Maharashtra News

Former CM Prithviraj Chavan gets locked inside lift

Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan was stuck in a lift for more than half an hour on Saturday, which was eventually opened with the assistance of fire brigade officials.

Will expose and depose Maharashtra BJP regime: Prithviraj Chavan

 Stepping up its attack on the Devendra Fadnavis-led BJP government for winning the trust vote in Maharashtra Legislative Assembly in a "controversial" manner, opposition Congress today said it would "expose and depose the illegal regime."

Sena hails BJP govt move to fast-track Shivaji memorial plan

Shiv Sena on Saturday welcomed the BJP government's move to expedite necessary approvals and clearances for the proposed grand memorial for Chhatrapati Shivaji off the Arabian Sea here.

Shiv Sena would be accommodated in Maharashtra cabinet expansion: BJP minister

BJP leader and Maharashtra PWD minister Chandrakant Patil on Saturday said the estranged ally Shiv Sena "will be accommodated" in the cabinet expansion before the winter session of the Assembly starts on December 8.

Shiv Sena hails BJP govt move to fast-track Shivaji memorial plan

Shiv Sena on Saturday welcomed the BJP government's move to expedite necessary approvals and clearances for the proposed grand memorial for Chhatrapati Shivaji off the Arabian Sea here.

Maharashtra keen to groom youth leaders via college elections: Tawde

The Maharashtra government is keen to re-start college elections as they would groom student leaders and help them develop leadership skills, Education Minister Vinod Tawde said here on Saturday.

Connect with people, indiscipline won't be tolerated: Raj Thackeray​ to MNS workers

MNS chief Raj Thackeray on Saturday asked party workers in a strong-worded message to connect with people and said that "indiscipline" would not be tolerated.

Hopeful of breakthrough in talks with Shiv Sena: Devendra Fadnavis
Hopeful of breakthrough in talks with Shiv Sena: Devendra Fadnavis

Voicing confidence of a breakthrough in talks with Shiv Sena, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday said it has been a friend of BJP and the two parties will remain friends in the future.

Railway Minister Prabhu meets Sena chief to 'clear differences'

Amid attempts of reconciliation by the BJP with its former ally Shiv Sena ahead of the winter session of the Maharashtra Assembly, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu here met Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray at the latter's residence.

Shiv Sena replaces senior spokespersons by five new faces

In a major overhaul post Maharashtra Assembly Elections, Shiv Sena has appointed five new spokespersons replacing the party's old guard.

Farmers to hold sit-in at Fadnavis' Nagpur house on Nov 30

Nagpur: The Shetkari Sanghatana has decided to hold a sit-in in front of Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis' residence here in Dharampeth on November 30 to press for relief to distressed farmers.

Two cops booked for demanding bribe in Thane

Thane: Two constables of the Thane rural police were charged with an offence for allegedly demanding bribe to favour the complainant in a criminal case, Anti Corruption Bureau said Friday.

Unfortunate that Adarsh ghost refuses to leave Chavan: Sena

Mumbai: Apparently going soft on Congress after the end of its alliance with BJP, the Shiv Sena today said it is "unfortunate" that former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan's name was not dropped as an accused in the Adarsh Society scam.

Fire destroys 16 shops in Alipurduar

Alipurduar: At least 16 shops were gutted in a fire at Railgate locality in this town in Alipurduar district early Friday, the fire brigade said.

Maharashtra youth freed in Angola, to return home

A youth from Bhusawal in North Maharashtra has been freed from captivity on board a ship in Angola and would return home in two days, according to MP Raksha Khadese.

NCP will support creation of Vidarbha if locals want it: Sule

NCP MP Supriya Sule on Thursday said her party would support creation of separate Vidarbha state by carving it out from Maharashtra if "local sentiment" is in the favour of such a move.

Hindutva plank: Shiv Sena likely to hurt BJP's chances in Delhi polls

Post its break-up with BJP, Shiv Sena now wants to aggressively expand its base in states other than Maharashtra as well and will kick off its "mission" from Delhi where it wants to corner its former ally mainly on the Hindutva agenda.

Bhujbal family abused power, amassed wealth: AAP's Anjali Damania

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) senior leader and MLA Chhagan Bhujbal as well as his family members have been accused of abusing power and amassing huge wealth by social workers Anjali Damania and Sanjeev Khandekar in a complaint before the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) today.

Maharashtra, China's Wenzou province now 'sister states'

Maharashtra Thursday signed an agreement with Wenzou province of China declaring both to be 'sister states' and to promote trade and industry, officials said here.

Fadnavis asks Maharashtra MPs to pursue state issues with Centre

Maharashtra MPs should take up development-related issues with the Centre, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said here on Thursday.

Maharashtra Assembly Speaker meets Governor Rao

 Maharashtra Legislative Assembly Speaker Haribhau Bagde on Thursday called on Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao at Raj Bhavan here.

Two new metro lines, four flyovers to come up in Mumbai

The Maharashtra government Thursday approved two new Metro lines and four flyovers, estimated to cost around Rs 45,000 crore.

Confident of good result in talks with Shiv Sena, says BJP

Denying that there was any bitterness in its approach towards its former ally Shiv Sena on the issue of the Sena's participation in the Maharashtra government, BJP on Thursday said it was sure something good will emerge out of the talks between the two parties.

Difficult measures ahead to curb fiscal deficit: Fadnavis

 Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today said that "difficult measures" would be taken in the near future to check the fiscal deficit.

Maha to create 'e-platform' to speed up clearance for industry

 Maharashtra government will create a "e-platform" to monitor the movement of files related to setting up of new industries and investment in the state, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced here on Wednesday.

Police will be further empowered for efficient functioning: Maha CM

 Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday said the state police department will be further empowered in order to expedite investigations and administrative decision making processes.

Trust vote: Congress mulling legal route against Fadnavis govt

Congress is now mulling on the legal action against the Devendra Fadnavis government whom it has accused of winning the trust vote in Legislative Assembly last week by "circumventing" the rules.

Name Freeway after Bal Thackeray: Sena to Maha Govt

 Shiv Sena on Wednesday demanded that the Eastern Freeway in Mumbai be named after party founder late Bal Thackeray.

HC rejects CBI plea to drop Ashok Chavan's name in Adarsh scam

 In a setback for Maharashtra's former Chief Minister Ashok Chavan, the Bombay High Court today turned down a CBI plea to drop his name as an accused in the Adarsh scam, paving the way for his trial.

We are not out to pull down Maha govt, says Sharad Pawar
We are not out to pull down Maha govt, says Sharad Pawar

Alibaug: A day after his remarks about snap polls in Maharashtra created ripples, NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Wednesday said it was not his intention to topple the Devendra Fandnavis-led BJP government in the state.