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Show opponents of development their place, says CM Devendra Fadnavis

Stressing that Maharashtra has started changing under the BJP, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today appealed to people to show "opponents of development" their place even as he hailed the proposed Mumbai-Nagpur superhighway, saying it will make farmers "rich".

Shiv Sena's youth wing chief Aaditya Thackeray's BMW collides with another car in Mumbai - PICS
Shiv Sena's youth wing chief Aaditya Thackeray's BMW collides with another car in Mumbai - PICS

In an unfortunate incident, Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray's BMW collided with another car in Mumbai on Sunday.

Four-year-old gang-raped, brutally murdered in Mumbai; three arrested
Four-year-old gang-raped, brutally murdered in Mumbai; three arrested

In an another shocking incident, a four-year-old girl was gang-raped and then brutally murdered in the outskirts of Mumbai. 

Devendra Fadnavis on protein diet to lose weight after "gaining" weight

Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis said he regretted not giving enough time to his school-going daughter Divija due to his hectic schedule.

Whoever bids to oust us from BMC would dig own grave: Shiv Sena
Whoever bids to oust us from BMC would dig own grave: Shiv Sena

Dubbing the use of state machinery and money power in the run-up to the polls as "unfortunate for democracy", it asserted that no one has been able to root out Sena's influence on the masses.

Maharashtra's two-phased civic polls to be held on Feb 16, 21
Maharashtra's two-phased civic polls to be held on Feb 16, 21

Nearly 10 crore voters will exercise their franchise in a two-phased election to 10 municipal corporations, 26 Zilla Parishads and 283 Panchayat Samitis across the state, Maharashtra State Election CommissIoner (SEC) Jageshwar S. Saharia announced here on Wednesday.

Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis launches '7/12 extract' on digital platform

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday launched the 7/12 utara (extract), a crucial land document, on a digital platform under Digital India Land Record Modernisation Programme (DILRMP) across state.

Maharashtra civic elections: Zilla Parishad, Panchayat Samiti polls on February 16, 21
Maharashtra civic elections: Zilla Parishad, Panchayat Samiti polls on February 16, 21

Nearly 10 crore voters will exercise their franchise in a two-phased election to 10 municipal corporations, 25 Zilla Parishads and 283 Panchayat Samitis across the state, Maharashtra's State Election Commissioner (SEC) Jageshwar S. Saharia announced here on Wednesday.

Civic polls: 'BJP positive on tie-up with Shiv Sena'

Mumbai BJP president Ashish Shelar on Wednesday said his party is 'positive' about an alliance with ally Shiv Sena, ahead of the upcoming local bodies polls, including the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).

Pained by pet dog's death, Pune student ends life

Kanwar Harshavardhan Raghav was living in Pune since the past couple of years and was a first-year management student at the Symbiosis Group of colleges.

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray offers himself for 'political alliances'
Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray offers himself for 'political alliances'

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) President Raj Thackeray on Tuesday indicated that he is "open" to offers of political alliance for the forthcoming civic elections in the state.

Talk to Shiv Sena leaders on seat sharing, Fadnavis asks partymen

In a bid to forge an alliance with Shiv Sena for the upcoming elections to 10 municipal corporations and 26 Zilla Parishads, Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis has asked party leaders to initiate talks with their Sena counterparts to explore seat sharing possibilities.

BJP wins 1190 councillor seats; 71 municipal council prez post

The ruling BJP has emerged as winner in the just-concluded four-phase elections in 191 Municipal Councils and 19 Nagar Panchayats of Maharashtra, bagging 1,109 seats.

Mumbai BJP holds 'Chunavi Chaupal' too woo North Indian voters

The current term of Mumbai, Thane, Bhiwandi-Nijampur, Ulhasnagar, Pune, Pimpri-Chinchwad, Nashik, Akola, Solapur, Amravati, Nagpur civic bodies will end by March 2017.

BJP retains top spot in last phase of Maharashtra municipal council polls
BJP retains top spot in last phase of Maharashtra municipal council polls

BJP also secured seven posts of municipal council president in the fourth and final phase.

Maharashtra: Voting underway for 4th phase of municipal council polls

The voting for the last phase of the municipal council polls in 11 nagar parishads of Maharashtra's Nagpur and Gondia districts, that began today, is currently underway. 

Minor girl raped, murdered in Sangli district of Maharashtra

A 14-year-old girl was allegedly raped and murdered by unidentified persons at Bhilawadi in Sangli district in western Maharashtra, police said on Saturday.

BMC polls to be a Shiv Sena vs BJP battle, say political observers

The BJP, which has been in power with the Shiv Sena in the civic body for over two decades now, does not want to share the anti-incumbency factor.

Mumbai: Fire breaks out in Kurla's Kapadia Bazar
Mumbai: Fire breaks out in Kurla's Kapadia Bazar

No casualties have been reported as of now.

Bombay HC refuses to order CBI probe 'at this stage' on Anna Hazare's plea in sugar scam
Bombay HC refuses to order CBI probe 'at this stage' on Anna Hazare's plea in sugar scam

The court was hearing a criminal PIL filed by Anna Hazare seeking CBI inquiry into the sugar co-operative factories scam.

CBI has agenda against me: Peter Mukerjea

Former media baron Peter Mukerjea, arrested in the murder case of his stepdaughter Sheena Bora, on Wednesday told a special court here that CBI was trying to malign his image.

Sheena Bora murder: CBI court sets January 17 for framing charges against accused

The alleged murder of Sheena Bora came to light in 2015 when a former driver employed by the Mukerjeas confessed to the police for allegedly assisting Indrani in committing the crime.

Girls have to take precautions on their own, can't wait for police: Abu Azmi
Girls have to take precautions on their own, can't wait for police: Abu Azmi

Abu Azmi received wide flak over his sexist comment regarding the mass molestation incident in Bengaluru.

MSRDC invites RFQ for Maharashtra Samruddhi Corridor

In a major development, state road development firm MSRDC has floated tenders for the much ambitious Rs 46,000 crore Mumbai-Nagpur Super Communication Expressway project.

Mumbai court allows use of 'secondary evidence' in Malegaon blasts trial

The special court for NIA cases here on Monday allowed the prosecution to rely on 'secondary evidence' in the 2008 Malegaon blasts case, as some of the important documents were not available with the investigating agency.

Doctor gets jail for molesting patient in Thane

A 42-year-old doctor attached to a hospital here, who was found guilty of molesting an ICU patient has been convicted and jailed by a court here.

Maharashtra SP chief pledges support to Akhilesh
Maharashtra SP chief pledges support to Akhilesh

Azmi, who is in Lucknow now, said he will discuss further course of action after meeting Akihlesh and Ramgopal Yadav.

'Devendra Fadnavis final authority on candidates for BMC polls'

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis will take a final call on selection of the BJP candidates for upcoming BMC polls.

Naxals kill three men in Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra

Naxals killed three persons in separate incidents in the Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra late Thursday night on the suspicion of they being informers, police said today.

ED registers criminal case against Zakir Naik, IRF
ED registers criminal case against Zakir Naik, IRF

The agency has already scanned some banking transaction documents and other details against Naik and IRF and is soon expected to issue summons to take the probe forward.