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Woman commits suicide after poisoning daughter in Nashik

A 34-year-old woman allegedly committed suicide after poisoning to death her nine-year-old daughter, police said on Wednesday.

Maharashtra govt committed for development of tribals: Governor

The state government is committed towards the development of tribals and the community members must avail full benefit of the state-run welfare schemes, Maharashtra Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao said.

Bombay HC dismisses Ashok Chavan's plea to drop his name from Adarsh case
Bombay HC dismisses Ashok Chavan's plea to drop his name from Adarsh case

In a blow to former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan, the Bombay High Court Wednesday dismissed his appeal to recall an earlier order refusing to delete his name from the multi-crore Adarsh Housing Society scam case.

Farmers' suicides won't stop unless irrigation is improved: Fadanvis

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadanvis on Tuesday said that improving the irrigation facilities was the only solution to curb farmers' suicides in the state.

Congress endorses cow slaughter ban in Maharashtra, NCP opposes it

The bill banning the cow slaughter in Maharashtra, which got President Pranab Mukherjee's nod, has divided opposition Congress and NCP, with the latter saying that it would cause hardship to farmers.

Farmers' suicides won't stop unless irrigation is improved: Devendra Fadanvis

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadanvis on Tuesday said that improving the irrigation facilities was the only solution to curb farmers' suicides in the state.

Maharashtra clamps down on beef trade through new act

Maharashtra has extended a ban on killing cows to bulls and bullocks, a state government source said, in a blow to meat traders who are now considering legal action.

Adarsh case: HC to pronounce order on Chavan's plea on Wednesday

The Bombay High Court on Tuesday reserved till Wednesday its order on an application filed by former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan seeking recall of an earlier ruling refusing CBI the permission to drop his name from the Adarsh Housing Society scam case.

Pansare's family wants SIT probe under HC's monitoring

The family of the slain communist leader and social activist Govind Pansare on Tuesday sought to intervene in a public interest litigation filed in the Bombay High Court which has sought a CBI probe into his murder.

PM's brother warns BJP of poll setbacks if PDS dealers ignored

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's younger brother Prahlad, whose organisation is fighting for a better deal to PDS shop owners, has warned of electoral reverses for BJP in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar if the Centre continues to turn a blind eye to their demands.

Anna Hazare to launch 1100 kms padyatra from Wardha to Delhi

Veteran social activist Anna Hazare has announced a 1,100-km padyatra (foot march) to put pressure on the Central government against 'anti-farmer' provisions in the Land Acquisition Act.

Muslim quota: Shiv Sena tells Owaisi to pursue his demands in Pak

Hitting out at AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi for demanding reservation for Muslims in Maharashtra, Shiv Sena Tuesday said that if the minority leader wants his demands to be met on religious grounds, then he should go to Pakistan and try his antics there.

Ten two-wheelers gutted in fire in Thane

At least ten two wheelers were completely gutted in a devastating fire which broke out in a auto repair shop in Charai here, police said on Tuesday.

Ashok Chavan promises 'constructive' opposition in Maharashtra

 The newly appointed Chief of Maharashtra Congress, Ashok Chavan, said today his party did not oppose government decisions for political reasons, and would continue to play the role of constructive opposition in future.

Water conservationist Singh opposes Land Act changes

Noted water conservationist Rajendra Singh today termed the proposed amendments in the Land Act as "anti-farmer and anti-poor".

Probe ordered into incident that led Fadnavis to apologise

Police Commissioner on Monday ordered an inquiry into the ruckus outside a city club where policemen jostled with members to prevent their entry during a function attended by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, who has come under fire over the issue.

NCP's Supriya Sule meets PM Modi, demands package for Maharashtra farmers

Senior NCP leader Supriya Sule on Monday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and raised the issue of losses faced by Maharashtra farmers due to unseasonal rains in the state over the past three days and demanded a package for them.

Bill banning cow-slaughter in Maharashtra gets President's nod

The bill banning the cow slaughter in Maharashtra, pending for the last several years, Monday received the President's assent, the state finance minister Sudhir Mungantiwar said here.

Police recruitment rules amended: Maharashtra govt informs HC

The Maharashtra government on Monday told the Bombay High Court that it has amended the rules for police recruitment following the death of five candidates last year.

Woman air passenger held for trying to smuggle gold bars in Mumbai

Mumbai: A woman passenger has been arrested at the Mumbai international airport for allegedly trying to smuggle 3.84 kgs of gold worth about Rs 94.94 lakh into the country from the UAE, a Customs official said today.

Despite apology, Opposition attacks Devendra Fadnavis over VIP culture

 Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday apologised for the ruckus outside a city club where policemen jostled with members to prevent their entry during a function attended by him even as an angry opposition demanded sacking of the state police chief over the incident.

Maharashtra govt working on Centre's direction: Raj

MNS chief Raj Thackeray has charged the Maharashtra government with working on directives of the Centre.

Debt-ridden farmer ends life in Palghar

A 56-year-old debt-ridden farmer from Wada taluka here committed suicide after being unable to repay his crop loan, police said Monday.

Girl molested by youth in Thane

 A 19-year-old girl was allegedly molested by an unidentified youth who also bit her when she resisted his move, police said on Monday.

Ashok Chavan appointed new Maharashtra Congress chief

  Former chief minister Ashok Chavan has been appointed the new Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee President, while Sanjay Nirupam will be the new Mumbai party chief, officials said on Monday.

Two women survive molestation attempt; jump from running auto in Thane

Two young women jumped from a speeding autorickshaw when the driver allegedly tried to molest them en route Bhiwandi here, police said on Monday.

Aurangabad MNS chief sacked for involvement in polluting river

MNS chief Raj Thackeray has expelled the party's Aurangabad unit chief following reports of his alleged involvement in the dumping of poisonous industrial waste into a river there.

Maharashtra: Two women survive molestation attempt; jump from running auto

 Two young women jumped from a speeding autorickshaw when the driver allegedly tried to molest them en route Bhiwandi here, police said on Monday.

Maharashtra: Watchman murdered , body dumped in drain

A 45-year-old company watchman was bludgeoned to death allegedly by a villager, who then set the victim afire and dumped him in a drain in Vasai here, police said on Monday.

I don't believe in VIP culture: Devendra Fadnavis

A day after traffic policemen stalled movement of public vehicles to make way for his convoy, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday expressed regret for the inconvenience caused to people and insisted that he shuns VIP culture.