Maharashtra News

Two more arrested in 13/7 Mumbai serial blast case

The Maharashtra Anti-Terror Squad (ATS) on Monday arrested two alleged associates of top Indian Mujahideen operative Yasin Bhatkal in connection with the 2011 serial blasts in the metropolis.

Rahul Gandhi undertakes to appear before Bhiwandi court

A court at Bhiwandi in the district on Sunday asked the Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi to appear before it latest by May 8 in a defamation case filed against him by an RSS functionary for allegedly saying that Mahatma Gandhi's assassin was an RSS member.

AAP crisis: Many Maharashtra leaders 'extremely upset', may quit

Indicating that AAP's internal crisis is far from over, many Maharashtra leaders are said to be "extremely upset" by the series of stings and controversies that have cast a shadow on the party's founding principles and reconsidering their continuation in the party.

Ambedkar memorial: Will perform 'bhumipujan' if govt doesn't, says Congress

Opposition Congress on Monday said its workers will perform the 'bhumipujan' of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar's memorial here on April 14 if the BJP-led Maharashtra government fails to do so by then.

Disaster response teams sent to flood-hit Kashmir

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) dispatched two teams from Bathinda base to the flood ravaged Kashmir Valley and put four teams on stand-by for swift response, an official said here on Monday.

Devendra Fadnavis defends minister who carried revolver at kids' event

Defending his Cabinet colleague Girish Mahajan who is being criticised for attending a children's event with a revolver tucked in his waist, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said he has not broken any law.

Beef ban is nothing but diversion from core issues: Congress

 Terming the banning of beef in Maharashtra a diversion from core issues concerning people of the state, Congress on Sunday said the BJP-led government has shown its true colours after coming to power.

Maharashtra CM's wife seeks more pre-schools for deprived children

Stressing that quality education should reach the economically deprived sections of society, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis' wife Amruta Fadnavis on Sunday urged him to allow more pre-schools to be started for poor children in Mumbai.

Two held for cow slaughter under Maharashtra's beef ban law

In the first case registered under the beef ban law in Maharashtra, two persons have been arrested by police in Malegoan for allegedly slaughtering calves.

RR Patil's widow to face 10 nominees in Apr 11 bypoll

Nationalist Congress Party candidate Suman Patil, widow of former home minister R R Patil, would face ten other candidates, who are all independents, in the April 11 Assembly bypoll for Sangli's Tasgaon-Kavthe Mahankal seat.

MCGM told to inspect illegal structure built inside BJP office

The Bombay High Court on Friday directed the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) to conduct inspection of an alleged illegal structure constructed by BJP inside its office, near a garden in South Mumbai.

Luggage van of Mumbai-bound train catches fire near Allahabad

Fire broke out in the luggage van of a Mumbai-bound train while it was passing through a remote part of the district, a railway official said on Friday.

Strict liquor ban imposed in Chandrapur district of Maharashtra

The liquor prohibition in Chandrapur in Maharashtra, set to come into effect from April 1, would be strictly implemented, officials said.

26 summer special trains between Solapur-Nagpur

In order to clear the extra rush of passengers during the summer season, 26 special trains will be run between Solapur and Nagpur, according to South Central Railway.

Six IAS officers transferred in Maharashtra

 Maharashtra Government today transferred six IAS officers, including Palghar Zilla Parishad CEO Vijay Suryawanshi, who has been posted as Collector of Naxal-affected Gondia district.

Right-wing outfits gaining in strength in Maharashtra: MLC

Right-wing organisations are to blame for the murders of activists Govind Pansare and Narendra Dabholkar, a Maharashtra Legislative Council member said in the House, where MLCs cutting across party lines expressed concern over the twin killings and demanded a proper probe.

Maharashtra mulls pension for retd untrained primary school teachers

 Maharashtra government on Thursday said it is considering a proposal to provide pension to retired untrained primary school teachers teaching in state-run schools across the state.

CBI court rejects plea of accused in Wadia murder attempt case

 The special CBI court today rejected the application, filed by an accused in the case related to attempt on Bombay Dyeing chairman Nusli Wadia's life, seeking in-camera deposition of Wadia.

Maharashtra Assembly budget session to continue until April 10

 Proceedings of the Budget session of the Maharashtra Legislature will continue until April 10.

CBI nabs ordnance factory official for graft

An additional general manager of the Ordnance Factory in Ambernath town has been arrested for corruption, a CBI official said here on Thursday.

Two persons sentenced to 3-year RI for neighbour's death

 Two persons have been sentenced to three-year rigorous imprisonment by a local court for the death of their neighbour after he was beaten up by them.

Three booked under Maharashtra's new beef ban law

In the first case registered under the new beef ban law in Maharashtra, three persons have been booked for allegedly slaughtering calves in Malegaon town of the district and search is on to trace them.

Action will be taken against culprits in Latur rape case: Devendra Fadnavis

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday expressed concern over the alleged rape of a minor girl by her two teachers in Latur district and said stern action will be taken against the guilty.

Maharashtra: Chandrapur bar workers fear losing jobs after liquor ban

With Maharashtra's Chandrapur set to become a 'dry' district from April 1, the local wine and bar workers are concerned over the ban rendering them jobless.

Fadnavis announces 2017 as 'Visit Maha' year

 In a bid to attract foreign tourists, Maharashtra government today announced year 2017 as "Visit Maharashtra" year along with organisation of 'international travel mart' in September this year.

Drugs seizure case: Constable gets police custody till April 1

 A local court today remanded in police custody the police constable in connection with the recovery of 12 kilograms of mephedrone drug from his cupboard inside his police station in the city.

No minister in Fadnavis govt has declared assets, reveals RTI

 None of the Ministers in the new Maharashtra government have given information to the Chief Minister about their assets and liabilities as mandated, according to the state government's response to a RTI query.

Social worker Namdeo Tukaram passes away

 Senior social worker and spiritual leader Namdeo Tukaram Kotkar died on Wednesday of old age, his family said.

Mumbai Metro 3 car shed project temporarily put on hold

 Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday said the proposed Metro 3 car shed project at Aarey Colony has been temporarily put on hold and a committee has been set up on shifting the project away from the colony.

Congress sought cow slaughter ban, we accepted it: Maharashtra Minister

Maharashtra Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar on Wednesday said cow slaughter ban was advocated by Mahatma Gandhi and it was the Congress government which had enforced it in 1976 in states like Andhra Pradesh.