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Maharashtra govt to bear swine flu treatment cost: Fadnavis

With swine flu increasing in alarming proportions in the state, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday said all hospitals have been directed to provide free treatment to patients under its "Mission Mode" to contain the epidemic.

Winning people's confidence wins vote: Maha BJP chief to MLAs

 Maharashtra BJP President Raosaheb Patil Danve on Sunday said good relations with people, work done by MLAs in their respective constituencies and dedication towards the party will ensure victory in the next Assembly election.

Shiv Sena to write to Centre seeking changes in Land Bill

Continuing its resistance to the Land Acquisition Bill, Shiv Sena on Sunday said it would write a letter to the Centre seeking amendments in some clauses of the Bill.

Winning people's confidence wins vote: Maharashtra BJP chief to MLAs

Maharashtra BJP President Raosaheb Patil Danve on Sunday said good relations with people, work done by MLAs in their respective constituencies and dedication towards the party will ensure victory in the next Assembly election.

Woman accused of theft thrashed by cop in Maharshtra, video goes viral

A woman, accused of stealing jewellery of a passenger at a bus stand, was beaten up in full public view allegedly by a policeman, a video of which has gone viral.

Owaisi demands quota for backward Muslims in Maharashtra

 All India Majlis Ittehad ul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Sunday demanded reservation for backward Muslims in government jobs and educational institutes in Maharashtra.

Angry over missing Govt file, Bombay HC directs FIR against officers

Observing that information under Right to Information Act (RTI) cannot be denied to a citizen, the Bombay High Court has directed Deputy Secretary of Urban Development Department in Maharashtra to register an FIR against officers responsible for a 'missing' file.

Two killed as SUV runs into roadside stall in Mumbai

Two persons, including a woman, were killed after they were hit by a speeding vehicle belonging to an MLA, police said on Saturday.

Shiv Sena lauds budget but unhappy over service tax hike

BJP ally Shiv Sena today said the budget presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday gave hope on many counts, however, it should have avoided the hike in service tax.

Mumbai will continue to belong to Marathi people: Fadnavis

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday said the state government has decided to confer classical language status on Marathi language and it is up to the Centre to decide on the issue and added that Mumbai will continue to belong to Marathi people.

Make Maharashtra Anti-Superstition law national: Ansari

Vice President Hamid Ansari on Friday called for making the Anti-Superstition law of Maharashtra a national one.

Man cancels marriage on receiving SMSes about bride's affair

A police complaint has been filed against a man for calling off his wedding at the last minute here after receiving SMSes about his fiancee's past love affair, police said on Friday.

13/7 Mumbai blasts: Supplementary charge sheet filed against Ejaz Sheikh

Police on Friday filed a supplementary charge sheet against accused Ejaz Sheikh in connection with the July 2011 Mumbai triple blasts cases.

Generators made available to 231 SSC exam centres: Bombay HC told

The Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education on Friday told the Bombay High Court that the state government had provided power generators/inverters in all the 231 centres to cope with load shedding for SSC (10th) examinations commencing March 3 across the state.

Shiv Sena slams Prabhu for depriving Maharashtra in Railway Budget

A day after Suresh Prabhu presented the Railway budget, a disappointed Shiv Sena on Friday said barring a few announcements Maharashtra has not received any "long-term benevolence" from the Centre and that much more was expected from the BJP leader.

Thane school student awarded Rs 10 lakh compensation for 2007 mishap

The Thane Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) has awarded a compensation of Rs 10.75 lakh to a student, who sustained major injuries in a road accident in March 2007 while he was returning home from school on a bicycle.

Maharashtra govt to pay Rs 1 crore to MSRTC for transporting prisoners

The Maharashtra government has decided to pay the state road transport corporation Rs 1.01 crore as charges for transporting jail staff and prisoners between 2006-07 and 2013-14.

Mumbai suburban stations to be disabled-friendly by Dec 31

 Suburban stations in Mumbai would be made disabled-friendly and have facilities like low height ticket counters by December 31, Railways on Thursday told the Bombay High Court.

Owaisi to hold rally in Nagpur on Feb 28; Sena, BJP opposes

MIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi will address a public meeting here on February 28, with the Shiv Sena and the BJP demanding a cancellation of permission for the rally.

GPS-based Census of Raj Bhavan trees from Friday

An IT-based Census of trees in the Raj Bhavan premises is commencing here on Friday to collect details like canopy diameter, carbon sequestration potential and spatial location.

MSRTC's 40-plus bus drivers to get mandatory medical check-up

Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) has decided to make medical checkup compulsory for drivers aged above 40 years with a view to arrest traffic-related fatalities, its Vice Chairman and MD Sanjay Khandare said Thursday.

Special train on Holi between LTT-Nagpur

Railways will run a special train between LTT Mumbai and Nagpur and back to ease festive rush on Holi.

SIT grills Bhujbal's MLA-son Pankaj over graft charges

NCP MLA Pankaj Bhujbal was on Wednesday questioned by Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing allegations of corruption against his father and former Maharashtra PWD Minister Chhagan Bhujbal with regard to a few real estate projects in Mumbai and Delhi.

Land Acquisition: Efforts to be made to explain provisions of ordinance, says Fadnavis

A day after Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray opposed the Land Acquisition Ordinance, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday said that efforts would be made to explain provisions in the amendment to those who have not understood it.

Fadnavis gives nod for ACB probe against NCP leader Bhujbal

In more trouble for senior NCP leader and former Deputy Chief Minister Chhagan Bhujbal, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has given the nod for an ACB probe against him and his family members in a disproportionate assets case.

'Technology to help raise conviction rates in corruption cases'

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday said that technological interventions would help raise the rate of convictions in corruption cases.

Bombay HC dismisses PIL questioning separate counters for railway agents

The Bombay High Court on Wednesday dismissed a public interest litigation challenging separate counters for railway agents at the railway booking offices.

Maharashtra: First case of Mephedrone possession under NDPS registered

The arrest of a peddler and subsequent seizure of the designer drug, Mephedrone, which goes by street name 'MD' or 'Meow Meow', has become the first such case in Maharashtra to be registered under stringent NDPS Act.

MPCC takes dig at Sena for opposing land ordinance

 Maharashtra Congress on Wednesday took a dig at Shiv Sena for opposing Land Acquisition Ordinance, saying the party was part of the Union Cabinet which approved it in the first place.

Mumbai: 12-yr-old boy jumps to death in school; teacher arrested

A 12-year-old student of a private school here allegedly committed suicide by jumping from his fourth-floor classroom after being scolded by his science teacher, police said on Wednesday.