Maharashtra

Shiv Sena shields BJP, says swearing-in ceremony will wash off sins of NCP-Congress

Notwithstanding its decision to boycott the swearing-in of Devendra Fadnavis as Maharashtra Chief Minister, the Shiv Sena Friday provided covering fire to BJP from criticism for organising a lavish event, saying the ceremony will "wash off sins" of the previous government.

Thousands join 'Run For Unity' in Mumbai

Thousands of Mumbaikars participated in the two-km long Run For Unity to mark the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel here on Friday.

Devendra Fadnavis to be sworn in as Maharashtra's first BJP CM today
Devendra Fadnavis to be sworn in as Maharashtra's first BJP CM today

Maharashtra will on Friday get its first BJP government when Devendra Fadnavis will be sworn in as the chief minister.

Amit Shah files exemption application before Mumbai court

BJP president Amit Shah on Thursday filed an application seeking exemption from appearance in the court here, which is hearing the cases related to encounter killings of Sohrabuddin Sheikh and Tulsiram Prajapati, till his discharge application is heard.

Fadnavis meets PM Modi, Amit Shah

Maharashtra chief minister- designate Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party president Amit Shah ahead of his taking over the top post in the state tomorrow.

Violence after Tamil fishermen sentenced to death in Colombo

Violence erupted in coastal Tamil Nadu Thursday after a Sri Lankan court sentenced five Indian fishermen to death on charges of smuggling drugs.

Devendra Fadnavis set to be sworn-in as BJP's first CM of Maharashtra, 'humiliated' Shiv Sena to boycott
Devendra Fadnavis set to be sworn-in as BJP's first CM of Maharashtra, 'humiliated' Shiv Sena to boycott

 The first BJP government in Maharashtra led by Devendra Fadnavis will be sworn in on Friday in a ceremony which Shiv Sena on Thursday said it will boycott because of "constant humiliation" despite claims of talks being held for a possible tie-up.

Industry hopes new Maharashtra govt will fast-track infra projects

As the BJP is set to form the next government in Maharashtra on Friday, industry experts want the new chief minister to expedite the delayed infrastructure projects in the state and revive investment in key sectors by removing bureaucratic bottlenecks.

Rashtriya Samaj Party 'dupes' Shanmukhananda of Rs 9.4 lakh

 A popular auditorium in the city, where political and cultural events are held, accused BJP ally Rashtriya Samaj Party today, of "duping" it to the tune of around Rs 10 lakh, during the recent assembly poll campaign in Maharashtra.

Former Maha minister asks Governor to visit Javkheda

 Former Minister of Maharashtra for EGS and Advisor of Nalanda Social Media, Nitin Raut on Thursday requested Maharashtra Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao to visit Ahmednagar district where the gruesome Dalit killings took place last week.

Tight security for Fadnavis' inauguration; PM may attend

A strict vigil will be maintained during the swearing-in of Devendra Fadnavis as Maharashtra Chief Minister at Wankhede stadium here on Friday, with over 2,500 security personnel being deployed in and around the sprawling ground.

Shiv Sena to skip BJP government swearing-in ceremony?
Shiv Sena to skip BJP government swearing-in ceremony?

Even as Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prepares for the inauguration of its first government in Maharashtra, reports on Thursday indicated that Shiv Sena will not attend the swearing-in ceremony scheduled for Friday.

Maharashtra CM-designate Fadnavis meets Gadkari

Maharashtra chief minister-designate Devendra Fadnavis Thursday met Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari at his residence here.

No Shiv Sena leader to be inducted in Maharashtra govt on Friday, but talks on: BJP
No Shiv Sena leader to be inducted in Maharashtra govt on Friday, but talks on: BJP

As Shiv Sena continues to make conciliatory noises, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Thursday said that no Sena leader will be inducted in the new Maharashtra government on Friday.

NCP raps BJP for lavish swearing-in ceremony

Taking a dig at the BJP for an extravagant swearing-in ceremony of its first government in Maharashtra, the NCP on Thursday said it (BJP) has proved that it's a party with a difference.

Devendra Fadnavis' daughter Divija breaks Supriya Sule's record
Devendra Fadnavis' daughter Divija breaks Supriya Sule's record

BJP chief minister designate Devendra Fadnavis's 5-year-old daughter Divija will be the youngest occupant of CM's official bungalow Varsha in Maharashtra.

Shiv Sena praises Narendra Modi, Fadnavis, says Maharashtra can expect 'acchhe din'
Shiv Sena praises Narendra Modi, Fadnavis, says Maharashtra can expect 'acchhe din'

As the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is all set to form its government in Maharashtra on Friday, Shiv Sena in its mouthpiece 'Saamna' has warned its erstwhile ally against taking the support of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP).

Amravati-Mumbai Express derails near Kalyan, no casualty

A general second class coach and engine of Amravati-Mumbai Express got derailed while the train was entering platform no 4 at Kalyan Railway Station in the wee hours of Thursday.

Shiv Sena to take final decision on alliance with BJP in Maharashtra today
Shiv Sena to take final decision on alliance with BJP in Maharashtra today

As Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) readies itself to form the first government in Maharashtra on Friday, its erstwhile ally Shiv Sena on Thursday said it would take a final decision on whether it will be a part of the Devendra Fadnavis -led government in the western state..

Uncertainty lingers over Sena joining BJP govt in Maharashtra

 Even as BJP prepared for the inauguration of its first government in Maharashtra, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray today went into a huddle with top party leaders to discuss the future course of action but there were no signs of the party being in the BJP-led government for now.

Independents await word from BJP in Maharashtra

Maharashtra BJP has not made any formal offer so far to the seven Independent MLAs in return for support to the new government, to be sworn in on Oct 31.

BJP plans a grand swearing-in of Devendra Fadnavis ministry at Wankhede

 The swearing-in of BJP's first Chief Minister in Maharashtra at the Wankhede Stadium here will be a lavish affair with about 40,000 guests including Prime Minister Narendra Modi in attendance.

Victims' identity must not be disclosed during probe: Bombay HC

 The Bombay High Court on Wednesday said it was not satisfied with the circular issued by Maharashtra government restraining the police from disclosing the identity of accused persons and the victims to the media.

Congress slams BJP over 'gala' preparations for swearing-in event

 Congress on Wednesday accused the BJP of 'compromising' the dignity of the swearing-in ceremony and said the saffron party has turned the upcoming event, wherein new government under Devendra Fadnavis will take oath on October 31, into a festival.

Shiv Sena 'forgets' to greet Fadnavis!

A day after the BJP anointed Devendra Fadnavis as chief minister-designate of Maharashtra, its former saffron ally Shiv Sena apparently remained cool to the development.

Widow of 1965 war martyr exempted from paying cost of land

Maharashtra government on Wednesday told the Bombay High Court that it had exempted a war widow from paying for the land allotted to her.

MCA will not charge for swearing-in ceremony of first BJP govt in Maharashtra at Wankhede Stadium

Sharad Pawar-led Mumbai Cricket Association will charge no fee for lending its Wankhede Stadium for hosting swearing-in ceremony of the first BJP government in Maharashtra on October 31.

Shiv Sena credits SC with divulging foreign bank a/c holders' names

Snubbing the Centre for revealing the identity of only a few foreign bank account holders in the first tranche with regard to the black money issue, Shiv Sena Wednesday credited the Supreme Court with bringing out these names in public domain.

Women account for over 10% of those held for graft: Thane ACB

Women account for more than ten percent of those arrested for corruption by Thane Range ACB in 2014, officials said.

Goans recall Devendra Fadnavis as soft spoken, but canny

Before leading the BJP to victory in Maharashtra in the 2014 state Assembly polls, the unassuming 44-year-old chief minister-to-be Devendra Fadnavis had lent subtle touches to the party's poll campaigns in 2007 and 2012 in neighbouring Goa.