Maharashtra News

Shiv Sena takes up Bombay HC renaming issue with Centre

After having renamed Bombay as Mumbai during its rule in Maharashtra between 1995-99, Shiv Sena, which is sharing power with BJP in both state and the Centre, is now vehemently pressing for its demand to rename the Bombay High Court.

Maharashtra govt to promulgate ordinance on right to services

Maharashtra government Tuesday said an ordinance would be promulgated on right to services, and a professional courses fee regulatory authority will be established through it.

Maharashtra govt to come out with policy on power generation

In a bid to cut down cost and reduce carbon footprint, Maharashtra government has decided to exploit non-conventional resources to generate 14,400 MW electricity by 2019 and will soon come out with a policy on it.

Decision to expel AAP rebels unfortunate: Maharashtra AAP chief

Aam Aadmi Party's Maharashtra unit head Subhash Ware Tuesday termed the ouster of four rebel leaders from the party as "unfortunate," saying such a situation could have been avoided.

Bombay High Court to be renamed Mumbai HC?
Bombay High Court to be renamed Mumbai HC?

Union Law Ministry is likely to initiate the proposal for changing the word 'Mumbai' with 'Bombay' in the name of the high court here.

65 child labourers rescued from Mumbai, sent back home

In an attempt to curb child labour, the Maharashtra government, along with a non-governmental organisation, helped reunite 65 rescued children with their families.

UP, Maha, Haryana seek over Rs 10,100 cr for farmers' relief

Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and Haryana have sought a total of over Rs 10,100 crore from the National Disaster Response Fund to provide urgent relief to farmers for damaged crops due to unseasonal rains and hailstorm, government said today.

Maharashtra scraps Development Plan, asks MCGM to prepare fresh one

Buckling under pressure, the Maharashtra government, Tuesday, dropped the controversial development plan for Mumbai. 

Shiv Sena calls Yechury 'captain of sinking ship'
Shiv Sena calls Yechury 'captain of sinking ship'

Describing CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury as the "captain of a sinking ship", Shiv Sena on Tuesday said the left party has "lost relevance" in the country and does not have the strength to stand up as a strong opposition.

Maharashtra govt to set up 'Ambedkar Chair' at LSE

The Maharashtra government on Tuesday said it will set up 'Ambedkar Chair' at London School of Economics (LSE), of which Dr BR Ambedkar is an alumnus.

Maharashtra govt targets 14400 MW power generation by 2019

In a bid to cut down cost and reduce carbon footprint, Maharashtra government has decided to exploit non-conventional resources to generate 14,400 MW electricity by 2019 and will soon come out with a policy on it.

Congress, NCP slam Maharashtra govt for under-reporting farmer suicides

Congress and NCP on Monday slammed the Maharashtra government for stating in a report to the Centre that only three farmers committed suicide in the state following the hailstorm and unseasonal rains in the last few weeks.

FIR sought to be registered over CAG report on monorail

Citing the Comptroller and Auditor General of India's report, a city-based lawyer has filed a complaint with the court against the planning body MMRDA and private contractors of the monorail project in Mumbai for alleged violation of rules and corruption.

Can you oppose local films in other states, asks Fadnavis

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday defended his government's decision to make it mandatory for multiplexes to screen a Marathi film during prime-time slot and dared those opposing it to take a similar stand in other states.

Maharashtra govt sends 53 runaway children back to Bihar

The Maharashtra government today sent 53 runaway children from Bihar back to their homes.

'Operation Rahat': Navy's focus was on safe rescue of Indians

Notwithstanding the bombardment and intermittent firing at Port of Aden and Yemenis jostling with Indians to find entry on rescue ships, the Navy pulled off the high-stake mission by prioritising the safety of fellow countrymen while evacuating them from the strife-torn country.

Sena opposing Jaitapur project for more ministerial berths: NCP

Alleging that Shiv Sena was opposing the Jaitapur nuclear power project for its own selfish interests, NCP on Monday said it wants to know whether the BJP would ensure that its ally's pressure tactics do not come in way of the project.

Maharashtra justifies beef ban, says state still agri-dependent

Justifying its controversial ban on slaughter of cows, bulls and bullocks and consumption of their meat, Maharashtra government today told the Bombay High Court there is a need to protect and preserve these animals as the state's economy is still predominantly agricultural.

Maha govt to focus on water transport via port development

Aiming to strengthen the transport network in Maharashtra, the state government is developing a number of small and big ports and connecting it with rail and road network in its effort to develop water transport system.

Man beaten up, looted by four cops in Palghar

A 30-year-old man was allegedly beaten up and looted of Rs 25,000 by four policemen, an official said on Monday.

Mumbai resident wins gold medal in WorldSkills Oceania contest

Mumbai resident Neha Chande has bagged a gold medal in the 'Beauty Therapy' segment of WorldSkills Oceania competition 2015 held in New Zealand.

NCP back-stabbed Bal Thackeray: Uddhav

Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday said it was the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) that had "back-stabbed" party supremo Bal Thackeray even as he accused Sharad Pawar of "pitting" people against each other for deriving political mileage.

Labourers vandalise BPCL refinery premises in Mumbai, 28 held

A group of labourers created ruckus at the Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL) refinery in Mahul-Chembur area here on Sunday, following which 28 of them were arrested on alleged charges of rioting, police said.

Four aides of gangster Ravi Pujari held

Four associates of gangster Ravi Pujari have been arrested for allegedly making extortion calls to a businessman and builders, police said.

Mumbai to be developed as a global financial centre: Fadnavis

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday said his government was committed to develop Mumbai as an international financial centre and strive to provide investors with the best financial services.

No going back on Jaitapur nuke power project: Devendra Fadnavis

Ignoring ally Shiv Sena's opposition to the proposed Jaitapur nuclear power plant, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday asserted that there is no question of going back on the project as it will be a big national waste and also India needs to make a major leap in power generation.

Advised Narayan Rane not to contest bypoll: Ajit Pawar

Former Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister and NCP leader Ajit Pawar said on Saturday he had "requested" Congress heavyweight Narayan Rane not to contest the Bandra (East) Assembly bypoll which the latter lost.

Maharashtra BJP workers celebrate one crore membership in state

The Maharashtra unit of BJP on Saturday celebrated enrollment of over one crore party members in the state.

HC upholds dismissal of judicial officer who had close relations with lady advocate

Observing that a judicial officer should have behavioural standards of extra-ordinary quality, the Bombay High Court has upheld the dismissal of a Chief Judicial Magistrate from Nanded for developing close relations with a woman advocate and passing orders in her favour.

Burglars strike at Nitin Gadkari's sister's house in Nagpur

Burglars struck at the house of union minister Nitin Gadkari's sister here and decamped with valuables worth Rs 23 lakh, police said on Saturday.