • Don't rely on God or government: Nitin Gadkari tells farmers April 11, 2015

    Amravati (Maharashtra): Advising farmers to stop relying on God or government, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said they need take charge of their own lives to improve the lot. The minister, who was addressing a gathering at the inauguration of Krishi Vikas Exhibition at Science Core Ground on Friday evening, also asked...
  • 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...
  • Marathi film row: AAP backs Shobhaa De, says she can speak her mind April 10, 2015

    Mumbai: Amid a row over Maharashtra government's move to reserve prime time slots in multiplexes for screening of Marathi movies, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Thursday came out in support of noted columnist Shobhaa De who has raised hackles of Shiv Sena by criticising the proposal. "Marathi culture needs encouragement....
  • 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...
  • Had Bal Thackeray not tried to preserve Marathi culture, Shobhaa De's forefathers would 'have been born in Pakistan': Shiv Sena April 9, 2015

    Mumbai: In a vitriolic attack against Shobha De for opposing mandatory screening of Marathi films, Shiv Sena on Thursday said had Bal Thackeray not done "dadagiri" to preserve Marathi culture, her forefathers would "have been born in Pakistan" and she would have "attended Page-3 parties in a burqa". De, reacting to...
  • Shiv Sena targets Shobhaa De, says she has insulted Maharashtrian food culture April 9, 2015

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena mouthpiece 'Saamana' on Thursday hit out at the writer Shobhaa De saying she has insulted Maharashtrian food culture by mocking Vadapav and Misal. The write-up comes a day after a Sena MLA moved a privilege motion against her in the Assembly. In her tweet about the government's order...