Maharashtra News

Six years afer 26/11 - maritime security stronger

Improved co-ordination of some 15 national and state security agencies as well as continuous coastal surveillance have led to a much stronger maritime security, authorities said Wednesday, a day on which six years ago the Mumbai terror attack took place.

RSS calls for creating universally acceptable education model

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat has called for creating a new education model acceptable to all, drawing from India's rich ancient past when the country was a great centre of learning.

Man held for raping minor daughter in Palghar

Palghar: A 40-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly raping his minor daughter in Vasai area of the district, police said Wednesday.

26/11 anniversary: Martyrs' families pay homage at Police Memorial in Mumbai

Mumbai: Mourning the sixth anniversary of 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks on Wednesday, family members of the martyrs paid homage at Police Memorial in Mumbai.

Shiv Sena, BJP close to alliance deal in Maharashtra?
Shiv Sena, BJP close to alliance deal in Maharashtra?

After weeks of acrimony, the Shiv Sena and the BJP are believed to be again holding talks on forming an alliance in Maharashtra.

Four youths from India, who joined Islamic State, want to return home: Sources
Four youths from India, who joined Islamic State, want to return home: Sources

Government sources have said that four Indian nationals, hailing from Kalyan near Mumbai, who were reported to have joined the Islamic State terrorist group, want to return home.

Armed forces conduct coastal exercise ahead of 26/11 anniversary

Over 30 ships, submarines and aircraft of the Indian Navy, Indian Air Force, Coast Guard and state agencies have been deployed for an exercise off the western coast, ahead of the sixth anniversary of the Mumbai terror attack.

Uddhav drags Pawar into slanging match against BJP's Khadse

The war of words between ruling BJP and opposition Shiv Sena escalated on Tuesday with Maharashtra Revenue Minister Eknath Khadse raking up Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray's "non-farming" background and the latter hitting back with an oblique reference to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on "empty promises" made in run-up to Assembly elections.

Gangster Abu Salem seeks ban on a book on him

Gangster Abu Salem on Tuesday filed an application in the special TADA court seeking a ban on a book written by a former journalist, titled `My name is Abu Salem'.

Crime against women rises in Mumbai, conviction rate low at 8%

Crime against women, including rape, molestation and chain snatching, have risen sharply in the metropolis in 2013-14, while conviction rate of serious offences fell to an abysmal low of eight per cent, showed a report complied by an NGO.

'Dry' Marathwada left after wave passed, says Uddhav

Taking potshots at the Prime Minister Narendra Modi without naming him, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday said "a dry Marathwada" was left behind after "the wave" had passed.

Will follow YB Chavan's path to develop Maharashtra: Fadnavis

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday said it would be his endeavour to take Maharashtra on the path of progress by emulating the late Yashwantrao Chavan.

Eknath Khadse does a Sharad Pawar, dismisses Uddhav's criticism

Maharashtra Revenue Minister Eknath Khadse ton Tuesday dismissed criticism by Shiv Sena by taking a jibe at the Thackeray family's non-rural, non-farming background.

Would bring sustainable development within a year: Fadnavis

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said here on Tuesday that his government would bring about sustainable development within a year with priority given to development of the last man of the society.

Eknath Khadse says 'if farmers can pay mobile bills, why can't for power', stokes controversy

Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader and state revenue minister Eknath Khadse stirred up a controversy by stating that if farmers can afford to pay their mobile bills, why can’t they pay their electricity bills.

Sena threatens to expose media which project it in bad ligh

Accusing media of being biased, Shiv Sena on Tuesday threatened to expose media organisations which mislead the people and make "irresponsible comments" on the saffron party.

Exploding gas cylinders spark massive fire in Maha; none hurt

 A truck, carrying around 300 cooking gas cylinders, exploded into a huge ball of fire near a village on Murbad-Mhasa road here, police said on Tuesday.

PM Narendra Modi to perform Shivaji memorial bhoomi pooja

The ground breaking ceremony (bhoomi pooja) for the memorial of the Maratha warrior king Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj will be done at the hands of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on February 19 next year, it was announced here on Monday.

Maharashtra CM non-committal about separate Vidarbha state

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis was non-committal about a separate state of Vidarbha on Monday and said that any decision in this regard would be taken at an "appropriate time".

MPCC President urges verification of footage before December 8

Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) President Manikrao Thakre on Monday urged legislative council Chairman Shivajirao Deshmukh to verify video footage of the Congress' protest in the Vidhan Bhavan on November 12 before winter session begins on December 8.

Gadkari adopts Pachgaon village in Nagpur

Union Minister for Transport and Shipping Nitin Gadkari has promised cement roads, sanitation facilities, clean water and a garbage treatment plant which would produce biogas at Pachgaon village near here, which he has adopted.

Raj Thackeray offers his last respects to Congress veteran Murli Deora

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray offered his last respects to former union minister and senior Congress leader Murli Deora here on Monday at the party office.

Nitin Gadkari adopts Pachgaon village in Nagpur

 Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has adopted Pachgaon village of the district under the 'Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojna'.

Maharashtra leaders condole Deora's demise

Politicians cutting across party lines in Maharashtra paid rich tributes to veteran Congress leader Murli Deora, who died here this morning.

Sonia Gandhi hails Murli Deora's 'remarkable' contribution

Congress president Sonia Gandhi Monday expressed deep grief over the death of former Union Minister Murli Deora, whom she hailed as "symbol of Congress party in Mumbai", a reference to his over two-decade-long innings as party chief in the megapolis.

Mokhada villager arrested for raping tribal woman

A 41-year-old man from Mokhada village here was arrested for allegedly raping a 24-year-old tribal woman, police said on Monday.

Sonia, Rahul to attend Murli Deora's funeral

Mumbai,: Congress president Sonia Gandhi, vice president Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will attend the funeral of veteran party leader and former union minister Murli S. Deora, who died Monday, a party spokesperson said here.

INS Vikrant lost the survival war against its own countrymen: Sena

Mumbai: Describing iconic INS Vikrant''s reduction into scrap as "misfortune" of the country, the Shiv Sena on Monday said the decommissioned warship that helped India win the 1971 battle against Pakistan, lost the fight for survival against its own countrymen.

Murli Deora - a loyalist with rapport across political, corporate spectrum

Murli Deora, the Congress stalwart from Maharashtra, was a Gandhi family loyalist who had friends across political and corporate spectrum.

Teenage girl commits suicide; one minor among three arrested

A 16-year-old girl allegedly committed suicide by jumping off the terrace of an eleven- storey building in Mulund in central Mumbai, police said.