Maharashtra News

Ban on sale of beef will promote communal harmony: Shahnawaz Hussain

Kicking up another controversy, BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain on Saturday asked Muslims to demand ban on sale of beef in their states to "promote communal harmony".

WhatsApp group administrator attacked for dropping members in Maharashtra

Two people who were dropped from a WhatsApp group hired goons and attacked the group`s administrator with knives here, police said on Saturday.

No respite from heatwave in Maharashtra

There was no relief from the heat wave sweeping parts of Vidarbha and Marathwada regions of Maharashtra with high temperatures continuing on Saturday.

Bombay HC upholds 10-year jail term for duo who raped pregnant woman

The Bombay High Court has upheld the ten-year imprisonment awarded to two persons by a lower court for gang-raping a 20-year-old pregnant woman while observing that the prosecution has proved its case beyond reasonable doubt.

Five Mumbai policemen arrested in drug seizure case to be produced before court

The Crime Branch of Mumbai police arrested five police personnel in connection with a drug seizure case involving former head constable Dharmaraj Kalokhe and drug mafia Shashikala.

5 Mumbai policemen arrested in drug case

The Crime Branch of Mumbai police Friday arrested five police personnel in connection with the drug seizure case involving former head constable Dharmaraj Kalokhe and Shashikala alias Baby Patankar.

Fadnavis sets up task force to develop IFSC

Asserting that the state has an important responsibility to work closely with the Centre to create a framework to make Mumbai a credible competitor among other international financial services centres (IFSCs), Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis Friday set up a high powered task force.

Maharashtra: In-laws booked for demanding dowry and forcefeeding housewife

The police has booked six members of a family from Bhusawal in Jalgaon district, for allegedly demanding Rs 15 lakh dowry from a newly married girl's parents as well as practising witchcraft on her.

Maharashtra enters partially toll-free regime from Sunday

Maharashtra prepares to enter a partially toll-free regime from Sunday midnight with the closure of 12 toll plazas, PWD Minister Chandrakant Patil said on Friday.

Maharashtra governor's chopper gets delayed, sparks tension

Officials suffered anxious moments as a helicopter carrying Maharashtra Governor CV Rao was "delayed" by 20 minutes in reaching its destination on Friday, sources said.

Aamir Khan's association would help state's campaigns: CM Fadnavis

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday said association of Bollywood actor Aamir Khan with both 'Swatchh Maharashtra' and 'water conservation' campaigns will help in effective communication of these initiatives.

Shiv Sena will change its stand on Jaitapur soon, says minister

Union Power Minister Piysuh Goyal expressed confidence that the Shiv Sena which is bitterly opposed to the Jaitapur power plant wound change its opinion about the plant very soon.

Anti-Jaitapur nuclear project protest in fishing boats

In a unique protest, thousands of fisherfolk aboard boats sailed towards the proposed site of Jaitapur Nuclear Power Project (JNPP) here, organisers said on Friday.

Govt slammed for dropping saint's name from Swachhata Abhiyan

 Taking a swipe at the BJP-led government in Maharashtra for appointing Bollywood actor Aamir Khan as the face of its Swachhata Abhiyan, NCP on Friday said dropping the name of Sant Gadge Baba from the programme was an insult to his ideology.

Juvenile held for theft dies after torture at remand home

A 17-year-old boy, who was arrested for theft, died in a hospital after he was allegedly assaulted brutally at a juvenile remand home in Matunga here.

Acute water shortage in 2,000 Maharashtra villages amid severe heat

With mercury soaring in Maharashtra and the onset of monsoon still a fortnight away, as many as 1,998 villages and 2,607 hamlets are reeling under acute water shortage where about 2,358 tankers are being used to supply drinking water.

Man arrested for allegedly molesting a lady police constable

 A 26-year-old man from Dahanu was arrested late last night by the district police for alleged molesting a lady police constable, a police official said here today.

Teenaged girl gangraped in Mumbai, three held

 A 14-year-old girl was allegedly gangraped by four persons in Dharavi area here after she left home to meet a person whom she had befriended on a social networking site, police said on Thursday.

Mere possession of fake notes can't be termed as offence: Bombay HC

 Observing that mere possession of counterfeit notes cannot be termed as an offence and prosecution is required to prove that the person had knowledge that the notes were fake, the Bombay High Court has set aside the conviction and five year sentence awarded to a man.

Slight relief from Maharashtra heat wave

 Slight relief was experienced from the heat wave conditions in certain parts of Maharashtra`s Vidarbha and Marathwada regions though high temperatures ruled the roost in most areas on Thursday.

Mere possession of fake notes can't be termed as offence: HC

Observing that mere possession of counterfeit notes cannot be termed as an offence and prosecution is required to prove that the person had knowledge that the notes were fake, the Bombay High Court has set aside the conviction and five year sentence awarded to a man.

Two girls molested in Thane by bike-borne youth

Two girls were allegedly molested by three unidentified bike-borne youth here, police said Thursday.

Rape complaint filed against Naval officer

The Indian Navy is probing a rape complaint filed against one of its senior officers.

Mumbai gets underground parking in Reliance Jio Garden

The central business district of Bandra-Kurla Complex has got a two-level modern underground car park, topped off with a 13,000 square metres green lung.

Huge cache of China-made weapons seized in Nagpur; one held

 A huge cache of Chinese weapons were seized following a raid at a general store and one person was arrested in this connection at Mominpura area here, police said on Thursday.

Shiv Sena needles BJP over 'U-turns' on core issues

 Needling BJP, ally Shiv Sena on Thursday mockingly said its stand on core issues, including Ram temple, after coming to power should "not be seen as U-turns" as Narendra Modi government is only taking a "practical approach" in current circumstances.

'Swachhata Saptapadi' scheme to be launched in Maharashtra tomorrow

On the lines of Centre government's 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan', the Maharashtra Government will launch 'Swachhata Saptapadi' scheme here tomorrow, a senior Urban Development official said.

Tribals take out 'Birhad Morcha' demanding wage hike

Thousands of villagers from the predominantly tribal Mokhada taluka in the district took out a 'Birhad Morcha' demanding increase in daily wages and employment under government schemes.

Maharashtra govt to launch 'Swachhata Saptapadi' scheme tomorrow

On the lines of Centre government's 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan', the Maharashtra Government will launch 'Swachhata Saptapadi' scheme here tomorrow, a senior Urban Development official said.

Dabholkar murder: CBI releases sketches of suspects

The CBI on Wednesday released sketches of two suspects in the case of murder of anti-superstition activist Narendra Dabohalkar in Pune last year.