Maharastra

  • Had Rajnath been BJP chief, alliance would have remained: Uddhav Thackeray 18 hours 34 minutes ago

    New Delhi: In a veiled attacked on BJP chief Amit Shah, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray has said that he had told Rajnath Singh to continue as BJP President till the Maharashtra assembly elections and had he been at the helm of affairs the alliance would not have broken. Thackeray also...
  • Police recruitment drive: Uddhav questions RR Patil's fitness, says half of his ministry potbellied June 16, 2014

    Mumbai: Claiming the government is making a "mockery" of fitness by making candidates run five kilometres during the ongoing police recruitment drive, Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray today asked if Home Minister RR Patil was himself fit to govern. The Sena leader's remarks came after the gruelling physical test claimed four...
  • Maharashtra pitches for Chinese Industrial Park April 25, 2014

    Beijing: Maharashtra on Friday made a strong pitch, competing with half a dozen states, for the proposed Chinese Industrial Park in India. A delegation from Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) led by Sunil Porwal, Principal Secretary, Ministry of Textiles invited top Chinese business houses to invest in the state offering a...
  • Which Indian state spends the most on elections April 23, 2014

    The Indian general elections are one of the largest exercise in democracy across the world. This large-scale operation also involves huge costs. The cost of general elections to the exchequer via the Election Commission has increased from Rs 948 crore in the 1999 general election to Rs 1,114 crore for...
  • MPs Rating: Gopinath Munde scores 5.2 on a scale of 10 April 8, 2014

    Former Deputy chief minister of Maharashtra Gopinath Pandurang Munde is a first time MP from Beed in Maharastra. Munde scored 6 on accessibility and 6.4 on trustworthiness. He is rated 6.3 for maintaining law and order, 6.2 for providing public transport, 6.2 for both provision of good roads and schools, 6.3...
  • Maharashtra Cabinet clears 15 to 20 per cent cut in power tariff January 20, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Cabinet on Monday cleared a reduction in power tariff by 15 to 20 per cent across agriculture industry and domestic consumers. The state Cabinet has taken the decision on the lines of the report submitted by Maharashtra Industries Minister Narayan Rane led group of ministers (GoM). Union Minister of...
  • Travel agent arrested for making hoax call to delay train March 7, 2013

    Mumbai: A travel agent was arrested for allegedly making a hoax call, claiming that a bomb was planted in an Uttar Pradesh-bound train at CST railway station, police said. According to city police crime branch, the accused Rameshchandra Chourasiya (39), who operates Chourasiya Tours and Travels, was nabbed for making...
  • Ranji Trophy Group B, Round 5, Day 2: Haryana, UP, TN and Odisha in driver's seat December 2, 2012

    Kanpur: Lower middle order batsman Arish Alam compiled a resilient hundred on a green wicket in Kanpur to take Uttar Pradesh to 301 for 6 in reply to Barodas 254 all out. Alam, along with Mohammed Kaif (83) guided his team to a commanding position from a precarious situation of...
  • Ranji Trophy Group B, Round 5, Day 1: Badrinath, UP bowlers shine December 1, 2012

    Kanpur: Uttar Pradesh took the advantage in Kanpur on Saturday by dismissing Baroda for 254 and then reaching stumps at 18 for 0. Suresh Rainas decision to field was vindicated when his newball bowlers snuffed out three early wickets, and then as Piyush Chawla spun out three wickets to peg...
  • Maharashtra beat Mumbai to enter knockout February 27, 2012

    Mumbai: Maharashtra ensured their berth in the knockout rounds of the Vijay Hazare Trophy along with Mumbai, after defeating the hosts by 15 runs to notch their third straight win in the fiveteam West Zone oneday league, at the Wankhede Stadium, here on Sunday. Maharashtra, asked to bat first, recovered from...
  • 142 Sikh NRIs' name removed from Black List: MHA June 1, 2011

    New Delhi: The Centre has deleted names of 142 Sikh NRIs from the black list after a detailed review while the exercise is still continuing in 27 cases, Home Minister P Chidambaram said on Wednesday. The Home Ministry has conducted a detailed review of names of 169 Sikh NRIs included in...
  • Maharashtra top cop appeals on radio for Pune blast info March 3, 2010

    The ATS chief Raghuvanshi has gone on air on private and Government radio channels asking the public to share information about the blast. ...
  • No breakthrough in Pune blast, NIA may join probe February 23, 2010

    Pune: It has been more than nine days since a bomb ripped apart the German Bakery in Pune killing 15 people and injuring nearly 60 others. But investigators are still clueless and the National Investigation Agency (NIA) may now take up the case if the Maharashtra Anti Terror Squad fails to...
  • Two more succumb in Pune blast, toll 15 February 21, 2010

    Pune: Two students succumbed here on Sunday morning to their injuries sustained in the February 13 Pune terror blast, taking the toll to 15, police said. A 24yearold student Vikas Suresh Tulsiani breathed his last at 1145 hrs IST at the Jehangir Hospital here, said an official of the Pune police...
  • Sudanese student dies; Pune blast death toll 13 February 20, 2010

    Pune: A 21yearold Sudanese student who was injured in the February 13 terror blast in Pune died in a local hospital early Saturday, taking the toll to 12. Amjad Algo J died at Budhrani Hospital around 2 a.m. He was a second year student of Wadia College here, said a police...
  • Delhi student succumbs to Pune blast injuries, toll 11 February 17, 2010

    Pune: A student from New Delhi, Aditya Jaiprakash Mehta, who was injured in Saturday's terror blast here, succumbed to his injuries in a hospital here early Wednesday, police said. According to an official of the Pune Police Control Room, Aditya, 24, was a fourth year student of Bharatiya Vidyapeeth, an engineering...
  • Death toll rises in Pune blast; two detained February 16, 2010

    Pune: Two persons have been arrested in connection with the February 13 bomb blast in Pune, police said on Tuesday. The toll in the terror attack rose to 10 with a 24yearold college student from Uttar Pradesh succumbing to his injuries. Police Commissioner Satyapal Singh said two people had been detained...
  • Cops hunt for Pune bomb blast suspects February 15, 2010

    New Delhi/Pune: In what is believed to be the first big breakthrough in the Pune bomb blast case investigations, vital clues have emerged from the CCTV footage from the hotel opposite the German Bakery blast site. According to investigators at least two people are involved in executing the German Bakery blast...
  • Indian Mujahideen prime suspect in Pune blast February 15, 2010

    New Delhi: Terror group Indian Mujahideen is emerging as the key suspect in the Pune bomb blast case. Investigating agencies are looking at Indian Mujahideen's links with Karachibased LashkareToiba and its front organisation Jamaatud Dawa. The group's Maharashtra wing leaders are also being tracked to unravel the blast links. The blast in Pune's...
  • Hunt on for Pune bomber, but very few clues yet February 15, 2010

    Pune: Investigators in the Pune bomb blast are looking for a person who was carrying a haversack and walked into a bakery unnoticed and planted what appears to be a concoction of RDX and ammonium nitrate. The blast at the popular German Bakery killed nine people, injured 60 and shattered the...
  • Cop bans media from speaking to Pune blast victims February 14, 2010

    Pune: The media should keep away from hospitals in Pune where victims of the eatery blast are recuperating, the city police chief warned Sunday. "This is not just a request, it is our official direction," he said. Police Commissioner Satyapal Singh said at a press conference in Pune that the media...
  • Catch culprits of Pune blast fast, orders Manmohan February 14, 2010

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday asked the Central and Maharashtra governments to "take coordinated and effective action" and speed up the probe into the Pune terror attack in which nine people were killed. Directing the central and state governments "to take coordinated and effective action to speedily investigate...
  • US, Britain ask citizens to stay alert in India February 14, 2010

    New Delhi: The United States and Britain have asked their citizens in India to be on alert after a terror attack in a Pune eatery frequented by foreign nationals killed nine people. "American citizens are advised to be alert to the continued possibility of terrorist attacks in India," the US embassy...
  • Pune blast whodunit: govt has suspects, theories February 14, 2010

    Pune: The government said it had little idea who was behind a bomb in a tourist eatery in Pune that killed nine people, with sources saying a local militant outfit and a Pakistanibased group were suspects. The bomb, left in a backpack under a table at the popular German Bakery in...
  • Chidambaram's 'first' major terror incident February 14, 2010

    New Delhi/ Pune: Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Saturday night expressed his deep distress at the bomb blast in Pune which killed nine persons and urged people to maintain calm. This is the first significant terror incident in 14 months. I appeal to people to maintain calm. I also...
  • India's date with terror: major attacks February 14, 2010

    New Delhi: At least eight people were killed when a bomb blast ripped through a restaurant popular with foreign tourists in Pune on Saturday, police and home ministry officials said. Following is a chronology of some of the major attacks in India in the past five years: Oct. 29, 2005 Sixtysix people...
  • History of violence: terror strikes in Maharashtra February 13, 2010

    New Delhi: Maharasthra is no stranger to terror attacks. Major terror incidents in the past: Nov 11, 2008: 166 people were killed and 200 injured when Pakistani terrorists attacked Mumbai. July 11, 2006: 200 killed in seven blasts which ripped through firstclass compartments of suburban trains. Aug 25, 2003: 46...
  • Cong, NCP to meet to iron out seatsharing differences September 18, 2009

    New Delhi: Congress and NCP will meet on Saturday to iron out differences over certain assembly seats where both the parties have staked claim. "Discussions are on. Seat sharing with NCP is still not finalised. Another round of discussion over a few seats is slated to take place tomorrow," senior...
  • Maharashtra drops charges against ministers September 10, 2009

    Ahead of the Maharashtra Assembly elections, all charges against senior cabinet ministers in Maharashtra have been dropped. While the Maharastra government denies it, the Opposition BJP says that there is a deeper conspiracy behind it. ...
  • Make pragmatic seatsharing in Maharashtra: NCP to Cong September 9, 2009

    New Delhi: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar on Tuesday urged the Congress to be "pragmatic" about seat sharing arrangement for Maharashtra assembly polls. "We are expecting (the) Congress party to convey their thinking...they have to take a pragmatic step," Pawar told a television channel when asked about the...