Maharashtra

  • Maharahstra ATS grill 8 in missing Kalyan boys case who joined ISIS 3 hours 10 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Anti Terrorism Squad on Monday questioned eight people in the missing Kalyan boys case who reportedly joined the terror outfit Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). A cleric has also been questioned for allegedly trying to indoctrinate the boys. One of the four boys Arif reportedly died on...
  • e-registration facility launched in Thane 21 hours 11 minutes ago

    Thane: Maharashtra Revenue Minister Balasaheb Thorat on Sunday launched e-registration facility under which people can now do registration of properties online. Thorat at the launch said that the facility is applicable in housing society with more than 200 members (houses), where members can avail the facility of doing the registration of...
  • C Vidyasagar Rao sworn-in as Maharashtra governor Yesterday

    Mumbai: C Vidyasagar Rao was on Saturday sworn in as governor of Maharashtra at a function in Raj Bhavan. Bombay High Court Chief Justice Mohit Shah administered the oath of office and secrecy to Rao, a senior BJP leader from Telangana. Rao took over from Gujarat Governor OP Kohli, who was given...
  • Six years since 26/11 terror attacks: Chabad House then and now 5 days ago

    Six years after the gruesome 26/11 terror attacks on the Chabad House in South Mumbai, the Jewish learning center reopened on Tuesday. The house now has a Jewish Museum on the fourth and the fifth floors. ...
  • Maharashtra Governor CV Rao: A man who rose through ranks in BJP 5 days ago

    Hyderabad: Chennamaneni Vidyasagar Rao, appointed as new Governor of Maharashtra on Tuesday, is a senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader from Telangana who served as Union Minister of State for Home in the NDA government led by Atal Bihari Vajpayee. He was elected thrice to the undivided Andhra Pradesh Assembly in 1985,...
  • Governors for four states announced; Kalyan Singh gets Rajasthan 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The central government on Tuesday appointed new governors for four states, namely Rajasthan, Karnataka, Goa and Maharashtra. While senior BJP leader Kalyan Singh was anointed as the Governor of Rajasthan, former Gujarat Assembly Speaker Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala was named the Governor of Karnataka. Mridula Sinha, a former BJP Mahila Morcha...
  • Model rape case: Maharashtra Home Ministry recommends suspension for accused Mumbai DIG 6 days ago

    Mumbai: In trouble for DIG Sunil Paraskar accused of raping a model, the Maharashtra Home Department has proposed his suspension. "The proposal to suspend Paraskar has been sent to Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan," a Home Ministry official said. A court had recently granted him pre-arrest bail, observing the complainant's behaviour and her...
  • Maharashtra: Proposed strike of petrol dealers called off 6 days ago

    Pune: The proposed indefinite strike called by petrol dealers in Maharashtra from midnight has been called off after mediation by Vinod Tawade, BJP leader and leader of opposition in the state legislative council, according to a BJP release. The decision was taken after Tawade assured leaders of Federation of All Maharashtra...
  • MHA recommends names for Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Goa Governors 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Karnataka and Goa are likely to have new Governors soon with the Home Ministry recommending names to President Pranab Mukherjee for appointment to the posts. Former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh Kalyan Singh, veteran BJP leaders VK Malhotra and Lalji Tandon are among the few probables who...
  • Maharashtra government asked to consider declaring Bhabha bungalow as museum: Centre tells HC 6 days ago

    Mumbai: In a U-turn, the Centre informed the Bombay High Court on Monday that under the Central laws it would not be possible for it to convert the bungalow of nuclear scientist Homi J Bhabha into a museum and hence Maharashtra government has been asked to consider it. ...
  • Mini forensic labs in every district not necessary: Maharashtra government to HC 6 days ago

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government on Monday told the Bombay High Court that it was not necessary to set up mini forensic laboratories in every district as the regional labs were enough to meet the needs of law enforcement agencies. The court has converted a media report, which claims that 21 districts...
  • Raj Thackeray not to contest Maharashtra Assembly elections 1 week ago

    Nagpur: In a U-turn, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray has ruled out contesting the forthcoming state Assembly elections, saying that he does not want to "limit" himself to one constituency. "The entire state of Maharashtra is my constituency and I do not want to limit myself to just...
  • Will return to active politics soon, says K Sankaranarayanan 1 week ago

    Hours after he was transferred to Mizoram, Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan submitted his resignation letter to President Pranab Mukherjee. While making his decision public, Sankaranaryanan said he will soon return to active politics. The Congress is likely to use this issue to their advantage when Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi's petition...
  • OP Kohli replaces Sankaranarayanan as Maharashtra Governor, Congress cries foul 1 week ago

    Mumbai: Gujarat Governor Om Prakash Kohli sworn in as the new governor of Maharashtra on Sunday at Raj Bhawan in Mumbai. Kohli has been given the additional charge of Maharashtra after K Sankaranarayanan resigned after he was transferred to Mizoram by the Narendra Modi government. Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, Deputy Chief...
  • Maharashtra Governor Sankaranarayanan resigns, says it's not possible for him to go to Mizoram 1 week ago

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan on Sunday sent his resignation letter to President Pranab Mukherjee after he was transferred to Mizoram by the Narendra Modi government in the morning. Sankaranarayanan refused to divulge more details on his resignation saying, "I have to honour the Constitution." He added, "It is not possible for...
  • Maharashtra Governor Sankaranarayanan resigns after Centre transfers him to Mizoram: sources 1 week ago

    New Delhi: In a major political development, Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan has sent his resignation letter to President Pranab Mukherjee after he was transferred by the Narendra Modi government to Mizoram, say sources. However, sources in the President office said that it is yet to receive the resignation. Sources had told CNN-IBN...
  • EC likely to announce Maharashtra, Haryana poll dates next week August 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The election process for states going to polls is expected to be set in motion as the Election Commission is likely to announce dates in this regard in the middle of next week. The terms of legislative assemblies of Haryana and Maharashtra are coming to an end on October...
  • Centre transfers another UPA-appointed Governor August 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The BJP-led NDA government transferred yet another Governor appointed by the previous UPA regime. Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan was on Sunday transferred to Mizoram. Meanwhile, Gujarat Governor Om Prakash Kohli was given the additional charge of Maharashtra. The Governor's seat in Mizoram fell vacant after Kamala Beniwal, a bete noire...
  • Maharashtra: Low-intensity blast in Kolhapur, 1 injured August 24, 2014

    Kolhapur/Mumbai: A roadside vendor suffered minor injuries in a low-intensity blast on the outskirts of Kolhapur town in western Maharashtra on Saturday night, police said. The explosion occurred near a food cart close to Shahu toll plaza, a senior police officer said in Mumbai. As per preliminary information, the bomb-like device...
  • SGPC slams Maharashtra cabinet decision okaying Bhatia panel report August 23, 2014

    Fatehgarh Sahib: The Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) on Friday condemned the Maharashtra Cabinet decision approving the report of the Bhatia Committee, a step which will bring about a reduction in its representation in the Takht Hazur Sahib Board at Nanded. SGPC President Avtar Singh Makkar, who was here to preside...
  • First list of BJP probables for Maharashtra polls to be out in September August 23, 2014

    Nagpur: BJP will declare its first list of probable candidates for the upcoming Assembly elections in Maharashtra in the first week of September, a senior party leader said on Saturday. "The seat-sharing talks with alliance partners are in progress and similarly the party manifesto is being readied, which will be released...
  • No seat-sharing deal at the cost of self-respect: Praful Patel August 23, 2014

    Mumbai: Stating that there had been no response from Congress on the seat-sharing for the Maharashtra Assembly elections, senior National Congress Party leader Praful Patel on Saturday said that "we favour an alliance but it won't be at the cost of self-respect". "We will not have alliance with the Congress by...
  • Ink attack on Maharashtra Minister, accused arrested August 23, 2014

    Ahmednagar: In yet another incident of ink attack on politicians, Congress leader and Maharashtra Revenue Minister Balasaheb Thorat was targeted in Ahmednagar on Saturday. The accused has been arrested. Angry supporters of the Maharashtra Minister ransacked the Shiv Sena office. In the past, political leaders including Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind...
  • Corruption a 'disease and sin': Narendra Modi August 21, 2014

    Mumbai: Terming corruption as a "disease and sin", Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said his government was committed to banishing it from the country. "Corruption has destroyed the country... For some, it has become a way of life. This disease has to be banished, we have to get rid...
  • Another non-BJP CM booed at PM Modi's event, Jharkhand CM's speech interrupted August 21, 2014

    Ranchi: It happened yet again. At an event in Ranchi, supporters of the Prime Minister raised pro-Narendra Modi slogans forcibly interrupting Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren's speech. PM Modi was sharing the dais with the Jharkhand CM at an inaugural event of a project of Power Grid Corporation of India...
  • SP leader Abu Azmi asks Maharashtra government to file FIR against RSS chief August 20, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra unit chief of Samajwadi Party, Abu Azmi on Wednesday asked state Home Minister RR Patil to take stern action against RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat for his "Hindu nation" remarks, saying the utterances are part of a "conspiracy to deny freedom of religion to minorities." In his letter to...
  • Maharashtra government to reserve 5 pc police jobs for policemen's children August 20, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government today decided to reserve five per cent of the posts of police constable for the children of policemen. The proposal was approved at the meeting of state cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, on Wednesday, official sources said. While three per cent of the jobs will be for...
  • Maharashtra CM Chavan to skip PM Modi's event in Nagpur on Thursday August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Once bitten, twice shy - the adage seems fit for Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan who has decided to skip Prime Minister Narendra Modi's function in Nagpur on Thursday. Chavan was hooted down during a public event in Solapur last week when he shared the stage with the...
  • Re-frame guidelines to review weapons licences during polls: HC August 19, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has asked the Maharashtra Government to re-frame the guidelines in keeping with a directive of the Election Commission to individually review cases of licence holders of weapons during elections. Pointing out to an anomaly in the guidelines issued by the Home department on August 17, 2009,...
  • Don't solely rely on 'Modi wave': Gadkari to BJP workers August 19, 2014

    Pune: Cautioning BJP workers against self complacency, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has asked them not to solely depend on the "Modi wave" for victory in the forthcoming Assembly elections in Maharashtra. While stressing that the "Modi wave" in the country is a fact, Gadkari, however, asked the party activists to "go...